This is it. We have one month before our most important event
of the yearóour Annual Car Show. This will be the 35th Annual Antique
Automobile Show for the Vintage Automobile Club of Ocean County.
Itís sure to be a good one. How do I know? Because you canít have a
35th Annual Show without having 34 successful shows before that.
I know a lot of you have already been working hard to make this the
best show ever. But there is still a lot of prep work to do.
One of the most difficult jobs is getting enough trophy sponsors
to cover the cost of trophies. We have always given out a lot of trophies
and I believe that is one of the things which attract car owners to our
show. Last year we cut the number of trophies by 50. This year we took
a more drastic step and actually ordered unassembled trophies. Weíll
save approximately 50% over the cost of last yearís trophies. Over half
the trophies have already been assembled, and I donít even know whoís
responsible for doing that! Still, if you know of anyone, including
yourselves, who would like to sponsor a trophy, please mail $25.00 per
trophy to Everett Ross, 512 Wheaton Ave, Bayville, N.J. 08721.
Remember, Everett is at home recuperating from his nasty spill,
resulting in a broken femur. Broken leg, but never a broken spirit,
Everett is performing his job full steam ahead, as always.
Weíll also need items for the Gift Auction. Items should be new
or barely used. And we can always use door prizes. Maybe you work
for someone who can donate a trophy, Gift item, or a door prize. In the
past, getting door prizes meant that Denny and Everett went to Harbor
Freight with a fist full of coupons and a calculator, but that may be a
problem for both those troubadours this year, so if anyone else can step
up to the task, it would be most appreciated.
Also to be considered is the stuffing of Goody Bags, and again,
if you have something to add to the goody bags, bring it to the next
We will meet on August 6. At that time we should have a list of
names of who is picking up the tent and assorted accruements weíll
need the day before the show, which includes food items. We should
also know who is doing what job on Show Day, such as Registration,
Parking, Judging, Cooking, DJing, Emceeing, and standing around
looking handsome. Iíll volunteer for that last one.
Weíll also have a meeting on September 3, a scant four days
before Showtime, at which time weíll firm up all responsibilities and
other concerns that need attention.
I typed this entire letter using my left hand only. The fingers on
my right hand are rolled into a fist of determination. We are going to
have a FANTASTIC show.
Donít miss out. Itís easy. Itís fun. Itís Vintage.
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