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74stingray
31st December 2011, 09:07 PM
Still in planning phase, should have final plan in place Wednesday 4 Jan and updated both here and over at outside saab.
Saab event for the Lancaster / Willow Grove PA will be worth attending. This is the tentative plan. I'll be leading up a gathering at Saab of Willow Grove while Julie will be heading up a team at Kelly Saab in Lancaster. The gatherings are to begin at 10am, 14 Jan.

Around 1200 both groups (if you so desire to participate) will depart their respective host dealerships and convoy to Longwood Gardens in Kennett Square, PA. The trip to Longwood Gardens is about a hour from either Lancaster or WG. Admission to Longwood is around $15 per person, $12 PP if we get a group of 15 or more.

Free parking and from what I have heard, a very nice place to visit. If you want to just convoy, arrive to take a few group pics and then leave, I don't think it will be a problem, we just can't loiter at the parking lot.
(http://www.longwoodgardens.org/)

www.longwoodgardens.org (http://www.longwoodgardens.org/)



We can choose to finish the day there or hit a local eatery.


email Jim at Saabwillowgrove (a t ) gmail (dot) com

74stingray
2nd January 2012, 05:04 PM
any interest??

We_sleigh
2nd January 2012, 10:12 PM
Any idea on whos coming? numbers?

74stingray
4th January 2012, 06:07 PM
so far, not much in interest, one other besides me, my wife and son... all bringing our Saabs.

74stingray
4th January 2012, 06:36 PM
Getting a few more emails floating in... Lets make this a good gathering!

kanundrum
4th January 2012, 11:35 PM
Since nothing is really going on in the DC area count me in, will go up to lancaster and then meet you all there. I think also another person is coming.

FiveStar
5th January 2012, 04:19 PM
looks like ill be attending this meet, was going to stop by in the morning, then head out to jersey, but ill be tagging along to long wood gardens.

Mark_Venture
6th January 2012, 02:02 PM
Living in Delaware... Longwood is 15-20 min from me up RT52. Kelly is an hour or so. Not sure how long it would take to get to Willow Grove...

Any chance I can just hook up with you at Longwood instead?

It would likely be me in my '11 9-4x, and my wife is trying to decide if she should ride with me, or bring her '08 9-3Aero

Matt1488
6th January 2012, 08:47 PM
Car seems to be running again. Ill aim to join this

FiveStar
7th January 2012, 08:20 PM
Car seems to be running again. Ill aim to join this

nice. you going to head straight to long woods or meet up at WG or Lancaster?

one week, looking forward to this.;ol;

pacotaco
7th January 2012, 08:36 PM
ill be there
;ol;

Matt1488
7th January 2012, 08:47 PM
Car had a few hiccups today. So Im still not 100% on this. Im hoping everything will be fine

FiveStar
7th January 2012, 09:29 PM
Car had a few hiccups today. So Im still not 100% on this. Im hoping everything will be fine

that sucks. worst case scenario, talk to MR.SAAB (sorry i forgot his name) and drive his car for him, since he's getting that knee surgery :lol:

FiveStar
9th January 2012, 06:11 PM
just bumping this up, so everyone can see.

looking forward to this, I've been trying to get my brother to tag along in his aero, but he's a big football fan and will be watching the games.:roll:

74stingray
9th January 2012, 06:30 PM
Nice to see some more turn out. Anyone can just meet at Longwood, we should be there around 1pm ish.

fivestar, thanks for the bump

74stingray
9th January 2012, 06:31 PM
Since nothing is really going on in the DC area count me in, will go up to lancaster and then meet you all there. I think also another person is coming.

glad to see you along and hopefully you wont see my combi's rear wheel and say WTF?

Matt1488
9th January 2012, 10:44 PM
So who is going to lancaster and who is going to Willow grove?

kanundrum
9th January 2012, 11:07 PM
glad to see you along and hopefully you wont see my combi's rear wheel and say WTF?


Now this I have to see :) HA

FiveStar
10th January 2012, 12:22 AM
So who is going to lancaster and who is going to Willow grove?

Starting up a list, pick your spot.....

Willow Grove:
1. 74stingray (x3)
2 FiveStar (poss x2)
3.
4.

