Re: [maxwellbriscoeowners] Re: Maxwell Website
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>From: "Doris & Vern Campbell" <dvcampbell@...>
>CC: "Tom Reese" <twrcars@...>
>Subject: Re: [maxwellbriscoeowners] Re: Maxwell Website
>Date: Sun, 22 May 2005 11:12:09 -0400
>Hello Maxwell owners:
> Jim Dix gave a good summary of the situation with Maxwell owners. Let
>me share what I am doing. I keep the Maxwell Registry. I volunteered to
>do it a few years ago, thinking I could up date it in about six months.
>That was about six years ago. The process still goes on. The figures are
>we have about 500 cars in the 1905-1913 group and about 200 cars in the
>years from 1914-25.
> About four years ago it seemed to me that Maxwell should have a
>centennial celebration. I pulled the committee together that sponsored the
>centennial in New Castle, IN. In the planning stages we very much wanted a
>web site, but could not find anyone to do it. We did use the web site for
>the tourism bureau in New Castle, but that of course does not reach most of
>the Maxwell people. Tom Reese did set up a discussion forum on the AACA
>site, and has reserved a domain name. None of us on the committee felt
>qualified to set up a web site or be a web master. The centennial
>is a temporary group, and will be out of business as soon as we are able to
>complete the pesky video.
> I have talked with John Meyer about having the registry affiliated
>the HCCA. It seems simple enough to do, and I would welcome that. Rich,
>want to work with me to make that happen, let's do it.
> Obviously we need some coordination, but I am not sure how to do it.
>Most of the Maxwell guys already belong to several clubs and most of them
>are members of the HCCA. Another club does not seem to be appealing. I
>think that means volunteers to do a web site and newsletter are going to be
>just that - the same as I am with the registry. We did have some offers
>from commercial firms to build a web site, but we had no money to do that,
>and no web master to run it.
> I welcome the offers to do the web site and newsletter. I do know how
>to fund a web site. The newsletter could be a membership thing. I did
>discover with the centennial, that most of the Maxwell people do have
>I have learned with the Registry that to maintain it, copy it and mail
>involve some dollars.
> Well, I am sure all of this will get a response, and you people are
>smarter that I am on how all of this might work. None of us is as smart
>all of us. I offer what resources I have.
> Vern Campbell
>----- Original Message -----
>From: "JIm Dix" <jdix6@...>
>Sent: Saturday, May 21, 2005 10:23 AM
>Subject: [maxwellbriscoeowners] Re: Maxwell Website
> > I am the moderator of this group. I started it to promote the
> > exchange of information among people with interests in Maxwells in
> > general, but my personal interest is in the Brass era.
> > There is a Maxwell Registry group off the AACA web site, that has
> > some activity as well. Our activity runs hot and cold, a couple weeks
> > ago I was afraid YaHoo was going to cut us off then we got going
> > again!
> > There is also a Maxwell Registry list kept by one of the members of
> > this list of cars and owners.
> > I have a copy of a "Maxwell Messenger" written in 1994 by another
> > fellow. It was given to me by Merle Simonsma last year at Hershey. It
> > is very interesting, is numbered Volume 1 Number 3, so there might
> > have been two previous. I know little else about it or the fellow who
> > published it. He is still in HCCA and listed as having Maxwells. He
> > is not a member of the group.
> > I am sorry to be vague but I am trying to protect folks privacy.
> > I welcome anyone to put up a Maxwell website or anything else to
> > promote the vehicles. There a number of folks out there with a wealth
> > of information. I was trying to get this out when I started this
> > group.
> > I'd say the more the merrier, but I have a concern that the more
> > places there are, the harder it is to keep the information together.
> > The problem that we have had with the Yahoo group is that folks don't
> > understand how to deal with Yahoo groups in general, and
> > think "belonging" costs money. A MTFCI style website would be fine if
> > someone is willing to put in the work and if there are enough people
> > to keep it going.
> > My last long winded offer is that the Big Flats Rivet Co spaces at
> > Hershey are available for Maxwell talk and meeting just about any
> > time. "Visit us at Hershey: We'll be there, Spaces C4J 28-31, under
> > light pole #41, same spaces as last year."
> > Jim Dix
> > Yahoo! Groups Links