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All these pics are great.... I am so sorry I had to miss this but I have to work to be able to play..... Thanks to everyone who attended from those of us who couldn't make it.

Chili.... The banner looks great.... Thank You so much for taking the time to put that together....
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Thanks so much for the pictures. It makes it a bit easier for those of us who could not make the trip.

ChiliSky, the banner is a work of art. I hope it was as well received as it was conceived.

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The employees were very appreciative that we came to show support - they didn't expect us or the teeshirts or the banner. The plant manager allowed us to do a walkthrough which (to me) felt like a final salute. Afterward, all cars waited along the fence for the shift to end and when everyone came out we sounded our horns - it was pretty overwhelming and my heart is still heavy - our relationship wiith these wonderful people is over and it's hard to believe.


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I sure wish we could have been there, too! The pictures are great and the banner, Chilli, is unbelievable! Thank you so much for taking your time and energy to make it.
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From inside the last Solstice the employees signed it





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Thanks for posting pix for those of us that could not physically be there. I wish I could have been.. I unfortunately can relate to what they are going through having been told Friday that Aug 7th will be my last day at my job.

A big thank you from me to all those at Boxwood for building my baby and letting have some great times in my first convertible. I couldn't have asked for a better car to enjoy the summer time with !

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Still can't find the video that they did of us in the parking lot but here are a couple for those that are interested.

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That was Randy in the beginning and Mark toward the end.


Amelia Clunkenquiet - She's cool and she made history.
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Found this but it looks like they edited that photographer out.

Final Solstice rolls off line at GM's Boxwood Road plant | Delawareonline.com | The News Journal


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AKA xmm
First 1000 Order VIN # 000218 - Time Stamp 2:35:20
DEEP with Steel/Sand leather,
142,600+ miles on the odo and still goin' strong - My wife named my car "Nittany" after Penn State, my Alma Mater
Reborn at the factory at 57,100 miles
New water pump and timing chain at 104,181 miles
Exhaust cam solenoid valve at 121,000 miles

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AKA xmm
First 1000 Order VIN # 000218 - Time Stamp 2:35:20
DEEP with Steel/Sand leather,
142,600+ miles on the odo and still goin' strong - My wife named my car "Nittany" after Penn State, my Alma Mater
Reborn at the factory at 57,100 miles
New water pump and timing chain at 104,181 miles
Exhaust cam solenoid valve at 121,000 miles

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Dan, those are spectacularly clear pictures of the line. I can see that the apple doesn't fall far from the tree, if you get my drift...


Amelia Clunkenquiet - She's cool and she made history.
My 2006 All American, Coast 2 Coast, Rt. 66 pics. 22 states, 9,000 miles in 4 weeks roadtrip.
https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/...ad-trip-20928/
Founder MASC/MASSC
Founder - KAPPAS for the Cause http://www.sollivision.com
Contact [email protected] for info on MASC/MASSC.


2014 NASSM in the POCONOS!

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Thanks Solli

AKA xmm
First 1000 Order VIN # 000218 - Time Stamp 2:35:20
DEEP with Steel/Sand leather,
142,600+ miles on the odo and still goin' strong - My wife named my car "Nittany" after Penn State, my Alma Mater
Reborn at the factory at 57,100 miles
New water pump and timing chain at 104,181 miles
Exhaust cam solenoid valve at 121,000 miles

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Sharing our experience at the Mecca Farewell!
Thanks to Mike, Chilisky, Sollime and countless others who made this a memorable for my son and I. From the late night war stories to the tears shed at the assembly line.

Thank You!

Here is our take.

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