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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.


Shoe
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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.


Shoe
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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.

655 miles for me driving.gif

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!

Shoe
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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

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ May 4 2017, 12:14 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.

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.

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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Posted by: naro914 Jul 4 2017, 07:39 AM

Happy 4th of July everyone!!

Just a reminder, we are less than a month away from the day that our block of rooms at the Helendorf will be released to,the general public and our preferred price is no longer available. Once that happens, it is unlikely you will get a room there as they have a waiting list of other people to fill the slots.

I know that's really early and many of you wait until the last minute to sign up, but I just wanted to give you a friendly heads up!!


Posted by: Philip W. Jul 4 2017, 10:28 AM

just reserved my room today- might go up a day earlier - i dont think there are any patio rooms left either. i know i registered back in the beginning but i dont remember if i sent in my check

Posted by: naro914 Jul 7 2017, 02:45 PM

FYI, I just heard from the hotel - there are only a handful of room still left, so if you've been slack about registering, get registered and get your hotel room NOW!!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 7 2017, 04:02 PM

I have been a bit lax on getting some of the sponsor details out. But over the next week I will be adding them.

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Jul 7 2017, 04:42 PM

FYI: If you wait too long to reserve a room and they are all gone, there are hotels in Cleveland, Georgia. Only 9 miles away and much cheaper.

Posted by: Wdunster Jul 7 2017, 09:35 PM

If you have never been to this event, you have to sign up!!!!!! You will not regret it. This is of course a biased opinion that is worth what you paid for it but this is by far the most fun you will have with ANY Porsche group!!!
If you have been before you know you should sign up!

Common Nancy, get off your duff and join us for okteenerfest even if you can't bring the 914!
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Posted by: Wdunster Jul 8 2017, 11:12 AM

Really? Nothing? Any one there?

Posted by: trojanhorsepower Jul 8 2017, 11:37 AM

One less room available smile.gif

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Posted by: Tom_T Jul 8 2017, 12:05 PM

If I'm back there on my travels at that time, then I'll try to stop by one day, but would probably not stay overnite there.

Our daughter & family are moving from Charlottesville VA to Jackson TN now, but my wife still has 2 brothers/family in the ATL area, & I have business all over. I just don't know what is up for October yet.

In any case - have fun! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 8 2017, 12:30 PM

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jul 8 2017, 02:05 PM) *
... I just don't know what is up for October yet...

Okteenerfest is 9/14 to 9/17 this year.

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Posted by: Tom_T Jul 8 2017, 12:36 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Jul 8 2017, 11:30 AM) *

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jul 8 2017, 02:05 PM) *
... I just don't know what is up for October yet...

Okteenerfest is 9/14 to 9/17 this year.

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So it's really "Septeenerfest"!? confused24.gif biggrin.gif

OK, same deal for me with September travels, but maybe less likely that I'll be there mid-Sept.

At least it's not like the BMW-CCA trying to do their Octoberfest in New Orleans in stinky hot & sticky JULY!!?? WTF.gif

Members complained & they moved it to this October, since I think they had very little interest/reservations up to that point. I may be in LA at the time for a wedding & biz, so I may swing by there for at least one October fun day on an otherwise grueling multi-state/city trip.

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Tom
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Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 8 2017, 12:43 PM

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jul 8 2017, 02:36 PM) *
So it's really "Septeenerfest"!? confused24.gif biggrin.gif

Actually being held during Helen's Oktoberfest celebrations beerchug.gif - which start in September and run til end of October smilie_flagge6.gif

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Posted by: Tom_T Jul 8 2017, 12:50 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Jul 8 2017, 11:43 AM) *

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Jul 8 2017, 02:36 PM) *
So it's really "Septeenerfest"!? confused24.gif biggrin.gif

Actually being held during Helen's Oktoberfest celebrations beerchug.gif - which start in September and run til end of October smilie_flagge6.gif

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I was just poke.gif you. biggrin.gif

The Phoenix Club out here, where the big LA Porsche Swap Meet is held, also does a longer Sept-Oct celebration too.

