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2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hi All.....

It's not too soon to plan your fall trip to the DMAC annual meet!

Bob & Stephanie Smith have a great schedule planned for us. Enjoy fall in Michigan.

You don't need a car to enjoy all the activities and fun with other "Durantonians". Everyone is welcome.

Check out all the hotel & registration information in the Club Events.

Cathy & I will be there, hope you will be also!!

Frank ---

Where Are You From? Hookstown Pennsylvania

Do You own a car built by Durant? a few

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Peg and I have started the planning process for Traverse City, we will be there. For those flying, Grand Rapids is a good airport choice, and then drive to Traverse City.

And I concur, you do not have to bring a car, just bring yourselves. DMAC members have a good time, and we have had some great annual meetings, in some great locations, because we have great members. If you have never been to an annual meeting, make this your first, if we have not seen you in a couple of years, join us this year, and those that are regular attendees, you know that we have a good time. So, let me echo Frank, Peg and I look forward to seeing everyone in September.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I HAVE PLANNED ON THAT MICHIGAN TRIP...AND THE CASINOS TOO...I WON $500 LAST TIME AND GOOD THING I DID...WHEN I STOPPED OVERNIGHT ON THE WAY HOME MY BATTERY DIED SUNDAY NIGHT IN THE MOTEL LOT...IT COST BE $250 TO GET BACK ON THE ROAD AND HOME.....CASINO WINNINGS TO THE RESCUE...HAHAHAHA

Where Are You From? Penna

Do You own a car built by Durant? 3

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I am planning on making the trip. Driving again as usual. Dont know yet whether or not my car will be ready but it just might be close enough to take it along . Time will tell.
I always have a good time so I am going again. Norma says she cant do it this year so I am on my own .
Whatever the outcome I know I will enjoy the trip.
See you all in Traverse city.
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Count me in! Looking forward to visiting with Durant Club friends. We have't been to Michigan in 15 years.
I think I might drive.....we will see.
Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Cyndi & I are planning to attend; I have relatives in Detroit so it looks like we will make an extended vacation out of it. We are trying to decide if we bring the 614 to impress the kinfolk as well, maybe drive thru Flint? It’s a long way to tow with the gas prices being what they are, but then so what! Hope to see some of the friends we made in Vancouver and looking forward to meeting new ones from the East and Midwest.
See you in September - Don

Where Are You From? Pot Hueneme, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant Deluxe Sedan

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Well my thoughts on this. This is an election year here in the states so those dreaded politicians might just try and keep the prices low so they look good. Also this is right after the summer time so prices might drop back too. Also maybe somebody in the middle east won't hickup and drive the prices up. Seems they change daily don't they? We'll never see the days of $.19 when our Durant products were new nor will we see the days again when we were younger and prices were from $.25 to $.65 cents a gallon. Soooo what do you do, never bring your car to a Durant meet or show them again. Lock them away to gather dust. you just need to save up, bite the bullet and bring those cars to the Durant meets! Most of the meets are planned far out in advance so there is plenty of time to save those pennies or for you Canadians those nickels.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

My reservations are made. I will see you all in Traverse City. I hope it does not snow, up north that far.
Ed Vomero

Where Are You From? Staten Island New York

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Star Touring

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Ed

just in case it plan on bringing your snow shoes, gloves, and a shovel!

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Airfare: Done
Rental Car: Done
First night Hotel in Grand Rapids: Done
Sleep Inn Traverse City: Done
Registation fees: TBD
Restaurants: TBD


With that, see you in Michigan!

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

This is an update just to update so maybe others will read and indicate that they are attending. I am looking forward to seeing many lighthouses while we are in Michigan. I know that Bob and Stephanie have some on our tours, and we plan on driving up the shore of Lake Michigan to see many others.

See you in Traverse City.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I'm hoping to bring my parents this trip. My Grandfather is unable to do long trips and for him riding from South Dakota to Michigan is a long trip. I have the Durant running after last fall's rear differential issue, and I put about 50 miles on it yesterday driving to and from a car show. It's running really well, so hopefully it will still be running well by September.

Where Are You From? Saint Paul, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A-22

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Adam:

Great to hear you got the car running, and fantastic to hear that you will be in Traverse City. I know that Peg loves to ride in your car, and hopefully she will have that opportunity in September.

see you in Traverse City.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

We have just confirmed our attendance with the Host hotel in Acme, Michigan.
Hoping to meet with old friends and new ones alike.

Gordon & Mary Carolyne

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 14932 Frontenac

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Just made my reservations for the hotel AND sending off the registration to Bob tonight!
Let's see, I think it will be "Trains planes and automobiles" to get there.
Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Just made hotel reservations for Cyndi a myself. I will be sending registration form to Bob Smith soon. As of now we will be bringing our 614 to roam the streets of Michigan with the rest of the gang. Looking forward to the meet. Don

Where Are You From? Pot Hueneme, CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant Deluxe Sedan

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I think I have managed to convince my parents to join me this year. I'm looking forward to introducing them to everyone. my dad can also talk about Ford diesels with Charlie.