Lancaster:
1.Julie
2.kanundrum
3.pacotaco
4.



Longwood Gardens:
1.Mark_Venture (x2)
2.
3.
4.

imola_red
10th January 2012, 12:08 PM
In for Lancaster. If there's a small convoy from the DC area, let me know.

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 12:52 PM
In for Lancaster. If there's a small convoy from the DC area, let me know.

Im sure kandrum and i will be driving up the same route u could join in we can work out a meet point somewhere

kanundrum
10th January 2012, 12:53 PM
Im sure kandrum and i will be driving up the same route u could join in we can work out a meet point somewhere


Meet at my house and head out?

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 01:24 PM
Meet at my house and head out?

Iono where u live my suggestion would be meet somewhere on 95 right after 295 and 495 meet.

Im assuming u live in md still.

kanundrum
10th January 2012, 01:26 PM
Yeapo.

9270 All Saints Rd
Laurel, MD 20723


Is the area I live near. Lets just meet at that address and head out from there.

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 03:17 PM
perfect

what time?

Mark_Venture
10th January 2012, 03:19 PM
Iono where u live my suggestion would be meet somewhere on 95 right after 295 and 495 meet.

Im assuming u live in md still.
Want to meet at the rest area in DE on I95 just south of the RT273 exit, and before Christiana Mall exits and I295/I495/I95 split? (Hope this link works -> http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=39.662139,+-75.691285&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=41.903538,93.076172&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A )

We can then take I95 to RT141North, to RT52 up to Longwood.

kanundrum
10th January 2012, 03:30 PM
Want to meet at the rest area in DE on I95 just south of the RT273 exit, and before Christiana Mall exits and I295/I495/I95 split? (Hope this link works -> http://www.google.com/maps?f=q&source=s_q&hl=en&geocode=&q=39.662139,+-75.691285&sll=37.0625,-95.677068&sspn=41.903538,93.076172&vpsrc=0&ie=UTF8&t=h&z=16&iwloc=A )

We can then take I95 to RT141North, to RT52 up to Longwood.

We would be coming from Lancaster so i dont know about that route.


Here is the route for DC Folks coming to Lancaster then Longwood:


http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=9270+All+Saints+Road,+North+Laurel,+MD&daddr=1986+State+Road,+Lancaster,+PA+to:Longwood+G ardens,++Kennett+Square,+PA&hl=en&ll=39.603572,-76.264343&spn=1.542649,2.469177&sll=39.605688,-76.223145&sspn=1.542602,2.469177&geocode=FUntVAIdWVVr-yn1EVvfot23iTEtovhXc2B2WQ%3BFTq3YwIdwYZy-yn_8hglQiHGiTFRGqjUKmgoxw%3BFdBiYAId6Et9-yF2vV8JPwR7qg&vpsrc=0&gl=us&mra=ls&t=h&z=9


Meet at :

8am

9270 All Saints Road, North Laurel, MD

Get to lancaster Kelly Saab Located at :

1986 State Road, Lancaster, PA By 10am

Then at 12pm Leave Lancaster for Longwood Gardens:

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA

Mark_Venture
10th January 2012, 03:36 PM
We would be coming from Lancaster so i dont know about that route.


Here is the route for DC Folks coming to Lancaster then Longwood:


http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=9270+All+Saints+Road,+North+Laurel,+MD&daddr=1986+State+Road,+Lancaster,+PA+to:Longwood+G ardens,++Kennett+Square,+PA&hl=en&ll=39.603572,-76.264343&spn=1.542649,2.469177&sll=39.605688,-76.223145&sspn=1.542602,2.469177&geocode=FUntVAIdWVVr-yn1EVvfot23iTEtovhXc2B2WQ%3BFTq3YwIdwYZy-yn_8hglQiHGiTFRGqjUKmgoxw%3BFdBiYAId6Et9-yF2vV8JPwR7qg&vpsrc=0&gl=us&mra=ls&t=h&z=9


Meet at :

8am

9270 All Saints Road, North Laurel, MD

Get to lancaster Kelly Saab Located at :

1986 State Road, Lancaster, PA By 10am

Then at 12pm Leave Lancaster for Longwood Gardens:

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA
Sorry, I meant for the people who mentioned MD and DC... And since pacotaco mentioned the 295/495 on 95... it looked like they might be coming up I95 to DE (where I95/295/495 also meet).

