Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

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Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Jun 07, 2013 1:44 pm

...er, mobile sauna wrap: :wink:

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by John Brennan » Fri Jun 07, 2013 11:28 pm

Is that in the Goody Bag, too?
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Jun 08, 2013 8:15 am

It was in the Goody Bag of ~5-6 years ago.

Rain petered out by late evening. Parking lot activities were unhindered. Ponchos now repacked for a later rainy day.

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by John Brennan » Sat Jun 08, 2013 11:24 am

Good to have one when you need it. Hope the weather improves out there for you all. Gonna be 110 here today-- think I'll get the hell outta the Cat Box and head up to the mountains...
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Jun 08, 2013 12:13 pm

Colin prepping for the showfield:

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~70-75 degrees, high overcast clouds, 10-15 mph breeze from the northwest. Life and Carlisle are good

YMMV ;-)
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:29 pm

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Sat Jun 08, 2013 1:31 pm

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by milehighXR » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:46 pm

So what did MCA do for 25th anny of Scorpio?
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by blugg » Sun Jun 09, 2013 12:50 pm

nice pics......looks thin on Merkur car count.
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Post by Colin » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:37 pm

Very. Our days of claiming the "Largest Club" award are behind us.
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by CV12Steve » Sun Jun 09, 2013 10:42 pm

Make one last push at the big three oh?
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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by Ed Lijewski » Mon Jun 10, 2013 9:16 am

A respectable if not record turnout. Some new faces, always a good sign. Lotsa interest in the Marque by non-owners checking out the specimens on display. Interestingly, MCA numbers would easily have been higher had some members come with a Merkur (from memory I count at least 5-6-7 or maybe more...), come to the showfield and not just the hotel parking lot on Saturday night (2-3 maybe), come as planned (Grayson, who changed plans to attend an AutoX in DC I was told), were able to come from down south (SteedaFocusGrrrl and hubby; XR4Man; Richard Thompson), and surely some others.

Another factor not acknowledged is the effect of several remaining examples of XRs and Scorpios being owned by single individuals. While it's possible that that saved some from the JY it's also more probable that potential MCA members and Carlisle attendees are limited by some of those cars being off the market/unavailable for purchase by new interested advocates. Full disclosure: I plead guilty as charged with a Scorpio and two XRs.

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by 89 Scorpio » Mon Jun 10, 2013 1:32 pm

Cool pictures! Thanks so much for posting them up here since I could not go.

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Re: Unleash Your MCA Poncho...

Post by merkurdriver » Mon Jun 10, 2013 3:10 pm

Still the largest annual gathering of Merkurs on the planet! :cheers
And as mentioned, quite a lot of new faces / new owners this year as well - which is always good.
While quantity of the Merks were not over abundand, quality of them definately was.

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