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By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-01-17 13:08
Come join us!   The Manx Club will once again host a dune buggy gathering at the Carlisle Import & Kit Car show in Carlisle, PA on May 20 - 22, 2011.  You don't have to be a Manx Club member to enjoy this weekend.

How to sign up - go to , pick the type of entry you want, enter your information, at the club entry, either pick from the drop down list, or if you want to enter Manx Club, pick "other - see below" and then manually enter "Manx Club".   For the past 2 years we won 2nd place for club participation.

Look for the host tent provided by the Manx Club, which will be the gathering spot.  Bruce Meyers will host talks at specified times and be available for pictures or to sign items.  There will be a road cruise on Saturday afternoon hosted by Carlisle Events which is open to all buggy owners.

There are a few Manx Club Member only events that will also be held over the weekend.   These include a dinner Saturday night, with the Meyers', and a trophy awarded to a buggy chosen by Bruce Meyers.  Sorry, no exceptions.   Not a member yet?  Don't  fret, you can join the club on line before the event (your current membership card is proof of membership), or that weekend in Carlisle.
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By MonoManx7 (manxologist) Date 2011-02-24 04:00
I am considering bringing the Tow'd this year. No monocoque...I never got the fuel tank repair work done and the new year is upon us. I am just about to cut the top of the tank out and am lining up getting an aluminum tank fit up. Unless I can get a new top molded for the fuel tank, an aluminum tank fabricated and installed etc,it is out.

Who else is showing up?

By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-02-24 12:54
Chris - it is still early and you are one of the 1st to say they are coming.  Will the Towd be able to go on a 100mile cruise?  Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By MonoManx7 (manxologist) Date 2011-02-24 14:06

Well...good question. I only have about 5 miles on it since I redid it. The real question is...will I be able to handle a 100 mile tour in a Towd...they are tight. ;-)

I did a tour with the manxclub at big bear in a borrowed 40HP Towdster. It ran good considering the engine was a used up 40H. I should post some shots of that run some time...

We did have one issue when the throttle stuck and we ran up under a tree..Not fun.
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-02-24 16:16
That must have been fun!  I think we will have a chase vehicle this year that can get you (or anyone else) back if there are problems.  I will also be packing some extra fuel.  And we will have more stops.  Tom 
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By MonoManx7 (manxologist) Date 2011-02-24 16:38
On the Towd, when I bought it, it did run and drive..and shifted. When I pulled the shift tube out, it was some kludged together shift tube which had been cut and BOLTED together with mending plates and 1/4-20 screws. I kept it and shortened/modified one I had in the garage based on the instructions in the Towd manual...It has never shifted well since. It is as if the shifter does not have enough throw to engage the 1st and 2nd gears.

Knock on wood, the Towd should do well.

By MonoManx7 (manxologist) Date 2011-02-28 04:50
Hey Tom...I got the shifting issue figured out on the Towd. Longstory but it seems all good now.

Now, to pull the carb and rebuild it...seems that it does not like to idle.

Should be there in May>>with Towd...and a seat cushion

By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-02-28 17:08
Great!  Please bring 2 seat cushions so you can give someone a scary ride, if you are lucky it will be rainy & muddy!  Thanks!  Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By GreenManx Date 2011-04-13 20:27
I will be going as of now. camping like last year..
Meyer's Manx
By Buggy Bill Date 2011-04-29 02:35
I will be there for the third year in a row(I look forward to this show).    Some other guys from my club will also be there.

Last year I tried the autocross at the Carlisle show.   Is anyone else interested in doing it this year?   If we get 8 cars, they will let us all run within one hour.   It costs around $25 and you can borrow a helmet from them.    Post a reply if you are interested.
Check my video from last yesr to get an idea of what it is all about...
By GreenManx Date 2011-04-30 23:03
Hey bill i hope to watch this year. I have my gate n go and getting the car ready cant wait this show is a blast.
Meyer's Manx
By SurfNC Date 2011-05-11 01:55
I will be there Sat weather permitting.
By GreenManx Date 2011-05-11 12:30
come on rain or shine. :-)
Meyer's Manx
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-05-18 15:54
Well boys & girls, only 2 days to go. We have a tent again to use as a gathering spot. The tent is in the same place as last year, which for the newbies is between building T, Y and the Pavillion. I have been working with Ed B. and this is the current schedule of events for the Dune Buggy group. I will have a copy posted at the tent for those of us with short memories.

Friday - Bruce Meyers will be giving a presentation at the tent at 3:00 and TJ Kustoms is having their cookout in the evening in the camping area.