I wish I could make one, cuz I enjoyed visiting with you after the one near Asheville back when the kids still lived there, but they sidetracked us to see the house that they were buying in Candler that day with the Realtor, so I missed hooking up for the drive/lunch stop. sad.gif

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Tom
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Posted by: naro914 Jul 8 2017, 04:45 PM

Nadine and I are in Helen right now doing what Germans do... givemebeer.gif beer.gif

Decisions decisions...

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Ran the routes today, met with the caterer and will work on the car show venue tomorrow. Then going tubing!!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 8 2017, 05:13 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jul 8 2017, 02:45 PM) *

Nadine and I are in Helen right now doing what Germans do... givemebeer.gif beer.gif

Decisions decisions...

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Ran the routes today, met with the caterer and will work on the car show venue tomorrow. Then going tubing!!


Yum!

Posted by: Cracker Jul 8 2017, 05:13 PM

Please don't pee in the river Bob...that just might be our drinking water! w00t.gif

T

PS: Thanks for your efforts!

Posted by: naro914 Jul 8 2017, 05:21 PM

QUOTE(Cracker @ Jul 8 2017, 07:13 PM) *

Please don't pee in the river Bob...that just might be our drinking water!


Lol

Posted by: Tom_T Jul 8 2017, 05:26 PM

QUOTE(Cracker @ Jul 8 2017, 04:13 PM) *

Please don't pee in the river Bob...that just might be our drinking water! w00t.gif

T

PS: Thanks for your efforts!


It is!

So no "floating logs" either Bob! dry.gif

Also, watch yer butt if the water is low!

My wife & kids went tubing a few years back during one of the local droughts, & they bumped along the rocks all the way downstream! blink.gif

PS - That was many years back actually, when the kids were still in middle/grade school, & you never know what will "pop out" with young kids bumping butts on rocks, as my wife found out! dry.gif

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Tom
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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 12 2017, 12:03 PM

First of the Prize Details!

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I purchased a set of the VC4000 lights for my car and they are a huge improvement in light output and safety. But Vintage Car LEDs has stepped it up a bit and they are providing a https://vintagecarleds.com/shop/7-inch/vc5000-ultimate-7-inch-kit/light kit! Yep you will get it all. LED bulbs and new reflectors. I have done this swap and it is as easy as changing light bulbs and the change in lighting is beyond belief! Check out the details on the https://vintagecarleds.com/shop/7-inch/vc5000-ultimate-7-inch-kit/. These work and lighten the load on our limited alternator output.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 12 2017, 12:30 PM

All you have to do is look at the http://www.msdsinc.com/company.htmlweb page and you know that you will like these guys!

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Martin Schneider and MSDS have been in business since 1976 and have much love for the 914! They usually have a set of T4 headers on hand for shipping. Their T4 headers are made USA from cold roll 1.5" OD mandrel formed steel. These are a direct fit to T4 heads which means NO stub pipes (no loss of ground clearance).

They have several coatings are available but I am looking at the ceramic coating and these headers are good for up to 2.4L type 4 engines. Need something more exotic just give Martin a call.

In the interest of full disclosure, as soon as I get my FI conversion running I am pulling the trigger on buying a set of these for my 914. Hopefully that will be done for everyone to see by Okteenerfest.

MSDS is giving some lucky person a high flow air intake system for the 914! It does not take a hard look at the stock system to see that it could be easily improved. But the MSDS system is a direct swap that will add more flow and the get a few more HP out of your engine

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 13 2017, 09:29 AM

With the hot temperatures lately I think we all could use a bit more information regarding our engine. Scott Johnson and Scott Johnson have sent just the thing! A http://www.dakotadigital.com/index.cfm/page/ptype=product/product_id=347/category_id=248/mode=prod/prd347.htm!

