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    2017 Opel Nationals Music City Meet Nashville, TN

    The 2017 Opel National Meet will be held in Nashville, TN August 11-12th 2017. This will be held at
    Lane Motor Museum as the main venue, but group activities will be planned to see the sights of Nashville.

    Lane Motor Museum
    702 Murfreesboro Pike
    Nashville, TN, 37210

    Updates will be posted as well as hotel information.

    RSVP'd Yes: 15
    • anastosmotors 04-18-2017 09:05 PM
    • Bill Hoffmann 04-16-2017 10:51 PM - An easy drive from Wisconsin.
    • BQS4 02-22-2017 12:33 AM - Should be able to do this
    • crliwa 05-14-2017 09:42 AM - Gerri and I are looking forward to what looks to be a great event...
    • GTFlash 06-23-2017 11:40 AM
    • gtopeler 02-21-2017 09:24 PM
    • GTTerry 01-01-2017 10:50 AM - My car won't be ready but I'm looking forward to seeing some restored GT's.
    • jmbinjax 03-26-2017 04:37 PM - That's the Plan.
    • kevinfier 02-22-2017 11:13 AM
    • Ooooner 02-21-2017 03:53 PM
    • opelspyder 06-15-2017 05:05 PM - Yeah I'll probably show up
    • P.J. Romano 10-29-2016 08:06 PM
    • patriotmsg 10-06-2016 07:20 AM - Will have my 1973 GT on the road by then. Looking forward to it.
    • Rally Manta 11-03-2016 06:59 PM - oh yesssss.
    • saxybiker 04-22-2017 07:19 PM - We are looking forward to it!
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      I am going to try to get us a spot set off at the Parthenon for a photo op, and it is an art museum as well. It's pretty impressive. May try to do some down town activities just need to play that by ear, as parking is off a bit from a lot of that...so trying to include something with the cars. Harold is thinking the Gerst Haus for dinner, which it actually looks like a good menu with all around food. (Harold will correct my spelling if I got that wrong on the restaurant).
      Friday we are meeting at the Museum and there are two special venues, the basement tour (which will be Saturday) and the Nissan Heritage Collection....which we know some people that manage that collection and hoping to get the tour of it for the Friday folks. We still have to fill up time, and yes, my shop is about 80 miles east of the show venue, and if all goes well, I can be open for a Sunday afternoon tour, or even through the rest of the week.
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      Quote Originally Posted by P.J. Romano View Post
      This is mine and Katarina's tentative itinerary:

      Day 1 Thu 10 Aug Goderich ON – Cincinnati OH 645 km (401 miles)
      Day 2 Fri 11 Aug Cincinnati OH – Nashville TN 441 km (274 miles)
      Day 3 Sat 12 Aug Nashville TN OPEL NATIONALS
      Day 4 Sun 13 Aug Nashville TN Site Seeing
      Day 5 Mon 14 Aug Nashville TN – Asheville NC 474 km (294 miles)
      Possible stopover in Cookeville to see Keith’s shop
      Day 6 Tue 15 Aug Asheville NC – Roanoke VA 392 km (243 miles)
      Day 7 Wed 16 Aug Roanoke VA – Pittsburgh PA 546 km (339 miles)
      Day 8 Thu 17 Aug Pittsburgh PA – Goderich ON 641 km (398 miles)
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      PJ (and others using Google maps) the average speed for your trip is over 62 mph. The actual time for each leg does NOT include any gas stops, viewing interesting things, eating meals or any other breaks/off road time. My experience on most of my trips over "unknown" roads sets 55 as a more realistic goal and I am not driving a 44 to 48 year old car. Before you make any plans for places to spend the nights (or how long you will actually be on the road each day), take another look. Also not included is sight seeing stops. HTH -- Doug

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      Quote Originally Posted by slracer View Post
      PJ (and others using Google maps) the average speed for your trip is over 62 mph.
      Something isn't right in your calculation.

      If it is, don't tell to my wife!
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      Quote Originally Posted by slracer View Post
      PJ (and others using Google maps) the average speed for your trip is over 62 mph. The actual time for each leg does NOT include any gas stops, viewing interesting things, eating meals or any other breaks/off road time. My experience on most of my trips over "unknown" roads sets 55 as a more realistic goal and I am not driving a 44 to 48 year old car. Before you make any plans for places to spend the nights (or how long you will actually be on the road each day), take another look. Also not included is sight seeing stops. HTH -- Doug
      You need to change your handle and remove the word "racer" from it
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      My side shows that I replied Yes, but it comes up as a "No" response. For the count,we are planning on coming.

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      Quote Originally Posted by P.J. Romano View Post
      Something isn't right in your calculation.

      If it is, don't tell to my wife!
      PJ - The calculation is simple:1949 miles / 31 hours = 62 mph. Something to check in your head: 1800 (fewer miles) / 30 (slightly fewer hours) = 60 mph so it will be in the right "area".

