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« on: August 28, 2013, 08:41:31 PM »

Alright guys/gals, with all the talk about the Nats; what was, what should be, what could be.....lets get the 30th Anniversary off the ground! We ALL need to make an all out effort to support this show in 2014! Get your vacations scheduled, clear it with your spouse, get your car resto finished, etc. This show is what we make it! I know as I post this it is 11 1/2 months away but we as fanatics need to make 2014 THE year! Me and my Trans Am will be there!!
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« Reply #1 on: August 28, 2013, 10:58:33 PM »

I currently am planning on making the trip again next year. As a matter of fact, next year's trip already was in the beginning stages of being planned before I left for this year's trip. My wife, Wanda, could not go this year since she had to take her vacation in July and she already has made it crear that she wants to attend next year. My sister is interested in making the trip across the country and seeing some of the sights along the way, so we have invited her to go with us on the Nats trip in 2014. Instead of a two-day trip one way, it may be a three-day trip next year so we can make some sight-seeing stops along the way.
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« Reply #2 on: August 29, 2013, 07:03:09 AM »

You know I will be there! The Formy should be standing tall at that time as well. Everyone needs to bring a car next year as well. Herell, it was good putting a face with a name this year as well. Make sure Steve makes it back next year as well.
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« Reply #3 on: August 29, 2013, 08:05:17 AM »

I'm already planning for 2014.  I have not attended with a car in the past 3 year, so next year is the year to bring a car again.
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« Reply #4 on: August 29, 2013, 08:37:27 AM »

What a better time to bring the 30th anniversary car then to the 30th Nats. I'm planning to be back on track and make 2014. Moving this past year, and remodeling our pool area took a toll on finances. No major projects planned for next year.
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« Reply #5 on: August 29, 2013, 09:39:02 AM »

As I said in the other thread "I'll be there in force" nuff said.   Shocked
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« Reply #6 on: August 29, 2013, 11:05:47 AM »

How in the hell are you going to get SIX birds there? Shocked Rent your own car carrier semi ?
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« Reply #7 on: August 29, 2013, 11:52:22 AM »

I typically bring my 79 but I will make sure to get both my 79 and 92 there next year! We always have that weekend open. Even planned our wedding around it 2 years ago!
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« Reply #8 on: August 29, 2013, 12:14:03 PM »

Tom Tom Tom,

I just said I would be there in force.   Smile   I did speak with Mr. Hamilton about the company he uses every year.  Went on line and had dozen of offers. The trucking companies all loved it because it's a single load.  But it's way out of my league if I want to continue to stay in the house and not sleep in the garage  Shocked  and it's not realist for me I too frugiale. BUT I've figured another way  Very Happy
With what I'm planning the line up will look awsome.  JP thinks I'll end up with a stacker but that's not it either.   I do have 2500 and 3500 trucks but I'm only bringing one.  Caravan well kinda in a way.
I'm pretty resouceful just trust that my fock will land in Dayton  in 2014!  Cool Have a lot of work to do till than.
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« Reply #9 on: August 29, 2013, 12:18:07 PM »

Tease!!!  Laughing
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« Reply #10 on: August 29, 2013, 12:20:33 PM »

Lets see, he's retired Air Force, Wright Pat AFB is close. He lives near Andrews AFB, so I'm guessing a C-130 with 6 birds in the cargo bay land in Dayton..LOL
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« Reply #11 on: August 29, 2013, 12:28:51 PM »

Lets see, he's retired Air Force, Wright Pat AFB is close. He lives near Andrews AFB, so I'm guessing a C-130 with 6 birds in the cargo bay land in Dayton..LOL

Now that would be an impressive entrance! Laughing
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« Reply #12 on: August 29, 2013, 12:31:48 PM »

Lets see, he's retired Air Force, Wright Pat AFB is close. He lives near Andrews AFB, so I'm guessing a C-130 with 6 birds in the cargo bay land in Dayton..LOL
Tom you really made my day LOL  Very Happy  I once got a papa son chair back from the Philippines to Korea on a C-130 only cost me a bottle of booze.

