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Reunion Lodging. #1318759 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:11 AM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Thought I would start a thread just for the lodging.
The host club has set up a group rate here.

Argosy Casino Room Special
Call (816) 746-3707
King or Double Queen
Rooms
$139 + Tax
With code “Midwest All Truck”
I've never been in the casino but will probably get at least one meal there and spend a few bucks on the slots, if I have time.

The Super 8 hotel is across the street and about 2/3 the price, with a continental breakfast.
Both are easy walking distance from the show site this year.
If you have AAA, AARP or a senior citizen, you can get about 10% more off.

So we need some input from Mongo on an after show get together.
Can we sit around the Stovebolt awning and have a few cold ones?
Can we get a meeting room in the hotel and use it for free?
Will the same BBQ folks be at the show? Well worth the money for their meal.
That will be my Saturday evening meal.
Myself, I like the Boy Scout hotdog stand for lunch.

So give us your input on lodging and meals.
Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1318762 Mon Jul 22 2019 02:19 AM
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I'm not planning on splurging a bit and staying at the Super 8

Last edited by Rusty Rod; Mon Jul 22 2019 08:51 PM.

Another quality post.


Real Trucks Rattle

HELP! The Paranoids are after me!
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1318807 Mon Jul 22 2019 04:01 PM
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KCMongo Offline
"MONGO"
Historically we've not used the Super 8 because in years previous (Early on) we had more than a couple participants complain about the "Cleanliness" there. Since then I have talked to people who have stayed there that said it was fine. So as you guys know your mileage will vary. As far as hanging at Stovebolt central that should be No problem at all. Regarding Cold frosty beverages at the show, the official policy is the same as at the park, Your adults act accordingly and wrap that rascal. The rowdiness level of the Stovebolt is always a delightful, mellow, chilled out. So I have no concerns.
Mongo


Mongo's Garage
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Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1318831 Mon Jul 22 2019 06:23 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Mongo.
Thanks for the update.
I think Vicki and I will be staying at the Super 8.
I did check Super 8 price and with a AAA card, it's 72 bucks a night. 76 bucks without it. Plus about 8 bucks tax.
The other discount groups did not seem to make a difference
The money we save, can go for the Reunion or gambling, which ever comes first.
So 76 bucks with breakfast, compared to 139 bucks and buy your own breakfast.
You decide, I'm a cheap son of a gun!

Does anyone want to take the lead and check out a group rate at Super 8?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1318857 Mon Jul 22 2019 08:55 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
Grease Monkey, Moderator General Truck Talk & Greasy Spoon
Both of our trips up there we found the parking lot at the Super 8 with quite a few trucks and associated trailers parked there. So, some participants are staying there.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1318930 Tue Jul 23 2019 09:57 AM
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WE b OLD Offline
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I tried to book at super 8 10 minutes ago and could only get Thurs and Friday. But until I finalized it did I see that they had not done Saturday. So I called direct and shall we say the person that answered was difficult to understand. So I just hung after they put me on hold. I will try again after daylight. I don't know what the difference is but I just went back to the same site and was able to book the dates and room I needed. It kept saying hurry only one room left. I did change from 2 beds to one so maybe that was it. I always book 2 beds in case someone might need it. Most hotels have 2-bed rooms only. I almost took it as an omen not to go but since I don't believe in omens and I wanted to stop at Country Classic any way so I retried. I almost booked at our old site ohwell


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1319000 Tue Jul 23 2019 09:17 PM
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DoubleDingo Offline
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Sure wish we lived closer, had the time built up to take off, and the extra cash to make the trip.


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1319007 Tue Jul 23 2019 10:00 PM
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TPR57C Offline
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Doubledingo well worth the effort to go to a reunion or homecoming checked where you live I thought you must be Australian with that call sign you have


57 3200 pickup 265 V8 with service tray
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: DoubleDingo] #1319010 Tue Jul 23 2019 10:35 PM
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klhansen Offline
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Originally Posted by DoubleDingo
Sure wish we lived closer, had the time built up to take off, and the extra cash to make the trip.

Me, too. Why didn't you guys schedule this for spring when I took my 12,500 mile road trip with KC as one of the destinations? I would have loved to attend, even though my truck is still in pieces. frown
I did get to hook up with Justhorsenround on the way thru his territory in mid May. grin


Kevin
First car '29 Ford Special Coupe
#2 - '29 Ford pickup restored from the ground up.
Newest Project - 51 Chevy 3100 work truck. Photos
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: WE b OLD] #1319011 Tue Jul 23 2019 10:40 PM
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Wrench Fetcher
Ron,

What is "Country Classic"?

