Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts Club - Southern California Chapter of SPAAMFAA

A Non-profit organization for owners and fans of the fire engines & trucks made by Crown, dedicated to preserving and appreciating the history of the Crown Firecoach

Historial Archives of the Firecoach Division of the Crown Coach Corporation of Los Angeles 

 
 

 

Crown Firecoach Enthusiasts 3rd Quarter Membership Meeting

 

Saturday, September 9, 2017

9:30 AM

Valley Center Branch Library, 29200 Cole Grade Road

Valley Center, CA 92082

PROGRAM: The business meeting will include nominations for all five Officers of the Board.  After the meeting, we will take the Crown Firecoach Bus to lunch then return to the neighboring Valley Center History Museum for a tour.  In addition, there will local area Agency and Reservation Fire apparatus either coming there or staging at a station close by for photos.

NOTE: The night prior, Friday, September 8th is the Annual “Cruisin’ Grand Fire Truck Night” in neighboring Escondido (sponsored by the Escondido Fire & Police Department) for those who want to make a weekend of it or bring a rig down for the fun.

LUNCH: Those attending on Saturday are invited to ride on our club-owned ex-L.A. Co F.D. Crown Firecoach Bus to lunch at a local eatery. (Pay for your own meal).

RAFFLE: As a reminder, please bring items for the raffle.

QUESTIONS?: Contact Don Beckwith 909 936-0818 (cell) or ARFFCoach@msn.com

NOT A MEMBER OF OUR CLUB?: SHOW UP AND ASK TO JOIN ($25/YR includes our great newseltter!)

SEE YOU THERE

Crowns that previously served Valley Center, CA:

 

 

2017 Brian Dierkens Memorial Award

The 2017 Brian Dierkens Memorial Award will be presented at this year’s Crusin’ For a Cure Event,
September 23, 2017, at the Orange County Fairgrounds in Costa Mesa, CA. The presentation will
be made at 11:45 am on the Pacific Amphitheater Stage. The Crusin’ for a Cure show hours are
9 A.M. to 5 P.M. See the Calendar page for complete information.

In Memorium

We recently learned of the passing of two long time CFE members:

RoHarold Robert "Bob" Guildig passed away in Phoenix, AZ on August 8, 2017. Bob previously was a resident of Washington State and was the former owner of a 1960 Crown pumper, F-1173 which served the Cowiche FD in Yakima County, WA. Bob was 75 and had been in poor health for a couple of years. His Grandson is in search of the Crown which was sold in 2012, and would like to reacquire it.

Norm Stahlberg of Corona, CA, passed away earlier this year. He was 77. Norm was a retired technical writer and talented graphic artist in industrial design and had an great interest in antique trucks.

Both Bob and Norm will be missed. May they rest in peace.

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