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Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 1:27 pm
by First Lady
Thanks to all that have been posting about what a great weekend we had at the All Chrysler Nationals in Carlisle. Sorry this is a bit delayed! Here's an official run down of the weekend for those who could not join in the fun!

Thursday started pretty early for some as the travel to Carlisle began. Hank already having experienced car trouble was not to be counted out and arrived to transport food in his 300C rental. Goofy and Goody Sr. arrived to our new hotel first and scoped it out. Not only was it clean, but they had cookies in the lobby for all to enjoy! A mid afternoon lunch with 14 friends was a great way to start! Some afternoon shopping and last minute errands lead the group to dinner at Fudruckers. A meet would not be complete without a late night in the parking lot sharing laughs, stories, and drinks! Here, it was officially decided by John that sleep at a 300M meet is optional and certainly a luxury! This would prove to be true as the weekend continued!

Friday was our first day at the show field and required lots of set up for our M&M theme. The life-size characters were hung on the tent posts, and handmade garland was strung around the tent. Balloons were tied to the tent, welcome sign displayed, trophies set up, and Ms lined up! A relaxed breakfast was enjoyed and the heat was turned up!

Dinner Friday was at Texas Roadhouse where we were so nicely reminded by Scott that it was Stan's "birthday' and he was placed on a saddle, with a sombrero on his head, for a birthday "yeehaw'...find the video here (
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Saturday started at 0'dark thirty with a group...yes, a group of people! Craig and Tyler fresh in from Ohio, Robert and Bob scrubbing away, and others trickled in for the day. A delicious themed breakfast of M&M pancakes was enjoyed and again, the heat was turned up! We hit 109 before the day was over!! Thank goodness for Charlotte and Gwen, Bill and Colleen's girls, who has spray bottles to cool everyone off!

Our annual club dinner at the Fire House had a huge group if people and it was so nice to have the entire upstairs to ourselves! While Seth and Tyler tormented the waitress, all dined on Duck Cakes (except Alan) and enjoyed a delicious meal. An exciting raffle left all with prizes and club awards were distributed.

Most Cruisin- Igor Nechaev 5500 miles (We will also be renaming our Most Cruisin award at Carlisle going forward. It will become- The Igor Nechaev Commemorative Most Cruisin Award)
Most Cruisin USA- Stan Walker
Most Original- John Benjamin
Most Clean- Bob Day
Most Custom- Alan Wittstein
Kid's Choice- Cindy & Dave Cochran
Member's Choice- Lindsey Clarkson
President's Choice- Tyler Campfield
Sight & Sound- Keith Jarvis
Best In Show- Cindy & Dave Cochran

Congrats to all!

Converging on the hotel parking lot for the Sight and Sound competition - 4 GREAT competitors each with impressive setups!! Again, the voting was close but found Keith winning by one vote. To top it off, the group gathered to enjoy a LED lit cake and toast to John Wyche with precious. The night was not over until Alan's car was wrapped up for bed....literally with a roll of cling wrap!

Sunday morning was quiet in the parking lot and as we all rolled into the show field a bit more exhausted the showfield winners were announced. It was great to support both the 300M and LH category as they took part in the parade. Our groups was certainly the loudest and nice to have all winners take place in the parade. Congrats again!

As the group began to depart some major packing of the cars took place to be sure our tent was cleaned and all items had a home! Many thanks to all again for helping to transport various items throughout the weekend (and back home - Jimmy!). The contributions of all really made the weekend a success!

All in all it was another outstanding meet! We had 4 new members join the club over the weekend, took a get well group photo for Ron's wife, managed to entertain some with Bob and Lindsey's M&M costumes and Mike's outfits, and share in many laughs! It was a great turn out of club members - the regulars and some of the news young guys! It's always great to expand our family at meets and we look forward to seeing you all next year!!

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 4:02 pm
by 300maximilien
I SO can't wait till next year!!!

Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 5:26 pm
by 300MaximuM
That waitress was clearly flirting back. She gave us free drinks.

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 6:27 pm
by 02SilverSpecial
Great time it was indeed!

Lindsey, it really wasn't Stans Birthday, we set him up for throwing paper and messing with the laser pointer!

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 6:38 pm
by IS300M
02SilverSpecial wrote:Great time it was indeed!

Lindsey, it really wasn't Stans Birthday, we set him up for throwing paper and messing with the laser pointer!

