PRESIDENT’S MESSAGE FOR JUNE 2020
The temperatures are rising and days growing longer and I’m hopeful
things will continue to improve allowing greater mobility and
That said, it is apparent there’s a long and winding road ahead. Car
shows and other similar events continue to be cancelled or postponed
until later in the year. We are discussing plans for our July club event
and expect to get word out soon about the meeting. Stay optimistic!
Cancellation of car shows, restrictions on eating establishments and
group gatherings, and continuation of “stay home” recommendation
definitely changes traditional summer activities. Here are a few links
you can check out with the extra time you may have at home as a result.
There are many more but these are just a few of the available Auto
Museum tours on YouTube:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e0IzyESwcTw (Petersen Automotive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f4MQfPhuFAA (Petersen Automotive
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m2Tc1SNhA_k (LeMay Museum)
July is still a bit away but mark July 10…Collector Car Appreciation
Day on your calendar. This will be the 11th year for the “holiday” which is
marked by U.S. Congressional Resolution which recognizes collecting
and restoring classic cars as an important part of preserving the cultural
heritage of the U.S. I’ll watch for and provide updates next month…
currently there are plans for cruise-ins in Richmond and Smithfield.
Organizers are also considering virtual events. Hopefully weather and
COVID-19 policies will be favorable.
If you have an opportunity to take a drive in your classic, be sure to
give it a good safety check before going out if it’s been sitting for a while.
If necessary, there’s a short checklist in the Tech section of the VCTC
website. Until the next opportunity to get together, stay well and be
All the best!