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As many of you know Gil is working up a tour of the Pacific Coast to celebrate the 50th year of the Opel Manta. The tour will start in Santa Monica and end just north of San Francisco and will take place at the end of April/beginning of May, pretty much the same time of year as the 50GT event. The details are still being worked out and I'll post them here when I get them and of course they will be in The Blitz.

Gil does not see this event as a "Nationals". It is not a car show. But as a signature event for 2020, I think it fits the definition of a Nationals, the one event of the year people should try to make. So, if people come from far and wide it will be a de-facto Nationals, even without a car show, awards, etc.

OMC is scheduled to host the Nationals in 2020. If people want, and are willing to support, a second West Coast event, we could probably do that. Ideas for 2020 could be we join the fun at Hot August Nights (August 4-9) in Reno, or maybe a big SoCal car show. I doubt anyone would want to risk salt damage, but Opels at Bonneville could be fun. If we reschedule OMC's event for 2022, after the Glacier Point Road reopens, we could do this at OGTS, staying at a nearby casino/hotel, and take a drive into Yosemite National Park and up to Glacier Point. It's a fantastic road and the views at the top cannot be matched in the lower 48.

Or, Paul Kaman is handling the Pacific Northwest meet this year, and it will be located at the LeMay Marymount Collection, a fantastic venue, in early August.

Your thoughts? Suggestions?

Mike
 

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For those of us that are School Teachers (or married to one) the time frame does not work. It would, if it were in mid to late June, when teachers are on summer vacation.

Just a thought.

Allen & Vickie Gage :cool:
 

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Ah sweet. I had a lot of fun at the 50 GT trip but was an odd duck in my Manta. Would be great to attend a Manta-focused event / tour. Better post up details soon if this is happening this year! I recently started a new job and have very little vacation time accrued so far :( but would try to make it if its feasible. I'm in southern/central CA so at least it's close to me.
 

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Due to current events this is postponed. If all goes well it should happen 2nd week in October or there abouts
 

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Is the pnw meet still hoping for August? The 50th being pushed back gives me more time, my car is not ready now.
 

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I read in the OMC newsletter that the Manta 50th road trip has been rescheduled for April 23rd through May 1st.
Can someone confirm that it is most likely happening this time? I just need to plan ahead and make sure I can get the time off with work and school and everything. And I need to make sure my Manta is ready to do the whole trip haha
I am very excited for it!
 

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I read in the OMC newsletter that the Manta 50th road trip has been rescheduled for April 23rd through May 1st.
Can someone confirm that it is most likely happening this time? I just need to plan ahead and make sure I can get the time off with work and school and everything. And I need to make sure my Manta is ready to do the whole trip haha
I am very excited for it!
Well that would figure. We have a motor home trip planned for that time frame. :(
 
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