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Posted by: Big Len Feb 25 2020, 07:14 PM

This is a Porsche Club of America sponsored event, which means PCA is helping with some insurance issues and everyone making reservations for the weekend will get a very nice commemorative gift.

The hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham booking for the nights of July 17, 18, and 19 which is a Friday and Saturday, departing on Sunday. This hotel has good reviews, was recently renovated, has a continental breakfast, and is centrally located within striking distance of the Delaware River and the Poconos. The group rate is $76.50 a night, 2 people, for a total of $169.96. a terrific rate. No other discounts can be applied and it is cancel-able and it is reserve now and pay later. I am not certain what the rate would be if you only wanted to stay only one night, but it is possible it may be higher.

Super 8 by Wyndham
340 Green Tree Drive
East Stroudsburg, PA
570 420 - 7267 - Select the Front Desk
YOU MUST USE "PORSCHE 914 GATHERING" to get the rate. No payment is necessary at this time.

THE CUTOFF DATE FOR RESERVATIONS IS JULY 1 !!! After that, planning dinner and activities becomes impossible.

Come at your leisure on Friday as check in is after 2 pm and no dinner is planned, just a meet and greet at night.
Saturday - After breakfast, quick driver's meeting, then off to cruise some great roads with the targas off. We'll stop for lunch and several pictures along the way. Back to the hotel after 3 pm for 2 tech session and a mini swap meet (post what you're looking for) Because of dining out is impaired by this damn virus, we're going to a good old BBQ with dogs, great burgers, and my traditional spicy jerk wings. Then, if we have time, heading to a local car meet with the Lost in Time Car Club, who have their normal Saturday night get together. and welcomed us to join them. Later in the evening, we'll raffle off some very cool stuff donated by our very generous 914/Porsche suppliers and vendors, a few games, and a few beers.

Couple of points - It will be good to see some people I haven't seen in a while, the people are equal to the cars, terrific. And I can't stop you but please, only if your 914 is temporarily out of service and due to the nature of our weekend, no 911s, 944s, 968s, or any other 9 series that doesn't include one four. Thanks.
See ya there.

Posted by: mepstein Feb 25 2020, 07:24 PM

Len, thanks so much for doing this. beerchug.gif

Posted by: saigon71 Feb 25 2020, 08:00 PM

Reservations made. driving.gif aktion035.gif

Posted by: BeatNavy Feb 25 2020, 08:02 PM

This sounds awesome, Len. Thanks for putting this together beer.gif

Posted by: Dion Feb 25 2020, 08:41 PM

Thanks Len! Sounds great. Will be booking.
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10825 , hope that passenger seat is still open biggrin.gif

Posted by: mepstein Feb 25 2020, 09:07 PM

QUOTE(Dion @ Feb 25 2020, 09:41 PM) *

Thanks Len! Sounds great. Will be booking.
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10825 , hope that passenger seat is still open biggrin.gif

yep
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=2766
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Posted by: Porschef Feb 26 2020, 05:52 AM

Nice job Len, thanks beerchug.gif

Posted by: 914dave Feb 26 2020, 06:45 AM

I’m booked. Starting to play around with driving routes. We should have a great time folks!

Posted by: dcheek Feb 26 2020, 07:31 AM

Len,

Great idea! And thanks for not making it the same date as the All Air Cooled Gathering.

Dave

Posted by: BeatNavy Feb 26 2020, 08:48 AM

I went ahead and made my resos, although the guy I spoke to could find no group under our name ("Porsche 914 Gathering"). Anyone else have any issues? I can call back at some point and try to get that cleared up.

Thanks again, Len. REALLY hoping family commitments don't bollocks this up for me somehow.

Posted by: 914dave Feb 26 2020, 09:38 AM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Feb 26 2020, 09:48 AM) *

I went ahead and made my resos, although the guy I spoke to could find no group under our name ("Porsche 914 Gathering"). Anyone else have any issues? I can call back at some point and try to get that cleared up.

Thanks again, Len. REALLY hoping family commitments don't bollocks this up for me somehow.

Rob
Did you call the number from this post? It directs you straight to this particular super 8. The national 800 number can’t seem to find the group. I had the same problem twice yesterday. I would call the number at the top of this post if I were you. They will straighten it out.
Dave

Posted by: 914dave Feb 26 2020, 09:43 AM

FYI making reservations. Guys and gals. Please use the number at the top of this post to make your reservations and get your group discount. This is the direct # to the actual hotel. If you search the hotel online, it will give you a national 800 number. They cannot seem to find our group and discount. I was disconnect twice trying to transfer to our hotel from that national center. So do yourself a favor and use the number on the top of this post. Looking forward to seeing everyone!!!

Posted by: BeatNavy Feb 26 2020, 10:23 AM

QUOTE(914dave @ Feb 26 2020, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Feb 26 2020, 09:48 AM) *

I went ahead and made my resos, although the guy I spoke to could find no group under our name ("Porsche 914 Gathering"). Anyone else have any issues? I can call back at some point and try to get that cleared up.

Thanks again, Len. REALLY hoping family commitments don't bollocks this up for me somehow.

Rob
Did you call the number from this post? It directs you straight to this particular super 8. The national 800 number can’t seem to find the group. I had the same problem twice yesterday. I would call the number at the top of this post if I were you. They will straighten it out.
Dave

Good call, Dave. Yes, I pushed "1" to make a reservation, which transferred me to the national customer service line, apparently. You should instead push "3" to get the front desk of the actual hotel. See, I was so anxious to make the reso I couldn't even get past option 1 on the phone.

All better now smile.gif

Posted by: Big Len Feb 26 2020, 11:06 AM

QUOTE(dcheek @ Feb 26 2020, 08:31 AM) *

Len,

Great idea! And thanks for not making it the same date as the All Air Cooled Gathering.

Dave

I did not want this to interfere with the ACG or Ockteenerfest or Hershey, which are all awesome events. It's right in the middle and gives you time to enjoy those weekends if money or time is tight. No way I miss "the Gathering", which I partially plagiarized the name smile.gif

Posted by: StarBear Feb 26 2020, 03:15 PM

Awesome, Len! driving.gif Will confirm soon. Presume significant others are invited, too?

Posted by: Big Len Feb 26 2020, 03:35 PM

Absolutely. Room rate is for 2.

Posted by: Big Len Feb 26 2020, 03:37 PM

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Feb 26 2020, 11:23 AM) *

QUOTE(914dave @ Feb 26 2020, 10:38 AM) *

QUOTE(BeatNavy @ Feb 26 2020, 09:48 AM) *

I went ahead and made my resos, although the guy I spoke to could find no group under our name ("Porsche 914 Gathering"). Anyone else have any issues? I can call back at some point and try to get that cleared up.

Thanks again, Len. REALLY hoping family commitments don't bollocks this up for me somehow.

Rob
Did you call the number from this post? It directs you straight to this particular super 8. The national 800 number can’t seem to find the group. I had the same problem twice yesterday. I would call the number at the top of this post if I were you. They will straighten it out.
Dave

Good call, Dave. Yes, I pushed "1" to make a reservation, which transferred me to the national customer service line, apparently. You should instead push "3" to get the front desk of the actual hotel. See, I was so anxious to make the reso I couldn't even get past option 1 on the phone.

All better now smile.gif

Corrected in opening thread, thanks.

Posted by: StarBear Feb 26 2020, 06:28 PM

Wife is not overwhelmed at going but will for me (as a safety guide and someone to work the GPS in case we get lost...). Hopefully, some others will bring "significant others", too.
Onward!

