Message From the President
Fellow LH Owners and Enthusiasts,
A lot can happen in a second. A blown tire, a blown head gasket, a blown engine. The last 31,556,926 seconds (that’s a year for those wondering!) have certainly amounted to a tremendous number of events…and all the same, none at all. There was no lasting joke from Carlisle (we did make up for it in Ocean City with nicknames like Pizza Pants), there were few hugs, and there were certainly not nearly enough laughs shared over cars! It’s so hard to grasp that it’s been about a year since so much closed down. Many of our work situations changed, our living situations changed, and our daily life is just different. I’m still amazed by it all and hopeful that we’re making progress. I greatly look forward to this pandemic being something we’re able to reminisce about, a story to tell, and have it behind us.
Honestly, I had big dreams for 2021. We’re officially in the 20th year of the club’s operation!! Congratulations!!! How amazing is it that our club, the leader in LH information, has been together for 20 years?! An online group, brought together by a platform that existed for 11 years and hasn’t been active since 2004. I’m impressed by the commitment and passion of this group to keep this alive and thriving! I look forward to celebrating this feat together! Let’s see what we can make happen to celebrate!!
I’m happy to formally share that in February we sat the 20th Board of Directors! Again, I’d like to thank Robert Waikel and Doug Durham for their service on the 2020 Board. The 2021 Board is made up of 7 volunteers each who have experience with leading the club. I’m very appreciative of their service to the club and excited for the year ahead. We will hold our annual meeting soon and post all related documents as they’re ready.
We’re on our way with the Ride of the Month contests and appreciate the membership voting participation to start the year off right. Interested in being a part of one? Reach out and we’ll be sure to schedule into an upcoming contest. It’s a really fun way to share your car with the membership and if you win, you’ll receive a plaque for the month that you win as well as be showcased in the 2022 calendar!! Speaking of which, be sure to order your 2021 calendar before we’re too far into the year!
As we all hope to return to car shows and meets in 2021, the club is keeping a close eye on events that we’ve typically attended. So many of us missed this part of our life in 2020 and am eager to get back to it!
Just over a year ago, our very own Indy guru, John Benjamin, started a post about bringing the Indy meet back for 2021. While this meet is forever changed, we do hope to honor John’s excitement and passion for Indy by holding a club meet. Membership decided to attend Qualifying Weekend (the weekend before the race) and while there are plans in place, there are no signups or purchases to make at this point. Everything is contingent on how the Indy Motor Speedway (IMS) manages these events. Our hearts certainly want to be there!! Our fingers are on the starters and when the green flag flies to make it happen, you better believe we will!
We continue to hope that July will hold the annual Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle, PA. Similar to last year, if it happens, it will be different from how we typically Carlisle and similar to the experience that those shared in 2020. We have a tent for the showfield and we have a hotel contract. As July nears and we get details about the event, we’ll continue to move forward with our meet. I encourage all of you to decide what’s best for you and what you’re most comfortable with. I’d love to see the biggest meet yet as we celebrate the 20th anniversary of the club but understand these are difficult circumstances.
As Winter turns to Spring, I look forward to seeing your projects posted on the forum! Keep the questions, conversations, and stories coming! It’s so great to see the connections made on the forum, sharing ideas, and helping to keep these great rides of ours going!
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