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From April 2012 TFRB
Cars, Bonnets & Houses
There was a large turnout of antique cars in the Avondale Estates Easter Parade on Sunday, April 8. There were 60 cars of various makes and models from four antique automobile clubs in the Atlanta area. We proceeded with proper dignity through a rather dignified neighborhood, exchanging compliments with homeowners. There is a definite two way admiration between car owners and residents. The homes, for the most part, are older than our cars.
Some of the more flamboyant drivers and passengers dressed in period clothing for the occasion. Two of the oldest participating autos were a Model A Ford pickup and a Model A Ford Tudor, both of which were restored and owned by Ellis Garner of Dacula. We thank The Model A Restorers Club for providing refreshments at Willis Park after the parade. We look forward to returning next year.
RG 24 Participants: Fred & Katie Lindquist ’39 Dlx. Coupe, Jerry & Cheryl Reichel ’51 Tudor, Bob & Mary Ann Padovano and family ’51 Tudor, Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley ’52 Victoria, Joe Smith ’39 Std Tudor, Larry & Carol Tanner ’51 Tudor, Doug & Cindy Smith ’39 Std Tudor, Wayne & Joy Hicks ‘38 PU & ’39 Std Coupe, Ray & Barbara Allen ’47 Convertible, Nat & Betty McFarland ’32 Roadster, Jerry & Vina McIntosh ’50 Station Wagon, Dale & Ginger Dewberry ’36 Tudor, Jack Henry “32 Roadster, Don Allgood ’39 Dlx Tudor. Also participating in other makes were Doug Hollandsworth ’72 Cadillac, Jay Freeman ‘49 Cadillac, David Bennett ’50 Jeepster
Report on 2011 Easter Parade at Avondale Estates
By Fred Lindquist
The annual Easter parade of old cars through streets of Avondale Estates was again a great success. This year the parade was sponsored by the AACA. There were a total of 43 cars that assembled in the shopping center with Cadillacs, Model A’s and Ford V8’s predominating. There were quite a few ladies with their Easter bonnets and a few men dressed in the period of their vehicles. The police led us through most of the streets in the community and the residents gather outside their homes to wave and issue compliments as the cars pass by. The parade group ends up at Willis Park in the community where the sponsoring group provides refreshments. There is always a lot of good conversation among the participants at the park and this year was no exception. Participants begin drifting away after the refreshments. The Early Ford V8 group had decided earlier to go to the James Joyce Irish Pub after the parade for dinner. The pub proprietor accommodated the sixteen V8’ers who came and he arranged a long table so everyone could sit together. There was a lot of good food and good conversation among those there. This lasted until 6:00 P.M. when the group said their good byes and drove home. This is a fun afternoon activity that everyone looks forward to, especially when the weather is good as it was this day. Regional Group #24 was well represented with 15 V8’s and 39 people.
Participants: Don Morris1941 Convertible, Ray & Barbara Allen 1939 Convertible, Jay Friedman 1932 Phaeton, Jerry & Vina McIntosh 1951 Sta Wagon, Mike Pertsch 1938 Tudor, Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley 1952 Hardtop Fred & Katie Lindquist 1939 Coupe, Bob & Mary Ann Padovano With Debbie, Stacy, Kim, & Shirley 1951 Tudor, Dan Rolader 1951 Tudor, Larry & Carol Tanner 1951 Coupe, Ken & Jean Wells 1936 Cabriolet, Bobby & Beverly Mobley 1951 Convertible, Jerry & Cheryl Reichel 1954 PU, Frank & Hope Arnold 1937 Fordor, Nat & Betty McFarland 1932 Roadster HiBoy, Jack Henry modern, Joe & Jean Smith modern. Frank Sessions modern, Dale & Ginger Dewberry modern.
