Newsletters Archive - WoW, UVMCC & ULTRA SOUNDER

As shown here, there were three names for Ultra Van Clubs newsletters and here is that story:

UVMCC newsletters started as “Ultra Club News”, “Club News”, “Club Bulletin”, etc. But it wasn’t too long before they were just sent out without any title. In 1995, Jim Howell took over the UVMCC club’s newsletter. In 1999 he went from quarterly to bimonthly, and then in 2000 he converted it to the “UltraSounder”. By 2004, he went back to quarterly. When the clubs merged (see Group Ultra Van (GUV) below), he was ready to retire. The UltraSounder name was retired with him.

Group Ultra Van (GUV) (story here) became a separate club in 1982 and published a newsletter titled “Whales on Wheels (WoW)”. The last GUV WoW was Oct 2005 when GUV merged with UVMCC. Jim Isbell was GUV WoW editor at the time of the merger and continued publishing WOW under the combined organization. The first UVMCC WoW was Jan 2006.

UVMCC Whales on Wheels (WoW)

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WoW Newsletter
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Tony Fiore Memorial CORSA Chapter Newsletter Award

2019 – 3rd Place – Editor, Molly Bacon

2014 – 3rd Place – Editor,  Brenda Standal

WOW 2025-2020

2020-4 Coming Soon
2020-3 Coming Soon

Group Ultra Van Whales on Wheels (WoW)

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Golden Quill Award awarded by Old Cars Weekly

1995, 1997 & 1999 - Editor, W. Christy Barden


Ultra Soounder
Golden Quill Award UltraSounder 2003

Golden Quill Award awarded by Old Cars Weekly

2003 - Editor, Jim Howell


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