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Uncle Ben
02-04-2007, 12:10 PM
I thought the memories that Cheesers thread stirred warranted it's own thread.....post up them old pictures of Moab adventures from the early days..... :cool: :thumb:

Uncle Ben
02-04-2007, 12:12 PM
Here's a couple I dug up....

Rezarf
02-04-2007, 10:07 PM
Wow, check out all the 40's! Last year, every run I was out numbered by 80 series, times are changing I guess.

Cool pics UB! Thanks for posting them up.

Drew

(`._.[xtr3m3]._.)
02-05-2007, 12:00 PM
Sweet group shot! Are any of those 40's still in the club?

ginericLC
02-05-2007, 04:16 PM
Is the 55 in the front Ws before he went super wild? It looks like Red Fox might be in that photo. One of the white 40s could be from Idaho. Is that Meredith's 25 on the left? Some of those rigs look like they may belong to the defunct Rain Country Cruisers.

I have some old photos from CM circa 99 and 00 and then 02, 04, 05, 06. In 2000, I think there were 11 80s at CM. There were a bunch of 60s that year maybe 20 or so. In 2000, that was the year the Venezuelans came so lots of 70 series that year and that 60 with like a million miles on it that broke a birf on Golden Crack. For me what is crazy is to think about the equipment I used to wheel. V8j60 at first with 33x9.50s, then 33x12.50s, 33x10.50s on the last trip right before I went to 35s on it. Almost every trip down in the 60 resulted in a tire swap when I got home. 13 sets in almost 6 years. Not good!

The scariest thing for me at this point is realizing that 06 may have been it. I know I'm not going to make it this year but depending upon where we move I might never make it again. Scary thought for someone who has such fond memories of it.

Uncle Ben
02-05-2007, 04:34 PM
Is the 55 in the front Ws before he went super wild? It looks like Red Fox might be in that photo. One of the white 40s could be from Idaho. Is that Meredith's 25 on the left? Some of those rigs look like they may belong to the defunct Rain Country Cruisers.

I have some old photos from CM circa 99 and 00 and then 02, 04, 05, 06. In 2000, I think there were 11 80s at CM. There were a bunch of 60s that year maybe 20 or so. In 2000, that was the year the Venezuelans came so lots of 70 series that year and that 60 with like a million miles on it that broke a birf on Golden Crack. For me what is crazy is to think about the equipment I used to wheel. V8j60 at first with 33x9.50s, then 33x12.50s, 33x10.50s on the last trip right before I went to 35s on it. Almost every trip down in the 60 resulted in a tire swap when I got home. 13 sets in almost 6 years. Not good!

The scariest thing for me at this point is realizing that 06 may have been it. I know I'm not going to make it this year but depending upon where we move I might never make it again. Scary thought for someone who has such fond memories of it.

Yep....that 55 is W's. The pic is at the mouth of Upper Helldorado. We all had just done Lower and a few of us continued up Upper. Some of the 40's include, Casey Meyer, Greg Mumm, Charlie Rupp, Me, Park Owens, and Dan Dilley. This was also the Upper Helldorado run that we encountered the cave in at the waterfall that some idiots caused so they could get out. Not seen in the picture are Henry Brimmer, Rob Mullin and David Dearfield whom all went around to set up for pictures and position Henry's 60 to winch us all up quick. The "Authority" boys (Cap'n, Jon Bundrant, Kowacosky, Davis and Junkyard Dog) were already on the trail ahead of us as they skipped Lower Helldorado. This outlaw run was set up by Brimmer and Mullin.

Uncle Ben
02-05-2007, 07:51 PM
Just realized some trivia about the group shot.....if you look at the blue 40 on the far right side of the pic and you look at the recent post about the nice garage and Cruiser pic from Ebay you might notice they are both the same glass tubbed Smirf blue units! :thumb: :cool:

Cheeseman
02-05-2007, 10:22 PM
Kevin, Is that the run where you were a gentleman and let Casey go first and thus he was the first 40 to do Upper Helldorado? Those were great days in Moab.
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Romer
02-05-2007, 10:46 PM
I kind of like this one

Shark Bait
02-05-2007, 10:46 PM
Greg McNeil fixing a something on Spike, CM2001. All he had was a HiLift and the thing kept almost falling over on him.

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 01:23 AM
Kevin, Is that the run where you were a gentleman and let Casey go first and thus he was the first 40 to do Upper Helldorado? Those were great days in Moab.

Yessir....you remember well!

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 09:05 AM
Chris will remember the first one :(

Shark Bait
02-06-2007, 10:08 AM
Yes, I do. :eek:

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 12:27 PM
;)

bustanutley
02-06-2007, 12:50 PM
is that rock pile?! holly crap it used to be small :eek:

ginericLC
02-06-2007, 01:44 PM
is that rock pile?! holly crap it used to be small :eek:

I don't think so.

