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Old 03-26-18, 09:42 AM
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DC Area Spring Road Trip 2018

Well, hopefully we've had our last snow of the season. Once the rains clear off all the remaining salt, I think it is time for a cruise. Who's with me?


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If you have not heard about the spring/fall cruise tradition be sure to check out some of the previous trips.

Here's the current planned route: (MAP) The trip is out to the Shenandoah, a cruise along Skyline Drive, then back to Old Bust Head.

As per our usual, we will be starting the trip at a breakfast establishment (IHOP @ 7495 Iron Bar Ln, Gainesville, VA 20155) for everyone who is interested to get some grub. This gives us the opportunity to show up at more flexible times. If you want to eat, make sure you are there with enough time to get your bill taken care of before we leave the parking lot. Departure time will be 10am, even if you aren't there for food make sure you are there EARLY. We'll be standing around chatting anyway and if you are late you run the risk of us leaving without you. Then you will have no other choice but to try and catch us up after we've already woken up all the law enforcement with our loud exhausts.

Remember: These meets are more about the people then the cars. Having your car be down for service is part of owning an Rx-7. Feel free to show to the meeting spot and grab a ride along with someone else, or if you want to drive along with us in something else that is cool too.

Once you decide that you are in, vote for the dates you are interested in. Also, list your screen name and real name below so I can have a running tally of who is showing up.



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I'll be there in my red fc, names Michael
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I'm good for 3 days this time!

Also, I just picked up a '94 parts car that's mostly complete. If you need any parts locally PM me. Rocky has dibs on the manual swap parts if the pedals aren't bent.
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So much for following instructions! Thanks, Vlad.
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I know you got excited about a project!
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Wouldn't be able to do 15th since that is the big PA show, but other days are good with leave in. Although right now still going through my dominion incident so hopefully should be good to go.
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Wouldn't be able to do 15th since that is the big PA show, but other days are good with leave in. Although right now still going through my dominion incident so hopefully should be good to go.
You're welcome to ride along if you're not sorted out by the date of the cruise. I did E-mail Ray Crowe and offer him the same, I'd hope he would drive one of his FD's if he comes though!
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What big PA show? What dominion incident?
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It’s a shame it’s not later, I won’t be able to make this one
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What big PA show? What dominion incident?
An Elite Tuner show. https://www.facebook.com/events/229149854285283/
Went a bit hard on the road course and went off in the dirt. Getting stuff straightened back right now.
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1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc

I made a video shortly after the last trip. Kinda discovered iMovie on my phone and got sucked in. Who knows how to post videos?
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Rocky, thanks for setting this in motion once again.

1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc
6. Billybiceps - Bill
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I'm hoping it's on a Sunday. I can guarantee Sunday, but not Saturday.

1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc
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Sounds fun. There's always the possibility of weekend tasking for me, but at least the car is in good shape.

1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc
6. Billybiceps - Bill
7. The Spirited Rotary - Ash
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Went a bit hard on the road course and went off in the dirt. Getting stuff straightened back right now.
I recently pulled some grass out from under my car from the trackcross event there back in november. At least you didn't hit one of the many walls there.
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DC road trip 2018


1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc
6. Billybiceps - Bill
7. The Spirited Rotary - Ash
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So I should be able to make it this year I'll not be in the FD though I'll be bringing the new (to me) Miata, I've got a bit of work to do on it first. I've got new coilovers, sway bars, suspension bushings and brakes/rotors hanging out in the garage. I'll be putting those on this weekend. The coilovers will need about 100 miles or so to settle before I readjust height and get an alignment done, so I'm casting my vote for the second weekend, that way I can get my mileage in during the daily commute and get alignment done the night before

1. He's On Toroids - Rocky
2. Max_Spd - Vlad
3. Molotovman - Ian
4. Michael Mansour - Mike
5. Zoolander - Duc
6. Billybiceps - Bill
7. The Spirited Rotary - Ash
8. Thor 18 - Eric
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RX-7 Cruise Promo

So I guess all it takes to upload a video is by doing it on YouTube. I didn't take the time to figure out how after the Fall Drive so I'll just put it here to promote the Spring Drive. I didn't really set upon making a video of that day, just discovered the capabilities of iMovie shortly after and used the footage I had. Technology!

Hope to see some old and new faces and cars soon!

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So Rocky - 11 of 16 voters can‘t be wrong - you calling it for the 15th ??
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Actually I think its better to do the Saturday since

Import Face-Off Crofton, MD 4/15/18

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Actually I think its better to do the Saturday since

Import Face-Off Crofton, MD 4/15/18

Vlad - a good time to try to sway votes would have been when you first chimed in the same day Rocky posted the poll. That being said, the only time I recall when we went contrary to the popular vote was once when Fearless Leader Rocky‘s work situation changed and everybody insisted we switch dates so he could be there. Only fitting. Old farts like me can go pretty much any time, so I'll roll with any day that's chosen. How‘s the color-changing Stang and my lady, Anastasia ?
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Ha, Rocky needs to let us chance our minds on the dates! I can't change my pick of the date!
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Duc, looks like you got hit with a copyright infringement for the song you used, video won't play.

Vlad, When everyone voted for the trip it was contingent on the course being in VA. Even if I switched you over to Saturday (and added Bill as well) it doesn't mean that everyone else would still come if we switched venues. I'm pretty sure Jack would bail as well as probably Mike since they are from out west. Having said that, if it's a yearly thing I could schedule it as our destination next year.

Re: Weather, we definitely cant do this weekend. Right now the forecast is for snow If the roads aren't clear of salt by the 15th, or we get bad weather again, we may need to push to May 19th - 20th

Stay tuned...
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