2015 EASTER PARADE at Avondale Estates         From May 2015 Running Board
Easter morning was clear, cool, and somewhat windy, but by the Easter Parade assembly time of 1:00 P.M. the weather was pleasant. Parade participants began assembling in the shopping center on College Avenue in Avondale Estates and the tire kicking began. There were the women with their Easter bonnets also. There was a wide variety of vehicles this year due to Lamar Hart’s effort to engage more marquees to participate in the parade. At exactly 2:30 P.M., the Avondale Police started moving the participants into formation for the parade. The parade guided by the police wended its way through the Avondale Estates neighborhood with many of the residents standing curbside watching the passing vehicles. The parade ended at the park where the sponsoring group provided refreshments under the trees. There were a total of 52 vehicles in the parade this year.
Following the parade, members of Regional Group #24 drove to the Athens Pizza House res-taurant on Clairmont Rd. for a meal. This was a great choice as we had an area to our selves. The wait staff was very efficient and everyone enjoyed the food including the huge portions and the enormous desserts. This was an enjoyable activity for all participants.
Participants:
Ken & Jean Wells 1936 Cabriolet
Farron & Cindy Stephens 1961 T-Bird Roadster
Frank Sessions Modern
Doug & Diana Hollandsworth Late Model T-Bird
Don Allgood 1961 Ford
John Muir 1936 Coupe
Putt & Jean Smith 1957 Chevrolet
Bob Butler Modern
Wayne & Sue Dietrich 1938 Convertible
Joe Smith & Bear Modern
Jerry & Cheryl Reichel 1951 Fordor
Lamar Hart & Nacy Bireley 1952 Victoria
Fred & Katie Lindquist Modern
Jerry & Vina McIntosh 1951 Station Wagon & 1954 Station Wagon with enough family members to fill both automobiles.
Bob & Mary Ann Padovano 1951 Tudor and a ’73 Triumph
With family and extended family members Debbie, Stacie, Shirley, Cheryl, Kim, & Carol.
Former members:
Ray & Barbara Allen 1946 Convertible
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2008 Easter Parade Review - Avondale Estates
Fred Lindquist
Each Easter Sunday afternoon, one of five automobile marquee clubs sponsors the Easter Parade through Avondale Estates. This year the Horseless Carriage Club of America sponsored the parade. Early participants for the parade began arriving around 1:00 P.M. to get a front position in the parade. Unfortunately, the Avondale Estates police decided that was too early and shooed them away. They congregated at a local restaurant for awhile before returning. By 1:45 P.M., quite a few participants began arriving and the police just observed how nicely everyone lined up their cars in preparation for the parade activity. There were a number of outstanding automobiles for everyone’s taste in addition to the sixteen vehicles driven by V8’ers. There was a quite large 1915 Packard Twin Six (V-12) with tires almost four feet in diameter. One couple brought their restored 1936 Durham bodied Cord cabriolet. Some worth mentioning were two brass radiator Ford Model T’s, three Rolls Royces, three Cadillac convertibles including a beautiful red one, and a gorgeous 1936 Ford cabriolet street rod. It is worth noting that Jack Henry driving his Ford prototype (1940 Studebaker sedan) was quite stylish in his 1940 suit with brown & white shoes, which was appropriate for the period.
The parade started at 2:30 P.M. led by the police through the Avondale Estates neighborhood. The weather was great for a parade and there seemed to be more adults with children viewing the parade this year. There were probably forty cars participating in the parade this year. The police blocked streets so the cars could travel unimpeded along the route. At the conclusion of the parade, the police led participants to the Avondale City limits and then a brass radiator Ford Model T touring car led the participants to Stone Mountain Park, almost getting lost (?) in the City of Stone Mountain. Everyone arrived safely, toured around the mountain and ended up at the Stone Mountain Antique Automobile Emporium for refreshments. A number of participants went to Applebee’s on US 78 afterward for dinner and good conversation. This was a great day for a parade and everyone who turned out for it enjoyed it. Next year Regional Group #24 EFV8CA is the sponsor for the event so make your plans to participate. Consider wearing a period outfit appropriate for the year of the vehicle you will be driving to add some interest. Ladies, don’t forget to wear an Easter Bonnet also. Let’s put on a show
Participants on Easter Parade:
Randall & Kay Malone 1940 Ford Coupe
Wayne Hicks 1939 Ford Coupe w/Mullins trailer
Joy & Julia Hicks 1937 Ford PU
Bob & Ann Butler 1950 Thunderbird
George Rawlings 1936 Ford Phaeton
Bob & Mary Ann Padovano 1951 Ford Tudor
Ray & Barbara Allen 1939 Ford Conv.
