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2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:42 am

Since the 2GN "REBOOT" I've been browsing along checking out some of the topics and I sat back and realized one thing. This Forum has been around for 14years now :shock:
2006 was the first "Official" 2GN meet at Carlisle and most "Veterans" of the site were already members since 2004!
Just think, 2019 2GN.ORG will have been around for 15years! Now how many of us veteran members feel like were getting old.. :lol:
Members have come and gone, others have actually came back! Granted recently a majority of members have been posting on FaceBook vs here in the 2GN forum, but thats still all well and good since the 2gn group still carries on even though it may not be here in the 2gn site.
Correct me if I'm wrong, but I think 2GN.org is one of the first 2GN Neon related sites to ever exist?
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PS - I checked Neons.org and there site shows postings as far back as 2006 where 2GN has postings back as far as 2004 :roll:
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by Haganracing » Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:59 pm

2GN for life man. This forum and the members have been like family for me (and now wife).

When I first started posting on here, I was nearing the end of high-school.

Since then..
Graduated high school
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First kid on the way (2gn members will be apart of my Daughter's life)

No matter where I go, or what I do. I know there will be 2gn members involved along the way.

This forum is family.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by CharmfulPeace » Sun Jan 07, 2018 7:02 pm

That's what I always love about forums.. Only recently joined the site myself (Last summer), but I have used many forums for a damn good number of years. So I know that alot of times, the members of forums bond together and become some sort of family to each other.
So yeah, as much as I enjoy the social media nowadays, I still prefer the good old forums. (Even prefer setting them up compared to social media... Damn, they're a pain lol )

Also, Damn... Haven't really noticed the age of this site yet, but that is a long time! Such a good period of time with good information nicely catalogued by the family here.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by occasional demons » Sun Jan 07, 2018 8:08 pm

BlackRoseRacing wrote:
Sun Jan 07, 2018 1:42 am


PS - I checked Neons.org and there site shows postings as far back as 2006 where 2GN has postings back as far as 2004 :roll:
The .Org has been around since 2002, and in other forms long before forums came along, but I don't know when they created a specific section for 2nd gens. I sure they were discussed previous to having a dedicated section though.

I think maybe a 1gn section should have been created here, it might have worked out better than 1gn.org.

There is probably a little more quality 2gn information here though, since the bulk of neons . org was geared towards 1gn's.

The irony is 1gn's will probably outlive 2gn's as far as daily drivers go in the rust belt. I see more 1gn's in better shape than 2gn's in my neck of the woods.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by jonnymopar » Sun Jan 07, 2018 10:33 pm

I've said this before, but if you told financially-struggling recent-college-graduate me in 2005 that this used Neon I was about to buy would be taking me and my family on vacations with a toddler seat strapped in the back of it with 200,000+ miles racked up on it over a decade later, I would have laughed in your face. With that said, this forum has been there for me nearly as long as the car in my driveway.

And to think that I almost skipped that first Carlisle.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by BlackRoseRacing » Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 am

"And to think that I almost skipped that first Carlisle"
Technically a bunch of us did miss the first Carlisle meet as it was "Unofficial"
It would be great if we seen some photos from that gathering....lol
Now we need to get a chronological order of "Official" 2GN meet photo's going. This way members can view photos from Carlisle 2006 to present Vs searching around the site for the specific photos.
But as mentioned before, this group is like family and we all grew up together..lol....
We have had some good times and bad times, we have all changed over the years. Or at least most of us....lol
I still remember the early years where people's underwear and socks ended up in the tree we hang under at the HW west, the nights were members would end up drunk hanging by the thruway fence yelling at the cops, the motorcycle driving through the motel, the burnout in the parking lot that could be seen for years using Google GPS, etc...etc.....LOL
I'm still waiting for someone to post the video of the night we had the pinnate where someone struck the light pole with a tire iron....lol
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by jonnymopar » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:42 am

BlackRoseRacing wrote:
Mon Jan 08, 2018 2:11 am
Now we need to get a chronological order of "Official" 2GN meet photo's going. This way members can view photos from Carlisle 2006 to present...

...the burnout in the parking lot that could be seen for years using Google GPS...

...the video of the night we had the pinnate where someone struck the light pole with a tire iron...
Yes, yes, and yes. I definitely have plenty of photos from 2006 that I could share. I'm still waiting for some of the dust to settle on the whole Photobucket thing before I start dumping everything to a new hosting site.

