Steel & Stirrups Traveling Lamp Tour!

Champion I

Jan 15, 2022
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1,051
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First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Bradley
Member #

5082

Steel & Stirrups Traveling Lamp

Hello Bronco Nation! Welcome to the Steel & Stirrups Traveling Lamp tour. This is your opportunity to participate in Bronco Nation history and be part of a member-driven coast-to-coast social event.

The Backstory:

Jerry @14U refurbished a 1976 Coleman Lamp as the grand prize in the Bronco Nation Member Steel & Stirrups virtual game. You can read about it here: https://thebronconation.com/forums/threads/steel-stirrups-est-2022.12929/

I ( @TechnicalDisaster ) won the prize, but I’m so lucky that I already own one of @14U’s awesome lamps (and mine was specialty painted to match my Velocity Blue Bronco). Rather than accept the prize, an idea was hatched to spread the joy and use the grand prize lamp as a traveling treasure to be passed from one member to another.

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The Goal:

We want to collectively guide the lamp across the country. We would like to get the lamp in all 50 states, each of the Bronco Off-roadeos, important Ford & Bronco locations, landmarks, events, and more. We would like volunteers (YOU!) to help us move the lamp across the nation while creating images, new friendships, and memories along the way.

How the Lamp Tour Works:

Bronco Nation Members who want to participate in the lamp tour need to agree to the terms and conditions below and then post their home state. @TechnicalDisaster will create a travel calendar and help ensure the lamp continues to move around the country to complete the tour. While the lamp is in your possession, take pics of the lamp with your Bronco, some state landmarks, at a Bronco Nation meetup, or any other places that have special meaning to you. This lamp will be a journey to “Enlighten “ the spirit & social network of the entire Bronco culture.

Post your images to this thread so they can be shared with Bronco Nation and collected by the Steel & Stirrups team. Images will also be posted to the SteelandStirrups Facebook account!

Terms and Conditions:

Your voluntary participation in this program requires your effort, commitment, and a nominal financial expense to ship the lamp to the next Bronco Nation member as directed by @TechnicalDisaster. To participate, you agree to:

  • Be a Bronco Nation member.
  • Pay for shipping to send the lamp to another Bronco Nation member.
  • Provide your shipping address to @TechnicalDisaster as well as the member who is shipping the lamp to you. @TechnicalDisaster only collects this information to track the location of the lamp and will not use it for any other purpose and not provide this information to anyone else.
  • Maintain the lamp in its original refurbished state. Do not alter the lamp in any way. Do not affix any stickers, logos, advertising, or other signage of any medium to the lamp.
  • Replace the shipping box if it can no longer be used to safely ship the lamp.
  • Not hold possession of the lamp for longer than two weeks. Every effort will be made to schedule your time with the lamp around important events (like a scheduled offroadeo event), but we don’t want the lamp staying with one person for too long.
  • Allow images you post here on this public thread to be used by the SteelandStirrups team to post to the Facebook group and Instagram page.
States:

Please make a post with saying that you agree to the terms and conditions and name your state. Your BN# and BN User name will be added to the list. Note: A state can have more than one volunteer listed, but you may not be selected in the first trip around the US. First to post gets priority.

Alabama

Alaska

Arizona

Arkansas

California

Colorado - (Priority goes to the member who can bring it to Bronco Super Celebration in September 2022)

Connecticut

Delaware

Florida

Georgia

Hawaii

Idaho

Illinois

Indiana

Iowa

Kansas - Completed 7/23/2022 by @14U and @TechnicalDisaster

Kentucky

Louisiana

Maine

Maryland

Massachusetts

Michigan (Priority goes to the member who can take the lamp to MAP)

Minnesota

Mississippi

Missouri

Montana

Nebraska - @TechnicalDisaster BN#5082

Nevada (Priority goes to the member who can take the lamp to Offrodeo)

New Hampshire (Priority goes to the member who can take the lamp to Offrodeo)

New Jersey

New Mexico

New York

North Carolina

North Dakota

Ohio

Oklahoma - @14U

Oregon

Pennsylvania

Rhode Island

South Carolina

South Dakota

Tennessee

Texas (Priority goes to the member who can take the lamp to Offrodeo)

Utah (Priority goes to the member who can take the lamp to Offrodeo)

Vermont

Virginia

Washington

West Virginia

Wisconsin

Wyoming

Important Bronco Locations

  • Michigan Assembly Plant – take a picture of the lamp with the Bronco Assembly line visible.
  • Bronco Knoll.
  • Bronco Super Celebration
  • All Bronco Offroadeos
  • Ford Museum
  • Ford GPW (Alabama & Oregon History Museums)
  • Any other places you can think of?
Meetups

While you have the lamp, we encourage you to host a Bronco Nation meetup in your area so other BN members can take pictures with the lamp and post them here.

Let’s Get The Tour on the Road!

Once again, if you want to participate, please post “I agree to the terms and conditions” and your state in order to be added to the list.

