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Author Topic: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.  (Read 15226 times)

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Offline drock87

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #15 on: December 07, 2013, 11:38:38 AM »
I am very excited for the Rambler Ranch/Eagle Motel meet too. I have been looking forward to being able to do this since I bought my car two years ago, and it should be ready by then to go. I am actually planning on making it a two week vacation. I want to camp my way out there, stay for the few days there, then head down to Show Low, AZ where my uncle lives, stay with him a few days, then camp my way back to Ohio. I've never done a "real" road trip before. October is a great time because its not too hot or cold (no AC). Thank you to all of those who are helping to organize with Terry. Let me know what help I can be.
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #16 on: December 07, 2013, 12:36:39 PM »
Every year around June 21st, the summer solstice, I will hold a meet here in Perkiomenville, PA 18074. It is within an hour drive of Philadelphia and within 2.5 hours from New York city.

This year the 21st is a Saturday, so the weekend is already set for the 21st and 22nd of June, 2014.

In many future years to come the Perkiomen Summer Solstice Meet will always be within two weeks of the 21st.

The goal of these meets is to create as many videos and tutorials as possible over the years. Last year for instance we made a video describing how to easily figure out the gear ratio of a given axle. This next year I would like to have several transissions in various states of rebuild and walk through the process together with several of you. For some it would be cool hands on experience and for others it will be a chance to capture your former knowledge and experience, making it readily available to our community. The cheaper and easier it is to access knowledge the more people will have the patience and motivation to save more cars.

I hope to set a trend of actively trying to accomplish something together as a community every time several of us get together. As fun and enjoyable as it is to meet others with like passion, it is difficult to make it happen. Having an accomplishment and a goal adds much more depth and urgency to help make these events a consistant and rewarding reality.
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #17 on: December 07, 2013, 12:53:05 PM »
Derek, you are welcome to stay at my places when you are passing through Missouri.

Good idea capt. Have you posted this video you did at the last meet in a thread on here?
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #18 on: December 07, 2013, 01:36:49 PM »
Nope, I figured I'll do that once I'm actually advertising for the 2014 meet. I registered a website that will eventually collect them all into one place for easy browsing too. From there I'm sure they'll make it to the appropriate forum threads on their own.

You see alot of the same questions asked as time goes on, so forums are really good for finding information but not great at keeping it easy to find.
Currently Inspected and Insured as of Jan 2013:
-1985 Eagle Station Wagon 258 T5 Stickshift
-1980 Eagle Station Wagon 258 Auto Fuel-injected with GM TBI

Minor Repairs Underway:
-1982 Eagle SX4 258 T5
-1981 Kammback 2.5L Iron Duke T5

Restoration Efforts Near Completion:
-1982 SX4- 401 NV3550
-1983 SX4- 4.5 MPI NSG370 (6 Speed)

Restoration Efforts Underway:
-1985 SW- 4.0 MPI AX15
-1982 SX4- 4.0 AW4
-1981 SX4- SD33T NV4500 (Turbodiesel 5 speed)

Future Rescue Efforts- '85 Maroon SW, '87 Limited SW, '84 Limited SW, '87 4 door Sedan, '81 2 door Sedan, '88 White SW, '77 4 door Hornet, '74 2 door Hornet, '79 Spirit AMX, '81 Kammback.

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #19 on: December 07, 2013, 04:46:25 PM »
Great idea Capt.  An easy place to find them all would really be helpful.  We will make sure to prominently link to the site from the Den.
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #20 on: December 09, 2013, 12:08:53 PM »
All sounds great. I appreciate it Rafe. And, Capt, I am very much looking forward to your meet. That is on the calandar. Good ideas going on!
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2016 Triumph Bonneville
 1962 Cruisers Inc Mahogany Outboard

I like to to tell people my Eagle is like a Ferrari. It's quirky, tempermental, border-line exotic, and something you don't see everyday.  See? Makes perfect sense....

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #21 on: December 20, 2013, 12:23:55 PM »
Where is this Eagle Hotel in CO.  I live in Wyoming and will be back from my deployment in the Spring.  I have had my SX-4 for about 6 years and always wanted to go to a meet. 

My wife has a sister in Colorado Springs so I could disguise the trip as a visit to see her sister.   Then, Whoa check this out, a meet, can you believe it?
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #22 on: December 20, 2013, 08:57:35 PM »
Where is this Eagle Hotel in CO.  I live in Wyoming and will be back from my deployment in the Spring.  I have had my SX-4 for about 6 years and always wanted to go to a meet. 

My wife has a sister in Colorado Springs so I could disguise the trip as a visit to see her sister.   Then, Whoa check this out, a meet, can you believe it?

The Eagle Motel is in Manitou Springs, just outside of CO Springs.  The weekend always starts with a tour of the Rambler Ranch, in Elizabeth CO.

Hope you can make it!
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #23 on: December 22, 2013, 01:44:01 PM »
Wow, that is perfect.  I look forward to going.
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #24 on: January 08, 2014, 01:26:30 AM »
We need to start a separate thread for each meet!  I hope that we can space them out a bit for those of us that might want to go to more than one!  I would gladly do both CO and TN... though I am taking my 14 yr old to see my Sis in Europe this Summer so I will need to plan ahead!  Hope we get some dates soon! 

Have a great week and start to your 2014 everyone!

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #25 on: January 08, 2014, 05:23:05 PM »
It's unlikely that I'll make any meet before 2016, I plan to be packing up and leaving Alaska by then.

In the meantime, if any of you ever decide to head this way, look me up!

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #26 on: January 17, 2014, 07:44:49 AM »
If you ever have a Regional meet I could probably make a TN meet no problem.
ditto.  little bit of a drive, but if I ever do get my eagle anytime soon, and it's in good running condition, I'd try my best.  I'd love something like this, and that's about as close as one will probably get, other than some sort of AMC meet in Kenosha? 

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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #27 on: January 23, 2014, 09:47:13 PM »
Hope to add some extra time to my Eagle meet trip and do this if its not to late in the year. Georgia Pass would be cool to get a group to go. http://www.everytrail.com/guide/georgia-pass-colorado-off-road-trail-maps
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #28 on: January 24, 2014, 01:52:01 AM »
There are several places in Missouri that we could have a regional. Lake of the Ozarks  or better yet we could try Branson Missouri or Hot Springs Arkansas.
j2sax when are the shows around Springfield? I'd Luke to maybe get a few Eagles to meet up then. I'd guess Memorial weekend?
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Re: What to do? 2014 Meet planning.
« Reply #29 on: January 24, 2014, 03:22:12 AM »
Sounds good to me. Jesse needs some dang motivation to get some work done on those Kammbacks he has!
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