Where Are You From? Woodbury, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A22

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Adam

fantastic, and Peg and I look forward to meeting your parents and seeing you and Ryan again. And I am sure that we can find time to talk about Ford Diesels, it just cost me $2700 to fix one of them. Peg and I are arriving in GRR on Tuesday evening in time for dinner, then on Wednesday morning we are driving up the left coast to see as many lighthouses and brewpubs as we can before we arrive in Traverse City in time for dinner on Wednesday, and there are 2 brewpubs in Traverse City that we plan on visiting and anyone that would like to join us is more than welcome.

We look forward to seeing our Durant friends in Traverse City.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

OK, we are about 45 days and counting until the Annual DMAC Meet in Michigan. Who is going? While I have not sent my check to Bob Smith, and that will occur later in July, Peg and I have Air/Car/Hotels/Restaurants all booked for the trip.

Now, are YOU going to be there? If yes, first post here, and then send Bob Smith a check for the registration fee, which I think is $99, but since I do not like to write checks for $99, I will send $100 x 2 for Peg and I.

Oh, and FYI, Peg and I are flying into GRR on Tuesday, hopefully in time for dinner, then driving up the left coast of Michigan to photograph lighthouses to arrive at the hotel in time for dinner on Wednesday. Brewpubs are on our agenda, so if anyone would like to join us on Wednesday, let us know so that we can make the reservations.

So are YOU, yes YOU, attending?

see you in Traverse City.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Check to Bob Smith is on it's way.

Where Are You From? Muskegon, MI

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I just made my hotel and flight reservations.
It was nice to learn that the hotel is only 5 miles from the airport, I'll be able to take a taxi, no rental cars this year.

Look out here I come

Where Are You From? Fremont, CA

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

We are at 52 days and counting down.....will YOU be in Michigan at the annual DMAC meeting? Anyone that is flying into Grand Rapids on Tuesday evening, and staying overnight in Grand Rapids, let Peg and I know, and we can work out dinner reservations at a local brewpub.

see you in Michigan.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

OK, I broke down and wrote a check to day for DMAC Registration, will go out in the mail tomorrow. Peg and I will be in Traverse City, come hell or high water. And hope neither occurs. Been in high water, hope to never see the former.

OK, are you on the fence, well jump off and get your hotel room, send your $99 to Bob Smith, and make your plans for Traverse City. Peg and I will have some info on DMAC 2013 in San Diego, want to hear the latest, be in Traverse City. I can tell you, that Peg has been working hard on next years meet.

How many are planning on being in MI? Time for ROLL CALL!

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Answering roll call, Let's turn two and report to Traverse City, MI

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Posted cheque in the mail today for registration. Looking forward to seeing old? friends and young? friends also

Gord & Mary Carolyne

Where Are You From? Guelph, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1932 Frontenac

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

OK, either this ROLL CALL is going slow, people are on vacation, or they do not have the money to send Bob a check because payday is Friday, or some other reason.

Forget the reasons, get out your checkbook, write a check for $99 per person, and if you want to splurge make it $100 like I did, and mail it to Bob. ASAP, do not wait. OH, and there are only a few days left to make a hotel reservation.

So ARE YOU, yes YOU, attending? See you in a month or so.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I sent in my check to Bob on Friday and Ryan scheduled the hotel rooms. There are only a few rooms left so don't wait too long.

adam

Where Are You From? St. Paul, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A-22

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

adam

and Peg is looking forward to seeing you and Ryan....what is your arrival day?

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

We're going to leave early Wednesday morning. Its about a 12 hour drive, so we hope to be there by Wednesday night.

adam

Where Are You From? St. Paul, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A-22

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Today is August 26, there are about 22 days until the start of the 2012 DMAC Event, and I use that term broadly, because our meeting are EVENTS, not just get togethers.

I belong to a lot of organizations, and I have lots and lots of meeting across the US, but, one of my favorite get togethers is the annual DMAC. Peg and I attend to see friends, have fun, and enjoy the company of members that we only get to see once a year. That once per year get together has created long term friendships that Peg and I cherish.

We look forward to seeing all of you each September, and we encourage those of you that have not attended a DMAC to plan to attend this year's if you can, and if you cannot, it is time to put on your calendar next year.

Next year will be in San Diego, and Peg is (I am assisting) planning an event that will be one for the DMAC history books. If you are in Traverse City, you will get to hear the preview of what is planned.

Once we have posted the actual dates, we STRONGLY recommend that if you are coming to San Diego, and you have never been there before, that you add days to your trip and make this a DESTINATION vacation. And again, if you are in Traverse City, Peg and I will give you a briefing (and if I am the one talking briefing is an oxymoron) on what to do.

1. See you in Traverse City?
2. Will we see you in San Diego in 2013?

Peg and Charlie

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hey Bob
Curious, how many do we have registered now?

