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Cleveland Cars & Coffee + Drive August 29th

Discussion in 'North Central - USA (MI, IN, OH, KY, WV)' started by switchcars, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2005
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    Doug
    Bob can chime in more here.....but I thought I'd start a special thread for it so we all know what's up!

    We're having a cars & Coffee this saturday, august 29th, same time as usual (9am), same place.

    At 10:30 we'll be heading out to the east side from Quay 55 and doing a drive down through Chagrin River and metroparks area, ending up in Peninsula for lunch.

    Bob is driving the route tomorrow, and he'll be confirming where we're doing lunch.

    More updates to follow - hope to see you all there!
     
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  3. Willian726

    Willian726 Karting

    Nov 19, 2007
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    Ian
    The bridge crossing the Chagrin River on River road is closed at Wilson Mills in Gates Mills. I used to drive that way to work every single day. Just a heads up. If you need some reroute suggestions let me know.
    -Ian
     
  4. carguy98

    carguy98 Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2009
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    Is there still going to be a C&C on September 5th?

    --Grant
     
  5. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

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    Yes. Still every 1st and 3rd saturday, but this one is a special one since it's the 5th Saturday :)
     
  6. Ducman491

    Ducman491 Formula 3

    Apr 9, 2004
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    I went that way on Saturday just to see if it was open yet. Just turn right on Wilson Mills to 91 then bang a left and go to Mayfield Rd. Then left again and right at the bottom of the hill back to River Rd. You really don't miss anything on River between Wilson and Mayfield.

    I won't make it this week, we are taking the bikes to the mountains in WV to play in the hills abit.

    Have fun.

    Jason
     
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  8. blackforestauto

    blackforestauto Karting

    Jul 6, 2007
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    Bob
    Thanks Jason - Doug (switchcars) and I went out yesterday and drove (and tweaked) the planned route. We're going to do something a little different to avoid that bridge closing, but your suggestion is a good one.

    I think we have pretty nice route planned - it's interesting and entertaining without being too intense. Lunch in Peninsula does not look like it is going to work - finalizing Plan B today, and more details will follow tomorrow. Expect about 90 miles and two and a half hours, give or take. Stay tuned - it would be appreciated if you would PM me or send a direct e-mail to me or Doug if you are planning on coming, just so we have a rough count.

    Thanks...

    Bob
     
  9. aja

    aja Karting

    Jun 6, 2005
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    adam adelstein
    If the weather holds up i would be in. If its rain or shine let me know i will do it in the phaeton. I agree penisula is not a good idea.
     
  10. carguy98

    carguy98 Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2009
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    Bob,

    Here's a link to the 6speed thread:

    http://www.6speedonline.com/forums/midwest/179009-cleveland-cars-coffee.html

    Do you think that there's anything I should add, take out, or change?

    Thanks!

    --Grant
     
  11. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

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    I'm guessing we'll go rain or shine....this is Cleveland!!!
     
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  13. Miro

    Miro Rookie

    Jun 15, 2009
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    Westlake, Oh
    I'll be there!
     
  14. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

    Jul 28, 2005
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    Update from Bob-

    The restaurant of choice is Creekside Restaurant in Brecksville - they were much more accommodating than Peninsula.

    Creekside is blocking off a section of the restaurant/bar for us and parking.
    http://www.creeksiderestaurant.com/index.php

    We should be arrivng there at about 1pm for those that want to join us just for lunch.

    I got the north side of the route finalized on google maps, and I sent it over to Bob to have him finish up the South part of the route. It is going to be a great drive....very few traffic lights, tons of back roads and lots of turns.

    Please everyone make sure two things:
    -Gas up before you get there - there will be a gas stop en route but it'd be great if we don't have to use it!!!
    -If you have walkie-talkies/personal radios please bring them. We will be using those to communicate for those that have them.

    RAIN OR SHINE!!!!
     
  15. Miro

    Miro Rookie

    Jun 15, 2009
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    Westlake, Oh
    Bob & Doug,

    Thanks for putting all this together!
     
  16. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

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    Frik, it's really all Bob's work....I just played around on Google maps and tagged along for the test run.

    Stopped by Chris's shop today....tried to talk him into coming....work on him Miro!!!
     
  17. Miro

    Miro Rookie

    Jun 15, 2009
    32
    Westlake, Oh
    His turbo would be a nice addition!
     
  18. blackforestauto

    blackforestauto Karting

    Jul 6, 2007
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    Bob
    Here are links to Google maps for the drive tomorrow - because of the length, Google wouldn't allow it to be one map. Printed copies will also be available tomorrow. If you don't already have a navigator, you might recruit one - the drive will be more enjoyable if you don't have to multitask! Hoping for good weather and a good turnout...

    Bob

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114776322722780771515.0004723459ff16aa94715&z=10

    http://maps.google.com/maps/ms?hl=en&ie=UTF8&msa=0&msid=114776322722780771515.000472348e6eaaa54067d&z=12
     
  19. blackforestauto

    blackforestauto Karting

    Jul 6, 2007
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    I realized late this afternoon that there was actually a gap between Part 1 and Part 2. My first attempt to correct it made things worse/more confusing. It is now correctly corrected - if you pulled that map down between about 1700 and now, it is suspect. Please retrieve the corrected version. Sorry about that!

    Bob
     
  20. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
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    Brad Stephenson
    I'll be there rain or shine. It's been a while since I've seen you boys.

    Brad
     
  21. DonJuan348

    DonJuan348 F1 Rookie
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    Aug 5, 2008
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    Its is great to see this is still ongoing. BJS, I would love to see your Maserati since I am a big fan.
     
  22. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
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    Brad Stephenson
    Let me know the next time you're in Cleveland. You should take it out for a drive -- lots 'o fun!
     
  23. BJS

    BJS Formula Junior

    Jan 18, 2004
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    Brad Stephenson
    Bob and Doug,

    Thanks for all of your work organizing today's cruise. Good times, even if I did get lost. :)

    Brad
     
  24. carguy98

    carguy98 Formula 3

    Apr 27, 2009
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    Grant
    Anyone have any pics?
     
  25. switchcars

    switchcars Formula 3

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  26. aja

    aja Karting

    Jun 6, 2005
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    adam adelstein
    Thanks to everyone, it was a great time. Wont bring the limo next time.
     
  27. TimCantwell

    TimCantwell Karting

    Apr 10, 2007
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    NE Ohio, Naples, FL
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    We had a good time and are looking forward to the next one.
     
  28. Miro

    Miro Rookie

    Jun 15, 2009
    32
    Westlake, Oh
    Great time! Thanks for putting it together.
     

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