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INSIDE THIS ISSUE: Inside Story
235 Cars registered on the field, perfect weather, and a huge crowd. How could our show be any better? With the new program for sponsorship for the trophies, we were able to purchase 4 new easy-up tents for the club, as well as the new trailer reported on in pages 2 and 3, while
still having funds to carry the club through the next year! Yes we will still be able to do our normal support of the Boys and Girls Club and the scholarships in the spring! Not bad !!! Newark Valley Historical Society last cruise in is Sept.7. Our September meet-
ing will be our Thank You Dinner at the Newark Valley Rail Road Depot September 16, 2013 at 6:00PM. This will be a ham and potato meal and will be paid for by the club.We need to have a count of who is attending by Sept. 11, call Cheryl or I at 607785-8867 or 607-761 -0897. SEE YOU THERE
Your New Trailer On page 2 there are four pictures of your old club trailer showing the state of disrepair that had effected it over the years. The trailer is so old that we can find no records of it’s origin in the club’s history. The wooden box would have had to be totally scrapped and replaced at a cost of close to a thousand dollars. The water damage shown in views three and four also indicate the damage that was being transferred to the contents during storage. The pictures at the bottom of page two show the 2005 Car Mate trailer that we found at Croft Trailers in Glen Aubrey. This trailer has not been registered since new as it had been used by the owner of Croft to transport his Grandson’s motorcross cycles to the races. The trailer measures 6X10 and has both a man door on the right side as well as a ramp door on the rear. There is a roof vent in the
center of the roof for ventilation during the heat of summer, and both a new tire on the left side and a spare tire mounted on the front. The lettering on the trailer is vinyl and should be able to be removed with some heat and elbow grease. Once cleaned of the previous owner’s advertising, we can apply our logo to bring more attention to our club. The corners and wheel fenders are all aluminum diamond plate, a material that will not rust. The sides are also painted aluminum. The interior consists of plywood with 2X4 studs on 16 inch centers. This construction will permit us to create shelving and divisions to hold all our show materials in a neat configuration. The decision to purchase this new trailer came after a phone canvas of better than fifty percent of the club members. The new cost for a trailer equipped in this fashion would be close to $4,000.00 but this unit cost us just $1,700.00 plus tax bringing the final cost to $1,836.00. With the amount of use we put our trailer to, we believe this unit will be of service for 10 or more years.
Work Days The purchase of our new trailer is of course good news, but that means that we need to finish the disassembly of our old trailer so it can be properly disposed of. We also need to take some time to organize the storage in the new trailer. The old trailer can be scraped at Weitzmanâ€™s if it has been stripped of all wood. They will even pay us for the metal that exists, making the expense of the new trailer a little less. The new trailer has more room than the old one but there is no shelving or other divisions inside. A well organized interior will make it easy to find the contents as needed while the present haphazard collection means hours of work to find a desired sign or other item. The above said, We need to get together and prepare both trailers for their future use. I propose that we have a few work days to accomplish the needed goals. We need to start with the disassembly of the old starting Saturday September 7, 2013 at my home with three or four of us working it should not take more than a couple of hours. Lets start about 10:00AM. We can also look at the new trailer and begin to design the interior shelving which we can build at our next session. Hopefully we can continue working the next Saturday, Sept. 21st on the interior of the new trailer. The main tools we will need for the deconstruction are battery powered drill drivers and one or two good step ladders. We also could add to our profits by collecting any scrap metal you might laying around to the trailer before we deliver it to Weitzman. Our new trailer is both roomy and watertight so we will have protection and organization for our signs, tents, and sundry items we use at the car show. It will speed up the preparations for set up if we can walk in to the trailer and pick up the materials without sorting through a pile of jumbled and mixed confusion. The construction of the shelving for the new trailer might take a day or two of work. We need to work together now to make our future car shows and Flea Markets more manageable. See you for these work days!!!Thank You for helping!!!