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I am running this exact one and have been very happy with its responsiveness and accuracy. Also very readable in all but the brightest direct sunlight which is essential when the top is out. If you don't win this and look to purchase, make sure you get the lead for the 14mm spark plug.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 13 2017, 10:02 AM

Check out the bit of press we got from https://stuttgartdna.com/okteenerfest-2017-registration-opens/

Lots of good info on this site as well.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 14 2017, 08:17 AM

Is has started!

Boxes are arriving containing loot for the event.

Maybe not a box but Dr. Evil has provided some lucky person a $500 discount on a transmission rebuild.

It is staggering just how much a transmission rebuild can change a car and the driving experience.

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Posted by: naro914 Jul 17 2017, 10:50 AM

Things are slowly but surely coming together for the 2017 Edition of Okteenerfest!!

Here's a little "promo video" I put together from some of the video footage we took while scouting the driving route last weekend (oh, and doing some relaxing tubing down the river!!).



Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 17 2017, 11:13 AM

All Right! Better get ready for this one.

This might not be for everyone but if you are planning a build of a larger displacement engine (2.0 and up) or have one currently you might want to check out what Charles from the LN/Type IV Store is offering up.

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Need a bit of extra cooling? How about ahttps://type4store.com/conversion-cooling-systems/type-4-deluxe-dtm-kit.html?

DTM = Down The Middle. Is not just adding more cooling it provides more stable average head temperatures across all 4 cylinders. This makes a huge difference in cooling, HP, and engine life.

This kit cones with everything from new clutch, pressure plate, oil cooler adaptor kit, and installation DVD. Will require some work to install but this beauty is valued at over $2K!



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Posted by: mepstein Jul 17 2017, 11:30 AM

Mike - you and the Octeenerfest crew do an amazing job with the prizes!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 17 2017, 11:55 AM

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Mike - you and the Octeenerfest crew do an amazing job with the prizes!


We do nothing. Its these vendors that are amazing. Typically I recuse my self from some of the major prizes but there are some this year that are making me rethink my approach!

Posted by: naro914 Jul 17 2017, 12:33 PM

the amount of prizes the vendors provide is astounding! Thanks all!!

Now...the amount that actually MAKE it to the event...we'll..that's another story. :-)

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 17 2017, 04:54 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jul 17 2017, 10:33 AM) *

the amount of prizes the vendors provide is astounding! Thanks all!!

Now...the amount that actually MAKE it to the event...we'll..that's another story. :-)


I can neither confirm or deny the prizes that make it to the event! Actually one year I left a prize at my house. Fourtantly my wife was able to bring it to the event.

Posted by: DrinkMan Jul 17 2017, 06:17 PM

Will there be an "day of event" registration opportunities? We live close by but there is a lot of uncertainty if we can make it. We won't know until the last minute and then we would just commute to the events.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 18 2017, 10:59 AM

Wow have to say a big thanks to Mark Taylor and http://www.stoddard.com/914.htmlas they have stepped up BIG time to be the overall event sponsor! This represents a massive vote of support for the 914, the dream all of us try to keep going, and Okteenerfest!

Having the support of http://www.stoddard.com/914.htmlat this level takes us to a new level and should allow for some amazing event options. Got to support these guys as they are supporting us in a huge way!
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Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 19 2017, 07:18 PM

We have reached 90 registered attendees cheer.gif

Below is a complete list of current sponsors and their generous donations...

