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Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Paul Bouchard » Sun Jul 11, 2010 2:44 am

Hi everyone!

We are here in Lowell Michigan getting ready for Mad Dogs and Englishmen that happens tomorrow. Bill and Kim were nice enough to host a few weary travellers heading to the show. The "rate" for staying is reasonable... assisting in the installation of a newly rebuilt motor and all the other stuff that it involvs. Heck I would do that any day!

More on the show tomorrow.

Paul
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Motown Singer » Mon Jul 12, 2010 12:52 pm

"Ain't no stoppin' me now!"
-Motown Singer

The '53 4AD went 354 trouble-free miles this past weekend. From the Detroit area to Bill & Kim's sumptuous estate in Lowell, MI, to the Mad Dog & Englishmen event near Kalamazoo, then home. It didn't even use a full quart of Castrol 20/50.

I'm proud to say that 300 of those 354 miles were driven with the windshield folded down.

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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Paul Bouchard » Mon Jul 12, 2010 2:11 pm

Well done Keith! I hope that you missed the rain on your ride home. We went through two downpours. Everyone escaped unscathed, wet but unscathed. It was great to meet you and see Dave, Ellen, Gene and Lynn. Thanks too to Rick Potter for bringing down the "Rat-rod Roadster". It was fun to see it in person. Forrest dropped by to say hi. Although he brought a "non-Singer to the show, he wore his Singer cap very well. Thanks too to Bill and Kim (ok, especially Kim) for being such gracious hosts, although Bill did put me to work! Well wrenching on Singers can not be classified as work.

We'll post a photo or two for all to see.

Paul

PS - I hopethat NASOC's official mascot Sophie is getting the lovin' that she deserves for being so good.

PPS - I also hope that Kyle does not think that Canadians are too weird.
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Phillip » Tue Jul 13, 2010 4:45 am

Just got home, unloaded and, after what turned out to be a 16 hour drive, I'm ready for bed!

What a great weekend...and I concur with everything our Prez said in his previous post: Kim & Bill, thank you so much for hosting this event and opening your home to us as well as for looking after my baby! We're all back safe and sound. Bill, that was some great 'speed wrenching' getting the 4AD engine from a pile of parts to running and at the show. Well done! It was also great to see Lynn & Gene and Ellen & Dave as always. Keith, it was wonderful to meet a fellow scribe and hats off to you for showing the true Singer spirit. Well done, man!

The event is always a delight thanks to the Gilmore Museum, which it a super location. Great to see Rick with his 'Speed Racer' 4A Special and also to meet up with Forrest. We tease him about his MGA's but he has to have a strong Singer gene in him as he now has three!

Thanks you everyone for coming out to support the marque, with or without your cars. Being there isn't half the fun...it's all the fun!

It was a lot of miles, but there were a lot of smiles!

Watch for pictures soon.

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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Peter McKercher » Mon Jul 19, 2010 8:11 pm

Where are those photos for all of us who couldn't make the show.
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby mikeyr » Mon Jul 19, 2010 9:39 pm

photo's ? wow what a concept... some might be posted next year of last years event, but only if the weather is perfect for 17 days straight and everyone who buys a lottery ticket wins, I think but not sure of this that the price of gasoline has to drop below $1/gallon for a entire calendar year as well.
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Phillip » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:32 am

Now we have photos from the various photographers in hand, here's a sampling of the great weekend in Michigan...

PART ONE: SATURDAY:

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Saturday was wrenching day...
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ABOVE: The boys get stuck in working on Bill's car. Bill had done a record-breaking engine rebuild!

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Dave arrives with the rain!!!
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ABOVE: Dave and Ellen Norton arrived just as the heavens opened up and got the car inside just in time! The 4AD provided company for Phillip's '28 Senior

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Keith Price arrives with his recently acquired 4AD
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ABOVE: New member Keith Price arrives 'chez Howerth' after an epic drive from Detroit. This car is no trailer queen!!!

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the NASOC gang...good company!
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ABOVE: The NASOC gang enjoy Kim and Bill Howerth's hospitality...good food and good friends...bet they're talking Singers!
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Phillip » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:47 am

PART TWO: SUNDAY:

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Rick Potter's Speed Racer!
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ABOVE: Rick Potter arrives in his custom 4A 'Speed Racer'.

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Two 4ADs
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ABOVE: The Norton and Mulder 4AD's made up two of the Roadster quintet

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The NASOC Display
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ABOVE: The NASOC display drew crowds all day in spite of heavy afternoon showers!

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Forrest Johnson and Paul
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ABOVE: Forrest Johnson left his three 4AD Roadsters at home and came in his MGA. Even so, he wore his Singer cap proudly! President Paul notes the MG shirt!!!

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The NASOC Gang
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ABOVE: The gang strikes a pose
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Re: Mad Dogs & Englishmen

Postby Paul Bouchard » Thu Jul 22, 2010 4:49 am

Wow, seems like only yesterday! Well just about a week ago, but heck - who's counting ;)
I mean really... What's a few days between friends? And it was nice to reacquaint with old and make new at Mad Dogs!!!

Another big THANKS to all who made the trek and for our gracious hosts Kim and Bill. Dave and Ellen are a hard act to follow after hosting the past few times. Note to all: pert near all Singer folk are just plain nice. Now you do not need to go to the extent that the Norton's and Howerth's have gone to rustle up a few Singer enthusiasts - we are happy just to get together.

Paul
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