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    The Tacoma Meet, 2014

    It's going to happen. John has found the energy and some help to put this on again, for the 27th year running.

    The location has changed, but it's not far from where past meets have been held. Plus, this year the meeting will be a joint one with the Puget Sound Miata Club. John says the location is nice, has shade, and room of over 100 cars. It's next door to a Sonic Drive-in so maybe we can get someone to roller skate over to take lunch orders.

    The plan is to have a cruise and dinner, and speaker.

    Location: Sonic Drive-in, 5114 Sixth Avenue, Tacoma
    Meet: 10 AM - 5 PM
    Cruise the waterfront: 5 PM
    Dinner: 6-9 PM

    RSVP'd Yes: 11
    • Betzjen 07-22-2014 05:14 PM - Unfortunately my GT wont be there
    • Chris72 11-27-2013 10:13 PM - We are up and running. Planning on coming this year.
    • Dale .D 07-05-2014 10:12 PM - Zoe & I will be there . The Co-ho ferry is booked.
    • First opel 1981 11-06-2013 11:16 PM - I will have one or two GTs there
    • ithinkidontknow 06-26-2014 02:49 PM - I'd love to come for my first time ever, but I need to clear my calendar first!
    • m610 11-06-2013 09:55 PM - I'm hoping to bring the Tinyvette.
    • opelmyster 07-05-2014 12:06 PM - I'll be going to the show with my 1900 (Ascona) See you all there! Time and place to meet for a caravan up from Portland area??? Send info!
    • OpelsUnlimited 07-18-2014 03:11 AM - Todd and Debbie and our great display will be there.
    • TDItech 01-29-2014 12:02 PM
    • Twintrouble 07-15-2014 03:15 PM - Might have new toy!!
    • West Coast GT 11-07-2013 10:23 AM - Just me & the GT. No son, no wife this time.
    RSVP'd Maybe: 3
    • david the opel king 11-06-2013 11:08 PM - Z me the wife and hopefully the gt
    • donorati 02-14-2014 07:24 PM - We should be able to make it, but can't 100% commit yet. -don
    • OrangPeEL 07-25-2014 10:05 AM - Taking me long time to diagnose tuning prob on new engine :(
    RSVP'd No: 1
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      We have a LeMons race at The Ridge the weekend before this meet. I'll try to find a way to store the car in Tacoma during the week or I may just stay and find something to do and somewhere to stay. That would save me at least 1,500 miles driving.

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      Meeting Flyer

      I forgot the attach the current version of the even announcement. Some details are yet to be worked out, but most are pretty solid.
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      Dang it, I the second attachment was the wrong one.
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      Cool - a combined Opel / Miata get together.

      My son can bring my GT, and I'll drive my wife's Miata.
      Looking forward to the new improved expanded program.
      "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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      Zoe & I will be there

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      I think the Ascona could make it there and back, just not sure I have it in me.

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      $15 per car? Is there a fee for just admission?

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      Quote Originally Posted by S-5 View Post
      $15 per car? Is there a fee for just admission?
      The $15 is only for your car. It helps cover John's costs. He tries to do extras like live music and a photographer, etc. Visitors, etc are free.

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      We still on for July 26th?

      I'll be taking the coastal route again, up through Eureka, Crescent City, southern half of the Oregon coast, then inland to Interstate 5. (Just in case anyone is looking to caravan)
      "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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      I will be there. But I don't know that my GT will be done by then
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      The Tinyvette will be there. Still haven't decided how I am going to get it there, tow or drive. The drive would be a chore, but interesting. I just don't like how the carbs work for normal street driving. Way too rich. The tow will cost more but it will let me bring more stuff.

      Stuff I'm bringing:
      • Tinyvette swag (t-shirts, bumper stickers, last of the coffee mugs)
      • Blitz, recent back issues, since I got involved as editor. These will be color print versions.
      • Early demo of the OMC CD-ROM
      • Sprint manifold
      • Rear trim piece
      • Fancy race clutches
      • Whatever other part that look interesting and I don't need.

