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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 04:33 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).]

T5owner
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posted 06-17-2003 06:00 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner        Reply w/Quote

Sniffff

66bluefb
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posted 06-17-2003 07:14 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for 66bluefb        Reply w/Quote
Glad to hear you had a good time. I hope there are some cars left to look at when I go up there this weekend.

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SteveLaRiviere
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posted 06-17-2003 07:26 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for SteveLaRiviere        Reply w/Quote
It ended yesterday at 5. I bet they have it all picked up by today. Those guys work fast.

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aGreenAgent
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posted 06-17-2003 11:06 PM     Click Here to See the Profile for aGreenAgent        Reply w/Quote
That sounds awessome, I wanted to go. But a friend got me a bunch of souvenirs from the show, it's pretty cool.

Ryan Wilke
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From: Stanton, Michigan, zip 48888
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posted 06-18-2003 08:36 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by T5owner:

Sniffff


I'm sorry, T5, but I began LMAO when I saw your reply!

Sometimes we have to live through our friends.... I'm just happy/glad that some of our M&M folks got to attend!

Ryan

68 S-code GT
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posted 06-19-2003 07:45 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for 68 S-code GT        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by SteveLaRiviere:
The best way to describe it was that it sounded PISSED!!!



I love that description! It must have been cool, I wish I could have made it there.

T5owner
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posted 06-20-2003 05:42 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for T5owner        Reply w/Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Ryan Wilke:
Sometimes we have to live through our friends.... I'm just happy/glad that some of our M&M folks got to attend!
Ryan

I was really in deep sorrow that I was not there. I would have even let the T/A Mustang drive over my feet.
You might get a better understanding of my feelings looking at my/our T/A website
.... but then again, there was a friend that triggered his camera at the right place...
Look here

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Ryan Wilke
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posted 06-20-2003 09:27 AM     Click Here to See the Profile for Ryan Wilke        Reply w/Quote
SWEET!

The T/A B302 site is awesome as well! Excellent Job!!

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