Race Cars and Motorcycles—Spring Breakers and Snowbirds
It might be late winter in most of the country, but in Central Florida we can start calling it Spring from anytime in Mid-January through May. It is a changeable season here, and this year saw our coldest weather in years. But the cold never lingers for too long before sunny skies and balmy breezes herald the coming Spring.
We had an early interval of very warm temperatures, causing local residents to start thinking about their Air Conditioning. Just when it seemed we had skipped right from winter to summer, changeable March arrived ‘like a lion’ with a nor’easter that plunged those erstwhile warm temperatures and churned the ocean, causing the surf to rise up to from 7 to 12 feet. Sunny skies and dry weather, as well as the weather reports on our northerly neighbors, take the edge of this cool change.
While Winter is the slow season “up” north, the migration of Canadians and others who live in cold and often snowbound areas begins early in the year. It is a popular time for foreign travelers also. Our population swells and traffic slows down. Car racing starts in late January, and February echoes with the deep rumble of stock cars circling the famous Daytona International Speedway. The Races, culminating with the Daytona 500 are some of the busiest weeks of the year here.
By March, the roar of Harley’s begins to fill the air even though Bike Week doesn’t officially begin until March 9th (through March 18th). Motorcycles and Spring Breakers will overlap this month. For the next few weeks—merchants, food and drink establishment and other service industries will be celebrating this lucrative season—sightseers, tourists and many locals will enjoy the show—and all of us will fight traffic snarls and crowds in our daily routines.
On Monday February 26th 2018 D.G. Meyer Inc. Accounting Office Manager Jane Turner passed away after a long illness. She has served as a loyal and devoted employee of this company for decades, and will be very sorely missed.
Jane’s first employment at D.G. Meyer Inc. was as a temporary receptionist in the late 1980s. On her first day, she announced to me that she wanted to become a permanent employee of the company. True to her words, in September of 1990 she did join the staff and spent the next 28 years being as diligent and efficient an asset in the office as ever worked there. Her perfectionist tendencies secured her the trusted position in accounting, and she pursued her job with impeccable zeal. She was the undisputed queen in her Office, and garnered the respect (and sometimes fear) of her fellow workers.
It is impossible to really sum up the contribution of someone like Jane, and she will be impossible to ever really replace. Her contribution to the growth and success of D.G. Meyer Inc. will not be forgotten.
Memorial Services for Jane will be held on Friday, March the Second, 2018 at Lohman Funeral Homes at 733 W. Granada Ave. in Ormond Beach from 1:00 to 3:00 p.m.
Gary Yeomans and D.G. Meyer Inc. are happy to be cooperating on yet another project at the Daytona Auto Mall. The mutually lucrative relationship between Mr. Yeomans and DGM has spanned decades now. Don Meyer, founder of DGM, and Gary Yeomans were close friends as well as being one another’s long time customers and business associates.
D.G. Meyer has bought the majority of their Fleet vehicles from Gary Yeomans through the years—from Ford trucks of several models to the economical commercial Transits and these days the popular Nissan Cargo vans. And D.G. Meyer Inc.’s Commercial Division has been a contractor on numerous projects with this local icon. As one of the movers and shakers of the Daytona Auto Mall, Gary Yeomans has been a driving force for the expansion and development of what is quickly becoming the fastest growing business corridor in Daytona Beach.
The LPGA hub, from Clyde Morris Blvd. , including the Williamson intersection and crossing I-95 gives access to the Auto Mall off of Tomoka Farms Road. What was once undeveloped countryside is quickly becoming the new business Mecca for this area. Getting in on the ground floor of what, when it first opened in November 2001, was a novel approach for our area, to selling cars, allowed Gary Yeomans to keep expanding while remaining in the same convenient, customer friendly, area.
We at D.G. Meyer Inc. Air Conditioning/Sheet Metal/Electrical would like to thank all of our friends and customers in the Central Florida area for making 2017 such a great year. We look forward to serving you in 2018!
As you turn your calendars to a New Year, take a few minutes to schedule that hvac maintenance you’ve been meaning to get to, an indoor Air Quality survey, or talk to one of our experienced salesmen about the possibility of putting in a new system.
Wishing all of our customers, friends and family in the central Florida area the happiest, healthiest and safest holidays. While you are out and about enjoying yourself this season, remember to party responsibly. We are looking forward to another year with all of you.
D. G. Meyer Inc. will be having the annual company Christmas Party on Friday December 22nd so the office will be closing at 1:00 p.m. The company will be closed on Monday December 25th in observance of Christmas Day.