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Old June 2nd, 2018, 07:50 AM
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Who's going to homecoming?

Hi All,
This is the first time in a few years I can actually make it. I was wondering who else is going? If there is already a thread about this, I didn't find it in my brief search.
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 02:41 PM
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I'm there in swapmeet area.
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 04:25 PM
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I will be there Friday night delivering some Kubota RTV's and with the 70 during
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 05:27 PM
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I'm there with my dad every year. It's a great day to spend fathers day weekend.
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Old June 2nd, 2018, 06:14 PM
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I will definitely be checking out the swap area too. Hopefully I will be there with my son. Have we done anything in the past to find each other or recognize other forum members?
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Oh Yeah!! You bet I'll be there!
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Old June 3rd, 2018, 09:23 AM
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Homecoming

It has been on my "Bucket List" for years, now I am finally going and bringing my W30.
Anyone else from Canada going?
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I'll be there with my buddy and his son.
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I,ll be there.
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Old June 5th, 2018, 09:12 AM
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I'm thrashing to make it with my '68 H/O... it hasn't fired up yet, but it's close...
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My dad isn't getting around as well as he used to, so I'm flying up from AZ to take him.
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Up and back trip. Looking forward to it. Hope I don't get rained on like last year.
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My wife and I will be the newbies to this show. Been thrashing on my car since last fall. Everytime I turn around, I find something else I want to fix or replace to make it acceptable for the show. We'll be there Friday for the cruise and Saturday for the show. If you see me, introduce yourself or say "Hi".
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What's our signal to recognize forum members, what have we done in the past?
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Old June 9th, 2018, 05:11 PM
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What's our signal to recognize forum members, what have we done in the past?
This really is a great idea! I have went for many years and I get so hung up on looking for parts I forget to look you fellas up! Then after I go on the site I find a lot of you guys were there and I didn't get to meet you. I wish I knew what the answer is!
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Old June 10th, 2018, 04:59 PM
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olds fans,

as jackie stewart would say, "it shouldta be a beautiful ddday- for annn olsssmobile show " or something close to that.

if mother nature gives michigan a break in the weather---the run from northwest indiana is not fer-away.

the 70' sherwood 442 will be there--- oh, and don't forget the cruise in at
downtown dimondale friday night.

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I won't be able to make anything Friday night, but I didn't know there was a cruise. Maybe next year we can get out there on Friday.
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Will be there with the 77 Cutlass Supreme...
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going to try to make it, maybe with the Suburban so I can actually come home with parts.
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Just bring the car, none of my cars are close to perfect, many there are but it has never stopped me.



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My wife and I will be the newbies to this show. Been thrashing on my car since last fall. Everytime I turn around, I find something else I want to fix or replace to make it acceptable for the show. We'll be there Friday for the cruise and Saturday for the show. If you see me, introduce yourself or say "Hi".
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Looks like it will be hot n humid, near 90. The showers, if any, should be south of Lansing, according to the latest forecast. Anyone coming from Indiana or Ohio probably run into some rain on the way there, but good afterwards.
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Me, Me! I'll be there. In the swap as always. ~BOB
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I will! My car is far from perfect. I wouldn't want it to be perfect cause I'd be afraid of driving it and mine is a driver so it will never be perfect.


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Just bring the car, none of my cars are close to perfect, many there are but it has never stopped me.
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Planing on being there
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Old June 14th, 2018, 02:34 PM
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The wife, our oldest son, & I will be there with MANY nice original used parts.
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Old June 14th, 2018, 07:55 PM
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I'll be there, still looking for parts for the 70 vert. Might get to paint this year. I'll give a hootie-hoot call to folks I know. Really looking forward to this!
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My lovely wife and I are here! Looking forward to meeting yall!
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Rain has entered the forecast for the morning, hopefully it doesn't hang around. We should be there at around 9am.
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The rain is here again. I think I'll keep the Olds dry in the garage again this year.

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Like my buddy said, my windsheild wipers work. No offense, but our cars won't melt.
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I'll be wearing a bright yellow t shirt and blue shorts, I have a short, gray beard. I'll have my brother and 8 year old son with me. You guys will be able to recognize me and decide whether or not to say hi.
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Well, we drove through a downpour on the way there, but hey, why not, it's Homecoming. A pretty decent turnout considering despite the rain, we did get one rain shower while there, no big deal, but we sat in the car until it passed, and absolutely sweltered from the humidity in the car. Got a few pics, and met Bowtie Bri, and saw his super nice '70 W30 pictured above. Nice talking with you Bri. (Brian?). I should have asked.
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Yep, a really nice turnout! The rain was only ten minutes! I seen people get in their cars and leave????? If you just sit there, you will only have to wipe it down after it passes. the cars won't melt.

I seen it coming and checked the radar on the phone and was prepared. Jumped in the 70 and turned the A/C on and bumped the idle with my foot a bit.

I went through the swap meet, a good majority of the parts or collectibles that me and my buddies asked about, had some really proud numbers. And then some people had great prices like head rest for $3.

And the same for the cars for sale, had healthy price tags. The black 66 or 67 cutlass I did not pay much attention to the year but the car was really nice and already had sold on it. Asking price was 16,900. You could not restore one for that price.

I will post up some pictures in the near future. I spoke to bow tie bri also. Again not paying attention and introducing myself. Very nicely done car!
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Friday night in downtown Dimondale had probably 100 cars - nice show with olds having the main area of town with exclusive parking. good band / couple of pubs & lots of nice people hanging out.

Brought the 442 but never entered the show area- figured the rain held back quite a few cars, seems as though I was correct. Noticed the volunteers at the entry to be quite obsessed with parking of the show cars, like as if classic olds enthusiasts don't know how to keep distance between show vehicles. needless to say it was enjoyable & even came upon parts I needed.
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We were there with our 65 2 dr post, with the motor city rockets. didn't have any problems with or notice any problems with staff, very friendly. a little rain its true, but everyone that could get under our pop-up did and it worked out. wiped the car down and enjoyed the rest of the day. some really nice machines, of course my eye was drawn to 64/65 types. all in all a GREAT day.

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ankerclanker,

now that you mentioned the 64/65 era..... there was a gentleman there at the cruise in downtown dimondale that had a 64 vista wagon. i did not know this vehicle existed.
of course, the top only had one layer of windows....not two as the 69/70 models.
he showed me the pictures of the restoration, and a tremendous amount of work went into the process of bringing it back. it originally was a two tone paint from the factory...but he finished it in a light silver---absolutely beautiful. just as a finishing touch he added 442 badges on the fenders. hope you caught it on the showfield.
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It was a pleasure meeting you Dan!

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It was great meeting and chatting with you and yes my name is Brian.
Thanks for the kind words!

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Well, we drove through a downpour on the way there, but hey, why not, it's Homecoming. A pretty decent turnout considering despite the rain, we did get one rain shower while there, no big deal, but we sat in the car until it passed, and absolutely sweltered from the humidity in the car. Got a few pics, and met Bowtie Bri, and saw his super nice '70 W30 pictured above. Nice talking with you Bri. (Brian?). I should have asked.
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We had a great time at the show. The people were all so friendly and made my wife and I feel welcome. The cruise in was alot of fun! The show went by so fast, I didn't get a chance to see all the cars. We also stopped by the R.E. Olds Museum for a tour and some Ice cream after the car show. A side from the little bit of rain (Mother Nature's Car wash) , we enjoyed the show very much!! We'll be back next year!
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