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mnl955

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "Ken 'KD' Roy" <kdroy@...>
wrote:
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> I was trying to remember who started this Amphi club years ago.
> Was it Jeff Sweet?
>
> Till later.....
> Ken Roy
>
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Bill Connelly

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K.D.,

That's right. The direct precursor to the current International
Amphicar Owners Club (IAOC) with its elected Board and President was the
National Amphicar Club founded in Gloversville, New York by Jeffrey
Sweet, which was renamed the IAOC at some point in the mid 90's. Prior
to that there was the Amphicar Club of the 1970's founded by the late
Jim Nichols, Jr. in University, Mississippi (and all of whose very
interesting newsletters are available in the 'Members Only' area of the
IAOC website).

There's also the very active and technically super-advanced German
Amphicar Club, the Amphicar Club Berlin e.V., whose website is at
http://www.amphicar.net/Germany, some of whose members visited Celina in
2001, and who would heartily welcome any American club members who might
jump the pond. That's where I am now, and I got to ride in a rarer than
rare Amphi Ranger down the Weser River last weekend (Nyah NyaNya Nyah
Nyah!).

Bilgey

On Tue, 31 Jul 2007 4:21 pm, Ken 'KD' Roy wrote:
> I was trying to remember who started this Amphi club years ago.
> Was it Jeff Sweet?
>
> Till later.....
> Ken Roy
>
 
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David Chapman

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> I was trying to remember who started this Amphi club years ago.
> Was it Jeff Sweet?
> Till later.....
> Ken Roy

Well..
In the USA:
The original Amphicar club in the 1960s was run by Ranchero Motors.
Jim Nichols then ran the club in probably closest to it's current form from
the late 1970s until his death in about 1985. He produced a very informative
newsletter.
Jeff Sweet in New Jersey re-started a paper based club in the late 1990s
which evolved in to the current club mainly as a result of the work of Marc
S. The current club really got going in 2000.

In Germany:
The Amphicar Club Berlin was formed in 1967 and is still pretty much run by
the same people or their families.

In the UK:
Keith Gould ran a club called the Amphicar Register from 1980 which I took
over around 1988. At that time I started an Amphicar section on Compuserve
so moved everything there - this was all text based, way before the WWW
which was invented by Tim Burners-Lee in 1991. The current amphicar.com and
amphicar.net sites and my own amphicars.com were started around 1997.

This Amphicar Lovers list is not connected with the club but many club
members are here. I remember it sort of got together in about 1998? In its
current form I can see from my archive mail folders that the first message
was in July 2000.

David C
 
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amphi_sc

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--- In amphicar-lovers@yahoogroups.com, "David Chapman" <david@...> wrote:

> This Amphicar Lovers list is not connected with the club but many club
> members are here. I remember it sort of got together in about 1998?
In its
> current form I can see from my archive mail folders that the first
message
> was in July 2000.
>
> David C
>
I have "lovers" messages dating back to July 31 of 98 with a posting
by the bilgemaster about "checking rear wheel bearings". At the time
I published the archive CD a few years ago, I only had back to Jan 1
of 99 (i.e., back when eScribe was in the picture) and it was a post
by Joel Stewart about "flags and license plates"

Al Heath
 

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