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national meet

Hi all, Look out!! we are on our way Orillia Canada. Air fare done. hotel reservations done. check to Don, on its way. car rental done. Sonia and mtself cant wait to see all of frenda again, and meet new ones.. Only nine weeks to go. As my civics teacher told us, FUN FUN FUN WE EAT IT UP!!Bye for now,

Where Are You From? American Canyon Calif.

Do You own a car built by Durant? Stars

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Hi Bert and Sonia:

Great to hear you are both heading this way. Didn't feel like driving a Star to Orillia? The roads are all hard surfaced now... not quite like the days when the car rolled out of the factory. Could always fill up the picnic hamper!

As a reminder to everyone else, the registration deadline for the meet and the hotel at the preferred rate is August 5th, that's only 31 days away now. There's a lot of meet information found in the club events section.
Download your form from the DMAC website here and get it on the way.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star Touring

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I made hotel reservations for Peg and I today, and mailed the registration to Don, and I got to use one of my round international forever stamps for the first time.....We are driving to Niagara Falls first, cross the border, pick up Ed at Toronto International on Wednesday, and on to the hotel from there.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone.

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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That's good news Charlie and we look forward to seeing Peggy and yourself again. Great work picking Ed up at the Toronto Pearson airport on the way.

If you're a stamp collector I can save it for you. What happened to that hobby anyway? Fell victim to all the modern electronic devices?

Keep those registrations coming in folks. We want to see as many familiar and new faces as we can get to a meet. Come and share a story or two, see the fun everyone has if you've never been before and take home some lasting memories of the area. Sometimes on the tours, we actually find the destination! It's pretty here around the lakes in the summer and fall, and the other two seasons for that matter.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star Touring

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Don, yes I am a philatelist, and I have been collecting stamps since 1950, I have every US stamp issued since 1920.

And yes I would appreciate any stamps that you can save for me.

Since we are driving, I will be bringing sufficient camera equipment to photograph the meet.

see you in about 60 days.

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Hey Don, the hobby has been and is still alive around the world. The American Philatelic Society, which I am a member, has over 35,000 members and the Royal Philatelic Society in the U.K. has a larger number. You just need to do an Internet search to find the clubs, auction houses etc. The corner stamp and coin store are few and far between today and most sales are done on the Internet or through auction houses. Many towns and cities still have stamp clubs, I know here in Orlando there is one that meets twice a month. Like most of our hobbies that interested many of us the hobby is getting older. They young people just don't have the time, interest and money to put into things that kept us busy when we were the younger bunch. Although at the major stamp shows around the world there are youth tables which seem to have a steady number of young people there collecting. Hopefully like our car hobby, this will do a turn around someday. We can only hope!

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

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

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Let me guess Mike, Frances mails any packages for you! I am the one that mails ours-and as a stamp collectore - we are being penalized by the government!(what else is new-right). If you print your postage, you get a discount and can just leave it in a bin or on the desk of a post office. IF you put stamps on your package, you get to wait in the long lines until it is your turn, and then if they do not physically cancel the stamps-you get the package returned, and you get to repeat the process! I find this frustrating and have told Charlie he needs to mail his own packages if they have stamps on them.
Looking forward to seeing everyone in Canada this September!!!!!!
IF anyone still has not made up their minds to attend-just jump in and do it. This is a great group of people and you will either rejoice in meeting up again, or smile and be content when you leave from having attended this Conference and met a lot of new friends!

Where Are You From? NJ and San Diego

Do You own a car built by Durant? 4 1928-31

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We received notification from Don that he got our registration...my forever international stamp was good.

Reminder to ALL, the deadline for hotel reservations is Aug 5, the deadline for DMAC registrations is guess??? August 5....Now today is July 11, that leaves 25 days, and subtracting.......

We are looking forward to the trip, and we hope to see all of you.....we heard that Yukon Jack will be joining us all the way from the west coast of Canada, if he can drive all that way....WELL!

See you in September

Charlie and Peggy

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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As Charlie noted, we're now only about 3 weeks away from the registration deadline for the meet. Time to sit down and review the online information for the meet and get your registration on the way. We have interesting things to see and do and the area we travel on the tours is rural with good paved roads and little traffic. We even pass a few, well a lot of multi million dollar weekend "cottages" on the lakes if you want to see how the "other half" lives.