We can’t wait to see you all (virtually) on the tour!

Chris & Jerry
 
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Champion I

Jan 15, 2022
400
1,051
2,964
Omaha, NE, USA
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Bradley
Member #

5082

This post will be used to track the past, present, and future locations of the lamp.

Past:

July 23, 2022 - The lamp was delivered from @14U to @TechnicalDisaster at Kansas Rocks Offroad park.

Present:
As of 08/05/2022 the Lamp is in my possession in Nebraska. I'm taking pics with it tomorrow morning in Lincoln. Then Saturday night I will ship it to the next member who stakes a claim for their state!

Future (Next stop):
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14U

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Mar 3, 2021
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Tulsa, OK, USA
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Jerry
Last Name
Cook
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@Bronco Nation Community
@Laura
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@TechnicalDisaster
All of you make this happen !
Welcome to my home town !
Tulsa Oklahoma.
Once known as the “Oil Capital of the world”
The start of the Automotive Energy industry.
And a main hub for those that travel Route 66 .
The East meets West Bronze Sculpture sits alongside of Route 66 on the old original Arkansas River crossing .
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ResidualGenius

Rank VI

Champion II

Dec 15, 2020
6,211
12,473
3,501
Denver, CO, USA
First Name
Zach
Last Name
Loescher
Member #

2512

As of 08/05/2022 the Lamp is in my possession in Nebraska. I'm taking pics with it tomorrow morning in Lincoln. Then Saturday night I will ship it to the next member who stakes a claim for their state!
I look forward to Memorial Stadium pics!!
 

Laura

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Champion I

Mar 18, 2021
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3,501
Michigan, Detroit, MI, USA
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Laura
Last Name
Zielinski
Member #

1976

I'd love to take possession in Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise week (Aug 18-20) if that works out. I'm happy to coordinate with others here as we go to the Henry Ford estate, MAP, and WHQ before shipping it on to the next person. I agree to the terms!
 

Champion I

Jan 15, 2022
400
1,051
2,964
Omaha, NE, USA
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Bradley
Member #

5082

I'd love to take possession in Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise week (Aug 18-20) if that works out. I'm happy to coordinate with others here as we go to the Henry Ford estate, MAP, and WHQ before shipping it on to the next person. I agree to the terms!
Excellent. Please direct message me the shipping address and I’ll coordinate the delivery. It will probably go to Yellowstone then to you :)
 

Deano Bronc

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May 20, 2020
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Winona Lake, IN, USA
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Dean
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Smeltzer
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0215

I'd love to take possession in Michigan for the Woodward Dream Cruise week (Aug 18-20) if that works out. I'm happy to coordinate with others here as we go to the Henry Ford estate, MAP, and WHQ before shipping it on to the next person. I agree to the terms!
If Laura gets it for the Dream Cruise, I could get it from her and take it back to Indiana. There is a chance @Darrel and I are meeting in Indy the week after Labor Day. Like to get a picture at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

She could possibly take back to New Mexico if she's willing.
 

Darrel

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Sep 14, 2021
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If Laura gets it for the Dream Cruise, I could get it from her and take it back to Indiana. There is a chance @Darrel and I are meeting in Indy the week after Labor Day. Like to get a picture at the Indianapolis Motor Speedway.

She could possibly take back to New Mexico if she's willing.
Yes! 7th - 11th. I'm thinking about the 10th at Indiana City Brewery. But, meet up at the track and then caravan sounds awesome!
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Darrel

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I replied to @Deano Bronc before I realized what this thread was. New Mexico here reporting for duty! I agree to the terms. I'm getting to post details in the next few days. I joined the Indiana Facebook group. And there is a thread here. Maybe we can make it work. 500 museum in Indy pics could be sweet. And, in NM, lots of Route 66 photo ops. And I can then get it shipped out to the next person within a week.
 

Champion I

Jan 15, 2022
400
1,051
2,964
Omaha, NE, USA
First Name
Christopher
Last Name
Bradley
Member #

5082

The Lamp has finished its quick tour of Memorial Stadium in Lincoln Nebraska. When @14U handed me the lamp, he told me that his dad was a big Husker fan. I knew instantly that I had to keep the spirit of the Nebraska/Oklahoma rivalry alive. So I took the lamp down to the stadium and give it a little Husker Power before it goes to the next destination. GO BIG RED!

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The guest entrance to the field is Gate 23. We stopped here and gave the lamp a lucky rub and wished that all Bronco Reservation Holders would have their Broncos delivered no later than MY23. Good luck all!
 

SAVEUP

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Supporter I

Oct 7, 2021
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Russell
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Wood
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102819

I agree to the terms and conditions. I am only a couple hours south of 14U (TX/OK border), but am in Dallas most week days. I would like to take it to Ft Worth (STOCK YARDS or FT Worth Rodeo in January) after I get my ride, so am okay with doing this once the initial trips are complete.