Rappin kicked off Friday, June 2, with a Hospitality Evening. Again as last year it was held at the Douglas County Community Center in Gardenerville, Nevada.

Old friends and new ones, both local and out of state – to swap stories, tall tales, updating on each other’s projects new and old ones and recent finds. There was a lot of Good fellowship and a fun evening.

On Saturday, June 3rd, you couldn’t ask for better weather, not too hot, not too cold, but just right!

The variety of vehicles was amazing. A handbuilt A-Steam Speedster built by Jim Belosic. Some time later Jim gave a demonstration run which delighted everyone.

A Stanguellini Formula Jr. Racer developed in Italy as an entry step into “Formula 1” racing. It is owned and restored by Bob Jacobson.

I had my recent Barn find displayed – just as I found it.

My find was a 1955 Willys Bermuda, the last Willys passenger car that was produced in the USA.

Chuck Barnetts Hopalong Cassidy 1954 Whizzer Motorbike made every kid’s day and want one too – but they were wondering who Hopalong Cassidy was. For that matter there were some young adults scratching their heads wondering.

There were operating stationary steam engines on display along with more old Motorcycles both street and racers.

Music was provided by D/J Vicki Jewel.

The Rappin Contest was won by Pete & Pat Horvath from Elverta, CA in their 1941 Chev.

The 50/50 Drawing was won by our own Vlcki Jewel.

The Minden Spring Festival was not held this year, but you could stroll along the Antique Mall where there was good food, and classic renovated historic buildings with Antique Shops to visit.

So there was something for everyone.

That afternoon everyone was off to Bruce & Cindy Kingsland’s home in Gardnerville, NV, for the Rappin BBQ. There was Great food, good refreshments and many good friends. It was a relaxing evening after another great Rappin to Minden.

And everyone is looking forward to next year and “The 15th Annual Rappin.”

Special Thanks to Margie & Dan Rankin, Fran Peterson, Dennis & Nancy Bargman and Bill Meglen (who handled planning and carrying out those plans), and all to the members that brought goodies for the Hospitality Night.

A REAL SPECIAL THANKS goes out to Bruce & Cindy Kingsland for hosting the BBQ at their home, moving their collection of Corvettes, so Ed Young could lay down the Red Carpet with the help of Al Jewel and other set-up duties.

It really was a RED CARPET EVENT !!!!