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    MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    For those interested in a GTG in August 2020

    I realize this is a bit early, but proper prior planning is needed to achieve a well organized GTG. There are some logistical concerns regarding lodging, dining, and coordination of events so at this point I'm asking to see if there are any members that can commit early to help with this GTG. Specifically I would like the following:

    - Member to organize and coordinate lodging, either AB&B or Motel rooms or a combinations or the two

    - Member to organize dinners and lunches

    - Member to organize a drive for the group

    - I and 600Eric plan to liaise with MBCA and the Chair of LOTA for the show itself

    Monterey Car Week is the second week of August

    For Legends of the Autobahn (friday) the 500E500 will be the featured model celebrating 30 years from the debut at the Paris Motor Show

    Saturday - Italiano Concourso
    - Historic Vintage racing at Weathertech Raceway (Laguna Seca)

    Sunday - The main event Pebble Beach

    I plan to be in Monterey 2020 and I believe there should be enough interest to put together a high quality GTG.

    Again, I realize this is early



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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    We won't be back till 2022 based on our current plans..so if this falls through keep Al, Stephen and I in mind for a little further out
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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Jeff,

    It's never too early to start planning. I will likely not be at Legends for 2019, but will definitely plan for 2020, and hopefully we can also have some 500Eboard involvement. I have a banner that the East Coast Crew produced for the GTG we did a few years back, that I would love to use at such a gathering.

    Some out-loud brainstorming: It would be great perhaps to do the actual E500E GTG the day or two before Legends, and do it in the Bay Area. Then morph it to Monterey for Legends and the rest of the weekend. Perhaps we could have a committee of folks like RicardoD and jlaa to help out with a Bay Area GTG portion. We need to put them to work anyway (they spend way too much time on this site), so this could be a good "something" to sic them on.

    And I will reserve airline miles to force Mr. & Mrs. GSXR down to California, so that the members of this forum can actually meet him and confirm that he is a real live human being, not a robot.

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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Quote Originally Posted by gerryvz View Post
    And I will reserve airline miles to force Mr. & Mrs. GSXR down to California, so that the members of this forum can actually meet him and confirm that he is a real live human being, not a robot.
    LOL! Mr. Roboto... hmmm, might have to pull the 744 out of mothballs and attempt a road trip. Or maybe take the Almandine project high-miler down there. Flying would be easier though.

    What week / dates in August will this be? If not yet finalized, which weekend is it typically (early / middle / late)?


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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    LOL! Mr. Roboto... hmmm, might have to pull the 744 out of mothballs and attempt a road trip. Or maybe take the Almandine project high-miler down there. Flying would be easier though.

    What week / dates in August will this be? If not yet finalized, which weekend is it typically (early / middle / late)?
    Typically the second week of August

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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    If GSXR is going to attend, we should all try to attend.
    I like the idea of doing the GTG a day or two before.

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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Quote Originally Posted by gsxr View Post
    LOL! Mr. Roboto... hmmm, might have to pull the 744 out of mothballs and attempt a road trip. Or maybe take the Almandine project high-miler down there. Flying would be easier though.

    What week / dates in August will this be? If not yet finalized, which weekend is it typically (early / middle / late)?

    Dave, If you drive I would love to meet up somewhere with one of my cars and caravan down. Maybe we could get a NW caravan?

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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Count me in. Never too early to plan something like this. I will drag in jlaa to help. This is an excuse to repaint my front bumper and possibly hood for the event in 2020.
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    Re: MONTEREY CAR WEEK 2020 - 500E500 GTG - LEGENDS OF THE AUTOBAHN

    Quote Originally Posted by RicardoD View Post
    Count me in. Never too early to plan something like this. I will drag in jlaa to help. This is an excuse to repaint my front bumper and possibly hood for the event in 2020.
    My pleasure! It would be great to see the GSXR in the actual steel/silicon/plastic too.
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