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Carlisle after action review, and nex year's plans. Please Sticky!!!!

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#1 subarubrat


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Posted 23 May 2004 - 08:25 PM

Well, back home from Carlisle and I have to say I have never attended a better Subaru event.

First things first, let's thank the people who stepped up and made it what it was. I cannot remember everyone who did everything so if I ommit you raise your hand and remind us of your part.

-The table crew, we passed the hat to rent a food table at the rather steep price of $18 a piece and dollar after dollar was donated by everyone asked. Interesting side note, we also made allot of friends with our hospitality and enthusiasm. Next year, a fellow we offered a cold beer and burger to who is a past Subaru owner, is providing whatever tables we need FREE. Further, thanks to our hospitality to the restroom attendant he dipped into the secret closet to produce soap and towles for a few members who forgot theirs. Several memebers of other clubs spent their social time in the evenings at our tent rather than their own club.

-Ice men. Skip and the other fellow who flies Citation jets (sorry I forgot the name) were pasing me 10 spots in thanks for the keg, not neccessary but what we did is roll it into the ice fund to keep beer and food ice cold. Add to the list, Mike Domminisi and Beerheart who made a good number of trips to the ice machine out of their own pockets.

-Dinner donors. Although we had tons of buns and snacks and all that good stuff other than Hocrest who whipped up some of the most tender and flavorfull ribs know to man none of the meat folks made it or remembered their meat so again, we took up a collection. With just the few folks standing around we had $5's $10's and singles coming in hand faster than they could be counted. We had great food for everyone. Lets also thank Joe who made the errand to the store.

-Skip's BRAT. Skip made the adults feel like kids and the kids feel like adults by offering up rides on his ultra rare collectors item BRAT go-cart that he could have very understandably not done given the rarity of the item. Lots of ear to ear grins there. For many present that will be a once in a lifetime chance.

-Clean up crew. Hocrest, LeakingOil, Beerheart, my son and I know there were a few others who pitched in and left it like we found it.

-Dennis. All those hats, pens and other Subaru goodies that you took home came from him as well as that big bright SUBARU banner that will be at next years show as well. Dennis made it LOOK like a Subaru event.

-LeakingOil, who made up all the professional name tags so we knew who each other were, I am sure she will do just as well next year.

I know there is more, and I wish I could recall all the others who spent as much time making it enjoyable for others as they spent enjoying it themselves. As for next year, I imagine everyone present this year will return next year as well as some new recruits. I have already gotten the dates and paperwork for next year from carlisle show officials and we will let everyone know when it is time to register.

Give me a few hours to get the pics up, LINKS will be added here.

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Posted 23 May 2004 - 09:14 PM

WHAT????? No gumbo roads at your meet????:lol: :lol:

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 12:15 AM

Yup,I deserve that.

Forget the venison and they forget you too.LOL!!!!

Great weekend.Really great mix of folks and Subarus.
Let's see:
a 360 van!!!!
a '78 4WD wagon :brow: !!!!!!
a lifted,this that and the other thing-Brat!!!
a clean stock Brat
lifted EA81 wagon
lifted EA82 wagon-or two?
a Baja
one bitchin rally car-STi?? or was that ???
Forester XT
and then some...

Skip rules!!!!

See,now aren't you glad you all went?We showed those Saab losers!!What a pathetic group they are.99% of the group had cars that have no technical or historic value.A waste of grass if you ask me.

Thanks everybody!!!!!!

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 12:33 AM

Why else do you think they call em Saab's, cause thats whot the owners do when the realize whot they jes bought. Why else would they have to use 94.321% of a Subaru in one of their cars in order to sell some?!

N-E-Wayz, back on topic. Sounds like fun, I still have a few months before my unveiling, uh, I mean, the WCSS.

Can't wait for a pics.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 04:54 AM

Yup,I deserve that.

Forget the venison and they forget you too.LOL!!!!

If'n I remember correctly it was you who started the battlecry to get 25 of us together after you went to last years show...

So thank you Reverend for planting the seed for this great weekend we all had.

<even if you did forget the venison and bail on the lasagna>:brow: :lol:

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 07:16 AM

:lol: Thanks Dave!

And special thanks to Scott-subarubrat.com-for all the effort.:clap:

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 01:29 PM

Pics are up!


