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Past Events & Meetings for 2013
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Past Event and Meeting Notices are listed here, along with Recaps & Write-ups.  The most recent Events and Meetings are listed first.  Scroll down or click on a link in the Index to go directly to an item. 
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Index to 2013 Past Events & Meetings
Nov 2013 Membership Meeting - Woburn MA - Recap
Nov 2013 Membership Meeting - Bickfords - Woburn MA
Oct 2013 Dunstable Little Red School House Meet Recap
Oct 2013 Dunstable Little Red School House Meet Notice
Oct 2013 AACA National Fall Meet - Hershey, PA Recap
Oct 2013 AACA National Fall Meet - Hershey, PA Notice
Sep 2013 Meeting Boston Common - Boston MA Notice
Jul 2013 Dual Meeting - Recap - North Hampton NH
Jul 2013 Dual Meeting - Tour - Picnic  Etc - N Hampton NH
Jun 2013 1st Annual Bean Pot Meet Recap - Brookline MA
Jun 2013 1st Annual Bean Pot Regional Meet - Brookline MA
May 2013 Meeting Recap Cullinane Garage - Danvers MA
May 2013 Meeting Notice Cullinane Garage - Danvers MA
Mar 2013 Meeting Recap POPS Garage - Hudson MA
Mar 2013 Meeting Notice POPS Garage - Hudson MA
Jan 2013 Meeting Recap Wyndham Inn - Andover MA
Jan 2013 Meeting Notice Wyndham Inn - Andover MA
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General Membership Meeting Recap
Bickfords Restaurant

325 Montvale Avenue
Woburn, MA, 01801
Tel 781-938-6068

Sunday, November 17th at 6 PM
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1978 Cadillac San Remo Convertible
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A general membership meeting was held November 16, 2013. The meeting was held at Bickford's Restaurant - Woburn, MA.

Although the meeting was held on Sunday evening, the attendance was large enough to have a quorum.   In addition to general business, the primary intent of the meeting was to outline and begin preliminary planning for next year's events
Sam Gagliano opened the meeting with confirmation that both the Larz Anderson Second Annual Meet, the Dunstable Fall Meet dates, and locations have been secured.  That was followed with a recommendation by Sam to possibly hold a spring event that would include a car corral and possibly a flea market. The general response was that because of the Larz Anderson event we should hold off on a spring event and substitute it with a Hospitality Tent at the Ford V8 Club show held in Fitchburg in April.

That recommendation was well accepted and the planning for that will begin ASAP.  The club will reserve a vendor spot and have a tent with snacks and drinks available for members and prospective members.  We will also have a short membership meeting at that time as well.  A rain date will also be set prior to the show.

A follow on discussion brought up recommendations to hold the July Dual Region Meet at Lloyd Graves's place again.  That was unanimously agreed upon and Bill Pappas will begin planning and coordination with Lloyd and the Granite State Region when he returns from Florida.

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Next on the agenda was discussion about our region getting into the AACA National Show schedule for a possible National Meet in our Region.  We all realize the amount of work and resources needed so we will proceed slowly and with caution regarding committing to an event this large even though the first available dates are in 2016.

On the same subject Sam reminding everyone that the Granite State Region is holding a National Meet next Year - The Sentimental Tour. We are encouraging as many Bean Pot members to participate. Remember this is a National meet so you must also be a member of the AACA National Club as well as a member of either the Bean Pot or Granite State to participate.  Our region will be involved in assisting several aspects of their event including judging and event work.

Sam reported that 2014 dues renewals have been coming in at a very good rate. If you haven't sent them in we will again put a reminder in the January Newsletter.  Dues for 2014 are $30.00 per family for the year.  Please note that there was some membership applications that had errors regarding dates for next year.  The membership year begins on January 1 and ends on December 31st.

At that point Sam turned the meeting over Dan Cullinane - treasurer and Dan reported that the club is a solid financially and that we have no outstanding debt or liabilities. He also reinforced the need to keep dues coming and recruitment of new membership. There was a follow on discussion on the importance of sponsors. A good example of this is the Larz Anderson event where the sponsor 's contribution offset much of the cost to hold the event. Members should be developing these relationships with businesses or organizations to help with making our events successful. Sponsor's contributions can range from cash investment all the way to gift cards.

The last subject discussed was the dates and locations for our every other month membership meetings. We have agreements with several local businesses and hobbyists for meetings and tours. We will be finalizing this schedule over the next few weeks. Our members should look forward to the next meeting being announced to take place in later January and in the southern part of the state. A meeting schedule will be released in early January.

At that point, a call for any other discussion or new business was made. There was none. The meeting was adjourned at 7:30 PM

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General Membership Meeting
Bickfords Restaurant

325 Montvale Avenue
Woburn, MA, 01801
Tel 781-938-6068

Sunday, November 17th at 6 PM
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There will be a general membership meeting Sunday, November 17th, 2013.  The location for the meeting is Bickfords Restaurant, 325 Montvale Avenue,  Woburn, MA, 01801 - (781-938-6068).

The meeting will begin promptly at 6 PM.  Bickfords’ has offered us a private room at no charge and with no requirements for food purchase.   Members attending will have their choice of ordering food or not.  Members can order from the regular menu and will receive individual checks.

This is an extremely important meeting as there are several subjects that will have an impact on the club in the coming months.

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Subjects that will be covered include:

-  Presidents report - Sam Gagliano
-  Fiscal report - Dan Cullinane
-  2014 Event s announcements - Sam DeMarco
-  Second annual Larz Anderson Meet
-  Fall Dunstable Schoolhouse Meet
-  Second annual Dual Meet
-  Granite Region AACA Sentimental Tour
-  2014 dues - Dan Cullinane/ Sam Gagliano
-  Future club plans - Managing Committee
-  Open Forum on club direction - Managing Committee
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1954 Buick Wildcat II - Motorama Concept
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We urge you to attend since this is the last meeting of the calendar year.  We expect the meeting to be about 2 hours.  We need your involvement and input.
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1954 Buick Wildcat II - Motorama Concept
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Directions from Rte 128/95 to Bickfords in Woburn

- Take exit 37 to merge onto I-93 S toward Boston 1.5 mi.
- Take exit 36 for Montvale Ave toward Woburn 0.2  mi.
-  Keep right at the fork, follow signs for Montvale
    Avenue/Woburn and merge onto Montvale Ave.
    Destination will be on the left 495 ft.
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1954 Buick Wildcat II - Motorama Concept
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Please note that family, friends, guests and potential members are always welcome to attend our meetings.
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Meet Recap
Bean Pot - Little Red School Yard Meet

at the Tyngsboro-Dunstable Historical Society's
Little Red School House & Field
Route 113
64 Main Street
Dunstable, MA 01827

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10 AM - 2 PM
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Historical Society's 1798 Little Red School House
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Autumn in New England - For most New England auto enthusiasts October usually means that the Hershey Meet will come and go and now hibernation season for the old cars begins.   Rain, sleet, snow and salt are just around the corner so it's time to put the toys away.  That's a tradition that's been here for years and years.