I forget which online maps service it was, but one had a VERY clear picture of that burnout. I can't even remember what year that was.

The pinata... hahahah that pole shall ring forevermore in honor of 2GN shenanigans.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by occasional demons » Mon Jan 08, 2018 9:52 am

It was Anthony (glaswars) (sp?) that wacked the pole instead of the pinata, hung via, I believe Chris' (BRR) garden hose. LOL. Good times. I think that was my first Carlisle.

What an impression you guys made. :lol:


And I even came back after that. :shock:
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by Diablo0 » Mon Jan 08, 2018 4:16 pm

It's been a long road since we started this journey back in 04.

I was working at a bank and sat on the site during my downtime. Then I left there, went to work at another bank and the biggest thing I remember about then was an issue with Howell. Using an early PocketPC smart phone and being on a business trip to Atlanta, I remember having to close the forum down for a day or so because of the drama that was going on with him and a customer.

I remember the first time going to Carlisle and there being maybe 10 of us in total. Going bowling, eating pizza at the alley that had been sitting there for hours. Hanging out at J-Villa's house. It was a great time.

In all... I've been through 4 employers, moved 500 miles south to SC, married, step-kids and still have the Neon that started it all for me. It's hard to remember everything that's happened in these last 14 years!
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Tue Jan 09, 2018 3:24 am

Got to love it!!!!
2GN has been a family to a lot of us!
As for the ringing pole....LOL, yeah I brought two 50ft water hoses figuring I would need to run water from somewhere to my car to wash it. Instead it was used as the hanging rope for the pinnate' off the light pole. When Anthony took a swing, we raised the pinnate so he would miss and that "TONG" noise is forever in my memory...LOL
Who remembers the "Nut" shot challenge? probably not the sober members...lol There was one year a group of us did a "nut" shot challenge to see who could take a punch to the area and survive. It actually boiled down to me and "TeamLivid". We ended up calling it even because we could not take each other down......OMG....LOL.... Since then, him and I have been friends and he's an awesome guy to know! to bad I met him in the strangest way...LOL
It's amazing after all these years the 2GN group still sticks together :)
I just wish some of the members closest to me were not 4-6hrs away :(
My cousin "cokedoktor" is the closest 2gn member to me......

"Jason" what are the chances of your server being able to support a certain amount of MB's for some members to upload pics? I'm not saying give someone 100GB's of space to upload pics but what about a few hundred, just enough to support there signatures or avatar's??

As for J-Villa, what happened to him? he has not shown up recently :roll:
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Post by Diablo0 » Tue Jan 09, 2018 9:33 am

You should be able to host avatars on the site. I made that change a week or so back.

As for other hosting - I'm going to work on seeing if there's a 3rd party that I can incorporate into the sites that way everyone can upload and host pics, may not on 2GN but at a 3rd party service. Still researching.
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by Guard1an » Sat Jan 13, 2018 5:46 pm

Geez Jason way to make me panic, first the site goes down, then it hard resets to 2015, then the site went down for like 3-4days, I thought it was gone forever...... but yea I realised the other day when I got a bug up my ass to dust off the old second gen and bro g her back from the dead that i might want to up date my build log.......04OCT2011 was my last entry.....hole-ree chit....i didn't believe it, damn it has been forever, but this group has been like a distant family for me, especially when swapping my atx for a mtx, swapping in my 420A etc etc, I for one am glad to be back, and glad to see the site is still around...... there is a fb group for the 2gns ? I've been hardcore on my nissan s14 drift kick so I have been a little out of the neon loop lol


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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by JeremyJ » Mon Jan 15, 2018 1:13 pm

I wish more people would migrate from the Facebook group, back to the forums. I like the format here, so much more than Facebook.

I got into Neons in March of 2002. I was stoked when this site first started, because I was tired of digging through first gen info on the other site. I've been in and out of Neons through the years and each time I've had a second gen, I've come back to this board. It's still my favorite, after all these years.
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Tue Jan 16, 2018 2:29 am

2GN for life....lol
Harrisburg West memories for life....lol
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Re: 2GN, has it really been this long!

Post by jonnymopar » Tue Jan 16, 2018 3:24 pm

Jeremy, what would it take for you to join us in Carlisle, even with no car? There's about 50 people that would probably offer you a ride from the airport.
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Harrisburg West memories for life....lol
Seriously, the year we "returned" to the Harrisburg West felt like a triumph. That's our true Carlisle home.
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