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Topic: AMO 2020
Posted By: billd
Subject: AMO 2020
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 2:48pm
Loved the 2019 AMO gig so much I have already booked the host hotel for next year.
My wife said "should I go? I've never been to Colorado or the Rockies" Uh, yeah - DUH - and since you dislike car shows, bring your sewing machine along, too..........

May or may not take a car - but so far I guess we're going. 

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Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 5:23pm
Good!  Maybe we'll finally meet up.

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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 6:23pm
The problem for many folks may become the proximity in time with Kenosha - that happens now and then and often because Kenosha is only every three years, folks seem to go that way............
We'll see. 
So far planning on AMO - would like to do Kenosha, too - but Barbara definitely would never go there. 


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Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 7:26pm
I went to the AMCRC show in Denver in '07 and it was a great time had by all.

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Posted By: easydean
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 8:01pm
It has to be cooler, temp wise, than St. Louis was!!!


Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 8:11pm
Originally posted by bikerfox bikerfox wrote:

Good!  Maybe we'll finally meet up.


Didn't you do RAGBRAI a few years back and we missed out meeting back then?
Maybe after all of these years...........  hope so.
It just hit me that you were the biker I recall - and this is RAGBRAI week again.
(for those observing - Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)
I used to work for a guy that would load his bike (one of his bikes, I should say) on his car, drive to the end, leave his car, ride his bike to the beginning, then do the ride and his car would be there waiting.

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Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Jul/23/2019 at 9:38pm
Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

Originally posted by bikerfox bikerfox wrote:

Good!  Maybe we'll finally meet up.


Didn't you do RAGBRAI a few years back and we missed out meeting back then?
Maybe after all of these years...........  hope so.
It just hit me that you were the biker I recall - and this is RAGBRAI week again.
(for those observing - Register's Annual Great Bike Ride Across Iowa)
I used to work for a guy that would load his bike (one of his bikes, I should say) on his car, drive to the end, leave his car, ride his bike to the beginning, then do the ride and his car would be there waiting.

Yes, Bill, that was me!  The last time I completed RAGBRAI was 2016.  I've found other pursuits since then, but Denver--heck YES!!


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Posted By: Ollie
Date Posted: Jul/24/2019 at 7:42am
Our plans are to do Colorado and then make our way to Kenosha. Should be a nice 6 week vacation. 
One  stop for sure is the Crazy Horse monument. Never been there. 

I am sure "The 69" will be up to the adventure. 
Going to love the AC.

Having AMC Fun,
Ollie


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Posted By: 70amxpaul
Date Posted: Jul/24/2019 at 5:09pm
Hello:

Do you have name and phone number of host hotel and dates to share on the 2020 AMO show?

THanks


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Posted By: kirkwood
Date Posted: Jul/24/2019 at 5:38pm
Made my reservations a few weeks ago. If anyone is on the fence now is the time to make your reservation! The Rambler Ranch alone is an unforgettable experience!

The link is on the amo website on the 2020 page.

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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Jul/24/2019 at 6:12pm
Go here - there's a link to click to make reservations. It's SO simple.

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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Jul/24/2019 at 6:14pm
Originally posted by 70amxpaul 70amxpaul wrote:

Hello:

Do you have name and phone number of host hotel and dates to share on the 2020 AMO show?

THanks

The dates may be at the top of this forum page - I made it an event..............

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Posted By: purple72Gremlin
Date Posted: Jul/28/2019 at 1:30pm
Originally posted by kirkwood kirkwood wrote:

Made my reservations a few weeks ago. If anyone is on the fence now is the time to make your reservation! The Rambler Ranch alone is an unforgettable experience!

The link is on the amo website on the 2020 page.
Dumb site says I am a loyaty member and cant registerAngry.  


Posted By: azfletch
Date Posted: Jul/31/2019 at 10:22am
I would like to have a Mark Donohue Javelin 50th anniversary celebration at this event.  The goal will be to have 20+ 1970 MD Javelins (with an additional 3+ 1970 R/W/B Trans am Javelins) and we will ask the host club to have a separate area for parking to display the cars.
If this occurs, we will try to create a MD Donohue display with Original AMC dealer items as a back drop.
My 390 4 Speed MD was sold new in the Denver dealer district which included the small town in SW Nebraska.  I have invited the Original Owners to join us if they will make the 3 hr drive to the show.

 We have made our lodging reservation and have rented a home on booking.com close by for the event.


