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914World.com _ 914World Garage _ OKTEENERFEST 2018 - Sept. 13-16

Posted by: poorsche914 Mar 12 2018, 09:38 AM

September 13-16 in Helen, GA

Due to popular demand (and the excellent roads), Okteenerfest returns to the northeast Georgia mountains and the Alpine village of Helen, GA!

• Enjoy the hospitality of the Helendorf Inn as the town celebrates its 48th annual Oktoberfest.
• Experience traditional Bavarian festivities and cuisine from oompah bands and lederhosen to hot pretzels and German bier in the nearby shops and restaurants.
• Socialize with other teeners on the riverside patio.
• Drive mountain roads that are some of the best in the southeast.
• Dyno action at Aircooled Heaven

What more could you ask for? 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.

Registration includes:

• Thursday evening snack/beverages
• Friday Driving Tour through some of the best roads in the country!
• Friday lunch at Raby's Aircooled Technology aka Aircooled Heaven
• Saturday entry to Peoples Choice Car Show
• Tech Quiz entry
• Saturday evening awards banquet dinner
• Chance to win some great trophies
• Tickets for a chance to win some AWESOME door prizes from the some great vendors
• Event T-Shirt
• Lifetime of memories, meeting new friends, and a chance to bond with your 914

Posted by: vw_porsche Mar 12 2018, 11:23 AM

I'll be there.
Can't wait!
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Posted by: Jamie Mar 12 2018, 02:06 PM

QUOTE(vw_porsche @ Mar 12 2018, 09:23 AM) *

I'll be there.
Can't wait!
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I missed the last one, so this will be my 914 adventure for the year. I need some warm weather to get the fuel tank and sway bar installation back on track. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: sholman5 Mar 12 2018, 02:27 PM

Had a blast last year. Can't wait. If you golf bring your clubs, you can get 18 in on Saturday afternoon.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 12 2018, 06:27 PM

Betty and I will definitely be there.

Already have vacation scheduled for it.


Posted by: 914four Mar 12 2018, 07:17 PM

Donna and I look forward to this event every year. This is always a well organized and very well run event. The German town and winding mountain roads are perfect our cars. In the evening, everything is within walking distance and the German food and beer are a great way to end the day.

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Jamie Mar 12 2018, 08:50 PM

QUOTE(914four @ Mar 12 2018, 05:17 PM) *

Donna and I look forward to this event every year. This is always a well organized and very well run event. The German town and winding mountain roads are perfect our cars. In the evening, everything is within walking distance and the German food and beer are a great way to end the day.

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif


Translation please! WTF.gif

Posted by: snakemain Mar 12 2018, 09:10 PM

I should be there since we're moving to Alabama this summer. smile.gif

Posted by: Mblizzard Mar 13 2018, 05:22 PM

QUOTE(Jamie @ Mar 12 2018, 06:50 PM) *

QUOTE(914four @ Mar 12 2018, 05:17 PM) *

Donna and I look forward to this event every year. This is always a well organized and very well run event. The German town and winding mountain roads are perfect our cars. In the evening, everything is within walking distance and the German food and beer are a great way to end the day.

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif


Translation please! WTF.gif


An excuse to drink!

Posted by: t collins Mar 13 2018, 05:39 PM

You can count me in

Posted by: Perry Kiehl Mar 13 2018, 05:44 PM

I'm planning on it too. If the lovely Mrs. Kiehl doesn't accompany me, I might be up for some golf too!

Posted by: michael7810 Mar 13 2018, 07:13 PM

1,877 miles PHX to Helen, Okteenerfest is on my bucket list and this might be the year.

Posted by: 914four Mar 13 2018, 07:24 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Mar 13 2018, 06:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Jamie @ Mar 12 2018, 06:50 PM) *

QUOTE(914four @ Mar 12 2018, 05:17 PM) *

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif

Translation please! WTF.gif

An excuse to drink!

Yep!

Experience an Oktoberfest celebration somewhere. Helen, GA. is a great place for that experience. biggrin.gif

Posted by: nditiz1 Mar 14 2018, 09:51 AM

I'm planning to come this year biggrin.gif

Posted by: 914dave Mar 14 2018, 09:56 AM

Awesome!!!

Posted by: Philip W. Mar 14 2018, 09:57 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Mar 13 2018, 07:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Jamie @ Mar 12 2018, 06:50 PM) *

QUOTE(914four @ Mar 12 2018, 05:17 PM) *

Donna and I look forward to this event every year. This is always a well organized and very well run event. The German town and winding mountain roads are perfect our cars. In the evening, everything is within walking distance and the German food and beer are a great way to end the day.

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif


Translation please! WTF.gif


An excuse to drink!

drunk.gif drunk.gif , Mike we have you on video doing this with the Chef! it was good food and good time!

I will be there with Copper Top , she will have a new tan(paint) and new tits! (bumper guards)
I cant wait!!

Posted by: Mblizzard Mar 14 2018, 10:10 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Mar 14 2018, 07:57 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Mar 13 2018, 07:22 PM) *

QUOTE(Jamie @ Mar 12 2018, 06:50 PM) *

QUOTE(914four @ Mar 12 2018, 05:17 PM) *

Donna and I look forward to this event every year. This is always a well organized and very well run event. The German town and winding mountain roads are perfect our cars. In the evening, everything is within walking distance and the German food and beer are a great way to end the day.

ziggy socky, ziggy socky, oy oy oy! beerchug.gif


Translation please! WTF.gif


An excuse to drink!

drunk.gif drunk.gif , Mike we have you on video doing this with the Chef! it was good food and good time!

I will be there with Copper Top , she will have a new tan(paint) and new tits! (bumper guards)
I cant wait!!


Cant wait to see the new paint I can neither confirm of deny those allegations. All I can say is they do amazing things with photo shop.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Mar 14 2018, 11:31 AM

We have a tremendous number of great vendors that support this event. I hope that getting to see their products on display at the event helps people make up their minds to buy an item or two.

However, many of us like to do the work on our cars ourselves so sometimes it might be a real learning experience to see the installation process on an actual car.
I am looking for ideas for installing certain items or parts provided by our supporters that could be done at the event and allow everyone to observe.

A few I came up with:
Replace Sail Vinyl
Clutch cable replacement of all pated from pedal to end of cable
CV joint replacement
New front or rear rotors
Shifting bushing replacement

Just looking for a few sound ideas that I could take to our supporters. I sure that a switch out of your engine for a Raby or 6 might be at the top of the list but kind of an impossible sell and difficult to do in a non-shop environment.

Give me some of your suggestions.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Mar 14 2018, 01:35 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Mar 13 2018, 08:13 PM) *

1,877 miles PHX to Helen, Okteenerfest is on my bucket list and this might be the year.



That's great! You can be the one to take home an old nasty seat cushion. first.gif

Posted by: theer Mar 14 2018, 02:33 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Mar 13 2018, 09:13 PM) *

1,877 miles PHX to Helen, Okteenerfest is on my bucket list and this might be the year.



... and only 1,000 from BOS.

Posted by: stevend914 Mar 14 2018, 02:46 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Mar 13 2018, 08:13 PM) *

1,877 miles PHX to Helen, Okteenerfest is on my bucket list and this might be the year.


Let me know at Route 66 if you plan to drive Tail of the Dragon (about 100 miles north of Helen). I'll bring a map I have of the area showing other nice driving roads in that area, some nicer and less crowded than the Dragon.

Posted by: michael7810 Mar 14 2018, 04:18 PM

QUOTE(stevend914 @ Mar 14 2018, 01:46 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Mar 13 2018, 08:13 PM) *

1,877 miles PHX to Helen, Okteenerfest is on my bucket list and this might be the year.


Let me know at Route 66 if you plan to drive Tail of the Dragon (about 100 miles north of Helen). I'll bring a map I have of the area showing other nice driving roads in that area, some nicer and less crowded than the Dragon.


Roger that. Thanks

Posted by: ClayPerrine May 15 2018, 11:05 AM

OK.. I am going to bump this thread because I have to tell y'all about the dream I just had. I have been pushing really hard on my car to get it up and running for the trip, so maybe that affected the dream.

Betty and I were at the hotel in Helen, GA trying to pack the cars to come home from Okteenerfest, but we are encountering a bit of resistance. Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths. They are throwing already cooked steaks (medium rare) at us. Nadine is in a black full formal floor length dress, including the elbow length black gloves, yelling at them to get out of the way.


OK. I agree. I have WEIRD dreams. But it is about 914s and Okteenerfest so I had to share it.


Posted by: Mblizzard May 15 2018, 11:16 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 15 2018, 09:05 AM) *

OK.. I am going to bump this thread because I have to tell y'all about the dream I just had. I have been pushing really hard on my car to get it up and running for the trip, so maybe that affected the dream.

Betty and I were at the hotel in Helen, GA trying to pack the cars to come home from Okteenerfest, but we are encountering a bit of resistance. Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths. They are throwing already cooked steaks (medium rare) at us. Nadine is in a black full formal floor length dress, including the elbow length black gloves, yelling at them to get out of the way.


OK. I agree. I have WEIRD dreams. But it is about 914s and Okteenerfest so I had to share it.


I can recommend a good therapist because even in a dream you cant un-see that!

Posted by: rgolia May 15 2018, 11:30 AM

I was planning to attend and after reading about that dream attendance is a must. Dreams do come true and I got to see that. beer3.gif

Posted by: mgp4591 May 15 2018, 12:25 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 15 2018, 11:05 AM) *

OK.. I am going to bump this thread because I have to tell y'all about the dream I just had. I have been pushing really hard on my car to get it up and running for the trip, so maybe that affected the dream.

Betty and I were at the hotel in Helen, GA trying to pack the cars to come home from Okteenerfest, but we are encountering a bit of resistance. Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths. They are throwing already cooked steaks (medium rare) at us. Nadine is in a black full formal floor length dress, including the elbow length black gloves, yelling at them to get out of the way.


OK. I agree. I have WEIRD dreams. But it is about 914s and Okteenerfest so I had to share it.

I can't really imagine Bob doing that, but Bill - absolutely! happy11.gif

Posted by: Matty900 May 15 2018, 12:51 PM

I plan on making it out this year with my car. With that long of a trip, I am going to stop in Colorado for Red Rocks on the way. driving.gif

Posted by: naro914 May 15 2018, 01:38 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 15 2018, 01:05 PM) *

.... Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths...

sorry to disappoint anyone, but I can guarantee you this WILL NOT happen at Okteenerfest this year.... screwy.gif

But come anyway...plenty of other interesting sights to see... smoke.gif beerchug.gif

Posted by: Jamie May 15 2018, 08:25 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 15 2018, 09:05 AM) *

OK.. I am going to bump this thread because I have to tell y'all about the dream I just had. I have been pushing really hard on my car to get it up and running for the trip, so maybe that affected the dream.

Betty and I were at the hotel in Helen, GA trying to pack the cars to come home from Okteenerfest, but we are encountering a bit of resistance. Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths. They are throwing already cooked steaks (medium rare) at us. Nadine is in a black full formal floor length dress, including the elbow length black gloves, yelling at them to get out of the way.


OK. I agree. I have WEIRD dreams. But it is about 914s and Okteenerfest so I had to share it.

OK Clay, you must have been smokin' some bad stuff! lol-2.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine May 15 2018, 08:58 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ May 15 2018, 02:38 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 15 2018, 01:05 PM) *

.... Bob Saville and Bill Dunster are dressed in Pink Tutus, including pink tights. Above the waist they are dressed in smoking jackets which are smoking more than the cigars in their mouths...

sorry to disappoint anyone, but I can guarantee you this WILL NOT happen at Okteenerfest this year.... screwy.gif

But come anyway...plenty of other interesting sights to see... smoke.gif beerchug.gif



I have one word ...... photoshop. Stephen can we make this happen???

Posted by: BENBRO02 May 16 2018, 02:40 PM

I'm planning on making it again this year (driving the 914 instead of the MX-5). biggrin.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 May 16 2018, 07:54 PM

BE WARNED... YOU CANNOT UNSEE THIS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!






















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Posted by: Matty900 May 17 2018, 01:24 AM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ May 16 2018, 06:54 PM) *

BE WARNED... YOU CANNOT UNSEE THIS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!






















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Posted by: ClayPerrine May 17 2018, 06:35 AM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ May 16 2018, 08:54 PM) *

BE WARNED... YOU CANNOT UNSEE THIS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!






















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I darn near spit my cheerios all over the computer screen!!! All Betty could say is "Oh my God" over and over.

She also asked if you are going to have posters and T-Shirts available for sale???

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Posted by: Mblizzard May 17 2018, 07:51 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ May 17 2018, 04:35 AM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ May 16 2018, 08:54 PM) *

BE WARNED... YOU CANNOT UNSEE THIS. PROCEED WITH CAUTION!



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I darn near spit my cheerios all over the computer screen!!! All Betty could say is "Oh my God" over and over.

She also asked if you are going to have posters and T-Shirts available for sale???

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I was so disturbed that I did not even see Betty pray.gif

I feel slightly ill!

Posted by: Betty May 18 2018, 09:58 PM

Stephen, calling you a world class artist doesn't do you or your work justice.

In your latest tour de force, your depiction of Bob and Bill speaks of your ability to convey feeling through gesture and expression, a la Rembrandt. The gentle, ethereal smoke wafting from their 'smoking' jackets demonstrates your supreme mastery of the depiction of light, only hinted at in works by J. M. W. Turner or Delacroix. The... whatever it is... peeking out... immediately calls to mind the surrealism of Dali or even the palette of Van Gogh (during his 'Pink' phase of course). And those floating steaks - they just revel in the thought provoking artistry of Magritte. Finally; there is your piece de resistance - the pink tutu gracing Bill's form. It just shouts of Toulouse-Latrec's wondrous ballet themed masterpieces.

I bow to your artistry. I salute your mastery of the artsy-fartsy stuff. You Sir - are an Artistic God Among Men!

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Posted by: mgp4591 May 19 2018, 12:07 AM

I was thinking the floating steaks were more Dali-esque and the whatever peeking out was more of a Ron Jeremy influence during his pink phase.... in theory anyway... blink.gif
Sorry Betty! rolleyes.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 May 19 2018, 07:06 AM

QUOTE(Betty @ May 18 2018, 11:58 PM) *
Stephen, calling you a world class artist doesn't do you or your work justice.

In your latest tour de force, your depiction of Bob and Bill speaks of your ability to convey feeling through gesture and expression, a la Rembrandt. The gentle, ethereal smoke wafting from their 'smoking' jackets demonstrates your supreme mastery of the depiction of light, only hinted at in works by J. M. W. Turner or Delacroix. The... whatever it is... peeking out... immediately calls to mind the surrealism of Dali or even the palette of Van Gogh (during his 'Pink' phase of course). And those floating steaks - they just revel in the thought provoking artistry of Magritte. Finally; there is your piece de resistance - the pink tutu gracing Bill's form. It just shouts of Toulouse-Latrec's wondrous ballet themed masterpieces.

