Here is my 2 cents worth, alot has to do with the economy right now, play money is tight. I am restoring a grader right now so my money to travel has been cut to almost nothing, once I get it done I really want to take it around and show it. I am a past president of a Local chapter of the ATHS, a lot has to do with your leadership, I saw our chapter through a complete change, it kinda was just a click and we evolved it into a very active bunch of guys, and we got a bunch of young people involved. Leadership can get disgusted without participation from the membership also. I personly think the days a large national show are coming to an end with fuel prices the way they are, and we are going to see more local or regional shows. Hats off to those guys with large collections that do haul them around, it's expensive, time consuming and hard work to load and unload those machines, I've done it my self to try to make a show successfull.
Communication is very important and I think that this BB is excellent and it share a lot of members concerns and ideas. I really enjoy this web site and the Club's magazine, every issues of a magazine won't appeal to everyone. I have to say that is has been one of the most helpfull bunch of guys I have been Involved with aside with our ATHS truck club and very proud to say that I am a part of them both.
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1956 Mack B61, 1974 Kenworth K100, 1979 International 4070B, 1959 International RDT-405 "West Coaster" 1948 International KB-8, 1967 International "Donald Duck" 1956 LaCrosse "Low Boy" trailer, 1966 Allis Chalmers D17, 1945 Farmall H, 1948 Farmall Cub, IH 756 Wheatland, 1928 McCormick-Deering 10-20, 1950 Ford F1, 1950? Co-op No.3, International 2656, Cummins HB600 stationary engine, International 544 Diesel Hydro