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Topic: Chilson 50th Anniversary Reunion Aug 30 & 31
Posted By: kcsamc
Subject: Chilson 50th Anniversary Reunion Aug 30 & 31
Date Posted: Mar/13/2019 at 9:17pm
I know there is a general discussion thread here on the subject - but this one is posted to be able to set up the event calendar and the clean post the event.  This event will be held at the original Chilson Family AMC Dealership in upstate PA (Lawrenceville, PA).  It will be the 50th Anniversary gathering for the 1969 SS/AMXs and SC/Ramblers.

See directions below to "vote" for your attendance at the show, so that organizers can get preliminary numbers (there is no needed show registration, so your input here on the forum will be beneficial)



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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler



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Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Mar/13/2019 at 9:26pm
Please go here to "vote" your participation in this historic event.  Help the planning team.

http://theamcforum.com/forum/topic98985_post869894.html#869894" rel="nofollow - http://theamcforum.com/forum/topic98985_post869894.html#869894


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: May/07/2019 at 10:10pm
Please see the video invitation from Gordy for this event.




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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: 71SC360
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 8:30am
Thought I'd bring this one back up to the top.

It's only two weeks from today that a few hundred AMC's will converge on the tiny town of Lawrenceville, PA. If you have always wanted to attend one of Gordy's shows but haven't been able, this one will be the one you'll really regret if you don't go! Next to the shows in Kenosha, this has always been my favorite. It has hospitality and camaraderie that you won't find at any other show.




Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/16/2019 at 8:56am
Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

Thought I'd bring this one back up to the top.

It's only two weeks from today that a few hundred AMC's will converge on the tiny town of Lawrenceville, PA. If you have always wanted to attend one of Gordy's shows but haven't been able, this one will be the one you'll really regret if you don't go! Next to the shows in Kenosha, this has always been my favorite. It has hospitality and camaraderie that you won't find at any other show.



AMEN Joe!

SC/R owners!  This is your 50th birthday party!! get your car there.  Push it, drag it, drive it, whatever.  All conditions and variations are requested to attend!  It's a celebration of 50 years of surviving the brutal life these cars lived! It doesn't matter the condition they are in.  I know we have AT LEAST one "barn find" car coming - hopefully more!  Not to mention the parts availability!


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/25/2019 at 9:49pm
I hope everyone is just about ready to pack and leave for the SC/R & SS/AMX 50th Reunion event!

If you are still on this fence - here are a few spy photos I took Friday night of just a sampling of what awaits your effort to come!

Tshirts for the event!  Sorry about the rotation - no matter what I did I couldn't get to flipAngryAngryAngry





A very small peak inside:



We are expecting (30- 35) SC/Ramblers; (4) 67 X Code Americans; at least (4-5) SS/AMXs; (3) Vintage AMC Funny Cars; several top named race cars, and much much more!

One last party at Chilson Motors.  You DON"T want to miss this one!




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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: javelinman74
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 8:58am
WoW!!!  Been there will BE there!  This is amazing, don't be on the fence, get off and go!  Looks like I will finally have an AMC at a show this summer. 82 Concord 3spd wagon is looking to go!  So am I, vendoring out more goodies, seeing beautiful cars, more of some I ever seen in one place!
Thanks to Gordy and the fam for all they have done and do for the AMC hobby, er I should say Family...
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: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 9:32am
HISTORY will definitely be made!

I expect at least the following:

1)  Lawrenceville, PA will have the largest population ever in its history!
2)  Chilson Motors will become the largest (original) AMC dealership in history on Aug. 31!
3)  It will be the largest single gathering of SC/Ramblers ever
4)  It will be the largest ever gathering of X Code 67 Americans
5)  It will be the most SS/AMXs at a AMC dealership ever
6)  It may just be the most fun the AMC community has ever had
7)  ??

Maybe someone else has some historic predictions to make!!

Weather forecast for Saturday:  Party Cloudy and 75F, with a 7mph breeze!!!


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: bigbad69
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 4:31pm
Got my room booked, looking forward to it! Won't have an AMC in tow, but I'm going to enjoy the heck out the drive in.


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My garage:
2018 300 5.7 - daily driver
2006 Sierra 4.8 - backup vehicle and sometimes hauler
1969 BBO Javelin 390 T10 - my neverending project


Posted By: george w
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 6:20pm
Headed out Thursday morning in ZsaZsa, my 67 DPL.

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: JOE S
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 7:43pm
My 68 AMX restoration is not yet complete. Do I need an AMC car to attend or can I just show up in my Ford F-150..

Joe


Posted By: bigbad69
Date Posted: Aug/26/2019 at 9:35pm
Go for it Joe. They also serve who stand and wait.


