>> 2-5-2020 | Fran Ekl passes away.
Fran Ekl, longtime GMCMI member passed away on February 2, 2020. She was predeceased by her husband Joe (the locksmith of GMC keys). More information available at https://www.shirleyfuneralhome.com/obituaries/Frances-M-Ekl?obId=10847954. Keep the family in our prayers.
>> 2-1-2020 | GMC Motorhome Sighted in TV Show
Thank you Tom Phipps for spotting the GMC Motorhome in the 1/31/20 episode of Young Sheldon. It has been added to our list of theatrical appearances. Click here to see list. Check it out the show…https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MuJe_M6NeL4
>> 1-4-2020 | GMCMI ByLaws and Standing Rules
On December 2, 2019 the GMCMI ByLaws and Standing Rules ballot (excluding the FMCA verbiage) were electronically/postal sent out. The voting was concluded on December 31, 2019 and the revised GMCMI ByLaws and Standing Rules are adopted. GMCMI welcomes all GMC Motorhome owners to the community and reap the many benefits we offer. We wish you a safe and enjoyable 2020!
>> 12-30-2019 | Charles Wersal passes away.
Charles Wersal, GMCMI and GMC Classics member passed away on December 30, 2019. Our sincere condolences to his wife, Janice, and all of their family members. Charles did not want a ceremony or memorial service. He donated his body to the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, in the hope that he could help others in his death.
>> 12-2-2019 | New GMCMI Membership Requirements
At the 2019 Fall GMCMI Membership Meeting held in Mansfield, Ohio on October 9, 2019 members present voted yes on the following: Shall GMCMI eliminate the requirement to be a FMCA member to be a member of GMCMI?
>> 11-27-2019 | “Bookworms and Their Diet” List Added.
The “Bookworms and their Diet” book list from the 2019 GMCMI Fall Convention in Mansfield, Ohio is now available by clicking here.
>> 11-26-2019 | Allen Martin passes away.
Allen Martin longtime GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member passed away November 21. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Keep Pat in our prayers.
>> 11-23-2019 | Virgie McHaney passes away.
Virgie McHaney, longtime GMCMI and charter member of the GMC Classics passed away. Our sincere condolences to her husband, Corky, and all of their family members. No more information at this time.
>> 11-16-2019 | Claudine Brown passes away.
Long time GMCMI member and member of the GMC Flatlanders Claudine Brown of Weatherby Lake, Missouri passed away on November 16. Keep Neil and the family in your prayers. Click here for more information.
>> 11-15-19 | Fall issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
Click here to view the Fall issue of GMC Vintage RVing.
>> 11-8-2019 | Richard Reinders passes away.
GMCMI member Richard Reinders of Sullivan, Wisconsin passed away on November 8, 2019. Our prayers to the family. Click here for more information.
>> 11-6-2019 | Tim O’Laughlin passes away.
>> 10-30-2019 | Robert Roy passes away.
Long-time GMCMI member Robert Roy passed away. Services will be held Saturday, November 2, 2019 at 11:00 AM at Notre Dame De Lourdes, 283 Water Street, Skowhegan, ME. Our prayers go out to Shirley.
>> 10-29-2019 | CL Hood passes away.
Long-time GMCMI and GMC Classic member CL Hood passed away on October 29, 2019. Click here for more information. Our prayers go out to Sandra.
>> 10-29-2019 | Jean Westcott passes away.
Jean passed away on September 8, 2019. She was a member and treasurer of the GMC Nor’ Easters. Our prayers for the family. Click here for obituary.
>> 10-28-2019 | GMC Motorhome Community Calendar Now For Sale
This 12 month GMC Motorhome Community wall calendar contains thirteen wonderful images of the classic GMC Motorhome submitted by owners throughout the world. The calendar is high quality paper and spiral bound. The folded size is 11” wide x 8.5” tall and 11” wide x 17” tall when open. Order yours today at thegmcmhstore.com by clicking here.
>> 10-11-2019 | Michael Beaton passes away.
Long-time GMCMI member Michael Beaton passed. Michael and Lorraine were also members of the GMC Nor’easters and founding members of GMC Eastern States. Our prayers go out to Lorraine and the family. Click here for obituary.
>> 9-20-2019 | Fall 2020 Convention Announced
GMCMI’s 2020 Fall Convention will be held September 18-24, 2020 at the Central States Fairgrounds, Rapid City, South Dakota. Put on your calendar today and join in the fun!
>> 9-3-19 | Muriel Bradley passes away.
GMCMI and GMC Dixielander member Muriel Bradley passed away September 12. They are not having a service or memorial for her. She is being cremated and her ashes will be spread on her favorite fishing hole. Our prayers go out to the family and friends.
>> 9-3-19 | Bill Bowker passes away.
GMCMI member Bill Bowker passed away on 9/3/19. Bill joined in 2016 at the GMCMI Convention in Dothan, Alabama, looking for a GMC Motorhome. Please join keep Pat and the family in your prayers. Click here for obituary.
