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Ludwig made the trip back in fine fettle--no problems in the whole 1233 miles. He also won the "most original roundie" award for this year, repeating the same win from 1999. Fortunately they were looking for originality and not cleanliness! There were some really nice square light tii's at the concours, including Bob Murphy's with the A4 Alpina setup and a set of 6jx13 turbo alloys (talk about a rare item!)

All in all a great event...the raffle car winners should be posted on the CCA web site by now; none of the names sounded familiar, so I guess y'all are just gonna have to drive your 02's for another year.

Convoyed partway back with Dave and Ginger Hoovler; Sahara and Colorado roundies following each other did get a lot of second glances along the trip. And naturally traveling together meant we wouldn't have any breakdowns.

Scored a very nice left side shallow surround grille from Terry Sayther in Austin--he's got quite a few 2002 bits and pieces, most of 'em pretty nice due to nice dry Austin climate. And Neil, I found a rim to replace the dinged one. Now I won't have to unlimber my torch and try to straighten it!

Great week but happy to be finished 2400 miles in an 02! Next year's site is Pasadena...OK all you CA folks, you'd better be there with your 02s. I think I'll fly out...

Cheers

Mike

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Why did Bob Murphy's tires seem to stick out so far?

They were past the fender lips in the front.

Was it just the 205's? Or, are those turbo wheels less offset?

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saving. Pasadena's only about 25 miles for me, but I'll weigh whether I'd rather spend the money on my '02 vs. O'fest. I say we have a counter-culture '02 Do-Da Fest just as we have the Do-Da Parade vs. the Rose Parade.

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Pacific North West?

I've been a CCA & ACA member for over 12 years....... the closest we've ever had one has been Colorado (still about 1,000 miles away).

Seattle would be an ideal place for the fest... lots of nice country roads nearby for the rally. SIR for the track and you can't beat PNW beer!

My 02 cents.

WH

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panel holes for the trim piece for me? I notice your panel trim is missing....my panels are "holeless" and I need to drill new ones for mounting the trim (ouch!)....can you help me out?

Thanks,

John

'72tii "Hugo"

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the CCA HQ, send them your suggestion, backed up by some chapter folks who will volunteer to be the local liaisons for the event. That's how chapters get Ofests...

Mike

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remember, a turbo has fender flares for a reason, and Bob's car didn't have the flares. Now you know why they're necessary!

Mike

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with all the included barbeques, buffets, etc, we felt like we pretty much got our money's worth out of O'fest in Colorado. We're planning to make Pasadena next year, but probably won't stay at the main HQ hotel - if enough '02/CS/Senior 6 folks come, it would be neat to have as many folks as possible staying at the same location nearby.

Quick web-check came up with a Vagabond Inn @ $70 a night with some covered parking and a Hilton with rooms starting at $90 with garage parking. Maybe somebody who's local to the San Gabriel Valley area would be willing to check out potential lodging locations......

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I think the concours people are just afraid of the PNW. Of course it would make the skid pad MUCH more fun.

A fest in the PNW would be great.

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have done that at four of my last five Ofests and had a great time--B&Bs are usually cheaper than hotels/motels, have great breakfasts and you meet more interesting people (hosts and guests). Am already looking around "Old Pasadena" area to see what's available.

Mike

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