Great Hemmings article on the auction of John Moir's "Alphabet" collection.
Granite Region AACA member John Moir's fabulous collection of cars that cover the alphabet from A-Z was auctioned off at Hershey last weekend. There's an excellent article in the Hemming's blog describing some of the wonderful cars. It's nice to see these cars, but sort of sad to see the collection go. Good luck, John!
Latest from Willy!
This club owes a great big THANK YOU to Pat Armstrong and her team for the AACA Sentimental Tour which they hosted for our club in early September. The hard work put on by many of our members paid off and it was an outstanding affair. We should all be proud !
There's an update of the scheduled events--see the calendar!
Update on Granite Region Holiday Party
Willy has just (Oct. 20, 2014) given an update on the November Holiday Party:
Mon 10/20/2014 9:55 AM
IT IS TIME TO SIGN UP FOR THE HOLIDAY PARTY. Reserve your spot NOW with $20 per person to Doug Smith our treasurer, for this affair, so we know how many to prepare for. Don't miss out on this one, it should be a humdinger! Willy
141 Wentworth Cove Rd.
Laconia NH 03246
GRANITE REGION AACA 2014 HOLIDAY PARTY
THE GRANITE REGION HOLIDAY PARTY IS SET FOR SATURDAY , NOVEMBER 22, 2014 WITH COCKTAILS @ 5pm, DINNER @ 6pm, A SHORT MEETING AFTER DINNER FOLLOWED BY A PROGRAM PRESENTED BY LORETTA & DOCTOR TOMATO!
* This event will be held at Makris Lobster House. Makris is located on the East side of Concord on Route 106 just north of the junction with Route 4.
*The short meeting will discuss the replacement of our Vice President, David Cox, who is retiring for business reasons, and other matters of importance to the organization.
*Dinner at six, following the cash bar, will be a Buffet with a variety of entree choices and at the cost is $20 per person with the club picking up the balance
*Doctor Tomato and Loretta Salazar will be our guests and present a program on Hydroponic farming in containers, in straw bales and growing your own mushrooms in a fish tank. He will also demonstrate the art of playing the Bagpipes and conclude with a display of juggling.
*Jeannie Lowrey and Sue Griffiths are planning exciting holiday surprises and a 50/50 raffle. Bring loads of cash, you might go home rich! (better chance than the NH lottery!)
*As usual you must let us know if you are coming sending your $20 per person and we will hold your place; the sooner the better! This looks to be an exciting event, one to be remembered. Reserve your spot by sending a check, money order, gold coins or cash to our Treasurer:
141 Wentworth Cove Rd.
Laconia NH 03246
Latest Granite Banner Newsletter
The Summer 2014 Granite Banner newsletter is now available and has some super articles! The one on the Great Race by Bob Haight is particularly interesting to any fans of the movie by the same name as it details Bob's successful search to view the 1907 Leslie Flyer on one leg of this year's event. Another excellent piece by Sue Griffiths introduces the Region to the two 2014 recipients of the now-dormant GRAACA Scholarship. These young men represent the future of our hobby and it well suits us to support them. Let's hope we can revitalize the scholarship program.
For earlier editions, see the archived newsletters.
The almost-most recent memo from Willy!
Update on the Granite Region scholarship project
The Granite Region has offered a scholarship to a graduating high-school student since 2010. Our objective was to assist a new generation interested in pursuing higher education in the automotive field. The discussion at the annual meeting on June 7, 2014 noted that funding for this was based upon income-generating events that we do not participate in currently, and the treasury cannot bear this expense after this year. To mark its temporary retirement, we are awarding two scholarships in 2014. The details are recounted in Sue Griffiths' notes from the annual meeting. Perhaps we can ressurect this worthwhile program soon.
Membership in the Granite Region of AACA has its pleasures and one annual pain--the 2014 dues were due on April 15th, a date selected to defer your ire toward the other payment due that day. Apparently 24 recent members are still inhibited from renewing; please reconsider.
The membership/dues renewal form is in the recent Granite Banner and is also available for download here (PDF or MSWord). However you get it, please complete it and return it to John Pernokas at P.O. Box 150, Wolfeboro, NH 03894 with your check payable to: Granite Region of AACA asap.
This is time to update and renew classified ad information on the website to make it more useful to members. Please check your listings there and notify the webmaster of any changes asap.
The Summer 2008 newsletter contained specific information about the long-rumored NH inspection exemption for 1948 and older vehicles that have not been modified. It would be wise to carry a copy of the statute on each eligible, uninspected vehicle.Click here for a printable copy of the statute summary.
A new web project is to upgrade the "Links" connection to have a set of useful web links for members to use to access specific marque information and other resources. Please send any web links you think would be useful to the members to the webmaster for inclusion here. Thanks!