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JackW June 19th, 2015 05:11 PM

Overland Expo East Oct 2-4, Asheville, NC
 
Registration is open for the Overland Expo East event. Who's coming this year?
We had 63 Land Rovers in the exclusive Land Rover camping area last year - lets try for 100 this year!

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CMSgt Bo June 19th, 2015 05:35 PM

I'll be there with my 110 again this year.

Overlander June 19th, 2015 08:25 PM

Roseann Hanson emailed me today asking about the Land Rover group camp and if it was going to happen again. I told her I'd get the word out. Let's get a count of those in, so we can start counting cars. Roseann said she'll have a group camp coordinator soon to begin planning. Our group camp pretty much had the best site on grounds last year. Hopefully we can secure the same spot.

So let's hear it. Who's in?

I'm in.

1) jackw
2) Bo
3) overlander

throw up your number and screen name

JackW June 19th, 2015 09:29 PM

I emailed Roseanne as well - I'll coordinate with the members of Solaros here in Georgia and we need to see if we can get a POC for ROAV, CROC, Old North State and the Florida, Arkansas, Texas and Blue Ridge Rover clubs.

I agree - I thought we had one of the best sites on the property for our camp - if we can get the grass mowed there it would be perfect.

rijosho June 19th, 2015 09:32 PM

I need to try to make this but it'll be $1k in gas if I bring the truck.

sevans46 June 19th, 2015 10:03 PM

4) sevans46 - as long as I have my Defender by then; if not, I'm in your ride Overlander!

ranewman June 20th, 2015 03:25 AM

Hmmm....seems I remember that after getting bunch of people to commit last year, they desired to do a discount that some didn't get as they had signed too soon. Then was the "who are you and your group?" at the gate.
Generally I hope they tighten up a little from last year. Non committal at this point in time.

cbfritz_03 June 22nd, 2015 08:16 PM

...well, what I do know for certain is that I'll be RuRRing 3 kitties back to Staci and Chris. I'll probably be dropping said kitties by their place first. 3 very talkative and sweet cats +1400 miles + figuring out how to do potty breaks. Oy. It's going to be interesting.. :)

Overlander June 22nd, 2015 08:42 PM

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Originally Posted by cbfritz_03 (Post 649456)
...well, what I do know for certain is that I'll be RuRRing 3 kitties back to Staci and Chris. I'll probably be dropping said kitties by their place first. 3 very talkative and sweet cats +1400 miles + figuring out how to do potty breaks. Oy. It's going to be interesting.. :)

Really? You're going to add the complexity of cat transport to this conversation?

cbfritz_03 June 22nd, 2015 08:48 PM

lol! ugh...ever heard the term like herding cats? That'll be me. Count your blessings with those beagles for a minute. My gift to you.

motorradmark June 22nd, 2015 08:52 PM

Planning on it
 
Will be there.

Uncle Douglas June 22nd, 2015 09:13 PM

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Originally Posted by Overlander (Post 648687)
Roseann Hanson emailed me today asking about the Land Rover group camp and if it was going to happen again. I told her I'd get the word out. Let's get a count of those in, so we can start counting cars. Roseann said she'll have a group camp coordinator soon to begin planning. Our group camp pretty much had the best site on grounds last year. Hopefully we can secure the same spot.

So let's hear it. Who's in?

I'm in.

1) jackw
2) Bo
3) overlander

throw up your number and screen name

She asked the guy who didn't camp with or hang out with the Land Rover group to coordinate that group?


Pretty sure we are out. Had a great time sitting around the propane camp fire drinking for three days with friends but the unimpressive/minimal vendor presence has me thinking we will go to the rover event that weekend.

Overlander June 22nd, 2015 09:24 PM

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Originally Posted by Uncle Douglas (Post 649487)
She asked the guy who didn't camp with or hang out with the Land Rover group to coordinate that group?


Pretty sure we are out. Had a great time sitting around the propane camp fire drinking for three days with friends but the unimpressive/minimal vendor presence has me thinking we will go to the rover event that weekend.

no, she asked me if i knew if the land rover group was forming again, and I told her I would raise the question on the forum.

And for the record, i didn' hang out because I spent most of my time volunteering for the event, and Rick told me that no non-rovers allowed, which would have excluded half my friends that were going with me. This year, I'm not volunteering at the front check in booth so i can hang out, and I'm camping right under that friggin tree with a bowl of skittles.

cbfritz_03 June 22nd, 2015 09:25 PM

You mean MAR? Yup... I'm looking forward to checking that out too. Never been..

Overlander June 22nd, 2015 09:41 PM

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Originally Posted by JSBriggs (Post 649497)
By 'our group' do you mean the Land Rover group that Newman set up, or Camp Kellgren, party of 1?

-Jeff

the land rover group that Newman setup. I had to park on the fringe, on a slope, and it sucked.

Well I'm going this year regardless. If anyone wants to take the lead, go for it. I just got the conversation started.

Greenbull June 22nd, 2015 09:47 PM

You know I am in like Flint...

cbfritz_03 June 22nd, 2015 09:49 PM

...and I missed his biscuits and gravy.. that really sucked eggs! lol I'll get another opportunity this year at some point... :) nom nom

ranewman June 22nd, 2015 09:59 PM

Personally, I knew Mark had his hands full working the event....no harm, no foul. My personal apologies if i alienated you from the group. That was not my intention.
Every event has bumps in the road first time out of the box. Hell, I dam near went crazy the first year I worked Conclave. I have never attended Expo West, but do hope the the East event can grow and evolve to rival the western gathering. As a group, the Rover community showed up in force and we had a good time among ourselves. Its very possible that a showing like that might not happen again for a year or so, but I don't think the event has lost the groups overall support. I do feel that being the same weekend as one of the longest and most well known gatherings on the east coast, MAR, is a major point of contention.
That being said, I am working on attending both Expo and MAR. Time will be short at both stops, but I will do what I can to support both. Also I am willing to gather the troops, as it may be, and be the contact/liaison for Expo if desired.

ranewman June 22nd, 2015 10:12 PM

I kinda figured that. I have heard many...let's say comments...about last years event and just wanted to throw that out there.
Thanks for the kuddos sir. Was great to meet you in 2d.....

Overlander June 22nd, 2015 10:13 PM

Thanks Rick. You have the forum cred to organize this so please do take the lead. I'm assuming you still have Roseann's email address. if not, i'll forward it to you.

Greenbull and I attended West and East last year, and East will grow over time. The East staff is mostly local so for many, it's their first time. i also think alot of vendors are waiting to see attendance before investing in the commitment, particularly since many overland focused vendors are out West.

I did let Roseann and Jonathan know about Mar early on last year, but they are also deconflicting with many other marque groups across the mid-atlantic.

I'm looking forward to spending that time around the fire with a cigar and bottle of rum. But there may be a couple yota guys mixed in with my crowd.

I love expo because my goal is to cross borders, and get alot out of the classes and the vendors. I learned alot and made several changes to my setup from what I learned and saw last year. When I go to the Land Rover events, I go for the fellowship. Driving around a farm doesn't do it for me. That said, in another year or two, Ill probably go to MAR again..for the fellowship.

------ Follow up post added June 22nd, 2015 11:17 PM ------

Briggs, you and 2D Briggs take so much crap from us, you are more than entitled to dish it out!


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