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9/3/09 3:59pm - Original Message: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Hello?  I'm waiting to viacariously live through all of you folks that could make it down there this weekend.  What's going on?  How was the plant tour?  Did any of you drive a car home from the factory?LOL
 
Are ya havin' fun?  I thought about you this morning when I saw storms closing in on BG on radar.
 
I'd ask if ya'll are behavin' yourselves, but then I looked at the attendee list - Micki, Butch, Tux, etc.  Heck, if ebo was there, the town would probably get burned down!!
 
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9/3/09 5:15pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Man what I doLOLLOL
I talked to SRJ today he said the rib fest went great last night.....of course. Today as the group was on tour he was watchin the tents goin up.
Now I know for sure...well pretty sure TUX Jammed eboLOLLOL 
And I hope they do give some updates .......as we did on the gathering. It's only rightBig smile
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9/4/09 8:49am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Well being the co-editor of SharkBytes does have it's perks????

SRJ just called and gave me a BG update.

All had a great time on the tours yesterday, weather has been good just a bit of rain. Last night a group of 25 went out to dinner. If you have never drove in a large group of corvettes especially C3's and watched heads turn it's a way cool feeling. So I'm sure when the resturant lot was full of C3's it was neat.

They also went to the "Jamhouse" I'm happy bout thatTongue yum yum.
They were at breakfast when they called, I talked to Dave Wright and he is having car problems, may be fuel so they are going to install a fuel pump today (Adam must have rubbed up against him)
Redwing Brian chatted for a bit and told me our beloved Queen was checking on how the AC is spose to work in a C3 Brian had her get in his RED C3 and turn the blower on high then he took her for a little spin......well the spin turned into a real Hot Spin as Brian did a few doughnuts in the parking lot. Well this time instead of her pooch haveing the squirts from Tux's taterfries........Micki did........
Brian said he felt bad for Adam and stayed back in the booth with him most of the day, actually we asked Brian to keep a tight leash on himLOL we do not need a repeat of him laying out on someones hood again. (he's a 2 beer dateRolling On The Floor Laughing)
Guess I'll keep ya all posted.................
Everyone enjoy this Holiday! and be safe!
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9/4/09 3:29pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Not only that Ebo. I didn't get my rib doggie bag UPS'd because Brian ate em all. CRAP!!! Angry
Hope ya'll are having a blast. Be safe. I miss you guy's.Cry


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9/4/09 5:51pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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What did ya'll do to Adam?  I hear he was taken to the hospital by bambulance because of food poisoning.
 
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9/4/09 7:50pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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OK the crew just called in there are about 40 people sittin in the hotel parking lot having a cook out, and Terr, Marshal they lied there are still ribs on the bar be.

I talked to Bob Hamilton for a bit and he said to tell everyone that the food is great and there's a bunch of vettes.

I also got to talk to the Queen, Micki called her husban and said she wants the new Grand Sport she seen being built. "Honey I'm Home and I brought back somethin nice"
Oh baby!
She had brought a remote control fart cushion with her and was about to plant it under some one. Yep she's a keeper!
 
Bob and I decided that Adam has to put together some kind of cruise that we can all get together at......Like a Cruise to Virgin Islands (yeah on a boat) in the winter timeThumbs Up
 
What do you think.....Evil Smileebo
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9/4/09 8:58pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Ok last update for the night.
Adam did not have to go for a ride in the meat wagon yet tonight. He ate at SRJ's BBQ trailer.
The group is now at the Go cart track and Spielman is about to lap the field. He was heard screaming  "my finger is stuck on the governor get out of the waaayyyyyy!!!!!"
Dave Wright is still having car troubles even after changing out the fuel pump. I know he has a crossfire if anyone has any sugestions??
I'd hate to see him drive home on the go cart he's doin burns on right now.
 
I'm sure I'll have more updates tomorrow............Evil Smileebo 


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9/5/09 9:28am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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OK Sting Ray Jim checked in at breakfast. Another beautiful day. Some of the group was going to Nashville today.

Last night's cookout was a blast. Jim said at least 4 new members were there........lets hope they wer'nt scared offShocked

I talked to Mike (great Pumpkin, I love that car) Micki's fart cushion was so loud some people who did not know thought it was a "Jake Brake" from the highway.
Evil Smileebo......out
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9/5/09 11:10am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Another wonderful time...sure good to see everyone again, and meet some new folks and faces as well.  Sorry I had to leave so early, but porch-sitting and catching up with relatives in Central City kinda had to happen, you know??  Sure turned a few heads on the back roads of Kentucky...it's kinda fun waving to folks you don't even know...it's a way of life in these parts...gotta love it!!  Tops off all weekend...time to scrape the bugs off and get ready for Funfest!!
 
I hope Dave's crossfire woes get straightened out...."engine management" was a whole different ballgame in '82 compared to what it is today...hopefully Dave and Gordon Killebrew can get things worked out...I think he was going to talk with him either yesterday or today..
 
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9/6/09 10:43am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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    I got home about 2am this morning. Boy did I have a great time with the gang. I hit one rain storm just as I left about 40 miles north of the museum that had cars and trucks in ditches and slowed the rest of us down to 25mph for about 3 miles but after that it was clear sailing. I sure wish I could have stayed another day but things to do at home and it sure is nice sleeping in my own bed. The museum sure has changed with the new addition and it was great seeing all the folks that did make it in.