>> 9-3-19 | GMCMI Fall 2019 Convention Vendor News
Message from Dave Lenzi: It is with great sorrow that I have to inform you that we will not be attending the fall convention. Mary’s chemo did not put her in remission. We have visited two more cancer facilities, but neither had any suggestions. I will be contacting MD Anderson, Houston in the morning. This will probably be our last hope.
>> 9-2-2019 | Willard Murdock passes away.
Long-time member of GMCMI and the GMC Classics passed away on September 2. He was such a great supporter of the GMC Motorhome Community. Please support Joyce, his wife, in this most painful time. https://www.jaynesmemorialchapel.com/obituaries/Walter-Willard-Murdock-Jr?obId=7013699
>> 8-29-2019 | Marvin Guelker passes away.
Long-time GMCMI and GMC Classic member Marvin Guelker passed away yesterday due to injuries from a car accident. His wife, Gay, was not in the car. May Marvin finally be free of pain and suffering from his several years of battling with cancer. Our prayers go out to Gay and the family. Funeral services will be Friday, August 30 at 1 pm at Zion Lutheran Church in Abilene, Texas.
>> 8-22-2019 | Gary Kosier passes away.
Long-time GMCMI member Gary Kosier passed away last night. Gary and Kara were also members of the Great Lakers and Eastern States. Our prayers go out to Kara and the family. Arrangements not yet available.
>> 8-12-2019 | Registration is open for the GMCMI Fall Convention.
Join us in Mansfield, Ohio for a great Convention! Click herefor more information.
>> 8-1-2019 | New Member “Free” T-shirt” Offer
Act today…offer ends August 31, 2019. Click here for more information.
>> 7-31-19 | Kenneth Webster passes away.
Kenneth from New Braunfels, Texas passed away on July 31, 2019 after a short battle with cancer. Click here for obituary.
>> 7-29-2019 | Spring 2020 Convention Announced
GMCMI’s 2020 Spring Convention will be held April 17-23, 2020 at the Patterson Area Civic Center in Patterson, Louisiana.
>> 7-19-19 | Ann Walker passes away.
Long-time GMCMI member Ann Walker (husband Tommy) from Uvalde, Texas passed away on July 19, 2019. Click here for obituary.
>> 7-6-2019 | Bob Church passes away.
Long-time GMCMI and GMCSS member Bob Church passed away this morning. Funeral arrangements to come.
>> 6-30-2019 | URGENT! Need Help with the First Two GMCMHs Sold to the Public
FROM: Bill Bryant, GMCMH Historian
We GMCers are fortunate to have located the FIRST TWO production GMC Motorhomes sold to the public in 1973. These historically significant coaches are TZE063V100021 & TZE063V100022, here is the explanation of the TZE numbers.
Production numbers 0001 thru 0020 were used primarily for testing and other early purposes. When that usage was completed they were then to be scrapped. Therefore the 0021 & 0022 coaches were the FIRST sold to the public and still exist!
I had made a serious effort in locating a reliable person with the funds to purchase and restore the coaches to original condition (as new). That person committed to me that was his interest and intent. Just recently I have found the deal has not been completed and I do not believe this individual is the right person to complete this important project.
I am looking for someone else who has the interest, knowledge and means to make this historical project happen. I shall provide further details with those who have the abilities to accomplish this effort.
Ideally I would like to see both of these first two GMCs restored together.
They are owned by two different owners in two different states. My suggestion is someone might like to own both!
I do not have any financial interest in these coaches. My only interest is to see these historically important coaches get to the right person and can be restored properly.
No “tire kickers” please. This is a serious request, we all should be interested in getting this project accomplished.
Anyone with a SERIOUS interest and abilities should contact me and further details will be made known. This is a rather urgent request.
Thank you for your interest, Bill Bryant
>> 6-13-2019 | Cruise Control System Booklet Added to Collection
Thank you to Wally Anderson for sharing with the GMC Community “The Cruise Control System Booklet”. The booklet was supplied for GM Product Service Training to GM dealer service personnel upon their completion of the subject course at GM Training Centers. It has been added to the vast collection of technical information at gmcmi.com.
>> 6-7-2019 | Another Sighting – WOW!!!!
We believe this is the newest theatrical appearance of a GMC Motorhome….Bumblebee at 12:05 minutes. It has been added to Theatrical Appearances at https://www.gmcmi.com/theatrical-appearances/
>> 6-7-2019 | New GMCMI sighting in CHIPs TV Show
Thank you GMCMI member Galen Briggs for sighting the GMC in CHIPs, Season 6, Episode 15, Journey to a Spacecraft. It has been added to the list of Theatrical Appearances at https://www.gmcmi.com/theatrical-appearances/
>> 5-16-2019 | New GMCMH Appearance!