Don't wait for a special meet invitation in the mail, it's not coming by snail mail this year, it's a digital online world now. Check the online club events section for the details, print the forms, mail them and the cheque, check your passport documents for current dates, buy travel health insurance, book your hotel room, sit back and relax.

We've had a good number of registrations come in so far, but only from both the left and right coasts of North America. Where's the registrations from the middle states and provinces? Too far to bring a vintage Durant or Star to tour in? Come anyway and share in the fun with the others.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Let me echo Don's comment about coming.....you do not have to bring a car, many do not, but if you can bring a car we all love to look at them and ask questions.

If you are from Mid-America, or Central Canada please join us, you can drive or fly and enjoy the journey.

Peg and I have been attending since 2003, and while we have not been to a DMAC every year, we have been to most, and we really enjoy the friendship and fellowship, and the members are just fantastic. Those of you that have been to a meet are well aware, those of you that have never attended, come join us, and you will have a great time, and then you will join us in future years.

Peg and I will be flying from San Diego the week before, and then driving to the meet via Niagara Falls, and then returning to NJ traveling east thru Canada for another day or so.

See you in less than 60 days.

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Don't forget it might take a little longer to get the mail to Canada from the U.S. and it needs an airmail stamp to get there quicker. Register early so Don and Birgit can get a good number of who's attending. Those that have put this on, know how much work it is. Venues and vendors need to know in advance to make this a great event. Hope to see you all there!

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

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

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Mike

there is no such thing as an airmail stamp anymore, all mail travels via air that goes any distance.

go to the post office and get an international forever stamp.

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Bert & Sonia Babick
Hi all, Look out!! we are on our way Orillia Canada. Air fare done. hotel reservations done. check to Don, on its way. car rental done. Sonia and mtself cant wait to see all of frenda again, and meet new ones.. Only nine weeks to go. As my civics teacher told us, FUN FUN FUN WE EAT IT UP!!Bye for now,



Hey -- watch out--I am planning to be around the area somewhere. Havent registered yet but its coming soon as I find out if my grandson is going to join me. One way or another I am going to be there with my Yukon Jack Charlie--I wont forget it. See you all In Ontario.
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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Got my reservations made.. Is there anything else I need--- sure nice getting old --except for the bad memory.
See you all in Ontario
Have my Yukon Jack supply ready to go with me.

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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Hey Don- is there anything else I should be getting -Or arranging -before I leave here for the east??

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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Ken

by the numbers:

1. Hotel reservation.
2. DMAC reservation.
3. Supply of Yukon Jack (maybe that should be #1)
4. Pack your bag.
5. Sit back and let your grandson drive east.
6. See you at the meet.

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Ken it sounds like you've covered the bases and Charlie provided the summary to double check. Just bring yourself, your Grandson and good weather and leave the rest to us. Best warn the relatives in Ontario you are coming and start counting down the days.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Thanks everyone
Grandson has cancelled out--Cant get time off from his new job. Guess I am on my own again. If there is anything I havent done I will maybe be able to do when I get there-- Got my Yukon all ready to go Charlie---We can have a short snort when I get there
See you all in Ontario
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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We're now two weeks out from the registration deadline of August 5th. Pretty well time for the procrastinators to sit down and fill out the registration and pop it in the mail. Listen folks, it's not the deadline for doing your dreaded income taxes for the IRS, it's a fun thing to meet new and old friends and have a great time seeing a new area! The Durant Partner is out now with meet information and a form in it or you can go to the club events on the left panel of this website and get the details. We have a nice number of registrants so far with a variety of cars coming for the touring.

Take advantage of the summer heat to sit under a shady umbrella, fill out the form and a cheque and plop a round forever stamp on it and let the post office do the rest. We'll let you know when it arrives at our end.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Reservation and $ sent in: Check, Hotel reservation made: check, now for flights and rental car. Looking forward to seeing everybody and hopefully getting out of this Florida heat and humidity!

