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7/25/07 6:43pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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ANCHORAGE, AK - USA

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1965-327 coupe, 1968-small block coupe, 1969-427, 1971-454 coupe and currently a 1976-ZZ4 coupe reborn again,and hotter than ever.. Add a 1996 CE LT-4 for backup

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1BadLT1, Cilrah, karen.. Elba and I did Pigon Forge in 3 days from Tacoma, If you have 18 days off , we could drive down in 3 days and stay 6 days then back in 4/5 days and still have time to learn to walk again before we go to work..Thumbs%20Up I gassed up 4 times a day, the C-3 only got 16/17 MPG. It was a great time. I say we travel on our own to Bowling Green then get in line to park on the grounds with all the other Corvettes? That might take 2 days..LOL

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7/25/07 9:03pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Frederick, MD - USA

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Frederick County Corvette Club (Maryland) Tan 64 365 Hp Conv 4 sp Red 72 4 sp Conv ..running a '68 327 Blue 76 Coupe L 48 4 sp White 79 Coupe L 82 auto Silver 98 Conv, 6 sp 35th Anniv '88 vette

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Barbara and I also did the Pigeon Forge get together....one traveled with one other Vette and that was only for about 100-150 miles...

But Honestly...the 99 drive was bad simply because of the number of Trucks that are on 81 .. and the accordion like "line" of Corvettes that compressed then expanded.. 10 mph one minute then hard on the gas to catch up etc..just not what I call an enjoyable ride... Other routes may have been much better...

Is anyone doing the Adirondack Vette Fest in New York State in Early September  this  year?   Never done it but we always try to get away someplace new every year in a Vette...?  Made our my reservations a few weeks ago ... !




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11/4/08 2:23am - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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I just signed up for the caravan.  As it stands right now Patty and I will be travelling in "The Beast".

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11/4/08 10:37pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Indianapolis, IN - USA

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Silver 1974 Convertible - L82 4 speed Low miles (was only 8,900 when I bought it in March 2006) - Now 42K miles. Original owner bought it as an investment for son's college expenses. 2008 Jetstream Blue Convertible - DAILY DRIVER!!

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With upwards of 15K cars, how far away from the museum do you have to park??  Sounds like too big of a crowd for me.

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11/5/08 12:46am - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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When I was there in 2003 for the 50th the majority of the cars were parked around the museum.  But now with the new expansion taking up a lot of that space it will be interesting to see where the cars get parked.  Would hate to see them use the new area across the freeway and have to ride shuttle buses back and forth.

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11/5/08 1:12am - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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#1-1974 L-48 4spd Cp Med Red Metallic/Black deluxe int w/AC/tilt/tele./p/w-p/b/ Am-Fm/map light National/Regional/Chapter NCRS "Top Flight" #2-1985 Bright Red/Carmine Cp.L-98/auto Member: NCRS, NCRS Texas, Corvette Legends of Texas

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When we did the Caravan in '99, I had front row parking with the '74...it was part of the "Evolution" display.
Mama, on the other hand, had to do a bit of walking from where she had to park the '85. By the time she got pulled in with the rest of the Caravan from Nashville, the place was packed.
When we went back after that first day, we did have to park in the rear field(west side of NCM), and had aboot a 5 minute walk back to the front of the Museum.
Don't matter where you have to park...if you've never done one of the National Caravans, go for it....it's an experience you'll never forget.
As has been said, some of the caravaners get a bit carried away on the trip up/down to the NCM, but the overall experience is fantastic...

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11/5/08 9:40pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Victor, NY - USA

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I just made reservations for an Econo Lodge 25 miles from BG.
Less that $40.00 per night for two queen-size beds in a no-smoking room.
Reserved for Wed. - Sat.
Check-in 3:00 PM
Check-out 11:00 AM
 
Anyone want to share the room and split the cost?


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11/5/08 11:31pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Moses Lake, WA - USA

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This is an interesting ideaWink 

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11/6/08 1:39pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Twin Lakes, CO - USA

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SOLD - "The Toy" - 1970 Convertible
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"BLKBRRD" - 1978 Trans Am, 400ci/285hp, 4 spd, Black w/black interior, Hurst t-tops

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[QUOTE=dwright]I just made reservations for an Econo Lodge 25 miles from BG.  Less that $40.00 per night for two queen-size beds in a no-smoking room.
Reserved for Wed. - Sat.
Check-in 3:00 PM
Check-out 11:00 AM
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Cave City, KY - 25 miles north of BG on I-65.  I reserved a room there also.  Accroding to SRJ there are still a few rooms left. 

The 2009 NCC Minnesota Captain informed me this morning in an e-mail that he is expecting some rooms to open up in Bowling Green after the first of the year.  I'd suggest reserving any room you can find right now and look again later if you want to try and get closer to the NCM.


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11/6/08 4:25pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Belvidere, IL - USA

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We also signed up for the Caravan, now for rooms!   Dick

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11/6/08 5:21pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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[QUOTE=dwright] Maybe this will be part of C3VR Gathering 2009.
 

We could exit the Museum and go do our thing somewhere on the east coast.

 

Is this what you call extreme planning???Confused
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Count me in Dave.....!

I am registered......

I have a room at the Cave City Econo Lodge.....

I heard I won't be the lone C3VR member there either....

I am working on another deal though as well for the members.....

All I can say is that have the C3VR gang ever gotten together and not had a good time?

Wax those jogging shoes up bro..... Tuxblacray2008-11-06 14:22:38

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11/6/08 5:34pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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ANCHORAGE, AK - USA

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OK gang, yeah..I did the same, yep, have a room at the same place..Clap Come on Glen need a traveling partner..Hug

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11/6/08 7:20pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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I've signed up as well, and have a room too. Should be a fun time.

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11/6/08 9:29pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Belvidere, IL - USA

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1977 Black T-Top ZZ4 5Sp 16in Wheels


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Reserved room for 9/2-9/6!

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11/7/08 1:54pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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SHELBYVILLE, TN - USA

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1976 L48 auto

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     ther are still a few rooms left at the econo lodge in cave city Ky.for sept 2/5/09

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11/7/08 3:23pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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C(6-5+2)VR - 1964 convertible 327/365 & 2003 convertible - 50th Anniversary Edition & 2010 3LT Coupe

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Hunter & I are registered. Now to figure out which car to drive. maybe by then ... both !?!?!! 

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11/7/08 9:28pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Greensburg, IN - USA

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That would be soo cool Clint! It would be great seeing Hunter drive in one of the cars...... Ahhhh but which one....


And ah Marshall..... 15K cars would be too big a crowd for you? Hmmmmnnn.... isn't that about how many cars that came to Funfest? And I thought we had a great time....

Just give it up bro.... bring Candy and make the reservation! Besides who is gonna play "Catch Phrase" with us......?

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11/7/08 9:41pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Choctaw, OK - USA

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I talked to a couple of friends here and we are thinking of going as well.  However I tried to get a room up to 25 miles from the site and everything is booked, any ideas?  Angry

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11/7/08 10:13pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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 i just call choice hotel they have 7 king 9 queen two beds 11/7 at 8:10pm ct stingrayjim2008-11-07 19:22:34

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11/7/08 11:39pm - Reply: '2009 National Corvette Caravan'
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Previous: 1984 Silver / Charcoal Coupe, 1988 Maroon Coupe / 1989 Artic White / Mod. Red Int. Coupe, Present:1976 Stingray Black / Black, Auto, 350 slightly modified (355 hp) Luxor Wires Redline Tires. / 2001 Speedway White Vert, Torch Red Int, LS1, Auto.

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Maybe this will help those who are riding the fence and yet looking for a room....
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