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#2738581 - 09/09/12 06:31 AM BITOG 10 year event review
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
WOW!

Had a great time, and really quite a treat to meet/greet and put names and faces together.

Every presentation was great and informative:
Molakule (Phil) was very intriguing and informative in the topics of lube pack design and choices. He brought samples of all kinds of additives and base stocks to view.
Jim from Lubrizol was facinating, and gave a broad market base explanations of the lube world. Also made some great observations for the future of lubes and the automotive and HD markets.
Doug spoke of his experiences with past and present fleet maintenance issues. Had some great pictures for display coordinated with his talk.
Ryan from Blackstone discussed UOAs and the history of his family company. Displayed his "old skool" oil cans (and I do mean cans) from their news-letter article. There was even a "give away" of prepaid sample kits as prizes for Q&A session.

We certainly realize there were a large numbers of members who would have liked to be there, but for a multitude of real-life reasons, were unable to do so. We missed all of those who wanted to show, but could not.

This quick overview cannot impress how detailed and informative the presentations were. It also cannot express how fun and delightful it was to finally meet members we've known electronically for some time. Pictures will be forthcoming from many members.

Overall, a success that was difficult to measure. The tangible info was very useful, but the intangible opportunities to share a handshake, hug and story were immeasurable!

THANK YOU, HELEN, for the event!





Edited by dnewton3 (09/09/12 06:34 AM)
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#2738585 - 09/09/12 06:38 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
simple_gifts Offline


Registered: 07/26/04
Posts: 10974
Loc: Middlesex County CT
Glad you guys had a good time; it would have been inconceivable not to have had one IMHO considering the company...
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#2738593 - 09/09/12 06:49 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
Turk Offline


Registered: 02/03/06
Posts: 9103
Loc: MN
Thank you for the review. smile

It was that or my only chance to see my 25 year old Daughter in Iowa anywhere close to her birthday, so my Daughter won.

Would appreciate any postings of the information.
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#2738594 - 09/09/12 07:00 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
Astro14 Offline


Registered: 10/10/10
Posts: 6842
Loc: Virginia Beach
Wish I could have been there!
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#2738606 - 09/09/12 07:28 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
dkryan Offline


Registered: 04/11/03
Posts: 1936
Loc: Cincinnati
Obvioiusly I missed this event.

When and where was it held?
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#2738633 - 09/09/12 07:54 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
daves87rs Offline


Registered: 02/23/09
Posts: 15863
Loc: Michigan
Cool! Pictures? cool
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#2738672 - 09/09/12 08:41 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
matrass Offline


Registered: 11/05/04
Posts: 1278
Loc: Pa
thanks for the update on the meet. sounds like it was a great time !

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#2738696 - 09/09/12 09:05 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dkryan]
Bill in Utah Offline



Registered: 11/11/02
Posts: 12829
Loc: UT
Originally Posted By: dkryan
Obvioiusly I missed this event.

When and where was it held?


Here... (two threads down)

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#2738702 - 09/09/12 09:15 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
JHZR2 Offline



Registered: 12/14/02
Posts: 38486
Loc: New Jersey
It was a nice event. Great food and lots of interesting info. The event could have gone twice as long and could have been filled with Q&A. Nice event. It was good to put faces with names.

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#2738712 - 09/09/12 09:26 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
MolaKule Offline


Registered: 06/05/02
Posts: 17461
Loc: Iowegia - USA
Quote:
Jim from Lubrizol was facinating, and gave a broad market base explanations of the lube world. Also made some great observations for the future of lubes and the automotive and HD markets.

Doug spoke of his experiences with past and present fleet maintenance issues. Had some great pictures for display coordinated with his talk.

Ryan from Blackstone discussed UOAs and the history of his family company. Displayed his "old skool" oil cans (and I do mean cans) from their news-letter article. There was even a "give away" of prepaid sample kits as prizes for Q&A session.



I really enjoyed meeting all those that were present and puting faces to names. Great bunch of people. thumbsup

And I found out Helen is a Hugger. happy
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#2738741 - 09/09/12 10:11 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: MolaKule]
Doug Hillary Offline


Registered: 05/30/03
Posts: 5095
Loc: Airlie Beach Australia
Hello,
firstly from my side a great THANKS to Helen the "hugger" and Wayne - and everybody that came to the inaugural BITOG "Meet & Greet"

Helen was so generous with her input. Truely generous, Wayne - a very special thanks for you late evening drive time to my front door

I found it wonderful to put faces to names; Dan, Dave the names go on.

Input from all of the speakers (except me) was most informative. Jim from Lubrizol was inspiring. I found his from-the-ground input so rewarding,this sort of input will ensure the future of BITOG

Again a special thanks again to Helen & Wayne. I did not realise the input required behind the scene

We BITOG people are special - so was Tony, he would have been so pround of Helen!

Thanks to all attendees
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#2738792 - 09/09/12 11:21 AM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
ChiTDI Offline


Registered: 12/19/03
Posts: 2089
Loc: Chicago IL
Thank you Helen and Wayne for hosting this wonderful event.
It was great to put the faces to the names. (Pictures are forthcoming, I'm told.)
I'd like to thank all the presenters for the valuable information and insights to the oil industry.

This was truly a highlight day. Thanks for choosing my home town for the inaugural meeting.
Hopefully interested parties will submit their interests and plans to continue this event and "spread the wealth". (Or as Molakule says "disperse the additive." Miscible.)


Edited by ChiTDI (09/09/12 11:34 AM)

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#2738817 - 09/09/12 12:10 PM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
dparm Offline


Registered: 04/19/10
Posts: 13031
Loc: Chicago, IL
Good to meet everyone -- just when I think I know a few things about oil, the presenters show me there's still so much more.

Thanks to all who came out and made it possible.
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#2738890 - 09/09/12 01:53 PM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: dnewton3]
Quattro Pete Offline


Registered: 10/30/02
Posts: 32141
Loc: Great Lakes
Big thanks to Helen and Wayne for putting this event together! Hoping we won't have to wait another 10 years for the next one. smile

Good meeting everyone and thanks to the presenters!
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#2739068 - 09/09/12 06:24 PM Re: BITOG 10 year event review [Re: MolaKule]
dnewton3 Offline



Registered: 05/14/07
Posts: 6367
Loc: Indianapolis, IN
Originally Posted By: MolaKule
.... And I found out Helen is a Hugger. happy


That must certainly qualify for the 2012 BITOG "Understatement of the Year" award.

And I believe we all would agree that those were genuine hugs and she is a VERY special lady.
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Conventionals vs. Synthetics isn't about which is "better"; it's about which lasts longer, while assuring safe operation, in relation to cost. Any product can be over or under utilized. The same applies to filters.
Make an informed decision; first consider your operating conditions, next determine your maintenance plan, and then pick your lube and filter. Don't do it the other way around ...

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