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 Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)

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PostSubject: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 9:37 am

What a weekend! Thanks so much those of you who came out in support of the club. After a little wet weather early Saturday the crowds kept coming Saturday and even Sunday. It was a fantastic turn out for the event and set a new attendance record. At one point I did a rough count and we had just over 100 people watching the display or checking out our "tank alley" across the tables on the back of the tent line!I think it will be even bigger next year with the addition of a couple of German tanks to the lineup.
 
I want to thank all of you for being so patient with the public. I know we all came to run tanks and it can be a little exasperating with the kids wanting to play with them but there was WAYYYYY more interest in what we do this year than the last 3 years I felt. We made lots of new connections and I believe we will see some new members come out of it for sure. There is even a possibility of a new garrison of the club in Montreal! J
 
Many thanks to the Friday set up crew. I would have had to leave it till Saturday morning as I was pretty burned out from mowing the lawn!
 
And thanks to Sunday crew for the teardown especially Ren and his brothers who really didn’t have to help!
 
Bud, thanks for bringing the cake and having me repair your IR at 3:30 in the morning after I woke up with spicy chicken wing heartburn Saturday night! Gave me something to do! LOL!
 

And Big Mike you lucky bastard!!!

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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 9:45 am

Stop blaming me for your heartburn... You had wussy Spicy stuff!
Yeah, I had pretty much an awesome weekend (barring the KV-1 eating gears)...

Thanks once again Dean... I had a blast, and always enjoy talking to people...

I think that next year I'll bring a pair of Jadgpanthers for the "Public" to drive around with. No whistles or bells, just basic tanks with upgraded drive lines for durability...
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 9:51 am

Good idea, I'm sure I will have one or 2 by next year as well. Biggest thing was we had to do small field because of conditions so hopefully next year it will be drier and we can make the field a little bigger too so we have less risk to the tanks...

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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 11:54 am

I brought the Bart tank for public use but was out of commission,due to stock single band frequency issues.Too bad.
It's a Taigen  Pan-Tiger bulldozer really,and driven by you know who, so beware when its on the field.
Oh and sometimes Bart brings Homer as backup.



" I've got a fever, and the only prescription is more Pan-Tigers ....er cow bells "
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 1:00 pm

PS: If you want to know the history of the Pan-Tiger ,as researched by Glen,follow this link;

http://can-amrctankclub.canadian-forum.com/t384-pantiger-some-historic-perspective?highlight=pantiger
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 7:47 pm

dgsselkirk wrote:
What a weekend! Thanks so much those of you who came out in support of the club. After a little wet weather early Saturday the crowds kept coming Saturday and even Sunday. It was a fantastic turn out for the event and set a new attendance record. At one point I did a rough count and we had just over 100 people watching the display or checking out our "tank alley" across the tables on the back of the tent line!I think it will be even bigger next year with the addition of a couple of German tanks to the lineup.
 
I want to thank all of you for being so patient with the public. I know we all came to run tanks and it can be a little exasperating with the kids wanting to play with them but there was WAYYYYY more interest in what we do this year than the last 3 years I felt. We made lots of new connections and I believe we will see some new members come out of it for sure. There is even a possibility of a new garrison of the club in Montreal! J
 
Many thanks to the Friday set up crew. I would have had to leave it till Saturday morning as I was pretty burned out from mowing the lawn!
 
And thanks to Sunday crew for the teardown especially Ren and his brothers who really didn’t have to help!
 
Bud, thanks for bringing the cake and having me repair your IR at 3:30 in the morning after I woke up with spicy chicken wing heartburn Saturday night! Gave me something to do! LOL!
 

And Big Mike you lucky bastard!!!
good that the Montreal guys came out, they messaged me on fb and asked if they could Smile

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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Mon May 29, 2017 9:43 pm

Always happy to lend a hand!
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Wed May 31, 2017 12:18 am

I am so disappointed that I couldn't get there this year, but I am glad it was a success and maybe I can make it next year if the army is nice to me.
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Wed May 31, 2017 10:45 am

Should I have something for you to work on just in case your diet gives you problems????
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Wed May 31, 2017 11:23 am

Getting your stuff ready to go to Russell this week. No more hot wings for me! LOL!

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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Wed May 31, 2017 6:26 pm

I am glad you have a sense of humor. LOL remember I am looking for a different transmitter for my sons Pershing also one for my Patton.
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PostSubject: Re: Aquino Weekend from Dean... :-)   Wed May 31, 2017 6:27 pm

I'll bring some hot ketchup to Fort Erie.
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