http://www.stoddard.com/914.html – Event Sponsor
https://lnengineering.com/ – Type 4 Deluxe DTM kit
http://aircooledtechnology.com/ – Friday lunch at Aircooled Heaven
http://914rubber.com/ – Lots and lots of stuff for your 914
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=65920 – Rebuilt pedal cluster
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=217100 – Custom LED gauge set
https://www.aasesales.com/collections/porsche-914 – Gift Certificates and 914 parts
http://www.dakotadigital.com/ – CHT
http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/914 –
http://www.pmbperformance.com/teener.html – Front and rear calipers
http://www.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/homepage – Pirelli-branded giveaway items; Event lanyards, goody bags, banners
http://www.sierramadrecollection.com/914-914-6-70-76-c38/ – Goodies for all
http://www.cleaningsystemsinc.com/ – Samples of Bug Goo and Release Degreaser
http://kwfast.com/SL27.htm – Custom laser-engraved 914 items
https://vintagecarleds.com/ – VC5000 Light kit
http://www.msdsinc.com/. – High flow air intake system
http://www.maddogsmotorsports.org/ – Front sway bar stiffening kit; early rear sway bar mount kit; 2 shim pack (one of each 2mm, 3mm, 4mm); heater block off kit
Mike “Dr. Evil” Lesniak – $500 OFF transmission rebuild
http://www.drivenracingoil.com/ – Oil discounts
Perry Kiehl – Service cover
https://stuttgartdna.com/ –
http://www.zymol.com/ –

And the most recent... http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/porschecarsnorthamerica/ blink.gif aktion035.gif

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Posted by: Philip W. Jul 19 2017, 07:26 PM

really? Porsche? cool!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 19 2017, 08:16 PM

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really? Porsche? cool!


Real long shot but they thought what we were doing with Helen, Oktoberfest, and Okteenerfest was pretty cool.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2017, 11:21 AM

Calipers Anyone?

http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlis providing Front and Rear calipers for a lucky winner.

The peace of mind you have using PMB products is worth far more that the $600+ value of this package. But beside working flawlessly http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlproducts are almost works of art!

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2017, 03:30 PM

Mr Perry Kiehl is also helping us out this year by providing us a service cover. I am trying to twist his arm to provide us some of his extra special 914 Umbrella Covers using his new softer material for sale at the event.

I will keep you posted if we can work it out!

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QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 25 2017, 11:21 AM) *

Calipers Anyone?

http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlis providing Front and Rear calipers for a lucky winner.

The peace of mind you have using PMB products is worth far more that the $600+ value of this package. But beside working flawlessly http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlproducts are almost works of art!

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I'd be more than happy to, ahem, shuttle these beauties out in my luggage... but if I did, you might not see me! C'mon Eric, whaddya say?!

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Jul 26 2017, 11:48 AM

Booked! Won't be in a 914 though, we'll have to schlep at the back of the pack with the other non 914's driving.gif

Posted by: Wdunster Jul 26 2017, 09:01 PM

This is a judge free zone. We will love having you around anyway brother!!!!

QUOTE(Perry Kiehl @ Jul 26 2017, 01:48 PM) *

Booked! Won't be in a 914 though, we'll have to schlep at the back of the pack with the other non 914's driving.gif

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Jul 26 2017, 09:14 PM

I judge not! biggrin.gif Especially since we won't be coming in a 914 blink.gif

It's a special anniversary weekend for us, and we'll be happy to hang out, relax, and meet some folks.

QUOTE(Wdunster @ Jul 26 2017, 07:01 PM) *

This is a judge free zone. We will love having you around anyway brother!!!!

QUOTE(Perry Kiehl @ Jul 26 2017, 01:48 PM) *

Booked! Won't be in a 914 though, we'll have to schlep at the back of the pack with the other non 914's driving.gif



Posted by: naro914 Jul 27 2017, 06:51 AM

Just a reminder...and those of you that get the emails will get one probably tomorrow....

The block of rooms we are holding at the Helendorf will be released on TUESDAY AUGUST 1!!

This means that you WILL NOT be able to get a room at the host hotel after Monday July 31. And for those that think they can get a much cheaper room somewhere else....good luck. I'm sure they are out there, (I think the Econo Lodge has a few smoking rooms left) but remember, this is during their Oktoberfest celebration so rooms are expensive...

i understand that for some people it's difficult to plan and commit this far ahead, and we're sorry about that. (In fact, the hotel wanted to drop the block a full 2 months in advance of the event!! I had to plead with them to push it to Aug 1...). But we wanted to bring Okteenerfest to a completely different type of location - one that has other fun things to do for everyone and is more of a destination unto itself. Trust me, it has certainly been challenging on the planning side with a ton of still unresolved issues, but hopefully it'll all get worked out in time... smile.gif


Posted by: BENBRO02 Jul 29 2017, 04:31 PM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?

