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Old 04-10-2007, 11:22 AM   #99
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2air, thanks so much, even thouth we can't do the trip in real time. Being able to do it virtually is the best.
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Old 04-10-2007, 03:19 PM   #100
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Great to hear from the supporters. And especial thanks to Rich (Life) and Andy (Forums) for stepping up to the plate. Backing a venture that plans to experience the world as an awesome place for wonder and adventure is not easy or excessively comfortable. With all the fear that has become a way of life for America, it is up to real folks to try to break out of that mold. That's mold as constraint as well as creeping fungus.

Keep up the chatter. It'll keep us strong.
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Old 04-13-2007, 09:27 PM   #101
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capetowncairocaravan followers and supporters...

here is a website to explore....

Welcome to CapeTowntoCairo.com | CapeTowntoCairo.com

the site requires registration, which is free.

i've been registered since the site went live months ago...

and received NO spam or unsolicited contact...

some of you will recall james moriarty as the chap who posted the 'airstream performance video' here in 2005.

in this thread, but the video is gone....

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f48/...sob-19729.html

i believe he also produced some of the marketing videos used by a/s dealers and shown at some rallies.

he is NOT associated with the offical capetown caravan but does have access to a/s archive materials..

like film of the original capetown caravan, which can be seen ON his website in streaming format...

he also produced a very good short on burningman-burnstream court; also on his site.

my understanding is, he hopes to promote better awareness of the africa continent and other humanitarian ideals...

he may have commercial goals as well....

so take a look at the material he's developed...

it's good.

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Old 04-15-2007, 08:44 PM   #102
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I thought someone said GM was a major sponsor...
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Old 04-15-2007, 11:01 PM   #103
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I thought someone said
hi zam...

sure someone may have said this...

but someone ain't on the trip!

so NO they are NOT...

mis-information seems to be

repeated and repeated and repeated here.

maybe visual aids and a catch phrase can help...

"we don't need no stinkin' ge'em"

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how about an annotated bibliography too...

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stinking_badges
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Old 04-25-2007, 04:36 AM   #104
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Maybe I missed it somewhere else in the forums. Does anyone know exactly why WBCCI is not involved with the Caravan???? It sure makes no sense to me...
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Old 04-25-2007, 10:10 AM   #105
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airstream of spokane...

looks to be an official sponsor. Per their website, they're hosting the NW participants at their store for drycamping experience towards the end of May. Maybe those could join our Forums rally and let us know what they expect for travel?

Hurray for AS of Spokane for stepping up to the plate!
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Old 04-25-2007, 11:14 AM   #106
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Hurray for AS of Spokane for stepping up to the plate!
Marc
thanks for noticing and posting this marc...

i agree kudos to the eastern washington dealer!

there are now several dealers helping to support the caravan in various ways...

like these early maintenance rallies...

we hope that once a/s corp has sorted out becoming the primary sponsor,

that other select dealers can benefit tangibily from supporting the cause.

for example we could have africa safari digital kiosks IN the dealer showrooms, with photos, stories, video clips and 'web cams'..

and some of the 'caravan ready' units could be on display IN the dealerships before/after the adventure.

anyone else have creative ideas that could benefit sponsors AND the travelers?

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Does anyone know exactly why WBCCI is not involved with the Caravan????Dan
dan...

the 'why' of the wbc action was split off 2 another thread,

so we could focus on the HOW of the c2c caravan in this one.

your question is answered here...

http://www.airforums.com/forums/f286...ion-31388.html
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Old 05-24-2007, 11:08 AM   #107
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Maybe I missed it somewhere else in the forums. Does anyone know exactly why WBCCI is not involved with the Caravan???? It sure makes no sense to me...
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WBCCI backed out of this historic event because of fear of liability and if something were to go wrong they would be finacially liable and it would devestate the organization.

And allowing SOB's into the club isn't devestating?
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Old 05-25-2007, 11:22 AM   #108
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mis-information seems to be

repeated and repeated and repeated here.
Perhaps if someone would clear things up then we wouldn't need to repeat things!
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Old 06-03-2007, 07:40 PM   #109
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Some thoughts from a guy who is working on a CCC Caravan Trailer ( a 67 Argosy). In checking the brakes and all I decided just to replace the backing plates as a unit. You can buy them this way so all you need to do is remove the old units-- 4 bolts and rewire the electrics. Seems easy right --WRONG-easy if the nuts come off their studs but the airstream god strike 30 years of rust just would not let go so I had to resort to the old cutting torch to cut the old studs off. Now replacement is easy! Better in my shop than in the middle of somewhere so check the 4 nuts on the back of the brakes and see if they will move!! We should replace the backing plates any way as the
K-H that were used origionally are not avialable. The Drums are OK and probably good to use. As an old road racer and sometime oval racer PREP is everything, I won't use anything but grade 8 bolts and keep the torque wrench at hand. Dare to Go-- Dare to Prepare NO SHORTCUTS!!!
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here is a brief update for those following the cape town caravan...

a/s has decided and informed us that they WILL be a primary sponsor for this historic event!

i'd love to provide ALL of the details....

but i don't have access to them.
and don't know IF they are many more details yet.

they are planning a public announcement in due time.

so while richL/aslife and andyR signed up early to offer support,

having a/s involved is a BIG deal.

the trip is still a ways off and with many potential 'road hazards'...

but we are one big step closer....

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Old 06-25-2007, 05:19 PM   #111
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I found a neat website on Africa. ie www.safarimseum.com about Martin and Osa Johnson who were early explorers and photographers and even flew two
aircraft around africa from Capetown to Cairo. Very interesting abot two people who did africa in the 20's and 30's.
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Old 06-25-2007, 06:03 PM   #112
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here is a brief update for those following the cape town caravan...

a/s has decided and informed us that they WILL be a primary sponsor for this historic event!
That is great and BIG news!
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