Here in Columbus, Ohio we also have a 94th Aero Squadron restaurant. It is
the perfect restaurant for a gathering of Spits.
I think once we get a better idea of where everyone is located, we can
explore club gatherings on a more realistic basis. We can propose a time
and place and see how many would attend. No doubt, there would be several
gatherings to accommodate people from differing locales. I see these as
being informal with not necessarily a detailed agenda, but the group could
design their own agenda once the times and location were worked out. Right
now the main thing is to get your info to Patrick's website (
http://www.jacksonville.net/~spitfires ) to establish a membership base.
(I'm going to find my lengthy Spitfire life-story to send later today).
As far as the VTR, I see no conflict...they serve a different function from
what I see this club being. AND there are plenty of TR6 clubs, and TR3
clubs, devoted to their particular model. I should think the VTR would give
us a thumbs up and a hearty "Cheerio!". Let's keep moving, we can work
Mk III (Many thanks to all of you who have gotten behind this idea)
> From: Terry L. Thompson[SMTP:email@example.com]
> Reply To: Terry L. Thompson
> Sent: Monday, February 14, 2000 11:39 AM
> To: firstname.lastname@example.org
> Subject: Re: N.A. Spitfire Club
> > Better watch your step. Sounds like you might be stepping on the toes
> >of the VTR...You might come home to a pair of TR8 driving goons waiting
> >in your shrubbery to "inform" you on the potential "accidents" that could
> >befall those that are horning in on their business.
> >(just joking of course)
> >A place We have in Maryland called the 94th aero squadron, which I was
> >thinking would be a good place for a Spitfire round-up.
> >The 94th aero squadron...
> >We have one here in Maryland adjacent to the U.S. Postal Service's first
> >Postal Airport in Greenbelt. The place is built to look like a French
> >house, the waitresses wear white aprons with the red cross on them, and
> >the walls are adorned with pictures and items of WW1 & WW2 era. And music
> >from the time period plays over the loud speakers.
> >From most of the dining area, and from the deck outside, you have a great
> >of the airport runway while you eat/drink your beer of choice. It's a
> >which people take their little single and dual prop planes and do touch
> >goes. In front of the "farm house", there are four WW2 era planes which
> >VERY realistic. A jap zero, a german messerschmitt and two american
> >(? I'm not a plane person but it's a neat place to hang out). Last summer
> when I
> >was there, there was also a 5th plane unassembled lying in back. (A
> Spitfire maybe?)
> >I just did a search and there appears to be a 94th also in Milwaulkee,
> >Denver and Miami.
> >I don't know about the one in Denver, but I hear it has similar
> >and it is closer to the center of the U.S. Maybe there's other 94th aero
> >squadrons in the U.S.? (Maryland also has a place called "THE HANGAR
> >don't be confused by the name...it's a male strip joint. Though, I
> >would be fine for the female list members.)
> >Too much information there.
> >Terry L. Thompson
> >'76 Spit 1500
> >At 08:37 AM 2/14/00 -0700, you wrote:
> >>Paul and All,
> >>I hope nobody is misunderstanding the intent of this new club. I don't
> >>want it to be just a "Virtual" club. I want it to be the equivalent of
> >>what is going on in other countries. The French Spitfire Club is a very
> >>good example. We already have a virtual club tight here on the
> >>internet. What we need is a real club that holds Spitfire related
> >>events around the country (and Canada).
> >>Heck, We might even get you to hold an event in Iowa!
> >>"Mostrom, Paul" wrote:
> >>> Count me in! A virtual club is about the only one I can attend. It's
> a long
> >>> way to anywhere from central Iowa and the Iowa British Car Club seems
> to have
> >>> fallen apart.
> >>> Thanks,
> >>> Paul Mostrom
> >>> '77 Spitfire 1500
> >>> > '80 Ford F-100 (Triumph Support Vehicle)
> >>> >
> >>> >
> >>> 'Black holes, where God divided by zero......'
> >>"If you can't excel with talent, triumph with effort."
> >> -- Dave Weinbaum in National Enquirer