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Sorry to keep you waiting; hope we're worth it



Yep, we had it all figured out. The June issue was going together nicely and we were destined to have pretty much the entire Memorial Day weekend to ourselves.

Then the lights flickered once or twice and in a split second the computer screen froze. By the time we diagnosed and dealt with the problem we had missed the Cru- Zin' to Colby weekend and had to swap two days of top down cruising for two days of sitting in front of the computer. The good news is that we got the job done and we're pretty pleased with the end result. Between the covers of this issue you'll find more pages, events and photos than usual. Thanks to the efforts of our regular contributors and, the loyal support of our advertisers, we have a great crosssection of events throughout the Northwest.

So, we begin with the Beach Barons "Run to the End of the World", Long Beach, WA. Next we're in Spokane for the Downtown Scholarship Show. Next page is filled with an Al Drake book review and a fun "Workshop" feature. Now we're in Winthrop, WA courtesy of Kathy Verley and her feature story on the Vintage Trailer Show. Interspersed with these features you'll find the "first half" of the CruZin' Calendar — many updates, additions and maybe a correction or two.

Proceed through the center of the magazine, we bring you coverage from Toledo, WA, The Dalles, OR, LaConner, WA, Polson MT and, thanks to new contributors Sandy Karnes and Annette Terry, we have the Altered Classics Show in Great Falls, MT, there's Bickleton, Centralia and Walla Walla, too, not to forget Mossyrock, WA, Elma, WA, and Stanwood, WA. Annette Barton's 1320 starts on Page 68. Be sure to read Annette's piece on Dean Darnell "Dusty" Rhodes, (More "Dusty" coverage online at www. cruzinmag.com).

Finally, we'll share the news that there's a possibility that the Washington State Hot Rod Hall of Fame Banquet may be changing dates. It appears likely that the next HOF banquet will be held in October, 2018, rather than April, again in Lynnwood, WA. We'll keep you posted.

Must also mention our Portland Roadster Show side trip, a marvelous evening at the World of Speed "Hall of Fame" banquet in Wilsonville, OR. Thank you museum curator Ron Huegli.

Wishing you all a happy and safe summer season.

Stay low in the turns & Keep CruZin'
David & Jeanne Marin & the CruZin' Staff



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