ex98thdrill

2010 Eastern Division Spring Meet

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Maybe after a few years rest and after the hotel is built at Steamboat Landings, we can all return to Canandaigua for a Grand National? Will the hotel be built by 2014 or 2016? Will the construction at FLCC be done by then?

Don't hold your breath on that one Charlie. I would be willing to do it again if my committee chairs were willing to step up to the plate again. If they wouldn't do it, I won't do it.

Of everything that went down, the problems that we had mostly centered around one person, and I tried to remove that person before the meet, but was overridden by my own board. In either case, I saw the issues on the horizon, I tried to change it, and was forced to ride out the storm. We survived it, but the people who overrode me later realized that I was right.

The college will be done by then, and the hotel should be done by 2012. The hotel was supposed to be done in May, 2010, but small town bickering prevented it. The sad part is that several of you were forced to drive to Victor, and the city of Canandaigua lost a lot of tax revenue because of it.

Yes I have gotten a TON of ribbing about the jacket and tie!! The program chairman wanted a picture of me in a jacket and tie for the program, I wouldn't do it, and if you notice, I'm the only one in the program who wasn't pictured!!:D:D:D

As for Pontillo's, I'm a customer of Ted's (the owner), the manager used to be in my fire department with me back when I was a chief, so we were able to sell an ad in our program from Pontillo's. That is THE BEST pizza in town. They're one of very few places in Canandaigua that doesn't deliver, but their business is big enough to where they can barely keep up at times. If they delivered, it would be more business than they could handle.

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I have not been kidding Pat about the coat and tie, but I did laugh at the photo of me that Wayne posted. I normally wear a coat and tie to the Banquet but thought I would dress down for this one. So Wayne caught me without a tie and Pat is in the background wearing a coat and tie.

Even if he had not been wearing a tie, Pat showed what a class act he is at the banquet as well as at other times. Yes, you are right. He gave a great speech!

Thanks Matt. It meant a lot to me when you said that you came up to the meet because I was involved in it. I even had a past national president tell me the same thing.

......Very humbling........

As for the tie, I probably wouldn't have worn it, but it had a fire truck on it.:D:D:D One of which was easily the same body style as the 47ft convertible.:D:D:D

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Don't hold your breath on that one Charlie. I would be willing to do it again if my committee chairs were willing to step up to the plate again. If they wouldn't do it, I won't do it.

I realize that hosting a Meet is a LOT of WORK done by as LOT of People. Your entire Team deserves a BIG Thank You and Well Done for the fine job they did. Should it be decided a few years from now that they want to host a Grand National there I am sure many of us who had so much fun at this meet would consider returning once again.

The college will be done by then, and the hotel should be done by 2012. The hotel was supposed to be done in May, 2010, but small town bickering prevented it. The sad part is that several of you were forced to drive to Victor, and the city of Canandaigua lost a lot of tax revenue because of it.

Nice to know that current and future construction may be done in a few years. To bad the city lost out on the tax revenue. I stayed at the Super 8 Motel so, no doubt, the city got some tax revenue from my multi-day stay.

Yes I have gotten a TON of ribbing about the jacket and tie!! The program chairman wanted a picture of me in a jacket and tie for the program, I wouldn't do it, and if you notice, I'm the only one in the program who wasn't pictured!!:D:D:D

Sooner or later there are bound to be a few photos that may surface of you at the banquet looking sharp in the jacket and tie.

As for Pontillo's, I'm a customer of Ted's (the owner), the manager used to be in my fire department with me back when I was a chief, so we were able to sell an ad in our program from Pontillo's. That is THE BEST pizza in town. They're one of very few places in Canandaigua that doesn't deliver, but their business is big enough to where they can barely keep up at times. If they delivered, it would be more business than they could handle.

When Ron & Julie Mann and I had dinner at Pontillo's thursday night they had a steady stream of customers and LOTS of take out flew out the door while we were there. I did not notice their ad in the program but I am glad we ended up supporting a local business that supported the Meet.

BTW, I missed seeing the fire truck on your tie at the banquet. Why am I not surprised you have a tie like that?

MCHinson - We have a few more weeks to see if a DFer meet can be arranged sometime during the Louisville Meet. Heck if the Banquet seating is not assigned maybe we could corral a few tables in an area of the hall and have dinner together? If that is not feasible, there might be another day/time that works for most DFers to get together for a while.