But if they are planning to come up from DC to Lancaster, then to Longwood... nevermind my post.

FiveStar
10th January 2012, 03:38 PM
Want to meet at the rest area in DE on I95 just south of the RT273 exit,

We can then take I95 to RT141North, to RT52 up to Longwood.

i understand it would be super easy to head right up to longwood to join in, but if your interested in joining a meet, the willow grove one isn't that far, plus you'll be half way home once we cruise back over to longwood gardens :lol:

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 03:54 PM
wow thats gonna be one hella long drive

kanundrum
10th January 2012, 03:55 PM
wow thats gonna be one hella long drive

probably 200 miles total maybe 230 for you. Not bad Id say.

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 03:57 PM
probably 200 miles total maybe 230 for you. Not bad Id say.

i hope its a somewhat large turn out

pacotaco
10th January 2012, 03:59 PM
so wait, is the nj meet still on the same day as willow grove? why are we doing two east coast meets on the same day can we merge them?

kanundrum
10th January 2012, 04:02 PM
i hope its a somewhat large turn out

From Julie

https://mail.google.com/mail/images/[email protected] to me
show details 4:02 PM (1 minute ago)

At this time I have about 30 folks and 22 cars who have RSVP'ed

FiveStar
10th January 2012, 04:29 PM
so wait, is the nj meet still on the same day as willow grove? why are we doing two east coast meets on the same day can we merge them?

i think they are still doing the NJ meet up in NJ, i think we could get them to WG, but i don't know if they'd then ride out to longwood, which appears the be the big part of the day.

edit: how many of the 30 are heading to longwood gardens after?

Mark_Venture
10th January 2012, 04:31 PM
i understand it would be super easy to head right up to longwood to join in, but if your interested in joining a meet, the willow grove one isn't that far, plus you'll be half way home once we cruise back over to longwood gardens :lol:We're toting a 3yr old with us, so not sure about the 1hr or so to Willow Grove, then 1hr or so to Longwood, it might have him acting up..

Where as the 20 min to Longwood (pass it on the way to my wife's Dad and Grandfather's houses), is definately doable.

I'll talk to the wife more and see if I can change her mind, or what we can make work...

I'd rather go to Kelly, only because I know exactly where it is and don't have to worry about getting lost... (I used to live in Hershey, and work in Lancaster County, and took my Saab to the dealer that used to be on RT72 just south of East Pete).

Miles wise (per google maps) Willow Grove and Kelly are about the same distance for me, but due to RT41 and 30, It will take longer time wise for me to get to Kelly. Hmm......

Worst case, we'll still meet you all at Longwood.

EDIT: After discussion with the wife, we will be coming with BOTH cars to Kelly and Longwood, not sure which one our son will be riding in (we'll let him decide on Saturday morning). We'll likely stop in Coatesville to bring her Grandfather too. See ya Saturday! (I've emailed Julie too)

FiveStar
10th January 2012, 04:37 PM
We're toting a 3yr old with us, so not sure about the 1hr or so to Willow Grove, then 1hr or so to Longwood, it might have him acting up..

Where as the 20 min to Longwood (pass it on the way to my wife's Dad and Grandfather's houses), is definately doable.

thats a good enough reason :lol: obviously its completely up to you where you drive to, i'll be looking for the 94x either way.

74stingray
10th January 2012, 05:45 PM
As best I know from talking to Julie, nearly all who are "meeting" are planning on going to Longwood.

FiveStar
11th January 2012, 11:12 PM
As best I know from talking to Julie, nearly all who are "meeting" are planning on going to Longwood.

awesome, looking forward to everything.

Updated List

Willow Grove:
1. 74stingray (x3)
2 FiveStar (poss x2)
3.
4.

Lancaster:
1.Julie
2.kanundrum
3.pacotaco
4.imola_red
5.Mark_Venture (x2)
6.

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imola_red
12th January 2012, 02:55 PM
kanundrum, paco: See ya'll in Laurel, bright and early.