I bow to your artistry. I salute your mastery of the artsy-fartsy stuff. You Sir - are an Artistic God Among Men!

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Love the critique av-943.gif

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Posted by: Peashooter May 19 2018, 08:04 AM

Thinking of going to the event, but can't find out how/where to register. When I click on the link in the signature line to Okteenerfest 2018, all I get is the info for last year. I signed up for the email link but never get anything. Is it still on?

Posted by: bahnzai May 19 2018, 09:55 AM

I am in again.
Great venue and event!

Posted by: poorsche914 May 19 2018, 01:23 PM

QUOTE(Peashooter @ May 19 2018, 10:04 AM) *
Thinking of going to the event, but can't find out how/where to register. When I click on the link in the signature line to Okteenerfest 2018, all I get is the info for last year. I signed up for the email link but never get anything. Is it still on?

We haven't opened registration yet rolleyes.gif

Registration should be open by end of the month. Will send out an email when ready.

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Posted by: Betty May 19 2018, 06:27 PM

QUOTE(mgp4591 @ May 19 2018, 01:07 AM) *

... and the whatever peeking out was more of a Ron Jeremy influence during his pink phase....
Sorry Betty! rolleyes.gif

I was actually laughing out loud reading that. I am incredibly jealous I didn't think of it first! cheer.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Jun 4 2018, 06:52 PM

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

http://okteenerfest.com/registration/?action=evregister&event_id=6

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Posted by: stevend914 Jun 4 2018, 07:12 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Jun 4 2018, 07:52 PM) *

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN

http://okteenerfest.com/registration/?action=evregister&event_id=6

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Tried to register, wouldn't take payment

Posted by: poorsche914 Jun 4 2018, 07:33 PM

QUOTE(stevend914 @ Jun 4 2018, 09:12 PM) *
Tried to register, wouldn't take payment

That's because payment is via check.
You should have received a confirmation email with payment info.
Check your junk/spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox.

Bob is willing to take Paypal payments but you will need to add 3% to cover the fees.

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Posted by: bandjoey Jun 4 2018, 08:25 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Jun 4 2018, 08:33 PM) *

QUOTE(stevend914 @ Jun 4 2018, 09:12 PM) *
Tried to register, wouldn't take payment

That's because payment is via check.
You should have received a confirmation email with payment info.
Check your junk/spam folder if you don't see it in your inbox.

Bob is willing to take Paypal payments but you will need to add 3% to cover the fees.

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DONE !

PayPal is: ?

We in the big city don't rite no checks..77.25 then. Let me know

Posted by: naro914 Jun 4 2018, 08:41 PM

PayPal is naro@carolina.rr.com
Amount if paying via PayPal is $77.50 per person.

Posted by: Philip W. Jun 4 2018, 08:43 PM

biggrin.gif just registered

Posted by: michael7810 Jun 5 2018, 09:24 AM

I'm registered driving.gif driving.gif

Posted by: John Jentz Jun 5 2018, 09:57 AM

Done and done! See you in September!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 5 2018, 10:17 AM

Signed up!

Posted by: naro914 Jun 5 2018, 12:03 PM

and if you pay using PayPal, PLEASE make sure you note in the paypal payment somewhere who its for - you name or registration number preferably so I can match up registrations with payments.

thanks!

Posted by: bandjoey Jun 5 2018, 12:59 PM

Registered paid room booked. signal914.jpg

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 5 2018, 02:44 PM

We are officially registered and paid. Betty's car is definite. Mine is not going to make it. sad.gif


Maybe I will bring the Six.


Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 5 2018, 03:25 PM

Our room is reserved. driving-girl.gif driving.gif

Posted by: michael7810 Jun 5 2018, 04:55 PM

Room reserved.

Posted by: Philip W. Jun 5 2018, 06:09 PM

paid! - soo Hotel details, prices etc??

Posted by: naro914 Jun 5 2018, 06:46 PM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jun 5 2018, 08:09 PM) *

paid! - soo Hotel details, prices etc??

Tab on Okteenerfest site named Lodging will give you all you need

Posted by: bahnzai Jun 6 2018, 04:12 PM

Registered & room booked.
Now I just need to plan a pre-ramble visit to check out the local roads!

Posted by: michael7810 Jun 6 2018, 04:57 PM

Paid via PayPal

Posted by: t collins Jun 6 2018, 05:50 PM

Registered, room booked, and check in the mail piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Jamie Jun 6 2018, 08:05 PM

QUOTE(t collins @ Jun 6 2018, 03:50 PM) *

Registered, room booked, and check in the mail piratenanner.gif


Ditto, and now I need some time to finish the new fuel lines in Mistress. Since I broke my leg 3 wks. ago that project is now behind schedule. hissyfit.gif hissyfit.gif

Posted by: WLD419 Jun 7 2018, 04:58 AM

Registered , & hoping mother nature doesn't keep me away this time dry.gif

Posted by: Rusty Jun 13 2018, 06:39 PM

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Posted by: BENBRO02 Jun 13 2018, 09:31 PM

I'm looking forward to it again this year. After 12 years I finally got my 914 on the road so this time maybe I won't have to drive my MX-5!

Posted by: naro914 Jun 14 2018, 12:22 PM

Registered!

Oh...wait... blink.gif

Posted by: Matty900 Jun 14 2018, 01:44 PM

Started registering, got to the essay portion WTF.gif


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Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 14 2018, 02:07 PM

QUOTE(Matty900 @ Jun 14 2018, 11:44 AM) *

Started registering, got to the essay portion WTF.gif


As good as your car is it should require an essay! But you can just skip!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 14 2018, 05:40 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 14 2018, 01:22 PM) *

Registered!

Oh...wait... blink.gif



You forgot to buy your pink tu-tu????

Posted by: poorsche914 Jun 14 2018, 07:50 PM

QUOTE(Matty900 @ Jun 14 2018, 03:44 PM) *
Started registering, got to the essay portion WTF.gif

Hmmmm.... idea.gif

The text should read: What made you say "Oh, I gotta go to this event"?
I think the quotation mark somehow caused the rest of the text to not be shown.
I have added it back... let's see how long it stays.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 15 2018, 08:15 AM

I am really excited to start off a new feature for Okteenerfest. With the help of our sponsors, we will be holding tech sessions covering various repairs and installation of parts. The best part is that a lucky attendee actually gets the parts installed on their car.

Kicking this off with a great offer from http://www.tarett.com/. If you ever wanted to add some adjustability to your front suspensions, a set of adjustable drop links is the place to start.
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Because this will be a tech session you will need to sign up in order to be eligible for the install. In addition to the lucky winner Tarett is providing all attendees a 25% discount on these links. This offer will be limited to people who commit to purchasing while at Okteenerfest so you will save shipping as well!

Great product. I just added them to my car.

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Posted by: stephenaki Jun 17 2018, 06:51 AM

OK, I'm registered. Need to send Bob a check now.

Posted by: billh1963 Jun 18 2018, 07:02 PM

Registered and room reserved!

Posted by: 80cap Jun 19 2018, 06:14 AM

My wife and I are planing to attend but she can't ride in my car for very long due to a hip injury. I have a trailer I can use but last year there was a concern about parking one. Is there a place to park a trailer in the area?
She needs to ride in a chair type seat. Her Yukon would be comfortable for the trip.
Brian

Posted by: naro914 Jun 19 2018, 06:45 AM

QUOTE(80cap @ Jun 19 2018, 08:14 AM) *

My wife and I are planing to attend but she can't ride in my car for very long due to a hip injury. I have a trailer I can use but last year there was a concern about parking one. Is there a place to park a trailer in the area?
She needs to ride in a chair type seat. Her Yukon would be comfortable for the trip.
Brian

Hi Brian,
yes, we will have a designated area for trailer parking as we did last year.
There is NO trailer parking at the hotel, but it's just down the road in an open parking lot that we are contracting with. We parked our trailer there last year, as did about 6 others.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 19 2018, 07:17 AM

Some additional great news! http://www.pmbperformance.com/teener.html and https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ are teaming up to bring you a tech session on how to adjust the rear brakes. Super mechanic Clay Perrine will walk you through the process of changing your rear pads and adjusting them properly.

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PMBs classic write up of the process will be distributed to everyone that attends. Porterfield is providing some of their most awesome https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/product_info.php?productID=2665 for the demo! Porterfield’s R4 Carbon Kevlar brake pad provides even high friction levels across a broad temperature range while allowing rotor life to be extended to the maximum.

Oh and as an added bonus for someone that signs up, one person will be selected to have the Porterfield’s R4s installed on their car!

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Posted by: Philip W. Jun 19 2018, 08:08 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 19 2018, 09:17 AM) *

Some additional great news! http://www.pmbperformance.com/teener.html and https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/ are teaming up to bring you a tech session on how to adjust the rear brakes. Super mechanic Clay Perrine will walk you through the process of changing your rear pads and adjusting them properly.

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PMBs classic write up of the process will be distributed to everyone that attends. Porterfield is providing some of their most awesome https://www.porterfield-brakes.com/product_info.php?productID=2666 for the demo! Porterfield’s R4 Carbon Kevlar brake pad provides even high friction levels across a broad temperature range while allowing rotor life to be extended to the maximum.

Oh and as an added bonus for someone that signs up, one person will be selected to have the Porterfield’s R4s installed on their car!

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Awesome!! cheer.gif beer.gif beerchug.gif beer3.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Jun 19 2018, 06:34 PM

Where d I sign up and what’s the fine print. I do not like the stopping power of my brakes at all

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 19 2018, 07:57 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Jun 19 2018, 04:34 PM) *

Where d I sign up and what’s the fine print. I do not like the stopping power of my brakes at all


You have Fred Flintstone brakes?

Going to try to set up a discount deal for the R4s as they are some of the best pads I have ever used.

I know the standard 914 brakes are good but if you have any questions Eric at PMB is the answer.

Posted by: 914dave Jun 20 2018, 12:38 PM

Is everyone staying at the Helndorf River Inn??

Posted by: naro914 Jun 20 2018, 12:47 PM

QUOTE(914dave @ Jun 20 2018, 02:38 PM) *

Is everyone staying at the Helndorf River Inn??


The Helendorf is the Host Hotel where all activities will be held, including Registration, Saturday evening Banquet, door prizes will be displayed, Tech sessions, and all kinds of socializing will be had.

MOST people will be staying there...but we do understand, it is a bit pricey...but so is everything in Helen. We're going this weekend to scout out the Friday drive and hotels are crazy expensive...

Posted by: 914dave Jun 20 2018, 01:33 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 20 2018, 02:47 PM) *

QUOTE(914dave @ Jun 20 2018, 02:38 PM) *

Is everyone staying at the Helndorf River Inn??


The Helendorf is the Host Hotel where all activities will be held, including Registration, Saturday evening Banquet, door prizes will be displayed, Tech sessions, and all kinds of socializing will be had.

MOST people will be staying there...but we do understand, it is a bit pricey...but so is everything in Helen. We're going this weekend to scout out the Friday drive and hotels are crazy expensive...


Thanks. Didn’t want to miss any of the action.

Posted by: stevend914 Jun 21 2018, 09:46 AM

Room is booked, check will be mailed this afternoon

Posted by: jdamiano Jun 21 2018, 10:15 AM

I’m Registered and room reserved. I’m a VW guy new to the 914 community. The pink tutu stuff on this post has me a little scared but looking forward to the event.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 21 2018, 01:18 PM

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Jun 21 2018, 08:15 AM) *

I’m Registered and room reserved. I’m a VW guy new to the 914 community. The pink tutu stuff on this post has me a little scared but looking forward to the event.


Just remember, what happens at Okteenerfest, stays at Okteenerfest. Unless it is really good then it gets documented and widely distributed.

It is a good group and Helen is a great town. You will have a blast.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 21 2018, 01:40 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 21 2018, 02:18 PM) *

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Jun 21 2018, 08:15 AM) *

I’m Registered and room reserved. I’m a VW guy new to the 914 community. The pink tutu stuff on this post has me a little scared but looking forward to the event.


Just remember, what happens at Okteenerfest, stays at Okteenerfest. Unless it is really good then it gets documented and widely distributed.

It is a good group and Helen is a great town. You will have a blast.



"You're part of our herd now. Dignity is not an option." - Ice Age.


Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 21 2018, 02:15 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 21 2018, 02:40 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 21 2018, 02:18 PM) *

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Jun 21 2018, 08:15 AM) *

I’m Registered and room reserved. I’m a VW guy new to the 914 community. The pink tutu stuff on this post has me a little scared but looking forward to the event.


Just remember, what happens at Okteenerfest, stays at Okteenerfest. Unless it is really good then it gets documented and widely distributed.

It is a good group and Helen is a great town. You will have a blast.



"You're part of our herd now. Dignity is not an option." - Ice Age.


Sid: I don't know about you guys but, we are the weirdest herd I've ever seen.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 21 2018, 02:46 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 21 2018, 11:40 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 21 2018, 02:18 PM) *

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Jun 21 2018, 08:15 AM) *

I’m Registered and room reserved. I’m a VW guy new to the 914 community. The pink tutu stuff on this post has me a little scared but looking forward to the event.


Just remember, what happens at Okteenerfest, stays at Okteenerfest. Unless it is really good then it gets documented and widely distributed.

It is a good group and Helen is a great town. You will have a blast.



"You're part of our herd now. Dignity is not an option." - Ice Age.


Someone is rapidly trying to cancel a hotel reservation after reading that! But while we are an odd herd, it is loads of fun.

Posted by: naro914 Jun 25 2018, 06:27 AM

Just wanted to give a quick reminder: Our block of rooms and special rate at the Helendorf expires on August 1, so you need to get your room reserved prior to August 1 if you plan to stay at the Helendorf!

Also, PLEASE do not book a room unless you have already registered. I have the list of who's booked rooms and many of you have NOT registered yet. Please register!! You know who you are! poke.gif shades.gif

Posted by: Philip W. Jun 25 2018, 11:10 AM

Room Booked!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 26 2018, 06:34 AM

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!



Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 06:43 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 04:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!



Which means she will be leaving you in the dust as usual!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 06:54 AM

Well slowly but surely I am getting the sponsorship requests out.

First I would Like to thank Mark Taylor at Stoddard for being an event sponsor last year and returning again this year. Mark is actually going to try to make the event this year and bring his 914.

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This speaks volumes about Stoddard's support of the 914 and we sent them a small thank you.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 07:00 AM

Also would like to thank Porsche USA for helping out again. Mark Harston is going to also send information on the current parts Porsche still stocks for vintage cars!

