United 33 info and update

Information pertaining to the 2014 United. If you weren't there to share the fun, make sure you don't miss the next one.
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby 65sunbeam » Sun Sep 14, 2014 8:09 am

Wonderful place for a United! The cold front brought in rain and temps around 50 degrees which felt good if you are from the South but dampened the car show yesterday. There were 8 MK2s at the show in the park by the lake and there were many cars that came out of the woodwork that have never been to a United including many nice Alpines and even a Sunbeam station wagon. The pink Tiger drew a crowd all day. I will post some photos soon! Eric
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Sun Sep 14, 2014 11:47 am

Thanks Eric... I seem to recall a car show in the rain in Pigeon Forge and a near washout in St Michael's :( I hope this is not a trend.

Looking forward to seeing some pix and the write-ups.


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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby 65sunbeam » Mon Sep 15, 2014 7:55 am

Todd N. posted these photos of the show https://plus.google.com/photos/+ToddNor ... 9471809665
Next year's show in Dayton Ohio will be warmer and drier!!!!
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Mon Sep 15, 2014 10:27 am

65sunbeam wrote:Next year's show in Dayton Ohio...
Eric

Is this"official"?
We haven't been to Dayton in nearly 3 weeks :roll: .
the Air Force Museum is incredible!

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Mon Sep 15, 2014 5:13 pm

65sunbeam wrote:Todd N. posted these photos of the show https://plus.google.com/photos/+ToddNor ... 9471809665
Eric


A big THANKS to Todd for making the pix available. Looks like a gorgeous setting for the show!

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby 65sunbeam » Mon Sep 15, 2014 9:37 pm

Thanks Mark
Well pending the board's approval, it will be in Dayton Ohio next year! Yes the AF museum is incredible-and we are planning on a group visit there during the United.
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Mon Sep 15, 2014 11:13 pm

Yeah, uhh... we were just there in August at a large event with our "white car" :mrgreen:


Absolutely will be looking forward to going back to Dayton for the United and to the AF Museum!

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Bill Waite » Tue Sep 16, 2014 8:28 pm

John & Laurie Logan, Pam & Tom Jeffers and many others put on a wonderful event. It was our first United (although I've been a TE/AE member since 1980), but won't be our last! Here's a link to some photos I uploaded to Fliker (wish I had taken more):

https://www.flickr.com/photos/18417287@N02/sets/72157647274326959

Toured Van Dam Custom Boats and Classic Instruments. Their websites:

http://vandamboats.com/

http://www.classicinstruments.com/default.aspx

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:16 pm

Thanks, Bill. ..getting a little more flavor of the event!

What the heck was that powering that custom boat???
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Bill Waite » Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:06 pm

Mark,

The big one under construction is getting twin 427 Fords. Not sure what the smaller speedboat is powered by. Other than the engines (and I think the upholstery, if I recall correctly) all of the design and build is done by the 13 employees at Van Dam Custom Boats. On average, takes them 18 months per boat. I think most of us got the impression that these are boats that go for a couple of million dollars each!

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Wed Sep 17, 2014 9:48 am

Bill Waite wrote:Mark,

The big one under construction is getting twin 427 Fords...
Bill


WOW :shock:
That must be for a serious Blue-oval guy!

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby 65sunbeam » Fri Sep 19, 2014 9:18 am

Thanks for the photos Bill! It was great to finally meet you at the United. Hope you can make it to the United in Dayton next year. Eric
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Tom Jeffers » Sun Sep 21, 2014 8:21 pm

Here are some more picture from the United that Pam and I took.

http://www.mwt.net/~jeffers/United33/index.html

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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby Mark1A » Tue Sep 23, 2014 5:02 pm

Tom Jeffers wrote:Here are some more picture from the United that Pam and I took.

Tom J


Great - a good overview of the events and cars - with captions. Thank You!!
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Re: United 33 info and update

Postby jaars » Fri Sep 26, 2014 10:16 pm

Pam and Tom, Thanks so much, just what I was looking for a great recap of the UNITED. This s great for the onces who could not attend! Still feel part of the action. Robert


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