Over the Pond (“OtP”) is now 15 years old.... and it’s getting BETTER!
Here’s the story; “15” years ago... The “OtP” story unofficially began. "Boomer" (from the UK) was considering the idea of traveling to the COG National in the USA. Boomer was a good Forum Friend of many COGgers. Because of that friendship, his Friends were discussing the idea of helping him make the trip. The decision was made, and Boomer made his trip to Klamath Falls for the COG National. "The traveler idea was born"!
At about the same time: Hans-ove Gortz of the GTR Club Europe "GCE", had an “Inspiration”. Why not send someone across the Atlantic each year? He contacted me (Ted Adcock) and Spencer Farrow. The OtP Team was formed and we (with a LOT of help from COG and GCE members) started working to send Travelers “Over the Pond. Later Harry Martin came and Jim Culp came aboard. (and probably others that I forget to mention at this time) Our First “OtP” Traveler was Guy Young. After Guys Trip the “OtP” Team put on “OtP” 10 more times. Unfortunately, after 11 successful Trips, “OtP” was on its last leg. World economy, new membership (that didn’t know about OtP), cost of sending the Travelers, and a weary “OtP” Team, had taken its toll. It looked like the “OtP” party was over.
And NOW, “the Rest of the Story”… (“OtP” is getting Better) Early in 2013 Hans contacted the COG Board of Directors, the “OtP” Team, and GCE. The idea was to make “OtP” an official COG/GCE event.
The good news is: It’s Official!! “OtP” is now an official COG/GCE event!
This year, for “OtP XV” (2017), we plan to assist “1” OtP Traveler in his/her "ride of a lifetime". The traveler will travel to Europe, probably Germany, to do some riding, and attend the GTR Meeting (rally) during the week of June 7th - June 11th.
To accomplish this, we need your help. We need DONATIONS to support the travel expenses. Donations can include cash, merchandise, cash, gear, cash, parts, cash, accessories, and of course cash. There will be some auctions as well to raise additional support.
As you can see, we mostly need DONATIONS to make this work. Any amount you can give will help us reach our goal...
The question is: Will you help us make “OtP XV” – 2017 possible?
So, It’s up to you. With your continued support, it can happen!
There are 2 options to donate funds:
1) By PAYPAL
Click on the following Orange Donate button below, if that does nor work you can login to your PayPal account and send your
donation to to firstname.lastname@example.org
2) Pay by Credit Card through COG
Please use the grey "I Would Like to Donate Now" button at the bottom of this page.
Note that in both cases it will be the net funds after any transaction fees that will be received by the OTP team.
Please contact me at email@example.com if you have any questions
Ride safe, Jorge -OtP Manager