The Nor'easter in October 2011 that packed six inches of snow and left large parts of New England without power for a week reinforced that.  So this year The Bean Pot AACA Region decided to break tradition and schedule a car meet after Hershey to help ease into hibernation rather than face the inevitable "Turn the switch off" because Hershey's over syndrome.
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On Saturday October 19th the Bean Pot Region held their first annual Little Red School House Meet.  The little red school house is located in Dunstable Massachusetts and like our collector cars it is truly vintage and authentic. Built in 1798, it is owned and maintained by the Tyngsborough - Dunstable Historical Society. 

With its single room classroom, wood stove, hand water pump, dual out houses and treed five plus acres, it was the perfect setting for a car meet - especially during peak foliage season.  Needless to say, the Historical Society was delighted to have us conduct the show and showcase their little gem.

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The intent was for the meet to echo the feeling of some of the old time car meets that were held in New England from the late 1930’s through the 1960’s, by having a very low-key event. The show was advertised as free of charge and open to the public for both antique cars and spectators.

We extended invitations to abutting AACA Regions and several other local and national car clubs. We had hoped that the meet would generate a large amount of goodwill and publicity for the AACA and our region, and that it would increase our opportunity to recruit new members.  By the afternoon of the show, we know we had accomplished all of that. 
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1940 LaSalle Coupe
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The meet, based on feedback from the show’s participants, spectators and the Historical Society was a complete success. Although most people would judge the success of a show by the show car count, our show attracted dozens of cars that hadn't been publicly seen in years.

The spectators and other show car attendees were absolutely blown away when 15 Brass era cars paraded through our gates and onto the show field in one group.  That has probably not happened at a local show here in New England since probably the 1980's or 90's.  It was shades of the Old Dusters Meet we once had decades ago in New England.  We must thank the Autoneers (the New England Region of the Horseless Carriage Club) for that.
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1956 Ford Crown Victoria
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We also had a very strong showing from several other clubs including the Bay State Auto Club, North Shore Old Car Club, The Ford V8 club, NEMAC (North East Mass Antique Car Cub) and many others.

Through the day attendees had the option to take a self paced Foliage tour of the area that highlighted farms and the beautiful country setting of the Dunstable and Tyngsborough landscape.

At lunch the Historical Society catered a great lunch of Hotdogs and Boston Baked Beans (what else?) while the Sunshine Club had hot coffee and an amazing spread of baked goods available.

Prizes and awards were given out to 20 of the attendees and spectators at 1:30. At the show's end with the help of the local police, the cars paraded out of the field and headed home. Another great autumn day and car show in New England!
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Cars leaving the Show
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Thanks to all  who made it possible.

A big thanks to Sam DeMarco, Sam showed us he really is an Eagle Scout because he came prepared for everything we could ever need - from signs to cones to a fire extinguisher and First Aid kit and much more (including his Tbird).   And - by the way he even brought a couple of boxes of Boston beans (just in case).

More congrats to Sandy Angus - this guy must have sold vacuum cleaners in a past life.  He sold more 50/50 tickets than anyone in the group, all that after providing traffic assistance.  He gets the gold star for his efforts.  Thanks to for John Burns for putting the whole thing together with the Historical Society and the preparations at the School house..   

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Then we all need to thank members Paul O'Keefe, Doug Reinbold and Ed Moriarty for being our traffic and parking control.  We also need to greatly thank Jack Carroll who arrived at 8:30 AM, and spent the majority of his day with traffic control at the entrance.   Also many thanks to Sam & Pauline Gagliano who staffed the club tent among many other duties.  Thanks also to Vin Cassidy who was most helpful throughout the day.

For once it was also a great pleasure dealing with the Historical Society - here was a group of people that wanted success as much as we did.  They are now holding this date for us next year.  Extra thanks go to Sue Psaladakis of the Tyngsborough-Dunstable Historical Society who greatly helped us make this event a success.

It was a great meet - we learned a lot! (again).
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1928 Ford Model A Roadster
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School House Meet Links
Link to Dunstable Meet Pictures in "Photographs"
Link to Tyngsborough-Dunstable Historical Society Website
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Bean Pot - Little Red School Yard Meet
at the Tyngsboro-Dunstable Historical Society's
Little Red School House & Field
Route 113
64 Main Street
Dunstable, MA 01827

Saturday, October 19, 2013 - 10 AM - 2 PM
(Rain Date Sunday, October 20, 2012)
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1919 Kissel Custom Open Roadster
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To most of the northeast old car community, the Hershey AACA Meet in October means the end of the hobby year for shows and car events thanks to Mother Nature.  We are going to try to change that this year.

The Bean Pot AACA Region is announcing our 1st Annual after Hershey get together. The intent of this event is to help us get over the fact that the seasons are changing, Hershey is over and maybe it's time to put the toys away for winter.  On the bright side, it's a great time to be in New England and the foliage is probably at peak.  Sounds like a great time for a car show - Right?

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Reserve this coming October 19th (Saturday) to attend our "Little Red School House Meet” because we think we have a great day planned at a great location and at a great time.  We have made arrangements with the Tyngsboro-Dunstable, MA Historical Society to hold a car meet at the Little Red Schoolhouse in Dunstable, MA.

This is an original, authentically restored 1798 one room school house that is complete with bench chairs, wood stove and of course "his and hers" outhouses placed on a very large beautiful location amid farms and country background.

It is conveniently located off major highways and roads and can accommodate as many old cars, new cars, trailers or whatever you decide to bring or show.  This No-Charge get together is for both members and non-members wishing to participate in the show.   We will also be inviting other car clubs as well.

Plan to arrive at the School House at 10:00 AM for coffee and donuts.  In addition to the car show, we will be holding a very quick membership meeting.  There will be some trailer and spectator parking available also.
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We are encouraging everyone to drive their old cars or trucks to the meet but we know that the weather may be iffy at best.  If the weather doesn't cooperate, we have secured the location for the next day (Sunday) as a rain or bad weather date.  If it is just cold, we will still hold the meet on Saturday.  The old school house is weather tight and does have a wood burning stove to keep everyone protected from bad weather.  We will be providing a phone number for cancellation information on the website as the date grows closer.

We are planning several activities at the schoolhouse including raffles, special awards and a few surprises as well.  We will also be announcing details of a "special" barbecue lunch that would be provided by the Historical Society.   The barbecue will be on a pay as you go basis.  You can also bring along your own picnic lunch to tailgate if you prefer.
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The Little Red School House - Built in 1798
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The old school house location also provides many opportunities to see some local attractions as well.  We will be also be setting up 3 offsite activities for show attendees.   You can choose to participate in all, some or none of the offsite activities, and just hang around the car show if you want.

