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View Poll Results: Relay rally across America poll- Would you?
Volunteer as car/driver 50-75 mile legs, in your State 56 81.16%
Volunteer as support - tow, repair, parts , etc, in your State 27 39.13%
Volunteer as meet and greet at way points, in your State 27 39.13%
Can't volunteer but support the idea 7 10.14%
Volunteer as State Road Captain, planning, organizing your State 6 8.70%
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:07 AM   #21
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Although most everyone belongs to a MAFCA/MARC Club, I was just thinking "We Band of Barners".............. Nothing says that state clubs can't be a part. Most state clubs from North to South, East to West know of each other and I think, that being, the state relay from entry to exit would be easy to co-ordinate.
I totally agree. This is a good way to participate without the need to travel a great distance. Don/WI
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:11 AM   #22
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Sounds like an interesting idea, I'm just curious why it needs to be a separate event instead of making it an organized part of something already being put together. Make plans to travel to a MAFCA or MARC national meet in 2018. Lay out the route and have things planned along the way, that way you get your rally and support a national organization. Just my opinion.
Can't it be/do both?

Can't an independent effort support a National Organization, and vise-versa, can't a National Organization support an independent effort?
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Old 05-26-2016, 11:36 AM   #23
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A good example, I'm between two clubs, one directly East and one just South in St Louis, there are quite a few north of Springfield, I joined the club in St Louis, they were a bit closer but Istill I can't participate in many of their outings or even meetings but as an individual, for example, if the relay came into Illinois from Indiana directly east of one club, a member could drive over, meet up and head back west, now I could meet them in their home location and then drive it over to Missouri or, it could be handed over to me here, then I would drive it over to Missouri, just an example, it could tour a whole state before being passed over...........Club or individual, get your name on the list to your state Capitan, tell him/her where you are, tell him/her how far you can or want to drive in one direction. He/she puts you on the mission board and location along with contact info. It also doesn't have to run continuously, it could spend the night due to foul weather or other encounters along the way, home cook meal for example, parade through small towns, etc etc.
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Old 05-26-2016, 06:22 PM   #25
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International Model A Ford Day! What a way to show off all those Model A's and the people who keep this Hobby alive. This would be a great day to do this!!
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Crunching numbers, I figure 107 days minimum, Model A Day being just one of them, who will be the lucky drivers on that day? What event awaits them? Be like winning the lottery, a story for the grandkids thats for sure.
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Old 05-28-2016, 07:09 AM   #28
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Bump..............

There have been six volunteers as Road Captains.............this project will need enough states participation to get from the East coast to the West Coast. Anyone else for now? A good winter project to organize your state for next year.
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Old 05-28-2016, 04:18 PM   #29
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I like the idea very much!
Count me in!!!!
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Old 06-04-2016, 09:23 AM   #30
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If you're old has petrified dog shite like I am and your memory is called, "the ole grey mare", I can only remember a certain thing over a few weeks. Thought I'd bump this and see what new interest it might generate.

Any suggestions in naming this adventure?
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Relay Across America "The Model A Way" .

I've been up all night so please, humor me today!!!!
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I was thinking:

Trans-American Model A Relay

TAMAR 2017
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:11 PM   #33
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We need 57 State Captains and so far we only have six...and that's not even enough to go in a direct line from east to west/west to east.
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Old 06-04-2016, 02:29 PM   #34
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Trans-American Model A Relay

TAMAR 2017
Actually, Barners now are in the 'doing' mode instead of the 'planning' mode. Come 1 Nov, I believe more planners for the coming year will emerge and this might get more motion forward for it to happen in 2017.
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I think this is great idea, in fact it should happen very year....
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OK Barners, how do we get this thing started. It can take several months to get the organizational work done. 2017 sounds lke a good target to start the Relay.
First -we need a National Coordinator or captain
Second -State or Regional coordinator or captain
Third - someone/s to make the decision of route and timing. (approximate timing).

I am going to speak to my club (Autumn Trails Model A Ford Club) about this today at our monthly meet.

Got another idea to add to the Relay that just might peak some other interest. One, approach FORD about using the local FORD dealers as ronduvou (sp) ponts at small towns across the nation. Two, use the Relay and the media exposure to raise $$$ for a group like Wounded Warriors. For expmple $1.00 raised for each mile driven.

Fordbarn, Facebook, Twitter etc could be used as the nation communication network.

Enough of my rambling. Lets get this thing started. Ken
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One more thing.
I like 31 Model A's name idea with a small tweek.
Relay across USA the Model A Way. almost rhymes. ken



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