In the reply to my RSVP Julie says about 30 cars per location. Getting excited for this!

kanundrum
12th January 2012, 03:02 PM
Aawesome see you there! Yeapo about to wash and wax the car now

Steven Wrigley
12th January 2012, 03:11 PM
Ill meet you guys at Longwood, but I wont be in my 99. It still needs a lot of work. I cant wait! Any vintage Saabs coming?

pacotaco
12th January 2012, 03:28 PM
kanundrum, paco: See ya'll in Laurel, bright and early.

In the reply to my RSVP Julie says about 30 cars per location. Getting excited for this!

Ill be there at 8, i never rsvpd so haha

imola_red
12th January 2012, 04:09 PM
Aawesome see you there! Yeapo about to wash and wax the car now

Isn't it supposed to rain tonight? Hope ya got covered parking!

74stingray
12th January 2012, 09:40 PM
Glad to see so many people showing up!

kanundrum
13th January 2012, 02:12 PM
Here is the route for DC Folks coming to Lancaster then Longwood:


Updated:

http://maps.google.com/maps?saddr=9270+All+Saints+Road,+North+Laurel,+MD&daddr=Renaissance+Drive,+New+Freedom,+PA+17349+to: 1986+State+Road,+Lancaster,+PA+to:Longwood+Gardens ,++Kennett+Square,+PA&hl=en&sll=39.603572,-76.264343&sspn=1.542649,2.469177&geocode=FUntVAIdWVVr-yn1EVvfot23iTEtovhXc2B2WQ%3BFeLgXgId5T5u-yljLiwbo2TIiTFhDWHfxuMj6A%3BFTq3YwIdwYZy-yn_8hglQiHGiTFRGqjUKmgoxw%3BFdBiYAId6Et9-yF2vV8JPwR7qg&oq=Renaissance+Drive+New+Freedom,+PA+17349&vpsrc=0&gl=us&mra=ls&t=h&z=9




Meet at :

8am

Location: 9270 All Saints Road, North Laurel, MD

Leave at 8:15am and meet AWJones in Shrewsbury to drive up. (Phantom fireworks is here and I will be buying some)

Meeting Point is:

Meet time is 9:20am

Renaissance Drive, New Freedom, PA 17349

Depart at 9:35am to go to Kelly Saab

Get to lancaster Kelly Saab Located at :

1986 State Road, Lancaster, PA By 10am (Maybe 10:15am)

Then at 12pm Leave Lancaster for Longwood Gardens:

1001 Longwood Rd, Kennett Square, PA

nbsman
13th January 2012, 05:23 PM
i'm in for Willow grove

FiveStar
13th January 2012, 05:51 PM
Just washed the car, soap was nearly frozen before i could dry it, but got it finished up with only a little frostbite :lol:

now looking forward to tomorrow, might be i little late to WG, looking at 10:45-11 arrival.


i'm in for Willow grove

nice, added to the list....

Updated List

Willow Grove:
1.74stingray (x3)
2 FiveStar (poss x2)
3.nbsman
4.

Lancaster:
1.Julie
2.kanundrum
3.pacotaco
4.imola_red
5.Mark_Venture (x2)
6.

Longwood Gardens:
1.Steven Wrigley
2.

Matt1488
13th January 2012, 08:09 PM
my car is gonna be dirty. No point in washing it in 23 degrees just so salt will get on it tomorrow. I hope the ice will melt off it tho.

nbsman
13th January 2012, 09:25 PM
I'm not washing mine as well,maybe a quick exterior wash when i get to willow grove

9-3Anniversary
13th January 2012, 09:37 PM
Mike, are you rolling to Longwood? Im considering going to this.

FiveStar
13th January 2012, 10:00 PM
Mike, are you rolling to Longwood? Im considering going to this.

i am, will be at WG for the morning/afternoon, then will head out to Longwood Gardens at 12.


Updated List

Willow Grove:
1.74stingray (x3)
2 FiveStar (poss x2)
3.nbsman
4.

Lancaster:
1.Julie
2.kanundrum
3.pacotaco
4.imola_red
5.Mark_Venture (x2)
6.Matt1488
7.


Meeting @ Longwood Gardens:
1.Steven Wrigley
2.