   Marion and I were working the booth and a fellow from the Neitherlands stopped by. He was working as a volunteer for the weekend. He showed us some pics of his collection of 150 Corvettes that He owns. That’s right, 150. Not toys, the real thing. He told me he got hooked on Vettes when he was 11 years old and he saw a Mako Shark. That’s all it took.

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9/6/09 11:12am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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I know at least one member is not home yet - cause he just passed me!!  I just happened to have my laptop up using my wife's air card as we are driving to Illinois from IN when this red C4 ZR-1 passed us - plate "NORSK Z."
 
Hoping to catch up and say hi to Jim and his significant when he stops for gas up ahead.


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9/7/09 9:17am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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We did catch up to Jim and Pat and had a quick visit.  He said overall turnout was not as high as the museum had hoped for but that a great time was had by all (well, maybe not Adam or Dave Wright) and that the expanded museum was certainly a sight to see.
 
Just gives me another reason to get down there for a visit!
 
Good to see you Jim and Pat!!


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9/7/09 10:16am - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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Well SRJ called last night, after getting some rest. Pretty much said the same thing Marshal.  He had talked to quite a few that had made it home already. He said Dave Wright checked in from his daughter house that was about 100 miles from his home. Car was not giving him to many fits. Micki ran in to a bit of a kinker, a Texas State Trooper got a good look at her.......pulled her over and made her take her bra off Shocked something about blocking the viewConfused

Then Jim asked to talk at the SharkBytes senior editor, there was a lot of laughter goin on, man that is why I can not watch a football game.......see I know that when those guys get in a huddle they are talkin bout me!!!!LOL
Brian put up some nice pictures, thanks bud.
Enjoy this Labor day folks!
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9/7/09 1:34pm - Reply: 'Updates from Bowling Green Caravan??'
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I got home last night about 9:00 PM and just crashed.
The Vette ran great. No hesitation, stalling or starting problems.
Did the new feul pump and strainer cure the problem??? Don't know.
Gordon Killibrew suggested the relay by the neutral safety switch or the oil pressure switch.
But I now have a problem with the A/C comperssor. Making bad noises when the clutch engages.
That's enough about me. Back to the 09 Caravan.
I had a great time, inspite of the minor car problems and the few showers.
We had more C3VR members there than the '09 Gathering in Mystic, CT.
It was great to see old friends again. I wish I could go to Funfest in a couple of weeks and see many of them again.
I took lots of pictures and video, so I will post later.
 


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I am in the middle of downloading a couple hundred or so pics.... (some good some bad you know me). Once I get them done I will post a few.

We had a nice time and it was good to see both some of our old friends and we picked up a few new ones.

Tonight I will have some extra time to think about thingz I learned from the Caravan to Bowling Green...... (ya know nothin be sacred.....)

And to think Funfest is just a couple of weeks away yet.



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OK, now let's get things straight here....................I did not have BM problems when I went for a ride in Brian's C3............didn't scare me, I would go for another run...............but when it's dark outside, you better turn your headlights on or you could get a ticket........LOLLOL  I'm ready for another ride!Big smile
 
Butch and Lora (Ms. Tux) had bad gas problems..........maybe they ate to many ribs........Rolling On The Floor LaughingRolling On The Floor LaughingRolling On The Floor Laughing
 
Larry (Tux) wears Corvette underware...........Shocked
 
Darn if I didn't get pulled over by a Texas Trooper just after I got back into Texas.Dead  I wasn't even speeding!ConfusedConfused  I got nailed for wearing a bra! ShockedShocked Otis' bra was covering up the front license plate.....Trooper didn't like that, but I didn't get a ticket.  I got a "warning."phew  Just stupid if ya ask me to hassle me with that.AngryCensored  He was just jealous that his patrol car wasn't a vette!LOL
 
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I know that TUX will add a lot of techno color, but one item that I wanted to mention happened during the Friday Cookout.  The Mayor of Cave City stopped by to say thanks for supporting the Cave City economy.  I bet C3VR is the only group that got such top political recognition. Great Pumpkin got a good picture.  It was a great time........

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I'm jealous. Reading threads like this makes me want to readjust my life so I can have fun.
 
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[QUOTE=white78]I know that TUX will add a lot of techno color, but one item that I wanted to mention happened during the Friday Cookout.  The Mayor of Cave City stopped by to say thanks for supporting the Cave City economy.  I bet C3VR is the only group that got such top political recognition. Great Pumpkin got a good picture.  It was a great time........[/QUOTE]
And the mayor gave each of us a Cave City hat pin. Too kool.
I think he stopped cause we looked like a rowdy bunch.LOL
Plus he and his missus smelled the BBQ.


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Hi y'all,

Arrived back at "The Ranch" around 3:30 this afternoon.  Had a GREAT week...!!!

The caravan heading south was a lot of fun.  Several days with the C3VR bunch is ALWAYS entertaining...!!!  The "new" NCM is fantastic...!!!  The "WOW" factor from the freeway is unbelievable - and the changes inside are spectacular.  During our plant tour we got to hear a new ZR1 "come to life" for the first time (that was a treat!).  A word of caution - at the Dairy Barn if you plan to order the 'Hot Brownie Split' for desert order a half sandwich for lunch.

Sorry to miss saying 'So long for now' to most of the gang Saturday night/Sunday morning.  It was not intensional!

Nice to see Marshall and Candy (Candi?) on the road during our return trip - what a coincidence that was...!!!  (And yes - my first thought was "Who is that crazy person hanging out of the window of that green SUV...???")

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