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I know I went through 3 cheap ignition switches and the pain to install them before getting a factory one from Porsche and never had an issue with it!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 07:04 AM

Lake Speed with Driving Racing Oil will be sending more products this year and offering some oil analysis services.

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Keep meaning to ask if he is the NASCAR driver? driving.gif How funny would that be!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 07:08 AM

Of course as usual, the AWESOME Eric Shea with PMB will be providing a set of calipers for your car as an additional bonus to supporting the rear brake tech session with Porterfield!

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 07:22 AM

Eckeler's will be sending some wonderful gift certificates for a lucky winner!

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Posted by: naro914 Jun 26 2018, 08:24 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 08:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!

No can do...

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 26 2018, 11:15 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 26 2018, 09:24 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 08:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!

No can do...


Why not? Can I do it??????


Posted by: naro914 Jun 26 2018, 11:18 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 01:15 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 26 2018, 09:24 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 08:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!

No can do...


Why not? Can I do it??????

Lol...needs to be changed in the database and only Steven can do that...
You asked the wrong person.. smile.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 26 2018, 11:19 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 07:43 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 04:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!



Which means she will be leaving you in the dust as usual!


I hold no illusions about it, she definitely will. The six is only 110HP, no sway bars, old hard tires, and a tail shifter. Her 4 has about 120HP, its lighter, has sway bars and 33 years of suspension development, low profile tires, a side shifter, and the better driver too.

driving-girl.gif


Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 26 2018, 11:51 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 09:19 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 07:43 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 26 2018, 04:34 AM) *

Bob,

Would you please make a change to our entry? We are bringing the factory six on the trailer, and Betty will be driving her car out.

Thanks!



Which means she will be leaving you in the dust as usual!


I hold no illusions about it, she definitely will. The six is only 110HP, no sway bars, old hard tires, and a tail shifter. Her 4 has about 120HP, its lighter, has sway bars and 33 years of suspension development, low profile tires, a side shifter, and the better driver too.

driving-girl.gif


Made tons of upgrades to my car for last year which allowed me to keep her in view about 30 seconds longer than the year before. Made even more upgrades this year and a new engine so I expect I will get another 30 seconds!

Posted by: naro914 Jun 26 2018, 07:12 PM

Made a quick little promo video for this year.

Enjoy! And please share!




Posted by: ClayPerrine Jun 27 2018, 05:28 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 26 2018, 08:12 PM) *

Made a quick little promo video for this year.

Enjoy! And please share!





That is a great video... I am already looking forward to this event. This just made it worse.

One question. Were you driving during the video, or was Nadine?

If it was you, the video was sped up.. poke.gif

Posted by: naro914 Jun 27 2018, 05:57 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 27 2018, 07:28 AM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 26 2018, 08:12 PM) *

Made a quick little promo video for this year.

Enjoy! And please share!





That is a great video... I am already looking forward to this event. This just made it worse.

One question. Were you driving during the video, or was Nadine?

If it was you, the video was sped up.. poke.gif

I was driving...a rental car... sad.gif (our new to us GTI already had an engine failure!!) Nadine was actually holding the camera in her hands. She does the notes and tells me where to go (just like in normal life!!) I just drive...I'm the hired help...

Posted by: JoeD Jun 28 2018, 12:30 PM

Drouin family is registered for this year! Can't wait to see everyone again!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 28 2018, 01:07 PM

Sometimes even though it is a lot of work, I get to do some of cool things for this event. This is one of those cool things. While the “stuff” at the event is really fantastic, we are trying to get a bit more “tech” information worked into the event. I think it is pretty awesome that I get to announce that people attending Okteenerfest 2018 will have access to some people that really know their 914 and Porsche stuff.

Of course we know that we will have the chance to talk with Jake Raby at Air Cooled Heaven during lunch. But as a huge bonus to that, Charles Navarro of LN Engineering & Bilt Racing Service and the Type 4 Store will be attending. Charles and Jake will be available to share their vast wealth of knowledge.

I think you would be hard pressed to come up with a 914 or other Porsche engine question that these guys would not know the answer to!

Charles will be bringing something that I have never actually seen. Nickies. While most of us believe they are made out of Unobotainium, this is going to be a great opportunity to learn more about them!

Start prepping your questions!



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Posted by: JoeD Jun 28 2018, 05:04 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 09:08 AM) *

Of course as usual, the AWESOME Eric Shea with PMB will be providing a set of calipers for your car as an additional bonus to supporting the rear brake tech session with Porterfield!

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Really looking forward to the rear brake adjustment tech session! After not winning the PMB calipers last year, I ponied up for a set and did the front brakes- calipers, Porterfield pads (properly bedded), and new hard and soft lines all from PMB, plus a 914Rubber master cylinder. I can actually lock the wheels up now, which I was never able to do before.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 28 2018, 05:13 PM

QUOTE(JoeD @ Jun 28 2018, 03:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 09:08 AM) *

Of course as usual, the AWESOME Eric Shea with PMB will be providing a set of calipers for your car as an additional bonus to supporting the rear brake tech session with Porterfield!

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Really looking forward to the rear brake adjustment tech session! After not winning the PMB calipers last year, I ponied up for a set and did the front brakes- calipers, Porterfield pads (properly bedded), and new hard and soft lines all from PMB, plus a 914Rubber master cylinder. I can actually lock the wheels up now, which I was never able to do before.


I know for a fact that using PMB parts has saved my ass many times. I am a reasonably proficient mechanic. But unless you build brakes every day this is one job that is best to let he professionals do. Eric suggested I go with the Porterfield R4s pads and that has been a fantastic recommendation.

Posted by: Philip W. Jun 28 2018, 09:29 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 28 2018, 07:13 PM) *

QUOTE(JoeD @ Jun 28 2018, 03:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 09:08 AM) *

Of course as usual, the AWESOME Eric Shea with PMB will be providing a set of calipers for your car as an additional bonus to supporting the rear brake tech session with Porterfield!

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Really looking forward to the rear brake adjustment tech session! After not winning the PMB calipers last year, I ponied up for a set and did the front brakes- calipers, Porterfield pads (properly bedded), and new hard and soft lines all from PMB, plus a 914Rubber master cylinder. I can actually lock the wheels up now, which I was never able to do before.


I know for a fact that using PMB parts has saved my ass many times. I am a reasonably proficient mechanic. But unless you build brakes every day this is one job that is best to let he professionals do. Eric suggested I go with the Porterfield R4s pads and that has been a fantastic recommendation.


Ditto on that for sure! Saved
my rear end last year, if not for the awesome stopping of the rebuilt brakes ans pads from Eric, and the extra
grip of the Bridgestone Potenza tires all 8.5" of tread on the ground, Peter(VYsoc) my copilot and I would have been hood ornaments on the front of a mack truck that lost his way and
appeared on a hairpin turn coming UP the mountain where no 18 wheeler should have been- taking up both lanes and the shoulder! no where to go- right was a cliff and 1000ft drop, left rock , straight was him,
stopped on a dime- so thank you Eric ans PMB performance!!!! - ask Clay and Betty, they were in front of me and i was trying to catch up- any way i digress- juat make sure you all have excellent brakes and pads for a drive in the mountains!!

Posted by: Mblizzard Jun 29 2018, 06:41 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jun 28 2018, 07:29 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 28 2018, 07:13 PM) *

QUOTE(JoeD @ Jun 28 2018, 03:04 PM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jun 26 2018, 09:08 AM) *

Of course as usual, the AWESOME Eric Shea with PMB will be providing a set of calipers for your car as an additional bonus to supporting the rear brake tech session with Porterfield!

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Really looking forward to the rear brake adjustment tech session! After not winning the PMB calipers last year, I ponied up for a set and did the front brakes- calipers, Porterfield pads (properly bedded), and new hard and soft lines all from PMB, plus a 914Rubber master cylinder. I can actually lock the wheels up now, which I was never able to do before.


I know for a fact that using PMB parts has saved my ass many times. I am a reasonably proficient mechanic. But unless you build brakes every day this is one job that is best to let he professionals do. Eric suggested I go with the Porterfield R4s pads and that has been a fantastic recommendation.


Ditto on that for sure! Saved
my rear end last year, if not for the awesome stopping of the rebuilt brakes ans pads from Eric, and the extra
grip of the Bridgestone Potenza tires all 8.5" of tread on the ground, Peter(VYsoc) my copilot and I would have been hood ornaments on the front of a mack truck that lost his way and
appeared on a hairpin turn coming UP the mountain where no 18 wheeler should have been- taking up both lanes and the shoulder! no where to go- right was a cliff and 1000ft drop, left rock , straight was him,
stopped on a dime- so thank you Eric ans PMB performance!!!! - ask Clay and Betty, they were in front of me and i was trying to catch up- any way i digress- juat make sure you all have excellent brakes and pads for a drive in the mountains!!


I was not too far behind and had more wisely given up chasing Betty but I was still able to see the poo in the road!

Posted by: Jamie Jun 29 2018, 02:01 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 27 2018, 03:57 AM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jun 27 2018, 07:28 AM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Jun 26 2018, 08:12 PM) *

Made a quick little promo video for this year.

Enjoy! And please share!





That is a great video... I am already looking forward to this event. This just made it worse.

One question. Were you driving during the video, or was Nadine?

If it was you, the video was sped up.. poke.gif

I was driving...a rental car... sad.gif (our new to us GTI already had an engine failure!!) Nadine was actually holding the camera in her hands. She does the notes and tells me where to go (just like in normal life!!) I just drive...I'm the hired help...

Great job on this video Bob and Nadine! first.gif I can't believe she hand held the camera that rock steady?

Posted by: 914dave Jun 29 2018, 07:06 PM

Room is booked and registered. Ready for the great road trip. 700 miles for me. Who else is coming out of the north east?

Posted by: 914Next Jul 1 2018, 11:45 AM

Registered, paid via paypal and room booked for Sara and I. Looking forward to it!

Steve

Posted by: jdamiano Jul 6 2018, 07:46 AM

QUOTE(914Next @ Jul 1 2018, 11:45 AM) *

Registered, paid via paypal and room booked for Sara and I. Looking forward to it!

Steve


Where did you find the PayPal option? I am registered but haven’t paid yet.

Posted by: 914four Jul 6 2018, 09:45 AM

Anyone passing through Birmingham along the way to Okteenerfest might want stop at Barbers Motorsports Museum Thursday morning at 10 a.m. with the DFW group. The Alabama Region PCA President, Darcy Schofill, has helped to arrange a special tour of the museum.

This is something Barbers has done for the Alabama Region PCA in the past and is a very special tour.

Kelvin

Posted by: Jake Raby Jul 9 2018, 07:59 PM

This was a great event last year.. We were happy to host lunch.
We have more planned this year, and it might get interesting :-)
I sold my 914 a while back... l’ll try to break my 912E out for the event.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 9 2018, 08:25 PM

QUOTE(Jake Raby @ Jul 9 2018, 05:59 PM) *

This was a great event last year.. We were happy to host lunch.
We have more planned this year, and it might get interesting :-)
I sold my 914 a while back... l’ll try to break my 912E out for the event.



For me personally, it was an honor to meet someone that was so knowledgeable and had guided me through many of my mistakes while greatly shortening my learning curve. I will be redoing my wife’s Boxster engine at some point and it will be a Raby. You were such a great host in spite of the power failures and tough conditions.

See you in September.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jul 12 2018, 04:59 PM

Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

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Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

screwy.gif sad.gif

http://stilltheonedistillery.com/?age=yes

idea.gif If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

piratenanner.gif drunk.gif

Seriously.. If anyone is coming from the NorthEast, I will pay you for a bottle of this.


Posted by: mepstein Jul 12 2018, 05:21 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 12 2018, 06:59 PM) *

Betty and I have been looking for a unique way to celebrate 400,000 miles on her 914.

We found this and wanted to bring it to Okteenerfest.

IPB Image


Unfortunately, it is bottled in Westchester, NY, and it is not available in Texas.

screwy.gif sad.gif

http://stilltheonedistillery.com/?age=yes

idea.gif If someone going to Okteenerfest from that area can pick up a bottle of it, we would be eternally grateful.

piratenanner.gif drunk.gif

Seriously.. If anyone is coming from the NorthEast, I will pay you for a bottle of this.

Not surprised. NY is a 914 area code.

Posted by: naro914 Jul 20 2018, 04:53 AM

Just a reminder - Our block of rooms at the Helendorf will be released on August 1, after that date, you will not be able to get a room at the Helendorf, which is the HQ Hotel for Okteenerfest 2018 and where everything is happening!!

And if you're thinking you can wait or possibly get a cheaper room at another hotel, most hotels are booked or are MUCH more expensive than what we have negotiated...

So REGISTER and GET YOUR ROOM NOW!!!

Posted by: lvnzdrm Jul 24 2018, 12:16 PM

Booked our room and registered, driving out of Virginia (Richmond) Wednesday and staying at Biltmore one night then drive in Thursday afternoon. If anyone wants to meet up for the drive let me know.

Looking forward to this event

Jon

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 24 2018, 12:39 PM

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Jul 24 2018, 10:16 AM) *

Booked our room and registered, driving out of Virginia (Richmond) Wednesday and staying at Biltmore one night then drive in Thursday afternoon. If anyone wants to meet up for the drive let me know.

Looking forward to this event

Jon


My sister in law lives in Richmond!

I am in Knoxville TN so if you need anything it is kind of between Ashville and Helen.

I will be heading out on Thursday afternoon from Knoxville.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2018, 06:20 AM

So it Begins!

Loot is arriving daily! We have some amazing sponsors. Not sure how I am going to get all of this to Helen!

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2018, 07:12 AM

Some great news!

3M and Meguiar's have teamed up to sponsor the Friday Night Car wash.

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Yep that is one less thing you have to try and pack in to your 914!

Thanks to David of 3M and Lucy from Meguiar's Inc., you will have everything you need provided to wash your car!

They will be providing wash buckets with grit guards and high quality cleaning products for your use. Also 3M is sending micro fiber towels for everyone!

That is a really awesome bit of support.

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2018, 07:39 AM

Also have to say thanks again to Matt at https://vintagecarleds.com/for helping out again!

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They have provided a complete set of their 3500 LED lamps that will dramatically improve safety and visibility!

Vintage LEDs also sent me a new glass globe to replace one I broke. These are really good guys! Check out their site as you can get a 10 discount on you order!

Very Nice kit from these guys!

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Jul 25 2018, 11:55 AM

Did the pink tu-tus arrive for Bill and Bob yet?????


Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 25 2018, 12:05 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 25 2018, 09:55 AM) *

Did the pink tu-tus arrive for Bill and Bob yet?????


The box I fear the most!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jul 25 2018, 12:07 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 25 2018, 01:05 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 25 2018, 09:55 AM) *

Did the pink tu-tus arrive for Bill and Bob yet?????


