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Chris MacDonald posted:

Sweet!

I am going out to all the Sizzler's to lick the sneeze guards. I figure a 72 incubation period, 14 day quarantine and a 1 day drive......my window to create antibodies is narrowing.

If you really want to stir things up fake sneeze, fake sniffle, and fake cough in public. Maybe use it at the DMV to get to the head of the line without waiting. Mmmmm, the possibilities are endless with what you could do.

Robert M posted:
Chris MacDonald posted:

Sweet!

I am going out to all the Sizzler's to lick the sneeze guards. I figure a 72 incubation period, 14 day quarantine and a 1 day drive......my window to create antibodies is narrowing.

If you really want to stir things up fake sneeze, fake sniffle, and fake cough in public. Maybe use it at the DMV to get to the head of the line without waiting. Mmmmm, the possibilities are endless with what you could do.

You put on latex gloves in a hospital, people cheer you. 

Put on latex gloves in a dark parking lot, they call the cops.

We are still hoping to make it, but since Canada closed its border with you guys we will need it to re-open before then.   Only essential travel allowed, and I am not sure we could talk our way across.  I don’t think beer deliveries in a  speedster would work.

Most of us are self isolating these days.   Unfortunately, we got trapped at our son’s house with two rambunctious grand kids...

At least, we are all healthy.

 

 

 

 

 

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Piperato said:

I hear we're going to watch Alan Merklin try to grab a greased pig Wednesday night. Then we're gonna have a square dance, called by Lane Anderson "Annoying Radio Guy". Maybe a card trick or three from Ed Ericcson. Jack and Maddie are going to do the dueling banjo routine.

Max is going to do a live reading of all three books, Cory/Jeni are going to disassemble then re-assemble their entire car. Chris is going to vape his face off. Karen will sip something good. Chuck will consume an entire bottle of whiskey and repeat himself. The Stroud's will discuss their latest touring/trailering adventures. Frazoo is going to shoot off rockets. Mossberg is gonna talk about the latest 718 Boxster automatic accessories. The Finch will share the latest on goat-raising in America. Hoss will most definitely wear his big hat. 

Lenny, Ron, Michelle and Carey will hang back quietly and possibly smoke cigars.

Stan and Al will give a rousing discussion on gear and compression ratios, and their effect on significant others and relationships. 

I will just "SHUT UP" LOL.

It'll be a real HOOT------------------

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I probably COULD do the rocket thing.  Does that mean I have to get there Wed??

Kelly

We are registered at the hotel, but I'll hold off on sending my money to the Carlisle people until things become much more clear.

I sense a great chasm in the viewpoints on how the U.S. should be proceeding, based on what I see from the U.S. network 'news'.  Like many, I am of two minds as to how we should proceed. 

If we say we should err on the side of caution, which side is that?

Bob: IM S6 posted:

We are registered at the hotel, but I'll hold off on sending my money to the Carlisle people until things become much more clear.

I sense a great chasm in the viewpoints on how the U.S. should be proceeding, based on what I see from the U.S. network 'news'.  Like many, I am of two minds as to how we should proceed. 

If we say we should err on the side of caution, which side is that?

With the CV 19  still in limbo I'll suggest everyone wait until 7 days out to make a decision on Carlisle ..as mentioned yesterday according to Carlisle Productions we remain on the May schedule . In the interim,  go ahead and make your Courtyard Marriott  Hotel reservations .

Bob: IM S6 posted:

We are registered at the hotel, but I'll hold off on sending my money to the Carlisle people until things become much more clear.

I sense a great chasm in the viewpoints on how the U.S. should be proceeding, based on what I see from the U.S. network 'news'.  Like many, I am of two minds as to how we should proceed. 

If we say we should err on the side of caution, which side is that?

I'm currently pessimistic about this one, honestly, but all the same I'd advise everyone who can to send the Carlisle people the $30 show fee and then, if the show gets canceled, don't demand a refund.  

