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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #40 on: January 03, 2016, 11:08:26 AM »
Just mailed the registration for two 79 TA's today  :cool:
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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #41 on: January 03, 2016, 12:19:44 PM »
I've filled out the registration forms, just need to decide which car I'm taking.
My hotel reservation has been made for some time.
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« Reply #42 on: January 03, 2016, 01:55:10 PM »
Just mailed the registration for two 79 TA's today  :cool:

Did you get your registration forms in the mail already, or did you get them online?  I have not gotten them in the mail yet, but it might be too early or it is because I had to skip last year.

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« Reply #43 on: January 03, 2016, 02:13:00 PM »
Did you get your registration forms in the mail already, or did you get them online? 

Found the website http://www.78ta.com/nats/index.html.  Will get the registration forms from there. 

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« Reply #44 on: January 03, 2016, 07:19:48 PM »
Too early to know which car I am taking,  got to wait to see what is put together and which ones are  broken!   Might know close to the end of July when School stars up.

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« Reply #45 on: January 03, 2016, 10:22:48 PM »
So I was just checking out the Nats site and noticing the changes involving judging this year.  Should make things interesting.
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« Reply #46 on: January 05, 2016, 08:31:17 PM »
Wonder if that means they are going to be doing judging lanes and you go up when you are ready.  Been to another show that did that and liked the idea.

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« Reply #47 on: January 05, 2016, 08:48:48 PM »
I've heard a few inside things... it should be all positive I think.
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« Reply #48 on: January 05, 2016, 10:20:24 PM »
Sounds like a decent idea, drive up to the lane for judging !! But will be a great year looking forward to seeing everyone, and I have bright Trans am"s in years past but nothing came by mail printed them off the website. I am taking my 79 10th has around 5200 miles and my dad is bringing his 79 400 4 speed nocturne blue TA with 15k miles.
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« Reply #49 on: January 06, 2016, 09:10:58 AM »
Just made my hotel reservations.  Now to get going on the entry form.
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« Reply #50 on: January 06, 2016, 01:57:42 PM »
I haven't made any reservations or completed in registrations; for any show.  gotta set some $$ aside for these things.   Every time I turn around its time to write another check for something or somebody.   Seems like every time someone sends you a bill its for $200 or more.   OK,  That's my rant!
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« Reply #51 on: January 06, 2016, 10:54:05 PM »
I haven't made any reservations or completed in registrations; for any show.  gotta set some $$ aside for these things.   Every time I turn around its time to write another check for something or somebody.   Seems like every time someone sends you a bill its for $200 or more.   OK,  That's my rant!

Agreeded :( also putting together plans to attend summer nights cruise in April and Pontiac nationals in June in Tennessee ....
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79 TATA W72 with 5,101 miles SOLD
80 Trans am Pace Car 600 MILES SOLD
89 Turbo Pace Car 900 MILES(SOLD
99 30th trans am 33 actual miles SOLD
69 Trans am 1 of 114 Auto Cars(SOLD
02 Trans Am WS6 Red 10k miles SOLD
81 Y84 Trans am 8000 miles SOLD
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« Reply #52 on: January 07, 2016, 03:45:07 PM »
Did you mean pigeon forge?  "Pontiac Nationals" is Norwalk.  I usually get to Pigeon Forge.
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« Reply #53 on: January 11, 2016, 04:16:56 PM »
I am trailering either my 79 10TH or by then my SE will have a completed restoration so not sure which one I am taking to pigeon Forge just yet. But decided on taking the 10th to the nationals. But yes was talking about pigeon forge, I went to Norwalk few years ago and it was a great show as well don't know if I'll attend it this year, was thinking of driving my 02 WS6 there but not made up my mind on that one. 
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79 TATA W72 with 5,101 miles SOLD
80 Trans am Pace Car 600 MILES SOLD
89 Turbo Pace Car 900 MILES(SOLD
99 30th trans am 33 actual miles SOLD
69 Trans am 1 of 114 Auto Cars(SOLD
02 Trans Am WS6 Red 10k miles SOLD
81 Y84 Trans am 8000 miles SOLD
02 Collectors edition 4000 miles
17 Escalade platinum
80 Z28 2900 mile SOLD
02 Ferrari 575 F1

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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #54 on: January 11, 2016, 05:46:51 PM »
Made hotel reservations yesterday. Not sure if I'm bringing a car or just flying up.
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« Reply #55 on: January 12, 2016, 04:47:05 PM »
Paul, I say bring the SE :)
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79 TATA W72 with 5,101 miles SOLD
80 Trans am Pace Car 600 MILES SOLD
89 Turbo Pace Car 900 MILES(SOLD
99 30th trans am 33 actual miles SOLD
69 Trans am 1 of 114 Auto Cars(SOLD
02 Trans Am WS6 Red 10k miles SOLD
81 Y84 Trans am 8000 miles SOLD
02 Collectors edition 4000 miles
17 Escalade platinum
80 Z28 2900 mile SOLD
02 Ferrari 575 F1

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« Reply #56 on: January 12, 2016, 04:51:26 PM »
Hold on to your ass Fred.....

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« Reply #57 on: January 12, 2016, 06:06:02 PM »
Paul- bring the black car :lol: :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #58 on: January 12, 2016, 06:42:58 PM »
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« Reply #59 on: January 12, 2016, 11:29:41 PM »
If you bring it, they will come.... :lol:
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« Reply #60 on: January 13, 2016, 11:55:24 AM »
Paul if you don't like trailering it then you could drive it. It's got new tires! :lol: :lol: :lol:
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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #61 on: January 13, 2016, 08:04:14 PM »
Hotel booked.  That seemed more important as the number of rooms is finite, the number of Firebirds that can register is infinite.

