I'm starting to plan for this years Carlisle. I've registered. Also, just today I've got the general information
page put together. I'll send out an email in the next week as soon as I can sort out the updates to my distribution list.
There are a lot of great events this year with the 45th, the Fox-Body 30th, and so on and I know you can't make it to all of them. Even so, I hope many of you will consider coming to Carlisle.
I responded that I am in the process of the annual mailing to the people I know through this site about the plans for Carlisle. I will make sure to pose the question to that audience. In the mean time, what do you think about this? Are you planning to go to Carlisle? Would a class just for our cars move you to attend when you otherwise would not? Any feedback appreciated.
I'm going to try like crazy to work out my schedule and come... It's tough because I have a conference in Hershey on the 2nd...
Looking forward to catching up with everyone.
Only unfortunate thing, I have to drive to Tom's River NJ to pick up some more ZAINIO before the show!!!! She has not been hit with the stuff in well over a year but I am out of the detailer spray and need it in my waxing regiment.
Well, I will have my seats done by then!!! Today I called the guy who did my top and confirmed he has the job to replace both front seats and rear with new leather, vinyl, foam, and the dreaded black piping. The issue with the piping is that it will be just a little wider then stock. I am going to have him give me the original leather to store for who knows what.
Hope it turns out OK! We'll see at the show!
I just yesterday had two 1993 yellow/white convertibles confirm that they were coming. That makes a total of 7.
Looking forward to it and seeing everyone again. Hopefully the weather is a little cooler then last year!
Now I just need the leather to arrive so I can get my car in and get that interior done quick! My guy said it was no problem getting it done in time, not nervous yet but..........
AWESOME! Let me know what I can donate to the tent fees. To be honest, the tent is really "key" for a weekend at the show. It offers a place to park in the shade and also gives our club a more upscale look if that makes sense. It seems only the large established clubs have tents.....wait ,what am I saying, we are well on our way of being largely represented and we already are established!!!
Thanks John! [=D>]
The deal that was put forth was for 10 cars registered with our "club". As you mentioned, there have traditionally been other feature cars that show up either individually or with other clubs. In the past I have sought them out and suggested that they might want to park with us. This works best on Friday so they can park near us on Saturday. It's also is a bit of space management issue on Saturday as our "club" members show up expecting to be near us but some space is taken by the last minute additions. Luckily everyone has been cool about squeezing in.
Technically speaking, if you park with a club you are not being included in the class judging. This actually turns out to be mostly a logistical restriction. Some clubs like the YMR cover cars from many classes. This judging restriction is not communicated to participants who do the judging. So, for example, no one says "you shouldn't vote for that car because it's parked with a club." The "restriction" comes into play because most likely, when you are voting for cars in the 87-93 5.0 Mustang class you might not realize there are also a few parked a couple rows over with the YMR.
Luckily for us, our small size has allowed our club to be located right within or next to the class that our cars are normally associated with. So as people walk though that class they cross into our club. Of course, they could change that arrangement and have us located away from our traditional class.
So, hopefully if we have our own class, other people with feature cars will either realize there is a feature car class when they are registering on site or it will be pointed out by the staff. Honestly, I don't remember just how I ended up in a class last year. I think it was decided when I got on site and I had some input.
On the 19th, I'll email Rick M. with our list and also mention that likely there will be others. We'll see what happens.
If you are on the fence about registering now is the time. I have emails out to 3 people who have expressed solid interest in joining us but haven't formally confirmed that they are attending. Stay tuned...
I might still attend the show, but probably in one of my tbirds. Regarless, i'll stop by and say hello! And probably sport a TWF shirt! [B-)]
On that Thursday night I plan to post details in this thread on our exact location on the show field as well as to directly email everyone who has confirmed with me that they are going.
All, I just found out the Official Event Directory is available.
I thought it would be helpful as you arrive to know where we are located. The show field staff will direct you to the location of your class which is most likely G29 (87-93 Mustang 5.0 Stock). And, that's exactly where you needs to go. We are in row 1D. The start of the row is G28 1979-1986 5.0 Mustang Modified.
Continue down the row about 1/4 of the way and you will see a sign on the left for G29. Our tent is about 50 feet beyond that on the left. The tent is plain white. Across from us is the Kids at Carlisle and Women's Oasis tents. Our tent is marked in the map below with a fox in the green area.
For those interested, please feel free to visit my site, as I have a small blurb about my first Carlisle experience and 286 photos uploaded. I haven't added the flash photo or added photos to the article yet, but at least it is up there to see. Will work on making it more appealing in the next few days!
A big thank you to John for organizing the event and for convoying out with me!