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

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

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I almost screwed up--- didnt think of registering with the club .
sent the check and registration forms to Don today. Now when I see you guys I will be legal-- Maybe a bit tipsy but legal anyway
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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And what would an annual DMAC be without Yukon Jack?

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Don't panic folks. I had an email from a member that misunderstood the registration cost and thought it was very expensive to attend. The complete registration not including hotel cost which you book on your own is US$110.00 or CAN$138.00 per person. That includes the whole deal, tours, the lunches, admissions to places we see and the banquet too. The "option" boxes at the bottom of page 2 are designed for locals that can perhaps only attend for one day or a couple of events but not the entire meet. We wanted to include as many people as possible and this allows some folks to attend what they can. So don't fret, the costs are very similar to past meets. So what are waiting for, "get 'er done"!

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Don

Two requests
1. Please find a local package store where Yukon Jack can purchase Yukon Jack.
2. Are there any brew pubs or microbreweries in the general area of the hotel.

thanks.

see you in about 7 weeks.

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Charlie
Just a short question--- what kind of beer do you like?? We have a few small brew pubs and breweries here and I thought I might try them out Since I know very little about beer i figure I would check with a guy that should know a bit about them All I can find here about them is that there is a quite a variety of brews made Maybe I will bring some to have you check out.
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? yes

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Ken

There are a lot of styles of beer. From Hefeweizen to Stout.

My favorite styles are IPA (India Pale Ale), Pale Ale, Ambers, Reds, ESB (Extra Special Bitters) those are few and far between.

The IPA's tend to be hoppy to very hoppy depending if they are Imperial IPA, Double IPA or just an IPA.

Pale Ale's are hoppy but not to the extent that of an IPA.

Ambers and Reds tend to be in the middle of the beer family and are good with most foods, especially meats and seafood (although I drink IPA's with everything).

Hopefully Don will find a brewery or brewpub close to the hotel and we can go one evening and enjoy a few different styles.

If you are in a brewery or brewpub that offers a flight of beers, they are typically 3-4 ounce glasses and you get 4-5 total for $10 or so for all of them. That is a good way to see what you like, and then order a Pint.

See you soon.

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Hotel reservations made, registration mailed today, see everyone in September!

Where Are You From? Michigan

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

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Thanks everyone for getting the registrations in and a reminder to others to get them in.

We still want to emphasize the fact the meet cost is US$110.00 or CAN$138.00 per person and that covers the registration, tour and meet activities and lunches, basically all but the hotel which you book separately. When completing the form, there's no need to select the "option boxes" showing separate costs, they're for visitors that can only attend one or two events and not the entire meet. Of course if you can only join us for a day or two, then by all means select the option boxes that work for you and come out with us.

So look for the first box on the form that says BEFORE DEADLINE COMPLETE REGISTRATION and that one covers the entire meet at a very reasonable cost.

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Zowie......one week away from the registration deadline on August 5. Anyone unsure about any meet details or need a reason to attend?

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Just to catch your attention, 3/4 of the Atkinson family took the boat cruise on Lake Couchiching this afternoon, the same one we take on Saturday of our meet. It was a really hot and humid day here and well, what's nicer than skimming across the open water with a nice breeze in your face? So it's good to go upon your arrival at the meet. That is if you get into gear like the old car and get your registration in the mail NOW! August 5 is the deadline.

By the way, there has been such overwhelming interest in the boat cruise, everyone that wants to go on it will be able to and we'll move the tech session forward to Friday afternoon.

Download the form, fill out the cheque, get the cute little round forever stamp and pop it in the mail. See you soon!

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Don

and please save those 'cute' little round stamps for me....thanks.

I think for the boat cruise I will wear my US Coast Guard baseball cap!

the Commander

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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We're getting down to the wire now. We still have space for you to attend, and in fact two new openings. We invited both Trump and Clinton to attend and told them they would be in good company with so many visitors arriving from USA. Trump said he wouldn't come unless we built a wall around Canada first and Clinton had to check through her emails first to see if it was okay to attend. Not sure either one could find Orillia in their neighbour country and most important trading partner, Canada. Oh well, leaves more room for the rest of us at the meet.

Time to get your registration completed and mailed in. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meet.