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Posted By: JKJavelin
Date Posted: Aug/05/2019 at 8:08pm
I haven't posted much here in the past 2 years, but finding out that the  2020 AMO is going to be in Colorado got me excited. I already reserved a room at the host hotel. Going to the Rambler Ranch rivals going to a show in Kenosha.
2020 will be an epic year for AMC.
Now it's time to reserve a room for Kenosha.
JK 





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Posted By: 73Gremlin401
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 2:04pm
Originally posted by JKJavelin JKJavelin wrote:

I haven't posted much here in the past 2 years, but finding out that the  2020 AMO is going to be in Colorado got me excited. I already reserved a room at the host hotel. Going to the Rambler Ranch rivals going to a show in Kenosha.
2020 will be an epic year for AMC.
Now it's time to reserve a room for Kenosha.
JK


Thanks for posting this - particularly coming from someone who lives right in WI.  The CO clubs did choose the date to be as far from the Kenosha Homecoming as possible to give as many as people a reasonable chance of attending both events.

As a side note, a healthy percentage all the CO members who attended St Louis, drove our cars from CO to StL - around 900 miles on average. Despite the 103-104 degree temps across KS, it was remarkably 'doable', (yes, working AC helps....) in our AMC cars. While driving across Nebraska is not really any more or less exciting that driving across Kansas, it is a great way to re-acquaint yourself with not only this amazing country we live in, but just how darn good these cars are at knocking out the miles. I truly do hope many choose to make the drive.


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77 Matador 360/727.



Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 2:49pm
It's awfully hard to schedule things these days - so much going on everywhere and with everyone, I can appreciate how difficult it is to arrange a place/venue, hotel accommodations, other stuff to do, and still keep a distance from other events. It's appreciated for sure. 
I live in Central Iowa so missing Kenosha would be a "what was your excuse" sort of thing - money would be it. Otherwise, gee, if I can do CO....... 
What helped me make up my mind this year was not only friends (both of them!) but my wife - yeah, one actually stuck with me this long - she asked where, I told her, she asked when - June - but don't worry, even July and August don't get t
Holy cow - how does one answer that one? DUH - of course. So she said "then you'd better get hotel lined up RIGHT NOW and she sat there until I did. LOL - she's a keeper. 
So I guess I'm going to AMO 2020!  ;-)
But don't expect to see much of Barbara - she misses her Camaros but she's not a car person and likely will have her sewing machines, tons of projects, yards of fabric, etc. and have a one-woman quilt retreat at the hotel.

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Posted By: 71 Javelin AMX O.O.
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 4:54pm
I sure liked the past Iowa AMO conventions. Any chance you and the other Iowians would hold a international convention in the future? Again, great location and people.
Steve
Minnesota


Posted By: turbo
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 4:55pm
Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

It's awfully hard to schedule things these days - so much going on everywhere and with everyone, I can appreciate how difficult it is to arrange a place/venue, hotel accommodations, other stuff to do, and still keep a distance from other events. It's appreciated for sure. 
I live in Central Iowa so missing Kenosha would be a "what was your excuse" sort of thing - money would be it. Otherwise, gee, if I can do CO....... 
What helped me make up my mind this year was not only friends (both of them!) but my wife - yeah, one actually stuck with me this long - she asked where, I told her, she asked when - June - but don't worry, even July and August don't get t
Holy cow - how does one answer that one? DUH - of course. So she said "then you'd better get hotel lined up RIGHT NOW and she sat there until I did. LOL - she's a keeper. 
So I guess I'm going to AMO 2020!  ;-)
But don't expect to see much of Barbara - she misses her Camaros but she's not a car person and likely will have her sewing machines, tons of projects, yards of fabric, etc. and have a one-woman quilt retreat at the hotel.
I'm thinking of taking up quilting so I might just hang with her........

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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 5:26pm
Originally posted by turbo turbo wrote:

Originally posted by billd billd wrote:

It's awfully hard to schedule things these days - so much going on everywhere and with everyone, I can appreciate how difficult it is to arrange a place/venue, hotel accommodations, other stuff to do, and still keep a distance from other events. It's appreciated for sure. 
I live in Central Iowa so missing Kenosha would be a "what was your excuse" sort of thing - money would be it. Otherwise, gee, if I can do CO....... 
What helped me make up my mind this year was not only friends (both of them!) but my wife - yeah, one actually stuck with me this long - she asked where, I told her, she asked when - June - but don't worry, even July and August don't get t
Holy cow - how does one answer that one? DUH - of course. So she said "then you'd better get hotel lined up RIGHT NOW and she sat there until I did. LOL - she's a keeper. 
So I guess I'm going to AMO 2020!  ;-)
But don't expect to see much of Barbara - she misses her Camaros but she's not a car person and likely will have her sewing machines, tons of projects, yards of fabric, etc. and have a one-woman quilt retreat at the hotel.
I'm thinking of taking up quilting so I might just hang with her........
 