The planned offsite activities are as follows:

Rural Dunstable has some great back roads for touring with many old working farms and historic buildings, so we have planned a
Foliage Tour of about 18 miles in length that will take the tourists about 45 minutes.  The tourists will be leaving from the school yard and touring through parts of Dunstable, Tyngsboro and the northern edge of Westford.  The tour will end at the intersection of Thorndike Street and Main Street across from the Little Red School House.

Nearby (about 3 miles) you will be able to visit
Parlee's Farm.  This is a great attraction for both adults and children.   There's vegetables, baked goods, homemade donuts, petting zoo, restrooms, ice cream, etc. available.  We will be working with the farm owners to hopefully have dedicated parking space for old cars.  Since this is the peak of the apple season we expect the farm to be quite busy that weekend.

If it is not too cold, and you are looking for an ice cream cone or Sundae we can also point you to
Sullivan Farms Ice Cream stand (about 2 miles).  This is a great place with lots of parking and great product.

Directions for all offsite activities will be provided.
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The Little Red School House - Driveway Entrance
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Directions and Map

The Little Red School House is located on Route 113 in Dunstable, MA. 

From Interstate 495 take exit 35 for Route 3 North towards Nashua, NH

Travel 8.7 Miles on Route 3 North

Take Exit 35 for (Route 113) from Route 3 and head towards Dunstable, MA. 

The Little Red School House will be 1.1 Miles on your left. 

Even though the Little Red School House does not have an official street address, for those using a mapping program or a GPS device the address 64 Main Street, Dunstable, MA. 01827 will get you to the right location.

Offsite Trailer Parking

If you are bringing a car to the meet on a trailer, there is a paved parking lot on Rte 113 at the Tyngsborough Park and Ride lot which is located just a little over a mile from the Little Red School House meet.

The parking lot can be reached by going east about 2 tenths of a mile on Rte 113 after exiting from Route 3.  The parking lot is 1.2 miles from the Little Red School House on Rte 113.

The paved parking lot will be a lot easier to maneuver and  unload/load in, and is only a very short distance from the meet.

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School House Meet Flyer - PDF
Click on the image below or the link following to open a full size printable 8 1/2 x 11 PDF Little Red School House Meet flyer in a new window.
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School House Meet Links
Open Full Size Printable Little Red School House Meet Flyer
Link to Tyngsboro-Dunstable Historical Society Website
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Hershey Meet Recap & Judging Results
2013 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet
Hershey, PA

Tuesday through Saturday
October 8th - October 12, 2013
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1931 Chrysler CM 6 Roadster
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The Hershey Region Eastern Fall Meet 2013 is now over and so was the recent string of the past few years of good weather.  It started raining on Wednesday morning about 6:30 AM and, with the exception of a few bright spots, it continued raining until about 9:30 PM on Friday evening for a total of 6.5 inches of rain.
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1957 Buick Century Caballero Wagon
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Many vendors left early, as conditions were very poor.  Many local roads were also closed due to flooding.  We can only imagine what it would have been like if the flea markets were still on grass fields.
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For those of you who attended the RM Auction at the Hershey Lodge you most likely saw vehicles that have never seen a drop of rain since their restoration getting soaked by a number of major deluges.
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1939 Packard Twelve Convertible Sedan
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Surprisingly the grass field where the car show is held has excellent drainage and was in excellent condition on Saturday. There were some no-shows at the show because of the weather, but there was a great selection of spectacular cars.

There was a noticeable drop in the number of spectators at the show, probably due to the location of spectator parking on the other side of Hershey Park Drive.

For those who took a chance and went to the show, they were  rewarded as viewing the vehicles was much easier as was picture taking.

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1933 Lincoln Convertible Victoria
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Click on the following link to open the PDF file of the Antique Auto Club of America's Judging Results from the 2013 Eastern Division National Fall Meet in a new window.

2013 Hershey Meet Results

Note that you can search the list for a car or owner  by entering the auto make's or person's name in the "Find" box.

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1913 Mercer Raceabout
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Click on the following link to open the a Pbase Photo Gallery of the 2013 AACA Eastern Division National Fall Meet in a new window.

Hershey Photo Gallery for 2013

Note that the Galleries are organized by day of the week.  They are currently under construction and are incomplete.

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1931 Stutz Convertible Victoria
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2013 AACA Eastern Regional Fall Meet
Hershey, PA

Tuesday through Saturday
October 8th - October 12, 2013
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1948 Pontiac Silver Streak 8 Streamliner Wagon
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Hershey Region Links
The following links will help you with your Hershey Planning
FALL MEET 2013: Brochure & Flyer - PDF
FALL MEET 2013: Maps, Information, & Aerial Photos
FALL MEET 2013: Hershey Region Event Schedule
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1929 Essex Speedabout - Boatail Roadster
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General Membership Meeting
at the Boston Cup's VIP Tent
Boston Common
Parkman Bandstand
Boston, MA
Sunday, September 22, 2013 - 1 PM
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2012 Boston Cup VIP Tent
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As always, we are looking for interesting places to have membership meetings and events.   While searching for the perfect place to have a membership meeting for September, a couple of bolts of lightning came across the night sky and a great idea came to us.   Since the Boston Cup will be held September 22nd (between 9 AM and 2PM) and since some of the managing staff of the event are Bean Pot members, why not have a membership meeting at the Boston Cup event.

We then could accomplish a couple of objectives. The first was to have an interesting place and time for the meeting (What better place than a car show?).  Second, the Boston Cup Show location is downtown Boston (Boston Common - Parkman Bandstand) which is a convenient location for the majority of our membership.  Last but not least the Boston Cup Group would certainly appreciate the extra attendance we could drum up.

Several of our members have also signed up to display their cars at the show and help as needed. The show is sponsored by the City of Boston to benefit the Boston Parks and Recreation Group.
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As a result, we've planned a short membership meeting at the Boston Cup show.  Our meeting will be held at the show's VIP tent. If you attend the show, plan to be at the VIP tent at 1 PM. The tent will be clearly marked and we will have the Bean Pot Banner on our table.  There will be a sign in sheet and membership applications available there.

We plan to have a person assigned to the tent during the course of the show to be able to talk about AACA and the Bean Pot. The Boston Cup management will provide 2 VIP passes for those people working the tent.

This is a very large opportunity to recruit new members.  They are also planning to put our membership application into their show car "Goody Bags".
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There are a couple things about the show we need to address though.   As this is an Invitation Only show for pre-registered vehicles (with an entrance fee) we are not recommending that you show up with a vintage vehicle.  Unless you have previously been registered, you would not be allowed on the show field.

