Arrangements For Annemarie

It saddens me to have to announce the passing of Annmarie Gobiel. She left us on the evening of January 30th 2016. Bob Gobiel has asked me to announce Annemarie’s calling hours for her wake. Details Should follow soon. Please check your emails and back at this website for details tomorrow. Driving Your Classics to the wake is encouraged By Bob Gobeil, “Annemarie would of wanted that”.

Rest in Peace Annemarie, We will all miss your

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Fire and Determination.


Visiting hours will be at the George F. Doherty Sons Funeral Home.

Saturday Feb. 6th from 11am – 2pm.

Relatives and friends kindly invited. Funeral services will private. In lieu of flowers expressions of sympathy may be made in Annemarie memory to Good Shepherd Community Care 90 Wells Ave. Newton MA 02459.

February’s Meeting Update

Things are Moving Right Along with Bob’s Build

A email was sent out to all members letting them know of the location change for February’s  meeting. As you can tell there is a lot going on at Bob’s this week…

Bob and Kevin have been working overtime as True MODIFIERS, Making the needed changes and, let’s say slight tweaks to make all those HPs fit under the hood.

Qouted By Kevin L.

Going to attempt to put a Chevy, 632 cubic inches in Bob G. FFR Type 65.



Picture Courtesy of Kevin Labonte


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John N’s 1950 Dodge Coronet

My dream was to have a 50’s classic car. One day in September 2006, I saw a 1950 Dodge Coronet parked on the side of the road with a For Sale sign. It was raining.  My wife suggested that I  turn around and take a closer look. I copied down the phone number, called the seller, took a test ride and the rest is history.
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Modifiers Car Club,Toys for Tots

Modifiers Car Club,Toys for Tots at Corcoran and Havlin Insurance


 The Toys for Tots is a program run by the United States Marine Corps Reserve which distributes toys to children whose parents cannot afford to buy them gifts for Christmas. The mission of the program is to collect new, unwrapped toys during October, November and December each year, and distribute those toys as Christmas gifts to needy children in the community in which the campaign is conducted. The stated goal is to deliver, through a new toy at Christmas, a message of hope to less fortunate youngsters that will assist them in becoming responsible, productive, patriotic citizens.

( Ref. wikipedia )

The Modifiers Car Club is an organization of car enthusiasts in the Metro West Boston area, who enjoy driving, talking-about, fixing, and restoring a broad spectrum of automobiles to include classic cars, customs and hot rods. The Modifiers Car Club was founded in 1962 by a group of high school car buddies in Wellesley, MA.

On Friday December 11th 2015, members of the Modifiers Car Club loaded their donation of toys into a pick-up truck and delivered them to a Toys for Tots drop box at the Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group Wellesley, MA. This has become an annual tradition for the Modifiers who have a numbers of ex-Marines members.

How appropriate that Santa’s Sleigh was a 1957 GMC Pickup Truck and Rudolph, leading the sleigh was a 1948 Ford appropriate (checkout the video).


Santa and his Elves were met at the drop box location by Jack Keefe and everyone helped unload and add the Modifiers toys to the stash collected by Corcoran & Havlin Insurance Group. The combined toy load was to be delivered to a central collection point later that day.

It was a fun and rewarding day. It brought back many fond memories of when we were children remembering the joy of opening presents at Christmas. Everyone felt good about helping those less fortunate as we pictured the smiles on the children when they received their unexpected toys It was a privilege for the Modifiers to participate in such a worthy cause.