Here's a thought for us "imported"...
Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:44 PM
Perhaps it's time to move The Cruise.
Or perhaps a new Cruise altogether.
How's this sound? "The 1st Annual MCM Forum Dream Cruise".
At this point, I'm just thinking out loud and very open to suggestions.
Posted 19 July 2006 - 01:51 PM
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Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:36 PM
My two cents.... :roll:
Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:39 PM
Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:40 PM
Before we start a new contest can someone answer my question about the 2007 Bimingham NNL in March?
Check your PM's 8)
Posted 19 July 2006 - 02:42 PM
It's a great idea, and it's yours. In the end it's up to you. My suggestion, FWIW, would be to let it go on as planned. I know some things have changed and that is a shame but it's a real treat for the regulars and a big dose of shock and awe for the new guys.
On the other hand, if you want to do one here too I'm all for it! It is my favorite. But just in case Gregg and Jairus aren't familiar with it, you might want to prepare them...
Posted 19 July 2006 - 03:22 PM
Don't worry...relax and you won't feel a thing. LOL!!
Actually, the Dream Cruise is a parade of street "legal" models posted as homage to the famous Woodward cruise. Mr. Dezan can fill you in on the details. It's at least as wild as the real thing, only without the smell of burning rubber and racing gas.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 08:29 AM
What about a Labour Day Cruise as in the 1st Annual MCM Forum Labor Day Cruise?
Same rules as for the original HHMB Dream Cruise.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:18 AM
I have no malice whatsoever towards the the HH Board, Tom Carter, or anyone who participates on the board. There are many people who post there who I consider friends and great modellers. Naturally, with any very large group of people, there are always going to be a few who fall into the same category as the south end of a horse.
Let them keep the tradition of the Dream Cruise. And, let them keep the name of the award, if they so desire. (For the record, I left the decision of whether to keep the "Woddington" name on the trophies, up to John because the Cruise was "his baby" from the beginning.) Should John, or anyone else, decide to change the name of the award on the HH board in the future, that would be fine with me also.
How about a completely separate event on THIS forum,,,,perhaps a Spring Thaw Cruise around the first weekend of March. Many people do much of their building over the winter months anyway and their new builds could be announced to the world HERE.
Just my two pennies.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 09:24 AM
I am not in favor of moving the dream Cruise over here. It would finally give those who think it's an Us vs. Them thing with the Hobby Heaven Board something to use as actual proof...and it probably would be. Needless to say, I support both boards and will continue to do so as long as I have an internet connection and the ability to type.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:17 AM
The first Saturday in March welcomes one of the first shows of the season, the MCCM Birmingham Classic NNL. A lot of us show off our winter projects at that show. It's a good weekend with a good feeling, the spring thaw idea for that weekend sounds good to me. Since we all like long weekends, perhaps start it on Friday and run it through Monday, might help anyone who may have to travel for B'ham and also the people who cruise the boards weekdays at lunch.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 10:31 AM
The Hobby Heaven Dreacm Cruise stays where it is and keeps it's date.
The first Annual MCM Forum Spring Break Cruise will be held the first weekend of March '07.
Anyone got a problem with this?
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:15 AM
You go, John. I think the thpring thaw is a thwell, er...swell idea.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:35 AM
Y'know John, this event could potentially end up w/some support from our hosts, perhaps a bit of MCM swag and a little blurb in the magazine to invite people to the event, maybe have a gallery from the event. New event, new ideas, never know where it can go.
Posted 20 July 2006 - 11:55 AM
I think in the interest of world peace, the two similar yet completely separate events are the way to go.
Why eliminate an event that's established, or go against it, when a seperate event is always welcome? Acknowledging established events would be a better choice. March sounds good. I might even get a build area again by then!
BTW: I think it would be better to think of HERE as being connected to or from THERE. Walls hurt like hell when they tumble over.....
But that's just my .02 :?