I am hoping for some early planning for a meet/cruise next summer. Being a truck driver, I have been watching crews of Corvettes, Porsches, Vipers, etc., pounding the pavement for years. Everytime that I am witness to one of these clubs, I really want to be one of those guys. I feel like with a lot of planning, and a hefty heads up, it would be possible to get 40-50 or maybe more of us in one spot at once. Folks could strive to get their buckets running, and those of us with running buckets could strive to help others. The photo oppurtunities would be endless, and the comradery would only strengthen the "close knit" feeling of this community.
Depending on the interest level/response, I have several ideas that I want to throw out there.
>Western states meet<
This idea is easily the hardest to bring to fruition. There is huge PNW presence, a huge Colorado presence, and sizeable crews in AZ, UT, and CA. There is atleast one guy Vegas, Roger is shivering up in MT, and I'm sure we all know someone that is less than active on the .org that might roll out too.
The hard part comes from deciding where to meet and planning for lodging in X or Y city. This would likely involve some members travelling several hundred miles each way, therefore requiring a massive response and intense planning.
This would be easy enough. We'd all just meet at Wopper's crib, he would cook for everyone, on his dime of course, and he'll raffle off 1051 to a lucky .org member.
But seriously, I would look to a PNWer to set up something, and I would also need a couple local guys to convoy with me if I'm going to make the trip.
Seems like Vegas would be the obvious meeting place here. Cheap enough lodging, and accessible from nearly everywhere.
The meet could be in Grand Junction or Moab. It would be a day trip for most of us, 4-5 hours each way, with a solid couple-three hour hang out in the middle. Or we could plan on spending a night so there would be cruising time.
There are so many places that we could cruise to that it is totally up for discussion. I would be looking for a several hour cruise at a minimum, and I wouldn't mind taking a whole weekend or more.
I basically would like to plan on something for July-August next year, and would really like to have a large turnout.
Any thoughts? Seriously, this is WAY open for discussion and I would like to hear from as many folks as possible.