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  1. rob lay

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    Before I finalize this, I want to hear everyone's feedback.

    Reoccurring/Informal events...

    - Second Monday's at TBC 6:30pm.
    - Live F1 Watching Parties at MAT or homes.

    Scheduled events...

    - Saturday, Feb. 7th Fine Dining #3 (towards FW, maybe Southlake Cafe)
    - March sometime, possible FoD car show on a Saturday. Not finalized yet.
    - April 16-18th South Central FCA Annual Meet in San Antonio
    - Saturday, May 22nd 2nd Annual Poker Run
    - June 18-20th Indy F1
    - Saturday, June 26th Exotic Car Nights #7
    - Saturday, September 11th 2nd Annual FIAT Club Italian Carfest
    - Saturday, August 3rd Fine Dining #4
    - August 13-20th FCA Annual Meet Monterey
    - Saturday, October 9th Fall Rally
    - October ? - Ferrari French Quarter Classic
    - Saturday, December 4th Exotic Car Nights #8

    italics = Non FCA DFW Events

    Other Events to be added...

    - Dyno day
    - Casino trip

    Please review and let me know how the dates look, also let me know if something else is going on that may conflict with the schedule.

    Thanks,
    rob
     
  2. Tillman

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    I separated these into months to make it easier to read and corrected the order of the August/Sept events. Obviously I have no issue with the schedule.

    Any thoughts on moving the ECNs? It's just too freaking loud at Carson's (and the drinks are weak :D). Maybe I'm just too old....

    Someone at the ECN suggested taping/TIVOing the 4 AM F1 races and having get togethers to watch them. Naturally this requires someone or multiple someones to be a host. Thoughts?

    Also, we have people with boats and lake houses. Anyone want to show off one weekend during the summer? Ferraris at the Lake?
     
  3. rob lay

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    This is a really good idea.

    Thanks for organizing the calendar. My entire philosophy in building it was to balance everything over the year. I didn't want any local or other popular events too close to each other.

    The Fine Dining nights are really supposed to be a ECN, just at various places. Although the focus is more the food than partying. I'm flexible, I use to like Carsons, don't know anymore, it's always nicer when it's warm enough to be on the patio.
     
  4. Tillman

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    Here's a completely goofy idea for summer/spring

    How about invading the drive-in theatre in Granbury? We could cruise down there, unload our folding chairs and watch a relatively recent movie, and then people could either cruise back or stay at any of the local bed-n-breakfast places. They have double features on Saturday night and great greasy fries.

    Not a place for the dust-free crowd, as the parking is typical grass-and-gravel drive in fare. Granbury is (was?) also home to the museum for the Great American Race
     
  5. JimSchad

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    I still want to go to Sneaky Pete's in Lewisville on a Sat afternoon. I also want to go Snuffer's or something on Lower Greenville. Mercy winebar in Addison would be cool, but pricey....$15/glass. Even Sherlocks. Of course I like bars so my ideas skew that way.

    A friend of a friend owns the baja boat dealership here. Perhaps we could organize some event with him at Lake Lewisville. Think he has a silver 355.
     
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  7. rob lay

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    Basically, all the events I listed I'll have some part in organizing and running. Anyone else with an idea and motivation is more than welcome to put an event on the calendar. I'll help you with insurance (if needed) and getting the word out, but I'm tapped all out for organizing any more events.

    Let me know.
     
  8. Tillman

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    Modified with Second Monday dates and F1 races

    - Monday, January 12 Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting


    - Saturday, Feb. 7th Fine Dining #3 (towards FW, maybe Southlake Cafe)
    - Monday, Feb. 9th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting


    - March 7, Grand Prix of Australia (Melbourne)
    - Monday, March 8th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - March 21, Grand Prix of Malaysia (Kuala Lumpur)
    - March sometime, possible FoD car show on a Saturday. Not finalized yet.


    - April 4, Grand Prix of Bahrain (Bahrain)
    - Monday, April 12th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - April 16-18th South Central FCA Annual Meet in San Antonio
    - April 25, Grand Prix of San Marino (Imola)


    - May 9, Grand Prix of Spain (Barcelona)
    - Monday, May. 10th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - Saturday, May 22nd 2nd Annual Poker Run
    - May 23, Grand Prix of Monaco (Monaco)
    - May 30, Grand Prix of Europe (Nurburgring)


    - June 13, Grand Prix of Canada (Montreal)
    - Monday, June 14th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - June 20, Grand Prix of USA (Indianapolis)
    - Saturday, June 26th Exotic Car Nights #7


    - July 4 *, Grand Prix of France (Magny-Cours)
    - July 11, Grand Prix of Great Britain (Silverstone)
    - Monday, July 12th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - July 25, Grand Prix of Germany (Hockenheim)


    - Saturday, August 3rd Fine Dining #4
    - Monday, Aug. 9th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - August 13-20th FCA Annual Meet Monterey
    - August 15, Grand Prix of Hungary (Budapest)
    - August 29, Grand Prix of Belgium (Spa-Francorchamps)


    - Saturday, September 11th 2nd Annual FIAT Club Italian Carfest
    - September 12, Grand Prix of Italy (Monza)
    - Monday, Sept. 13th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - September 26, Grand Prix of China (Shanghai)


    - Saturday, October 9th Fall Rally
    - October 10, Grand Prix of Japan (Suzuka)
    - Monday, Oct 11th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting
    - October ? - Ferrari French Quarter Classic
    - October 24, Grand Prix of Brazil (Sao Paulo)


    - Monday, Nov. 8th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting


    - Saturday, December 4th Exotic Car Nights #8


    italics == not local FCA event
    blue == likely F1 watching parties
    red == anyone know a 24 hour sports bar with SpeedTV?
     
