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 #360240  by First Lady
 July 26th, 2016, 6:59 pm
I’m late, I’m late, I’m late…on getting us a meet recap! It feels like as fast as Carlisle arrived, it ended!

As many of you have heard, the Jarvis family had an interesting arrival to Carlisle. As the arrival posts started, we found ourselves stranded on the side of the New Jersey Turnpike with a broken down M. The group gathered and headed to our traditional first meal at Dockside Willies. As tradition has it, they got the same big table in the back. Finally, after two towing experiences, the Jarvis’ arrived to a parking lot of support! Darlene and Colleen accompanied Lindsey on a late night Walmart shopping trip.

Friday morning found us at the showfield getting our club headquarters set up for the weekend. As cars claimed their spots for the weekend and began to clean and set-up, the heat started to turn up. Everyone knew where we were with our new banner and feather fags flying proudly. They looked great and really drew people in! Thankful for a breeze, the group gathered under the tent for shade, in between walking the swap meet, viewing other cars in attendance, and waiting for the test drive and thrill ride. Mid-afternoon the group began to trickle back to the hotel and talk of dinner. Our traditional Friday dinner at Texas Roadhouse found a large group of us waiting for tables. They’re wonderful at getting us sat together which was important for the big celebration - in case you didn’t hear, we suckered Joe into re-celebrating a birthday. Funny enough, it was offered up as his 21st birthday – who knew? Not Joe! He was a trooper and went along with all the celebratory shenanigans. Returning to the parking lot for drinking, rubbing, and moding the group dwindled into the early morning hours.

Saturday is an early morning at the showfield. Many in club shirts and ready for another super hot day. There were over 2700 cars in attendance so it was busy for sure! Lots to see, many looks at our cars, and our own participant voting took place. BINGO was lucrative for a newcomer to Carlisle and friend of Ryan and Ashley’s, Jess. Saturday night was our traditionally club dinner at the Fire House Restaurant located in downtown Harrisburg, across the street from the state house. Many orders of duck cakes later, we had a great dinner and club award ceremony. Checkout the winners post!

For the first time in many years, dinner was quick and efficient and found us departing back for the hotel in the daylight. Back at the hotel, Joe’s made-up birthday celebration continued with birthday cake. We toasted with precious to fellow members no longer with us and enjoyed a huge group hanging out in the parking lot. Many projects continued and we were entertained by Robert A’s cool lighting mods. As the group trickled off to bed, 3am saw the few strong night owls!

Sunday morning is slow going as the group packs up for the weekend. A relaxing breakfast found the group gathered for one last super hot day. The goodbyes started all too early as people started to head back home after another successful Carlisle. Showfield awards were posted and all were excited to see the wonderful rides that won. Team Discovery, Bob and Keith, left mid morning to begin the investigative work on M-Pressive. A few of us waiting in the blazing sun to do the test drive and thrill ride – super cool! The parade had a presence of LHs and we even were able to get the infamous red, white, and blue M picture. As the group thinned to only the last few, Carlisle 2016 was in the books.

A relatively uneventful year, no medical emergencies (yay!), and great time spent with awesome family! It’s hard to think we have to wait another year to do it again! Thanks so much for those who joined us for a great meet; it’s always wonderful to gather with our rides and catch up. Since we won’t be heading back to Ocean City in the fall, there’s talk of rendezvousing in Memphis at Stan’s restaurant for a weekend. Stay tuned for more on this if you’re interested!
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 #360255  by YardleyBill
 July 26th, 2016, 10:18 pm
Great recap.

It felt like I was back there!
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 #360260  by Sonicrob
 July 27th, 2016, 9:39 am
Awesome recap!! I wish I could have arrived on Thursday :( But anyways, it was nice to see everyone again on Saturday and Sunday. Just counting the days until Carlisle 2017!
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 #360261  by M-Pressive
 July 27th, 2016, 9:57 am
sonicrob wrote:Awesome recap!! I wish I could have arrived on Thursday :( But anyways, it was nice to see everyone again on Saturday and Sunday. Just counting the days until Carlisle 2017!
51 more weekends till I can show the car at Carlisle. Really missed having it there this year but the weekend still ended up being great.

Good to see everyone there!

Make plans now to attend Carlisle in 2017! You will not regret it.
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 #360263  by sparky99
 July 27th, 2016, 8:23 pm
M-Pressive wrote:Really missed having it there this year but the weekend still ended up being great.
See! What did I tell you?


Carlisle was a blast, I personally want to Thank Justin Hopkins (HBK73) for his extensive help and staying up super late friday night/ Saturday morning to get my special mirrors on and wired up.

Thanks everyone else for the kind words about the car. Hope its better than ever next year!
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 #360276  by beespecial
 July 29th, 2016, 6:59 am
Time to start making plans for Carlisle 2017. I want to thank Keith and Lindsey for making this year's meet a great one in spite of the troubles encountered with M-pressive. Keith, I'm glad you were persuaded to continue to the meet. Wouldn't have been the same without you. All the work you two put into this meet as well as at the same time do the work to your own cars, to me, is nothing short of phenomenal. Makes me tired just wondering how you do it.

