View Full Version : Who Has the Longest Drive to the ACMOC National show?
06-03-2008, 10:12 AM
I am just wondering where everyone was traveling from to attend the show?
My family & I will be flying in from East Tennessee.
Will spend a couple of days in S F see the Bridge etc. then to the show. Lookin foward to seeing all there!
06-04-2008, 04:43 AM
I'm only driving from San Francisco to Woodland, not far at all. But I'm flying from Brisbane, Queensland, DownUnder to San Francisco. There are at least a couple of others coming over from this area too, maybe even some from further West or South in Downunder.There was a warning bulletin posted here on another thread about a possible 'alien invasion' from DownUnder. LOL.
Any advances on this travel distance? LOL.
06-04-2008, 05:33 AM
Deas. It is 11520km from Brisbane to Sacramento. 11587km from Dunedin, NZ to Sacramento, but anyone from South Africa wins hands down 16000km +. Uk and europe are only 8000km ish away. Guess that is "over top" via the North Pole?!!
06-04-2008, 05:43 AM
I guess you are talking straight line distances here. My flight both ways takes me via Auckland in Aotearoa, the Land Of The Long White Cloud. Dunno why - see plenty of Kiwis over here without seeing more there. LOL.
06-04-2008, 11:39 AM
My father and I will be coming from Central North Carolina and are very excited to return to that area of Ca. because there are cat's everywhere.
06-05-2008, 12:56 AM
Hey what is a Km?:p Is it kitty mile:D
06-05-2008, 04:32 AM
Right on, M8. They are the 'miles' done by the smaller Cat crawlers, shorter by about 3/8's of a mile due to the smaller size of these machines and their 'shorter legs'. Usually restricted to D2's and under, there has been a move lately to have D3's and 931's included in the list of those crawlers which are eligible to use these shorter miles.
06-06-2008, 04:20 AM
What sort of Aussie goes Brisbane- Auckland - Sf to a cat show? Fair dinkum Deas, did Qantas not pay the fuel bill? U traveling air NZ on code share?
06-06-2008, 04:26 AM
I suspect that Quaint-a** may not have paid the fuel bill and were expecting me to pay it, if the difference in fares is any indication. About $700.00 cheaper with 'K1W1 Hang-gliding'. I don't like the flying kangaroo enough to make them a present of $700.00 of my 'hard-earned'. LOL.
06-08-2008, 12:44 PM
Wish I could make it to the show. :(
Exchange rate and lack of said financial means curtail me no end...
But then, I could have won the prize for traveling furthest to get there...
You guy going, do enjoy it though!
Cat greetings from Cape Town, South Africa.
06-15-2008, 08:27 PM
I've been looking forward to the show ever since I heard about it. My dad is coming with me, he is driving down from Nebraska Tuesday to here in Dallas, TX and then Wednesday we are flying to Sacramento. I have never been to California before, we plan on doing a little site seeing in San Fransico on
Wed & Thur. Any suggestions for the must see tourist attractions? Hope to meet many of you at the show & banquet dinner.
06-15-2008, 09:24 PM
Well, here I am in Phoenix tonight, flying back to Sacramento tomorrow morning and then driving probably better than 1,000 miles to get to the show - via Temecula and Indio to try to catch up with a couple of contacts down that way before the show as they can't make it up there.
06-15-2008, 10:21 PM
Indio is a lot closer to Phoenix than Sac!
06-16-2008, 07:38 AM
Hey Tom-P The family and I sittin in DFW as I type ready to go west.
If you are in SF look for me I'm the read neck lookin guy that looks out of place in the big city.
We are excited about the show !!:eek:
Murray in N.Z.
06-16-2008, 04:37 PM
I,m hopping on a Quantastic plane tomorrow avo headed for BSOT,,,
Anyone else going on flt QF25....
06-16-2008, 05:35 PM
Have arrived in San Francisco. Getting closer! 14 Hours in aeroplane seats yesterday!
06-16-2008, 09:34 PM
It's 616 miles round trip for me and tomorrow I'm heading back up to Woodland on trip #4. I'll probably get in a few more trips after the show too. So 7x616=4,312 miles.
Sure having a good time with my new truck hauling old Cat's :D . Everything I haul I get to fire up and load. Going to be fun taking them back home.
My last trip Gary from Australia rode with me. He's tucking the seat belts in on the Fifteen. If any of you are free and would like to ride along and help your welcome to.
Murray in N.Z.
06-16-2008, 09:37 PM
CAT astro fee.. I'm wearing a wide brim hat, either Blue with N.Z.on it or All Blacks on it.. got to buy it soon... 4 eyes & skiny white legs top off the disguise.. Keep an eye/ear out 4 me. Will be with Casey, cant miss his great white mustache. See y'all there.
06-17-2008, 09:30 AM
Flew in to Sacramento yesterday:
note to self:
Good BBQ in down town Woodland Ca. at Ludy's main St. BBQ
FARMIMG BIG TIME OUT HERE!
Get map right away for traveling (wife is alot less grumpy at me)
I 5 is under construction go around to 113 to go to SF
Drivers use their horns alot in SF (or maybe its just me their tootin at) have not seen the all american hand signal yet.
Going to the fisherman's wharf GOOD TIME!
Did not bring enough warm outer wear had to buy kids warmer jackets last night & its 49 deg. this morning.
Fog lasts all day
More site seeing today.
Lookin foward to the show this week
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