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My garage:
2018 300 5.7 - daily driver
2006 Sierra 4.8 - backup vehicle and sometimes hauler
1969 BBO Javelin 390 T10 - my neverending project


Posted By: george w
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 5:30am
Hey Joe,
If you want to drive to South Jersey first you're welcome to drive my 69 AMX up to Gordy's. I'll be taking my 67 DPL. I'll be driving up Thursday late morning.

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: pit crew
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 8:02am
See you all there. Driving in on Friday in the Hornet.


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73 Hornet - 401EFI - THM400 - Twin Grip 20


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 8:50am
So bummed I won't be there :(

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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: JOE S
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 8:54am
Thanks for the offer George. My schedule only allows me to be there on Saturday.. If I go I plan to leave around 5 AM. Which should get me there around 9 or 10 AM.It seems lot a lot of driving but I understand that this is a can't miss AMC event.


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 8:58am
Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

So bummed I won't be there :(

Tony - grab a flight to Buffalo and rent a box and drive over.  We will still let you in!



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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: Rogue343
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 9:03am
Leaving early Friday morning so should be there in time for the all makes cruise.  Bringing my Rogue and brother's bringing his 67 X code American.  Bob Wilcox is bringing his 67 X code Rogue so there's three X code cars coming from Ohio.


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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: 71SC360
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 9:12am
Originally posted by kcsamc kcsamc wrote:

Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

So bummed I won't be there :(


Tony - grab a flight to Buffalo and rent a box and drive over.  We will still let you in!



Tony, if you grab a flight to Buffalo, Chuck or I can pick you up there. I am heading back up there before the show to pick up a load of parts to haul to the the show and then to TN.....





Posted By: Sonic Silver
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 9:38am
Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

Originally posted by kcsamc kcsamc wrote:

Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

So bummed I won't be there :(


Tony - grab a flight to Buffalo and rent a box and drive over.  We will still let you in!



Tony, if you grab a flight to Buffalo, Chuck or I can pick you up there. I am heading back up there before the show to pick up a load of parts to haul to the the show and then to TN.....



Don't bring him back down here to Tennessee with you, please.


Posted By: amxdreamer
Date Posted: Aug/27/2019 at 10:15pm
Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

Originally posted by kcsamc kcsamc wrote:

Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

So bummed I won't be there :(


Tony - grab a flight to Buffalo and rent a box and drive over.  We will still let you in!



Tony, if you grab a flight to Buffalo, Chuck or I can pick you up there. I am heading back up there before the show to pick up a load of parts to haul to the the show and then to TN.....




$800 for a 23 hour flight to get there....or over a $1000 for a "short" 8 hour flight. :( Guess I'll have to settle for the Concours about an hour and a half from home.


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Tony
Vancouver, BC
1970 AMX
AMO#10333


Posted By: 71SC360
Date Posted: Aug/28/2019 at 7:52am
As luck would have it....

I headed out on my 600+ mile road trip to Chilson's this morning and stopped to add some air to one of my tires (new, purchased two months ago) and found a screw in the sidewall. Looks like an hour + delay to get another mounted. Hoping the rest of the trip rolls smoother...

To everyone attending.... Be safe on the roads, it's a busy travel weekend.



Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/28/2019 at 8:15am
Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

As luck would have it....

I headed out on my 600+ mile road trip to Chilson's this morning and stopped to add some air to one of my tires (new, purchased two months ago) and found a screw in the sidewall. Looks like an hour + delay to get another mounted. Hoping the rest of the trip rolls smoother...

To everyone attending.... Be safe on the roads, it's a busy travel weekend.


Angry  Hoping the rest of your trip goes much better!  See you Friday morning!


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/28/2019 at 8:17am
Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

Originally posted by 71SC360 71SC360 wrote:

Originally posted by kcsamc kcsamc wrote:

Originally posted by amxdreamer amxdreamer wrote:

So bummed I won't be there :(


Tony - grab a flight to Buffalo and rent a box and drive over.  We will still let you in!



Tony, if you grab a flight to Buffalo, Chuck or I can pick you up there. I am heading back up there before the show to pick up a load of parts to haul to the the show and then to TN.....




$800 for a 23 hour flight to get there....or over a $1000 for a "short" 8 hour flight. :( Guess I'll have to settle for the Concours about an hour and a half from home.

What?  Our smiling faces aren't worth a $1000 to you?  Wink  Well, it was worth a try - we'll try not to make you cry!


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: Chisam
Date Posted: Aug/28/2019 at 9:44pm
My brother and I took two cars to Gordy's for this weekends Reunion, we will take two more tomorrow. While we were there me met some that flew in early and were helping out to get ready for the event.

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1968 AMX 390 4SP


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/28/2019 at 10:25pm
Some quickie maps to help first time attendees.

