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FYI George Barris Tribute NYC/Long Island Area.

Post by nee716 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 12:57 pm

Hey all, I do not know if anyone knows but there is going to be a car show tribute for George Baris this upcoming weekend 8/22-8/24 @ the Cradle Of Aviation in Garden City, NY. I just picked up a flyer when I went to grab some lunch. The websites are http://www.autoseum.org/ and http://www.MoveandTVcars.com. From what I see you can also register to bring your own vehicle and pay to have a meet and greet. Seems interesting and if you just wanna goto the show it is only $7 for an all day pass! I am headin there this weekend.

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Post by neps » Tue Aug 19, 2008 2:03 pm

Thanks for posting this - been meaning to write something up but kept running out of time. I'll be there on Saturday.

For those who can, there is a $50 tailgate on Friday that gives you very close to 1-on-1 access to George Barris, much better than the autograph lines you'ld get over the weekend.

There will be a KITT car there from last I heard.

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Post by nee716 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 3:01 pm

No problem, I am glad to help out. I am going to try and get there on Saturday. If not Sunday. I contacted the company who is based out of Queens. There will be a Knight Rider car there. No KI3T but hey it didn't hurt to ask.

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Post by Lost Knight » Tue Aug 19, 2008 5:52 pm

Neil, I haven't heard back from you regarding the event yet, but I'll end up being there regardless. Not sure which day I'll be making it there, as I work until 5 P.M. Friday, but I also work close by in the next town of Mineola. If I don't make it Friday, I'll definitely be there Saturday.

I plan to get some good shots of all the cars, but mostly the K.I.T.T. replica, of course. I'll probably post them over the weekend.
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Post by neps » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:01 pm

I was waiting for you to hop into the chat again - but that never happened. :) I spoke to someone at the event, and it didn't look like they were willing to give us any special coverage, so unfortunately I have nothing to tell you about. :( Sorry it didn't work out better.

Friday seems to be for this tailgate type thing only. Hope to run into everyone that is there Saturday, I'll be wearing a KR shirt - my Son in a KRO shirt (he's gotta support the family business!)

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Post by nee716 » Tue Aug 19, 2008 6:48 pm

Awesome! The kids have to keep the family business alive :-) I will be wearing a Knight Rider shirt hopefully we will all get to bump into one another.

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Post by Lost Knight » Tue Aug 19, 2008 7:52 pm

neps wrote:I was waiting for you to hop into the chat again - but that never happened. :) I spoke to someone at the event, and it didn't look like they were willing to give us any special coverage, so unfortunately I have nothing to tell you about. :( Sorry it didn't work out better.

Friday seems to be for this tailgate type thing only. Hope to run into everyone that is there Saturday, I'll be wearing a KR shirt - my Son in a KRO shirt (he's gotta support the family business!)


No problem. :) I'm not all that surprised, really. I think if it was more of a Knight Rider-centered event we'd have more luck. But seeing as how K.I.T.T. isn't an actual creation of Barris' to begin with, they might anticipate us asking why there's a K.I.T.T. still on display despite his cease and decist letter? Just a thought...
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Post by neps » Wed Aug 20, 2008 2:06 pm

If you look at their blog - the information is a bit all over the place:

http://autoseum.blogspot.com/

I'm not certain of what is happening on Friday - as it now looks like the Tailgate is on Saturday?? Might be worth calling over to, if you have questions I guess.

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Post by stevefawcett » Wed Aug 20, 2008 3:41 pm

would someone help me out going to this show too? take a video camera and get him to do a small message to the folks in the UK at knightcon?? in halifax

pleeeeeeeease


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Post by 1991firebirdkitt » Wed Aug 20, 2008 7:38 pm

George is a great guy I enjoyed talking with him on my visit to his shop in Hollywood. :kitt2:
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Post by Sue » Wed Aug 20, 2008 10:01 pm

1991firebirdkitt wrote:George is a great guy I enjoyed talking with him on my visit to his shop in Hollywood. :kitt2:

Humm cool photos! Sue looks up that website...
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If your really nice George will show you his Batmobile
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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:04 am

Trying my hardest to get out there. It depends if my dad would take me or not since he does trust me driving his van. And my Camaro isnt registered. =/ If I go I should be wearing my IROC shirt. My Knight Rider shirt faded in the 8th grade. =(
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Post by nee716 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 8:53 am

TurboMan. Just as an FYI, The LIRR station is not far from the event @ all. Incase your plans for a ride fall through.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 2:44 pm

nee716 wrote:TurboMan. Just as an FYI, The LIRR station is not far from the event @ all. Incase your plans for a ride fall through.



Really? Sweeeet! What station is it and how far is it from the venue?


EDIT: Hopstop says theres a 37 minute walk from the LIRR to the place. lol lemme do some more research on this.
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Post by nee716 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 4:28 pm

Take the LIRR to Mineola stop. Then grab a cab, there are tons of them. You will take a short 5-10min ride to the Cradle of Aviation. Take down their number it will probably be All Island Transportation they r the best. They do drop off and pick up.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 5:19 pm

Im trying to do this as cheap as possible. :wink: I might go with my cousin Sunday or my dad tommorrow. That's if he feels like going though.
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Post by Lost Knight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 6:46 pm

Yeah, it's a short ride so it shouldn't cost much. I work at the hospital next to that train station.
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Post by nee716 » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:09 pm

Hey Lost Knight. You work @ Wynthrop? I work in Franklin Ave plaza down the block. Nice to know a fellow KR fan is close by.

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 10:54 pm

Will be there tommorrow morning. 8) I'll be the brown guy with the IROC shirt and stitches on my chin.
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Post by FuzzieDice » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:37 pm

TurbomanKnight: Stitches on your chin? What happened? (If I may ask)?

For those that are going, please report back if you can with photos, video or even just a report in this thread. I'd love to be able to report about it in the podcast. :)

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Post by TurbomanKnight » Fri Aug 22, 2008 11:52 pm

FuzzieDice wrote:TurbomanKnight: Stitches on your chin? What happened? (If I may ask)?

For those that are going, please report back if you can with photos, video or even just a report in this thread. I'd love to be able to report about it in the podcast. :)



Was working on my 91 Nissan 240sx fastback parts car when the trunk came crashing down on my head which slammed my head into the body of the car where my upper teeth went through the skin under my lower lip. Went clean right through to the inside of my mouth. Have pics but it may be a little too grim for this topic. lol But overall I'm fine. Thanks for asking!

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Post by FuzzieDice » Sat Aug 23, 2008 12:50 am

OUCH! Sorry to hear. I wish you a speedy recovery.

Will be looking forward to reports on the Tribute. :)

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Post by Lost Knight » Sat Aug 23, 2008 1:15 am

nee716 wrote:Hey Lost Knight. You work @ Wynthrop? I work in Franklin Ave plaza down the block. Nice to know a fellow KR fan is close by.

Anthony

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Yup, I'm a technician over there. Pretty cool to find a fellow fan so close by as well!

TurbomanKnight,

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Post by neps » Sat Aug 23, 2008 11:08 am

I'm in line waiting to get in. Bout a twenty min wait to get in to see Barris cars. General custom cars in the lot with now wait outside. Wearing a black knight rider shirt, and it's hot. :)

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