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Snadam
05-10-2001, 12:28 PM
I know last year there were some groups that traveled from NJ to Carlisle together. Anyone plan on or want to plan on traveling as a loose group from philly(ish) area to Carlisle?

Adam

PS. I live right off the Turnpike at exit 27 (Willow Grove)

Svyn
05-10-2001, 01:31 PM
When is the meet at Carlisle again? Appears I have missed the post, I live in Maryland, Severna Park. Might make the drive up for one day.

-Dale

Ken Seegers
05-11-2001, 09:17 AM
Adam,
I believe a couple of us are meeting off the RT476 (aka blue route) on friday morning to head up. E-mail me at dkseegers@prodigy.net. Maybe we can get a few of us to get together. This weekend I am playing surgeon. I am swapping in my new motor.
Later
Ken

Snadam
05-12-2001, 12:04 PM
Svyn,
Carlisle is June 1st thru 3rd. Coming from MD you could head west to Fredrick, or north on 270/70 and then take 15 north from Fredrick. 15 will put you on the PA Turnpike one exit from Carlisle if memory serves me correctly. Shouldn't be too bad of a trip for a weekend. I highly recomend coming up if even only for one day (Saturday recomended).

Ken,
I'm trying to work out the travel details with the rest of my family, but it looks like I will be able to meet you guys on Friday and then Mommy and daughter will come up Friday evening. It's been a while since I traveled the Turnpike with other SC's and I would love to do it again. (sure way to get into trouble.)
Keep me informed as to what you guys plan on doing and so that I can take part.

Adam
awilliamson@snadnet.com

Svyn
05-12-2001, 09:31 PM
Thank's Adam, went up there recently for the spring swap meet.. What a nightmare that was to get into. They had the tollbooth exit backed up 2 miles on the turnpike at 7:30AM! Sat there for a good 45 min or so to just get to the parking lot near the tank / crossway. Then latter that day there was some sort of backup to get out of the place, we ended up going down the embankment with the Durango and got onto the turnpike. Had to pay 9 bucks beacuse we didnt have a ticket, but people were waiting 3 hours and moved 7 car lengths (this was at the entrance to the lot!). Shesh what a mess that was, someone should be dragged by their well, you get the picture.. June 1st is my Birthday, not sure if I will make it up there. Will try though..

-Dale

Ken Seegers
05-13-2001, 01:23 PM
Adam,
No problem on keeping you in the loop on what is going on for friday. Oh don't worry about the turnpike, I have that in my back pocket. If traffic gets back up coming off the turnpike I also have another route.
Later
ken

danekejt
05-16-2001, 10:36 AM
where in the fairgrounds will you all be located. do you have room for one extra?

John
91sc blue 5spd

Ken Seegers
05-16-2001, 07:34 PM
I do not know where in the fairgrounds we will be located, but when you register they will tell you where to go. If you are from Philly, there should be a caravan of us going. Youare welcome to join us.
later
Ken

danekejt
05-17-2001, 03:27 PM
thanks. i will be coming from the allentown area. a buddy and myself will coming down. i just want to check out and see if there will be sc vendors. i also want to look at the other sc's that i have been seeing on this site for years.

John

Ken Seegers
05-19-2001, 11:39 AM
John,
your about an hour away from me.......I live in Limerick. I do not know if you want to meet me and we could meet up the other guys around King of Prussia. Please let me know. You can e-mail me at dkseegers@prodigy.net
Later
Ken

NYC Russ
05-20-2001, 11:18 AM
If any of you PA folk get around to it, think you can post up or mail me some directions from say, rt 80, the NJ Tpke or GSP (I'm coming from NYC)? Muchas gracias.

Snadam
05-20-2001, 05:14 PM
Ken,
As Carlisle is drawing closer and we are having more and more interest I think it is time we set a specific meeting time and place. Those who are coming from NYC, NJ or North (Allentown) can plan around the primary KoP meeting point. I'm thinking that the parking lot of the Plymouth Meeting Mall, near one specified store entrance might be a good place to meet. Any thoughts?

