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    Thumbs up July 2010 Okanagan Cruise/Track Event

    Some info has gone out to the members on the July event, I thought I'd post a brief summary up here as well.

    July 16th, 17th and 18th, 2010.

    Friday July 16th: Make your way to Kelowna. We'll meet on the patio at the Grand in the early evening, just a casual meet and greet as folks arrive. There is an alternate hotel, the Holiday Inn on Harvey Ave., the email sent out has all the links and details.

    Saturday July 17th: We'll be meeting early and heading south throught the valley, hitting some great back roads with lots of twisting tarmac to cover on our way to some of the best wineries in the world at Oliver, Naramata, Summerland, Westbank and points in between. We'll be back in Kelowna in time to relax, refresh and make our dinner reservations at the local favourite Yamas Greek Restaurant for 7PM, those with Elton John tickets will need to dine and dash to make the concert, the rest of us can relax, enjoy a great meal and then head back to the lounge at the Grand for a cocktail.

    Sunday July 18th: Making our way to Vernon, just north of Kelowna, we've go the track rented and will have an autocross set up for some friendly competition. We have the track from 11:00, so we will have time to fuel up and get some breakfast before. We are joined by the Porsche Club and the Viper honour is at stake, so bring your 'A' game! There will be lunch at the track and cool refreshments. The track rental and lunch costs are covered by your membership dues, so come make good use of both! Those who are not members are welcome, the Porsche club members included, there will be a nominal fee to cover costs.
    After the autocross, we have one more winery to hit, where we have reservations for a memorable supper overlooking Lake Okanagan. This will be the final stop on the tour, those staying in Kelowna Sunday night can make their way back to town on #97.

    Last year we had 25 Vipers from all over western Canada make it for the weekend. Come out and enjoy the beautiful surroundings, fun roads and great people that will be sure to make this the most memorable weekend cruise of the year!

    Cheers!


    PS If you haven't done so already, please let us know if you plan on attending. Thanks!



    This is in front of the Grand, it's right on the lake and they have always treated us very well. Underground parking with a place to wash your car is available.


    There's lots of this sort of thing here in the Okanagan, getting there is at least half the fun!



    Beautiful vistas, with vineyards and orchards all over make for great photo ops.


    This is what it's all about; Vipers and friends, driving and having a great time. See you there!
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    Default Re: July 2010 Okanagan Cruise/Track Event

    A little over 4 weeks to go and the response has been very good! If you're having trouble getting a room at one of the two on the itinerary, let me know I can suggest a few others in the area.

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    Default Re: July 2010 Okanagan Cruise/Track Event

    Any word on an Alberta convoy yet ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1blueviper View Post
    Any word on an Alberta convoy yet ?
    No word on that as yet.
    There are a few heading out from Calgary, maybe hook up with them?

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    PM Trevor Cameron (TNT) or Marcel (don't know his ID)as they was expecting to go from Edmonton. Hook up with Ron and his buds in Red Deer. Those guys are good company.

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTTTTed View Post
    PM Trevor Cameron (TNT) or Marcel (don't know his ID)as they was expecting to go from Edmonton. Hook up with Ron and his buds in Red Deer. Those guys are good company.

    Ted
    Good tip, Ted. Have yet to hear from either of those you mentioned if they're coming out or not. We do need to know for planning/reservations purposes etc., so if anyone out there is planning on joining us for a great weekend, and hasn't done so please take a moment to drop either Craig, Jim or myself an email, PM or just a note here.

    Thanks!

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    I've had a couple questions about the auto cross on the Sunday, and I thought I'd clarify it here; no helmets are required, the speeds you'll be at are quite low, you might get into second gear once in a lap.

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    Supersnake - you coming?
    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by RTTTTed View Post
    Supersnake - you coming?
    Ted
    Sorry Guys,We will not be coming this year, we had a great time last year and we will have to skip this year.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Asp Man View Post
    Good tip, Ted. Have yet to hear from either of those you mentioned if they're coming out or not. We do need to know for planning/reservations purposes etc., so if anyone out there is planning on joining us for a great weekend, and hasn't done so please take a moment to drop either Craig, Jim or myself an email, PM or just a note here.

    Thanks!
    We have all been super busy this year.
    We seem to be in the right side of the recession.
    Fracturing of gas/oil wells has gone from 20-100 T fracs to 50-700 T fracs with the new technologies of horizontal drilling and up to 15 fracs per well at up to 100 T per frac. So HSSSSSS has more than enough work hauling frac sand to well sites.
    Bread is one of the main staples in the food chain so Breadman will always have enough work.
    Since the latest craze in house building/renovations is hardwood floors 1OF76RT/10 has no shortage of people begging him to take their money.
    On this note we will not be sure until just before the cruise if we can make it or not. If we can we would just be there for the cruise and supper on Saturday, as last year. We would not be able to stay for the Sunday events.

