Finally, after 5 years I finally won something at the TDS raffle.
Crickett had finally arrived at camp around 6 pm. we were all cooking dinner when she pulled in. Crickett and I were the only ones in our camp who had registered and so were the only ones who had raffle tickets. I honestly almost didn't even go to the raffle. We were eating good (steaks, pork tenderloin, etc) and I didn't want to go and come back to camp to find everyone else gone on a night run. But Todd assured us they weren't gonna go out until after the raffle, plan was to go over to the notches and watch the action. Crickett was insistant that we go, so at about 7:30 we climbed in the Jeeps and headed over.
Apparently Full Traction had told Crickett she could park by their trailer so we pulled in and parked. Crickett spent a few minutes searching for her rats jacket so Chelsea and I headed over to the raffle. Of course it had started at 7 so we had missed some of it. but we stood there listening to the numbers and waiting for Crickett. she showed up and walked past us so we caught her up over at the back corner near Kilbys booth.
We stood there listening for a few minutes, then I spotted Al hanging out with Kilby so we decided to go over and say hello. We went over and chatted for a few minutes then returned to our back corner to listen to the raffle tickets being called. I had just looked at my ticket to re-check the number as we were walking back over. No sooner had we come to a stop when the MC had finished saying what the current package was (which we didn't hear) and he called the number. MY number!! So I ran up to the front along the sides, knocking over about 10 people on the way and leaving Crickett and Chelsea where we were standing.
I got up to the stage and asked if mine was the number they called, they checked it and sure enough, it was!! so the guy leads me over to the prize tent and as we walked I asked him what I won because I hadn't heard what the package was. He said "seats". I looked over his shoulder at the form and saw "Package value: 1000 Mastercraft Seats" !!!! My jaw dropped. this is one of the packages I always want to win every year as I've wanted a set since I got my Jeep. We get to the tent, I fill out the forms, they wheel my new seats out and take my picture with what I am sure was the most dumbfounded look ever captured on film and they leave me with my seats and a goodie bag.
Well now I have a pair of heavy *** seats in cardboard boxes and a bag of goodies and I left my pals back at the other end of the field some hundred yards away. So I half carried, half dragged the boxes back to where Crickett and Chelsea were standing, arms feeling like they are about to fall off. We got to looking and saw they also came with a full harness set for each seat!
So overall I won:
1 pair of Mastercraft Baja RS Seats ($517.95 each from Mastercrafts Site)
1 Pair of Mastercraft 3" 5 point Harnesses ($105 each from Mastercrafts Site)
a $25 gift certificate for PSC
a $25 gift certificate for 4x4drivetrainparts.com
a $10 gift certificate for the Smog station
A San Diego Off-road Coalition T Shirt
and a Metal Mulisha Energy Drink
Of course I ran back over to Kilbys booth to tell Al and they came over to check it out. bout 10 minutes later Todd, and everyone else from camp showed up and checked out my goodies.
Then we headed back to camp. I had to load the seats up on my roof to get em back to camp
When we got back I un-boxed them and locked them up in the back seat of the Dodge.
And here they are in all their glory!!
Now I just need to build a new cage so I have an appropriate home for them in the YJ
92 YJ. High Output 4.0L
Rubicon Express 4" Lift Kit, 2" Body Lift,15x8" AR 767s, 35x12.50 Xterrains, Home Made Snorkel, Sanden OBA, Home made rocker gaurds. 8.8 Rear with Discs, 4.10s F&R, ARB rear, Detroit EZ Locker front, WarnM8000 with Viking Synthetic Line, Beadlocks, Tons of Mods
Score: 682RRv1.0 with a BOA of 13.47
I'm now doing custom bumpers and lift installs in So-cal