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Bonnie Rick
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  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Anyone here?

    Nah, you guys are probably at that Rally at Valley Forge, PA. And I am JEALOUS!

    At least I have the Fall Folliage Tour. Fill me in when you guys get back, k?

    -juice
  • jaxcarjaxcar Posts: 2
    Juice -- I just found these Subaru Crew topics. Great idea. BTW, what's the Fall Foliage Tour? It sounds interesting.

    Jack
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    It's supposed to take place during the autumn somewhere in the mid-atlantic region, I believe.

    Anyone fill us in on the details?

    -juice
  • I'm wondering if anyone knows of some good trails in SF Bay Area. I live in Petaluma and most of the interesting stuff around me is private land. I just want to put my 00 OB through some fun. I miss the snow in Tahoe!
  • I'm taking off work tomorrow to see if I can find some of the new snow Tahoe just got!
  • noclassnoclass Posts: 24
    TIME TO THINK ABOUT THE SOUTHEAST MEET AND GET-TOGETHER AT TEAGUE'S AUTO IN NORTH CAROLINA ON 27 MAY-- SEE http://www.subaruclub.com OUR EVENTS PAGE FOR INFO !
  • noclassnoclass Posts: 24
    Will be in the Charlottesville VA area the second or third week-end in October. Mostly just a driving tour and Brunch. I'll have more details at the August Gettysburg PA event.
    http://www.subaruclub.com
    Garry
    scoa@subaruclub.com
  • lucien2lucien2 Posts: 2,984
    I have to work most Saturdays...maybe I could get down there around 7:00 p.m., but I suspect y'all will be gone by then!
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Too bad, Lucien. I was counting on you to wave the Outback flag ;) You'd like these RS guys; they auto-cross at Ft. Meade and some have been to driving school like you. I'll keep your schedule in mind when they plan the next one. ..Mike

    ..Mike

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Let's go, fellas. I'm in.

    Maybe that'll inspire me to order those 16" rims and get them mounted. I'll have something new to show off.

    Mike: how many are expected to attend?

    Hey, we've got a lot of MDers here, so I expect you guys to show up if you can. You folks from VA (virgins??? oh, virginians) should come too!

    -juice
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Schweet! Now that we've got the main attraction, maybe the rest of the Edmund's locals will come out. Francisco, Phil (mmpkoppers): bring your GTs, I need backup! (and you can caravan from VA) Bob: you and your son can represent OBS, and bring Dave (dsattler). WDB (francophile), caravan w/Audrey's RS (email me for her info).

    Aapologies for those I omitted but if you lurk or if your profile doesn't say where you're located, I missed you but that doesn't mean you're not invited!

    From Jeff:
    > Looks like we'll have a very strong turnout!

    So that could mean anything. Audrey is coming from Philadelphia, and I think 10 RSVP'd on i Club.

    Thanks for posting your support, juice!

    Now who else will accept juice's "challenge"? If you want to ask questions of AJ, the almighty himself, this will be the place to be.

    ..Mike

    PS - Sorry juice but I was temporarily overcome by marketspeak.

    PPS - LOTS of twisties in the Beltsville Agricultural Research Center -- it's a research farm that your (USA, that is) tax dollars bought, so use it! And it's minutes away from the meet.

    ..Mike

  • kenskens Posts: 5,869
    Mike & juice,

    Please take some photos of this meet and post them somewhere! I'd love to see how it turns out.

    Ken
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Uh-oh, expectations are high. I'd better bring some cool tools with me. Maybe at least a hydraulic floor jack.

    KenS: I'm way ahead of you there. Will take both digital and 35mm cameras for the event. Hope to get some hot pics of the slammed Imprezas, which I imagine will dominate.

    -juice
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    juice, If you by slammed you mean lowered like the one we saw at the DC auto show, you might not see any. The i Club'ers that have RSVPd are auto-crossers with mods like struts and swaybars (some have springs, maybe .75-1 in lower). Sure, a few are boy racers (sans the stickers) but some are just enthusiasts like you and me. We'll keep you posted, Ken. ..Mike

    ..Mike

  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I guess I used the term loosely, but those will be plenty of fun to see regardless.

    I wonder how far they can go, i.e. what kind of mods you can do while staying within the rules.

    Also, someone at Subaru said the strut braces from the Impreza will not fit. Guess we can measure for ourselves.

    -juice
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    To clarify, not fit my Forester.

    -juice
  • lucien2lucien2 Posts: 2,984
    BWAAAAAAAAH!!!! I WANNA GO!!!! DAMMITT!

    I hate retail.....
  • francophilefrancophile Posts: 667
    It just so happens that I'll be in DC on the Friday before your MD shindig; another group of fanatics with which I have some association is assembling there for a little Cinco de Mayo bash. I was going to carpool down with a fellow (in his 1.8T A4 Avant, the excessive cost of which I was looking forward to pointing out to him at every opportunity) but since your event has apparently turned into THE place to be for a nascent Subie loon such as myself maybe I'll just drive myself down and cruise by on my way home.

