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Author Topic: "Ghosts of Highway 61-Dixie Tour 2013" Blytheville, Arkansas promotional video  (Read 3994 times)
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« on: August 07, 2012, 06:26:35 AM »

I have uploaded a promotional video for our upcoming national antique bus show in Blytheville, Arkansas. Be sure to put this one on your calendars! Check it out!

http://youtu.be/y8_no8n79Vo

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« Reply #1 on: August 07, 2012, 06:47:57 AM »

I have uploaded a promotional video for our upcoming national antique bus show in Blytheville, Arkansas. Be sure to put this one on your calendars! Check it out!

http://youtu.be/y8_no8n79Vo

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That my friend, is an incredible eleven minutes of video, you did a cracker jack job on that, take two atta boys outta petty cash for a job well done.

I think I even saw a shot of the cafe in Adrian Texas and the Bus station in Shamrock also.

What is the parking like there in Blytheville?  You have room for bus'es?

Great Job!

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« Reply #2 on: August 07, 2012, 07:02:35 AM »

Great video! Made my day already!

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« Reply #3 on: August 07, 2012, 07:04:53 AM »

Awesome! Brings back a lot of memories.
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« Reply #4 on: August 07, 2012, 07:06:45 AM »

Thanks, I employed the help of my 14 year old son. I'll never know the stuff he already knows about computers ! Yes yes yes The town of Blytheville is rolling out the bus-nut red carpet for this event! They are closing as many downtown streets (near the restored depot) for bus parking as needed. So tell your buddies and make plans. This will be a good one! A truly unique bus event. Take care

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« Reply #5 on: August 07, 2012, 09:16:30 AM »

That must have taken a lot of work, Tom - thanks for sharing.  Especially liked the PA Turnpike shots.
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« Reply #6 on: August 07, 2012, 12:52:48 PM »

Looks like the place to be next April Kent
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« Reply #7 on: August 07, 2012, 02:47:24 PM »

OK Tom, no fair.  That fantastic video puts the show on the must do list - fuel costs be damned!!! Grin Grin Grin

I assume you will be publishing a registration form in the near future.

I tried loading one of the websites from the video (ghostsoftheraod.com) and it does not seem to be a correct link.

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« Reply #8 on: August 07, 2012, 05:19:24 PM »

thanks.... Grin
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« Reply #9 on: August 08, 2012, 11:57:48 AM »

Thanks for the video and the great choice in music.  I gotta say that the Scenicruisers are wonderful but it's the 4104's that get my heart beat up a notch.
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« Reply #10 on: August 08, 2012, 08:06:01 PM »

Thanks to all who commented on my Blytheville event video. I did goof up a bit....one of the website links was incorrect on the video. The link should read: http://www.ghostsofthehighway.com/
  The other was ok http://tomsgarageonline.com/

No registration or fees needed, just drop me a line and let me know you are coming and we'll save you a prime spot. Hope to meet many of you in Blytheville.

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« Reply #11 on: August 09, 2012, 04:33:04 PM »

Tom, we will put this event on our top priority list. 

I did a quick look on Google Maps and it looks like a really small town.  That said, it has two airports  - one was a SAC facility.

I looked at a several sites that discusses Blythesville.  Here are some that seem to have some interesting information:

http://www.blythevillegosnell.com/visitor/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blytheville,_Arkansas
http://rvparkreviews.com/regions/Arkansas/Blytheville.html

Doesn't look like there is much in the way of camping.  I assume there will be an area for dry camping.

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« Reply #12 on: August 09, 2012, 07:15:53 PM »

Hi Jim

Yes, dry camping is the order of the day. I have discussed at length dry camping near the depot (in closed street parking areas) situation with my Blytheville contact. They are very happy with that plan. This way, folks can stay put nearby, where the action is close to the depot building. Early April there, should be no heat/ no A/C needed. We will have access to the restored depot building (restrooms & additional porta-potties) as well as added overnight Police presence around the area. Now please do not get me wrong, this is not a bad area in the least, Blytheville is a great little town, but nothing wrong with added "good guys" anytime!

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« Reply #13 on: August 09, 2012, 07:34:33 PM »

Jim mentioned this to me today when we were talking, i had not seen the video yet.  Think that we are going to try and make it but won't know until sometime after the first of the year.....most likely in March.  Something to look forward to for sure.
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« Reply #14 on: August 09, 2012, 07:41:53 PM »

Sounds great. We are very much looking forward to this event. Take care

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« Reply #15 on: August 14, 2012, 09:33:54 AM »

Tom, make sure you got me down in the 4905.  I hope to have Vickers next to me as well in his 4905.
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« Reply #16 on: August 21, 2012, 07:02:19 PM »

You got it Aaron. Can't wait !
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« Reply #17 on: August 22, 2012, 05:55:27 AM »

Tom,

We are planning on being there in our 4905.  Hopefully we'll have at least a "50/50" paint job by then.

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« Reply #18 on: September 04, 2012, 11:07:23 AM »

Great Steve. We look forward to meeting you. We'll put you right in "Buffalo row" !

Take care

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« Reply #19 on: September 04, 2012, 04:56:35 PM »

Tom, I think this is one situation where discrimination should prevail.  The close in parking should be reserved for "older" buses (maybe pre-'60 or something like that).  For sure I want to be in the back row so that the rally focuses on buses from the past.

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« Reply #20 on: September 05, 2012, 06:39:32 AM »

Hey Tom:  That looks cool.  Will be there, only 12 hours and 58 minutes from my house - long days drive but doable.

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« Reply #21 on: September 06, 2012, 10:23:22 AM »

Thanks. Yep, that is the plan. Just found out about another person's interesting coach that will be in Blytheville for the Ghosts of 61 show in April. A 1948 Spartan coach. Maybe one of one that remain roadworthy. Built in Sturdis, MI. (related somehow to the Spartan aircraft and travel trailer people from Tulsa, OK. ......have not done history search yet.) He is headed down with a couple of Flxibles also. Maybe some of you know this fellow. Here is a couple of videos I found of the Spartan:

http://youtu.be/g-Esn76f9Hc


http://youtu.be/N3ZA4Y7GuGM


Enjoy.     Tom
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« Reply #22 on: September 07, 2012, 02:13:49 PM »

 Tom,
 Planning on bringing the '59 4104 over...The link to the Spartan caught my attention, I have owned several  '47 to 48 Spartan Travel Trailers made in Tulsa from left over aircraft aluminum. Thanks for the link....

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« Reply #23 on: September 22, 2012, 06:50:34 AM »

Hi Rick

I look forward to meeting you and checking out your coach. I see you can't say no to older GM buses either ! I have four myself. The Blytheville event is really taking shape. It should be very good. The locals are very excited about the event too. I did some work at the old Spartan aircraft/travel trailer factory in Tulsa a few months back. Maintenance guys showed me some cool old photos of former production of planes & trailers. The plant it is currently Cargo Carriers Company (Illinois Tool Works) and they make heavy duty truck chassis. Neat old plant.

Be sure to tell all your friends about Blytheville! Take care.

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« Reply #24 on: September 22, 2012, 08:56:46 AM »

Tom, I just watched the great video again and noted that the rally is for buses older than 1981.  Since you did not tell me to fly a kite, I assume you will make provisions to "hide" the newer buses in the back forty Cheesy

I really do not want to miss this event.

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« Reply #25 on: September 22, 2012, 09:43:47 AM »

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