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Old 07-21-2013, 04:36 PM   #1
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"I Survived FocusFest '13!!!" A Post FocusFest comment thread

WOO HOOOOO!!!! There were Focis all over the place, and other Fords of all flavors since it was also "Fun Ford Weekend" at Gateway Motorsports Park.

First off many big THANK YOUSE out to those who helped organize the event and helped in putting on the event! Ben, Kipp, Alex, Justin, James, Duane, Tom, Ray, Paul, and a slew of other people whose names I don't know who volunteered to help.

Thanks to everyone in the Focus Fanatics community who attended, raced, showed, hung out, and got hung over! Like seriously, if anyone who has never done an event like this before and is thinking about next time- catch up on your sleep for a week before. I think more than one of us went on about 4 hours total sleep for the weekend.

Best wishes to all of you for your trips back home to the house! My apologies to all those who were tortured for hours in the parking lot chatting while listening to my music- LOL. turn signal problems can be repaired with duct tape- thanks Lou!

It was really a great time in spite of the oppressive heat and humidity!! Speaking of which- Many Many Thanks to Turbo Tom and Admin Tom for purchasing water to pass out to all the Focus Fanatics withering in the heat who were out there having a good time on the asphalt!

I have a lot of good pics, but I don't have one of the 70s Thunderchicken that ran so smashingly in the autocross event, hopefully someone else took a pic instead of just watching in amazement like I did. This guy proved that if you want to score cheers at a car event- take a 70's land yacht with a big V8 into an autocross course!

For those of you who didn't or couldn't make it- there's always next year! I hope to see everyone again, and certainly see pics and hear stories so everyone can share the fun!

More later... I need a nap


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Old 07-21-2013, 04:49 PM   #2
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My duct tape is still hanging on (: but my running light doesn't work. Oh well! Thanks guys! One of the best weekends I've ever had!! Glad to finally meet y'all!

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Old 07-21-2013, 07:58 PM   #3
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I have a lot of good pics, but I don't have one of the 70s Thunderchicken that ran so smashingly in the autocross event, hopefully someone else took a pic instead of just watching in amazement like I did. This guy proved that if you want to score cheers at a car event- take a 70's land yacht with a big V8 into an autocross course!

More later... I need a nap
Jeff (missourileo) took a video of this guy on the auto x track. I'm sure he'll post it up.
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:18 PM   #4
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yes most definitely a BIG THANK YOU to ben, tom and everyone else who planned this event this is by far my most favorite show I've been to, I just wish we all had an extra day together where we could could just sit back drink a beer and shoot the sheet.

everything just seemed to go by so fast and now I'm suffering from post FocusFest depression ( PFFD )

I'd also like to say I'm very honored and grateful that you found my car worthy of some awards :D

I've been working my ass off to get the car up and going and I'm thrilled I got the green light at the last minute to bring it


THANKS AGAIN!!!!
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Old 07-21-2013, 08:32 PM   #5
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Thanks everyone who helped out Ben and Tom for another great event. There was a great turnout this time.

Also thanks to all the sponsors.

It was hot, but still fun. Mine should be all lined out to run the track next time.

Edit: I'd like to add that it was nice putting some faces to screen names and seeing others that I had not seen in a while. Still a bunch that didn't get to meet.
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Had a great time at my first FocusFest ever. ..as sad as that is after being on the forum for as long as I have...anyway great to put faces to names and welcoming the newer guys that will give focusfanatics many more years of strong focus community. As others have said thanks for putting together the event I know it takes an insane amount of time and energy. And it flew by...so it was obviously fun....pffd...where can I find meds for that???

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Old 07-22-2013, 12:53 AM   #7
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The event was a blast! Next year I may even bring a Focus or maybe not I call it the "Brokus" for a reason haha! It was nice meeting everyone and hanging out!
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Jeff (missourileo) took a video of this guy on the auto x track. I'm sure he'll post it up.
You mean this one.................
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Miss FocusFest was hot. Is she single?
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It was pretty awesome. I didn't show my car or anything but i did take it. It was alot of fun and there where a ton of awesome foci there! i will say the best car there was the 2013 ford Mustang Cobra Super Snake! it was a beast and looked like it! It was alot of fun and if there is one close by again i will go. thanks for putting on such an awesome show.
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