Unfortunately this letter and update is not for very good news.
As some of you may already know, but this may come as news and shocking news to many others.
This Tuesday we lost our Long time Club President Jimmy.
James Phillips Passed away during a Heart Procedure on Tuesday afternoon. We are all obviously having a tough time with this as Jim was such a fun loving, care free guy that easily made friends wherever he would be.
As always keeping an eye on our facebook page may be the best way to stay up to date with anything.
But here is what I have for you right now.
Services for James "Jimmy" Phillips will be held at Birches-Roy Funeral home on South Street Great Barrington. Those that don't know.. South street is a side road off of main street GB across from "Searles" castle. just a touch South of the CVS.
Monday February 5th
Calling hours 10-12
Service immediately following
Everyone is welcome back to the VFW... (Our "clubhouse" and Annual show grounds) for a "Right here... Right now"...."For a Few" gathering
Donations of food are welcome.
*** Also A Go Fund Me page has been set up to help offset the funeral costs
“Lost Highway” Vintage Car Photo Presentation and Art Exhibit
GREAT BARRINGTON— Have you ever looked at a car or truck from the past and wondered about the life it’s lived, the places it’s been, and the people it’s affected along the way? Perhaps no invention has expanded freedom and the human experience more than the automobile, which can be a symbol of status . . . or an icon of rebellion. This was especially true of American cars made between the 1930s and 1960s, when design reflected optimism and flamboyance.
In mid-twentieth century America, there was no greater symbol of freedom than the automobile. It was a member of the family, a teenager’s best friend, the businessperson’s partner, and the criminal’s accomplice. The car was the single greatest consumer product of the twentieth century, and the very embodiment of the American Dream. This view-point of a style and culture that was uniquely American is presented in two upcoming events sponsored by the Great Barrington Historical Society.
● The first will take place on Wednesday, May 18th, when award-winning artist and photographer Jim Bremer will take his audience on a roadside rendezvous into the past with a fun-filled "Lost Highway" PowerPoint presentation at the Claire Teague Senior Center, 917 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington at 7pm. This free program is about the human connection people have with cars and trucks. Buckle up for an entertaining and nostalgic experience along the “Lost Highway” of life!
● The next is a follow-up art exhibition, with an emphasis on scenes from western Massachusetts. Step on the gas and drive on over to the Great Barrington Historical Society Town Museum at the Wheeler Farmstead, 817 South Main Street (Route 7), Great Barrington for the opening reception of Bremer’s “Lost Highway” Art Exhibit. You'll see how he uses the magic of Photoshop to bring vintage scenes and classic cars together in a thought-provoking and visually stimulating experience. It all takes place on Saturday, May 21 from 4pm to 6pm, and is free and open to the public. The exhibit will also be open every Saturday through June.