The Boston Cup management team has a specific theme for the cars displayed and they are working with limited show space.

Unless you are working the tent or helping the show staff all attendees are spectators and allowed only in the public space.

Show cars will be fenced off and security will be tight.  On the positive side - the show is FREE to spectators and with the City of Boston backing the show we are sure there will be many other interesting attractions for you to see. We also hope that your attendance will give you an incentive for possibly showing cars there next year. See you in Boston!

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Recap of the Dual Meeting with
The Granite State AACA Region

Lloyd Graves' House
22 Post Road
North Hampton, NH

Saturday  July 13, 2013 10:00 AM
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Gathering before the Tour
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What a great get together we had at Lloyd Graves's house in North Hampton, NH.  This was our first "dual meet” shared with the Granite State AACA Region.  Our intent was meet our New Hampshire AACA neighbors at an interesting location that was nearby for all.
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Lloyd Graves' Living Room
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With the weather totally in our favor, old cars started arriving at Lloyd's house about 9:00 AM.  Many people enjoyed a great tour of Lloyd's antique house that is filled with antique furniture and accessories.  Coffee and donuts were waiting for the crowd and by 10:30 the old cars were lined up and ready to go touring!  
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1954 Ford Crestline Convertible
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What a collection of old cars we had as well.  From cars from the teens to cars that ran on steam there were interesting cars for everyone.  The road tour led us through some New Hampshire back roads to Marty and Joann Lonergan's house or should we say Museum in Hampton Falls.  Some tourists saw a few more back roads than they had intended, but they eventually arrived at the Lonergan's Barn.
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The Lonergan's Barn
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At Marty's house we saw some really neat antique cars and trucks including a stunning 1931 Model A Roadster and several vintage Ford and Chevrolet trucks.  Also in the collection of vehicles were Marty's original 1932 Chevrolet sedan and a 1931 Chevy "Hoopy".
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Inside the Lonergan's Barn
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Once you saw all the cars and trucks then you started taking in the automobilia collection with literally hundreds of signs, car tools, jacks and nifty antiques from yesteryear.  We could have stayed for hours but the next on the schedule was the noon barbecue back at Lloyd's.  So it was back to Lloyds for lunch and the afternoon activities.  We give big thanks to Marty and Joann for their great hospitality.
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Recently Restored 1936 Ford Coupe Leaving Lonergan's
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As promised the barbecue turned out to be tube steaks, potato salad and all the trimming you could eat.  Everybody found a shady seat and from there the car stories came out.   It was a great outdoors lunch.  Lloyd's back yard and garage were the perfect setting for any gathering and barbecue.
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Carl Holden's Seminar on the Ford Model T Transmission
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After lunch, Lloyd's garage was turned into a classroom and Carl Holden delivered another one of his great tech sessions.

The subject of this one was on the FORD Model T transmission - the first semi-automatic transmission. Carl went through his charts and presentation to a standing room only crowd. The seminar lasted less than an hour and everyone left with a deeper appreciation of the importance of some of Henry Ford's turn of the century technology.
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Tribute to Richard Franklin
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The seminar exited into a special location in Lloyd's yard where a memorial tribute was give to Richard Franklin, a fellow car enthusiast and local club member who was a great friend of Carl Holden and Lloyd Graves. The tribute gave everybody an opportunity to recollect the good times with Richard and also fellow enthusiasts and friends.

The group stayed until about 4 o clock and then start exiting with the experience of having a great day with great friends who drove in with some great cars. We all look forward to doing another Dual Meet with the Granite State Region in the future.

All we can say at this point is kudos to Bill Pappas, Lloyd Graves and Willy Carlson (Granite State's president) for putting on a great event. Among the attendees was Jack Armstrong a National AACA VP and Chairman of the Finance & Budget Committee.    Many thanks also to Sam Gagliano for another great meet writeup.

Be sure to check out the “Photographs” section of the website for some more pictures of the cars and the meet.
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Dual Meeting with
The Granite State AACA Region

Lloyd Graves' House
22 Post Road
North Hampton, NH

Saturday  July 13, 2013 10:00 AM
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Announcing our first "Dual Meeting" for Saturday July 13, 2013.  By Dual Meeting, we mean we will be inviting the members of the Granite State AACA Region to share the experience with us.

For the meeting, we are going to try something different from our normal membership meetings. We are planning a day of touring, meeting and picnicking all in one day. The day will begin with gathering members of both Regions at Lloyd Graves's house in North Hampton, NH at 10AM.

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1908 Briarcliff NY Race
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Festivities, celebrating the memory of Richard Franklin, begin with the 10am “get acquainted” coffee & donuts.  At about 11AM  we will leave on a back road tour in through southern NH to the estate of Marty Lonergan to view his vast collections of antique cars, trucks, tools and memorabilia.

We will then return over the back roads to the Lloyd Graves Antique Emporium where you can relax with your picnic at about 1PM.

We will provide Lloyd's hot dogs with all the fixings and potato salad, cole slaw, cold watermelon.  Cold drinks and soda will also be available, in addition to your own picnic lunch.  Don’t be afraid to bring some goodies to share. 

After lunch there will be a presentation on the technical intricacies’ of the Ford Model T transmission.

We are looking for several volunteers to help with parking, setup and other tasks, please reply to Bill Pappas at vaselios@gmail.com

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Bring your antique car or truck if you can, but you are more than welcome to come mordern.  We also expect to have a couple of Steam Cars attending! 

Please RSVP to:
Lloyd 1-603-964-5215,
Bill Pappas 1-781-799-9574  vaselios@gmail.com, or
Willy Carlson 1-603-964-6719,
so we can insure enough hot dogs and soda.

Mark your calendar because July 13th is coming fast.
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Directions: To the Dual Meet from Interstate 495 North
22 Post Rd, North Hampton, NH 03842

Merge onto I-95 N Entering New Hampshire
go 2.0 mi
 
Take exit 1 toward Seabrook go 0.3 mi
Merge onto NH-107 South
go 0.3 mi
  
Turn left onto U.S. 1 North - Lafayette Rd
at the traffic lights
go 5.5 mi
  
Turn left onto NH-151 North  - Post Rd
(Post Road is on opposite side of route 1 from the Hampton Air Field)  Destination - 22 Post Rd, North Hampton, NH 03842 - will be on the left
go 0.3 mi
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Please note that family, friends, guests and potential members are always welcome.
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Meet Recap & Award Winners
First Annual Bean Pot AACA Regional Meet

Larz Anderson Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA

Sunday June 2, 2013 from 10AM to 2PM
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Well, after all the planning, discussion and ups and downs our club managed to put on 2013LarzPlaque.jpg (55836 bytes)"one of the most successful car shows in our history".   Those were the words of the Larz Anderson staff at the close of the our 1st annual "Bean Pot Meet".  We all should feel great that our very first large meet was a resounding success and a record breaker.