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hello Mike
We have a confirmed list of 53 people attending, 15 cars are scheduled to be there. There is room for more and I do expect a few stragglers...

Where Are You From? Tucson

Do You own a car built by Durant? a couple

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Wow
We're gonna have a great time and it sounds like plenty of cars to look at and ride in. Now if the weather is good for us.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida (Near Orlando)

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Nice numbers for attendees and cars....looking forward to Traverse City

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Today's mail brought another participant and another Star

Where Are You From? Tucson

Do You own a car built by Durant? a couple

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Got my ticket to fly in. I have to fly my Southwest so will come to Detroit. The trip back is up in the air....would like to see the DeVaux's in Wisconsin and St. Paul so not sure. Anyone know about the ferry (and cost) to cross the lake to Manitowoc? It is a easy shot on the Empire Builder from St. Paul to Seattle.
Gary

Where Are You From? Washington State

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

With last minute registrations, we could reach 60 attendees, NICE. For many we are at 2 weeks and counting down before departure for Traverse City.

Peg and I are looking forward to seeing all of you, and a reminder, if you are a biofreeze addict, comment on the post that Peg started so that she knows how many tubes to bring with her. Saves postage.

See you all in Michigan.

charlie and peg

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Where this there a DeVaux in St. Paul?

adam

Where Are You From? St. Paul, MN

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Durant A-22

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Counting down, clearing my calendar of work by next Friday. Looking forward to the trip and seeing all my good friends again. Save a seat in one of the cars for me.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hi all. Less than two weeks to go. WOW; Are we going to have fun? You bet. FUN FUN FUN we eat it up, as my old civics teacher would say. After the meet is over [DARN} does anybody know where we can store the antique car and trailer for 2-3 days in or near the Traverse city area while we go to the Henry Ford museum. We don't want to tow it to Dearborn. After Dearborn, we will be driving back to the Traverse city area and plan to take the northerly route home. With about 60 fellow members and about 15 cars this is going to be a good meet. Thanks, Bert

Where Are You From? Sunny California

Do You own a car built by Durant? Stars, Stars, Stars

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

A week from tomorrow, Peg and I will be on our way to Grand Rapids, and then next Wednesday we will drive up the west coast of Michigan on our way to Traverse City. We are looking forward to the 2012 DMAC.

See you in Traverse City.

Charlie and Peggy

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I guess some will be packing up and heading out this weekend for the trip to Traverse City. Especially if your pulling your car. Long haul for some, but we appreciate you going to the effort to bring your car so that all can enjoy. See you all Wednesday afternoon sometime. Be careful and have a safe and uneventful trip.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23


Hard to believe it, but just four more days for me until I board the red eye out of SFO. I'll land at the TC airport Wednesday at 8:30 or so. Looking Forward

Where Are You From? California

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1929 Model 60 & 1931 Model 619

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Mike/Rick and others:

Travel safe, Peg and I depart Tuesday, and will be driving up the west coast of Michigan to photograph lighthouses, and to stop at a brewpub.....we will be at the Sleep Inn by 5 pm.

see you then.

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

I was wondering if Bert found a place to leave his car and trailer? I may have a possible place in Traverse City but if that does not work out you can park it at our house or I have other possible spots around the Grand Rapids area.

Where Are You From? Grand Rapids, Michigan

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1923 Star, 1928Durant

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hi Bill. Thanks for the offer. no we have not found a spot for the car and trailer. at this point we are looking into short term rental spot in Traverse city. If you can help, it would be great. If you are going to the meet we can talk about in then. WE are going to leave for the meet on 9- 17 . cant wait to see everyone .

Where Are You From? Sunny California

Do You own a car built by Durant? Stars, Stars, Stars

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Hello All
Wishing everyone a fantastic and funfilled meet, as I know that Bob & Stephanie will keep up the standard that has been reported upon each year.
Looking forward to plenty of photos Charlie and others, and please add some names to faces for those of us in far flung places.
We are disappointed that we won't be there, BUT, perhaps next year we will try for a companion for our Furthest Travel Award from last year's Vancouver meet.
Regard
Frank & Pam

Where Are You From? Adelaide, South Australia

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Rugby Tourer & two project cars

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

Frank and Pam sorry that you cannot join us in Traverse City

There will be plenty of photos, we will do our best to put names to faces.

Next year, Peg and I will be hosting the DMAC in San Diego, more info to follow later this week once we have the annual meeting. We have been working on the activities and have many of the events planned and scheduled.

Hope to see you San Diego in 2013.

charlie

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23

It's 10 pm do you know where your Durant friends are?

Well after long delays because of weather, Peg and I arrived in Grand Rapids about 8:30 pm this evening, and we will depart for Traverse City in the morning and we will see you in time for dinner.

charlie and peg

Where Are You From? NJ CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes three of them

Re: 2012 Annual Meet Traverse City Michigan September 19-23


We're already here Charlie.

The hospitality room is the first right turn out of the elevator, can't miss is because you'll hear us.


Rick

 

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