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    edward ericson


    Ok everyone here is the long-awaited RSVP and Order Form for the Saturday Gala at Carlisle. This will be held at The Orchards, a banquet facility and restaurant about 15 miles from the hotel site. There will be a cash bar, food, and the usual Tomfoolery that we do (and maybe some unusualTomfoolery or even hijinx) before repairing back to the Hospitality Suite for the annual Spare Parts, Weird Tools, Wine, Booze and Art Raffle.

    Dinner is $40 per head, please send the check or money order made out to me at the below address or PayPal me the dough. 

    If you use Paypal please use “friends and family” option and put your full name in the message so I can credit you. BUT ALSO SEND THE FORM SO I CAN DO ALL THE HOUSEKEEPING/NAMETAGGING/ACCOUNTING/RE-COUNTING AS NEEDED FOR THE WEEKEND.

    Thanks all!


    *RSVP Form* 2019 SPEEDSTERS MEET SPYDERS – MAY 16-19 *RSVP form *

    Carlisle event attendees, please copy and complete this form and e-mail it to “” or US mail it to Edward Ericson, PO Box 323, Joppa, MD 21085.


    Name: ___________________________________________________________

    City, state, zip: _____________________________________________________

    E-Mail address: ____________________________________________________

    Phone number: (home) ____________________ (cell) ______________________

    Name(s) of guest(s): ________________________________________________


    Are you bringing your Speedster? Y ____ N ____ or other replica?_____________

    If Yes or “other”, are you driving or trailering? Driving ______ Trailering ______


    Speedster/Spyder Manufacturer:

    Beck_______ CMC______ Fiberfab_______ Intermeccanica_____ JPS_____ SAS_____ThunderRanch _____ Vintage_____ Other________________________


    Have you registered with Carlisle? Y ____ N ____

    If not, here is the website: https://store.carlisleevents.c…chResults.asp?Cat=23

    All Carlisle Import/Replica event-related info – INCLUDING REGISTRATION INFO – can be found at that site.

    Page down to “2019 Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals – Judged or Non-judged Showfield”

    IMPORTANT! When registering, please specify your club as “SPEEDSTER OWNERS”.

    Add this registration to your cart and check out.


    Hotel you are staying at _________________________________

    What night(s)? Thursday____/Friday____/Saturday____?

    Note: The host hotel for the meet is the Courtyards by Marriott Shippensburg.

    If you want to stay there, see details on under the Events thread at:



    Yes! I’ll attend the Gala Saturday Evening Awards dinner. Please reserve ______ spots.

    * Dinner: $40.00 per person (includes service charge and state sales tax), must be paid by May 1. Please make your checks or money orders out to Edward Ericson Jr. or you can paypal me at the email above.

    Total submitted:



    Do you need any additional information? Y ____ N ____


    edward ericson



    Carlisle, people! Mid-late May.

    See also (for more details)

    Hope to see everyone there. I’m sorta kinda in charge of the banquet thing…



    my stuff will be in the mail this week. looking forward to seeing everybody



    Hi Bill:

    keep me posted on the Pit Grand Prix BBQ.

    I currently have Annie stored for the winter at Wampum lime quarry. Once she is out, we should get together.



    Dale Schumacher


    Just booked a room for Thursday – Saturday night – looking forward to seeing you guys



    Looks like my show field credentials arrived during my absence. #58.

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

    Dale Schumacher


    mine too – 400 plus

    edward ericson


    Richard Wobby tells me he and Lauren are coming to Carlisle again. So that’s a big plus.


    Thursday May 16., noonish-5:45 pm: arrive and fix shyt and mingle. Enjoy a cold one (or two). 6:00 pm BBQ on the hotel patio (rain location: or Hospitality Room).

    Friday May 17, 6-9 am: complimentary buffet breakfast at hotel.

    9:00 am: (optional) Cruise on back country roads to the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing in York Springs PA. (donations gratefully accepted)

    10:15 am -12: check out the museum.

    12 pm (or whenever): Cruise to fairgrounds at Carlisle

    1:00 pm—3-4-5 pm?: Hang out at Carlisle fairgrounds. The Speedster/Spyder group’s reserved parking has been moved to the middle of the field this year, behind the VW/Mercedes and Porsche groups and in front of the (massive) Saab club. As always, we have a canopy with tables and chairs.

    6 pm: Annual restaurant scramble. (Eatery list to be supplied).

    Saturday May 18, 6-9 am: Hotel voucher for free breakfast then head to fair grounds. (Optional: go to fair grounds hungry and buy the Carlisle High School band kids’ egg sammich to support band geekery).