With the weather totally in our favor we saw show cars showing up as early as 6:30 AM.   By the start of the show at 10:00 AM we were worried we might have to turn some cars away for lack of show field space.  For a first time show that was incredible.
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  1954 Packard Carribean
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In all, we believe we had more than 175 show cars!  More than half were judged for awards!  The span of vehicles shown was also incredible.   From a 1904 Curved dash Oldsmobile, Stanley Steamer, Packards, Chryslers, Cadillacs, all the way to a very large display of 1960's & 70"s muscle cars - it was ALL there.

The museum "lawn" and facilities was a great background and complimented this amazing collection of cars very well.  The museum staff also commented that the museum itself was very, very busy all through the show with tours and visitors.
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1940 Pontiac Special Six - Eight Passenger Wagon
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A 50/50 raffle was conducted midway through the show with the beneficiary being the Autism Foundation.  The raffle was extremely successful awarding the winner and the Autism Foundation $362.00 each. 

We also had a couple of nice things happen during the raffle as well.  Out of the crowd, a gentleman walked to the club tent and donated $200.00 cash directly to the Autism Foundation and following that the winner of the raffle donated $50.00 of his winnings back to the foundation.  In all, it was a good day for the winner and the Foundation.

It was a great day for our club as well in that we signed up several new members including a few from the southern part of the state.
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1948 Chrysler Town & Country Convertible-
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The awards began a little behind schedule because our judging team really had a tough time determining the winners.  Bill Pappas's judging team announced that competition was so keen they had to run through the numbers several times.  In the end here were the final winners of our awards:
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CLASS AWARDS

Class 1:     Vintage Years through 1948

1st Place - 1948 Chrysler Town & Country - Ken Loring
2nd Place (Tie) - 1937 Ford Cabriolet - Jimmie Keating
2nd Place (Tie) - 1934 Plymouth PE Convertible - Ed Peterson

Class 2:       Vehicles 1949 - 1954   
1st Place - 1950 Chrysler Town & Country - Gene Sebastian
2nd Place - 1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe - Steve Pini

Class 3:       Vehicles 1955 - 1960   
1st Place - 1956 Chrysler Imperial - John White
2nd Place - 1957 Ford Thunderbird - Al Robinson

Class 4:       Vehicles 1961 - 1966
1st Place -  1966 Pontiac GTO - Russell Doughty
2nd Place - 1964 Oldsmobile Starfire - Mark Bararella

Class 5:       Vehicles 1967 - 1972
1st Place - 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Sal DiMare
2nd Place - 1971 Chevrolet Camaro - Mark Abram

Class 6:        Vehicles 1973 - 1980
1st Place - 1973 Plymouth CUDA - Phil Fraga
2nd Place - 1973 Buick Estate Wagon - Marshall Chervin

Class 7:       Vehicles 1981-1988
1st Place - 1986 Chevrolet Monte Carlo SS - Ed Fasano
2nd Place - 1985 Cadillac Biarritz - Mike Moniz

Class 8:       Street Rods to 1948
1st Place - 1931 Ford Model A - Howard Wagner
2nd Place - 1934 Oldsmobile Coupe - George & Christa Aiken

Class 10:      Modified 1966 and Up  
1st Place - 1971 Chevrolet Chevelle SS - Richard McGuire

Class 11:     Trucks through 1988   
1st Place - 1956 Ford Pickup - Ken Moriello

Class 12:      Imported Through 1988
1st Place - 1955 MG - Craig Hess
2nd Place (Tie) - 1960 Vespa 400 - John Jacobson
2nd Place (Tie) - 1965 Morris Mini Traveller - Ken LeMoine
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1934 Hudson Deluxe Convertible Coupe - Best of Show
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Special Awards

East Boston Savings Bank Sponsor's Award
   
1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible  - Tom White

Lars Anderson Museum Award
1967 Shelby GT500 - Bob Amorosi

Best of Show
1934 Hudson DeLuxe Convertible - Jim DiGiorgio
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1959 Plymouth Sport Fury Convertible - Sponsors Trophy
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We want to make sure that everyone realizes that putting on a show of this size and location would not have been possible without the dedication and support of our sponsor East Boston Savings Bank, our club members who contributed so much to keep the show moving and resolution of problems and of course the show attendees.
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We believe it was a fun day for everybody.  Our special thanks to Diana Telis, Pauline Gagliano and Georgette Colombo who made the registrations process work well in spite of last minute field lay-out changes by the Museum, Ken LeMoine and Doug Reinbold for letting us take advantage of their prior show experience and last but not least the Larz Anderson Museum who helped us get through a day to remember.
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1946 Plymouth Convertible Coupe
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We also wish to thank everyone who participated in the show by entering a vehicle or coming as spectator, your participation made all the efforts worthwhile.  In closing, we are grateful for the smashing success of the show and with that inspiration we are already planning for next year's 2nd Annual Bean Pot Meet.  We have already received assurance from the Museum that with longer advance planning we will have access to the grounds including the City of Brookline space abutting the museum. 

So look for our upcoming announcement of the Second Annual Bean Pot Meet coming next year - hopefully on that first Sunday of June!!!!  Bigger and Better is coming!!!
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1948 Willys Jeepster
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More Meet Pictures in "Photographs"

Link to PBASE Photo Gallery of 1st Annual Bean Pot Meet

Link to Larz Anderson Museum Website

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First Annual Bean Pot AACA Regional Meet
Larz Anderson Museum
15 Newton Street
Brookline, MA

Sunday June 2, 2013 from 10AM to 2PM
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General Show Information

All vehicles
25 years old and older are invited! You do not have to be an AACA or Bean Pot Region AACA member to participate. All types of cars & trucks are invited including preserved originals, restored vehicles, hot rods, vintage motorcycles and race cars to what have you.
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Vehicles entered in the show will be judged and awards will be presented to winners of each class. Secure trailer parking will be provided. There will also be a separate Car Corral for cars 25 years and older, note that For Sale signs are not permitted on show vehicles. All vehicles for sale must be capable of driving in and out of the gate. No parts cars or unassembled cars will be allowed unless they are on a trailer. All cars / vehicles for sale must be removed at show’s end (2.00 PM),

The show will be held rain or shine. The first 100 cars will receive a souvenir.

Food will be available on the grounds.

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Registration & Contact

Open a show Flyer PDF file in a new window or tab so that you can print the Bean Pot Regional Meet Flyer.
The Flyer includes the pre-registration form.  Click to open the Flyer in Black & White or in Color, so that you can then print it.