We have been in contact with tritac games and on Friday September 13, 2019…Bureau 13 is coming featuring the top secret “B13 Code Name: Colorado RV”. None the less a GMC Motorhome. Download the Sneak-Peak of the upcoming Bureau 13: Stalking the Night Fantastic for Savage Worlds at: http://tritaclegacy.com/savageworlds/
>> 5-2-2019 | New GMCMH Appearances in Videos
Two new video links added to the “Theatrical Appearances” list of GMC Motorhomes.
>> 4-3-2019 | GMCMI “Sunshine Lady” Diane Dugger and husband Fred
GMCMI received a call from Fred and Diane Duggers’ niece that the family has spoken with the state police and have found Diane’s cell phone and ipad. Positive dental identification is not completed but they believe that it is the Duggers.
>> 4-2-2019 | GMCMH Community Has Lost Three of Their Family Members
Ken Henderson posted on the gmc forum the following: At moments like this, I always remember a tombstone I once saw with the inscription, “From the necklace of life, the shining jewels slowly drop away.” These men are the latest of the many jewels we have lost from the GMC Community.
Alex Sirum – April 1, 2019
Jeff Sirum called to let us know that the funeral for Alex will be held at Buxton and Bass Okeechobee Funeral Home on Thursday, April 11. Visitation is from 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm with funeral service at 4:00 pm.
An article appeared in the last “GMC Vintage Rving” magazine (Winter 2019) about Alex and the family business. It can be viewed by clicking here – page 11. Condolences and thoughts for the Sirum family and all who knew him.
Long-time GMCMI member and owner of a 1976 Glenbrook from Waynesburg, Ohio.
Bill and his wife were members of GMCMI, GMC Eastern States, GMC Great Lakers, and Buckeye Bounders.Bill is survived by his wife, Jane Michel, with whom he celebrated their 46th Wedding Anniversary on October 28.A Mass of Christian Burial will be held Friday at 10 a.m. in St. James Catholic Church with Fr. Joseph Zamary as Celebrant. Interment will be in Sandy Valley Cemetery. Friends may call Thursday 6-8 p.m. at the Finefrock-Gordon Funeral Home in Magnolia. Condolences may be sent to: www.gordonfuneralhomes.com.
>> 2-4-2019 | GMCMI Spring 2019 Convention Registration is Open!
Click here for more information and registration form.
>> 1-23-2019 | From the GMCMI President Dolph Santorine
There is an article titled “From Junker to Museum Piece” in the February 2019 issue of Family RV’ing (the FMCA magazine). It is the story of a couple who spent a lot of money to have a GMC heavily modified by contractors lacking the knowledge of our community, only to have it perform badly and drive poorly.
We know how much of a pleasure it can be to drive a GMC Motorhome that is properly weighted and aligned. Some feel that the article slighted all of our coaches.
I have been in touch with the editor of Family RV’ing magazine, and have composed a rebuttal on behalf of GMCMI, and it will run in the next issue of Family RV’ing.
Based on what was added to the coach in the article (outlined in a 2016 article in the same publication), we know the modified coach was grossly overweight and imbalanced. It likely had a stock final drive, wrong ride height, and probably a slew of steering/front suspension issues.
The couple donated the coach to the MH/RV Museum in Elkhart, Indiana after they became uncomfortable driving the coach. The donation earned them a tax credit equal to what they spent. The vehicle was high profile because of the company doing the conversion, the amount of money involved ($500,000) and because it looked interesting with a modern front end, tail lights, fittings, and awnings.
I have asked the presidents of the regional GMC Motorhome chapters to sign onto this rebuttal letter with me, and encourage you to contact the editor of Family RV’ing with your comments.
>> 6-21-2018 | GMC Motorhome Suppliers & Services List.
The GMC Motorhome Suppliers & Services has been updated. Click here to download your pdf copy today!
>> 6-20-2018 | New items added to The GMCMH Store!
These items have been available at GMCMI Conventions, but we are now offering them at www.theGMCMHstore.com.
>> 6-15-2018 | Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
Click here to view the Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing. Here are some of the items in the magazine.
- The Awesome GMC Community!
- A GMCMH Vendor Profile – Manny Trovao
- GMCMH Tidbits – Removing a Rusted Bolt
- GMCMH Tidbits – Fix for Minor Coolant Losses
- How to Sell (or Buy) A GMC Motorhome
- Carburetor Replacement – FiTech
- Spring GMCMI Convention Tech Sessions
- GMCMI was a groovin’ this Spring!
The Spring 2018 Convention in Tucson, Arizona
- GMCMH Chapters – Goodbye Bean Station
- GMCMH Chapters – Spring Rallys have sprung!
- GMCMH Suppliers List
- GMCMH Marketplace – Classified Ads
- GMCMH Community
- GMCMH Events Calendar
>> 5-11-2018 | Mel Lesperance’s partner Jay accidentially drowns
>> 3-30-2018 | Harry Driskell passes away.
Harry Driskell (wife Mattie) passed away on Wednesday, March 28, 2018. Both are long-time members of the Classics and GMCMI. Click here for obituary and arrangements.
