The Schmidts connected with Chuck & Linda Furgason via emails about the autocycles. Soon, the Litestar and Pulse Rally was planned.
In 2001, a rally was held at the Owosso Airport and 10 autocycles attending. The group toured to the Owosso Motor Car Co. plant for a photo opp with Company President Ed Butcher.
The 2002 National Rally was moved to Marion, Indiana after Ray & Judy Johnson invited the group to meet there during the Fly/In Cruise/In.
Steve and Linda bought Pulse #185 from Don Weekley, Michigan Pulse dealer, in Oct. 28, 2004.
Don said it was the last Pulse his dealership sold.
Pulse #185 as it looked in Oct. 2004
In Feb. 2005, Pulse #185 can be seen at Chuck Furgason's home at Jackson, Michigan.
Below, Steve, Ray Johnson, Ed Butcher, Leo Doyle and Ken Weger in 2005
Below, David (Pulse #315) and Steve in 2006.
Below, at the 2007 National Pulse Rally at Marion, Indiana
Steve installed a BD-5 airspeed indicator in #185
It worked great above 25mph.
Below, Ed Butcher drives Pulse #185 at the National Pulse Rally
We added Michigan State University graphics one year and drove over to the campus at East Lansing several times during football games.
Below, with Dave & Pat Vaughn
At the 2009 Rally
Steve had a Michigan 'OMCC' personalized license plate
Steve & Linda restored Pulse #177 in 2012.
At the 2014 Rally
A video was made of Owosso Motor Car Co. founder,
David Vaughn, driving Pulse #177 at the Owosso Airport.
David at the wheel of Pulse #177 in 2012
The father of 'Kit Plane' fame, and autocycle designer, Jim Bede, attended several of the
National Pulse Rallys
Craig Heavenridge bought Steve's static display BD-5
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