Check this website to view any possible updated show information, also feel free to print, copy and distribute the show Flyer. (The Show Flyer is also located in "News" section of this website.

Event contact is:    Diana Telis at 781-799-4141 or
                              peter32442@verizon.net.

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Admission

Show Car Vehicles     - Pre-Registered - $10.00
                                  - Day of Show - $15.00

Car Corral                  - Pre-Registered - $20.00 
                                   - Day of Show - $25.00

General Admission
                                    - Adults -$10.00
                                    - Youth/ Military/Senior $5.00
                                    - Children under 6 free.

Admission fee includes access to the Larz Anderson Museum. Note that Show and Car Corral vehicle admission includes the driver and one passenger, a general admission fee is required for each additional passenger.

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Show Sponsor

We are very grateful to the East Boston Savings Bank for their sponsorship of this show, please visit them at - www.ebsb.com.
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The Larz Anderson Museum

The Larz Anderson Park and Museum in Brookline, MA houses a collection that includes vehicles owed by the Anderson Family from the late 1890's on.  If you have never visited Larz Anderson Park and Museum, the entry fee for the Bean Pot AACA Regional Meet is worth it alone for just the admission to the museum.
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1962 Dusters Meet at the Larz Anderson Museum
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Museum History & Events

The Larz Anderson Museum opened in October 1949 and has been host to a great number of automobile events, including the Glidden Revival Tours and once was the headquarters of the VMCCA (Veteran Motor Car Club of America).  It also hosted for many years one of the earliest antique car meets in New England the Duster's Meet.

The Museum hosts 25 lawn events a year, each boasting a different marque or genre every car enthusiast can enjoy!  The Lawn Event season grew out of a Sunday afternoon tradition begun by the Anderson family. They would open their doors to the carriage house on Sunday afternoons so that the general public could admire their growing collection of American and European cars.
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Directions to Larz Anderson Museum

From Route 128/95 in Newton, MA take exit 20 to Route 9 East towards Boston.

Follow Route 9 about 5 miles until you reach Lee Street. Take a right on Lee Street and follow 1.5 miles until you reach your next set of lights. (Note that Lee St turns into Clyde St.)

Take a left at the lights on to Newton Street.

Immediately bear to your right and follow 1.4 mile.

On your left will be Larz Anderson Park and the entrance to the museum.

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For those with a GPS device the street address is 15 Newton St., Brookline, MA.

For directions from other locations, and information about the Larz Anderson Museum visit the Larz Anderson Museum website.

Link to Larz Anderson Museum Website

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Meeting Recap
General Membership Meeting
Dan Cullinane's Garage May 18, 2013
Show Setup Details for Members for the
June 2, 2013 Larz Anderson Meet

100 Ferncroft Drive
Unit 207
Danvers, MA
Saturday May 18, 2013 - 9:30 AM
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General

The regularly scheduled general membership meeting was held at Dan Cullinane's garage Saturday May 18.  The meeting was called to order at 10:00 AM by Sam Gagliano.   He gave thanks to Dan for hosting this meeting and Bill Semple for hosting the April meeting.

After a few updates on the status of the newsletter and web site Sam pointed out that we have received new information from the Larz Anderson Museum regarding our June 2nd show.


Show Updates


Although we are hosting the show we are still their guest and must follow the Museum rules and regulations.  The information that we received late in the week of May 18th was that large areas of the property we originally thought was useable for our show was in fact not usable due to the City of Brookline ordinances.  The reason essentially being that the Museum property itself is quite small and is surrounded by the (City of Brookline) Larz Anderson Public Park.  Unless the Museum files for special permits the park must always be available to the public.  Permits are money makers for the city and require a long turn around after application.  Without permits the city land cannot be used by the museum.
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Show Field Organization Changes

Having said all that, the bottom line is that we do not have the permits so we are limited space wise to the Museum property. Although this is a major change to our original plans it is by no means a major impact or a detractor from the show.

We have the commitment from the Museum staff right up to the president of the board of directors to work with us in every way possible to make the show a success.  In fact their commitment included the statement that should we sign up for next year at the Museum, they will automatically apply for the permits.  The entire staff and management have a big interest in furthering their relationship with our Region and AACA National.

The major changes to our plans include:

---   Placing vintage trucks and motorcycles on the main show field rather than the field that abutted the street.

---   Leaving the main access road open for through spectator traffic to the upper level parking lots.

---   Spectator parking (including handicap parking) is available in the upper parking lots.

---   The car corral will move to the paved area next to the food concession close in to the museum building.

---    East Boston Saving Bank tent will be placed across from the main entrance to the museum as planned, but to the left of the private house and the path leading to the park.

---    Registration paths will remain basically the same with two lines for pre-registered and registration of Show cars.

---    Special attractions will remain the same place on each side of the main entrance to the museum.

---    Trailer Parking will be on the street or across the street from the museum in a school yard.
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Meeting in Progress
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Other Changes

There are a few other small changes but bottom line is that we end up with a show that fits the property.  If you have been to the Museum shows before our show basically follow the same pattern and layout as you have seen there before.

As I said, the Museum staff is committed to work with us to make the show a success.   They have a good track record to stand on because as you can see from their show schedule calendar.  They have an event practically every week- end during the spring, summer and fall.

We are asking all helpers and workers to be at the museum at 8:00 AM to get started putting the fields and displays in order.

If you plan to show or sell a car remember you can save $5.00 on the registration fee by pre-registering.
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  1954 Chevrolet Bel Air Sport Coupe
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Other News

The June 2nd show discussion was then followed by a presentation by Ken Lemoine.  Ken represents the Boston Cup Show that is sponsored by the City of Boston and is conducted on the Boston Common in September.  Ken is recruiting both show cars and workers for that show.  The show was a tremendous success last year and promises to be bigger and better this year.  We will be publishing more information on the show in both our newsletter and website. For more information on the show and participation contact Bill Pappas.

We welcome new member Doug Reinbold - Attleboro, MA !

The meeting was adjourned at 11:30 AM.

Special Note: There was a date error in the May newsletter regarding the Dual Meet at Lloyd Graves House (North Hampton, NH) in July. The correct date for the meet is July 13th NOT July 6th as stated in one place in the Newsletter.
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Remember June 2nd
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Important -General Membership Meeting
Dan Cullinane's Garage

100 Ferncroft Drive
Unit 207
Danvers, MA
Saturday May 18, 2013 - 9:30 AM
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There will be a general membership meeting on May 18th at Dan Cullinane's garage, 100 Ferncroft Drive, Unit 207, Danvers, MA, 01923.

Gathering will be 9:30 AM with coffee etc.  The meeting will start promptly at 10:00 AM.  This is one of the most important meetings you can attend this year!   In addition to our regular club business topics, we will spend the majority of the time devoted to the upcoming and all important June 2nd Car Meet at the Larz Anderson Museum, Brookline MA. 

