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nblracer
2nd January 2012, 05:33 PM
I would like to kick off the first post for CT drivers to take in part of the world wide We Support Saab “We are many, We are Saab” Event.

If you have not herd about the event yet, you can read more about it here:
http://www.outside-saab.com/
http://www.facebook.com/events/292201007483895/

The main idea it create a buzz to show that Saab is not dead after all, and that we stand united after all.

Right now im open to input and suggestions. I manly want to make the post to see how much local interest we have in the CT area.

Some main question:
On what day you want to meet up Jan 14 Jan 15 or both?

Meeting up time and locations?

Stuff to do?
Beside meeting other Saab nuts, and talk about how much we love are cars.
Find some nice roads and rip on the car a bit?
Dose any one know of a Saab specialist shop to meet at?
Maybe ask a dealer to help host the event?
Do some dyno pulls?

As you see i have nothing planed yet, just want spark the idea.

Adrian92
2nd January 2012, 08:25 PM
It seems short notice to have a dealer hot an event, but who knows. We Saaber's are creative!
The 15th works a lot better for me. Let's get this going guys!

robbie1902
2nd January 2012, 08:31 PM
Where abouts is this going to be? Hopefully the saab should be running...def interested

B202NUT
2nd January 2012, 09:27 PM
I will keep an eye on this. I wont make a January meet but I am originaly from Hartford and currently live in Florida. Just got my Classic 900 worthy enough for road trips; just came back from SC with no issues.

Connecticut to visit the family in the spring or summer is next on the drive list. Please keep this updated as I just may plan my vacation around the ability to also attend one of these events;ol;...

nblracer
2nd January 2012, 11:23 PM
Where abouts is this going to be? Hopefully the saab should be running...def interested

I'm going to leave that up to us as a group to decide, and vote on. I never realy organized anything like this, just want to support a cause and meet up with some more Saab enthusiast.

So suggest something, or post a +1 on any idea you like.

i just thought of maybe doing the CT Brewery Trail. I don't know if that is the kind of press we want to be assorted with. It is just something to do, with few stops in the CT. Obliviously we will do it responsibly.

As far as a Saab specialist (besides other Saab Central Members), maybe the guys from http://www.velocitytuning.com/index.htm. I never meet or worked with them, but they are a map tune dealer/distributor.

Hopefully we can decide on something sometime this week, leaving time to make call if need be to arrange with other business

So lets spread the word quickly and get a count of how many people are willing to go on either day, and from there we can decide what we want to do as a group.

I only post here and on a Saab Ct Facebook page. If you know of other CT drivers in other forms please pass the message on. saablink tronictunning, ecuproject, etc

robbie1902
2nd January 2012, 11:33 PM
Willdo im in the danbury/roxbury area and dont mind taking a little drive as long as its not like a 2-3 hour drive...

nperkins
3rd January 2012, 08:49 AM
If you want to do an easy place to g2g, my wife owns a barber shop in the Norwich CT area, and hosts car get togethers there from time to time... We call it cars and cuts... People don't HAVE to get their haircut, but its always appreciated... And gives people a place to hang out, talk cars, etc..

I also can probably get another local shop with a dyno to host a dyno day / get together, if there was a decent amount of confirmed people to dyno. It is also in Norwich CT.

Adrian92
4th January 2012, 11:50 PM
I could use a haircut! :P
And I could use a dyno after I'm tuned at some point, probably end of February -____-

nperkins
5th January 2012, 10:07 AM
Well if you guys want to do the We are many meet at the barber shop, just chime in... She's open that day anyways from 9-1, and if its happening, i'll get my lazy *** out of bed and make it down there...

nblracer
6th January 2012, 11:17 PM
I'm fine with that.

as far as dyno, im also stock, i was at stg1 before, but went back to stock after i bricked my ecu. But hopefully next summer more testing and tuning, i can realy start planing with timing and a/f ratios

nblracer
7th January 2012, 06:08 PM
Some links for inspiration
http://www.motorcycleroads.us/states/ct.html
http://www.ct.gov/dot/lib/dot/documents/dscenicroads/list_of_scenic_roads_dec_31_2010.pdf
http://www.motorcycleroads.com/Routes/Connecticut_82.html

nperkins
9th January 2012, 09:18 AM
The barber shop is called My New Haircut, and the address is 72 Route 32, Franklin CT. It is about 1 mile off of Route 2, exit 27. It will be on your left if you are coming from Route 2. You will see my wife's silver RSX, and probably my red Aero...

If you are coming, just let me know so we can expect a headcount. I may also invite a bunch of evo owners I know just to get some more people there...