Not trying to steel your thunder, just anxious and excited about traveling with others to the show.

Adam

PS. I am going to bring my Auto X-Ray and laptop PC based scanner. If anyone wants to check their car for codes just track me down at the show and they are all yours.

Svyn
05-20-2001, 08:24 PM
Anyone heading from MD / PA early saturday morning ? ie: 5:30 - ? Also does anyone happen to have a listing of when exactly the fairgrounds open friday - sunday? Much appreciated.

Edit:
Found the Carlisle site, incase anyone needs more info :

www.carsatcarlisle.com/Fo...01home.htm (http://www.carsatcarlisle.com/Ford2001/ford2001home.htm)

To answer my question it opens at 7:00 friday / sat / sunday!

-Dale

Ken Seegers
05-21-2001, 07:34 AM
Adam,
No problem on meeting. I just have to get Pat and Dave in the loop. I am trying to get my car running. My motor went in and starting running like ~~~~~. I am trying back tonight. I hope to have her running by the end of the week.
Later
Ken
PS I just e-mailed Pat, Dave, and Jeff

Ken Seegers
05-21-2001, 01:04 PM
Russ,
I will e-mail directions tonight. I can get you from NJ turnpike.
Later
Ken

DTWard
05-21-2001, 05:46 PM
Dave's already IN the loop, and unlike that black ~~~ you call an SC, my car actually runs!!! ;o)
Me and MY nifty new double intercooler can probably still meet up with DiPersia boy and anyone else for that matter at exit 3 off of 476 and then we can meet you at KP. Sounds like we should have a decent convoy...too bad I have those 4 points on my license!!!!

Dave

Snadam
05-22-2001, 07:56 AM
I was at the Plymouth meeting mall last night for the first time in years and I spent a couple minutes trying to scope out a meeting point. My feeling is that the best place is in the parking lot that sits directly between both Strawbridges & Clothier -and- Ikea. So if you come from the Turnpike west, Turnpike East, or 476 from the South and follow the signs to the mall you will be dropped directly in front of Ikea. Look towards the mall and you will see Strawbridges & Clothier. You should be in the lot that serves both stores. For those coming from the North I think that the North East Extension also drops you into that lot, but I am not certain. Even if it doesn't it is NOT hard to find. Now, what time do we want to meet. I think the best would be to base it on anyone else's meeting plans that have already been set. Dave, when are you meeting and when would you logically be able to make it up to the Plymouth Meeting Mall?

If everyone interested in going wants to send me their email address I will set up a quick distribution list on one of my servers and we can coordinate that way.

Adam

Ken Seegers
05-22-2001, 12:35 PM
Ward boy is alive!!!!! If I see you blazing by me, I will know who has my double Intercooler. You are going to be lucky this year. I will not have the miles on the new motor to open a can of whoop ~~~ on blue sc. Remember I still have stock blower and TB.
What time are you suppose to meet DiPersia boy? Let's see if we can all agree on a time. I am off that day and open for suggestions.
Later
Ken

DTWard
05-22-2001, 08:48 PM
Yeah, I'm still alive and ticking. It's been pretty hectic here in good ol' Barnesville. Pat had mentioned about meeting together down your way around 11:00, but I think that's a little too late. What do the rest of you guys think? My thought was to meet around 9:00 and get there for 11:00. Friday attendence seems to get higher every year down there. Also, if anyone traveling from up north down to K of P would be interested in meetingup with me somewhere just off of the turnpike, perhaps the Allentown service plaza, let me know (daveward@postoffice.ptd.net).

Later,

Dave W

Pat DiPersia
05-22-2001, 10:38 PM
Here's my $.02. The Plymouth Meeting mall works out well, was going to suggest that since it's just off the Blue Route as well as the NE ext AND the regular turnpike. Only problem I know of is that I don't know how to go from the NE Ext to the mall - I somehow miss it everytime I try to do it since it is a popular spot to meet.

