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I'm signed up. So If you happen to breakdown or what ever on southern Vancouver Is Canada . ! Will be handy on our next rd trip down south.
 

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It has been a little while since this thread has popped up to the top but it should get there more often.

It just so happened I needed to take advantage of a little help today. My Ascona quit running on me this morning as I traveled to Pete's event in Kenosha WI. Mr. Gene answered my call for help and put me in touch Bill Hoffmann who helped get the Opel back on the road again. Gene if I am not on the list you have my contact info so put me on it.

Something to think about is making people aware that this is available. This fall a number of folks will be on the road to Opel events. When things go wrong it's nice to have help.
 

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How to manage O.P.E.L.?

Opel People Emergency List is great idea. It started years ago and many people has sent their contact information and volunteered to be included in the list (including myself). I often wish I had the list when I am traveling long distances with my GT. Unfortunately, I have never seen it not I am aware that it was distributed. This thread is full of posts where people are asking about it.
How can we organize ourselves for the list to be regularly emailed to the members of O.P.E.L. Should we ask OANA to manage it? Any suggestions?
 

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Opel People Emergency List is great idea. It started years ago and many people has sent their contact information and volunteered to be included in the list (including myself). I often wish I had the list when I am traveling long distances with my GT. Unfortunately, I have never seen it not I am aware that it was distributed. This thread is full of posts where people are asking about it.
How can we organize ourselves for the list to be regularly emailed to the members of O.P.E.L. Should we ask OANA to manage it? Any suggestions?
PJ;
OANA has nothing to do with the O.P.E.L it is my idea, like the Bucket/Can of Keys. It's to help the Opel Community. I have the list, right now it's in the form of a Address/Phone number book I keep at my desk. Vicky Gage and I tried to put it into a MS Word or whatever format, but, I'm not THAT computer savvy. The idea was to contact me with your route and I would provide you with names and numbers of those along your route, but, as in John's recent incident, he called me and asked who was nearby. I gave him Bill Hoffman's info. Due to the ID theft Threat, I have been keeping this list VERY close and in eyesight. I really rather not see this list just start getting displayed out in the open. I have told all who have volunteered their info, and it is just that, VOLUNTARY, that I will never give out their except to an Opeler in an emergency. Those who have volunteered their info also have the right to with draw their info, and I will remove it immediately. Another example of O.P.E.L at work is Craig Roberts of L.I., when he was moving The Targa from NY to AZ, and was in an accident, LUCKILY he was right in Keith Lundham's door step (practically)
 

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OANA has nothing to do with the O.P.E.L it is my idea, like the Bucket/Can of Keys. It's to help the Opel Community. I have the list, right now it's in the form of a Address/Phone number book I keep at my desk. Vicky Gage and I tried to put it into a MS Word or whatever format, but, I'm not THAT computer savvy. The idea was to contact me with your route and I would provide you with names and numbers of those along your route, but, as in John's recent incident, he called me and asked who was nearby. I gave him Bill Hoffman's info. Due to the ID theft Threat, I have been keeping this list VERY close and in eyesight. I really rather not see this list just start getting displayed out in the open. I have told all who have volunteered their info, and it is just that, VOLUNTARY, that I will never give out their except to an Opeler in an emergency. Those who have volunteered their info also have the right to with draw their info, and I will remove it immediately. Another example of O.P.E.L at work is Craig Roberts of L.I., when he was moving The Targa from NY to AZ, and was in an accident, LUCKILY he was right in Keith Lundham's door step (practically)
Gene:

If you would like to email me the old Excel file and mail me the new information, I can update the spreadsheet for you. Or you can just snail mail me a copy of everything and I can redo it.

Also.... what happens if we can't get in touch with you? Should we have "back-up" people?

Vickie
 

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Gene:

If you would like to email me the old Excel file and mail me the new information, I can update the spreadsheet for you. Or you can just snail mail me a copy of everything and I can redo it.

Also.... what happens if we can't get in touch with you? Should we have "back-up" people?

Vickie
Vickie,
Unfortunately, I don't have the EXCEL file as it got burned up with my old computer. I just have the book right now. As for a back up "people", I still don't want this info to start getting spread about. I always have my cell phone with me, and yes, it's not 100% fool-proof, but, it is working so far.
 

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Something to think about should you receive a call for help. Try to give a number for someone close enough to help and if they have not already determined the problem a number for someone with the knowledge to trouble shoot over the phone. One of the reasons I wanted to talk with Bill Hoffmann was I knew he had some familiarity with the 75 fuel injection system. The fact I knew he was a Pete's was also a plus.
 

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Something to think about should you receive a call for help. Try to give a number for someone close enough to help and if they have not already determined the problem a number for someone with the knowledge to trouble shoot over the phone. One of the reasons I wanted to talk with Bill Hoffmann was I knew he had some familiarity with the 75 fuel injection system. The fact I knew he was a Pete's was also a plus.
John;
This has been my "modus operindi" for a while. But, since every situation is different, you have to weigh the facts, compared to where the Opeler is and who is nearby.
 

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Since we are only a few weeks away from some of our people traveling long distance to our fall meets, I thought this was a good time to bring this back to the top. If you plan to be on the road I suggest you get a contact number for Gene or at the very least someone at the event you plan to attend. I know I hope you all have a safe and enjoyable experience wherever you go this fall in your Opel.
 

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Please post if you are able to take calls this weekend. Also hope you are healing well.
John,
I have been taking and making calls since before I left the hospital, so yes, I'll be around to make/take calls this weekend.
Gene

P.S. Just as an update, I'm on the mend, feeling and doing fine.
 

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This thread has not seen the light of day for some time now and probably should. The thread of a new owner going cross country brought it to my mind.
 
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