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Old 08-05-2012, 12:42 PM
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Just wondering what your feelings are about belonging to a car club. Good or bad?

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has its benefits

Belonging to a club can have its benefits, especially when it comes time to pulll off the main body from the frame!!!!!!
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yes and no.............Great to share experience and tools, but when they dont return your tools, it's another story.
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Waste of time. I joined a few MANY years ago but never saw any kind of benefit from it. Joined one a few years ago but it turned into a Handyman's Club and eventually fell apart. I still hang out with friends at car shows, which I haven't even been going to those since I started the van build last year.
I guess it really depends on if you are a joiner or a loner... I am a loner and am usually doing stuff in the shop instead of going to a "meeting"...
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AS long as they don't start doing charity things and parades they are a good place to share ideas IMHO.

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yes and no.............Great to share experience and tools, but when they dont return your tools, it's another story.
Ain't that the truth.

Been in several. Some structured and a couple that were just some guys. Good and bad points.. One of my pet peaves are the guys that "borrow" stuff. I own just about every car/fab/builder tool known to man.. So I get plenty of borrowers.. It's the ones that "forget" where the tool belongs or keep them till they think they own them.. They are the ones that get on my "no way" list. Then they are PlSSED at me..
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I belong to a car club, see my avatar. I am one of the youngest members, we have a ball, the club was established in 1948, 4 years before I was born. We do the Christmas parade in town, we have a picnic and a poker run for the members, a monthly meeting, our 50/50 raffle at the meeting sponsors scholarships. We offer the scholarships to 4 schools, we had one interested, she (yes, she) was the only scholarship awarded. We will convoy to car shows, it cool to see a mess of hot rods going down the road. I think a good part of everyone getting along is the mellowness of old age...
"When I was younger, I could remember anything, whether it had happened or not." - Mark Twain
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Depends on the club. I'm not a joiner, but I'm a member of a club. We had a small group of friends who went to all sorts of car things together, and always talked about joining a club, but didn't see one that we thought really fit. Didn't like the dues, meetings, etc., and most just seemed too structured for us.
We finally just picked a name and started a club ourselves. We never have meetings, and we have no dues. Everyone shared the cost on any club decals, and if we ever get a shirt we'll split the cost there too. We have no leader, and we get together often in the summer, and a couple times a month in the winter to go get a meal or coffee and donuts.
Works perfect for us!
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