Mr Neilson.. OCF.. Please read

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Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dave Wightman on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 01:27 pm:

http://performance.ford.com/enthusiasts/quick-look/2016/10/quick-look-_-enthusia st-gallery--longest-running-antique-car-sho.html


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Dennis Seth - Jefferson, Ohio on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 04:01 pm:

Very interesting article thanks for sharing.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Marty Bufalini - Grosse Pointe, MI on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 05:25 pm:

Dave, thanks for sharing. Interesting article. I hope Mr. Neilson sees this.

In the 35 years I was a consultant and narrator on and for these events, I think upper management attended maybe three OCF's and those for "political" reasons. Although, in fairness, I don't know if Mr. Neilson has been to more or fewer OCF's.

The point is, I really don't believe the powers-that-be don't really know what these events are like, how important they are to participants and visitors and, how nationally -- and maybe internationally -- they are recognized and appreciated.

You get the point.

'Nuff said.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garrie Nolting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 08:57 pm:

Nice article and good photos. I especially like the one of my wife and me in our '15 T roadster pick up with our daughter riding on a steamer trunk in the back. Sad to think last year will be our last to attend. We always used our RV as a tow vehicle and stayed overnight in the parking lot. Now its too costly so I guess they win.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Garrie Nolting on Tuesday, March 14, 2017 - 09:00 pm:

Nice article and good photos. I especially like the one of my wife and me in our '15 T roadster pick up with our daughter riding on a steamer trunk in the back. Sad to think last year will be our last to attend. We always used our RV as a tow vehicle and stayed overnight in the parking lot. Now its too costly so I guess they win.


Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message  By Burger in Spokane on Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 03:08 pm:

It isn't about costly vs. not, ... this is a fundamental issue of how
people see the same things in totally different ways. One person
sees a stately, ancient forest. A peaceful place of wilderness and
tranquility.

The other guy just sees dollar signs of log prices at the mill, a new
Escalade, and doesn't give two sh!ts about a parcel of land left treeless
and torn up.

I really don't understand why this concept is so hard for some people
to grasp, but it is clear to this observer that we old car people tend to
fall into one camp, and the people at the helm of the HFM are of the other.

I often joke that my business motto is "Buy high, sell low". I know a
lot of my peers make a lot more money than I do. They drive fancy new
trucks with their company name all over them. It is a lot of flash and a
lot of cost they pass on to the clients. But they are very visible and it
is just a choice they make for how they want to do business. On the
hand, there is me. I have an old beater truck, I am not into self promotion,
.... heck, I got my first business cards to hand out (only upon my wife's
insistence) this year, ... yet I never go hungry. Could I buy a new Escalade ?
Not a chance. Would I even want a new Escalade ? Hell no ! Instead,
I have a TT truck that I use for heavy lifting in the good weather months,
and I work my own hours and have a certain "peaceful place" that I call
"work" than my contemporaries sold out long ago for the bigger bucks
and a ski boat and a big house with corporate landscaping. They cannot
begin to understand why anyone would choose to see things the way I
do, and I would sooner gouge my eyes out with a screwdriver than see
the world as they do !

The real question for me is HOW did people of the "other camp" end
up holding the reins to an organization BUILT FOR and AROUND the
very nature of old and cool ??? I find this mind boggling. It is directly
on par with putting the fox in charge of the henhouse !

But it is what it is, and when the bullets start flying, you don't stop
and question if this is really happening. Hell, no. You drop and take
cover and plan an APPROPRIATE response. You do not sit and mourn
the fact that a perfectly good stroll was turned into a firefight. Rather,
you lean into the problem and make your own way home.


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