Woah! That is a BADASS JK! It should have won best of show!!! hehehehe
OK...seriously, Rooster, you and I talked. I dont have much to add other than repeating what I told you already - Great freaking job. Folks, when he told me last year he wanted to do this at the speedway, I thought to myself, yeah right, he's dreaming. And dont get me wrong, I dream big too. But damnit man - you pulled it off!
Rooster has set the bar so freaking high for Jeep events in Florida. Mark my words right here and now: Jeep Beach, one of these days, will be an event the size of Bike Week. The entire city will be flooded w/ jeeps and they will travel across the nation to get there. You tell em Karnuvore predicted it.
Mad props man. I had a great time. I spent an assload of money trying to win stuff and didnt win - but that doesnt matter. There was a charity involved in all that $ right? Hospice? Fair enough lol. Rooster, your rig incredible. I knew you had been working on it and it had changed a lot - but damn man.
Mid Florida Jeep Club has put everything in perspective for our tiny lil club lol. We now realize we are just a buncha hicks who like jeeps and have a hard time organizing a garage sale, much less an event of that magnitude lol. No worries lol.
OK - some of my favorite memories, honestly, were not truly JEEP related, but more related to the JEEPERS. I got to meet some people I have known by screen name only FINALLY. Hitmoney, it's nice to finally have shaken the hand of the man who was instrumental in me getting my lift. I walked up to this guy and said "What is that some piece of **** 6" Pro Comp Long arm kit on your jeep?" And, having never met me in person, he starts laughing, cuz he knew it had to be me. Then I sit there talking to this guy next to me, very nice guy, for about 10 minutes and finally he says "are you on JKowners?" It was H82W8T. Then I met moose, databyte, Rotorhead, BigJerm, the list goes on. Sweet!
And man did our lil Jeep-club-that-could represent. We may be a bunch of Fukc ups, but man do we know how to Fukc up! We partied til the wee hours of the morning 3 nights in a row and made quite a few new friends. Highlight was making good friends w/ Mike from Jeep Hut who swore to us (in a sh!tty drunken state) that he is going to join the club an start up a Georgia chapter lol. We told him, we could hook up w/ some mexicans and start running drugs through our club chapters - make millions. Screw the Hells Angels! lol.
That same night, I followed Jake (jester) through a convention hall of full of scrap bookers, at 2 am. Picture it: he was naked from the waist up, finger in his belly, pushing a luggage dolly full of beer, trying to get the old ladies drunk while I played mandolin behind him. They snapped about 1000 pics of him and told him he was going to be in scrap books all over the nation.
Night before, that maniac gets on the hotel radio (left unattended at the front desk) and says "Base to Carl. Base to Carl. Come in Carl." He was calling Carl the security gaurd - whose real name was Raymond but we had decided he looked more like a Carl. We had gotten to know him earlier as he came out to the pool after we were screaming at the top of our lungs. OK, I was. If you could have seen Carl's face when he came running in the front door saying "GET OFF THAT RADIO!" Then, Jake decides to badger Carl into giving us the 18 pack of bud light Carl had found left unattended while doing his rounds. Carl gave it to us, asking us to please go up to our rooms.
Before we went though, we left the following note on the front desk: Hi. My name is Jose Dosil (crazy x on this website). I need a wake up call at 5:30 am. If I dont answer, call back at 6:00 am. Thanks. I am in room #...." You get the idea.
Man what a blast. I have about 10 other stories simliar to those - but those were FUN. Our jeep club, small as it is, got to know one another quite well this weekend. One of our member's now has the rank "I Sh!t Crab Traps" on our forum.
Awesome event. Jeep Parade was GREAT! Good idea on turning around going the other way. I high fived Jeeps the entire way.
Cant wait til next year.