QUOTE(Big Len @ Feb 26 2020, 04:35 PM) *

Absolutely. Room rate is for 2.


Posted by: Dion Feb 27 2020, 03:27 PM

Room is booked. beerchug.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 28 2020, 12:42 PM

Betty and I were considering coming.

It is a little over 1500 miles from our house. One route goes through Virginia and past DC, one route goes within 10 miles of my Father's home town in West Virginia, and one goes through the north end of the Youngstown suburb that I used to live in during the 70s.

What are you going to be doing? Any cool drives?

idea.gif Clay

Posted by: Grosbard Feb 28 2020, 02:04 PM

Booked it! Len, thanks so much for doing this!

Posted by: rgolia Feb 28 2020, 03:24 PM

I am booked piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Big Len Feb 28 2020, 07:06 PM

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 28 2020, 01:42 PM) *

Betty and I were considering coming.

It is a little over 1500 miles from our house. One route goes through Virginia and past DC, one route goes within 10 miles of my Father's home town in West Virginia, and one goes through the north end of the Youngstown suburb that I used to live in during the 70s.

What are you going to be doing? Any cool drives?

idea.gif Clay

Man, if you came from that distance Clay, we'd have to come up with some kind of Iron Butt award.
The drive is really the whole point, well that and meeting all the attendees. There isn't any car show or tech stuff, unless someone breaks down in the parking lot biggrin.gif . It's the drive and there are some awesome roads around there winding thru the Poconos. Since they're relatively local, SaigonBob and 914dave will be routing out the route when the weather is a bit more hospitable with some stops for pics and lunch along the way. Sunday may have another cruise, but we have time to figure that out. Betty and you would be very welcome.

Posted by: Porschef Feb 29 2020, 07:40 AM

QUOTE(StarBear @ Feb 26 2020, 04:15 PM) *

Awesome, Len! driving.gif Will confirm soon. Presume significant others are invited, too?



I’ll be bringing my significant other, both she and Linda are very capable of conversational topics other than car related stuff... biggrin.gif beer.gif

Posted by: ClayPerrine Feb 29 2020, 08:48 AM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Feb 28 2020, 07:06 PM) *

QUOTE(ClayPerrine @ Feb 28 2020, 01:42 PM) *

Betty and I were considering coming.

It is a little over 1500 miles from our house. One route goes through Virginia and past DC, one route goes within 10 miles of my Father's home town in West Virginia, and one goes through the north end of the Youngstown suburb that I used to live in during the 70s.

What are you going to be doing? Any cool drives?

idea.gif Clay

Man, if you came from that distance Clay, we'd have to come up with some kind of Iron Butt award.
The drive is really the whole point, well that and meeting all the attendees. There isn't any car show or tech stuff, unless someone breaks down in the parking lot biggrin.gif . It's the drive and there are some awesome roads around there winding thru the Poconos. Since they're relatively local, SaigonBob and 914dave will be routing out the route when the weather is a bit more hospitable with some stops for pics and lunch along the way. Sunday may have another cruise, but we have time to figure that out. Betty and you would be very welcome.



If you really want to turn this into the "NorthEast Ramble" (Or whatever you want to call it), I will be glad to help. You just need 3 things (Tour, Car Show, Tech Session) for PCA Sig sponsorship. And you get insurance and a subsidy. There are people that can help you with getting sponsors, how to submit SIG paperwork, and all the little fiddily bits that you have to do for it. But it is worth it in the end.
A car show is one of the easiest parts of the event. You find a field, park the cars by type, put numbers on them, and give out ballots. It then becomes an afternoon of sitting around and talking 914s with friends.

I also like to do a "Blind Autocross" too. It is a very simple event. No helmets, and you can time it with a stop watch. The course consists of 5 cones. Two are used for the start/finish line. The rest are a straight slalom, just out and back. The trick is that it is a team event. The driver is wearing a blindfold, and the passenger has to tell them where to go. Watching is more fun that actually driving.

Let me know if you want some help with getting started as a PCA event.

Clay

Posted by: rgolia Feb 29 2020, 09:53 AM

QUOTE(rgolia @ Feb 28 2020, 04:24 PM) *

I am booked piratenanner.gif piratenanner.gif

Btw - I was the 7th reservation for our group according to the lovely lady I spoke with at the hotel. Len, this is a great idea and thanks for pulling it together. I am willing to help with details in any capacity I am probably 1.5 hrs from the hotel.

Posted by: Big Len Mar 1 2020, 09:04 AM



If you really want to turn this into the "NorthEast Ramble" (Or whatever you want to call it), I will be glad to help. You just need 3 things (Tour, Car Show, Tech Session) for PCA Sig sponsorship. And you get insurance and a subsidy. There are people that can help you with getting sponsors, how to submit SIG paperwork, and all the little fiddily bits that you have to do for it. But it is worth it in the end.
A car show is one of the easiest parts of the event. You find a field, park the cars by type, put numbers on them, and give out ballots. It then becomes an afternoon of sitting around and talking 914s with friends.

I also like to do a "Blind Autocross" too. It is a very simple event. No helmets, and you can time it with a stop watch. The course consists of 5 cones. Two are used for the start/finish line. The rest are a straight slalom, just out and back. The trick is that it is a team event. The driver is wearing a blindfold, and the passenger has to tell them where to go. Watching is more fun that actually driving.

Let me know if you want some help with getting started as a PCA event.

Clay
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Clay - Your post prompted me to inquire what is a SIG? I looked it up (Special Interest Group) and eventually emailed the lead PCA SIG 914 person, who got back to me asking for details, which I sent yesterday.

My thoughts and original plans for this weekend are not written in stone, but meeting these SIG requirements (Drive, Show, and tech session) were not what I had in mind, mainly because of time, but other reasons too.

I didn't want anyone attending to feel this weekend included work and after driving to the venue and having a cruise the next day with all the ensuing bug hits, it would force owners to wash their cars to get ready for the following show. I don't want them to do that. If they feel they want to clean their cars, do so because they want to, not because they have to. Without a show after the cruise, we have a couple of hours of free time before leaving for dinner, If you want to jump in the pool, have a couple of long necks, make a carb adjustment, take a nap, or wash your car, go ahead, you have time.

The tech session is possible. My first thought was Ralph (he's gonna love this). His car is loaded with an interesting mix of LEDs, a cool and easy tech upgrading session that requires no tools and minimal time. If he's willing, we could do this.

Just my opinion and I'll listen to others, but I don't want a highly structured, itinerary filled event for which there is very limited time as there is really only one day. I want people to relax, enjoy the cars and the people who drive them, without any stress of meeting a rigid schedule. But James (the PCA SIG lead) will get back to me this week. If it doesn't interfere with the relaxed schedule and I'm still unclear to the advantages in regards to insurance, we'll take a close look at it. Maybe we can implement something in keeping the basic premise.


Posted by: StarBear Mar 1 2020, 09:27 AM

Great! My wife will greatly appreciate that (also "appreciates" my 914, but not all that into cars in general...)

QUOTE(Porschef @ Feb 29 2020, 08:40 AM) *

QUOTE(StarBear @ Feb 26 2020, 04:15 PM) *

Awesome, Len! driving.gif Will confirm soon. Presume significant others are invited, too?