Wonderful to again see everyone, make some new friends and tell some old stories. Looking forward to next year.
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 #360281  by BossSlate
 July 29th, 2016, 1:25 pm
Another great weekend at Carlisle.Great running into folks who I haven't seen in a year.Big Thanks to Keith,Lindsey,Cindy,Dave,Bob and others for putting this together.Despite Keith's ( and ours) disappointment of not seeing M-Pressive in attendance,spirits were still high and didn't put a damper on the overall weekend. So Keith you know what to do next year...NO MATTER, WHAT TAKE M-PRESSIVE TO THE DAY'S INN BEFORE YOU HEAD TO CARLISLE( :lol: ).All jokes aside,I'm glad she's back up and running as you continue to get her back to 100%.John we had a nice little chat on Saturday night while the drinks flowed,Bill thanks for the beers and once again I want to tell you & Colleen continue the great job you've done raising your daughters (2 of the most well behaved children you can find anywhere).(Sonic) Rob thanks for making the effort to get to Carlisle....THOSE "CARNIVAL" HEADLIGHTS WERE RIDICULOUS!!!.Like I've said to others...we all want to mod out our rides to the utmost,but as most of us know, as we get closer to Carlisle unexpected happenings take place that are sometimes out of our control.But the main thing to remember is try your best,if don't get to do a mod you've been planning SO WHAT...come on down and have fun
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 #360282  by BossSlate
 July 29th, 2016, 1:32 pm
M-Pressive wrote:
sonicrob wrote:Awesome recap!! I wish I could have arrived on Thursday :( But anyways, it was nice to see everyone again on Saturday and Sunday. Just counting the days until Carlisle 2017!
51 more weekends till I can show the car at Carlisle. Really missed having it there this year but the weekend still ended up being great.

Good to see everyone there!

Make plans now to attend Carlisle in 2017! You will not regret it.
Yup,I'm planning already...it's NEVER too soon
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 #360284  by Sonicrob
 July 29th, 2016, 1:59 pm
BossSlate wrote:Another great weekend at Carlisle.Great running into folks who I haven't seen in a year.Big Thanks to Keith,Lindsey,Cindy,Dave,Bob and others for putting this together.Despite Keith's ( and ours) disappointment of not seeing M-Pressive in attendance,spirits were still high and didn't put a damper on the overall weekend. So Keith you know what to do next year...NO MATTER, WHAT TAKE M-PRESSIVE TO THE DAY'S INN BEFORE YOU HEAD TO CARLISLE( :lol: ).All jokes aside,I'm glad she's back up and running as you continue to get her back to 100%.John we had a nice little chat on Saturday night while the drinks flowed,Bill thanks for the beers and once again I want to tell you & Colleen continue the great job you've done raising your daughters (2 of the most well behaved children you can find anywhere).(Sonic) Rob thanks for making the effort to get to Carlisle....THOSE "CARNIVAL" HEADLIGHTS WERE RIDICULOUS!!!.Like I've said to others...we all want to mod out our rides to the utmost,but as most of us know, as we get closer to Carlisle unexpected happenings take place that are sometimes out of our control.But the main thing to remember is try your best,if don't get to do a mod you've been planning SO WHAT...come on down and have fun
Nice seeing ya again Patrick! and congrats on the award! Although I missed judging, I still had a great time! Many more mods to come for 2017!
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 #360286  by LUNAT1C
 July 29th, 2016, 3:17 pm
sonicrob wrote:Nice seeing ya again Patrick! and congrats on the award! Although I missed judging, I still had a great time! Many more mods to come for 2017!
It just means Trisha and Kevin will have to come all the way out to the city AGAIN next year so they can get the full experience. Such a hardship, right?

New Carlisle rule: No starting engine swaps 1 week before showtime.
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 #360324  by sparky99
 July 31st, 2016, 7:58 pm
LUNAT1C wrote:
sonicrob wrote:Nice seeing ya again Patrick! and congrats on the award! Although I missed judging, I still had a great time! Many more mods to come for 2017!
It just means Trisha and Kevin will have to come all the way out to the city AGAIN next year so they can get the full experience. Such a hardship, right?

New Carlisle rule: No starting engine swaps 1 week before showtime.
word.....
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 #365587  by beespecial
 March 8th, 2017, 11:30 am
First Lady wrote:...there’s talk of rendezvousing in Memphis at Stan’s restaurant for a weekend...
Wishing now we had tried harder last fall to make this a reality. :(
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 #365598  by First Lady
 March 8th, 2017, 3:30 pm
beespecial wrote:
First Lady wrote:...there’s talk of rendezvousing in Memphis at Stan’s restaurant for a weekend...
Wishing now we had tried harder last fall to make this a reality. :(
Me too!!!! I was actually thinking about this the other day.
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 #366627  by LUNAT1C
 April 15th, 2017, 6:16 pm
I finally got around to getting photo editing software. This image was capture last Carlisle, a dream of Bob Day's to get RED WHITE and BLUE Ms together. This is one of those rare moments that Carlisle has a habit of generating!

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