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See below - if anyone is interested I will be headed there (I live 7 minutes from the Prince Frederick Firehouse). Give me a shout.!!


 

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Oh no, Andres. I have already promised myself out that day to deliver food with my wife for our church. Won't be able to make it.
 

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Oh no, Andres. I have already promised myself out that day to deliver food with my wife for our church. Won't be able to make it.
No worries Dan. I got the info really late so I couldn't post it early enough for folks to plan - you and Hilda have fun!
 

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This is awesome. We use to do a toys for tots back in my hay day on Harley Davidson's. Great cause, if I was a little closer I'd be there.
What ???? Not up for a little joy ride, lol?
 

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Great day today at the 9th Annual Southern Maryland Toys for Tots Charity ride and car show. Took 3rd in class (woo hoo!). Beautiful day with an unseasonal balmy 71 degrees today. Will post pix in just a few minutes.

Day started with an M&G at Prince Frederick Fire Department. After a couple of hours the Fire Department and Calvert County Sherriff's department led a mile-long procession from P. Fred. to Solomon's Island. The FD and Sherriff's unit did a rolling intersection roadblock all the way down Route 4 (a 4-lane divided rural highway about 20 miles or so). I have to tell ya it was pretty cool going 80 MPH and blasting through the occasional red light under escort. All of the regular traffic was on the side of the road or blocked off at intersections watching us go by - more gawkers than I can count. Very cool.

When we get to Solomon's Island we pulled over into a boat ramp parking lot where our escorts changed to the St. Mary's County VFD for the rest of the ride (about 8 miles) into Lexington Park (right next to the Patuxent RIver Naval Air Station). They had to change b/c we were crossing county lines and it was a jurisdictional thing. They escorted us all the way to the grounds where the car show was being held. This portion was much slower as it was suburban instead of rural, so we did about 35-40 - with literally hundreds of gawkers in the opposite lanes and on the side of the ride taking video - pretty nifty. Nearly a hundred MOPARs of all kinds in the caravan plus about 15 VFD and Police escorts the whole way. It was also very cool b/c the guy I was behind had a 2010 SRT8 that he had just put in an SRT MAX cam into and was running open headers the entire way down. Best MOPAR music station there is!

The Toys for Tots event was great. They had 4 foot long boxes that where 3 foot square for the toys. They had about 2 dozen of these overflowing with toys, plus about 30 big garbage bags full plus a dozen bicycles and other oversize presents. All in all if took 3 pickup trucks and a towed box trailer to haul it all away. Awesome!! The marines on duty were very appreciative!

Day ended with car show voting and selection. Was surprised to get 3rd in Hemi class b/c I have been so busy I never got a chance to clean the car up before the show. The original voting had me tied for 3rd with two other fellas. So the tiebreaker procedure was they called the 3 of us up and introduced us to the audience of about 80-90 people. Then they had the 3 of us go stand in front of our respective rides. Then the audience was asked to go stand next to the car they thought was best. One guy had about 15, another had about 10-12, and all the rest came to stand in front of mine so that was really surprising and affirming. All in all a very cool day

Pixs in the next few posts.
 

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WOOHOO, Andres! Congratulations on your 3rd in Class!!! And you're right, that High Speed Escort is Killer! Glad to hear everything was a success, after all, it's all for the Kids!
 

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I go every year and buy the makings for two complete turkey dinners and give it to the church. I feel good knowing two family's get a complete Holiday meal.
 

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CONGRATS's ANDRES!!! I want that 'Cuda!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks Susie - the Cuda won 3rd in "Old School" class. He had 2 cloths - one to polish the car, and a second one to wipe the drool from all the gawkers!

Sounds like a great time for a great cause. Congratulations on 3rd place.
Thank you - it was really cool. We had folks from as far away as 3 hours. And lots and lots of toys. We also had Santa and one of his elfs there which the kids just loved!!! So if anyone wants to join me next year give a shout!!!
 
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