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> Official Northeast Anniversary Gathering Info Thread, ADDED INFO - POST#79 AND #114
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post Feb 28 2020, 02:04 PM
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Booked it! Len, thanks so much for doing this!
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post Feb 28 2020, 03:24 PM
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post Feb 28 2020, 07:06 PM
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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?

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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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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.
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post Feb 29 2020, 07:40 AM
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QUOTE(StarBear @ Feb 26 2020, 04:15 PM) *

Awesome, Len! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif)
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post Feb 29 2020, 08:48 AM
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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?

(IMG:style_emoticons/default/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 (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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
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post Feb 29 2020, 09:53 AM
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QUOTE(rgolia @ Feb 28 2020, 04:24 PM) *

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.
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post Mar 1 2020, 09:04 AM
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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.

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post Mar 1 2020, 09:27 AM
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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! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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... (IMG:style_emoticons/default/biggrin.gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beer.gif)

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post Mar 1 2020, 09:31 AM
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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
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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.
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post Mar 1 2020, 10:24 AM
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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.
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post Mar 2 2020, 06:45 AM
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Len - more than happy to show and talk about led upgrades. I’ll give you a call.
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post Mar 10 2020, 04:22 PM
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Heard from Steve Limbert of Aircooled Racing. They are booked.

Thanks for making this happen Len! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)
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QUOTE(saigon71 @ Mar 10 2020, 06:22 PM) *

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

Thanks for making this happen Len! (IMG:style_emoticons/default/beerchug.gif)

Excellent. This will be epic.....well, fun at least.
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Booked.
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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!
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Looks like this weekend is shaping up!!!
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(IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif) (IMG:style_emoticons/default/popcorn[1].gif)

So glad Len stepped up to make this happen. (IMG:style_emoticons/default/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.

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