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      Looks like I might have an open seat from the Bay Area.

      Mike - I wouldn't be opposed to a caravan.
      "Squealing tires are happy tires" - The Stig

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      After taking the Tinyvette out on the highway Thursday and today I'm feeling pretty good about driving it to and from Tacoma. At this time I'm 99% sure that's what I'll do.

      It's a fun car to drive, but it gets hot inside, and with no windows and with the noise, it can be tiring. If Keith and I caravan we can swap cars every now and then. It's an 11-12 hour drive heading up I-5 and if we do 2 hour stints like we do at races...

      Keith's car will be more comfy and has a radio, but on the other hand the Tinyvette has a cool seat system in it, so that can be nice and can counter the heat from the floor and tunnel. Now that I think about it, the Tinyvette might be the more comfortable car will driving up the valley.

      With so little room for luggage I'll be leaving the car parts home unless someone says they want anything specific. I'll still try to bring swag, Blitzes, and such. Oh, and a tarp. It rains a lot in the Tacoma area.

      Roger Wilson is trying to get to this meeting. If he can get as far north as OGTS he'll have a ride the rest of the way.

      Mike

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      OU at the Tacoma Meet

      Hey Folks,
      Opels Unlimited will be at the Tacoma Meet, July 26th, with our famous display. We are being contacted by folks to bring specific parts with us and we are packing our suitcases for the flight with that in mind. If you have a desire and you think we can fit it in our suitcase give us a call and we will bring it along. We have already purchased a car and a collection of parts so don't be afraid to ask us for the larger things too like doors, front ends, even a whole engine, even a whole car. These are all waiting for us up there and we can pass them right along to you. We will be there 4 days before and 2 days after the event so we will have time to see everyone. We are even now ramping up 100's of pounds to put in the suitcases of all new parts on a special sale deal from all around the world. We are bringing most parts for GT, Manta, Ascona and Kadett. Anyone wanting specifics on the sale and even reserve your pick on the sales items, please call 909-355-OPEL(6735) and ask for Todd or Debbie or email at opelsunlimited@excite.com

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      Caravan? I'm in at Portland Or.

      I'd be in for a caravan up to Tacoma. All I need to know is when and where to meet near the Portland Ore. area. opelmyster@yahoo.com is my email addy so let me know details, OK?

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      Quote Originally Posted by opelmyster View Post
      I'd be in for a caravan up to Tacoma. All I need to know is when and where to meet near the Portland Ore. area. opelmyster@yahoo.com is my email addy so let me know details, OK?
      My son and I would be happy to caravan with you and anyone else coming through the Portland area.
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      Here is a link to my Opel Owners Group on facebook

      Quote Originally Posted by First opel 1981 View Post
      My son and I would be happy to caravan with you and anyone else coming through the Portland area.
      https://www.facebook.com/groups/NWopelownersgroup/

      Please feel free to join the group!

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      Keith and I will be coming up I-5, leaving Sacramento area not sure when but I'm voting for 9 am-ish. Google says that's 9 hours, so we'd be passing through Portland at around 6pm.

      Not sure when Gil is leaving from Sonora.

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      Quote Originally Posted by m610 View Post
      Keith and I will be coming up I-5, leaving Sacramento area not sure when but I'm voting for 9 am-ish. Google says that's 9 hours, so we'd be passing through Portland at around 6pm.

      Not sure when Gil is leaving from Sonora.
      Mike,
      I've experienced Portland's Friday evening commute traffic on Interstate 5 as it heads north across the bridge into Washington. It's stop, wait a while, creep forward, stop ...

      Perhaps we should stop on the south side of Portland, have dinner, get rooms, and join up early with the Portland cool* Saturday morning to complete the ride into Tacoma (approx 2.5 hrs).

      * 'Cool - term for a group of Opel enthusiasts.
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