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  1. Meet at the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. Lunch at Blue Licks State Park lodge. Overnight in Maysville, KY. Quality Inn has rooms available. (Ph 606-759-5696) The Hampton Inn is now booked solid. We will dine somewhere in Maysville that evening.... Next year: back to Sabbathsong Farm and the Boatmans!
  2. Event Title: The Great Kantucky Ridge Run 2019 Event Author: Jim_75Sahara Event Date: 09/21/2019 0830 Meet at the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. Lunch at Blue Licks State Park lodge. Overnight in Maysville, KY. Quality Inn has rooms available. (Ph 606-759-5696) The Hampton Inn is now booked solid. We will dine somewhere in Maysville that evening.... Next year: back to Sabbathsong Farm and the Boatmans! The Great Kantucky Ridge Run 2019
  3. It is ON. I meant to post it here sooner. Life gets in the way sometimes. The date: Saturday, SEPTEMBER 21st. This time, it's a one-day event. We will meet at our traditional meeting point, the gas station in Wilder, KY at 0830. We will proceed from there. Lunch will be at the Blue Licks State Park lodge. We will have dinner in Maysville, KY that evening. I have reservations for the night at the Hampton Inn on the AA Highway in Maysville, but I hear that they are now booked solid. There is another option: the nearby Quality Inn has rooms. (Phone: 606-759-5696) Jason is working up a route for us, so get ready to rumble! Next fall, we plan to return to Sabbathsong Farm with the Boatmans. Our 10 year anniversary edition sorta fell through. This should be a fun run nonetheless.
  4. A Sahara big bumper car! All right! Good for you. The closest I have been to a family vacation using my 2002 was when I took my wife and my son to Watkins Glen, NY for the annual Vintagefest there. It was a great trip and my 02 did not let me down. I have had good luck on all of my longer road trips, actually. On shorter trips around town, I've had a hose failure and a water pump failure, but that wasn't too bad over the course of 15+ years!
  5. Safety colors. No. I have come very close to being hit in bright red cars and even in a Golf 2002. If you're not looking, you won't see the brightest car anyhow. Photo below shows me before I was old enough to drive dad's pride and joy, but hey....later on I drove it with great gusto.
  6. Thank you to Frank and Denise Greppo! Thanks also to the legions of volunteers who made it all happen. I had a great time introducing Wil Tinker and Dirk Rasmussen to the 2019 version of Vintage at Saratoga. ( - - which they LOVED) We couldn't find a room at a reasonable rate in Saratoga Springs, so we got rooms at a Days Inn in Albany. (not a long commute anyway) Great to see friends and to make new ones! We will be back...
  7. OMG, Barney!!! That's a museum piece. You're going to get a call from Munich, saying they want their tii back!! DAMN. Excellent job! Mary and I will be in Austin in February. I hope to connect with you and Tori then! I will miss MidAmerica 02 Fest next April. We will be on a Viking River cruise then... SALUTE!
  8. If I wasn't working full-time, I might have joined Mike for that trip. It's nice to have him living so close to me. Lotsa help with my 02!
  9. Event Title: RGB backyard cookout: Denkerhot Event Author: Jim_75Sahara Event Date: 08/03/2019 12:00 AM Cookout/GTG from 11:30AM - 10:30PM Address: 3840 Robertann Drive, Kettering, OH 45420 RGB backyard cookout: Denkerhot
  10. Cookout/GTG from 11:30AM - 10:30PM Address: 3840 Robertann Drive, Kettering, OH 45420
  11. The money previously spent restoring a '02 is a genuine consideration for the buyer. When I bought mine, I factored in the expertly recovered seats, the new carpet with dynamat underneath, the fresh engine rebuild, the new windshield and rear glass gaskets, the new belt line trim, the new reflectors, the new bumpers, the new license plate lights, the Euro turn signals, the working a/c, the quality repaint that had been done, etc. Therefore, there were fewer items on the to do list, the car looked great and it was certainly a pleasure to drive. The previous work done to my '02 was worth spending extra money for, even if the return to the seller wasn't dollar for dollar. As always, one needs to inspect the car and find themselves an honest, reasonable seller! The transaction was a win-win per both of us... So, Bill, I don't have a problem with your asking price. The market will decide anyhow. Your 2002 does have an awful lot going for it, so GLWS!
  12. The date is now set: August 3, 2019. FOOD: Burgers, veggie burgers, hot dogs, picnic food, etc. BYOB. Soft drinks and water bottles will be on hand. Tire kicking and tale tales will definitely be part of the plan. The address: 3840 Robertann Drive, Kettering, OH 45420. Time: 11:30AM - 1030PM. My phone: 937-479-9794. As an added bonus, I am bringing in our globetrotting RGB friend, Andrew Wilson, all the way from Brunswick, Maine! Let's all welcome him to Ohio properly! I have this gtg listed as an event on the RGB Facebook page. Please indicate whether you're coming, maybe coming or not able to attend for some crazy-ass reason....
  13. We are doing fine in Kettering. We do have an advisory to boil our drinking water, but we have no damage and our electric and gas service are intact. No trees are down in my area. No roofs are missing in my vicinity. That being said, we are saddened to see the widespread damage and suffering brought on by the series of tornadoes on Monday night. It will take quite some time to sort out the damage and try to put things back together. We have had high winds hit our neighborhood in the past. I am yet to buy a portable generator or a chainsaw, but it seems to be a more frequent risk these days.
  14. This will be a broken record for you RGB folks, but when we needed a larger vehicle in 2001, I found the Taurus wagon to be ideal, at least for us. We went from owning a Honda Civic hatchback and a Toyota Corolla to owning a Ford wagon and a Saturn SL1 back then. We had car pool duty: swim practice, scouts, theater practice, various school events, and we needed a larger family road trip vehicle. Like above, I said: "no way" to trucks and SUVs. I did not feel that we truly needed a minivan, so I did not shop for them. Now, there is no such thing as a new Taurus wagon, so you've got me there... In today's world, maybe I'd buy a Subaru Outback or, dare I say it, a minivan??


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