Car Show Season

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Re: Car Show Season

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Thanks for your continued MCA support by showing the MCA "colors"!

As anybody recognized the Scorpio? Any comments about it?

Bob
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Bob Weir wrote: Thu May 06, 2021 8:55 pm Thanks for your continued MCA support by showing the MCA "colors"!

As anybody recognized the Scorpio? Any comments about it?

Bob
Oh yeah, quite a few knew what it was (including the guy in the photo).
And quite a few had never, ever seen one.

We're not done with the Merkur colors.
I'm designing a Motorsports flag right now!! :cheers
Megapole is capable of flying six flags. It's 23 feet tall, so the bottom of Flag #6 should still be about 8 feet off the ground.
That's about how far Flag #2 was off the ground on my old tailgating flagpole.
BTW... a bunch of people around here saw what I did and are now flying brand/car flags on tailgating poles. Especially Camaro Guys.

The other flags will be for Club #3, the AACA - they have two logos, I'm getting flags with each one, proofs attached. :headbang
It's gonna be quite the colorful display.

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Edit: We got drowned out this weekend (2" of rain) plus it's cold!
But I got shipping notifications, so Flag #5 will be here in time for next weekend's better weather! :cheers
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Here's an action photo taken during a drive by for a fellow that's going through some tough times.

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It was taken during an attempted burnout. Needless to say... FAIL!!!
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Scorpios not for burn outs.

Yesterday, while washing my 2000 Mercury Wagon, I reflected on all the features the Scorpios had in 88 & 89. Trip computer, overhead console and lights everywhere.

The Scorpio looks really good. I ho[e it's performing as well.

Bob

PS Looks like someone has a custom paint job on the wagon your passing by.
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Re: Car Show Season

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Quad Cities Cruisers Open Run XXXVIII Car Show!
Megapole is officially full!!


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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Bob Weir wrote: Mon May 17, 2021 8:34 pmThe Scorpio looks really good. I hope it's performing as well.
Both cars are working well. They're taking turns going to shows.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Sometimes you get wet.

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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Descartes: "Cogito Ergo Sum"
Lijewski: "Sum Ergo Drive-O. Mucho!
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Re: Car Show Season

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Ed Lijewski wrote: Sun Jul 11, 2021 1:30 pm viewtopic.php?f=29&t=39607

YMMV
Thanks for the link, Ed!
Who woulda thunk a Scorpio would hit the Big Time?? :cheers
Mark Copeland - I'm 50 miles west of Kewanee, IL

'89 XR4Ti
Car was the 2014 MCA Merkur Preservation Award Winner
'89 Scorpio
This one has a very bright and shiny future.
Proud member of the Iowa-Illinois Merkur Owner's Association since 2015. :cheers
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Re: Car Show Season

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Well, Mark, you're new to this addiction.

Jack Middleton's cars were sold at auction at very low prices per scuttlebutt (I don't know the exact amounts):

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YMMV
Descartes: "Cogito Ergo Sum"
Lijewski: "Sum Ergo Drive-O. Mucho!
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