Adrian92
10th January 2012, 10:58 PM
Ugh Franklin is so far, but I'm probably still down for it. I never say no to Saab meets. I just want to see Saab's there. Last meet I organized, only one Saab came, McViggen. Kinda pissed, but whatcha gonna do! Got to talk to him personally so it was nice though.
Let me try to gather some VW owners and see if they want to come out!

nblracer
10th January 2012, 11:15 PM
I hate to ask why VW owners?

nperkins
11th January 2012, 09:30 AM
why not? Car people are car people... I'd get a bunch of my subaru buddies together, but most are having a meet at OnTrack in Wallingford that afternoon.

thestranger66
11th January 2012, 01:29 PM
Is the 15th a finalized date for this meet?

nperkins
11th January 2012, 01:49 PM
I was under the impression this is saturday the 14th... Thats what I was telling people. I can't do Sunday the 15th...

Looks like at least 1 or 2 subaru people I know will be stopping by..

thestranger66
11th January 2012, 02:18 PM
Okay well whatever it is lets get a final date and time. I assume the barber shop in franklin ct is the final location.

Thanks guys.

nperkins
11th January 2012, 03:26 PM
I will be at the Barber shop in Franklin from about 9-10am until 1-130pm on Saturday the 14th.

Here is the facebook page for the shop.
http://www.facebook.com/pages/My-New-Haircut-Franklin-CT/176426002391502?sk=info

nblracer
11th January 2012, 07:28 PM
Err i Was under the Impression that it was Sunday, since Adrian92 (https://www.saabcentral.com/forums/member.php?u=73471) was the only one who could not do Saturday, and no one said they could not do Sunday until now.

I'm Still neutral in both days and location.

I hate planning......

nblracer
11th January 2012, 11:18 PM
Any thoughts on paying a Saab dealer a visit? Maybe Secor or Guildford, Just to show some support. (maybe i can get a good deal on another....)

nperkins, Since your familiar with the area, Can you pick a good restaurant? Maybe on the way to some where... This might be good info for others who want to meet up in the after noon.

Lastly, Here is an e-mail, anyone can use to check in on where we/I are/am
Saab Driver Of CT AT Gmail Dot Com

robbie1902
12th January 2012, 01:46 AM
Ive never even heard of franklin, ct lol


...looks like a 2 hour drive for me so maybe next time guys...i wont even have my aero anyway so prob going to spend the day workin on it so i can come to these meets and meet you guys

nblracer
12th January 2012, 06:55 AM
I made a little flyer last night. If you want a copy email me. Hopefully i spelled everything right.

http://farm8.staticflickr.com/7032/6683895819_be27167861_b.jpg (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nblracer/6683895819/)
page0001 (http://www.flickr.com/photos/nblracer/6683895819/) by nblracer (http://www.flickr.com/people/nblracer/), on Flickr

nperkins
12th January 2012, 09:06 AM
I'll be at the shop til 1-130, not 11... So if you want to change it to that you can.

Franklin is basically part of Norwich...

And there is a KILLER pizza place right up the road from the shop called Pizzeria 32. Some of the best food you will find for a typical pizza joint. AMAZING grinders, and hands down the best buffalo chicken pizza I've ever had.

McVIGGEN
13th January 2012, 10:20 PM
so... is there a meet sunday?

nblracer
14th January 2012, 03:14 AM
so... is there a meet sunday?

Today! Saturday .

BTW best way to contact me is by email, since i get that on my phone

nblracer
14th January 2012, 07:56 AM
I wont be there till 10, btw

nblracer
18th January 2012, 09:08 PM
Ok sorry to bumb this again, but just wondering if any of you going to Boston this weekend for state of nine rally.

Adrian92
19th January 2012, 11:46 PM
I shall be there! Not leaving from CT though.

robbie1902
1st February 2012, 04:38 AM
guy every other post or thread i see seems to be from someone from CT why is the CT section so dead we should be able to get 20 plus saabs at these meets haha...my saab should finally be done this weekend...insurance will be going on it tom and prob will be reg it friday so now i just have to hope that when i put it together that it works haha...but lets try and get something together for sometime early-mid feb. I want to see if this ca is going to be fast :) haha

Rob

nblracer
1st February 2012, 07:45 PM
I thought the same....

Looking forwarded to making a run with you.

Xl Ecclipse lX
28th January 2013, 02:48 AM
Im game for anything let me know, i just bought my new aero so driving on the highway is even better.

nblracer
28th January 2013, 06:14 PM
Im game for anything let me know, i just bought my new aero so driving on the highway is even better.
Same, although it tough to drive aggressively with studs on now, unless we do a hill climb with weather like today :P


all check this out
https://www.facebook.com/groups/306226692734357/