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Likewise Al. I was only there on Friday until about 1:30 PM. That may have had something to do with it.
You missed the greatest packing job I've ever seen Dave. I never saw so much stuff come off of, and out of, a 4' foot trailer and a mini-van. And then to see Monte Hall meet chaos was just true theater. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all

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You missed the greatest packing job I've ever seen Dave. I never saw so much stuff come off of, and out of, a 4' foot trailer and a mini-van. And then to see Monte Hall meet chaos was just true theater. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all
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You missed the greatest packing job I've ever seen Dave. I never saw so much stuff come off of, and out of, a 4' foot trailer and a mini-van. And then to see Monte Hall meet chaos was just true theater. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all

Oh yes, it was a work of art. I missed a lot on Saturday as I was laser focused on my deadline for leaving by noon to save marital bliss. It was wild closing a couple of last minute deals. One was to add to Canary Al's load on his was home.

What fun we had. Looking forward to the next gathering of the faithful.

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Well it was my first mow in and it was great putting names and faces together. I picked up some much needed parts and souvenirs.
Meeting Ellis was a trip, we talked for around 15 minutes and it was clear he didn't put two and two together (name tag and the conversation) when I finally said "hey bone head don't you have a part for me?" The next thing I know I'm in a bear hug. Lols. Ellis is so much bigger in person then he is on the computer.
I had some great conversations with John (jepics) and Dave (tracktortag), got to deliver a message to Ralph that I've been wanting to for some time but it wouldn't translate out right typed out. I'm actually kidding Ralph, I'm jealous of your luck.
I don't know if there is an award for packing but CanaryAl would have had it hands down. I was impressed with the amount of stuff he had between the van and the trailer, the very definition of ten pounds of poo in a five pound bucket.
Steve Turcheck working on his famous videos we all love to see and I'm sure I'm missing some of you.
I kept missing Phil and Ron who I wanted to meet.
I'm embarrassed to say I didn't get a single picture, I was suffering from the kid in the candy store syndrome. My wife got a few, god bless her.

Thanks to all who worked to put this together the wife and I had a blast.

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Likewise Al. I was only there on Friday until about 1:30 PM. That may have had something to do with it.
That explains it Dave. I got there Friday 2pm.

I blew out an axle bearing on my trailer about 80 miles from Rhinebeck, and spent Thursday night sleeping in my.

Many thanks to Ellis saving me a spot beside the MTF booth, with Jepics on my other side, Ron and Lindy (arcam8123 and his very attractive Avatar model) directly across. Jason (lt4extreme) and his Dad and brother Dan, just a couple spaces down.

It was the MTF power corner. A great time was had by all.

I had a chance to meet the engine guy Ralph - never met an engine he didn't want to open up - (rw3dog). Krislu, CTPhil, and a bunch of putting faces with names I'm leaving out - old brain will think about them later an - "darn"..

Was proud to see one of Spielberg's videos used a shot of Jepic's famous MKG and my 816 sitting beside each other for the Vid Feature pic.



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What fun we had. Looking forward to the next gathering of the faithful.
Oh, no doubt John. We have to see if we can keep the "neighborhood" we had intact. Al, Ron, yourself. Most importantly Miss Lindey, though. Sorry guys, but if Lindey's there it's like having an angel watching over you. We were eating homemade cookies, brownies(incredible, were those little marshmellows in them?), cold sodas, custom made sandwiches with your choice of cheese. Serious, choice of cheese type!!!!! Made sure our tables were covered with nice paper, that we had chairs and even had writing material. We went from eating peel your own peanuts, sitting on 5 gallon buckets and writing with a stick in the dirt to living, eating and drinking merry the whole time. You were so nice to us, thanks so much Lindey

Also like thank Ron, Bob and the whole of GTCOA for all the help and support they supplied. What a topnotch organization. Just a great group of folks.

