Fellow Woody Boater Lawrence Helfand reached out to us all to see if we can make a connection from a found Bill of Sale? Take it away Lawrence.
Hello Matt, I am hoping you can help me track down a family that has been prominent in your Blog. Mr Steve K Zwarg and his wife Linda. I see that their award winning boat “killer” has been featured at various events. Quite a lot of coverage regarding them like winning at the ACBS show in Coeur d’Alene
in 2013 I recently bought a 1941 Buick and in the trunk I found an ancient for sale sign once posted in the widow and the seller a Steve K Zwarg of Spokane. I am thinking this might be the father or grandfather of Mr. Zwarg as I do know he bought the car in the 1960’s. It is an unusual last name so it might be the same family. Hoping to learn any history and maybe a family photo of the car which would be a treat to have. Thank you for any help you can provide.
I love stories and history and there is another interesting tidbit to this one. I also found in the car a registration belonging to the former owner of that car. Mr Zwarg purchased it from a Mrs Mildred Raymond of Ashford ( Gateway to Mt Rainier ) WA who you will find more about here
She is the little blonde girl in the first photo of the Ashford family around the turn of the century. She apparently sold the car to Steve Sr. before she died in 1967 and her mansion became a museum. She was married several times and likely this was her last husbands car? It is an unusual car for a woman to drive in that it was the fastest American car you could buy in 1941, recognized by many as the grandfather of the muscle car. Also quite rare maybe 25 worldwide and had been in storage for 45 years in Eau Claire ID of the family Mr Zwarg sold it to who put it away and never drove it. Mileage is very low Hope you can contact the Zwarg family for more!