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Old 03-06-12, 22:22
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Default OMVA Summer Show June 23rd

In Oshawa at the Tank Museum.

Dealer set-up from 7 am, dealers only!!! If the dealer has a "helper" he has to be a Club member or he registers and pays a $5 fee.
Maximum 1 helper per dealer.

From 8am, on entrance to Club Members and guests. All guest and visitors pay $5 each. No exceptions.

Outside setup costs $35.00. Inside, upto 2 tables $30.
Only exceptions are clubs or other groups displaying WITH PERMISSION!

Phone Peter S to register for tables. Or e mail.

We STILL need a couple of volunteers to clean and set up tables Friday
the 22nd. If you can help call or e mail Syd Schatzker.
More to come.

Peter S
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Old 17-06-12, 03:00
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Default omva show?

Where can a person get info on this show as to times and location?
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Old 25-06-12, 00:51
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Show Report???
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Old 25-06-12, 01:55
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Default Show Report?

Less members attended than normal and fewer guests.

Great day, very hot. Lots of deals, some bargains.

Is a Carrier crank handle a bargain at $500? Or a 25 pdr sight at
$350. OR Carrier grease nipples at $4 each.

Two boxes for the inside back of a Mk 2 were $200. I thought that
was a good deal. But no one took it.

Andre Gibeault travelled from Montreal with a load of parts at fair $.

Anyway it worked out well for most dealers and visitors.

Maybe more later..maybe not.
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Old 25-06-12, 12:43
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Peter,

you comment about numbers of members being down.

Frankly I think the OMVA is suffering the same as other vehicle groups that were born in the pre world wide intraweb days.

Many people are up against distance and time and going to such an event is yielding less and less for the efforts involved.

So much is traded these days on ebay and other sites that parts sales are done directly with dealers using paypal and credit cards delivered directly to home.

I am a long time member of a Land Rover group and we are suffering the same decline. Many members find the camradre online in forums superior to local knowledge.

It is a sad sign of the times.

As far as the great unwashed masses ie the general public we are fighting huge competition for summer entertainment by a generation that has no connection or interest to things military or war related. Add to that the cost of advertising such an event and we are bound to see less attendees.

Those of us in the 50 plus age range are dinosaurs in our interests and those coming behind are thin on the ground with such interests it would seem.

That is my viewpoint, anyone care to counter that?

R
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Old 25-06-12, 22:30
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Default Robin

Your points are well thought out and right. There always has been four types of people who attend the shows,
the curious guest, the builder/collector, the
parts dealer, and the parts dealer/ collector, businessman.
In the old days of the Club the big collectors such as Don Smith, Bill Gregg and Frank Grant never came to the Shows or brought vehicles.
They wouldn't say why, they just wouldn't. You could ask but wouldn't get an answer.
15 cwt builders are getting scarce. Carriers are in the forefront now (I
wonder how long that will last). I talked to the table guys and the ones I talked too seemed happy. Except for a couple who are never happy.
Andre, Bob Phillips, Frank, Colin all went away happy. I sure did.
A couple of dealers bring overpriced militaria, (by overpriced I mean twice Militaria Show prices) and are disappointed it doesn't sell.
The Fall and Winter Shows are more of a meet and greet, Old Boy Show.
Then again no one has to do any work on them but me so nobody complains.
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Old 25-06-12, 22:50
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I would have been there as usual but work got in the way. I usually fair pretty well at the summer show and certainly enjoy talking with the guys and helping out whoever I can.
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1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
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Old 25-06-12, 23:27
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Nobody makes all the Shows. I know you have a tight schedule and you are on call. The Militaria Show the same day didn't help.
BUT,,,We had an excellent Club day and took in more $ than the last two Summer Shows. Of course it rained hard the last two Shows so if we can't grab people at the gate they sneak in. Despite a good attendence we lost money at the last two shows. I notice no dealers brought vehicles, but they
complained at the low vehicle showing.
I'll keep rambling on later.

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Old 26-06-12, 00:53
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Just a thought and perhaps a huge gamble...
Have you or any of the exec thought about a change of venue for the summer show? I understand that the Oshawa museum makes for an excellent backdrop as well as at least having some window dressing (vehicles). Maybe a change someplace might inspire members to bring out vehicles (or not) to at least make a show, a show.
Maybe combine the OMVA Summer Show with another similar one?
Or maybe its not feasible because of pride betwen groups?
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1970 M38A1 CDN3 70-08715 1 CSR
1981 MANAC 3/4T CDN trailer
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