ATTENDEES: Alan Buehner, Jack Penton, Ollie Martin, Barb Weisman, Bailey Borer, Brad
Babcock, Paul Busick, John Penton, Al Martin, Matt Weisman, John Borer,
Jerry Grakauskas, Conrad Pfeifer, Bud Green, Paul Danik, Scott Brogan, James
Borer, Randy Kirkbride, Larry Maiers, Joe Novak, Al Born, Doug Wilford, Jeff
Borer and Dane Leimbach.
Pres. P. Danik called the meeting to order at 7:10 p.m.. A. Born read the
minutes of the July 25th meeting and after correcting the name Pride to
Pfeifer in the first paragraph, D. Leimbach made a motion to accept the
minutes that was seconded by S. Brogan and the motion carried. D. Wilford
gave the membership report that showed 10 new members, 4 renewals, 3 being
for 2 years, 2 for 3 years and one for 4 years, leaving 429 members. A.
Buehner gave the Treasurers report. Alan stated that we have reimbursed
Teddy Landers for the POG easy-up that he had purchased. Alan also reported
that the Newsletter will be a few days late due to waiting on some articles
and that there will be no “Rider Profile” this time. He also reported that
he has all the DVDs copied that will go out with the Newsletter. There was
no Web-site report.
John Borer gave the E-bay report as follows: a NOS 1973 Penton ISDT T-shirt
had 4 bids for $37.00, a used Hi-Point aluminum gas tank sold for $155.00, a
68-73 Penton 6-Day Hi-Point tool bag had 2 bids for $149.00, a 28 M. M. Bing
carburetor had 7 bids for $92.90 and a 1972 Penton exhaust pipe/spark
arrestor had 7 bids for $66.07. Also, a NOS 70’s Penton Enduro tool bag had
5 bids for $66.00, a nice 72 Sachs 125 6 speed engine had 13 bids for
$283.01, a used ‘73 250 cc KTM engine had 1 bid for $225.00, a ‘70 Penton
for parts/restoration had 1 bid for $300.00, a NOS Penton/Hiro engine that
had a $1500.00 reserve had no bids and a very nicely restored ‘75 Penton/KTM
Mint 400 had 10 bids for $3500.00
We discussed Vintage Days and Jack Penton asked for constructive criticism
so that the AMA could improve things next year. It was decided that we
should reserve the same booths for next year. Paul “Thanked” everyone who
worked so hard to make the activities at the POG tent so successful,
especially Ollie/Al Martin, Dane and Scott Brogan for getting all the
equipment there as well as KTM for loaning us their grill. The next item
discussed was the upcoming 6-Day Reunion Ride in early October. The arrows
have arrived and have been forwarded to the Enduro Riders. Paul announced
that Ted Guthrie will be riding the event and he would like someone to use
our video camera while the ride is in progress. Paul will be checking to see
if our POG logo will be on their shirts, as it is an AHRMA event and we
sponsor the AHRMA C.C. events. Jack and Paul are helping with the programs
and John Borer made a motion to place our usual sized ad in it. The motion
was seconded by A. Buehner and all were in favor of the motion.
Under old business, the idea of POG buying a trailer was brought up by S.
Brogan. After a lengthy discussion, a motion was made by James Borer that we
select a panel comprised of Jack Penton, P. Danik, D. Leimbach and Ollie/Al
Martin to investigate the buying of a tandem Hi-Point trailer, preferably of
18 feet or more. The motion was seconded by S. Brogan and the motion
carried. If obtained, this trailer would be used to store and transport our
equipment to various events. Also S. Brogan informed us that there will be a
trail ride at the Hog Farm near Norwalk, Ohio on Sat. Sept. 12th beginning
at approx. 9:00 a.m.
Under new business, we were informed that Jack Penton is now the Chairman of
the Board for the AMA Museum and he gave us a briefing of what is happening
at the Museum and what to look forward to. He announced that their
Leather/Ice auction would run from Oct. 18th to Nov. 15th. A. Buehner made a
motion that the POG donate a John Penton T-shirt, sweat shirt, a hard bound
book and a set of “John Penton at Home” DVDs to the Museum for auction.
James Borer seconded the motion and the motion carried. Paul spoke on how
AHRMA has survived through their recent problems and are still going strong.
D. Leimbach made a motion that the POG sponsor their C.C. series again next
year. Jack Penton seconded the motion and the motion carried. Jack stated
that he recently had lunch with Ron Carbaugh, who has recently began
treatment of radiation. It was also noted that Bob Link who worked with
several different Motorcycle Publications is being treated for cancer of the
esophagus. Also, it was stated that Alex Smith, who is Malcolm’s son has
reported that his father has had treatments for his Parkinson’s disease.
Please keep these men in your prayers. Joe Novak read the results of a MX
held at the Meadowlarks that was in the August 1971 issue of Cycle News.
“Chicago” Jerry requested and received the POG’s endorsement, as he is
running for a Trustee position for AHRMA.
Scott Brogan did his show/tell on items he found in his garage as follows: a
machete that he uses to clear the trails at the Hog Farm, some 8-track tapes
of the Beatles, 50 to 1 mix oil for a snowmobile, a jetting kit for his KLR,
a manual for a ’68 Ford convertible, a slide rule and an autographed photo
of Neil Armstrong. Also, some valve grinding tools, a tach/dwell meter for
autos, a military control for an M1A1 tank, a 30 m.m. shell and a Penton gas
tank signed by John Penton. Scott chose Arthur Paul Busick to show/tell next
month. NOTE: The next meeting will be on Oct. 8th, not Oct. 1st due to
preparing for the Reunion Ride. The meeting adjourned at 9:30 p.m..
Al Born, Sec. of POG