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Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: November 30, 2011 09:06AM

Still waiting on you guys to let me know of different events around the country where we should display the Roadmaster. Need the event name, dates and location. We'll try to put together a rotation of the car so that we can get the maximum exposure for the project and allow the different drivers a reasonable amount of time with the car as well.
Here's a list I threw together as a sample with some events listed in Hemmings.

Key West British Car Show
April 23-27 2012
Key West, Fl
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Succasunna, NJ
May 5th, 2012: car show
Britfest 2012 British car show and vendor auto flea market
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Raleigh, NC
May 19th, 2012: car show
16th Annual Triangle British Classic Car Show
The 16th Annual TRIANGLE BRITISH CLASSIC Car Show, Awards, Raffle, 50/50, Band, Food 22 + British Car Display Classes Saturday, May 19, 2012 Time: 8:30 am - 3:00 pm Location: North Hills Mall 4351 Lassiter Mills Road Raleigh, NC, 27609
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2012 British V8 Meet
May 21 - 23
Palestine, Texas
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Clinton, NJ
June 3rd, 2012: car show
17th Red Mill British Car Day
Preregistration required-limit 100 British marque vehicles classic or modern
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Kintnersville, PA
July 14th, 2012: car show
Brits on the Delaware
Brits on the Delaware July 14,, 2012 Kintnnersville, PA 10am-until All foreign marques welcome pre-registration $10 $15 day of show Pre-registration cut off July 9, 2012 Food on site Awards/dash plaques For information Call Tony Hess 610-346-9026 aghbop@aol.com
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32nd Annual GS Nationals!
OCTOBER 10 - 13, 2012
Beech Bend Raceway, Bowling Green, Kentucky
Kansas City All British
Sept 2, 2012
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St. Louis All British
September X 2012
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Brits in the Ozarks
September (later part of month)
2013 Fayetteville , Arkansas
Memphis Euro Auto Fest
October 5-6. 2012


If any of these events are close to you and you'd like to take the car to any of them let us know. As you can see we need to have some schedule in place before April at least to catch some of the early spring events.
Send event information to bkyoung@kc.rr.com
Thanks



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danmas
Dan Masters
Alcoa, Tennessee
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1974 MGBGT Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: danmas
Date: November 30, 2011 07:00PM

How about taking it to one of the National Street Rod shows? They are now open to cars up to 1982.

Here's the schedule:

April 13-15: Oklahoma City, OK
April 27-29: Bakersfield, CA
May 4-6: Knoxville, TN (our local British car Gathering is May 6-11 in Townsend)
May 25-27: Springfield, MO
June 1-3: York, PA
June 22-24: Pueblo, CO
August 2-5: Louisville, KY
September 14-16: Kalamazoo, MI
September 21-23: Burlington, VT
October 5-7: Sacramento, CA
October 12-14: Tampa, Florida

Or even better yet, why not take it on the Hot Rod Power Tour? Wouldn't it be great, and get us a lot of publicity, if a bunch of us could make the Power Tour as a group along with the Roadmaster? Here's the tenative schedule:

Saturday June 2, 2012 - Detroit, MIchigan
Sunday June 3, 2012 - Muskegon, Michigan (205 mi)
Monday June 4, 2012 - Champaign, Illinois (285 mi)
Tuesday June 5, 2012 - venue is yet To Be Announced
Wednesday June 6, 2012 - venue is yet To Be Announced
Thursday June 7, 2012 - Stillwater, Oklahoma (650 mi)
Friday June 8, 2012 - Arlington, Texas (268 mi)
Saturday June 9, 2012 - Long Haul Photo and awards

If none of us can make the whole tour, we could join up and drop of at various locations and swap out Roadmaster drivers. That way, the Roadmaster could make the entire tour. We would surely get a LOT of press with that (and have a great time to boot)


MGBV8
Carl Floyd
Kingsport, TN
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79 MGB, Buick 215

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: MGBV8
Date: November 30, 2011 07:14PM

Hot Rod Power Tour. Awesome idea, Dan!


