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madmax
Max Fulton
Durham, NC
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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: madmax
Date: September 15, 2014 09:25PM

PJ,et al

I have "alternative plans" on the return trip, so we best have separate vehicles. But thanks for the offer!

Tim and I are taking the "crash pad" offered by the Moor's.... I'm shooting for Thursday night arrival, but it'll probably be in the dark hours....

Looking forward to seeing you all! And hopefully for some great driving weather, too. :-)

M


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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10/28/2007 12:11AM

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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: danmas
Date: September 15, 2014 09:43PM

Merv,

When I returned to Tennessee in 1958, WWII Oak Ridge was still very much in evidence. The last time I was there in 1994, you had to look hard to see traces of it. The City has grown around it. In addition to ORNL, you might check out Y-12 [www.y12.doe.gov] and the the American Museum Of Science And Energy [amse.org].

If you haven't been yet, you should stop at the Museum Of Appalachia just off I75 a few miles north of Knoxville [www.museumofappalachia.org] You can easily spend several hours there.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
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1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: Merv
Date: September 15, 2014 09:46PM

PJ, I have & extra Bed at Talley Ho Inn, so you are more then welcome to it

Merv


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
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04/29/2009 11:37AM

Main British Car:
74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 15, 2014 10:45PM

Merv,

I'll be delighted to share the room and maybe we can do a tour of something, Oak Ridge or one of Dan's suggestions.

Thanks,

PJ


danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: danmas
Date: September 16, 2014 07:35PM

Merv,

Based on your recommendation, I just ordered a copy of "The Girls Of Atomic City." If you haven't already, I recommend you get a copy of "City Behind A Fence," the story of the building of Oak Ridge. I'd give you my copy, but I've already given it away. A fascinating read. You can probably pick up a copy at the museum.


Merv
Merv Hagen
IL
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1980 MGB Buick 215 T-5 Trans

Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: Merv
Date: September 16, 2014 09:56PM

Interesting Dan, last night I went looking for books and had a choice between " City Behind A Fence" or "The Manhattan Project: The Birth of the Atomic Bomb"
I chose the Manhattan Project, but there is always time to read another book (MAYBE)
Thanks to both you & Carl for you feed back on Oak Ridge.


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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10/17/2007 09:36PM

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1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: mowog1
Date: September 23, 2014 10:12AM

Anyone up for a visit to the Wheels Through Time Museum in North Carolina?

It appears to be a couple hours drive from Townsend.

[www.wheelsthroughtime.com]

[www.velocity.com]


lawnvett
PJ Lenihan
Winston-Salem, NC
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04/29/2009 11:37AM

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74 MGB-GT 3.4 V-6 crate, 5 spd

Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: lawnvett
Date: September 23, 2014 10:34AM

And some fun driving roads to boot, put me down on the list


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: mowog1
Date: September 25, 2014 11:10AM

I made a query on the MG Experience regarding the Wheels Through Time Museum.

[www.mgexp.com]

Based on this input, along with several PMs that I received based on the same thread, Jean and I will be visiting the museum on Friday.

We will leave 8-ish to make the trek to Maggie Valley, NC.

Any and all are welcome to tag along.

We'll be back in Townsend mid-afternoon on Friday in order to participate in any other activities that may present themselves for that evening.

Cheers!


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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10/23/2007 11:32PM

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1979 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: October Townsend informal meet
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: September 25, 2014 12:32PM

Well, that's interesting. It's just under twice the distance from my house to the museum as from Townsend, but the travel time is exactly the same!
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