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Posted by: poorsche914 Apr 20 2017, 05:27 PM

OKTEENERFEST 2017: Oktoberfest
September 14-17 in the Alpine village of Helen, GA!

http://okteenerfest.com/okteenerfest-2017-registration/

This year we travel to the Alpine village of Helen, GA during the town's 47th annual Oktoberfest celebrations! While we experience traditional Bavarian festivities and cuisine from oompah bands and lederhosen to hot pretzels and German bier, our Porsche 914s will feel as though they have traveled back to their homeland! So mark your calendars and be sure to join other 914 owners for some fantastic driving, plenty of socializing, a bit of showing off, and a truckload of give-aways in a unique setting that you won't want to miss.

Join the http://okteenerfest.com/subscribe-okteenerfest-email-list/ or https://www.facebook.com/Okteenerfest for quickest access to information as it becomes available.

In addition to the driving, Okteenerfest features plenty of good eating, an awards ceremony, tons of give-aways from the most awesome vendors, a Peoples Choice Car Show, and some of the nicest people you will ever meet gathered in a single place.

Registration includes:

· Thursday evening snack/beverages
· Friday driving tour
· Friday lunch at Jake Raby’s shop
· Saturday entry to Peoples Choice Car Show
· Saturday evening awards banquet dinner
· Chance to win some great trophies
· Tickets for a chance to win some AWESOME door prizes
· Event T-Shirt
· Lifetime of memories, meeting new friends, and a chance to bond with your 914

The http://www.helendorf.com is our host hotel (33 Munich Strasse, Helen, GA 30545 Phone: (800) 445-2271)
We have reserved a block of 25 Standard Rooms, 22 Riverfront Balcony Rooms and 8 Patio Rooms for our group for the nights of September 14, 15 and 16, 2017. yellowsleep[1].gif
You MUST mention you are with either Okteenerfest or the 914 club

The rates are a bit higher than we are used to but Okteenerfest is being held during the town's annual Oktoberfest celebration and these rates are a substantial discount over their normal rates.
The venue and festive atmosphere should more than make up for the extra cost! driving.gif smilie_flagge6.gif beerchug.gif chowtime.gif beer3.gif
NB: The block of rooms AND OUR PREFERRED RATE will be held until August 1. After that, the rooms will be release to the public and the rate will revert back to their rack rate for everyone who books after August 1. So register and book as soon as you are able. type.gif

http://okteenerfest.com/okteenerfest-2017-registration/

More details concerning the event will be posted as they are finalized.

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Posted by: dlee6204 Apr 20 2017, 05:49 PM

Nice! driving.gif

Posted by: Porschef Apr 20 2017, 06:18 PM

Dinged on Hershey, here's an excellent shot at redemption... idea.gif

Posted by: 914forme Apr 20 2017, 06:37 PM

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Posted by: mepstein Apr 20 2017, 07:05 PM

I had a great time last year. One of the best organized and fun events I've ever been to and I didn't even have a 914 to drive. This year I'll have a teener that runs.

Posted by: Tom_T Apr 20 2017, 07:55 PM

Fun tubin' there too, if there's enough water runnin'! piratenanner.gif

I may be in the east area then too, but sans my 914 since i'd be flying for biz.

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Tom
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Posted by: mgp4591 Apr 20 2017, 08:21 PM

You realize that this is in direct conflict with RRC? That's not fair to those who got to go to both last year.... dry.gif rolleyes.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Apr 20 2017, 09:17 PM

I plan to be there this year with or without a car. I have two that run currently and one that is drivable, so hopefully I will enjoy the drives as well.


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Posted by: bandjoey Apr 20 2017, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Apr 20 2017, 10:17 PM) *

I plan to be there this year with or without a car. I have two that run currently and one that is drivable, so hopefully I will enjoy the drives as well.


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Hay Shoe. What's the drive time from Memphis to Helen? 9 hours to Memphis from DFW + ?
I might be able to swing the time off but won't know until June.

Posted by: Minerva's 914 Apr 20 2017, 09:49 PM

I'm in this year! After having to forgo Okteenerfest for the last forever due to the ride not being ready, this year I am ready to go!!!

Posted by: 914Next Apr 21 2017, 03:11 AM

86 miles from home! Looking like we'll be making it this year. Looking forward to it.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 21 2017, 05:06 AM

QUOTE(914Next @ Apr 21 2017, 05:11 AM) *

86 miles from home! Looking like we'll be making it this year. Looking forward to it.

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Looks like I can swing by charlotte, NC and visit my son on the way down. smile.gif

Posted by: BIGKAT_83 Apr 21 2017, 06:38 AM

Family has a cabin 3miles from Helen. Count me in this year.
If you guys need any help with routes I'm only 35 miles away and know most of the good motorcycle roads up there.