As you know this is an extremely important event for our club. In many ways it shows what kind of events we can handle in the future. All of us know the level of support it takes to put on a successful promotion and show. We are hoping to see this enthusiasm at this membership meeting and at the June 2nd event.  

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Obviously we will be needing all kinds of help from gate reception to registration, show parking, judging, awards, traffic control and a thousand other things that make these shows a great memory in attendees minds. This is what makes the 2nd annual and future show possible. Additionally we have successfully begun a very positive relationship with our key show sponsor (East Boston Savings Bank).

Without this important sponsor there's no doubt that this show could not be a financially viable event. This is especially true in that we have set very low admission and show registration pricing for attendees and show car owners. Our goal is to have the attendees, show car owners, vendors and of course out sponsor looking forward to doing this all over again bigger and better next year.

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At the meeting we will be discussing the following major issues.

Show Guidelines - Rules and Regulations as imposed on us by the Museum.
Show layout plan - Regarding to Show field, Car Corral, Vendors, Club Tent, Trailer/ Special Parking, Awards , Special Guests and displays, etc.
Show committees including:
Signage to show/ Banners at show
Judges Committee and scheduling
Gate Reception/ at show Car Registration/ Goody Bags
Show car/car corral/trailer parking assistance
Pre- Registers follow up letter/package
Announcements/PA System
Raffles/ Giveaways
Problem Solving including the handling of a possible overflow of show cars.
Awards/dash plaques
Emergencies
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Hopefully we will see you at the meeting and also get your help and support to make our first big car meet a big success. We will also make sure members showing cars and volunteering for work tasks will have time to enjoy the show as well.


Please note that family, friends, guests and potential members are always welcome.
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Directions will be added shortly.

 

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Bill Semple's POPS Garage
Hudson, MA
Meeting Notes


Saturday March 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM

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We were finally able to catch up on Bill Pappas's Judging class at the Saturday May 18th membership meeting held at Bill Semple's, "Pop' s Garage" in Hudson, MA.

Considering the cold weather and quite a few other car club activities scheduled for the same day our attendance was just under 30 members.   
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Part of Bill Semple"s Extensive Model Truck Collection
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Sandy Angus (Bean Pot AACA Director) brought the meeting to order and gave a review of what's been happening within the club over the past 60 days. He also provided an update of what's coming in regards to our June 2nd Meet and upcoming meetings.
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Crosley Pickup Truck circa 1949
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At that point, as promised he turned the podium over to Bill Pappas who then brought everybody up to date on to what has been happening within AACA National judging world. He pointed out that there are over 2000 AACA members that are listed as judges. Our goal as a AACA region is to build a fully trained and qualified judging team for not only our region's activities but also having the capability and credibility to be able to judge events sponsored by other AACA Regions. He then extended an invitation to all Bean Pot members to enroll into our formalized Judges education/training program.
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Bill Semple's 1979 Ford Pickup
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At that point Bill Semple brought out his 1979 Ford Pickup Truck as the subject of a HPOF "judging" exercise. Over the next two hours the truck was thoroughly examined and evaluated by the membership under Bill's direction. The group came to the conclusion and recommendation that Bill Semple should show his truck at Hershey next year and go through an official HPOF Judging.
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Fred Heim's 1/2 Scale Peterbuilt Model
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After the meeting Fred Heim announced that he knew of a car collection about 3 miles away in Sudbury, MA and that anybody who was interested was welcome to visit.  About half of the members present took up the offer.  We visited a huge 3 story metal framed barn with some very nice cars, trucks and wooden boats.

We then traveled to Fred's house about a mile to view his current modeling project a scale model of the Olympus.  We also viewed Fred's cars and another boat a full size 31 foot Fantail Launch.  Fred is a nationally known modeler and has built half scale construction models and Peterbuilt truck and trailer models that are truly extraordinary.

Click on the links below to view additional photos and a link to Fred Heim's modeling story.

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Link to Photographs of the March Meeting
Link to Fred Heim's page on the Craftmanship Museum
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Bill Semple's POPS Garage
Hudson, MA

General Membership Meeting &
Judging Technical Session
32A Wilkins Street
Hudson, MA
Saturday March 23, 2013 at 9:30 AM
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All members and prospective member should plan to attend our next general membership meeting AND Tech Session on Saturday, March 23, 2013. This meeting will focus on general club business, our June 2nd meet and then we will turn the agenda over to Bill Pappas for a much over due tech session on AACA judging.

The meeting will be held at member Bill Semple's POPS Garage in Hudson, MA. This is another very interesting location to have a meeting. We are confident you will enjoy the "scenery". 
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1913 Haynes Roadster
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The membership meeting will begin at 9:30 AM with coffee and donuts (no charge - donations accepted). We plan to end the formal meeting at 10:00 AM and get right into the Judging session. At the meeting we will be looking to establish a couple working committees for the June 2nd show at the Larz Anderson Museum.

We will then move right into Judging Technical Session and Bill Pappas will finally have enough time to present the finer points of AACA vehicle judging. For this special session, the club will provide members with a free copy of the latest official current AACA Judging manual. These will be used as the guideline for the class. We believe the class will go to about 12:00 noon.
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Bill Semple's location is 32A Wilkins Street, Hudson, MA, 01749. Information for the meeting can be obtained from Bill Pappas @ 781-799-9574 or Bill Semple @ 978-460-0465.
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Directions to 32A Wilkins St, Hudson, MA from Interstate 495

Take exit 26 from 495 to merge onto MA-62 E/ Central St toward Hudson - Continue to follow MA-62 E - About 4 mins - go 2.3 mi

At the traffic circle, take the 2nd exit onto MA-62 E/ Main St -
About 4 mins - go 1.6 mi

Turn left onto MA-62 E/ Wilkins St Destination will be on the left - About 2 mins - go 0.7 mi
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Meeting Notes
Wyndham Inn

General Membership Meeting
Sunday January 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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General

Our first general membership meeting of 2013 was held at the Wyndham Hotel in Andover, MA on January 13th. The meeting was well attended with 25 members attending. After a breakfast buffet the meeting was called to order at 9:30 AM.

Sam Gagliano opened the meeting with announcement of our first anniversary. It's been a very hectic but rewarding first year. In our first year we were able to conduct 4 membership meetings that included a tour of the Whitehall Restoration shop. The Club got it's official charter from AACA National and became incorporated in the State of Massachusetts. With the website up and running Sam reminded everyone of the importance of being able to access it for up to date Club information and events. He also pointed out the importance of making sure members personal information including addresses, telephone numbers and email addresses are kept current.