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Don

Your Canadian humor or sarcasm, as it be, is interesting. Hopefully, for a week we will not have to listen to, read about, or discuss US politics.

see you in just a few days more than a month.

charlie

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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Worry not Charlie, we have more than our share of political duds and misfits in Canada too, it's the times we live in.

Well today is August 5. If you are planning to attend and have not sent your registration in, we'd sure like to have you with us. These are "people" events and they're only fun, interesting and informative when the people show up, new faces and familiar ones alike. So if you've never been to a DMAC meet before, come out to this one. We have very good numbers registered so far but we always want to see more and new faces come out. Everyone is welcome at this meet, EVERYONE!

Send in your form now. Also, book the hotel now to get the special DMAC meet rate. If you are reading this after the August 5 deadline, we will make it work if you register - just send me an email and let me know you can come and we'll make it work.

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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HELLO...I am known to lick a stamp now and then....I have several books of world wide stamps from late 1800s to maybe 1970=/-....would consider selling to honest buyer......I will try to bring to meet.
I am signed up and reservationed also...bringing my friend...she cannot wait to dress up for Saturday dinner.

Where Are You From? penna

Do You own a car built by Durant? star

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Hum an honest stamp buyer. Like saying Politician's ain't crooked, uncle Gary

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

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Good to see everyone getting on board. I asked Gary if he had a spark and he asked if I meant in the Star or him. I can see it now, one side of the room people looking at Durant and Star literature and memorabilia and the other side a group trading stamps, not all bad eh? No commissions charged on any stamp trades at the meet....

We're only four weeks out now and that means time to ring the bell. Anyone else want to join us that hasn't sent in their registration yet? We'd still like to see you there, with or without a car to tour in. What are you waiting for?

Where Are You From? Oro Station, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Well lookie there... another week has slipped by us and the excitement is building up to the national meet, NOW ONLY 3 WEEKS AWAY!

If you are still sitting on the fence and can't decide if you should come to the meet, 'git 'er done and join us! We'd still like to have you join us and it's not too late. Come old or come modern, just send me an email or get my phone number from the event page on this website and let me know you are coming.

We travelled one of the routes yesterday to double check things and it's hard to believe there is already some fall colour showing in the maple leaves along the route. In three weeks, there will be a lot more colour. Come and enjoy it with us.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Hi Don;
You know I just got done cutting the grass at 09:30 AM and it's already 83 degrees with 87 percent humidity. Can you order up some cooler weather for me and Frances up there. Would be a nice change, this summer has been really brutal.

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

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

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You have grass Mike ? Here its been high 80's / 90's F feeling into the 100's F with no rain for weeks. I've cut the church grass 3 times since winter went away, as there is nothing to cut but weeds with long roots. My Bro took me a run along the St Lawrence River from Brockville to Gananoque on the Thousand Islands Parkway a couple of weeks back and no one had anything green, all brown. Swamps / ponds were dried up. My nephew who lives just outside Kingston, their lawns are brown also. Then you read about out in the Prairies about all the flooding and constant rain. One strange year this year.

Its better today with 79 F feeling 86 F. Humidity to be 83 % tonight and Sat morning. Sat 90 F feeling 102 F per weather site.

Don might be better .. Orillia it says 81 feeling 93 today Sat 82 feeling 100 Humidity tonight 83 % and 94 % Sat morning.

Where Are You From? Ottawa Ont

Do You own a car built by Durant? Dominion built 1932 614 Sedan

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Maybe its time for me to clear up a few misconceptions.. I am not really an alcoholic even though it sounds like it -- My drink of choice is Yukon Jack as everyone knows but usually only one in mid afternoon With the hot weather we have been having here I have also been having a beer once in a while to help cool down I could probably get to like the drinks too much if I really tried but I dont want to get to that point.
Charlie --I finally found a brew house and am bringing 3 bottles of our beer for testing-- I will join you in a short snort of them
See you all in a few weeks--( if I can stay sober long enough)
Ken--(Yukon Jack)

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant model 6-14 deluxe rumble seat coupe

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Yukon:

Peg and I know you are only a social drinker, we let the others think what they want.

