Car Guy News
Volume 4, Issue 5 www.tdcmotorclub.com May, 2012
The car show season is upon us and in a big way
Official Publication of the each and every weekend there is a car show or
Top Dead Center Motor Club cruise night event to attend. You can go to 2, 3, 4
PO BOX 173 Lionville PA 19353 or even 5 shows a weekend, which makes it hard
to enjoy yourself. Stay sane and not run around
Monthly General Meetings are held the First crazy. The best thing to do is pick the ones that
Tuesday of the month 7:00pm at Tom Oates you enjoy, go to the ones with your fellow club
Automotive in Chester Springs, PA members and have a good time.
Officers: I would like to remind everyone that we have our
President: Joe O’Fria annual Drive Out Hunger Show coming on July
Vice President: Dan Bourdon 21, 2012 9am - 1pm at Downingtown East High
Secretary: Frank Shimer School. I believe this one will be our most
Treasurer: Joseph O’Fria III successful show yet! We have some great
exhibitors lined up! We will of course need
volunteers and man and women power to run
smoothly. If you would like to help please let us
Membership: Denise Stoltzfus
know. We can use the most help prior to the
Activities: Connie Robinson
Calendar: Harry Panson
Webmaster: Jason O’Fria
We have again been invited to the 4th of July
Editor: Carolyn Hibbs Parade in Philadelphia, which is always a great
experience. Please sign up with Carolyn Hibbs by
May 25th if you plan on attending. We have
reserved 25 spots for vehicles.
TDC MOTORCLUB NEW WEB PAGE After the parade, Gerry and I have invited
everyone back to our home for a Fourth of July
Visit our new web page @ TDCMotorclub.com "Car-B-Que" at 3pm, see email for details. If your
Danielle would like to have a picture of each not able to attend the parade, but would like to
members car(s) with a blurb about you. come to the barbecue, you are always welcome.
The more, the merrier!!
If you have any pictures you have and would Our website has undergone some great changes,
like to share with other members, please check it out.
email them to Danielle@tdcmotorclub.com.
I hope to see everyone at one of the events very
And don't forget to visit the web site to find soon. Just to talk, chat or even bench race and
up-to-date news of present and future events. generally have a good time!
Thanks for listening
Joe O"Fria, President
Those members who still need windshield
card(s) for their vehicles, please reply to the
email sent on May 4th by May 18th with the
THE FOLLOW-UP/THE HAPPENINGS following:
Treasury Report: 1. owner of each vehicle
Watch your email for a copy of the Treasurer’s
Report – coming soon! ~Joseph O’Fria, Treasurer 2. year and make of each vehicle for which a
card is needed.
**HAPPENINGS** These are put in the windshield on display to
identify our club when we go to cruise events.
Drive Out Hunger
Support The Troops
It is official!! Downingtown East High School
administration has given TDC authorization to use the TDC MONTHLY CRUISE NIGHTS- SECOND WEDNESDAY OF
school grounds for the “Drive Out Hunger” show for
THE MONTH APRIL THRU SEPTEMBER AT THE VFW ON
2012. The show is scheduled for July 21st with a rain
date of July 28th. In 2011 TDC raised over 2000 lbs. of BUSINESS ROUTE 30 JUST OUSTSIDE OF DOWNINGTOWN.
food for the Chester County Food Bank and over WE WILL HAVE AMPLE ROOM TO DISPLAY CARS ON THE
$500.00 in cash donations. LARGE LAWN AND SPECTATOR PARKING IN THE REAR.
***PRE-REGISTERING*** 50/50 AND DOOR PRIZES
WE WILL BE HAVING CRUISE NIGHT RAIN DATES IN 2012.
You can now pre-register on the web page for this THE RAIN DATE WILL BE THE FOLLOWING WEDNESDAY AFTER
event, but will still need to send payments or bring THE ORIGINAL DATE.
with you the day of the show. We will email VOLUNTEERS NEEDED FOR PARKING AND DONATION
confirmation letters/emails to everyone that pre- COLLECTION.
registers. Participants must bring their confirmations
**There was a great turnout at our first "Cruise for
with them the day of the event.
the Troops" despite the rain/sleet. Forty plus cars
were in attendance.