Posted by: mepstein Jul 29 2017, 04:32 PM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 06:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?

I showed up last year in a rental car. I had a blast!

Posted by: naro914 Jul 29 2017, 06:04 PM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 06:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?

Shunned? No. Made fun of? Of course!!
We didn't have our 914 one year either...and we RUN this thing!!

Posted by: BENBRO02 Jul 29 2017, 10:47 PM

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jul 29 2017, 06:32 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 06:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?

I showed up last year in a rental car. I had a blast!

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Posted by: mgp4591 Jul 31 2017, 10:53 AM

QUOTE(mepstein @ Jul 29 2017, 04:32 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 06:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?

I showed up last year in a rental car. I had a blast!

Me too! There's always a seat available with someone so you'll see more than the drivers do at times - just not holding on to the steering wheel... driving.gif

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 31 2017, 11:23 AM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 02:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?


Just show up! it is fun even if you car is not there. Just got my off jack stands last night! So I have a few concerns as well. While you might take some grief for the Miata it would be nothing compared to what I would have to endure if I have to ride shotgun in my wife's Boxster!

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Jul 31 2017, 11:25 AM

You might tell yourself, next year I really want to bring a 914, but you WON'T say "I shouldn't have gone without a 914" smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

Posted by: mepstein Jul 31 2017, 11:30 AM

QUOTE(Perry Kiehl @ Jul 31 2017, 01:25 PM) *

You might tell yourself, next year I really want to bring a 914, but you WON'T say "I shouldn't have gone without a 914" smile.gif smile.gif smile.gif

I almost bagged out last year. So glad I didnt. One of the best events ever. Even told my wife she should come this year but she cant since she is needed at her work.

The drive is just 10% of the event. Its great but so is the other 90%.

Posted by: Tom_T Jul 31 2017, 11:31 AM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 03:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

Starting to get nervous about having the car ready in time. Wiring and fuel injection issues that 2 shops didn't fix in 4 1/2 months. The car is heading to Skyline Auto Restoration in Madison, Virginia and hopefully it will be ready in time. If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?


Go with the Miata if the 914 isn't ready - as it's a great fun car on the twisties too! driving.gif driving-girl.gif driving-girl.gif piratenanner.gif

Also, going to it & seeing all the nice 914s there .... maybe grabbing some seat time L or R .... may also motivate your project.

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Tom
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Posted by: Betty Jul 31 2017, 06:58 PM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jul 29 2017, 05:31 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ May 24 2017, 09:50 PM) *

Registration Sent, room reserved, 914 in the shop.

If I show up in my Miata will I be shunned?


Heck no! I got my butt kicked many times by Miata's when I was running SCCA autocross. Besides... if it's stressing you out too much, a little blue painters tape that won't hurt your paint job, a few minutes of work and VOILA! it can have a 914 emblem on it too! cheer.gif happy11.gif lol-2.gif

To quote a very famous 914 guy...

"I can't be an elitist - I drive a 914".
~ Lawrence (Rusty) Bonkowski


Posted by: Betty Jul 31 2017, 07:14 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 25 2017, 12:21 PM) *

Calipers Anyone?

http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlis providing Front and Rear calipers for a lucky winner.

The peace of mind you have using PMB products is worth far more that the $600+ value of this package. But beside working flawlessly http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlproducts are almost works of art!

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What do you mean "almost works of art"?!?! If they weren't so darn heavy I'd wear them as earrings! first.gif


Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 31 2017, 07:18 PM

My first 914 event I didn't have a running 914... drove a Honda Civic dry.gif
But... first day, I was given a 914 to drive. Her name was Christine. Thanks, Don aktion035.gif
Second day... I rode shotgun in a 916 w00t.gif
Doesn't really matter "how" you get there... just get there. The rest will sort itself out.

