Being an A.D.D. (attention deficit disorder) personality type
that should be on Ritalin, four rallies a year doesn't satisfy
my need to roam. After retiring, I looked at several RV clubs
in northeast Texas, southern Oklahoma and northern Louisiana
for a second club to travel and socialize with. Only one had
a tech session. All mainly played games, did crafts, and ate
and ate and ate. They seldom travel more that 100 miles for a
rally. It came to me in a sleep deprived stupor that the most
interesting and travel-orientated people I knew were in the Classics.
Maybe other members share my desire for more traveling with this
great group of Classic members. Thus, the idea for mini-rallies
At the October rally, the Board approved the concept of mini-rallies.
Input is requested to see if there is interest in rallies not
involving the whole Classic group and not replacing any regular
Someone at the meeting (Billy Massey, I think) has mentioned
that he plans to go to a hot air balloon festival in Albuquerque
in October before the October Classic Rally. We discussed making
this a mini-rally. We need to check dates to be certain, but
it was thought that it is the weekend before the Classic Rally
and the Classic Rally would be a stop on the return trip.
I have been thinking of going to Nashville or Branson in mid-to-late
March and maybe to Colorado in June.
As I envision a mini-rally, we would make plans and caravan
to a location. A gathering location would be planned and an outline
travel plan (not to exceed 7 days from gathering location) with
campground stops would be distributed. Reservations could be
made by a one-time Rally Master or Caravan Host.
response to the mini rally idea has brought an idea from Eugene
Mazzurana suggesting weekend mini rallies.
I think the Classics membership is dynamic and energetic enough
to have two types of rallies in addition to the regular quarterly
the Mini Rally - a weekend rally for a special event or
the Classics Caravan - traveling rallies for events and
places more distant and requiring six to ten days.
We are limited only by our interest and members willing to plan
a rally and serve as a host/wagonmaster for these single event/destination
rallies. These events will cost the club nothing but will provide
additional venues for forming and sharing friendship with the
great Classics group (not to mention the fun places that we can
Think of the opportunity to let your GMC cruise the roads more
frequently instead of being tethered for weeks and months at
a time. Talk about cabin fever - what must it be like to be your
GMC. Mine complains to me all the time about being shut up in
the garage and never getting to go anywhere. We might even get
some use from those house batteries before they will no longer
hold a charge. You could even get a chance to change the oil
because mileage requires it. I'm getting excited just thinking
I would like to participate in this type activity. (if so, provide contact info)
I would like to plan or host a mini rally.
The Mini-rally Master should collect fees.
Each person make their own arrangements.
If you have an idea for a Mini-Rally or Classics Caravan,
please share it with me.
for a printable form you can fill out and snail mail.