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Old 02-01-2018, 10:54 PM
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ThirdGen Expo 2018. Sunday, 5/20/18. Save the date! Details coming soon!



NEW DATE!!!!!!!! July 1sts! Spread it around!

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I want to go to this so bad. Most likely wont make it this year again.
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We will also have a new location. Something more centrally located and easier to access.
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We will also have a new location. Something more centrally located and easier to access.
Pennsylvania??
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Pennsylvania??
Noooo! I live in the Chicago 'burbs! That's not centrally located for me.



Addison, Il. A place called Dave and Buster's

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ThirdGen Expo 2018. Sunday, 5/20/18. Save the date! Details coming soon!
what types of third gens are able to come? If I can make it are hot rods aloud?
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what types of third gens are able to come? If I can make it are hot rods aloud?
All 3rd gens are welcomed!
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All 3rd gens are welcomed!
Well hot dang that's awesome.
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List of local hotels for out of towners.<br/>
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Very cool of you to put this together again Chazman! Can't wait!

The car won't be there, but maybe seeing everyone else will be the kick in the rear I need to get it sorted
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Very cool of you to put this together again Chazman! Can't wait!

The car won't be there, but maybe seeing everyone else will be the kick in the rear I need to get it sorted

Thanks, already have gotten some positive feedback regarding the new more centralized location. As long as we have good weather, I'm expecting a record turn out.
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Old 03-30-2018, 05:09 PM
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I'm hoping to have my car road ready by then. I'll do my best to make it. Sounds like a cool show and time!
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Wish I was closer Charlie.
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Wish I was closer Charlie.
Me too, Arnold!
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should see you there....
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I look forward to this every year. Count me in!
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Last year's Expo.
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See ya’ll soon. Rain or shine.
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See you there, Bill!
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See you there, Bill!
ran into a problem. Will be late. But Raul and I are still coming by. Probably won’t be there till noon. sans Thirdgen though.
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Weather and life sucked at the same time yesterday.

I was replacing the timing cover seals on my GTA Saturday and the Optispark seal didn't want to come out. Unfortunately late Saturday night the front cover cracked while trying to get the seal out and dropped metal to the bottom of the front pan.

So it was a full stop to locate a new timing cover. Thankfully I have a front cover on my old LT1 block that is usable. So I can pull the broken one, flush the oil pan out to remove any metal fragments and get the car going again. But it killed my Sunday morning.

So I didn't get to D&B until 3PM.
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Weather and life sucked at the same time yesterday.

I was replacing the timing cover seals on my GTA Saturday and the Optispark seal didn't want to come out. Unfortunately late Saturday night the front cover cracked while trying to get the seal out and dropped metal to the bottom of the front pan.

So it was a full stop to locate a new timing cover. Thankfully I have a front cover on my old LT1 block that is usable. So I can pull the broken one, flush the oil pan out to remove any metal fragments and get the car going again. But it killed my Sunday morning.

So I didn't get to D&B until 3PM.
We were all gone by then, Bill. About 11:00 it really started to pour, so the couple dozen os there, (16 3rd gens), left. I'm working with D&B to reschedule. Hoping sometime in June.
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Sunday, July 1st at 10:00am at Dave and Busters.
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Sunday, July 1st at 10:00am at Dave and Busters.
Added to calendar.

May want to update post#1 Charlie.

Maybe even add it to the TGO Calendar.

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/calendar.php

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Added to calendar.

May want to update post#1 Charlie.

Maybe even add it to the TGO Calendar.

https://www.thirdgen.org/forums/calendar.php


Done, Bill. I didn't even know we had a event function, here.
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Done, Bill. I didn't even know we had a event function, here.
Kind of simplistic interface. Would have been amazing to have 15 years ago.

But I could see how it could be used to keep interest up for events. If upcoming events were one of the first things listed on the home page it might generate last minute interest for those who were unaware of something.

Or even with guests who are just visiting without a registered login to see the details.
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I'd like to head down from Toronto. Is there a place a Truck and car trailer could be stored? I'm not sure if I want to try a 500 mile drive in that car. If something sh!%s the bed I'm screwed.
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I'd like to head down from Toronto. Is there a place a Truck and car trailer could be stored? I'm not sure if I want to try a 500 mile drive in that car. If something sh!%s the bed I'm screwed.
I'm not sure about storing, but there should be plenty of room in the Dave and Busters lot to park it..
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Check with the Hotels in the area. They might let you drop the trailer in their lot.

I'm sure they get people who come through with trailers all the time.

If not, maybe one of the members here has enough room to let your truck/trailer sit for the day.
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How many thirdgens typically make it to this event?
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How many thirdgens typically make it to this event?
65 or so. If the weather cooperates this year, maybe many more than that.
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Boy this is tempting, just not sure if I trust the Chicken in her current state.
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Shall attend, in a third gen even.
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See you next Sunday! The weather forecast looks great!
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Awfully quiet in here.
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I didn't make it up, family stuff and heat have wiped me out lately
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Missed you Tony.

It was fun!

A little lighter turnout, though. Maybe about 40 3rd gens. I blame the heat, change of date and 4th of July weekend.
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I wish my car was running as i'd love to make it to one of these shows with it despite not really even close to show quality. Plus, i'd really like to meet the Illinois members. The heat has sucked this year!
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I wish my car was running as i'd love to make it to one of these shows with it despite not really even close to show quality. Plus, i'd really like to meet the Illinois members. The heat has sucked this year!

All 3rd gens are welcomed. From primered to show cars.

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