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Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 31 2017, 07:28 PM

We've had a registration blitz the past couple days and have surpassed the 100 attendee mark cheer.gif
Looks like we'll have at least FIFTY-NINE 914s at the event. piratenanner.gif
We currently have TWENTY-EIGHT sponsors/vendors donating some truly awesome door prizes, goodie bag items, etc. aktion035.gif

As Bob mentioned in a previous thread, any rooms left in our block will be released tomorrow. So if you haven't booked a room yet... DO IT!!! poke.gif

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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 1 2017, 04:59 AM

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QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 25 2017, 12:21 PM) *

Calipers Anyone?

http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlis providing Front and Rear calipers for a lucky winner.

The peace of mind you have using PMB products is worth far more that the $600+ value of this package. But beside working flawlessly http://www.pmbperformance.com/914-brakes.htmlproducts are almost works of art!

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What do you mean "almost works of art"?!?! If they weren't so darn heavy I'd wear them as earrings! first.gif


I bet Clay would be all over you if you did! Ok I definitely chat you up a bit as well!

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 2 2017, 06:39 PM

As I will be calling for all members to support the sponsors of all 914 events, I also encourage you to stay away from those vendors that have spurned the 914. The lack of a certain avian oriented vendor should be noted by all.

Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 2 2017, 07:40 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 2 2017, 08:39 PM) *
As I will be calling for all members to support the sponsors of all 914 events, I also encourage you to stay away from those vendors that have spurned the he 914. The lack of a certain avian oriented vendor should be noted by all.

These vendors SUPPORT Okteenerfest and the 914. The majority have supported Okteenerfest from the beginning. aktion035.gif

http://www.stoddard.com/914.html" - Event Sponsor
https://lnengineering.com/" - Type 4 Deluxe DTM kit
http://aircooledtechnology.com" - Friday lunch at Aircooled Heaven
http://914rubber.com" - Lots and lots of stuff for your 914
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=65920" - Rebuilt pedal cluster
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=217100" - Custom LED gauge set
https://www.aasesales.com/collections/porsche-914" - Gift Certificates and 914 parts
http://www.dakotadigital.com/" - CHT
http://www.restoration-design.com/store/category/914" - TBD
http://www.pmbperformance.com/teener.html" - Front and rear calipers
http://www.pirelli.com/global/en-ww/homepage" - Pirelli-branded giveaway items; Event lanyards, goody bags, banners
http://www.sierramadrecollection.com/914-914-6-70-76-c38/" - Goodies for all
http://www.cleaningsystemsinc.com/" - Samples of Bug Goo and Release Degreaser
http://kwfast.com/SL27.htm" - Custom laser-engraved 914 items
https://vintagecarleds.com/" - VC5000 Light kit
http://www.msdsinc.com/". - High flow air intake system
http://www.maddogsmotorsports.org/" - Front sway bar stiffening kit; early rear sway bar mount kit; 2 shim pack (one of each 2mm, 3mm, 4mm); heater block off kit
Mike "Dr. Evil" Lesniak - $500 OFF transmission rebuild
http://www.drivenracingoil.com/" - Oil discounts
Perry Kiehl - Service cover
https://stuttgartdna.com/" - TBD
http://www.zymol.com/" - TBD
http://www.porsche.com/usa/aboutporsche/porschecarsnorthamerica/" - TBD
https://www.automotion.com/porsche-914-parts.html" - $$Gift certificates$$
https://www.fiveomotorsport.com/" - Goodie bag items
https://www.griotsgarage.com/home.do?utm_source=car-club&utm_medium=sponsor" - Car care kit
http://www.raymondjames.com/FinancialConceptsInc/Home.aspx" – Shannon Palmer - Cash sponsor
http://www.rix914parts.com" - TBD


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Posted by: Tom_T Aug 3 2017, 10:32 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 2 2017, 05:39 PM) *

As I will be calling for all members to support the sponsors of all 914 events, I also encourage you to stay away from those vendors that have spurned the 914. The lack of a certain avian oriented vendor should be noted by all.