    4-5 pm: Return to hotel.

    5:45 pm: Stage in the parking lot for dinner at The Orchards. (Map/instruction to be provided. It’s literally straight down the road like 20 minutes).

    6:15 pm: Leave for banquet.

    7-8:30 pm: Dinner.

    8:30 pm: Return to hotel.

    9-10 pm: Annual Carlisle speed parts, wine and art raffle! PLEASE REMEMBER TO BRING AN ITEM FOR THE RAFFLE and buy a ticket and pick a prize. Speedster parts, wine, cleaning and maintenance products, beer, art, apparel, booze…. money raised by this goes into the account for next year’s event.

    10-??: Good behavior and not-excessive drinking/goofing around on the patio and/or hospitality room. Fire pit, etc.

    Sunday, May 19 6 am—day. Breakfast and goodbyes or head to the show field and home.

    edward ericson



    I’ve got to give the hall a final guaranteed headcount (and a check to cover it) next FRIDAY MAY 10 so everybody who wants to eat with us better get me your form and the moolah by then.

    So far I have forms and cash from Paul, Bill and Audrey (Crash) Hass, and Billinparts.

    Couple others have indicated they’re attending but I’m missing the scratch from them. It’s $40 a plate so floating that can get pretty heavy pretty fast if more than a few people defer.

    If you sent me money and or forms and plan on attending, and aren’t Paul, Crash or Bill Aschman, please contact me ASAP so we can confirm reservations. I need to have everyone squared up by Friday morning.





    edward ericson


    Carlisle driving directions, courtesy of Alan “Dr. Clock” Merklin. Especially if you’re the sort to let your phone batteries die or don’t use them newfangled sat nav thingies, go ahead and print these out and stick them in your door pocket just in case.


    Carlisle Driving Directions

    Courtyard by Marriott
    503 Newburgh Rd
    Shippensburg, PA 17257

    From the South: Rt 81 N to exit 24, Left onto Old Scotland Rd. (696)
    Left onto S. Fayette St. Right onto E. King St. ( Rt 11 N) Left onto
    N. Earl St continue 1/2 mile. Right onto Newburgh Rd., Courtyard on
    the left. After check in, proceed around to the rear of the hotel.

    From the North: RT 81S to exit 29, Right onto Walnut Bottom Rd. Left
    onto King ST. Right onto N. earl St continue 1.2 mile. Right onto
    Newburgh Rd Courtyard hotel is on your Left.

    From the West via PA Turnpike: Exit 201 through toll to stop. Turn
    Left onto Cumberland Highway ( Rt 997) continue straight PA 696 —
    Turnpike Rd.Left Rt 969 / 641 West Main St. QUICK Right onto PA 696 S
    Water St. Continue 5 miles turn Left onto Newburgh Rd Hotel is on the

    From the East via PA Turnpike Exit 226 and through the toll.. STAY
    Left at fork onto Rt 11 North. Right onto Rt 81 S to exit 29, Right
    onto Walnut Bottom Rd. Left onto King St. (Rt 11 S) Right onto N. Earl
    St, continue 1/2 mile. Turn right onto Newburgh Rd. Courtyard hotel is
    on your left.

    From the East via RT 78 West: Merge onto Rt 81 south to exit 29,
    Right onto Walnut Bottom Rd. Left onto King ST. Right onto N. earl St
    continue 1.2 mile. Right onto Newburgh Rd Courtyard hotel is on your

    Courtyard to Eastern Museum of Motor Racing ( EMMR)
    100 Baltimore Rd Your Springs, PA 17372
    Left out of hotel onto N. Earl St. Left onto King St. ( Rt 11 N) Bear
    Right onto Walnut Bottom Rd to Rt 81 N to exit 48. Right onto York Rd
    ( Rt 74) Continue on Rt 74 to make a Right at the light onto Rt 15 S.
    Left on Latimore Rd. Right onto Old Rt 15. Left onto Baltimore Rd
    continue to EMMR on your Left.

    Eastern Museum of Motor Racing to Carlisle Fair Grounds:
    1000 Bryn Mawr Rd Carlisle PA 17013 Right onto Old Rt 15N . Left onto
    Old York Rd. ( Rt 74) continue to pass under Rt 81 into the town of
    Carlisle. Bear Left to merge onto High St, Right onto Hanover St. Bear
    Left onto Carlisle Spring Rd . Continue to Gate make a Right at …Gate
    3 – Registration. If you have your Show field pass affixed to your
    windshield you’ll drive through Security . Our Speedster Spyder
    display area is located about 4 rows in on your Right.

