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« on: January 15, 2007, 02:43:48 PM »
Ok, guys, you wanted updates, well, here is a small update, but things will be coming fast and furious over the next few weeks.  But at least right now, you guys can start making your plans because we have the date set for the event.  The dates will be the weekend of May 18th, 19th, and 20th 2007 in Atlanta Georgia.  There might be a group that will start earlier than that to start the Run from Texas to Georgia, but that information will be coming soon.  
By next Wednesday, we will have the website up and running and in full swing with all of the information, dates, times, etc and also the area to register for the event.  I will post the website address once the site is live.
But for right now, mark your calanders for those dates in May and be ready for a HUGE event.  I can't name names as of yet, but you will be greatly surprised at what is going on at that event.

Trust me..... you WILL NOT want to miss this.  Keep an eye on this post for the link to the website when it becomes live.
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« Reply #1 on: January 15, 2007, 03:22:11 PM »
This is only for the black Bandit cars right ? :(

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« Reply #2 on: January 15, 2007, 03:38:35 PM »
No. I believe it was for ANY Trans Am. Take lots of pictures whoever goes. I can't with school not out for the summer  :(  No way I'm leaving a 14 year old home alone for 5 days.
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« Reply #3 on: January 15, 2007, 03:55:50 PM »
Point of order, Brett -- when you were discussing this over on TAC, there was a poster who wanted to know if it was limited to TAs or if you'd entertain allowing Formulas to participate also.  I don't think he got an answer before TAC crashed.

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« Reply #4 on: January 15, 2007, 04:12:24 PM »
I will look forward to updates. I am about 2 hours south of Atlanta. I know I can't participate in a drive all the way to Texas, but I would love to attend the Georgia Portions of it.

I know where a few spots of the film were made, and someone has a list of places around the Clayton, County area where probably 80% was filmed.
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« Reply #5 on: January 15, 2007, 04:22:18 PM »
Yes, this is open to all Firebirds, Esprits, Formulas, or Trans Ams of any shape, color, option, year, driver, or otherwise.


And Tom.... you have planty of time to plan and make it.....if not, I will come there and drag you down myself.
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« Reply #6 on: January 15, 2007, 04:29:13 PM »
I dunno, Brett -- can YOU remember when you were 14?  By the time I was that age I had already made a flamethrower and nearly burned down the garage, driven the family car around the neighborhood, and built a catapult that threw cans filled with mud over 100 feet -- and all that crap was done just in the couple of hours after school.  What could I have done given a whole week? :shock:  :shock:  :?

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« Reply #7 on: January 15, 2007, 04:43:30 PM »
Believe me, its not that I don't want to go.  I have full custody of my 14 year old son. Mommy has a boyfriend now and can't be bothered.  My son goes to  high school in my neighborhood. Before high school, he lived with her 50% of the time. Since he wanted to go to a better school where I live, I agreed to full custody and the sacrifices that come with it. The Bandit Run may be one of those. I HATE cutting any kind of deal with the ex-wife. She would have to come get him every night I was gone after work, and take him to the bus stop for 3 mornings. MAJOR WAHHH factor here. Have to get up early, then drive to her work, all that crap.Specially since I would be out, and I'm quoting here:  'playing' with the 'stupid' car over a 'stupid movie'.
But, I'm going to try.....

Oh, and Rick, at 13, I made my own shoulder launched LAW rocket with M-80 warhead. :shock: ask me about that one in Dayton.
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« Reply #8 on: January 15, 2007, 05:19:11 PM »
I don't understand this:

"Mommy has a boyfriend now. He goes to high school in my neighborhood. "

The new boyfriend is still in high school?
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« Reply #9 on: January 15, 2007, 05:42:23 PM »
Sounds like fun :D

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« Reply #10 on: January 15, 2007, 05:53:30 PM »
Ok, since Mommy has a boyfriend now, My son is now "in the way". He moved in full time with me to attend school in my neighborhood rather then in hers. It means I have to give up or cut out some things, I will. My son comes first, always will.  Cars are a hobby, raising a kid is a full time job.If I can swing the opening festivites in Atlanta, thats a possibility. Most, if not all that movie was shot in Georgia anyway. Maryland to Ga. is 11 hours one way. Thats realistic. Texarkana to Md is 19 hours one way. Thats not. If I can roll down there Thursday and be there before the caravan heads West, I'll try. If you could post up the days and where /whats going on, that would help a LOT of people plan right now. If its still top secret, we will have to wait and see.
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« Reply #11 on: January 15, 2007, 06:21:35 PM »
Hats off to you Tom for taking on a hard job.  Too many parents today are willing to ditch the kid(s) at the drop of a hat.  We're not called the "me generation" for nothing, I guess.

I hope you get a good Father's Day present, 'cause you've EARNED it. :wink:

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« Reply #12 on: January 15, 2007, 10:43:24 PM »
Thanks Rick, that means more then you know!
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« Reply #13 on: January 15, 2007, 10:54:21 PM »
Quote from: "Maryland Bandit"
Believe me, its not that I don't want to go.  I have full custody of my 14 year old son. Mommy has a boyfriend now and can't be bothered.  My son goes to  high school in my neighborhood. Before high school, he lived with her 50% of the time. Since he wanted to go to a better school where I live, I agreed to full custody and the sacrifices that come with it. The Bandit Run may be one of those. I HATE cutting any kind of deal with the ex-wife. She would have to come get him every night I was gone after work, and take him to the bus stop for 3 mornings. MAJOR WAHHH factor here. Have to get up early, then drive to her work, all that crap.Specially since I would be out, and I'm quoting here:  'playing' with the 'stupid' car over a 'stupid movie'.
But, I'm going to try.....

Oh, and Rick, at 13, I made my own shoulder launched LAW rocket with M-80 warhead. :shock: ask me about that one in Dayton.


If I was 14 years old,  I would definatley want to go to Georgia in the Bandit car, take the homework with me :lol: .  My inner child keeps talking, lol.
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« Reply #14 on: January 16, 2007, 08:47:10 AM »
I'm going to try.....
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