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 01, 2011 07:50AM

That's the idea Dan, now we need guys to step up and select a show they'd take the car to if they had it at the time. From that we can build a rotation for the car to get the maximum exposure for the project and also allow those who have contributed so much time to drive it and enjoy the fruits of their labors. If the car was in the KC area next September I'd see that it made the KC All British, and either the Brits in the Ozarks or the St. Louis shows if they fall on the same weekend or both if they don't, then pass the car on to someone else.

As for the Hot Rod Power Tour, looks like June 5th and 6th they'll be in the Missouri area, I could probably do a stint in that case.


bsa_m21
Martin Rothman
Vancouver, Canada
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1980 TR7V8 Rover 3.9L

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: bsa_m21
Date: December 01, 2011 08:45AM

If you are willing to share with your Canadian cousins, there is also the annual British Car Day held just outside of Toronto in mid Sept. This coming year it's Sept 16, 2012. Usually 1500 to 2000 cars for a one day event!

[www.torontotriumph.com]

Regards,

Martin


Bill Young
Bill Young
Kansas City, MO
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'73 MG Midget V6 , '59 MGA I6 2.8 GM, 4.0 Jeep

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 01, 2011 11:08AM

Martin, certainly we're willing to share, but first on the list are the people who have made contributions of both time, parts, and money to the project. Then we'll move out to a wider group. Those people know who they are I'm sure and have been in on the project from the beginning. One other thing to note, where businesses such as Mr. Mike contriubted we should try to take in shows in their business area as well to promote their interests and contributions.
As you can see by the calendar there are way too many events throughout the year at or near the same time to possibly make all of them, we'll have to work on a multiple year schedule I'm sure to get everyone covered. This car is going to be moving around for quite a while to work everyone in.


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Art Gertz
Winchester, CA.
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74' Jensen Healy, 79 Huff. GT 1, 74 MGB Lotus 907,2L

Re: Roadmaster Events List, West of Rockies ?
Posted by: roverman
Date: December 01, 2011 11:17AM

Hot August Nights(Reno), is huge. Barret Jackson show/auction and John Force shows in Org Co., Ca. are huge. If interested, I can get dates. roverman.



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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: classic conversions
Date: December 01, 2011 11:44AM

How about the West coast???? I had no idea that the US was that small. :-)

That puppy should be able Ca. in no time.


Bill Young
Bill Young
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 01, 2011 01:41PM

Bill, we just need to work out a series of sites where we could exchange drivers in order to get the car out west and then back east again when the time comes. It's not going to be easy to work out a sequence of events that make sense both in miles covered and time spent, but I hope we can come up with a schedule that would take the car from the east coast through the midwest and then on to Colorado, Reno, and Califorinia hitting events all along the route and then back again later in the year. We also would look at more northeren events for the summer months and some southern events for the early spring or late fall time frame. Let's assume we could get the drivers together and do the Power Tour, that puts the car in the Dallas area in mid June, where to from there? Do we have events and volunteers to take the car west at that time or do we head back east, it all depends on those people willing to step up and make the commitment to show the car to the max and deliver it to the next person on the list in time for the next event.


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Dan Masters
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: danmas
Date: December 01, 2011 02:24PM

Quote:
How about the West coast???? I had no idea that the US was that small. :-)

That puppy should be able Ca. in no time.

Bill,

Currently, the Roadmaster is occupying about 85 square feet of floor space in Florence, KY. The area of the US is about 100 trillion square feet, plus or minus a few million.  100 trillion divided by 85 is roughly 100 trillion, rounded off to 10 decimal points. To get the Roadmaster to cover the US will require the work of a LOT of volunteers. It'll get from coast to coast only if we can get enough enthusiasts to set up a "Pony Express" type relay team.

I'm sure we have enough enthusiasts do do it, but finding enough at the right place, the right time, and with enough spare time to do it may not be possible.


Bill Young
Bill Young
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 01, 2011 03:46PM

Dan, let's consider the Power Tour as a sort of test. Who could take the car from Florence to Detroit? We have a few guys in the area around Champagne, IL who might be able to get the car from Muskegon to St. Louis and a couple of guys here in Missouri that could get the car from St. Louis to Oklahoma, now who can finish the trip down to Arlington? Then where would we take the car? We certainly couldn't get much better publicity than to make the entire tour. Lots of miles on the car for the drivers and lots of spectators along the way as well as the magazine coverage. We have a few months to work it all out, I think it's a good place to start if we can.


