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Old August 4th, 2009, 03:31 PM   #1
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James Dean Memorial Run

Is anyone interested in a James Dean Memorial Run to Cholame, CA on September 30th? According to the Google map most of you live south of me in the Bay area so we could have a rally point in that area. I'd love to see about 10 silver Boxsters with red interior in a row coming into the town to his memorial. Anyway I'm doing one and would enjoy the company if anyone is interested. Here's a link to a map of the area. http://www.roadsideamerica.com/map/2791
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Old August 4th, 2009, 04:31 PM   #2
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I tried to google a link on this James Dean Memorial Run to Cholame, CA on September 30th, 2009. Do you have a link?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 06:42 PM   #3
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I tried to google a link on this James Dean Memorial Run to Cholame, CA on September 30th, 2009. Do you have a link?
The only link I have is the one in my post. Is there a memorial run being planned by someone else or PCA?
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:04 PM   #4
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The only link I have is the one in my post. Is there a memorial run being planned by someone else or PCA?
I haven't heard anything or with PCA.....you have a great idea though.
It would be interesting to visit the area http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/2791
and the http://www.jamesdeanmemorialjunction.com/





Found this for Fairmount, Indiana.


James Dean Festival & Run

Each year the James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana draws fans
of all ages from all over the world. This year, the residents of Fairmount
will once again open their doors to movie fans from around the world as
they celebrate the life and legacy of “The Rebel” himself.

The 2009 James Dean Festival will take place from Thursday,
Sept. 24th through Sunday, Sept. 27th. The festival's main attractions
will be the Annual Museum Days and the Annual James Dean Run.
This experience is not one to miss.
http://www.jamesdeanartifacts.com/cart/run.htm
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Old August 4th, 2009, 09:42 PM   #5
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I haven't heard anything or with PCA.....you have a great idea though.
It would be interesting to visit the area http://www.roadsideamerica.com/tip/2791
and the http://www.jamesdeanmemorialjunction.com/





Found this for Fairmount, Indiana.


James Dean Festival & Run

Each year the James Dean Festival in Fairmount, Indiana draws fans
of all ages from all over the world. This year, the residents of Fairmount
will once again open their doors to movie fans from around the world as
they celebrate the life and legacy of “The Rebel” himself.

The 2009 James Dean Festival will take place from Thursday,
Sept. 24th through Sunday, Sept. 27th. The festival's main attractions
will be the Annual Museum Days and the Annual James Dean Run.
This experience is not one to miss.
http://www.jamesdeanartifacts.com/cart/run.htm
There's some back roads out of Fresno that I've never taken and lead into the two highways that go into and out of Cholame (46 & 41) and eventually into Paso Robles. Coming down from the north is not the same direction JD came in on but once the junction into Cholame is reached the direction is the same. I think it would be a hoot to take the back roads in then come back up from PR on Hwy 101. It will probably be a two day trip but I'm sure there will be plenty of rooms in PR in September if a group of people wanted to go. I'm in.
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Old August 5th, 2009, 07:51 PM   #6
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James Dean Memorial

See my avatar. Taken at the James Dean memorial near Cholame. Great little roadside restaurant there filled with James Dean memorabilia and the food is pretty good too.
The highway has been physically changed (moved) from that fateful day in '55 when Mr. Turnupseed left turned in front of Dean and his mechanic but can still be found.
Sounds like a fun run. I usually stay up the road at Harris Ranch over on 5 anytime I'm in the general area.
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Old August 6th, 2009, 07:52 AM   #7
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See my avatar. Taken at the James Dean memorial near Cholame. Great little roadside restaurant there filled with James Dean memorabilia and the food is pretty good too.
The highway has been physically changed (moved) from that fateful day in '55 when Mr. Turnupseed left turned in front of Dean and his mechanic but can still be found.
Sounds like a fun run. I usually stay up the road at Harris Ranch over on 5 anytime I'm in the general area.
Harris Ranch is a nice place with good food if you're a meat eater. I usually am stopping in there in the morning on my way south and get the tri tip and eggs breakfast. It depends on how we do the run, if we want to go the route Dean took then we will end up in Paso Robles at the end of the day or we can ignore the sequence and go down 101 and take 46 to 5 and back. Personally I'd like to end up in PR and follow the route he took. Also PR is not as isolated as Harris Ranch.
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Harris Ranch vs. P.R.

I guess it really makes no difference as to the accomodations. If this happens, I'm ok with anywhere in the general area assuming it's an overnighter.
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