The parking lot between Ikea & Strawbridges was also my next suggestion - very easy to get to, can't miss it. Might be getting crowded around that time, but sure it won't be hard to miss people.

As for a time, how does this sound? I say we all meet at the mall parking lot at 9:30am. BE there at 9:30, or at least plan to. We will plan to leave the lot BY 10:00am. This way, people that have a little bit of a hike don't need to kill themselves to get there real early as Friday at Carlisle isn't a critical day to get there early (Get there early and you WILL get stuck in traffic.) Any objections?

(Oh, and Dave, we can still meet off exit 4 of the Blue Route since I'm taking the Blue Route to the mall, but you pass the mall when you get off the turnpike, so it's a wasted trip down to my place for you. But then again, like I said, I have no clue how to get to the mall from the NE ext - I've only tried twice and messed up both times!)

DTWard
05-23-2001, 07:13 AM
That sounds good to me...but I disagree about friday not being a critical day. There will be less people there than on Saturday or Sunday, and with all the commotion of people getting registered and the flea market getting set up, there will be fewer witnesses when I drive that gorgeous 35th anniversary model out from under the pavilion and back to our hotel!!!! <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> )

Seriously, I can meet you at the usual place right at 9:30 than head to the mall. Even if it's backtracking for me, I'd probably get lost too, so be it...

How does 9:30-10:00 sound to everyone else?

Dave

Pat DiPersia
05-23-2001, 09:06 AM
Dave, you're killing me! Did I not say to plan on being at the mall AT 9:30? You're showing a bad example. If you want to meet at exit 4 of the Blue Route, be there at 9:15, so I can be at the mall for 9:30. Sheez! Oh, and you won't see me driving the 35th out until SUNDAY, that's the important day.

And Ken. . . If you sent me an email as you said, I never got it. . .

Snadam
05-23-2001, 11:47 AM
I'm all for it. Unless there are some serious objections, here's what we have so far.

Location:
- Plymouth Meeting Mall Parking lot
- Lot between Ikea and Strawbridges & Clothier

Meet Time:
- Friday June 01, 09:30

Departure Time:
- Friday June 01, 10:00

Ken Seegers
05-23-2001, 12:15 PM
I will be there. I will just have to get thru the Ridge Pike ~~~~~ traffic. Oh and guest what.... the black SC will be there. A warning to the blues brothers....It sound healthy at idle. Like I said just bring IT!!!!!!!! (that is my double intercooler) Ward Boy. See you all there Friday at 10:30am.....just kidding I think I am on Dave's time.
Later
Ken

DTWard
05-24-2001, 06:25 PM
...I didn't realize the Mall was that far from exit 4...never really payed much attention to it before. Guess I'll plan to get down there 15 minutes earlier.

...I'll hopefully be bringing a nice double I/C but I'm not sure whether it's going to be under my hood or in the trunk...I have to figure that one out yet!!!

Later,

Dave

Ken Seegers
05-25-2001, 12:20 PM
That was not nice to call the "President of the Mid Altantic" that!!!!!!!! Remember he can stop you from posting :lol:

DTWard
05-25-2001, 05:56 PM
...but every once in a while I have to bust our group leaders stones a little!!! Sorry if that was too harsh. <img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/embarassed.gif ALT=":o"> ) When did he get the power to do that anyway??? That's not fair!!! Supreme Executive power should come from a mandate of the masses, not from some fascical auquatic ceremony....oh, wait...too much Monty Python lately,

Dave "busting my ~~~ to get Kenny's Intercooler done this weekend" Ward

Mike
05-25-2001, 10:29 PM
I am leaving Saturday from Bel Air which is a Half hour north of Baltimore. Not sure if SC will be running. Let me know if anyone lives in the area and is going.