I’ll be bringing my significant other, both she and Linda are very capable of conversational topics other than car related stuff... biggrin.gif beer.gif


Posted by: StarBear Mar 1 2020, 09:31 AM

I concur, Len. Maybe a Tech Session (including participants' "most interesting hidden 914 secret"), but not a show or anything serious - just fun, friendship, fresh air and those sweet air-cooled sounds.

[quote name='Big Len' date='Mar 1 2020, 10:04 AM' post='2790483']
If you really want to turn this into the "NorthEast Ramble" (Or whatever you want to call it), I will be glad to help. You just need 3 things (Tour, Car Show, Tech Session) for PCA Sig sponsorship. And you get insurance and a subsidy. There are people that can help you with getting sponsors, how to submit SIG paperwork, and all the little fiddily bits that you have to do for it. But it is worth it in the end.
A car show is one of the easiest parts of the event. You find a field, park the cars by type, put numbers on them, and give out ballots. It then becomes an afternoon of sitting around and talking 914s with friends.

I also like to do a "Blind Autocross" too. It is a very simple event. No helmets, and you can time it with a stop watch. The course consists of 5 cones. Two are used for the start/finish line. The rest are a straight slalom, just out and back. The trick is that it is a team event. The driver is wearing a blindfold, and the passenger has to tell them where to go. Watching is more fun that actually driving.

Let me know if you want some help with getting started as a PCA event.

Clay
[/quote]


Clay - Your post prompted me to inquire what is a SIG? I looked it up (Special Interest Group) and eventually emailed the lead PCA SIG 914 person, who got back to me asking for details, which I sent yesterday.

My thoughts and original plans for this weekend are not written in stone, but meeting these SIG requirements (Drive, Show, and tech session) were not what I had in mind, mainly because of time, but other reasons too.

I didn't want anyone attending to feel this weekend included work and after driving to the venue and having a cruise the next day with all the ensuing bug hits, it would force owners to wash their cars to get ready for the following show. I don't want them to do that. If they feel they want to clean their cars, do so because they want to, not because they have to. Without a show after the cruise, we have a couple of hours of free time before leaving for dinner, If you want to jump in the pool, have a couple of long necks, make a carb adjustment, take a nap, or wash your car, go ahead, you have time.

The tech session is possible. My first thought was Ralph (he's gonna love this). His car is loaded with an interesting mix of LEDs, a cool and easy tech upgrading session that requires no tools and minimal time. If he's willing, we could do this.

Just my opinion and I'll listen to others, but I don't want a highly structured, itinerary filled event for which there is very limited time as there is really only one day. I want people to relax, enjoy the cars and the people who drive them, without any stress of meeting a rigid schedule. But James (the PCA SIG lead) will get back to me this week. If it doesn't interfere with the relaxed schedule and I'm still unclear to the advantages in regards to insurance, we'll take a close look at it. Maybe we can implement something in keeping the basic premise.
[/quote]

Posted by: Big Len Mar 1 2020, 10:24 AM

To add, I think all of us attending a local car meet ( to which we're being welcomed) would be interesting and more fun than a show consisting just of our cars. Just my opinion.

Posted by: rgolia Mar 2 2020, 06:45 AM

Len - more than happy to show and talk about led upgrades. I’ll give you a call.

Posted by: saigon71 Mar 10 2020, 04:22 PM

Heard from Steve Limbert of Aircooled Racing. They are booked.

Thanks for making this happen Len! beerchug.gif

Posted by: Big Len Mar 10 2020, 08:05 PM

QUOTE(saigon71 @ Mar 10 2020, 06:22 PM) *

Heard from Steve Limbert of Aircooled Racing. They are booked.

Thanks for making this happen Len! beerchug.gif

Excellent. This will be epic.....well, fun at least.

Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 11 2020, 07:33 AM

Booked.

Posted by: rmital Mar 11 2020, 08:38 AM

BOOKED....really get a kick out of how nice people are from PA.
had a nice conversation with the woman who took my reservation.

looking forward to this event.
Thanks Len!

Posted by: 914dave Mar 11 2020, 09:02 AM

Looks like this weekend is shaping up!!!

Posted by: ValcoOscar Mar 11 2020, 09:27 AM

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So glad Len stepped up to make this happen. beerchug.gif

Have fun, and I can't wait to finish a few loose ends on existing projects so I can get back and focus on finishing a nice SWAG Box for you guys.

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I'll be there in spirit.

Oscar

Posted by: Big Len Mar 11 2020, 10:13 AM

Thanks so much Oscar.
Have a couple of surprises in the works. It should be a blast.

Posted by: mepstein Mar 11 2020, 11:16 AM

I just booked. driving.gif

Posted by: Big Len Mar 25 2020, 05:49 PM

A whole lot of crap has happened since this was first posted and many have booked their rooms. But with 17 weeks to go, I'm going to rely on a combination of faith, science, and optimism that the country will be in far better shape in July than it is right now. In the broad scheme of things, a cruise is a pretty low priority, but more focused decisions can be made later. But for right now, we're still a go.

Posted by: StarBear Mar 26 2020, 07:01 AM


QUOTE(Big Len @ Mar 25 2020, 07:49 PM) *

A whole lot of crap has happened since this was first posted and many have booked their rooms. But with 17 weeks to go, I'm going to rely on a combination of faith, science, and optimism that the country will be in far better shape in July than it is right now. In the broad scheme of things, a cruise is a pretty low priority, but more focused decisions can be made later. But for right now, we're still a go.

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Posted by: Porschef Mar 27 2020, 03:57 AM

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Posted by: rgalla9146 Mar 27 2020, 06:17 AM

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Time will tell

Posted by: 14carrot Apr 2 2020, 10:21 AM

Hi Big Len!

Thanks for setting this up!!! Tony A just filled me in as I somehow missed it. I missed catching up with all you NE guys at Hershey this year and can't wait. I sure hope it is a go! And to have Steve attending is phenomenal (fingers crossed the #19 car can make an appearance). I will be cross posting in the SIG914 Updates thread in case there are other crazy Canucks willing to make the trek.

My problem is that I have a driver development 3-day track weekend at Mosport booked for the same days! Aaarggh!!! The chance exists that schedules may have to change, so I will make it if I can.

Should I be able to go, you won't see a confirmation from me at the hotel as I'm bunking at Tony's place but we'll both be there, God willing. Hopefully you guys will let us hang at your hotel for socializing. Please don't laugh at my narrow body tribute to the Sonauto 914-6 lol-2.gif All done in the spirit of this special year. I'll try to bring a little something along for participants too if I can come. We are still hoping to have our SIG914 24 Minutes of Le Mans August 1-2.

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http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=341094

Prayers for the world and being able to return to some sense of normal. Take care everybody - my thoughts are with you all - especially those on the front line like Dion.

A 914 tour is the kind of medicine we need right now. - John

Posted by: theer Apr 2 2020, 10:23 AM

Hoping to be able to make this event! Thanks for organizing!

Posted by: Porschef Apr 2 2020, 12:26 PM

Hoping, as I’m sure we all are, that by the time this rolls around, things are somewhat normal...

Keeping my fingers crossed.


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Posted by: Big Len Apr 2 2020, 08:44 PM

QUOTE(14carrot @ Apr 2 2020, 12:21 PM) *

Hi Big Len!

Thanks for setting this up!!! Tony A just filled me in as I somehow missed it. I missed catching up with all you NE guys at Hershey this year and can't wait. I sure hope it is a go! And to have Steve attending is phenomenal (fingers crossed the #19 car can make an appearance). I will be cross posting in the SIG914 Updates thread in case there are other crazy Canucks willing to make the trek.

