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  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    That's right, Jamison. Thanx for the correction. Anybody heard from him lately?

    And you missed the point. We cracked on you last year because you were the odd man out with the only non-2000 Protege. Well, we're gonna crack on you again because you'll STILL have the only non-2000 Protege!!!!

    HA HA HA!!!!!!! (JK, eh?)


  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    I just found Jamison's handle here ... he went by jb48. While his last post on the Protege topic was way back last year, I found a post by him on the "What's the stupidest thing you've ever seen other drivers do" (or whatever) topic from May 31 of this year. So he probably is still alive.

    I went to his profile and got his e-mail address again, and e-mailed him a message asking him to reply to me, or at least come on over here and let us know he's alive.

    I'll let you guys know if I hear from him!

  • sfratsfrat Posts: 205
    I have one too. Hopefully we can get some of the P5 owners to come as well. BTW, has anyone actually seen one of the MP3's on the road? I would love to get the aluminum pedals and exhaust for my ES.
  • mdaffronmdaffron Posts: 4,421
    OK everybody, I know we've got a lot of new people on here compared to this time last year, so I'd like to conduct an informal poll of where the heck some of you live (generally speaking, of course) as we begin to plan the second installment of the Mid-Atlantic Protege Picnic.

    Last year we had:

    Larry (+2) from Lancaster, PA
    Paul (+1) from Baltimore, MD
    Jamison from Washington, DC
    Meade (+1) from Richmond, VA
    Tom from Richmond, VA

    In an effort to find a "central" meeting place, we arranged to have MAPP at a state park in northern Virginia because of (a) the scenery and zoom-zoomability of getting there on scenic roads, and (b) we could rent a shelter, in case of rain, at the park for virtual peanuts. All in all I think it worked out well, except for the fact that Paul won't shut up about the distance he had to drive ... the wussy weasel. :)

    In order to try and identify a "midway" point for this year's proposed gathering in late September or October, I'd like a show of hands (by posting here) if you'd be interested in coming (this means bringing FOOD as well as yourself!!!), and where you're located (city and state).

    Please keep in mind that we're covering a few states here. Even though Paul will tell you I'm a slug who made the trip convenient for myself last year, I'll quip right back that it was a 140-mile trip that took me nearly three hours because I had no direct interstate-highway route to the site. (But yes, I am still a slug.)

    Anyway, everybody from PA to the Carolinas (or farther, if you're really into zoom-zooming) is welcome! You know the admission requirements. Post something here, or if you don't feel comfortable doing that, e-mail me at:

    As with last year, I'll keep whatever site we choose confidential -- only between those who are going -- so we don't get any unwelcome party crashers. So if you want to come, I eventually will need your e-mail address. (Hey, I gave you mine first!)

    Post or e-mail away, and let's make MAPP2 something special!!!

  • maltbmaltb Posts: 3,572
    all the talk about a MAPP makes me jealous. Can we do a satelite link-up to the PCPP(pacific coast protege picnic)? Is there any support for such an event?

  • manavimanavi Posts: 150
    I just bought (last weekend) a 2001 Protege ES with a manual transmission and moonroof for $13,475 + TTL using the S-Plan and $1400 worth of rebates. Here in Austin there's a credit union that gives 5.9% financing for up to 60 months.


    nimble handling
    attractive styling
    good gas mileage
    excellent reputation for reliability
    body feels tight, no rattles
    fun to drive with a manual shifter
    excellent value


    needs a little more acceleration
    road noise from the tires can be loud
    stereo may need a subwoofer
  • protege_fanprotege_fan Posts: 2,405
    I would love to come to that...would be a great chance to see everybody's Pros. However, being up in Canada, it would be an extremely long drive. The MAPP is a great idea though...perhaps next year it could be planned for somewhere near the US/Canadian border... :) Just a thought! Happy Zoom zooming!

  • protegextwoprotegextwo Posts: 1,265
    Count me in for MAPP #2. I'm toying with the idea of getting a friend to drive my other PRO-ES down. My wife, understandably wants to go, in one car as a family. However, it would be real cool to have both my "good little racers" at the picnic! BTW, is understandably a "real word" and if so, did I spell it correctly?
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Only kidding about the distance. Hell, I drive 100 milea a day just to get back and forth to work. I don't mind the drive. I actually enjoyed the scenic ride all the way up and back. I have been waiting for the MAPP2 because I had a great time last year. But this year, my friend won't be coming with me. He was my roommate, but he decided to move out this past week.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    Understandably is a real word and yes, you did spell it correctly.

    Oh, definitely count me in for the MAPP2. I will be there. :)
  • protegextwoprotegextwo Posts: 1,265
    Thank you. Your very understanding! Hehe!!:-)

  • krotinekrotine Posts: 93
    Sounds very tempting. What kind of food items are we looking for?

    Pittsburgh, PA
  • the_big_hthe_big_h Posts: 1,583
    sounds interesting... probably want to post a message in the Pro5 thread and see if any of the Pro5 owners around the area would like to join...
  • I feel like the lone ranger up here in Seattle......I have driven to L.A. many times - if there is a Pro picnic don't count me out yet!!About a 22 hour drive.....or less depending how much Zoom-Zoom I do.
  • vocusvocus Posts: 7,777
    I can tell you last year (because I went) that there was some good food. We had a little wine, lasagna, cold salads and stuff, and hamburgers and hot dogs of course. It was definitely a pretty good time had by all, and the pics prove it. :)
  • mazdafunmazdafun Posts: 2,322
    Technically, OH is a mid-atlantic state (at least in some minds), although its culture is definitely midwestern. Still, I might be interested. I'm just north of Cincinnati, OH. I think it me about 12 hours to get to DC the last time I went.
  • I am in Atlanta..but a little drive never scared me away..I used to drive to Alabama just to eat at a fast food Italian place :) Not to mention I have done a few trips to Richmond and back within 24 hours.
  • protege_fanprotege_fan Posts: 2,405
    As I said before, I wish I could make it to MAPP 2. Sounds like a lot of fun. Anyway, I was thinking; would Edmunds "sponsor" MAPP somehow, be it in the form of gifts, prizes, etc. IMHO, it would be a great way for Edmunds to do a little bit of free advertising while fostering good relations between its patrons. Just a thought I had. :)

  • jstandeferjstandefer Posts: 805
    I would absolutely love to do a Pacific Coast Protege Picnic. Who here is on the west coast and from where? I'll start a list. Zoom Zoom!
  • patpat Posts: 10,421
    There is a possibility we could interest the powers that be in providing some items of interest.

    Once all the details - date, place, POC, etc. - are worked out, get them all into one post here (and/or an email to me) and I'll be happy to see if we can make something happen.

    Sounds like fun!

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