A list of the pre-registrants will be generated for the
"Welcome" and "Registration" tents.
The Community Courier will be doing an article
on TDC Motor Club and the "Cruise for the
Father’s Day Car Show
The Father’s Day Cruise is all set. Sun., June 17th from
3pm to 6pm at West Brandywine Township Park. After INDEPENDENCE DAY PARADE
the car show, starting at 6:30pm, “The Fabulous July 4, 2012
Greaseband” will perform. (Flyer Attached)
**Proceeds from the show will go towards
If you plan on being in the parade please
the scholarship program** email me at Carolyn@tdcmotorclub.com
by May 25th.
There is information I need as soon as
possible that I have to send to the
City of Philadelphia by June 1st.
TENTATIVE 2012 CALENDAR
As a club we would like to participate in other activities, JUNE 5 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
beside the normal show and cruise night schedule, we want JUNE 13 WED. CRUISE NIGHT 5PM VFW DWTWN.
to be able to gather socially and get to know one another
and do something that doesn’t necessarily involve cars…but
can involve spouses/significant others and family! JULY 3 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
JULY 4 WED. PARADE 8AM PHILADELPHIA
TDC Tool Time: If anyone is in need of a few JULY 4 WED. "CAR-B-QUE" AT THE O'FRIA'S 3PM
helpings hands, let Harry Panson know at JULY 11 WED. CRUISE NIGHT 5PM VFW DWTWN.
email@example.com JULY 21 SAT. DOH SHOW 7AM DEHS
JULY 28 SAT. DOH (RAIN DATE) DEHS
Rob DeGrandis has a large warehouse facility
AUG. 7 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
located at 185 Lancaster Avenue in Malvern,
AUG. 8 WED. CRUISE NIGHT 5PM VFW DWTWN.
PA for rent. It is secure and accessible six (6)
days a week during business hours of
SEPT. 4 TUES. CLUB CRUISE 7PM TOM OATES
DeGrandis Auto. Cost is $100.00 a month for
SEPT 12 WED. CRUISE NIGHT 5PM VFW DWTWN.
members and $130.00 a month for non-
members. Contact Rob or Tiffany @ 610-644-
OCT. 2 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
6990 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Four (4)
OCT. 7 SUN. CLUB PICNIC 12PM BOB & PATS
spots are still available.
OCT. 27 SAT. HALLOWEEN EVENT TOM OATES
OCT. 28 SUN. RAINDATE TOM OATES
**ATTENTION** NOV. 6 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
Please email email@example.com with your DEC. 1 SAT. HOLIDAY PARTY 7PM TBA
favorite shows for the season to "Cruise To" DEC. 4 TUES. CLUB MEETING 7PM TOM OATES
as a group CHECK OUT WWW.TDCMOTORCLUB.COM FOR MORE SHOW
INFORMATION, CLICK ON EVENT CALENDAR.
The membership approved $500.00 for CAT Brandywine
for a student to further their education in automotive. There
One of our sponsors, Bull Dog Rod and Custom in were two applicants and Matt Downs was chosen as the
West Chester, has offered to finish the trailer to our recipient to receive the award. The members also decided
specifications and even inspect it for us, free of charge. to award the runner-up, John Mattson with a gift certificate
of $100.00. Both students will be given a free membership
We have taken them up on their offer. The trailer has
to TDC and a tee shirt or cap.
been moved to their shop.
The award ceremony will be held May 24th at 1:00 pm at
THANK YOU TO THE GUYS AT BULLDOG the CAT Brandywine facility. If you are going, plan to
arrive between 12:30 pm and 12:45 pm. Due to the fact that
the ceremony would run too long, the awards will be read
by the Principal and given at a later time. Denise, thought it
might be a good idea for both students to come to our
monthly meeting to accept their awards.
Our hats go off to Denise for all the hard work she has done
on this project.
