Updated Janaury 12, 2016
Hi-Winder's Car Club of Mount Bethel, PA
The Hi-Winder's Car Club of Mount Bethel, PA was started back in the early sixties by a bunch of guys hanging out at the Wagon Wheel (a hot dog and hamburger stand located on Route 512 at the village of Five Points). They came up with the idea of starting a car club to stop drag racing on the streets and to take it to the track - and the Club was formed.
By joining the Club, the members had rules to follow; namely no racing on the streets and all fines or tickets issued by the police meant that you owed the Club the same amount of money as the fine (with the exception of loud mufflers - you did not owe the Club money). Also, the members had courtesy cards for helping distressed motorists, which said "You have been assisted by a member of the Hi-Winder's Club of Mount Bethel, PA".
The name of the Club came from the tachometer, as well as the logo. The colors of the Club are red and white and T-shirts and car plaques were designed and sold to the members. The drag strip at Wind Gap, PA (known as Mountain View Drag Strip) was run by the Club every Sunday, weather permitting.
The original officers of the Club were:
President: George Hill
Vice President: Donald Reimer
Secretary/Treasurer: Dennis Fuls
Meetings were held monthly at Five Points Inn and later moved to the Richmond Schoolhouse. The Club was very active from 1961 to 1965; however, the Vietnam war took a lot of the members and the Club became inactive.
In 1998, one of the guys that was not old enough to join in the sixties asked if he and some of his buddies could start the Club back up again. At a summit meeting of the original twelve members of the Club, it was decided that the Club would again become active and they could join the Club. The Club then held meetings monthly in garages of various members. The Club had no officers for the first year and the President for the next meeting would be the member who would win the 50/50 drawing. The Club now has officers for all the chairs and runs like a club meeting.
|PAST OFFICERS OF THE HI WINDERS CAR CLUB|
|Years||President||President||Secretary||Secretary||Treasurer||Treasurer||Captain||Board of Trustees|
|1961 - 1966||George Hill||Donald Reimer||Donald Reimer|
|1998||Bill Beers, Bob Bush, Ken Fraunfelter, Dennis Fuls, Bruce Garis|
|1999||Geroge Hill, Karl Krout, Dale Kulp, Lewis Lambert, Roy Leidy.|
|2000||Larry Singleton||Pro Zito||James Rowe||Dean Kemp||Larry Singleton, Prospero Zito|
|2001||Larry Singleton||Pro Zito||James Rowe||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2002||James Rowe||Pro Zito||James Rowe||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|Pro Zito||Dale Kulp|
|2003||Pro Zito||George Hill||Dale Kulp||Barry Yetter||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2004||Pro Zito||Dale Kulp||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2005||Dale Kulp||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2006||Tim Lisk||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2007||Tim Lisk||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2008||Tim Lisk||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2009||Tim Lisk||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2010||Fred Riedel||Fred Riedel||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2011||Fred Riedel||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2012||Fred Riedel||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Bill Ruch||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2013||Fred Riedel||Bob Bush||Wayne Bisher||Jim Bartosh||Roy Leidy||Dennis Fuls||Lewis Lambert|
|2014||Fred Riedel||Jim Constable||Wayne Bisher||Dennis Counterman||Jim Bartosh||Bob Bush||Lewis Lambert|
|2015||Fred Riedel||Jim Constable||Wayne Bisher||Dennis Counterman||Jim Bartosh||Dave Seier||Lewis Lambert|
|2016||Fred Riedel||Dave Dinnen||Wayne Bisher||Dennis Counterman||Dave Seier||Jim Bartosh||Barry Yetter|
|2017||Fred Riedel||Dave Dinnen||Wayne Bisher||Dennis Counterman||Dave Seier||Dale Kulp||Barry Yetter|
|2018||Fred Riedel||Jim Bartosh||Wayne Bisher||Dennis Counterman||Dave Seier||Dale Kulp||Barry Yetter|