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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-17-2003 04:23 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
We just got back, sunburnt, exhausted, and I have a smile on my face that will take months to wear off!

I don't even know where to start... It was amazing! As soon as I get a little time I'll fill you in on some more details.

We took over 600 pictures, I have no idea how I'm going to organize all of them. I'll be sharing them ASAP, though.

We met up with some AWESOME people! For example, Ralph Rebandt {...who bought us breakfast and gave me an excellent Ford Police Vehicles hat--thanks! }, his beautiful wife Carol, very nice and polite son Josh, and Ralph's dad Ralph Sr., a great guy who was a top sales rep for Ford from '58-'72, and TomP joined us for breakfast. TomP is quite a character! I wish we could have spent more time with him but he was busy stomping the local swamps in search of closed drag strips.

At the car show we met up with Mike {kcode} and Beck, and we had a great time sitting around baking in the sun. {Beck was slaving at the MCA tent, Mike doesn't seem to do much... } Mike was nice enough to give me a bright yellow Music City Mustang club shirt so Pam wouldn't lose track of me on the Ford grounds, thanks Mike!

Then we met up with Joyce, her husband Mike and their son Mike, all great people. We had a nice dinner, and Joyce gave me a copy of a book they were giving away at the event that for some reason I couldn't find the source of, thanks guys!

We also got to meet PonyDoc. David was spreading the word of the Pony Drive II coming up at the Mustang 40th next April. {info here: http://ponydrive.us/ } Nice to put a face with a name!

Then we got to meet Rick Schmidt and his dad Jim, both very nice and friendly guys that own some amazing cars. We have pics of the six cars they had there.

I'm sorry if I forgot to mention anyone, last weekend was a whirlwind.

The people and the cars there were astounding! My favorite car had to have been George Follmer's #16 '70 Boss 302 Trans Am car! We were in one of the racing tents looking over a Holman-Moody car when we heard thunder explode at the other end of the tent. We turned around and there was the #16 pulling into it's parking space right next to Smokey Yunick's black and gold '69 Boss 302. The best way to describe it was that it sounded PISSED!!! When the driver shut the car off the entire crowd in the packed tent cheered and applauded. That was amazing. The entire weekend was like that. When everywhere you turn there are GT40s, and every time you turn a corner you hear yourself say "Oh my God, that's the _ _ _ _ _ car!!!" you start wondering if you are still on planet earth!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-17-2003 04:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
By the way, yesterday the George Follmer's #16 '70 Boss 302 Trans Am car drove by me within inches as they were taking it out of the tent. I saw it roll in, and I saw it roll out. I'll never forget that.

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[This message has been edited by SteveLaRiviere (edited 06-17-2003).]

indyphil
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posted 06-17-2003 04:33 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for indyphil        Reply w/Quote
I wish I could have gone...
cant get the time off work at the moment.

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mustangs68
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From: Hampton Va MCA#39406 M&M #12 Member Mustang Club of Tidewater
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posted 06-17-2003 06:05 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for mustangs68        Reply w/Quote
Someone scrap Steve off the celing.he's floating away again

Sounds Like y'all had a ball sorry we had to miss it..
Steve we'er looking forward to some photos!!

sam

kwazykat
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From: ...a wonderful place to be.... orange county... NC!!!! M&M member #92 .... a blue-oval GRRL-deluxe.....
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posted 06-17-2003 08:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kwazykat        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by mustangs68:
....sorry we had to miss it.....

yes....... my heart is broken also.....
i cant believe we had to miss it....

next year ..... next year......
it wont be the same.... but there is always next year....

kk

68F100
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From: Burlington, Iowa
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posted 06-17-2003 09:04 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68F100        Reply w/Quote
That must have been so awesome. I can't wait for more pics Steve. I went to a car show on Father's Day and saw a 69 Boss 302 (Grabber Orange) and a 70 Mach I (Bright Yellow). Does that count? Wish I could have gone to the Ford 100th.

kcode
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From: alvaton,ky,usa Suburb of Bowling Green, M&M #79, MCA #29208
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posted 06-17-2003 10:30 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for kcode        Reply w/Quote
The truth is, Pam does all of the work, and Steve takes all of the glory

Special thanks to Pam for the phone call, I left my paperwork with Jim (brother-in-law) so he picked up a book for me. He stayed until Monday night. Thanks

Mike

Fastymz
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posted 06-18-2003 02:31 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Fastymz        Reply w/Quote
Welcome back Steve sorry I could not make the show.It sounds like I missed out on alot.
Glad you had a great time.But 600 pictures

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Big D
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posted 06-18-2003 05:04 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Big D        Reply w/Quote
Steve,,

Glad you had a GREAT TIME.. If ever there was a person that deserved to be there and observe the history that what was ACTUALLY there,, it's YOU boss man..

I went to a show in Winnemucca,NV.. It's one of those,, "If I Only Knew Then,, What I Know Now".. I would have loved driving to Michigan with the UTAH bunch..

Glad you were able to go..

