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It’s a big fat maybe with a capital M as of right now, but a recruiter from Tesla found my LinkedIn profile the other day and wants to talk to me later on today about a job at the Gigafactory in Sparks.

Haven’t even gotten hired there yet, let alone interviewed with anyone, yet I’m already moving there in my head.
Guess that’s just the way I roll. :cookoo:
 

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I'm in Fallon. Just acquired my 1972 M35a2 from Mooresville, Indiana to Fallon, Nevada,great drive....lol, and got it registered....was that a process!

I'm probably going to the Sept. meet in Lodi, CA. any chance of a convoy??

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I'm in Fallon. Just acquired my 1972 M35a2 from Mooresville, Indiana to Fallon, Nevada,great drive....lol, and got it registered....was that a process!

I'm probably going to the Sept. meet in Lodi, CA. any chance of a convoy??

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I'm in Hawthorne. We could meet up in Fallon and head over Hwy 80 and Donner pass and pick up BigMike and speedfellon, and then convoy on Hwy 5 to Lodi/Tower Park. I'll be going Sept. 17-23. If you haven't been there before you'll love it. And we'll be back at Tower Park in April of 2019. ALSO if you don't have a reservation call JoAnn Lesser ASAP at 408-238-8277. It's also easier to register and get a space if your a MVCC member. If your not, JoAnn Lesser can help you out.
 
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I'm in Hawthorne. We could meet up in Fallon and head over Hwy 80 and Donner pass and pick up BigMike and speedfellon, and then convoy on Hwy 5 to Lodi/Tower Park. I'll be going Sept. 17-23. If you haven't been there before you'll love it. And we'll be back at Tower Park in April of 2019. ALSO if you don't have a reservation call JoAnn Lesser ASAP at 408-238-8277. It's also easier to register and get a space if your a MVCC member. If your not, JoAnn Lesser can help you out.

That sounds like a plan! Donner seems intimidating but I think I climbed bigger coming out of Laramie or Wendover? Would Fernley be on your way....don't want you to backtrack?

On the reservation thing.....is it by space or?? I'm not a member of MVCC yet, gotta get that done.

Thanks for the replies....
 

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The MVCC as promoter of the Tower Park meets will publish convoy info in our newsletter and on www.MVCCNews.net. We have a number of members in Nevada and on the way to and from Tower Park Resort. I will write this up or members can do it themselves. Consider posting on the Event forum here and on www.G503.com. Also on the MVCC forum over there. List the where, when, route stops, and who the contact person is (POC).

It is not necessary to be a MVCC member to attend the Spring and Fall swap meets but it helps when requesting sites or site changes, and many like to receive the newsletter to get inside info. In the case of the big April meet which is returning to Tower Park in 2019, there is a good reason to join the MVCC this year. More on that at the event link below. By the way, the Secretary is now accepting memberships on an anniversary month basis, not strictly by calendar year. This means people jcan join late in the year and still get 12 months of newsletters and member rights.

Details about the meet this September 18-23, 2018 at Tower Park Resort on Hwy 12 six miles west of I-5 near Lodi, CA is up on the Events forum. There are also some nuggets about the April 2019 Camp Delta at Tower Park meet there:


https://www.steelsoldiers.com/showthread.php?179822-Camp-Delta-Fall-Meet-at-Tower-Park-Resort-September-18-23-2018&p=2141462#post2141462
 

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That sounds like a plan! Donner seems intimidating but I think I climbed bigger coming out of Laramie or Wendover? Would Fernley be on your way....don't want you to backtrack?

On the reservation thing.....is it by space or?? I'm not a member of MVCC yet, gotta get that done.

Thanks for the replies....
You probably did. Going West over Donner Pass there are a couple grades where I have to down shift to 4th, one of them is just before the Cal. State Inspection stop. Coming back going East, there are about 3 grades where I have to drop down to 3rd for a short distance. It's about 30mph, so just stay in the right lane with your flashers on. On the flat land I run 45 to 50mph., that way it's easier to keep the Convoy together, plus it saves wear and tear on the trucks.
I usually go north on 95 from Hawthorne to Fallon to Fernley, then West on 80 to Sparks/Reno over Donner Pass to Auburn to Sacramento, South on the 5 to Lodi, and West on 12 to Tower Park. When you speak with JoAnn Lesser about a space, ask her if she can get you a spot near Sonny Hanson. Sonny has a M135 and we try and keep all the big trucks together. If your married and your spouse would like to attend, please do so. speedfellon and BigMike bring their wives, and my wife will be there. I have our M105A2 converted to a camper as does speedfellon. BigMike and his wife will be staying at a B__ B__ Bungalow (cabin). But you can also pitch a tent. I have to warn you, if you go once, you'll want to go to every Spring and Fall.
 

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You probably did. Going West over Donner Pass there are a couple grades where I have to down shift to 4th, one of them is just before the Cal. State Inspection stop. Coming back going East, there are about 3 grades where I have to drop down to 3rd for a short distance. It's about 30mph, so just stay in the right lane with your flashers on. On the flat land I run 45 to 50mph., that way it's easier to keep the Convoy together, plus it saves wear and tear on the trucks.
I usually go north on 95 from Hawthorne to Fallon to Fernley, then West on 80 to Sparks/Reno over Donner Pass to Auburn to Sacramento, South on the 5 to Lodi, and West on 12 to Tower Park. When you speak with JoAnn Lesser about a space, ask her if she can get you a spot near Sonny Hanson. Sonny has a M135 and we try and keep all the big trucks together. If your married and your spouse would like to attend, please do so. speedfellon and BigMike bring their wives, and my wife will be there. I have our M105A2 converted to a camper as does speedfellon. BigMike and his wife will be staying at a B__ B__ Bungalow (cabin). But you can also pitch a tent. I have to warn you, if you go once, you'll want to go to every Spring and Fall.
Wow, sounds good. I was running 55 to 57 on the flats but I've got 395's on....and my RPM's don't work,lol.

The only change I would make is going South on 5. I'd take 99. It's a little slower of a road and dumps you in Lodi proper.

Well, I called the lady and left a message, no return call yet. The campsites are a little pricey....for camping that is.
 

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We take the 5 because Tower Park is on hwy12 about 8mi west of the 5 on Potato Slough. If you come in on the 99 you have to navigate the Old Town of Lodi, lots of narrow streets and traffic signals. I convoyed home last Sept. with speedfellon going through Lodi to the 99, and it works for Alan as he is out in the Auburn/Grass Valley area. As for my return trip I like to just hop on the 5 and go, and in 8 to 10 hours I'm home, no stops except for fuel and lunch. Once you get out of Sacramento, the traffic on the 5 isn't to bad. Also your MVCC Membership will get you a discount on your campsite.
 
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