Good luck - men have won blue ribbons in the Iowa State Fair............. 


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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 5:33pm
Originally posted by 71 Javelin AMX O.O. 71 Javelin AMX O.O. wrote:

I sure liked the past Iowa AMO conventions. Any chance you and the other Iowians would hold a international convention in the future? Again, great location and people.
Steve
Minnesota


Iowa? Geesh, you can't get Iowans to even let their AMCs be seen in public.
Big show at Clear Lake last weekend - OVER 550 cars there - only TWO AMCs, one was mine.
IF I hadn't gone and I almost didn't, there'd have been ONE AMC in a bunch of over 550 cars. 

When did Iowa do this? There aren't any clubs here, no AMO presence.......... and so few people in Iowa that allow their cars to be seen.
Odd, too, because it's been said we have the most antique cars per capita  or per square mile of any place. 

On the other hand - the state fair grounds would be a good place - tons of space, could have cars in the varied industries building. Not cheap - but there are other places, too. 
Des Moines is the cross-roads of the country in a way - I80 and I35 cross here so coming from any direction is pretty easy to get to Des Moines. 

IF you can help shake out a few dozen Iowans to help pull it off..............
We DO have the big GoodGuys thing here every 4th of July and it's a huge event draws people from all over the continent. My neighbor helps pull that off. 

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Posted By: BU1
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 7:57pm
Originally posted by 71 Javelin AMX O.O. 71 Javelin AMX O.O. wrote:

I sure liked the past Iowa AMO conventions. Any chance you and the other Iowians would hold a international convention in the future? Again, great location and people.
Steve
Minnesota
 
 Steve, I believe the Iowa club disbanded.  They did an excellent job hosting the nationals twice.


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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Aug/06/2019 at 9:22pm
Likely some time ago and at that, maybe not too active as I'd never heard of them. A few years ago some of us tried to get a small group to go to local shows together-  meet somewhere and then all pull in together to some of the shows around the area - that lasted about 2 or three shows LOL That was that. 
We couldn't even get three or four of us together for shows. 

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Posted By: azfletch
Date Posted: Aug/08/2019 at 9:38pm
We will be hosting a 50 year reunion of the Mark Donohue Javelin Specials at the AMO 2020 event in Colorado.  Our goal is to have 20 MD Javelins together at one location.

Please reach out to me if you can join us with your car.

Mark Fletcher
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Posted By: 70 Donohue 390
Date Posted: Aug/08/2019 at 10:25pm
Reservation made. Add a BBOrange Donohue to the list Big smile


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Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Aug/15/2019 at 11:53pm
It was a bummer missing this year's AMO show, but as it stands right now I'll be back in action for 2020.

As I posted on the forum a few months ago, my long-term girlfriend Susan was diagnosed with a brain tumor earlier this year.  She went from walking three or four miles a day to where she couldn't walk to the front door without a walker.  She had surgery on May 3rd to relieve the pressure build-up in her head and install a shunt, and has since had a miraculous recovery!! She's back to walking a couple miles a day!!  The tumor is still there as it's in a location where operating on it would be very risky.  They haven't even been able to biopsy it yet, but it hasn't changed size or shape in six months, so they're treating it as non-aggressive and most-likely non-malignant.  She gets an MRI every three months for the next year just to make sure it isn't growing, so it's mostly a wait-and-watch approach from here on out. I could not be happier with how it's turned out and to watch her get her life back. Clap

BTW, I can not say enough good things about Mayo Clinic in Phoenix.  We are so lucky to live within a couple hours of their hospital there.

For about 4-months Susan needed me here 24/7, which is why I couldn't make AMO this year.  Now that she's better, I'm hoping to take (drive?) my '72 Javelin to both Colorado Springs and Kenosha next year.  I sold my BBO AMX in February, and the Javelin is more of a driver than a show car, but I can have just as much fun with it if not more since I won't have to worry as much about getting it dirty etc.

My dad turns 97 this month and is getting pretty frail, so there's always some uncertainty for us there, but you can bet I'll be at the shows next summer unless I'm needed here.

Finally, thanks to all who sent us good wishes a few months back.


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Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 12:08am
Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

It was a bummer missing this year's AMO show, but as it stands right now I'll be back in action for 2020.

Hi Cam,

So sorry to hear about your girlfriend's situation and so happy to hear she's not getting worse.  Having been down that road, I understand your situation.....hope to see you in LV in Nov.

