had beautiful weather, 75 degrees, sunny sky and a light breeze for
our 2017 Judging School. We had two new Youth Chapter students (One of
which brought his father who is now a perspective LER member!) attend,
train and signup for our Youth Chapter. Two of our seasoned Youth
Chapter members, Bryan Bush and Millard Ellis, helped out with the
training. Our most experienced judge, George Nash was on hand thanks
to Barb and Ray Noonan, to over see the activity and spread George's
great charm. We also had many LER members attend and bring their
vehicles. Most engaged with the new youth in another of
's now legendary judging schools. All seem to enjoy the activities.
After a short explanation of AACA judging guidelines and etiquette and
a review of our LER show judging form, Bob carried out a group
analysis of the first two vehicles which included Bob's own driver
participation Corvette. The group then went about judging several
other vehicles of different levels and age. Bob reviewed the judging
of each after the participants had their chance to tally their
judgments. The vehicle owners now also understand exactly how their
vehicles will do on the show field. I am sure all that attended left
with their judging skills improved and hopefully some will choose to
join in judging at national AACA events after enjoying this
experience. All in all, it was a very productive day and a great
opportunity for LER members to get together and really share the
hobby. Special thanks to all that attended, Chuck Facklam
Thanks was received from
Joe Greco, Chair of the car show at the Buffalo History Museum, to the
youth judges from LER for their excellent work in judging. Chuck
Facklam and Bob Nash were their mentors.
From the Youth
Director, Chuck Facklam:
Our youth group is going strong!
Our LER AACA Youth Chapter
Our LER AACA youth chapter started the summer with a combination
judging school and fun day. The spot chosen for this years judging
, primarily because of its extensive park roadway system.
Our own AACA Master judge, Bob Nash, did the honors once again
training our newest youth chapter member along with a few of our adult
members in the art of AACA vehicle judging. Then several members who
had graciously brought their vehicles as examples for judging school,
took the kids for rides around the park.
Fred Coon's Model A rumble
seat was the hit of the day, even when it was a tight fit!
A Ride in Mark Yearke's 1969
SS Chevelle or
1969 Z28 Camaro was sure to put a smile on their face!
After a cruise in the Baich's 1948 Buick, the high school age
members all suggested they wanted to use it for their Prom!
And then came our
2016 LER Car Show. The Youth Chapter turned out in force to help in
many ways. Christian Benning, Bryan Busch, Millard Ellis, Mike Kaplin,
Brandon Miskell, and Phil Tripi helped park cars, distribute water and
all judged multiple classes. The Youth Chapter also was the primary
cleanup crew making my life immensely easier.
The week after the show we
had a picnic at my house. My real motive was to clean out and organize
the club trailer whose responsibility was recently turned over to me.
Anyone helping with the show setup can testify that finding anything
in the club trailer had become a major chore after years of collecting
show leftovers. Under
and my supervision, the Youth Chapter went right to work emptying it,
sorting through the contents and reorganizing what was to be kept
despite temperatures in the mid 90's. As the picture below testifies,
you can now walk into the trailer (Something impossible in the many
years I have worked with it!) and find all the registration, judging
and field layout items easily.
Chuck Facklam, Youth Chapter
For more information, contact Chuck at firstname.lastname@example.org