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Hi Gang,
Time to start thinkin' on Carlisle this year. Dave and I want to step it up a little bit from years' past and try to do something different that everyone can enjoy. At the moment we're planning a pseudo- swap meet at his tent space for Sterling oriented items - parts, VW parts, whatever. I've got a couple sets of seats that I'll probably bring up (they are the stock fiberglass buckets) and some odds and ends that someone might be able to use. We are also planning a Saturday lunch cookout under the tent; we'll probably move this to the club tent that I'll rent again this year just in case the weather decides to play havoc again. We had also talked about doing a cruise like the dunebuggy guys are doing Saturday afternoon. Their cruise is Carlisle sponsored, but I can talk with the promoter to see if he can suggest a decent route for a smaller group of cars. It's been 25 years since I lived there and a lot has changed! I'm sure I could figure out a good route in and through some of the Blue Ridge sections, though..

Anyway, if someone has other ideas to do, please let me know! Next year is the Sterling's 40th anniversary, so I think it would be neat to do something killer then, too!
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Looks like I have a goal of 12 months to get the car drive-able.
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Looking forward to meeting you guys in person. I will be there Friday and Saturday. My car is still undrivable but I can't wait to see other cars and get a few new ideas.
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Old 03-06-2012, 06:24 PM
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I've been talking with the promoter there at Carlisle about what we can do as a group activity for everyone. There is a cruise every year for all participants that I think happens Saturday afternoon/evening or we can do one of our own with Carlisle's input. This year they are reserving an entire block of downtown Carlisle for a block party and only show cars and participants will be allowed; that happens Friday night. I expect many of the imports will go to that and a handful of kits...

As for next year, they are looking for suggestions as to what you guys would want to see for a "celebration" of the 40th anniversary. I'm drawing a blank since I can't even plan a birthday party, so if anyone has any specific ideas of what might be neat to do, throw 'em out there. I had thought about contacting Norm Rose to see if he would be willing to come out to do a little presentation of some sort like Bruce Meyers does, but I'm pretty sure he'd decline. He doesn't seem like he wants anything to do with the cars anymore.

Anyway, suggest away!

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Moved to the appropriate forum space...

Only a month away! C'mon out and support Dave and our hobby in general!
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Unfortunately this year is out but I am planning on next year - just have to break the news to the wife.
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Yep, this year is gonna be out for me, as well. Next year, however, I'm all over it.
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I'll be there on Saturday. Hope to see everyone there.

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Old 04-23-2012, 06:20 PM
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Cool. I talked with Dave and he's not bringing much out this year he said. He won't have anything for a swap type deal, but I still might have a few items just for kicks. If anyone needs anything specific please post it here so that we might be able to get what you need out there!
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Old 05-01-2012, 02:16 PM
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Hi guys - three weeks to go! If anyone is bringing their car out, please mention when you register that you belong to the "National Sterling Owners Association" as Carlisle keeps track of that. If by some miracle we exceed 25 cars I get my deposit back on the tent rental

But they do keep track of club attendance, and the more that register the better it is for the club as a whole, since that gives me a little negotiating power for future shows to reserve items and have facilities available to us.

Anyway, hope to see you all there and let's pray for decent weather this year!

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