I remember one of my first trips down there we drove Fins and Things and then we drove up Lion's Back. We thought we were pretty cool after that. Man, what I'd give to do a little time travel. Age catches up with you. I'm still doing stupid stuff but I can't run to get out of the way fast enough to get good pictures of others doing the same.

I remember when you guys did that Upper. Brimmer's Hj60 with the 24V Warn was in the calendar. I think that rig ended up in AK.

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 02:03 PM
I don't think so.

I remember one of my first trips down there we drove Fins and Things and then we drove up Lion's Back. We thought we were pretty cool after that. Man, what I'd give to do a little time travel. Age catches up with you. I'm still doing stupid stuff but I can't run to get out of the way fast enough to get good pictures of others doing the same.

I remember when you guys did that Upper. Brimmer's Hj60 with the 24V Warn was in the calendar. I think that rig ended up in AK.

Yes, that is Rock Pile. The pictures are deceiving as it hasn't changed that much compared to the broken step just before it and of course Rocker Knocker. So who knows whos 60 that is? Hint: the passenger and driver had to crawl in and out of the side windows because the rock rails were bent up in front of the doors! :p:

You are right about Brimmers HJ. He refused to pay what the smog nazi's wanted to get it licensed here in the state's so it went north with a new owner. That 60 is what really got me interested in Cruiser wagons! I loved that truck!

wesintl
02-06-2007, 02:06 PM
Yes, that is Rock Pile and the 60 is who's? :p:


Piece of cake... James Asti's:D

Talk about someone not afraid to break or hammer a truck. James definatly had a east coast wheelin style ;)

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 02:09 PM
Piece of cake... James Asti's:D

Talk about someone not afraid to break or hammer a truck. James definatly had a east coast wheelin style ;)


Ding ding ding....we have a winner! Henry Cubillian is the passenger. :cheers:

ginericLC
02-06-2007, 03:42 PM
Wasn't that the trip where James Asti left with only one tape in the truck and drove all the way out from VA? 2000?

In 2000, I also had a radio accident. I was doing my Ivan Man Iron Stuart impersonation on the High Speed Mesa. I was doing about 50 and had to stop suddenly. The red powder filled my cab including that little slit where the CD goes in. The rest of the trip all we could listen to was Knockin on Heaven's Door by GnR. The radio wouldn't even work. So we'd drive an hour listen to it and then turn it off for an hour. It was a long trip home.

I'll scan some of my old photos tonight.

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 05:28 PM
Wasn't that the trip where James Asti left with only one tape in the truck and drove all the way out from VA? 2000?

In 2000, I also had a radio accident. I was doing my Ivan Man Iron Stuart impersonation on the High Speed Mesa. I was doing about 50 and had to stop suddenly. The red powder filled my cab including that little slit where the CD goes in. The rest of the trip all we could listen to was Knockin on Heaven's Door by GnR. The radio wouldn't even work. So we'd drive an hour listen to it and then turn it off for an hour. It was a long trip home.

I'll scan some of my old photos tonight.

Hahahahaha....I totally forgot about that! That was also the year that Marlin delivered Henry Brimmers Mini truck. Many stories from that incident and all ended up with side hurting laughter! Good times for sure! :lmao:

Hulk
02-06-2007, 06:47 PM
No, Marlin delivered Henry's truck in 2001. That was my first CM and I was there for that. On Saturday, I saw Henry drive his new truck up Double Whammy on the Spike (he made it look easy).

Henry had brought out a nice FJ45 truck to the event. Since Marlin showed up with Henry's new mini truck, Henry let someone else drive his FJ45 truck. Whoever it was crunched it pretty bad on Double Whammy. :(

I was running the Spike with the official CM group, which was led by Cheese Man. Henry was wheelin' with the Authority guys on Rusty Nail. We hit the Double Whammy at the same time as those guys, so we just stopped and watched them for 30 minutes. First and only time I've seen Captain Crunch wheel in person.

Whatever happened with those Authority guys? Never hear about that group anymore.

Rzeppa
02-06-2007, 10:45 PM
I first met Greg McNeil at CM 2000 (aka CM2k at the time). He was camped next to me, and I recognized his rig from Henry's 1999 Calendar.

Rzeppa
02-06-2007, 10:49 PM
Footnote to the above: When I broke EVERYTHING in 2002, I was told that a high-pinion V6 8" front diff would fit my HZJ75's front. The 'Thority had diffs that would fit, but they were all 5:29 and I had the stock 4:11.

Uncle Ben
02-06-2007, 11:04 PM
No, Marlin delivered Henry's truck in 2001. That was my first CM and I was there for that. On Saturday, I saw Henry drive his new truck up Double Whammy on the Spike (he made it look easy).

