R W Burgess

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  1. * I would hope our leadership would pose questions to our AACA members before making any major changes for the future of our Organization. Wayne Life Member
  2. Gee, agreeing with Earl again on this. While VP of National Activities I approached the Fredericksburg Region about them hosting a tour in the surrounding area of Fredericksburg. At the time they thought that our antique cars would not be able to avoid the traffic. When we had our 3rd Sentimental Tour in Manassas, Virginia, they was much more traffic in that town that we easily worked around. I don't consider that an issue. As I mentioned earlier, I am sure the Buzzard's Breath Region would consider hosting a tour in that area, as they can host one anywhere, and have. Wayne
  3. I agree with Earl. Lots and lots of things to see in that area. If a local region could not handle it, go to the Buzzard's Breath Region. Lots of hotels in the Fredericksburg area. Easy access to all back roads. Wish I had a little more energy I would push this harder! Wayne
  4. Spoke to Franklin yesterday. He is having issues with the registration and tour brochures, but expects to have the issues worked out today....just so you guys know. See you in West Virginia!
  5. Stopping by my Toyota Dealer today with this engine picture. Will tell them I want a Toyota powered with this one!!!
  6. You can blame the US Government for a lot of this.
  7. Thanks Ed, love those photos, pretty part of the state.
  8. Yes, it's pretty bad out there. I heard yesterday that the Reagan Museum was saved. They had a unique plan using goats to eat and keep the undergrowth down, what a novel idea? 😁 Hopefully the State will get a handle on this to prevent this in the future. Take Care, Wayne
  9. I have always had a soft spot in my heart for my friends from Northern California, having attended many meets and tours there. The Redwood Empire Region always shows us a good time. Worrying about my friends the last few weeks I decided to call out there. I woke up my “Hippie Girlfriend” (It’s a long story) this morning to check on my friends in Santa Rosa Ca. It was 10 am at my house, so no problem…wait, there is? Oh, 6 am her time. Whoops. I was really concerned after reading all of this bad news out there. She told me that they have evacuated the towns of Healdsburg, Windsor, all the way to Bodega Bay, my favorite ocean front town. Sad. Santa Rosa had 747’s dropping suppressants yesterday. Winds weren’t too bad then though. She sleeps in her clothes just in case. Gas is sparse, stores are empty, no power or gas for homes. They are getting lots of help from other fire stations around the counties, but also other states. She also told me that AACA’s favorite hotel, The Flamingo Hotel, has changed hands and is being renovated. I always have a lot of fun in that hotel. I cannot wait to see my many friends out there the next time that they are able to have an event. Please keep them in your prayers. Wayne
  10. I have been in at least 2 tours similar to this. Police escorts were used each time. The one Vintage Tour that Judy and Barker Edwards put on some years ago had us traveling back to the host hotel with escorts. Very well planned and safe. Prior commitments with the local police force makes these things work. Lots of fun, but everyone might not like it. Wayne
  11. Steve means go back to the original forum here... https://forums.aaca.org/forum/120-aaca-eastern-division-national-meet-hershey/ You will probably see other posts come up concerning the biggest event on the East Coast. PS, forgot to add. keep your money close to you, it has a habit of leaving quickly in Hershey, as there are so many things that you "JUST HAVE TO HAVE!" Wayne
  12. I have the same problem with my 65 Corvette, been stuck for 2 years. Tried jacking it up and running in second gear, could never get it in 4th. Close ratio tranny. Could not get it loose. No access plate at the bottom of the flywheel housing, so that doesn't work. Might try the 3 big guy, roll in 4 gear deal. I have already set a shop up to pull the transmission out. Bummer!!! Wayne
  13. Can someone put the Tour flyer on here? Especially need hotel info for a friend????
  14. * * Paul, put up a picture of your first cross country "tour car", that wagon. These guys need to see this one!!!