Saturday - Bruce will talk at 1:00 - 2:00. At 2:15 - 2:30 we will have a group photo of all the buggies on the hill side (same as last year). We will leave right after that for a cruise suggested by Carlisle Events to Gettysburg. This will be about 75 miles total and we will visit the Visitors Center and some of the battlefied area. I will supply a chase vehicle and due to suggestions, there will be bathroom & fuel stops. At 7:00 there will be a dinner with Bruce & Winnie for Manx Club members.

Sunday - Bruce will be available for autographs from 9:00 - noon in building T.

If the weather is inclement, the tent will be available to keep people dry. I suggest you bring your own popup tent or tarp to keep your buggies dry.

See you all on Friday or Satuday. Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By glassbuggy Date 2011-05-20 10:08
I'll be there Fri night & Sat, but no buggy this time.
By GreenManx Date 2011-05-23 00:03
Bart where were you hiding didn't see you there. I would of said HI. Or maybe i had to much beer :-)
Meyer's Manx
By Buggy Bill Date 2011-05-23 02:55
I talked to Bart for a few minutes, so he was definitely there........... and it was nice to meet you Bart!!
By glassbuggy Date 2011-05-24 00:02
I made it !  Good to see everyone. I'm going to have to do better meeting everyone, I can be on the shy side at times LOL
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-05-24 13:21
I think the event went well.  Only had 24 cars this year (34 last year) and 16 of them went on the cruise to Gettysburg.  We will see how it goes next year.  Most of the pictures are on The Samba  Tom

Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
By Buggy Bill Date 2011-05-25 03:07
The show was great and the cruise was awesome!!!!
Here are some pics.....

By Funnybug Date 2011-05-25 13:29
more more more!
By Buggy Bill Date 2011-05-26 03:23
Some more pics....

Link to my autocross video from this year.....

Link to the buggy guys having fun on the autocross track....
By Manx102 M 2478 Date 2011-05-26 14:50
Great pics Bill thanks for posting them.
By Scott C 743 Date 2011-05-27 12:14
I made it to the show , got there around 2 Saturday afterrnoon, you guys were out on your Getteysburg cruise, so I missed some of you.  I took a few pics of your buggies, great motivation for me to get mine done.  Yes, I am keeping it, I know you all have seen it advertised for sale a couple times over the last couple years, but the trip to the show made me decide I need to keep it and finish it.  Also meeting Bruce was a great motivation, I hope I am that alive when I'm 85.  I wish I could have met more of you, but next year I will be there with my Manx and be a part of the show. Buggy On!!!


You can't put a price on your fun, if you do, it stops being fun...
By Funnybug Date 2011-05-27 16:46
thanks everyone for sharing
By John S 2 Date 2011-05-30 04:29
So Coop are you keeping the Manx then?
John Shepard the DBA
By Scott C 743 Date 2011-05-30 05:35
Yes John, I have decided to keep it and build it.  I even renewed my Manx Club membership. I am excited to get working on the car, hopefully I will have at least a rolling chassis by the end of the year.  I realized after being at the show that I would have been very sorry if I had sold it. I am thinking I am going to build a 1776-20?? VW engine for it, at a later date I will build or buy a Porsche engine for it to have it back to it's original state of build. I want to try again to find out some history on the car, I came up against dead ends last time I tried, hopefully I'll be able to trace some of the history down this time. So right now I am looking for a rebuildable Bug engine to get started on. I have been accumulating parts for the car ever since I bought it, so I don't need to much for it other than an engine,  front wheels, maybe a front beam.  Anyway, short answer, yes I am keeping it, it will never be for sale again, thanks for your patience guys, and when I get started on it,(soon), I will document my progress with a build thread. Sorry to get so far off topic here....

You can't put a price on your fun, if you do, it stops being fun...
By John S 2 Date 2011-05-31 04:03
Keep us posted.  :-)
John Shepard the DBA
By GreenManx Date 2011-05-31 23:53
Coop get going on it OBX in Oct. I am going to try and make that run. Its a Manx club run.
Meyer's Manx
By Tom & Kathleen I 639 Date 2011-07-25 11:07
The August 2011 issue of Kit Car Builder Magazine has coverage of the 2011 Carlisle Import & Kit Car Show.  If you were at the dune buggy group photo shoot on the hill, you're in the magazine!  Tom
Tom & Kathleen Manxter #16, Kick-Out SS #16 & FiberFab Buggy
Manx Club #1030, CVA, RBC, SCCA
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