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Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 04:57 PM
I want to thank everyone who attending this year's Rally, and especially want to thank all our volunteers who help make this event possible! Mike Simpson, Mike Koons, Dave Kaiser, Scott Yoder, Dan Kucera, Mike Davidson, Daniel Markofsky, gosh so many hands made quick work of a big job. There were a bunch of folks I didn't name above, I am writing quickly and will edit as more names come to me.

Especially thank you Christo Slee and the gang at Slee Off Road - you guys did an awesome job promoting the event and the turnout really reflected that!

Thanks to Matt Farr for coming up with the Rally art at the last minute, and to Terry Holben for getting the shirts and printing them so quick, and then delivering them to the event!

I am currently uploading photos from camera to computer, as soon as I get them cut down to fit here I will post them up!

Thanks again, I had a wonderful time.

:risingsun

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:14 PM
I took a bunch of pictures, I am just going to start uploading them 6 at a time.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:15 PM
Next 6.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:17 PM
For all five of you who didn't make it, you missed out on a bunch of fun!

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:18 PM
There was a lot of drool on the pavement of the parking lot today, but fortunately it was a pretty hot day and most of it dried up.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:20 PM
I actually got a couple of shots of Ige without her middle finger raised. This is as rare as capturing a photo of a snow leopard in Nepal. :p:

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:21 PM
Six more photos.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:22 PM
I think Mike had some serious interest in his FJ25 today.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:23 PM
Christo's Limo is always a sight to see.

Rzeppa
08-24-2013, 05:56 PM
I have finished uploading all the high resolution images here (http://rzeppa.org/Gallery/index.php?album=Rising-Sun-Rally-August-24-2013/). These are at 24Mp.

simps80
08-24-2013, 06:08 PM
That was a great rally!

Lots of cool old and new iron.

thanks Jeff for all your hard work too..

we sold a lot of merchandise again. The new rally shirts were a hit and the leftover CM gear always does well.

Fun day!!
:risingsun

nuclearlemon
08-24-2013, 06:13 PM
i didn't even know there were new rally shirts :(

was good to see more old iron than fjcs for a change and awesome to see the couple of old school 2wds that were there (and in awesome condition!)

simps80
08-24-2013, 06:20 PM
There were 14 left of the new shirts and only a handful of any cm shirts left..
so Ige we should be able to get a rally shirt if u want.

cbmontgo
08-24-2013, 07:07 PM
Looks like a great time. Wish I could have made it; have been really sick all week.

Who's red 40 is for sale?

nuclearlemon
08-24-2013, 07:10 PM
Who's red 40 is for sale?
crash's

treerootCO
08-24-2013, 09:23 PM
Thank you everyone for making the Rally another great year. There were a lot of trucks at the event and an awesome turnout.

JadeRunner
08-25-2013, 09:06 AM
Great job Jeff and everyone for helping! This was a successful event.

bh4rnnr
08-25-2013, 09:38 AM
Looks like a fun time. Wanted to go but was busy with side work.

Romer
08-25-2013, 09:58 AM
It was a fun time and great to see some old friends. There were a couple of vehicles that were for sale that were nice. The pop top troopy was nice to see

Thanks for all putting on this event

Old40Dog
08-25-2013, 10:52 AM
Thanks guys for putting on another successful event! Great turnout for sure.

treerootCO
08-25-2013, 01:01 PM
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treerootCO
08-25-2013, 01:10 PM
few more

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cj007sd
08-25-2013, 02:16 PM
This will be my 1st Rally and since I am in San DIego, it is close. I have my ex-military german Shepherd K9. she is EXTREMELY NICE and not a threat to anyone at all. I have and will continue to bet my ife on it. her main job was explosives in the middle east, etc. If a Dog is Allowed and this may be my 1st Rally WHAT do I need to bring. I have a stock 2000 Land Cruiser. THANK you for taking time to help out a newbie.
Semper Fi, Hooyah

Romer
08-25-2013, 02:22 PM
This will be my 1st Rally and since I am in San DIego, it is close. I have my ex-military german Shepherd K9. she is EXTREMELY NICE and not a threat to anyone at all. I have and will continue to bet my ife on it. her main job was explosives in the middle east, etc. If a Dog is Allowed and this may be my 1st Rally WHAT do I need to bring. I have a stock 2000 Land Cruiser. THANK you for taking time to help out a newbie.
Semper Fi, Hooyah

The rally was yesterday. Next year would be great and dogs are allowed

nuclearlemon
08-25-2013, 04:47 PM
The rally was yesterday.

and it was no where near san diego. unless there's a san diego colorado that i don't know about.

cj007sd
08-25-2013, 08:12 PM
After being to 43 countries a drive from San Diego to Colorado is a short trip for ME. I will hope too see all next year

DanS
08-26-2013, 07:44 AM
After being to 43 countries a drive from San Diego to Colorado is a short trip for ME. I will hope too see all next year

That's the way to look at it! If you can drive it with only one overnight stop--it's close in my book. Well, close enough. ;)

Dan

Fishy
08-26-2013, 03:16 PM
This will be my 1st Rally and since I am in San DIego, it is close. I have my ex-military german Shepherd K9. she is EXTREMELY NICE and not a threat to anyone at all. I have and will continue to bet my ife on it. her main job was explosives in the middle east, etc. If a Dog is Allowed and this may be my 1st Rally WHAT do I need to bring. I have a stock 2000 Land Cruiser. THANK you for taking time to help out a newbie.
Semper Fi, Hooyah

Come see us next year.....and....

