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> Official 2021 WCR in San Luis Obispo, Oct. 14-17, Updated 13-Oct-2021 Alisal Fire won't impact our drives
strawman
post Feb 18 2021, 02:15 PM
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Update 13-Oct-2021:
The Alisal Fire in Santa Barbara County should not impact either of our drives, since we won't be any further south than Los Olivos on Saturday. In fact, I ran the optional Aliso Canyon and Harris Grade portions of the Saturday run yesterday evening and did not experience any smoke. Hopefully, it stays that way throughout the weekend.

Also, I uploaded the turn sheets for both drives a few minutes ago in post #197, which also shows approximate times at waypoints for those folks who are joining us late. I'll provide printouts of the turn sheets in the SWAG bags.

I approved the t-shirt mock-up about an hour ago -- they look GREAT! I'll stuff them into the SWAG bags in time for WCR check-in at the Quality Inn Suites tomorrow beginning at 2PM and ending at 4PM.

Due to timing, we will not gather at Cloisters Park at the outset of the Friday run as originally planned. I'm hoping Mark Whitesell will bring his drone so that we can take a car/group photo alongside the dinosaurs in Huasna on Saturday; otherwise, it'll need to be folks snapping iPhone photos from atop the nearby hill.

Finally, I have informally reserved the outside patio at Beda's Biergarten beginning at 4:30PM on Thursday. The address is 3230 Broad Street in SLO. Come join me for some of my favorite German food and a glass of bier, prior to heading out at 6PM to watch the sunset at Morro Rock in Morro Bay.



Previous Updates:

Alright, "registration" is officially open! I put it in quotes because I am not charging a fee this year, since I know that hotel costs are crazy-high in this beautiful part of the country and mostly everything will be a la carte (more details below). PM me thru this website, and include your real name and the screen/real names of your guests. I'll update the attendee list every day or two.

Upfront, I want to thank the incredible vendors that support our Porsche 914 addiction and provide such great service to us. In anticipation of this year's WCR event, I have talked with many of them, and their support for WCR 2021 is pouring in. As additional commitments are made, I'll update the list. The donated items will be raffled off during the Saturday evening awards dinner at Woodstock's in downtown SLO; winners must be present to accept prizes. If you are willing to contribute something (hint: I'm looking for someone to make People's Choice trophies!), please PM me. Below is the current list in alphabetic order:

Official T-Shirt Ordering Link

Click on the Official 2021 WCR T-Shirt Ordering Link to order t-shirts! Registrants whose orders are received by October 7th will be provided their t-shirt(s) during registration on October 14th; all others must choose the direct shipping option.

WCR 2021 Sponsors List:

914Rubber - SWAG bags & various 914 items
914Werke - muffler hanger, tuna can, throttle cable mount, tow hooks, etc.
Bruce Stone - refurbished pedals set
BuddyV - posters of WCR 2021 logo
PMB Performance - refurbished caliper set
Pokrajac Automotive - discounted dyno runs
Spokeworks LED - two sets of LED taillights
strawman - WCR 2021 logo artwork, local wine for "Best Of" prizes
914SIXXation - vintage 914 pillow
RockAuto - $25 gift certificate, magnets, etc.

Below is the final draft logo for this WCR 2021 that I worked with a local graphics artist to develop. I will start a separate posting to order shirts from a reliable local vendor whose shop is a few doors down from my office and we've used him for a lot of past orders. I'll add a link to this posting here once that link is up. A range of options will be provided (color of shirt, long- or short-sleeve, women's/men's, hoodie, etc.), and ordering will be done through a third-party vendor. The shirts will be distributed during registration on Thursday October 14th.

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Due to COVID-19, the only "official" gathering will be at Woodstock's Pizza on Saturday October 16 at 6PM in downtown SLO. Everyone will be responsible for ordering and paying for your own meals/drinks. The same is true for meals during the Friday and Saturday drives -- you're on your own to set up small groups to chow down for lunch in Cambria (Friday), and lunch in Los Olivos (Saturday).

The SLO Trolley is currently suspended due to a lack of bus drivers, so there's no free shuttle between the host hotel and Woodstock's on Saturday evening. You can choose to make the (pleasant) walk to Woodstock's from the host hotel, Uber, or park downtown. There's three parking garages within a few blocks, and plenty of curbside parking nearby in the vibrant SLO downtown area -- but please drive safely/sober if you choose to drive.

In mid-September, the SLO County Public Health Officer decreed that face masks must be worn indoors due to the COVID-19 Delta variant, and I ask that you respectfully comply. Obviously, when you're eating/drinking, mask wearing is not possible and I am certain that enforcement is relatively lax. But I don't want our Porsche 914 community to be labeled "those guys" for raising an unnecessary ruckus.

During registration, you'll be provided your shirt (if you ordered one!), the final itinerary of events, print-outs of the drives on Friday and Saturday, ballots for People's Choice Awards (longest drive, best original, best modified, etc.), raffle tickets, as well as maps to get to the Dyno Day and other events that we can (safely) put together. I'm thinking a Thursday night sunset picture opportunity near Morro Rock, followed up with small-group gatherings to eat dinner in Morro Bay / Cayucos... but I'm open to other ideas (PM me!).

The car show will officially kick off in the Quality Suites Inn parking lot following the Saturday drive. I'll be there to collect the ballots, which we will tally up prior to meeting at Woodstock's later that evening.

I will continue to maintain this posting #1 as the singular place for details, so please subscribe and check back often.

List of Attendees:

1. strawman (Geoff S., and Nancy)
2. Steve (Steve F.)
3. BuddyV (Robert)
4. markhoward (Mark S.)
5. siverson (Steve I.)
6. Coondog (Greg)
6. markb (Mark B.)
7. Retroracer (Tony D.)
8. gonzo54 (Rick R.)
9. drem914 (Franz N., and Joyce)
10. Mike D. (Mike D.)
11. jim_hoyland (Jim H.)
12. FL000 (Josh, and Adelita)
13. MartyYeoman (Marty Y., and Debbie)
14. 914-300Hemi (Ravi, and Michelle)
15. VegasRacer (John P.)
16. 914SIXXation (Margie SH)
17. jcd914 (Jim D., and Mary)
18. Mikey914 (Mark and Janelle W., and Scott and Daun B.)
19. Unpretentious (Jerry M.)
20. dgroover (Dave G.)
21. 914-7T3 (Jeffrey)
22. mgp4591 (Mike P.)
23. DucRS (Alfred, and Nancy)
24. 914Toy (Keith H.)
25. mxkinn01 (Mike, and Donna)
26. MikeEnglish (Mike E.)
27. Chris914n6 (Chris P.)
27. Eric_Shea (Eric and Diane, and possibly Larry & Gloria P.)
28. PCH (Peter - Saturday only)
29. EdwardBlume (Rob)
30. second_wind (Greg G.) - in for dyno day
30. Cairo94507 (Michael H, and brother Bob H)
31. DTMLGND (Paul)
32. 9ONE4_JIM (Jim P.)
33. bdstone914 (Bruce S.)
34. PDXMike (Mike P.)
35. buggvert (Will W.; Saturday only)
36. 44ron (Aaron M.)
37. alex914 (Alex H, and Jovita)
38. Robarabian (Robert A.)
39. roberthbollinger (Bob B., and Patricia)
40. DHF (Dirk F.)
41. jdbogart@self-serv.net (Don B., and Judy)
42. Yellowporky (Chris S., and Venus +2 kids; Boxster 2nd car)
43. Jack_Standz (John, and Kay)
44. echocanyons (Kelly)
44. 808_WRX (Efren M; Saturday only)


Update on 27-Aug-2021:

I have run a few great Central Coast drives over the past few weekends, and I believe we've got 'em locked in now. I'm also working with a great local artist to design a cool t-shirt, and will start a separate thread once it's ready for debut. I haven't yet figured out the registration fee that will include the t-shirt, but will update this thread as soon as I can nail it down. Stay tuned!

We'll do a Thursday evening drive for the early check-ins to the Morro Rock to watch the sunset, snap a few pics, and catch up. Those who are up for it can join me for dinner at Beda's Biergarten for some authentic German food and cold beer.

Friday morning will start at 9:14AM in the Quality Inn parking lot, with a re-group at Cloisters Community Park in Morro Bay. Then we'll head up the Coast and then over the mountains to Paso Robles Wine Country for some scenic and twisty roads. Next it's back to the Coast to to see some unique Coastal Vistas and have lunch in Cambria in small groups. Later that afternoon, we'll head over to watch those who signed up (details coming soon!) for dyno pulls.

Saturday morning will be another 9:14AM start, and we'll head along the south Coast (after a diversion to a unique SLO picture-taking opportunity!) and head for the twisty roads in the North Santa Barbara County Wine Country. We'll head back to the Quality Inn parking lot to display our cars and collect ballots for People's Choice / Best of Show.

The awards banquet will take place at 6:00PM at Woodstock's Pizza, which is located relatively close to the Quality Suites. Click on the link to see their menu. It'll be No-Host, so you're responsible for buying your own grub and beer. But I can vouge for it all; it is a go-to for me when I'm in downtown SLO.

There are a lot of great drives into and out of SLO County, so I'll send those details to registrants so that you can group up and have mini-rallies before/after the WCR.

Original 18-Feb-2021 Posting:

Hi All --

I will continue to edit/update this posting as details are nailed down, but we've finalized the dates and location for the 2021 West Coast Ramble: the WCR will be held October 14-17, 2021 in San Luis Obispo. Ink it into your calendar!

The "host" hotel is the Quality Suites Downtown San Luis Obispo. While this place ain't cheap, it is clean, safe and within walking distance of lots of food and entertainment venues. Call them at (805) 242-0269 and ask for Angela -- she is the only one that can give you the group rate. When you book at the Quality Suites make sure to ask for the "914WORLD Group Block Rate." The 3-day total is $747.63. We may see a slight discount on this rate as we get closer to our rally as per hotel staff (I am presuming they'll credit the cost; stay tuned).

Presuming the COVID-19 pandemic is not going to re-rear its ugly head again this fall, there is a free Downtown Trolley that operates Thursday through Saturday nights, with a bus stop out front of the Quality Suites.


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strawman   Official 2021 WCR in San Luis Obispo, Oct. 14-17   Feb 18 2021, 02:15 PM
wes   :Qarl: :D   Feb 18 2021, 02:47 PM
Coondog   Thank you   Feb 18 2021, 03:09 PM
framos914   Great, thank you. Let us know what kind of volunte...   Feb 18 2021, 03:23 PM
ValcoOscar   Thank you...remember, put me on the list to bring ...   Feb 18 2021, 03:27 PM
drem914   Great news. I'm in. Should be a fun birthday w...   Feb 18 2021, 04:03 PM
Mikey914   Awesome, Let me know if or how I can help. Mark   Feb 18 2021, 05:40 PM
Coondog   Check out Woodstock Pizza for the Sat night awards...   Feb 18 2021, 05:40 PM
strawman   Update: 2/18/2021 -- I met with the hotel managers...   Feb 18 2021, 08:03 PM
strawman   One more thing: if you look at Google Earth views ...   Feb 18 2021, 08:08 PM
Coondog   One more thing: if you look at Google Earth views...   Feb 18 2021, 09:00 PM
Retroracer   Hey Geoff - I'd be up for seeing how much my c...   Feb 18 2021, 08:16 PM
tygaboy   Hey Geoff - I'd be up for seeing how much my ...   Feb 19 2021, 09:18 AM
SO.O.C914er   So glad this is rolling forward! :driving: Bi...   Feb 18 2021, 09:15 PM
FL 000   Sounds awesome, you have been busy :beer2: I’...   Feb 18 2021, 09:55 PM
Andyrew   Down!!!! And the dyno sounds fu...   Feb 19 2021, 12:20 AM
914-300Hemi   i hope to have a 914 this time. :Qarl:   Feb 19 2021, 08:18 AM
Coondog   Another suggestion for Sat night dinner, keep it w...   Feb 19 2021, 09:53 AM
strawman   Another suggestion for Sat night dinner, keep it ...   Feb 19 2021, 12:37 PM
markhoward   Looking forward to SLO!   Feb 19 2021, 05:57 PM
Unpretentious   Looking forward to the Central Coast in the Fall...   Feb 19 2021, 06:24 PM
Unpretentious   That is unless you can figure out how to turn your...   Feb 19 2021, 06:35 PM
bdstone914   bump   Mar 8 2021, 03:23 PM
flat4guy   Looking forward to this as we had a good time last...   Mar 8 2021, 08:54 PM
ConeDodger   One thing I found when dealing with event managers...   Mar 9 2021, 07:50 AM
tygaboy   One thing I found when dealing with event manager...   Mar 9 2021, 08:42 AM
RoadGlue   :trophy: Should be doable, we'll just see ho...   Mar 9 2021, 12:40 PM
Cairo94507   Hey, I resemble that. :beer2:   Mar 9 2021, 12:45 PM
Coondog   Be prepared for a date change. Either one week ear...   Mar 9 2021, 06:53 PM
tygaboy   Be prepared for a date change. Either one week ea...   Mar 9 2021, 07:34 PM
stevend914   Oh well...it would have been a long drive anyway. ...   Mar 9 2021, 09:37 PM
StratPlayer   I plan on being there. :beer2:   Mar 10 2021, 02:55 PM
jim_hoyland   I plan on being theres. :beer2: Good to hear Ji...   Mar 10 2021, 06:22 PM
strawman   Quick update: Cal Poly still has not announced the...   Mar 23 2021, 04:36 PM
VegasRacer   I am changing the WCR dates to one week later (O...   Mar 23 2021, 08:01 PM
Coondog   Thank you for the update.   Mar 23 2021, 06:35 PM
flat4guy   Changed the dates on my calendar - looking forward...   Mar 23 2021, 09:35 PM
jcd914   My birthday is that weekend, what way to celebrate...   Mar 23 2021, 09:40 PM
Slam254   The event last year in Petaluma was great. I'm...   Mar 24 2021, 08:52 AM
Eric_Shea   We'll be there :trophy: Hotels are gonna be f...   Mar 25 2021, 09:04 AM
strawman   And the whipsaw continues... I just heard from my ...   Mar 26 2021, 05:53 PM
drem914   :trophy: Should be doable, we'll just see h...   Mar 28 2021, 08:40 AM
drem914   Hopefully, the ping pong of dates gets settled soo...   Apr 28 2021, 06:05 PM
MartyYeoman   Any date solidification yet?   Apr 15 2021, 07:35 PM
Cairo94507   Regardless, absent some cataclysmic event, we will...   Apr 16 2021, 07:59 AM
Grosbard   I know it's not a voting situation, but if you...   Apr 20 2021, 05:11 PM
Coondog   I know it's not a voting situation, but if yo...   Apr 20 2021, 05:17 PM
strawman   I just update the original posting: the dates for ...   Apr 28 2021, 02:14 PM
9one4tay   I’m in! Hopefully the Phoenix will have ris...   Apr 28 2021, 08:23 PM
jim_hoyland   Are we getting a special rate ? Seems a little pri...   Apr 28 2021, 08:57 PM
Coondog   Are we getting a special rate ? Seems a little pr...   Apr 29 2021, 06:55 AM
Grosbard   This is so exciting! Huge thank you to the or...   Apr 29 2021, 12:35 PM
Coondog   This is so exciting! Huge thank you to the o...   Apr 29 2021, 06:33 PM
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Coondog   Room booked Same here. Just let us know if a sp...   May 1 2021, 08:12 PM
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bobboinski   :Qarl: Great work!   May 3 2021, 04:32 PM
Coondog   Just a FYI, while I know the hotel is $...   May 3 2021, 05:15 PM
FL 000   Booked my room just now. Apparently you do have to...   May 3 2021, 09:06 PM
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mgp4591   Angelina got us booked at 750 for the duration...u...   May 4 2021, 11:48 PM
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VegasRacer   RE: Official 2021 WCR in San Luis Obispo, Oct. 14-17   May 18 2021, 06:55 PM
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EdwardBlume   Updated profile   May 26 2021, 09:00 PM
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EdwardBlume   :bump: :bump: :bump:   Jul 5 2021, 09:38 AM
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