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Old 06-17-2018, 08:39 PM
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we used to have meetings all the time in Chicago at a chicken shack on the south side that's when sergent mac and zack were around.I don't remember how many showed up at the second marauderville but it was a lot .I have had my car for a week so I have been out of the picture for along time


I remember. We haven’t really been all that active the last few years.


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I remember. We haven’t really been all that active the last few years.


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I was just talking to Jake about that today coincidentally. I miss meeting up with everyone. Perhaps we can get a local gathering soon?


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Old 06-18-2018, 04:23 AM
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we used to have meetings all the time in Chicago at a chicken shack on the south side that's when sergent mac and zack were around.I don't remember how many showed up at the second marauderville but it was a lot .I have had my car for a week so I have been out of the picture for along time
IIRC There were 87 Marauders at MV 2.
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IIRC There were 87 Marauders at MV 2.

Here is the history of Marauderville .....

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MARAUDERVILLE -- THE ANNUAL NATIONAL GATHERING OF MARAUDERS


MV1 - 18-21 September 2003 Marauder Round-Up (Ennis, TX) 63 MMs final registered count. 42 MMs in the hotel lot. Tied in with Fun Ford Weekend (FFW). (before it became "Marauderville". The term was coined by BigDogJim)

MV2 - 29 July - 2 August 2004 Marauderville II -- "Invasion of Indy" (Indianapolis, IN) 70 MMs registered and over 100 people. Events coordinated with the International Mercury Owners Association (IMOA).

MV3 - 17-21 August 2005 Marauderville III/Woodward Dream Cruise “Marauders Cruisin’ Woodward Ave” (Detroit, MI). Hosted by the Motor City Marauders (MCM). Trilogy Motorsports Open House, Drag racing at Milan Speedway, Henry Ford Museum, Rouge Auto Plant, Prime location at Woodward Burger King. The lot was full 85 MMs in the lot for Saturday including Kirk's 63 & 1/2 Turquoise S-55 Super Marauder 406. Over 100 MMs in attendance over the entire week.

MV4 - 8-12 November 2006 Marauderville IV – “Race for Fun in the Sun” (Orlando, FL) Hosted by the Sunshine State Marauders (SSM). 35 MMs in aerial photo of car show. Lucky 13 MM take Laps and compete in MM show race at New Smyrna race track. Gainesville Drag racing.

MV5 – 3-6 August 2007 Marauderville V -- "Cruisin' the Capital" (Hagerstown, MD) Hosted by the Capital Area Marauders (CAM). Mason-Dixon Dragway, Picnic & Car Show, Luray Caverns and Skyline Drive, Potomac River lunch cruise on Nina's Dandy. 50 MM convoy to Alexandria, VA. Sunday breakfast banquet and awards/raffle at Richardson's Restaurant.

MV6 - 18-21 September 2008 Marauderville VI (St. Louis, MO). Photo-Op at the St. Louis Arch. Estimated 35 MMs in attendance.

MV7 - 30 September - 4 October 2009 Marauderville VII (Indianapolis, IN)("Back to the Brickyard" Over 50 MMs in attendance for the lap around IMS). Kirk also shows his 63 & 1/2 Turquoise S-55 Super Marauder 406. Visit to old Metamora, Indianapolis Zoo, King Tut Exhibit, Indy Hall of Fame, Laps on Indy Speedway, Group photos at Indianapolis, picnic & car show at the park.

MV8 - 8-12 September 2010 Marauderville VIII (Charlotte, NC) "Marauders Meet NASCAR", (Hilton Charlotte University Place & Shops at University Place, Old Stone Winery, Richard Childress Racing Shops/Museum, NASCAR Hall of Fame Museum, Drag Racing at Jefferson-Pageland Dragway in SC, 80+ mph laps at Lowe's Motor Speedway (What a Great time !!!) 40 MMs in attendance. Hosted by the Carolina Marauders