Take care,

Steve


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Posted By: Rogue343
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 8:18am
Cam, glad to hear things are improving.  Hope that trend continues for you and Susan.  Missed seeing you at Collinsville.  Hope to be able to make the trip to Colorado Springs next year. 


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Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 11:38am
That's bad and great news Cam, so glad to hear she has improved! I also missed this years show and was bummed about it but look out CO! lol

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Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 7:38pm
Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

That's bad and great news Cam, so glad to hear she has improved! I also missed this years show and was bummed about it but look out CO! lol

I was wondering whether you made it to Gateway, Tony.

Colorado Springs is a cool town, and of course the proximity to Rambler Ranch will make it very special.  It's also a relatively easy 10 hour drive for me, so that will be nice.


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Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Aug/17/2019 at 8:33am
Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

That's bad and great news Cam, so glad to hear she has improved! I also missed this years show and was bummed about it but look out CO! lol

I was wondering whether you made it to Gateway, Tony.

Colorado Springs is a cool town, and of course the proximity to Rambler Ranch will make it very special.  It's also a relatively easy 10 hour drive for me, so that will be nice.

I stopped in Colorado Springs in 2014 on the way back from Charleston, SC. It's a beautiful place and look forward to going back!



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Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: Sep/14/2019 at 11:26pm
huh, Colo Springs. though i'm constitutionally opposed to planning anything that far ahead, i added it to my calendar. so much AMC stuff is back east, a bit far. i've got friends in Santa Fe NM, i'll drive up 25 in a few hours from there. Rambler or roadster. june isn't too hot yet.

i haven't been to an AMO National since St. Louis in... 1998 or whenever it was. drove up from Tucson with the Cactus Cruisers crowd, including John Elle in his stupid-fast Spirit. i had my '75 V8 Levi's Gremlin.

i look forward to meeting a bunch of you. too bad you're not driving in billd, would love to see your work up close.




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Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Sep/14/2019 at 11:48pm
I will be there - likely with the SX4 behind the pickup. Doubtful it will be in the show - as far as judging. Can't take a car "restored" that many years ago and driven that many thousands of miles up against cars that have never actually seen a highway since being fully redone - rotisserie type restorations when mine was never stripped on the underside. By next year mine will have been put together over 5 years, the interior 7 years old by then, so...... can't sit next to cars only 3 years since being done. Paint is already showing its age. 

My wife MAY come along although she'll spend most of her time in the hotel or sight-seeing the area.
When I got back from the show this summer she asked where it is next year - I told her. 
She said she'd never been into the Rocky Mountains - other than flying over.......... and she asked if I wanted company on the way. Sure, are you kidding? She'll likely take her sewing machine and a bunch of stuff to work on but will want to see the sights, too. She dislikes car shows - they bore her. 


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Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: Sep/14/2019 at 11:58pm
other than the 75 Levi's Gremlin, i've never had a "restored" car. probably obviously so. i won't be showing, if there's  field i'll pay to be on it, etc. my cars are all experienced heavy drivers.

it would be great to meet you.

CO is imho the northern, eastern, edge of the part of the US that i have found fascinating since my first exposure to it as a 15 yr old Massachusetts kid. deserts high and low. if your wife doesn't mind driving there's flatly amazing terrain to see, utterly alien relative to the midwest! a random loop west and back from Colo Sprgs would be beautiful (but you could do a wee bit of research and make it non-random :-)

my agonizing choice will be, do i go through Santa Fe and friends? (i see often)? or drive through UT and CO that i rarely drive? i think i just answered my question.



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Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Sep/15/2019 at 8:33am
Originally posted by tomj tomj wrote:

other than the 75 Levi's Gremlin, i've never had a "restored" car. probably obviously so. i won't be showing, if there's  field i'll pay to be on it, etc. my cars are all experienced heavy drivers.

it would be great to meet you.

CO is imho the northern, eastern, edge of the part of the US that i have found fascinating since my first exposure to it as a 15 yr old Massachusetts kid. deserts high and low. if your wife doesn't mind driving there's flatly amazing terrain to see, utterly alien relative to the midwest! a random loop west and back from Colo Sprgs would be beautiful (but you could do a wee bit of research and make it non-random :-)

my agonizing choice will be, do i go through Santa Fe and friends? (i see often)? or drive through UT and CO that i rarely drive? i think i just answered my question.


