"Get To Know Joe"

One of Joseph P. Knapp's Lifetime Crusades, Was His Belief That

The Expansion Of Knowledge, Will Lead To A Better World

For All Of Us. He Demonstrated That Belief In Many Ways

With His Personal Funding Of THE MENTOR Magazine,

Who's Slogan Was "Learn Something New Everyday" ,

His Funding Of The Public School System In

His Adopted State Of North Carolina,

& Funding School Libraries Through

Out The USA Via His

Knapp Foundation

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He Also Had A Exclusive Club For His Friends & Associates

THE JOE KNAPP CLUB

With The Publication Of "The Knapps Lived Here", by Elm & McKinley Books of NY The First Book To Ever To Cover The History Of J. P. Knapp's Life And Those Of His Father & Son & More,

I Would Like To Present The First Charter Members Of The Open To All World Wide

"KNEW JOE KNAPP CLUB"

Mr. Martin Van Lith of Brookhaven, NY

Marty is quite a local historian and along with his wife Anita are true champions of many righteous causes. We were in grade and high school together, but only reconnected around 2003 because of this website. We have had our share of adventures again out on the bay and there are several web pages devoted to that called More Boating He was an immense help to me in doing the research for the book eg when he introduced me to the now late Fred Gillespie. Marty also wrote a pretty darn good review of the book.

Mr. G. M. ( a true Oldsmobile man ) Tampa, FL

Gary Messinetti is another old friend and Mastic Beach Pioneer, who reconnected with me after decades, because of this website in 2002. There's a real nice story about his father and uncle's business located here. Pat & Mikes was like a community center for our home town in the '50s & '60s especially for us gear heads.

Mr. Phil Van Tassel of Blaine, MN

Sgt. Phil is now a VERY close friend who I have known since the mid 1950's but he never knew I existed until this website

brought us together in 2004. There is a pretty good story about how all that jazz happened located here

Mr. Tom East of Haymarket ,VA

Tom is one of the many wonderful new friends I have met long distance because of the website and now this book. This has happened for the many different reasons, subjects and things the Knapp family were involved with. Tom's interests I know are very near and dear to J. P. Knapp's heart. Just look at his shelves and you can almost hear J P Knapp shout DUCKS ! out loud like he did in 1937, when he founded Ducks Unlimited. I can see JP & TE out in a blind or marsh somewhere under a winter sky. Tom is president of the Potomac Decoy Collectors Association in DC and has been very helpful in all matters relating to the original Joe Knapp Club.

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BOB LaCENTRA & ME NASHVILLE, TN NOV 5, 2010

Bob is an old school chum from Floyd. We were in 5th grade together on through high school in '64. We both had the distinction in our younger days of owning and driving Fordillacs that were built by the legendary team of Bill Frick & Ted Tappet. Bob got his first, a Forest Green '50 Ford Club Coupe with a souped up '54 Caddy Engine and I followed with a '33 Ford with the same kind of awesome Caddy power . Bob was driving through Nashville on his way to Texas and visited for a spell getting a personal look at many Knapp and Mastic artifacts that helped make up the book.

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HERE'S HOPING WE GET SOME LOVELY LADIES PHOTOS IN HERE TOO

AH HA.....


HEEDING MY CALL IS THE LOVELY ANN "Dotty" DINSDALE OF CALIFORNIA

and could it be that she is reading the CLAIREDALE story to her Pooch Pals ?

AKA "DOTTY RUTLEDGE" SHE IS FEATURED IN THE LONG ISLAND ROCK & ROLL BANDS PAGES HERE

SO DON'T BE SHY! - READING IS BEAUTIFUL !

Joining Is Easy, Just E - Mail Me A Photo Of Yourself Reading The Book

All The Book Info Is Posted Here

It Is Understood By Doing So You, Are Granting Permission For Me To Post Your Photo

With Your Initials & Town & State (like the old testimonial days) OR at your option Your Name

On The Knapps Lived Here Website.

No Scanner? or Digital Camera, NO Problem ! Send Your Snapshot To

THE KNEW JOE KNAPP CLUB

6219 Henry Ford Dr. Nashville, TN 37209