My problem is that I have a driver development 3-day track weekend at Mosport booked for the same days! Aaarggh!!! The chance exists that schedules may have to change, so I will make it if I can.

Should I be able to go, you won't see a confirmation from me at the hotel as I'm bunking at Tony's place but we'll both be there, God willing. Hopefully you guys will let us hang at your hotel for socializing. Please don't laugh at my narrow body tribute to the Sonauto 914-6 lol-2.gif All done in the spirit of this special year. I'll try to bring a little something along for participants too if I can come. We are still hoping to have our SIG914 24 Minutes of Le Mans August 1-2.

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http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showtopic=341094

Prayers for the world and being able to return to some sense of normal. Take care everybody - my thoughts are with you all - especially those on the front line like Dion.

A 914 tour is the kind of medicine we need right now. - John

You're more than welcome to hang anywhere and that goes for anyone who can only make a segment.

Posted by: Big Len Apr 18 2020, 05:42 AM

I have no idea what's going to happen in the next 13 weeks, but I do know I want to have this gathering happen more than ever before. And after talking to several attendees, all still want to come, so delaying a final decision until the beginning of June seems reasonable. Praying that some of life's normalcy returns, we are still on.

Posted by: Tjmrfe Apr 18 2020, 05:47 AM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Feb 25 2020, 05:14 PM) *

For years, I drooled over the pictures posted from the WCR, Red Rocks, Route 66, and Ockteenerfest weekends. The closest, Okteenerfest, was a 10 - 13 hour drive and I'm just not willing to do that. So we planned something similar at little closer to the center of the northeast, East Stroudsburg Pennsylvania, in hopes of drawing a pretty wide audience and a diversity of cars and owners who believe the 50th anniversary is a pretty damn special thing.

So here's the unrefined outline:
The hotel is the Super 8 by Wyndham booking for the nights of July 17, 18, and 19 which is a Friday and Saturday, departing on Sunday. This hotel has good reviews, was recently renovated, has a continental breakfast, an indoor pool, and is centrally located within striking distance of the Delaware River and the Poconos. The group rate is $76.50 a night, 2 people, for a total of $169.96. a terrific rate. No other discounts can be applied and it is cancel-able and it is reserve now and pay later. I am not certain what the rate would be if you only wanted to stay only one night, but it is possible it may be higher.

Super 8 by Wyndham
340 Green Tree Drive
East Stroudsburg, PA
570 420 - 7267 - Select the Front Desk
YOU MUST USE "PORSCHE 914 GATHERING" to get the rate. No payment is necessary at this time.

Come at your leisure on Friday as check in is after 2 pm and no dinner is planned, just a meet and greet at night.
Saturday - After breakfast, quick driver's meeting, then off to cruise some great roads with the targas off. We'll stop for lunch and several pictures along the way. Back to the hotel after 3 pm for a jump in the pool or throw a couple back or both. Later, off to dinner together at a predetermined place. Then, heading to a local car meet with the Lost in Time Car Club, who have their normal Saturday night get together. and welcomed us to join them. Back at the hotel after and break out the traditional gas can.

Couple of points - We're gonna come up with something commemorative thing to give to everybody. It will be good to see some people I haven't seen in a while, the people are equal to the cars, terrific. And I can't stop you but please, due to the nature of our weekend, no 911s, 944s, 968s, or any other 9 series that doesn't include one four. Thanks.
See ya there.

Wow! Thanks I know this stuff takes a lot of effort...now, I just gotta get my motor done, a great goal for me to shoot for! Thanks

Posted by: shag Apr 18 2020, 09:41 AM

I just made reservations at the Super 8, and am looking forward to seeing and meeting everyone. If there is anything I can do to help you all please let me know. Thanks alot for having this get together. John

Posted by: rgolia Apr 18 2020, 11:14 AM

I got my fingers crossed. The 914 is ready. Had to move the cars to the new garage as the old garage has become my new office. Hope everyone is well and stay safe.

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Posted by: Big Len Apr 18 2020, 12:06 PM

Love the garage Ralph.

Posted by: Big Len May 17 2020, 10:31 AM

With exactly 2 months to go, I see no reason to postpone this event. After talking to many of you, I don't believe waiting another month or two will make much of a difference, not only in regards to the virus, but also the fact that many places are starting to open up. In two months, any sort of normalcy will be here and last a while, so to me, a delay makes little sense. And some minor tweaking of the schedule should help in making everyone feel comfortable, adding that I've talked to the hotel manager and they are on board with taking all proper precautions. Presently, they are holding 14 room reservations, which is at least that many cars.

So we're still a go and personally, I can't wait.

Posted by: Big Len May 17 2020, 10:32 AM

Double post

Posted by: stevend914 May 18 2020, 02:41 PM

Google maps shows 914 miles from home to East Stroudsburg...but...I haven't yet talked myself into that drive for a one day event...but who knows...I may get too much cabin fever.

Posted by: sjhenry1075 May 19 2020, 07:33 AM

I just saw this and I'm excited! I just got my 71 running and have been looking for some sort of an event to drive it to. I'm going to call the hotel today to make reservations. I'm excited to meet everyone and at this point, I'm not sure if my SO will be making the trip.

Posted by: jaredmcginness May 19 2020, 11:14 AM

Very tempted to join this. If I am not on work travel that weekend, and my car is operable. smile.gif

Posted by: Big Len May 28 2020, 05:39 PM

Promising news - Monroe County, PA, and in fact all 4 Pocono counties are shifting from red to yellow tomorrow, Friday, May 29th. The regional heath dept. believes that all 4 counties should go to green by mid June, a solid month before our event. Restaurants will have dine in services (@50% capacity), gatherings up to 250 people, and a number of other recreational things will be open. Of course, things could change, so I'll have another update in 2 or 3 weeks.

Hopefully, the only worry we'll have is the weather, which is normal. Wow, there's a word I haven't heard in a long time.

Posted by: Dion May 28 2020, 06:25 PM

Thanks Len for keeping us updated. Worrying about weather would be a welcome worry!
Keeping positive!

Posted by: rgalla9146 May 28 2020, 06:39 PM

Great job Len.
Keep us posted.

Posted by: rmital May 30 2020, 08:00 AM

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Hopefully, the only worry we'll have is the weather, which is normal.

weather looking great for that weekend smoke.gif maybe just some rain Sunday for the trip home..... happy11.gif
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Posted by: 914dave May 31 2020, 07:13 AM

Now that we know the weather is going to be good. It's time to make those reservations people!!!

Posted by: saigon71 Jun 4 2020, 04:23 PM

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Posted by: Big Len Jun 9 2020, 02:33 PM

A number of good news announcements will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jun 9 2020, 02:38 PM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jun 9 2020, 01:33 PM) *

A number of good news announcements will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.



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@Big Len


PLEASE PM me with address once you have an exact date, and approximate headcount.

I have a box or two of my 914 Narp gear for ya'll.

Oscar


Posted by: BeatNavy Jun 9 2020, 03:25 PM

Oscar, you are the man!

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jun 9 2020, 04:33 PM) *

A number of good news announcements will be forthcoming. Stay tuned.

I'd settle for ONE good news announcement, Len, but I will stay tuned piratenanner.gif

Posted by: Big Len Jun 10 2020, 06:28 PM

Things are opening up in PA and finally looking good with 5 weeks to go. We'll be one of the first local PCA events of the year and with so many past cancellations, it's going to feel SO good to get out. Saigon Bob and Dave Toppin have been working hard with the many tweaks and questions we've had to overcome and trying to make this a memorable event. Thank you guys. So a couple of updates with more on the way -

It looks like this will be a PCA sponsored event. The paperwork is in and we're awaiting the final word.

