Terry Bond

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About Terry Bond

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    Past AACA National President

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    Chesapeake VA
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    Brass cars, muscle cars, British sports cars, antique flat-tank motorcycles, automobilia-collect spark plugs, brass lamps, and automotive memorabilia of all kinds as long as it's pre WWI. Signs, literature, ceramics, advertising material, pins, buttons, fobs, and just about anything else. Love to travel, tour, and share the hobby. Susan has grease under fingernails too - it's her MG in the pic. She really enjoys her 1948 MGTC too!
  1. Any post event reports? Photos? Checked the website and nothing there since 2011. I'm sure others would like to know more - thanks
  2. We're greatly saddened by this news - Art was a kind and gentle man with so many friends in the hobby. I believe he and Marshall Van Winkle were chasing the record for who could chair the most AACA National Meets. I don't know was in the lead, but although the race is over, we're all looking forward to that meet someday in heaven. You know Art will be the chairman! Rest in peace old friend, you will be missed. Terry & Susan
  3. I had a report from one of our region club members who made the trip and he reported some good finds also. Would sure like to see this grow. Will try to get there next year to check it out. Would love to take a space and try sell a few pieces but right now the timing on it just doesn't work for me to do that. Sae your good old spark plugs for me! Terry
  4. Reports starting to roll in - check the Model T forum for a few early pics.
  5. Joe, there is a big difference between fuel fragrance and what I smell like after a day in the garage! I'm slowly getting an education on this though - Yes, it seems that as a safety feature, the "smell" of gas needs to be added to fuel for alcohol fueled race cars. I know the smell of propane has to be added as well. Amazing what can be accomplished with chemistry. Am wondering though if perhaps I can make it to the TV show Shark Tank with a new start-up business selling cosmetics designed for motoring enthusiasts - including fuel fragrance after shave, valve grinding compound tooth-paste, bearing grease make-up for the ladies, etc.etc. Christmas is coming!!! Terry
  6. I read the article as soon as I got my magazine and could feel the sense of excitement. This was a fantastic addition to our Library and I am thankful that AACA leadership did the right thing several years ago when merging it with National. To ensure the longevity and viability of this great resource was a wise move and has already paid dividends to the hobby. We have a great staff in place, and with volunteers like these, we're going to be in good shape for the future. Now on to getting those "wall stretchers" into operation! Terry
  7. What is it? Really-after shave?
  8. Fuel Fragrance? Would love to have some of that after-shave!
  9. Wood someone shift this to the correct forum?
  10. Please shift this to the right forum.
  11. Google shows it's about 300 miles so would be an easy haul with truck and trailer. What are your options? Terry
  12. Geez Wayne, you bring back some great old memories! Ed Bains was my "Big Brother" during my first year on the Board of Directors, and I certainly remember the discussions that led to Divisional Tours. Ed was a great AACA President and I learned much from him in the short time we served together. I did get a lot of comment on my "Body bags and bandaids" article. I think it's one of the shortest things I've ever written! Terry
  13. I had this discussion recently with a good friend who has been in the newsletter editors chair for a number of years, and feels the pinch of a tight budget. The simple answer is of course provide the option of on-line distribution. It saves a tremendous amount of money by eliminating the printing and mailing end of the newsletter as much as possible. Of course it also saves the added work involved with printing, sorting, stapling, licking stamps, etc. Timeliness is instant for the on-line editions - everybody gets them at the same time. That's critical when sending important information about events. Here in the Tidewater area of Virginia, if I mail a letter to my neighbor, it goes to the Post Office, then gets trucked to Richmond, then returned and eventually delivered. Our own region (Tidewater) went to the on-line way of doing things several years ago, and although we still "snail-mail" a few copies to those who prefer them, or don't use computers, the overwhelming response is extremely favorable. -An on-line newsletter can be all color - and have tons of nice photos in it. Printed editions-you are at the mercy of the printer and quality often suffers. Expense of course is another issue. -On-line newsletters can be archived/posted on the club website - visit ours and see for yourself. No more arguing with the spouse about who had the newsletter last or who spilled ketchup on it! -On-line newsletters can be as big as you want or need them to be without worrying about the cost of paper, whether you have an even number of pages or if you have anything that won't fit. AACA has made the adjustment for the newsletter awards/recognition program to allow for on-line. If some of your members still want the printed edition that's fine, but printing and mailing only half dozen copies still represents a big savings. You can still sell some advertising to put into the on-line edition, and it gives even greater exposure and value for the advertising bucks they spend. Remember, the newsletter is what holds the club together. In many cases it represents all some members receive for their dues bucks. As a recruiting tool, especially when considering attracting a new generation of enthusiasts, use of technology prevails and your club website (with newsletters) is the first place a prospective member will probably look. Every club that has ever gone this route has been through the same discussion - remember, you are not "forcing" this on anyone, you'd be surprised to learn how many members would actually prefer it this way. It's also amazing how so many give it a try and now wouldn't go back the other direction. Why not give them the best you can instead of cutting it down to fit the budget. I'm rather passionate about newsletters - it's where I began with my AACA Career years ago. I've presented many Philly seminars on the topic and I know Mary Bartemeyer our current VP of Publications, her committee, Wayne and others with similar experience would support anyone who wants to go this direction. Terry
  14. It's been one of our easiest events to organize and it does provide a day's fun in the old cars. Turnout varies and we also invite the local Model A and T guys too. This year we sandwiched it between some nasty rains with flooded roads and cool temps but still had a decent number attending. As the Buzzies say - "touring is not a spectator sport." Motor-on! Terry
  15. I'll provide a little history on this event, and yes, it's certainly ok if other groups want to clone the idea - Years ago, we began to notice that older cars were not touring like they once did, so we decided that Tidewater Region would create a special activity to help encourage use of the earlier vehicles. Thus the "Square Car" tour was born. Like Matt says, it's intended for good old fashioned "square" shaped vehicles, like the Model Ts, As, and cars that are generally more boxy and square shaped. Of course we do allow those with modern cars to participate, but our only rule is that they need to bring up the rear, and try to keep up if they can. (I've been told the Model T was running around 45Mph again this year). It's a simple tour, laid out on back roads with very little traffic, beautiful farm country to see, and as few stop signs as possible. This corner of Chesapeake and North Carolina still have a lot of wide-open space and lots of scenic winding roads to choose from. We usually start at the home of a club member who has room to gather for coffee and donuts before we start. For those who wish to trailer in a vehicle we always ensure there is some room to park the rig. We've had a lot of fun doing this - it's as casual as can be, with a late lunch stop at a local family restaurant for a good meal and more fellowship. We managed to get the weather arranged about right again this year, but except for some flooded roads that necessitated a slight detour, we did just fine. Some of these roads we've covered previously, but we discovered that if you just drive on them from the other direction, it's a different road with different things to see. it's great to slow down, enjoy the smell of the country (except where they were fertilizing a field), and enjoy the fellowship of our Tidewater Region members. Thanks Matt, the pics are great. We've already got a route in mind for next year! Terry