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    Smile Marauderville thoughts

    MVX will be a time to reflect on the past. Many people have contributed to the lore of the car. Post up your thoughts and events of the past. Example can be on mods, racing and mods. Who started them. Look at what Jerry Barnes did for the car with the Trilogy Supercharger. Who was the first to get into the 13's. What about the Martyo and Jerry bets on who had the fastest car? Plenty of great talk abut the past!

    MVX will be a party but remember that the people from the past and the present are the ones who made all this possible. If you come to this event you will make friends for life. I have stayed with Marauder owners and have made it to the events and have been taken in as family by people I have never meet. You need to come to find out what really goes on! The cars are great but its the people who have made this all happen. What are your thoughts and memories?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    MVX will be a time to reflect on the past. Many people have contributed to the lore of the car. Post up your thoughts and events of the past. Example can be on mods, racing and mods. Who started them. Look at what Jerry Barnes did for the car with the Trilogy Supercharger. Who was the first to get into the 13's. What about the Martyo and Jerry bets on who had the fastest car? Plenty of great talk abut the past!

    MVX will be a party but remember that the people from the past and the present are the ones who made all this possible. If you come to this event you will make friends for life. I have stayed with Marauder owners and have made it to the events and have been taken in as family by people I have never meet. You need to come to find out what really goes on! The cars are great but its the people who have made this all happen. What are your thoughts and memories?
    Oh man, Pops, where do I start?

    Getting my DTR, going through the trauma of getting it totalled, but then experiencing the joy of finding a DBP to replace it; modding the car, including the SC install two years ago.

    Then there are people I've met over the years: you, Hack, Doomie, Zack, all the Blues Brothers, the Carolina and Southern Marauder guys, Mary, Bob, Dan, Mike, BDJ, so, so, SO many more good friends that I've made through the common bond of this car.

    The Maraudervilles I've attended (4-9), including co-chairing and hosting MV8.

    Louisville meets, SSHS weekends, the BOC and other car shows, cruise-ins...

    All because of a car.

    Can't wait to get up to South Haven and add another bunch of memories this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    What are your thoughts and memories?
    There's some MM history here with local, regional and national events over the past 10 years. Local on the 1st page. Regional and National start at Post #32. >>>>>> http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forum...ad.php?t=53146

    I'll post up some specific "memories" when I have a chance to collect my thoughts.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SC Cheesehead View Post
    Oh man, Pops, where do I start?

    Getting my DTR, going through the trauma of getting it totalled, but then experiencing the joy of finding a DBP to replace it; modding the car, including the SC install two years ago.

    Then there are people I've met over the years: you, Hack, Doomie, Zack, all the Blues Brothers, the Carolina and Southern Marauder guys, Mary, Bob, Dan, Mike, BDJ, so, so, SO many more good friends that I've made through the common bond of this car.

    The Maraudervilles I've attended (4-9), including co-chairing and hosting MV8.

    Louisville meets, SSHS weekends, the BOC and other car shows, cruise-ins...

    All because of a car.

    Can't wait to get up to South Haven and add another bunch of memories this year.
    Very simply, that is what it's about--having fun and bunches of memories of that fun

    Hope to see ya'll in a few weeks.
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    I am still amazed at how many friends I have made all because of this car. Truely amazing. If my 2005 GTO was not a POS. I would not have bought my 2004 DTR.

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    I debued at MV3 with the 1st Marauder with a hoodscoop. Have met some great people and sorry to say some have left.But always looking forward to events and new people to chat with. Its a club like no other,its great!
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    I just remember back to all the fun I have had getting to #X and my head hurts

    Way too much to remember.

    I can not belive 10 years went by that quick

    Seams like yesterday I was getting ready for the Roundup in Texas (MV-I)

    10 years of road trips, local meets, and just plane good times.
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    I think my pinion angle needs adjusting!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluerauder View Post
    There's some MM history here with local, regional and national events over the past 10 years. Local on the 1st page. Regional and National start at Post #32. >>>>>> http://www.mercurymarauder.net/forum...ad.php?t=53146

    I'll post up some specific "memories" when I have a chance to collect my thoughts.
    I hear that's a little like herding cats

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pops View Post
    MVX will be a time to reflect on the past.
    Here's some on the ones that I remember .....

    Marauderville III (MV3) and Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, Michigan. Hosted by the Motor City Marauders (MCM), 17-21 August 2005.

    1. 50MM convoy headed to Milan Dragway. My first time to see Trilogy #1 in action.
    2. Open house at Trilogy Motorsports
    3. Henry Ford Museum and the Rouge Auto Plant
    4. 85 MMs packed into the Burger King parking lot on Woodward Avenue.
    5. 3 solid days of cars cruising Woodward with Saturday being the biggest turnout.
    6. Deluxe porta-johns on site.
    7. Dan Wasson “dwasson” knows every car ever made.
    8. Mobile hot tubs and bikini girls.
    9. “Cruztaker” take pics standing up in the moonroof opening.
    10. 40 MMs make the cruise up & down Woodward …. Then completely block Woodward to return to the Burger King.
    11. 18 MM convoy through Michigan and Ohio on the return trip

    Marauderville IV (MV4), “Race for Fun in the Sun”, Orlando, Florida. Hosted by the Sunshine State Marauders (SSM), 8-12 November 2006.

