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It was a pleasure to meeting everyone today...except the NYS Troopers!

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  1. 993 guy

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    Just wanted to drop a quick note to say that I had a great time today on my first run with you guys and I look forward to seeing some of you at the Running of the Bulls and future runs as well. It was truly a perfect day for a drive (except for the situation at Jones Beach), and I hope that you all had a good remainder of the day when I had to head back.

    As for you guys in the grey Z06 and the 2 bikes...I hope everything turned out OK for you. It definitely put a damper on the day for all of us...

    Here are some quick pics that I took with my cell camera.

    See you soon...

    Eric
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  3. ghost

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    Doesn't sound good. :( What happened?

    Good to see Jon's silver 360. Where's Lupe's 355?
     
  4. Ed P.

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    Who came on the skateboard?
     
  5. Merdav

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    I didn't know Long Island employeed so many State Police, geez. I have to say we could have ALL been hit, those cops must have been told they were there for security only, and to leave the cars alone. Except for 1 or 2 who were probably on regular highway patrol. From some of the looks those cops gave us I think we should be happy they didn't just start shooting out our tires.
    Eric really nice to meet you, good luck with your shopping, and I may reconsider the bull run too.
     
  6. 993 guy

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    We were heading towards Jones Beach on the access road (a fast stretch) in a very "spirited manner" when we came upon a state trooper on the side of the road observing traffic (no radar or laser though). There were probably 5 (including bikes) or so of us in front with the Z06 leading the pack when he spotted us. I thought for sure that we were all toast but the trooper didn't seem to move from his stance by the side of the road? I was the 2nd car in the pack so I pulled up along side the Z06 and shook my head in confusion. No such luck...around the bend was a sea of BLUE.

    The Z06 was first and then one by one the Troopers started pulling onto the road. They stopped the 2 bikes as well and I was sure that they would come after me and Merdav at the least...but they left Merdav (green 355 Spyder) and me alone! Lupe, who wasn't far behind stopped to see if he could help the guys in the Z06 since he is a Police officer himself. We heard through cell phone communication that the Z06 was impounded and possibly the bikes as well (not sure about the bikes but on my way back I did see one of them still by the side of the road with 2 Troopers in tow).

    That's why you don't see Lupe's car in these pics and being that I had to get back to NJ and my family for a 5pm BBQ, that's all the info that I have at this point. I'm sure we will hear more as folks make their way back home.

    BTW, the skateboard was for filming purposes. A little MTV style action I guess... ;-)
     
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  8. ghost

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    Interesting. Thanks for the update Eric. Let's wait to hear what happened.
     
  9. phantasms

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    The driver of the Z got his car back right after it was towed and only got an expired registration ticket I believe. The two bikes paid off the tow truck driver and they too are on the road again. I know they were given a few tickets. That was pretty much the last of the cops for the day.


    BTW... It's about time I introduce myself. I'm Gene. I drive the very loud blue Z06 with the black rims and red hashmarks on the fender.

    Looking forward to filming you all again.
     
  10. Black355

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    Guys, it's Memorial Day Weekend. The police are on triple overtime and you went to one of the most notorious places for speeding in the tri-state area. The off season is one thing...

    Be careful out there -- and come to the track. ;-)
     
  11. ghost

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    Welcome. Glad things turned out all right.

    Looking forward to seeing the film.
     
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  13. udalmia

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    Gene,

    I'm the guy with the red 360 spider. I'm glad to hear that guy got let off so easily, just an expired registration ticket is very very light. btw, the part about the bikers, I think you should probably take off the internet, maybe im just paranoid but hey if i did something like that I wouldnt want it on a website..

    Great car btw, were you the one doing the drifting?
     
  14. Hubert888

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    exhausting day....even though I wasnt the one driving!!! Nice meeting everyone! Hope Brad's footage turned out pretty good.

    Jon C.....thanks for picking me up and taking me for a spin in the new silver 360....great car!!!!!

    After all that cop stuff near Jones Beach....Keith, me, Jon C., Utkarsh, Lupe, and Rob drove to Classic Coach to chat and for me to pick up my car. Turns out that Jon's 360 battery was leaking acid and some of it got onto some metals parts of the car. So Classic Coach is taking a look at it and the car remains there overnite.

    Then we all drove to Lupe's joint by the NJ coast (this restaurant by the water near his house) and had a relaxing lunch/dinner. Great people & great food :)

    So what is funny is that Jon picked me up this morning in his car....and the day ended with Me driving my car dropping him off in the City.

    I took some pics....Pics will follow later.
     
  15. JC360

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    Hey guys,

    Just got home. Exhausting but very fun day!

    Thank you Brad for organizing/taping/hosting the drive. You car is one
    badass 360. It looks and sounds vicious!

    Hubert, thanks for driving me back and having patience with my
    mis-shifting slow driving self =)

    Utkarsh, your pipes/exhaust note is still ringing in my head!
    You, Hubert and Brad are bad influences!! Must stay away from you
    guys! =)

    Vik, thanks. Cant wait to get you and Emil back for some runs.

    Lupe, thanks for hosting the NJ late lunch/run. Now I know who is the
    king of jersey. You know everything in the state!

    Keith, Dave, Eric, all the Viper/Vette people it was great meeting and
    hanging out with you guys.

    Pics to follow, tomorrow.

    This is going to be one fun summer!
    Jon
     
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    PS.... LOL... Brad your skateboard is in one of the pics.
    Hope its still there!
     
  17. udalmia

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    Jon,

    Great meeting you today. Fantastic car, really like the white stitching, really feel bad for you about the whole battery thing but hey its a good thing you found out now before something serious happened.. don't worry teething problems are common I had to send the spider to classic coach 2 days after delivery.. Good to have you on the tri-state crew..

    PS. The exhaust note is still ringing in my head too!
     
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    Thinking about the notes will be torture when you are overseas!
    I predict, that youll be back in a week! 2 tops! =)
     
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    I was riding shotgun in Jon's silver 360. Keith posing in his Viper :) Brad's wife showing us how driving 360's supposed to be done!!!!

    We on our way to Jones Beach.......
     
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    looks badass.

    Hubert you not exhausted?

    I am going to take a nap until tomorrow.
     
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    Trouble with the cops. Brad filming....
     
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    Pit stop near the beach....

    360's RULE :)
     
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    Last run of the video shoot....then off to Classic Coach!!!

    Utkarsh tearing up the highway!
     
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    Nice pics Hubert!
    I have to wait until Tuesday to post! Sorry guys.
     
  25. Hubert888

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    ENZO!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    owner of the Enzo (named Rich) drove into Classic Coach. Guy was very nice and cool.
     
  26. udalmia

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    Great pictures Hubert, I love the one with the wheels, great work!

    Rich was such a cool guy, I really like the new trend, non-snobby ferrari owners/sales people, makes it such a better experience.. Hubert, did you get a shot with the enzo reflection on the glass?
     
  27. Hubert888

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    the reflection enzo shot is the vertical picture. not much of a shot, i should have taken another one....oh well.

    If anyone wants full size photos of any shots...let me know.
     
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    Hubert, isnt your gf leaving on monday?
    I see that you miss talking to us already?! LOL
     

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