  15. * * Tom, I got the right state, for a country boy that's pretty good. "Hopefully in a couple years we can think about a National Tour again. My motto is car shows are for wimps, Real men and women tour in their antique cars. I do enjoy being a wimp sometimes though having taken a few cars and a vintage Motorhome to Auburn and Hershey. Tom Muth Southern Ohio Chapter President Cincinnati, Ohio"" Go for it Tom. There are a lot of people in the East that would like to see something different, and Bernie's Tour is the one I was speaking of. I read it in their monthly newsletter and went wild over it.I will say this now. National can give a lot of help with events like these. You need a strong leader under complete control. I have been down that road. Never say NO! I will be talking to Megan too. Thanks, Wayne
  16. * * Mark, Touring: Earl's suggestion is what I worked on for 3 years as AACA Activities VP with a group in Reno, NV. I had a connection in California that would have helped host a Progressive Tour, beginning in Reno, crossing the mountain to California, then back to Reno. I had trouble getting help from the Reno Region. There was another National Club that had already put on a tour in Reno, but would not share their notes with me. (Actually told me that I should have attended their tour) I guess I should have attended it. Duh! So, out west we are left to joining other National Clubs, like VMCCA, which is very active out West. A shame that we can not someway join with them on shared events. (BTW, that other Reno tour was poorly attended) Something similar was brought up at the AACA Membership Meeting on Saturday. A lady asked why there weren't more AACA Tours. Her question was not properly answered, or misunderstood, I should say. I just want AACA to know that VMCCA and other National Tour Groups are shopping our AACA members and some of our members are seriously considering joining them. Mark, you have a tough job. Good luck. We are all pulling for you. Wayne
  17. It's funny how getting together with AACA members gets you researching things. The wife went through our closet today and came across these ancient pictures. Back in about 1997, while looking for another antique driver, I saw this 1956 Chevy Handyman Wagon in a for sale mag. 235 cu in 6 cylinder, 3 speed tranny. It was located in Washington State. The owner had remodeled this guy's kitchen, but the guy could not pay the bill, so he traded the Chevy to pay off the debt. I bought it just from the pictures, paid the moving company $1.100.00 to bring it to Warsaw Virginia. It's first meet was with the Richmond Region in the DPC class. The judges were not happy about the wheels, even more unhappy about the exhaust pipe exiting right behind the driver's window. I got my badge though. Earl Beauchamp talked me into finding original wheels and wheel covers, thanks Paul Stosch. This car now has so many tour stickers on its side windows that you can hardly look out of them anymore. Besides the tours listed below in Texas Alabama and Virginia, the Chevy has also been to New Jersey, New Hampshire, Maine, Louisville Kentucky, and others that I can not even remember. We enjoy touring and this car always brings a smile to people's faces. Pictures below: 1. the moving company truck. 2. here she is rolling off the trailer. The guy had to bump start it coming down the ramp. The battery was dead. 3. front view 4. rear view 5. 2010 Kerrville Texas 6. Huntsville Alabama 7. Richmond Region Tour 2016
  18. A few years back the Canton Chapter of the Ohio Region ran a local tour through Cleveland I believe it was (home to all of those many old car makers of the early days?). (Love those shared newsletters too) Anyway, I tried to get Joe and Mary Gagliano to run it again for a National Tour, but it never happened. Those old buildings still have the names of car companies on the upper parts of the buildings. I can just imagine the history that can be written for each stop. Priceless! I will add one more later Mark!
  19. * * The balance of the newsletter winners are posted on the Editor's Site below!
  20. Here are the other newsletter winners for 2018. Your region and chapters thank you! * * *
  21. Mark McAlpine asked about where we want to go in the future? This would be a nice rerun!! Alabama!!!
  22. * * Probably just tours this year Annie. Not enough hours in the week to do much nowadays. Will probably be on the South Carolina and North Carolina tours for sure.
  23. Hopefully before March, when testing/scoring "may" begin. I will check tomorrow for you. Good seeing you too Annie. Wayne