You do realize she sat at the table with us, and heard the whole plan and knew it really wasn't Stan's B'day right?

Hence the reason she put birthday in single 'quotes'...

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 19th, 2012, 11:30 pm
by swalker
Special thanks to Lindsey for all she did :))

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 20th, 2012, 8:24 am
by Igor V Nechaev
Lindsey wrote:took a get well group photo for Ron's wife
Where can I see that photo, preferably with screennames and real names written? I'm afraid in that heat I weren't able to catch all of them :)

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 22nd, 2012, 9:27 am
by Goofys M
Many thanks to all for a great weekend. Lindsay showed her artistic talents beyond belief. I think she needs to apply to the graphics design department of M & M company for a new job and career. She certainly can get a job proof reading books. The outline she gave of the weekend was spot on and entertaining. Keith did all his presidential duties with fun and finesse for the weekend despite what had to be done. The heat was enough to scramble anyone's mind. It did mine....okay let the "Goofy" jokes begin...lol. I think he needs to run for president this fall in the real elections....lol. It says a great deal for our club having four new member join. With this group it is what you see which is nothing but fun,friends, and family having a great time together thanks to amazing organization. Congratulations to all the folks who took awards over the weekend. Awards, from the heart, go out to everyone else through entertainment, dress, costumes, water bottles and etc. Never a dull moment with this group. Our hearts go out to Ron and his wife, Rita, and I would love to see a copy of the group picture posted on the 300m forum. I'm dying to see how goofy we all looked. Hugs to all Cindy :blonde

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 24th, 2012, 8:08 pm
by First Lady
Glad I was a memorable part of the table Bobby!!
Thanks for explaining me Scott!!!
:-)

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 24th, 2012, 8:19 pm
by First Lady
Image

Here's the picture....sorry for the delay!!!

I've uploaded a few of our pics to the Fotki Carlisle 2012 folder but wanted to post this one here for all to see!

(faces from left to right) Lindsey (Lindsey), Craig (Trpnician), Bobby (02silverspecial), Stan (swalker), Jimmy (no forum name), Hank (Mnitetrain), Alan (alandw), Mike (BigMike60), Scott (IS300M), Craig (300Maximilien), Will (Squilliam), Robert (LUNAT1C), Tyler (300MaximuM), Bill (YardlyBill), Keith (SilverSpecial), Seth (FutureM), Dave (Goofy Sr.), Charleotte (Bill's daughter), Cindy (Goofy's M), John (BeeSpecial), Gwen (Bill's daughter), and Bob (FIREM)!!

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 24th, 2012, 10:06 pm
by Igor V Nechaev
Fine picture, but unfortunately there's no link to download full-size source file for it. Maybe it's something with the club's Fotki account?

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 24th, 2012, 10:23 pm
by M-Pressive
Fotki is not going to keep the full size images anymore unless we pay for it.

I will be looking for alternative solutions to fix this soon.

PM me your email Igor and I will send you the file.

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 25th, 2012, 1:02 am
by Igor V Nechaev
silverspecial wrote:Fotki is not going to keep the full size images anymore unless we pay for it.
Then maybe it'll be good to change the default 'big' photo size in album settings to 1000x1000 and re-download all photos?
e-mail sent :)

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 25th, 2012, 9:33 am
by 300maximilien
Wow...I just got that message today! Now I have to figure out how much the costs are involved?

Time to switch companies maybe. I remember signing up for another service and there was an option to allow all photos to be tranferred over to the new service. Maybe we might want to look into something??
Important message about your photo originals
Dear Fotki user,

To make our service better, we will not be storing your photo originals (those are huge files you upload from your cameras). We will keep only version of the photo for screen viewing, which takes much less space (just like most other places where you upload photos). Users who still want to keep their originals on Fotki, can add this feature for a very small monthly fee, which you can activate in My Account. If you don't activate this service, it will mean that you don't want us to keep your originals and we can delete them.

I need my photo originals (Fotki will host your photo originals, at 8 credits per GB/month (about 6 cents per GB/month).
Please note, that you will need to have at least $30 worth of fotki credits in order to enable this service.)
I don't need my photo originals

Re: Carlisle 2012 - Final recap!

PostPosted:July 25th, 2012, 9:50 am
by 300maximilien
Now that I looked over my personal account on Fotki it looks like they took it upon themselves to reduce the file size on all my stored photos from large 1Meg+ files to 500x375. This is kinda sad since I don't have many of the files anymore.