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37 minutes ago, Matt Harwood said:

This is a new virus

Just to add to Matt's point, everything that we really know about this virus has been learned in the last 10-12 weeks.  The supposed information from prior to that period I would charitably call unreliable from the source.  There's a lot of subject area experts here and I'm pretty sure that it took a lot longer than 10-12 weeks or even years to gain the knowledge that you have.  Like the vast majority I'm hopeful that this will be short term pain and that this will soon pass us by, however, in the meantime I'm content to follow the rules from the London tube and Mind the Gap.  

 

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Of course common sense measures should prevail, Matt.

The problem is many, if not most, of the "experts", have an agenda. This whole pandemic "thing" has turned into an opportunistic feeding frenzy. From the scum bags selling knock off N95 masks, to the research "scientists" looking for grants, to the media of all stripes looking for sensationalist "bombshells", to the folks looking to say "anything" that will get them on cable news, to the drug companies hoping for mega buck tax funds to come up with a drug, any drug, they can sell at a 1000% mark up and, of course, the ruling elite who will say or do anything to further their own ambitions.

So, I will continue to question most  any "fact", disregard all anecdotal "freezers full of bodies" stories,  and just go about my daily business as best I can. I will wear a mask when necessary, avoid crowds, and wash my hands.

To the extent possible I refuse to be manipulated for someone else's benefit.

And so it goes...........Bob

 

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As we talk i,m sitting in our local hospital ER with my wife. Relatively minor cut. Couple of stitches. Of course everyone is masked. In a break of the action I asked the attending doc if they have had any covid patients. He said yeah we get them. I said do you keep them here or send them to another hospital. He looked at me and said "we send them home. It,s just another virus. The vast majority of other wise healthy people are sick for awhile then get better."

Anecdotal I know, but a real time report from a real doctor in the real  trenches ....bob

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Its may 27 and I have yet to get the survey.  I have been a vendor since 1994.  Now they should have a survey, to see who got the survey!!!

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A friend of mine had some ball caps made with a very appropriate saying for this discussion and our country in general

 

                                                                           " MAKE AMERICA THINK AGAIN"

Steve

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answer the Vendor survey,  Didn't see the other.

 

Joe Block

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There are SO MANY EMPTY vending spaces in the Green and Orange fields there should be no worries.  Social distancing before it was trendy.  

 

 

 

 

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My 94 year old Aunt lives in a nursing home in Lancaster, PA. 20 of her fellow residents have died from the virus.  She dodged a bullet.  She had the virus but survived.  She's tough and lucky.  She also recovered from polio in the 1940's.  Hope I have some of her genes.

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I am a vendor who did not get a survey and I check my spam pretty carefully. 

Feel free to sent the survey again. 

 

I am in favor of having the show even though the attendance may be less. I think, social distancing should be no problem.

 

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Scott Deno

CCW 14-17

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I look forward to AACA events, especially Hershey.

With most of the year's events evidently not to be

held, I hope, however, that we're not losing disappointed

members or dampening enthusiasm.  We may be.

 

One of our local members, who travels around the country

to AACA events and serves our region very actively--he's even

been a co-chairman of at least one national event--wrote to me:

 

"I couldn't care LESS  whatever they want to do about Hershey

or ANY of the AACA events. They cancelled the Eastern Spring

Nationals after I spent a lot of time getting a good price on a motel,

figured out what tours/events I wanted to attend and registered to judge...

I am not judging with a Mask on my face !!!!!!!!!...

So, I have moved on a long, long, long time ago and I have plenty of

things to keep me busy and happy.... I am not going to sit around

and wait to see what is going to be cancelled next."

 

Myself, I don't feel that way.  These delays are making me MORE eager

to get to car events as soon as they resume.

 

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I am ok either way they decide, I am just not happy about the whole crap covid at all. My Father vended 52 years straight till his passing in 2012 he took me and my brother as lil ones then out of school every year since like 64-77 I missed many years 70’s 80’s in the Marines and USCS but came back with dad and brother 90’s then selling strong since 2004 every year since. It’s part of me but this one has no winners tuff,

just don’t see how 100,000 people a day can social distance on a 8’ wide road let alone I have had times with 15-25 buyers in my tiny rows of tons of steel sheet metal handle bins and table rows of misc., how do I with underlying problems and how does the buyer avoid parts paths contact with them in tiny rows, do I bring less? I am already in for 10 spots @ 800 plus program ad fees and hotel and food fuel pulling 10,000 lbs trailer just to get there. It’s a tuff one for my livelihood as well, and as anyone of my age and up.

     I do not envy the Hershey region mixed feelings prepare for worst hope for best

RB

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 I hope that the organizers of this event get good solid feedback concerning Hershey so they have as accurate of data as possible to base their decisions. I for one plan to be there unless things are really bad with the virus at that time. Of course we all hope it will be much, much better but who can say for sure what tings will be like over four months from now? I'm sure with the amount of planning that must go into an event like this a decision needs to be made more sooner than later to make sure unnecessary dollars and time doesn't get wasted on an event that ultimately can't happen. I do not envy their position and I'm glad it's a decision I don't have to make! So many things to consider if you think about it, it's mind boggling. If it gets cancelled I'm sure there will be a lot (thousands) of disappointed people and I will be one of them, but at the same time I will understand that it had to be done.

