[urq] UPG 2008 Planning
ingo.rautenberg at gmail.com
Sat Oct 13 08:35:18 PDT 2007
I'm with Bob on this. Though I'm presently sidelined (broke my right
leg on Sunday), if we plan this far enough in advance, I think we
could make this a very special GTG. I'm certainly up for Jackson
On Oct 13, 2007, at 11:10 AM, OPTONLINE wrote:
> This past year, I've had the pleasure of driving across the country
> I live in NJ, and bought Rich Letsinger's 20v 85' in Seattle and
> drove it
> home, and I also did a cross country vacation with my kids
> focusing mainly
> on the National Parks in the West.
> I've attended the UPG events hosted by Gary Brown in CT, and every
> The reality may be that there is simply not enough interest to draw
> from both coasts together. I hope that's not the case. As for
> me, the
> natural beauty of the West trumps the need for a one-day drive, and
> for me,
> I can't get very excited about Omaha or KC (and I've been to
> both) , BUT the
> original suggestion of Jackson, Wyoming is VERY interesting.
> The Grand Tetons, Yellowstone, the Snake River etc....are some the
> the most
> remarkable treasures this country has, and driving in the area is
> If we were to keep it in Jackon, or a similiar "vacation
> destination", I'd
> plan my summer vacation around the trip, and bring both the 20v
> 85' ( if the
> bodyshop ever finishes the paint) AND my white 85 WR.
> For anyone who hasn't seen Jackson and the Tetons, there is a famous
> photographer name Henry Holdsworth who focuses his work in the area.
> Here's a link to his website....his work shows the incredible
> beauty of
> Wyoming, and combining this kind of natural beauty with a long road
> trip in
> an URQ I feel are essential to the success of a national UPG event.
> Bob Pastore
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>> OK- wanting to help UPG some traction, I have read most of the
>> posts and
>> tried to filter most of the input relating to majority
>> preferences and
>> Following is my input and opinions, hopefully well thought-out,
>> and very
>> intentional regarding objectivity, and making every attempt to be
>> The important components for most responders seem to be:
>> 1) Race track
>> 2) Scenic and challenging day trip/road trip availability
>> 3) Coordinating event (i.e. professional race series or
>> other major
>> 4) Attractions/Amenities/Infrastructure
>> 5) West Coast accessibility
>> 6) East Coast accessibility
>> My main interest, which I think is shared by everyone, is to
>> gather as
>> URQs as possible. A recurring annual event would be fantastic!
>> I believe that trying to gather from both coasts with a central
>> both will achieve neither. While the suggestions of Kansas City &
>> very central and would be on my “go” list (1 day trip), I think
>> we would
>> get much attendance from either coast. The recent Park City Utah
>> only 10 cars, most of which were from Colorado. Planning an event
>> farther East (i.e. K.C.) and I feel the participation will be
>> even less.
>> I have
>> also not to date seen much East coast interest. Any interest in
>> K.C from
>> eastern listers?
>> After much map searching and numerical evaluation, Colorado
>> Springs meets
>> the top 4 of the above components with an “A” rating, and #5 with
>> a B or
>> (admittedly F on 6).
>> The general consensus, which I share is, seems to be that the travel
>> is a “one day one way” distance. While Colorado Springs is not a
>> day trip
>> from the West coast, K.C is not a day trip from either coast.
>> Another point to consider is that there are by conservative
>> approximately 25+ URQs in the Colorado front-range area.
>> I’m willing to compromise and contribute whatever resources of
>> time and
>> effort I can to bring this to fruition.
>> Have URQ – will travel (1 day one way)
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