Amphicar Enthusiast has passed away

Discussion in 'General Amphicar Discussion' started by Marc Schlemmer, Sep 4, 2000.

  1. Marc Schlemmer

    The following email came to me that I thought I'd pass along.....
    Many of you knew of this Amphicar lover and Club member.

    Marc Schlemmer.

    ----- Original Message -----
    From: "Stephen Drake" <>
    To: <>
    Subject: Amphicar Enthusiast has passed away

    Dear Marc,

    I just wanted to pass a note along to you. My father Dennis M. Drake passed
    away unexpectedly on July 1, 2000, he was 57. He is the 8th person
    in your members area with the ISWIM license plate from New Hampshire. My
    Dad loved cars and cherished his Amphicars. He had two (a right hand drive
    as well), the other ISWIM2 (also NH) and at least one parts car. He was
    also an avid collector of all things Amphicar. I still have a tremendous
    amount of material, information (and even some parts), including a rare
    model (different from the models shown on one of these websites). He even
    has a picture of President Johnson in an Amphicar. At this point I am
    holding on to all of his materials. I hope to be able to create a website
    will all of his information. Before his death he was even working on a
    about the Amphicar.

    I just wanted to pass this information along to you. I know he had
    correspondence with some Amphicar owners, so I wanted to let you know. In
    addition (and I am not sure how many Amphi-owners he had made acquaintance
    with), we are starting a foundation in his name for a number of charities.
    If anyone wishes to donate they can do so through the following:

    Dennis M. Drake Memorial Fund
    c/o Citizens Bank
    122 Northeastern Blvd.
    Nashua NH 03062

    Thank you very much and best regards,

    Stephen D. Drake

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