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October 14th Northwest Florida - Panhandle Get-Together

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  1. Owens84QV

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    #1 Owens84QV, Aug 1, 2006
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    Guys...here are the details!

    Date: October 14th.

    Meeting Time: Between 9:00AM and 10:00AM (CST). For those coming from areas Tallahassee and east, this is 10:00AM - 11:00AM for planning purposes.

    Meeting Place: KC's Pizza & Subs in Vernon, Fl.

    The plan will be to meet in Vernon and once the group has assembled, we'll take off for the Ebro Dog Track south of Vernon. We'll work on getting some ropped-off parking set aside for everyone. We can plan on eating lunch at the dog track. http://www.ebrogreyhoundpark.com

    For those traveling from points east of Tallahassee (Ocala, Jacksonville, etc.), you are more than welcome to drive into Tallahassee on Friday evening and stay at my house.

    We are trying to locate some decent B&B's between PCB, Ebro, and I-10 so anyone who wants to spend Saturday night in the area can do so.

    Guys...all ideas are welcome. Pass the word!! I'll be asking for volunteers to (A) call the Ebro dog track and check on ropped-off parking, (B) looking for good B&B's in the area, etc.

    Let's make this a good turnout. Can't wait to see everyone!

    Thanks to Dave Smith (SmithMotorWorks) and Tatcat (Rick) for helping me with ideas to pull this together!

    - Greg
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  3. tatcat

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    grego, i'll be back on the 11th. the following tuesday i'm hoping to go to the track and if possible i'll try to scout out a route from vernon to the track on the back roads. i'll let you know what's up when i get home.
     
  4. Owens84QV

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    Have a safe trip I'll talk to you in a couple of weeks.

    The good thing is we have enough time to plan this thing correctly.
     
  5. Owens84QV

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    With all of the activity in the other post "How many Ferrari owners in Northwest Florida", I would have thought more people would have said "I'll be there!".

    Very little response to this thread...very interesting...
     
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    We are still planning to be there, probably with the DB7
     
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  8. Wade

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    I was hoping to be there in a 328 or Mondial Cab but right now I'm in the middle of a well deserved job change. If not a F-Car by then I'll probably be on my X1 instead.
     
  9. SMWDave

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    I'm in of course!

    I've got a couple of friends, actually 4-5 Fcars that are coming as well.

    After the show in Destin i'm fired up for this too.

    come on guys lets get this thing together and going!!
     
  10. wg8221

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    While I haven't participated in NW Fla events to date I'll be there with my F355 Spider.
     
  11. Owens84QV

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    Now this is kind of input I was expecting.

    I'll look for some B&B's / decent hotels between Vernon & I-10 for those who want to spend the night.
     
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  13. Owens84QV

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    Who's the cheerleader for this event? ;-)
     
  14. SMWDave

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    I talked to Mark Hess, owner of Ebro dog track today.
    He is glad to have us and will take great care of us.
    We can park inside the track area too.
    There is a poker room and a restaurant.
    and if we have some idea of how many is coming he'll do some kind of package.
    Also free programs and track sheets for the dog races!

    Sound O.K. to everyone?
     
  15. tatcat

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    most excellent!!!! i've been trying to get up country to chart a course from vernon to the track but the weather hasn't been cooperative the past few days. hopefully, i'll get up there next week. i'll stop by the shop. curc
     
  16. Owens84QV

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    Thank you Dave, thank you Rick for all of your help.

    It's going to be fun to get everyone together. We'll start a list of attendees in September. By the 3rd /4th week of Sept., we should have a pretty good idea who's showing up.

    Appreciate the help!

    P.S. How's Johns black 348 lookin?
     
  17. SMWDave

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    Lets try a head count!

    who thinks they can make it?

    1. Me of course 97 355 spider
    2. Bill 86 328 gts
    3. Tony 73 Daytona or Mondial ( maybe both!)
    4. Gary 05 430

    Maybe on a couple others
     
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    We plan to be there.
     
  19. Owens84QV

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    Responding from my iPaq @ Jacksonville airport. I'll be there... 84 308QV.
     
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    We have a conflict that I didn't pick up--have tickets for Eric Clapton in Atlanta on Oct. 14. We were really looking forward to the get-together, but will have to take a rain check. Will plan to see you guys the next time, hopefully at a location west of Tallahassee again.
     
  21. Owens84QV

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    Tonight I sent out a notice to all of the guys who participate in our Tallahassee-area car group, Gulf Coast Exotics. Hopefully, we can get 5-6 guys from Tallahassee driving over to Vernon.

    I've also extended an invitation to our Jacksonville friends. Anyone east of Tallahassee is more than welcome to stay at our house Friday night and leave with us Saturday morning.
     
  22. Owens84QV

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    Phil...what's really more important? Come to Vernon and bring a CD of Clapton!
     
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    Problem is, we are flying to Atlanta for Clapton, then on to PA for a week of fall colors. Wish I had sorted it out sooner. Would have really liked to come. We'll be there next time.
     
  24. Owens84QV

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    Phil...we will do another event over in your direction. I want to repay the visit you made to Tallahassee. Have a great time in Atlanta and PA!
     
  25. SMWDave

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    Phil

    Sorry you can't make it, but..
    I can't say that I blame you Clapton rocks!

    Dave
     
  26. SMWDave

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    We're getting close!

    Anyone need any help with directions , places to stay , etc?
     
  27. Gatorrari

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    It would have been a neat trip, but I'm already committed to fly down to south Florida (by jet, not by Ferrari!) to visit my elderly parents. Maybe another time?
     

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