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  • cstmwgn
    started a topic 2019 Veterans Car Show on Friday Night

    2019 Veterans Car Show on Friday Night

    Are there any plans for a Veteran's home visit / car show in the Charlotte area this year?

    We are set to have the Veterans Car Show on Friday evening from 6-8:30 at Richards Coffee Shop. The Bangshift Forum Freaks will have a reserved parking lot behind Richards. We will also have dedicated tables inside to hang out at, eat drink or whatever. I am hoping that the tour at
    Chip Ganassi Racing will end by 5 pm, and everyone over there can follow me to Richards. Diane will have to chime in on that.

    Richards is not normally open on Friday evening. They have arranged for some of the regular volunteers to help out that evening with parking, food etc. This is a museum as well as a coffee shop. There will be tours inside for small groups for those that would like to do so. I really recommend this.

    . Big Tinys BBQ ( https://bigtinysbbq.com/ ) is a couple of doors down and will be offering food inside Richards on a limited menu, or anyone wanting to come inside Big Tinys to eat is more than welcome. Let them know your with the Hot Rod Power Tour, he may offer discounts and is also working with Richards Coffee Shop to donate some of the proceeds to them. This is the guy who cooked at Roush Racing for the lunch stop a few years ago. He is a car guy and racer.

    There will be a few donated items for a silent auction, as well as a 50 / 50 with all the proceeds benefitting Richards.

    Veterans, please sign in at the front door.

    You do not have to be a veteran to hang out at Richards. They welcome everyone.

    As mentioned, they are not normally open Friday evening. They are open at 7:30 on Saturday morning. I have attached a menu for Saturday morning. There is always some live music going on, many veterans come in or are brought in from local nursing homes or veterans homes, it is really amazing what happens there. Come by on Saturday before PT and see what Richards is all about. I spent last Saturday morning there, and brought the 57. I parked out back where small shuttle buses were bringing guys in. I had the pleasure of speaking with several guys who were glad to see the old car and bring back memories. It is very crowded and very busy on Saturday morning, there is no way to get any dedicated parking or do a show that morning. But I plan on stopping by and or cruising through town before PT.

    There are also several other places to eat or drink: Bathtub Gin, 202 Main, Beer Lab, Smoky J's BBQ, Pie in the Sky Pizza all only a couple blocks away.

    We also plan to have this as an informal cruise night downtown. There should be some local cars coming in after 7.

  • htrdharley
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    Friday Tour: If everyone would like to meet or hang out at my place Friday , I will take a group to Acme around 315 or 330. It is a 20 minute drive to Statesville NC. We can hang out and look at some really cool stuff then head directly to Richards Coffee Shop.

    Acme does some cutting edge stuff for some really high end clients as well as some skunk works stuff for the OEM. Although not mentioned in H.R. mag, one of the skunk works cars was a recent feature. I am not sure what I can or can not talk about, so I will let the guys in shop give you guys the full tour.

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  • htrdharley
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    Lars - what is your thoughts on departure time to go get your credentials?


    Allen, I plan on heading over there about 11 am or so. I am not sure what time we can get or credentials.

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  • Andy4639
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    Thanks Andy
    We will be in Mooresville Thursday night and was trying to figure out if we could follow Lars down on Friday.
    Lar's told me hopefuly by 11am he would be headed home are back towards home anyway! I'm hopeing we will also but you never know.

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  • cstmwgn
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    Not Lar's, but we talked today. I was planning to be there by no later than noon! Get in and out of Charlotte back to Mooresville.
    Thanks Andy
    We will be in Mooresville Thursday night and was trying to figure out if we could follow Lars down on Friday.

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  • Andy4639
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    Lars - what is your thoughts on departure time to go get your credentials?


    Not Lar's, but we talked today. I was planning to be there by no later than noon! Get in and out of Charlotte back to Mooresville.

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  • cstmwgn
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    ... My goal is to get credentials on Friday asap and get back to Mooresville. ...
    Lars - what is your thoughts on departure time to go get your credentials?



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  • cstmwgn
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    ... I can also take a group of people to Acme High Performance in the afternoon for a tour....
    This would be my vote! You have to get past the part that they may not be shaving yet but in my typical evening state - they sure seemed smart to me!

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  • novadriver
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    I should be over your way Lars after I stop by the track and pick up my stuff. I got you number if i'm running late I will call just tell where the party is at and i will find you all...

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  • 173rdherd
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    should be in town thurs nite(mooresville) so we expect to be there

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  • htrdharley
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    Is anything going on between registration and the veterans show? We should be in town around noon or so.
    Bob, I am thinking we could all go to the NC Auto Racing Hall of Fame in Mooresville around 4:00 ish and leave there about 5:15 - 5:30. I have not had time to get over there to see about any discounts or special tours. It is open to the public. I can also take a group of people to Acme High Performance in the afternoon for a tour. Hands down they are building some of the most advanced street cars in the country. We could do that. If there is any interest in that let me know.

    There are many race shops in the area, Go Pro Motorplex for some of the best cart racing around. My goal is to get credentials on Friday asap and get back to Mooresville. Anyone can show up at my house at anytime on Friday after 1. I should be back from Concord by then.

    I do not have a smart phone and will probably not be on the internet at all on Friday through the rest of PT. Call me or text with any questions, or need for directions. I should be on the phone list.

    I have been covered up trying to get my junk and other peoples junk ready for PT. and clean up a little around here....
    Last edited by htrdharley; June 5th, 2019, 05:31 AM.

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  • BluLightning
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    Is anything going on between registration and the veterans show? We should be in town around noon or so.

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  • Redline04
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    Bid on them at Richards or I can make arrangements to have a set waiting here if it is a stock application. There are many color, boot and wire type selections.

    Let me know how I can help.
    Currently stock Mopar 318. Has 90 degree boots on distributor and straight boots on plugs. either black or blue for wire color.(Wagon is blue) Approximate cost for a set?
    Still figuring out what direction I want to go with it; either upgrade the 318 with a bunch of goodies, or find a 360 and build that up. Either way I'd have to replace the base model Trans that is currently behind the 318. I'll be spending some time this tour looking at what others have done and what options I have. Kind of new to Mopar. Most of my previous cars have been GM.

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  • htrdharley
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    I was actually planning to chat with you about getting plug wires for the Wagon I recently picked up. No idea how old the ones in the car are, and remember you mentioned wires on last years tour...
    Bid on them at Richards or I can make arrangements to have a set waiting here if it is a stock application. There are many color, boot and wire type selections.

    Let me know how I can help.

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  • Redline04
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    There will be a silent auction for a few items at Richards with all the proceeds going to help the vets.

    So far I have 4 sets of spark plug wires from Scott Performance Wire to the 4 high bidders. This is a small family run company using American Made products. You will meet everyone building the wire sets at my Kick Off Party.

    I have worked with them for a very long time. They were predominantly race car wire sets, but are now doing street car stuff with the best possible components and products. Check them out or drop them a thank you.

    https://sparkplugwires.com/
    I was actually planning to chat with you about getting plug wires for the Wagon I recently picked up. No idea how old the ones in the car are, and remember you mentioned wires on last years tour...
    Last edited by Redline04; May 31st, 2019, 08:16 PM.

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