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We're here! Easy but long ride thanks to traffic. Weather is great so far :-)

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It was a decent event for the first few hours of the morning,

which were rain-free.  If the people deterred by rain had shown

their cars, it would have been great.

 

My trip down on Friday included a few car-related visits

to places along the way, which made the overall event

spectacular.  They more than made up for the wet weather

Saturday afternoon!  So many thanks to the hosting region.

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Kudos to the South Jersey Region for a great show!!!! What a great place to have the show, trailer parking right by the show field, wonderful banquet meal and my wife said the judges breakfast was also really good.

A little rain but nothing like was forecast. Great show, thank you for all the hard work!

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Thank you South Jersey Region. The event location was hard sand and grass. (no Mud) The 90% chance of rain at 7am, waited till 11:30 to show up. My guess is half of the cars were no show. Brass model T's, a selection of full classics, Lincoln, Cadillac V12, Pierce, Packard and even a Mercer got washed in a steady rain that finally let up at 2pm.  Judges had the tough job as a stiff wind from the east tried the umbrellas as they tried to keep the paperwork dry. I did not hear anyone complain. The field layout had a ground locating tag for every members car with plenty of room for wide doors. Good job!! The flea market vanished for Saturday as all venders believed the weather man and were a no show. I hope they sold enough on Friday... Karl

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Went to the show on Saturday, drove down from Long Island. Really nice turnout despite  the weather. Great cars and people. South Jersey Region put on a wonderful show. Thanks.

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First of all nobody could control the weather and that being said hats off to the South Jersey Region despite the rain it was a good time. I met some great people and saw some old friends and some really nice cars. Thanks to everyone that showed their cars it was a great show in my book.

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Thank you South Jersey Region for a great event!  My husband and I SOOOOOOOO enjoyed taking laps around the track Friday night - highlight of my day for sure :)

 

Thank you Mother Nature for holding off on the rain until we started Judging! lol  It could have been much worse, but I had another great judging team, and a bunch of awesome cars to judge. 

 

The banquet was wonderful and our table mates were wonderful company.

 

Thanks to everyone who came by and introduced themselves!  I now have a face to go with your screen name :)

 

Our drive home left much to be desired as it rained 8 of 9 hours.  Oh well.

 

Photos to follow soon. :)

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Thanks indeed to the S.Jersey Region for a fine meet.  The facility was first class.  Susan and I really had a blast Friday on the track.  She did four laps and then I took my turn and added another four.  That was a great experience and also a highlight of the weekend.  We traveled up Thursday with a strong contingent from Tidewater Region and enjoyed some dinners together, and some of us took advantage of the chance to tour some of the suggested venus there.  We were especially impressed with the Army Air Corps museum and the Wheaton Arts Center.  Yes, unfortunately it rained Saturday (and all the way home today) but it certainly didn't dampen spirits. Everyone there seemed really glad they came ad endured the moisture.  The S.Jersey Region folks were excellent hosts and their hard work was evident.

Rain? Heck, we considered it good dust control, and we were pretty sure the MG wouldn't shrink much in the wet.  After all, it's British and used to a little moisture!
Annie-it was great to meet you in person.  Look forwarding to seeing you again at New Bern!  

 

Terry & Susan

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Ok, here are our photos.  Special thanks to my husband for walking around and getting the show photos while I was doing the judging thing :)  I would have never seen most of these cars without him :)

 

https://plus.google.com/u/0/photos/+AnnieG454/albums/6287697954421893489

 

Terry - We look forward to seeing you and Susan in New Bern also!  Only 3 months away !! lol

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Hrm, I click on it and I can view it on my side :(  Is anyone else having a problem?  It links to Google+ photos.

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Many Thanks to all the members of the S.Jersey Region for all you hard work on putting on such a fine meet. 

The facility was great as were the other activities before the show. I too had a great judging team which made judging in the rain easier. 

 

Annie, so nice to meet you and your husband and all the other forum members here that I met at this meet.

 

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10 hours ago, AnniesSS said:

OK, I see the problem -working on fixing it :)

The pics are working this morning thanks for posting 

 

 

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Yes, your link works now.Thanks for the photos and congratulations on receiving your 10th judging credit.

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sounds like it was a nice show.. My Father in law with his complete original green 64 Galaxie made it out and back fine too. 

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Great pictures I see you got my 51 Studebaker and my 81 Cadillac. Plus the pictures of the cars and trucks on the track.

 

Thanks again!

Stan

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Thank you Annie and Joel for the great photos.  I was there until the rains came and saw most of the cars.  I believe you captured almost the entire field. 

 

I just compared the Winner's List to your photos and to what I remember of the vehicles.  While I congratulate all of the winners, it saddens me to think that were some better cars in HPOF than several that were "given" First Juniors in Class Judging most likely because it was rainy and they were the only one in the class.  I know that's how the system works, but?   

 

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I don't know that anyone was "given" First Juniors.  The only thing that was forgiven - at least with my judging team - was dirt!  Unless it was really dirty, we overlooked that, but if the car had the points for a First Junior, then it deserved it. :)

 

I'm glad everyone has enjoyed the photos!  I know I like to look back at them from show to show to see what was and wasn't at each event.  I love going to different areas of the country cause you never know what you're going to see!!! :)

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