Wild Dog Adventure Riding

General => General Bike Related Banter => Topic started by: Adventure MX on July 06, 2008, 07:42:01 pm

Title: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Adventure MX on July 06, 2008, 07:42:01 pm
I have got this idea and I think it could be an excellent opportunity for WD's to see exactly what is out there.

Let me explain.....

I was thinking we get a venue where we can get together and everybody is able to show off their own bikes.  This gives other riders with the same bike to question you about your mods and extra's that you have done to make your bike go faster or make it more comfortable.

In addition we could get the vendors that are currently advertising to put up a stall with the products that they have.  This again will give riders the opportunity to meet the vendors personally and discuss technical issues with regards to all kinds of issues such as GPS, workshop related queries, newbie questions and so forth.  The vendors could display some of the best seller items on the day and make it available for sale.  This could also be a great opportunity to purchase some of the wilddog goodies right there and then.  Some of the vendors could display some of the tyres that are available and riders can query and ask questions about them.

Perhaps we could go as far as to get a boerwors stand or two with a couple of drinks stands to keep the thirst and hunger at bay.  The point is, to grow the Wilddog name by giving everybody (vendors & riders) the chance to meet and see what everybody else is up to.

It is a thought that I have and I am prepared to work on this project with other people and vendors if you like the idea.  To be honest I am not sure if I have the time to organise something like this all by myself but I would like to help make it work and be part of the planning if there is enough interest.

I would like to hear your thoughts on this!
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Post by: JourneyMan on July 06, 2008, 07:59:03 pm
Great idea! I support.  :cool:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Etienne2T on July 06, 2008, 08:04:18 pm
+2

But its probably going to be in gauteng?
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Post by: Jay on July 06, 2008, 08:04:36 pm
Yes a sweet planā?¦. Go for it!!
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Post by: Plothond on July 06, 2008, 08:27:48 pm
I like it
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Post by: RobC on July 06, 2008, 08:43:35 pm
+2

But its probably going to be in gauteng?
Ja  >:(
Bloemfontein is Central!
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: edgy on July 06, 2008, 08:50:33 pm
Great idea,need more than one show for everyone to attend....or hold it in conjunction with the Annual Wildog bash?
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Post by: zebra - Flying Brick on July 06, 2008, 08:56:21 pm
Great idea. Definitely need a Cape show in addition to a Gauteng show... :pot:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Oetie on July 06, 2008, 09:08:06 pm
....or hold it in conjunction with the Annual Wildog bash?

I like the idea. I think, if possible, the annual bash will be a good venue! :thumleft:
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Post by: edgy on July 06, 2008, 09:11:24 pm
Right in the middle of the country,and it will be an incentive for more dogs to attend :ricky:
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Post by: JO GSA on July 06, 2008, 10:22:34 pm
+1 Just do it!!!!
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Post by: Matroos (aka JJred) on July 07, 2008, 12:56:09 am
Great idea, lets go for it !!!
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Post by: bmad on July 07, 2008, 07:09:29 am
Adventure MX, I think this is an awesome plan.

Big job  ;D
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Post by: Beemer Man (RIP) on July 07, 2008, 07:32:44 am
Very good idea!!
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Post by: letsgofishing on July 07, 2008, 07:39:07 am
Does it not perhaps make sense to open this to the public in order to further grow DS biking and promote the WildDog brand?
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Post by: GSASTERIX (RIP) on July 07, 2008, 08:36:48 am
go for it!

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Post by: Groenie on July 07, 2008, 08:52:36 am
I like it. We can maybe hold regional events. Will give us vaalies a reason go suip the cape in shape?
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: popipants on July 07, 2008, 09:07:36 am
Did some-one say something about a beer garden?
 :biggrin:

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Post by: Extreme Velcro on July 07, 2008, 09:15:37 am
I'd be happy to help......
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: popipants on July 07, 2008, 09:42:31 am
I'd be happy to help......

With the beer garden or the expo?
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Post by: Frog on July 07, 2008, 09:51:59 am
I would attend.
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Post by: lecap on July 07, 2008, 09:56:42 am
I volunteer to populate the postulated beer garden. I have plenty of expertise from growing up & living in Munich for 34 years ;D
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Post by: funacide on July 07, 2008, 10:19:12 am
Great idea...

Both the expo and the beer garden
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Post by: KiLRoy on July 07, 2008, 11:38:10 am
The idea with the bash was always for our sponsors to show their products - so no different this year.  A big YES for this one.  Logistically it may be more challenging in the bush.

The forum shall also support and encourage a seperate day (from the bash) - so plse run with the idea.  We shall support where necessary!!!!

Can do both too????