Tom, I'm near Sedona Az and am hoping to drive my '72 Javelin up to COS. If you're interested maybe we could caravan up from here or could meet somewhere like Flagstaff. Suzanne and Matt Edmonds are in Flag and have several AMCs they drive, so maybe they'd like to join in? Haven't talked to any of the Cactus Cruiser crowd yet, but we have some drivers in there too. COS is about 11-12 hours from here via I-40/25. I-25 north of Santa Fe is beautiful country and doesn't have a lot of traffic on it between Santa Fe and Pueblo CO.


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Posted By: tomj
Date Posted: Sep/15/2019 at 9:39pm
hey that sounds like a plan, man! i'm open to that. sounds fun.

Flag is my W to E stopping point. i often camp at Sunset Crater Volcano Nat'l Monument (Bonito Campground i think it is). so anywhere Sedona to Flagstaff is easy for me. OK it's a bit early for details but yeah i'll watch this board, PM me, email is tom at sr-ix.com.

good idea!

there's a lot of great driving up there.



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Posted By: Trans Canada
Date Posted: Sep/18/2019 at 5:04pm
Pull through campgrounds near the host hotel?
If any knows ....mean while  will google earth it


Posted By: Trans Canada
Date Posted: Sep/18/2019 at 5:11pm
First time on here in a while .....first I’m sorry to here your troubles Cam ......missed seeing all you guys in St Louis
It was fricken HOT!!!
Does anyone know if they have 
Pull through campgrounds near the host hotel?  (Colorado)
If any one knows ...
I might need to bring my Dogs do to the length of this trip
Will try enter address &.mean google earth it. :)


Posted By: 390amx1
Date Posted: Oct/16/2019 at 11:33am

Disapprove I wont make CO in 2020, its just a little too far to drive from Cleveland in the 69 BBB w/o air.  I did make it from Cle to St. Louis and back (1300 miles) this summer in it though...  Word to the wise NEVER, NEVER, take a long road trip on older TA radials in a car or you will be replacing at least two of them on the way and most likely in the middle of nowhere (ask me how I know).  See everyone in Kenosha though!



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Posted By: 6768rogues
Date Posted: Oct/16/2019 at 1:03pm
2020-Kenosha, yes. AMO, too far, not this time.

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Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Oct/16/2019 at 1:50pm
Originally posted by 390amx1 390amx1 wrote:

Disapprove I wont make CO in 2020, its just a little too far to drive from Cleveland in the 69 BBB w/o air.  I did make it from Cle to St. Louis and back (1300 miles) this summer in it though...  Word to the wise NEVER, NEVER, take a long road trip on older TA radials in a car or you will be replacing at least two of them on the way and most likely in the middle of nowhere (ask me how I know).  See everyone in Kenosha though!


How old were/are your TA's?  And, what happened to your tires?


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Posted By: 1970390amx
Date Posted: Oct/16/2019 at 2:03pm
Sounds like the AMO host hotel has 90 rooms booked already. Looking to be a great show.

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1970 390 4speed Bittersweet shadow mask AMX
1970 Amx missing most everything, or in a box


Posted By: tedjr1
Date Posted: Oct/17/2019 at 7:45am
Sounds like a good time !


Posted By: 390amx1
Date Posted: Oct/18/2019 at 6:00am
Bikerfox... the TA's were obviously too old but frankly I don't remember how old they were.  I've had the car since the 80's and with all the other cars in between lost track of their age.  They "looked" absolutely new and had great tread, no blemishes or cracks and prolly only had 3,000 miles on them.  On the way to St. Louis I got a belt separation and landed in Brazil Indiana trying to source a replacement for the one 245/60/14 TA's (no luck so I replaced both fronts with a set of 14" 70 series tires which were the only 14" they had locally).  Then had a belt separation with one of the remaining TA's somewhere in Ohio on the way back but limped that one home.  Once home, purchased 4 new TA's. So morale of the story, keep track of your tires age and replace your them every ten years no matter what.  BTW, Indiana roads are the worst in the nation.  I would take Alaska roads over them.

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1969 BBB AMX


Posted By: bikerfox
Date Posted: Oct/18/2019 at 9:14am
Originally posted by 390amx1 390amx1 wrote:

Bikerfox... the TA's were obviously too old but frankly I don't remember how old they were.  I've had the car since the 80's and with all the other cars in between lost track of their age.  They "looked" absolutely new and had great tread, no blemishes or cracks and prolly only had 3,000 miles on them.  On the way to St. Louis I got a belt separation and landed in Brazil Indiana trying to source a replacement for the one 245/60/14 TA's (no luck so I replaced both fronts with a set of 14" 70 series tires which were the only 14" they had locally).  Then had a belt separation with one of the remaining TA's somewhere in Ohio on the way back but limped that one home.  Once home, purchased 4 new TA's. So morale of the story, keep track of your tires age and replace your them every ten years no matter what.  BTW, Indiana roads are the worst in the nation.  I would take Alaska roads over them.