    Carlisle show field to Courtyard hotel

    Out of gate 3 to light.  Left  onto Carlisle Spring Rd. Stay straight to merge onto N. Hanover St.
    Right onto West High St (RT 11 S) follow Rt 11 S into Shippensburg .
    Right at N. Earl St. continue 1/2 mile.  Right onto Newburgh Rd
    Hotel is on the left.

    Courtyard hotel to Orchards Restaurant, 1580 Orchard DR. Chambersburg,
    PA 17201

    Left out of hotel onto N. Earl St.  Right onto King St. ( Rt
    11 S ) follow sign through a number of turns to continue on Rt 11 S.
    At the large Reuters gas station … turn Left onto Orchard Dr., Orchards
    is 1/2 mile on your Right.

    Orchards to Hotel: left out of Orchards to light Right onto Rt 11N.
    Follow signs through turns to continue RT 11N into Shippensburg. Left
    on N. Earl St . Right onto Newburgh Rd into Hotel.

    Optional …Orchards to Hotel via RT 81N:

    Right out of Orchards to light. Right onto Wayne Ave to left onto .Rt
    81 N to exit 24, Left onto Old Scotland Rd. (696) Left onto S. Fayette
    St. Right onto E. King St. ( Rt 11 N) Left onto N. Earl St continue
    1.2 mile to Right onto Newburgh, Courtyard on the left.



    I have a canopy if needed also chairs PM or e-mail me if needed I’ll be leaving here about 11:30 am

    Dale Schumacher



    I think we can hang under the Speedster tent if desired but bring canopy if you want.




    Well, I guess I’ll post the few pictures I took over the weekend.

    This was on the way to Carlisle. Trying to run with traffic in the left lane caused it to run a bit hot. I had to keep it under 70.

    Thursday afternoon early arrivals.

    We had a bit more room at the new hotel. I didn’t even know where the Hospitality room was until Saturday.

    A new model was unveiled…

    With a mid-engine Subaru powerplant…

    Friday’s trip to the Racing Museum…

    Some Show Field photos…

    Assembling for the trip to the Banquet.

    At the Diner Sunday morning before heading home.

    We took 2 lane roads back east until we hit York, then we put up with the traffic and running hot.

    I spoke with E J Kowalksi today about stamping louvers for me. (If you attended the trip to the motor racing museum, E J built the Salt Flat Racers on display there). That should solve the running hot issue.

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



    Thanks for the great pictures Bill. Wish I could have been there.

    Don Loveless
    Ford Pinto Fiberfab
    Rochester, MI

    edward ericson


    Thanks for posting those, Bill. And thanks for showing up with Shubie, and Bill and Audrey. And thanks to Schu for bringing Rick again and his coolio MG. Sorry I failed to revive Bridget in time for the ride.

    The MG contingent needs reinforcements! I do consider Paul’s Intermeccanica Speedster to be an “honorary” Fake TD but don’t tell him that—or Henry Reisner!



    Bill, can you explain stamping louvers in fiberglass?  I removed my side panels and used a router with guides to cut out the vents in my hood.  I would like to have vents in my top panels also, but have not found something I  like yet.

    1986 British Coach Works Type 52 (Sammy)
    Chevy 2.8 V6, 5 speed



    You cannot stamp louvers in fiberglass. He will do a panel in aluminum and I will cut out the side panels and graft it into place.

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

    Paul Mossberg


    I do consider Paul’s Intermeccanica Speedster to be an “honorary” Fake TD but don’t tell him that—or Henry Reisner!

    That’s pretty funny! An inaccurate reproduction of a replica TD?

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to and register (you need to copy and paste the link)



    OK. those that were there know the edge of the macadam at the show field snagged one of my mufflers and pulled it off. Quick repairs were made on the spot but left me with an exhaust leak. It kept getting worse as we drove home. I figured the pipe was cocked at the header collector but that wasn’t the case. David insisted the #8 header tube weld had a crack in it. I removed the header (no small feat) duct taped the ports and filled it with water. No leaks.

    I tried to upload a video with sound but this site doesn’t like the format. It appears that a new gasket fixed the noise. Once it cools down, I’ll re-tighten everything and button the body back up.

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

    Vicenç Feliú


    Very nice pics, Bill.  Wish I could have been there.


    Vicenç - (bee sense)
    Pembroke Pines, FL
    1986 Aston - BCW Model 52 - "Montse II"

    (1983 FiberFab MiGi II - "Montse")

    Dale Schumacher


    Wish you could have as well – miss you guys!

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