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    Default Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    I've been going to RENO for a lot of years, I've felt like I "roughted it" a few of those.. (let's share those experiences later in the thread LOL!!)

    Lots of us have camped or just hung out late at RENO "After Hours" For sure, there are lots of "early hours" moments that we could share in this thread LOL.. post em up, if warrented, we'll start a morning thread!

    I've got a few, but I only started being there late in the late n 90's! I've experinenced a few Warlock Parties, at least one very memorable "Smoke Oil Party"... Dispensed a LOT of Pacific NorthWest Fort George Beer that was generosly sent down with us a few years running.

    Sooooo...

    Let's start a new thread!!! It can be in your camp, or on the ramp.. (LOL)

    I'm sure a lot of us are heartsick missing this year..

    What'cha got!

    Wayne Sagar
    "Pusher of Electrons"

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    I can remember going to Smoke Oil Parties, but I do not remember what went on during or afterwards....
    remember the Oogahonk!

    old school enthusiast of Civiltary Warbirds and Air Racers

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    I camped there from 1979 on, the first 2 years I just slept in my car overnight (sat and sun).
    Everything from tents to motorhomes.
    The evenings were a blast. We (or I) would always make our way into the pits after hours, the guards back then were accomodating after the races were over for the day, and get a lot of info on what was going on, watch the tug races, etc.. The evening flights were a big reason for being out there instead of in town. I particularly remember one evening, after a rain, the Super Corsair and Dreadnaught playing tag through the clouds. The sound!
    Wandering around the campground after flying stopped and we had cleaned up and eaten was a joy. Always got you a few beers offered and some great hanger flying.
    I started taking my son when he was 3 and he still asks me why we don't drag the trailer out there for the week! I am too used to creature comforts now to want to and can see most of what I want from the backyard, but miss the experience too.
    Mornings, Wayne, were another thing entirely...

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    Yes I did it all from sleeping in the car doing the Tent & later the Motor home @ the Catholic Church. Of course many years of doing the Wed. All Goss "Warlock" parties including Mary Dilda "Two of Hearts" leading a 150 person Congo line. Those were fun times. I still have a "Strega" T-Shirt that has been signed by "Tiger" since 1985+ being signed 1 year by "Stevo". As I have said before" I've spent all my money on Beer & Reno Air Races & the rest of it I wasted"
    Lockheed Bob

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    Default Re: Camping At The Reno Air Races: After Hours - Post Your Experience

    Quote Originally Posted by AAFO_WSagar View Post
    I've been going to RENO for a lot of years, I've felt like I "roughted it" a few of those.. (let's share those experiences later in the thread LOL!!)

    Lots of us have camped or just hung out late at RENO "After Hours" For sure, there are lots of "early hours" moments that we could share in this thread LOL.. post em up, if warrented, we'll start a morning thread!

    I've got a few, but I only started being there late in the late n 90's! I've experinenced a few Warlock Parties, at least one very memorable "Smoke Oil Party"... Dispensed a LOT of Pacific NorthWest Fort George Beer that was generosly sent down with us a few years running.

    Sooooo...

    Let's start a new thread!!! It can be in your camp, or on the ramp.. (LOL)

    I'm sure a lot of us are heartsick missing this year..

    What'cha got!

    That Was some delicious beer to be had !!! Good times !!!

    Beany

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