An event Facebook site has been added to keep attendees up to date. Find us at
https://www.facebook.com/events/618641998739703/

So far, 14 rooms are reserved with 6 left. If you're going to go, make the reservation soon.

There is no pool at the hotel. My fault, I checked a box on my hotel list that was incorrect.

We've added a min swap meet for Saturday afternoon. If you need something, post it. If you have some items, post them, but try to keep price negotiations off the main thread. PM each other for that.

Anybody have a drone for aerial pics? Let me know. Thanks.





Posted by: theer Jun 10 2020, 07:05 PM

Count me in! I Just booked a room. But didn’t get the special rate. The guy at the desk had no idea what I was talking about. I’ll call back in the morning to figure it out.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 10 2020, 07:48 PM

Push the number prompt for the front desk.

Posted by: 14carrot Jun 10 2020, 08:08 PM

Hey Len, most everything up here in the great white north is cancelled, including my track days and our 24 Minutes of Le Mans 914 parade lap tribute, so I'm stoked at the thought of joining you guys if the powers that be open borders and it is deemed safe to travel. It will be great if some of us up here are able to carry the torch for the PCA Upper Canada Region to your event.
As mentioned before, I'll be bunking at Tony A's if coming so no need for hotel accommodations.

Thanks to everyone that's lending a hand. It's a huge amount of work!


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Posted by: theer Jun 10 2020, 08:10 PM

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Push the number prompt for the front desk.

Yep- that’s what I did. Guy at the desk had no idea how to access the special rate.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 10 2020, 08:22 PM

Hey Tom, ask for Bonnie if person who answers can't find it.

Posted by: saigon71 Jun 11 2020, 04:49 AM

For the swap meet, I'm in the market for a couple of decent used half shafts.

Posted by: StarBear Jun 11 2020, 08:14 AM

Here's my "available" list; all in VG or lightly used condition:
2 windshield wipers
1 headlight switch
2 visor clips, rods
2 2.0 intake gaskets - V. Reinz
1 front signal lense gasket
16 regular lug nuts (not for Mahles)
1 horn; 400HZ
2 flasher/signal relays (URO)
1 screw jack - Bilstein; black top (not chrome); 75-76 I believe
1 main relay board; clean and full back sealing
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Posted by: StarBear Jun 11 2020, 08:16 AM

Here's my "wanted" list:
1 Drivers side left foot corner carpet; 2 longitudnals - VG or NOS only
1 Left rear caliper (spare; 2 bleed nipples)
1 resistor block/cluster (L-Jet)
So thankful that my "wanted" list is WAY shorter than my "available" list.

Posted by: 914dave Jun 12 2020, 08:27 AM

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Posted by: lvnzdrm Jun 12 2020, 08:43 AM

Room is booked, driving out of Virginia. See everyone in a month!!!

Posted by: nditiz1 Jun 12 2020, 08:58 AM

Looks like the wife scheduled a beach trip starting Sat, BUT I will be able to meetup on Friday!

Posted by: Big Len Jun 15 2020, 06:07 PM

UPDATED INFO : One month to go.

Cut off date for reservations will be July 1.

We are PCA sponsored event, so PCA helps us with insurance issues and because backing, all attendees with reservations will get a really nice commemorative gift. Thank you, Porsche Club of America.

Saturday night dinner, because of the difficulty in getting reservations and a lack of capacity, we're having a great BBQ Saturday night at the hotel with burgers, my spicy jerk wings, and dogs.

Saturday Night, a raffle will be held for all the really generous donations by our 914 vendors, suppliers, and friends. Everybody gets a ticket.

For an extra bonus, PM your name and email and you'll receive percentage off coupons from 914 Rubber and possibly others.

People are working behind the scenes to really make this a good time. Why? We want to do it again next year.

Posted by: BENBRO02 Jun 16 2020, 01:56 PM

Room is booked and my wife is planning to join me. I took Friday off and will probably leave in the morning if anyone wants to caravan from northern Virginia.

Posted by: 914dave Jun 16 2020, 02:10 PM

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jun 16 2020, 03:56 PM) *

Room is booked and my wife is planning to join me. I took Friday off and will probably leave in the morning if anyone wants to caravan from northern Virginia.

You should touch base with Jon ( Lvnzdrm). He’s leaving Richmond to meet me at my place mid to late Friday morning north of Philly. We’re taking the scenic Delaware river drive from my place to the hotel. There’s a couple good lunch places along the way. You’re welcome to join in

Posted by: Big Len Jun 17 2020, 08:22 AM

QUOTE(14carrot @ Jun 10 2020, 10:08 PM) *

Hey Len, most everything up here in the great white north is cancelled, including my track days and our 24 Minutes of Le Mans 914 parade lap tribute, so I'm stoked at the thought of joining you guys if the powers that be open borders and it is deemed safe to travel. It will be great if some of us up here are able to carry the torch for the PCA Upper Canada Region to your event.
As mentioned before, I'll be bunking at Tony A's if coming so no need for hotel accommodations.

Thanks to everyone that's lending a hand. It's a huge amount of work!


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Posted by: BENBRO02 Jun 17 2020, 08:44 AM

QUOTE(914dave @ Jun 16 2020, 04:10 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jun 16 2020, 03:56 PM) *

Room is booked and my wife is planning to join me. I took Friday off and will probably leave in the morning if anyone wants to caravan from northern Virginia.

You should touch base with Jon ( Lvnzdrm). He’s leaving Richmond to meet me at my place mid to late Friday morning north of Philly. We’re taking the scenic Delaware river drive from my place to the hotel. There’s a couple good lunch places along the way. You’re welcome to join in

Will do, Thanks Dave

Posted by: rgolia Jun 17 2020, 01:54 PM

QUOTE(914dave @ Jun 16 2020, 04:10 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jun 16 2020, 03:56 PM) *

Room is booked and my wife is planning to join me. I took Friday off and will probably leave in the morning if anyone wants to caravan from northern Virginia.

You should touch base with Jon ( Lvnzdrm). He’s leaving Richmond to meet me at my place mid to late Friday morning north of Philly. We’re taking the scenic Delaware river drive from my place to the hotel. There’s a couple good lunch places along the way. You’re welcome to join in


Dave - count me in for the ride up the river. Just give me an approximate time and I will meet you along the drive near new hope.

Posted by: 914dave Jun 17 2020, 02:36 PM

QUOTE(rgolia @ Jun 17 2020, 03:54 PM) *

QUOTE(914dave @ Jun 16 2020, 04:10 PM) *

QUOTE(BENBRO02 @ Jun 16 2020, 03:56 PM) *

Room is booked and my wife is planning to join me. I took Friday off and will probably leave in the morning if anyone wants to caravan from northern Virginia.

You should touch base with Jon ( Lvnzdrm). He’s leaving Richmond to meet me at my place mid to late Friday morning north of Philly. We’re taking the scenic Delaware river drive from my place to the hotel. There’s a couple good lunch places along the way. You’re welcome to join in


Dave - count me in for the ride up the river. Just give me an approximate time and I will meet you along the drive near new hope.

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Sounds good Ralph! Will let you know.

Posted by: theer Jun 17 2020, 03:27 PM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jun 10 2020, 10:22 PM) *

Hey Tom, ask for Bonnie if person who answers can't find it.


