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Old 05-05-2017, 11:52 AM   #16
Matt Wilson
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Kevin, I always enjoyed reading your articles. I, for one, would enjoy seeing them again, even if it's just on an occasional basis. I know how busy life can be, which makes it very difficult to make some of these types of commitments, so I'm sure we all understand if you can't do it all the time, or at all, but I think your commentary and perspectives on life would be appreciated by all.

Now I need to get off my duff and figure out a way to contribute.
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Old 08-21-2017, 03:05 PM   #17
Matthew Welcher PWA
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I posted this on Joe's forum this morning

Hello to all of you. Yes the magazine is late. I apologize. I have been working on it as much as I can, Gordon and I sat down before i took it over, the magazine his legacy. We spoke into long hours about the changing times, the social media, websites and down loadable content. The way that someday it would need to change.
I have been trying to figure out how to make the magazine come out faster, more reliably, and to each of you regularly and on time.
For the last 3 years I have struggled, hard trying to get content to put into the magazine. Without content to put into a magazine to read what actually is there?
The magazine is not a company, it is just a few people, my self, my wife, my friend who takes care of the computer side, and another who proof reads and edits for me. The magazine isn't and has never been a great money maker, it is something that takes so much time for a very minimal part time wage.
Some of you know this already, some of you do not. I have and will continue to do my best to get it caught up, but again without content coming in to me what can I put in there?
I have begged, I have pleaded with truck owners and subscribers to send me articles, stories, pictures. I have never wanted it to get to this place, in this time. I am sorry.
The subscriber numbers have dropped alot, some because they have passed on and are no longer with us. Some as Gordon told me. "They may not give you a chance, don't take it personally." also he warned me "When they find out what your day job is it will complicate things, you must keep a seperation" Over time I could not do that, I had to write about the shop.
Being the G.M. Of Vintage Power Wagons takes alot of my time, scheduling planning, and making sure the annual Power Wagon Rally takes alot of my time through the year also.
I am truly one of the guys that all day every day I am about the wonderful trucks.
I have posted here and on my own forum quite a bit. I have started a feed on the PWA forum to try and come up with a way to save the paper print. I have had ideas from just a few people.
I have asked, pleaded and begged for content for the magazine, for ideas.
Call me, e mail me write me a letter. Work with me to help save this. Again my sincerest apologies.

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Fairfield Iowa 52556
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