Mike 1990 Red SC 5 spd

Mike
05-25-2001, 10:30 PM
I am leaving Saturday from Bel Air which is a Half hour north of Baltimore. Not sure if SC will be running. Let me know if anyone lives in the area and is going.

Mike 1990 Red SC 5 spd

See you guys there!

Svyn
05-26-2001, 10:02 PM
I am from Severna Park ,MD will be heading up friday might try to stop over at that mall if possible will have to see how far away it is in comparison. Will probably be driving the Durango (99)up there, Light driftwood color, has 5.9 R/T badges on it (was a production test the dealership). Reason I am taking that, I need to get a 66 ford tailgate for my project truck =) and 3 adults, 1 kid + wagon + tailgate in the sc is just not going to happen =p. Anyho, hope to see you guys up there, who all is going into the fairground, and not just parking in a lot, which lot if there is a meeting place? Can I pack a few more questions in here?

-Dale

Ken Seegers
05-27-2001, 09:10 AM
Don't worry I am trying to get my sc running. For some reason water is making into my cylinder heads. Damn intake!!!!!!!
Hope to see you all on Friday
Ken "trying to bust his a$$ to get his SC ready" Seegers

Rick Hubbs
05-27-2001, 11:48 AM
Well I gotta wait for my pops so I won't be able to leave until later, but I will be there! Can't wait to take 1st place this year!!!! Someone has to represent the mid-atlantic chapter since everyone else drives these ~~~'s :) See you guys on friday!
Rick

DTWard
05-27-2001, 02:06 PM
Don't tell me the BlackBird from Hell isn't going to make it to Carlisle!!! Dude, that will totally suck!!! Bust on that black ~~~ as I may, I couldn't wait to get a ride in it with the new motor!!! Hope you get here fixed in time. Also, great to hear from you Rick. That ~~~ comment was meant only for Kenny, and not for Pat and I, right? :) Five days and counting!!!

Dave

Ken Seegers
05-28-2001, 09:01 AM
You got mail!!!!!! and ya no black sc this year. I have to ride in some blue sc??????

DTWard
05-28-2001, 09:39 AM
You will still be able to go to Carlisle because both of the blue SC's still run and they both have extra room for you and your luggage. What a shame!!! Guess you wouldn't have had the miles on her anyway to put her on the DYNO. That's what I was looking forward to!!!

Dave

danekejt
05-30-2001, 11:15 AM
hey whats wrong with a blue sc? do you guys know yet exactly where you will be in the fairgrounds. I will be heading down on friday morning but not putting the car in the show. I will look for you guys. see you there.

John
91sc BLUE

Ken Seegers
05-30-2001, 05:04 PM
I do not know where we will be this year.....but in years past we have been near the dyno. We will probably have a tent sent up where we are. Just look for two SC that are identically the same shade of blue. They are a bright blue(AGGHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!) God knows this weekend is going to be long. I am going miss the BLCKBRD. Thank god there should be plenty of black sc's.
see you up there

DTWard
05-30-2001, 06:55 PM
..If you miss your SC that bad, I'll let you drive mine. It's far faster than the ol' blackbird was anyhow!!! :) And besides, you can't possible do anything to it that I haven't done before...(see also Pat's SHO)

Dave

Pat DiPersia
05-31-2001, 08:51 AM
Yeh, thanks alot! We all know how that went! I had to sell the damn SHO! Wait until you see what replaced it. . .

danekejt
05-31-2001, 01:41 PM
cool i will see everyone there. you all have a safe trip there.

John
91sc BLUE

Ken Seegers
05-31-2001, 04:31 PM
It was great seeing smoke bouldering from both front tires and the tach reading 8k....hmmmm can I do that in a SC? Pat, I think I need to take your SC for a test run.
Dave, make sure you take his keys while he is sleeping and see if the SC can run to 8k. Let see how much smoke comes off the RE71's
later
Ken