Danny K, our club Events
Coordinator was asked if the club could participate with several
vehicles for a radio remote they had planned involving country and
western station KVET here in Austin. Danny mustered the
troops and three vehicles arrived. Danny brought his
M151A2/M416 combo, I drove his M38A1 and Tim W brought his Ford
GPW. The vehicles were staged out front of Fleets
headquarters on 7th Street. Radio personality Janice
Williams from KVET was present as well and did a mighty fine job
of explaining the radio business as well as providing excellent
on-air coverage of the event.
The primary purpose of the remote was to draw traffic in for
'camper and RV check-ups'. Fleet is a maintenance and repair
facility for campers, RV's, generators, power supplies etc. for a
variety of vehicle types. In addition, FMOT maintains
vehicle fleets and provides 24 hour service for certain truck and
tractor items. A NAPA representative was also present as was
Rudy's BBQ and Krispy Kreme doughnuts.
About 8:30am, Danny, me and Tim arrived while the radio remote
was being set-up. The day was very sunny and warm but the
wind was fierce from the South. A strong cold front was
expected later in the day explaining the winds. Coffee,
breakfast tacos and donuts were provided. It also took lots
of skill from the various vendors to keep their items on the
tables without blowing across the parking lot!
During the event, many people came in off the street with their
RV's to purchase items or schedule service or maintenance and
register for door prizes. Every half hour or so, a drawing
was held to give away items such as a Garmin GPS, took kit and the
grand prize - a portable generator.
11:00am came soon and the party was over for this great little
event. Thanks Pat and Fleet for having us!