Founded in 1980 by Frank and Elaine Wrenick
2008 AMCRC National Convention
The Rendezvous 2008 Car Show and AMCRC National Convention is history, and what a good time it was. On Thursday, July 24th we met in the hotel lobby at 5:30 pm to Ramble (cruise) to dinner at the Famous Dave's BBQ, located by the Host Hotel. On Friday, July 25th we held a Swap Meet in the hotel parking lot from 9:00 am - 1:00 pm. After the swap meet it was a short drive to Point Defiance Park at Owen's Beach, where we had a BBQ from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm. The Cascade Rambler Club provided hamburgers, hot-dogs, pop and paper plates/utensils. Local club members also brought a side dish to share.
Photos from the meet are here:
On Saturday July 26, ninety seven Rambler, AMC and Nash cars gathered on the grounds of the LeMay Auto Museum in Tacoma, WA, a local auto museum created by Harold and Nancy LeMay who had the largest privately owned collection of automobiles, motorcycles, trucks, other vehicles and related memorabilia in the world. At its peak, the LeMay Collection numbered in excess of 3,000 vehicles and thousands of artifacts, and was listed in the Guinness Book of World Records as the largest privately owned collection in the world.
1998, Harold and Nancy LeMay formed the 501c3 charitable
organization, The Harold E. LeMay Museum, and committed themselves to
donating the vast LeMay Collection to the Museum for the benefit of the
public. The LeMay Museum was chartered to secure, preserve and
interpret the valuable LeMay Collection, along with additional vehicles
and artifacts that it may acquire, in order to explore the broad themes
of American mobility and lifestyle in an instructive and entertaining
manner. It was against this back drop that the 2008 AMCRC
National took place. Tours were provided by museum docents throughout
After the show it was time for our sold out banquet at the Fabulous Fifties Hall (inside the USA of Yesterday car building), consisting of Prime Rib, Chicken and Salmon. The Fabulous Fifties Hall is a remodeled car dealership with a display, dining and dance area. During the banquet we were treated to a wonderful presentation and commentary on Jeffery, Nash and AMC promotional materials by AMC historian Larry Mitchell, an auction, and of coarse the awards ceremony.
1965 AMC Rambler Marlin Fastback 2dr 8cyl. "Franciemobile" 327 Red & Black
Rick Berry and Laurel McKee
Rendezvous 2008/AMCRC National Meet