This is one of the reasons I stick with the Club and do what I can, to help it grow and prosper.
This afternoon, I got a post by some buttwipe in the FB group, Tow Truck Mafia West. Something about explaining what the Iron Knytes is.
I replied simply, " Are you that stupid? The Iron Knytes Toewing Association, is a mall group of 1,000 towing professionals who just so happens to love older vintage and custom tow trucks" Finding em, restoring them, driving them." Of course the Iron Knytes Toewing Association goes much deeper, working on public education and preserving our industry. Getting people to move the heck over and not kill many of us as we do our jobs. I have no idea why the bullies in the TT-Mafia wants a rumble all the time, but maybey their jealous or envious of the movement the Knytes are making.
The fact that the Iron Knytes are a subsidiary of the Knytes-of-Dixie, and all that makes that work and has done since 1967 when the Knytes formed under the protective umbrella of a Cub Scout pack (#303) of Layton Utah. Customizing pedal bikes and mini diecast cars and such, the transisioned to mini motor bikes, to cars, to trucks, and in my case tow trucks. We do in the first few hours of a day, what many take years to do. Some tasks are completed under the principle of serious arm twisting, and others by diplomatic methods, but it does get done. Communities that have Charters of the Knytes in them, don't get the tragic situations, of terrorist attacks or riff raff violence , its only when a charter moves that hell breaks out.
Last month was terrible for the Club and me. More tasks, low money, bad computer, means not much radio. Plus I can't be everywhere. Can't toew and be on radio at the same time. Big Rick indicated he was retiring as all organization President, hey he's hitting dang near 70 years old. With my fuddling up the finances last month including my own power bill, I withdrew my nomination of stepping up as President of the organization. As Such through a lot of convincing, Jonny Muir decided to step up and is now President elect of the Knytes. We tried to get Ben to step up, but he's too busy with Cooter's Place, so JM is the Pres elect of the Club. I'll still be in my Executive Vice President's chair , Kelly will take up duties as the main bean counter, the rest of both cabinets are yet to be filled.
Jonny suggested that next year there ought to be a organization reunion. I agree. What Jonny really wants to see is, how many really show, and who are still dedicated to the ideals and tasks as well as duties of wearing that patch. Not just a patch display person. Jonny wants to do some organizational house cleaning. Discharge those no longer serving the Club, and promoting the ones who are. Plus getting back to what we all started as . Dedication to Dixie, the aspirations and appreciation of vintage rides and aircraft, not all of this crap. Like Jonny said on our 5 hour phone call Wednesday, your either a Knyte or your not, you can't just ride the fence. It don't work. Now we just need to find a place in one of three Mountain West states that can belly the event. Which ain't easy. Considering 250,000 bikers, truckers, aviators, and even tow-truckers. The event is slated for the late summer of 2018.
The Iron Knytes Toewing Association, will be hosting a mini toew Jamb in the fall of this year. Besides the toew trucks, and demos. A Road Resque Technician certification class and short test will be part of that.
Last but not least, wanna thank a toew bro, for locating the pieces for my old vintage light bar for LexiBelle . Now if I can just trace down that one battery drain, I'll have it done.
See ya'll Monday.