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Topic: GAD 18
Posted By: billd
Subject: GAD 18
Date Posted: Dec/16/2018 at 10:35pm
Friday, May 24, 2019 at 9 AM ‚Äď 5 PM EDT
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Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: Dec/17/2018 at 8:38am
Hi Folks,
Yes Great AMC Day  (GAD) will be at Pacemakers raceway park this upcoming year...
It is a 1/8 mile Dragstrip..
we will have a swap meet , Car Show, and Drag race...
we will have 3 race classes again this year..

Stick Shift (any make any model can join the fun)

AMC/Mopar class.....    Any AMC Bodied or Powered can join the fun..

and 2nd chance class...   1st and 2nd round losers are able to buy back (20.00) for this class. and any non AMC bodied or powered cars that may attend will be put in this class...   and we cover there 20.00 entry fee...

the event is a track rental from 9am to 5pm... 
Race car and driver will be 60.00
spectators/show or swap meet is 15.00 per person, kids under 10 FREE...
Lunch and soft drinks will be provided!!!!
we will still have our pre-party and after party will be at our house,as in past years..

we look forward to seeing new faces this year..
and as always, if you are interested in being a sponsor, I'd love to hear from you...
Mike Luke
mluke11882 at yahoo.com
or m-f. work # is 740-929-1300
Merry Christmas and Happy and Safe new Year...




Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Dec/18/2018 at 5:24am
as normal looking to attend this event again   great time and good people Thumbs Up

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: Jungle Jim
Date Posted: Jan/11/2019 at 2:01pm
Hotel reservations made. Going to be fun again this year!!


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: Feb/14/2019 at 1:50pm


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: Apr/10/2019 at 9:36am
the clock is ticking fast guys/Gals... who has there car ready???



Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Apr/10/2019 at 4:59pm
not yet.... but watching that ole clock as it ticks.....lol

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: Apr/12/2019 at 8:12am
me also amcglass..
I am hoping to get some time to file fit rings this weekend, .. atm,  life has been so busy, havent had much POS time ....


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/01/2019 at 11:32am
3 weeks and the clock is ticking...
rings are filed, but so far thats about all i got done,, the thrash soon to start around here... lots to do,, and not much time left to make it happen.. But i will, ,sleep is over rated anyway...


Posted By: SC397
Date Posted: May/08/2019 at 2:16pm
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Posted By: Mopar_guy
Date Posted: May/08/2019 at 4:08pm
There's a Comfort Inn in town that has a lot better reviews than that place. Just sayin....


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Posted By: SC397
Date Posted: May/09/2019 at 9:47am
In which town?  The Red Roof Inn at I70&I37 is booked.


Posted By: javelinman74
Date Posted: May/09/2019 at 11:04am
Thanks Rick!
Me too...

Mike, is there a set up with the vendor area that would have electricity?  Not Sure yet about bringing the shirt press, buy thinking of it...
Blessings
Richard


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www.a70sthingautomobilia.com
It Used To Be an AMC Thing...
No One Understands!
1982 Concord T4spd Wagon & 1977 Pacer DL 43K miles!
Daily Drivers(ing)from 1995 to date...


Posted By: Mopar_guy
Date Posted: May/09/2019 at 4:13pm
Originally posted by SC397 SC397 wrote:

In which town?  The Red Roof Inn at I70&I37 is booked.

http://www.choicehotels.com/ohio/mount-vernon/comfort-inn-hotels/oh323?source=gyxt" rel="nofollow -
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There's several other hotels in town as well.


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Posted By: Rogue343
Date Posted: May/10/2019 at 8:29am
Originally posted by SC397 SC397 wrote:

In which town?  The Red Roof Inn at I70&I37 is booked.


Rick, you may want to check up by Mansfield at I-71 and SR 13.  About 30 minutes from the track and there are quite a few hotels/restaurants at that exit. 


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1967 Rambler Rogue 'X' code 343 4 speed
1966 Rambler American 440 4 door Factory 290 (now 360) 4 speed VIN 100003


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/10/2019 at 12:02pm
Originally posted by javelinman74 javelinman74 wrote:

Thanks Rick!
Me too...

Mike, is there a set up with the vendor area that would have electricity?  Not Sure yet about bringing the shirt press, buy thinking of it...
Blessings
Richard

i know of 1 spot were there is power... that is the spot we plan to set up the food, door prizes, etc...
If you bring a Long extension cord we can probably share.
its been last year since i have been up there, so i am not sure if any new outlets have been added anywhere else.


