Well, occasionally I step out of the shadows here and post something, and I suppose this is an appropriate time.
****, let me apologize on behalf of the club for the situation that developed over the summer and fall. I'm in the process of rebuilding the whole schebang and the Winter newsletter went out this past Monday. The club is definitely not defunct and after a brief hiatus is charging ahead more aggressively than ever before.
I the past 5 weeks I've taken care of all the regulatory things involved in making the club official and all the business stuff necessary to operate a organization like the NLOC (thank God for good help). I've revamped the web site, produced a newsletter, made arrangements to sponsor truck-class racing for the Fun Ford Weekend, and teamed up with Power Surge Performance to bring you Lightning racing at the World Ford Challenge. Besides that we're in the process of trying to get a message board similar to this one off its feet and working to line up additional discounters. Please take advantage of these things. It's what your dues do for you.
I drive and turn wrenches on a '95. I do practically all of my own work (occasionally I get nervous about something and have a shop do the work - to date that's been changing a rear main seal and installing the differential carrier off of a '99). I drag race most weekends and SOLO II when possible. I'm an engineer by trade and occasionally run off on technical diabtribes when the mood strikes (those of you who frequent the SVT-Lightning list can surely attest to that! LOL!)
I want you happy with YOUR organization, so if there's something I can do to "fix" things for you, please let me know. I notice that you only mentioned a newsletter (such that is was). Did you receive a "membership pack" when you joined?
I hope to show up here more now that I'm starting to get past the hump of getting the club back on its feet. I doubt I can be remotely as much help on the '99s as Sal can, but it will give me a chance to see what you guys are doing and help me stay on top of developments and modifications for the Gen 2 trucks.
Finally, thanks for the kind words guys. I am working diligently (and somewhat sleeplessly) to see that the club lives up to them.
President, NLOC - http://nloc.org
Lightning #74 in 1995 - firstname.lastname@example.org