"Hooyah" is an Army term.
"Semper Fi" is short for Semper Fidelis and is the Marine Corps motto.

They should never be mixed together. Some will understand, some wont.

Jenny Cruiser
08-26-2013, 03:22 PM
Hooah for Army. No Y in there AFAIK. There are soldiers, sailers and airmen. Then there are Marines. Devil Dogs!:thumb:

cj007sd
08-26-2013, 08:24 PM
SINCE I was a Marine (no such thing as an ex-marine) and A SeAL TEAM 7 teammate - your are cprrect on the MArine corps term anmd I have No idea what the army guys say but we in the Teams use the term Hooyah. So I am one of the few that does understand and it is always good to know we have fellow mates here on the forum

cj007sd
08-26-2013, 08:29 PM
But please don't make this a service rivarly thing. I think all of us who have been there and done that and continue to do that, the last thing we want to spemd our free time discussing is this. My bad for signing off with a simple statement but I should of been smart enough to know it would tie some peoples' underwear and/or pannties in a knot. All the best and now back to the Land Cruisers!!

Romer
08-26-2013, 08:54 PM
But please don't make this a service rivarly thing. I think all of us who have been there and done that and continue to do that, the last thing we want to spemd our free time discussing is this. My bad for signing off with a simple statement but I should of been smart enough to know it would tie some peoples' underwear and/or pannties in a knot. All the best and now back to the Land Cruisers!!

I doubt you tied Stan's undies in a knot :D He was a marine, once a marine always a marine

The services are all very different. Take the simple task of securing a building

The Navy would smack it with Tomahawks

The Marines would kick the door down and clear the building of all inhabitants

The Army would secure a perimeter around it and await for further orders

The Air Force would sign a one year lease with options


BTW - thank you for your service

cj007sd
08-26-2013, 09:50 PM
SInce I have seen combat with the MArines STA and the SeALs, I will agrree with you that is there is every a battle betwen the BIG countries the NAVY's tomahawks w/ nuclear arnement located of the coast of XYX county in one of our Boomer Submarines will be the 1st and last punch. Unfortunatley in this grunts eyes we spend all of this $$ (our tax dollars) And myself and others are not allowed to use almost any of it due to the ROE and when you have to clear room to room and cave to cave and hut to hut, technogly and our $$ can only help you out so far. BEST weapon every seen used Fallujah Nov 2004 Catipiler Armorered D9 Bulldozers (borrowed from Isreal) To run over everything and EVERYONE!

MisledYouth
08-27-2013, 08:10 AM
For the record, the greatest thing I have ever seen is a Specter working the night shift in Habbaniyah.

Anyway, this was my first rally, thanks for a great event! I brought my big blue 40, and my brother (Ian from Slee) drove my new '99 100 Series. I'm one of those weird, multiple-Cruiser guys now. Wish I could have stayed longer, but I had to pick up an old Marine buddy from the airport so I could take him around Colorado. I think he's ready to get out of Houston and head up here.

Rzeppa
08-27-2013, 09:03 AM
I'm one of those weird, multiple-Cruiser guys now.

But you're not a hoarder. A hoarder has 14 or more cruisers...:D

Crash
08-27-2013, 09:41 AM
But you're not a hoarder. A hoarder has 14 or more cruisers...:D

The weird Cruiser owner is the person who has only one Cruiser, but give them time. :thumb:

simps80
08-27-2013, 10:24 AM
The weird Cruiser owner is the person who has only one Cruiser, but give them time. :thumb:

Exactly!!!
Only a matter of time before they multiply.

PabloCruise
08-27-2013, 01:17 PM
Thanks to all - organizers, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, participants, and anyone else I forgot - for making it a great Rally.

It was a treat for me to come down and be a part of it this year!

Crash
08-27-2013, 01:31 PM
Thanks to all - organizers, volunteers, sponsors, vendors, participants, and anyone else I forgot - for making it a great Rally.

It was a treat for me to come down and be a part of it this year!

TJ, you were in the 55 with the 3FE in it, right? Damn, I wish I had made it by to see it and talk to you. How is it running these days? I know you had to put a bunch of effort into the swap and I wanted to see your results. Next time. :beer:

PabloCruise
08-27-2013, 08:43 PM
TJ, you were in the 55 with the 3FE in it, right? Damn, I wish I had made it by to see it and talk to you. How is it running these days? I know you had to put a bunch of effort into the swap and I wanted to see your results. Next time. :beer:

That was us!
Time flew by. It would have been great to visit about 3FEs...

DanS
08-27-2013, 11:03 PM
But you're not a hoarder. A hoarder has 14 or more cruisers...:D

You forgot the part about not selling them. A hoarder never sells.

I'm not up to hoarder status....yet..... :)

Dan

Rzeppa
08-28-2013, 11:37 AM
You forgot the part about not selling them. A hoarder never sells.

I'm not up to hoarder status....yet..... :)

Dan

Good point. I have never sold a Land Cruiser, but I did swap one for a different one once - even-up. I traded my 1997 HZJ75 for my 1978 FJ45. I think I got a good deal :thumb:

nuclearlemon
08-28-2013, 08:46 PM
well, i'm out..i've sold lots. also parted lots. never mind the fact that there are six in our yard and five are mine.