How Far Would You Travel To A Show?NNL Fever
Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:21 PM
Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:40 PM
From where I live, I'll make the trip to Indy about 50 to 60 miles away at least twice a year. Got to watch the Wife though, or she will plan a vacation somewhere else the week of the show like she did last year. I have never entered a car at either show, maybe this year. I would like to attend one at Cincinnati or Louisville someday or maybe Columbus, Ohio or Chicago. All these cities are in the 100 to 200 mile range. It could become costly with motel expense and travel if I went any farther.
Posted 13 April 2013 - 02:42 PM
Posted 13 April 2013 - 05:19 PM
Farthest I've gone is from San Diego to Salt Lake for GSL. 12 hour drive (if I'm not driving hehe)
Posted 13 April 2013 - 06:14 PM
No shows around here close enough for me to attend. That's a big reason I love this forum, a chance to share pics and ideas with others without leaving the comfort of home. Before the Interweb I could only guess at what was going on in the real world.
I don't know where in Vermont you are, Bruce, but there will be a show in Richmond tomorrow.
Barring that, there are a bunch of guys that come down from Vermont to MassCar. Perhaps some kind of ride-share could be arranged.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 06:24 AM
Utah from central NJ is the farthest I"ve gone. Since I travel a lot for work I check for shows and fellow modellers near my destination. Sometimes I even buy them dinner.......
Also..................I run the club table(T-shirts, buttons are back!!) at NNL East every year, so here's an open invite to all board members to stop by & say "Hi".
Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:22 AM
Funny thing, the furthest I've traveled for a show is from NJ to Salt Lake city, ironically, with Al Raab! I've also been to Toledo and as far north as Masscar. I would like to get out to NNL West and I have a standing invite to the South Africa NNL from my friends there. I'd really like to do that one!
For those headed long distances to NNL East, we truly appreciate you're coming! The restaurant at the host hotel is closed this year, so we will be hosting a free barbecue at the hotel for our traveling friends! This will be a first class event with a good caterer.
Also, for those who haven't made hotel reservations yet, we are near full up! So call the hotel NOW. Info is on the site at www.nnleast.com
And make sure you say hello! It drives me crazy when I get emails the week after the show saying, "I saw you there but you looked busy". Never too busy to say hello.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:43 AM
I've gone from the west coast to Lawrence, Mass. for a show, but my main purpose for flying east was to visit my son at B.U. It sure was a hi-light to see some of the top builders of the east coast, though! I managed to snag a 69 Shirley Shahan AMX (a holy grail?) that I have never seen in my area. I have driven about a 150 mi so far and hope to do a 6-7 hr drive to a show next year with the wifey. (could be expensive...she loves to shop!) I also hope to plan a vacation around an NNL show (which one would people suggest?) perhaps next year or this fall/winter.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 09:55 AM
Edited by Mercman, 14 April 2013 - 09:56 AM.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:09 AM
I used to make the 5+ hour drive every year, up to a few years ago. Won't make it this year either. A five hour drive, alone, plus so-so health make it difficult. I hope you all have fun, spend a lot, and as I used to say to my folks in my youth when they went shopping "Buy me something!"
Edited by Jon Cole, 14 April 2013 - 11:10 AM.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 11:17 AM
Old age pains prevent me form driving more than 2 or 3 hours. That's enough time to get me up to Jacksonville for the IPMS show and down to Tampa for the MAGS show. I prefer to fly. Marcia has been talking about taking a train to the IPMS nationals in Colorado this year.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 12:32 PM
Lately I can't even seem to find the time to get to the ACME monthly meetings 10 miles away.
I can certainly understand this situation there Bill. Since I'm the one who has to be with my son who is somewhat of a Special Needs child and a ex who has a couple of real serious health issues , it's hard to go anywhere . Generally, I can do a day trip as within my state . I'm trying to at least go to Maryland this year ...........
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:03 PM
I've driven from Connecticut to Orlando for the IPMS Nationals...1500 miles...
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:06 PM
From Detroit to Toledo. What? a hundred miles or so? Now it's Detroit to Sylvania, an extra 10 miles or so.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:11 PM
, an extra 10 miles or so.
When we moved NNL East from Parsippany to Wayne NJ to get into a building that was double the size, there were people who ranted about the six mile move!
Posted 14 April 2013 - 01:17 PM
Tom, there just ain't no way ta tell a person's upbringin. Just glad that move was for the better. When they moved to Sylvania from Toledo, we got a much bigger, better lit area. It was for the better too, I think.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:22 PM
I plan to be at NNL East this year, as it is less than an hour's drive for me.
Posted 14 April 2013 - 02:58 PM