Mike, If you seen the movie platoon there's a scene where the guys are standing around burning crap in drums talking about what their going to do when they get back to the "world"  The guy from Calif says; "the surfing is gunna be good"  well this is gunna be good.
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« Reply #13 on: August 29, 2013, 12:42:07 PM »

It only took 8 TACr's to take 3rd place in club participation this year.   Shocked
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« Reply #14 on: August 29, 2013, 12:49:59 PM »

Yea I thought about that while I was there, well you have at least 5 already.
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2011 3500 Chevy Turbo Diesel
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« Reply #15 on: August 29, 2013, 12:52:05 PM »

And with your track record, you are going to need a truck next year to bring all the trophies home! 
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« Reply #16 on: August 29, 2013, 01:50:46 PM »

We'll be there and I've already posted a thread on the Missouri F-body Assoc site to start promoting it there as well since most of the members there have TAs and/or Firebirds.  Will probably put something on the GTA board as well.
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« Reply #17 on: August 29, 2013, 04:52:33 PM »

And with your track record, you are going to need a truck next year to bring all the trophies home! 
Tom that's a set up for disappointment.  The cars will be up against groups of great cars mine will be competive.

C-130 only 3 cars but the C-17 we're talking all'em and the truck and trailer.  Cool
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2011 3500 Chevy Turbo Diesel
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« Reply #18 on: August 29, 2013, 05:25:03 PM »

Since we're on a aerial assault theme, did anyone happen to notice the personalized plate on my friend's Ford Raptor tow truck that he towed the Rockingham pace car with?  Plate simply reads F-22  Laughing
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« Reply #19 on: August 29, 2013, 05:38:17 PM »

Mike I wish I would of seen that.  That is another "nuff said"
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1976 400 TA sold
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2010 BMW X3 sold
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« Reply #20 on: August 30, 2013, 09:20:40 AM »

I'm hoping to be there as well.
Maybe both cars if I can convince someone to stay the nights with our daughter.

I am fairly certain, my "evil" club bretheren (Ohio Firebirds.... LOL) will be participating heavily as alot of us were just not able to make it this year.

I am thinking a joint TAC , the club "?" (formerly known as Ohio Firebirds) should contemplate a joint Friday night cookout and gathering.

Somehow, someway, we need a friday night outdoor screening of S&B at the nats!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I have access to a computer projector through work that I could borrow and obviously my computer, but we would need a way to provide the sound and a place to hang a large white sheet for the screen.

would anyone want to help coordinate? or is it illegalal to show the movie for free?




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« Reply #21 on: August 30, 2013, 09:30:04 AM »

I don't know about the legality of it there, but I know we have a very large cruise night here that does "Drive In Night" during the fall and I've not heard of any complaints or problems from the city.  I think they use an inflatable screen.  That would be great idea to try.  A friday night screening of S&TB or Hooper or even Cannonball Run would be pretty cool to see.
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« Reply #22 on: August 30, 2013, 10:00:53 AM »

Back in 2007-2008 TAC and 78ta/Ohio Firebirds joined forces and made the Friday night at the Nats, an awards night. Various goofy awards were given out by each club to members picked ahead of time that we knew would be there. Stuff like, funniest post, most posts, most helpfull member on the boards, ect. We used a spare room at the Drury to do it. In 2006, most of the TAC members were staying at the Fairfield Inn, when the show was at the airport. We took a bedsheet, made a screen out of it and showed Smokey and the Bandit on it out by the pool. It was mostly a TAC event, but we invited Brett and Hammer over from 78ta. They had a good time hanging out with us and the plan was hatched to combine members for a party next year.
   There were cars vandalized at the Fairfield the last night of the Nats and the hotel washed its hands of any responsibilty. We moved to the Drury in 2007 after that and had two awsome years there. The hotel parking lot was a mini nats in itself with 70-80 Trans Ams of all gens there. The hotel offered to have security if we split the cost with them, we collected dontations from members and we did split the cost. Those were some fun times that I doubt can ever be recreated again. Time moves on, people drift apart, things change. But for two awsome years, it was right up there with Tipp City on the back parking lot at the Drury Inn.
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« Reply #23 on: August 30, 2013, 10:11:40 AM »

Well. Peg and I plan to be there in 2014. It will be academic as to which car we'll bring - the '86 again. Its headed for the winner's circle next year! Of course if I can squeeze the Fire Am in the C17 with George's cars, maybe we'll bring both!  Laughing
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« Reply #24 on: August 30, 2013, 10:14:18 AM »

But for two awsome years, it was right up there with Tipp City on the back parking lot at the Drury Inn.
Those were my favorite Nats shows and years!  Very Happy
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