[200q20v] NEQ Fun Run DETAILS! -THIS SUNDAY-
quattro at pdikeman.ne.mediaone.net
Fri Oct 20 13:29:19 EDT 2000
Okay, here's the itinerary. The result of some very serious studying
of the NY/CT/MA corner at the last minute :-) Be aware that Greg
hasn't returned the last couple of phone calls, and I don't want to
just "show up" without confirming with him, so we may simply meet at
the clock museum, or maybe a diner for breakfast. Stay tuned, more
PLEASE RSVP -IMMEDIATELY- via email(brett at iclick.com) if you plan on
coming or at least if you're thinking about it(though make sure you
say so if that's the case.) I need this to gauge turnout for
materials, grouping(ie, one group or multiple smaller groups of
cars), and warning the various stops along the way that we're coming
:-) If your schedule is busy, ask if you can join in at a particular
stop. If you need to split off and jet to something else early, hey,
that's cool too.
If you're coming, please try to be on time(or meet us at the later
stop that's also much more to the east); bring warm clothing(windows
down in the fall is just so much fun :-), a talkabout radio if you
want; try to arrive with as much gas in your tank as
possible(stopping a dozen cars at a gas station is next to
impossible, and this route is 220 miles!) Bring enough money for
food(estimates are below in the itinerary, prices I assume do not
include tax/tip) and admission to the museum. Co-pilots and
carpooling welcome. $5 donation to the make-a-wish foundation is
suggested for participation.
If someone would forward this to the V8q/20v/S-car(and other) lists,
that would be appreciated. I don't belong, and hence can't post to
them; wouldn't want them to miss out.
And to answer one question: YES, it's open to list members, you do
NOT have to be a club member to participate.
Start of itinerary
9am, AutoFirme, Amenia, NY
Meet Greg Haymann, experienced quattro mechanic and rally driver,
possibly even get a quick tour of his humble shop, a former car
dealership(ask him about the two cars in the display area, there's a
story.) Greg's shop is located less than a mile or two from the
intersection of 343 and 44(if you're coming up 44 from the south,
take a right onto 343 and look for Greg's shop on the left; there's a
medium-sized sign out front, usually a couple q's around, and it
looks like a small dealership, sort of...because it was at one time
Shmooze, say hi to Greg, try and convince him to come along, and wait
about 30 minutes for the late folks(hint, don't be late :-)
9:30->10:30, drive to the American Clock and Watch museum. Hopefully
arrive in time to hear all the clocks go off at the same time, which
I'm told is very impressive. Shmoze a little more(45 min ish; got to
hear the clocks all go off at once on the hour!) and hop back on the
11:15->1:15pm, flip around, retrace our steps somewhat, but shoot
north-west-ish to the Red Barn Lunchette for a late lunch around
1:15-1:30. Shmooze even more! At least an hour, right? :-)
2-2:30->3pm, shoot waaay up north to gawk at the natural rock
formation in North Adams, MA. Gee whiz, I wonder how that happened.
Hey, no, don't drive across that! Anyway, it's supposed to be nifty
4pm->4:45pm, head back down to scenic Lenox, MA(well, actually, we're
stopping in a resteraunt in Pittsfield, but Lenox is right nearby),
home of Tanglewood, for dinner at the South Mountain Grille.
Total mileage will be about 200-220 miles, and total driving time
will be about 5.5 hours.
If you would like to meet up with us later, you are welcome to do so
at the ACWM at 10:30.
I strongly recommend eating a big breakfast and/or bringing a
mid-morning snack along for the stop at the watch museum, it'll be a
2 hour drive up to the lunch spot.
I will have a couple copies of the inventory, which includes a whole
slew of maps and a description(and phone numbers) for the stops, at
the event. A quick summary, from the AAA guide, on our various stops:
American Clock+Watch Museum in Bristol CT, features 3,000 clocks,
some dating back to the 1590's, and includes grandfather, shelf,
novelty, and church-tower clocks; also includes a 1825 clock shop
area, victorian clock store, and a sundial garden. Admission, $3.50
Red Barn Luncheonette, in Ghent, NY
"an old fashioned atmosphere lends to the quaint, homespun charm of
the converted barn." Features "lighter fare" and homemade ice cream.
Lunch is from $3 to $7.
South Mountain Grille, in Pittsfield, MA(not quite Lenox, but it's
pretty close, at least on the map.) A "popular area restaurant" with
a "casual and inviting" atmosphere. Casual sdress; open 4pm-10pm,
95% non-smoking, children's menu, salad bar, cocktails in the dining
room, "semi-handicap-accessible." AE, DS MC VI accepted. Dinner
from $12 to $21.
If I can remember where it is, there's a cool ice cream shop right
off the main center of Lenox we could swing by before everyone jets
home, but I suspect we'll all be wiped out :-)
Brett Dikeman Systems Engineer
CFN(formerly iClick, Inc) 914-872-8043
120 Bloomingdale Rd. 914-872-8100(fax)
White Plains, NY 10605 http://www.iclick.com
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