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    9th Annual NorCal Fun Run - May 9th 2015

    Yep-A-Reno
    2nd Saturday in May, 2015.
    Placerville, CA south through historical Gold Rush country to the mecca of Opel enthusiasts around the world; Opel GT Source!!!

    New Parts. Old parts. Mature Opels. Old & young Opel Drivers. By gads, we've even had some pretty women show up one year. (but, truth be known - it's mostly us old guys)

    The goal this year is to get GT Roy up here from Arizona; and not only with his Opel Tee right-side-out, but also in the correct front/back configuration.

    Not all of the details are available - so suggested routes or short side-excursions can be entertained at this point.

    Well lads, question is, who's in for it?
    "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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    I have a friend that manages a winery in Placerville area. Never been there, but my guess is he would be open to something.

    Real question for me, no mention of the newer design. Will they be welcome. I understand the old rule, I restored 1955-56 Crown Vickys and 55-57 Chevys. But would love to take part.

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    Fun Run Dress Code

    Well Keith, that sounds like a challenge !
    First; to get Zooms Just Fine 800 miles to the Bay Area, that's easy.
    More difficult; to dress properly for these prestigious events.
    I need a personal assistant, ladies have interviewed, but think I'm a lost cause !
    You were at Sears point for a Tinyvette LeMons race when I showed up
    in house slippers, I only noticed that when I stepped in a rain puddle.
    Must turn on lights, put on glasses, have coffee, and look in mirror before leaving home.

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    The GT is about two weeks from completion. After 12 years it should be. It would be a lot of fun to join your ride. Since I live in Fallon Nevada, it won't be too far, so I am planning to join you.

    Bob
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    I plan on joining the fun run if can get that weekend off work. Now that I have 2 running Opels the dilemma will be which one to take. I guess I could fit more parts in the Manta if I decide to go on a shopping spree at OGTS

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    I'm up for it, but I'll have to see if certain issues can't be resolved first. We don't need a repeat of Jan 17.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Kirby Hoover View Post
    I have a friend that manages a winery in Placerville area. Never been there, but my guess is he would be open to something.

    Real question for me, no mention of the newer design. Will they be welcome. I understand the old rule, I restored 1955-56 Crown Vickys and 55-57 Chevys. But would love to take part.
    Absolutely. Any marquee, any badge, any year.
    "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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    Quote Originally Posted by GTRoy View Post
    Well Keith, that sounds like a challenge ! ...
    Roy, I'd really like you to attend. You add a lot to the mix. If there's no female readily available to give you a once-over before the drive I'll find one at Starbucks to perform such task.

    Just be there.
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    Bob - whether your car is complete, or mostly complete, just be there. If it runs, its done enough. Besides, after 12 years, isn't this it's cotillion?

    Mike, - What???? You're going to let this pass by without the annual spring showing of the TinyVette? Get'er'done already.

    Anybody - make sure to get messages to Alan, Tod, Alec, Neil, and Igor.


    Keith
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    Al's in. Just saw his note.
    Keith
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    Did not want to crash the party, thank you for the clarification.

    Just realized the date, we have a major run that same day. Chase the Sun from Brawley to Dana Point. The wife has already said she did not want to ride that far and that long in the car. Friends in Placerville, so this just may work out.

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    Quote Originally Posted by West Coast GT View Post
    Bob - whether your car is complete, or mostly complete, just be there. If it runs, its done enough. Besides, after 12 years, isn't this it's cotillion?

    Mike, - What???? You're going to let this pass by without the annual spring showing of the TinyVette? Get'er'done already.

    Anybody - make sure to get messages to Alan, Tod, Alec, Neil, and Igor.


    Keith

    Keith, I always have the Saturn Sky, next best thing to a GT.

    Bob
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    I will start making arrangements for someone to stay with my wife that day. I need to drop a battery in the GT. I'm out of town this coming week but should be able to do it the week after.

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    Hi ya Keith,
    Going to try to make it this year. The front suspension
    is currently off the wagon for gusseting and re-bushing
    but do have other means of transport. Pencil me in,
    although it will be in a Hyundai more than likely. It will
    be good to catch up with everybody. See you then.
    Don.

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    The calendar says my daughter will be up that weekend so I am free to spin some tires. Looking forward to it.

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    Bumping the thread.

    All, do please make sure to join in this scenic drive through the historic Gold Rush foothills. I'm hoping the green hills and orchard blossoms will persist until then. But without at least another storm between now and the drive, we'll be enjoying the golden hills. But hey, the road is still the road: like a fine woman; curvy, smooth, and lots of elevation change.

    All youse Southern California and Arizona drivers - make this a preview of next August's OMC gathering and join us this day. Drive the backside of the Sierra (395) and take one of two amazing passes over to Opel GT Source. (Make sure your GT brakes are up to snuff)

    Just be there.
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    Less than a month out until our annual drive.

    Don't forget this is a pot-luck deal. Bring food; prepared at home or store-bought.
    But most importantly - just be there.

    Let's meet once more at Starbucks and plan to leave by 9:00 sharp. So get there early, have your coffee & pastry, and please be fueled up, ready to leave. We'll shoot to arrive at Opel GT Source by noon-thirty.
    Starbucks
    392 Elm Ave
    Auburn, CA 95603
    Get your orders for Opel parts & upgrades in early so Gil doesn't have to dig them out during the lunch.

    See youse guys then,
    West Coast
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    Planning on coming but I have to get the car running first. I put in a new battery then found the voltage regulator was shot. Replaced that now, the starter is not working. I have to clean up a replacement starter and install it then do the annual maintenance. I should be ready by Fun Day.

    I can bring some potato salad or bake some hamburger buns.

    Terry

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    I plan on going, but not sure if I can get the GT ready by then. The machine shop's already started their work, once the engine's in I want to make sure all the kinks are worked out before I drive to Sonora, don't want to break down again.

    If my car's not drivable about a week before the fun run, can I hitch a ride with someone?
    Neil's gonna be working on the 9th, so I can't go with him.

    I'm gonna see if Ken and his newly-purchased Manta can make it, if so, I'll probably ride with him. I really wanna go this year, partly because it's awesome and partly because I need a bunch of used interior parts.

    What should I bring food-wise?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ubernoob51 View Post
    ... What should I bring food-wise?

    How about a side dish or desert? Enough for approx 10 people. They'll probably be more than ten, but then, everyone should be bringing food too.

    With a side dish or desert, you can go with store-bought if it makes it easier and more convenient for you; plus it's already in a serving container.

    On the other hand, perhaps you'd care to let us sample a traditional Russian dish (don't know where you'd find something like that !!). If it needs reheated, check with Gil as his oven might otherwise be engaged with someone else's dish.

    Or, bring a girl in a non-Opel car for an exciting ride, and let her know her contribution is a side dish or desert.
    "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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