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/10/2019 at 12:04pm
Originally posted by SC397 SC397 wrote:

Hey Mike,  I just made a reservation at this place:
https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harcourt+Motel/@40.3888941,-82.5063472,17z/data=" rel="nofollow - https://www.google.com/maps/place/Harcourt+Motel/@40.3888941,-82.5063472,17z/data= !4m15!1m9!2m8!1sHotels!3m6!1sHotels!2s8926+Columbus+Rd,+Mt+Vernon,+OH+43050!3s0x883834e26caa8e6f:0xcabe92593642f794!4m2!1d-82.5175901!2d40.3660557!3m4!1s0x0:0x547a08364b504e2c!8m2!3d40.3889326!4d-82.5063016
Know anything about this place?

I'm sorry Rick,   i do not know anything about any of the hotels up there....
don't forget party @ our place!-) Wink


Posted By: fhpdave
Date Posted: May/10/2019 at 4:24pm
There are some nice Airbnb's out there too! I have one booked for the national meet for 85 bucks for 2 nights.


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Posted By: pit crew
Date Posted: May/16/2019 at 9:01pm
And the GAD 18 thrash continues.




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73 Hornet - 401EFI - THM400 - Twin Grip 20


Posted By: javelinman74
Date Posted: May/16/2019 at 10:12pm
and yet another year missing the Best times ever!
something came up (at least it's Not a health issue).
Party On Blessings
Richard


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AMO Treasury Sales
www.a70sthingautomobilia.com
It Used To Be an AMC Thing...
No One Understands!
1982 Concord T4spd Wagon & 1977 Pacer DL 43K miles!
Daily Drivers(ing)from 1995 to date...


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/17/2019 at 2:33pm
I know what you mean about the thrash Ken,    engine for the POS is still on the stand. this dang pesky job to pay the bills gets in the way... lol...
over the winter i went ahead and had the remain 6 cyls. sleeved.. so all 8 are new.. running a 4.25 bore and kind of got tired of every 2 years a different cyl. wall would crack.. 
So, if i did my part putting it back together, it should be good to go...  (soon, i hope)!-)
start seeing everyone in 6 DAYS.....
Thumbs Up


Posted By: oldamcer
Date Posted: May/17/2019 at 3:54pm
     All the cars are almost done,bought a cargo trailer. Time to start emptying the barns of parts. Bringing a load.

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40 HudsonCoupe 304/904
64 AmericanGasser 390/998
69 AmboWagon"The Flower Car"
69 AMX 343/5 Spd
50 StudeGasser360/T-400
74 HornetHatch 304/6-spd
55 Hudson360/904/TorqueStorm
77 Jeep J-10 258/4spd

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Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: May/17/2019 at 4:39pm
Safe travels and fun times wished to everyone attending. 

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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: Ohio AMX
Date Posted: May/18/2019 at 7:23am
Originally posted by oldamcer oldamcer wrote:

      All the cars are almost done,bought a cargo trailer. Time to start emptying the barns of parts. Bringing a load.


I'm bringing a truckload of parts too, at clearance sale prices!

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1941 Hupmobile Skylark
1968 Javelin
1969 AMX 290 (first car)
1977 Levi's Hornet AMX
1986 Corvette Pace Car
AMO# 983


Posted By: PROSTOCKTOM
Date Posted: May/22/2019 at 11:31am
Finally got my schedule cleared this morning so I'll finally get to attend the show for the first time. I haven't seen Mike in over 15 years when I bought a windshield and a tilt steering column at his shop for my 69 Rambler Rouge. 

Weather looks to be excellent on Friday with a high of 80 degrees and no rain.

Tom


Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: May/24/2019 at 7:34pm
I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: Ohio AMX
Date Posted: May/24/2019 at 8:34pm
Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do


I agree, another great event and I hope GAD stays at Pacemakers. It was difficult getting used to those 1/8 mile times on the boards though!

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1941 Hupmobile Skylark
1968 Javelin
1969 AMX 290 (first car)
1977 Levi's Hornet AMX
1986 Corvette Pace Car
AMO# 983


Posted By: Mopar_guy
Date Posted: May/24/2019 at 9:01pm
Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do


Same here as well! First time for me and I had a good time meeting forum members and a few others. I had never been to Pacemakers and I think it's a great track in a nice setting. Hope it stays there. I'm planning on going next year. It sure would be nice for people to bring their cars though. Wink


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Posted By: PROSTOCKTOM
Date Posted: May/24/2019 at 11:02pm
Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do
That it was, I finally got to my first GAD, as well as, my first visit to Pacemaker Dragway. Had a great time and Mike had it all running super smooth. Visited with a few guys, bought some parts, watched some racing, took some photos, and enjoyed the great weather. Left Pacemakers and headed down to National Trails to watch Kevin (Stickshifter) run in a big race tonight. First pass he qualified 3rd with a 4.62 151 mph.  Thanks for putting on such a great event Mike.