I just read the email from Carlisle Productions canceling and rescheduling our show Stand By.....I have a call into Charity Schreffler at the Hotel PLEASE... Do Not Do Anything on your own until I have buttoned up the changes of dates that being August 14 - 16th I hope to be able to move the entire room block . I'll get back to you all shortly  Alan

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Honestly.....the weather will be better

It's a bummer we are being pushed 3 months but I get it. Let me know about the hotel. I was waiting to buy show field passes so I hadn't done that yet. I won't do anything with the hotel until marching orders are provided. I requested Wednesday (check in) -Sunday (check out). Hopefully, they do that for the right dates. 

Attention ! Carlisle 2020... Date Change.   Carlisle Productions has changed the show date due to the current CV - 19 issues. Our new event date will be August 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16th. I am working on changing the Courtyard by Marriot Shippensburg PA room block dates.....this will be a simple date change with nothing for individuals to do.  Charity Shreffler our hotel contact is back in on Monday 4/6 and I will do the leg work and post the conformations ...Ed and I hope that everyone will be able to make the date change ….Stay Safe everyone !   ~ Alan & Ed.

Update for Carlisle 2020: We moved the Courtyard by Marriot room block and dinners to August 12 - 16th. There's nothing that you need to do !
Be safe and looking forward to seeing everyone !
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Attention ! Carlisle 2020... Date Change. Carlisle Productions has changed the show date due to the current CV - 19 issues. Our new event date will be August 12, 13, 14, 15 & 16th. I am working on changing the Courtyard by Marriot Shippensburg PA room block dates.....this will be a simple date change with nothing for individuals to do.
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Al, I know that the hotel reservations have been transferred to the new August dates. Thank you very much! My question is this. Do we need to do anything with the "Showfield Registration", or will that be automatically transferred to the new dates?

Regards,

Everything ( hotel and Carlisle field reservation )is already moved to August nothing for you to do  !

 

'uge melon! Positively planetary! Like the Goodyear Blimp riding shotgun! 

Meanwhile, 'ere me lads is a conveyance for Civilized Gentlemen, as seen in 2018. But no matter the year; this is what always happens when I drive onto the Carlisle show field. IMG_1237

My MG bros get only slightly less attention from the ladies....IMG_1191IMG_1192

And here's Rick showing his fresh build in the hut (Beautiful women lusting after the shapely fenders just out of the frame).IMG_1208

"TD Replicas: We're cheap yet we still manage to class-up this joint."

Meanwhile, in Speedster land...

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One last one from the hut in 2018. No idea what this thing was, but I want one.

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How much did Stan's noggin slow down the mighty IM-6?

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'uge melon! Positively planetary! Like the Goodyear Blimp riding shotgun! 

 Exhibit A: Why I need "special" gear. If my legs were in scale with my torso, I'b be 6'6".

Note @Bob: IM S6 nestled comfortably behind the windshield of his mighty IM6, head 6-ish inches below the bottom of the rollbar. Then note where my inflatable forehead is in relation to both. It was a nice ride, but my nose was just about level with the top of the windshield.

It's not easy being a bear on a tricycle.

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Carlisle 2020 Update ...There has been some posts regarding our Carlisle event over on Facebook Speedster Owners.  I posted this :  All I'm going to say is Governor Wolf's PA can't financially survive a continued shut down and we all know the annual flu runs it's course . As of today, PA county's in the red phase are under a stay at home order through June 4th Counties in the red phase are expected to move to yellow by June 5th. Cumberland county ( Carlisle) is already in the yellow phase. So, let's be positive and look at our calendars and  plan accordingly. Carlisle weekend is over 11 weeks (80 days) out, a lot can and surely will happen between now and then. Let's wait, hold our thoughts and review at 14 days out...……….. Thanks

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I have been out of this loop for a very long time -- and I miss it.  What I really miss is the annual gathering.  And given the average demographic of all us active SOCers, caution is the order of the day.  Somebody said "proper precautions"  Hmmm . . . wonder what that means?  Yes we are 80 days out, and we will bide some time.  But I think we need to begin a discussion of exactly what we would do given that we do meet for this event.  That is, maybe we do some things differently. How does social distancing enter in to what events we may want to do?  What should we modify, or simply scrub?  What might we do instead?  I suggest that we run this around some NOW, and not wait for 14 days prior.  Already, as an example Piperato says he'd come to the hotel even if there is no event at the fairgrounds.  Well, I like that gumption, and dedication to the proposition.  I'd second that motion.  Over the years, the "Ofiicial Event" (hanging at the Saturday show field) has fallen down the priority list of cool things we enjoy doing.  So, options? Attitudes? Preferences?  Bring it on.

