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Thread: 2019 Great Smoky Mountain/Appalacian Mountain Marauder Run. [October 2-6,2019]

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    2019 Great Smoky Mountain/Appalacian Mountain Marauder Run. [October 2-6,2019]

    I'm posting this now so that those that are interested in attending can schedule the time off. This year, there are several different activities planned, in which the details will be posted at a later date, including attending & if interested, entering your Marauder or any Ford vehicle for display only or judging at a Mustang & All Ford car show in Maggie Valley, NC on October 5, sponsored by the Northeast Georgia Mustang Club. At this time of year, the fall foliage starts to change colors & the mountain areas of GA, SC, NC, Virginia and points north and westward are very popular areas to visit & hotel room availability could be a problem if you procrastinate in reserving one in advance. For the time being, the city of Maggie Valley has quite a few hotel rooms available for these dates & that is where I'm planning to stay & base all activities from there.

    October 2 (Wednesday)
    Travel day/hotel check-in

    October 3 (Thursday)
    Breakfast at either Country Vittles - 3589 Soco Road or Joey's Pancake House - 4309 Soco Road
    9:30-12 noon - Dale's Wheels through Time Museum - 62 Vintage Lane, Maggie Valley,NC http://wheelsthroughtime.com
    Lunch - TBD later
    Elevated Mountain Distillery - 3732 Soco Road (Will have to book tour in advance & will do so when I get a final count on how many are going) http://elevatedmountain.com

    October 4 (Friday)
    For this year's scenic drive, the group would be leaving Maggie Valley after breakfast (around 9:00-9:30 am) to drive on the Great Smoky Mountain Loop, which is US 19 going past Bryson City to NC 28 north going towards Fontana Dam to stop over, Fontana Village for lunch & heading towards the beginning of the Tail of the Dragon to drive into into Tennessee (US 129). At the end of the Dragon at mile marker 11, turning right on The Foothills Parkway (just opened last year) towards the town of Wear Valley on US 321, then turning right. Then from US 321 turning left on Wear Gap Road (TN 73) & driving several miles towards the intersection of US 441 at the Great Smoky Mountain Welcome Center. After this stop, we'll proceed on US 441 going back to North Carolina side, past Newfound Gap & stopping over to Clingman's Dome. From that point, as time permits, have dinner either in the city of Cherokee or head back to Maggie Valley. Details on time & a map of the route TBA later.SmokyLoop2019.jpg

    October 5 (Saturday)
    46th Annual Fall Regional Shelby/Mustang and Ford Meet from 8:30 am-3:00 pm at;
    Maggie Valley Fairgrounds
    3374 Soco Road
    Maggie Valley,NC 28751

    Here is the link to the car show flyer; https://motosho.com/event/5c93b18af148c

    October 6 (Sunday)
    Breakfast, then either attend the rain date for the Maggie Valley car show and/or travel home.
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    Interested! I have family in Hendersonville so I wouldn't need to worry about Lodging...or the kiddos!


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    Updated information for October 3 schedule of events posted on post #1.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    Quote Originally Posted by vonirkinshtine View Post
    Interested! I have family in Hendersonville so I wouldn't need to worry about Lodging...or the kiddos!
    Stay tuned for further updates here. I'm in the process of finalizing plans for Friday's road trip.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    Deb and I are planning on participating in some if not all of this. We love our fall rides in the Smoky's. Let's see how work is going as we get closer to it.

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    Rest In Peace!
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    I had already made hotel reservations for the dates posted on the 1st post. For those that are interested in where I'll be staying, send me a private message. I had been real busy within the last 2 weeks with work and other stuff, but hopefully within a week or so, I'll post up the details of Friday's road trip.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    looking on trying to see if i can schedule this in 1200 miles 1 way

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    I've put in for the time off. But I don't know if it will get approved. I can tell you where I won't be the 4th,5th, and 6th of October.

    It was an honor to have
    my ASS kicked by you!
    Rest In Peace!
    Paul T. Casey

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    Quote Originally Posted by james79stang View Post
    looking on trying to see if i can schedule this in 1200 miles 1 way
    I hope you can make this trip. You're more than welcome to join the group.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    This is the forecast map for this year's fall foliage colors.fall-map-2015.jpg
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    Hotel reservations made. We will arrive sometime late Thursday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting up with ya'll.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Granddaddy Marq View Post
    I've put in for the time off. But I don't know if it will get approved. I can tell you where I won't be the 4th,5th, and 6th of October.
    Work?
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    Quote Originally Posted by Gryphonzus View Post
    Hotel reservations made. We will arrive sometime late Thursday afternoon. Looking forward to meeting up with ya'll.
    That's good news. Looking forward to seeing you & the missus.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    More details on Friday's scenic fall foliage drive (October 4) has been updated on the original post. Due to the possible changing of next year's annual Louisville Marauder meet from spring to the fall season & to avoid any schedule conflicts that would occur, this year's Western Carolina Marauder Run will be the last one scheduled for the fall season. If there's enough interest in meeting during the spring time in this area, the earliest date will be in mid-March to April 2021.
    2003 Marauder 300A
    #3968 of 7838
    Black/Dark Charcoal
    Build date: 08/22/2002
    Adopted: 08/21/2011 at 76,404 miles
    Joined the 100k mile club on 04/14/2013
    at I-95 North at New Smyrna Beach,FL


    List of modifications:
    • Ford Escape 6 CD audiophile unit
    • LCM/EATC upgrades courtesy of FBM

    • Acme wheel lock kit (20 locks/1 key)

    • Trunk plate for 1998-2010 Crown Victoria (Havis part # C-3054)

    • Innovative Interceptors 3.5 in resonator deleted exhaust tips courtesy of RoyLPita

    • Trunk organizer



    1995 Ford CVPI
    Purchased : 03/1999 [77k miles]
    Sold:03/2015 [330k miles]

    2001 Chevrolet Impala
    New DD since 02/2015 [93k miles]

    R.I.P. REX aka S/C CHEESEHEAD


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    Even though I no longer live in that area, I am interested. I'll give you a call at some point over the upcoming weekend to discuss, Rick. Been a hell of a summer with my Dad's passing, moving from Asheville to Charlotte, and one of my Aunts passed away a couple weeks ago. Trying to break away from being an introvert (which is what I slowly had become after my heart attack 2 years ago), but it's been harder than I expected. Been meaning to call Russ and bring my car over to his place for months now, but just haven't been able to. Seeing a good number of folks I consider friends from this site disappear or no longer have their MM is a bit depressing as well. Meh...just life, right?

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