H
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Post by: malgat (RIP) on July 07, 2008, 11:39:41 am
i wazzzzzzz thinkinf da same thing except i thought we should have a stand in an already bike show,,,,,

something like this past weekends 1000 bikes/amid or any other outdoor show like outdoor expo????

maybe have some laptops connected to the forum, some paphlets and paraphanalia

but then again,,,arent we perfect already,,,do we really need the masses?????
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Etienne2T on July 07, 2008, 11:42:01 am
I dont think we need more forumites otherwise it becomes like adv rider where there are just 1000's of people ,you lose the warm fuzzy family thing. But i dont think the expo is aimed at getting more people in.
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: KiLRoy on July 07, 2008, 11:46:04 am
No the aim is for our kind sponsors to interact with the WD.  To show there product, drink beer with, chat etc etc

H
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Ama ride ride on July 07, 2008, 11:54:32 am
No the aim is for our kind sponsors to interact with the WD.  To show there product, drink beer with, chat etc etc

H

I like it......I agree with our hoofman oor honderd.
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Xavier on July 07, 2008, 12:07:47 pm
I'll put this on my "To Attend" calendar - as soon as a date is published  ;)

And there must be bikes to test-ride
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Post by: KiLRoy on July 07, 2008, 12:30:42 pm
bring yours - i'll test ride ;D
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Xavier on July 07, 2008, 12:39:06 pm
Don't know if I can trust you....   ;D
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Post by: Jules on July 07, 2008, 04:04:51 pm
Very good idea A-MX  :thumleft:

I will be there!


Jules
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Post by: luke on July 07, 2008, 04:24:28 pm
Wouldn't our friendly game farm owner be open to this, the venue is ideal IMO.

Just thinking out loud  :biggrin:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Beemer Mike on July 07, 2008, 04:46:36 pm
Our friendly game farm owner at Danielsrust wants to do more sunday get togethers (such as his last one). At his last one he managed to get a few demo Beemers to ride. Possibly tie up with him and incorporate it with one of his days. He also has a campsite on his farm... mebbe make a sat sleepover so that all can see what everybody has???
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Post by: Dolf on July 07, 2008, 05:06:06 pm
Good idea. I'll support it.

I have one suggestion though. Having our resident German technical guru working behind the bar might be a waste of his talents. I vote for some skimply klad ladies. Like those I saw in the BikeSA mag that were at the dome.
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Post by: Tiger on July 07, 2008, 07:40:27 pm
Great idea

Including the beers, ladies behind the bar with WD T-shirts, to show the merchandise of course >:D, test rides (dealers bikes), sponsor products etc.

Once again great idea
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Adventure MX on July 07, 2008, 08:03:06 pm
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
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Post by: Etienne2T on July 07, 2008, 08:10:44 pm
What about the wild dog banger friendly klein karoo honey vendor?
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Post by: Jovan on July 07, 2008, 08:15:04 pm
Sounds like a fantastic idea.

Maybe even WOA, Mosskays or Fullthrottle would be interested
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Post by: popipants on July 07, 2008, 08:22:13 pm
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
SAB Breweries

Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Fixed!
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Post by: Plothond on July 07, 2008, 08:23:14 pm
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
SAB Breweries

Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Fixed!

mmmmpppffffffff

...... and it's MY fault that your head hurts ???
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: TT on July 08, 2008, 07:05:59 am
Camping gear for the Biker would be nice as well.
TT
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Post by: Xavier on July 08, 2008, 09:35:54 am
Our friendly game farm owner at Danielsrust wants to do more sunday get togethers (such as his last one).


Danielsrust has my vote
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: letsgofishing on July 08, 2008, 09:55:51 am
What about the wild dog banger  friendly klein karoo honey vendor?

 :imaposer:

Sorry Ettienne, I'm sure you meant badger!
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Post by: Extreme Velcro on July 08, 2008, 09:58:26 am
WAIT - just remembered something - I'm having a huge Animal Awareness Day on the 23rd of November at Killarney Race Track down here in Cape Town with music, bands, christmas stalls, climbing walls - Bike Stuff sponsoring - car rides on the track - stunt people - the whole works.............

Why don't we combine?
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Post by: popipants on July 08, 2008, 10:04:07 am
WAIT - just remembered something - I'm having a huge Animal Awareness Day on the 23rd of November at Killarney Race Track down here in Cape Town with music, bands, christmas stalls, climbing walls - Bike Stuff sponsoring - car rides on the track - stunt people - the whole works.............

Why don't we combine?

I can't go to Cape Town, I don't have a passport.
 :biggrin: :biggrin:
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Post by: Extreme Velcro on July 08, 2008, 10:07:34 am
WAIT - just remembered something - I'm having a huge Animal Awareness Day on the 23rd of November at Killarney Race Track down here in Cape Town with music, bands, christmas stalls, climbing walls - Bike Stuff sponsoring - car rides on the track - stunt people - the whole works.............

Why don't we combine?