Thanks, Len - that did the trick. Bonnie got me all straightened out.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 17 2020, 07:51 PM

QUOTE(theer @ Jun 17 2020, 05:27 PM) *

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jun 10 2020, 10:22 PM) *

Hey Tom, ask for Bonnie if person who answers can't find it.


Thanks, Len - that did the trick. Bonnie got me all straightened out.


Bonnie's the man, errr woman.

Posted by: nditiz1 Jun 17 2020, 08:04 PM

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18493 - on your way up to the meet I can follow you while you are passing through MD, barring I get this heating issue worked out

Posted by: BENBRO02 Jun 18 2020, 08:21 PM

QUOTE(nditiz1 @ Jun 17 2020, 10:04 PM) *

@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=18493 - on your way up to the meet I can follow you while you are passing through MD, barring I get this heating issue worked out

Sounds good. I'm probably going to meetup with Jon from Richmond when he comes through Woodbridge and then meet you and drive to PA to meet Dave Toppin for lunch.

Posted by: saigon71 Jun 22 2020, 10:53 AM

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Posted by: 914dave Jun 23 2020, 09:58 AM

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Posted by: rmital Jun 23 2020, 11:50 AM

Len is out there (PA) today scoping things out. He's putting lots of effort/planning into this event. flag.gif

Posted by: 914dave Jun 23 2020, 12:03 PM

QUOTE(rmital @ Jun 23 2020, 01:50 PM) *

Len is out there (PA) today scoping things out. He's putting lots of effort/planning into this event. flag.gif

Did a trial run of the drive on Sunday. Once we get a hard number I’ll get the lunch spot worked out. Get those cars in working order. We’re going to cover some ground!

Posted by: BeatNavy Jun 23 2020, 12:27 PM

QUOTE(rmital @ Jun 23 2020, 01:50 PM) *

Len is out there (PA) today scoping things out. He's putting lots of effort/planning into this event. flag.gif

Len is the man! I'll be sure to give him a good Yelp review. smile.gif

Of course I may also say:

"One star -- all the roads were too twisty"

"One star -- the other cars were nicer than mine"

"One star -- E Stroudsburg is too far for me to drive a 914"

and of course

"One star -- the beer was too cold" biggrin.gif

Posted by: Big Len Jun 23 2020, 01:08 PM

We have 20 rooms reserved and that's not counting day trippers.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jun 23 2020, 02:15 PM

Tapping foot...

I need an address to ship out some of my 914 Gear swag. confused24.gif

Oscar

Posted by: saigon71 Jun 23 2020, 05:53 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jun 23 2020, 04:15 PM) *

Tapping foot...

I need an address to ship out some of my 914 Gear swag. confused24.gif

Oscar


PM Coming your way Oscar. With a huge East Coast THANK YOU! beerchug.gif

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 23 2020, 06:00 PM

Gonna be great.
Get to meet many and put names and faces with avatars.
Plenty of our favorite cars as a bonus.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 23 2020, 08:32 PM

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Jun 23 2020, 08:00 PM) *

Gonna be great.
Get to meet many and put names and faces with avatars.
Plenty of our favorite cars as a bonus.


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Posted by: 914Steve Jun 23 2020, 08:43 PM

I plan on joining with 1 guess just for Saturday portion. Thanks Steve

Posted by: Big Len Jun 24 2020, 10:11 AM

QUOTE(914Steve @ Jun 23 2020, 10:43 PM) *

I plan on joining with 1 guess just for Saturday portion. Thanks Steve


I believe there are several coming just for the ride which is great. Bring it.

Posted by: lvnzdrm Jun 24 2020, 07:31 PM

Working through my punch list, Dave says I always have a punch list. 100 mile drive on this past Saturday created a few more items. Hope to finish up the last few things this weekend. Close to 400 miles one way out of Virginia.

Posted by: StarBear Jun 25 2020, 09:37 AM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jun 23 2020, 10:32 PM) *

QUOTE(rgalla9146 @ Jun 23 2020, 08:00 PM) *

Gonna be great.
Get to meet many and put names and faces with avatars.
Plenty of our favorite cars as a bonus.


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This is gonna be SOOOOO neat!

Posted by: BillC Jun 25 2020, 06:52 PM

My wife and I would really like to come to this, but it doesn't look like the "new" teener will be ready for a long drive by then.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 25 2020, 08:02 PM

QUOTE(BillC @ Jun 25 2020, 08:52 PM) *

My wife and I would really like to come to this, but it doesn't look like the "new" teener will be ready for a long drive by then.

Sorry to hear, but if your 914 is down, you can still come if the other car is a Porsche. If not, next year.

Posted by: saigon71 Jun 27 2020, 06:06 AM

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Posted by: 14carrot Jun 27 2020, 07:23 AM

Len, Dave and everyone concerned...

So sad to say that unless I plan to do a great daredevil jump across the Niagara gorge I will not be able to get into the USA for your event. It is now definite that the border will remain closed.

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Len, Dave and everyone concerned...

So sad to say that unless I plan to do a great daredevil jump across the Niagara gorge I will not be able to get into the USA for your event. It is now definite that the border will remain closed.

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Posted by: Maltese Falcon Jun 27 2020, 04:35 PM

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Happy 50th Golden anniversary to the 914 !
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Posted by: saigon71 Jun 27 2020, 05:17 PM

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QUOTE(saigon71 @ Jun 27 2020, 05:06 AM) *

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Happy 50th Golden anniversary to the 914 !
Marty


Thanks again Marty! beerchug.gif beerchug.gif beerchug.gif

Posted by: Maltese Falcon Jun 27 2020, 07:39 PM

Door-prize is...a basic msds #AC-001 high flow 3.2 air filter kit. Designed for the 911 Carrera, but with a few tweaks >> sits pretty in the 9146 engine bay. This one in the pic belongs to a Certain green Six here on World driving.gif
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Door-prize is...a basic msds #AC-001 high flow 3.2 air filter kit. Designed for the 911 Carrera, but with a few tweaks >> sits pretty in the 9146 engine bay. This one in the pic belongs to a Certain green Six here on World driving.gif
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Door-prize is...a basic msds #AC-001 high flow 3.2 air filter kit. Designed for the 911 Carrera, but with a few tweaks >> sits pretty in the 9146 engine bay. This one in the pic belongs to a Certain green Six here on World driving.gif
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Somebody's gonna love this. Thank you so much!!!

Posted by: Big Len Jun 29 2020, 05:14 PM

**********************LAST CALL FOR ALCOHOL********************

Tomorrow is the last day for reserving rooms at the group rate and/or notification of you attending, even if it's for the day. I cannot guarantee any PCA commemorative gifts or lunch reservations after that, as final numbers will be totaled on Wednesday. Of course, you'll be welcome to attend, even spur of the moment, but I may not have an awesome goodie bag for you.

As of today, we have 20 rooms reserved with at least 2 dozen cars coming. This is way beyond my most optimistic expectations. We've got a few original owner cars, a few wide body's, several 6's, a creamsickle, and everything in between. And I must also say the generosity of more than a dozen vendors, suppliers, and friends has been overwhelmingly and will be prominently displayed and a copy for every attendee will be given.

Dave 914, Saigon Bob and I have been putting in the time to schedule an event that's easy going, fun, safe, and interesting.

Very much looking forward to seeing everyone.

