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Regional Meets
« on: September 21, 2008, 08:29:40 PM »
After this year's meet we felt regional meets will probably be the best way for us to get together to at least put some names to faces.  So please feel free to use this board to discuss the holding of a meet in your region.  Perhaps caption it like I did for the 2009 Mid West Region.  Please feel free to use this topic to share your opinions and suggestions.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #1 on: September 21, 2008, 09:40:12 PM »
I've thought for a while about doing a "mini" meet here at our land. There would be no limitations on who could come. Maybe an award for who traveled the farthest. There are pro's and con's to having it here. 18 acres to knock around on, hills to climb, tools at hand, and more could be brought by others. I would be happy to cook (over mesquite coals) most any kind of meat or veggie conceivable, decent lodging within about 20 minutes, gas and groceries with in 15 minutes, Parts stores (for Maverick) within 20 minutes, Camping on site o.k.
Air travel would be through Austin, I'm sure arrangements could be made for pickup and delivery to airport, though i don't ever go that far into town unless someone is bleeding. It's about an hours drive.
I'm thinking a whole weekend, maybe do some wrenching around it, will need to be after deer season. Ya'll start thinking about weekends after say Feb.
There wouldn't be any cruise or parking at sonic, but could do some wrenching, try out your front axle a little, and have some good food, maybe some guitar pickin, and brew.
Bring a parts rig, we'll strip it. Bring a transmission, we'll stick it in. We could finaly install my NP229, or yours.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #2 on: September 21, 2008, 09:42:51 PM »
We discussed you doing a regional meet Jack.  There are several down your way.  Gil could bring his yellow boxes to serve as goodie bags.  Or the wrenching could be putting his back together again.  It was those unplanned repair clinics that proved, IMO, to be the most interesting part of our little get together.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #3 on: September 21, 2008, 09:54:32 PM »
Be nice having something close by, specially now that we have several members from New Mexico and Texas, we could provably do something in Ruidoso or Roswell
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #4 on: September 22, 2008, 12:13:23 AM »
Gil, I like puzzles, that sounds like a good idea.  I would love to make it down to a meet in your neck of the woods guys. Heck, I figure I could learn a lot from TrapperJack.  THere have been a number of times I have been tempted to pull the side view mirrors off my Eagle and mail them to trapperJack for painting and customization; like he did to his.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #5 on: September 22, 2008, 06:52:00 AM »
   More members in WV now, maybe we could swing a meet in the state, course all members would be welcome.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #6 on: September 22, 2008, 09:53:45 AM »
I would definetly be up for hosting a Mountain States meet.  There is a great trail here which crosses a mountain stream like 10 times.  It's a beautiful drive, the camping and trout fishing are great, and the trail is very doable in a stock Eagle if the 4wd works.  I posted pics in this tread.
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There is also the offroad park here which is plenty mild for stock rigs and challenging enough for the more modified ones as well.  I also have a well equipt shop, and several parts cars.

Or perhaps a Colorado meet?  Anything would be great.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #7 on: September 22, 2008, 09:59:16 AM »
Hey Trapper, I am down for a meet in your neck of the woods... maybe I could fly in a couple days early and we could go pick up my 81' sx/4 from my uncle... if the frame hasn't rotted out in the last few years, then we can get her road worthy for the 16hr drive back to my place, lol.... or if the frame is toasted... we strip her down and split the parts!

Driving a car that has been parked in amud pit for the last three/four years without being fired up is... well... stupid... but hey, we took my sx/4 4hours to Tama with only minor problems... I'm down for it if you are. Not sure if I could swing it as early as February... pls it'll still be cold then... what about April or something?

Honestly, with enough notice... I would try to make as many meets as possible. If we keep em on the weekend... I'm down.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #8 on: September 22, 2008, 06:50:46 PM »
i wanna go to micks very nice country out there
 or how about branson mo. thats where i'm at and theres plenty to do and too many places to stay. we have a big car show and midnight cruse every aug. known as the worlds largest traffic jam. plenty of fishing (3 lakes). and a few trails.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #9 on: September 22, 2008, 07:06:42 PM »
Maybe you want to organize one in Branson?  Many members are in that region.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #10 on: September 22, 2008, 11:34:10 PM »
I would definetly be up for hosting a Mountain States meet.  ......
Or perhaps a Colorado meet?  Anything would be great.

Hey Mick, I'm in Colorado.  We should definitely see what kind of interest we could generate, I know there are several folks from CO on the forum. And definitely someplace in the woods so the Eagles can get a chance to do what they were made to do!
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #11 on: September 23, 2008, 10:56:27 AM »
A Mountain States meet would be nice.  I m more than willing to come to CO.  It would make more sense for me to come down than to have 4 or 5 people drive up to Wyoming.  Maybe meet in Estes, or up Poudre canyon.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #12 on: September 23, 2008, 11:01:51 AM »
I could probably make Trapperjack's and Branson both if they weren't too close together timewise.
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #13 on: September 23, 2008, 08:23:42 PM »
if i did do one in branson it would be next aug so i will see after the new year
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Re: Regional Meets
« Reply #14 on: September 23, 2008, 09:25:50 PM »
If we do one here, late Feb. or March would probably be best. Still cool temps, fire ants and 'skeeters at a minimum.
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