I can't go to Cape Town, I don't have a passport.
 :biggrin: :biggrin:

For you - we'll organise a vip visa..... :imaposer:
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Post by: Karl on July 08, 2008, 10:16:42 am
Yes, have it in CT!!!!!
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Post by: popipants on July 08, 2008, 10:18:04 am
WAIT - just remembered something - I'm having a huge Animal Awareness Day on the 23rd of November at Killarney Race Track down here in Cape Town with music, bands, christmas stalls, climbing walls - Bike Stuff sponsoring - car rides on the track - stunt people - the whole works.............

Why don't we combine?

I can't go to Cape Town, I don't have a passport.
 :biggrin: :biggrin:

For you - we'll organise a vip visa..... :imaposer:


Great. But then I must do the snorkel modification to my 1150. I hear there are a lot of river crossings.
 ;D ;D
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Post by: mountainboy on July 08, 2008, 01:05:13 pm
CT pls

not sure if my vespa can make it to Gauteng  :biggrin:
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Post by: Aquatic on July 08, 2008, 01:22:19 pm
Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.

Watch out for GAGSC and KTMRallyRAid.

Otherwise a brilliant idea.
Looks like 2 place allready. WC and GP
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Post by: funacide on July 08, 2008, 11:49:31 pm
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
Namibian Breweries, Jameson and others

Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Fixed!

Fixed Properly.....
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Post by: popipants on July 09, 2008, 07:49:57 am
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
Namibian Breweries, Jameson and others

Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Fixed!

Fixed Properly.....

 :thumleft: :thumleft:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Adventure MX on July 09, 2008, 08:03:33 am
Are there not any Vendors from WD's interested in this Expo? ??? ???
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Post by: Groenie on July 09, 2008, 09:46:42 am
I would be interested. Got some things up my sleeve...
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Post by: Grootseun on July 09, 2008, 09:57:39 am
Jacko Phuuuleeeeeezzzzzzzz bring that little morsel you had handing (hehe i said handing) out free bike mags at amid with!!!!!!
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Post by: Shrek on July 09, 2008, 10:05:49 am
Awesome idea.
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Post by: Hentie @ Riders on July 09, 2008, 12:01:07 pm
Ons sal belangstel dit hang net af waar julle dit wil hou. :thumleft:
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Post by: Etienne2T on July 09, 2008, 11:40:27 pm
Are there not any Vendors from WD's interested in this Expo? ??? ???

Kangoo wines

My mother is a private wine seller FANTASTIC prices on **** and *** wines really cheap she would be intrested if its in the WC
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Post by: Zonkelmonk on July 10, 2008, 01:42:28 am
OK, so we have quite a bit of interest.  I was even thinking that I can see if I can get hold of 1 or two guys that have the real DAKAR machines.  Maybe they will be willing to display them on the day.

We could perhaps even approach KTM and BMW and find out if they are willing to give us a close up of their new bikes such as the KTM 690 and the BMW 800GS to name a few.

I am still not sure about a venue but one or two members have suggested that we use the back of my Plot which is pretty big.  We can arrange for each vendor either to bring their own portable shade port or perhaps for those that don't have one, we could arrange one at a small fee.

Possible vendors that could be interested, but will need to check with them first

Wilddog Shop
Adventure MX
Bike Gear (SW Motech and associated products)
DS Precision Services (Runner)
GPS for Africa
Kappa
Adventure Motorcycling (CaMojo)
Dirtsure
TopBike
KTM?
BMW?
Namibian Breweries, Jameson and other
Budweiser

Perhaps there are even a couple of individuals who have a speciality that they would like to show off.

The whole objective of this event is to get as many WD's together as possible so that we can have a show and tell.  There are enough of us who have done plenty on our bikes (like Jules, Runner, Groenie, etc, etc) which would make it extremely interesting to chat to these guys who have made their bikes unique.  The idea is that each rider pays a small entry fee and you then park your bike in a designated area where other people can take a look at it.

Another thing that we would need to sort out is a possible date that might suite most people.  My idea would be to have it at the end of September or the beginning of October.
Fixed!

Fixed Properly.....

 :thumleft: :thumleft:

NOW it'hs fichked. hick! :drunken_smilie:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: funacide on July 10, 2008, 05:55:23 am
NOW it'hs fichked. hick! :drunken_smilie:

Budweiser is not beer, it is flavored water..........

 :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer: :imaposer:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: GIDEON on July 10, 2008, 08:02:45 am
 :laughing4:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: Tiger on July 11, 2008, 09:12:40 am
What about including a riding skills test as well for those that want to show off.  Winner gets a tin of pampers cat food  :laughing4:
Title: Re: Wilddog Expo - could be interesting!
Post by: eSKaPe on July 11, 2008, 09:41:49 am
Would definately support your plan