MV9 - Marauderville IX in Hershey, PA "How Sweet It Is !!", 12-16 October 2011 (Hershey/Harrisburg, PA) (All I can say is WOW !!! What a great event) (National Civil War Museum, Strassburg Railroad Museum and steam train excursion, AACA Museum, Beaver Springs Dragway (cancelled due to rain/wet conditions), Hershey's Chocolate World, Trolley Ride, and Hollywood Casino & Racetrack with Classy MM.Net Banquet)(67 MMs represented at the AACA Car Show: 38 Black, 14 Silver, 10 DTR, 5 Blue .... 1 Black Ford Focus, 1 Silver Crown Vic and 1 White Grand Marquis), 134 people registered. This is one for the record books. Terrific job by the planning committee. Hosted by the Capital Area Marauders (CAM) and the Northeast Marauders (NEM)

MV10 - Marauderville X -- The Tenth Anniversary, "They came by Air, Land, & Sea", 12-16 September 2012 in South Haven, Michigan. South Haven Inlet & Lighthouse, Michigan Maritime Museum, Tall Ships, Gingerman Raceway (GMR), Kalamazoo Air Zoo, McIntosh Apple Orchard, and Roscoe's RoundUp. 39 MMs on Thursday morning (1- TMF Bright Blue, 24 Black, 3 Silver Birch, 8 DTR, and 3 Blue), Kirk's 63 & 1/2 Turquoise S-55 Super Marauder 406 plus 8 others (Crown Vic LX Sport, John's T-Bolt, Thunderbird SC, Shelby GT500, Kenny Brown CS/GT, Subaru WRX, Lincoln MKX, Mercury Mariner). By Saturday the count on MMs was closer to 50+ but I never got another color count. What a great time, great scenery and a terrific town to visit.

MV11 - Marauderville XI -- 18-22 September 2013 in Atlanta, GA "Southern Comfort". Atlanta Motor Speedway (AMS) -- 40 MMs @ AMS (31 Black, 4 Silver, 4 DTR, 1 Blue) and 1 white notchback Mustang, Atlanta Cyclorama, Stone Mountain Park Picnic/BBQ (several folks brave the cable car ride to the 1,683 foot peak), Atlanta Dragway (Sherm puts down a 10.9 run, Landy does 12s, MyBlackBeasts becomes "The Sandman"), 15 MMs and 27 people attend the breakfast at the Marietta Cracker Barrel on Delk Road, and weather threatens the Tilted Kilt Car Show.

MV12 - Marauderville XII -- 24-28 September 2014 in Chicago, IL (Bolingbrook, IL) "Welcome Back to Sweet Home Chicago". 41 MMs & 74 people registered (27 Black, 5 Silver, 6 DTR, 3 Blue). Chicago Bus Tour (30 registered), Field Museum "Sue", Millenium Park "Bean, Skydeck @ Willis Tower "The Edge", Volo Auto Museum, Rte 41 Raceway, Autobahn Country Club, Car Show and Go Karts (38 cars attend).

MV13 - Marauderville XIII -- 16-20 September 2015 in Las Vegas, NV "Maraudering in Sin City". 27 screennames registered. 23 MMs so far 16 MM in rooftop parking photo (18 Black, 3 Silver, 0 DTR, 2 Blue). Hotel: South Point Hotel Casino & Spa, Hoover Dam & Powerplant Tour, Shelby American Heritage Center & Museum, Super Run Car Cruise, Midnight Mayhem @ Las Vegas Motor Speedway (LVMS), Barrett-Jackson/Gaudin Ford Car Show, and Farewell Brunch at the hotel. We don't need No Stinkin' Itinerary -- Its Vegas. MM.Net Car Show Awards: FastMerc -- Best of Show Overall, Ladyhawke -- Best Engine Supercharged, James79Stang (2) -- Best Display & Best MM > 200K miles, DWStang67 -- Farthest Travelled to Vegas (2533+ miles), 1Marauder (3) -- Best MM < 100K, Best Paint, Best Engine N/A, Gryphonzus -- Best ?? MM, and ?? -- Best MM >100K. 03blackvegas -- Best Modified Marauder. Waiting on word on the other winners.

MV14 - Marauderville XIV -- 7-11 September 2016 in Cleveland, OH. "Cleveland Rocks". Host Hotel is the Embassy Suites Cleveland-Independence. Itinerary includes: Cuyahoga Valley Scenic Railway (CVSR), Stainless Works (SW) tour, Hofbrauhaus, Rock & Roll Hall of Fame, William G. Mather Steamship, Goodtimes III Happy Hour Cruise, Fathead's Brewery & Taphouse Tour, and Car Show. 39 screennames registered. 36 MMs (23 Black, 6 Silver, 4 DTR, 3 Blue). 60 attendees at the Saturday night raffle and awards meeting.

