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How about a Canadian convention in 2021?!
Trying to gauge interest here; for US non-passport-holder members, would you consider paying $145 to secure your new passport for the possibility to attend a convention in Ontario, Canada? In addition to coming to enjoy the sights and sounds of America’s best friend and neighbour, obviously you’d retain the benefits of having such a document to visit other destinations. Please give this some serious thought, and advise. Thank you for your time!
Sounds like a great idea! I've already got a passport but if I did not, I would spend the $ to obtain one for such an event. Good luck with your plans!
I would be interested! Would like to know a little more about exactly where in Ontario tho…
Looking forward to more information..
1941 DeSoto Deluxe 2 Door Sedan
It's Delightful, It's DeLovely, It's DeSoto!
Thank you for your interest, Dean! I’m looking at Chatham, about an hour’s drive east of the Windsor/Detroit border crossing. I’m currently conducting some preliminary research into details such as hotel accommodations and events. I still have to submit a bid and if approved, I’ll be happy to provide lots of information to club members! Lots of planning in the meantime, so stay tuned...
The Airflow club with DeSoto and Chrysler cars is planning their 2021 (Inter)National Meet in London Ontario. Coordinate? Email me at drjohn96 at Mac.com.
San Diego, California
Member National Desoto Club and Airflow Club of America
1936 S2 Airflow sedan (1)
1937 Chrysler Airflow sedan (2)
If I remember correctly I think in 2016 the national desoto club and the airflow club held a joint convention in Maryland. We had a good amount of airflows attend the convention and several drove across the USA from California and Texas.
This would be a great opportunity to combine the airflows, Chrysler and Desoto with the other remaining Desoto's. So why duplicate the planning of two separate convention and instead have the join convention and everyone can enjoy all of the cars at the same time. Might not drive my 39 desoto but would attend in a modern car.
I was the Chairman for the 1998 convention that was held in Valley Forge, PA.
@kevin-stiles I shared your question to the NDC Facebook group as well and had the following feedback/comments/questions from various members:
Steve: "I would renew my passport for that, if it would be held at a venue in Ontario within easy driving distance from where I now live.Any idea what town or city would be in his mind? U.S. based drivers should also be advised to check their insurance coverage too as the insurer of their collector car may have restrictions about taking it into Canada without paying an appropriate fee. (And some may not cover the car at all if it is out of the country)."
Ed: "Can one get there by train?"
Bob: "I don't have a problem with it being in Canada, but that's further than I want to drive. Winnipeg would be nice for me! :-)"
I just called my Antique car Insurance carrier American Collector Ins or also known as Grundy Insurance. So long as you have an active policy written for any state within the United States then you are covered in Canada.
They can not write a policy for any cars in Canada.
So if you have a claim then take pictures and document the issue and then file the claim as soon as possible.
I would suggest that people contact their antique car providers to confirm if they are covered and then would suggest that you post the information on the webpage as an update to the convention for Canada.
Hello Rich, and thank you for your posts!
My father and I have reached out to the Airflow Club of America, and we were told that they will be holding their convention in London, Ontario from August 17th-23rd, 2021, with no deviation from those dates. I wouldn’t be able to host a convention in August (especially later in the month), so that is why I opted for July. That being said, the gentleman who spoke with my father did say that local members (himself included) may bring their cars on any touring we do and to our car show. That in itself is good news!
Your advice regarding personal insurance coverage for members’ vehicles while they’re in Canada is welcomed and appreciated. Thank you for researching this important aspect! (and to Steve for bringing it up to begin with).
Hello Ed, and thank you for your inquiry!
I’m planning to host our 2021 convention in Chatham, Ontario, which is about an hour’s drive east of the Windsor/Detroit border crossing. One cannot take the train over the border, BUT, when one takes the Amtrak train to Detroit, one
1) would get off at the Mariner’s Church stop,
2) would take a brief taxi ride to the tunnel,
3) would ride the tunnel bus across to Windsor, and finally,
4) would take the Via Rail train to Chatham.
I can and will provide more information if you’re interested in pursuing this. Sure hope to see you in Canada next year!
Hello Steve, and thanks for your Facebook post!
Is Chatham, Ontario (an hour east from the Windsor/Detroit border crossing) a venue within easy driving distance from where you now live? Sure hope so! And sure hope to see you in Canada next year!
Hello Bob, and thanks for your Facebook post!
I’m nowhere close to Winnipeg, but if you consider driving to Chatham, Ontario, I’ll sure endeavour to make your effort attending 2021’s convention worth your while. Hope to see you there!
By the way Rich,
Would love to see your ‘39 in Chatham!