    1. An unscheduled trip to the hospital the day before departure screwed my plans to attend this one.
    2. The “Lucky 13” who got to drive the racetrack at New Smyrna without pace cars or supervision. I would have been number 14.
    3. Flying Haggis bungee jumping.
    4. Gainesville Drag Racing with some of the best and fastest MMs in Marauderland.

    Marauderville V (MV5), “Cruisin’ the Capital”, Hagerstown, Maryland. Hosted by the Capital Area Marauders (CAM), 3-6 August 2007.

    1. Picnic/B-B-Q and car show.
    2. Drag racing at Mason-Dixon Dragway. Merc, Sherm and Pops put on a show. This is the same track where “Cruztaker” made his record N/A run of 13.27 @ 103.21 in October 2004.
    3. 18 MM convoy along the Skyline Drive to Luray Caverns.
    4. 50 MM convoy from Hagerstown to Alexandria, VA (about 60 miles)
    5. Potomac River Luncheon Cruise on “Nina’s Dandy”

    Marauderville VII (MV7), “Back to the Brickyard”, Indianapolis, Indiana. 30 September – 4 October 2009.

    1. 40 MM convoy to visit to Old Metamora
    2. 50 MM photo op at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS)
    3. All 4-color MMs in front of the Indy Hall of Fame
    4. Laps on Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS) behind the pace car. Let’s Go !!!!!
    5. Individual photos of each car as it crossed the “Bricks” at the start-finish line. Every driver received a certificate.
    6. Indianapolis Zoo
    7. King Tut Exhibit
    8. Picnic and car show at the park.

    Marauderville VIII (MV8), “Marauders meet NASCAR”, Charlotte, North Carolina. Hosted by the Carolina Marauders, 8-12 September 2010.

    1. Old Stone Winery visit.
    2. Infamous convoy to the B-B-Q restaurant that was full of U-turns, missed turns and separations.
    3. Richard Childress racing shops and museum
    4. 80+ MPH laps on the 32 degree banking of Charlotte Motor Speedway (CMS). Awesome !!!!
    5. Photo ops galore along pit road. Another certificate for participation.
    6. Drag racing at Jefferson-Pageland Dragway in SC.
    7. Car show in the hotel parking lot.
    8. Surprise 60th birthday and laps on CMS to complete the day.
    9. NASCAR Hall of Fame – lots of interactive exhibits.

    Marauderville IX (MV9), “How Sweet it Is !!!”, Hershey/Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. Hosted by the Northeast Marauders (NEM) and Capital Area Marauders (CAM), 12-16 October 2011.

    1. 4-Color photo op in front of the National Civil War Museum.
    2. 56 MM convoy -- police escorted through about 6 jurisdiction to Hershey Chocolate World
    3. Hershey City Trolley Tour
    4. Convoy through the Amish Countryside …. Horse drawn carriages, Intercourse and Bird-in-Hand.
    5. Strassburg Railway, steam train excursion to Paradise, and Pennsylvania Railroad Museum
    6. 67 MMs at the ACAA car show and museum
    7. Drag racing at Beaver Springs Dragway (cancelled due to weather)
    8. Hollywood Casino and Racetrack banquet

    Marauderville X (MV10), “They Came by Air, Land, & Sea”, South Haven, Michigan, 12-16 September 2012.

    Be There and Find Out for Yourself. It’ll be a Blast …… just like every time before.
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    Hey Charlie....where's the part about meeting Ms. D every morning for coffee about 6 am at MV8????????? How easy we forget!

    That's one of MY favorite MV moments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Ms. Denmark View Post
    Hey Charlie....where's the part about meeting Ms. D every morning for coffee about 6 am at MV8????????? How easy we forget!

    That's one of MY favorite MV moments.
    Mine too. But I thought that was at MV7.... where me, you and Connie would meet for coffee in the lobby while Mr. Man and Fordfrk got their beauty rest. I was meeting JoAnne in the parking lot during MV8 at that time.

    MV8 had a slightly different set-up for coffee and I ended up paying for it a couple times.

    Here's the specifics from the past Memories recaps ....

    MARAUDERVILLE VII (MV7)

    Thursday, 1 October 2009

    • Up early and in the lobby at 6:10 AM. No one in sight. Some folks start drifting in around 7:00 AM
    • Breakfast and coffee in the hotel lounge with 03MMmonroe and his dad. Ms. Denmark and Mrs. Fordfrk drop in for coffee. Seems Mr. Man is enjoying his beauty sleep and Fordfrk is laying in bed playing with the TV remote.

