The Tacoma Meet, 2016: 07-30-2016
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    The Tacoma Meet, 2016

    This show has been going on for now 26 years. Pretty impressive, especially considering there is one guy behind it.

    John called today to give me a few of the details of this year's Tacoma Meet. It will be held on the last Saturday in July and the event is returning to Kelley's Kafe in Spanaway. The Sonic Drive-in location in Tacoma was nice but sort of "out back" and not really given to passers-by seeing the cars.

    I missed last year, too busy with things and helping with the Nationals, and it's doubtful I'll make it this year due to there being a LeMons race down here on that same day. But if things fall through for the race I'll try to make it again this year, hopefully with the Tinyvette.

    RSVP'd Yes: 6
    • Betzjen 07-21-2016 04:05 PM - Awesomep
    • First opel 1981 07-26-2016 12:10 AM
    • kwschumm 07-28-2016 03:13 PM - The Opel is currently in storage but I'll drive my Subaru up to check out yours!
    • stock77 03-25-2016 12:10 PM - I am going to say yes for the wife, kids and I, but that day is Melanie's birthday, so other plans may intrude. But we always try to have her Ascona there...
    • Twintrouble 12-18-2015 12:32 PM
    • West Coast GT 02-22-2016 12:26 PM - I could be talked into an extra day to drive the Olympic Peninsula again. Or, better yet, the perimeter of Vancouver Island.
    RSVP'd Maybe: 5
    • Dale .D 05-23-2016 11:22 AM - good weekend getaway
    • david the opel king 03-06-2016 09:07 PM - Hope tohave thedone
    • saphyredee 05-24-2016 04:52 PM - We have a 73 Opel GT that has been in the back yard for over 25 years not running. All glass is still good and lots of parts usable. Anyone have any recommendations of who would be interested in it. Looking to get it out of the yard.
    • Swiftus 06-20-2016 02:00 AM - I may or may not be able to get away from school.
    • tblundell 12-18-2015 01:36 PM - Might be able to make it if my V6 swap is done by then.
    RSVP'd No: 1
    • m610 07-23-2016 01:00 PM - Sorry. that's a race weekend for me.
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      John asked me to help with the flyer, adverts, and dash plaque. Here's what I have so far.

      This year I'm trying to go more with classy, stylish, that flashy or exciting.
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      Love the advert (especially as that is almost exactly the color I am planning on painting the '73 )!

      Doug

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      I have a number of good opel parts that I will no longer be using. Many are from my racecar when I raced in a less prepared class, I had planned to bring them to the Tacoma meet this year. Unfortunately (well not really), I will be in Europe on July 30th. Just a short list are 1.9 EFI parts, lightened flywheel and good clutches, transmissions with spare synchros, big brakes with braided stainless lines complete sprint exhaust system for manta/ascona, almost new KYB shocks, misc new valves, freshly rebuilt driveshaft... a bunch of parts... I could wait until next year, sell them here through the ad board, or maybe someone who is headed to Tacoma through Portland can help me out? I need to un clutter my shop.
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      Quote Originally Posted by IT Manta View Post
      I have a number of good opel parts that I will no longer be using. Many are from my racecar when I raced in a less prepared class, I had planned to bring them to the Tacoma meet this year. Unfortunately (well not really), I will be in Europe on July 30th. Just a short list are 1.9 EFI parts, lightened flywheel and good clutches, transmissions with spare synchros, big brakes with braided stainless lines complete sprint exhaust system for manta/ascona, almost new KYB shocks, misc new valves, freshly rebuilt driveshaft... a bunch of parts... I could wait until next year, sell them here through the ad board, or maybe someone who is headed to Tacoma through Portland can help me out? I need to un clutter my shop.
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      Anyone hear from John recently.. a lot of "parts cars" are showing up in Seattle at different pick-a-parts.. Just wondering.

      This is usually a sign of an Opel hoarder leaving the community or one that has left it.
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      Will be there
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      I have seats and brand new unused carpet set to sell at Tacoma
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      Quote Originally Posted by Betzjen View Post
      I have seats and brand new unused carpet set to sell at Tacoma
      How did you manage that?
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      Humans are not an endangered species!
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      Quote Originally Posted by First opel 1981 View Post
      How did you manage that?
      I put Mazda Miata seats in and reupholster them. The carpet I will tell you in private.
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      Just posted this to the alt.us Facebook group.. Sorry for forgetting to do that sooner.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Betzjen View Post
      I put Mazda Miata seats in and reupholster them. The carpet I will tell you in private.
      Oooohhhh. Sounds nefarious! I like it!
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      Some photos from the Tacoma show
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      More tacoma pics
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      Missed it for the first time in years. Hope to go again next year

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