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2018 April Newsletter

 | Published on 4/5/2018
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club Newsletter
Trailridge Runners 4WD Club
P.O. Box 1716 * Longmont, CO 80502

  April 2018 Newsletter

Club forum, email to, which will go to all TRR members
Club Business
Club Meeting
Wednesday April 11th, 6:30pm to 9:00pm - Meeting, Moose Lodge #1548, 2200 Pratt Street, Longmont, CO 80501. Open to all members and guests.

The lodge is one street west of main, between 21st and 23rd on Pratt Street. We'll be in the north hall. Folks who arrive early will need to enter at the main entrance, take the 2nd left, off the lobby, enter the middle hall and continue north to the north hall. The front door is a key card door but there is a button for the bar tenders to open the door. Those that arrive early can prop the door open on east side of the north hall so folks can park on the east side of the building and enter through that door.

Next Meeting:
6:00pm to 6:30pm - Social Time
6:30pm to 9:00pm - Meeting
  • Welcome guests.
  • Treasury amount and Fund amount.
  • Vote in any new members.
  • TRR Club Express update.
  • New/Other business.
  • TRR Trivia.
  • Update calendar of events. Leaders to inform club on changes made to the online calendar.
  • Planning for COA4WDCI 2nd Q meeting.
  • Planning for Henry Mountains trip.
  • Planning for Memorial Day club picnic.
  • TRR Trivia results.
  • Close meeting.
  • Presentation on Arizona Trip.
Past Meeting Minutes
  • Voted in our new members, Allan Cobb, Mark and Amy Melany. No guests.
  • Treasurers report was read. Fund report was read.
  • Club Express update. To send emails to all TRR members who have signed up for forums email to
  • Pennant orders for All 4 Fun. Contact Greg or Wanda.
  • TRR Trivia question was asked by Gordon. (see article)
  • TRR Trivia results. See article.
  • Ladies lunch at Old Chicago on March 31 at 11:00am.
  • Motion to close meeting by Debbie Trever and second by Vic Walter. Meeting adjourned.
Club News


The TRR Forum is on our Club Express page. Go to TRR Main page and login. Click your member section in the upper right and then click on your profile. Select the Froum link at the bottom to set your preferences and forums you want to join.
You can also send an email to, which will go to all TRR members.

Old List: Email from the email account where you wish to receive these emails. Please include your first and last name in the email so we can verify your membership status prior to approving your request to subscribe.

For questions on TRRTALK send an email to Gail Straty at WilyCoyot(at) or Brian Gilgren at bgilgren(at) with TRRTALK in the subject line

Club Refreshments

The following people are signed up to bring refreshments to the club meetings.
  • Apr – David Tedder
  • May – Mike & Caroline Moore
  • Jun – James Henneke
  • Jul –
  • Aug - Matt & Carol Anne Schwall
  • Sep – Allen & Tammy Peterson
  • Oct – Linda & Roger Briden
  • Nov –
  • Dec - Vic Walter & Debbie Trever

TRR Trivia – April 2018

Last month’s trivia question was presented by Gordy H, who held the 2018 lead with 5 points.
Question: Which pre-M.A.S.H. television shows featured a Jeep in a major role? They must have aired pre- 1973.

1. The Roy Rogers Show aired on NBC from December 1951 to 1957. Roy’s sidekick, Pat Brady drove Roy’s infamous Nellybelle. Nellybelle was notoriously fickle and ran only with much creative (PG13), cussing from Pat. Where do you think “Whoa Nelly”! comes from? But that’s for another trivia game.
Nellybelle resided at the Roy Rogers Museum in Branson Missouri along with all sorts of other paraphernalia until it closed in 2009. Everything was auctioned by Christie’s. Nellybelle, Roy’s 1946 CJ2A sold for $116,500, while Trigger (stuffed of course), went for $266,500.
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2. The Rat Patrol aired on ABC between 1966 and 1968. The show was modeled after David Stirling's WWII British Special Air Service (SAS), who created havoc for Germany’s North Africa troops under Rommel’s command. They aggressively drove their machine gun equipped jeeps across the Sahara, getting air whenever possible.
Rat Patrol 1Rat Patrol 2
3. Cade’s County aired on CBS from September 1971 to April 1972. It was replaced by M.A.S.H. Glen Ford starred as the Sheriff of Madrid County, a fictitious location in Arizona/New Mexico, it was not exactly stated. He drove what was then a current model CJ5.
Gordy had identified these three answers as possible points to be earned for this question, with other potential points if someone identified something that Gordy had not identified himself. Although no one came up with the Cade’s County answer, Richard H and Vic W both earned two points for Roy Rogers and Rat Patrol. Mike M made a valiant effort to tie them with an argument that World War II Stories was a subtitle for Rat Patrol, but Gordy nixed it later after researching the following:
This is a reference to War Stories-Rat Patrol... It's about looking for real rats in the trenches during the Vietnam conflict. Sorry, Mike.

Several others earned one point for Roy Rogers or Rat Patrol: Mike M, James A, Greg B, Larry M, Paula K, and Dave L. The author initially gave herself one point for Roy Rogers but then decided it was cheating because of a vague recollection of a conversation with her husband in which he discussed this question with her several months ago. Several people guessed Hogan’s Heroes and GI Joe. Perhaps the most innovative answer was “1. I was born, 2. In, 3. 1973. Marc is younger”. Jenn, you Cougar!

And the 2018 leaders are: Vic W has 6; Gordy H and Richard H each have 5; Paula K has 4; Brian G, Debbie T, James H, Jim C, Karla H, and Mike M have 3 points each.

This month’s trivia will be brought to you by Richard H, who is tied in second place with 5 points.

2018 Fee Free Days on Public Lands

April 21 - First Day of National Park Week - National Park Service
June 9 - National Get Outdoors Day - U.S. Forest Service
September 22 - National Public Lands Day – National Park Service/U.S. Forest Service
November 11 - Veterans Day - National Park Service, U.S. Forest Service (11th and 12th)
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