MrEarl

ATTENTION Midwest City "Coming Together of Friends"

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7 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

 

could you please start another thread for that Matt

 

See that, KongaMan!  You got me in trouble! lol

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1 hour ago, SpecialEducation said:

 

See that, KongaMan!  You got me in trouble! lol

 

 Nah,  just that I get enough notifications of threads I follow as it is  and right now parking at the nationals isn’t a real high priority to me. Really hoping someone else will take on this little gathering for me though. 

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10 minutes ago, MrEarl said:

Really hoping someone else will take on this little gathering for me though. 

 

The only shade I have is at my swap meet table, but it is not fully under cover (right next to Pete). There are some nice shade trees on the south end of the lot where Tux is currently sitting. I’m certainly capable of supplying some crackers and SPAM. 

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Lamar,  I hope Rita gets well soon.  Sorry to hear that you didn't get to go to OK.  I've followed your threads on a the preparation you did to get ready to go and it's a shame that it didn't work out for you.

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13 hours ago, Ronnie said:

Lamar,  I hope Rita gets well soon.  Sorry to hear that you didn't get to go to OK.  I've followed your threads on a the preparation you did to get ready to go and it's a shame that it didn't work out for you.

 

Thanks Ronnie, Rita is good. She was having floaters and shadows crossing over both eyes and bright flashes in one eye. Urgent Care wouldn't even look at her saying she may be having a stroke,  and referred us to ER. ER was quick to rule out a stroke and sent us to an ophthalmologist the next day, who diagnosed a "possible" vitreous hemorrhage which "might" require laser surgery and sent us to a Retina Specialist the NEXT day who ruled out the VH and gave a diagnosis of PVD in both eyes which turns out to be somewhat common in "persons with wisdom". His kinder word for "getting on in age".  Thing is,  all this started the day we were planning on leaving and ended 4 days later. Couple that with the concerns I was having over the high engine temperature I was discovering in the wagon and well here we sit, still in Georgia. But the important thing is Rita is fine, just gaining in "wisdom".

 

see this for the fun I'm having with the wagon

 

 

 

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22 hours ago, SpecialEducation said:

Speaking of the swap meet,  BUY SOME ROUTE 66 signs!  My wife is getting tired of moving them. 🤣

 

Every state available except NM. 

Original Route 66 signs or reproductions? 

 

 

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On ‎6‎/‎10‎/‎2019 at 5:23 AM, MrEarl said:

“ Hon, let’s buy a camper, that way we can take it to the Buick Nationals every year. IT WILL BE FUN “she said. 

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Tongue jack failure. Thankfully it happened BEFORE I got on the scales to weigh and not during as there were two semis waiting behind me. So didn’t get to check my weight distribution adjustments on the scales but the front bumper is only 3/4 inch higher than when unloaded and the trailer tongue is a tad low, she steers great so I’m good. 

Now to find a new tongue jack in town or figure out where this jack and stand is riding 

 

 

Bulldog Sidewind 5K Jack = 49 bucks on Amazon, with free 2 day shipping = problem solved.

 

Mike in Colorado

 

PS; I have a 10K high lift jack you can use when you come out.............

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7 hours ago, B Jake Moran said:

Original Route 66 signs or reproductions? 

 

 

 

lol, sorry Speedo...

 

They are very nice repros. There are a couple samples on my table on the south end of the garage. 

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Good to hear things are better than feared with Rita.  It’s a shame you won’t be here.

 

At least Bruce’s temptation is gone with Chiquita not showing up.

 

Makes my issues pale in comparison.

 

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On 6/12/2019 at 4:24 PM, SpecialEducation said:

 

The only shade I have is at my swap meet table, but it is not fully under cover (right next to Pete). There are some nice shade trees on the south end of the lot where Tux is currently sitting. I’m certainly capable of supplying some crackers and SPAM. 

 

Ok, the cheese & the SPAM are all sliced up!  I’ll have a blue cooler by the power box under the trees in the middle of archival row.  If anyone wants to deposit some beverages in the cooler, I’ll let them!   

 

I’ll be helping Chuck Nixon marshal in cars first thing. I’ll have the name “Dizzy” on my shirt. 

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Awesome!  Thanks Matt.  I should be able to at least make an appearance.  I’ve got a whopping 5 cars to judge, so there’s no excuse for that taking too long.

 

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Hi Lamar,

 

Having heard you were a Vegemite fan, I had a jar of Vegemite with me to give to you when I attended the Denver Nationals. You struck out again without knowing it!!

 

No luck coming this year, used up all of my leave pass credit with my wife last year

 

Hope you all had fun, looking forward to seeing photos 

 

Paul

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I nearly forgot about it, but managed to spend some time with @SpecialEducation and his family and while I was there @Mudbone came along.  It wasn’t the same as years past, and I’m afraid the confusion / last minute nature may have hindered things, but it was good to see those that I did.

 

It was really good to meet some forum members I haven’t previously met and to touch base / catch up with some others.  I think 2015 in Springfield was the last time I’d seen Mike Middleton and I’m not sure I’d ever met @NTX5467 and his wealth of knowledge before.

 

It’s been a fun meet.  Now it is time for breakfast and prepare to turn Grenouille north.

 

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2 hours ago, Paul White said:

 

 

Having heard you were a Vegemite fan, I had a jar of Vegemite with me to give to you when I attended the Denver Nationals. You struck out again without knowing it!!

 

Ah shucks 😄

 

 

2 hours ago, Paul White said:

No luck coming this year, used up all of my leave pass credit with my wife last year

 

Hope you all had fun, looking forward to seeing photos

 

Yea my "luck" ran out on me this year too Paul, didn't make it. Guess we'll just have to look at the pictures.

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10 minutes ago, SpecialEducation said:

It was also nice to chat with @old-tank and @Ben Bruce aka First Born while we were here! (I love the guys who DRIVE their cars, and aren’t afraid to do little modifications to make them more useful.)  Who else am I forgetting... 🧐

 

 And he did not recognize me by my FACE.  His first words, were , Hi Ben, I would recognize that VISOR anywhere.   So put that in your pipe and smoke it, Dale in Indy!. :P🏁

 

  Matt, you and a couple other youngsters disprove the worry in some quarters that the "younger generation" are not into old cars.  Love it, Love it.

 

  Ben

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And, it appears (from what Ben told me) the aero drag of that visor does NOT hinder that ole Buick from  scoottin' down the road, even with a trailer behind it!  One heck of a "hot rodded" engine!  PLUS some great mpg numbers, too!

 

Glad to meet and see all of those that I did!

 

Hoping everybody has/had a safe trip back to their residential venues!  Thanks for attending!

 

NTX5467

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10 hours ago, Ben Bruce aka First Born said:

 

 And he did not recognize me by my FACE.  His first words, were , Hi Ben, I would recognize that VISOR anywhere.   So put that in your pipe and smoke it, Dale in Indy!. :P🏁

 

  Matt, you and a couple other youngsters disprove the worry in some quarters that the "younger generation" are not into old cars.  Love it, Love it.

 

  Ben

 

There was even a low-rider there, but NO SCALLOPS!

 

Really, I don’t think there's a problem with younger generations being interested in old cars. I think it’s more an issue of selling the value of the club to them.  Back in the days before the internet, the club was a vital resource for parts & information. How many folks sign up just to show a car when the Nationals are somewhat local, then let their membership lapse?  ENGAGING younger members and keeping them active in the club is the real challenge that needs to be met. 

 

That’s probably a topic for another thread, though.  Sorry again, Speedo!

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Thanks for taking up the torch Matt. Looks like you found a nice shady spot. Looks mighty appetizing to me.

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