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The Spring rally for the Greater Midwest
Classics was held May 31st to June 3rd at Steve Rasmussen's acreage close to
Northfield, MN. This was the club's first working rally, where the club members
could take advantage of Steve's excellent facilities and do 'hands-on' work on
their coach. In addition to the excellent facilities, tools and parts, the
club had as their special guest, Dave & Mary Lenzi. Dave, with his superior
knowledge on front end spec's for parts and alignment, also brought many of his
special made tools and jigs to help in doing front end alignment, and also jigs
to do the six wheel alignment.
To make this special rally happen, a big thanks needs to go out to all the work that Steve and Becky done to make this a very successful venture. Also, to Bob Miller and his crew that aided in many ways to assist in whatever was needed to help bring this rally to one that will be long remembered as a great outing for the club.
The rally was named "Fritz Fest", in honor of Fritz Slama, now deceased, who was so instrumental in helping GMC owners with coach problems. This was Steve's idea, and a great honor to Fritz for doing that. Also, Bob Miller now has the coach that Fritz once owned, all the more reason to have the rally named after Fritz. Hopefully, this will become an annual event, the members need to support this type of club activity, keeping our coach's in usable condition.
A big part of any rally is the fellowship of the members, and the various activities that take place, such as the bon fires, pot-luck meals, a dine-out night, and the special shopping trips the women took advantage of.
Let's take a look at some photo's of what happened at this rally. Click on the thumbnail images for a larger view.
Steve has excellent facilities for working on the GMC motorhome. The members really enjoyed that, plus the various tools for the motorhome, most of which were obtained from Fritz Slama.
Let's take a look at some of the work projects that were done at the rally, with the expert advice and workmanship from the professional, Dave Lenzi. What an honor it was to have his presence at our rally, many thanks to Dave for doing this.
The members that had their coach's checked and fixed by themselves, with Dave's guidance, and help from other members, commented on the vast improvement in steering and handling. OK, here are some interesting photo's of the work that was done.