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2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018
by Jerry Sargent
Wheelers For The Wounded Main Event is 5 May 2018. This year will be our 10th Anniversary! We would like to extend an invitation to all to come out and see us for the weekend 4-6 May. Driver registration is now open at http://wftwtx.com/events/. If you have never been it is something you will never forget.

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Yes... That's 10. :D

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri Mar 30, 2018
by Blue Angel
WFTW event can change your life and the lives of others. What a wonderful event. I can't wait for it to get here.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018
by Yellek
Will you have online bidding for your auction items?

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018
by MaxGravy
Yellek wrote:Will you have online bidding for your auction items?


There's no auction or fundraising at The Main Event. It's all about giving back to our wounded heroes and their families. They are the focus. There will be entertainment, food and lots of 4-wheelin' in the Texas hills.

Activities take place under a giant tent that's as big as an auditorium. A stage is set up at one end and there's enough picnic tables in the shade to seat hundreds of people. And there will be hundreds of people there. 200-300 Jeeps and rigs. 8-)

Please come join us. You will laugh, you will cry, you will make new friends, you will be inspired, you will be enlightened and you will never ever forget it.

Bullionstacker is one of the top donors to the WFTW. Come see what you've helped accomplish. Any Bullionstacker members who attend will be treated as VIPs. We will take care of you. If you have interest at all please contact me or Blue Angel and we'll make it happen.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Sat Mar 31, 2018
by MaxGravy
I should add that this is a very family-friendly event. Home Depot has a special area under the tent for kids. They bring wood building kits. The kids are occupied for hours making cars and boats and toys and having a great time. Home Depot does a great job with this.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by Yellek
It looks like I may be able to attend this event. Could you give me info on a hotel where rooms have been blocked.
Thanks
yellek

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by DRP270
Yellek wrote:It looks like I may be able to attend this event. Could you give me info on a hotel where rooms have been blocked.
Thanks
yellek


You don't need a hotel. Bring a tent and camp :lol: .

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by Yellek
This fat boy don’t camp.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by MaxGravy
Yellek wrote:This fat boy don’t camp.


Me either. My idea of camping is leaving the curtains open. :lol:

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by MaxGravy
Yellek wrote:This fat boy don’t camp.


Me either. My idea of camping is leaving the curtains open. :lol:

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Mon Apr 09, 2018
by Blue Angel
Yellek wrote:It looks like I may be able to attend this event. Could you give me info on a hotel where rooms have been blocked.
Thanks
yellek



PM coming.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Thu Apr 19, 2018
by Jerry Sargent
Important News for those attending!
Gate Hours for Main Event
Thursday: 0900-2200
Friday: 0900-2400
Saturday: Gate open at 0700

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Thu May 03, 2018
by MaxGravy
The big event is this weekend! Hope to see a few of you out there. :wave:

We'll post updates and pics as we can.

Also, just realized I never left feedback for the folks who donated silver for the bar project. It's on my list now. After the event, I promise. :angel:

:wftw:

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by tdtwedt
MaxGravy wrote:The big event is this weekend! Hope to see a few of you out there. :wave:

We'll post updates and pics as we can.

:wftw:


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Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by Blue Angel
Pretty sure MaxGravy will be posting up some pictures soon of today's activities.

Woke up this morning to pouring rain and it stayed with us until midday. The US Coast Guard always has a big group of volunteers here and they showed up bright and early to set up tables and chairs to seat around 600. The BBQ folks showed up, set up, and began making sack lunches for all the participants for lunch on the trails. Then they started stoking the mesquite wood fires for the briskets to cook all night.

The trail guides will be Army Jeepers from Fort Hood again. We met with them to go over comms and contingencies. Loading the wounded in all the rigs is always a fluid activity and we met and talked about ways to make it work better.

Then, Splunky, MaxGravy, and I went up to the Copperhead Creek Gun Range here on the property. We went out to one of the tactical ranges and shot at some steel. Randy filmed and Brenda and I gave the Sig Sauer P320 9mm a work out. It was a lot of fun and Brenda is a great shooter.

Big day tomorrow coming up. When we left to head to town, there was a line of people going through check in and registration. Has been a steady stream of jeeps, buggies, trucks all day. Gates open at 7am. Drivers line up their rigs beginning at 8am. Drivers meeting then, the buses arrive with our soldiers and families around 11am.

Pics, video to come....

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by MaxGravy
What a fun day! So cool to see everyone and be out there under the tent, even if it was pouring down rain.

I only took a few pics today, it was setup, but I'll get plenty tomorrow during the event. I did make a bunch of videos which need editing but I'll post up a few now.

I so very much look forward to this day every year. Our first event was five years ago and that's when we started making plans to move to Texas. :thumbup:

This is what it looked like most of the day. Thankfully tomorrow's forecast is 82 and sunny. :D
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Trailguide meeting.
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Shooting Range Clubhouse. I snuck in through the front. :shh:
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Brenda with the 9mm:
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Brenda slow-motion from farther away:
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Jim showing off:
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Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by Blue Angel
Awesome job on the videos Randy. That sound recorder is really cool. Adds to the whole video.

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by MaxGravy
Blue Angel wrote:Awesome job on the videos Randy. That sound recorder is really cool. Adds to the whole video.


That sound is actually from my phone. I haven't yet learned to sink audio from the recorder to a video. But I will!

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Fri May 04, 2018
by RLNcoinbuyer
Looks like a good first day. Thanks for the updates and keep those pictures coming

Re: 2018 WFTW - Texas Main Event!

Posted: Sat May 05, 2018
by Goldilocks
The P320 is a great gun to shoot. Looks like a lot of fun out there!