[urq] Northern California UPG Event - 8/15-16/2009

Dan Simoes dan at audifans.com
Thu Jul 16 21:27:10 PDT 2009

And conveniently 10 years since the last time I was there :)
On Jul 16, 2009, at 9:01 AM, urq wrote:

> 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
> their scheduling.
> Steve Buchholz
> -----Original Message-----
> 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....
> Brandon
> '84 ur
> -----Original Message-----
> 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.
> Steve Buchholz
> PS - Here's a link with the latest info on the Monterey Historics:
>                http://mazdaraceway.com/pages/news-item?r=0K0H473ZPN
> 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
> Concours d'Elegance.
>          http://mazdaraceway.com/pages/news-item?r=SK8UF4RIB4
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