These were rally months for us. Mid-August found us at the Back-To-The-Bricks Rally, a joint gathering of the FMCA Great Lakes Converted Coaches chapter (GLCC) and the Converted Coach Owners (CCO), an independent organization. (See our Clubs page for more information on these groups.) 2013 was the 7th year for this rally, which is held at the same time as the Back-To-The-Bricks event in Flint, Michigan and the world famous Woodward Dream Cruise in the Detroit Metro area. This rally typically draws 20 – 30 converted buses, with the majority being owner-converted. Bruce wrote an article on this rally that was featured as the cover story for the October 2013 issue of Bus Conversions Magazine. (See our BCM page for brief summaries of all of Bruce’s BCM articles and a special discount offer on new subscriptions.)
Mid-September we attended GLAMARAMA 2013, the first area rally organized by the FMCA Great Lakes Area Motor Coach Association. The event was held at the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds in Goshen, Indiana and drew ~470 motorhomes. Our GLCC chapter participated as a chapter which allowed us to park together. The November issue of the GLCC Newsletter has a 6-page article by Bruce describing this rally.