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General Category => Chatterbox => Topic started by: Tennessee Whiskey on October 20, 2018, 08:41:35 PM

Title: Invitational Show
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on October 20, 2018, 08:41:35 PM
After reading the “disappearing show” thread, I decided I would give serious consideration to something  Bill Lindsey and I have been kicking around for a while. I would like to start out with an “invitational model engine show” at my farm and shop, which is a thirty minute drive from Nashville Tennessee. By making it an “invitational” it will cut through a lot of red tape on my end. I really would like to start out with just like minded folks showing each other what they are proud of and answering questions about how they did what they did to be proud of it. I guess I would like the first one to be almost like a family reunion of model engineering, complete with food, drink, and entertainment. I’m just throwing this out here at the moment to see if anyone is remotely interested. And if it makes the least amount of difference, ol’ Cletus knows how to host a party  :naughty: :lolb:. Seriously, let me know how many might even be remotely interested.  Here’s the first draft of the ad poster provided by Stan.

(http://i1310.photobucket.com/albums/s658/tennesseewhiskey1/C5FC1C13-4DFD-48D8-BB76-79E67A1F2891_zpstmgvkhfm.jpg) (http://s1310.photobucket.com/user/tennesseewhiskey1/media/C5FC1C13-4DFD-48D8-BB76-79E67A1F2891_zpstmgvkhfm.jpg.html)

Cletus
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: crueby on October 20, 2018, 08:49:26 PM
That could rival Woodstock ...   :Jester:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Brian Rupnow on October 20, 2018, 09:15:19 PM
If I come down to Nashville, can you get Dolly Parton to set on my knee?--Great looking poster!!-Brian
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: b.lindsey on October 20, 2018, 10:08:51 PM
Love the poster Cletus. Got to get me a pair of them Starrett overalls though :Lol:

Bill
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: gldavison on October 20, 2018, 10:58:30 PM
Guess I'll be the first to say i;m interested.. It's only 10 drive for me. Sounds like fun.

Gary
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: crueby on October 20, 2018, 11:00:07 PM
Love the poster Cletus. Got to get me a pair of them Starrett overalls though :Lol:

Bill
Very expensive, but the stitching is very accurate!   :Lol:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: gbritnell on October 20, 2018, 11:06:07 PM
Right off the bat it sounds good to me but I'll know for sure after the first of the year. Sounds like a lot of fun!
gbritnell
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Larry on October 21, 2018, 05:28:20 AM
Great way to celebrate our 61st Anniversary.
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: toolznthings on October 21, 2018, 04:21:37 PM
Certainly give it some  :thinking:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Roger B on October 21, 2018, 07:01:15 PM
Interesting thought  :ThumbsUp:  :ThumbsUp: I would have to look at flights and what I could carry with me  :headscratch:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: JC54 on October 21, 2018, 09:48:18 PM
Living in the UK sorry the old truck cannot make it that far but a great idea. We do the same here with old machinery buffs/modellers meeting up in local camping areas owned by a friendly  farmer and enjoy a chat, bonfire and a few brews!!!!!!/?????  :old: :DrinkPint:


Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: RonGinger on October 21, 2018, 11:33:04 PM
I just bought a couple tickets for this next Mega lottery, estimated to be $1.6 Billion. When I win that I can fly out to the show on my own jet.  :Jester:

More likely I will have to drive out in my Honda CR-v, but I would certainly consider coming, I love shows. I have only missed one NAMES and have been to every Cabin Fever. And I have a few cousins just a few more miles west of there that I have not visited for a while.
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Vixen on October 22, 2018, 12:01:23 AM
Hey Cletus,
If you can get Dolly Parton to attend, you will sure get a lot more guys turnings up.