>> 3-25-2018 | GMCMI Spring Convention updated scheduled available!
Click here for additional information about the Convention and schedule!
>> 3-13-2018 | GMCMI Spring Convention is right around the corner!
April 6-12, 2018 | Tucson Lazydays KOA, Tucson, AZ
We currently have 133 registrations!
We do have a couple of spaces available if you still wish to come…
Click here for additional information about the Convention and a registration form! If you are unable to attend for the entire Convention, not a problem! Contact Kim at 612-501-4600 or click here to email her your particulars and she will work up a pro-rate for you.
GMCMI welcomes the GMC Cascaders, GMC Pacific Cruisers, GMC Saguaro Jetset, GMC Mountainaires, and GMC Western States members who will be utilizing the Convention as their Spring Rallies.
>> 2-12-2018 | Roberta “Bobbie” Domingo passes away.
Roberta “Bobbie” Domingo passed away on Saturday, March 10, 2018. Rudy, her husband, preceded her in death. They were long-time members of the GMC Nor’Easters and GMCMI.
>> 2-8-2018 | Mary Kokesh passes away.
Mary Kokesh (husband Chuck) passed away on Tuesday, February 6. Both are long-time members of the Midwest Greater Classics and GMCMI. Click here for obituary and arrangements.
>> 1-30-2018 | Stanley Heinsma passes away.
Stanley (wife Brenda) passed away on Tuesday, January 26, 2018. Click here for more information.
>> 1-25-2018 | GMCMI 2018 Spring Convention Registration is Open!
Click here for more information.
>> 1-24-2018 | Wayne Peterson passes away.
Long-time GMCMI member, Wayne Peterson passed away on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. Janet, his wife, preceded him in death on June 24, 2016. Click here for more information.
>> 1-20-2018 | Don Casselman passes away.
Don Casselman passed away January 18. They were long-time GMCMI and Heritage Cruiser members. Eileen, his wife, preceded him in death in January, 2017.
>> 1-12-2018 | Celia Davis passes away.
Celia Davis (husband Norman) passed away January 9th. They were long-time GMCMI, GMC Colonial Travelers, GMC Nor’Easters members. Funeral arrangements have been held.
>> 1-9-2018 | Carol Baxter passes away.
Carol Baxter (husband George) passed away Sunday morning, January 7. She will be missed by GMCMI members. Carol served as President of the GMCMI from 2011-2012.
>> 1-9-2018 | 2018-2019 GMCMI Convention Lineup Announced
GMCMI announces the following Conventions:
- Spring 2018: April 6-12 | Tucson Lazydays KOA | Tucson, Arizona
- Fall 2018: September 21-27 | Amana RV Park & Event Center | Amana, Iowa
- Spring 2019: March 22-28 | North Florida Fairgrounds | Tallahassee, Florida
>> 1-5-2018 | Bruce Hood passes away.
Bruce Hood, (wife Daphne) long-time GMC Motorhomes International and Heritage Cruisers Vice President and Wagon Master passed away January 5, 2018. Click here for funeral arrangements.
>> 12-16-2017 | Transmode Use by Miami-Dade Transit Authority
Dave Stragand found a listing indicating TZEs were used by the Miami-Dade County Transit Agency. Checking with Bill Bryant, he had heard that they did a group buy in late 1978. Click here to view listing.
>> 12-14-2017 | New Publication Available!
The Joe Mondello “GMC Motorhome Engine Components” from 2010. Click here to proceed to Engine Support Material list where the publication can be downloaded.
>> 11-27-2017 | GMC Motorhome Merchandise Available!
Click here to visit the new store featuring, the GMCMH Community Calendar, Ornaments, Derby Kits, Back issues of the Magazine and Much More!
>> 11-17-2017 | Fall issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
Click here to view the fall issue of GMC Vintage RVing. This informational four color magazine consists of a feature on the 35th Anniversary of GMCMI including a timeline and charter member interviews, 2017 Solar Eclipse Rallies, Royale and Birchaven Photographer Discovered, the Fall Convention recap, classified ads plus much more.
>> 11-1-2017 | GMCMI 2018 Membership Dues Deadline is December 31, 2017.
We hope you have enjoyed the many benefits of the GMC Motorhomes International Chapter during the past year. Chapter Dues for 2018 are only $40 (US dollars). Help us keep our administrative costs down by renewing today! If we receive your payment by December 1, we will not need to mail an individual notice, which saves considerable expense. Thank you.Click here to renew online via a PayPay account or major credit card (renewal is at bottom of page)Or renew by mail. Send a check or money order – US Dollars to:
Kim Weeks | GMCMI
1402 So Cage Blvd, Unit 273, Pharr, TX 78577-6288
>> 10-1-2017 | 2017 Fall GMCMI 35th Anniversary Convention
We had 199 registrations, with 154 GMC Motorhomes, 1 FMC Motorhome, and several other brands. We were happy to welcome and meet 31 first timers! Thank you to all that attended, volunteered and made it a great success!Watch for the article and photos in the Fall issue of “GMC Vintage RVing” magazine.
