Spring Cruise - May 23rd

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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by THINGE » Wed May 20, 2020 9:49 pm

Yeah, yeah, yeah. I’ll be there.
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Marla » Thu May 21, 2020 6:46 am

Call them out Sean... :lol:

The weather looks like it will be amazing. Looking forward to it.
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by pjlevine » Thu May 21, 2020 7:33 am

If my van starts I'll be there :lol:

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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Dual Port » Thu May 21, 2020 9:20 am

Romper Room? I'm 60 and even I don't know what the hell he's talking about!
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Karl Kombi » Thu May 21, 2020 6:50 pm

I remember very vividly when Miss Barbara finally said my name -- I was so excited I almost whizzed myself. :oops:

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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Six Volt » Fri May 22, 2020 11:31 am

We're all set for tomorrow's cruise. The weather looks liked it will be excellent. Mid 60's and no rain.

As Marla previously indicated, we meet at 10am at the Cleveland Metroparks Emerald Necklace Marina (set your GPS for 1500 Cleveland Metro Park Dr, Lakewood, OH 44107, or an alternate address is 18900 Detroit Ave, Lakewood, Ohio 44107, GPS Coordinates 41.478151, -81.831374).

Bruce usually gets us rolling by 11am. This is a chance to catch up with everyone in the club or meet some folks and put a name to face for the first time. Its also a chance to exchange any parts or pick up parts from members you've communicated with over the winter.

After the crusie we will have lunch at Slim and Chubbies on Rt. 237 on the patio. Come out and see everyone!
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by toolbox » Fri May 22, 2020 2:49 pm

Have fun! I have a hot date with a stump grinder to remove the roots of a tree and stump we had removed.
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by wwebner » Sat May 23, 2020 3:32 pm

Great turnout for the Corna Cruise.
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Six Volt » Sun May 24, 2020 11:53 am

Many thanks to Bill and Marla for all they do running the club and keeping us active in these crazy times! :D

Special thanks to Bruce and Mike for being our 'on scene' leaders and organizers for this event. This was the 11th year for the Metroparks Cruise. In light of that, I guess its time for me to take you down memory lane...

The MetroParks Cruise was originally conceived as a COVVC (North) event. The only trouble was there were only two visible members of that group. Bruce and Mike.

Well, word spread around that they were trying to have a cruise, so LEAKOIL showed up. And that was that! While Mike has always been a COVVC guy, Bruce came over to the dark side and bought and restored not one, but two, buses! :D

That first year in 2010 we met at a pavillion near Sagamore Hills in the Brecksville Reservation and traveled East to West ending at the Cornerstone brew pub in Berea.

It was the worst cruise ever! :lol:

It wasn't for a lack of effort. What no one appreciated was the volume of major North-South cross streets that would interupt the crusie on its trek west. We went about 2.5 MPH the whole way! Widefive loved it! :lol:

The other crazy thing about the at first year was you had to formally register! :lol: Well, needles to say that didn't last! :lol:

Anyway here are a couple of pics from that first cruise back in 2010...

A few splits showed.
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Everybody get registered! :lol:
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Aaron couldn't wait to get started! :lol:
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My pully sheared off from the crank at he end of the run! :o If I had just kept my speed down to 2 MPH instead of the 2.5 MPH we were doing, I might have saved the pulley! :lol:
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I went home and grabbed another pulley and Aaron showed me how to remove the crank nut by holding the nut with a huge cresent wrench or pipe wrench and cranking the motor for a second! :D
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The next year (2011) the cruse was moved to its current North South run from Lakewood to Strongsville eliminating most of the cross street interference. Admitedly, the cruise is a bit of a 'dog and pony' show, and not particularly challenging, but its purpose is to get everyone out and together after the long winter and reaquaint everone with each other.

Despite all the Corona drama (or perhaps because of it) we had what seemed like a record turnout this year!

So thanks to all who came out. Even those who just came to the lot to say hello! This is why we have a club like LEAKOIL and why it seems to grow and evolve every year!

So here are a few photos from 2020...

So, who's having another kid first? :lol:
(Oh, there's that super friendly dog)
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Matt Keith's bus engine is so Corona clean. You can eat off the engine in this bus.
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Parking lot
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Honorary Grand Marshall made an appearance
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Old school bugs were a nice addition!
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Tim and the "Woodstock" bus made it up all the way from Mansfield.
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We don't have enough red vehicles. Red is the new sage green.
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Phyllis stopped by with her super well behaved dog! :lol:
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We even had a Porsche show!
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WSD and Fernando had awesome splits
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Love the color.
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I think we call this Thinge 2
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Lining up
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My bored son
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And we're off!
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Re: Spring Cruise - May 23rd

Post by Six Volt » Sun May 24, 2020 12:06 pm

Slim and Chubbies must have appreciated us since they posted some pictures of our buses at their restaurant on FB after the cruise.
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1959 Panel 40 Horse 6 volt
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