Car Guy News Volume 4, Issue 5 www.tdcmotorclub.com May, 2012 Presidents Message 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 Coordinators: 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 event. 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. (FLYER ATTACHED) ***PRE- ***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 Troops". 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. Thanks, Carolyn TENTATIVE 2012 CALENDAR Activities/Shows: 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. SCHOLARSHIP FUND TRAILER UPDATE 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. Birthday Wishes 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 New Members Chris Thomas Curtis Allshouse 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. CLASSIFIEDS 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. Re-Cap *Mark your calendar –Our next meeting is Tuesday, June 5, 2012 at Tom Oates Automotive in Chester Springs, Pa. 7:00pm Sponsors Hudson Rod and Competition, Gilbertsville PA T.E. Fabricating, West Chester PA Steve Giordanno www.hudsonperformance.com Tom Snyder www.snyder-fab.com 610-705-9360 610-429-0669 DeGrandis Automotive Center Rob DeGrandis www.degrandisautomotivecenter.com 610-644-6990 Pennsylvania Promotions Inc, Lansdowne Tom Oates Automotive, Chester Springs, Joe O’Fria www.papromo.com Tom Oates www.tomoatesautomotive.com 610-622-2800 610-827-7400 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 610-637-5763 610-431-1970 WPAZ-Pottstown AM Radio Rob’s Rod Shop - Downingtown Brian James Sales@RobsRodShop.com 484-693-0640 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!
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