>> 7-28-2017 | Summer issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
Click here to view the summer issue of GMC Vintage RVing. This informational 4/color magazine consists of a feature on the 1973 and 1974 GMC Motorhomes, technical information, 2017 Fall Convention featuring the 35th Anniversary of GMCMI, classified ads plus much more.
>> 7-22-2017 | The Fall GMCMI Convention Registration is Open!
Friday, September 15 to Thursday, September 21, 2017
Elkhart Campground, Elkhart, Indiana
Limited spaces available – Click here for more information and registration form.
Unable to attend for the entire Convention, click here to email for more information.
>> 6-9-2017 | GMCMI News Release – FMCA Award
On behalf of the GMCMI Executive Committee, I am pleased to announce that Kimberlea Weeks has been chosen to receive the Robert L. Richter Award awarded by FMCA at the 96th Annual Meeting in Indianapolis, Indiana.
The Robert L. Richter Award is given to a chapter member who is responsible for the publication of the chapter’s newsletter, chapter publications, or communications to the chapter and/or to the public regarding the chapter, its members, and events.
Robert L. Richter, L1, was FMCA’s founder and first editor of Family Motor Coaching magazine. Mr. Richter began publishing the association’s cherished periodical out of his home in February 1964. The first edition was “dedicated to those far-sighted people who can realize that here we begin a new era in American travel.” Mr. Richter’s vision was Family Motor Coach Association and Family Motor Coaching magazine would become a national information center for owners of motorhomes and for those interested in them.
I believe I speak for all the GMCMI members in saying “Congratulations, Kim!” What an honor for her and for our chapter, as we celebrate our 35th year.
Janet Frey, GMCMI Secretary
>> 5-31-2017 | Ann Brieger passes away.
Ann Brieger, (husband Al) long time GMC Motorhomes International and GMC Classics members passed away May 31, 2017. Visitation for Ann will be Sunday, June 4 from 1:30-3:00 pm at Pennington Funeral Home and a Memorial Service will be at 11:00 am June 5 at St Mark’s Episcopal Church in San Marcos, Texas.
>> 5-14-2017 | Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
Click here to view the spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing. This informational 4/color magazine consists of a feature on the TransModes commercially upfitted, technical information, 2017 Vintage Motorhomes Celebration recap, classified ads plus much more.
>> 5-10-2017 | Spring GMCMI Member Mailing is in the Mail!
Watch your mailbox for the spring mailing which includes the Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine, GMC Motorhome Parts Interchange, GMCMI Roster and the GMCMI Publication Article Index.
>> 4-20-2017 | Last call for part numbers!
We are in the final stages of updating the priceless “GMCMH Parts Interchange” paper version. Please note that we do update the electronic version as the part numbers are received and/or discovered. But we are going to press for the 2017 edition. Please submit them as soon as possible to . Thank you!
>> 4-1-2017 | Vintage Motorhomes Celebration was a big success!
Thank you to all of you that attended the Celebration. Look forward to the photo postings and Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing for a complete recap.
>> 2-20-2017 | New Member Benefit – GMCMI Monthly E-News!
We are pleased to offer this new member benefit. Our goal is to assist in keeping our members up-to-date on chapter information, club members, etc. If you have anything to share, please submit items to by the 15th of the month. Thank you and happy GMCing!
>> 2-18-2017 | Jan Bechtel Passed
Jan Bechtel passed away around 3:00 Saturday morning. Most of you know she has been failing for several years; the misery is finally over and she is with the Lord. She fought the battle and won! Arrangements are being handled by Brooks and White Funeral Home; the obituary can be viewed at brooksandwhite.com/
>> 2-16-2017 | 2018 Spring Convention is Tucson, Arizona!
We are pleased to announce that GMCMI is going west. Friday, April 6 to Thursday, April 12, 2018
Tucson Lazydays KOA, Tucson, AZ. Hope to see you all there!
>> 1-25-2017 | Vintage Motorhome Celebration Registration is Open!
This is the first Vintage Motorhome Celebration hosted by GMC Motorhomes International (GMCMI). Traditionally, GMCMI holds two conventions during the year (spring and fall). We have on occasion had other vintage motorhomes visit our six night convention. During these times, the discovery of the motorhomes and their owners was so exciting, we decided to invite all of you to a Vintage Celebration and we can promise that you will have a time to remember! Click here for more information and registration form. Hope to see you all there!