I do agree with you that regardless of his attire Pat did show us he is a class act. Seeing him and his team in action during the meet was very clear evidence of that. No doubt about it.

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My thanks also to Pat and the GVACS, and the other nearby regions for a well run meet. A few snags but nothing worth mentioning. I wish we could have stayed longer, as I miss my Watkins Glen "fix". Maybe I will return for a race. Never will match the late 50s early 60s including the GPs.

John

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I do agree with you that regardless of his attire Pat did show us he is a class act. Seeing him and his team in action during the meet was very clear evidence of that. No doubt about it.

Charlie, it's not about class, it's all about trying to do the right thing.:o:o:o

By the way, I won't be packing a suit with me when we go to Louisville, so you better get your licks in while you still can.:P:p:p

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We also stayed at the Super 8

Nice to know that current and future construction may be done in a few years. To bad the city lost out on the tax revenue. I stayed at the Super 8 Motel so, no doubt, the city got some tax revenue from my multi-day stay.

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What a great meet. It was easy to get to all the various venues and parking was never a problem. Hats off to all involved in pulling off a top shelf event. Just goes to show what a great organization AACA is and its members. For me the high point was Steve Moskowitz's 1903 curved dash Olds. Not only did I get to see it I had the pleasure to judge it too, what an unexpected treat! The reason I judge is I get to see some outstanding cars up close and personal and Steve's was sure one. Thanks to all for such an outstanding meet. Well done.

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In case you forgot to purchase Spring Meet local merchandise or, if you were unable to attend the meet in Canandaigua, NY, there is a limited quantity of commemorative merchandise still available.

Commemorative posters -- $5.00 each plus $5.00 shipping - sent in mailing tube

• available with writing (see picture on page 11 in the March/April issue of Antique Automobile)• available without writing and anniversary insignia

Commemorative T-Shirts -- featuring Canandaigua Lake -- $15.00 each plus $5.00 shipping

Sizes available: Large (measures 22" across the chest)

XXL (measures 25 1/2" across the chest)

Commemorative note cards featuring the poster artwork -- packet of 10 -- $8.00 plus $2.00 shipping

Genesee Valley Antique Car Society cookbook (150 pages), "Good Cookin' and Car Lookin'"--Over 190 favorite recipes from GVACS members -- Appetizers, Beverages, Bread and Breakfast, Salads, Salad Dressings, Soups, Main Dishes/Entrees, Sauces and Marinades, Vegetables and Side Dishes, Candy, Cookies and Desserts.

$10.00 plus $5.00 shipping -- version with black and white antique car photos separating each section

$15.00 plus $5.00 shipping -- version with color antique car photos separating each section

Please direct your inquiries to Nancy Huffman, -- nphuffman@aol.com

We will work with you combine shipping on multiple orders.

Nancy Huffman

2010 Spring Meet Merchandise Chair

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What a great meet. It was easy to get to all the various venues and parking was never a problem. Hats off to all involved in pulling off a top shelf event. Just goes to show what a great organization AACA is and its members. For me the high point was Steve Moskowitz's 1903 curved dash Olds. Not only did I get to see it I had the pleasure to judge it too, what an unexpected treat! The reason I judge is I get to see some outstanding cars up close and personal and Steve's was sure one. Thanks to all for such an outstanding meet. Well done.

We worked hard and put a lot of thought into it. We honestly tried, and it worked out in our favor.

As for Steve Moskowitz, I've never seen Steve bring a car out to a meet, so from the standpoint of a meet chairman's perspective, and as a host region, having Steve bring his car out was a tremendous honor.

As for Nancy's message on leftover merchandise, I'll sweeten the deal.

If you buy leftover meet merchandise, I'll include free delivery to Louisville.

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Having the car there was an honor for me. I enjoyed sharing "Murphy" with everyone and knowing that it was the oldest car at the meet was pretty cool. I have not shown a car at a national meet since taking on this job but it is no reflection on other meets. I usually have far too much to do and it is just too inconvenient for me to bring a car. I cannot imagine showing a car at Hershey despite living only a couple of miles from the show!

Before taking on this job I have shown several cars since 1985 at national meets and thoroughly enjoyed the experience.

This was a fresh restoration and despite my vow to drive the CDO, I promised my friend Tim to show it, promised the club to bring it to Louisville and I will bring it to Blacksburg to support James and his team running that show. I also owe a huge favor to a concours here in PA and will bring it there but I am committed to end the "show" circuit unless I have the chance to allow others to go for a ride or "drive" the car.