    Friday, 2 October 2009

    • Up at 6:05 AM. Not a creature stirring in the lobby. I think LCR games ran until 2:00 AM last night. There will be some dragging MMers today. Still raining. Should clear up by 8:00 AM.
    • Breakfast in the hotel lounge with 03MMmonroe, Mrs. Fordfrk and Ms. Denmark again. Where is everyone? Wake up sleepyheads.

    Saturday, 3 October 2009

    • Up at 5:47 AM. It’s Indy Day.
    • Run into 03MMmonroe in the back lot. He is up very early to make the run to Muncie Dragway with Rex/SC Cheesehead to get his car still sitting at the track.
    • Breakfast, Coffee & juice in the hotel lounge with the same crowd.

    Sunday, 4 October 2009

    • Up at 5:30 AM
    • Just coffee early today.
    • Depart for church up in Noblesville at 7:00 AM sharp. Not too far from the park where we had the car show.

    MARAUDERVILLE VIII (MV8)

    Thursday, 9 September 2010

    • Up early and in the lobby at 6:10 AM. No one in sight. Walk out to the parking lot and meet Jo Ann (Gryphonzus’ wife). Alonso the security guard is finishing up his night shift keeping an eye on our MM babies in the lot.
    • Breakfast and coffee in the hotel lounge with fordfrk and Connie. Seems many of the rest are sleeping in or ordering room service.

    Friday, 10 September 2010

    • Up at 6:05 AM. Not a creature stirring in the lobby. I suspect that the late nighters will be dragging out a little late today.
    • See Mrs. Gryphonzus out in the lot again. Alonso is finishing his tour of duty.
    • Breakfast in the hotel lounge about 7:30 AM with Fordfrk and Hammerdown Connie again. Haggis and Ladyhawke come in later. A few scattered MM folks in the restaurant.

    Saturday, 11 September 2010

    • Up at 6:00 AM. It’s NASCAR Hall of Fame day.
    • Pick up two coffees down in the restaurant and see the $2.00 per cup sign. I’ve been drinking this stuff free every morning and never saw that sign. What’s up with that? At the Hampton Inn, there’s free coffee and tea 24/7.
    • Back down for breakfast at 7:30 AM. No fordfrk and Hammerdown this morning. Maybe a late night at the races. Alonso told me that there were folks in the parking lot until 4:00 AM.

    Sunday, 12 September 2010

    • Up at 6:00 AM. Make a quick trip down to get two cups of coffee from the restaurant. I am busted. Gotta pay $4.00 for 2 coffees.
    • Back to the room to get showered and ready to roll.
    • Headed out to church at about 7:00 AM. We arrive in plenty of time. Was hoping for a short service. No such luck.
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    My first one was in Maryland. I still remember people complaining at the Mason Dixon Dragway because they thought the Grand Monkey was running in the wrong class. They were sure it was supercharged! Linda told them otherwise!

    I also have visions of James79stang taking me out in the semi finals! I got even with him in the SC slass with a .005 light! James is one of the best drag racers I know! The SC classs was won by Russ Pryor with me as runner up when I broke out! I had the fastest NA car there running a 13.69 in 95 degree heat!. There was a shortage of SC cars so they let 4 NA cars in the class. Us NA cars had lunch at SC cars expense!I made 22 runs that day!

    I also won 3 trophies at this Marauderville! Had a great time! The second Indy event I had the Grand Monkey out with the SC. She made a couple of runs and went 11.26 on the street tune against Shermans Marauder. I still lost but cut the light on Chris. She has since made a 10.88 @ 129.7 pass and broke the tranny right after that. Look for more on the Grand Monkey in the spring!

    The T bolt will be sneaking out for some fun here in South Haven. She is looking foe Doomie for a snack this year! It could be a great race!

    St Louis was cool also as I was the only one who got a ride in the Chrysler Turbine car! Sometimes it pays to ask!
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    You are correct, Charlie! I ment MV7 (Indy)! Good times and yes, Connie always joined us while the "better halves" slept in.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bluerauder View Post
    Here's some on the ones that I remember .....

    Marauderville III (MV3) and Woodward Dream Cruise, Detroit, Michigan. Hosted by the Motor City Marauders (MCM), 17-21 August 2005.

    1. 50MM convoy headed to Milan Dragway. My first time to see Trilogy #1 in action.
    2. Open house at Trilogy Motorsports
    3. Henry Ford Museum and the Rouge Auto Plant
    4. 85 MMs packed into the Burger King parking lot on Woodward Avenue.
    5. 3 solid days of cars cruising Woodward with Saturday being the biggest turnout.
    6. Deluxe porta-johns on site.
    7. Dan Wasson “dwasson” knows every car ever made.
    8. Mobile hot tubs and bikini girls.I have pictures8X10 no less
    9. “Cruztaker” take pics standing up in the moonroof opening.
    10. 40 MMs make the cruise up & down Woodward …. Then completely block Woodward to return to the Burger King.
    11. 18 MM convoy through Michigan and Ohio on the return trip


    Be There and Find Out for Yourself. It’ll be a Blast …… just like every time before.
    Yes MV-III as much all the others were a blast!
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