Author: Bob Chute

Things are Happenin’ at the Estrella Warbirds Museum

Registration Now Open as Estrella Warbirds Celebrates WWW10 on May 12 On Saturday, May 12, 2018, Estrella Warbirds Museum will be celebrating the 10th anniversary of the original Warbirds Wings & Wheels event, first held on May 9, 2009. The museum had just finalized construction of the Brooks Building, a 4,900-square foot facility scheduled to house restored military vehicles. After much debate, it was decided to hold an Open House with the added attraction of a vintage and classic car show and thousands of people attended. The following year, Dick Woodland opened the Woodland Auto Display at Estrella Warbirds...

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Richard Woodland Nominated to West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame for 2018

Richard Woodland, the main force behind the Woodland Auto Display which has it’s home at the Estrella Warbirds Museum, has been nominated to the West Coast Stock Car Hall of Fame. Woodland, from Templeton, built his first race car, a jalopy, in 1958 at age 15. In 1963, driver Mark Ward drove his supermodified to the top 20 in NASCAR national points. In 1964, Woodland turned 21 and raced for the first time, with a best feature finish in NASCAR competition at Fresno, California’s Kearney Bowl. After military service, Woodland drove a California Racing Association sprint car at Ascot...

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Bob Chute announces sale of magazine

After 16 years, the publishing wizard hands wand to new blood Wow…here we are…transition time. Out with the old and in with the new. Computer in and typewriter out. I realized several years ago it was time for me to step aside. I’m almost 70 years old (Click here for birthday party coverage) and have been in print since 1971. My ways are the old ways and for the PASO Magazine to continue to be the strong product it is it needed a fresh infusion of energy. I was holding it back. I was praying to find someone with...

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