2019 Long Island Car Club Council Meeting Saturday February 23rd At US Merchant Marine Academy, Kings Point NY

Hosted by Kings Point Auto Club, Ray Gaspardo President Ray Gaspardo opened the meeting with some general info followed by the Pledge of Allegiance. Speakers; Jack Buono, Superintendent of US Merchant Marine Academy gave a welcome to all attendees and a brief history of the facility. Captain Peter Kahl also spoke on behalf of the Kings Point Auto Club and about their event on the Merchant Marine grounds on May 11th.

Topics Discussed at the 2019 Meeting

Dave Vissagi spoke about his www.RubberHitsTheRoad.com web site and how it offers free event listings and Free cars for sale classifieds Lee from Full Throttle Hot Rod spoke about the magazines change over to full digital and all of the advantages of that change. They also offer free event listings and the availability of paid advertising for events. www.FullThrottleNYNE,com Howard Kroplick of www.VanderbiltCupRaces.com spoke about the websites ability to list car related events for free on the web site. Flyers were available about Long Island Needs A Drag Strip Call 516-782-7701 or visit their Face book page Flyers were available from www.LIClassicCars.com with information about a vehicle listing for TV & movie opportunities for classic cars and the other free and paid services offered by Pete Giordano David Fluhrer from Newsday’s “In The Garage” could not attend but his contact information was available regarding car club spotlight columns and individual classic car spotlights in Newsday. E-Mail thegarage@optonline.net You can also visit www.inthegarage.net. Bill Carberry proposed that in the effort to make the council meetings and the information generated at the meetings (car club events and car club contact information) more consistent it should be collected, assembled and distributed by the LICCC committee in the future. The meetings themselves would be hosted by alternating car clubs that would provide the location and light beverages & food for the meeting. It was voted on and approved by a majority of those in attendance. Input was requested on what attendees would like the council to do to help car clubs, club members and the hobby in general. Domenick Nesci and Paul Parnes suggested that car clubs should promote car club events over commercial oriented events to their membership. The audience was asked how we could tie in with National Collector Car Appreciation Day that was started up in 2010 and is commemorated in July. This year it is on July 12th, a Friday. A large scale car rally was suggested by Dan Polner as a possible tie in. Participating clubs should use the LICCC logo with web site on any of their event flyers or promotional material. Those in attendance were reminded to go to www.LICarClubs.com to confirm the accuracy of their club information on the site or to send in their club’s information if it is not already on the site. A form was available to be filled out by a club representative regarding the proposed bill in New York State to change classic car vehicle inspections to every other year (biennial) instead of the currently required annual inspections. It was suggested that there be one or two interim meetings of the president’s council in addition to the annual main meeting. The 2020 meeting tentatively will be hosted by either the LI Street Rod Assn. in Hicksville or by the LI Moose Car Club in Riverhead depending on date availability at the venues.

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