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Ralph Rebandt
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posted 06-18-2003 07:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt        Reply w/Quote
Thank the good Lord for digital cameras, Steve. I couldn't afford all those pics, though they are stored in my mushy hard drive. Hey, I too am looking forward to those pics! There was just so much to see this past weekend. We had a blast. Besides all the cars and exhibits, the Toby Keith concert was a highlight for most of the folk I talked to.

Steve, did you get to go on the Mustang assembly plant tour on Saturday?

Tbird
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posted 06-18-2003 08:12 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird        Reply w/Quote
I was one of the lucky few you might say to know someone that had a pass to attend the Ford Racing Reception on Friday nite at the Henry Ford Museum. That was fabulous and a memory that will long be cherished. The cast of characters was unbelievable and many won't be around many more years.

Dave Gibson
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From: Norfolk, Virginia, USA M&M#166 MCA#47921
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posted 06-18-2003 12:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Dave Gibson        Reply w/Quote
Welcome back Steve. Sounds like you had a wonderful time. Wish we could have joined all of you there, but duty calls. Looking forward to seeing some of those 600 photo's. Did you get a chance to meet Lark and Beverly Bragg at the MCA tent?

Dave & Terri

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-18-2003 12:36 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by kcode:
The truth is, Pam does all of the work, and Steve takes all of the glory

Special thanks to Pam for the phone call, I left my paperwork with Jim (brother-in-law) so he picked up a book for me. He stayed until Monday night. Thanks

Mike


Well, THAT was MY idea!

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-18-2003 12:37 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ralph Rebandt:
Steve, did you get to go on the Mustang assembly plant tour on Saturday?

No, but I took pics of the outside on Monday.

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TomP
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posted 06-19-2003 12:46 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
I'm back now too... 600 pix? pffft, i have more than 1500...it'll take weeks to sort 'em all... hundreds from Dearborn on Thursday,Friday and Sunday and Niagara Falls on Monday...i went to the races at Bunker Hill,Indiana and the Indy Goodguys event on the Saturday... stayed in Auburn amidst a motel parking lot full of Auburns,Cords and Duesenbergs... got the Focus stuck in bottomless mud in Avilla and made a pass down the long-closed Niagara Dragway, visited a secret NORAD underground bunker and encountered rattlesnakes in northern Ontario. A very busy week indeed.

It was great meeting you guys, sorry i was so late for breakfast... never ask stupid people for directions... or maybe qualify them first with preliminary directions for places you know.

It was an awesome event, damn near every GT40 in existance and some of the oldest, rarest and most obscure Fords imaginable.

Tbird
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posted 06-19-2003 07:50 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Tbird        Reply w/Quote
Did anyone make it over to Greenfield Village and see Mustang s/n 1? It is amazing how good it still looks in the unrestored condition.....

T5owner
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posted 06-20-2003 06:07 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner        Reply w/Quote
Yes, I made it ...somehow

Pictures indeed courtesy David S. Turnbull

TomP
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posted 06-20-2003 03:32 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
That 000001 convert isn't as early as the blue hardtop on display on the front entrance ramp of the Glass House... it was built in January 64 and hand assembled...it was not assigned a serial number at first but when Mustang demand outstripped supply it was given a VIN and sent out the door.

Hey all you poor saps that missed it, don't worry, the 200th anniversary show is just around the corner... better start making reservations!

Ralph Rebandt
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posted 06-20-2003 04:59 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ralph Rebandt        Reply w/Quote
TomP I want to see the pic of the Detroit Dragway

AKBOSSMAN
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posted 06-20-2003 05:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for AKBOSSMAN        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
We just got back,..........astounding! My favorite car had to have been George Follmer's #16 '70 Boss 302 Trans Am car! We were in one of the racing tents looking over a Holman-Moody car when we heard thunder explode at the other end of the tent. We turned around and there was the #16 pulling into it's parking space right next to Smokey Yunick's black and gold '69 Boss 302. The best way to describe it was that it sounded PISSED!!! ....are still on planet earth!


That gave me goosebumps! thanks

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TomP
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posted 06-20-2003 10:39 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for TomP        Reply w/Quote
Ralph

That Detroit Dragway trip was a letdown... nothing at all remains, the two warehouses are joined by two more extending as far as King Road. Hydroseeding trucks were there and the new pavement was ribboned off (kept me from doing burnouts and making a pass "for old times sake"). There was some of the shutdown area in year old aerial photos.

SteveLaRiviere
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posted 02-24-2004 11:56 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by TomP:
I'm back now too... 600 pix? pffft, i have more than 1500...it'll take weeks to sort 'em all... hundreds from Dearborn on Thursday,Friday and Sunday and Niagara Falls on Monday...i went to the races at Bunker Hill,Indiana and the Indy Goodguys event on the Saturday... stayed in Auburn amidst a motel parking lot full of Auburns,Cords and Duesenbergs... got the Focus stuck in bottomless mud in Avilla and made a pass down the long-closed Niagara Dragway, visited a secret NORAD underground bunker and encountered rattlesnakes in northern Ontario. A very busy week indeed.

Tom, did you ever put your pictures up on the web? I'd love to see them!

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