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For those that didn't join us yesterday in Reno ... YOU BLEW IT! We had a GREAT time, although we were small in numbers. In attendance was msgjvh (with son), SacBill, R100RT, whisperer (in a rented PT Cruiser), Don (I can never remember Don's handle because it's 2 miles long and seldom posts, but comes to many of our left coast events) myself, and my fearless co-pilot, 70sportsroof.

Ken (70sportsroof) and I started the day at 6:00 am from my house and met up with the rest of the gang in Reno. We started the morning with a breakfast in south Reno, then a nice "poker run" cruise around Lake Tahoe, all the way down the east side of the lake into South Shore. Hal was nice enough to GIVE AWAY a t-lock handle to the winner of the poker run. 70sportsroof and I cheated, combining our hands, and STILL couldn't win :eek: Only came up with a stupid pair of 8's between us *LOL*. msgjvh did a fantastic job of picking scenic route and leading the way. Part of the way msgjvh, Jr. lead the way in John's '68 FB, because he got his leaner's permit TWO DAYS AGO!

Hal (whisperer) provided lunch which SacBill did an excellent job of BBQing for us in an absolutely gorgeous park north of Carson City.

Then it was back into Reno to check out the cars and cruises. For those that have never been to Hot August Nights, there's well over 5,000 classic and muscle cars running loose in the city with car shows EVERYWHERE. The streets are just jam packed with classics. It's like going into a time warp.

Ken and I took off around 11:00 pm or so, and it took us a good hour to get out of the city because the streets are so congested. It's like a rolling car show even on the streets of the city. At one stop light a '67 Camaro S/S one car in front of me, and one lane over decided to show off a little and do his own burn out contest at the stop light. I hope his first stop this morning was at the tire shop to have his one tire (no posi-trak in it) replaced. The smoke was so thick from his burn out, I couldn't move for 2 minutes because I couldn't tell if the car in front of me was still there or not. If I'd been the car in front of or in back of the Camaro, I'd probably have gotten out beat his ass, but since I wasn't, it was pretty funny ::

We arrived home at 2:00 am, 20 hours after leaving in the morning. What an absolutely fantastic day. A special thanks to msgjvh for hosting the cruise, whisperer for the food and anual Vintage-Automotive.com hats, and to SacBill for letting us hang with his car at the show at the Atlantis Casino.

On a sad note ... if you haven't already registered for next year (which I was going to be haven't yet), it's too late. They've already sold out all registrations for next year's show. You can still go and have a good time, you just can't show your car as all 5,000 slots are already taken.

Ok, on to the pics:
http://mach1.classic-mustang.net/HAN2003
 

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Great pics! It was certainly a blast yesterday; the weather was great, and so was the scenery! (Thanks for the 'crowd shots' john! ;)) Thanks again to Hal for putting the idea into motion, hanging out, and to msgjvh for putting the fantastic route together! :: It was great to see the VMFers that were there and to hang out and BS for a day! ::
 

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Great pix! 5000 spots!!!! WOW and I thought the 1500 or so cars at the show near here today was a lot! ::
 

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Yes, the HAN, was bigger than ever this year. /and trouble free, from what I saw and heard. I didn't know where you all would be. I figured you be at the Atlantis or Peppermill. I just never got to either one.

Spent all my time at the swap meet and the silver state auction, also downtown. We had company in town so had to socialize, some. I really learn alot at that auction. My friend sold his 67 Nova, for $17,250. The few Mustangs that were there, didn't do so well. However a 68 Mustang 390 GT FB, (completely restore) did go for $23,00. It was a beauiful car. And maybe mine Stang will be ready next year, ya and maybe I'll hit the lottery this year too!

Well maybe I catch up with you ya next year. I live here and it is the best time of the year, barr none!
 

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Hey John, GREAT pics! I especialy like the one of Bill blowing fire........... Could that have been too many jalipeno's......... *G*!

I just got home - monday at 4:30 PM. At least the PT didn't break down on me!

Hal.
 
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