Posted by: 914dave Apr 21 2017, 06:52 AM

I'm in for sure. We should get a northeast caravan.

Posted by: Garland Apr 21 2017, 07:27 AM

693 miles for me, and many hours of preparation before that.

Posted by: Betty Apr 21 2017, 07:42 AM

Only 894 miles and 13 hours of driving; you're trying to make it too easy for us. driving-girl.gif driving.gif


Posted by: mepstein Apr 21 2017, 07:53 AM

QUOTE(914dave @ Apr 21 2017, 08:52 AM) *

I'm in for sure. We should get a northeast caravan.

Good idea.

Posted by: naro914 Apr 21 2017, 08:01 AM

Hey all
We sincerely apologize about the conflict with RRC, but that weekend is the only one that the venue had available, and they are the only venue in Helen that can handle our group.

As Okteenerfest has grown, we've run into a bit of a good problem to have: we have lots more people attending (GOOD!!!) but finding a venue to handle us (110+ people/60+ cars), including rooms, parking, good roads in the area, a car show location, etc. has become a huge challenge. (Problem). Then when we find it, we have to go with their availability.

As Steve said, this is Helen' Oktoberfest time which runs deom Sept 9 through all of October. We are coming near the beginning so it's a little quieter (slightly) and had availability. After this weekend, rates go WAY up and we couldn't get the room block.

OH...one other thing we haven't worked out yet...at this point, there is no room for trailers. We are working on that but we can't park them at the hotel and we don't have an alternate location yet. I'm trying to work with the city on a spot, but there's no guarantees at this point....

Posted by: db9146 Apr 21 2017, 08:27 AM

I'll be there!!

Will we have a defined parking area?

Posted by: John Jentz Apr 21 2017, 09:19 AM

One less river view available, Made my reservation! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: stevend914 Apr 21 2017, 10:04 AM

QUOTE(John Jentz @ Apr 21 2017, 10:19 AM) *

One less river view available, Made my reservation! piratenanner.gif

Make that two less

Posted by: Cracker Apr 21 2017, 11:42 AM

Lets just park all of our trailers at BigKat's cabin????

PS: ...yet another "river view" is spoken for!

Tony


QUOTE(naro914 @ Apr 21 2017, 10:01 AM) *

OH...one other thing we haven't worked out yet...at this point, there is no room for trailers.

Posted by: mepstein Apr 21 2017, 12:11 PM

Just reserved my riverfront balcony.

Posted by: JoeD Apr 21 2017, 12:56 PM

Yes! Missed last year because car wasn't ready. I'm on the road now, and Helen is a great venue! Can't wait!

Just booked my room!

Posted by: rmdinmd Apr 21 2017, 04:50 PM

piratenanner.gif another river front gone. looking forward to driving.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Apr 21 2017, 09:35 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Apr 21 2017, 08:42 AM) *

Only 894 miles and 13 hours of driving; you're trying to make it too easy for us. driving-girl.gif driving.gif


Thinking about trailering to Memphis and drive the teener the rest of the way.

Reading between the lines I was waiting for Don to say he'd put us up for the night and drive on with him the next day. Hint. Hint. driving.gif

Posted by: hot_shoe914 Apr 21 2017, 10:04 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Apr 21 2017, 10:35 PM) *

QUOTE(Betty @ Apr 21 2017, 08:42 AM) *

Only 894 miles and 13 hours of driving; you're trying to make it too easy for us. driving-girl.gif driving.gif


Thinking about trailering to Memphis and drive the teener the rest of the way.

Reading between the lines I was waiting for Don to say he'd put us up for the night and drive on with him the next day. Hint. Hint. driving.gif

I got you man, come on up!

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Posted by: bandjoey Apr 21 2017, 10:09 PM

It'll b June before I know for sure but I'm already looking forward to going. biggrin.gif

Posted by: cashiersjm Apr 23 2017, 08:16 AM

Room reserved. About 1 hour from home. A lot of great roads and fun stuff to do in that area.

Posted by: t collins Apr 23 2017, 12:34 PM

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Posted by: JawjaPorsche Apr 23 2017, 05:45 PM

Awesome! Only thirty miles from my home.

Posted by: mgp4591 Apr 23 2017, 08:10 PM

Just a little tongue in cheek humor about RRC Bob! I'm planning a trip to Athens/Lawrenceville around then so I'll probably miss out on RRC... No worries - I had a great time last year riding shotgun and hangin' out so I'm looking forward to it again!

Posted by: naro914 Apr 24 2017, 07:13 AM

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Apr 23 2017, 10:10 PM) *

Just a little tongue in cheek humor about RRC Bob! I'm planning a trip to Athens/Lawrenceville around then so I'll probably miss out on RRC... No worries - I had a great time last year riding shotgun and hangin' out so I'm looking forward to it again!