--Tom

Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1319016 Tue Jul 23 2019 11:16 PM
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Justhorsenround Offline
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Tom, Country Classic Cars is a classic car dealer out of Staunton, Illinois. Lots of complaints about the quality of their vehicles.


Martin
'62 Chevy C-10 Stepside Shortbed (Restomod in progress)
'47 Chevy 3100 5 Window (long term project)


"I fought the law and the law won" now I are a retired one!
Support those brave men/women who stand the "Thin Blue Line" and lock up those on the wrong side of that line.

Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: TPR57C] #1319077 Wed Jul 24 2019 03:30 PM
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DoubleDingo Offline
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Originally Posted by TPR57C
Doubledingo well worth the effort to go to a reunion or homecoming checked where you live I thought you must be Australian with that call sign you have


A little background. I moved to my current location in Dec. 1999. Wasn't doing so well here, and in Feb. 2002 I got a Queensland Heeler puppy. At about 5 months old she changed, she stopped looking like a Queensland and more like a Dingo. A year later her parents had another litter and I ended up with her sister, who also looked like a Dingo. So I got a new license plate for my Jeep DBLDNGO. Those that knew my dogs were my dingo dogs got it, but others didn't make the connection. Those girls are gone now, lost Sneakers in May 2013 to diabetic coma, and Sybil to natural causes in October 2018. She almost made it to 17.

We will have to save up both time off and money for a trek across the western US. If we go that far east, we'll have to go south too, because her family is in Texas. So it'd be a 5-7k mile trip easily. We put on 4,200 miles over Christmas 2018.


2007 Forester XT Limited (2nd Owner)
1991 Cherokee Laredo (2nd Owner)
1981 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside 8,600 Camper Special (3rd Owner)
1965 Chevy 3/4 Ton Fleetside (3rd Owner)
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1320070 Thu Aug 01 2019 06:05 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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Back on topic!
Just made reservations at Super 8 for Friday and Saturday night.
I think?
Person on the phone was hard to understand and I had to talk real slow.

Hitting the area early Friday afternoon, check in, unload, set up Stovebolt HQ and then head to the Aldersons BBQ.
Whoever gets there Friday afternoon will be drafted to help set up!

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1320180 Fri Aug 02 2019 07:26 PM
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Shakey61 Online
Shop Shark
I just made my reservation online for the Super 8; the Argosy didn't have any vacancies.

-Kevin


This is what happens when you live with a house-full of women, the wife and daughters name all the cars:
1960 Impala - "Frankie" (Frank Sinatra)
1961 Apache - " 'Mater Jr." (wrecker)
1972 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Juliet"
1976 SuperBeetle Convertible - "Olaf"
1988 Alfa Romeo Spider Veloce - "Romeo"
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1320404 Sun Aug 04 2019 06:24 PM
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WE b OLD Offline
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These people.. I have been there a couple of times on the way to KC. They have a huge inventory but lost 300 a few years back to a fire. I am sure they get a lot of tire kickers but I was looking to buy a car but I interrupted the good ol boys lunch. They were less than welcoming. I did find the car I was looking for. Jerry did an inspection there a few years back and refused to drive the car because it was unsafe. You know that anytime you buy a car even a new one there are things you don't like or overlooked at the inspection. It is located 15 miles north of St. Louis 270 , I have been wanted to stop but if you search it says 40 miles north on 55 but that is from St. Louis not 270 so I never stopped. They had a 1937 Plymouth 4 dr and it got sold last week.This is the car I was wanting to see.

Last edited by WE b OLD; Sun Aug 04 2019 08:29 PM.

Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1320409 Sun Aug 04 2019 07:25 PM
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2-Ton Offline OP
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43 miles NE of the Gateway Arch Ron.
And quit trying to steal topics!
How about starting a thread on what to see, for folks traveling to the Reunion?

Don


Of all the things I've lost in my life, I miss my mind the most!

1967 GMC 9500 Fire Ladder Truck
"The Flag Pole"
In the Stovebolt Gallery
More pix on Photobucket
'46 2-Ton grain truck
'48 3/4-ton grain truck
'50 2-ton flatbed
'54 Pontiac Straight Eight
'70 American LaFrance pumper fire truck.
Re: Reunion Lodging. [Re: 2-Ton] #1320421 Sun Aug 04 2019 08:30 PM
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WE b OLD Offline
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ME. I was responding to Tom's question


Ron, The Computer Greek
I love therefore I am.

1960 MGA Roadster Sold 7/18/2017
1954 3100 Chevy truck in the Gallery
2017 Buick Encore
Pix on Photobucket
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