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  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    The purpose of this event is to meet Solberg, not the '06 STi, that's assuming it's there.

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    For the event at Miller Subaru on Thursday.

    Somebody get out there and take pics!

    -juice
  • lark6lark6 Posts: 2,565
    What would you like to see of it that hasn't already been posted somewhere?

    I'm planning on going but my time there may be limited.

    Ed
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Find out about USDM content. That we don't know.

    Bob
  • lilbluewgn02lilbluewgn02 PAPosts: 1,089
    Ed,
    If you go, would you be able to get an extra autograph for Michael (even if it's on a piece of toilet paper!) ; he is always complaining that it is almost impossible to get here in the US due to lack of WRC visits, and Petter is his favorite driver (of course). Thanks.
    Serge
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Take a picture of the rear trunk. I'm curious how the USDM '06 Imprezas will be handling the badging.

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Ask if there will be a delete option, not for me but a lot of people here ask.

    I may end up going, maybe even get to interview Petter in person. I'm waiting to here from SoA.

    -juice
  • lark6lark6 Posts: 2,565
    I'll do my best, Serge and all. I imagine there will be a huge rush on this event given the width of its broadcast and the interest in the 2006 Impreza line. It may be hard to get a clear, unobstructed view of the car.

    Bob suggested I take Paul's cozy coupe along for Petter to sign. Who knows, he may either think it odd or want one for his own son!

    Ed
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Bob suggested I take Paul's cozy coupe along for Petter to sign. Who knows, he may either think it odd or want one for his own son!

    Or a photo-op at the very least! :)

    Bob
  • lark6lark6 Posts: 2,565
    Bob: I was able to take some unobstructed shots of the '06 STi. I focused on details - front, rear fascia, hood scoop, badging, aero bits like the diffuser, wing over the rear window, etc. I saw juice there and he was taking pics as well. I'll upload them sometime today, or if you like I can mail you a couple. E-mail me for details.

    Serge: Petter wasn't signing glossies but SWRT posters. I have one for you, rolled and rubber-banded; all I need is a mailing tube and a mailing address. I'll get that from you offline.

    A pretty good sized crowd at Miller, over 250 based on the number of tickets issued, and I'd guess over 300 given late arrivals. (Explanation of tickets: In order to control the volume of people passing through the relatively small showroom Miller required people to sign in and get a numbered ticket. They then called ticket by number (0-25, 26-50 etc.) to come into the showroom, meet Petter and get his autograph. The rest of the crowd had to stay outside in the sweltering heat. Fortunately Miller had refreshments; some light eats but more importantly lots of cold soft drinks and bottled water.

    Petter gladly signed my son's Cozy Coupe and the copy of Drive featuring my letter and the pic of the car. Many of the people from SoA corporate recognized the car from Drive; IIRC Patti mentioned at one time that it was the subject of some discussion within Marketing. Surprisingly a lot of people came up and took photos and videos of the Cozy Coupe, and several people asked me for more info on how I put it together. (I'm beginning to think there may be the makings of a small cottage industry here; if not doing the conversions, at least supplying people the templates I made. What do you all think?) I was also surprised to see that someone had made their own version using a newer version of the Little Tikes car.

    A lot of Impreza owners took parts off their cars for Solberg to sign, typically sunvisors or glovebox doors but also a few hoodscoops and at least one rear wing. The autograph line was taking on the look of a chop shop!

    All told it was a good event; I got to see juice and a couple of Subie fanatics I hadn't seen in a long time.

    Ed
  • rshollandrsholland Posts: 19,788
    Thanks Ed. I can grab them from when you upload them. Glad you had a good time. :)

    Bob
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    Also posted in Meet the Members.

    -juice
  • lilbluewgn02lilbluewgn02 PAPosts: 1,089
    That cozy coupe is even more fabulous than it was (and it always was the coolest of all toy cars) with Petter's autograph...don't ever sell it; it is something to be passed down...did you get a photo of Petter signing it?
    Thanks very much for the poster (better than the toilet paper I mentioned). Email me at subiefam18@earthlink.net and I will send you the address. Michael is at camp until Aug 7th, so it will be a nice surprise for him. Also let me know the postage costs.

    Thanks.
    Serge
  • lark6lark6 Posts: 2,565
    Serge,

    E-mail sent.

    Ed
  • artpartartpart Posts: 1
    Petter Solberg photos from Indianapolis Car and Driver 50th Anniversary :http://artpartphoto.com/gallery
    Arthur P.
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Missed a good time. :)

    -mike
  • subearusubearu Posts: 3,613
    If you have a link with pics, post it, would like to see 'em!

    Come to the Chicago or Milwaukee area, then I wouldn't miss it.

    -Brian
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    We saw him first. :P

    -juice
  • bat1161bat1161 Posts: 1,784
    Its that time of year once again. This January, from the 6th to the 8th, a group of Subaru owners in the Northeast are once again doing our drive through NJ, PA, and NY with a brief stop in Canada. Come and join us for a fun drive, and enjoy spending time with fellow Subaru enthusiasts :shades: .

    As is our usual way when doing this trip, we combine the fun of driving our Subies with raising money for a worthwhile casue. The charity we are raising money for this year is the Leukemia & Lymphoma Society.

    We have people from as far away as New Hampshire joining us. If you can not do the whole drive, join us for a portion! You'll see a variety of Subaru's from the STI, to a 97 Leagacy Sedan.

    For information contact either myself or Paisan (Mike).

    Mark
  • paisanpaisan Posts: 21,181
    Hey all. In case you haven't heard of it yet, this is a unique bonding experience of Subaru owners throughout the NY/NJ/PA/NH/CT Area. Started 5 years ago as a way to get everyone together for a drive and to share some meals and meet new folks and raise money for charity. This drive will take you to 3 states, over 1000 miles in 48hrs.

    Check out the details on the website:

    http://azpinstalls.com/48hrs06/

    Hope to see you there!

    -mike
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,777
    Man, I really missed the boat this time around. I just logged on to see if you had posted your departure time from NJ, as I was going to drive over to Seven Stars restaurant on Rt 22 in Brewster to have coffee and cake with you guy! Glad I checked the AZP site.... You changed the route this year!!!!!!!!!!

    Have a good & safe drive,

    Steve
  • bat1161bat1161 Posts: 1,784
    Steve,

    Mike decided this year we would do a reverse route compared to last year. We probably passed near you on our way back home. Our last waypoint for the run was in Albany which we left around 9 pm on Sunday night.

    Maybe next year! (First weekend of Jan. 07)

    Mark
  • fibber2fibber2 Mid Hudson Valley, NYPosts: 3,777
    Mark,

    If you came down the Taconic, you passed within 3.5 miles of my house!

    Steve
  • lilbluewgn02lilbluewgn02 PAPosts: 1,089
    yeah, and you came within 1,312 miles of my house...so close and yet....
  • bat1161bat1161 Posts: 1,784
    I don't think we came near anyone's home in the Crew here, but we did drive down Mike Smith Road :) .

    Actually, we finished in Albany and came down the Thruway to 17 South.

    Serge - if you are teaching in NJ next year, maybe you and Michael can join us?

    Mark
  • lilbluewgn02lilbluewgn02 PAPosts: 1,089
    Mark,
    You know we'll be there!!
  • ateixeiraateixeira Posts: 72,587
    I'm glad they showed what they did, but give us something original, guys!

    -juice
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