The box I fear the most!


How about the one from Omaha Steaks?


Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 28 2018, 10:14 AM

We reached (and surpassed) the 100 registrants mark a couple days ago so now for a bit of "Okteenerfest Trivia"

There are 21 registrants who currently own AND have owned ONLY one 914… with ownership beginning anywhere from original owner in 1970(!) to new owner in 2016.

Most 914s currently owned is 7 with most owned all together “I lost count” followed by 14.

There are about the same number of people attending whose “addiction” began before 1990 as after.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 30 2018, 09:54 AM

Ok this is a really cool package of awesome stuff from https://www.aasesales.com/.

Note they sent 3 of these!

Sorry the picture is bad but yes that is a set of COCO Mats for your car!


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If that was not good enough they sent a few other items as well for each package:

-Replacement hood seal

-914 timing decal

-Marken Weltmeister decal

-914 original owner’s manual [two 1970s and a 1972], and

-914/4 chassis ID plate blank

Anyone need this?

Posted by: michael7810 Jul 30 2018, 12:50 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 30 2018, 08:54 AM) *

Ok this is a really cool package of awesome stuff from https://www.aasesales.com/.

Note they sent 3 of these!

Sorry the picture is bad but yes that is a set of COCO Mats for your car!


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If that was not good enough they sent a few other items as well for each package:

-Replacement hood seal

-914 timing decal

-Marken Weltmeister decal

-914 original owner’s manual [two 1970s and a 1972], and

-914/4 chassis ID plate blank

Anyone need this?


For real? I would like the 72 owners manual. How much?

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 30 2018, 01:30 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Jul 30 2018, 10:50 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 30 2018, 08:54 AM) *

Ok this is a really cool package of awesome stuff from https://www.aasesales.com/.

Note they sent 3 of these!

Sorry the picture is bad but yes that is a set of COCO Mats for your car!


Attached Image

If that was not good enough they sent a few other items as well for each package:

-Replacement hood seal

-914 timing decal

-Marken Weltmeister decal

-914 original owner’s manual [two 1970s and a 1972], and

-914/4 chassis ID plate blank

Anyone need this?


For real? I would like the 72 owners manual. How much?


Just have to show up and win it! Of course you can call AASE and see if they have another one for sale.

Posted by: michael7810 Jul 30 2018, 03:55 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 30 2018, 12:30 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Jul 30 2018, 10:50 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Jul 30 2018, 08:54 AM) *

Ok this is a really cool package of awesome stuff from https://www.aasesales.com/.

Note they sent 3 of these!

Sorry the picture is bad but yes that is a set of COCO Mats for your car!


Attached Image

If that was not good enough they sent a few other items as well for each package:

-Replacement hood seal

-914 timing decal

-Marken Weltmeister decal

-914 original owner’s manual [two 1970s and a 1972], and

-914/4 chassis ID plate blank

Anyone need this?


For real? I would like the 72 owners manual. How much?


Just have to show up and win it! Of course you can call AASE and see if they have another one for sale.

I’ll be there

Posted by: poorsche914 Jul 30 2018, 05:32 PM

MORE OKTEENERFEST TRIVIA piratenanner.gif

How many previous Okteenerfest events have been attended by this year's registrants? *

16 First time attendees
12 Have been to one event
10 Have attended two events
15 Have experienced three Okteenerfests
5 Have attended all but one Okteenerfest
8 Have been to all five Okteenerfest events cheer.gif

* These numbers only take into consideration a single participant per registration. Adding 50-75% to each figure would give a more accurate number since the majority of registrations contain two participants.

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Posted by: bdstone914 Jul 30 2018, 09:54 PM

Booked my flights. My son Wes is coming too. Not flying back until Monday evening. Any suggestions on what do do with an extra day ? Going to be in rental car and looking fro a ride on the fun drives. Donating a pedal set as usual. Also plan to have some new tools for turbo tire rods and strut installation. Also working on a 914 key chain bottle opener.
Bruce

Posted by: Philip W. Jul 30 2018, 10:50 PM

QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Jul 30 2018, 11:54 PM) *

Booked my flights. My son Wes is coming too. Not flying back until Monday evening. Any suggestions on what do do with an extra day ? Going to be in rental car and looking fro a ride on the fun drives. Donating a pedal set as usual. Also plan to have some new tools for turbo tire rods and strut installation. Also working on a 914 key chain bottle opener.
Bruce

That is awesome, will be good to meet you.
I am sure you can find something to do with that extra day.
If you are flying out of Atlanta, you might find some stuff to see and do there on Sunday.

Posted by: vw_porsche Jul 31 2018, 06:30 AM

I'm going! driving.gif

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Posted by: WLD419 Jul 31 2018, 06:34 AM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jul 31 2018, 12:50 AM) *

QUOTE(bdstone914 @ Jul 30 2018, 11:54 PM) *

Booked my flights. My son Wes is coming too. Not flying back until Monday evening. Any suggestions on what do do with an extra day ? Going to be in rental car and looking fro a ride on the fun drives. Donating a pedal set as usual. Also plan to have some new tools for turbo tire rods and strut installation. Also working on a 914 key chain bottle opener.
Bruce

That is awesome, will be good to meet you.
I am sure you can find something to do with that extra day.
If you are flying out of Atlanta, you might find some stuff to see and do there on Sunday.



Theirs Stone Mountain east of Atlanta , theirs the Coca Cola museum in Atlanta , also
theirs the Georgia Aquarium in Atlanta , Bill D.

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Jul 31 2018, 11:53 AM

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

Posted by: Philip W. Jul 31 2018, 12:43 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

I think i met him a few years ago up in Banner Elk NC, Didnt he bring the green car that you had just acquired that was a nice unmolested original car?
What will he be beining up this time? Are you loaning him the /6?

Posted by: Mblizzard Jul 31 2018, 12:52 PM

QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jul 31 2018, 10:43 AM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

I think i met him a few years ago up in Banner Elk NC, Didnt he bring the green car that you had just acquired that was a nice unmolested original car?
What will he be beining up this time? Are you loaning him the /6?


Maybe George is different. I love my brother. But not enough to loan him a six if I had one!

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Jul 31 2018, 01:18 PM

yes he was in banner elk! I had the green original 1.7 he was driving that m471 six. This time he will be driving a wacky looking six conversion, should be a lot of fun for everyone to see. Has a 2.2 s engine installed

He is very entertaining, so should be fun for everyone


QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jul 31 2018, 11:43 AM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

I think i met him a few years ago up in Banner Elk NC, Didnt he bring the green car that you had just acquired that was a nice unmolested original car?
What will he be beining up this time? Are you loaning him the /6?

Posted by: ClayPerrine Jul 31 2018, 02:42 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 02:18 PM) *

yes he was in banner elk! I had the green original 1.7 he was driving that m471 six. This time he will be driving a wacky looking six conversion, should be a lot of fun for everyone to see. Has a 2.2 s engine installed

He is very entertaining, so should be fun for everyone


QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jul 31 2018, 11:43 AM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

I think i met him a few years ago up in Banner Elk NC, Didnt he bring the green car that you had just acquired that was a nice unmolested original car?
What will he be beining up this time? Are you loaning him the /6?




George,

Why aren't you coming??

Clay

Posted by: naro914 Aug 1 2018, 12:29 PM

I am told by the hotel they are now sold out and we took more rooms than we had planned!! Nice!!!
Now...I have the list of who booked room and many of you have not registered yet sad.gif. Please register if you plan to come. If not, please cancel your room so people on the waitlist can have it.

Thanks!

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Aug 1 2018, 02:11 PM

HI Clay, we are buried here with customer work and too many parts calls, I thought that the internet would allow me to keep the staff low, but the repair staff can never be too low. Hence I will be here answering the phones, and supervising the work, even on Sunday! Thank you for thinking of me.



QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Jul 31 2018, 01:42 PM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 02:18 PM) *

yes he was in banner elk! I had the green original 1.7 he was driving that m471 six. This time he will be driving a wacky looking six conversion, should be a lot of fun for everyone to see. Has a 2.2 s engine installed

He is very entertaining, so should be fun for everyone


QUOTE(Philip W. @ Jul 31 2018, 11:43 AM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

I think i met him a few years ago up in Banner Elk NC, Didnt he bring the green car that you had just acquired that was a nice unmolested original car?
What will he be beining up this time? Are you loaning him the /6?




George,

Why aren't you coming??

Clay

Posted by: naro914 Aug 2 2018, 10:05 AM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

George
I don't see Peter registered in the system.

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Aug 2 2018, 10:15 AM

He has a room up there and was asking me the serial number of the car he is driving so assumed that he went through with the registration. We are getting his car ready


QUOTE(naro914 @ Aug 2 2018, 09:05 AM) *

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 01:53 PM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining

George
I don't see Peter registered in the system.


Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 2 2018, 11:18 AM

Lists of people with rooms booked but no registration, registered but not paid, and registered & paid have been posted to the original post. Please check the list to confirm your status.

If you are registered and have not paid, please send payment as soon as possible.

If you have not registered yet and plan on attending, please register soon.

Registration for Okteenerfest 2018 will close on Friday August 24.
Full Payments must be received by Friday August 31.
Cancellations: Full refund until August 24, after this, no refunds.

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Posted by: Perry Kiehl Aug 2 2018, 12:35 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Jul 31 2018, 09:53 AM) *

Well my brother Peter has just registered. You will all enjoy him up there. he is quite entertaining


I'm guessing he's the good twin? lol-2.gif

Posted by: dr914@autoatlanta.com Aug 2 2018, 01:51 PM

Typical Pete, hold him to it::


I just booked a suite at the Hellendorf River Inn and conference center for two nights. September 14 and September 15. No rooms you say?! The after parties will be in the AA Suite! Bob was right, the place was booked. Just not all the way, all hotels hold back a couple of rooms for 'special guests' that are connected to Big Jim and his family.

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 2 2018, 02:41 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Aug 2 2018, 11:51 AM) *

Typical Pete, hold him to it::


I just booked a suite at the Hellendorf River Inn and conference center for two nights. September 14 and September 15. No rooms you say?! The after parties will be in the AA Suite! Bob was right, the place was booked. Just not all the way, all hotels hold back a couple of rooms for 'special guests' that are connected to Big Jim and his family.


We all should be waiting in his room when he gets there! That would be frightening!

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 6 2018, 07:39 AM

Just want to thank https://www.facebook.com/EvilwerksLLCfor helping out this year.

The good and very busy doctor is giving a lucky winner a $500 gift certificate on labor for a transmission build.

Mine has been flawless ever since the rebuild! I would say this is well worth the price of attendance!

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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 7 2018, 03:22 PM

Ben of http://www.914-6werkshop.com has been very generous and is offering up a sizable discount on his excellent 914-6 oil tank or GT rocker flares as a prize for the event. These are some deep discounts but he is also offering a group buy for everyone that attends.

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These group buy discounts will cover the cost of attending Okteenerfest!

Thanks for your support 914-6 Werkshop.

Posted by: naro914 Aug 8 2018, 06:58 PM

QUOTE(dr914@autoatlanta.com @ Aug 2 2018, 03:51 PM) *

Typical Pete, hold him to it::


I just booked a suite at the Hellendorf River Inn and conference center for two nights. September 14 and September 15. No rooms you say?! The after parties will be in the AA Suite! Bob was right, the place was booked. Just not all the way, all hotels hold back a couple of rooms for 'special guests' that are connected to Big Jim and his family.

George, Peter is still not registered for the event.

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 9 2018, 06:29 AM

You know the https://shop.914rubber.com/914-Inner-Door-Seal-Set-914IDS.htm guys are awesome? Well as part of our new tech sessions they are going to walk everyone through an install of their improved inner and outer door seals.

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Keeping with our theme of getting you great stuff, if you need new door seals there will be a sign up to have the 914 Rubber guys install them on your car! That is an additional prize of roughly $200 in seals and installation!

Posted by: seanpaulmc Aug 9 2018, 06:35 PM

Will event check in be available on Friday morning? The website itinerary only lists Thursday for check in.

Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 9 2018, 07:06 PM

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 9 2018, 08:35 PM) *
Will event check in be available on Friday morning? The website itinerary only lists Thursday for check in.

Yes, you can but be sure to arrive in plenty of time. The drivers meeting starts around 8:45 and the drive officially begins at 9:14am.


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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 10 2018, 06:50 AM

The good Mr. Perry Kiehl of Iron Hill Restorations and the Exclusive source for the 914 Umbrella Cover has just let me know that he is providing an 914 Umbrella Cover for some lucky attendee!

These things are just amazing and hopefully Perry will have a few more to purchase at the event. I purchased one last year and it is one of the best thing you can use to protect your car from the weather.

These are in very high demand so this will be a real score for the lucky winner.

Posted by: jdamiano Aug 11 2018, 05:08 PM

Will I be able to drop my tow truck and trailer off Thursday for the weekend in the lot you mentioned earlier? My plan now is to come in directly to that lot and unload and drive the 914 for the weekend.

Posted by: Cracker Aug 11 2018, 08:44 PM

If its the same place as last year - find somewhere else - the "designated" location leaked damn sap all over my truck and trailer. I just saw a spot I missed yesterday...fair warning given.

Tony

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Aug 11 2018, 07:08 PM) *

Will I be able to drop my tow truck and trailer off Thursday for the weekend in the lot you mentioned earlier? My plan now is to come in directly to that lot and unload and drive the 914 for the weekend.


Posted by: naro914 Aug 12 2018, 06:33 AM

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Aug 11 2018, 07:08 PM) *

Will I be able to drop my tow truck and trailer off Thursday for the weekend in the lot you mentioned earlier? My plan now is to come in directly to that lot and unload and drive the 914 for the weekend.

Yes, the lot will be open to us starting Thursday thru Sunday.

Posted by: jdamiano Aug 12 2018, 08:11 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Aug 12 2018, 06:33 AM) *

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Aug 11 2018, 07:08 PM) *

Will I be able to drop my tow truck and trailer off Thursday for the weekend in the lot you mentioned earlier? My plan now is to come in directly to that lot and unload and drive the 914 for the weekend.

Yes, the lot will be open to us starting Thursday thru Sunday.


Can you provide the lot address?

Posted by: naro914 Aug 12 2018, 02:24 PM

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Aug 12 2018, 10:11 AM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Aug 12 2018, 06:33 AM) *

QUOTE(jdamiano @ Aug 11 2018, 07:08 PM) *

Will I be able to drop my tow truck and trailer off Thursday for the weekend in the lot you mentioned earlier? My plan now is to come in directly to that lot and unload and drive the 914 for the weekend.

Yes, the lot will be open to us starting Thursday thru Sunday.


Can you provide the lot address?

I don't konw the address off hand and I'm not at my computer. Directions and a map will be provided to all that are registered via email (along with lots of other useful information) after we close registration (which is August 24).

