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OFFICERS PRESIDENT BOB KLINGENSMITH 607-761-0897 CO-VICE PRESI-

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DENTS HOWARD SEYMOUR 607-754-7400 JOE VAGLICA 607-760-9200

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RICH MCCONNELL 607-785-3590 TREASURER CHARLIE KUHLMAN 607-754-6861

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The March meeting will be at the Tioga County Office building in the Conference Room. The date for this meeting will be March 18, 2013 at 7:00 PM..Yes this is the day after our Winter Flea Market. We will be reviewing the success or failure of the flea market but there will be so much more that we will be getting into. Plans are well under way for our first tour , the trip to Eastman House and the Rochester Lilac

Festival. There will also be two private car collections that we will tour on this trip. Several new ideas were brought up at the February meeting about the car show that we need to look into. More inter-club relations are also being discussed and need to be followed up on with your input. We hope to bring a greater voice in local events for the car enthusiast than has been evident in the

past. Tioga Region is strong and other clubs are looking toward us to be a voice to be heard in our community.Your involvement in the community and our organization is the catalyst that will be a strong influence in making the hobby more interesting to the public. Your attendance in our meetings will aid in the growth of our hobby.


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Your 2013 Car Show Featured Car

At our February Meeting we chose Jim Meade’s 1908 Cadillac Touring to be our featured car for the 2013 car show. The above picture will most probably be used as the Dash Plaque for the show.

The picture is from Fred Brown’s collection and as you can see shows the degree of restoration that went into the car. I will be thrilled to see this car again and feel that it will go a long way to remind the

public how beautiful the cars were when they were designed by dreamers rather than committees. Our show will truly tell the public how far we have come in the last hundred years!

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An Historic Question Once again I have a question for you to ponder till the last page of this newsletter.Your grandfather knew of the “Potter Trunk” as he in all likelyhood owned one. What was this fea-

ture, and why would it have been so popular? Why also has this item disappeared from our cars today?

item to be installed and used on the automobile of it’s era? As usual the answer will be found on the last page of this newsletter.

While we are at it what other feature had to be on the No Peeking car in order for this

Winter Flea Market With requests still coming in we are well on our way to seeing a bigger market than the one last year. We also have a more favorable location in the building than we had in either of the last two shows. We will have the whole gymnasium for our sale. No more long carries for our vendors! The layout of our market will be cleaner and more cohesive than in the past. We also will have the ability to accommodate up to 62 TIOGA

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the past.

We will be setting up the room on Saturday March 16, 2013 at 10:00 AM.

Our younger members have been busy finding door prizes and raffle items that will add to the interest for the public as well as our vendors. We also will have some freebees that we have not had in the past.

The larger show means we need to have more involvement from our members not only in set up but also the day of the show. The set up will go quickly as we only have to divide one room rather than the several we have had to work with in

We will also have a sound system to make communication easier throughout the day. The Show will be March 17, 2013 from 9:00 AM to 3:00 PM. See you there!


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New Members We welcome two new member families this month. The first is Vince Calla and his wife Gwen Rifenbury, (Gwen pointed out that she chose to keep her maiden-name to avoid some of the problems inherent with name changes) Vince is more interested in Hot Rods and owns a nicely modified 1990 Chevrolet Silverado. Gwen on the other hand is a purist and her 1966 Ford Thunderbird looks as if it just rolled

off the assembly line yesterday. The couple own Vince’s Garage in Kirkwood, N.Y. Two days after joining us Gwen called to see if we still had complementary memberships left for a friend of the couple. That took the last of our free memberships for this year. The last one went to Mike and Debbie Kocik of Port Crane, N.Y. who own a 1947 Buick Special four door. Mike tells me that the Buick is in need of restoration work but is in

driving condition. Both couples are looking for a club that is active and on the move. Tours, shows, and parades are of interest to both couples and we look forward to seeing them at our meetings as well as our tours and the car show. Just because we have used all the free memberships from national does not mean that we will not be looking for new members. Keep them coming!

