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Roll Call - Carlisle 2013

Coming or not?

  • Will be there with a car!

    Votes: 4 33.3%
  • Will be there, but spectating (no car)

    Votes: 3 25.0%
  • Sorry, can't make it this year

    Votes: 2 16.7%
  • Vicariously living the show through the forum

    Votes: 4 33.3%

  • Total voters
    12

Flyer615

New member
Do wives' names really matter? :D *laugh*

Obviously, your wife is not privy to the postings here. *yipes* Just FYI, should the opportunity arise to make me look better in front of any of the wives (especially mine), I shall throw you under the bus in a heartbeat. *na-na-na*
 

cdrd03

New member
I am sorry that I could not make it. I would have loved to be there to meet some of you, but alas, my daughter was also graduating and I had family in town all week. Thanks for posting the pictures and telling the stories. All the cars look great. Hopefully I may be able to attend next year, though it will be without my Sebring. Way to much work to do on it and I haven't been able to start yet. Thanks again and I am glad everyone had a great time.

Chuck
 

vpogv

Active member
Glad that a number of members made it. Thanks for the pictures Rick and the play by play on the days events. Seeing the picture of Dave and SSC's blue sterling makes me curious what he is using for front "hood" hinges....*thumbs up*
 

Yessongs

New member
Sorry I couldn't be there..I had planned to drive up in my Shalako, like last year, but work commitments (Car show run by the newspaper I work for) kept me on Long Island. At least my former ride was there with Will - a really nice, enthusiastic guy.
 

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mud4fun

New member
Wow I really enjoyed the show guys. Sorry it to so long to post. I have been very busy since returning home. I was hoping to get to talk to you guys a lot more but I was not feeling well at all. I thought it was from the long hours preparing and the 36 hours I was up before the show. Turns out that I have 2 large cysts or however you spell them in my head. Surgery is schedule for this Thursday.
I did not even get the car unloaded till this weekend.
I was really surprised at the turnout for the sterlings. Most of my pics are of items for upgrading on my car so not much to post that has not already been covered.
Thanks again for the support guys I was glad at the interest in my car even though it was far for finished.
I hope next year goes better for me.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Well damn, James, I hope it isn't anything real serious (though anything in your head is troublesome. Just ask my wife about brains or lack thereof). I hope all goes well - I want to see that custom dash setup working!
 

mud4fun

New member
Not too serious. They are behind the cheek bones so I don't have to worry about the brain for right now. Just bad headaches and sinus issues. Quick fix just remove the nose and diggem out with a spoon. LOL.... we'll maybe not.
About 3 weeks downtime.
I will be making lots of plans for the other cars while I sit still for a couple weeks. I may even mix em up a little. I would really like the yellow body on my tube chassis.
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Yowch... dude... make sure your doctor is covering all the bases - there has to be a reason that you got those...
 

rickjames8

New member
Rick - thanks for the awesome wrap-up and all the pics. And thanks to Rick, Warren, and anyone else who organized such an amazing turn out of Sterlings. It's a bit sad to see that the number of kits at Kits at Carlisle has really dropped off in the past years. I'm not sure why that is, it's the largest kit show on the east coast - so where do the other enthusiasts go? Or is the hobby dying out, or taking turns elsewhere (body kits and tuning??). But the fact that you guys all rallied and got a lot of Sterlings out was just amazing. Hopefully the turnout will inspire even more owners next year. Even more hopefully that I might be one of them. The thing I love about kit cars is that it's truly a way for owners to show their creativity and individuality. You don't get that from changing the bumpers on your Civic. For that reason, I love to really check out all the kit cars at the shows. To that end, it might be nice to try to rally other clubs or owners to come out and make the show more of an even bigger event. Otherwise they're going to start calling it the Cobras/Speedsters/Sterlings and Imports at Carlisle.

On a personal note, it was really great to meet so many of you. Warren, we've known each other digitally for 12 years now. It was great to finally meet you in person. I will make a trip out to your Sterling Farm one of these days. Right now I've just started my job. Man, who knew this 'full time job' stuff took up so much of your day. It's been a week, can I go back to the beach yet? :)
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
*thumbs up* The east coast car scene is a volatile one. Any given weekend there is some sort of show going on - the vintage VW scene on the eastern seaboard here has a show nearly every weekend this summer somewhere within a reasonable driving distance. Occasionally there will be a kit or two there (other than mine), but overall I think the kit industry, at least for vintage VW, is finished. Since there are only a handful of manufacturers to make kits for a VW chassis (Dave is the only non-buggy style kit), interest in them has dropped dramatically. The generation today doesn't want 40 year old technology - they want the fuel injected, computerized monocoque chassis vehicles that they can simply bolt on aftermarket parts to. And they hate it when I'm at a local show sitting next to some 'Fast and Furious' ricer and my car gets all the attention....


So much for 40 year old technology.... :D
 

nbb350

Member
I just got my delayed billing from Hertz for those Pennsylvania Turnpike tolls on the drive to and from Carlisle: $25.20! Holy Crap! No wonder the Turnpike was so free-flowing - at those rates I bet hardly anyone can afford to drive on it! *pbpbpbp!*

I kinda question whether or not all the fees are actually mine (it WAS a rental, after all), but it's not worth my time on the phone arguing with some indifferent operator at some overseas Hertz call center...
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Sounds about right, depending on where you got on and off and how many times. For me, just to and from with the trailer was $30. And some of yours was probably the EZ Pass "rental" from Hertz. It would have been cheaper to pay cash...
 

nbb350

Member
I didn't think about a "rental fee" for the EZpass from Hertz...but some of those booths didn't appear to even have a cash lane.
And it was MUCH more fun to zip thru the toll booth at 30mph with the EZPass! *thumbs up*

For my future reference, do they charge extra for trailers on the Turnpike? I seem to recall that Illinois does on their tollways...
 

letterman7

Honorary Admin
Oh yes, PA charges per axle. Since I have a dual axle trailer and my truck is a certain weight class (2500 series), I get to play in the higher rated toll charge. You can look up what you should have paid on the PA website to double check Hertz's charges Pennsylvania Turnpike Preferred Traveler
While it's only $25 to you, it still might be worth a bitch call if they've overcharged or didn't mention the EZ pass rental fee in your rental agreement.
 
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