ATTENDEES: Jeff Borer, Jake
Fischer, Rob Thatcher, Dale Fischer, Scott Brogan, Chris Grakauskas, Doug
Wilford, Rick Hoover, Tom Worcester, Jerry Birky, Paul A Busick, John A
Penton, Dick Mankamyer, Bill Smith, Matt Weisman, Al Martin, Alan Buehner,
John Borer, Conrad Pfeifer, Ollie Martin, Barbara Weisman, Paul Danik, Jim
Borer, Joan Borer, and “Chicago” Jerry Grakauskas.
was called to order by President Paul Danik at 7:09. The previous meeting's
minutes were read by Jeff Borer. Rick Hoover was introduced, telling of
plans to try to beat a speed record at the Bonneville Salt Flats on a
Triumph 250cc. He also told of his bike collection. A note from Jeff
Greenberg sad that Don Nags had passed away. Alan Buehner motioned the
minutes be accepted, Ollie Martin seconded and all voted in favor.
Membership report: Dale Fischer stated that there was one new member this
month and 16 renewals, of which 11 were one year, 4 two year and 1 five
year. At this time we have 452 active members with 18 due to expire to which
Dale sent emails with membership forms attached.
Newsletter Report: Al Buehner stated that the Newsletter
will be out by the end of the month . Any articles should be submitted to Al
by 20 November.
Website Report: Bill Smith said the the website is
doing well. He has received over 200 Steel Tank questionnaires and has them
all arranged numerically in binders. An odd discovery is that there are more
early bikes registered than newer. From these questionnaires, the Steel
Tanker “book” will come. The new concept is that it will be online so it can
be revised as new information is discovered or revelations come to light.
Paul commended Bill for all his efforts.
E-bay report: John Borer's
report included a restored '72 Jackpiner, which sold for $2395.00, a '74
Mint 400 went for $2276.00 and a Six Days 125cc sold for $599.00. A '75 Mint
400 engine project went for 399.95. A '71 Ceriani fork tubes and wheel
assembly sold for $249.99.An Akront Green Label Penton 250 front wheel went
for $111.50. A pair of 1970 foot pegs sold for $91.03. A NOS ULO tail light
kit sold $66.00. An original 1973 ISDT bumper sticker sold for $45.00. A
1970 Husqvarna purported to be John Penton's did not meet reserve.
Show: Plans are pending for show as what bikes to show etc.
Leimbach Memorial Hare Scramble Review: The club had the EZ Up along with
numerous Pentons including “Number 1” displayed. in honor of Dane. Jack
handled the dedication of a natural stone monument which is placed next to
Rod Bush's. Mr. Penton and Dane's family were also there. Jerry Birky rode
and said it was quite muddy as it was rainy that day.
Review: This was the first ISDT Reunion without Dane for Mr Penton and Jack.
Art Busick went along this trip, stopping at Guy Cooper's Ranch. They said
he was a cordial host with a vast array of bicycles, motorcycles and parts.
A rt told of how they had run out of gas along the way, but had a gas can in
reserve. The temperature ranged from 28 to 50 degrees. “Chicago” Jerry won
the John Penton Silver Vase Award for all his contributions to the sport.
The 2013 ISDT will be in Massachusetts again for its 40th anniversary. Jake
Fischer had tried to make a deal to buy the Husqvarnas used in 1973 to no
Field Trips: Scott Brogan, Alan Buehner and Jeff Borer
attended the Barber Vintage Festival in Alabama. The weather and facilities
were beautiful and everything was first class. The museum was filled with
almost any motorcycle one could think of and he swap meet area was clean and
organized. Many people stopped at our booth either to see what a Penton was
or just to reminisce.
Old Business: Todd Huffman of Motocross Files
is relaunching the John Penton film project on the Kickstart movie site with
a new teaser. It will run on Kickstart for 60 days with a pared down budget.
New Business: Al Buehner stated that he would like help with converting
the tech articles to digital form.
Jack Penton said that Vintage
Motorcycle Days will be on 12, 13, 14 of July 2013 as to not interfere with
the AMCA Wauseon meet. The numbering system will be updated, though the
physical spots will remain the same. Jerry Birky had to cancel the Pig Roast
At Mr. Penton's farm due to all the rain. December's meeting is family
night, January is a normal meeting, while February's is canceled due to the
IX Center show. The March meeting date is special as the 7th is the arrival
date of the first shipment of the PENTON motorcycle! The meeting was
adjourned at 8:52 . The next meeting will be held at the KTM building ,
Amherst, OH December 6 at 7:00pm.
Jeff Borer, Secretary of POG