All good.... However...I am the first person to 'bitch' about scheduling overtop of other events...and here we are doing it!! Yes, RRC is really far away (distance wise) from Okteenerfest, but we have so few 914 specific events that it hinders the ability to attend both/multiple.


Posted by: naro914 Apr 24 2017, 07:25 AM

Regarding hotel rooms:


The only thing we ask is that if you reserve a hotel room, PLEASE be confident you will be registering for the event. Due to the strict nature of the room block and pricing, we don't want people booking rooms only to not register and have people that HAVE registered and are waiting for a room get screwed on the pricing.

We had wanted to require a registration before booking the room, but we have no easy method to make that happen, so we are trusting all of you!! beerchug.gif

Please be courteous to your fellow Teener owners!

Registration will open shortly. Steve is working through a few minor changes.

Thanks !!

Posted by: poorsche914 Apr 24 2017, 11:45 AM

http://okteenerfest.com/okteenerfest-2017-registration/ <-- click

Registration includes:

· Thursday evening snack/beverages
· Friday driving tour
· Friday lunch at Jake Raby’s shop
· Saturday entry to Peoples Choice Car Show
· Saturday evening awards banquet dinner
· Chance to win some great trophies
· Tickets for a chance to win some AWESOME door prizes
· Event T-Shirt
· Lifetime of memories, meeting new friends, and a chance to bond with your 914

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Posted by: mepstein Apr 24 2017, 12:00 PM

Just registered.

Posted by: stevend914 Apr 24 2017, 12:14 PM

Registered - check mailed - room reserved. Ready to go! driving.gif

Posted by: naro914 Apr 24 2017, 12:52 PM

UPDATE
As an added bonus, Jake Raby has graciously invited us to his Raby Engine Development shop in Cleveland, GA for a tour, which will be our lunch stop during the Friday Drive!! Jakes shop contains two engine dyno's, so maybe if we're lucky he'll be able to have something on the dyno for us to watch...

So for those who have always wondered what Jake is really up to, now's your chance to see!!

Posted by: rmdinmd Apr 24 2017, 03:22 PM

piratenanner.gif on the update;

Registered and check is in the mail.

Posted by: BillC Apr 24 2017, 04:42 PM

Room reserved and event registration made. piratenanner.gif

Not sure my wife realizes just how much time will be spent in the 914.... blink.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Apr 24 2017, 06:28 PM

Quite a few folks coming in from 700+ miles away piratenanner.gif
Should be fun figuring out who gets the "Iron Butt" award bootyshake.gif

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Posted by: JoeD Apr 25 2017, 11:26 AM

Registered, and check is in the mail!

Posted by: 914dave Apr 25 2017, 03:58 PM

Room is booked and registered!!!!

Posted by: naro914 Apr 25 2017, 04:05 PM

Teaser pic


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Posted by: BillC Apr 25 2017, 07:13 PM

Is it too early to start planning a Mid-Atlantic/NorthEast caravan? driving.gif

Posted by: naro914 Apr 28 2017, 01:57 PM

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Posted by: naro914 Apr 28 2017, 01:59 PM

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Posted by: mepstein Apr 28 2017, 02:32 PM

QUOTE(BillC @ Apr 25 2017, 09:13 PM) *

Is it too early to start planning a Mid-Atlantic/NorthEast caravan? driving.gif

Yes, we will do one but let's get through the summer first. smile.gif

Posted by: Mblizzard Apr 28 2017, 07:11 PM

Sighed up are ready to go!

Posted by: 914four Apr 29 2017, 09:06 AM

Hotel reservation made, event registration completed and check is in the mail.

Looking forward to driving back roads over to Marietta, GA for lunch in the square, then visiting the newly remodeled AutoAtlanta and meeting up with others for the final leg over to Helen.

Can't think of a better way to spend 9/14 day! blue914.jpg

Posted by: Betty Apr 30 2017, 10:13 AM

Registered aktion035.gif

Check's in the mail smilie_pokal.gif

Hotel reserved beerchug.gif

Google Maps says 894 miles (barring side trips to see the 'World's Largest Ball Of String', etc.). driving-girl.gif driving.gif

Can't wait! w00t.gif cheer.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 Apr 30 2017, 11:40 AM

Registered and the check's in the mail. I tried to reserve for Thursday night only but there's a 3 day minimum so I'll be staying with family and drive back and forth. This is gonna be a good trip! biggrin.gif

Posted by: JoeD May 1 2017, 11:55 AM

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ Apr 30 2017, 01:40 PM) *

Registered and the check's in the mail. I tried to reserve for Thursday night only but there's a 3 day minimum so I'll be staying with family and drive back and forth. This is gonna be a good trip! biggrin.gif


My son and I are heading up Thursday; my wife and other kids may come up Friday for the remainder of the weekend. If so, I may book a second room Thursday - Sunday but only need it Friday / Saturday. Will let you know if it works out and you could have the room Thursday.