Henry had brought out a nice FJ45 truck to the event. Since Marlin showed up with Henry's new mini truck, Henry let someone else drive his FJ45 truck. Whoever it was crunched it pretty bad on Double Whammy. :(

I was running the Spike with the official CM group, which was led by Cheese Man. Henry was wheelin' with the Authority guys on Rusty Nail. We hit the Double Whammy at the same time as those guys, so we just stopped and watched them for 30 minutes. First and only time I've seen Captain Crunch wheel in person.

Whatever happened with those Authority guys? Never hear about that group anymore.

Crunch is full out buggy now (heard he's doing a high dollar moon buggy for this year), Davis has the LT1 powered 62 and his blue mini truck still, Sparky still has his georgeous Maroon mini but it has some fancy tubework (he was at the Rally), Jim (Junkyard Dog) got devorced and sold Yota Yard....not sure if he's still wheeling, JT is into buggies full time since he got out of the military and has a shop south of C.Springs. "Authority" lives on! Remember...."your not really wheelin' unless your wheelin' with AUTHORITY!" :thumb: :)

Shark Bait
02-07-2007, 12:28 AM
The yellow 40, was that Tweety? I think that's me top-center in this one. Wish I could find the negative of the pic I'm taking of you. I was real happy with the way it turned out. Didn't I blow it up and give it to you?

Cheeseman
02-07-2007, 01:33 PM
That was the first and only time I have been on Prichett Canyon. It was my first Moab and I chickened out and road with Stonewell Jackson. We had a blast. That was my first Birfield as well on Dilley's just before that pool thing which is just before Rocker knocker. Uncle Ben flipped over in that pool. Got him out just in time to watch Chris Hatfield conquer Rocker Knocker. Then just around the corner I watched the launch of Kevin on Rock Pile. Then after that was over we tried to keep up with him on the way out. What a blast of a day. Moab. I'm trying to figure which of those past girlfriends it is better than.
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Red_Chili
02-07-2007, 01:39 PM
All of 'em.

treerootCO
02-25-2007, 12:43 PM
I dug up the last ten Cruise Moab designs. Did we have one for '98? If anyone has it, email it to me and I'll add it.

Uncle Ben
02-25-2007, 01:44 PM
I dug up the last ten Cruise Moab designs. Did we have one for '98? If anyone has it, email it to me and I'll add it.

Dangit! I just purged some old files and stuff off my main computer and there was a final CM'98 t-shirt design .jpg in it. I'll see what I can dig up.

Rock Dog
02-25-2007, 01:53 PM
The one in 98 was just the Riging sun Logo on a grey t-shirt.
I won one at the Christmas party that year.
I will try to loacte it so you can scan it.
I still like the 99' t-shirt the best! That may be becuse it was my first CM..

I would like to see the Authority boys back in moab. They used to lead Pritchett for us every year. They are ALWAS entertaining to watch. Capt Crunch is like a mad genious of wheeling... Always pushing the limits and experimenting with new lines with total disregard to convential wisdom and the laws of physics....

Uncle Ben
02-25-2007, 01:56 PM
The yellow 40, was that Tweety? I think that's me top-center in this one. Wish I could find the negative of the pic I'm taking of you. I was real happy with the way it turned out. Didn't I blow it up and give it to you?

Chris,
Sorry, I missed this post before. No, that's not Tweety. Look closer. I don't believe I got a blow up or it would be on my garage wall. That was a fun year! That was also the last year Park Owens came to Moab. Sure miss that guy around in the Cruiser camps! :(

Rzeppa
02-25-2007, 02:33 PM
I never owned a CM98 T, but my recollection was that it only had the logo on it.

nuclearlemon
02-25-2007, 03:00 PM
Jim (Junkyard Dog) got devorced and sold Yota Yard....not sure if he's still wheeling, \:)
i heard the ex wife got it in the divorce...she still has it. he's got a small lot over by the denver impound lot where he's parting toys still...that's where i got the tranny/xfer for clampy.

art hog
02-25-2007, 06:33 PM
Dangit! I just purged some old files and stuff off my main computer and there was a final CM'08 t-shirt design .jpg in it. I'll see what I can dig up.

You have the final design for 2008? now thats planing ahead. here is the shirt I did for the unofficial cruis moab. I think '97. It had a different front

Cheeseman
02-26-2007, 12:29 PM
I just got from a weekend of camping and snowcaving up at treeline with my scout troop and I saw these posts on t-shirts. I still have mine from '98. So mike if you want to scan it for your photo reportoire (spelling) I'll get it to you. I think I have a shirt from all the official cruise moabs. Not that means anything in the history of the world but it is fun to look back.
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RockRunner
02-27-2007, 12:11 AM
My '98 shirt is well worn, a couple of holes and soem stains but it is still around. Not picture perfect but a memory none the less.

treerootCO
02-27-2007, 08:32 AM
I looked at the 1st ten thread. Cheesman, Millers, and Dave Hartman have been to all ten?