>> 1-11-2017 | Linda “Kay” Marchiando Passed
Kay Marchiando (husband, David) of Sheridan, IL, long-time GMC owner, member of GMCMI and other local GMCMH chapters, died on Monday, January 9, 2017. Visitation will be held from 9:00 – 11:00 a.m. with funeral services starting at 11:00 a.m. Saturday, Jan, 14th at the Gabel-Dunn Funeral Home Ltd. 102 S. Johnson St. Newark. IL. 60541-0623. Phone 815-695-5131. Interment will at 2:00 p.m. Saturday at the Chapel Gardens West in Oakbrook Terrace. Memorials may be directed to the Charles B. Phillips Library, PO Box 156. Newark. IL. 60541-0156. Please keep David and her family in your prayers. Click here for obituary.
>> 1-6-2017 | George Beck Passed
George passed away on Wednesday, January 4, 2017. He was a resident of Cape May County, New Jersey at the time of his passing. He was married to Rosemarie. Relatives and friends are invited to Evoy Funeral Homes 3218 Bayshore Road North Cape May NJ 08204: Viewing Wednesday January 11 2017 6:00 PM-8:00 PM. Mass of Christian Burial Thursday Jan. 12th 10:45 AM at the Parish of St. John Neumann St. John of God Church 6780 Townbank Road North Cape May NJ followed by entombment at St. Mary’s Cemetery Cold Spring NJ. Donations may be made to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation 1719 Route 10 Suite 229 Parsippany NJ 07054.
>> 1-6-2017 | Are you going to the FMCA Rally in Chandler, AZ?
GMCMI’s representative to FMCA has talked with them about parking together. Lets make a presence at the Rally! Let us know if you are going by emailing . Hope that you will then proceed onto Shawnee, Oklahoma for the Vintage Motorhome Celebration that GMCMI is hosting. Additional information about the rally click here.
>> 1-4-2017 | Sue Blackshear, VP Eastern States, Suffers a Stroke
Information from David: Sue had a stroke on Monday. They were in Lafayette with family and were getting ready to head home. Last evening her swallowing is mostly ok and they upgraded diet from pureed to soft and she is feeding herself with some assistance. She can walk by herself with some steadying help. She seems to understand everything and can use hand squeezes to answer. Still no speech. I think progress is good so far.
They are at the Our Lady of Lourdes in Lafayette. Lets keep them in our prayers.
>> 1-1-2017 | HAPPY NEW YEAR!
Thanks to the support of GMCMI members the entire GMC Community benefits with the following FREE offerings: Electronic Parts Interchange; Marketplace; GMCMH Suppliers List; Technical Newsletters; “GMC Vintage RVing” magazine; Photo Gallery; GMCMH Community Calendar (electronic and paper); a community facebook page; the robust GMCMI.com website with technical publications, information, presentations and papers, literature, etc.; an opportunity to experience a GMCMH Convention, plus much more.
The mission of GMCMI is alive in 2017, where we are dedicated to promoting the legacy, enjoyment and use of GMC Motorhomes. Our goal is to provide fellowship and technical information through continuous improvement of communications and conventions.
Many thanks and we wish you all mechanical bliss and safe travels.
>> 1-30-2016 | Jack James Passed
James, John S. “Jack “On Dec. 27, 2016 of Lumberton, NJ and Sun City Hilton Head, SC. Beloved husband of Sonja (nee Nordlund) Brother of Doris Crowley. Uncle of Pamela (Steven) Robbins , Jeffrey Crowley and David Crowley. Also survived by great Nieces, Nephews and extended family.
Memorial service 10:30 am Thurs. Jan. 12, 2017 at St. Matthew Lutheran Church, 318 Chester Ave., Moorestown, NJ. Friends may call 9:30-10:30 am at the church. Interment Colestown Cemetery, Cherry Hill. In lieu of flowers. Memorial contributions may be made to the US (uso.org) or American Heart Assoc. Condolences may be left at
>> 11-10-2016 | The GMC Assist List aka “The Black List”
This is a list of GMC owners/supporters who are making themselves available for what ever assistance they can offer to other GMC’ers while on the road traveling. Whether it is only to answer the phone to tell them where the auto parts store is or to help change out an engine in your driveway, all owners are needed. Sorry no help for those in SOB’s. Just a GMC.
They are instituting a new column this year. It is whether or not you are willing and able to act as a “Pinch Hit Driver” for a GMCer in case he is unable to drive his coach home because of illness or injury. This is being done because of the case of Paul and Jackie Jones last August where FMCA Assist refused to send a driver because her coach was too old.
YOU MAY USE THE LIST EVEN IF YOU AREN’T ON IT. We would like to have you on it though.
To sign up for the list, which is not mandatory to anyone, click here to use the handy online form and you will be added to the list.
>> 10-30-2016 | Paul Bartz Passed
Paul Bartz of Kalamazoo, long-time GMC owner, member of the GMCMI and GMC Great Lakers, died on Saturday, October 29, 2016. Mass of Christian Burial will be at 10 a.m. on Thursday at St. Monica Catholic Church, 4408 S Westnedge Ave. Burial will be immediately following at Ft. Custer National Cemetery. Memorial donations may be made to a college fund for his grandchildren. Please keep his family in your prayers.
