Car Show Season

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Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 2:04 pm

After a long winter, it's finally here!!
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

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Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:15 pm

Gives additional context to Senior Show and Tell events.

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Sun Apr 29, 2018 6:08 pm

Ed Lijewski wrote:
Sun Apr 29, 2018 5:15 pm
Gives additional context to Senior Show and Tell events.

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I am one of the younger ones.
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by morlynon » Thu May 10, 2018 11:37 pm

Nice pics, and that's a nice car you got there. I dig the body color.

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Fri May 11, 2018 12:43 pm

Thanks!
Hopefully I don't get rained out tonight and tomorrow.
I go to a lot of events, so it's bound to happen a few times.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

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'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:36 am

Rooftop shot... try to find me out there.

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End of the road for this year. It was a little chilly.
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by John Brennan » Mon Oct 15, 2018 11:50 am

Funny how everything is just starting here... you could say it's our Spring. It's almost as if we were in the Southern Hemisphere. :lol:
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 12:23 pm

Yeah, it's hot like magma during the summer where you are.
With the humidity we have around here, I sometimes pass when it's over 90.

I'm thinking about retiring to the Sierra Vista area... the weather there isn't nearly as hot.
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'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Bob Weir » Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm

:cheers Thanks for flying the "Merkur" flag. Your xr looks fabulous!

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by eaton53 » Mon Oct 15, 2018 7:48 pm

Bob Weir wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm
:cheers Thanks for flying the "Merkur" flag. Your xr looks fabulous!
Thanks, Bob!
Between that and all of the literature and the sign a lot more people know what a Merkur is now.
I ran into a 20 something year old guy at that cruise in that knew what a Ford Sierra was. He'd never seen an XR in person.

That's the age of the typical guy who likes them.
Judging from the feedback I get from the young people at these events, the future is pretty bright for the XRs that are left.

I'm getting a new Super Duty flagpole this offseason.
It was pretty breezy. With two flags flying, I had to lower the light duty tailgating flagfole I've been using for the last year and a half.
It can get to whipping pretty good. The tubing wall thickness on the pole I'm getting is 2X the one I have now.

https://www.veteransflagdepot.com/16-10 ... -flagpole/

I use a 16' pole so that the flags are in the shot when the club photographer takes pictures.
No one makes a wheel stand that I consider to be strong enough for a pole like this so I had one custom made.
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
I'm just the latest caretaker and I'm keepin' it REAL shiny!! 8)

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by R Code » Tue Oct 16, 2018 6:05 pm

Great looking XR!
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'69 Cougar XR-7 "R Code" Convertible (CJ428/Auto)
'67 Cougar Std (289/4 speed)
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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:06 pm

Bob Weir wrote:
Mon Oct 15, 2018 1:47 pm
:cheers Thanks for flying the "Merkur" flag. Your xr looks fabulous!

That's the dealership flag.

The Merkur flag is "Stranded: Send Help."

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Re: Car Show Season

Post by Bob Weir » Tue Oct 16, 2018 8:10 pm

What do you use to secure the base of the flag pole? I'm thinking a spare tire wouldn't be heavy nor wide enough.

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