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Western Meet in Carson City, NV


August 3-5, 2012
Carson City, NV
Members Present: 10

Members and Monte Carlos in Attendance

1970 - Misty Turquoise, White vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
Owned by Aaron & April Dodsworth of Summerland, BC, Canada
1970 SS454 - Tuxedo Black, Black vinyl top, Blue interior
Owned by Jay Marsh of Bend, OR
1970 - Blue, Saddle interior
Owned by Bob Pacchelli of Vacaville, CA
1970 - White, Black vinyl top, Black interior
Owned by Rodney Shure of Helena, MT
1971 - Butnt Orange, Sandalwood vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
Owned by Steve Hawkins of Reno, NV
1971 - Burnt Orange, White vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
Owned by Cameron Lewis of Reno, NV
1972 - Brown, Black interior
Owned by Roger Acquistapace of Santa Rosa, CA
1972 Custom - Classic White, Black interior
Owned by Doug Cameron of Portland, OR
1972 - Gulf Green, Black vinyl top, Green interior
Owned by Matt and Christine Hilla of Portland, OR

Other Members in attendance:

Mark and Beth Andrus of Rancho Cordova, CA

The 2012 Western Meet
by Aaron Dodsworth

As usual, we had another great Western Meet in Carson City, Nevada with 10 members in attendance. I enjoyed my 1,900 miles of driving and it was fun to travel with a few members. My odometer rolled over to all zeros for the first time as I was driving home through Northern California so it was a cool milestone.


Matt and Christine, Jay, Doug and I left Bend, Oregon for Carson City Thursday morning but did not get far before discovering Doug's leaking water pump gasket. We got it fixed by lunch and continued on our way. We arrived in Carson City late in the evening and were greeted by other members.

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Meeting up at Jay's house in Bend, OR to drive to the meet

Replacing water pump gaskets in Doug's car

Stopped at a rest area on the way to Carson City


On Friday we cruised to the historic mining town of Virginia City and attended a small car show in the evening.

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Matt washing his car for the Friday cruise. Roger, Jay and Doug supervising.

Some of the Montes parked at the hotel

Cruising out of the hotel for Virginia City

Cruising through Virginia City

Some of the FGMCC gang in Virginia City

Cameron's 71 Monte adead of the group parked in Virginia City

Carson Nugget car show


Mills Park was an excellent setting for the car show Saturday. There were plenty of trees for shade and there was also a train that toured around the park.

Top: Bob, Roger, Mark, Steve. Bottom: Cameron, Jay, Aaron, Matt, Doug


Jay and Doug

Bob, Cameron and Roger

Staging for the car show

Bob's 70 Monte

Aaron's 70 Monte

Jay's 70 Monte

Matt's 72 Monte

Cameron's 71 Monte

Doug's 72 Monte

Roger's 71 Monte

Rodney's 70 Monte

Cameron, Steve and Roger

From L to R: Mark, Matt, Doug, Jay, Bob, Aaron, Roger and Cameron

Steve's 71 Monte

Back row: Bob, Doug, Aaron, Roger and Matt
Front: Jay and Cameron


The poker run on Sunday took us through several golf courses in the area with some nice views along the way. We all had terrible poker hands but it was still a nice cruise. At the event awards ceremony, I received the Endless Ride (long distance) and Jay received the Best Black Beauty award. Jay had some sort of carb/fuel issue during staging at the awards and we eventually got his trailer and pushed it in. We had a BBQ at Cameron's house in Reno and presented the FGMCC awards and door prizes. 

FGMCC Award Winners

Best Interior Cameron Lewis - 1971
Best Paint Roger Aquistapace - 1971
Robyn Lance Best Engine Roger Aquistapace - 1971
George Lines Best Modified Roger Aquistapace - 1971
Best Stock Aaron Dodsworth - 1970
Best Non-Restored Rodney Shure - 1970
Meet Director's Choice Bob Pacchelli - 1970
Longest Distance Driven Aaron Dodsworth - 1970 (950 miles)
Hard Luck Doug Cameron -1972 (Water pump leak)
Congratulations to you all!


Pooker run

Poker run

Poker run

Pooker run

Poker run

Poker run

Pooker run

Poker run

Poker run

Jay with his Black Beauty award

Jay's lonely Monte with a fuel problem waiting to be rescued

After the event awards

FGMCC awards banquet

Best Interior - Cameron

Best Paint - Roger

Best Engine - Roger

Best Modified - Roger

Best Stock - Aaron (Steve presented)

Long Distance - Aaron (Steve presented)

Hard Luck - Doug

Aaron is ready for his close up

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