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Old 07-23-2017, 01:08 AM   #41
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Also with it being 150 years of Canada..you think Canadians would be more competitive? Maybe if I told them Anne Murray was going to be at the top..handing out Tim Hortons..we'd get more?
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Old 07-23-2017, 05:32 AM   #42
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Ok, that would give me plenty of time to drive down hwy 9 and then on home from woodinville. I don't want to drive 350 miles in one day, nor spend two nites in a motel. The evergreen club found a place in Bellingham for $74, a nite, so I think I'll go up with them on tues, but just drive home on wed after the tour. I think some are thinking of driving the whole thing all on wed. Now, I just need to convince the wife!
That's not even 2 tanks of fuel. Heck, we've driven 600 miles in a day TOWING.
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That's not even 2 tanks of fuel. Heck, we've driven 600 miles in a day TOWING.
That's it! Next year Moon On A is challenging the Australians!!!lol
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Old 08-08-2017, 05:55 PM   #44
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I'm getting reports of packs of Model A's heading North! If you're going please if you haven't done so already call the contact number on our website. www.moonona.org
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Old 08-09-2017, 04:46 PM   #45
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41 model A Fords made it up to Artist Point on Mt. Baker. There were a few cars that met us at the start but they did not go for ascent. As far as I know, no one had any mechanical difficulties.
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Congratulations Benny, sounds like you had a great turnout.
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An A+ day on the mountain!

I have to admit I was somewhat of a doubter when Benny told us there would be 40 Model As from 2 states and 2 countries at our A-scent of Mt Baker, but when we came around the corner on Mt Baker highway and the starting point came into view, there was no doubt...





I counted 50 cars in the staging area for the start of the tour, but 9 had come for the "car show" provided by the tourers (and it was a great one) and opted not to take the challenge of sea level to 5,000' in about 45 miles.

All 41 cars that started made it to the top without incident...







Lots more photos and videos here...

https://www.flickr.com/photos/996911...h/36302499652/

It was a beautiful day in spite of the lingering smoke from the BC fires.
Hopefully other Barners that were on the tour can post their photos and videos also.
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Nice Photos'! It was really a Great Trip! Thanks to Benny and All that made it Happen!!
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Loved the photos, thanks.
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Old 08-10-2017, 12:19 AM   #50
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All I can say is Thank you! Thanks to all who came out and participated and helped out when needed! Thanks to Dick,Art and Larry! A club President could not have a better crew! This was a long time in the making! We got a lot of Model A's together so they can be seen! Hopefully with that we can all inspire the next generation. That is what did it for me. When I was younger I would see a Model A convoy and I thought that was the best thing ever and when I got older I had to get involved! Thank you! Thank you, Thank you! Benny (President /Editor) Moon On A.
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All I can say is Thank you! Thanks to all who came out and participated and helped out when needed! Thanks to Dick,Art and Larry! A club President could not have a better crew! This was a long time in the making! We got a lot of Model A's together so they can be seen! Hopefully with that we can all inspire the next generation. That is what did it for me. When I was younger I would see a Model A convoy and I thought that was the best thing ever and when I got older I had to get involved! Thank you! Thank you, Thank you! Benny (President /Editor) Moon On A.
Great job Benny!!!!
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Great job Benny!!!!
Thank you Don for all the help! Can't wait till next time. Hopefully we can
beat the Canadians on their Mountain too! B
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It was worth staying up until midnight the night before to get my oil pan back on so we could attend the "A"-scent! I'd never seen so many Model As in one place with my own eyes. I thought there were a lot when I got the meet up point before 9, and then another 25 Model As showed up!

Unfortunately we got stuck behind a DOT truck painting the centerline southbound on SR9 so it took a loooong time to get home. ~230 miles round trip for us.
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Unfortunately we got stuck behind a DOT truck painting the centerline southbound on SR9 so it took a loooong time to get home. ~230 miles round trip for us.
We got caught up in DOT white line painting also.Then made it to Edmonds for the ferry to Kingston, we had an hour wait for a ferry. We did not get home, Port Orchard, until 8:30 pm, the mileage from Artist Point to Port Orchard was approximately 168 Miles.
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We enjoyed the "A sent" up Mt Baker and also having a pleasant lunch on the snow fields. In the snow field, we picked a warm and dry rock to sit on for lunch. After lunch we visited Nooksack Falls and also enjoyed visiting its rich history of its evolution from being an electrical power station in 1890 to being just a tourist destination in 2017. After Nooksack Falls, it was ice cream cones on Highway 9 at Acme. I found that a triple scoop cone was too much ice cream for me and my wife Merrily. Dog Cola helped finish it. Doing all of this, we were still home in Sedro-Woolley before 2 PM and from my above posting, I was posting on line by 2:46 PM. First photo was taken at Artist point. Second photo was taken at the parking lot at Nooksack Falls. Thank you Moon On A's President Benny. You are making America Great Again!
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Glad, you'll had a good time and made it home safe! Now next year we got our work cut out for us! The Canadians think they can out do us on their soil? Which I don't think is possible because I don't think there are any mountains IN Canada? Benny
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Glad, you'll had a good time and made it home safe! Now next year we got our work cut out for us! The Canadians think they can out do us on their soil? Which I don't think is possible because I don't think there are any mountains IN Canada? Benny
I'm pretty sure the Cascades don't stop at the boarder?
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I'm pretty sure the Cascades don't stop at the boarder?
Yes they do Canada is flat..Like Iowa but with the metric system
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Video/slide-show of the "A"scent!

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