May Birthdays: June Birthdays:
Wendy Corbett - 5/3 Caryn Abdill - 6/2
Jack Wright - 5/10 Barbara Donahue - 6/6
George Corbett - 5/15 Vincent Purpura - 6/14
Rhonda Corrigan - 5/15 Nancy Canfield - 6/15
David Summer - 5/22 Lori Bretch - 6/23
Stephanie Sheller - 5/24 Gary L Hervey - 6/25
Ron (Pamela Roney) - 5/27
FUTURE DATES TO KEEP IN MIND
(All club sponsored dates are highlighted in bold print)
May 19th : 2012 ” Walk for the Wounded” will take place at Rose Tree Park, Media, PA. The purpose of this event is to recognize
and raise funds for wounded soldiers. This is a family event with military displays, live music, ceremonies, great food,
meeting some of our supported heros and the day culminates with a leisurely walk along the beautiful Rose Tree Park.
It is important to be there by 11:00 am to witness entrance of veterans by helicopter.
May 27th - Memorial Day Car Show - 9:00 am to 3:00 pm at Kimberton Fairgrounds, PA
June 1st - West Chester Borough Car Show. Friday on Westown Road for K9 unit. The show starts at 7:00 pm at the Township
Building across from Faulkner. (Flyer Attached)
June 30th - Car and Motorcycle Show at the Emmaus Road Cafe near Rockvale, PA outlets. It is a fundraiser for the Triple Trees
Ministries for Summer Rumble.
June 16th - 6:00 pm to 10:00 pm. Block Party in Upper Uwchlan Township. This will be our 4th year attending the event. This
event is always a good time. Plan on bringing your car, chairs and enjoy!!
June 17th - 3pm to 6pm, Father’s Day Cruise at the West Brandywine Township Park. At 6:30pm the “The Fabulous
Greaseband” will perform. (Flyer Attached)
July 4th - Philadelphia Independence Day Parade
July 15th - Media show sponsored by Delco Cruisers
July 21st - "Drive Out Hunger" show.
If you have an item that you would like to sell or a specific item you are looking for you can submit it for the newsletter and
we’ll advertise it here! E-mail Jason O’Fria at firstname.lastname@example.org to add your item to the classified section.
YOUR AD HERE-Buy, Sell, Trade, Services, Want Ads –Please submit via club e-mail or PO BOX
Notary Public Service that comes to you: Joseph O’Fria 610-316-9349 email@example.com
Design your own custom made NEON wall sign! All signs are hand crafted, and mounted to a PVC backing,
which can be hung in your den or garage. This would make a great collectors piece for any Auto Enthusiast. Signs
varyinsize and price due to the colors and artwork. Prices start around $ 165.00. contact Bob Bodek at ( RBodekNEON
@aol.com) or call 484-881-2000.
*Mark your calendar –Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Tom Oates Automotive in Chester
Springs, Pa. 7:00pm
Hudson Rod and Competition, Gilbertsville PA T.E. Fabricating, West Chester PA
Steve Giordanno www.hudsonperformance.com Tom Snyder www.snyder-fab.com
DeGrandis Automotive Center
Rob DeGrandis www.degrandisautomotivecenter.com
Pennsylvania Promotions Inc, Lansdowne Tom Oates Automotive, Chester Springs,
Joe O’Fria www.papromo.com Tom Oates www.tomoatesautomotive.com
Eagle Investment Advisors- Downingtown YEP Graphix
Dave Summers- www.eagleia.com Morgan Phillips- www.yepgraphix.com
610-269-0269 firstname.lastname@example.org 215-990-5014 email@example.com
Centurion Motor Car BullDog Rod & Custom
Dave Besselman www.centurianmotorcar.com www.bulldogrodcustom.com
WPAZ-Pottstown AM Radio Rob’s Rod Shop - Downingtown
Brian James Sales@RobsRodShop.com
Think of our sponsors first when shopping for anything related to what they can provide. They support us, we
should support them!...If you have a prospective sponsor, give them an application!