MV15 ?? - Marauderville XV -- 30 August - 3 September 2017 in Waterloo, Iowa. "Theme -- Not a Marauderville". Host Hotel is the Hampton Inn of Waterloo. Itinerary is open ended for all attendees: Only 1 MM (1 Black (BDJ), 0 Silver, 0 DTR, 0 Blue).

MV16 - Marauderville XVI -- TBD in TBD. "Theme -- TBD". Host Hotel is the TBD. Itinerary is TBD: xx MM (xx Black), xx Silver, xx DTR, xx Blue).
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Old 06-18-2018, 05:45 AM
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wow its really went down hill so I guess there won't be another
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I think we had 30 Marauders/40 arrendees at Las Vegas... That wasn't a bad turn out! And it was FUN. Looking back I wish we had planned more night time group activities... But hey, it was Vegas, and a Marauder is going to Maraud in Vegas.

Some one needs to step up and plan.

Thank you Bluerauder... Great historical data! 3 Awards? Embarrassing.
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It looks like All Fords at Carlisle is slowly becoming the yearly Maraderville. And even Carlisle is losing cars. So Sad.
I have no problem showing up at Carlisle for a 1st Place plaque every year... But it would get old...
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Due to a misunderstanding between the myself and management my proposal for this year was not accepted. That being said this was my proposal:

I have been to many of the events and feel this location meets many of the requirements while offering something different.

WATKINS GLEN NEW YORK:

I tried reaching out to the BMW club to run the course on their track day but they were not responsive. Even if a track event cannot be managed there is always the option to drive the course as a guest in one of the track cars at 55mph. Not as good as the Marauderville Daytona or Indy but very similar. Here are the details on the guest driving event...

http://www.theglen.com/Guest-Info/Drive-The-Glen.aspx

There is a track which seems reasonable for our club and is only 1.5 hours from Watkins Glen which means many of the other events listed below would also apply as day trips.

http://www.empiredragway.com/track-rental.html

In addition to the raceway the Watkins Glen state park is very impressive and very close.

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/142/

Watkins Glen is at the bottom of Lake Senneca which is surrounded by wineries.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C...6!2i484!4f13.1

As well as breweries.

https://www.google.com/search?rlz=1C....0.LtPOth0VAhM

Activities near Watkins Glen include:

This is mainly a library but does have a few cars on display. It would be 1-2 hour stop max.
http://www.racingarchives.org/

https://www.google.com/maps/uv?hl=en...1-9lkWYsD0ERv3


The Corning Museum of glass is very good and very well known as enjoyable by almost all visitors an would consume most of an entire day in the itenerary.

https://www.cmog.org/

Also near Corning is a glider museum:
https://www.soaringmuseum.org/

I visited Letchworth State Park which is 1.5 hours from Watkins Glen and is the most visited state park in the United States and after visiting I know why. Excellent easy place to visit for an afternoon.

https://parks.ny.gov/parks/79/details.aspx

A half hour from Watkins Glen is the Curtis Museum:
http://www.glennhcurtissmuseum.org/

An hour from Watkins Glen is a Casino:

https://www.tiogadowns.com/

And we also have a boat cruise option.

https://www.senecaharborstation.com/

As you can see their are many options.

I would be willing to do some of the work but would need some on-site assistance with hotel/track rental etc.

Based on the feedback I still think their is some interest in continuing this event which now will have to be a 2019 event. I agree with many that if we say where they will come. If there is enough planning time a really good event will occur. Their are also enough options above that could be voted on to decide on to make this a group effort rather than a small committee selecting some of the options.

I do not want to see this event end and that is why I put the time in to put this together.

Does this plan have enough support to make a 2019 proposal for MVXV? Who in the area could support some of the groundwork?
I have spent 2018 revising the plan and getting more detailed information. I sent Mercman, RF Overlord, and MM03MOK all PM's with the revised details. I also have sent the revised details to mm.net. I have received no feedback.

Does anyone have a way to contact the management to determine if my revised details are being considered for a 2019 Marauderville?
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