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Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 01 Jun 2016 04:19
by Idoxlr8
Either of those dates would work for me.

Saw this today, the legendary Fairlady Z432. 1 of 420 built and now worth a fortune.
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Sorry, no 510's. Had something similar called a Bluebird :mrgreen:
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Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 01 Jun 2016 05:55
by Byron510
.....extremely envious....

Keep us posted on the drive date.

Byron

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 01 Jun 2016 08:20
by bertvorgon
It will be either June 11th or 12th, depending on weather.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 02 Jun 2016 12:50
by bertvorgon
The Hell's Gate opens at 10:00, so we do NOT need to do a real early start. I would suggest that a final meet up point would be the usual Chevron in Hope, then we can just have a nice convoy into the Canyon. Take a look at their web site, looks to be $22.00 to do the tour.

http://www.hellsgateairtram.com/

Then, after that, we can come back via #7 and over the Mission Bridge, then maybe do a jiggy jog on the back roads back to Ft. Langley and split up from there. I would head to #1 and back on the South perimeter road.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 02 Jun 2016 13:57
by funwithmonkeys
ok so what time is not too early? From the ferry to the Chevron is 177km......I think I may need to stay in town that night. I could do it in about 1:30 without having to worry about getting into trouble but that would still mean a 8:45 meetup time. Staying in town I will just have to wake up the nice part or West Van nice and early....maybe annoy my in-law's neighbours in the process....I guess we all have to make some sacrifices for my fun.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 02 Jun 2016 15:58
by bertvorgon
Why don't we say that we will all meet at the Chevron between 9:30 - 10:00. It's not like it is tourist season and we are trying to beat the loaded tourist bus's.

The Gate is only 40 minutes max away, the day is ours, so we have no real schedule as we are NOT doing 400 miles.

Norm, I have not forgotten what we talked about, I just have to find the information in the Bert Vorgon Archives.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 02 Jun 2016 16:28
by funwithmonkeys
Nice I can sleep in my own bed! That sounds good to me. It is 261km from my garage to hells gate so that will be a nice day of driving.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 02 Jun 2016 19:17
by gooned
Depending on schedules we may get to tag along in the wife's car, kids have never been through that particular hell yet...

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 07:05
by bertvorgon
I have been going by that thing for 45 years since it was built, and not once have I ever gone to it. I really looking forward to this, lets hope our weather holds.

I even sell them some "product" from my business!

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 08:08
by Byron510
The family is interested in attending as well with me. Since it's fully open highway, I may just bring up the rear of the pack and take Ole Blue with family in tow for this drive. I'll leave a couple hours earlier just so that i can arrive at the same time as the rest of you ;-)

I was at Hells Gate about 15 years ago, it's pretty cool, worth a stop.

Fingers crossed for the weather next weekend as we have a great weekend coming up now.

Byron

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 08:16
by bertvorgon
Cool, why not. I will throw that carb in my trunk also for you. We will not be going fast, that corridor is in the RCMP blast zone.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 08:23
by butters68
ill be at the hospital from 9 till 10am everyday for the next 4 weeks or so, iv therapy . trying to not lose my right foot. have fun guys.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 08:24
by bertvorgon
Jeez Mike, what happened?

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 12:09
by butters68
being diabetic , i have a big hole on the bottom of my foot that got infected into the bone. a mung other issues with it its not looking to good .

butters will most likely need some sort of hand control set up.

Re: SPRING DRIVE 2016

Posted: 03 Jun 2016 12:45
by Byron510
Damn Mike, not good to hear.
Firstly, I hope it recovers. However if this really goes sideways on you and you need a fabricator for the controls, I'll be there to help you out. What ever it takes to keep you in the 510!

Byron