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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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1974 Postal Jeep -- Rapid Delivery
1983 Concord DL. Organ Donor for "The 69"
1969 Rambler 220 post car."The 69" Present Project


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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69 SC/Rambler B-Scheme 41K miles.
70 Mark Donohue Javelin, 390 4 speed with 45K miles.
67 Rogue Barbados Blue 290 225HP 4 speed convertible 71K miles.


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
azfletchm@msn.com


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70 Mark Donohue Javelin, 390 4 speed with 45K miles.
67 Rogue Barbados Blue 290 225HP 4 speed convertible 71K miles.


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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