Doug & Elizabeth Hollandsworth 1963 Thunderbird
Larry & Carol Tanner 1936 Ford Coupe
Katie & Fred Sheram Modern
Jimmy Dorsey 1934 Ford Phaeton
John Dorsey 1934 Ford Tudor
Charlie & Jeanene Adams 1963 Buick
Frank & Hope Arnold 1937 Ford Fordor
Jack Henry & Victoria Gayle 1940 Studebaker
Katie & Fred Lindquist 1939 Ford Coupe
Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley 1952 Ford HT
Avondale Estates Easter Parade - Cars, Bonnets & Houses.     From Apr 2012 Running Board
There was a large turnout of antique cars in the Avondale Estates Easter Parade on Sunday, April 8. There were 60 cars of various makes and models from four antique automobile clubs in the Atlanta area. We proceeded with proper dignity through a rather dignified neighborhood, exchanging compliments with homeowners. There is a definite two way admiration between car owners and residents. The homes, for the most part, are older than our cars.
Some of the more flamboyant drivers and passengers dressed in period clothing for the occasion. Two of the oldest participating autos were a Model A Ford pickup and a Model A Ford Tudor, both of which were restored and owned by Ellis Garner of Dacula. We thank The Model A Restorers Club for providing refreshments at Willis Park after the parade. We look forward to returning next year.
RG 24 Participants: Fred & Katie Lindquist ’39 Dlx. Coupe, Jerry & Cheryl Reichel ’51 Tudor, Bob & Mary Ann Padovano and family ’51 Tudor, Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley ’52 Victoria, Joe Smith ’39 Std Tudor, Larry & Carol Tanner ’51 Tudor, Doug & Cindy Smith ’39 Std Tudor, Wayne & Joy Hicks ‘38 PU & ’39 Std Coupe, Ray & Barbara Allen ’47 Convertible, Nat & Betty McFarland ’32 Roadster, Jerry & Vina McIntosh ’50 Station Wagon, Dale & Ginger Dewberry ’36 Tudor, Jack Henry “32 Roadster, Don Allgood ’39 Dlx Tudor. Also participating in other makes were Doug Hollandsworth ’72 Cadillac, Jay Freeman ‘49 Cadillac, David Bennett ’50 Jeepster
Report On 2010 Easter Parade at Avondale Estates
Easter Sunday dawned clear and warm and spring had finally arrived. Each Easter one of five automobile clubs sponsors a parade through the residential streets of Avondale Estates. This year the Peach State Cadillac & LaSalle Club sponsored the parade. Participants started lining up before 1:00 P.M. Over thirty automobiles lined up to drive through the city streets. Promptly at 2:00 P.M. the City Police started the parade leading it and also blocking side streets allowing participants to drive without stops through the community. Literally, several hundred homeowners and their families lined the yards to wave and cheer as the cars passed. The participants ended up at the park in the middle of the community for soft drinks and cookies along with some tire kicking. Following refreshments in the park, several members went to the Irish Pub in Avondale Estates for dinner. It was a fun afternoon and the weather was great for a parade. Make plans to participate next year if you have not been in the parade before.
Participants:
David & Becci Jumper-1956 Ford, Carl Smith & Lisa Jumper-Mercury Maurauder with Addison & Summer, Jerry & Cheryl Reichel-1951 Ford Tudor, Jay Friedman-1932 Ford Phaeton, Ray & Barbara Allen-1946 Ford Convertible, Lamar Hart & Nancy Bireley-1952 Ford Victoria, Julie & Barry Knot-1948 Ford PU, Frank & Hope Arnold-1937 Ford Fordor, Dave Arnold-1931 Ford Town Sedan, Wayne & Joy Hicks-1937 Ford PU, with Julie, Jim Brown-1955 Chevrolet Nomad, Phil & Dick Esco-Lincoln Continental, Fred & Katie Lindquist-1939 Ford Coupe, Joe & Jean Smith -Spectators.
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