    I have to warn you, though; my car is S-T-O-C-K, and it is likely to be D-I-R-T-Y. I'm what you might call an old-f*rt car nut. Over the years I've managed to find a comfort zone somewhere between driving enjoyment and obsessing over whether or not I could see the reflection of airplanes flying at 60,000 feet in the shine; in my case that zone is wwwwwaaaaayyy over on the enjoyment side of the scale. So if I show up with a couple of dead bugs embedded in the nose of my GT, please try to remember that some of them "sacrificed themselves to the stars" at over 100mph before you howl in protest and light the torches. Tell you what; I'll try to run it through one of those automatic car washes (gasp!) before I get there, just to get the really big chunks off.

    So, will this do as my RSVP? I just hope I don't fall off the waxaholism wagon by being around you folks. Been there, done that, used up all the t-shirts.

    Grinning,
    WDB
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Great WDB! Just STAY AWAY from the auto car wash! (I don't like the "touchless" ones either -- too many scratches on the 93 Civic.) I'd rather see a dirty GT than a scratched GT. Car washes are ok after the 5 year anniversary ;) You, juice, and I will be the S-T-O-C-K representatives. This'll do as your RSVP; I'll collect the names from here and fill in Jeff.

    Grinning a bigger grin than WDB,
    ..Mike

    ..Mike

  • francophilefrancophile Posts: 667
    I thought juice had hacked a big, non-factory hole in the roof of his Forester....

    Cheers,
    WDB
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Woops, I forgot. You sir, are correct. Mike

    ..Mike

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,725
    I'm going to try to make it too. First, I have to shovel out a semister's worth of U of MD debris (and that's being kind), that my son has left in the vehicle. So... there's my RSVP.

    Bob
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Haha, yes, the [ir]responsibilities of youth.. Thanks for the RSVP. Should be fun! Bring your son so he can translate Gen-X for the Boomers. ..Mike

    ..Mike

  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,725
    Unfortunately, wife and son will be in NY seeing a Broadway play that weekend. I'll be flying solo, unless I can convince my daughter to come... which is doubtful, knowing her social calendar.

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    ...just come!

    I just took my Forester to the beach, so it now has a layer of sand on top of the pollen that was on there before. Didn't get to drive in the sand, but that'll be this summer in the Outer Banks.

    I may or may not have time for a clean up, we'll see.

    Yup, looks at the mods topic at my first post, I list them all there. With the windows tint and the roof, though, it doesn't look stock at all. Too bad the wheels I wanted are out of stock, or I'd show up with some brand new Plus Ones.

    Rats.

    -juice
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    If your a Costco member, bring your card as there's a Costco on Rt 1 in Beltsville that sells petrol; it's about 5 mins away from the meet. Fuel is usually 8-10 cents cheaper than other stations in the vicinity (which isn't to say it's less expensive than a gas station near you). Haven't filled the tank recently so I don't know the current price, but I'll be refueling there since it's so close.

    ..Mike

    ..Mike

  • mmpkoppersmmpkoppers Posts: 3
    Mike,
    Just my luck that I would get called out during the period that I get way behind on the boards. Sounds like it would be fun time, and I was getting ready to clean it tomorrow morning. Unfortunately, we are already committed to another event, plus the scheduled b-day is less than a week away, so I don't think she wants to venture too far from the hospital.
    Keep thinking of me, I will make one of these things yet.

    phil
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,725
    Jeff for hosting the Subaru Meet in Beltsville yesterday. It was great to finally meet some of the Subaru Crew -- Mike, Juice and francophile, and to meet some members of the "I Club". Did I leave anybody out? I hope not.

    It was fun!

    Bob
  • francophilefrancophile Posts: 667
    I too enjoyed meeting everyone. And thanks for the soda and food too. I grabbed an iced tea for the drive back to PA and it got me all the way home. However it would have been nice if someone had told me about the monster traffic jam out on I-95 North! I could have scooted up some other road until I cleared it. Actually it wasn't nearly as bad as the gridlock I suffered on I-695 in the middle of the day Friday; so much for beating rush hour traffic! I must say I really, REALLY am happy to have the CD player. It kept me sane.

    Side note: while I was at the Subie meet NOT ONE Legacy-based OB was on site. Struck me as odd.

    Cheers,
    A slightly road-weary WDB
  • miksmimiksmi Silver Spring, MDPosts: 1,246
    Hey guys, thanks for attending the meet! 11 Impreza 2.5 RS, 1 Forester, 1 OBS, 2 GT; what a great gathering! Wow, we had something like 3 folks from Pennsylvania, a few from Virginia, some from Carroll County, Maryland, the rest from the DC suburbs. I enjoyed meeting Bob and WDB and putting some faces and rides to the names. (juice, of course always a pleasure to see you, bud). WDB, sorry about the 95 traffic. Thanks for schlepping all the way down from PA. Jeff's a great guy; he doesn't read Edmund's but I'll send him a URL so he reads the kudos. juice, what time to you take off? Wish Icould have stayed to watch more of the rally videos. SpeedVision is yet a another reason to drop cable tv and get a satellite dish.

    ..Mike

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