  9. Tillman

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    Great! Closer to summer we'll let you scout out the territory and options :D
     
  10. jimpo1

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    If it will ever rain so the lake will fill up, I might be up for a lake day. Chris could bring his boat down so we'd have 2. I drove my Ferrari down there once, people were stopping in the street driving by to check it out. I can't imagine what they'd do if we had a bunch of them. Parking might be a problem as we can only get about 3 cars in my driveway, but my neighbors would probably pitch in some spaces.

    Is May too late for the poker run? It could be hot as hell by then and my ac hardly works.
     
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    You might have a point. The date is almost a month later than last year. It shouldn't be too close to the regional event, though, and with Easter being in early April in 2004 that means the only alternative date would be April 3rd or 4th -- and that's NASCAR weekend in North Texas.
     
  12. rob lay

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    The regional meet went about a month earlier this year, so we kinda flip flopped. That's about the earliest and still be a month from the regional.

    With hopefully adding our own concours early in the year too, I think the events are aliged right. I would rather have it cool for the concours than the Poker Run. At least part of the Poker Run will be in the AC.
     
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    I like Carson's in general, but I like it better in the warmer months, where we can sit outside and check out the scenery, but still hear each other's lies. You can wander inside with the crowd whenever you want, to go pee or play grabass. :D

    For a lake day, we could also do a morning run on a weekend down to Joe Puddle Lake in Cedar Hills/Grand Prairie. Eat at the Oasis and hang out. Could even do it in the afternoon, and blend it into the evening. Lots of parking there. BTW, that was one of our Poker Run stops last year.

    Is there any way that Motorsports Ranch would put up with a group of us for a DE/Track Day? Maybe a special visitor rate on a day they think might be slow. I suppose that might have some sort of insurance issues, but you never know....
     
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    Sneaky Pete's is a great idea, especially if you bring the cars. They have a big parking lot and direct access to I35. I keep my boat about a half mile from there. It can be pretty nice on summer afternoons with the pool and there is LOTS of good scenery. Plus, for all those up to the challenge, there is always party cove. It makes Carsons on a good night look tame in comparison. Think lots of inebriated women who didn't have much clothes on to begin with.

    ...Jim Schad, your friend might even be able to bring a toy out with him from the dealership (demo?). I keep meaning to get down there and look for a good winter deal on one of those Bajas but I never get down there these days without a client or the boss in tow.
     
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    what do you gay's think about toy drive for kid's.
     
  16. rob lay

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    Oh my, I just think it's spectacular. It's like... oh my gawd, I just can't believe it. We could get together in the morning and pick our outfits and maybe have a cappuccino. Finishing off with a toy drive would just be the cherry on top. My favorite are the barbies, but the GI Joe's are sooo mmmm.

    :D

    Seriously, I think it's a great idea.
     
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    And Rob wonders why he sets off gaydars.....
     
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    I like the Sneaky Pete's idea. I would even be up for the planning of that, or at least help.

    By-the-way, I always knew Jano was gay. He's always trying to hit on me!
     
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    Thanks Tillman for grouping everything by months. Until you hear otherwise, the following is the official calendar. I just sent this to everyone on my DFW list, if you didn't receive the email and you want to be on the monthly update list, please fill out the form at www.fcadfw.com. Thanks, rob.

    - Monday, January 12 Second Monday Event, TBC karting 6:30pm

    - Saturday, Feb. 7th Fine Dining #3 (Classic Café in Southlake) 7pm
    - Monday, Feb. 9th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm

    - March 7, Live F1 Watching - Grand Prix of Australia (Melbourne)
    - Monday, March 8th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm

    - Monday, April 12th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
    - April 16-18th South Central FCA Annual Meet in San Antonio

    - Monday, May. 10th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
    - Saturday, May 22nd 2nd Annual Poker Run

    - June 13, Live F1 Watching - Grand Prix of Canada (Montreal)
    - Monday, June 14th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
    - June 20, Live F1 Watching - Grand Prix of USA (Indianapolis)
    - Saturday, June 26th Exotic Car Nights #7

    - Monday, July 12th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm

    - Saturday, August 3rd Fine Dining #4
    - Monday, Aug. 9th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
    - August 13-20th FCA Annual Meet Monterey

    - Saturday, September 11th 2nd Annual FIAT Club Italian Carfest
    - Monday, Sept. 13th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm

    - Saturday, October 9th Fall Rally
    - Monday, Oct 11th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
    - October 24, Grand Prix of Brazil (Sao Paulo)

    - Monday, Nov. 8th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm

    - Saturday, December 4th Exotic Car Nights #8
    - Monday, December 13th Second Monday Event, likely TBC karting 6:30pm
     
  25. rob lay

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    Jim Schad, your email bounced, I need your latest email. Thanks.
     

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