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PostPosted: Sun Nov 18, 2012 11:37 pm 
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Yes that was Phil . Itinerary sounds good to me . I would like to ad , if anyone is interested and up for it , I am open to staying in PS on Sat. night repeat Fri night itinerary :) , get up early on Sunday and maybe drive down to Glendora and check out Glendora Mountain Road that goes nowhere :)
I would even be up for driving all the way down to Mulholland to have lunch at the Rock Store and hang out with Jay :)
Just an idea ...........

EDIT : I was also thinking , maybe we could stop at some car wash after the Sat. run up the mountain , do a quick wash and shine and then find nice parking somewhere on the Strip (maybe by Merilyn Monroe statue) and do impromptu car show that afternoon where other people can actually see our cars. Hmm? 8)


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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 12:22 am 
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Alright then...I'll just go with the previously planned Palm Springs Meet. I'll see you all there.

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PostPosted: Thu Nov 22, 2012 3:00 am 
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dang looks like ill be down there a week to early to stop in and say hi.

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PostPosted: Fri Nov 23, 2012 12:23 pm 
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geopat wrote:
dang looks like ill be down there a week to early to stop in and say hi.


Well looks like you should start working on change of your plan :)


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 02, 2012 4:33 am 
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already had everything booked or i would have tried :lol:

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PostPosted: Wed Dec 05, 2012 11:20 pm 
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Alright everyone...this is coming up in a week and a half!!!. Who is definitely going at this point? 8)

List of those going:

Updated 12/9 1:00 AM

Friday night:

Phil N Ed
Wizewun
DTM GTI
DTM GTI's buddy

Saturday:

Phil N Ed
Wizewun
Teeth
DTM GTI
DTM GTI's buddy
JamalSpelling
Tsusuki

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 12:07 am 
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I can't do the overnight, but I can meet everyone for breakfast and drive around on Saturday.

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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 2:44 am 
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I just booked my room at Ivy Palm Resort&Spa on North end of the Strip next to a casino I think . I'll be there on Friday evening and looking forward to some fun that evening to celebrate successful end of the semester . Good thing motel is walking distance from all the night life :drunk:

I'm planning on leaving Phoenix around noon so I'll be rolling into the parking lot about sunset time unless more people from PHX decide to join in and want to drive together and can't leave that early .


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 06, 2012 10:56 am 
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I was going... the RLLRSK8 had other plans. The woodruff key gave out and has widdled a nasty shape into the crankshaft. Fell out of time and won't run. This also allowed just enough play in the timing belt gear to damage the sprocket enough to require replacement. :cry:
Found a guy in Florida selling me a used crankshaft. Oh Well.

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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 11:39 am 
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I am 50-50% right now. It depends on if we can get the Tesla testing done before friday night. It is going to be cutting it really close. So, if it gets done, I will be there late Friday night. If not, I will be driving the Tesla around doing a fade and last best effort stops.


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 07, 2012 4:09 pm 
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Hmmmm.......I don't mind if you bring the Tesla......I'm sure it won't be missed for a couple days. :shock:


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 1:47 pm 
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He would have to hook up the trailer to his not so hydrocarbon fuel efficient tow beast or bring a tow strap for that . Don't think Tesla would make it to Palm Springs in one sitting . Maybe with overnight charging in Quartzsite . It would be a 4 day trip with Tesla for couple of days in PS :lol: :lol:

I'm sure there is plenty of them tooling around Palm Springs . That's where most of their intended customers live anyway .

BTW I'm staying Fri through Sun in PS so if anyone wants to make a relaxing weekend out of this - more the merrier 8)


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 3:16 pm 
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Just booked reservations at the Saguaro Palm Springs for Friday through Sunday!!! I'm leaving around 6am Friday and I'm planning to do a time lapse video of the trip if the camera phone/app function as planned.

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It would be a 4 day trip with Tesla


Maybe not, Downtown Phoenix to DT Palm Springs is 263 miles (Google maps). The Tesla has a range of 300 miles for the highest battery level so he could possibly make it in one charge. The mid range battery is 230 miles so he'd have to stop in Indio...but with a quick recharge he could be at 50% in 3 hours and make the hop to Palm Springs easy.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 4:44 am 
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wizewun wrote:
The Tesla has a range of 300 miles for the highest battery level so he could possibly make it in one charge. The mid range battery is 230 miles so he'd have to stop in Indio...but with a quick recharge he could be at 50% in 3 hours and make the hop to Palm Springs easy.


That's projected range . No one ever successfully made it that far . The last Tesla tested in the real world that claimed 244 miles range got about 140 miles before it died and thats after you paid $130,000 . That's not enough range to make it from Goodyear West of PHX to Palm Desert. No charging stations in between .

But who cares . Guy that bought Tesla don't care and I don't either . For that money I'd import new Swift Sport and have 25 years of gas money left over :D

EDIT : looks like my friend will be coming , with his Mk1 T3 , to PS.


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PostPosted: Sun Dec 09, 2012 5:46 am 
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I agree about the Tesla. Battery tech just isn't there yet. I'd stick to a Volt. Electric for everyday stuff then gas generator for the longer trips.

Either way I'm looking forward to next weekend. Glad your buddies coming too.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 11, 2012 12:29 am 
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Looks like I'll be able to make it on Saturday, may even swing a Friday night as well if
I'm lucky. I'm hoping to bring my modified Sprint as that would be the most fun,
if not I've got a backup stock Sprint with a fresh motor that I managed to get
running pretty good. We'll see how the time factor goes this week, I've got one
car apart and hoping to get it back together by Friday.


