[urq] Northern California UPG Event - 8/15-16/2009
urq at pacbell.net
Thu Jul 16 09:01:26 PDT 2009
Thanks for the response Brandon! It would have been great to hear you could
make it ... perhaps next year! The Monterey Historics are reasonably well
timed in the late summer, I'm thinking that it will be the "rallying" event
for future Northern California UPG events ... which should help people with
Would love to - but alas it's not in the cards this year...
Still have very fond memories of driving the urq out to Monterey in '99.
And vivid memories of the ticket coming back through Nevada doing 129....
Enough details have been worked through to where I feel comfortable
announcing a Northern California Urquattro Preservation Group event to be
held on the weekend of the Monterey Historic Races (8/14-8/16). It is not
going to be anything approaching the scale of the event the Colorado folks
put together in 2008, but as Javad rightly advised there's nothing wrong
with starting small. This will be ten years after the Historics event where
the featured marque was Audi ... and it will be the first time I personally
have been back to the Monterey Historics since that event.
As of today there are two activities planned, one being a drive to the
Monterey Historics on Saturday morning (8/15); we'll need to start early as
we didn't have the details organized in time to set up a corral, and with
Porsche being the featured marque it will be well attended. On Sunday 16
August there'll be a "quattro drive" in the hills of the east of the San
Francisco Bay, which will end at 034 Motorsports who is sponsoring a BBQ and
offering low cost use of the dyno ... drooling over all the goodies 034
Motorsports has is free ... ;-)
More details will be available as we firm up the plans, I wanted to give as
much advance notice as possible in the event there are folks from outside
the area who would like to attend. Depending upon interest and volunteers
we may be able to put together more events. I was thinking that we may want
to have a get together Friday evening to prepare for the parade to Laguna
Seca the following morning. If there are any who would like to lend a
little time to setting up the final details we will certainly appreciate it.
If any of you might be able to attend, please send an e-mail to me so that I
can start to get a feeling for scale. If you have any ideas on the events
as described or for something in addition to them let me know. I'm thinking
that I may use the urquattro yahoo group to make information available.
PS - Here's a link with the latest info on the Monterey Historics:
Porsche announced it will show its all-new Panamera Gran Turismo to the
North American public for the first time during Monterey Peninsula's Classic
Car Week (August 9-16) that includes the Quail, a Motorsports Gathering; the
36th Rolex Monterey Historic Automobile Races; and the famed Pebble Beach
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