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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #15 on: February 27, 2015, 05:52:32 pm »
Laguna Seca would be awesome. I'm on the east coast but made the trip with my Laguna Seca and ran the track a couple of years ago. There is plenty of room. Barber motor sports was great for the 45th. It has been a long time for the west coast guys. Laguna Seca gets my vote.

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #16 on: March 04, 2015, 08:42:13 pm »
My vote is to go back to the place it all began in Dearborn. Factory tour, The Henry Ford Miuseum, and track time, plus the involvment of Ford Motor Company. Hard to beat in my book.

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #17 on: March 06, 2015, 02:10:42 pm »
Here is a suggestion that may be a contender, Mansfield, Ohio. Real close to Mansfield is Mid Ohio Sports Car Course about 20 min. away and also Dragway 42 that is about a 40 min. drive north of Mansfield or even Summit Motorsports Park less than an hour away. Lexington, Ohio Is where Mid Ohio is and they have lodging there as well as Mansfield. Mansfield has the Mid Ohio Conference Center that might be available. Its a smaller facility that that holds up to 1000 people which would probably be plenty big enough. There is also the Richland County Fairgrounds in Mansfield. I have never been to any of the places I just mentioned and found them while googling the Mid Ohio SCC. The proximity of the tracks is closer than the Tulsa tracks were if I remember correctly with the exception of Summit Motorsports Park. This area is more rural and may be similar to the Carlise event.

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #18 on: March 07, 2015, 09:09:43 am »
Dearborn would be nice. Can Ford do tours of a mustang plant? That would be cool.
I miss calif. it would be nice to have it there. Maybe you can get PJ involved and see he collection of cars.
Mid Ohio would be great. Nice track
Carlisle would be fine.

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #19 on: March 24, 2015, 02:58:31 pm »
I'm down to help organize a SoCal get-together around Knott's, whether or not that ends up being our "official" gathering.
Friday: Visit PJ's place
Saturday: Early Rodders, then up Angeles Crest Hwy to Newcomb's Ranch for breakfast. Then on over the hill to Willow Springs.
Sunday: Knott's

I can sound out Lynn Park about reserving Willow. Maybe we can get Mark Brown to contact Parnelli.
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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #20 on: March 28, 2015, 11:38:31 am »
Dearborn would be nice. Can Ford do tours of a mustang plant? That would be cool.
I miss calif. it would be nice to have it there. Maybe you can get PJ involved and see he collection of cars.
Mid Ohio would be great. Nice track
Carlisle would be fine.

Gus

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I think PJ has sent his collection to a museum. He had a really nice coffee table book printed with pictures of the cars in large format. I think I remembered reading that the cars were moved to a museum following that book.
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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #21 on: April 23, 2015, 06:41:13 pm »
There's a few tracks in Indiana...
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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #22 on: April 29, 2015, 11:01:01 am »
Beautiful Keeneland in Lexington, Ky (the whole "backyard" thing ::)) maybe in conjunction with the Concours 'd Elegance held there every year in July.  Gently rolling hills, lots of big shade trees, lots of room, Lexington has tons of hotels/restaurants, etc.  Right at the cross-roads of I-75 and I-64.

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #23 on: April 30, 2015, 09:25:52 am »
There's no what that a majority of east coasters will come all the way to California with their cars for this event.  And there's no way that all the west coasters will go east of the Mississippi for this event either.  The time and logistics (and risk) involved with getting cars to and from is prohibitive.

Let's do something new for a car event.  An east coast and west coast event running simultaneously, and linked electronically with a live stream.  Today's technology would totally allow it, and imagine the turnout at both events and the press/media coverage we would get with the use of the technology.  Owners can talk back and forth, show each other their cars, and even in-car cameras for track time!

I nominate Willow Springs as the West Coast meeting place, or in the alternative Laguna Seca or Sonoma Raceway (Sears Point).

We can do this!

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #24 on: May 02, 2015, 04:01:32 pm »
I like your idea, Sam. It'd be cool for the 2012-13 guys if we did it at Laguna Seca.
I'd like to do a "One Lap of California." One direction through the Sierras and the other direction along the coast.
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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #25 on: May 08, 2015, 06:07:09 am »

Let's do something new for a car event.  An east coast and west coast event running simultaneously, and linked electronically with a live stream.  Today's technology would totally allow it, and imagine the turnout at both events and the press/media coverage we would get with the use of the technology.

We can do this!


This would help reduce the whole 'backyard' issue. Not a bad idea. Are you volunteering for your coast?

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #26 on: May 17, 2015, 05:07:51 pm »
In 2012 I did that trip from the east coast through the Sierras down to southern California and back 40. Of course a stop at Laguna Seca was required and I ran with the Shelby club. A couple of other stops were needed and also tied it into my "Track Attack" and it has to be one of the best times of my life. Oh yea Laguna Seca raceway took over on my favorite  track over VIR. My opinion is if you run 2 events run them apart from each other so anyone wanting to attend both, can. Just my 2 cents. 

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #27 on: May 22, 2015, 01:48:21 pm »
Ford Dearborn HQ or Product Development Center would be good.  Plan it to be around the Woodward Dream cruise weekend (the Sunday after the Saturday Cruise is best). 
The week leading up to the Dream Cruise has a lot of events we could attend and there are other things to do also:
Ford Mustang Plant Tour  (See new Mustangs Built)
Roush Open House  (See Roush Mustang Build)
MRT Open House  (Get something installed on your 12-13 Boss)
Watson Racing Open House  (They build the Cobra Jet Drag Cars and Boss 302S Race Cars)
Ford Piquette Plant Tour  (See where it really all started, if you like history, don't miss this place.  Model 'T' assembly plant)
Henry Ford Museum & Greenfield Village  (Great Museum & Historical Village)
F-150 Factory Tour  (See the new F-150's built)
Woodward Dream Cruise  (One of the biggest One-Day Cruises on the planet)
Mustang Alley (Mustang Only parking at the Dream Cruise & Dearborn Test Track Day'/Tour & Factory Tour also)
(3) Casinos in Detroit  (You can part with some of your hard earned money here)
There is more to do than time to do it.  So you wouldn't be board at all.  Woodward Ave. will be packed everyday the week leading up to the Woodward Cruise.  It's a great time.
The Local Mustang Club (MOCSEM) may have more Ford Contacts and Advice also, and maybe we can be part of their big show again with a Boss only section like last time.
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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #28 on: July 09, 2015, 05:17:41 pm »
I attended the 2011 Boss reunion in Dearborn, trailered all the way from Washington State, yes a long pull, worth every mile, would do it again in a heart beat! I had the best time, Ford treated us extremely well, so much to see and do, a very, very well run event, hats off to all those involved!!!!
I know it seems a little unfair to us on the west coast but I would vote to do it there again. We don't need another split coast event similar to the Mustang Club of America's 50th Anniversary event. 

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Re: Reunion suggestions to help Randy
« Reply #29 on: July 18, 2015, 01:03:12 pm »
My vote would be for Dearborn as well, but I like the idea of the dual coasts as a second. I trailered my car from Edmonton Canada to Knott's (almost 3900 miles round trip) and would do that again. I would seriously consider (about 75% sure I would) trailering my car to Dearborn. Carlisle is too far for me to trailer, but I might consider flying out with no car.

And those of you that may remember me from Knott's in 2009, could we make sure wherever we got there is some shade for this Canadian please?

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