VMCA at Rhinebeck, NY AMCA meet PDF Print E-mail
Written by Richard Sheckler   
Saturday, 20 June 2009

Hello Everyone,
We had a fine time of it at the AMCA Meet at Rhinebeck, NY. This is really a huge event. There was enough stuff floating around the swap meet to impress the most skeptic Beemerphile.

One fellow showed up with cases of new old stock speedometers from the mid 1950's (I checked the dates on the bottoms of the speedometer cans) for plunger framed twins, NOS cylinders, heads, crankshafts, camshafts. He said he only brought a few items in his inventory. 
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Another vendor showed up with a large class B truck with an 18' box packed to the roll up door, with used parts from the 1950's and '60's. His prices were reminiscent of what we could find at swap meets twenty years ago.

One fellow walked away with a matching frame and engine from an R69 for $500.00. The same vendor had the original carbs and magneto to go with it.

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There are several more meets coming up this season in which the VMCA will either sponsor or take part in. We are invited to set up our information booth at AMCA Meets. This gives us a chance to let everyone know we are out there willing to help folks with their veteran BMWs.

Early Saturday morning we gathered up a handful of club members to stuff, label and stamp envelopes containing this latest issue of the VMCA News. (That would be the April 1st Issue). We are running late with them and can only get them written and published as we gather content for them. Very few members complain about our tardiness. Thanks for understanding.

Best Regards,

Richard Sheckler

P.S. Three miles up the road from the Duchess County Fairgrounds lies the Old Rhinebeck Aerodrome. They kicked off their air show season on the same weekend as the AMCA Meet. They gave discounts to anyone who was attending the Meet.
The Aerodrome is a 'must see' living museum of antique, flying aircraft from the early and golden age of aviation. They flew a 1909 Bleriot down the field for all of us to see. They gave airplane rides out over the Hudson in a 1929 Standard. They showed us aerobatics with a 1918 Albatross, a German WWI fighter. (See photos)  RS 
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