We have had excellent response in our call for dues. Sam announced that we have had a couple members pay their dues twice. If you feel that is the case for you be sure to contact Dan Cullinane - treasurer.

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1921 Stephens Salient Six
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Newsletter

This past month also marked the start of the new format our club newsletter. You can expect to see one in the mail about every 60 days. It will be timed to arrive to members about a week prior to the next membership meeting. Sam announced that beginning in the next newsletter the Club will accept "For sale" and "want ads". Check the website or the last newsletter for guidelines on using that feature.

Sponsors

Sam then announced that we have found a Corporate sponsor to help offset expenses of our upcoming Larz Anderson Museum Show. With that completed we can now finalize the advertising, flyers and other marketing efforts supporting the show. Since we are estimating the show to have about 100-150 cars, we will also be inviting other AACA Regions and other car clubs to participate. Complete details and flyers should be ready to be incorporated in our NEXT Newsletter.

Club Sponsored National or Divisional Level Show

Sam wrapped up his presentation with a call for a vote regarding the interest and commitment level of the membership to a National or Divisional level show. Since these shows require 1-2 or more years of commitment and planning we need to make sure the membership would commit to such an event. The vote was taken - all were in favor. We shall now begin the efforts to plan and execute this event. 

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Treasurer's Report

At this point Dan Cullinane was called upon to give the Treasurer's report - He reported the club is now fiscally on a more solid platform thanks to dues collection and member sponsors. He reported that we have no current liabilities or debt.

Events Report


Events Chairman Sam Demarco then presented more details on the upcoming Larz Anderson meet on June 2nd. The contract with the Museum has been finalized and everything around the show is a go. He stated that the Museum provides practically everything necessary to present the show. Our role is making sure the show is staffed and managed to our plans. We are now coordinating with our sponsor to develop the announcement and marketing materials. We will now need to set up a couple committees to manage and judge the show. We will be giving show souvenirs for the first 100 cars to register. There will be awards presented to winning vehicles at the end of the show.

Bill Pappas also opened discussion around a club event in July at Lloyd Graves' House in Hampton NH. This would include short tours of two outstanding car collections and finally end up at Lloyd's house for a cook-out. We plan to do this in cooperation with the Granite State AACA Region. Other car clubs will also be invited. The firm date, time and details are currently being worked out and will be announced in a future Newsletter.

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Next Meeting

At that point Sam Demarco was joined by Bill Pappas and they announced that our next membership meeting will be held on March 23rd at Peter Telis's house. (since changed to Bill Semple's TOPS Garage)  After a short Club update Bill will then conduct a Judging class for members interested in judging guidelines or wishing to become qualified AACA judges.

Judging Update

Bill Pappas has set the goal of establishing a judging team of at least 10 member/ judges. ALL members are encouraged to sign up.

Attendees do not have to have previous judging experience. Our club would especially like to see young people - male or female and wives/spouses get involved. We will be providing special club T shirts for Judges and Judge trainees.

The club will be providing attending members with a copy of the official AACA judging manual. If you want to sign up you can do it NOW - just call or email Bill Pappas. Directions to Peter's place will be detailed in the next Newsletter and Website.

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1933 Ford V8 Station Wagon
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Events Report

Sam Demarco then hinted that the LARGE show we previously voted for the 2014 time frame would most likely be held on Cape Cod. He and the Managing Committee are negotiating with a large newly renovated ocean front hotel attraction in Falmouth, MA as a possible show location.

Sam then closed his presentation with accolades to the Wyndham Inn for the great job of providing the buffet and room for our meeting.

Insurance & Appraisal Issues Presentation

Next on the agenda was our guest speaker. Rick Beecoff, owner of First Appraisal Services gave a presentation focusing on the importance of collector car appraisals, Insurance for hobby vehicles and updates on the current state title laws.

In addition vehicle appraisals Rick is a broker for Prescott and Son Insurance Agency. They feature collector car insurance from Grundy, Grundy Worldwide, Hagerty, Taylor, Chubb and American Collector.

Rick covered the many reasons why vehicle appraisal is extremely important to the collector. His presentation was very well received and resulted in many questions and discussions. He provided the membership with a handout that he prepared for the meeting containing more detail on the subjects covered.

We thank Rick for his time investment and presentation. Rick is a member of the Bean Pot Region and can be contacted at 978-531-4461 or rbeecoff@firstappraisalservice.com.   View the website at http://firstappraisalservice.com/


Meeting closed at 11:45 AM

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Wyndham Inn
General Membership Meeting
123 Old River Road
Andover, MA

Sunday January 13, 2013 at 8:00 AM
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We will kick off the New Year with our first regularly scheduled membership meeting at the Wyndham Inn - Andover, MA.

This meeting will be held on January 13th and features a great breakfast buffet. The Wyndham Inn is located at 123 Old River Road, Andover, MA, 01810.

Gathering at - 8:00 AM/ Buffet at 8:30AM/ Meeting at - 9:30 AM. The optional breakfast buffet will be priced at $15.00/person.

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1920 Oldsmobile
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We will have two key speakers to cover subjects that are very important to our hobby and interests.

First on the agenda will be Rick Beecoff of Prescott & Son Insurance Agency (Malden, MA) to speak on Collector Car Insurance and Collector Car Appraisals. As a car collector himself, Rick represents Grundy and other insurers while managing his own Vehicle Appraisal Service Company. Rick will be bringing us up to date on the offerings of the specialized insurance companies as well as the pros and cons of using regular or antique license plates. He will also spend some time on what car appraisals can or can't do to establish vehicle values.

Our second speaker will be Bill Pappas covering the newer AACA Judging Classes. Bill will speak on the new HPOF (Historical Preservation of Original Features) classes including the DPC (Driver Participation Class). Bill attended the formal training classes held at the Eastern Fall Meet (Hershey, PA) in October. He is nationally well known and has been judging and organizing car shows for over 40 years. Bill is a AACA certified Team Captain and maintains Master Senior Judge status with AACA, CCCA, and CTCI Clubs. Bill's goal and ambition is to develop a formalized judging program in our club through education and show participation.

We will then close the meeting with updates and discussion on the June 2nd Museum show and also preview additional upcoming events including several "Tech Sessions" and a joint tour with the Granite State Region.

We will also preview some plans that could include a National Level AACA tour within our Region. This is a very large undertaking so we will be asking for input and recommendations. This type tour and show needs to be planned and committed to 2 years in advance so we believe it is time to start discussions and planning!

            Don't Miss it! - See You There!

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Directions

From Route 495 take the exit for 93 North  2.4 m

From 93 take exit 45, take ramp right for River Rd toward S. Lawrence 0.2 mi

Turn left onto River Rd, and then immediately turn left onto Old River Rd 0.8 mi

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Please note that family, friends, guests and potential members are always welcome.
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