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« Reply #62 on: January 13, 2016, 09:31:18 PM »
Paul,  If I win Power Ball tonight, ( I suppose that's a big IF )  I'll have your cars shipped to Dayton.   :)
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« Reply #63 on: January 14, 2016, 06:53:24 AM »
Well Tony......o'l buddy, friend, and all round super guy......my cars will be ready for pickup in mid August! Oh and congrats on your big win last night, couldn't have gone to a more selfless, generous person! I always liked you! :lol:
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« Reply #64 on: January 15, 2016, 07:40:12 AM »
To paraphrase from a line from SATB.  'Slow up on that there car wash',  some one got my ticket in Melbourne Florida.  :(
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« Reply #65 on: January 15, 2016, 05:18:56 PM »
Made my hotel reservations, now to get the cruise and solid frame mounts installed before Aug.

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« Reply #66 on: January 16, 2016, 10:50:56 AM »
Question, I'm filling out the registration, is TAC a club?

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« Reply #67 on: January 16, 2016, 02:34:49 PM »
Yes.  TAC is a recognized club participant.  Thanks for using it!
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« Reply #68 on: January 17, 2016, 06:55:27 AM »
I don't think they are doing drive up judging, but my understanding is that they will judge your car when you are ready, either Saturday or Sunday this year.

And yes, put down TAC as your club.  We always come close but never seem to catch first place.  It would be cool if we did this year :cool:
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« Reply #69 on: January 17, 2016, 10:56:23 AM »

And yes, put down TAC as your club.  We always come close but never seem to catch first place.  It would be cool if we did this year :cool:
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« Reply #70 on: January 17, 2016, 11:25:05 AM »
I listed Trans Am Country/TAC on mine so there wouldn't be any mix up.
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« Reply #71 on: January 17, 2016, 02:58:44 PM »
me and my dad did the same thing......
79 Y84 W72(last 400 4spd T/A BUILT
79 TATA W72 with 5,101 miles SOLD
80 Trans am Pace Car 600 MILES SOLD
89 Turbo Pace Car 900 MILES(SOLD
99 30th trans am 33 actual miles SOLD
69 Trans am 1 of 114 Auto Cars(SOLD
02 Trans Am WS6 Red 10k miles SOLD
81 Y84 Trans am 8000 miles SOLD
02 Collectors edition 4000 miles
17 Escalade platinum
80 Z28 2900 mile SOLD
02 Ferrari 575 F1

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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #72 on: January 21, 2016, 09:42:03 AM »
For anyone that would like to Caravan, we will be leaving early Friday morning from Southern IL. We usually take I57 to I 70 across. I will post times as they get closer. The more that would like to fall in line, the merrier! We will have at least 5 cars to start.
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« Reply #73 on: February 05, 2016, 04:19:56 PM »
Room booked for 3 nights, wine bottled & ready to travel.  Paul hope your bringing Jimmy with ya.  So the wine selection is Strawberry, Peach, Concord, Sangria and a blend we call Wedding Wine from our daughter's wedding.  No Moonshine cherry's this year. 

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« Reply #74 on: February 05, 2016, 06:19:20 PM »
I regret not getting more moonshine cherry's last year....they were good! :lol: Jimmy and I will be there! BTW we went to dinner with our wives a couple nights ago.....wearing shorts and flip-flops....kinda hot down in Texas! Hows Michigan? :lol: :lol:
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« Reply #75 on: February 06, 2016, 12:37:54 PM »
For anyone that would like to Caravan, we will be leaving early Friday morning from Southern IL. We usually take I57 to I 70 across. I will post times as they get closer. The more that would like to fall in line, the merrier! We will have at least 5 cars to start.

Hmmm.  We might end up seeing you.  We will be leaving out of St Louis early....well not butt crack of dawn early on Friday morning, so if you happen to see a 3rd gen on a trailer followed by a 4th gen on a trailer, its a pretty good chance it us. :lol:
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« Reply #76 on: February 06, 2016, 03:23:31 PM »
Paul....weather has been nice this year. We had a week of sub zero but most of the time it's been in the high 40's and some 50's.  We will be in Orange Beach, AL end of April for a week and car show. We spent whole summer in home remodel status.

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« Reply #77 on: February 06, 2016, 10:39:16 PM »
Besides the show it's self..do they do anything extra at this event??? Are there vendors, swap meet ect???  What about after hours... Are there places to eat close by??? Do the rooms have mini fridges. micro's ect???  I know lots of questions...But I'd be coming from a long way...Sop I'll ask ya all that have been there in the past... :)
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« Reply #78 on: February 06, 2016, 10:47:05 PM »
Several restaurants and shopping in the area.  There is a swap meet the whole weekend.  Friday night is usually a cruise to the Lube just a couple blocks away, and Saturday, Tipp City gets invaded with a cruise where they shut down the streets just for Firebirds.  After the cruising, it is usually just hanging out in the parking lots till all hours of the morning if you want to.  As far as the rooms go, it is all in what you book and where.  We stayed at the host hotel last couple years and there was a fridge and microwave in our room.  Definitely a good time, and the weekend goes by too quick!

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« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2016, 08:12:16 AM »
I stayed at the Hilton "Homewood suites" next door.  Mini apartments.  Costs more, but not all that much.

There are a lot of other hotels and restaurants around close to the show and farther around Fairborn.  By far the best venue the show has had for food and hotels.

Another extra that we've enjoyed is that GM design people have been coming to the show starting about 7 or 8 years ago, and giving seminars.  That has been really fun.
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Re: Trans am nationals 2016 !!
« Reply #79 on: February 09, 2016, 08:12:16 AM »
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