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Posted 24 May 2004 - 02:02 PM

looks like you'll had a good time maybe next year I'll be able to go

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 03:03 PM

I was there with my Outback...but I felt awkward since it was just a plain old Outback with nothing special. I left after awhile, but it was nice meeting people and getting to check out their cars. Maybe by next year i'll have a Brat :D

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 04:20 PM

I had a great time. It was good to meet new people a re-aquaint with those I already met.
The vehicles were awsome. A 360 van, a nice '78 wagon, lifted wagons and Brats, XTs and SVXs as well as the newest models. I've never been anywhere that had this kind of variety. The imagination, skill and ingenuity that went into the modifieds is amazing. There is definitely talent in this group.
It was hard turning the Bratkart over to Skip after it had sat at my house (even though it was here only about a week or so). I was getting kind of used to having it around. It was a real hoot, though, to watch everybody zipping around the grounds in this tiny vehicle- just hilarious! Wish I had brought my camera:(
Thanks to all who got the ball rolling/organized and made it happen. Hopefully, we'll be able to do it again next year!
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Posted 24 May 2004 - 08:42 PM

We WILL do it again and next year and do it up even bigger.

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Posted 24 May 2004 - 09:48 PM

I had a blast! It was great meeting everyone (even the kids). Thanks to : Skip for the push to ride the go cart...it was huge fun, Scott for making me feel like a kid again (your BRAT is the ****!), Dennis for the stickers and such and thanks to everyone else for being there and making it happen.

How did I end up with all the beer on Sunday?:lol:

Until the next meet...:drunk:


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Posted 25 May 2004 - 09:22 AM

Once again, the show was a blast....As I have offered, all those interested in doing some 4 wheeling, or just for the fact of getting together again for the weekend, our cabin is off Route 9 on Mission Road prior to crossing the Shennandoah headed towards Charlestown WVA. Plenty of room, sleeps about 10 comfortably on eight acres of riverfront (Jefferson County, right after Loudon County) Toss this invite around and we'll come up with a plan......Chongo Charlie

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Posted 25 May 2004 - 06:25 PM

I just wanted to say that I also had a great time,even though I felt little out of place. What a great group of people.I will definetly put this event on my schedule for next year. The pictures I took can be seen here.


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Posted 26 May 2004 - 01:13 AM

Looks like fun--with any luck I'll be there next year with Paul's old '75.

It's good to hear everyone had a good time, and heartening to see so many babied Soobs. The '78 takes the cake, though--it's a blast to drive too.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 06:51 AM

Mike,Great job on the pictures.A really nice album there that I wish I could have taken.



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Posted 26 May 2004 - 11:06 AM

That was great, count me in for next year!

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 03:15 PM

Good for you guys. Way to represent Subarus!!

Looks like you guys made the Baha park in the Bahack. :lol

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 07:02 PM

Who's Baha was that? The tag in the car said the owner was part of a Fiat club.

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Posted 26 May 2004 - 08:11 PM

Who's Baha was that? The tag in the car said the owner was part of a Fiat club.

That was me. I started coming to Carlisle about two years ago because my other car hobby is Fiats. One of the guys in our club said if you drive something other than a Fiat to at least include the Fiat club on the tag so they could be counted for some reason.

I drove my Spider the first year but for the last two years I've been coming in my Baja.

I was amazed at the amount of Subarus there were this year. Last year there were only 4 or 5.

Last year I was parked next to a red XT and it's tag said "Triumph club of America" so I figured he had the same idea.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 01:15 PM

Ahh, sweet car, man. Mine was the Outback next to yours (if you saw it)

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 06:17 PM

Hay, I havn't been able to get to a computer all week. Anyway awsome time even thoe I had to leave early. (I hope I didn't miss to much good partying Sat. night):drunk: Yet another event to put on my calender. It was fun getting to meet some of you crazys here and seeing some of the crazy I already knew.:)

Maybe next year we will be, dare I say? Organized! And sleeping out of the car was fine but I must remember to bring a chair next year.

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Posted 27 May 2004 - 06:57 PM

Next year will rule. I learned a great deal about getting something like this to happen so expect all sorts of good stuff next year.



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Posted 10 June 2004 - 12:23 AM

Damn, Looks like I ,once again, missed a good time. I actually had something to do that weekend, don't remember what it was but I definately couldn't make it. Hopefully next year. I gotta get workin on this BRAT. Scott, wanna help me build a big rump roast monster BRAT similar but different than yours? The looks will be different but I would like the same amount of lift because I want to run big fat tires on it. I like the look. From the side a lifted BRAT looks good but I am talking about the look from the front/back. I like the way yours looks, Thats the way it should look, like a truck. We need explicit details.

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Posted 17 June 2004 - 10:49 PM

I didn't get to go but it sounds like a good time was had by all.

Hocrest, I saw your post about the meet in another forum and it included a nod to my car being there, Sorry to leave you hanging out with the post.

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This is about what my RX looked like for that weekend.

Things are better with the RX. Not quite where I want to be, but closer.

Sorry I didn't get to go.



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