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By yellermanx y 25 Date 2008-05-22 11:24
I got an e-mail, well actually three yesterday from MAM.  Is everyone (dune buggy people) planning to do all the events?  Poker run/cruise, BBQ etc?
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-22 12:48
Let's see....
BBQ yes.
Poker run... ? don't know what I would drive? My truck?
Cruise ... ? see above...
It is going to be a bummer not having a buggy at the show till it's over. Maybe I should have bought the 24' trailer and brought both.

Not sure for me I guess.

I plan to stop working on the buggy build for scheduled events.
I don't want anyone to miss other things going on.
Then I really think we will be able to get more work done Sat. night after the
scheduled events are done.

We have about 32 hrs to complete the build counting all night and ending Sun. afternoon.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
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By GreenManx Date 2008-05-22 14:07
We have about 32 hrs to complete the build counting all night and ending Sun. afternoon.

You will need Ty Pennington and the design team to motivate everyone 32 hrs will go by fast.
Meyer's Manx
http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/LongIslandManx/
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-22 16:12
The plan is for us to have three stations set up to be able to work on three areas at a time.
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By GreenManx Date 2008-05-22 17:07
John i meant that in a funny good way now laugh and think of the bull horn ARE YOU WITH ME PEOPLE
I am Just goofing off over here
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http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/LongIslandManx/
By Kustoms Date 2008-05-22 19:15 Edited 2008-05-22 19:21
Will they have a "Just F@#$ing around" event with beers and cigars? If so, count me in. My brain hurts. I need a vacation.

Ron is a poopy head. I think you should banish him.
By GreenManx Date 2008-05-22 19:29
wow banishment is a bit severe :-( looking for a rock to craw under...
Meyer's Manx
http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/LongIslandManx/
By Kustoms Date 2008-05-22 19:31
How about the rear wheel of Johns buggy?
By GreenManx Date 2008-05-22 19:33
I go hide now :-( I know where i am unwanted
Meyer's Manx
http://s475.photobucket.com/albums/rr118/LongIslandManx/
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-23 01:39
Ok, lets think logistics... How far is the nearest coffee establishment and how many drink carriers can you fit in that truck of yours John? LOL

Jay
By Sandsurfer Date 2008-05-23 01:56
I plan on enjoying the swap meet, lounging around the show area, hitting the cruise/poker run, relaxing at the BBQ and listening to the band.....Oh, and plenty of bench racing too.  I may even come by the build tent to harrass the builders :-)
Jerry....
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-23 02:19
You better come over to introduce yourself, Jerry :-)

Jay
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-23 03:24
Ron, sorry I missed the funny part. We would never banish you. (no root feeder in your stocking this year though.)
I was agreeing with you. Over focused I guess.

yes....a bullhorn.... Oh wait I will have the PA system every hour to do a LIVE update on the progress.

I just got the media kit today in the mail. Pretty cool a DVD on the history of Funfest and MAM.
A nice map booklet and guide to the show and the events.
And right there under the section on Bruce Meyers, dunebuggyarchives.com dune buggy build!!!!!
After 10 years of promoting the dune buggy hobby, finally we might get some really attention.

Tom, When this is over I am taking a vacation.....where was that offer to vacation and help someone with a buggy again????    :-)
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-23 03:27
Tom said "Will they have a "Just F@#$ing around" event with beers and cigars? If so, count me in."

Right after you install the scratch guards ;-) ...then we open the tap....Should we bring a keg, cans or bottles??
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
By Jay H (X-20) (ManxVair CC) Date 2008-05-23 11:05
By Kustoms Date 2008-05-23 13:02
"Right after you install the scratch guards  ...then we open the tap....Should we bring a keg, cans or bottles?? "

Mid America never followed up so I guess I will have some free time to work on the buggy.
By Eric R 830 Date 2008-05-23 18:10
Actually Kustoms, I am looking forward to sitting down and talking to you at Funfest. See you next week. Thanks, Eric Roley
By John S 2 Date 2008-05-30 04:29
Settled in at the HGI.
I have my shopping list ready, can I get free shipping from the wharehouse to the tent?
John
See ya in the AM
J
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founder
By Sandsurfer Date 2008-06-02 23:17 Edited 2008-06-03 00:48
I said I wasn't going to do it but in a moment of weakness I caved and decided to do a little work on Johns buggy.  I couldn't help myself, I guess I can't pass up the chance to work with a bunch of buggyaholics on a buggy! Now I wish I could have spent more time in the tent working on the build.
John, you are going to have a top notch buggy when it's done.
I hope you can DRIVE it to MAM for next years Funfest. I'd like to see it all finished.
I also enjoyed finally meeting everyone.......Let's do it again next year!
Jerry....
By John S 2 Date 2008-06-03 13:42
Jerry,
It was good to meet you, and I KNOW it was tough. It was very tough for all of us on the build to not be hanging out as much as we wanted to. I really missed looking at buggies and taking pictures and just talking about buggies.
I know the guys working on the car missed lot of the other show activities and I can't thank them enough for sacraficing time at the show to work with us.

It is a tough balance. I used to do the swap meets selling parts and always felt like I never got to see the show.

The cool thing is, I found my way out there so, there is no reason we can't find our way back again.
The next time we get together it will definately need to be more relaxed and spend some time just kicking back and talking buggies.

Thanks again.
John Shepard the DBA DuneBuggyArchives.com
founder
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