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Bill Wiswedel’s End of Summer Party 2020


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#1 Jerry Entin

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 21:45

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Bill Wiswedel and his grand daughter Gracie Jo Cottrell next to his Factory Five Cobra Daytona Coupe.

It was also Bill Wiswedel's 72nd Birthday today .


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#2 Jerry Entin

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 23:04

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Test Station

 

Due to the Covid 19 everyone who came to the party had to be tested. Bill Wiswedel's grand daughter Gracie Jo and Janine Boxsen were doing the testing.


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#3 Jerry Entin

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 23:26

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1955 Chevy Nomad

 

This very nice example was brought to the Party by Rick Kiel of the Holland Michigan area.



#4 Ray Bell

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Posted 12 September 2020 - 23:50

Is that the Daytona I saw being transported in Lichtenstein, Jerry?
 
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That was just over four years ago. Bill sure has good taste in cars!



#5 Jerry Entin

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 00:12

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Jim Harrell's 1932 Ford

 

Jim gets the prize for coming the farthest to the event. He lives in Mount Pleasant, South Carolina and the Party is held in the Holland, Michigan area.

 

In Jim Harrell's youth he raced Formula Fords, winning the 1971 SCCA National Runoffs held at Road Atlanta in a Titan Mk 6A.


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#6 Ray Bell

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 12:05

For the uninitiated, that '32 Ford has an engine fitted with Ardun heads...

 

Were you down a bit on starters for the party this year, Jerry?



#7 Jerry Entin

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 19:13

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Chris and Mike Steele of the Stack Barbecue

 

This year due to Covid 19, the guest didn't bring food. They were asked to donate food for the local food bank.

 

Chris and Mike cooked hamburgers and Giant hot dogs for the guest.

 

Ray: It looked like rain for the Party and that kept many away. Many more didn't attend because of the Covid19  Pandemic.



#8 Jerry Entin

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 19:17

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Hamburgers and Giant Hot Dogs on the Grill



#9 Jerry Entin

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Posted 13 September 2020 - 21:04

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Ron Mack talking to Party Guest Steve Dreyer and his son behind Bill Wiswedel's Daytona Coupe.

 

Steve Dreyer owns Auto Form in Holland Michigan and he makes component parts for the Dodge Viper and is an expert painter.


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#10 Jerry Entin

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 21:13

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Bill Wiswedel in the center in white shirt and next to him is Keith Klarren in the light shirt with his back to us is Roger Meiners and in Purple is Bill Peterson

 

Roger Meiners has just written a book on McLaren engines called McLaren The Engine Company


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#11 Jerry Entin

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 21:20

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Pete Klain's ex Lindsey Hopkins Riley Indy car

This car was painted by Party guest Steve Dreyer and in the picture are Mike Botsko and Jim Harrell and Bill Wiswedel and Pete Klain

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A clearer shot of the 1974 Riley Indy car

 

bottom photo: Mike Botsko


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#12 Jerry Entin

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 21:35

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1936 Willys Model 77

 

This car was driven from Kalamazoo, Michigan to the event in Holland , Michigan by Barney Stockwell and that is a 2 hour trip in a modern car. It has a 4 cylinder flat head type engine. Barney has owned this car since 1968.


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#13 Jerry Entin

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 21:37

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Willy's engine compartment



#14 Ray Bell

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Posted 14 September 2020 - 21:45

Somehow I don't think that's quite standard, Jerry...

 

Our '39 Willys never had an alloy head.



#15 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 15:25

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Bill Wiswedel next to his 1970 Foyt Coyote Indy car

This car started on the front row at Indy in 1970 with AJ Foyt driving.



#16 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 15:28

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Bill Wiswedel next to his Eisert Indy car.

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This car was built by Jerry Eisert for J Frank Harrison.

This is what it looks like with the body on.


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#17 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 15:35

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1983 Patrick Wildcat Indy car

This car was driven in 1983 by a young Chip Ganassi for the Pat Patrick owned Team.



#18 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 18:00

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Bill Wiswedel's 1968 Foyt Coyote Indy car

 

This car was driven by Carl Williams at Indy in 1968.



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Posted 15 September 2020 - 19:05

Every time I see something like that I’m tempted to get my sign kit from storage...

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#20 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 22:19

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The weather wasn't the best for a Party

 

It was overcast out and Bill and Mary Jo Wiswedel had set up tents for the guest in case of rain.



#21 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 22:27

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Jim Harrell explaining his 32 Ford to Party guest Marty Nic



#22 Jerry Entin

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Posted 15 September 2020 - 23:49

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Bill and Mary Jo Wiswedel and Party guest Josh Fisher

 

 

photo: Mike Botsko


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#23 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 00:02

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Food Bank donations table

 

Usually guest bring their favorite dishes for the party guest to enjoy. This year due to Covid 19 the guest brought donations for the local Food Pantry.

 

photo: Mike Bostko



#24 Jerry Entin

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Posted 16 September 2020 - 00:22

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Ron Mack and Bill Wiswedel behind Bills 1968 Foyt Coyote Indy car

 

photo: Mike Botsko