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Old 07-29-2018   #1
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2018 TA Nationals

Who's going?

I may go Saturday.

I've missed the last two years, so I really want to attend. Great time, cool cars, an awesome weekend.
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Old 08-02-2018   #2
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

Nobody?
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Old 08-02-2018   #3
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We will not be in attendance this year. The Mrs and I celebrated 25 years this year so we are taking "National Parks Vacation" in place of the Nats. Not to fret though. I will be back in full force for the 35th anniversary of the Nats next year. And yes I am already planning and preparing for it lol.
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We will not be in attendance this year. The Mrs and I celebrated 25 years this year so we are taking "National Parks Vacation" in place of the Nats. Not to fret though. I will be back in full force for the 35th anniversary of the Nats next year. And yes I am already planning and preparing for it lol.
Congrats Bill! Look forward to seeing you and that beautiful GTA next year!

Hard to believe the 35th Anniversary is next year. It just occurred to me that I've been going to this show on and off for 24 yrs!

Is there much activity on Friday? I may do Friday/Saturday this year. Sunday is not a possibility...
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Old 08-03-2018   #5
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

36 years next year, eh? I may have to try and make it down there for that one.
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Old 08-04-2018   #6
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

I usually try to go there on Saturday afternoon.
Probably wont know for sure til the week of (I'm not that far away).
Last year I was there most of the day and did Tipp city too.
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Yep, I'll be there again for sure, all weekend.
Wow, just noticed time does fly by... the memories. This will be 26th for me. All the years just a happy blur. Love this show!!

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Old 08-12-2018   #8
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Well, I'm 'confirmed' as of NOW!

I'll be there Saturday. Not bringing a GTA but at least able to attend.

Anyone looking for parts? I have a ton of stuff I could bring if I know in advance what you need. I'm willing to let go cheap-tired of having my shop full of stuff I'm never going to use.
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Well, I'm 'confirmed' as of NOW!

I'll be there Saturday. Not bringing a GTA but at least able to attend.

Anyone looking for parts? I have a ton of stuff I could bring if I know in advance what you need. I'm willing to let go cheap-tired of having my shop full of stuff I'm never going to use.
Well if I was going, I would see if you have an extra U1A lying around anywhere LOL!!
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Sorry Bill, wish I had an extra one of those. IF I did, it'd be offered to you first!

I need to make a list and sell this stuff.
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Sorry Bill, wish I had an extra one of those. IF I did, it'd be offered to you first!

I need to make a list and sell this stuff.
I know you would. Just seeing if maybe you tired of the one had lol.
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I got there about 1100am, almost turned around at the IN/OH state line and went home-heavy rain until about 5 miles from the show. It rained off and on Saturday. The turn out was good considering the rain.

Headed up to Tipp City about 330pm. Excellent turn out, lots of cars. Beautiful evening, 70-75 degrees. Did my part of supporting the Boy Scouts, ate more than my share of Brats, even my lab had one. I stayed until about 830pm.

Sunday was hot as hell. I checked out all the cars and headed home.

The stock third gen class had lots of nice cars. A gray paddle mirror GTA coupe, a couple of beautiful notchbacks, and two nice 91 base model Trans Ams.

Modified class had most of the 'regulars' we see each year. I talked with the guy who owns the outstanding white 88 Formula (it's straight as an arrow). Car is amazing.

The 4th gen class had some wicked fast TAs.

Met a lot of nice folks and saw great cars.

They presented the "GTA Bill" award in honor of his absence...Ok, I made that up...
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

I was there from about 4 to 6 on Saturday - just a quick overview of those that didn't go to Tipp.
Met a couple first timers.
One thing I noticed was how far off the gold color is on those Hawk's 17" wheels (they look rather yellow compared to stock).
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I got there about 1100am, almost turned around at the IN/OH state line and went home-heavy rain until about 5 miles from the show. It rained off and on Saturday. The turn out was good considering the rain.

Headed up to Tipp City about 330pm. Excellent turn out, lots of cars. Beautiful evening, 70-75 degrees. Did my part of supporting the Boy Scouts, ate more than my share of Brats, even my lab had one. I stayed until about 830pm.

Sunday was hot as hell. I checked out all the cars and headed home.

The stock third gen class had lots of nice cars. A gray paddle mirror GTA coupe, a couple of beautiful notchbacks, and two nice 91 base model Trans Ams.

Modified class had most of the 'regulars' we see each year. I talked with the guy who owns the outstanding white 88 Formula (it's straight as an arrow). Car is amazing.

The 4th gen class had some wicked fast TAs.

Met a lot of nice folks and saw great cars.

They presented the "GTA Bill" award in honor of his absence...Ok, I made that up...

That's Jay with the white 88 Formy. He is a super nice guy. He represents the class really well.

I KNEW I WOULD BE MISSED!!!! ROFL!!!............

Glad you had a good time. I'll be back next year.......pending I don't get eaten by a bear in the next week and a half while I'm on vacation lol.
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

Look forward to it.

Hopefully I can bring my 91 and we'll get some pictures of the two together. Several nice 91 Trans Ams, but no GTAs at this year's show. We'll correct THAT next year! Haha!
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

You guys better, hopefully break 400 cars then next year. Think this year was 396??
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Re: 2018 TA Nationals

Anyone get any good pictures?
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I only took a few pics this year and those were of SD455 cars. Hopefully someone can post pics for us.
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