Given your extensive list of sponsors in the other post above Mike, I'm really surprised that the bird droppings didn't fall somewhere around you .... especially since Porsche/PCNA themselves are sponsors, along with all the others listed! dry.gif

Maybe try calling Tom Gould there, & make a personal appeal, although he's not an owner now, he was one of the founders & is a former 914 owner himself.

It looks like an excellent turn-out, but unfortunately for me, it's looking more like I'll be in SoCal during the dates this time again, but I will hope for a future year to join the fun. sad.gif

Cheers! beerchug.gif
Tom
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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 3 2017, 12:02 PM

QUOTE(Tom_T @ Aug 3 2017, 08:32 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 2 2017, 05:39 PM) *

As I will be calling for all members to support the sponsors of all 914 events, I also encourage you to stay away from those vendors that have spurned the 914. The lack of a certain avian oriented vendor should be noted by all.


Given your extensive list of sponsors in the other post above Mike, I'm really surprised that the bird droppings didn't fall somewhere around you .... especially since Porsche/PCNA themselves are sponsors, along with all the others listed! dry.gif

Maybe try calling Tom Gould there, & make a personal appeal, although he's not an owner now, he was one of the founders & is a former 914 owner himself.

It looks like an excellent turn-out, but unfortunately for me, it's looking more like I'll be in SoCal during the dates this time again, but I will hope for a future year to join the fun. sad.gif

Cheers! beerchug.gif
Tom
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I think at times my love for these cars might be in excess of how the real world views them. Certainly we get great support from many people and companies. Probably more than a small event should.

Moving on to a more positive viewpoint!


Posted by: Racer Chris Aug 8 2017, 10:46 AM

When does registration close? I'm making a trip to NW GA around that time on other business and may be able to attend, with another 914 owner from up here.

Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 8 2017, 05:14 PM

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When does registration close? I'm making a trip to NW GA around that time on other business and may be able to attend, with another 914 owner from up here.

Very timely question, Chris, as Bob and I were just discussing this earlier today.
Last day to register will be August 25th with payment due by the 1st of September.
This allows us (barely) enough time to get the final shirt count to the printers in time to get them printed before the event as well as get all the packets together (maps, route directions, etc, etc) and tend to all the other last minute details of the event.
Hope to see you in Helen. It's another record year with well over 100 attendees and 60+ 914s aktion035.gif

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Posted by: naro914 Aug 8 2017, 05:49 PM

The last couple years we tried to hold registration open just a bit too long, which put undue stress on our suppliers and us (and mistakes were made). Couple that with a crazy schedule we all seem to have this year, and a new location that has different timing demands....so as Steven noted:

LAST DAY TO REGISTER: Friday August 25

PAYMENT MUST BE RECIEVED BY: Friday September 1

Posted by: adolimpio Aug 9 2017, 07:09 AM

Do you use two-way radios to communicate during the drive?

Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 9 2017, 08:11 AM

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Do you use two-way radios to communicate during the drive?

Yes, we do.

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Posted by: adolimpio Aug 9 2017, 11:44 AM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 9 2017, 10:11 AM) *

QUOTE(adolimpio @ Aug 9 2017, 09:09 AM) *
Do you use two-way radios to communicate during the drive?

Yes, we do.

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Sounds good, thanks!

Posted by: Tom_T Aug 9 2017, 03:24 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 9 2017, 07:11 AM) *

QUOTE(adolimpio @ Aug 9 2017, 09:09 AM) *
Do you use two-way radios to communicate during the drive?

Yes, we do.

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Whut!? No CBs?? huh.gif

I had a CB in my 914 75-85 back in the pre-cell days, when that was you're only lifeline on long trips.

Then I transferred it to the `88 Westy when we got it in `88, but not used much now, other than for "entertainment listening" on road trips, listening to the truckers' banter.

