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Old 01-04-2018, 02:52 PM   #21
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Bumping another thread to the top for some additional information on the 2018 Early Ford V-8 Club's Grand National Meet in Dearborn, MI.
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Old 02-07-2018, 07:59 PM   #22
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So how many we have from DC? Mine will be ready. Not sure if I have the guts to drive it, but planning an being there.
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So how many we have from DC? Mine will be ready. Not sure if I have the guts to drive it, but planning an being there.
Jim, get a hold of VeryTangled here on the barn. He is from D.C. area and will be heading to the meet.
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Is it June yet?

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Jim,

There are currently 15 registered from Maryland and Virginia. A few more close by from West Virginia and PA.

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Jim,

Allow yourself plenty of time and just take it easy. With your four you will likely be more comfortable staying off the interstate highway system. You'll be fine.
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Floyd, thanks for great tips for things to see and do in the area!
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Jim, get a hold of VeryTangled here on the barn. He is from D.C. area and will be heading to the meet.
We are in the same EV8 club, although I rarely make the meetings.

Dave, It's not just will it make it, it's what will my back feel like after 12 hours in the car. then another 12 hours back home.....
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Not to mention my excuse to my wife is taking lots of car parts for the swap meet and getting them out of the house.....
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We are in the same EV8 club, although I rarely make the meetings.

Dave, It's not just will it make it, it's what will my back feel like after 12 hours in the car. then another 12 hours back home.....
It will be the road trip of a life time, one in which you will never forget.

VeryTangled is one of the nicest guys I've met. We're friends also, he did me a huge favor at Chantilly. Great guy.
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For those of you that are Ford Barners and not Early Ford V8 Club members, consider joining the V8 Club. The membership dues are inexpensive and the cost is worth the V8 Times magazine alone. You don't have to have a concourse quality V8 Ford to join or attend. They have a touring class that is very popular especially for those of us who drive our V8's. These meets are not just a car show. We do a lot of site-seeing & touring in our V8's. The meets are a lot of fun. I'm 37 years old and have a great time at the meets with some very good friends. Join up, you will be welcomed. If I see you at a meet I promise you'll have a great time.

Oh and did I mention Bubba will be there talking ignition systems and Mac VanPelt talking transmissions. Lots of information to be soaked up.
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Old 02-09-2018, 09:48 AM   #32
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He did me a favor in Bakersfield by not going
All joking aside Glenn Sanders can testify to me being his most compatible roommate. Ok, I'm still joking.

Jeff is one of the nicest guys you could meet. Always a lot of fun and he just does not get worked up over too much. Most guys say check out my car and open the hood. he handed me the keys.
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Hey Frank, My car spent almost all it's life not too far from you in the Berkshires. Auburn is near "Woostah" right?
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Yes it is. I'm only an hour or so from the Berkshires. 90 minutes to the NY border.
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V8 Club meets are the highlight of my year! Even better for me than Hershey. Looks like I'm trailering, but there's still a slim hope of driving out to Dearborn.

Frank co-hosted a meet at Saratoga Springs that was a real hoot! I'll never forget the covered bridge tour and the Saratoga battlefield. We got a super cool license plate tab because that was the 75th anniversary year for the '36's. There was a rainstorm during the Concourse that was biblical.

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I had such a great time at Gettysburg 2016, that I signed up with JM35 to fly to Cali. I had to back out, and Frank took my place. Pretty sure they had a great time, including a flat tire in (current club President's) borrowed '36. I missed the Pismo TROG too where the weather played a part again.

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All joking aside Glenn Sanders can testify to me being his most compatible roommate. Ok, I'm still joking.
On our trip out to Brainerd, I kept Glenn up with my snoring one night in Minneapolis and I'm still hearing about it today! (Glenn actually went out to his truck to get some rest! That's the same night Glenn pranked me by punching a hole in my beer right below the rim so it spilled on me when I tried to sip.)

Snoring doesn't bother Frank. We partnered up later on in that trip at the Foundation Museum in Auburn, after we had to scatter from Cragun's. We spent two days helping erect some huge F-O-R-D letters by the side of the building. (I can't wait to see what's happening out there!!!)

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Most guys say check out my car and open the hood. he handed me the keys.
I just love driving my cars so much I can't help but to share. A person can only drive 'em one at a time.

The people I've met through the V-8 Club, and people I've met through this forum, are my most treasured buddies! I'm not sure what that says about my sad life, but it's true!
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Jeff,

Drive or trailer, we are going to have a ball. BUT, you will need to bring the Yuengling - still not available in Michigan! If you stop in Auburn on the way, it is available in Indiana. Hint.

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Rumor is it's going to be one heck of a time!

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Bubba, you should consider making some dvd's on setting up various dist--would be a good seller i think
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Looking forward to seeing all my friends in Dearborn, Still need to finalize my activities sheets and wrap up my registration. Need to be in Auburn for thre "Sneak Peek' on Sunday on the way to Dearborn. Don't forget to sign up for this! The addition is starting to look AWESOME!!
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Keeping up with the connections aspect of this thread. It might have been in Springfield that a gentleman, might have been Robert Dick, was having some electrical and fuse issues. My brother and I tried to give a little help, and I gave that owner my box of fuses. Don'tcha know later that night coming back from the bar the Tilted Kilt, my headlights went dark. JM35 jumped to the rescue by lending me the same thing I'd given away!

It was in Auburn that Ken and wife (Ken's 36) lent aid when we'd done something stupid that ended up breaking our car forcing a roadside coil change.
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