Thanks, 390, for the warning.  Tires do go bad.  When I bought Jane a few months ago the two front skinny tires were 14 years old!  Got rid of those as soon as I could!  Hard to believe the PO drove around on those things.


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1970 Javelin--"Jane"


Posted By: billd
Date Posted: Oct/18/2019 at 9:28am
Tire shops here won't even touch a tire with a date code over about 7 years. 
Doesn't matter how nice or new or good or unworn or worn they look - they check the date code. 
That's because they DO age, and they don't have to crack or "look old" to have serious trouble. 
I took a tire that was about 8 years old - on an AMC Eagle wheel, to a shop to have them simply break the bead down, clean the bead and rim and refill it. 
Nope.
OK, how about you just break the bead off the rim and I'll take it home and do the rest.
Nope.
Look, it's going on a car so I can PUSH the car out of my shop, clean my shop, pressure wash the car's engine bay and put it back into my shop. The car will NEVER even leave my property with that tire on it.
Nope, get it out of here, we told you no.

That was that. 
The tire LOOKED fine, no cracking or weather checking, and it was on an Eagle aluminum wheel - not some crusty rusty wheel that looked like heck. 
Nope, it's over 7 years old, liability issues.
Running into that more and more.
I can see that - I had a camper once with tires that had hardly any miles at all - they looked ok.
Can't remember their age but they had to be about 10 years old. 
Pulling it back from a camp ground about 40 miles away - rubber started peeling off the tire. Some other driver pulled up long me, honked and pointed back at the trailer. I looked back and yikes.......not flat but it wouldn't have taken much with some of the tread gone. 
I took to the back roads and limped it home slowly. Made it - whew!


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Posted By: Trans Canada
Date Posted: Nov/05/2019 at 7:37pm
Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol




Posted By: Have2SC's
Date Posted: Nov/05/2019 at 8:27pm
Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?

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1971 SC360 Hornet 4 speed   1970 Javelin 390 4 speed "Base Model" 1967 Rambler 220 X code 343 4 speed


Posted By: Sonic Silver
Date Posted: Nov/05/2019 at 8:33pm
Originally posted by Have2SC's Have2SC's wrote:

Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?
TREE SAUCE!


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Nov/06/2019 at 12:33am
I'm still further Willie....:)

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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: Trans Canada
Date Posted: Nov/06/2019 at 1:37pm
I will bring a Moose Jaw & a Yellow Knife.    LOL


Posted By: mymark
Date Posted: Nov/06/2019 at 2:11pm
1622.4 miles from Courtenay BC . We really had a great time in 2007 and will try again .

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Donohue


Posted By: 73LevisX
Date Posted: Nov/21/2019 at 2:33pm
Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by Have2SC's Have2SC's wrote:

Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?
TREE SAUCE!


Did somebody say, "TREE SAUCE!"??

There WILL be Tree Sauce in Kenosha!


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'73 Hornet X
304/904


Posted By: 1970390amx
Date Posted: Nov/21/2019 at 6:44pm
Originally posted by 73LevisX 73LevisX wrote:

Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by Have2SC's Have2SC's wrote:

Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?
TREE SAUCE!


Did somebody say, "TREE SAUCE!"??

There WILL be Tree Sauce in Kenosha!


No Colorado trip for you, what a shame. hop on a plane and fly down.


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1970 390 4speed Bittersweet shadow mask AMX
1970 Amx missing most everything, or in a box


Posted By: Trans Canada
Date Posted: Nov/21/2019 at 7:13pm
Just book room for the AMO....After checking motorhome out, it is not rated to haul the car trailer
:)


Posted By: 73LevisX
Date Posted: Nov/22/2019 at 12:26pm
Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Originally posted by 73LevisX 73LevisX wrote:

Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by Have2SC's Have2SC's wrote:

Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?
TREE SAUCE!


Did somebody say, "TREE SAUCE!"??

There WILL be Tree Sauce in Kenosha!


No Colorado trip for you, what a shame. hop on a plane and fly down.


Would love to! Explaining the two "vacations" to my better half could be a challenge.



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'73 Hornet X
304/904


Posted By: 1970390amx
Date Posted: Nov/22/2019 at 1:58pm
Originally posted by 73LevisX 73LevisX wrote:

Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Originally posted by 73LevisX 73LevisX wrote:

Originally posted by Sonic Silver Sonic Silver wrote:

Originally posted by Have2SC's Have2SC's wrote:

Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Well starting to get excited for this road trip!  1429 miles trying for the longest haul.   My guess this wont win.  Lol


U bringing the tree sauce?
TREE SAUCE!


