Olds Club

Wisconsin Chapter Gathers

John Gunnell - May 28, 2014 09:19 AM


A high-performance era Hurst Olds.

John Gunnell

The only prewar Olds around.

John Gunnell

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      The Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin probably should have served iceberg lettuce and cube steaks at its 2014 club picnic. The sun was out, but it was cold. The wind was blowing. But none of the vintage Oldsmobile owners seemed to care. Hot cars and warm friendships were the norm at the May 17 event.
      The OCOW is a non-profit chapter of the Oldsmobile Club of America. In fact, it was the third chartered chapter of OCA and has been in continuous operation since 1977. Chapter president Robert Lang said the goal is to preserve and enjoy Oldsmobiles. Anyone owning or interested in owning any year or model of Oldsmobile from 1897 to present is welcome to join the Oldsmobile Club of Wisconsin.
      “We host state and regional shows as well as membership meetings, parties, picnics and more,” Lang told us. “Our members are pleased to aid in the restoration and maintenance of any new or current member’s Olds. Our next show is June 7 at Lynch Chevrolet in Burlington where 80-100 cars appear.”
      The picnic was in the parking lot of the Wisconsin Automobile Museum in Hartford. There was a good turnout of cars from 1930s touring sedans to late-model convertibles. The number of members was even larger. A lunch, lawn chairs and Lansing-built cars added up to a day of club activities and fun. As someone is sure to say in the OCW Newsletter, “a good time was had by all.”