By John Engstrom – Well, winter approaches, hopefully there will be some more delay in its start so it will give us all time to get our cars set for winter. So, the time approaches when we can spend long winter hours working on our cars. Making those needed repairs and starting those restorations. I had planned to do a lot of work last year on my Mini but I had back surgery last year and never got to do much work. I have plans for this year to get things done but now have to have a hip replaced as well as my pacemaker replaced. It’s beginning to look like I am being rebuilt faster than my Mini. Right now I’m thinking that I can’t wait for the body work and paint on me, that’s the part that I really need.
Changes are also coming to the InterMarque Monthly for 2018. After this issue we will be switching to a format that will be better for you AND for those who work to pull it together. Articles will be individually posted on the intermarque.org website to allow search as well as other features that should help out the reader looking for specific articles as well as offering you a chance to submit an article that you may want to see in it. You’ll still get an “InterMarque Monthly” email on the 15th with all the new posts and easy links for printing!
Progress is also being made on the Spring Kick Off Car Show and with any luck we can have another top ten weather day next May 12th for the 2018 show. The first meeting with Osseo will be taking place fairly soon which for me is the “official” kick off for show planning. As soon as I can, I will begin scheduling meeting times for the clubs to discuss the car show and ideas on it. We did have some inquiries from other clubs about having a presence at the car show so, the show continues to grow. Last year, we had about 250 cars at the show, I am hopeful that the day will come when the show approaches full capacity which will be a win for everyone. Be sure that your keeping the show planning meetings in mind and attend them. It’s your participation that keeps the show alive. Also, if you cannot make the meetings, keep in mind also that we can always use more volunteers at the show. Keep active in your own clubs as well.