Building G in 2010

* Merkur 25th Anniversary * Topics related to our annual gathering in Carlisle PA on June 4-6, 2010.

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Post by MagentaRed » Tue Jun 16, 2009 12:41 am

The building is not air conditioned. Note the open windows and the wide open garage doors. There were electric fans, probably brought in by the GT guys.

I believe there is a restroom.

I didn't go into the basement. I don't think we'll have access to it. Not sure we'd want it.

The parking area is huge. There weren't that many Ford GTs to display, so FORD was using the lot for promotional reasons. But as Brad said, they filled that lot with Boss Stangs a few years ago.

My Merkur signs are two 7 foot outdoor panels. I got rid of the frame years ago. Assuming I can get them to Carlisle, we can figure a way to affix them to the building.

We did a Merkurabilia display at the dinner in 05. A bunch of us brought stuff to display. Doing it again is not a problem. Security might be a problem, so a display case would be nice to have.

As far as not being on the showfield, I don't see a problem. Every year we are surrounded by other groups an I never vist any of them. I hit the flea market and the vendor aisles, and Buildings T & Y, but I rarely venture into other car groups. Doesn't matter to me if anyone comes to visit us in Bldg. It's OUR party! Think of it as a private party in a public setting. If you heard the way some of these people talk about our Merkurs, you wouldn't want them around anyway.

There are still a lot of details to work through, but I hope we can pull it off.

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Post by xr4man » Tue Jun 16, 2009 8:52 am

oh that reminds me. the gt guy did say there was a 24 hour guard there. but i don't know if that was just because of the value of the gt's or if they always have a guard.
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Post by jeffmerkur » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:19 pm

How are you going to decide who parks in the building?

First come, first serve? Or maybe a selection/ voting process?

Each year gets to pick 10 cars?

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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Tue Jun 16, 2009 9:25 pm

jeffmerkur wrote:How are you going to decide who parks in the building?

First come, first serve? Or maybe a selection/ voting process?

Each year gets to pick 10 cars?
Definately NOT first come, first serve. :beats head

That will be determined with Carlisle's guidance and our input. Cars of greater interest will certainly have preference. So, if someone wants a pretty good shot at being in there, go purchase Rick Brynes' car. :twisted:
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Post by darkangel26 » Wed Jun 17, 2009 2:00 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
jeffmerkur wrote:How are you going to decide who parks in the building?

First come, first serve? Or maybe a selection/ voting process?

Each year gets to pick 10 cars?
Definately NOT first come, first serve. :beats head

That will be determined with Carlisle's guidance and our input. Cars of greater interest will certainly have preference. So, if someone wants a pretty good shot at being in there, go purchase Rick Brynes' car. :twisted:

once we know more info about this i think voting for what cars to be inside would be a good idea!!!!! Give everyone a shot who wants in! :wink:
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Post by Merkur » Wed Jun 17, 2009 9:48 am

We should possibly use the award history over the past few years as one of the criteria to decide. If a car is worthy enough of an award, it should be considered - with the exception of the Rat-Rod Award!

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:25 am

Just based on the map of the fairgrounds, it looks as though you wouldn't have to register to get direct access to Bldg. G or the parking area behind it. :P

The map shows restrooms right next to the building.

FWIW, in my 30 years+/- of going to Carlisle events, I've never paid anything more than a passing glance at what was in or next to Building G. It always just seemed "outside" of the fairgrounds proper where most interest of evenrt-goers is focused, for better or worse. As well, Gate 1 is pedestrian access only--meaning for people who park outside the fairgrounds--so those entering in cars via Gates 2 and 3 (is there a Gate 4?) won't see the Merkur gathering unless they seek it out on foot later.

OTOH, if the weather turns nasty, or hot/humid, Building G might be seen as a savior.

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Post by 86XR4Ti5SPD » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:29 am

DPDISXR4Ti wrote: we're mostly there for "us". I don't think any of us are counting on a bunch of Mustang or Fairlane guys stopping by to make the weekend a success for us.
Agree strongly with Brad on this...99% of anyone else there could care less about our Merks. And -- especially for upcoming Carlisle first timers like me -- it sounds like this building setting will provide a more focused area to meet/talk to other Merkheads during show hours and more easily enjoy their cars.
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Wed Jun 17, 2009 11:46 am

Ed Lijewski wrote:Just based on the map of the fairgrounds, it looks as though you wouldn't have to register to get direct access to Bldg. G or the parking area behind it. :P
It IS Carlisle Events property, so you will need to be registered to get your CAR there, just like the "regular" part of the show-field. It is however freely open to pedestrian traffic. It was a conscious decision by Carlisle to leave it that way - give someone who was "on the fence" about attending a freebie look of what's inside the gates.
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Post by Rooster » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:16 am

Merkur wrote:We should possibly use the award history over the past few years as one of the criteria to decide. If a car is worthy enough of an award, it should be considered - with the exception of the Rat-Rod Award!

Paul
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Post by DPDISXR4Ti » Sat Jun 20, 2009 11:17 am

Rooster wrote:mca or field awards?
Yes. :lol:
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Bldg G Info - What Ian and I heard from GT owner

Post by Rob MacDonald » Mon Jun 22, 2009 11:17 pm

As Ian Mentioned he and I spoke to the Pete that has the GT here at our local Sunday Cruise- In. He really didn't enjoy being stuck in that building, and once your car is in there you can't take it out until the show is over......So, no cruising around town and back and forth to the hotel, etc, etc........
I don't know if Carlisle Events had mentioned that to you guys. since 1/2 the fun is touring the countryside

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Tue Jun 23, 2009 2:25 pm

The reasons against Building G are more than the reasons for it.

Carlisle clearly thinks it's conferring a prestigious honor on those to whom it offers Building G. On balance, that "deal" seems more tilted in Carlisle's favor, as in What Else Could They Do With That Building (answer: very little).

Carlisle should consider offering a couple of large--really large--tents for use on the showfield at the standard club location as an alternative.

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Post by Rooster » Wed Jun 24, 2009 10:02 pm

DPDISXR4Ti wrote:
Rooster wrote:mca or field awards?
Yes. :lol:
that didnt help brad
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Re: Bldg G Info - What Ian and I heard from GT owner

Post by fastmaul » Thu Jun 25, 2009 3:35 pm

Rob MacDonald wrote:As Ian Mentioned he and I spoke to the Pete that has the GT here at our local Sunday Cruise- In. He really didn't enjoy being stuck in that building, and once your car is in there you can't take it out until the show is over......So, no cruising around town and back and forth to the hotel, etc, etc........
I don't know if Carlisle Events had mentioned that to you guys. since 1/2 the fun is touring the countryside

Rob
That right there for "me" would be the biggest turn off about parking in that building. I drive to Carlisle to show it off and to drive it around, not drive it and leave it parked for 3 days, and ride "bitch" in someone's car (I already did that since 05 lol). If we could park the cars there and take them out later that evening it would be great. How about, Park the cars enjoy the showfield, have the MCA Cocktail hour closed off to us and when it's over we drive back to the hotel and/or to the MerkurSport dinner/food/hang out then back to the hotel? Just a thought. :)
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