Cheeseman
02-27-2007, 10:20 AM
Boy I've wheeled with all of us, these, them what ever you want to say. What great folks to know. And we all lead trails to help this event become the greatest. Cool feeling. Again it just proves to me what great dedicated indulging people we work and play with in this club and the wheeling world.
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Hulk
02-27-2007, 10:22 AM
I looked at the 1st ten thread. Cheeseman, Millers, and Dave Hartman have been to all ten?

And I think Dave Brown and Chris Hatfield too.

Dave Hartman won't be able to make it this year.

bh4rnnr
02-27-2007, 01:40 PM
Boy I've wheeled with all of us, these, them what ever you want to say. What great folks to know. And we all lead trails to help this event become the greatest. Cool feeling. Again it just proves to me what great dedicated indulging people we work and play with in this club and the wheeling world.

I'll never forget the first time I meet you. Airing down to start Hells Reveng, and here comes the classis Cheeseman. Think you had the whole group checking in on me. Even Alan was checking in. Also meet Neil on the same run. Good first impresions:hill:


To bad about Hartman not coming out. Now who am I going to hang out with during the hot rod show:confused:

Bruce Miller
02-27-2007, 05:10 PM
The year Moab got a lot of rain, the hot tubs on Hell's Revenge had about two feet of water in them. This made for an interesting drive out of the hot tub. That year, Jim from the Yota Yard was driving his 4runner with the top off. Jim took a weird line coming out of the water, rolled the runner, and dumped the cooler, lunch, gear, etc, into the water. He yelled at his kids, who were running along side the truck, like Jim's dogs, to jump into the water and retrieve the gear which was now floating in the water. A few of the many spectators managed to roll Jim back onto his wheels.

On that same trail, we had Jim, JT, Captain Crunch, and Brian Price (upnover). These guys decided it would be fun to drive into the last hot tub, the one no one ever seems to be able to drive out of. Although they never did drive out of that hot tub, using gearing and skillful driving, they all backed out of the tub without a strap or a winch. What a Kodak moment.

Cheeseman may have to correct me, but wasn't it Phil from Lake Tahoe in his cammo FJ40 who repaired a broken birfield on the approach to the hot tubs in 20 minutes? It may have been Dan Dilley, but in either case, I think the 20minute record for an on the trail birfield replacement still stands today.

If anyone ever has a chance to wheel with these guys, or any of the awesome drivers in the RS club, go for it. You sure can learn a lot just by watching what they do and how they do it.

Moab is all about the people who attend, the friendships that are made, and the excitement about seeing that a good friend you haven't seen for a year will be wheeling with you at this year's Cruise Moab.

Shark Bait
02-27-2007, 05:33 PM
To bad about Hartman not coming out. Now who am I going to hang out with during the hot rod show:confused:

I'm not going to be wheeling, but I'm planning on being there. :cool:

Uncle Ben
02-27-2007, 05:42 PM
Cheeseman may have to correct me, but wasn't it Phil from Lake Tahoe in his cammo FJ40 who repaired a broken birfield on the approach to the hot tubs in 20 minutes? It may have been Dan Dilley, but in either case, I think the 20minute record for an on the trail birfield replacement still stands today.




20 minutes is smokin'! Watley and I did the Birf the white 60 of the Venezualans on Spike in 23 minutes flat. We were screaming and had my on- board air spinning the impact wrench. We did get slowed because the inner axle seal was blown and the trunion cavity was full of thick black goo which took time and care to clean up without spilling onto the slickrock. Watley did the work while I handed him each tool, rags and parts as he needed them. And yes, we did replace the inner seal with a fresh one! :) even though we didn't break the record we gave a show to our friends from the south they will never forget! :thumb:

Groucho
02-28-2007, 06:32 AM
The year Moab got a lot of rain, the hot tubs on Hell's Revenge had about two feet of water in them. This made for an interesting drive out of the hot tub. That year, Jim from the Yota Yard was driving his 4runner with the top off. Jim took a weird line coming out of the water, rolled the runner, and dumped the cooler, lunch, gear, etc, into the water. He yelled at his kids, who were running along side the truck, like Jim's dogs, to jump into the water and retrieve the gear which was now floating in the water. A few of the many spectators managed to roll Jim back onto his wheels.

Boy, do I remember that! That was the funniest thing ever! Watching those guys roll that runner and then look at their kids like they stole something while yelling at them that they "better get in there and get that stuff or they were walking back to town" was frikin hillarious! I still chuckle to this day thinking about it!:lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: :lmao: