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Old 10-13-2013, 03:40 PM   #121
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Lunch done, we go check out the Mission, which is the big draw for the town.









Boot hill.




Not quite sure I/S does this sometimes with the huge picture. (Imageshack sucks) Went back to Photobucket since they increased my storage.


At this point, most of the gang splits up and go their own way. We pretty much head back the same way. Just 5 of us now.



And down to two...







And then it's just me. Got home around 3 and glad I had the chance to get out and ride.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:30 PM   #122
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Our last meeting for the year.





Going over the 2014 calender of events.





That over, time for a ride to lunch.






Alpine Inn. It's been here for awhile.

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Old 11-02-2013, 09:40 PM   #123
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Today was special, we rode up to one, if not the largest privately owned military collections!





Our Docent, Mike.






This is one of their earliest tanks.



Yes, that's how they start it.





Testing metal integrity?




Mike told us they would test the metal by shooting at the plates with an Enfield three times. If it didn't penetrate, it passed the test and was used.
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Old 11-02-2013, 09:47 PM   #124
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They stopped painting this big star on the tanks after finding out the enemy used it to center fire on.




This texture was intentional to prevent sticky magnetic bombs from sticking.


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Old 11-03-2013, 06:25 AM   #125
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Our tanks may not be as rugged as the Panthers, but we sure could out produce them.








This tank had been hit and repaired.















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Old 11-03-2013, 06:31 AM   #126
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Old 11-03-2013, 06:44 AM   #127
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We got to play insurgents.

















BMW, take your little 12 cylinder engine and go home.
























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The feared Flak Gun.












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This picture reminds me of all the bikes sitting on battery tenders. The area even smells like stale gas in a rusty "tank".

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Old 11-05-2013, 03:23 PM   #131
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Mickey Mouse!






Just in case you need firewood.




Not just one, but 2 scud missiles!












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There were many more tanks and trucks, but the place is so vast, we ran out of time seeing it all. Wish I could have taken shots of the rusty ones waiting their turn. If anyone of you is interested in seeing this place, contact: http://mvtf.org/

But better hurry as the collection is being sold off to the Collins Foundation. They mentioned we may be one of the last tours. Since Jacques Littlefield passed away, the family doesn't have much interest in keeping up the maintenance or collecting anymore. I am very glad I was able to see this in my lifetime.
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Old 02-24-2014, 06:52 PM   #134
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Saturday was a beautiful day (it was 71 degrees) and we had our club's opening meeting. Once again, our gracious host provided the meeting place.











For sale.



Our host is a busy guy.









Announcements.



Wide angle





Getting ready for a short ride to lunch in Morgan Hill's Marie Callender's.




Lunch was a fun and noisy event, no pictures however, too busy yakking away and eating.
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Old 02-24-2014, 08:19 PM   #135
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