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Souvenirs and stuff

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 3:07 pm
by Smuz
We GOTTA have T-shirts and caps or sumpin!


Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 6:10 pm
by Jimny
Damn good ideal! I knew we kept you around for some reason sumz! :wink:

I'm sure not the artist of this we have one?

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:30 pm
by Smuz
Damn good ideal! I knew we kept you around for some reason sumz
Ideal ?
Sumz ?

Ya gotta lay offa that Barley Pop there, pardner.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:32 pm
by russmehl
Jimny lives in an ideal world.
Nuff said.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:34 pm
by Smuz
Jimny lives in an ideal world.
Nuff said.
Oh no, that ain't NEAR all I kin say about THAT rascal!!!!!!

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:37 pm
by russmehl
I just can't wait to meet him in person... I've been thinking of down loading a picture of his and using it as a pin up... or was that target? I get so confused some times....

Maybe we should be selling his autograph as a way to make money to buy us all T-shirts?

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:40 pm
by Smuz
I just can't wait to meet him in person...
You'll git over THAT pretty freakin quick!

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:45 pm
by russmehl
Oh, you can't believe I'm serious for a minute.... can you? Even when I'm serious I can't stay that way very long......

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:49 pm
by Smuz
I don't believe NUFFIN that concerns you!


Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:54 pm
by russmehl
Honest, I got the pictures, somewhere, under something or whatever. I'll find em, really, I will.

Posted: Fri Mar 05, 2004 10:55 pm
by Smuz

Posted: Sat Mar 06, 2004 2:32 am
by jock
I'll take a shirt,hat, whatever. The more you make the cheaper it will be. I really don't think I will be going but it would be cool to wear to my local suzi club meeting. I don't have a spare $2500 for airfares, accomodation, spending money,etc. but if I did I would be on my way.

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 10:59 am
by stevec
Well jock, you've got over a year to save up! :wink:

I've got a neighbor who can make up t-shirts and hats. I'm about to have her do it for my 4x4 club; she can do smaller quantities at reasonable prices. We do need a design though...

Posted: Mon Mar 08, 2004 7:43 pm
by russmehl
I've been thinking... maybe a trail map on the top half, text "Aspen Loop 2005"and Logo w/ steering wheels underneath or something like that. Any problem with using the Suzuki "S" and the copyright lawyers? I'm sure we could find one to paste into a picture somewhere.

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 12:34 am
by jock
Well Stevec I am seriously considering it. I may have a shut down on at work in may so will have some mega bucks coming in for a few weeks. Last shut down I was earning between $2200 and $3100 before tax a week. ( 86 hour week) I earned $12000 for five weeks work. And I blew it all. Will consult the boss at work and look into a decent holiday over there. I am also into Off road Racing so I will look into what races are on and organise something. Nothing definite yet, but will get a list of things to do and consult my mates mum who is a travel agent and see what she can do for me. But if I come I better get a shirt.

Posted: Tue Mar 09, 2004 6:28 pm
by Jimny
jock if you come to the meet I will buy you 2 shirts!!!! And stevec will buy you the first beer!!!

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:40 am
by jock
FREE BEER!!!!!! :whiskey:
And two free shirts, sweeeet!!!!! Try and stop me coming.

Seriously I talked to the boss and the shutdown finishes end of may so should be sweet. Guess I don't buy a house for another year. Opened a bank account on the way home so I can transfer money in weekly. I guess I will have to give up my Ebay addiction too. I will let you know later in the year how the savings are going.

Still looking around for things to do. Any suggestions on whats good to see over there. I know that's a pretty broad question but I'll let you come up with ideas. Disneyland and all that sort of stuff are OUT.

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 5:47 am
by Jimny
I will be bringing an extra LJ20O for someone to drive so that might as well be you.

As for sites to see, other then the beautiful mountains of Colorado. Not to far away is Yellowstone National Park that has Ole' Faithful.

I'm blank...someone else will have to give you some more ideas.

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 11:39 am
by stevec
Another thought for t-shirts:

I've got the "Suzuki Brute Four Wheel Drive" original iron-on on disk. How 'bout that on the back, and something smaller on the front?

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 12:25 pm
by Idahopaul
that sounds cool, with something about the get together 2005. it would be cool to put a picture of a brute under the"Suzuki Brute Four Wheel Drive" slogan.

Posted: Wed Mar 10, 2004 1:14 pm
by stevec
It's got a drawing of an LJ20 on it.

It's the second from the end.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:13 am
by jock
will be bringing an extra LJ20O for someone to drive so that might as well be you.
Wow:hail: Thanks Jimny. :hail:
Thats a awesome offer. That has definitely made me start saving. Transferred the first $100 in to the savings account tonight. Got no handbrake (wife, girlfriend) so I will be coming alone. Unless I can convince some of my mates to come. The reason I asked for other things to do is I was planning on staying over the for about a month. I will never make it back to the States again so What are your top suggestions of things that I couldn't miss out on doing whilst in your country. ( and where not to waste my time going) Any where at all. Don't mind driving for long times. The most I have ever driven in one day is 1400kms (850 miles).

And I want to take one home too. A lj20 that is. Stock soft top. Want to bring it back here to Australia. There is only about five in the country. So I will have to end my trip on the west coast so shipping will be cheaper. Have to sit down with a map and work out where to start and finish. So if any of you are interested in selling an lj20 with the original motor let us know. Or if you can help me find one. Rust is no problem as long as it's mechanically sound ( as best as you would expect for a 31 year old car) This weekend I will sit down and have a look at some maps and so forth.

Posted: Thu Mar 11, 2004 5:57 am
by Jimny
No I'm sorry Jock but we just can't let you take an LJ20 out of our country to take to yours! Nope just can't let you do it! :wink: Just kidding LOL! We can find you one and maybe one close to the west coast so you won't be hauling it all over the USA.

BUT in return you will have to tell me places I can go when and If I go to Australia, I have only been to Germany but I've been looking to go Australia.

You have got to go to Las Vegas to see the lights and buildings etc and it will be on your way to the west coast. On the way there is the Grand Canyon and the Hoover dam, there you can take a Dam Tour. :wink:

In LA California is Universal Theme Park it is a cool place to go, they have an awesome 3-D movie there that looks so damn real, I was reaching into the air trying to grab something that wasn't there but it sure did look like it was.

There are tons of other places to go too. I will post them as they come to me,

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 1:13 am
by jock
Thanks Jimny will do. But remember if you come over here you have to be prepared to drive a fair way to get anywhere. This country is roughly the same size as yours with a tenth of the population. There is only SIX capital cities. And its at least 600 miles between them all. ( There are more people in New york than the whole of this country!

If you come you have to go to Fraser island. No ifs no buts. It's the worlds biggest sand island and it is the most magical place. . When I get my own place your certainly welcome to come and stay with me.

Been looking at some maps and will probably just do the western half. There is way to much to see on the east coast. Start in Wisconsin at the cranden racetrack cruise down and around to colorado ( I know it's a long way) across to Idaho and down to the grand canyon and into Las Vegas then up to San fransico. I would love to drive an LJ across the Golden gate bridge. Drop the car off at a freight forwarders and hop a plane a go home. Pretty rough so far but its a start.

Posted: Fri Mar 12, 2004 6:22 am
by Jimny
Sounds like a fun trip to me! Not too many can say they drove an LJ20 across the Golden gate!!!! :cool: