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1968 Program for the National Bicycle Dealers Ass`n (NBDA) 22nd Annual Convention and Bicycle Show
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 The National Bicycle Dealers Association (NBDA) is an organization of bicycle store owners. In the past years the NBDA organized and promoted a Convention where distributors and manufacturers would display their products and hundreds of bicycle store owners and employees would attend to see the latest items and order merchandise. It was always beneficial to have face-to-face meetings between the customers (dealers) and suppliers (distributors & manufacturers). This is the 12-page program for the 22nd Annual National Bicycle Show which was held at the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles. The last page (outside back cover) contains a photo of some of the Los Angeles area Distributor executives including; Howie & Leo Jr. Cohen (West Coast Cycle), Phil & Pete Mole (John T. Bill Co.), Rudy Seidler (United Import Sales), Bill Ellis (Harry Wilson Sales), Bart Ralston, Hank Smith, Ken Reaume (State Distributors), and William (Bill) Flannelly (Schwinn Bicycle Co.). The image shown here is page-1 the outside front cover. See the picture gallery for the other 11 pages. Bike industry old timer & friend Pete Mole kindly sent me this program from his collection.

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Page-2 (the inside front cover)


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Page-3, Message from Russell Stemple, president of the NBDA at the time


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Page-4 with a message from Tom Sayler, long time Executive Secretary of the NBDA. If I recall correctly, Tom had a bicycle store in Ohio.


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Page-5 with photos of some Los Angeles area Dealer-Member Executives of the NBDA: Seymour Rimland, Gerrie Rimland, Robert Lee, Ted Ernst, Paul Johnson, Harold Fishman, Lee Pesses, William Cordes, George Blake, and David Miller.


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Page-6, the left side of the center-fold which is the Program for the 7-day Convention


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Page-7, the right side of the center-fold which is the Program for the 7-day Convention


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Page-8


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Page-9 with photos of; (L-R) Mr. & Mrs. Glendi Higgins, Miss Lena Plaxco, Joe Magaraci & Joe Felice.


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Page-10 listing many of the Bicycle Dealer members who were active in the administration of the NBDA at the time: Tom Sayler, Russell Stemple Russell Garrett, Alexander Petri, Albert Eggers, Joseph Magaraci, Ralph Teets, Armand Antolini, Ford Pleifer, Benjamin Olken, Donald Wares, Kenneth Schneider, Z.P. (Zip) Gilmore, John Chamblin, Francis A'Hern, John Barbieri, John Carlson, Gerald Casale, John Derrenkamp, Fred Dzendzel, Ray Florman, Chet Fryer, Sam Gerchgall, Norman Gooch, George Hale, Bruce Hansen, Harri Hollis, John Hoover, Errol Hostetler, Ansel John, Benny Kaufman, Lee Klarsfeld, Boris Migliori, Jack Oran, Clarence Mann, Wilbur Scott, Harry Stello, Mike Walden, Thomas Walquist and Maurice Weil.


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Page-11 inviting all bicycle retailers to join the NBDA and also listing the years and locations of the NBDA Conventions starting in 1946 up to & including the projected Convention to be held in 1969 in Miami Beach, FL.


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Page-12 the outside back cover containing an application form for Dealers to join the NBDA. The top half of the page contains a photo of executives of some of the active Distributors in the Los Angeles area; (seated L-R) Howie & Leo Jr. Cohen (West Coast Cycle), Phil & Pete Mole (John T. Bill Co.), Rudy Seidler (United Import Sales), (standing L-R) Bill Ellis (Harry Wilson Sales), Bart Ralston, Hank Smith, Ken Reaume (State Distributors), and William (Bill) Flannelly (Schwinn Bicycle Co.).

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