November 2007, DN-90

Some of the Articles Include:

  • Why Insurance: In a column written by the Directors, Dr. Stan Bourdon tackles the question of why the club spends so much to buy insurance. He tackles it by asking an expert, member Ted Merritt.

  • Annual Club Dinner: The AACA Hershey Fall Car Show is history, and so is the fabulous dinner arranged for DCoA members and friends by Barb Parmelee. In this issue Barb follows up with a rundown of the evening, including some of the great prizes made by members, donated by members, and won by members and guests at the event.

  • Milk Trucks on Parade: For the second year in a row, participants in the AACA Fall Hershey Car Show lined up their milk trucks and paraded into the show grounds, amid great response from the crowds lining the route. Jay Crist has all the details, from a driver's and participant's perspective.

  • Stepping Back to Move Ahead: In our cover story, Les Bagley reports on Wilcox Family Farms, a nearly 100-year-old family business, and major Puget Sound area dairy and egg supplier, that in this modern day, is taking a step back in dairy history. They're starting home delivery routes for the very first time.

  • Did Butler Beat Bacon?: Everybody knows George Bacon designed the early Divcos with multi-point controls, making them the darlings of early home delivery. But what about Jay Butler? John Rienzo unearths information about an obscure inventor who created a rear-control Ford.

  • Borden's at 150: To honor Borden's 150th Anniversary this year, Ken Lego takes us on a photographic journey through the history of their logos, vehicles and images. In Part 1 of his epic photo essay, he shows us early horse-drawn vehicles, the firm's first motorized truck, and some early motorized home delivery units.

  • Holiday Stuff for the Divco Nut: Our annual rundown of what's new and neat for gift giving this holiday season, including:

  • We've Got you Covered: Brackney Hills Knitting introduces a wonderful new 5'x5' Divco designed stadium blanket!

  • The Fine Art of Delivery: California artist Scott Moore creates milk truck poster art in multiple perspectives. A beautiful new wall hanging you'll want to frame and display .

  • "Divco-The Little Milk Truck": Matt Kreitz takes us behind the scenes of a new children's book featureing, what else?

  • All in Scale: The long awaited first views of Dennis Deal's new scale model Divcos in 1:43 and 1:87 (HO) scales from Diecast Direct.

  • Plus the Thorne Corner, Divco Toychest, Mailbox, classifieds, Lego-Land and much more!

  • This issue will also contain an extra insert with the club's proposed new bylaws, and a survey form to return for your input about them.

  • Pages: 24 pages w/4 page insert 

  • Price: $4