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Steve, I missed my ride at NY, and knowing you probably were not going to drive it on the Founders Tour, I'm going to use my "rain check" at the next opportunity, probably Louisville. It's a fantastic car and you can be proud to show it anytime anyplace. Terry

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Tonight my parents, Steph and I had dinner at Steamboat Landing. It's the first time I've been in the place since our awards banquet. It sure seems strange walking in the place and not seeing all you guys there.

Also if you get time, visit our website (www.gvacs.com) where you can see additional pictures from the 2010 Eastern Division National Spring Meet. You might want to see the picture of Terry Bond's reaction when he realized that he was riding to the meet aboard an antique bus.

In other news, the Canandaigua Lady still hasn't been fixed, so the ladies luncheon wouldn't have happened. In either case the boat isn't known for having a lot of mechanical problems, but I guess it wasn't meant to be,

The newspaper announced last week that the hotel has been approved, and it is expected to be complete in late 2011. The new Steamboat Landing will have 160 rooms, and the banquet room will be expanded to accomodate 500 people.

Also in the news, last Friday, the newspaper did a story how on June 18, 1873 a person by the name of Susan B. Anthony would be convicted for illegally voting during the 1872 presidential election. She would be convicted in the north courtroom of the Ontario County courthouse on Main Street Canandaigua (which is still used to this day).

One thing I didn't mention about Terry Bond's bus ride, was that the bus took Terry and Susan through the birthplace of Jell-o, due to time contraints, we were unable to give them time to tour the Jell-o Museum.

If my region gets the nerve to try this again, how many of you would be willing to come to a meet if we decided to do this again??

We have a board meeting Tuesday night, and it would be interesting to see how many people would do this again.

Of course if we did this, we would be doing it at Steamboat after the hotel would be built, and everything other than the showfield and judge's admin would be all held at Steamboat.

Who would be willing to do this again??

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Well, since you did such a good job the first time, we would certainly entertain the idea of showing up for the second attempt. :rolleyes::D We really are sorry to have missed the first one though. :( It just wasn't meant to be. :o

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Hi, Folks.

Today, we were at the AACA Museum show in Hershey. (Super event to put on your calendars. Museum is open all day not to mention a wonderful, diversified display of vehicles on the grounds for everyone's taste).

While we were manning the AACA Membership booth/tent Steve Moskowitz, Sue & Dave Birchmire, and, I were discussing the absolutely beautiful area, Pat. (Lake, winery country, very scenic roads, etc.)

Steve had a good point: "What a great area to host a Tour". Consider that, please with your Region.

Regards,

Peter.

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While we were manning the AACA Membership booth/tent Steve Moskowitz, Sue & Dave Birchmire, and, I were discussing the absolutely beautiful area, Pat. (Lake, winery country, very scenic roads, etc.)

Steve had a good point: "What a great area to host a Tour". Consider that, please with your Region.

I'll mention it, but I won't chair it. I've never been to a national tour, so I don't feel comfortable chairing one. If we did, I'd make sure that the tour included a visit to the birthplace of Jell-o (in honor of Terry Bond). I'll work on a committee, but won't chair a tour. If the guys want to do a meet, I'm game if the group wants to do it again. The problem is that most of my vacation time is spent doing meets, and I don't have the time to attend a tour, so I wouldn't want to tackle it unless I had a couple of tours under my belt.

Once the Steamboat Landing convention center gets built, it'll be a good place for it, and I'm sure the owner will welcome us back. The convention center was supposed to be finished when I submitted the application to do the meet, but small town politics prevented that from happening.

I'll keep you posted as the convention center materializes.

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Hey Pat I would definitely come back for a meet in your area. I really enjoyed the meet. I would consider a tour that would include 1971 vintage vehicles. Take care Pat and thanks for the history lessons.

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GVACS did the Founders tour back in I think it was 2001. Was very busy schedule but fun. They had something like 200 cars. (My windshield decal is still stuck to my bathroom mirror)

If they and/or Wayne Drumlins did something in the future, I'd try my best to attend.

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If you would host a meet again I think a Grand National Meet would be the next logical step now that your organization did the 2010 EDSM.

With the projected completion date for Steamboat Springs in 2011 and allowing for delays, etc. a Grand National Meet in 2014 might be something to think about. That would give GVACS members 4 years to rest up, plan & prepare.

That is given that the Grand National in 2014 is not already spoken for.

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