Posted by: VaccaRabite Jun 29 2020, 08:22 PM

Looks like I can come!
All the Boy Scout camps have been cancelled so I will be able to join in the fun.
Trying to get my car on a dyno before this event to get a few bugs tuned out of my EFI, but the car is running driving - though idle is a tad high and hot starts are snotty.

Also hoping the "quiet" exhaust I orderd from Ben is done and on the car by the event so Amy and I can actually talk to each other in the car. :-)

Zach

Posted by: Big Len Jun 29 2020, 09:28 PM

QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Jun 29 2020, 10:22 PM) *

Looks like I can come!
All the Boy Scout camps have been cancelled so I will be able to join in the fun.
Trying to get my car on a dyno before this event to get a few bugs tuned out of my EFI, but the car is running driving - though idle is a tad high and hot starts are snotty.

Also hoping the "quiet" exhaust I orderd from Ben is done and on the car by the event so Amy and I can actually talk to each other in the car. :-)

Zach

Excellent.

Posted by: gereed75 Jun 30 2020, 06:43 AM

Due to cancellation of another event, looks like I can attend. Thinking I will just come in for the day Saturday.

What time do you think Saturday drive will get underway?

Posted by: Big Len Jun 30 2020, 07:03 AM

QUOTE(gereed75 @ Jun 30 2020, 08:43 AM) *

Due to cancellation of another event, looks like I can attend. Thinking I will just come in for the day Saturday.

What time do you think Saturday drive will get underway?

That would be great. Driver's meeting at 9:30 am with us leaving hotel parking lot about 10.

Posted by: gereed75 Jun 30 2020, 07:14 AM

Perfect. Very gentlemanly off time !

Posted by: NJ914 Jun 30 2020, 07:15 AM

So my engine is out and I'm in the middle of replacing the main seals, etc... Trying hard to get everything done and back together to make it to this event. But it's going to be tight and a game time decision.

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So my engine is out and I'm in the middle of replacing the main seals, etc... Trying hard to get everything done and back together to make it to this event. But it's going to be tight and a game time decision.

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We'll put it on the side for you. Get to work !! sawzall-smiley.gif

Posted by: VaccaRabite Jun 30 2020, 12:06 PM

According to the lady I just spoke with, there are only 2 rooms left in the block of rooms for this event.

Zach

Posted by: Porschef Jun 30 2020, 03:00 PM

QUOTE(NJ914 @ Jun 30 2020, 09:15 AM) *

So my engine is out and I'm in the middle of replacing the main seals, etc...



Do the galley/gallery plugs; I did them with the engine out, not difficult. Also the two or three behind the flywheel beerchug.gif Attached Image

Posted by: NJ914 Jun 30 2020, 03:01 PM

I'm terrified of those things....

Posted by: rgalla9146 Jun 30 2020, 03:34 PM

reservations confirmed ......clerk said 'appears to be sold out'
Guess I better wash the car.

Posted by: Big Len Jun 30 2020, 03:44 PM

I originally booked 20 rooms never thinking they would sell out. They may mean that block.

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 1 2020, 10:41 AM

QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Jun 29 2020, 10:22 PM) *

Looks like I can come!
All the Boy Scout camps have been cancelled so I will be able to join in the fun.
Trying to get my car on a dyno before this event to get a few bugs tuned out of my EFI, but the car is running driving - though idle is a tad high and hot starts are snotty.

Also hoping the "quiet" exhaust I orderd from Ben is done and on the car by the event so Amy and I can actually talk to each other in the car. :-)

Zach


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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 1 2020, 10:48 AM

Great to see this gathering happening piratenanner.gif Way to go Len, Dave & Bob beerchug.gif
Box of my 914 Gear SWAG is shipping to @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428 Monday.

Enjoy!!!!!!

Oscar


Posted by: 914dave Jul 1 2020, 11:18 AM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 1 2020, 12:48 PM) *

Great to see this gathering happening piratenanner.gif Way to go Len, Dave & Bob beerchug.gif
Box of my 914 Gear SWAG is shipping to @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428 Monday.

Enjoy!!!!!!

Oscar

Oscar
Thank for the contribution!!
Dave

Posted by: VaccaRabite Jul 1 2020, 08:39 PM

As of today all of PA is under a 100% mask order. If you are out of your home you have to have one on. Be sure to bring your mask for this event.

Zach

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 2 2020, 05:09 AM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 1 2020, 12:48 PM) *

Great to see this gathering happening piratenanner.gif Way to go Len, Dave & Bob beerchug.gif
Box of my 914 Gear SWAG is shipping to @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428 Monday.

Enjoy!!!!!!

Oscar


Oscar:

Your generosity and willingness to help out with an event on the other side of the country is greatly appreciated. beerchug.gif aktion035.gif

Bob

Posted by: Spoke Jul 2 2020, 12:08 PM

I think I can make the drive but need to split early for the next door neighbor kid's graduation party. I'm bringing a couple of sets of brake LEDs for the raffle. One of the brake LEDs will be a new design with a RS-like round LED pattern like shown below.




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Posted by: Big Len Jul 2 2020, 06:00 PM

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I think I can make the drive but need to split early for the next door neighbor kid's graduation party. I'm bringing a couple of sets of brake LEDs for the raffle. One of the brake LEDs will be a new design with a RS-like round LED pattern like shown below.


Wow Jerry, these are so friggen cool and thank you so much. Glad to hear you can make the drive.

Posted by: Maltese Falcon Jul 2 2020, 07:02 PM

QUOTE(Spoke @ Jul 2 2020, 11:08 AM) *

I think I can make the drive but need to split early for the next door neighbor kid's graduation party. I'm bringing a couple of sets of brake LEDs for the raffle. One of the brake LEDs will be a new design with a RS-like round LED pattern like shown below.


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Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 3 2020, 06:33 PM

QUOTE(saigon71 @ Jul 2 2020, 04:09 AM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 1 2020, 12:48 PM) *

Great to see this gathering happening piratenanner.gif Way to go Len, Dave & Bob beerchug.gif
Box of my 914 Gear SWAG is shipping to @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428 Monday.

Enjoy!!!!!!

Oscar


Oscar:

Your generosity and willingness to help out with an event on the other side of the country is greatly appreciated. beerchug.gif aktion035.gif

Bob



Two boxes of colorful 914 Swag on their way. A good mix, so should be enough for all attendees!!!!!

ENJOY beer3.gif

Oscar

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 4 2020, 06:56 AM

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I think I can make the drive but need to split early for the next door neighbor kid's graduation party. I'm bringing a couple of sets of brake LEDs for the raffle. One of the brake LEDs will be a new design with a RS-like round LED pattern like shown below.


These look great - thank you Jerry! beerchug.gif beerchug.gif beerchug.gif

Posted by: StarBear Jul 4 2020, 08:44 AM

QUOTE(VaccaRabite @ Jul 1 2020, 10:39 PM) *

As of today all of PA is under a 100% mask order. If you are out of your home you have to have one on. Be sure to bring your mask for this event.

Zach

Thanks for the update @http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1435 , that helps in making an ultimate decision if to come. My wife is "at risk" and I ain't no spring chicken!

Posted by: Olympic 914 Jul 4 2020, 10:35 AM

As much as I would like to attend, an abundance of caution (Maybe too much) is keeping me away from many events.

Have Fun guys..

Posted by: 914dave Jul 4 2020, 10:42 AM

QUOTE(Olympic 914 @ Jul 4 2020, 12:35 PM) *

As much as I would like to attend, an abundance of caution (Maybe too much) is keeping me away from many events.

Have Fun guys..

Your presence will be missed Tom. We’ll see you down the road. Maybe the end of September in Pigeon Forge? I have it b on my schedule.

Posted by: Big Len Jul 4 2020, 01:28 PM

A couple of things about this event and C-19:

The area - Checking with the PA Regional Health Dept, northeastern PA is not a hot spot and incidences are very low. E. Stroudsburg is a college town and classes haven't been in session for months. Northeastern PA is not like the recently spiking southern or southwestern U.S.

The Hotel - This nationwide chain has their own set of proprietary protocols that go beyond CDC guidelines. If there is a concern, please speak to Bonnie, the manager.

The Gathering - Everyone is required to wear masks when you are near other people, period. 95% of what we're doing will be outside and not in a confining space. Our BBQ is set up so that you WILL NOT be able to grab your own food, you will be served by one person with gloves and a mask. That goes for Friday night pizza, breakfast, a burger, whatever. All food items will be served on individual plates. I ordered numerous condiments in small packets, so if you need ketchup, pepper, mustard or a napkin, you will be given it. Hand sanitizer will be available, but as always, bring extra for yourself. Each person will be given a mask if you need one. Even though I believe the risk is very low, we want to mitigate that risk at every opportunity.

We have a number of older owners, myself and my wife included, who are coming. I believe this group that are attending get the details and have respect enough to have a good time without risking anyone's health.

So, if you have serious concerns about this issue, tell me now and please, do not come. We understand your concerns.
And if you feel that wearing a mask or adhering to a few little rules will ruin this anniversary event, PM me and do not come. We'd love to see you, but Bob, Dave, and I want you to have a good time and feel comfortable doing it.

Posted by: StarBear Jul 4 2020, 03:42 PM

QUOTE(Big Len @ Jul 4 2020, 03:28 PM) *

A couple of things about this event and C-19:

The area - Checking with the PA Regional Health Dept, northeastern PA is not a hot spot and incidences are very low. E. Stroudsburg is a college town and classes haven't been in session for months. Northeastern PA is not like the recently spiking southern or southwestern U.S.

The Hotel - This nationwide chain has their own set of proprietary protocols that go beyond CDC guidelines. If there is a concern, please speak to Bonnie, the manager.

The Gathering - Everyone is required to wear masks when you are near other people, period. 95% of what we're doing will be outside and not in a confining space. Our BBQ is set up so that you WILL NOT be able to grab your own food, you will be served by one person with gloves and a mask. That goes for Friday night pizza, breakfast, a burger, whatever. All food items will be served on individual plates. I ordered numerous condiments in small packets, so if you need ketchup, pepper, mustard or a napkin, you will be given it. Hand sanitizer will be available, but as always, bring extra for yourself. Each person will be given a mask if you need one. Even though I believe the risk is very low, we want to mitigate that risk at every opportunity.

We have a number of older owners, myself and my wife included, who are coming. I believe this group that are attending get the details and have respect enough to have a good time without risking anyone's health.

So, if you have serious concerns about this issue, tell me now and do not come. We understand your concerns.
And if you feel that wearing a mask or adhering to a few little rules will ruin this anniversary event, PM me and do not come. We'd love to see you, but Bob, Dave, and I want you to have a good time and feel comfortable doing it.

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Posted by: shag Jul 5 2020, 04:55 PM

Hello, This is John Owad here, and I am very sorry to say that I will not be attending the 914 get together. I certainly hope you all have a great time.
John

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 5 2020, 05:09 PM

QUOTE(shag @ Jul 5 2020, 06:55 PM) *

Hello, This is John Owad here, and I am very sorry to say that I will not be attending the 914 get together. I certainly hope you all have a great time.
John


Hi John:

You will be missed, but your decision is understood & respected.

Hope to see you at an event soon.





Posted by: BillJ Jul 5 2020, 07:59 PM

So I just bought a 75 after a long departure from my 73. Thinking of a father son trip but currently on a lift with MC replacement needed. Trying to decide if I should go easy or normal from 914rubber. I can try to make it!

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 6 2020, 06:37 PM

QUOTE(BillJ @ Jul 5 2020, 09:59 PM) *

So I just bought a 75 after a long departure from my 73. Thinking of a father son trip but currently on a lift with MC replacement needed. Trying to decide if I should go easy or normal from 914rubber. I can try to make it!


Having been through a MC change, headbang.gif headbang.gif headbang.gif I recommend easy. aktion035.gif

Posted by: BillJ Jul 8 2020, 12:35 PM

So can I still sign up and be eligible for all the prizes and such? I definitely want to come. Will likely want to caravan if anyone is coming from DC area. I am a block from the pentagon.

Posted by: BillJ Jul 8 2020, 12:42 PM

Just booked a room. I'm in. If the 914 isn't ready I can still bring the 958.

Posted by: Big Len Jul 8 2020, 01:39 PM

QUOTE(BillJ @ Jul 8 2020, 02:35 PM) *

So can I still sign up and be eligible for all the prizes and such? I definitely want to come. Will likely want to caravan if anyone is coming from DC area. I am a block from the pentagon.


Bill, Call the hotel and see if there's another group rate room available. Talk to Bonnie or Lynn at the front desk. The phone number is on the first post. You're welcome to attend.

Posted by: Big Len Jul 8 2020, 01:44 PM

QUOTE(BillJ @ Jul 8 2020, 02:42 PM) *

Just booked a room. I'm in. If the 914 isn't ready I can still bring the 958.


As long as you're a 914 owner, we'd like to have you.

Posted by: BillJ Jul 8 2020, 03:20 PM

Yes i am.a past and present owner. Got the block rate and am.all.set. now just need to get some items ticked off the list on the car. Should be ready no sweat. Have the new mc coming tomorrow and thats the main peace of mind thing for me.

Posted by: Big Len Jul 9 2020, 03:02 PM

Out of the block of 20 rooms that I reserved, there's one room left. Amazing.

Posted by: ValcoOscar Jul 9 2020, 03:32 PM

Boxes of SWAG are about to arrive at Bob's in a few hours.

@Big Len
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1262
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428

You three get first dibs on SAWG.
Plenty will be left for others.

Enjoy!!!!!

Oscar



Posted by: 914dave Jul 9 2020, 03:34 PM

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 9 2020, 05:32 PM) *

Boxes of SWAG are about to arrive at Bob's in a few hours.

@Big Len
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1262
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428

You three get first dibs on SAWG.
Plenty will be left for others.

Enjoy!!!!!

Oscar



Thanks again for helping out with this event Oscar!!!

Posted by: saigon71 Jul 9 2020, 07:39 PM

QUOTE(914dave @ Jul 9 2020, 05:34 PM) *

QUOTE(ValcoOscar @ Jul 9 2020, 05:32 PM) *

Boxes of SWAG are about to arrive at Bob's in a few hours.

@Big Len
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=1262
@http://www.914world.com/bbs2/index.php?showuser=10428

You three get first dibs on SAWG.
Plenty will be left for others.

Enjoy!!!!!

Oscar



Thanks again for helping out with this event Oscar!!!


Man, this stuff is beautiful Oscar...THANK YOU!!!

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Posted by: 914dave Jul 10 2020, 05:34 AM

ONE WEEK PEOPLE!!!!

Posted by: lvnzdrm Jul 10 2020, 12:19 PM

Working out details to drive up out of VA through NOVA to Philly area, send me a message if you want to join in. I’ll be in Woodbridge around 7:00 to meet up with the first car. Anyone else in? See everyone in a week!!

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