FW: What Is The IAOC?

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Ed Price

Hello Fellow Amphibians!

There are two great, but separate, resources for Amphibious knowledge:


The Amphicar Lovers Digest, a free but privately-owned resource
administered by Mike Israel. You are reading this now because you are a
member of the ALD.

The International Amphicar Owners Club (the IAOC), a formally
organized car club operated for the benefit of Amphicar owners and

Many of the members of the ALD are also members of the IAOC, but just
reading the ALD doesn't give you the full Amphi experience! Although the ALD
is free, membership in the IAOC costs US$30 per year. So what do these smart
Amphi enthusiasts get for their money?

First, an IAOC member gets access to the "Members Only" section of the IAOC
web site at <http://www.amphicar.com/> http://www.amphicar.com/ with:

1. Down-loadable Owners Manual, Maintenance Manual, Parts Manual and
Service Manual.

2. Paint color data.

3. The Vehicle Identification Number survey data.

4. Past IAOC Newsletters (as old as 1967!).

5. Screensavers.

6. Swim-in photos.

7. Photos of IAOC members and their Amphicars.

8. And more (we intend to keep expanding our reference library).

Second, an IAOC member receives the bi-monthly edition of our award-winning
newsletter, the Wheels -n- Waves, featuring:

1. Swim-in schedules.

2. Technical Tips.

3. Classified ads (free for members).

4. Vendor display ads.

5. Amphicar vendor's special sale announcements.

6. Members photos and letters.

7. Articles on amphibious fun, Amphicar history, and member interviews.

Third, an IAOC member receives protection:

1. The IAOC has helped its members by creating a nice, official looking
Statement of Marine Horsepower. Now you can show evidence why you should be
allowed into horsepower-restricted waters!

2. The IAOC has trademarked "AMPHICAR", and extended usage of this mark
to all current members. We can all now use the name without worrying about
some T-shirt manufacturer harassing us.

Fourth, the IAOC provides a unified "point-of-contact" for the public trying
to contact amphibians. The IAOC facilitates Scout organizations, media,
researchers and social agencies who may be trying to contact local Amphicar
owners or who may want to participate in our local Swim-ins.

Fifth, the IAOC helps members locate other amphibians, either for technical
help or in publicizing regional Swim-ins. As an IAOC member, you will
receive email notices of all regional Swim-ins and other special local

Supporting our club strengthens the common focal point of the Amphicar
experience; it's the old help us to help you concept. So do the right thing,
grasshopper, and join the IAOC today at http://www.amphicar
<http://www.amphicar.com/join.htm> .com/join.htm .


Ed Price
El Cajon, CA USA
1961 Amphicar
1987 MB 420SEL