BlownMGB-V8
Jim Blackwood
9406 Gunpowder Rd., Florence, KY 41042
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: BlownMGB-V8
Date: December 01, 2011 08:09PM

Bill, I can do the GS Nationals at Bowling Green, Knoxville and/or Louisville. I can participate in the Power Tour, either to or from. I see that some of the venues are not yet set. Everything looks really good so far, everyone has really good ideas.

JB


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 01, 2011 10:18PM

I could do the Oklahoma to Arlington leg... Or meet folks there & accompany the group in my car.


pspeaks
Paul Speaks
Dallas, Texas
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1972 MGB-GT 1979 Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: pspeaks
Date: December 02, 2011 02:53AM

The only big things I have left to do are the exhaust, steering shaft, and remount the radiator, so if the money holds out I should have the GT on the road for Palestine in May and plan to be at Arlington as well. I would like to have a new paint job by then but that may have to come later. The Stillwater to Arlington leg may be possible, but my agent controls my schedule so I won't know for sure until the time gets closer.

Paul



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Bill Young
Bill Young
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 02, 2011 08:27AM

That's a great response guys, I think we can work it out. If the three stooges or others in that area can cover some of the miles between Michigan and St. Louis we'll have it set.
Now where would the car go after Texas?



mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: mowog1
Date: December 02, 2011 11:29AM

Yes, I'm sure that the Stooges will be able to help out in some manner. I've not looked at my work schedule yet.


rficalora
Rob Ficalora
Cypress, TX
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'76 MGB w/CB front, Sebring rear, early metal dash Ford 302

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: rficalora
Date: December 02, 2011 12:06PM

Last year Vintage Air coordinated a caravan from San Antonio to LA as part of one of the major events. Not sure if it was part of the Power Tour or something else. I'll call for info and find out timing if they're doing it again this year.


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Calvin Grannis
Elk Grove,CA
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74 TR6 / 71 MGB GT TR6/Ls1 71 MGB GT/Ls1

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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: 74ls1tr6
Date: December 03, 2011 12:12PM

Just a thought,

After Texas meet, If the roadmaster needs to go "West"?

Bill Guzman? Camarillo is really not out of my way going back home? I would go the Tehachapi route on the way out to the meet.

Brenda and I will be bringing our enclosed race trailer that is 14' inside from front to back on the nose. I don't know how long the roadmaster is but my TR6 fits with a few inches on both ends??... I wouldn't mind driving my TR6 back west after the meet! Brenda just doesn't want to sit in a TR6 for that long of a hall, so the trailer is coming.

Jim could probably measure the total length of the roadmaster now?

Some photos of the trailer to give the idea of security.

This trailer can't be accessed from the outside, or cut locks off. On the side door, has 2 dead bolt locks, and one recessed lock.
The back drop door needs to be unbolted from the inside. Also the VW that is inside is a lowered car. Have race ramps for low cars.Use overkill rachet tiedowns all four corners.

Trailer has a 7000lbs max and weights 2300lbs dry. Two axle torsion ride.
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Bill Young
Bill Young
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 03, 2011 07:40PM

That's a great offer Calvin, unfortunately if you're refering to the V8 meet that's in May and the Power Tour won't end in Dallas until June 9. Nice rig you have. Looks like the Roadmaster would fit with room to spare.


Bill Young
Bill Young
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Re: Roadmaster Events List
Posted by: Bill Young
Date: December 06, 2011 01:24PM

Got some infiormation on the Hot Rod Power Tour. Entry fee for the car will be $80 before May 23. We would need to register the car using the name of the first driver of the group. If you would like to tag along on any day's tour with your own car the daily fee is $30 per car. If we can get this together and make sure we have drivers for each leg I'll personally register the car for the event. I think Dan had a great idea here. We need to have it all nailed down before May 23 though.
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