>> 9-8-2016 | Registration deadline is September 15!
>> 8-19-2016 | Summer issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is available!
>> 8-15-2016 | The Fall GMCMI Convention Registration is Open!
Friday, September 30 to Thursday, October 6
Richland County Fairgrounds | Mansfield, Ohio
Limited spaces available – Click here for more information and registration form.
Unable to attend for the entire Convention, click here to email for more information.
>> 8-2-2016 | NEW 2017 GMC Motorhome Calendar!!
>> 7-5-2016 | Wayne & Jan Peterson, GMCMI Members
>> 7-5-2016 | Summer Get-together Photos Are Up!
>> 6-20-2016 | Paul Burkart Passed
>> 6-20-2016 | Terry Skinner Passed
Terry Skinner, long-time GMC owner, member of the GMCMI and GMC Cascaders passed away last week. He had been ill last year. He hosted rallies in his pasture every year. Please keep his family in your prayers.
>> 6-10-2016 | NEW LISTING – GMC MOTORHOME FOR SALE!
>> 6-1-2016 | New and Exciting Announcement!
It is available free to the GMC Community, but you are required to register. Yes, even if you are currently a gmcmi member, you will need to register and create a user name and password.
As in the past, GMCMI will continue to strive to find new and up-to-date GMCMH information, conduct conventions with informational technical sessions, great vendors and fun activities, while continuing to implement innovative ideas to promote and maintain the GMC Motorhome and its community.
>> 5-13-2016 | Welcome to the New GMC Community Cookbook!
>> 5-11-2016 | We are Branson Bound….only NINE days till registration deadline!
>> 5-10-2016 | Health update on David Blackshear, GMCMI President
>> 4-29-2016 | NEW LISTING – GMC Motorhome For Sale!
>> 4-29-2016 | Welcome to the New GMC Community Book List!
>> 4-21-2016 | Spring issue of GMC Vintage RVing magazine is now available!
>> 4-12-2016 | The “Great GMC Motorhome Summer Get-Together Registration is Open!
Saturday, June 25 to Friday, July 1, 2016
Branson KOA & Convention Center | Branson, Missouri
Limited spaces available – Click here to register today!
>> 3-19-2016 | Mary Robertson passes away.
Mary passed away on 3-18-16 after a long bout with cancer. She was 85 years old and had been suffering for quite some time. All of their children are with them at this time.
Visitation will be on 3-19-16 at the Frederick Dean on Frederick’s Road in Opelika, Ala. followed by a grave side service.
Please keep Curby and his family in your prayers.
>> 3-15-2016 | TOMORROW IS THE DEADLINE!
Last chance to get your registration in for the Spring GMCMI Convention!
Click here for information and registration form.
Click here for a must-attend schedule available at.
Cannot attend for the entire time? Not a problem call Kim for a pro-rated fee. See you there!
>> 3-9-2016 | Ray Swartzendruber will be having surgery today – March 9th.
He is undergoing open heart surgery to replace the aortic valve through which the blood exits the heart and flows through the entire body. Please keep him in your prayers.
>> 3-8-2016 | 2016 GMCMI Spring Convention Schedule Available!
Click here to view schedule.
>> 2-29-2016 | Win a “FREE” Leak Test at the GMCMI Spring Convention!
GMCMI has made arrangements with Discount General RV in Dothan, Alabama for a live demonstration/tech session at the GMCMI Spring Convention (Friday, April 8 to Thursday, April 14) in Dothan, Alabama. One lucky registrant will win the opportunity to have their coach utilize the Sealtech 430-R leak test.
This leak test was featured in the March issue of the “Family Motor Coaching” magazine (FMCA).
Click here to make your reservations TODAY! Deadline is March 15.
>> 2-16-2016 | Dwayne Jacobson Passes Away
A message from Jackie Jones:
It is with a heavy heart in posting this, that we lost one of our own, Dwayne Jacobson. He fought a courageous battle with cancer and passed on this morning. He was President of the GMC Cascaders before stepping down due to his illness. He was instrumental in planning the GMC across Canada and the Route 66 trip. He was a wonderful and kind person and touched everyone who knew him. He loved the GMC and the community. He is loved and will be missed. Dads service is going to be THIS Saturday the 20th at 2:00 pm at Life Church White Rock 2265 152nd Street Surrey. Please feel free to share so all that loved dad can come. Thank you all. RIP Dwayne. Safe travels my friend.
>> 2-12-2016 | Carl Tompkins Passes Away
A message from Sue Tase:
Another of our old-time GMC’ers passed away this week. In years past, Judi and Carl Tompkins were very active in the GMC community until having to give up their beloved GMC. Alex Sirum and Carl have been friends since high school; thankfully Alex and Romona had stopped and visited with Carl & Judi on their journey home from Mass. after Alex’s health issues this summer.
>> 2-10-2016 | TadiBrothers – New Discount Program for GMCMI Members
Vendor whose product line-up includes backup cameras and monitors. Offers discounts to GMCMI members of:
- $25 off any purchase of $300 and up by using code GMCMI25
- $100 off any purchase of $750 and up using code GMCMI100
For every purchase made using either of these codes:
TadiBrothers will donate $25 to GMCMI!
Codes can be used with both online and phone orders.
Click here to check out their huge selection and great prices.
>> 2-6-2016 | Announcing Spring 2017 GMCMI Convention!
A Celebration of Vintage Front-Wheel Drive Motorhomes
March 24-30, 2017
Heart of Oklahoma Exposition Center, Shawnee, Oklahoma
This Convention will be a celebration of our vintage GMC Motorhomes, and ALSO other classic front-wheel drive motorhomes such as the Revcon, Cortez, Travoy, Tiara and Silver Motor Coach. Plans are being made to share information and have some fun with the owners of these classics. This facility has been selected to enhance the opportunity for seminars, meetings and fellowship involving all these diverse and yet similar vehicles and their owners. Make your plans to join us. If you have information on these motorhomes and their owners, please email me so that I can reach out to all of them and invite them to join the fun.
Click here for additional information about these vintage front-wheel drive motorhomes.
>> 2-2-2016 | Spring 2016 GMCMI Convention Registration is Open!
Friday, April 8 to Thursday, April 14
National Peanut Festival Grounds | Dothan, Alabama
Join us as we celebrate two “Vintage Classics” – the GMC Motorhome and the Fabulous 50’s! We have planned a fun-filled, learning experience, must-go-to convention this Spring. Besides the great line-up of vendors, we have a bus tour to the U.S. Army Aviation Museum at Fort Rucker, a Car Show in conjunction with our Open House, a vast variety of technical sessions, plus too many other things to list here…check it out for yourself.
Oh, did I mention the Fabulous 50’s? On Tuesday, we will celebrate the 50’s plus a Sock Hop! Don’t forget your letter jacket, saddle shoes, poodle skirt, bowling shirt, 50’s memorabilia and your hula-hoop! Oh, men, how about that special product to slick back that hair….who will be the Fonzi look-alike? “See you there….or be square!”
>> 1-20-2016 | Wanda McConnell Update
The following was posted just a few hours ago on Luther McConnell’s Facebook page by his son Matt about Wanda:
I want to thank everyone for the prayers and good vibes. Unfortunately we lost my mom this morning just before 8. We know that she is in a better place and now is reunited with my brother Luke. God has gained a new beautiful angel to watch over us all today. Save me a seat up there, I’ll see you again one day. I love you mom.
>> 1-19-2016 | Wanda McConnell
Wanda has been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer. It is inoperable and cannot be cured with kemo-therapy. The Doc said we probably only have only two or three months left with her. The only thing left is to keep her comfortable. Please pray for her and my family!
>> 1-19-2016 | David Lopez Memorial
>> 1-14-2016 | Update on Dwayne Jacobson
Dwayne received the diagnosis in June of stage 4 mesothelioma-type cancer. It is not a tumor but more like a spider web on the abdomen, not on any of his organs. The cancer cells do sweat causing fluid build-up in the belly, which then needs to be drained. Each drain has been less liquid than the one before, which is a positive sign. He has undergone six rounds of chemotherapy three weeks apart, the final one (they hope) being five weeks ago. Dwayne and Sharon are making plans to spend more time in their coach this coming year.
>> 1-14-2016 | A Note About Members Allen & Pat Martin
Allen suffers from dementia now and had a shunt implanted in his brain last Tuesday to drain fluid and hopefully improve his mobility and perhaps slow the dementia. He was moved yesterday to the Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center, skilled nursing and rehabilitation center, near his home for more intensive care. Cards can be sent to the center accompanied with his name.
Bermuda Commons Nursing and Rehabilitation Center
316 N.C. Highway 801 So, Advance, NC 27006
>> 1-13-2016 | Scheduling Your Summer Vacation at Work?
Where can you ride the ducks, ride a wooden roller coaster, experience the Titanic by plunging your hand in icy water and stand on deck as ship sinks, experience two 245-foot water slides with a knee-knocking 70-degree drop and a free fall into the pool below, relax and float along an 800-foot lazy river, zip-lines, lakes, over 100 shows for all ages and so much more!
Plan to attend the first “Great GMC Motorhome Summer Get-Together” organized by GMCMI. At the KOA in Branson, Missouri – June 25 thru July 1.
Registration opens on April 18th. See you there!
>> 1-4-2016 | Message from Ashley Nicole Klakoski about Cherie Klakoski
I just wanted to let you all know that my mother-in-law, Cherie Klakoski, lost her battle with colon cancer Wednesday December 30th, 2015. Her and her husband Dean own a 1973 GMC Motorhome known as “Sunny Beaches”. We’re from Portage, IN. We’ve heard stories about all the GMC rallies they’ve attended, how much fun and how many awesome people they’ve met through this group.