Did somebody say, "TREE SAUCE!"??

There WILL be Tree Sauce in Kenosha!


No Colorado trip for you, what a shame. hop on a plane and fly down.


Would love to! Explaining the two "vacations" to my better half could be a challenge.


Bring her with you.


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1970 390 4speed Bittersweet shadow mask AMX
1970 Amx missing most everything, or in a box


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Nov/22/2019 at 9:03pm
Originally posted by Trans Canada Trans Canada wrote:

Just book room for the AMO....After checking motorhome out, it is not rated to haul the car trailer
:)

Sounds like it's time to upgrade the 1500...lol


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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Nov/26/2019 at 11:01am
Originally posted by Rogue343 Rogue343 wrote:

Cam, glad to hear things are improving.  Hope that trend continues for you and Susan.  Missed seeing you at Collinsville.  Hope to be able to make the trip to Colorado Springs next year. 


Sorry I missed this earlier post, Howard. Thanks for your well wishes.

Susan's doing great and we're planning on both COS and Kenosha next year. Drove the Javelin to the Vegas AMC Reunion and back with no problems (two years in a row now) so feeling good about doing the 10 hour drive to Colorado in June. I just have to figure out how to get my parts up to the swap meet!

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'72 Baja Bronze Javelin SST
'69 Big Bad Orange AMX (2018 Teague Heritage Award winner) SOLD
'70 Opel GT
'07 BMW 335i
'13 Ford Focus ST


Posted By: 70YCODE
Date Posted: Nov/27/2019 at 11:25pm
Does anyone know if I can bring a car to this show without being a member of AMO ???
I've emailed, called and left a message, and no response....is this a stupid question ?

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1970 AMX 401 5-Speed
Gone is the "Machine"


Posted By: Have2SC's
Date Posted: Nov/28/2019 at 6:57am
Originally posted by 70YCODE 70YCODE wrote:

Does anyone know if I can bring a car to this show without being a member of AMO ???
I've emailed, called and left a message, and no response....is this a stupid question ?
  if i recall correctly you are able to purchase a AMO one day pass to get on to the show field to either have you car judged or displayed all though i cannot recall the cost.    Lee 

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1971 SC360 Hornet 4 speed   1970 Javelin 390 4 speed "Base Model" 1967 Rambler 220 X code 343 4 speed


Posted By: theamcguy
Date Posted: Nov/28/2019 at 8:24am
The show is open to the public if all you want to do is see the cars or buy parts.  If you want to show your car or participate in any club activities then you must be a member.  6 month memberships are available for just this reason and can be purchased during the event. 


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Bill Strobel
Fayetteville, NC
1967 Rebel SST
1969 SC/Rambler
1972 Hornet Sportabout
1976 Matador Brougham
AMCRC. AMCWC, AMO, NAMDRA



Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Nov/28/2019 at 1:27pm
Originally posted by 70YCODE 70YCODE wrote:

Does anyone know if I can bring a car to this show without being a member of AMO ???
I've emailed, called and left a message, and no response....is this a stupid question ?

Yes you do need to be a member to have a car on the showfield. AMO used to offer a 1 day membership but they have upgraded to a new 1 year digital membership that is the same price and you get a fantastic digital newsletter etc. It's well worth the minimal ($25) cost IMO to help keep the National club going strong.

"> https://amonational.com/joinamo/" rel="nofollow - https://amonational.com/joinamo/


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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: mymark
Date Posted: Nov/28/2019 at 4:37pm
The last two AMO events we attended 2002 Kenosha and 2007 Denver we paid the day of the event , no problem . Drove the Donohue to both events , again some of our best vacations.

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Donohue


Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Dec/01/2019 at 7:49pm
Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Sounds like the AMO host hotel has 90 rooms booked already. Looking to be a great show.

Is there a special AMO rate? All the prices I'm seeing on line for this hotel are close to $200 per night!


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'72 Baja Bronze Javelin SST
'69 Big Bad Orange AMX (2018 Teague Heritage Award winner) SOLD
'70 Opel GT
'07 BMW 335i
'13 Ford Focus ST


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Dec/01/2019 at 9:56pm
My camper is free :) .......well kinda. lol

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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: 1970390amx
Date Posted: Dec/01/2019 at 11:09pm
Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Sounds like the AMO host hotel has 90 rooms booked already. Looking to be a great show.

Is there a special AMO rate? All the prices I'm seeing on line for this hotel are close to $200 per night!

