By 2005 it was clear to the club that Carlisle was a big deal and a must attend if you could. Many of the "traditions" of today that are just appear to be natural occurrence started this year.
Topics and discussions started happening in January for an event in July. We would officially plan ahead !
Drag Racing was still a Friday night tradition to kick off some friendly competition.
20 cars were preregistered for the event well in advance with a goal of exceeding 25 to qualify for a large tent.
The "Meal Plan" as we know it today was officially organized with members pre paying for a weekend of food and refreshment at a reasonable cost. Over 60 people participated and consumed mass quantities of food.
Hotel Accommodations were also pre planned in harmony with the Dodge Intrepid folks who also participated in the food plan. This led took to parking lot fixin, cleaning & shenanigans to a whole new level.
Sleep became "optional" at meets.
The tradition of "Drunkey Drunk" phone calls to members not present was instituted.
The Saturday night group dinner was organized at "the Country Oven" as more members brought significant others, children, even pets to the event. Our family grew tremendously.
Showfield competition grew as everyone shined up and or showed off their unique mods.
A team of judges from each group inspected and rated each others cars. (DI judged the M's, M's judged the Intrepids) As expected awards were well earned.
Wild Mods from Suicide Doors on "Treppin"
To Lambo Doors on Trevors M
And even a Pizza Oven & Coffee maker in Kumiyer's M
(to be continued)