February 11, 2020
At 7pm on Tuesday, February 11th, it was time to turn off the TV and turn on that trusty old radio. (Or, for the nerds among us… grab a streaming app and listen on the computer or smart phone.) But no matter how you did it, the goal was the same… tune into “The Racing Line” on WVLT 92.1FM out of Vineland, NJ!
After six weeks of working with the station, our very active member Graham Gill’s fantastic idea was finally reality. The entire hour long show that night featured the DVC! Yep! An entire hour of air time featuring our club, its history, and all things MG.
The first half of the show featured Hank and Tommy Rippert. They discussed the club, how it started, their cars, and many side stories. In the second half, Dick Suffredini and Jim Sanders took over. They discussed more about the racing history of MGs (Jim races his MG with Tommy and Dick frequently helping in the pit). They also talked more about the history, side stories, and they pushed the upcoming club events.
What a fantastic and unique way for us to kick off the golden anniversary of our club! Thank you, Graham, for putting this together! And thanks to Hank, Tom, Dick, and Jim for representing us so well! And, of course, thanks to WVLT and the show’s hosts, Bill Vansuskil, Geofrrey Hall, and David Back for having us on!
What? You missed the show? No worries! You can check it out below!
— Lew Phillips
November 10, 2019
Thirty DVCers made their way to the Cawthorne Estate to make plans for 2020 – our 50th year as a club. After the usual preliminary chit chat and hugs, we settled down for our annual business discussion and planning of fun for the new year.
The meeting was called to order by Chairman Lew Phillips who started things off by displaying a beautiful custom, hand crafted, mahogany box with walnut trim to house our unique gavel and block. The box was made to honor our 50th anniversary.
All meeting minutes (general and board) will be presented in the ‘members’ section of the website. (So, members should head over there to get the details and ‘member’ stuff.) In the meantime… here are some highlights from the meeting itself…
With the heavier business stuff out of the way, we headed on to the more fun part of the meeting… planning for the 50th. Here are some of the highlights…
Finally done with the annual ‘business and planning stuff’, the gang feasted on a variety of hoagies and other goodies. And of course… more chit chat before people started to head back home.
The DVC thanks Pat and Patty for their hospitality and thanks the members who came out to share ideas and volunteer to run events. Participation and creativity is what keeps the club strong and growing… into the next 50 years!
Meeting adjourned… Let the fun resume!
— Lew Phillips