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4/17 Sports Car BBQ -- NW RI

Discussion in 'New England' started by ChrisfromRI, Mar 23, 2004.

  1. ChrisfromRI

    ChrisfromRI Karting

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    Friends,

    Hope for good weather on 4/17 for a Spring Sports Car BBQ here in northwest RI!

    Plan your trip for a noon start here at my home. It is very close to the CT/RI Border, around 15 miles south of the MA border, near Rt 6 and Rt 395/290 (exit 10 MA Pike).

    PM me for specific directions from where you are coming from. There will probably be several convoys coming from different areas, as northwest RI is quasi-central for many New Englanders (sorry NH/VT/ME, but it's a bit further for you). Use this thread for convoy coordination to make the drive here more enjoyable. Anyone want to volunteer to be the convoy leaders?

    Kind Regards, Chris

    PS: There will be a number of Ferraris and S2000s here as I am pretty active in both clubs.
     
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  3. enjoythemusic

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    Chris,

    AWESOME! Alas, still can't drive on that day. Will have 31 days left on my parole :(
     
  4. TonyM

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    Chris,

    We'll be there. Is there anything we can bring?

    Tony
     
  5. ChrisfromRI

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    Steve,

    If you would like a ride, there will probably be a couple of people coming down from NH and I would be happy to see if I can set you up with a ride.

    Just let me know if you want me to do so.

    Kind Regards, Chris
     
  6. enjoythemusic

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    Chris,

    WOW, aweome! E-mail me at steve at enjoythemusic dot com . MANY thanks :)
     
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  8. ChrisfromRI

    ChrisfromRI Karting

    Jan 28, 2003
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    Tony,

    We'll look forward to seeing you and Shirley.

    It's not necessary, but you can feel free to bring your favorite beverage to make sure that it's here for you.

    Thanks, and Kind Regards, Chris
     
  9. ChrisfromRI

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    Friends,

    Keep hoping for good weather this Saturday!

    It's still too early to trust the weather forecast, so on Friday afternoon we'll see what they say and re-confirm.

    Kind Regards, Chris
     
  10. JC360

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    Hi Chris,

    I have an NSX and will be at Limerock with some of my E46 M3 friends.
    There will be 3 other NSXs there too.
    Was wondering whether the BBQ was open to cars other than Ferrari and
    how far you are from Lime Rock.

    Thank you,
    Jon

    PS.... Weather looks good so far, 65 and sunny!

     
  11. JC360

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    Hi Chris,

    Just looked up Foster, RI... its 2 hours 45 minutes from Lime Rock...
    kind of far.

    Hope you guys have a great time!

    Jon
     
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  13. Tom S

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    Alas, Saturday is a working day so we'll have to miss out. Have a great time and hopefully we'll see everyone soon.

    Tom
     
  14. carmaster

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    Feel free to stop in Boston and pick me up:)
     
  15. philvecc

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    Chris,
    Depending on my schedule I'd like to attend. '85 308 and '89 TR. Coming from Springfield area so I'd probably come down 395. Directions from there????
    Phil
     
  16. mondial86

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    I hope to be able to come it is not to far from the cape,and I need to get out and go for a ride.
    DAVID
     
  17. zan

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    Hi Chris, I would like to make it, but won't know till Fri night for sure. Comes down to the "3 W's", work, wife & weather.

    If I make it I'll bring the Butler book

    Mark
     
  18. dan360

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    Sorry chaps - am in England, not flying back until Sunday... missing the new car.
     
  19. Doody

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    dan - you've got a lot of miles yet to put on that thing before dyno day. if you're going to be travelling so much, i think you owe it to the community to loan the CS out to your local fchat friends to get through the break-in period. you KNOW it's the right thing to do.

    doody.
     
  20. dan360

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    ... hmmm ... let me consider that :)

    I have empowered Lisa to put some miles on it in the meantime ... the real target is 600/700 miles before full red-line OK. So I may still achieve the objective.

    Currently getting used to British pints again - 20oz rather than 16oz makes quite a difference when you have 5!

    Dan
     
  21. ChrisfromRI

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    It's a Sports Car BBQ, bring any kind of Sports Car you feel like driving that day. There is always an assortment here.

    Lime Rock is a great track, but there is unfortunately no direct way to get back and forth to Lime Rock from almost anyplace! I was just there a couple of weeks ago with one of my Sports Cars facing the same issue. I think the best way is to go up to the Mass Pike via Rt 7 and then come across on the Mass Pike and then come down Rt 395 into RI. I'm close to Rt 6 which crosses Rt 395 about 10 miles South of where Rt 44 crosses Rt 395 in Putnam. Otherwise, you zig-zag across CT and go through Hartford where I always seem to find traffic.

    PM me for directions.

    Kind Regards, Chris
     
  22. enjoythemusic

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    LOL!!!

    That is what i love about Doody, always willing to make personal sacrifices for the Great Good :)
     
  23. ChrisfromRI

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    Friends,

    It looks like the weather is going to be nice, making it a great day for driving and a BBQ!

    We're starting at noon, so plan accordingly.

    Use this thread to pull together any convoys. Several people are coming down Rt 295 and heading West on Rt 6 to get here, and several others are coming down Rt 395 and heading East on Rt 6 to get here.

    PM me for specific directions.

    Kind Regards, Chris
     
  24. mondial86

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    I will not be able to come I have two staff trainings that need to get done today ,,so as you guys have fun I will be working !!!
    DAVID
     
  25. Doody

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    pictures gentlemen?

    s'il vous plait!

    doody.
     
  26. Prova85

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    Firstly, many thanks to Chris for graciously hosting a great time and bbq. It was a very nice ride on a spectacular day out to that neck of the woods in NW RI as the highways out there are nice and light on traffic. There was more great food than you could shake a stick at. The Honda S2000 folks that showed are a good bunch. The Ferraris were definately the center of attention, however. We all had some good laughs. And who was that beautiful Japanese girl ? My god, she's as tall as I am! I'm not used to looking a level eye to eye with a woman let alone a stunning oriental woman. Eye candy for sure !

    Sadly, my F-chat brethren, we were soundly trounced in attendence figures as only myself and Phil V. in his 89 Tr were the only ones who managed not to screw up a free meal. If Chris is generous enough to ever host this again, my advice is to find a way to go. It's a very nice ride out there and Chris has a stunning piece of property and you'll leave with your belly full. And Chris, my appologies(sorta :) ) if I disturbed any wildlife and/or neighbors upon my exit but I was just in the mood to dip into the throttle a bit after all that car talk. :)

    Kenny K.
     
  27. ChrisfromRI

    ChrisfromRI Karting

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  28. philvecc

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    Chris,
    Again, thanks for the hospitality! I enjoyed the get-together and the chance to meet everyone there. You and your wife were excellent hosts, and weatherwise the day turned out to be as good as it gets this time of year.
    If you're ever out in western MA be sure to drop by so I can reciprocate.

    PS: I'd appreciate any info you have on the lift you had installed, i.e. Mfg. name, website, whatever.

    Have a nice day!
    Phil V.
     

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