Loved seeing this SC  Rambler

Tom




Posted By: BassBoat
Date Posted: May/25/2019 at 3:09pm
Ihad a great time, thanks to all involved, especially Mike and Elsa, and to Damian Terrell for rounding up a ton of sponsors for door prizes.  Had some issues with my car which didn't interfere with my fun quotient, as I made 4 good strong passes and drove the car to the event and back home safely.  Thanks to Doug, Rob Tompkins and Mike for getting the car up on the lift to check out my problems and to everyone that offered advice and assistance.  
See you next year!
Ralfy


Posted By: pit crew
Date Posted: May/25/2019 at 4:55pm
Once again Mike, Elsa, and their support team hit it out of the park. What a great time. So many people had so many positive things to say about the location. I think Mike needs to consider Pacemakers for the next GAD. Even the weather cooperated this year.

A "thank you" should also go out to all who took the time to show up and partake of this great event. This is really a "for the people" event.

Congrats to the peoples choice winners and the racers who scored some wins.

Glad to hear, so far, that everyone made it home safely.

 

 

 


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Posted By: Rogue343
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 7:58am
Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do


Absolutely agree!  My third year in a row attending and as always had a great time.  Pacemakers is a nice location for the meet.  A little smaller than NTR but I think that makes it even better.  Met a couple more forum members and had a great time talking with them. 

And Bob, if you leave the keys in the Rogue one more time, I can't promise I won't be too tempted! Big smile


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1967 Rambler Rogue 'X' code 343 4 speed
1966 Rambler American 440 4 door Factory 290 (now 360) 4 speed VIN 100003


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 11:32am
After attending last year I was truly sad I didn't make it this year :(

Thanks for posting pictures!




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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: pit crew
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 12:15pm
 

 

 


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73 Hornet - 401EFI - THM400 - Twin Grip 20


Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 7:03pm
Hi Gang,
Sorry i am several days late posting much anywhere about this years GAD..
we had a couple with car broke down from out of the country. so we got them up and on there way to there own beds Sunday afternoon.  then home to start unloading the pos and the box trailer.. everything still isn't done yet tho..

I Am so happy to hear that Most everyone liked Pacemakers. I like the place also, Rod Z. is the owner and one of the nicest people you will ever meet. 
I was Sold when he treated Ray Helm from Buffalo with open arms,, invited them to pull there rv and trailer inside the gate after hours Thursday night.. then his crew stopped to check on them and offered water if they would like.

GAD wouldnt be as great as it is, if our own Pit Crew wasn't a part of it!!! Ken selfishly donates his time and money to help!
thanks to everyone that helps sponsor/work the event and everyone that comes...
I have some ideals rolling around in my head now, we will chat with Rod @ Pacemakers about GAD 19 (2020) for sure...
we might even be able to talk him into letting the Crazy Gringos (band) perform at the track friday instead of our Garage at home, letting a lot more people relax and enjoy the great band they are.. 
Thank you everyone..



Posted By: POS #1
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 7:05pm

Great Amc Day 18 RESULTS

I am sorry it has taken this long to get race and show results this year folks..

Anyway...
for those that were unable to make GAD this year @ Pacemakers raceway park in Mount Vernon Ohio.
We had Beautiful weather!! couldn't have asked for any better imo.. high about 80 and sunny to party cloudy all day.. low humidity and Friends and cars!
There was right about 162 people in attendance this year. Not counting our working staff of volunteers.
This is our first time hosting GAD @ Pacemakers, so when you pull into the racetrack area, you were greeted by the car show portion of GAD that is handled by Ken walker aka Pitcrew. He is the K in J & K resto mods in northern ohio. And his chief worker Javelin Sue Leair. There was 12 show cars in attendance this year..
winners of the car show were

People's Choice went to Randy Hensinger with his beautiful 70 Javelin
1st place went to Doug Smith with his beautiful 74 Javelin
2nd place went to Bob Wilcox with his breath taking 67 Rogue
3rd place went to Lee Crum in his 69 AMX
Bob Wilcox also won the Sponsors choice trophy also.

We have 2 special awards!

1st is the McCorkle (used to be the showmanship) went to Dave Donte in his S/C Rambler.

2nd is the newest to GAD.
The Rotorhead award in honor of Dick Halstead that passed away several years ago now.
He was a vietnam Vet. And would give the shirt of his back to help a fellow car person out. This award is sponsored by Tom Guarr.. and went to one of the youngest AMCers currently involved in all aspects of the hobby!

