2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Organizing a Neon meet for your area and would like to draw some more people to it from the surrounding areas. Know of a automotive event such as a car show, scca event, or track gathering.. Post it here, it doesn't matter what part of the country.
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by jonnymopar » Tue Apr 24, 2018 10:54 am

Good guys, all of them. I'll never forget when we were passing the phone around talking to TNK (I think it was Jason's phone), and Krackstar got on the phone. All you hear is TNK say "Wow... you don't... uh... sound like I thought you would." Hahahaaha...

Where the hell is mr. John Holmes anyway? I'd love to see him again. He did show up for at least one meet after he sold the white ACR.
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Post by Haganracing » Wed Apr 25, 2018 9:53 pm

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I still think that the TNK fund is a good idea. I would also like to see Mr. Josh Zombie return in his "feet" footwear. :lol:
Um, yeah......that's probably not going to happen....
The day that happens is the day we find out what happened to "Crackstars" car..... :lol:
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Post by BlackRoseRacing » Wed Apr 25, 2018 11:09 pm

"Where the hell is mr. John Holmes anyway? I'd love to see him again. He did show up for at least one meet after he sold the white ACR"
I talked to him a while back...
He misses the 2GN crowd, but he's left the car scene and is focussing on work and the home front now......
Any more details beyond that IDK, It's probably been 1-2years since I talked to him....
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by Neon4Life » Sun May 20, 2018 1:08 am

Bump.

Can't wait to see everyone there this year.


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Post by INVUJerry » Sun May 27, 2018 12:55 pm

I’ll be there but not sure what I’ll be driving.
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by jonnymopar » Tue May 29, 2018 1:08 pm

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I’ll be there but not sure what I’ll be driving.
+1. It's almost certain that my Neon will not see 2019 in my ownership. That car means the world to me and I might give it one last time in the spotlight, rust and all.

On the other hand... racecar.
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by slaw » Mon Jun 11, 2018 8:25 am

Last day for gate and go registration today


Hotel room is booked, car is registered
The family and i will be there this year, can't wait to see everyone!
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Post by Neon4Life » Mon Jun 11, 2018 9:10 pm

We are almost a month away from Carlisle trip time. Woooot.

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Post by Neon4Life » Thu Jun 14, 2018 8:26 am

Down to the last 30 days guys. ImageImage

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Post by jonnymopar » Thu Jun 14, 2018 9:53 am

I cannot wait to see all of you again! This show has been the highlight of my year for over a decade now.

Daytona has been out of hibernation for a week now and all is good. Very good actually. Now I have to polish up the Neon. It's going to be a day-of decision for me.

Ran into a buddy of mine over the weekend who's another Mopar nut. He's showing up in his daily-driven 1964 Polara!
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by occasional demons » Thu Jun 14, 2018 12:31 pm

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Ran into a buddy of mine over the weekend who's another Mopar nut. He's showing up in his daily-driven 1964 Polara!
That was my first car, a 1964 Polara 500 convertible. 50th anniversary edition. It had the cable shift 727 (Push Button) but it had a console shifter instead of the buttons.

A lot of memories in that car...
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Post by jonnymopar » Thu Jun 14, 2018 2:52 pm

This one is a white 4-door, 440 automatic. I wonder if it was a police cruiser with a setup like that. I don't know what he's got for carbs, but he drives it 3 seasons a year.
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Post by occasional demons » Fri Jun 15, 2018 10:20 am

Mine was a 383, originally with a 2 bbl carb. The trans shifted hard before shift kits were a thing. You had to watch accelerating on wet pavement, with the Auburn LS, and the hard shift, it would go sideways pretty easily. I don't know how I didn't kill myself in this car, or keep from wrecking it. Maybe everyone should learn to drive in something you had better respect. But then common sense is also required...

Not that I didn't push it, but I knew what it's limitations were, and when to lift.

It was sadly pretty rusted when I bought it, I had a license plate covering the hole in the floor board by my feet, but if you hit a puddle hard enough, you still got water in your face.

Amazingly, it wasn't in much worse shape when I sold it for parts 22 years later.
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Post by theColonel » Sat Jul 14, 2018 12:12 pm

jonnymopar wrote:
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This one is a white 4-door, 440 automatic. I wonder if it was a police cruiser with a setup like that. I don't know what he's got for carbs, but he drives it 3 seasons a year.
Sounds like fun :D
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Post by occasional demons » Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:21 pm

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Hopefully a few more neon folks start showing up again. 2GN.org didn't have enough people register with the club this year to make it into the top 3 biggest clubs.....looks as if there will be no huge tent next year to camp out under or provide shade for those hot summer days..... :cry:
I was wondering how the tent thing fared, if there was any available shade, or if those that attended had to tough it out. :/
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Mon Jul 16, 2018 11:29 pm

Sad about the tent- so many goods times in years past under the big tent. Yes, I know that I didn't make it this year.
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Post by occasional demons » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:27 am

Sounds like a lot of us didn't make it.

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Post by jonnymopar » Tue Jul 17, 2018 4:21 pm

We had the "3 car" tent instead of the "4 car" tent. It was pretty packed with people. We didn't place in the top 3 clubs, but Ed mentioned us in the top 5 as of noontime Saturday.

Weather was good.

Daytonas were back-to-back with the Neons, so it was awesome for me. I brought the Neon this year for the first time since 2007.

2nd and 3rd place in autocross went to 2GN members. 1st place actually went to a Dart that surprised us all. The car appeared to be set up really well and driven near perfectly.

I scored an extra set of T-tops for $50. I could have hugged the seller.

Hopefully Jason will load up the drone video and the photos from Three Mile Island. Good times.
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Re: 2018 Carlisle Official Thread

Post by Midnight_Rider » Tue Jul 17, 2018 7:01 pm

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I scored an extra set of T-tops for $50. I could have hugged the seller.
Good for you! I was telling the owner of the upholstery shop yesterday about when you and I spotted the Carroll Shelby seatcover material in the swap meet and how that would have made a Shelby vehicle owner extremely happy.
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Post by Midnight_Rider » Wed Jul 25, 2018 1:26 am

So... how was the HW this year? I noticed a recent, really bad review on tripadvisor so what's the scoop?
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Post by Neon4Life » Wed Jul 25, 2018 7:31 am

Midnight_Rider wrote:So... how was the HW this year? I noticed a recent, really bad review on tripadvisor so what's the scoop?
There's always going to be that one person who complains. Not going to go into details. But it's a cheap hotel. Don't expect 5 star service from a 2 star place is the best way to put it.

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Post by jonnymopar » Wed Jul 25, 2018 2:39 pm

No idea since I've never had an issue there (other than wifi, but it's practically a given after this long). It's exactly what you'd expect to get for $45/night. Nevermind that we're allowed to essentially claim the parking lot for ourselves the entire time.

For those bitching, you can go get a pristine room in a beautiful hotel at the Fairfield Inn literally a 90-second walk from the Harrisburg West. It's 3-5x the price, but who cares.
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Post by occasional demons » Wed Jul 25, 2018 3:03 pm

90 seconds is too far for my posh ass! [-(

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Post by 03_SXT » Sat Jul 28, 2018 6:25 pm

The Harrisburg is perfectly fine. It's a place to sleep (for a few hours), shower, and $h!t.
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