9-3Anniversary
13th January 2012, 10:20 PM
;ol;I might be rolling to the Lancaster meet since im up in reading area. Maybe convince the wife to bring the Anniversary. Hopefully I meet some of you guys i met in KOP.

Steven Wrigley
14th January 2012, 12:19 AM
Well, theres been a change of plans for me. Ill be showing up at Kelly Saab on my way to the farmshow tomorrow. Pictures will be posted here right?

kanundrum
14th January 2012, 12:20 AM
Well, theres been a change of plans for me. Ill be showing up at Kelly Saab on my way to the farmshow tomorrow. Pictures will be posted here right?


I guess we can yea. Ill start a master thread so people can post pics.

Matt1488
14th January 2012, 06:39 AM
;ol;I might be rolling to the Lancaster meet since im up in reading area. Maybe convince the wife to bring the Anniversary. Hopefully I meet some of you guys i met in KOP.
you will

FiveStar
14th January 2012, 04:41 PM
had a great time today, A LOT more people then i expected;ol;

2 quick pics from Longwood Gardens....

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii47/fivestar_08/SAVE%20SAAB%20%20Jan%2014th%202012/DSC_9668.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii47/fivestar_08/SAVE%20SAAB%20%20Jan%2014th%202012/DSC_9584.jpg

Mark_Venture
14th January 2012, 06:28 PM
You got my back, and part of my wife's car in that first one :D (just over the right sholder of the guy in the white T-Shirt and shorts...)

imola_red
14th January 2012, 07:31 PM
Great turnout at Longwood!

https://lh6.googleusercontent.com/-gDYQM7DHRCY/TxIdaIh_4RI/AAAAAAAABJo/Mb6LPfvO_jo/w512-h341-k/IMG_0952.JPG

9-3Anniversary
14th January 2012, 08:17 PM
After seeing some SPG's, I really want one now.:D

74stingray
14th January 2012, 08:18 PM
had a great time today, A LOT more people then i expected;ol;

2 quick pics from Longwood Gardens....

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii47/fivestar_08/SAVE%20SAAB%20%20Jan%2014th%202012/DSC_9668.jpg

http://i261.photobucket.com/albums/ii47/fivestar_08/SAVE%20SAAB%20%20Jan%2014th%202012/DSC_9584.jpg

Who's the dork with the SAAB flag???? ;ol;;ol; Really nice to see such a great showing. Thanks to all who made it to Willow Grove, the dealership was pleased to have us!! Also, despite what some people thought, no , I do not work for them. :nono;

Steven Wrigley
14th January 2012, 08:21 PM
After seeing some SPG's, I really want one now.:D
Me too

beren
14th January 2012, 08:23 PM
Posted a few pics from today to my blog:

http://tarnaeluin.houseofbeor.net/we-are-saab/

Nice to see some of you all there.

beren

9-3Anniversary
14th January 2012, 08:37 PM
I dont recall (sorry) whose SPG this was, but I was in LOVE with this car. I wanted to take it home with me.
http://i266.photobucket.com/albums/ii268/LuminaPower92/Saab%20Support%20Rally/IMG_3502.jpg

Matt1488
14th January 2012, 08:37 PM
Well my GF will start to edit the pics and get them up. However she told me that her camera lense had a finger print on it so some of the pics maynot come out good. So if anyone wants to pm about the pics just let me know what car you had.

FiveStar
24th January 2012, 09:38 PM
sorry for the delay, just put a video together from the longwood gardens meet, its about 8 min long, mostly pictures, from both willow grove and longwood gardens, a few video clips (sorry for the poor quality) and the speech given by Timothy Colbeck.

enjoy:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kgBEL_F1SfE

Matt1488
24th January 2012, 09:42 PM
http://s926.photobucket.com/albums/ad101/matt81488/WeAreSAAB/


BAAAAAAM;ol;

kanundrum
24th January 2012, 10:42 PM
http://s926.photobucket.com/albums/ad101/matt81488/WeAreSAAB/


BAAAAAAM;ol;


FYI Next time we meet up I owe the lady a drink lol. Awesome shots of me loool

Matt1488
24th January 2012, 10:53 PM
ya she is sorry she couldn't edit them. Her mac kept crashing with she went into Photoshop.