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  • MIKE BERNARD
    vern i recently changed my account screenname the new is MAXWELLBERNARD1910AB mike
    Message 1 of 9 , Jun 3, 2005
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      vern i recently changed my account screenname the new is
      MAXWELLBERNARD1910AB

      mike
      >From: "Doris & Vern Campbell" <dvcampbell@...>
      >Reply-To: maxwellbriscoeowners@yahoogroups.com
      >To: <maxwellbriscoeowners@yahoogroups.com>
      >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
      >committee
      >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
      >with
      >the HCCA. It seems simple enough to do, and I would welcome that. Rich,
      >if
      >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
      >email.
      >I have learned with the Registry that to maintain it, copy it and mail
      >does
      >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
      >as
      >all of us. I offer what resources I have.
      > Vern Campbell
      >----- Original Message -----
      >From: "JIm Dix" <jdix6@...>
      >To: <maxwellbriscoeowners@yahoogroups.com>
      >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
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      > > Yahoo! Groups Links
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