However, it did save my a$$ in `99 when we blew a hole in the Westy's motor throwing #4 rod a few miles past Zzzzyx in the CA desert on I-40 coming home from our usual long summer IN-AR-OK trip, at midnight, & cell was dead, but I was able to raise an old school trucker who pulled over, used his cell to get AAA out & waited with my 2 kids & I until the tow/flatbed truck got there. Great guy in his late 60s & still driving pro!

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Tom
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Posted by: Larmo63 Aug 9 2017, 10:22 PM

This event looks so fun, I want to drive out from SoCal next year.

Are surfers welcome?

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Posted by: Matty900 Aug 9 2017, 11:04 PM

Doing the best that I can to get the car done so I can make it this year with my own car. There is a lot left to do but we're making lots of progress.


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Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 10 2017, 10:16 AM

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This event looks so fun, I want to drive out from SoCal next year.

Are surfers welcome?

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Absolutely!

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Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 10 2017, 10:18 AM

QUOTE(Matty900 @ Aug 10 2017, 01:04 AM) *
Doing the best that I can to get the car done so I can make it this year with my own car. There is a lot left to do but we're making lots of progress.

Would love to see your car at the event, Matt. red914.jpg

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Posted by: Matty900 Aug 10 2017, 09:37 PM


Would love to see your car at the event, Matt. red914.jpg

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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 11 2017, 12:52 AM

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Would love to see your car at the event, Matt. red914.jpg

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That would be an amazing accomplishment! I have a bit of I think i can to do as well. We are cheering for you!

I just have to get out of Korea and get back to my 914 to do slightly less work!

Posted by: BillC Aug 14 2017, 03:39 PM

I started a thread about a possible mid-atlantic caravan to Okteenerfest here:
http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=314855

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 22 2017, 11:14 AM

Had to go out of the country for a bit. Just now getting back to posting some more information.

As a second year sponsor http://www.rix914parts.com/ is providing some very fine items. First, a really well made firewall mat and sound reduction mat. This was an item he Richard provided last year and it was really nice!

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Richard is also going to provide some of his truly awesome polycarbonate rain hats for 6 carbs! Pretty nice bit of kit! Attached Image

Rich says he will have a few other goodies as well!

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 22 2017, 11:59 AM

Would also like to welcome a new vendor. https://www.griotsgarage.com/ started out much like this event, just an odd idea that caught on after awhile.Attached Image

Kimberly of their Club Assistance Program is sending 2 wonderful car care kits.

One will be taken home by a winner, the other will be at your disposal for use in cleaning up your car before the car show.

You can try the following products and see how they work! All of the following products are ideal for quick clean options!

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/speed+shine.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search - Simply mist it on, gently wipe dry, and buff.
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https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/interior+cleaner.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search - Quickly and safely clean all interior surfaces and materials from headliner to carpet with minimal fuss.

https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/spray-on+wax.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search - Spray-On Wax base wax enhancer that extends the life of your natural waxes and paint sealants


https://www.griotsgarage.com/product/wheel+cleaner.do?sortby=ourPicks&refType=&from=Search - highly-concentrated formula clings, penetrates, and loosens brake dust, grit, and road grime.

With the drive Bob has picked this could be very useful!

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 23 2017, 05:09 PM

There are few things in the automobile world that translate universally. But there are certain people who create works of are that are beyond words. I took many pictures of Tim Kinney's gauges that have become such a marque item for this event and frankly all of them completely failed to capture the work this guy does.

But if you come to Okteenerfest you will have the chance to take home a true work of art!Attached Image

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Amazing!

Posted by: mepstein Aug 23 2017, 05:24 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 23 2017, 07:09 PM) *

There are few things in the automobile world that translate universally. But there are certain people who creat works of are that are beyond words. I took many pictures of Tim Kinney's gauges that have become such a marque item for this event and frankly all of them completely failed to capture the work this guy does.

But if you come to Okteenerfest you will have the chance to take home a true work of art!

Amazing!

I always get compliments on the ones he did for me.

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