And can't forget that special group of ladies that worked the registration area. We had a LOT of laughs!!! They really knew the meaning of having fun. And talk about a run of luck at the club banquet with the door prizes. I never did find out what they had in those cups though. Wasn't the same color as the ice tea and lemonade as everyone else was drinking Thanks ladies, I'll bring the ice next time too

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Really wish I could've been there guys. Maybe next year.

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Really wish I could've been there guys. Maybe next year.
Jason said next years is in Point Pleasant, WV. I will be there. Thats only a 40 minute drive from the house.

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I was sadly only there on Friday, but it was still awesome. I did end up seeing all of the tractors that were there on Friday, including two hex axle L's, the Custom, the MKG, and the Jenkins head tractor. I saw a bunch of people, including Chris and Rich, and I ended up buying some stuff, which I will start a thread on as soon as it stops raining. I bought:
- A '41 L
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- clutch and fan pulley
- spark plug adapter
- magneto which turned out to be broken, but it was cheap anyways
- A bunch of free stuff (intakes, oil filters, gauges, wires, etc.)
- A membership to the GTCOA
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I missed the Jenkins head L. I would have liked eyeballing the setup

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Oh, no doubt John. We have to see if we can keep the "neighborhood" we had intact. Al, Ron, yourself. Most importantly Miss Lindey, though. Sorry guys, but if Lindey's there it's like having an angel watching over you. We were eating homemade cookies, brownies(incredible, were those little marshmellows in them?), cold sodas, custom made sandwiches with your choice of cheese. Serious, choice of cheese type!!!!! Made sure our tables were covered with nice paper, that we had chairs and even had writing material. We went from eating peel your own peanuts, sitting on 5 gallon buckets and writing with a stick in the dirt to living, eating and drinking merry the whole time. You were so nice to us, thanks so much Lindey

Also like thank Ron, Bob and the whole of GTCOA for all the help and support they supplied. What a topnotch organization. Just a great group of folks.

And can't forget that special group of ladies that worked the registration area. We had a LOT of laughs!!! They really knew the meaning of having fun. And talk about a run of luck at the club banquet with the door prizes. I never did find out what they had in those cups though. Wasn't the same color as the ice tea and lemonade as everyone else was drinking Thanks ladies, I'll bring the ice next time too
I wish I could have made it for the banquet dinner, etc. It sounds like some very good times were had. Mow ins are as much about the people as the tractors.
And from what I saw on Friday, the ladies were stoic, holding down the fort so that the rest of us could revel in tractors, and catching up with each other. I took special note of Lindey, who it seemed, was always running back and forth between the Gravely Club booth, and Ron's. And busy at both! I hope that whatever was in their cups was "extra good"! They certainly deserved it.


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Really wish I could've been there guys. Maybe next year.
I for one sure hope so Marc. You must bring one of your tractors. Anyone who has followed and learned from your threads, I'm certain, will agree.

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I for one sure hope so Marc. You must bring one of your tractors. Anyone who has followed and learned from your threads, I'm certain, will agree.
I'll bring them both if I can find a suitable trailer to rent or borrow, and the drive is 6 hours or less. Be fun to put the 60" deck on the 816 project tractor. Don't know what I'd put on the 18-G, maybe the tiller or the grader blade.

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I'll bring them both if I can find a suitable trailer to rent or borrow, and the drive is 6 hours or less. Be fun to put the 60" deck on the 816 project tractor. Don't know what I'd put on the 18-G, maybe the tiller or the grader blade.
I heard next year is at Point ??? WVA. Is that confirmed? Does anyone know.

It is right at the edge of where I want to go, bringing anything. Will have to see what I may have then?

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You missed the greatest packing job I've ever seen Dave. I never saw so much stuff come off of, and out of, a 4' foot trailer and a mini-van. And then to see Monte Hall meet chaos was just true theater. I'm still trying to wrap my head around it all
Yeah I was like, WOW that's a bunch of stuff! How did he get it all in there, then I realize he also brought his 816KMT!!!!

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