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kyreb1862
09-02-2006, 05:41 PM
The idea of a BCF Reunion sounds like a blast. My wife and I would like to take a road trip in "Molly" next summer. Somebody name the place and we'll make arrangements to be there. It would be a wonderful chance to see a lot of great cars and meet a lot of great people. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

vping
09-02-2006, 05:47 PM
I'd love to attend if resonably close. Maybe it can be a yearly event and be in a different place each year to make it easy for all of us.

vping
09-02-2006, 05:50 PM
Maybe this can be stickied and posted at the main entrance and on each of the forums?

kyreb1862
09-02-2006, 05:53 PM
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Maybe this can be stickied and posted at the main entrance and on each of the forums?

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Great idea, that way we could have a poll and see how many members would be interested. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Baz
09-02-2006, 07:55 PM
Is a location or date 'pencilled' yet?

kyreb1862
09-02-2006, 08:26 PM
Nothing has been decided yet we're just pitching an idea. What do you think? We have the definite possibility of a great event. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Baz
09-02-2006, 08:52 PM
With 6500+ members, I think it's a great idea, even if 5% show up, that's still 375 people, and think of all those LBCs in the parking lot!!! Drool.
Swap meet????
I think the biggest problem people will have, is getting LBCs roadworthy for a trip of some significant milage, I love my midget, but would hate to spend ten hours of having my feet roasted by the firewall.
We could take bets on which one Tony would show up in?
It'll take some planning, but it is a great idea. Even if it's east coast one year, west coast the next, midwest the third and cycles, it can definatley be pitched as the internet's biggest car gathering....

kyreb1862
09-02-2006, 09:12 PM
I love it. What do we need to get a project like this going. Just the thoughts of all those LBC's together is enough to motivate me. I do like the idea of rotating the reunion. I could do east and midwest but west might be a little out of my range but that would be OK. The thoughts of also doing a swap meet at the reunions......great! I would think that some of the major parts distributors would also be willing to do some sponsoring. The possibilities are mind boggling!! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/iagree.gif

Baz
09-02-2006, 09:36 PM
To get a project like this going, under the BCF banner, would be coop from Basil re: email addresses to sniff out interest. I don't think anything would be possible without a blessing from the Emperor. This is his Baby, and that is step 1.
That being said, the biggest investment anybody could make is time...That might be sniff out #2.

Steve_S
09-02-2006, 10:23 PM
I'm game. Where am I driving? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/smile.gif

ccougill
09-03-2006, 07:21 AM
have it in st louis, centrally located and Janel could be in charge. we had a blast there at the MG meet a couple of years ago

vping
09-03-2006, 08:11 AM
That'd be quite a haul for me. 1012mi. I'd hope to gather people along the way.
If more members updated the map you could get a better picture to what is central to all memebers.

zblu
09-03-2006, 09:59 AM
Bugga you lot, make it out in Oz!

Banjo
09-03-2006, 11:18 AM
Hows about BCF club areas at national events. Like a big banner and a cooler full of beverages at the car show area of the Watking Glen Vintage race.... THat's this weekend, so it's probably too short notice, but that's just an extra idea to go with our own big event.
maybe we could get some of the site vendors to chip in a little for the banners if we put thier company logos on it.

drooartz
09-03-2006, 12:06 PM
I'm in for one at some point. Nothing is close to Utah, but I do hope to have a little trailer for the Tunebug one of these days. With lots of big events already around, might be a good start to try to get some local activities for folks in the same region, and work up to a big meet some day.

We've got the 50th Sprite anniversary coming up in '08, and there's a bunch of other national events like that already. Maybe we need to piggy-back on something like that, at least at the beginning.

jlaird
09-03-2006, 12:11 PM
I just have to have a trailer for the 50th. And it will be a Sprite, Midget thing, Spridget.

Howard_The_Duck
09-03-2006, 12:20 PM
Bring it on! I could see a definite advantage to "BCF in Cajun Country", no? LOL

I'm game for driving. Just point me in the direction.

jlaird
09-03-2006, 12:41 PM
Why not start smallish and have a regonal first and see how it goes.

DART
09-03-2006, 01:43 PM
I agree with the concept of starting at one of the already organized regional/national shows and see how it works out. Let another org do the work until we have an idea of how large participation would be. Should be easy enough to pick 3 or 4 locations around the country next year, arrange for a BCF reserved location, and go for it. I'd wager that there is a BCF member in almost any car club you can name in the country.
Have we had any input from the Emperor? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cheers.gif

Baz
09-03-2006, 02:24 PM
I did hint at some input from Basil, it goes without saying that any BCF "stuff" would need his blessing.
I trust he's enjoying his long weekend.

