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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #40 on: August 15, 2017, 10:13:11 AM »
sounds good Paul, I should be in around 1-2 pm..... See ya then !! :smile:
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #41 on: August 15, 2017, 11:28:10 AM »
We should be pulling in Friday afternoon.  I have one more decal to put on the new trailer and it will be ready.  Finished the upgrades on the truck to hopefully accommodate new trailer.  What have I forgotten..........oh yea, I need to get the GTA ready.  Nothing like waiting til the last to do it. :lol:  I am looking forward to getting out there and getting reacquainted with everyone.
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« Reply #42 on: August 18, 2017, 07:35:16 PM »
What... you got a new trailer Bill?   What kind?
And I know what you mean about waiting until the last minute to get a car done.  Just got the new exhaust on the '70 today.  Only I'm planning on bringing the '94 this year.
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« Reply #43 on: August 19, 2017, 04:30:58 PM »
What... you got a new trailer Bill?   What kind?
And I know what you mean about waiting until the last minute to get a car done.  Just got the new exhaust on the '70 today.  Only I'm planning on bringing the '94 this year.

I did get a new trailer.  Got it from USAcargotrailers.com.  Picked it up from their factory in Douglas Georgia about a month ago. The brand is Rock Solid Cargo.  Its an 8.5 x 20 with a 24" V-front. 
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #44 on: August 19, 2017, 06:38:42 PM »
Coming down to the wire.  I was supposed to get my 77 today at 4pm after a 4.5 year restoration.  Check out my thread for the unbelievable event from today (http://transamcountry.com/community/index.php?topic=56714.1240).  Epic mechanical failure.  Shop is scrambling to get it fixed for pick up tomorrow, August 20th.  I'm just speechless and thankful it happened now rather than on my 150 mile trip to Nationals.   

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« Reply #45 on: August 20, 2017, 05:38:05 AM »
Weatherwise sounds like it might be one of the best shows ever!  :-D
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #46 on: August 22, 2017, 06:41:11 PM »
What day are you driving up Tony? We are rolling out at 5 am Friday.


   what time does that put you in Louisville ?

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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #47 on: August 23, 2017, 08:05:51 AM »

I did get a new trailer.  Got it from USAcargotrailers.com.  Picked it up from their factory in Douglas Georgia about a month ago. The brand is Rock Solid Cargo.  Its an 8.5 x 20 with a 24" V-front.

Awesome.   It is nice to have a portable garage.  You can do all the work up front and enjoy the time at an event more.
See you Saturday.
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #48 on: August 23, 2017, 09:04:28 AM »
What day are you driving up Tony? We are rolling out at 5 am Friday.


   what time does that put you in Louisville ?

Unfortunately I can't leave until after work Friday.  So I won't get into Dayton until around 10:00 pm.
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #49 on: August 23, 2017, 08:29:40 PM »
I know tomorrow is the start of traveling for many.  We are one of that group, so i hope you all dont mind if pray for safe travels for everyone when i do the same for us tomorrow before we leave the driveway.  Safe travels everyone.  See you on Friday.
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« Reply #50 on: August 23, 2017, 09:19:48 PM »
Where is everyone? Lol. ????????????????????????

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« Reply #51 on: August 23, 2017, 10:06:50 PM »
Where is everyone? Lol. ????????????????????????

We are going to come up Friday instead of Thursday this year.  But even when we came up on Wednesday a few years back, you were already there.  You are the master!
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« Reply #52 on: August 24, 2017, 07:09:11 AM »
Would it be asking too much for some of you guys to post some pics during the next couple of days for us poor slobs who cant make it this year? Please.....
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« Reply #53 on: August 24, 2017, 10:52:00 AM »
I'm doing exactly what I didn't want to; getting the car out of a 4.5 year restoration at the last minute. 

Shop had to fix the steering yesterday.  AC and passenger side window are being done today. Delivery to me will be sometime this afternoon.  A one-day buffer to do any interior cleaning and get it loaded up for the drive to Nationals on Friday.  The first 100+ mile drive since I bought it will be when we pull out on Friday morning.

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« Reply #54 on: August 27, 2017, 05:20:12 PM »
I took 125 pics yesterday at the Tipp City Cruise-in! It was an outstanding turn out! Amazing cars! I didn't take my car, next year is the plan for me, as I didn't want to drive almost 3 hours with the current 4:10's out back..  To all of you that went and showed them off, I loved them all in some way! Cheers!
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #55 on: August 27, 2017, 08:16:03 PM »
Where is everyone? Lol. ????????????????????????

We are going to come up Friday instead of Thursday this year.  But even when we came up on Wednesday a few years back, you were already there.  You are the master!

I was hoping to see you again, but sadly we didn't cross paths. I heard you won a trophy. Congratulations. Hopefully see you next time.

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« Reply #56 on: August 28, 2017, 02:55:33 PM »
Was wondering what the ceramic plate sold for at auction?

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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #57 on: August 29, 2017, 12:08:16 PM »
Was wondering what the ceramic plate sold for at auction?

I want to say either $35 or $50.  I remember seeing it being dispalyed while bidding.  I am assuming you are referring to the one with the first gen bird?

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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #58 on: August 29, 2017, 04:40:28 PM »
GTABill,
Congratulations on your second place win, and for the winning bid for the hat!
My 10th didn't place, but my CETA placed second! Sadly, no hat for me.  :-(
The official count was 368 registered for the Nationals, 301 registered for Tipp.
I had such a great time. Always sad to see it end!
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« Reply #59 on: August 29, 2017, 06:07:45 PM »
GTABill,
Congratulations on your second place win, and for the winning bid for the hat!
My 10th didn't place, but my CETA placed second! Sadly, no hat for me.  :-(
The official count was 368 registered for the Nationals, 301 registered for Tipp.
I had such a great time. Always sad to see it end!

Thank you very much and congrats to you on placing with the CETA!   Im still kind of in shock about the hat.  Going to Hobby Lobby to get a clear display box for it. It just felt to me like  there were more cars than that, but that is still a great turnout considering the newest TA is now 15 years old.  Wow that really makes the turnout sound even better.  Truly some real enthusiasts out there keeping these rides and their history alive and am proud to be one as well.
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #60 on: August 29, 2017, 06:24:35 PM »
First time I attended,and had a great time.Gorgeous cars,and everyone was friendly.Sadly,I still don't have a TA,but got to see some stunning examples.Maybe next year...

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« Reply #61 on: August 29, 2017, 07:53:44 PM »
WOW Bill,  you got the Hat.  you gonna wear it around next year?   :-P
Had a great weekend.   Just wish I would have got to talk to a few more people.  Missed getting to chat with a bunch of people. 
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #62 on: August 29, 2017, 08:07:12 PM »
WOW Bill,  you got the Hat.  you gonna wear it around next year?   :-P
Had a great weekend.   Just wish I would have got to talk to a few more people.  Missed getting to chat with a bunch of people.

If anyone ever sees me with that hat on......they are allowed to kick me in the nether regions. 
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #63 on: August 30, 2017, 05:08:10 AM »
If anyone ever sees me with that hat on......they are allowed to kick me in the nether regions.

 :-( :-(  I guess that means NO    :-( :-(   
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Re: Nationals 2017!
« Reply #64 on: August 30, 2017, 08:32:27 PM »
I will echo another great weekend. Congrats GTABill and Another10th. Was great seeing you again Jeff even though we didn't get much time to talk. Wish I would have known that was you Bill, I would have said Hi. I did get to see many old friends and had a great time as usual. It was such a great weekend that I left my car in Ohio and I am bringing a different one home tomorrow :lol:
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