ATTENDEES: Alan Buehner,
John Penton, Bob Rush, Bailey Borer, Ed Youngblood, Scott Brogan, Ted Del
Solar. Bill Smith, Paul Danik, Halle Borer, Ric Stewart, Ted Guthrie, Dane
Leimbach, Al Martin, Al Born, James Borer, Greg Troyan, Doug Wilford, Wil
Hentges, Ollie Martin, John Borer, Jeff Borer and Paul Busick.
Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:15 p.m. and the minutes of
the May meeting were read by Sec. A. Born. A motion to accept the minutes as
read was made by B. Smith and seconded by D. Leimbach and the motion
carried. D. Wilford gave the membership report showing 3 new members, two
being complimentary and the other came from the expired list. There was one
renewal. Doug also stated that 14 members were moved to the expired list due
to not renewing in Feb. Treasurer A. Buehner gave the report as of May 31st.
The big change in the balances is due to a C.D. that matured was put in the
checking Acct. as there will be some expenditures for Vintage Days and for
the brochures we had printed for the John Penton GNCC event and Alan felt
that the interest rate may be better by then.
Alan stated that he had 440 newsletters printed and that he will have 28
left for new members. The letters included the commemorative post card and
quite a few renewal notices. Alan thanked T. Guthrie and T. Roach for their
articles, which are always very good.
E. Youngblood stated that there was no PFP this month as he has been out of
town quite a bit and that he had not talked to Tim Owens recently but he
felt that Tim had likely filed our new tax status on the Federal level by
now, but he was not sure. Paul said that Dave Sanders will be setting up a
Penton display at Casey, Ill. for the AHRMA National Vintage Moto-cross
event and that Ron Carbaugh was to have a Penton display at some museum in
Paul showed the map of our new spaces at Mid-Ohio and showed some photos of
the area that they had taken when they were there earlier this year. He also
named several POG members who had spaces rented either by or across the
roadway from ours. A motion to rent a larger tent, if its available, was
made by D. Wilford and was seconded by James Borer and all were in favor of
the motion and Paul will be finalizing the tent rental with Will Stoner very
soon. It was decided that there will be no judging of motorcycles in our
display this year. Alan says he will be furnishing dinner again on Sat.
evening around 5:00 p.m. and we will be holding our July meeting right
afterward. S. Brogan volunteered to haul the display material so there will
be no need to take Johns trailer there this year. Scott, Alan, Paul and Ted
will be there on Thursday to get things organized at our tent. E. Youngblood
announced that there will be a special auction this year to sell a lot of
Doc Cleveland’s collection of BMWs and parts.
B. Smith gave our web-site report stating that we had 29,289 visits last
month, which was up slightly. He said that he and Karen have put photos from
Davenport and Penton Day at the AMA, 2005 on the photo gallery. Bill also
stated that there has been over 400 of the steel-tank surveys printed and
that he has received 61 as of this date.
John Borer gave the E-Bay report showing a nice ’75 Roberts/Penton having 6
bids for $2561.11, a 19?? Penton 6-Day project bike had 2 bids for $227.50
with 5 1/2 hours left for bidding and a very nice 1974 Penton 250 GS with a
lot of new parts on it sold for $1850.00 and a fairly nice Penton 100/125
parts manual with accessory catalog had 10 bids for $69.00. Also a set of
well used Magura levers had 10 bids for $91.00 and a Penton CFM Vintage
Enduro light switch had 5 bids and sold for $40.11.
Under old business, S. Brogan showed some very nice Jack-Piner T-shirts that
he has had made that he will be selling for $15.00 at Mid-Ohio. Scott says
he will donate any profits from them to the POG. Bill will be showing them
on the Web-site very shortly. Scott is also having 50 POG caps made for sale
at Vintage Days and he may possibly have some long sleeve jerseys made by
fall. A few people spoke about the muddy conditions at the John Penton GNCC
and John showed a picture of himself that will be in the new book on the MX
exhibit at the museum. Due to Jack Pentons absence, a very brief discussion
was held on the KTM dealers meeting to be held at the museum in August and
our plans are to have our display set up by noon and then start removing it
around 5:00 p.m. Any Penton motorcycle in any condition is welcome. More
details will be available at the August meeting.
Under new business, E. Youngblood officially introduced Ric Stewart who does
a lot of volunteer work for the Museum and Ric showed us a wax bust he had
made of John Penton and he explained how he makes them and the process that
is involved to make it in bronze. Ted Guthrie said he has made some progress
in making contacts and doing interviews for the Steel Tanker book and told a
little about some of them. He will be doing several “one on one” interviews
that will be on video. Jeff Borer stated that Rick Anderson of “Motorcycle
Classics” is wanting to do an interview with John.
For “Point of Discussion”, D. Leimbach showed a lot of test information on
the Hiro engine that Carl Cranke had sent him that included dyno charts,
drawings and sketches of expansion chambers, piston/cylinder info as well as
specs for a 250 cc engine along with porting information. Dane also stated
that a recent Cycle News showed Carl as the overall winner at Bad Rock
thirty years ago. James Borer’s sons had brought a cake to celebrate his
recent retirement and it was enjoyed by all present. S. Brogan showed a nice
sign that said “Penton Sportcycles, Built for Champions” so be sure to see
him at Vintage Days if you are interested in buying same.
The meeting adjourned at 9:25 and the July meeting will be on the 16th at
Mid-Ohio at approx. 5:30 to 6:00 p.m., immediately following dinner.
Al Born, Sec. of POG