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Post by Hobug on Fri Nov 20, 2009 12:34 pm

We will once again make our annual apperance in the Watkinsville Christmas parade. It is Dec. 5 and we line up at 10:00am, with the parade starting at 11:00. I'll post our line up location as soon as I know it. santa rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer rendeer

After the parade Clyde is hosting an open house and making his store open to all. I'll let him post details.
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Post by Hobug on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:31 am

Details: We are entry #37. Line up begins at 10:00am. We are on Depot St. When you turn off of Main St (downtown Watkinsville, also known as 441) onto Barnett Shoals Rd., Depot St will be on your right. If you cross the railroad tracks, you have gone too far. We will meet at our line up spot and decorate our cars while we wait for 11:00am. Decorations are your choice, but I think they are part of the reason we have won the 'Best Antique car' award the last two years.

We will have written directions to get you to Clyde's after the parade. Typically we stop after the end of the parade route and remove any decorations that might blow off at normal speeds. If there is room, we will pull into the resturant parking lot as in years past.
Any questions, post them or call me 706 621 1732.

* be sure you have gas enough to get thru the parade.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Nov 24, 2009 7:29 pm

Jon, Are we going to meet up at the McDonalds for a biscuit and coffee refill and head in together? I think this is the best way to keep the pack together and prevent people from getting lost.
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Post by Hobug on Tue Nov 24, 2009 10:41 pm

71_georgia_beetle wrote:Jon, Are we going to meet up at the McDonalds for a biscuit and coffee refill and head in together? I think this is the best way to keep the pack together and prevent people from getting lost.

We can meet at the Watkinsville McDonalds at 9:00 as we have in the past. I always enjoy a morning biscuit. I didn't suggest it, as in the last couple years, people have been skipping McDonalds and meeting at the parade spot.

We'll meet at Mickey D's at 9:00. If you come later than 9:45, meet on Depot St.
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Thu Nov 26, 2009 10:11 pm

If you are planning on attending, please reply to the post with your name and vehicle description. Jon needs them for the MC of the parade.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:39 am

I know I am coming in Herbie. I will have my wife Charity and kids Eli,Faith, and 8 week old Hannah Very Happy
I will send out an email to the club again today and try to get the names posted here of who else is coming.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Nov 27, 2009 7:07 pm

Steven will be coming in his Ghia
Jack will be in his vert ghia
more to come.... Very Happy
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Post by Hobug on Fri Nov 27, 2009 9:48 pm

Thanks Gary...if you can get the year of the car, that would be helpful. Smile

The parade is always a blast. It is best when it is warm enough to have the windows/top down and hear all the people's comments as we drive past.
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Fri Nov 27, 2009 11:38 pm

I am sure Jack will have his top down no matter how cold it is Smile
Herbie is a 66
Jacks vert Ghia is a 68
and I will have to check and see what year Stephen's Ghia is
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Mon Nov 30, 2009 10:46 pm

scott adams 1968 vw bug
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:44 am

Darrell in his 66 split bus
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Post by DOODLE BUGG on Tue Dec 01, 2009 8:58 am

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Post by aircooledaddicts on Tue Dec 01, 2009 11:15 am

Pete and Mindy in their split window bus

Hope in her white vert super
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Post by Hobug on Fri Dec 04, 2009 8:18 am

It will be cold tomorrow that is for sure. It may also be raining/misting, it depends on which forecast you look at. I've been watching www.accuweather.com. They are giving me the most hope for little to no rain during the parade. Smile

Either way the parade goes on, rain or shine. Grab a blanket, turn up the heat and come on. santa
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:12 am

Heat?? We don't need no steenking heaters................... Twisted Evil






Well..............actually we do. Embarassed I have a plan........................ Shocked
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Post by Hobug on Fri Dec 04, 2009 12:13 pm

DiggerD wrote:






Embarassed I have a plan........................ Shocked

What is it? I have no heat in the Thing and plenty of outside air circulation in the car. In fact, if it is not raining, the top will be down. scratch
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Post by DiggerD on Fri Dec 04, 2009 1:15 pm

After taking a closer look, plan A is out. A 1000 watt heater and a 300 watt power converter ain't gonna cut it! Suspect Oh, well on to plan B. ( a sh!t load of blankets and some thermal undies! Twisted Evil )
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Post by Hobug on Fri Dec 04, 2009 4:38 pm

Don't forget your candy to toss. Very Happy It is not required, but you may have to take your chances with a mob of little kids. Don't under estimate the danger of kids in search of a sugar rush. Twisted Evil
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Post by splittybus1967 on Fri Dec 04, 2009 11:00 pm

Hattie, 67 bus will be there!
+ it's humans (Pete, Mindy & Dugi)
+ and dog (Harry) - who will try and refrain from jumping out the window during the parade!

See you there!
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Post by aircooledaddicts on Sat Dec 05, 2009 5:48 pm

We had a great time today! Was a lot bigger than we were expecting so next year we have to bring LOTS more candy Very Happy
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Post by Clyde on Sat Dec 05, 2009 10:42 pm

Awesome pics, Gary. Thanks for coming!
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Post by Hobug on Sun Dec 06, 2009 7:25 pm

Great pictures Gary. Thanks. I hope you are feeling better. Cool

A big thank you to all who came out. Especially those of you who came from areas outside Athens/Oconee Co.

Once again we had a BLAST. I always love hearing all the comments from the crowd. The best one I heard was, "that's VW's Hummer" as I drove past. The other funny thing was that I sent in the list of drivers and their cars. I told them we would be it no particular order. As we went by, the girl on the PA said," This entry won 'best antique vehicle' last year and this year Rick Hester leads them in a 1963 Ragtop bug", ugh, no, it's a 73 Thing....
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Sat Dec 12, 2009 9:43 am

Jenn reminded me of our "best line of the day".

"Here is Scott and Jennifer in their 1974 West-of-flower"
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Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Mon Dec 14, 2009 10:27 pm

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