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PostPosted: Thu Dec 13, 2012 9:51 am 
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Looks like me and my buddy are all set to go tomorrow early afternoon . Looking forward to meeting everybody and looking over your rides . Hope that weather system rolling through will be out of the way by the time we meet and only sunny sky greets us :)

I talked to my friend that's building Bonneville Salt Flat Mk1 T3 race car and he asked me to find out if any of you would have a crown gear out of Mk1 tranny spare laying around and willing to part with it . That's a last part he needs to build a spare tranny for next August attempt on the 1.0 record . Bring it with you if you do :)


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Looks like I'm bringing some Nor-Cal weather down with me......The good news is that the rain should stop around 8am (ish) Sat. Just in time for the meet. Also, It's snowing tonight in Idyllwild but it's only supposed to rain Friday night so the roads should be good to go by Saturday Morning. Bad news is that the highs for our meet and trip will be in the 30's and low 40's. So much for a T-shirt and shorts meet. Palm Springs will be in the mid 60's.

rain or shine, I can't wait... Morongo has a parking Garage so it it's really coming down we can move the meet there :-)


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 11:58 am 
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Huge success :D :D :D

Special thanks to Tsusuki for getting this ball rolling and Phil for playing the gracious host and fearless leader. A very good time was had by all. :yeahyeah

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The whole lineup at the Wheel in: 2 Mk3 GTs, 2 Mk2 GTis (including Phil's rare automatic), 3 Turbo Sprints, and the only known Mk1 GTi in the U.S.

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The whole crew at the first turnout on 243.

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A stop to soak up some nature at Lake Fulmor

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The whole crew is there somewhere:

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View from overlook

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I know everybody else took good pictures too--don't be afraid to share!

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PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 4:47 pm 
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The Teamswift Tee Shirt and Shorts in December Meet/Cruise!!!

Cabazon to Palm Springs….The long way!!

Via the Palms to Pines National Scenic Byway ……..86.1 Miles

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The Meet was held in the Dinosaur parking lot behind the Wheel Inn Restaurant in Cabazon, CA. (A) on the map. A total of 8 Swifts/Sprints showed up. 2 Mk3 GTs, 2 Mk2 GTis, 3 Turbo Sprints, & 1 Mk1 GTi. It was a balmy 39 degrees when we showed up but soon the last clouds cleared and it felt good in the sun light.

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JamalSpelling’s MK1 Turbo and it’s newly rebuilt very clean engine bay
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DTM GTi’s MK1 Swift and Wizewuns MK1 Turbo

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Spoolin’s MK1 Sprint ER :lol:
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Rogers clean Swift GTi

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Everyone in one shot

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After Breakfast at the Wheel Inn we headed out on the cruise through the mountains to Downtown Palm Springs. Our first stop was at the Morongo Gas Station. (B) on the map.

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Once everyone was ready to go we headed out for the Palms to Pines Hwy. Our first stop is about 1000 feet up on CA Hwy 243. Behind the cars is Banning, CA. (C) on the map

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From there we cruised up another 5000 feet to Lake Fulmor. The sights were spectacular. It was like being inside a painting…everywhere you looked the view was incredible. It was impossible to take a bad photo. (D) on the map.

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James (Spoolin)
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Most of us on the bridge at the far end of the lake.

From there we drove up the road about 1000 feet to the vista point. Also (D) on the map.

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Check out the size difference between the current VW Golf and the MK1 Sprint

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Great views everywhere

Next we headed up to Idyllwild CA about another 10 miles up the Hwy and got some lunch at Gary’s Deli (Featured on Huell Howser ‘s TV Show “California’s Gold” I don’t have any photos of this but hopefully someone else will. (E) on the map.
After Idyllwild, we headed on deeper into the mountains and down the other side back into the desert and stopped to take some photos and enjoy some more Vistas. (F) on the map. Mountains and snow are only about 20 minutes from here.

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(James grew hair in Idyllwild.)

From there we headed back into Palm Desert and headed up the CA 111 into Palm Springs where we finished the meet under Marilyn Monroe …literally

This was one of the most beautiful drives I’ve ever taken. Fun curvy mountain roads, incredibly changing and diverse views around every corner and It just snowed to boot. Not too much snow but just enough to complement the views without compromising the roads. I’m ready to go again!!!!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 11:32 am 
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Thank for the pic's injoyed it
Here up north not many MK1's around usually dale 5000
sports the only MK1 at our rally


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:lol: :lol: The TeamSwift Tee Shirt and Shorts in December Meet/Cruise!!! :lol: :lol:

We were just a week late for that but I don't think anyone cared . It was fitting backdrop for the Holidays and fun change of scenery for Southwest desert rats :)

Great success this meet was . Of all meets I have attended in past decade (including NorthWest and Toronto meets) this one had best turnout with most cars and most interesting cars , the place was spectacular too . It was great pleasure meeting everyone . Seeing everyone's rides in 3D and finding out about interesting mods or straight restoration . Amazing work and love was obvious on every car present .
Here is few pics and vids from my cameras


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Here is couple of my vids . Don't know why quality went down the tube when I uploaded to YouTube

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http://youtu.be/P42bAdyRLRE

http://youtu.be/0iPi9MMu_7g


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Just drove Glendora Mountain Road. Awesome. Toyed with an early Porsche 911 on my way down. Too much fun

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