      As for wife, I won't tell her, but mine gets down right "Beeee - itchy" when we are on the road a couple of hours more than I tell her! something to consider!!!

      Jeff, the "sl" is straight line as in Bonneville Salt Flats and/or El Mirage Dry Lake (CA) so the combination means I don't race on the roads. I don't have anything to prove on the road and I do arrive more relaxed when I am not trying to shave off an hour, so I plan on taking longer and if something worth seeing shows up, I can look! That is why the commercials on TV say "KIDS, don't try this at home!" Also, I need to add extra time when my wife is travelling with me. On our trips to So.Cal., I can say "rest area is about 5 miles, do you want to stop?" and be within a couple of miles every time. That way she can think about for a couple of minutes before she tells me to stop! Never miss the opportunity to stop!

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      Quote Originally Posted by slracer View Post
      PJ - The calculation is simple:1949 miles / 31 hours = 62 mph. Something to check in your head: 1800 (fewer miles) / 30 (slightly fewer hours) = 60 mph so it will be in the right "area".

      As for wife, I won't tell her, but mine gets down right "Beeee - itchy" when we are on the road a couple of hours more than I tell her! something to consider!!!

      Jeff, the "sl" is straight line as in Bonneville Salt Flats and/or El Mirage Dry Lake (CA) so the combination means I don't race on the roads. I don't have anything to prove on the road and I do arrive more relaxed when I am not trying to shave off an hour, so I plan on taking longer and if something worth seeing shows up, I can look! That is why the commercials on TV say "KIDS, don't try this at home!" Also, I need to add extra time when my wife is travelling with me. On our trips to So.Cal., I can say "rest area is about 5 miles, do you want to stop?" and be within a couple of miles every time. That way she can think about for a couple of minutes before she tells me to stop! Never miss the opportunity to stop!

      Doug
      If you take time lost for the repairs on the road, the average speed will be even higher! Then, older people require more frequent pee stops, so the average speed is getting close to 100 mph!

      Damn Google map, it is all wrong.
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      Quote Originally Posted by P.J. Romano View Post
      This is mine and Katarina's tentative itinerary:

      Day 1 Thu 10 Aug Goderich ON – Cincinnati OH 645 km (401 miles)

      Day 2 Fri 11 Aug Cincinnati OH – Nashville TN 441 km (274 miles)

      Day 3 Sat 12 Aug Nashville TN OPEL NATIONALS

      Day 4 Sun 13 Aug Nashville TN Site Seeing

      Day 5 Mon 14 Aug Nashville TN – Asheville NC 474 km (294 miles)
      Possible stopover in Cookeville to see Keith’s shop

      Day 6 Tue 15 Aug Asheville NC – Roanoke VA 392 km (243 miles)

      Day 7 Wed 16 Aug Roanoke VA – Pittsburgh PA 546 km (339 miles)

      Day 8 Thu 17 Aug Pittsburgh PA – Goderich ON 641 km (398 miles)

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      PJ,

      Any interest in crusing down to Nashville with a Red GT? Maybe meet at Roosters again Thursday evening
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      This issue of the Blitz is going out today and I never got that graphic or any other announcement for this even so I made up something (attached). I hope that works for now.
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      It will work, I expect the artwork for show to be done next week, I assumed Daytona Trophy could do artwork, I assumed wrong, so have a local marketing company designing it right now for flyers and such
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      Mike,

      I'd say that will work go for now.

      Thanks,

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      Here is the sample artwork for the show, a lot of tweaking and redraw to be done, less blue, city too realistic compared to cars and music note emblem needs a lot of clean up, but wanted to share
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      Nice looking art work, will those be printed up as posters or banners for sale?

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      Send me a crisp, clean full size original (2550 x 3300 pixels) when it is done. Send by June 31 and I'll put a full pager of it in the Blitz.

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      So I was at the place doing the artwork and I just was not happy with it but was going to settle after a few changes happen, but then they show me a different one that is more realistic, and it really popped. I have a few changes but here is a picture I took while I was there. Should have something final this week
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      Here is the latest flyer, please blast this out there folks!
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      RV campgrounds

      Does anyone know if there are any recommended RV campgrounds close to where all the action is going to be? Or are there any Opelers out there who will be towing their Opels to the Nationals? I was thinking about bringing my RV and towing the Opel. Any thoughts?

      Thanks

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      The Museum has a paved lot in the back that is fenced in, they said you can camp, or RVs and such. I wouldn't camp with tents though, it is right up against the interstate so it is probably pretty noisy. I asked about trailers and they said you can leave them at your own risk, as they had one stolen from out back not too long ago, but if you are there camping, it isn't really an issue. I will check for any local campgrounds too though
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