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    Quote Originally Posted by HSSSSSS View Post
    We have all been super busy this year.
    We seem to be in the right side of the recession.
    Fracturing of gas/oil wells has gone from 20-100 T fracs to 50-700 T fracs with the new technologies of horizontal drilling and up to 15 fracs per well at up to 100 T per frac. So HSSSSSS has more than enough work hauling frac sand to well sites.
    Bread is one of the main staples in the food chain so Breadman will always have enough work.
    Since the latest craze in house building/renovations is hardwood floors 1OF76RT/10 has no shortage of people begging him to take their money.
    On this note we will not be sure until just before the cruise if we can make it or not. If we can we would just be there for the cruise and supper on Saturday, as last year. We would not be able to stay for the Sunday events.
    Well we're hoping you'll be there Ron and guys, even if you can't make it past Sunday lunch. You guys were a blast last year. It'll be sad if there are NO yellow cars this year.

    Ted

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    Quote Originally Posted by 1blueviper View Post
    Any word on an Alberta convoy yet ?
    I'm going if there are any other cars that decide to go from Alberta let me know and we can meet if you like .

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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper ACR View Post
    I'm going if there are any other cars that decide to go from Alberta let me know and we can meet if you like .

    Tyler, there are at least two other cars from Calgary coming out, though I'm not sure if they're traveling together.

    Greg

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    Thanks Greg , If they post on here I will drive out with them. If not it will still be a fun drive .

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    Any pictures ?

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    Good to see you, Tyler, hope you guys had fun.

    Pics, yep. See below!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Viper ACR View Post
    Thanks Greg , If they post on here I will drive out with them. If not it will still be a fun drive .
    Quote Originally Posted by 1blueviper View Post
    Any pictures ?
    Quote Originally Posted by Asp Man View Post
    Good to see you, Tyler, hope you guys had fun.

    Pics, yep. Here's one, I'll put some more up later. Pardon the auto-focus.

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    Personally, I think that Deana's Belly dancing was better than mine.

    The best the Prosche's could get was 3rd. The SL63 and the BMW M5 weren't very close I heard.

    Ted

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    Default Re: July 2010 Okanagan Cruise/Track Event


    Todd Baker



    Trevor Cameron
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    Woman standing at neighborhood clapping her hands as we went by.





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    Great pics, Ted! (correction to the first one: not Tyler, but Todd Baker)

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    Fun event, excellent weather , great choice of roads , gorgeous scenery . Good to see some old friends and make some new ones . I had a lot of fun thanks for everyones work to put the event together .
    I made a lot better time travelling home on Sunday . Road construction crew's were off duty. A lot of spirited driving on the way home to say the least Radar detector paid for itself a few more times on the trip .

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    You're right - fixed it. Here's Tyler's car cruising through the Mtns...



    and cruising through the carved mountain cliffsides with lake on 1 side and carved naked rockface/cliff on the other was amazing contrast. Not sure if this was you, Greg?



    And driving through downtown Penticton (then we cruised Beach Drive and back up Hwy 97)


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    At the Grand Kelowna Resort and Spa Monday morning.





    Driving down into the Okanagan Valley.

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    When we stopped at Jackson Triggs it "just worked out" that these 2 beautiful GTSs parked with the best BACKDROP. Mine ...



    and the other GTS (Todd's) parked right beside me with the correct spacing.



    Easiest way to tell the difference is that my Sapphire has tinted headlights, fogs and markers whereas Todd's are clear.

    Ted

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    It was an excellent weekend with great roads and people.
    Thanks to Jim and Greg and anyone else that was involved in the planning.

    Ted, thanks for the pic of my car, I finally can have a decent one as a screen saver now.

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    Welcome, here's Deana bellydancer. Notice the money in her hand? No one was stuffing $5 in MY pants



    Yamas Greek Restaurant(?)



    Andy's SSG with custom Graphics and a Venzano Interior. Andy picked this car up when we were at VOI X and drove it home. Since Andy allowed his car to be used as Venzano Interior's display car he didn't get to drive it until AFTER VOI X was over. He did ride my Pass seat at the AutoX. Didn't seem to be shaking or trembling when he got out either,

    Andy left early Sunday so he didn't make the AutoX.

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    Our Winery Widow Hostess, Anna. Her husband died while working the winery and Anna explained that this property was covered in gabage before they made it into the beautiful property it is now. Lunch was served and Anna served a LOT of various wines while explaining that the "Passion" wines are best served with a dab behind the ear for partnership licking and enticement. It could be a bedroom wine. She explained that the Fire wine was not for the weak (she was definitely correct) and I tasted the so called "mild" wine, owwww.



    Lunch in the shade of the Willow Trees was enjoyed by all and Anna's sharing of her history was appreciated. Everyone I talked to felt that Anna had exceeded what was expected of her.



    The area had quite a few 'backroads' that we had to test out as well.




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    Figured that I should post a pic of Willowbrook Chrysler's SSG SRT10 Viper that owner Doug Seal brought out with him. I saw that he allowed a few test drives of his car, which is/was appreciated. If anyone is looking - I think Doug had a half dozen Vipers in Langley as well as 2 new 2010s coming in.




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    Here's my son Travis. He had a blast and ran my 84 Turbo daytona screaching the old tires most of the way around the track and may have been near the BMW M5? He wasn't fast, but he did well for a first time. Mostly, he was overcautious because it was MY car( I hope).


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