Don't worry...we won't leave you hanging and wondering where to go!
FYI, I park our trailer there too - as do about 6 others - and will get there early afternoon on Thursday.

Posted by: naro914 Aug 12 2018, 02:26 PM

Every year since we have held Okteenerfest, we've gotten more registrants than the previous year!! smilie_pokal.gif

And with less than two weeks to go, we are just a few people away from eclipsing last year!!

If you're planning to register, GET TO IT!! Registration closes August 24 at midnight.


Posted by: seanpaulmc Aug 12 2018, 05:07 PM

Hello World,

I will be attending my first Okteenerfest. I am glad to see the registration numbers looking very strong for this year's event. Unfortunately I will be without a 914. My teener is a basketcase and not road worthy at this time. I have a (big) project car and it will be a while before I get it back on the road. However, still looking very much forward to the event and the inspiration from all your cars.

That said, I'll be driving up in my not so exciting Mitsubishi Outlander 4 cylinder. I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?

Thanks for your consideration.

Sean
seanpaulmc

Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 12 2018, 06:58 PM

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... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Aug 12 2018, 07:36 PM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 12 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 12 2018, 07:07 PM) *
... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

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Betty and I are bringing two 914s, and that means we will have two empty passenger seats up for grabs.

Take you pick. But beware.... Betty is definitely not shy when it comes to plastering you up against the door. Just hang on to the arm rest (the one with reinforced mounts) and enjoy the ride! driving-girl.gif betty914.jpg

Posted by: seanpaulmc Aug 13 2018, 10:48 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Aug 12 2018, 09:36 PM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 12 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 12 2018, 07:07 PM) *
... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

driving.gif

agree.gif

Betty and I are bringing two 914s, and that means we will have two empty passenger seats up for grabs.

Take you pick. But beware.... Betty is definitely not shy when it comes to plastering you up against the door. Just hang on to the arm rest (the one with reinforced mounts) and enjoy the ride! driving-girl.gif betty914.jpg


Awesome! aktion035.gif Looking forward to it.



Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 13 2018, 10:57 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Aug 12 2018, 05:36 PM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 12 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 12 2018, 07:07 PM) *
... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

driving.gif

agree.gif

Betty and I are bringing two 914s, and that means we will have two empty passenger seats up for grabs.

Take you pick. But beware.... Betty is definitely not shy when it comes to plastering you up against the door. Just hang on to the arm rest (the one with reinforced mounts) and enjoy the ride! driving-girl.gif betty914.jpg


If you ride with Betty I would recommend extra absorbent adult diapers. It is scary just trying to chase her can't even think of what it is like to ride with her!

Posted by: naro914 Aug 13 2018, 11:08 AM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Aug 12 2018, 09:36 PM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 12 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 12 2018, 07:07 PM) *
... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

driving.gif

agree.gif

Betty and I are bringing two 914s, and that means we will have two empty passenger seats up for grabs.

Take you pick. But beware.... Betty is definitely not shy when it comes to plastering you up against the door. Just hang on to the arm rest (the one with reinforced mounts) and enjoy the ride! driving-girl.gif betty914.jpg

Or if you need a nap and want a nice leisurely drive, go with Clay... hide.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Aug 13 2018, 12:53 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Aug 13 2018, 12:08 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Aug 12 2018, 09:36 PM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Aug 12 2018, 07:58 PM) *

QUOTE(seanpaulmc @ Aug 12 2018, 07:07 PM) *
... I am wondering if anyone who may be driving single on the Friday drive might allow me to sit co-pilot for the drive?
Sean... There is almost always an empty seat available. If you haven't arranged it ahead of time, simply walk along the line of 914s as they are being staged for the drive and find one with an empty seat. Guarantee you won't be turned away biggrin.gif

According to the "driving" and "trailering" responses on the registrations, we are well on the way to over 70 914s piratenanner.gif

driving.gif

agree.gif

Betty and I are bringing two 914s, and that means we will have two empty passenger seats up for grabs.

Take you pick. But beware.... Betty is definitely not shy when it comes to plastering you up against the door. Just hang on to the arm rest (the one with reinforced mounts) and enjoy the ride! driving-girl.gif betty914.jpg

Or if you need a nap and want a nice leisurely drive, go with Clay... hide.gif


Actually.. that is going to be somewhat true for this event. I am not going to push Elwood (factory six) the way I would Frody (Betty's /4) or Igor (the 4.0 six). Elwood has some small body issues I don't have time to fix, and really old, hard tires. With the other two, I will go 8 or 9 tenths on the street. With Elwood I probably won't exceed 7 tenths.

Maybe I will swap cars with Betty for one of the drives. biggrin.gif


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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 14 2018, 09:16 AM

Been doing a bit of math.

It amazes me that so many sponsors will contribute to this event. For those of you that attend it is important that we return the favor when we can.

In a rough estimate, our sponsors have committed over $10,300 worth of prizes and support for this event!

Who would have thought that such a unloved NARP could receive so much support.

Posted by: naro914 Aug 14 2018, 01:32 PM

So there are still a bunch of you that have gotten a hotel room but have not registered. PLEASE, if you booked a hotel room you need to register or give up your room. I've had two people tell me the hotel is booked and wanted to come, but won't register unless they can get in the Helendorf.

You know who you are...and so does everyone else... See the first post on this thread.

REGISTRATION CLOSES ON AUGUST 24. We have to give the caterer a number then AND PAY THEM, and order the shirts then. After August 24, we will not be taking any more registrations.

thank you!

Posted by: naro914 Aug 15 2018, 07:01 AM

We are going to be raffling off a print at Okteenerfest this year. Proceeds of the raffle go to Operation Motorsport, a Veteran led and operated charity whose purpose is "To use Motorsports opportunities to attract ill, injured and wounded Service Members and disabled Veterans and present them with educational and industry opportunities to aid in their retraining, recovery and rehabilitation."

Details of Operation Motorsport are here: https://operationmotorsport.org/

Our company http://www.naroescapemotorsports.com is privileged to be a partner with Operation Motorsport (OpMo), with 5% of all retail proceeds going to help fund their cause. We have seen first hand how integrating ill and injured service members into motorsports can help in their recovery. And while neither Nadine nor I served in any form of the military, we are certainly proud and humbled by what these men and women have been through to serve our country.

This past weekend, OpMo fielded a Mazda MX-5 in the Champcar 24 hour race at VIR. The Lead driver was Mazda pro factory driver Liam Dwyer - who himself is an injured military veteran (list his leg) and races in the Continental Challenge series for Mazda. Two other Honda Civics carried the OpMo liveries. The entire crews, and support staff for the three car effort was made up of military veteran beneficiaries of OpMo. Quite a scene!!

If you are on Facebook, go to the OpMo Facebook page and see the interview with Liam... https://www.facebook.com/OpsMotorsport/

Here is a picture of the print (its much clearer in person). The photo was taken by Diezel Lodder, CEO of Operation Motorsport, and is 36w x 24h printed on canvas.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 15 2018, 11:47 AM

Our good buddy Ken of http://etsy.com/shop/SubLevel27creative is offering up a really good deal on the 914 specific items he makes. While Ken will be bring some choice items to the Okteenerfest, check out http://etsy.com/shop/SubLevel27creative and place your order before Okteenerfest and use code OFEST18. Ken will bring your order and deliver it to you personally at Okteenerfest!

I placed an order and this saved me about $24 on shipping. Below are just a few of the items SubLevel27 can provided.

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Posted by: snakemain Aug 15 2018, 07:47 PM

Registered. Had to wait a bit just to see if it would be possible with my wife's new job. We're just over 4 hours away now, so it would have been painful to miss it being this close. Cranked and drove the car yesterday for the first time since the 1400 mile move and it getting rained on more than a few times. Had to pull the plugs and let it air out a bit, but it started and ran surprisingly fine. Apparently my speedo quit working somewhere between Albuquerque and Alabama, but that's not so much of an issue. Really looking forward to seeing some people again and meeting a bunch of new folks.

Posted by: Matty900 Aug 16 2018, 01:50 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Aug 12 2018, 01:26 PM) *

Every year since we have held Okteenerfest, we've gotten more registrants than the previous year!! smilie_pokal.gif

And with less than two weeks to go, we are just a few people away from eclipsing last year!!

If you're planning to register, GET TO IT!! Registration closes August 24 at midnight.

Registered piratenanner.gif Sorry it took me so long. It was the essay portion of the registration that took so long lol-2.gif Looking forward to seeing everyone.

Essay for Registration:
"Oh, I gotta go to this event!"
After coming in 2015, I knew that I wanted to come back but it wasn't until I entered the 914world build-off challenge that I really had a plan for making it back. The idea was that with my schedule I needed something that was a hard deadline to push me forward in getting the car done. The build-off challenge deadline serendipitously happened to coincide with the event. What better way to help me prioritize my time working on the car than "Oh, I gotta go to this event" and I have the car completed to do so.

As time grew closer to leave for the event there was a hurricane bearing down on Georga and there was no way of knowing what it would look like until I was halfway there. With more things needed to be put back on the car for the deadline, I decided that I could buy my self an extra few days, if I diverted, and went to Red Rocks in Colorado instead. I did get the car back on the road and running great for the deadline, but I literally almost killed myself to do it. (Ask me over beers when I get there)
Once I got to Red Rocks I did not even get to drive my car more than a few miles. The problem was that we had used an unconventional carb set up that worked great at our altitude and would have worked great in Georgia, but did not do so well high in the Rocky mountains. The 914 community can be an awesome thing with everyone willing to help everyone else out. So collectively we thought, Let's get a screwdriver and see if we can't make it worse. It was at that time that I decided to go to a microsquirt fuel injection set up.

So I saved up my money and bought the parts but that was only part of the journey to get the car back on the road again. Let's just say that there is more than just some assembly required to get it in and all of the gremlins out. So at this point, we still need to pull the motor, replace the hall sensor to eliminate the sync loss error so that we can fine tune on the dyno and address an oil leak while the motor is out and by the way, it all has to be done in the next couple of weeks! Why? "Oh, I gotta go to this event"
While all of that is great for progress on the car. The real reason for me to come is the adventure of traveling across the entire country to share in the passion for the 914 with other enthusiasts and driving great roads in what with surely be a grand spectacle with over 100 cars on the great mountain roads of Colorado and Georgia. As I also am passionate about photography I look forward to capturing this great journey. So that one day, when I am old and feeble, and can no longer drive my beloved 914. I will be able to look back on those photos and hopefully recall fond memories and say,
"Oh! I Got To go, to this event"

Posted by: michael7810 Aug 16 2018, 09:16 AM

Looking for a recommendation/ideas on where to get my oil changed once I get to Helen since I'm driving over 4K miles on the trip and already have 600 miles since last change. I'll bring the oil, filter and drain gasket so either need a place to do it myself or a shop I can trust. I plan to arrive in Helen on Thursday and depart on Sunday. TIA

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 16 2018, 09:53 AM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Aug 16 2018, 07:16 AM) *

Looking for a recommendation/ideas on where to get my oil changed once I get to Helen since I'm driving over 4K miles on the trip and already have 600 miles since last change. I'll bring the oil, filter and drain gasket so either need a place to do it myself or a shop I can trust. I plan to arrive in Helen on Thursday and depart on Sunday. TIA


Grab your filter leave the oil at home and win the case of Driven Racing Oil and your set. Pretty sure there will be ample support to do a parking lot oil change. For the Tech sessions we will be bringing floor jacks jack stands and such. So buy Steven Aki and Kelvin Knight a beer or two (they work cheap) and I and sure they can hook you up!

Posted by: michael7810 Aug 16 2018, 10:23 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 16 2018, 08:53 AM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Aug 16 2018, 07:16 AM) *

Looking for a recommendation/ideas on where to get my oil changed once I get to Helen since I'm driving over 4K miles on the trip and already have 600 miles since last change. I'll bring the oil, filter and drain gasket so either need a place to do it myself or a shop I can trust. I plan to arrive in Helen on Thursday and depart on Sunday. TIA


Grab your filter leave the oil at home and win the case of Driven Racing Oil and your set. Pretty sure there will be ample support to do a parking lot oil change. For the Tech sessions we will be bringing floor jacks jack stands and such. So buy Steven Aki and Kelvin Knight a beer or two (they work cheap) and I and sure they can hook you up!


Outstanding! I use DT50 so if I'm able to score some at the event that will be great...beer will be provided. Thanks

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 16 2018, 10:56 AM

OK so this is pretty huge! Jerome of SPOKEWORKS https://www.spokeworksled.com/ is providing some awesome prizes for this event!

Initial post had some confusing information. Thanks for catching that Steven!

First, how about a set of his custom LED rear brake lights for your 914?

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Includes 2 brake boards, attachment clips, and screws for installation. Replaces brake light bulb. These things will get the attention of any one behind you!

As is that is not enough he is also sending as set for those of you that have 69 to 89 911s!

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These things are 3x brighter than standard bulbs!

So if you haven't signed up get it one! Sign up closes August 24th!

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 23 2018, 02:06 PM

Ugh! Was getting so close to being ready! Solved so many big problems then little nit picking things like the throttle cable jammed and broke. Got my spare which was rusty. No reason to install that! Had to order a new one. Might as well replace the clutch cable while I am there.

Amazing how some small things can result in large set backs.

Posted by: db9146 Aug 23 2018, 02:28 PM

Mike, I know what you mean.

I started pulling my engine last night to address an alternator issue (-6). I'm going to be working hard to get it back in the car and the other items I'm finding along the way addressed in time.........wish me luck!

Posted by: lvnzdrm Aug 23 2018, 07:00 PM

Rear main seal for me, may need to pull it again to reseal the transmission. Getting excited for the journey. On a side note the wifey wants to know the dress atire for the "banquet "? I told her casual so I'm asking to verify.


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Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 23 2018, 08:02 PM

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Aug 23 2018, 09:00 PM) *
On a side note the wifey wants to know the dress atire for the "banquet "? I told her casual so I'm asking to verify.

Casual will work smile.gif

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Posted by: DRPHIL914 Aug 27 2018, 09:11 AM

less than 3 weeks!!!!!! icon_bump.gif still have a lot to do to get my car on the road, I DONT want to drive the boxster! i had help this past weekend and got some stuff done, getting close.... super excited to see everyone up in Helen again this year, and meet some of our parts suppliers , putting a face to the names, like BDSTONE and MATTY(Matt Whitesell) etc! beer.gif beerchug.gif drunk.gif

Posted by: Mblizzard Aug 27 2018, 11:27 AM

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Aug 23 2018, 05:00 PM) *

Rear main seal for me, may need to pull it again to reseal the transmission. Getting excited for the journey. On a side note the wifey wants to know the dress atire for the "banquet "? I told her casual so I'm asking to verify.


