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Author Topic: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14  (Read 22023 times)

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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #50 on: August 14, 2011, 07:38:54 PM »

The infamous group shot:


And the rest of my photos from the meet:
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #51 on: August 14, 2011, 10:45:06 PM »

So glad everyone had a good time. I honestly think Tiger Jane (our sick feline) just didn't want me to go. From us thinking Wednesday evening that she might not possibly live until the weekend, or we would have to make one of those irreversible decisions, she has rallied. She's eating again and seems to be acting as normally as she has been the last few months.

She's having good weekends, followed by not-so-good weekends. A look at the calendar tells me that the Watertown meet coincides with one of her regularly-scheduled not-so-good weekends, but we'll see.

Plus, it sounds like I would have been swimming back to Kentucky today.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #52 on: August 15, 2011, 10:26:31 AM »

Adam just couldn't let the "SEND HELP" sign go haha.

Hey Steve - it wasn't very hard to find you >:P
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #53 on: August 18, 2011, 05:53:10 PM »

Hey Steve - it wasn't very hard to find you >:P

Right.  But some of the other people are hard to ID, especially with so many people in the shot, including some who seem not to be meet regulars.  Any chance we could get a caption?
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #54 on: August 18, 2011, 06:44:52 PM »

Any chance we could get a caption?

Of course. My apologies for not including it in the original post.

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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #55 on: July 08, 2020, 06:30:47 PM »

I知 gonna add some unfortunate news葉he Prestige Diner had apparently went downhill as of late and has apparently closed its doors for good (apparently there is/was a sale pending).

I知 just gonna say that despite the meet turnout (no less than impressive, as stated before), the food was NOT that memorable預nd I知 not sure if I will miss it (and the diner).

I知 also gonna add that they left the website up and running...
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #56 on: July 08, 2020, 08:07:53 PM »

I知 gonna add some unfortunate news葉he Prestige Diner had apparently went downhill as of late and has apparently closed its doors for good (apparently there is/was a sale pending).

I知 just gonna say that despite the meet turnout (no less than impressive, as stated before), the food was NOT that memorable預nd I知 not sure if I will miss it (and the diner).

I知 also gonna add that they left the website up and running...
Interesting. It was a diner and it was close. That's all it had going for it. :)

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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #57 on: July 08, 2020, 08:54:35 PM »

It wouldn't be the first meet restaurant to close... it wouldn't even be the first for a meet that happened in 2011!
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #58 on: July 08, 2020, 09:39:56 PM »

I'm just a bit intrigued by the fact that a thread on this forum from 2011 was revived. LOL
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #59 on: July 08, 2020, 09:53:56 PM »

I'm just a bit intrigued by the fact that a thread on this forum from 2011 was revived. LOL

As am I.  It's quite the necro when one considers that it's a road meet from almost a decade ago.  :-D
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #60 on: July 08, 2020, 10:40:19 PM »

I知 gonna add some unfortunate news葉he Prestige Diner had apparently went downhill as of late and has apparently closed its doors for good (apparently there is/was a sale pending).

I知 just gonna say that despite the meet turnout (no less than impressive, as stated before), the food was NOT that memorable預nd I知 not sure if I will miss it (and the diner).

I知 also gonna add that they left the website up and running...

Having been past there recently and frequently (not admiring the new west Route 133 to US 130 north signs with Clearview), it's becoming an IHOP.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #61 on: July 08, 2020, 10:44:23 PM »

It wouldn't be the first meet restaurant to close... it wouldn't even be the first for a meet that happened in 2011!
The restaurant from the most recent Richmond meet closed not long after the meet, as did the entire chain.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #62 on: July 08, 2020, 11:16:33 PM »

Wow, was this the most-attended road meet of all time?
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #63 on: July 09, 2020, 03:35:32 AM »

Wow, was this the most-attended road meet of all time?

No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #64 on: July 09, 2020, 07:25:47 AM »

Wow, was this the most-attended road meet of all time?

No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

The 2010 Baltimore meet (about 30 people) and the 2014 St. Louis meet (also about 30 people) were probably the most-attended road meets ever. Another meet that had a lot of attendees would have been the 2016 York PA meet (maybe around 25 people?). I wasn't at the Shamokin Dam meet so I don't know how many were there.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #65 on: July 09, 2020, 07:50:46 AM »

Wow, was this the most-attended road meet of all time?

No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

Sure they are.  They're at the restaurants.  They're in the cars.  They're at the sites, learning and taking pics.  They're even in the group photos.  If they're there, they're part of the group.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #66 on: July 09, 2020, 12:30:16 PM »

The restaurant where I held my Somerset, Ky. meet several years ago (Reno's Roadhouse) is closed. I also understand that the Reno's in Pikeville, where I held both meets there, is closed.

The restaurant in the sporting goods store at Edwardsburg, Mich., where a meet was held several years ago, is also closed. I think the entire store is closed, in fact.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #67 on: July 09, 2020, 03:24:48 PM »

Grizzly's in Duluth where we had our meet lunch in 2016 closed after being bought out to expand the neighboring car dealership.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #68 on: July 09, 2020, 10:30:35 PM »

It wouldn't be the first meet restaurant to close... it wouldn't even be the first for a meet that happened in 2011!
Roadhouse 66, which hosted the 2011 C-bus meet, changed names in 2018, and then was sold in 2019 (now is a sports bar)
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #69 on: July 09, 2020, 10:33:22 PM »

Wow, was this the most-attended road meet of all time?
No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

The 2010 Baltimore meet (about 30 people) and the 2014 St. Louis meet (also about 30 people) were probably the most-attended road meets ever. Another meet that had a lot of attendees would have been the 2016 York PA meet (maybe around 25 people?). I wasn't at the Shamokin Dam meet so I don't know how many were there.

(I didn't realize I had misplaced my statement, within quote boxes, till seeing Froggie's comments below)
Between lunch, the US 20 presentation, and tour; 2018 NE Ohio meet had 25 attendees.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #70 on: July 10, 2020, 06:57:44 AM »

Between lunch, the US 20 presentation, and tour; 2018 NE Ohio meet had 25 attendees.

No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

Checking meet photos, by my count, the Susquehanna Valley meet had 30 but that number does include chaperones, significant others, and the daughter of an attendee.  York had 26 including the same.
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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #71 on: July 10, 2020, 10:13:32 AM »

Between lunch, the US 20 presentation, and tour; 2018 NE Ohio meet had 25 attendees.

No, Central Susquehanna Valley (Shamokin Dam) had a larger turnout. I have heard that the first Baltimore meet had a large attendance, (around 30 IIRC) however, I was not there to confirm that.  Also, it's debatable whether one counts the father chaperones and significant others as attendees or not.

Checking meet photos, by my count, the Susquehanna Valley meet had 30 but that number does include chaperones, significant others, and the daughter of an attendee.  York had 26 including the same.
Baltimore was at 33.

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Re: Central New Jersey Road Meet - August 13/14
« Reply #72 on: July 10, 2020, 04:22:37 PM »

Baltimore, IIRC, was larger than Susquehanna Valley.  Both had cases of people who were not present for meet photos....for example, I was only present for lunch at Susquehanna Valley.
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