Tioga Region Clothing Due to the recent influx of new members, Joe Vaglica reminded us that he still has the logo on record. As this was an extra expense in the production of

our first order of Tioga Region clothing, there would not be that expense for those who might choose to order additional or new shirts, hats, or

jackets. If you are interested in ordering clothing with the Tioga Region logo contact Joe at All Star Sports, 4 Delphine St. Owego, N.Y.. Phone 687-5500

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The Ethanol Question In the past couple of days I have received no less than three publications that concerned E15 gasoline. All three are adamant that E15 would be harmful to all cars manufactured prior to 2012. We all have heard of Howard’s problem with his Corvair that had been stored over the summer in Florida with E10 in the tank. All four of his carburetors had to be rebuilt due to the corrosive nature of the ethanol in the fuel attracting water from the atmosphere. How much more destructive will E15 be not only to our collector cars but also to the cars we

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depend on for our daily driving?

the oil companies have “By Mistake “ supplied E07 to staI have reproduced the SEMA article in tions without init’s entirety on page forming them of the change. In fact seven for you to the stations in Norsee the effort that way are not reorganization is making to make our quired to label their pumps with the concerns known. The March issue of ethanol content of any of their fuel. Generator And Distributor, the Vintage Mr. Storstrom reChevrolet Club of ports there have America’s magazine been many Reports has an article writ- of damaged engine ten by Erling Storparts, fuel lines, strom of Oslo, tanks, and even Norway who is paint with “a link to afraid that with the the ethanol as the permission of E15 bad guy.” in America will inThe engines of our fluence the Euro25 year old cars as pean market to fol- well as all small enlow suit. Mr. Storgines such as those strom reports that used in lawn mowthe fuel pumps in ers and light tracNorway now detors were never inliver E05 in 95 octended to be run tane and no ethanol on fuel that conin 98 Octane. He tains ethanol. also reports that


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Our First Tour of The Season! Yes the summer is that close, it is time for us to begin to plan for our tours! The first tour of the summer is a two day affair May 18-19, 2013. We will be going to Rochester, N.Y. to visit Eastman House, the Lilac Festival, and two private car collections belonging to members of the Genesee Region. Known cost factors at this time are; Motel $64.99 plus tax per room, -Eastman House $9.00 per person. Meals from the menu

at the planned restaurants. We will be opening the tour to our sister AACA Clubs so hopefully we will have a strong representation on this opening to 2013! If you were at the February meeting you received a brochure on the tour, if you were not at the meeting and would like to receive a copy of this brochure call me at 785-8867 and I will get it to you. The sooner we know how many plan to attend, the sooner we

can make the reservations at the motel and Eastman House. As per usual you are encouraged to drive your collector car but it is still open to your modern driver if you are concerned about driving that far in your collector. We still have to make one or two more scouting trips to finalize the route and stops, but we will be going the whole way on two lane roads. As always we plan to keep our tour together the whole way.

Two Local Events As usual there are many events opening up as the season approaches. Two that have come to our attention in the past few days are; 1. Cruisin’ Buddies and Triple Cities Street

Rods are sponsoring a Car Cruise-in Italian Style. This event is on May 9 2013 from 4:30 to 7:00 PM at Sons of Italy Lodge, Endicott, N.Y. $8.00 Adult 5 and under Free Benefit Catholic Charities Children's Sumer Lunch Program

2.Twin Tiers Vintage Car Show Sunday June 2, 2013 Chemung County Fairgrounds. “A non judged fun event” Early Registration by May 25 - $5.00. Info Ginny 607-5946331

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Potter Trunks In 1923 Clark Z. Potter took charge of an older manufacturing company that had been trimming the interiors of Fisher Body cars. He renamed the company Potter Manufacturing Company and began to manufacture trunks for cars of that era. At the time of these trunks there were no integral trunks on the body of cars, but most had fold down racks on the back for luggage. Potter Trunks fitted nicely on the fold down racks and contained fitted luggage that matched the outer covering of the trunk. Very fashionable and desirable for the discriminating traveler. From a beginning production of 100 trunks a day, the output swelled to more than 10,000 a month in the hay day around 1927 when more than 100 workers were employed. With the onset of the depression in the early 1930’s, coupled with more auto designs with built in trunks, the Potter plant closed in 1937 The above information came from an article in Old Cars Weekly dated March 14, 2013.

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