 

 If the event DOES go on then those of us who do go need to be prepared for a MUCH different Hershey. I can see the fields being only half full perhaps because many vendors will not come unless this COVID-19 thing happens to be gone by then. Buyers and spectators will no doubt be way down too so I would expect to see a much smaller crowd overall. If it's on then great! I plan to be there with mask, hand sanitizer, wipes and anything else to help protect myself and others. I hope nobody gets offended if I don't shake hands. Either way I will stand behind the decision that gets made. Life will go on and we'll be preparing for a HUGE event in 2021!!!

  

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At this time I would avoid speculation as there should be a press release out by tomorrow if not today that will explain where we all stand in this unfortunate time.  

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I am a vendor and did not receive a survey via email.

 

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It is with great regret that the AACA Hershey Region Executive Board informs you that the 2020 Hershey Fall Meet has been cancelled. This decision was not arrived at lightly. Our Club prides itself on producing a world-class event that thousands of people anticipate every year, so we felt the heaviest of burdens when faced with this decision.

 

While making the difficult choice to cancel, the Board took many obstacles into account, including but not limited to: the health and welfare of our volunteers, vendors, partners, and visitors; the unknown restrictions and/or guidelines that may be in place at the time of our show; and the volunteer-only workforce we rely on to prepare for a show of our magnitude.

 

We appreciate you understanding how difficult this decision was for the Executive Board to make. We know that some people will be upset by the decision and others will applaud it. Either way, please know that the Hershey Region Executive Board has acted in what they believe are the best interests of the Club, and we ask for your continued support as we navigate these unprecedented times.

 

Refund information will be sent very soon in regards to all payments already received by the Hershey Region AACA.

 

Please know that we continue to explore ideas to benefit the hobby and are working toward the possibility of still hosting our usual car show on Saturday in October.  While this may not be doable, AACA and the Hershey Region along with other constituencies are working hard to make this possible.  Please visit our website and social media as often as possible for the latest news.

 

Hershey Region AACA

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Please take note of the blue section in the above post, the fall meet has not been completely canceled.  At the present time the flea market and car corral are in fact canceled but all parties are working as hard as humanly possible to get the show approved on Saturday.  We have a plan.  We, AACA, the Hershey Region and HE&R are all 100% in agreement to do this...we just need cooperation from our state government and we WILL have a show!

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Very Sad Steve, but I understand,do you know if monies can just be applied to our spaces for 2021 ?

Thank you for all you do and to Hershey Region

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A really tough decision, I'd guess mostly driven by the fact that a lot of volunteer workers were skeptical of being exposed.

 

Not the end of the world, a big event, but in the big picture a year hiatus won't affect us in any lasting way.

 

See you in 2021!  I really will miss seeing a lot of friends ….  cars and parts are secondary at this point, it's the smiles and handshakes I'll miss most....

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Sad enough to see the show cancelled, but equally or even sadder for the residents that work at all the businesses,  motels, restaurants etc. that look forward to that and all the other weeks they are already losing of employment.    Especially the business owners as they don't get unemployment and still have expenses.  They are going to see the ripple affect to the economy of this virus with shutdown measures is much wider than most can comprehend and won't be seen for almost 6 months when the crap really hits the fan. 

 

I live in a tourist town and my wife works in that industry.  We were talking about this long before the first official shutdown of our area. 

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Folks, the region will be sending a post card out very shortly giving you the information about refunds.  That is their territory and I cannot speak for them at this point.  I hope no one reads too much into any of this but David it was NOT mostly driven by the volunteer issue.  Many were more than willing to risk health issues so that everyone could enjoy the fall meet.  Our state government has policies now that preclude a lot of things happening and if you read our Governor's press releases it becomes very clear that the region had a huge obstacle to clear and at this time there was no way to get around it.  I am not bashing nor do I want this forum to turn into a political debate.  For us, it is simple, AACA and the Hershey Region has to abide by the laws and regulations of our state.

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  Not the news we wanted to hear but I understand. Already looking forward to a big show in 2021!!!!!!!!

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Given all the uncertainties and and the ever evolving conditions, some logical and others unfathomable, I believe the wisest choice was made........Bob

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And I was having the first good day in a month until I just read this. I’m sure it was the correct decision. I still don’t like it. Life will go on, and 2021 will be here before you know it. Sure doesn’t seem that my first time was 49 years ago.........having missed a few over the years, it just makes the next one that much better. Thanks to all who run the event. You bring joy to countless people making the hobby a much better place to spend time with family and friends.

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I'm heartbroken. I don't know what to do. Going to go outside and punch the punching wall for a while, I guess. 

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At some point during what would have been Hershey week, I'm going to set up an awning and a couple of tables in the back yard, put some stuff on the tables, and sit back with a glass of single malt and think about all the Hershey's I've ever been to.  Join me and post photos- we'll have a "virtual Hershey."

Terry

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