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  • 2012 Western Meet

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    Carson City, NV 
    August 3-5, 2012

    Members Present: 10

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  • Members and Monte Carlos in Attendance

    DSCF1807.JPG 1970 - Misty Turquoise, White vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
    Owned by Aaron & April Dodsworth of Summerland, BC, Canada
    DSCF1801.JPG 1970 SS454 - Tuxedo Black, Black vinyl top, Blue interior
    Owned by Jay Marsh of Bend, OR
    DSCF1814.JPG 1970 - Blue, Saddle interior
    Owned by Bob Pacchelli of Vacaville, CA
    DSCF1816.JPG 1970 - White, Black vinyl top, Black interior
    Owned by Rodney Shure of Helena, MT
    DSCF1846.JPG 1971 - Burnt Orange, Sandalwood vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
    Owned by Steve Hawkins of Reno, NV
    DSCF1808.JPG 1971 - Burnt Orange, White vinyl top, Sandalwood interior
    Owned by Cameron Lewis of Reno, NV
    DSCF1812.JPG 1971 - Brown, Black interior
    Owned by Roger Acquistapace of Santa Rosa, CA
    DSCF1810.JPG 1972 Custom - Classic White, Black interior
    Owned by Doug Cameron of Portland, OR
    DSCF1803.JPG 1972 - Gulf Green, Black vinyl top, Green interior
    Owned by Matt Hilla and Christine Mott of Portland, OR

    Other Members in attendance:
    Mark and Beth Andrus of Rancho Cordova, CA

    The 2012 Western Meet
    by Aaron Dodsworth

    As usual, we had another great Western Meet in Carson City, Nevada with 10 members in attendance. I enjoyed my 1,900 miles of driving and it was fun to travel with a few members. My odometer rolled over to all zeros for the first time as I was driving home through Northern California so it was a cool milestone.


    Matt and Christine, Jay, Doug and I left Bend, Oregon for Carson City Thursday morning but did not get far before discovering Doug's leaking water pump gasket. We got it fixed by lunch and continued on our way. We arrived in Carson City late in the evening and were greeted by other members.

    Meeting up at Jay's house in Bend, OR to drive to the meet
    Replacing water pump gaskets in Doug's car
    Stopped at a rest area on the way to Carson City


    On Friday we cruised to the historic mining town of Virginia City and attended a small car show in the evening.


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    Matt washing his car for the Friday cruise. Roger, Jay and Doug supervising.
    Some of the Montes parked at the hotel
    Cruising out of the hotel for Virginia City
    Cruising through Virginia City
    Some of the FGMCC gang in Virginia City
    Cameron's 71 Monte adead of the group parked in Virginia City
    Carson Nugget car show


    Mills Park was an excellent setting for the car show Saturday. There were plenty of trees for shade and there was also a train that toured around the park.

    Top: Bob, Roger, Mark, Steve. Bottom: Cameron, Jay, Aaron, Matt, Doug


    Jay and Doug
    Bob, Cameron and Roger
    Staging for the car show
    Bob's 70 Monte
    Aaron's 70 Monte
    Jay's 70 Monte
    Matt's 72 Monte
    Cameron's 71 Monte
    Doug's 72 Monte
    Roger's 71 Monte
    Rodney's 70 Monte
    Cameron, Steve and Roger
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    L to R: Mark, Matt, Doug, Jay, Bob, Aaron, Roger and Cameron
    Steve's 71 Monte
    Back row: Bob, Doug, Aaron, Roger and Matt
    Front: Jay and Cameron


    The poker run on Sunday took us through several golf courses in the area with some nice views along the way. We all had terrible poker hands but it was still a nice cruise. At the event awards ceremony, I received the Endless Ride (long distance) and Jay received the Best Black Beauty award. Jay had some sort of carb/fuel issue during staging at the awards and we eventually got his trailer and pushed it in. We had a BBQ at Cameron's house in Reno and presented the FGMCC awards and door prizes. 

    FGMCC Award Winners

    Best Interior Cameron Lewis - 1971
    Best Paint Roger Aquistapace - 1971
    Robyn Lance Best Engine  Roger Aquistapace - 1971
    George Lines Best Modified  Roger Aquistapace - 1971
    Best Stock Aaron Dodsworth - 1970
    Best Non-Restored Rodney Shure - 1970
    Meet Director's Choice Bob Pacchelli - 1970
    Longest Distance Driven  Aaron Dodsworth - 1970 (950 miles)
    Hard Luck Doug Cameron -1972 (Water pump leak)
    Congratulations to you all!


    Poker run
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    Poker run
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    Poker run
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    Pooker run
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    Poker run
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    Poker run
    Pooker run
    Poker run
    Poker run
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    Jay with his Black Beauty award
    Jay's lonely Monte with a fuel problem waiting to be rescued

    FGMCC awards banquet
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    Best Interior - Cameron
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    Best Paint - Roger 
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    Best Engine - Roger
    Best Modified - Roger
    Best Stock - Aaron (Steve presented)
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    Long Distance - Aaron (Steve presented)
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    Hard Luck - Doug
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    Aaron is ready for his close up
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