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  • 2019 Veterans Show

    Are there any plans for a Veteran's home visit / car show in the Charlotte area this year?
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    I sure would like to have one . I dont know who organized the one where we went to Salisbury Veterans Home.

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    • #3

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      Depending on when it is, we'd like to try and make it.
      I R Bob
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      • #4

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        Do we have any local vets in the Mooresville / Charlotte area that could help identify some possible sites?
        Is there a local VFW post that might be interested in hosting a fish fry or some other type of fund raiser that we could support by attending with some cars?
        Vic mentioned potentially going back to the NC State Veterans Home in Salisbury - W.G (Bill) Hefner VA Medical Center

        In my opinion there are benefits to either type of venue:
        Group home / VA Hospital - you get to interact with our veterans and show them some appreciation for their sacrifices.
        VFW Post fund raiser - you get to contribute money to the local post to help support the local programs they are providing.

        Either way, it would be great if we could do something to honor our vets.
        Last edited by cstmwgn; April 10th, 2019, 02:12 PM.

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        • #5

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          Another option would be something like we did in Madison in 2009. We went to a local restaurant (QSL in Middleton) and they contacted the local VFW. We took free will donations for them. If my memory serves me we raised almost $400 for them.
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          • #6

            Re: 2019 Veterans Show

            Allen, I will look into a couple options and post them up.

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            • #7

              Re: 2019 Veterans Show

              Allen, I will look into a couple options and post them up.
              Lars - I was really trying NOT to put more on your plate. You do have a lot to deal with for the party.

              I have done some google searching.
              Mooresville
              Richard's Coffee shop
              AM Vets

              Charlotte
              VFW Post 6724

              Concord
              VFW Post 6480

              Salisbury
              VA Hospital

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              • #8

                Re: 2019 Veterans Show

                The Veterans show has been in the back of my mind for some time, I am working on some things for that.

                I have asked for some local help in putting that together.

                On average, how many cars / people / space and what time frame works best for you guys coming in from out of town? The only show I made it to was the Salisbury show a few years ago. We probably had 50 cars or so?

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                • #9

                  Re: 2019 Veterans Show

                  Lars, our numbers are down overall. I think we only had 20 or so last year. Somebody else might confirm my observation........
                  Most cars have 2 people......Tom, Phil, Wayne and a few others run solo.
                  Traditionally the show is set for Friday afternoon or evening.
                  If I was closer I'd do some leg work for ya, but remember that I do have a phone, and I'm retired now.......
                  Last edited by oletrux4evr; April 11th, 2019, 07:25 AM.
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                  • #10

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                    Late afternoon, early evening would be best for us. We're driving from Ohio on Friday morning.
                    I R Bob
                    You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
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                    • #11

                      Re: 2019 Veterans Show

                      The laid back kickoff is from 1-6 on Friday. According to Hondo Miller it's going to be big for the 25th anniversary.

                      Lars, Dave and I should be in Mooresville by noonish on Friday if you need any help with anything.
                      Last edited by Andy4639; April 12th, 2019, 06:35 AM.
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                      • #12

                        Re: 2019 Veterans Show

                        The laid back kickoff is from 1-6 on Friday. According to Hondo Miller it's going to be big for the 25th anniversary.

                        Lars, Dave and I should be in Mooresville by noonish on Friday if you need any help with anything.
                        Thanks man.

                        More details upcoming....
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                        • #13

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                          I have had some really productive meetings and conversations with Richards Coffee Shop. They are onboard with doing a car cruise night on Friday night. The goal is a 6-9PM. The details will take another few weeks to iron out. We are working with merchants in town and the town board to make sure we have support and ample parking.

                          I am hoping that we get the support we need, I would like to have the Forum Freaks cars on main street and advertise this locally as a charity car cruise night with guest from all over the country.

                          If the town is against shutting down main street, the parking behind Richards will hold 50+ cars and it will be just us and a few locals attending.

                          I have been to Richards several times over the years, it is truly an interesting place that does great things for the Vets and the community. Allow some time to walk inside and visit with veterans and tour the museum.

                          The goal would be to do a fund raiser type of car cruise night. I have several companies that are going to donate some really cool stuff for a silent auction to be held inside Richards.

                          I hope we have a great turn out. There are BBQ places, micro breweries, pizza places, antique stores all with in a few blocks. It should be a good way to spend an evening.

                          Take some time and read about what Richards is and does.

                          http://www.welcomevets.com/

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                          • #14

                            Re: 2019 Veterans Show

                            Thank you Lars
                            We will be there with "Bells On". I suspect mine will be a cow bell

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                            • #15

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                              We'll be there too Lars.
                              I R Bob
                              You can't drink all day unless you start in the morning!
                              2007 LH, 2008 LH, 2009 LH, 2010 LH, 2011 LH, 2012 DNF/BLOW'D UP, 2013 LH, 2014 LH

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