Mike
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Brian Rupnow on October 22, 2018, 01:42:52 AM
Dolly and Cher are both past their "best before" label, but damn I love them women!! They are the same age as I am, and they have sort of "always been there" in my life. If Cletus can get them to come on down and help me set up, I'll bring down 20 or so of my machines.---Brian
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: crueby on October 22, 2018, 02:18:23 AM
And Cletus in a Dolly wig does NOT count!!   :o
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Art K on October 22, 2018, 03:16:39 AM
Ditto, what Crueby said. I have to admit it sounds tempting, only a 9 hour drive.  :thinking:
Art
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: bent on October 22, 2018, 06:25:20 PM
It'd be a bit of a drive...but I like driving.  And now son #1 is living/working near there (Huntsville, AL) so ... maybe?
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Pete49 on October 23, 2018, 03:12:11 AM
And Cletus in a Dolly wig does NOT count!!   :o
B e pretty obvious as he wouldn't have the correct armament either.  :lolb:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: kvom on October 24, 2018, 10:00:50 AM
You know I'm in.  :cheers:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Chester on November 06, 2018, 01:23:30 PM
Now that the kids are gone, and the boss would like to do a little travelling, I would very much think I would enjoy a trip down south!
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Sleddog on November 06, 2018, 02:21:09 PM
A gatherin on the farm, family reunion style is a perfect venue!

Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: steamer on November 06, 2018, 05:07:11 PM
Looks and sounds great. But i have to see what the school situation looks like....
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Vixen on November 06, 2018, 05:16:24 PM
Hi Cletus

Just checked the flights to Nashville from London. June is the most expensive month to travel. A cheap return ticket is £880 ($1100 US). It would have to be one hell of a good party. :wallbang: :wallbang:

But if you could arrange for Dolly to be there.....................

Mike
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on November 07, 2018, 12:23:59 AM
Thanks for all the interest guys. It looks like it maybe a definite go, however, I may have to juggle the date a bit; kinda undecided at the time (see peanuts and popcorn thread) . I do have some connections in the country music field and I’ll try if’n y’all are willing to donate enough to one of Dolly’s charities, I could possibly, by the grace of god, get it done . Chances are slim to none and closer to the last  :lolb:But I’ll do my damnedest  :mischief:. I think it would be nice to have a gathering of like minded people showing what they have done and not worry about profits, liabilities, and such. I’m blown away by the overseas members who took the time to see if it was possible to attend. Just another testament to our membership  :ThumbsUp: :cheers:. I will continue to plot and plan and y’all keep me posted of your interest.

Whiskey
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: mcostello on November 07, 2018, 06:40:25 PM
I don't think it was the wig We were wondering about. :ROFL:
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: jclouden on November 10, 2018, 12:36:35 AM
My wife and I have been thinking about a trip down your way and this sounds like a great excuse.  It's only about a 9 hr. run down the Shenandoah valley for us.  We typically travel in my F150 with a covered bed so bringing some things along would be easy.

Count us in,
Jon
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: zeeprogrammer on November 10, 2018, 02:48:41 PM
If the timing works out, I'd like to be there.
We've got family in Nashville that we haven't seen for a while.
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Tennessee Whiskey on March 05, 2019, 04:56:08 PM
Hey folks, I thought I would take a few moments for an update. As much as I really want to do the show; with the recent turn of events, I just don't feel like I can make the time to put on a respectable gathering. I have already logged over four thousand miles handling Lou's brothers estate and we have several more trips to Virginia remaining. I definitely still want to do it. I was really looking forward to hosting you guys and have my old dog Don help me with a good crawfish and shrimp boil and Steamer help with some pots of clams and crab and I could handle the pig meat myself. I am still working towards making it happen; just can't say when right now. Thanks for all the interest and looks like we'll have a good crowd when it does happen. Stay tuned.

Cletus
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: steamer on March 05, 2019, 06:22:01 PM
Sounds like a plan to me.
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: b.lindsey on March 05, 2019, 09:44:46 PM
Totally understandable Cletus. Actually later is better for me.

Bill
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Don1966 on March 06, 2019, 12:00:06 AM
Get it together Dog I am definitely wanting to go. The crawfish and shrimp boil sounds good to me we eat that every summer. Looking forward to seeing the guys some I never met yet. Need to get some boudin and hog cracklings to you to. I may have to pack it in dry ice to get it to you. So old Dog this Coonass is ready for a good old fashion Fais do do! We will rockum till they sleep Dog!

Don
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: Art K on March 06, 2019, 03:24:04 AM
Hey,
Just wanted to say, do what you need to, dealing with family stuff cause we'll all still be around later.
Art
Title: Re: Invitational Show
Post by: kvom on March 06, 2019, 12:19:45 PM
With Cletus, Don, and steamer doing their things, the show needs to be 2-3 days long.   :cheers: