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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 2:31 am 
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OK guys , its that time of the year again , time to start planning our 4th annual December So. Cal. Team Swift meet. Judging by previous years it should be a lot of fun with some great drives on some great canyon roads. Stuff we are all looking forward to. Lets do a roll call and see who was planning all year on attending?

I was thinking about Saturday December 13th. What do you guys think ? How are your calendars looking?


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 3:53 pm 
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I'm game...although I won't be driving my Swift as it's down for repairs unfortunately.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 06, 2014 4:52 pm 
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I wouldn't miss it.

I'm happy to be reminded because I have some fairly major suspension work scheduled for the car, but I might focus on getting the parts together before the meet and putting off the suspension upgrade until afterward so I have something to drive (I'm not confident I can get all the parts and have them on the car by then).

Or maybe I'll be rocking the new coilovers by then and it will be a good opportunity to test the car before the last autox of the season in LV that Sunday...

Or I'll have to drive the Volvo, lol.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 8:27 pm 
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Looks like we may have another great meet in Calabasas and enjoy all the great canyon roads in Malibu hills . I talked with Phil and John, looks like they are planning on attending. Josh has not chimed in yet. Rog , could you let Guillermo know we are doing the meet again . Maybe this time he will be able to make it.


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 07, 2014 10:17 pm 
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Hey guys, I'm game. I don't know if I would vote for the canyons again.I had a great time seeing everyone, but they were a little too technical for those of us with stock sprints.

If it were up to me I think a road like the first meet in Palm Springs would be fun. Add in a few cool things to see and it would be a great day. Either way, whatever we do, I'm down.

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Maybe something through Vegas and Death Valley?

Or something around Phoenix or Sedona?

Assuming the drought holds and the weathers good;

Angels Crest?
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Hwy 18 through Big Bear?
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East SD County and Mt Palomar?
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PostPosted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 4:12 pm 
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Branco,

I'll let Guil' know what's up.

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I'm down to, east sd would be my vote, closer to sd for me but neither way let me know guys.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 7:41 pm 
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Josh , Im game for whatever , if everyone wants to come down to Arizona I'd be glad to show you around. I think the reason everyone likes Calabasas is because its centrally located for everyone and some people have family in the area where they can crash over night. We don't have to do the most technical parts of the canyons. Mulholland and Malibu Canyons are pretty tame compared with the other stuff we were doing last year so we can stick to those this time
Also I've never done Angeles Crest and I would love to get there. I know I've driven by it but never took the turn . How far is it from where we met last year?
Las Vegas and Death Valley , why not . For me coming from Arizona its all the same 5.5 hours drive. I had a great time this spring in Vegas watching Seth and his wife doing auto crossing at Las Vegas Motor Speedway along with drifting event and NASCAR teams practicing on the oval. Im game for that anytime :D


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 09, 2014 11:15 pm 
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Hmmm.

Angeles crest is nice for having nicely designed constant-radius curves and breathtaking scener but could be snowy--the other reason we chose the area we did last year was that it was guaranteed to be nice weather, all the time. I liked stopping at the Rock Store too. Maybe if we spend more time on the coast and less in the canyons? There's a lot of variety there.

There's also autocross in Las Vegas that Sunday, but I don't think I can have the car in a state I am happy with by then :(

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PostPosted: Mon Nov 10, 2014 12:55 pm 
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I've been looking over the maps and Google Earth and I think Big Bear Lake road would be great fun , weather permitting , but instead going North on 18 to Lucern Valley we could take 38 going South back to Redlands.
It would be even better location for people coming from Las Vegas and Phoenix area. It would cut at least an hour of bad traffic commute for everyone. Looking at the map it looks to be as much fun as all other roads we did so far , and probably just as scenic.

What do you guys think ?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 2:06 pm 
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That sounds great!!


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 5:59 pm 
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Meet in Crestline?

That would certainly be convenient for me as I can get there from my house in just under a couple of hours. My concern would be the road conditions, but this year there's nothing so far and it's so dry I'd feel dumb recommending something else if they didn't get any snow till January.

We might do well to have a back up plan together, though, just in case.

If the weather holds I'll certainly have fun getting there, this is the way I would come up from the North from Silverwood Lake to Crestline--I shot the video headed the other way. Things get more interesting from 2:45-4:00


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 8:37 pm 
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Good suggestion as long as the weather holds,
having a backup plan is a good idea.

The more technical the better, you guys need to beef up your
suspension! Of course it's always good to have Josh and Phil
bringing up the rear. =)

I'm good for wherever, of course we have to consider everyone, eh?


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PostPosted: Wed Nov 12, 2014 11:44 pm 
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As a card carrying member of the "rear" :ez_smokin: , planted firmly on stock 12's with stock suspension and brakes, I can solidly say that the canyons were somewhat above my pay grade.


I'd offer the suggestion that members of the front who wish for more technicality, can possibly hit up the canyons on Sunday morning, maybe some cars and coffee after too?? I'd be down to do some photography of you guys as you fly by, then go hang with Leno.....


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:53 am 
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:mrgreen:


You know it wouldn't be the same without you.

Also, you can fix that problem you know, for less than half of what
you paid to recover your seats.

You should come down early and see me, we can fix you right
up in a long afternoon. The difference is night and day, you
would so much enjoy your daily driving if you got your
30 year old parts up to OE spec, you would be amazed, seriously.
It's easy and parts are still available and cheap, I can totally
set you up.


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 9:15 pm 
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I am in need of a road trip. Work load permitting I will be there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 13, 2014 10:19 pm 
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That would be nice. It would be great to meet the man behind the name.

I was just thinking and hoping we'd have a bigger turnout this year,
aside from all the usual suspects.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 14, 2014 2:12 am 
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Man , that video looks awesome. That looks as much fun as canyon roads above Malibu. My only concern is: No 1. Weather and No 2. Entertainment factor of all that exotic machinery at the Snake , the Rock Store and at Cars and Coffee at Woodlands Hills Mall on Sunday morning and lets not forget the celebrity factor , that frequent these locations, like quintessential car guy Jay Leno who I've seen there couple of times

Fainya , I hope you can make it , it would be nice to meet, in person, the guy that saved my Mk1 T3 distributors :D


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JamalSpelling wrote:
:mrgreen:


You know it wouldn't be the same without you.

Also, you can fix that problem you know, for less than half of what
you paid to recover your seats.

You should come down early and see me, we can fix you right
up in a long afternoon. The difference is night and day, you
would so much enjoy your daily driving if you got your
30 year old parts up to OE spec, you would be amazed, seriously.
It's easy and parts are still available and cheap, I can totally
set you up.


Josh , you should totally take him up on this offer , you will not believe the difference in the dynamics of Mk1. That was my first lesson when I bought my first T3 in '96 . Good suspension components make world of difference. You will want to drive your car all the time after you fix the suspension and brakes because it will become more fun then anything you can buy in the store today , 26 years later.


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PostPosted: Sun Nov 16, 2014 4:46 pm 
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Hey, yeah I got a list of things I should buy and change from John. I'm looking into it. Don't know if I'll have time to do the changes before the run, however I'm game for anything that can make the car safer and not compromise the stock look.


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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 5:41 am 
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I am game I like the Malibu option. Please re-post on the metro forum too. I would love to attend this year.

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PostPosted: Tue Nov 18, 2014 12:02 pm 
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Well guys , its shaping up to be the best attended meet so far. Looks like Fainya from Dallas will be joining us. Talk to him yesterday. He is Team Swift/GeoMetro Forum resident transmission /distributor magician. He'll be heading our way starting on Tuesday Dec. 9th , making a stop in Phoenix and then three of us will drive out to SoCal for the Meet.


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Perfect opportunity to get them distributors rebuilt with free shipping lol :twisted:


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PostPosted: Fri Nov 21, 2014 7:14 pm 
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Jeez, the biggest turn out ever and I won't have my Swift this time (womp-womp).

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PostPosted: Sun Nov 23, 2014 12:42 pm 
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Tsusuki wrote:
Jeez, the biggest turn out ever and I won't have my Swift this time (womp-womp).


Thats OK, we could use a minivan for a chase vehicle :lol:


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