Disclaimer: in my absence, I have not read this whole thread, but rather jumped to the end and looked over the last few.  Maybe all this has been chewed already?? 

I really should reply to this one;

 

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That's a really beautiful Speedster there.  The Maestro at work.  Further, allow me to say that this tweaking by the Weber Whisperer has remained in fine fiddle for going into its third year.  Danny once preached that once you get those stupid Webers set right, they work great without issue.  Well, predicting the future is always hard to do and is often a fools errand, but I'm going to say that I laughed when I first heard him say this, but I am now a believer.  I also knock on wood, just to be sure. I should say: I added a really good fuel filter to my system at the same time, and I can't deny that this may be having a good positive effect.  356 for ever.

Carlisle Breaking News.... Wednesday, Carlisle productions was sued by the PA Department of Health for having over 250 patrons at Spring Carlisle . The suit was headed to court today but a half hour before the court appearance  the suit was settled so Spring Carlisle and all the other car shows there this summer including our show will take place …. August 14, 15, 16th !

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We won't know the deal for a while. Or if there'll be a deal. 

A lot of places and a lot of people have not taken the virus seriously. So here we are.

America has a drag racer's mentality. A monster truck mentality. If the race ain't over in 10 seconds we've grown bored and moved on, and now we're offended too. It's who we are as a society, and those of us who aren't like that all the time will just have to adjust.

Stay safe, my friends.

With our mutual border still being closed, and likely to stay closed for a while, I doubt if any of the usual suspects from north of the border will be there.  ALB could still fly in, though.

I suppose we could rent a transport car carrier, load up three or four speedsters, and claim to be 'essential workers', but we will have to see...

 

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Maddie and I will not be attending this year. We both feel that this country is in a tenuous situation that does not warrant taking the risk of traveling cross country, transiting states that push come to shove will not support the application of lethal force in order to protect our property and lives. One of the last places in this country we want to be is in Pennsylvania.

We wish everyone well and perhaps we will be able to attend in 2021.  

 

It's not going to surprise me if most people pass on going this year for one reason or the other. I don't know everyone but the group I do, I consider friends so Ron/Maddie/Tab.... Sad you aren't coming and I hope to see you soon.

I cannot do both Carlisle AND Georgia, they are too close to each other. The wife and I need a break and she can't make Georgia at this point due to how her PTO is requested. 

Stuck is probably the wrong word but it's Carlisle or nothing for us at this point. 

@Bob: IM S6 posted:

There won't be any contingent from Canada this year, either.  The border is still closed.

Even if the border does open (and I'm sorry to say I hope it doesn't for a while yet) I will not be attending.  Enough of your fair country (including some of your leaders) are not taking this pandemic seriously enough- your infection rates are skyrocketing, a good part of the population is so stuck on their personal rights being temporarily suspended  that they don't get what's best for the Country and the idea of flying in for the event, having to travel in close contact in 2 enclosed test tubes and make my way through 3 petri dishes with the potential contact of thousands of people is unacceptable.  I've even given thought to driving (my brother would jump at the chance of a road trip, meeting and telling you all about exactly how long this blasted pile of parts has inhabited my garage, and other embarrassing stories, but I've already told him it'll only happen after it's running) as I consider a number of you good friends, but it's just not doable. Not only am I worrying about myself (almost 64 and at this age a significant chance of dying); my daughter has Down Syndrome. One of the features is a compromised immune system so everything hits her just a little harder.  We don't know what this would to to Rae.

