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    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I will probably be towing also, due to lack of drive time as well as the weather. There is a possibility the MG won’t come at all if I can’t resolve issues with the replacement coilovers.

    That will piss me off.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #304953

    edsnova
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    @edsnova

    Dang! I’m pulling for ya, Bill. I want to hear this thing.

    Who’s doing the covered bridge/winery tour?
    <h1>A Tale of Two Cruises</h1>
     

    Friday’s cruise will feature three of Central Pennsylvania’s famous covered bridges, which were featured in one of the most memorable cruises we’ve ever done as part of this gathering. The bridges themselves are amazing, but the roads which connect them are spectacular – sweeping curves, changes in elevation and scenery like nowhere else in the country.

    Stops are planned at several points where we’ve scouted adequate restrooms, but we’ll primarily be driving those magnificent roads. Each stop is no more than an hour apart. Two food-and-beverage stops are planned on the back half of the Friday cruise, after which we return to Carlisle by the same amazing public roads.

    We’ll make our Friday lunch stop at The Historic Meiserville Inn Pub and Restaurant. It’s a completely renovated public house which dates to the Presidency of Ulysses S. Grant, featuring a menu with combinations to suit for everyone’s tastes, a paved parking lot out back, a second-story deck, seating for more than 100 people and a friendly staff who’ll accommodate everyone to the best of their ability. There’s even a curvy old ‘40s-era Caddy out front as landmark.

    After we’ve eaten the Meiserville Pub out of business, we’ll head to the nearby, superbly scenic Winery at Hunter’s Valley.  It sits on a rounded ridgeline and overlooks the Susquehanna River, with better-than-adequate parking (they’re roping us off a section!) and spectacular local knowledge of their wares.  One-ounce flights of their wines are five dollars, and two-ounce are ten, but come with a complimentary glass as a souvenir. We visited the winery, just to make sure it was up to snuff, and it most certainly was. Bring a camera.

    We’ll return to Carlisle from the winery, with an hour’s drive between us and it. We should return to the Show Field by three in the afternoon, assuming we keep to the set schedule. For those wishing to skip the estimated hour and-a-half the winery stop involves, the route back through Harrisburg is very straightforward.

     

     

     

    Saturday’s cruise is a new optional event for those that wish to see more of the Pennsylvania countryside.   Last year’s visit to the Old Sled Works in Duncannon, PA was so popular we are going to do it again!  This extremely “car friendly” place is filled with antiques of every variety, and has its own mock soda-fountain and a pinball machine room.   There is so much to see here, and you just might find something you had no idea you needed!

    For anyone not looking to spend the morning on the show-field, this tour starts at the show-field at 10:00 and returns to the show-field around 12:30, for lunch and an afternoon of car fun.

    #304954

    al-greig
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    @al-greig

    I will be arriving Thursday afternoon with my wife, Rose Ann.  Plan on going to Caddy Shack and all other activities that follow.

    Al

    #304955

    schu
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    @schu

    Good deal Al.

    Looking forward to hanging out.

    Hope the rain forecast changes – I wanted to drive a lot this weekend.

    #304965

    pmossberg
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    @pmossberg

    Will be arriving early afternoon on Thursday.

    But with the forecast as it is, I am very likely going to slap the show field sticker on my Volvo C70. I’ve seen a fair number of daily driver cars coming form the Speedster group. Sad, I guess. But will still be good fun with a great group of people.

     

    Paul Mossberg
    1982 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

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    #304967

    billnparts
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    @billnparts

    I’ll be driving the Subaru, but due to positive thinking, I’ve already plastered my field pass to the MG windshield.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

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