Rick & Marlene - Webmaster
Rick and Marlene Goble moved to Estrella in 2014 to escape the cold Minnesota winters and be closer to their daughter, Carissa, who was living in Los Angeles. Rick retired from a 45 year career in the retail automobile business and Marlene continued to work in Community Relations with the American Cancer Society in Phoenix until her retirement.
Rick has served as the club’s Secretary, Treasurer and is currently one of our Webmasters. Both Rick and Marlene were part of the leadership teams that put on the club’s “Cruiz’n to the Lakes” car shows. Marlene’s enthusiasm and experience with ACS were big contributors to the success of those shows.
The Goble’s have had many cars over the years and that trend seems to have continued into retirement. The following are a few the cars they’ve had since joining the club.
1964 Chevrolet Chevelle Malibu SS Restomod
Rick and his twin brother, Rollie restored this Malibu in his brother’s garage (Rick watched while Rollie did all the work). The car earned a lot of awards over the years including the “Cool Convert” at Good Guys Great Lakes Nationals in 2007 and “Best Chevrolet in Show” at the 2012 Car Craft Summer Nationals.
'62 Volkswagen Beetle
Rick and Marlene ran across this freshly restored Beetle in Southern California and couldn’t resist buying it. What they enjoyed most about owning the Volkswagen were the stories from the people that had owned one.
Rick took it on the “Hot Rod Power Tour” in 2018 covering 6,700 miles in 16 days. He drove to Chattanooga and completed the tour with his best friend for over 40 year, Ron Reahard. For most people a 6,700 mile road trip is a nice vacation but averaging 62 miles per hour in a vintage Beetle made it a real adventure.