Thanks for getting some craft beer, we look forward to tasting them with you.

Hopefully Don has a couple of breweries in the local area for us to try as well.

We are looking forward to seeing everyone in a few weeks.

Charlie

Where Are You From? NJ/CA

Do You own a car built by Durant? Yes

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We'll be brining our Durant A-22. Peggy Vogel-Otto will be riding with me and my parents. We'll be stopping to spend some time in Niagra Falls on Wednesday, but we'll be there Wednesday night for dinner.

My Durant isn't running well, but at least she is running. We'll be bringing it. Hopefully I can get it running better before we leave town.

See everyone soon.

adamadam

Where Are You From? Saint Paul, MN

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

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I am going to bring something for everyone to try when I get there --- and I dont mean Yukon Jack.. I been busy in the kitchen since Norma left .. She and my two daughters are in Kitimat--I just hung up the phone--they just arrived in Kitimat---Its a two day trip so they did good. I been busy in the kitchen making my favorite snack and made enough for all of us to try-- DO YOU ALL HAVE THE NERVE TO TRY MY STUFF--guaranteed --its great stuff.And no calories--- isnt in the recipe and I didnt add any- lol See you all in a couple of weeks

Ken
P S =--No alcohol in it either



Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant model 6-14 deluxe rumble seat coupe

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Hey Adam, sounds like a tech session to me. If the Durantonians can't get it running then who can right?

Where Are You From? Oviedo, Florida

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1928 Durant Model 65 4 door sedan from Elizabeth, NJ Plant

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I think that's a great idea as I have a considerable amount of Durant factory correspondance to sell and emmorabilia to go with it....my mother worked for Durant Motors in Elizabeth,NJ back in the twenties. I would also like to sell the extremly rare 614 coach that has recently been completely restored by Automotive Restorations here in New jersey.

Where Are You From? Union,NJ

Do You own a car built by Durant? I own the only existing 1930 614 Coach in existance with dual side walls and wire wheels....the ex Jeff Gillis car

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Well Art, load up the U-Haul and head on up to the meet in Orillia and take a run at offering any memorabilia to the members. You can also tour with the group. You could simply load up the 614 and drive up to the meet with it; they made those trips in these fine cars before we all got soft and came to expect perfect high speed hard surfaced roads.........

Well, where has the summer gone? We're only two weeks out, that's 2 weeks out now from the great gathering in Orillia. We look forward to seeing everyone at the meet.

If you have not registered and don't want to miss out, we can squeeze you in. Just send a note along and we'll take care of you.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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Guess its about time for me to pack my bags and get the car warmed up. Another five day drive here to Orillia. I am kind of used to it now --been driving here to Ontario for a lot of years. I was born and raised in Timmins so I know my way now. I am looking forward to it and kind of have a feeling this may be my last trip of that length. I am not getting any younger and the miles seem to be getting longer as well as the traffic getting heavier. Gets tougher to handle than it was when I was 20 yrs old. I figure to spend a few more weeks in Ont when I am there so I can visit all my old relatives and friends Hope it doesnt snow before I start back home--
Brace your selves folks. Wont be long till I will be there being a pain in the hind quarters
See you all soon .
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant model 6-14 deluxe rumble seat coupe

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We cannot wait to catch up with you Ken, Any chance you can talk your other half in coming this trip! WE have not seen her in years!

Where Are You From? NJ and San Diego

Do You own a car built by Durant? 4 1928-31

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Sorry Peggy--That woman says she has had enough travel for this year.
I am on my own again-- footloose and fancy free - but I intend to enjoy myself anyway. See you all soon.
Ken

Where Are You From? Kamloops B C Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1930 Durant model 6-14 deluxe rumble seat coupe

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Well everyone, last call to rally the troops! We're one week away now from the day when most people arrive at the meet. Remember to bring your passport documents to cross into Canada and have safe travels along the way.

If you're still sitting on the fence and haven't registered yet but now feel the urge to come join us, send me an email and we'll take care of you. We want everyone involved.

We look forward to seeing everyone next week on Wednesday September 7th.

Where Are You From? Oro, Ontario, Canada

Do You own a car built by Durant? 1925 Star F Touring

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