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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:34 PM   #1
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Any New Years Day Drive 1-1-13 planned?

A few of us mentioned this at the Porsche brunch @ Alice's Restaurant last Saturday.
Anybody know if something is planned for the San Francisco Bay Area/Peninsula area?
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Old December 7th, 2012, 06:46 PM   #2
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A long, long time ago we use to do a Toys for Tots drive. It's probably too late to get that put together but there's probably some sort of PCA drive for the new year.
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Old December 26th, 2012, 09:42 PM   #3
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F.Y.I....I am hearing of 2 runs now

1. PCA Redwood Region ...like last year, insured event
Redwood Region Third Annual "ONE ONE FUN RUN"
https://www.facebook.com/events/445280472187079/
Tuesday, January 1, 2013
9:30am until 2:30pm
RSVP using MotorSports.Reg below.
No payment required.
http://www.motorsportreg.com/index.c...9A6161EA54AF70
Contact: David Bunch
Email: [email protected]
Phone: 415-717-4117

2. Pelican Parts Forum - not PCA
New Years Day ... NorCal East Bay - in the Porsche 911 Technical Forum forum of Pelican Parts Technical BBS.
This thread is located at:
http://forums.pelicanparts.com/porsc...-new-post.html
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Old December 27th, 2012, 08:31 AM   #4
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Thanks for posting. Any idea which run may be better for a newbie? I have a 986 Boxster S. I have not yet joined PCA. Also I am up north east in Concord area. I would love to have a fun but safe ride if I can convince the wife for the time hehehe.

EDIT: I realized the redwood one is far north for some reason I thought it was the GGR club when I first read it. Looks like I will be doing the Livermore drive. Hope to see others there!

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Old December 31st, 2012, 05:38 AM   #5
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Be very careful with the Livermore drive. The roads are too narrow for me and not forgiving. I attended last year and swore I will not do this drive again.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 06:30 AM   #6
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Mines Road is a great drive if it's not done as an all out push. The Babblers did that run many times taking a bag lunch up to Mt. Hamilton and enjoying the sights. One thing that has changed from way back is that the University Police will ticket you if you don't have a front plate.

In fact, the trip up Mt. Hamilton was the inaugural Babblers drive way back in 2000.
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Old December 31st, 2012, 10:44 AM   #7
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Seems like a lot of these big group drives always end up with someone having an incident.
Usually when the driver's talent runs out just before the pavement ends.
Too many untrained drivers trying to show off with their buddies for me.
If you can drive the route with restraint you should have a good time, otherwise stay home and watch football
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:04 AM   #8
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I've been going on these drives for over three years with Redwood Region and no one has ever had an "incident."
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Old January 1st, 2013, 07:25 AM   #9
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In most cases these drives are spirited but safe. In the past there have been cases of cars taking unexpected trips "off road" and suffering damage. In one case a turbo beetle went sideways into a tree after going airborne (driver was not seriously injured as I recall) due to a turn with some gravel on the road. It was good they hit the tree because if the tree wasn't there it was a couple hundred feet down the side of the hill.
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Old January 1st, 2013, 05:17 PM   #10
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Hmm I totally missed reading this yesterday... I should have. I may be with cas951. I did not find myself enjoying this much at all. This was my first ever event with my car... I kept up with the people in front, but with my (lack) of exp. and newbie ability it was quite harrowing. I guess I would say it was "intense".

I ended up coming down myself from the top. The rear group I was in arrived later to the peak than the front of the line. I was about a minute to two behind on leaving and realized I wouldn't catch up.... I came down at my own pace which was much better. I found the roads very challenging with a lot more small gravel, and cold that I had hoped.

I left feeling a new respect for my car, my limited ability, and the desire to do rides "my way" and to get proper training in a safe environment in the future... I did enjoy the pre-gathering and meeting some people. If I do anything next it will be AX to get safe training...don't know that I'll be joining this drive again.
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