Coming from north or south on Rt 15 (Corning or Williamsport).  Take the Lawrenceville Exit just inside the PA border at NY, go to the bottom of the ramp and turn east towards town.  Trailer parking will come up first on the right.  Drivers keep going to dealership to be parked.

As I understand it as of last weekend, we are thinking about putting the SC/Rs at the end of dealership closest to the intersection, all other cars will probably enter on the west end of dealership.




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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: theamcguy
Date Posted: Aug/29/2019 at 6:34am
Headed out later today, will be there Friday morning.  See you all there. 


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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: george w
Date Posted: Aug/29/2019 at 6:58am
Will ne headed out later this morning. GPS says less than 5 hours.
Great day for a nice cruize. See y'all there. Really looking forward to it.

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Long time AMC fan. Ambassador 343, AMX 390, Hornet 360, Spirit 304 and Javelin 390. All but javelin bought new.


Posted By: bbgjc
Date Posted: Aug/29/2019 at 7:41am
Man, I've been trying to coordinate things to get my 70 BBG AMX up there, but a bunch bad mojo ended that plan.  I guess I'll cruise the 6 hours up in my regular car.



Posted By: JOE S
Date Posted: Aug/29/2019 at 8:51am
Will there be parking available for spectator vehicles


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Aug/29/2019 at 12:00pm
There is not designated parking for spectators.  You will have to have to find parking around town.  Please do not block open businesses or in front of the dealership please.

For ANYONE driving an AMC family vehicle up through 1988 - PLEASE just join the show - it is not judged and ALL AMC family cars are welcome, so get an automatic spot in the show to park on site - no matter the condition.  If it gets you there - get it in the show.


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: pit crew
Date Posted: Aug/30/2019 at 5:51am
Loading up the car right now. Next I'll stop by and hook up with 401jim. We will caravan on up. Should be there around 2 or 3 pm. See you all at the cruise in.


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73 Hornet - 401EFI - THM400 - Twin Grip 20


Posted By: Mr. Ed
Date Posted: Aug/30/2019 at 8:29am
Please. Someone take photos and post them here for those of us that cannot make it to the show.

Later!
Mr. Ed


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2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo "Herman."
1951 Ford F-1, with C6, 351W, wild cam, headers, "Henry", for sale or swap.



Posted By: SANCAPJJ
Date Posted: Aug/30/2019 at 9:17am
Sadly, my restored B and project A will not be able to attendCry.   Like Mr. Ed said - please take pictures and post - JJ


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Sep/01/2019 at 8:09pm
I think this photo that John Boksz took embodies the event:




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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler


Posted By: theamcguy
Date Posted: Sep/02/2019 at 6:30am
It was a super event.  36 SC/Rs 3 X-Code 67 Rogues plus a bunch of other cars.  Great weather to boot. Pictures and video all over FB. 


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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: Rogue343
Date Posted: Sep/02/2019 at 8:33am
Got home yesterday afternoon after a safe trip both ways.  What an absolutely great show!  From the Friday cruise to the Saturday show at Chilson's old dealership.  Gordy's collection is amazing!  Great cars at both shows and even more important great people.  A huge thank you to Gordy for putting on this show and all the people who worked very hard to make this happen! Glad I was able to attend and be a part of it.


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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: javsst
Date Posted: Sep/02/2019 at 6:43pm
Got to the show on Saturday morning.  Parked across the street at an old Tire Shop. 

Walking across, just blew my away seeing all the SC/Ramblers on the corner :)  Just
a sea of red, white and blue.

Show was great, a lot of really nice cars. 

Ran into a few AMC friends that I hadn't seen in a while.

First time to the Chilson Show, and I'm glad I was able to make this one!

Hopefully the rumors were true that Gordy might do another show.  Not sure if I'll see so many
SC/Ramblers in one spot again though :)

The food spread that Gordy put out was great, and the dealership was a cool place to walk through and check out!

Steve


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1970 Javelin SST Bittersweet Orange
1969 AMX BBO


Posted By: kcsamc
Date Posted: Sep/13/2019 at 8:52pm
The great press continues to roll in for this event.  This week Hemming's David Conwill published this great article on the event:

http://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/09/10/on-the-ground-at-the-chilson-amc-family-reunion/" rel="nofollow - http://www.hemmings.com/blog/2019/09/10/on-the-ground-at-the-chilson-amc-family-reunion/

Also, David did a Hemmings Live Stream from the event that Saturday that can be viewed in its entirety as well!

http://www.facebook.com/HemmingsNews/videos/500157060718919/" rel="nofollow - http://www.facebook.com/HemmingsNews/videos/500157060718919/

ENJOY!


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Kevin Shope
1964 Classic 660
1964 Amb. 990H
http://theamcforum.com/forum/69-sc-journey_topic46233.html" rel="nofollow - A-Scheme SC/Rambler



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