Those of you that do go- I hope it works out well and all these precautions are for naught. Ed said it best a while ago in another thread- let's hope we're all around after this is over and we're able to debate whether all these precautions were necessary or overkill. I am really hoping that 1 night we (over many drinks of course!) are ALL AROUND to participate in that conversation!  Al

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I’m from one of those liberal states that closed down early (mid-March) and got flak for it, then opened much later (mid-June) and got flak for that, but have a terrific governor and health system team that took the lead and worked their asses off to really lead us to what would work to flatten the curve.   That took a lot of the stress off of the Covid hospitals they set up, so we are now Slowly opening things back up and quickly backing off on that if the daily numbers show signs of weakening (currently showing 98 ICU hospitalized and 10-ish deaths per day).  Massachusetts is beating Covid, for now.
In some ways it’s been pretty tough, like not seeing/hugging the grand kids for four months, but we’re getting through it with Zoom and lots of mask and glove wearing, avoiding everything except neighborhood walks and evening rides in the Speedster and doing as little in-person shopping as possible.  And it’s not just us two - Everyone wears a mask in public around here.  Everyone social distances.  Everyone is conscious of elders and tries to keep us safe (our silver/white hair is a fast give-away).    We both have immune issues, although not severe, so we do this for two reasons; to protect us both and to protect others.  But there’s another reason for this caution;  Out in the world, we can never know who might be an a-symptomatic carrier that could infect us and kill us, so the third reason is pure fear on our part.

For that reason, Chris and I won’t be making the trek to “Summer Carlisle” this year, to protect both us and YOU folks as well.  Just imagine how bad I would feel if someone went to Carlisle and then returned home to test positive and died.  Is a car show worth that?  Not for me, it’s not.  

Carlisle 2020 Cancellation... After holding out as long as possible for Covid - 19 situation to improve and after much sole searching, both Ed and I have decided that in the best interest of health and safety to cancel our Carlisle 2020 event. This was very difficult decision. We are sure that this is disappointing to all  of our SOC extended family. There is just too much of a risk factor not only for the attendees but other members of our families and our other daily contacts.   Jeff Deitrick at the Hotel has already been notified with a 30 day notice by phone and email . Be sure to  call the Courtyard by Marriot Hotel desk that number is 717 477 0680 to cancel your reservations at your first opportunity .

Stay safe and we'll hopefully see you all for Carlisle 2021.

Alan Merklin & Ed Erickson

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Al & Ed, Thanks for making what must have been an excruciating decision. As you know, Bobbi and I are both down with COVID-19. SUCKS!! Next year will be a great time of reunion. Thanks for all of your efforts planning this years event. Next year will be twice as sweet!

Do we need to notify the Carlisle Registration Department to let them know of our cancellation?

Be safe everyone, and enjoy what remains of summer.

 

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I just spoke to a Carlisle events registration representative, and they offered to move my current 2020 registration forward to the Import Show 2021. Very simple! Anyone that chooses to do this will receive all of the appropriate substantiating paper work for next year's show, including windshield sticker in time for next year's show. No fuss, no muss! Taken care of, nothing more to do.

Hotel reservation already cancelled.

 

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Lane, contact them. Moving the registration forward to next year was the best and simplest option for me, since I plan on attending next year. I believe refunds are still an option. If you prefer  that option, contact them right away. A refund in light of the uncertainty of the COVID 19 would seem very plausible.

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Sorry to hear this, but I was about to bale out anyway.  We have relatives coming to visit in August from NYC and DC. I wasn't as concerned about us because we live out doors and get close to no one, and they are renting across the street ,but crossing 3 states and then getting one of my friends sick is something I can't do in good conscience.

Thanks to all the folks who organized this and we'll see y'all next year.

Sad but understood.  We will sorely miss everyone this year but will look forward to seeing some very special friends in 2021.

We are suffering from cabin fever super badly and have just finished a 14 day self-quarantine when the bass player and in our bluegrass and his wife tested positive band tested positive and he and his wife both have been in bed for a week so far.  They said it's like the worst case of flu they ever had plus the tiredness is incredible.  Stupidly at a gig at the track chapel on the 4th he walked in, stuck out his hand and I shook it.  Such a stupid move.  Alice and I never had symptoms but we were worried about it. 

In a few days we are taking a road trip to Mt. Rushmore in the Black Hills with another couple  --maybe a one week deal just to get away.  Sturgis will be over but we'll take a side trip just to see the place. 

Hate missing Carlisle but next year for sure.

Wonder if Lane's car will be finished by then?

 

Missing you folks!----Jack

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