OK so I will take replacing the cables over an engine drop!

Got everything together and did about 100 miles no issues! But I seem to be getting really bad gas mileage. I think it is due to the really bad ass sound the engine makes when the accelerator pedal is fully depressed. Got to figure out a way to make that stop! evilgrin.gif

Posted by: lvnzdrm Aug 29 2018, 07:02 PM

Good news...transmission is back in, rear main seal done in 3 hours. Bad news front input shaft is leaking, found an intake leak, and an issue with the TPS. Pulled the the fuel system and trans back out, sent injectors out, ordered parts from AA (thanks George) and ready for the 3 day weekend to install, test and tune. That gives me a week to shake down and get any last minute items sorted out.

I'm hopefull all will fall inplace. Fingers crossed!

Posted by: 914dave Aug 30 2018, 05:34 AM

Good luck with your projects Jon! Oil change this weekend plus a good once over for a 700 mile trip. So looking forward to meeting everyone.

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Posted by: poorsche914 Aug 30 2018, 06:32 AM

This year's sticker.

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Posted by: BENBRO02 Aug 30 2018, 07:29 AM

I had a great time last year and enjoyed meeting everyone but unfortunately I had hip replacement surgery last month and burned all my sick leave and vacation lying in bed (at least the hip is better). I'm looking forward to 2019. Have fun and drink one for me after the driving is completed. beerchug.gif

Posted by: naro914 Aug 31 2018, 12:33 PM

For all those registered for Okteenerfest... WELCOME!!!

Email updates will start coming to your inbox soon once we update the email service account, but I wanted to throw a few things out there for those of you that are here on this thread:

NEW FOR OKTEENERFEST 2018

We have a few new things going on this year that we haven't done in the past:

- TECH SESSIONS: The brainchild of our very own wizard of the door prizes Michael Blizzard, and organized by Stephen Aki and Kelvin Knight, we will be holding a series of Tech Sessions throughout the weekend, each hosted or supported by one of our sponsors. More info will follow, but this is something exciting that brings a new dimension to Okteenerfest! welder.gif

- Speaking of New Dimension, how about DYNO PULLS!!! Jake Raby has graciously offered the use of his dyno for 5 lucky registrants to "See what they got" during the Friday lunch break at Raby's Aircooled Technologies. If you want to have your car run on the dyno, there will be sign up tickets at registration where you will also guess what Horsepower your car will do! Then at lunch on Friday we will pull 5 names and those people will get a few Free Dyno pulls! We will have awards for: Most Horsepower, Least Horsepower and whoever guesses closest to the actual HP number! first.gif

- TECH QUIZ: Something we started last year and run by Clay and Betty Perrine, we will once again be doing the Tech Quiz during the Car Show. This year, we will have trophies for both Men AND Women, so ladies come on out and test your tech knowledge (or just guess...that's what I do!) confused24.gif

We will also have a Raffle for a really sweet Porsche 911 RSR canvas print, with all proceeds going to Operation Motorsport - a charity that helps ill and injured medically discharged military veterans integrate into motorsports activities to continue their rehabilitation. We'll have more info on that at Registration. Tickets will be $10. Print is 40" x 30".
http://www.operationmotorsport.org

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Posted by: hot_shoe914 Aug 31 2018, 08:38 PM

I gave up trying to get a 914 ready, now I'm just trying to buy a Cayenne.

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Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 1 2018, 08:05 AM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Aug 31 2018, 10:38 PM) *
I gave up trying to get a 914 ready, now I'm just trying to buy a Cayenne.

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How many 914s are in your barn? idea.gif

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Posted by: billh1963 Sep 1 2018, 06:03 PM

QUOTE(hot_shoe914 @ Aug 31 2018, 10:38 PM) *

I gave up trying to get a 914 ready, now I'm just trying to buy a Cayenne.

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Shouldn't you buy a Porsche instead? lol-2.gif poke.gif

Posted by: lvnzdrm Sep 3 2018, 04:57 PM

OK... looking for some help, I spent the weekend sorting out the car, trans is all sealed up, vacuum leaks all sorted. I am still having an issue with power. It starts and runs, but the idle is low and very un responsive. I'm convinced it something simple. Any one here sorted out a 1.7 FI, I checked all grounds and connections in the harness. I am going to check the valves tomorrow evening, I was thinking maybe the FI triggers points might be acting up. also replaced the throttle cable is there an adjustment for wide open? Thinking maybe the Throttle Switch is set up correctly. I am available all the time, down to the wire to make this work, really want to make the trip in the 914.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to all input.

Posted by: Jake Raby Sep 6 2018, 09:02 PM

Looking forward to the event this year! Not sure if l’ll be able to join everyone for the rest of the event, but lunch on Friday at my place will be good! l just had my 88’ Carrera ceramic coated, so l might drag my tail along on Saturday :-)

We will be ready. See y’all soon!

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 6 2018, 09:43 PM

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Sep 3 2018, 06:57 PM) *

OK... looking for some help, I spent the weekend sorting out the car, trans is all sealed up, vacuum leaks all sorted. I am still having an issue with power. It starts and runs, but the idle is low and very un responsive. I'm convinced it something simple. Any one here sorted out a 1.7 FI, I checked all grounds and connections in the harness. I am going to check the valves tomorrow evening, I was thinking maybe the FI triggers points might be acting up. also replaced the throttle cable is there an adjustment for wide open? Thinking maybe the Throttle Switch is set up correctly. I am available all the time, down to the wire to make this work, really want to make the trip in the 914.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to all input.

do you have an extra set of points? i do if you need them, same for the 1.7 d-jet as with the 2.0. . sounds like it could be just a timing thing, more i for might help- MPS is good?
points or fi points , timing, -hm.... anyway hope you get it figured out- i wont even have a chance to fire mine up until saturday. getting the last of it sorted out tomorrow then we’ll see! Good luck.

Posted by: lvnzdrm Sep 7 2018, 05:31 AM

QUOTE(DRPHIL914 @ Sep 6 2018, 07:43 PM) *

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Sep 3 2018, 06:57 PM) *

OK... looking for some help, I spent the weekend sorting out the car, trans is all sealed up, vacuum leaks all sorted. I am still having an issue with power. It starts and runs, but the idle is low and very un responsive. I'm convinced it something simple. Any one here sorted out a 1.7 FI, I checked all grounds and connections in the harness. I am going to check the valves tomorrow evening, I was thinking maybe the FI triggers points might be acting up. also replaced the throttle cable is there an adjustment for wide open? Thinking maybe the Throttle Switch is set up correctly. I am available all the time, down to the wire to make this work, really want to make the trip in the 914.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to all input.

do you have an extra set of points? i do if you need them, same for the 1.7 d-jet as with the 2.0. . sounds like it could be just a timing thing, more i for might help- MPS is good?
points or fi points , timing, -hm.... anyway hope you get it figured out- i wont even have a chance to fire mine up until saturday. getting the last of it sorted out tomorrow then we’ll see! Good luck.


Working on points and timing, everything points to it. I'm hopeful I can get sorted, not ready to throw in the towel yet. Long days at work and nights in the garage, I have Sunday to get it done. Thanks for the support and I hope to have the car there!

Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 7 2018, 06:48 AM

QUOTE(lvnzdrm @ Sep 3 2018, 02:57 PM) *

OK... looking for some help, I spent the weekend sorting out the car, trans is all sealed up, vacuum leaks all sorted. I am still having an issue with power. It starts and runs, but the idle is low and very un responsive. I'm convinced it something simple. Any one here sorted out a 1.7 FI, I checked all grounds and connections in the harness. I am going to check the valves tomorrow evening, I was thinking maybe the FI triggers points might be acting up. also replaced the throttle cable is there an adjustment for wide open? Thinking maybe the Throttle Switch is set up correctly. I am available all the time, down to the wire to make this work, really want to make the trip in the 914.

Thanks in advance and I look forward to all input.


Ok so not the bet time to chase gremlins. But attached are a few documents to help.

First review the Trouble_shoot_D_Jet.pdf document and rule out as many as you can.

then look at the file DJetronic.pdf and check the information I have highlighted starting on page 7.

Next read through the file D_Jet_Man.pdf to research the ones you have questions about. The document is not laid out well but lots of good information.

Attached File  Trouble_shoot_D_Jet.pdf ( 260.47k ) Number of downloads: 6


Attached File  DJetronic.pdf ( 353.31k ) Number of downloads: 3


Attached File  D_Jet_Man.pdf ( 48.54k ) Number of downloads: 3


Most important test is to verify fuel pressure is sufficient. Not sure what you have done to the car but in replacing the fuel filter once I had a similar problem and it turned out to be a pinched fuel line.

Keep us posted.

Posted by: naro914 Sep 7 2018, 11:25 AM

We are less than a week away!! At this point, everything is set in stone...maybe sandstone, but stone nonetheless!!

Trophies are done (kinda)
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
Meals are ordered.
Routes are finalized (assuming no hurricanes, house fires, gov't shut downs, etc.)
Huey actually started yesterday for the first time in months, so hopefully no issues (guess I should check)

Headed to Carolina Motorsports Park for a Drivers Ed - both driving (Papa Smurf) and selling stuff as a vendor. Busy last/upcoming few weeks!!


I will be sending out a final update next week to all the registrants about reminders of what/where/when.

See you all next Thursday night!

Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 7 2018, 01:05 PM

Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 7 2018, 01:18 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *

Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.

headbang.gif blink.gif icon8.gif keep us posted Mike, I hope its nothing serious!

Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 7 2018, 03:55 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 7 2018, 09:03 PM

Just found out this evening that the trailer has a bent front axle. So I have to go change it in the rain tomorrow. sad.gif

But it will be done in time for departure on Wednesday morning. piratenanner.gif

Posted by: snakemain Sep 7 2018, 09:10 PM

Finally got it cranked and cleaned up after the cross-country move. Noticed the speedo doesn’t work anymore and there’s a slight clacking noise at WOT, but otherwise seems to be running fine. Hoping it’ll make the 4 hr drive next week.



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Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 8 2018, 03:33 AM

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:55 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Looks like either a clutch trans issue or main bearings. Dropping trans this morning

Posted by: billh1963 Sep 8 2018, 04:04 AM

Hoping for the best!

Posted by: 914dave Sep 8 2018, 07:17 AM

Saturday before Okteenerfest! Oil change and prep for the big event. Wanted to send some good vibes to those of you still sorting out issues. May the car gods be with you!

Posted by: bandjoey Sep 8 2018, 09:41 AM

There should be a thread called what am I doing to get ready for the next event.
I put the rain tray on the grill today and tossed and some beach towels to catch the drip from the roof seals. because it looks like rain is in the forecast

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 8 2018, 05:28 PM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Sep 8 2018, 11:41 AM) *

There should be a thread called what am I doing to get ready for the next event.
I put the rain tray on the grill today and tossed and some beach towels to catch the drip from the roof seals. because it looks like rain is in the forecast

LOL, what are we doing to get ready?! well id say just see my thread.
looks like others are having those last minute issues. if i get the car running i am going to trailer it. not enough time to make sure its all going to be fine. i have driven this car to 5 straight okteenerfests, been all the way to Tangerine racing in CT and all the way back down to SC, even south florida. It ahould be fine, hope to see you all in a frw days, the storm is forecast to be right off the coast of the carolinas by Thursday,
so we will see. might have to bug out wednesday, they are predicting an evac by tuesday or wednesday at latest and since i work at a navy hospital i will have to be tied in to what ever they say to do.

Posted by: snakemain Sep 8 2018, 06:16 PM

I gotta take the kids to school Friday morning, so I'll (hopefully) meet up with everyone Friday for lunch at Jake's.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 8 2018, 08:06 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Sep 7 2018, 10:03 PM) *

Just found out this evening that the trailer has a bent front axle. So I have to go change it in the rain tomorrow. sad.gif

But it will be done in time for departure on Wednesday morning. piratenanner.gif



Got the trailer axle replaced. I was able to get the work done between rain showers, but when we drove to the trailer parts place, I got soaked trying to load the axle in a monsoon. We also had to take the long way home due to a wreck on the freeway close to the trailer parts place.


Also got the wheels back on Elwood, after Betty cleaned and waxed them. Got both cars vacuumed out, and I also tore apart our dryer and fixed it.

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Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 9 2018, 09:16 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 8 2018, 01:33 AM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:55 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Looks like either a clutch trans issue or main bearings. Dropping trans this morning



Anyone got spare engine? Spun rear main bearing I think. So loose fly whell hit trans case.
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Looks like I am done.

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 9 2018, 09:18 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 9 2018, 11:16 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 8 2018, 01:33 AM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:55 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Looks like either a clutch trans issue or main bearings. Dropping trans this morning



Anyone got spare engine? Spun rear main bearing I think. So loose fly who’ll hit trans case.
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Looks like I am done.


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Posted by: 914dave Sep 9 2018, 09:20 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 9 2018, 11:16 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 8 2018, 01:33 AM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:55 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Looks like either a clutch trans issue or main bearings. Dropping trans this morning



Anyone got spare engine? Spun rear main bearing I think. So loose fly who’ll hit trans case.
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Looks like I am done.

Sorry to see this. Maybe the flywheel is loose? That’s a lot of radial travel!

Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 9 2018, 12:05 PM

QUOTE(914dave @ Sep 9 2018, 10:20 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 9 2018, 11:16 AM) *

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 8 2018, 01:33 AM) *

QUOTE(poorsche914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:55 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 7 2018, 01:25 PM) *
...
shirts are HOPEFULLY done (Steven?)
...
Shirts were being printed today but had to be pulled due to an error in one of the screens dry.gif
Back to the press on Monday. Cutting it close but will be done!

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 7 2018, 03:05 PM) *
Me sitting on side of road broken down. Doesn’t look good. Tow truck on the way.
Hope it's nothing major, Mike!

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Looks like either a clutch trans issue or main bearings. Dropping trans this morning



Anyone got spare engine? Spun rear main bearing I think. So loose fly who’ll hit trans case.
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Looks like I am done.

Sorry to see this. Maybe the flywheel is loose? That’s a lot of radial travel!

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A spun bearing would cause a dull thud in the engine when running. For the flywheel to hit the bell housing would take a lot of travel, and it would lock up due to the rod journals hitting something in the case.


Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 9 2018, 12:56 PM

Well it did not lock up but chunks of bearing in sump. Dropped it out a stripped it down. I have a rebuilt 1.7 of unknown quality but just can’t see me getting it in before Thursday and driving it. Looks like I will be having beer at the Hotel

Posted by: sholman5 Sep 9 2018, 03:47 PM

Hopefully hurricane Florence stays away from the East coast or we'll be drinking beer at home or in a hotel room.

Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 9 2018, 04:12 PM

Florence is going to crash the party, at least according to the National Weather Service. The projected track is through Fayetville NC. Florence is going to be 500 miles wide. Helen is about 300 miles west of Fayetville NC.

Gonna be a rainy weekend.


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Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 9 2018, 04:22 PM

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Gonna be a rainy weekend.

Good opportunity for 914 Rubber to sell some seals happy11.gif

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Posted by: IronHillRestorations Sep 9 2018, 04:28 PM

I don't have any extra Umbrella covers either sad.gif

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 9 2018, 04:38 PM

if it keeps shifing more north as i expect it will due to the jet stream effect it may not be a factor at all. but if it does go more into SC/Georgia i might leave the 914 home and drive the boxster with the hard top,

.... na, probably not! i have an extra umbrella cover if anyone needs to use it.


btw, here is something i had not considered when doing a bumper back date- license plate location! i need a license place holder, if anyone has a really nice one i will buy it, if you can bring it to Helen.

Posted by: 914dave Sep 9 2018, 05:06 PM

Have my umbrella cover and I’ll be damned if I’m staying home. If it all goes wrong we’ll have a story to tell. At least one. Hahaha

Posted by: Betty Sep 9 2018, 05:13 PM

Rain or no rain we're coming to Okteenerfest!!! I wouldn't miss it for the world - it's one of the finest group of people I know and some of the absolutely best times to be had. beerchug.gif

We will be bringing a pop-up canopy to shade people working on cars during the tech sessions.

Personally, I plan on sitting in a chair, drinking, and hollering "missed a spot' at random intervals to whoever's doing whatever to whichever car during the various tech sessions. happy11.gif cheer.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 9 2018, 05:44 PM

I have been told that if weather forces Friday's lunch at Aircooled Heaven to be moved indoors, dyno runs will not take place. sad.gif

Let's hope Florence veers far to the north!!!

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Posted by: sholman5 Sep 9 2018, 06:38 PM

I have my umbrella cover. Won it in the raffle last year.

Posted by: Rusty Sep 9 2018, 08:06 PM

Spent all weekend doing stuff with the car. Lots more to get done before Thursday.

I retired my umbrella cover after almost 20 years of abuse. How dare Perry make a product that only lasts two decades, half of that in the scorching sun, and several winters of ice and snow? It only outlasted two of my cars. I want a refund!!! hissyfit.gif

(Someday I'll get another one. They are cubic awesome.)


Posted by: Jake Raby Sep 9 2018, 09:26 PM

We are going into wet weather mode for the lunch on Friday, just to be safe. We have enough room indoors to set up for lunch, so no big deal. If this happens we will have to use the chassis dyno area for lunch, so we’d not be able to host the dyno portion of the event.

The show will go on, in a slightly modified manner...

Posted by: bdstone914 Sep 9 2018, 09:45 PM

QUOTE(IronHillRestorations @ Sep 9 2018, 03:28 PM) *

I don't have any extra Umbrella covers either sad.gif


Does that still make you the exclusive source to the covers ? smile.gif biggrin.gif

Posted by: bdstone914 Sep 9 2018, 09:48 PM

QUOTE(sholman5 @ Sep 9 2018, 05:38 PM) *

I have my umbrella cover. Won it in the raffle last year.


Raffle it this year as they at in a NO STOCK, high demand.

Posted by: lvnzdrm Sep 10 2018, 05:03 AM

Well I found a few things on the 72, faulty condenser and a restricted oil bath air cleaner, driving it to work today and will make the decision today to drive the 914. The Hurricane is making the decision even harder and harder. I don't mind a little adventure but chancing a breakdown in a hurricane with the wife might be the line. Watching the weather and will decide shortly.

Posted by: naro914 Sep 10 2018, 06:24 AM

We just can't catch a break can we? Gov't shutdowns, hurricanes, house fires... seriously...can't it just be easy one year?

Obviously at this point, they have no clue what's going to happen. I just pulled the weather for Helen this morning:

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From this, you'd never know there was a storm coming.

Lets hope this is right!!



Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 10 2018, 06:32 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 10 2018, 07:24 AM) *

We just can't catch a break can we? Gov't shutdowns, hurricanes, house fires... seriously...can't it just be easy one year?

Obviously at this point, they have no clue what's going to happen. I just pulled the weather for Helen this morning:

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From this, you'd never know there was a storm coming.

Lets hope this is right!!



Bob,

It is just your CARma at work!!! av-943.gif

(I slay me....)


Posted by: Rusty Sep 10 2018, 06:51 AM

That's better than I was expecting.

I have an umbrella and a bottle of Crown. I'm ready for the hurricane! smile.gif

Posted by: DRPHIL914 Sep 10 2018, 06:59 AM

QUOTE(Rusty @ Sep 10 2018, 08:51 AM) *

That's better than I was expecting.

I have an umbrella and a bottle of Crown. I'm ready for the hurricane! smile.gif


definitely have to prep with the required libations! how about some Langastura cherries, bitters, simple syrup, ice and of course your favorite rye wiskey or bourbon for the perfect Old Fashioned, or neat if that is how you prefer. and of course some good dark german brew! beer.gif beerchug.gif beer.gif beerchug.gif

Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 10 2018, 10:17 AM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Aug 16 2018, 08:56 AM) *

OK so this is pretty huge! Jerome of SPOKEWORKS https://www.spokeworksled.com/ is providing some awesome prizes for this event!

Initial post had some confusing information. Thanks for catching that Steven!

First, how about a set of his custom LED rear brake lights for your 914?

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Includes 2 brake boards, attachment clips, and screws for installation. Replaces brake light bulb. These things will get the attention of any one behind you!

As is that is not enough he is also sending as set for those of you that have 69 to 89 911s!

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These things are 3x brighter than standard bulbs!

So if you haven't signed up get it one! Sign up closes August 24th!


Just as an update Spoke Works is providing a coupon for anyone for OKTEENERFEST for 10% off all purchases. This is active now and will expire 1 month after OKTEENERFEST on Oct 16. At checkout, if OKTEENERFEST is typed into the coupon code box, 10% discount will be applied.

Not a bad deal!

Posted by: 914dave Sep 10 2018, 01:15 PM

Well the forecast keeps getting worse the more I check it. I’m going to have to make a decision tomorrow on getting to Asheville by Wednesday. Then heading into Helen early Thursday and riding it out after that. They haven’t called for bad winds in Helen and Friday and Saturday don’t look bad yet. This sucks having to guess about the storm.

Posted by: Mblizzard Sep 10 2018, 01:24 PM

QUOTE(914dave @ Sep 10 2018, 11:15 AM) *

Well the forecast keeps getting worse the more I check it. I’m going to have to make a decision tomorrow on getting to Asheville by Wednesday. Then heading into Helen early Thursday and riding it out after that. They haven’t called for bad winds in Helen and Friday and Saturday don’t look bad yet. This sucks having to guess about the storm.


True on the storm. But it will still be a fun time regardless.

Posted by: jdamiano Sep 10 2018, 01:39 PM

QUOTE(Mblizzard @ Sep 10 2018, 01:24 PM) *

QUOTE(914dave @ Sep 10 2018, 11:15 AM) *

Well the forecast keeps getting worse the more I check it. I’m going to have to make a decision tomorrow on getting to Asheville by Wednesday. Then heading into Helen early Thursday and riding it out after that. They haven’t called for bad winds in Helen and Friday and Saturday don’t look bad yet. This sucks having to guess about the storm.


True on the storm. But it will still be a fun time regardless.


Hopefully all just part of the story!! Just keep hoping that cone moves north!

Posted by: naro914 Sep 10 2018, 02:13 PM

FYI, for those that are trailering and did not see the link in the email I sent out last week (I'll send another couple updates this week). Here is the instructions/directions to the trailer parking.

http://okteenerfest.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/trailer-parking-instructions.pdf

When you park in the lot, if anyone asks, just say you are with the 914 group staying at the Helendorf, and that Lynn negotiated this with Bob Saville (it's all on the instructions).

Posted by: naro914 Sep 10 2018, 02:32 PM

I have received several inquiries regarding the weather situation this weekend.

While we appreciate that there is a major hurricane approaching, there is not much we can do about it. Everything is paid for with no refunds, so we can't really cancel or reschedule. However, from what I keep seeing, while we will probably get some rain, it may not impact us too severely. We can only wait and see what Big Blow Flo has in store for us.

I have sent out an email to all the registrants with basically this same information.

However, I did hear a rumor that Clay will be wearing a Speedo under his wet suit, so who would want to miss THAT? blink.gif

Posted by: bandjoey Sep 10 2018, 04:23 PM

Even with the storm we shouldn’t see any bad weather before Sunday.

Posted by: Jamie Sep 10 2018, 06:20 PM

It's amazing what we will suffer through just to get a T shirt! I'll probably have a 7 hr. drive in the rain, so I'm checking the condition of my wiper blades. I just hate to get Mistress wet, but it's happened before, and I'll just bail her out when we get back home! aktion035.gif

Posted by: lvnzdrm Sep 10 2018, 06:20 PM

Well I got things sorted but still not enough to complete a proper shake down. We are close to the coast and things are getting crazy here. I've secured all cars in the garage and brought in all out door items. The wifey and I will still be leaving Wednesday AM and plan on having a great adventure. I'm sorry I'll miss having my car there but can't wait to see everyone and check out their cars. If there are 2 empty seats we may be game for the drive. See everyone soon. Safe travels!!

Posted by: vw_porsche Sep 10 2018, 06:51 PM

Last minute alignment.
A little rain isn't going to scare off this Florida boy.
See everybody in a few days.
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Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 10 2018, 08:41 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 10 2018, 03:32 PM) *

However, I did hear a rumor that Clay will be wearing a Speedo under his wet suit, so who would want to miss THAT? blink.gif



Funny, I actually own a speedo.

But I don't own a wet suit.

Betty says "We do have diving equipment. Should we bring it?"


Posted by: michael7810 Sep 10 2018, 10:50 PM

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.

Posted by: billh1963 Sep 11 2018, 07:20 AM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 12:50 AM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Now that's a long drive! driving.gif

Posted by: WLD419 Sep 11 2018, 07:53 AM

QUOTE(billh1963 @ Sep 11 2018, 09:20 AM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 12:50 AM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Now that's a long drive! driving.gif



I think we a winner for the IRON BUTT award first.gif ,

Posted by: WLD419 Sep 11 2018, 08:05 AM

My wife (Luz) & I are leaving tonight (11hr. drive + 2 for nap biggrin.gif ) to get their
a day+ early to check out the sights around Helen , looking forward to this Event
since I missed it last year ( hurricane irma) Bill D.

Posted by: JawjaPorsche Sep 11 2018, 08:41 AM

I live thirty miles from Helen. I just checked the latest forecast and there a 40% percent afternoon thunderstorm on Friday and Saturday is mostly sunny with only a 20% of a stray thunderstorm.

I like that forecast much better! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Jamie Sep 11 2018, 10:05 AM

QUOTE(JawjaPorsche @ Sep 11 2018, 06:41 AM) *

I live thirty miles from Helen. I just checked the latest forecast and there a 40% percent afternoon thunderstorm on Friday and Saturday is mostly sunny with only a 20% of a stray thunderstorm.

I like that forecast much better! beerchug.gif


Of course the now undefined path that Florence chooses to take will make this prediction "subject to change!" icon_bump.gif

Posted by: naro914 Sep 11 2018, 12:11 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Sep 10 2018, 10:41 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 10 2018, 03:32 PM) *

However, I did hear a rumor that Clay will be wearing a Speedo under his wet suit, so who would want to miss THAT? blink.gif



Funny, I actually own a speedo.

unsure.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Sep 11 2018, 02:52 PM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 11 2018, 01:11 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Sep 10 2018, 10:41 PM) *

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 10 2018, 03:32 PM) *

However, I did hear a rumor that Clay will be wearing a Speedo under his wet suit, so who would want to miss THAT? blink.gif



Funny, I actually own a speedo.

unsure.gif


Do you want me to bring it with me???? I can model it for you!

But if I do, you have to model the lederhosen/pink tutu outfit.

Posted by: naro914 Sep 11 2018, 03:07 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Sep 11 2018, 04:52 PM) *

But if I do, you have to model the lederhosen/pink tutu outfit.

There is ZERO chance of that happening.

Posted by: michael7810 Sep 11 2018, 07:31 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 10 2018, 08:50 PM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Day 2: 615 miles El Paso to DFW. Another mostly uneventful drive. 20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it. It was cardboard and other than scaring the shit out of me there doesn’t appear to be any car damage. Noticed my rt headlamp is out and both fuses are blown. Dudes hanging out in the Motel6 parking lot look way scary for me to be put there troubleshooting. I’ll address the short another day.
Meeting Clay, Betty and bandjoey tomorrow AM for the remainder of the drive to Helen.
I need a beer beer3.gif

Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 11 2018, 08:27 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 09:31 PM) *
20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it.

blink.gif

Posted by: aharder Sep 11 2018, 08:38 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 08:31 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 10 2018, 08:50 PM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Day 2: 615 miles El Paso to DFW. Another mostly uneventful drive. 20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it. It was cardboard and other than scaring the shit out of me there doesn’t appear to be any car damage. Noticed my rt headlamp is out and both fuses are blown. Dudes hanging out in the Motel6 parking lot look way scary for me to be put there troubleshooting. I’ll address the short another day.
Meeting Clay, Betty and bandjoey tomorrow AM for the remainder of the drive to Helen.
I need a beer beer3.gif


1,000 + in 2 days, and many more to go! Enjoy !!!

Posted by: Betty Sep 11 2018, 09:15 PM

Wow! At least you're 'pre-disastered' now so nothing else bad will happen, right! cheer.gif

If you need/want the help, Clay's an electrical wizard and will have his multimeter, etc. with him. He says there's a Napa right around the corner too.

We'll have the time in the morning if you want to look at it - if we leave too early we'll just run into rush hour traffic. If the weather doesn't cooperate you could even come to the house so we can look at it in the garage. We'll be up super early so don't hesitate to call Clay's cell phone if you want to do that. smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif

Posted by: michael7810 Sep 11 2018, 09:25 PM

QUOTE(Betty @ Sep 11 2018, 07:15 PM) *

Wow! At least you're 'pre-disastered' now so nothing else bad will happen, right! cheer.gif

If you need/want the help, Clay's an electrical wizard and will have his multimeter, etc. with him. He says there's a Napa right around the corner too.

We'll have the time in the morning if you want to look at it - if we leave too early we'll just run into rush hour traffic. If the weather doesn't cooperate you could even come to the house so we can look at it in the garage. We'll be up super early so don't hesitate to call Clay's cell phone if you want to do that. smash.gif sawzall-smiley.gif

...and what might Clay’s cell number be?

Posted by: Betty Sep 11 2018, 09:51 PM

PM sent.