Joe

Posted by: Betty May 4 2017, 12:35 PM

The BIG question I have is..... since the stars have aligned and the various gods have smiled upon this event such as to allow it to begin on September 14th - our very own '914 Day' - what can we all do to make it just that teensy, tiny, little extra bit special?

I'll be the first (of I'm sure many) to enthusiastically cast a vote for Bob Saville to wear Lederhosen all weekend? cheer.gif aktion035.gif happy11.gif

I know, I know... I'm no great shakes as a Photoshop expert, but here is my re-creation of what that magnificent sight could be...

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(I even used a font named 'Georgia' for the text in that image - Bob should be impressed with my thoroughness and attention to detail!)

Posted by: Cracker May 4 2017, 12:41 PM

LOL! I SECOND that idea!!!

Tony

QUOTE(Betty @ May 4 2017, 01:35 PM) *

I'll be the first (of I'm sure many) to enthusiastically cast a vote for Bob Saville to wear Lederhosen all weekend? cheer.gif aktion035.gif happy11.gif


Posted by: poorsche914 May 4 2017, 02:14 PM

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Posted by: naro914 May 4 2017, 02:18 PM

Hmmm...I thought there was a couple coming from Texas..I must have lost their registration. Pity...

Posted by: Mblizzard May 4 2017, 02:25 PM

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Wow you cant un-see that!

Posted by: Philip W. May 4 2017, 09:13 PM

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will get the hotel booked this weekend-

Posted by: JawjaPorsche May 5 2017, 10:37 AM

Registered but no room. I only live 30 miles away!

Posted by: bandjoey May 5 2017, 11:24 AM

Is this considered the largest gathering of World Teeners ?? Or which one is ?

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 5 2017, 12:18 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ May 4 2017, 01:35 PM) *

The BIG question I have is..... since the stars have aligned and the various gods have smiled upon this event such as to allow it to begin on September 14th - our very own '914 Day' - what can we all do to make it just that teensy, tiny, little extra bit special?

I'll be the first (of I'm sure many) to enthusiastically cast a vote for Bob Saville to wear Lederhosen all weekend? cheer.gif aktion035.gif happy11.gif

I know, I know... I'm no great shakes as a Photoshop expert, but here is my re-creation of what that magnificent sight could be...

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(I even used a font named 'Georgia' for the text in that image - Bob should be impressed with my thoroughness and attention to detail!)

Leave Clay at home and bring Jello shots instead.

Posted by: poorsche914 May 5 2017, 02:23 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ May 5 2017, 01:24 PM) *
Is this considered the largest gathering of World Teeners ?? Or which one is ?

We had something like 110 attendees last year but not all are active on 914world.

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Posted by: 914Next May 8 2017, 08:49 AM

Room booked! Looking forward to it.

Posted by: poorsche914 May 22 2017, 10:51 PM

I have set up a http://okteenerfest.com/2017-travel-planning/ for Okteenerfest attendees piratenanner.gif

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The interactive map shows the general areas where attendees will be driving from. You can post in the comments section below the map to make plans to meet up and caravan with fellow attendees.

The map will be updated as new attendees are registered.

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 24 2017, 11:34 AM

Registration sent, room reserved.

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Posted by: Mblizzard May 24 2017, 12:20 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 24 2017, 09:34 AM) *

Registration sent, room reserved.

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Cool cant wait to see you! I will bring marshmallows for the fire! evilgrin.gif

Posted by: naro914 May 24 2017, 03:05 PM

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Posted by: BENBRO02 May 24 2017, 07:50 PM

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Posted by: hot_shoe914 May 24 2017, 11:34 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ May 24 2017, 01:20 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 24 2017, 09:34 AM) *

Registration sent, room reserved.

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Cool cant wait to see you! I will bring marshmallows for the fire! evilgrin.gif

I've not yet decided which one to burn, err, I mean bring yet.

Posted by: Betty May 26 2017, 09:37 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 25 2017, 12:34 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ May 24 2017, 01:20 PM) *

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ May 24 2017, 09:34 AM) *

Registration sent, room reserved.

Shoe
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Cool cant wait to see you! I will bring marshmallows for the fire! evilgrin.gif

I've not yet decided which one to burn, err, I mean bring yet.


idea.gif We probably have a few rusty 914 windshield wiper arms sitting around that might work great for marshmallow roasting forks?


it'll be good to see you again! cheer.gif

Posted by: naro914 Jun 7 2017, 09:44 AM

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