FMC Magazine
FMC Magazine
June 2006
RV News & Notes: June 2006 Print Email
A 1950 General Motors Futurliner Parade of Progress Tour Bus, one of 12 built, sold for an auction-record $4,320,000 to a private collector at the 35th Barrett-Jackson "World's Greatest Car Collector Event" held in Scottsdale, Arizona, January 14 through 22, 2006.
The Futurliner, a self-contained display and transport vehicle, was created by renowned automotive engineer and designer Harley Earl as part of the "Parade of Progress" touring exhibit, which was developed by GM research leader Charles Kettering to complement the company’s "Motoramas" from 1940 through 1956. The red-and-white Futurliner that sold, one of only three in the world that have been restored to their original configuration, is powered by a 400-cubic-inch six-cylinder GM engine mated to a four-speed transmission.
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Three Decades Of Home & Park Motorhomes Print Email
The beauty and the backwoods of Ontario, Canada, inspired the creation of the first camper van that eventually would be called a Roadtrek.
In 1974 Jac Hanemaayer successfully built a small fully self-contained motorhome that his family could use as they enjoyed the backwoods, the skiing, the boating, and other outdoor recreation opportunities in Ontario, Canada. Today this multimillion-dollar corporation based in Kitchener, a city west of Toronto, is guided by his son, Jeff.
Jeff was 10 years old in 1974.
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Convention Parking Procedures — Charlotte/Concord 2006 Print Email
Family Parking Procedures
Families will be assigned a day and time of admittance based on the date their registration is received at FMCA headquarters in Cincinnati. All registrations will be divided equally over a three-day period.
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Two A/C Dilemma Print Email
Dear RV Doctor:
I have a 1990 Fleetwood Southwind with two air-conditioning units. They are on a front/rear switch so you can use only one unit at a time.
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Readers’ Forum: June 2006 Print Email
Dear Editor:
It has been a hard spring for me because of my husband Bill's death, but I am doing better. I appreciate all the letters, e-mails, phone calls, and visits from so many FMCA friends.
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The Old Royal Capital North Carolina Print Email
Almost 300 years ago, Swiss Baron Christopher de Graffenried led a ragged band of settlers across the Atlantic. They landed in today's North Carolina in 1710 and established a village at the confluence of two broad rivers, the Neuse and the Trent.
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Directions to Lowe’s Motor Speedway, Charlotte/Concord, North Carolina Print Email
Parking for FMCA's 76th International Convention will commence on Saturday, August 12, at 7:00 a.m. Please display your admittance card on the front windshield, lower left hand corner of the driver side, without obstructing the driver’s view.
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It's Only A Sparrow Print Email
Hard as it may be to believe, there are more than 30 species of sparrows listed in our favorite North American field guide. That number may grow, as it's been rumored that several of them are about to be split into separate species.
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National Lakeshores And Seashores Print Email
This time of year a traveler's thoughts turn to cooler places, in a literal sense. We already had felt the relaxation of watery surroundings as we planned and wrote this column.
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FMCA Conventions Print Email
Recently I was asked by an RV trade magazine to contribute my thoughts regarding FMCA’s involvement in RV rallies and their benefit or detriment to the RV industry. Obviously, since FMCA itself promotes motorhome conventions and rallies, my comments were labeled as being “pro,” or in favor of such events.
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