I felt compelled to post today. I know a lot of us feel the same way, but this RUN has grown to be so much more for me than just a vacation with my car. I have met and made so many close friends through the Bandit Run.... so much so that I can't imagine it not occurring. Much has happened in my life since my first RUN in 09, good and bad, but through it all I have relied on faith, family and friends. Many of those times the family part was a Bandit Runner whether it be at the TA Nationals, or a timely phone call from GA, OK, MI or someplace else. People treating me like family, just being there for each other... Family. That's really what happens on this RUN; you become part of a Family.
Last year I bought and drove a 99 TA Firehawk on the Run. As some of you know, I sold that car to my brother Bob, and while the Bandit drove a TA, I have always been a Formula guy... I don't know why for sure, just who I am. Anyway, this year I will be bringing back my Formula. Like for most of us here, these cars become more than they are. We pour time and love into them and they become part of us. If one your friends are describing you to someone, who doesn’t know you and your car is mentioned, you get this!
The Formula is who I am… she is ½ the “Loon”.
It is through these bonds, that when you come on the RUN, you find like minded souls.... and become family
So yeah… the Loon is SO ready for the family reunion 2011 syle!
to the original 2007 Runners and all those that have kept on Runnin
to Dave Hall
and everyone at Restore a Muscle Car
to Kevin King
and everyone at Year One
and everyone that got and keep the Rig going
to Adam and Clint
for continuing to keep Buford chasing that sum beech
…. and everyone else that works hard to keep this going, I know there are many more.
Bandit Up! Breakfast Club!
CAT, Shaker,”Sick TA”, Poncho Freak, J-Dog, Sarge, Rocksho, Poncho Freak 2nd Ed, Ram Air, Tinman, Rocksho’s seat cover, Ram Air II, Ryno