Basil
09-03-2006, 02:29 PM
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I did hint at some input from Basil, it goes without saying that any BCF "stuff" would need his blessing.
I trust he's enjoying his long weekend.

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As much as anyone could enjoy installing oak floors in a room. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

Baz
09-03-2006, 02:39 PM
My apologies are sincere!

SilentUnicorn
09-03-2006, 05:38 PM
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I did hint at some input from Basil, it goes without saying that any BCF "stuff" would need his blessing.
I trust he's enjoying his long weekend.

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As much as anyone could enjoy installing oak floors in a room. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

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Do you still have any thumbs left Basil? or do you have plenty of left ones left? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif


mark

Basil
09-03-2006, 06:06 PM
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I did hint at some input from Basil, it goes without saying that any BCF "stuff" would need his blessing.
I trust he's enjoying his long weekend.

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As much as anyone could enjoy installing oak floors in a room. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

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Do you still have any thumbs left Basil? or do you have plenty of left ones left? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif


mark

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Thumbs are fine, but my right arm is numb from swinging the mallet to strike the floor board nailer. 1000 nails x 2-3 blows per nail = very tired right arm.

Basil

ccougill
09-03-2006, 06:28 PM
they dont make an air powered thing to do that?

jlaird
09-03-2006, 07:32 PM
They certinaly do, one med blow and in it goes.

judow
09-03-2006, 08:13 PM
This LBC person thinks a BCF Reunion would be great. However we might well have to designate zones. For our out-of-country members we would need to come up with a plan. Being selfish and using as a ploy, I think the southwest area should determine New Mexico as its reunion center and can use the excuse of the Emperor Living In The Land Of Enchantment!!!!

So there!

R6MGS
09-03-2006, 08:21 PM
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I did hint at some input from Basil, it goes without saying that any BCF "stuff" would need his blessing.
I trust he's enjoying his long weekend.

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As much as anyone could enjoy installing oak floors in a room. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/cryin.gif

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Do you still have any thumbs left Basil? or do you have plenty of left ones left? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/jester.gif


mark

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Thumbs are fine, but my right arm is numb from swinging the mallet to strike the floor board nailer. 1000 nails x 2-3 blows per nail = very tired right arm.

Basil

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/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/iagree.gif I just did the master bedroom.

Basil
09-03-2006, 08:27 PM
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they dont make an air powered thing to do that?

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They do indeed, but when I went to the rental place the TWO air powerd models they had were both broken, so I optet for the manuel type. How bad could it be, right? Its only a 14 x 14 room /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/eek.gif

Basil

jlaird
09-03-2006, 09:10 PM
Oh man. I remember my grandfather doing that with cut nails the old fasioned way. He was a master carp. of course.

Grand old guy.

anthony7777
09-04-2006, 08:02 AM
basil, i hope you got the prefinished stuff, because you aint gunna much like the sanding or staining part either! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif

kyreb1862
09-04-2006, 08:13 AM
How about Basil? Could you get behind the idea of a BCF reunion? It would be your choice of location or for that matter locations. What says the Emperor? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

Basil
09-04-2006, 08:34 AM
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basil, i hope you got the prefinished stuff, because you aint gunna much like the sanding or staining part either! /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/nonod.gif

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Yes, definitly prefinished! It is 3/4" solid white oak and it's as hard as a rock! It took me an entire weekend to lay it and now I'm doing the base boards (also oak).

Basil

Basil
09-04-2006, 08:39 AM
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How about Basil? Could you get behind the idea of a BCF reunion? It would be your choice of location or for that matter locations. What says the Emperor? /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/driving.gif

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Actually this is something we tried a few years ago, but had a lot less members then so it wasn't much of an event. We had BCF "Global Cruse" day where members from various regions got together on a common day and went for a cruse. Now that we have many more members it might be fun to try again, however my schedule would make it difficult until Springtime.

Basil

kyreb1862
09-04-2006, 10:39 AM
Springtime would be better for me also. It would give me more time to get "Molly" completed and ready to roll. If there is any way I could help put something together I'd be glad to help. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

Basil
09-04-2006, 01:04 PM
What would you all think if I opened a special forum just for planning and discussing the BCF gathering?

Basil

kyreb1862
09-04-2006, 01:27 PM
I think this would be an excellent idea. I personally would love to see this happen. /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/thumbsup.gif

DART
09-04-2006, 01:46 PM
DO IT!!! Would be best way to both attract attention to the idea and also keep the topic off others.

IMHO /ubbthreads/images/graemlins/iagree.gif

Geo Hahn
09-04-2006, 07:09 PM
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judow
09-04-2006, 07:51 PM
/ubbthreads/images/graemlins/iagree.gif The special forum for the Gathering is a great idea!!!