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Hall of Fame - What's the future?

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  1. Big Heap

    Big Heap TS Member

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    Hall of Fame - What

    The Hall of Fame is scheduled to be placed in storage until a new location is selected.

    Once stored it might never again see the light of day.

    Kenny Ray has retired. What next?
  2. smsnyder

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    Should move to Cardinal center. More people to view it and more donations for the HOF.
  3. BigM-Perazzi

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    Should move to World Shooting Complex, Sparta, Illinois. More people to view it and more donations for the HOF.
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    I think it should be moved to the dry heat in AZ. That's where a good portion of the former great shooters go to shoot in the winter time. Will give the snowbirds something else to do in the winter.

    But I'll settle for the WSRC 8)
  5. BigM-Perazzi

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    Of course King Leo is in California now, I think it should follow him around..
  6. Auctioneer

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    Ill one big NO. Its not OUR graound and who's to say it it will not be yanked out from under us.

    I hope the C.C is bought and paid for. If so I say put it there. That way the building and HOF will always be there without the threat of being yanked out from under us.
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    Uhhh the Cardinal Center is privately owned just like the WSRC is. The ATA does not own a thing there. If Mr. Fishburn or his heirs decide to pull the plug, it could also be gone in a heartbeat. The ATA doesn't own the Cardinal Center or anything there in Ohio. Its all in Sparta now and tge Grand is here with a signed contract to at least 2025. With Ohio also not following the ATA's addition of categories and the constant talk of forming their own organization, why would the ATA want to even think about that move???
  8. Auctioneer

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    OHIO is gun friendly. Ill is not.
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    You are a moron and I am not.
  10. Neal Crausbay

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    Ohio showed how gun friendly it was when the ATA was forced to move.
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    Now Neal, I hope you realize(and you do know) that the forced move was a political business decision. The airport authority thought they could get more out of Emory Air freight than what the ATA was doing for them with the 2 shoots a year. You see how that worked out for them!!

    Scott
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    It wasn't Ohio that kicked the ATA out of the state..it was the stupidity of the past EC's that caused the ATA to go begging.

    The ATA's EC knew back in the late 80's that a move was to be in the future, but nothing was ever done until it became crunch time and then the buttheads went looking with virtually no wallet.

    The ATA was very lucky that the state of IL (gun friendly or not) ponied up the millions to provide a world class site.

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    Didn't Mr. Fishburn offer a parcel of land to the ATA for it to own? It looks like the HoF may be history so why not Ohio where the land was free? Isn't that the reason the Grand ended up in IL, it was a no cost move?
  14. Auctioneer

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    Neal Crausbay, Ohio tried to keep the Grand in Ohio by offering other land. TX tried to get them, Las Vegas even tried. All gun friendly. The ATA stuck it to them selves by putting their heads up their back side think nothing is wrong. The writting was on the wall with the airport and they did nothing. 106 years and they couldn't buy enough land somewhere and keep this from happening. They only saw the present and not the future. Now we are nothing but homeless beggers. They the Board was determained to go to Ill at all cost. They went through their Delegate voting and the delegates DIDN'T vote the way the members wanted them to. The members wanted them to vote a big NO. They didn't and now we are in Ill. All BS.
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    So what's wrong with Illinois? Things seem to be just fine.
  16. Big Heap

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    The move of the ATA and the site for the GAH is settled.

    The Hall of Fame is a completely different matter. THOF is an independent organization that was a tenant in the ATA building in Vandalia. A new location seems to hinge on whether the collection should be displayed at Sparta, where there is the largest gathering of trapshooters or in another location where a year-round group of sportsmen and the general public would be able to enjoy it.

    A St. Louis location, possibly promoted by Budweiser, has been suggested. This would be an hour's trip from Sparta so it would be an easy trip for shooters at the GAH. Locating it near a large population would give it more exposure and be an excellent promotional tool for the sport.

    Other suggestions were to display it in a Cabala like setting. A trailer mounted portable display could also be used to move it to the location of big shoots.

    If this isn't resolved soon the whole display will end-up in storage, never to be seen again. Too much time and effort has been put in over the years to let this happen.
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    I think we can ALL agree it shouldn't be put in storage indefinately. I truely hope a permanent home is found somewhere soon. Just about anywhere would be better than a storage facility that is for sure.
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    Why not contact the NRA Museum and see if they'd take it on loan for display for X amount of years.
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    Didn't know Kenny Ray retired. Who took over his spot?
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    For crying out loud. Fishburn offered 100 grand and deed to property and was turned down. So sad.
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