Meet Us in Carlisle

Ed
By Ed Higginbotham
May 11, 2016

We’re headed to Carlisle, Pennsylvania, for the Carlisle Import and Kit Nationals next weekend. We’ll have a tent set up on Friday-Saturday. Coming to Carlisle? Keep an eye out for us and come say hi.

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wannacruise
wannacruise New Reader
5/12/16 8:59 p.m.

sorry I'm going to miss you, since I am so close. Would love to visit again from the Orange Blossom Tour. But Penny and I just signed up for the SmokyMountainTour. See you then if not sooner. Tell all your great staff I said hello.
What's the story on the Jag on the trailer. My son-in-law would love to have one and we can restore it. Dave.

pav5069
pav5069 Reader
5/13/16 8:36 a.m.

I think I will be there!!!

Powar
Powar GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/13/16 8:44 a.m.

Junkyard_Dog and I will be there Friday-Sunday in the Saab section. Keep an eye out for a red '85 900S sedan. Maybe I'll throw a GRM sticker on it. This will be its maiden voyage after being off the road for 17 years. What better break-in, right?

foxtrapper
foxtrapper UltimaDork
5/13/16 9:00 a.m.

Still pushing for you to talk Margie into coming.

I'll be there with my Saab as well. The '04 93 convertible, which should be one of many actually.

Furious_E
Furious_E HalfDork
5/13/16 9:46 a.m.

I'll probably be making the long trek out there on Saturday (I live in Carlisle, like 15 min from the fairgrounds ) If you spot a tall, gangly young guy, likely in a GRM t shirt, say hi because it's probably me.

Also, if anyone is looking for suggestions on local eateries or fun drives let me know and I'll hook you up with the insider info.

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
5/13/16 10:34 a.m.

My son and I are going. We'll try to look you up!

bravenrace
bravenrace MegaDork
5/13/16 10:35 a.m.

I've never been to this one. What are the chances of finding a vintage race car to buy?

revrico
revrico Reader
5/13/16 11:57 a.m.

If it wasn't my regions opening weekend, I'd be there. I'm sure my mk1 VW and 80s Audi friends will be going. They always make the trip for Mk 1 madness and the import show.

foxtrapper
foxtrapper UltimaDork
5/13/16 12:57 p.m.
bravenrace wrote: I've never been to this one. What are the chances of finding a vintage race car to buy?

If you're not picky, pretty good.

But if it's got to be a "this", and it's got to be in great running shape, and it's got to be cheap, then your chances are less good.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/13/16 1:34 p.m.

You know, there's a decent chance that I'll be able to make the drive up. Not sure how much walking around the show that I'll be able to manage and I definitely won't be autocrossing as I have in years past.

Powar
Powar GRM+ Memberand UltraDork
5/13/16 3:23 p.m.

If any of you fellow forum-goers do make it, shoot me a PM. I'll have beer/bourbon/camaraderie for my GRM brethren.

snailmont5oh
snailmont5oh Reader
5/13/16 3:42 p.m.

Are you guys going to Ford Carlisle?

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
5/14/16 2:27 p.m.
foxtrapper wrote: Still pushing for you to talk Margie into coming. I'll be there with my Saab as well. The '04 93 convertible, which should be one of many actually.

Bah! Bring the Spitfire!

I'll be there with the NASS group as usual with Winnie the Poo (the brown '79 Spitfire I bought from fujioko a couple of years ago).

Although I will browse the Saab area drooling over old 95's.

foxtrapper
foxtrapper UltimaDork
5/17/16 1:00 p.m.

Oh goody, rain! Cold rain.

This is so not looking good for Saturday.

https://www.wunderground.com/cgi-bin/findweather/getForecast?query=carlisle+pa

TR7
TR7 New Reader
5/17/16 4:24 p.m.

In reply to foxtrapper:

I'm hoping it's too soon for accurate weather forecasts

Andy Neuman
Andy Neuman HalfDork
5/17/16 4:25 p.m.

Instead of driving the 45 minutes to Carlisle I'll drive the 13 hours in the fall to see you guys in Gainesville.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
5/17/16 4:41 p.m.
foxtrapper wrote: Oh goody, rain! Cold rain. This is so not looking good for Saturday.

Well... wouldn't be the first time. On the plus side, I haven't had time to remove the hard top off the Spitfire.

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
5/21/16 8:47 a.m.

Every year, there are complaints about the swap meet. This year was great for me. I've bought parts for all four of my collector/project cars. I just picked up some Volvo 1800 sheet metal (front nose clip) I've been wanting for years.

captdownshift
captdownshift GRM+ Memberand UberDork
5/21/16 10:24 a.m.

I'm not making the trip up, it's a bit soggy for me today.

Donebrokeit
Donebrokeit Dork
5/21/16 5:20 p.m.

Ed, will you guys be there tomorrow, Sunday the 22nd?

Paul

Ian F
Ian F MegaDork
5/22/16 5:56 a.m.

The GRM crew was packing up yesterday afternoon, so don't think so.

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