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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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« 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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« 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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« 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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« Reply #25 on: August 30, 2013, 10:50:00 AM »

Been coming for 15 years as a spectator. Usually a day trip from Lou. for me. Drive up, make my rounds, drive home. Finally went to Tipp a couple of years ago, and was hooked. Felt like I was more of a part of the show parking my 94 along side the other cars. I will be there in 2014. Actually plan on staying the weekend and showing (maybe the GT) for the first time. Reading the other thread about this years Nats and what the show needs or why it is down is tough. It was obvious when I pulled in sunday morning the numbers were off. I was unaware of the school issues, but as I left the HPP booth and was walking by the camaro/trans am conversions, I heard a guy getting a little upset, say something along the lines of "If you call the police you will be just hurting the show....."  Somebody wasnt happy.
I think it is simple. More people, more cars, more vendors, more fun....Just like anything. When you have a bad experience at a restaurant, you dont tell friends "it was great, you have to go." Word of mouth. I tell everybody about it.
The fine fella that started this thread is part of one of my first positive experiences at the show. Years ago I talked to Paul for the first time while I was admiring his SE. I asked about the gold bird fuel door for mine and he said "I have one, I'll send it to ya". I thought sure you will. A week or so later it showed up on my doorstep. Its still on the 81.
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Chris Taylor: Thirty-two. Three hundred and thirty-two days.

King: Xin loi, my boy!

Crawford: I can't even remember when I was 332, man. You gotta, like, count backwards or something. You know, like, you got 40 days in. I mean, think positive, dude.

Thats me- counting backwards till next years show. Three - fifty- what.........
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« Reply #26 on: August 30, 2013, 12:11:21 PM »

Wow! I had forgotten about that fuel door! It was on my gold custom 79 T/A. It was the gold bird door correct for the 81 SE. I remember you saying they were near impossible to find. I'm glad to see it go where it belonged than on my car. Lets catch up next August!
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« Reply #27 on: August 30, 2013, 07:29:54 PM »

well.

I think now is the time to start hatching a plan for next year.

I have a big mouth, lol. if we come up with a plan over the next 60 to 90 days, we should be able to get an idea of whom would possibly participate.
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« Reply #28 on: August 30, 2013, 07:40:28 PM »

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.

I have thought about doing a 'Drive In' theme at the Nats for years.   Wish I had a stacker trailer and a nice projector, I'd be all over it,  Then have people drive a few cars to the area and have every one bring in a chair and show Smokey and Bandit, and another movie with a TA in it.
Hooper, McQ,  Thunder Bolt and Lightfoot,  or Vanishing Point.
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« Reply #29 on: August 30, 2013, 07:41:54 PM »

We certainly plan on being there next year.  I was 1 of the 8 this year, hoping to pile it on next year.  
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« Reply #30 on: August 30, 2013, 08:02:54 PM »

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.

Oh yes the memories...I still have the Best Seat Cover award stashed somewhere!!  And while in the Drury lot, I found out while trying to find my build sheet that three grown men can fit in the back of a 78 Firebird!!  Unfortunately we never found the sheet and it took forever to get the seatback reinstalled.

As far as next year, I am going to try to get both our Birds back down there.  Been a couple years since the wife and I took them.
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« Reply #31 on: August 30, 2013, 08:51:24 PM »

 I was 1 of the 8 this year, hoping to pile it on next year.  

You were TWO of the eight.  I was there first  Laughing Laughing Laughing

Come to think of it, TAC member "Trans Am" from Canada (yellow bird with the red lightning bolt) beats me here every year  Very Happy  So you were 3 of 8, Mr.  I-Drive-A-SGM  Twisted Evil
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« Reply #32 on: August 31, 2013, 06:57:03 PM »

 I was 1 of the 8 this year, hoping to pile it on next year.  

 Mr.  I-Drive-A-SGM  Twisted Evil

I like the sound of that.  Cool
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« Reply #33 on: September 01, 2013, 08:13:10 PM »

I have a  19 INCH tv in my trunk, I show the movies around PA all the time!
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« Reply #34 on: September 04, 2013, 09:07:15 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.
I keep my trophy you gave my wife and I for "farthest traveled pushing a baby stroller" on my desk, those were great times.
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« Reply #35 on: September 24, 2013, 09:02:43 AM »

My "Best Rebound" award is on my desk as well. Those nights at the Drury were awesome! My wife & I weren't able to make it this year but I am working towards 2014. We'll have a third member by then so that may be challenging... Not sure I can bring the '78 as she's in pretty tough shape and unless I get a new tranny & rear end fuel will be the killer. All that being said, I'll do my best to make another rebound.  Very Happy
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« Reply #36 on: September 24, 2013, 09:09:42 AM »

Rita and me wondered where you were this year.  Congrats on the new T/A lover.  When is it due?
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« Reply #37 on: September 24, 2013, 10:23:01 AM »

November 3rd, getting really close! We don't know if it's a boy or girl but I'll have them drooling on the '78 ASAP!  Razz
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« Reply #38 on: September 26, 2013, 11:02:00 AM »

November 3rd, getting really close! We don't know if it's a boy or girl but I'll have them drooling on the '78 ASAP!  Razz
Congrats! my wife is due November 20th with our 3rd.
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