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First National Convention

The Motorcade Club history is closely tied to the founding of Foretravel and Travco.

The Fore family's tradition for travel begain in 1876 when C. M. Fore's grandparents first traveled from the East and settled in Nacogdoches. This tradition of travel was carried on by C. M.'s father and then C. M., as the family took numerious vacations. As the family grew requirements for a suitable vehicle changed.

In 1967, the Foretravel Motorhome was born from son Ray's Distributive Education project. C. M. and Ray worked together and built a 21 foot Class "A" on a Dodge chassis.

The interterest in this motorhome as they traveled on their first trip to Washington state led them to decide to build another, and then another, and soon the Foretravel was born.

About the same time around 1958, Frank  Motors of Peck, Michigan started building a motorhome. A Dodge truck chassis was redesigned for this motorhome and it became known as a Dodge motorhome.

After many problems the Franks had to shut down and Peter Fink bought the rights to the motorhome and the Travco Corporation was born.

It was under Mr. Finks supervision that the Motorcade Club was born.

Gib and Mabel Stadler were chosen to organize the club. They had traveled with Airstream's Wally Byam Club and later organized and directed the Avion Travelcade Club. The Stadtlers brought a wealth of knowledge to the club.

In July 1965 a full scale travel progranmbegan.

This is the general format of today's Motorcade Club.

After many good years Peter Fink shut down the company and an auctioned off the inventory.

At this auction C. M. bought the right   to build the Travco Motorhome. The Motorcade Club and the membership list came with it.

Foretravel started building the Travco motorhome and also keep the Motorcade staff and agreed to contune all the activities.

Max and Pat Todd were retained to organize and oversee a club for Foretravel owners. It was named Foretravel Travelers. This was to give  equal programs to everyone.

About 272 motorhome attened the Travco Convention in Yuma, AZ, when the first Foretravel Travco was shown.

An emergency meeting of the Travco Board of Directors was called prior to the 1981 winter Convention in Okechobee Florida, at which time C. M. Fore presented the request that the two Foretravel clubs be consolidated and the group be called The Foretravel Motorcade Club.

C. M. announced that Foretravel had chosen Warren and Arlie MacKenzie #2335 as Corporate Club Managers to merge and run the club.

This was approved by the board and then annouced to the Comvention.

You could say that this was the begining of the Foretravel Motorcade Club  as we know it today.

 

2001 Grandvention
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98 motorhomes gathered at Lake Havasu AZ

Florida Chapter History

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Motorcade Club Officers

International President

For year 2011

 

 

Florida Chapter
  

2011 President        

Joe Hamilton #11038

 

Sec.   Sue Pan

 

Treasurer  Bronneta Hamilton

 

Corporate Club Manager

Beverly Koonce

Activity & Tour Directors

Ed & Lois Goering #14928

Skip & Gail Langfitt #11550

Dennis & Sandy Weston #15095

Pat & Yvonne Brewer  #12728


Service Representatives


Jack & Bobbie Bradshaw #14800