Posted by: Big Len Sep 12 2018, 10:59 AM

You guys realize the latest forecast states Flo is turning to the southwest? Be careful out there.

Posted by: Dion Sep 12 2018, 01:11 PM

Wishing you guys good karma. Gonna be tricky,be safe! pat.gif

Posted by: naro914 Sep 12 2018, 02:21 PM

4:20 on Wednesday and the forecast still is pretty OK...

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An email went out to all registrants with updates, so check your email. I'm not sure how else to communicate with everyone before you get there.

Basically - not much has changed but things are in flux so stay tuned.

If you are NOT getting the emails, please let me know.


Posted by: naro914 Sep 12 2018, 03:20 PM

I've gotten a few people tell me they are not going to make it because of the storm. We are really sorry you're not coming but we understand. Once again...outside influences are affecting Okteenerfest....

For those that do not make it, we will certainly send you your T-Shirts - and probably your registration packets since I don't want them!

Again, sorry to hear those that can't make it. FYI, we will not be in Helen next year - in fact we have no clue what we're doing next year.... but we hope to see you in the future.

Posted by: billh1963 Sep 12 2018, 05:49 PM

I'm out. Latest track has it passing right over my weekday house. Three hurricanes in three years! Between my house and other properties up here there's no way I can be gone. Not to mention driving back Sunday right into the teeth of the storm!

Maybe Phil can pick up my goodies and the drop links I bought?

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Posted by: michael7810 Sep 12 2018, 07:42 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 05:31 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 10 2018, 08:50 PM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Day 2: 615 miles El Paso to DFW. Another mostly uneventful drive. 20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it. It was cardboard and other than scaring the shit out of me there doesn’t appear to be any car damage. Noticed my rt headlamp is out and both fuses are blown. Dudes hanging out in the Motel6 parking lot look way scary for me to be put there troubleshooting. I’ll address the short another day.
Meeting Clay, Betty and banjoey tomorrow AM for the remainder of the drive to Helen.
I need a beer beer3.gif


Day 3: 548 miles DFW to Livingston, AL. Kinda fixed the headlamp. Now I have 1 low beam but 2 hi beams. Maybe tomorrow I’ll fix the other low beam. Seems like the LED module is causing the intermittent short. It stopped blowing fuses when we unplugged it and now it half works (Matt if you see this before you leave home can you bring me a replacement? Muchas Gracias). Otherwise an uneventful drive for me but not for Bill. Hope he gets his electrical issues sorted and makes it to Helen. Thanks to Clay and Betty for being my wingman/woman today. I’ve met many nice people in the 8 years (tomorrow) of 914 ownership and they are right up there with the best.
3 day total is 1598 miles according to Google.
Tonight I had a beer beer.gif

Posted by: aharder Sep 12 2018, 08:35 PM

QUOTE(billh1963 @ Sep 12 2018, 06:49 PM) *

I'm out. Latest track has it passing right over my weekday house. Three hurricanes in three years! Between my house and other properties up here there's no way I can be gone. Not to mention driving back Sunday right into the teeth of the storm!

Maybe Phil can pick up my goodies and the drop links I bought?

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Bill,

Hoping this doesn't hit you too hard !
Good Luck

Posted by: aharder Sep 12 2018, 08:39 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 12 2018, 08:42 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 05:31 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 10 2018, 08:50 PM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Day 2: 615 miles El Paso to DFW. Another mostly uneventful drive. 20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it. It was cardboard and other than scaring the shit out of me there doesn’t appear to be any car damage. Noticed my rt headlamp is out and both fuses are blown. Dudes hanging out in the Motel6 parking lot look way scary for me to be put there troubleshooting. I’ll address the short another day.
Meeting Clay, Betty and banjoey tomorrow AM for the remainder of the drive to Helen.
I need a beer beer3.gif


Day 3: 548 miles DFW to Livingston, AL. Kinda fixed the headlamp. Now I have 1 low beam but 2 hi beams. Maybe tomorrow I’ll fix the other low beam. Seems like the LED module is causing the intermittent short. It stopped blowing fuses when we unplugged it and now it half works (Matt if you see this before you leave home can you bring me a replacement? Muchas Gracias). Otherwise an uneventful drive for me but not for Bill. Hope he gets his electrical issues sorted and makes it to Helen. Thanks to Clay and Betty for being my wingman/woman today. I’ve met many nice people in the 8 years (tomorrow) of 914 ownership and they are right up there with the best.
3 day total is 1598 miles according to Google.
Tonight I had a beer beer.gif


Thanks for the updates Michael !
I would love to drive mine 1500+ miles. Just not there yet. Maybe next year !

Posted by: Jamie Sep 12 2018, 08:42 PM

QUOTE(aharder @ Sep 12 2018, 06:35 PM) *

QUOTE(billh1963 @ Sep 12 2018, 06:49 PM) *

I'm out. Latest track has it passing right over my weekday house. Three hurricanes in three years! Between my house and other properties up here there's no way I can be gone. Not to mention driving back Sunday right into the teeth of the storm!

Maybe Phil can pick up my goodies and the drop links I bought?

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Bill,

Hoping this doesn't hit you to hard !
Good Luck


With this projected rain coverage, I will most likely be driving in rain Sunday all the way from Helen to home in Lexington KY. Mistress is gonna' get wet! hissyfit.gif

Posted by: aharder Sep 12 2018, 09:00 PM

QUOTE(Jamie @ Sep 12 2018, 09:42 PM) *

QUOTE(aharder @ Sep 12 2018, 06:35 PM) *

QUOTE(billh1963 @ Sep 12 2018, 06:49 PM) *

I'm out. Latest track has it passing right over my weekday house. Three hurricanes in three years! Between my house and other properties up here there's no way I can be gone. Not to mention driving back Sunday right into the teeth of the storm!

Maybe Phil can pick up my goodies and the drop links I bought?

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Bill,

Hoping this doesn't hit you to hard !
Good Luck


With this projected rain coverage, I will most likely be driving in rain Sunday all the way from Helen to home in Lexington KY. Mistress is gonna' get wet! hissyfit.gif


Just think about how much fun it will be drying her off lol-2.gif

Posted by: Matty900 Sep 13 2018, 12:07 AM

It was not looking good for me making it again this year. Did not get to drive out but I booked a flight last night and will be making it to Atlanta in the afternoon. Since I can't drive my car, I rented something fun and will probably wait for Bruce Stone and his son to get in a c carpool up with me. See you tomorrow! piratenanner.gif

Posted by: 914dave Sep 13 2018, 03:43 AM

Glad you’re coming Matt! Question for the group. Are there any self serve car washes in Helen? I need to get the road kill off of Smokey. Spray detailer ain’t gonna do it! Was even pulling chicken feathers out of the oil cooler screen from following a death truck on the road. Thought it was snow flurrying. Haha

Posted by: naro914 Sep 13 2018, 05:13 AM

QUOTE(914dave @ Sep 13 2018, 05:43 AM) *

Glad you’re coming Matt! Question for the group. Are there any self serve car washes in Helen? I need to get the road kill off of Smokey. Spray detailer ain’t gonna do it! Was even pulling chicken feathers out of the oil cooler screen from following a death truck on the road. Thought it was snow flurrying. Haha

We will have a car wash area set up at the hotel (hose, towels, and I believe other cleaning products provided from one of our sponsors.)

Gonna be a busy place!

Posted by: 914dave Sep 13 2018, 05:14 AM

QUOTE(naro914 @ Sep 13 2018, 07:13 AM) *

QUOTE(914dave @ Sep 13 2018, 05:43 AM) *

Glad you’re coming Matt! Question for the group. Are there any self serve car washes in Helen? I need to get the road kill off of Smokey. Spray detailer ain’t gonna do it! Was even pulling chicken feathers out of the oil cooler screen from following a death truck on the road. Thought it was snow flurrying. Haha

We will have a car wash area set up at the hotel (hose, towels, and I believe other cleaning products provided from one of our sponsors.)

Gonna be a busy place!


Ok thanks

Posted by: cashiersjm Sep 13 2018, 06:33 AM

I'll be heading for Helen around noon or 1PM & will bring an extra umbrella cover
for someone in need. It will be great to see everyone again.

Posted by: snakemain Sep 13 2018, 07:46 AM

Got the oil changed and the parking brake unstuck. Still can't leave Montgomery until 4:00 this afternoon, so not gonna make it to Helen until Friday morning...I didn't even bother to book my hotel room in Helen for tonight. I'll try to make it past Atlanta this evening before it gets dark and roll out early Friday morning.


Posted by: michael7810 Sep 13 2018, 08:56 PM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 12 2018, 05:42 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 11 2018, 05:31 PM) *

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 10 2018, 08:50 PM) *

Day 1: 435 miles Phoenix to El Paso. Smooth sailing until I got to El Paso and the freeway was closed. Finally go back on and there was a sign saying freeway closed all traffic take airport exit which luckily is where my hotel is. That means I’ll have to go through another detour in the morning when I depart for Dallas. Glad I didn’t try to make it to Dallas on Day 1.


Day 2: 615 miles El Paso to DFW. Another mostly uneventful drive. 20 miles from the motel a box the size of a washing machine flew out of the pickup in front of me and there was nowhere to go but through it. It was cardboard and other than scaring the shit out of me there doesn’t appear to be any car damage. Noticed my rt headlamp is out and both fuses are blown. Dudes hanging out in the Motel6 parking lot look way scary for me to be put there troubleshooting. I’ll address the short another day.
Meeting Clay, Betty and banjoey tomorrow AM for the remainder of the drive to Helen.
I need a beer beer3.gif


Day 3: 548 miles DFW to Livingston, AL. Kinda fixed the headlamp. Now I have 1 low beam but 2 hi beams. Maybe tomorrow I’ll fix the other low beam. Seems like the LED module is causing the intermittent short. It stopped blowing fuses when we unplugged it and now it half works (Matt if you see this before you leave home can you bring me a replacement? Muchas Gracias). Otherwise an uneventful drive for me but not for Bill. Hope he gets his electrical issues sorted and makes it to Helen. Thanks to Clay and Betty for being my wingman/woman today. I’ve met many nice people in the 8 years (tomorrow) of 914 ownership and they are right up there with the best.
3 day total is 1598 miles according to Google.
Tonight I had a beer beer.gif


Day 4: I made it to Helen. Easy 336 mile day with a stop at Barber Motorsports Park. Only had a couple hours in the Vintage Museum which is a day short of how much time I would like to spend there. Started the day by locking the keys in the car but luckily the passenger window was cracked and Betty had a coat hanger. I love how cool my car runs in this part of the country. At least 25F cooler oil and CHT. Trip meter rolled past 914 for the second time about the time I crossed the Georgia state line. 4 day total is 1934 miles. Now to rest up for tomorrow’s fun drive. That’s it for me. I won’t bore you with details of the return trip unless something noteworthy happens. smilie_pokal.gif

Posted by: snakemain Sep 13 2018, 09:26 PM

Nice! I may have gotten up to 200 degrees, but mostly below that at 80mph.

Posted by: 914four Sep 13 2018, 10:15 PM

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Day 4: I made it to Helen. Easy 336 mile day with a stop at Barber Motorsports Park. Only had a couple hours in the Vintage Museum which is a day short of how much time I would like to spend there. Started the day by locking the keys in the car but luckily the passenger window was cracked and Betty had a coat hanger. I love how cool my car runs in this part of the country. At least 25F cooler oil and CHT. Trip meter rolled past 914 for the second time about the time I crossed the Georgia state line. 4 day total is 1934 miles. Now to rest up for tomorrow’s fun drive. That’s it for me. I won’t bore you with details of the return trip unless something noteworthy happens. smilie_pokal.gif
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You need a picture of the Back Stage Barber Motorsports Park tour!

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Posted by: 914Next Sep 14 2018, 08:21 AM

Well,

Sara and I may not be able to make it this year after all! Still holding out hope for at least driving up for Saturday.

We do have a room reserved at the Helendorf for tonight and tomorrow that cannot be cancelled. Not sure if I could transfer it to someone but thought I'd throw it out there in case one of you are looking for a room.

Steve

Posted by: naro914 Sep 16 2018, 06:53 PM

I can’t even begin to express my gratitude to all of you that contributed to help fund my seat in the Race of Remeberance in Wales. I was so overwhelmed and in such shock of what was going on that I’m sure i didn’t do a good job saying how humbled and grateful I am.

All of you are truly family and are the reason we do this. All we want is for everyone to have a great time,...I’m guessing we are accomplishing that?

Thank you

Thank you

THANK YOU!!!!

Posted by: michael7810 Sep 18 2018, 09:04 PM

I made it to Scottsdale at 6:30PM local today. I left Abilene early and was driving thru El Paso (my planned stop) at 10:30AM so I decided to keep on truckin'. 913 miles today and a 9-day total of 4285 miles. Time for a shower, beer and bed, I'll recap the trip tomorrow.

Posted by: poorsche914 Sep 19 2018, 07:51 AM

QUOTE(michael7810 @ Sep 18 2018, 11:04 PM) *
913 miles today and a 9-day total of 4285 miles.

Should have driven around the block once or twice to make it 914 miles smile.gif

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Posted by: bandjoey Sep 21 2018, 10:08 AM

IN CASE YOU'RE AFRAID TO DRIVE ACROSS COUNTRY

2,704 miles later I'm home. Fort Worth to Okteenerfest to Atlanta to Savannah to Mobile to New Orleans to home. Was a blast.

Okteenerfest was more thank I expected. A super event.
Stopped into Automobile Atlanta. took the tour, and met Jeff...a great 914 guy too.
Fresh Stuffed Crab in Savannah and told my son to study harder.
Battleship Alabama in Mobile
Fortune tellers in New Orleans (I'll be rich one day - she didn't know I had a 914)
Home

Unusual electrical failure leaving town fixed by Mayo Performance and no more problems. THANKS for the quick service. Ready to go again!


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Posted by: michael7810 Sep 21 2018, 10:21 AM

QUOTE(bandjoey @ Sep 21 2018, 09:08 AM) *

IN CASE YOU'RE AFRAID TO DRIVE ACROSS COUNTRY

2,704 miles later I'm home. Fort Worth to Okteenerfest to Atlanta to Savannah to Mobile to New Orleans to home. Was a blast.

Okteenerfest was more thank I expected. A super event.
Stopped into Automobile Atlanta. took the tour, and met Jeff...a great 914 guy too.
Fresh Stuffed Crab in Savannah and told my son to study harder.
Battleship Alabama in Mobile
Fortune tellers in New Orleans (I'll be rich one day - she didn't know I had a 914)
Home

Unusual electrical failure leaving town fixed by Mayo Performance and no more problems. THANKS for the quick service. Ready to go again!


Glad you made it home OK. Hope to see you next year...unless
you want to drive out west for Rt66 in the spring

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