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: VT 100, The 2nd Annual Green Mountain Saab Run (August 7th)


Diggler
23rd December 2003, 09:49 AM
The time has come to begin nailing down dates! With the lack of a Convention on the East Coast in 2004...

Sat Aug 7th. Bennington VT.

for a summary of last years event see http://www.featherlink.com/vt100

This year instead of a 1 way trip, we will be making a loop back to Bennington.

save the date!
-Dirk

Tweek's Turbos
21st January 2004, 07:34 PM
Allright! :cheesy: I'm offcall that day, I'll be there.

Vermont Saab
21st January 2004, 07:39 PM
I'll be there

SaabScott
1st February 2004, 09:48 PM
I'll keep this in mind ... but unfortunately (again) it is some 5+ hours from my place ...

But it is a day after my birthday! :cheesy:

Diggler
1st February 2004, 11:54 PM
you should come, I'd like to see you there...but if you're looking for something closer, the NYSOC runs a CanAm run "annually" so you might check that out. Last year it went from Saratoga Springs to Montreal and back, (overnight in Montreal and a night on the town) much fun was had!!!

zingZACH
4th March 2004, 03:45 PM
I'll be there! :D 8) :cheesy:

Diggler
5th March 2004, 09:06 AM
I updated the websit last night, it should have all of the appropriate information. Let me know if I missed anything.

-Dirk

http://www.featherlink.com/vt100

eric900spg
18th July 2004, 05:27 PM
so it is a 100 mile loop, is that the plan? I had a great time yesterday on the run we did with the SOG, but I know my car cant keep that pace for a long time, not in the condition it is in... maybe if I was father front... I loved the pace but my car is old and tired :( maybe I will bring dads vette... :oops: jk :cheesy: :cheesy:

Diggler
19th July 2004, 10:41 AM
Hey Eric,

Thanks for the props on the run. Yes the VT100 will be roughly a 100 mile loop probably longer by a bit. If you run at the front it will be MUCH easier on your car. There will be some spirited driving when I feel like having fun but I wont lose the group. You can always come and get a ride in someone elses car. a few people have done that in the past.

-Dirk

eric900spg
19th July 2004, 11:36 AM
it was a fun run. I dont mind running it hard, just that it was getting a little hot in a few places. I was the one that leaft about halfway, you liked my momo wheel :lol:
I will probably drive, just closer to the front. as long as I can make it that is :)

Jon1
19th July 2004, 06:56 PM
http://saabpics.org:3000/gallery/albuo28

Photos that I took from the 2003 VT100

Jon
jon1..

Diggler
27th July 2004, 05:00 PM
Guys,

Just a quick update as I haven't put out the regular amount of information this year. Looks like a similar turn out as last year. Right now I have 19 cars registered and I expect a few more who didn't register. The schedule for the day is as follows:


09:00-10:00 Sign up / Bagels and coffee
10:00-Drivers Meeting
10:15-Line Up
10:30-Depart Paul Dolmetsch Motors
10:30-12:00 Route from PDM to Jamaica State Park
12:00-2:00 Lunch
-Eat
-Vote for peoples choice
-Sell stuff
-Swim if you want
2:00-Depart Jamaica State Park
2:00-4:00 Jamaica State Park to Paul Dolmetsch Motors
4:00-4:30 Group Photo / Prep for BBQ
4:45- Whenever BBQ

Like last year there will be a fee to get into Jaimaca State Park. I just purchased 30 entrance passes for the day to bring the price down to $1.80 per person. So I can tack on a $2.00 fee at sign up, or they can collect it from you at the gate for $2.50. Either one is fine by me. Unlike last year I didn't reserve the pavillion. Unfortunately at Jamaica State park the fee is $100.00 not the $35.00 of Hapgood pond. So, pray for sun, and pray that the pavillion is empty.