Congrads go to Damian Terrell.. well deserved young man.

Now on to the Race portion of our day!!!

There were 27 tech cards issued to the racers this year.. (including the POS).
Of the 27 cards issued, there were 21 cars in competition.

AMC/Mopar class

1st place went to Matt Obertanec (spirit)
2nd place went to Dan Henderson (AMX)
3rd place went to Keith Meador (Mopar)
4th place went to Ray Helm (Javelin)

In Our Stick Shift Class our winners are

1st Place went to Ed McConnell (Nova)
2nd place went to Jack Miller (Javelin)
3rd place went to Micah Rose (AMX)
4th place went to Patrick Terrell (Javelin)

we also had a 50/50 drawling,, with the house's 50% gets donated to needy kids @ Christmas time in wifes hometown in the Philippines!

The children's half was 186.00
the other half was 191.00 I am not sure of the name of the winner of that half, but he came up to me a little later and handed me back the unopened envelope and asked me to put it in the GAD 19 (2020) fund..
also the winner of a 50.00 long distance award donated it back towards GAD 19!!

Elsa and I and volunteers have such a Great time doing GAD. That once we figure out the plan for GAD 19. we will be sharing the heck out of it.. again thanks to all our sponsors and guests that attend.
Hope everyone has a Great AMC Day!
Mike And Elsa Luke



Posted By: 67RogueX-Code
Date Posted: May/27/2019 at 7:18pm
Thanks a lot Mike. This was the first year that I was able o make it to GAD... I REALLY had a great time, weather and hospitality couldn't have been better. 

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67RogueX-Code


Posted By: Judo390
Date Posted: May/28/2019 at 9:43am
Thank you for posting for those of us who cannot attend. We enjoy reading the results and seeing the pictures. Would love to see some names with the pics and times on the runs, for those of us who live vicariously. Looks like a lot of work, but you had a great result. Thanks again.

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Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: May/28/2019 at 11:14am
Great work Mike, I'll make it out again I promise! Camping at the track would be a bonus for sure for those coming from out of town.



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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: Ohio AMX
Date Posted: May/28/2019 at 5:44pm
Originally posted by Mopar_guy Mopar_guy wrote:

Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

I would like to give a shout out to Mike and crew for another awesome GAD.   the weather was great .... great car show awesome parts vending and Races just fantastic .   all in all just another GREAT GAD.   Pacemakers dragway welcomed us with open arms and have a nice place for us to have this gathering. THANK YOU MIKE AND CREW for all that you do


Same here as well! First time for me and I had a good time meeting forum members and a few others. I had never been to Pacemakers and I think it's a great track in a nice setting. Hope it stays there. I'm planning on going next year. It sure would be nice for people to bring their cars though. Wink


Keith, I can't understand how your Hemi Javelin was passed over for a car show award when everyone there was talking about it! Hopefully winning isn't that important to you. With a car like yours who needs a stinkin' trophy anyway!

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1941 Hupmobile Skylark
1968 Javelin
1969 AMX 290 (first car)
1977 Levi's Hornet AMX
1986 Corvette Pace Car
AMO# 983


Posted By: Mopar_guy
Date Posted: May/28/2019 at 6:20pm
Originally posted by Ohio AMX Ohio AMX wrote:


Keith, I can't understand how your Hemi Javelin was passed over for a car show award when everyone there was talking about it! Hopefully winning isn't that important to you. With a car like yours who needs a stinkin' trophy anyway!


Thank you so much for the compliment Scott. Smile  I'm not disappointed. I don't go to shows for awards, only to meet people, talk cars and have fun. I've been there, done that with the trophy bit when I had the Super Bee. Besides it was an all AMC show and Hemilina's a mutt so I get it. LOL I still had a great time and got to meet a bunch of nice guys there and I hope to be back next year.


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Posted By: amcglass
Date Posted: Jun/05/2019 at 5:10pm
Hemilina  was best of show at Glass city a year ago ...so I wouldnt go as far as saying it is a Mutt.   extremely nice car and so cleverly done as well

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Javmanpres

BBG Mark Donohue 401

74 Jav/AMX
71 Matador 2dr sedan delivery wagon
1902 Rambler Runabout     


Posted By: Mopar_guy
Date Posted: Jun/05/2019 at 5:47pm
Originally posted by amcglass amcglass wrote:

Hemilina  was best of show at Glass city a year ago ...so I wouldnt go as far as saying it is a Mutt.   extremely nice car and so cleverly done as well


Thanks Randy. Your car is extremely nice as well!


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