If you did not go to the show that was held on June 23 and 24, you missed a good one. We had an exceptional show! This was due to many factors, one being the committee that was generous with their time and energy, the location, and the weather.
I can’t say enough for all of the folks that lent a hand in helping with the organization, set up, manning the different areas such as registration, flea market, gate, information and car corral. My hat is off to each and every one of you.
For a first time show with a new location, and a new date, we did very well with a registered 250 cars, a flea market of some 40 vendors and a
super car corral of 19 exceptional cars, and countless spectators.
Fred Cook was the driving force behind most of the advertisement, with a couple of tapings for the local Channel 15 and seeing to it that the Rotary heard all about us and what the VAE is all about. We might not have gotten as much sponsorships as we would have liked from the Saint Albans area merchants, but at least they knew we were there and what we were doing. I would like to thank the many people and businesses that did support us. Your help was greatly appreciated.
Granted there are improvements to be made which are in the works for next year’s show, which I believe will only make our show better.
The only down side of the event was the announcement of Ellen Emerson’s desire to step down as co-chair due to her expanding business demands. I personally want to thank Ellen for all of her hard work and commitment to see the show through. Without her, I’m not sure that we could have succeeded as well as we did. We are fortunate that Gene Fodor has stepped up to the plate to take Ellen’s place. Our first meeting, for the 2008 show is November 27, 2007 at the Burlington Police Department in their Community Room. This date will be confirmed later in Wheel Tracks.