On another note. If you're bringing a dog. Their current rabies tag must be shown at the gate, they must be on a leash at all times and they must not be left unattended. They are also not allowed in the day use area. So with all of the parks restrictions on pets, it sounds like the pooch might be happier at home.

Regards,

-Dirk Feather

eric900spg
28th July 2004, 08:33 AM
I would like to go but cant. after all that I realized that I have to be at a party and BBQ for my best friend. maybe next year :roll:

SPGBOY
29th July 2004, 05:05 PM
I think my father and I will be heading up in my SPG. Hope it will be a good time.

Diggler
4th August 2004, 02:46 PM
VT100 Update

PDM Phone # 802-447-7085

What to bring:
a change of Warm clothes
Umbrella
folding chairs
Family Radio Service (FRS) radios a.k.a. walkie talkies
-We should be on channel 3 sub code 25
$5 for registration if you registered before July 7th
$10 for registration if you registered After July 7th

$2/person if you're one of the first 30 registrants
-entrance fee to Jamaica State Park
$2.50 /person if you're NOT one of the first 30 people
-entrance fee to Jamaica State Park

$ for BBQ Dinner. Unknown cost right now but we're going to keep it as low as possible.
We will work out pricing details tonight.

Proposed menu:
Hamburgers
Hot dogs
Potato chips
Potato or pasta salad
Green salad (ranch and Italian dressing)

BYOB

If nothing above satisfies your menu requirements please bring your own
and we'll throw it on the grill.

Photos:
Optional: $10 commemorative 5" x 7" photo from event (Can be of you and your car, or a group shot, your choice).
Photos will be provided by Edward Feather Photography. Payment will be requested at registration.
(Cost post event will be $20.) Other options and sizes also available. Please ask at registration.

Shirts:
None this year. We may do some after the event if people are interested.
(e-mail me if you are)

Please let me know now if you'll be staying for the BBQ.
dirkfeather@hotmail.com

Thanks,
-Dirk

roller girl
5th August 2004, 03:42 PM
see you all this weekend!!!

Diggler
5th August 2004, 09:01 PM
really quickly before the run.

Don't forget to bring lunch and or buy it in the town of Jamaica VT.

Also, I know I said BYOB in my last post however, due to insurance/liability issues we can't have any alcohol at the BBQ. Please respect Pauls wishes and mine and bring only soft drinks.

maybe we'll go out for a few cold ones after the BBQ.

See you there,

DIrk

SPGBOY
6th August 2004, 10:26 PM
Sorry all, my dad just found out he has to work tomorrow so it doesnt look like we'll be able to make it. I'm sure it will be a great time, wish I could make it.

Diggler
9th August 2004, 04:53 PM
All,

The 2nd Annual Green Mountain SAAB Run has come and gone. We left Paul Dolmetsch Motors at about 10:45 on Saturday Morning. Much thanks to Paul for providing breakfast for the 30 people that joined us.

The first half of the run was about 80 miles through the twisting mountain roads between Bennington and Jamaica (VT) where we stopped for lunch at Jamaica State Park. After lunch, Tom Hannan took home the Long Distance Award, for driving from Central NJ. The Peoples Choice Runner-Up was awarded to Ian Whelan in his '86 SPG, and the Peoples Choice Award went to Bruce Turk in his gorgeous '68 Sonett II. Congratulations!

Thankfully Ashli and I drove the route on Friday because the second half of the run was under construction and had to be re-routed. Instead of 100 South from Jamaica we took more back roads and it ended up being a lot more fun. We wound our way back to Bennington and ended at The Bennington Battle Monument where we had Edward Feather, of Edward Feather Photography, take a group photo. His photos of the event should be available for purchase in a few weeks.

We completed the event with a BBQ at Paul Dolmetsch Motors. Unfortunately it was starting to rain so we moved dinner mostly under cover. Everyone seemed to have a good time including Paul. Thanks again to everyone who came out. Ashli and I had a blast but we're very tired.

Dirk Feather
Ashli Cieplik