I dont know what it is, call the hotel


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1970 390 4speed Bittersweet shadow mask AMX
1970 Amx missing most everything, or in a box


Posted By: theamcguy
Date Posted: Dec/02/2019 at 10:50am
Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Sounds like the AMO host hotel has 90 rooms booked already. Looking to be a great show.

Is there a special AMO rate? All the prices I'm seeing on line for this hotel are close to $200 per night!


You have to call the hotel local to get the club rate. 


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Bill Strobel
Fayetteville, NC
1967 Rebel SST
1969 SC/Rambler
1972 Hornet Sportabout
1976 Matador Brougham
AMCRC. AMCWC, AMO, NAMDRA



Posted By: JKJavelin
Date Posted: Dec/03/2019 at 3:04pm
Originally posted by theamcguy theamcguy wrote:

Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

Originally posted by 1970390amx 1970390amx wrote:

Sounds like the AMO host hotel has 90 rooms booked already. Looking to be a great show.

Is there a special AMO rate? All the prices I'm seeing on line for this hotel are close to $200 per night!


You have to call the hotel local to get the club rate. 

 Hotel Elegante
719-576-5900
$139/Night.... ir they have any rooms left


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Posted By: SEdmonds
Date Posted: Dec/03/2019 at 9:50pm
Is there a group driving from Socal? If so, I am assuming you are going through Flagstaff. We are planning on going - and would be interested in an AZ/NV/ CA convoy. I figured we would stop over night in Las Vegas NM before heading into the Springs We have relatives that live in the Springs and so will likely stay with them.


Posted By: CamJam
Date Posted: Dec/04/2019 at 12:47pm
Originally posted by SEdmonds SEdmonds wrote:

Is there a group driving from Socal? If so, I am assuming you are going through Flagstaff. We are planning on going - and would be interested in an AZ/NV/ CA convoy. I figured we would stop over night in Las Vegas NM before heading into the Springs We have relatives that live in the Springs and so will likely stay with them.

I'd certainly be interested in joining up, and Tom Jennings previously mentioned he plans on driving one of his Ramblers from Los Angeles.


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'72 Baja Bronze Javelin SST
'69 Big Bad Orange AMX (2018 Teague Heritage Award winner) SOLD
'70 Opel GT
'07 BMW 335i
'13 Ford Focus ST


Posted By: SEdmonds
Date Posted: Dec/04/2019 at 1:11pm
Originally posted by CamJam CamJam wrote:

Originally posted by SEdmonds SEdmonds wrote:

Is there a group driving from Socal? If so, I am assuming you are going through Flagstaff. We are planning on going - and would be interested in an AZ/NV/ CA convoy. I figured we would stop over night in Las Vegas NM before heading into the Springs We have relatives that live in the Springs and so will likely stay with them.


I'd certainly be interested in joining up, and Tom Jennings previously mentioned he plans on driving one of his Ramblers from Los Angeles.


We are looking at taking just one car (my wagon), and we drive it. We could all meet up in Flagstaff if it works for you guys. I have room for lots of cars here, but not lots of people -only one guest room. Whoever speaks up first gets it, if they need it - so it's yours Cam, if you need it.

Another option is there are two VRBO properties near us - one next door, the other, two house down on the other side. Both are large houses that can sleep 12 people. That might be more cost effective than a place in town. Of course, then there is the issue of getting cars up and down our utterly crap-tastic road.....


Posted By: 70YCODE
Date Posted: Dec/04/2019 at 7:22pm
I plan on going, but I need to find out what the events are. Is Rambler Ranch on Friday ? and what is happening on Thursday ?
I'm trying to figure out what day to go, and how many nights I have to book while there, if there are any rooms left....

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1970 AMX 401 5-Speed
Gone is the "Machine"


Posted By: SEdmonds
Date Posted: Dec/04/2019 at 8:40pm
Originally posted by 70YCODE 70YCODE wrote:

I plan on going, but I need to find out what the events are. Is Rambler Ranch on Friday ? and what is happening on Thursday ?
I'm trying to figure out what day to go, and how many nights I have to book while there, if there are any rooms left....


I can't find an exact listing of the event schedule.


Posted By: 1970390amx
Date Posted: Dec/04/2019 at 9:52pm

Contact Person: Austin Hosterman

Phone : 970-593-2623 Email : amxdriver73@yahoo.com

Auston should be able to answer any questions about the events. I think the trip to Rambler ranch has been set for Thursday.



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1970 390 4speed Bittersweet shadow mask AMX
1970 Amx missing most everything, or in a box



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