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SAAC Group of Maryland / Pax River Aviation Museum Car Show this Weekend
« on: September 22, 2021, 11:37:10 AM »
Anyone attending?  I'm coming up from Charlotte for it, a friend runs the museum and invited me.  I was a SAAC MD member in 1996-98 while stationed at Pax.   

Carolina Region SAAC / 1609 and Blue Angel #5
« on: March 09, 2021, 12:15:24 PM »
New addition to the Hickory Aviation Museum, Hickory NC where I volunteer is our recently retired Blue Angel #5 F/A--18A Hornet.  The Blues have now moved on to the Super Hornet for 2021.  Maybe some time this year, the group would like to come over and hang out for a day and park amongst our aircraft.  One of the aviation museums on the West Coast does a Shelby gathering at their place and they get a nice turnout. 

Carolina Region SAAC / Americarna 2020 Car Show Cancelled
« on: October 20, 2020, 08:32:01 AM »
Always look forward to this great show, but we'll have to participate virtually this year.

Carolina Region SAAC / Happy 53rd Birthday to #1609
« on: March 22, 2020, 12:09:49 PM »
Built today on 3/22/1967, one month later than scheduled. 

Looking Back / SAAC 23, Charlotte Motor Speedway 1998 Videos
« on: March 18, 2020, 04:01:15 PM »
SAAC-23 was a nice convention, the open track time was good as well.  VHS footage compared to today's digital GoPro video is stone age quality.

Looking Back / SAAC 21 Lime Rock Park 1996
« on: March 16, 2020, 08:09:53 PM »
VHS video from SAAC 21 now converted and uploaded to my YouTube page.  First part is on track action, second part is in-car from my friends' GT Developments GT-40 and more trackside video taping.

Looking Back / SAAC Convention Videos: SAAC 22
« on: March 15, 2020, 11:24:41 PM »
Taking advantage of this downtime to convert my VHS footage to digital.   First up is SAAC 22, Road America in 1997.  I think this was my favorite open track I ever did, despite the oppressive heat and mosquitos.  No matter how big the run groups, and mine was relatively small, drivers had a lot of open track to enjoy their high performance vehicles and I had more track time, than I could ever want.  Mr Shelby attended and despite the temperature, he signed items for hours, first in a small trailer and then under a canopy.  My friend with a GTD GT40 and I made the trip, towing our cars from Patuxent River, MD and Virginia Beach, VA.  I still recall the banquet being almost "tornado'd out" when a storm cell from hell hit the track, and people were looting running off with trays of brauts and rolls!  I stayed an extra day to watch the historic races that followed the convention.

Carolina Region SAAC / Wings and Wheels, Hickory Regional Airport
« on: November 13, 2019, 02:01:13 PM »
The City of Hickory NC is throwing it's first Fall Wings and Wheels event this Saturday, November 16, 10a-3p.  There will be a parking area for collector and classic cars and I think it's more of a cruise-in than a judged car show and there is no charge.  I will be bringing out #1609 for the day.  For eats, there will be food trucks and the airport café will also be open.  They are offering av-gas at a discount, so hopefully we'll get some interesting aircraft visiting, plus they are selling helicopter and airplane rides.  We will have the Hickory Aviation Museum fully open for the day and I will be giving tours of our mighty Lockheed   P-3C Orion Anti-Submarine Warfare aircraft, the only one in the country that is open for visitors to tour.  There are also 15 other aircraft on display.  Forecasted weather is supposed to be around 50 and sunny for the event.     

Carolina Region SAAC / Carolinas
« on: January 23, 2018, 03:22:54 PM »
Hello again, Carolinas! 

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