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SoCal Caravan to BRE Open House and Multi-State Datsun Meet 2017

Posted: 27 Sep 2017 19:50
by sahill510
Time for a group caravan / road trip to get the dust off your Datsun!

The BRE (Brock Racing Enterprises) open house is October 6 from 10am - to 2pm followed by the Multi-state Datsun Meet in Williams, AZ the following day.

Details on the Multi-state Datsun meet can be found at:

Details on the BRE Open House can be found at:

If you're planning on attending either of these events you are welcome to join us in a caravan from SoCal.

Here are the caravan plans:

We'll start our caravan at the In and Out Burger on 12599 E Foothill Blvd, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91739. Plan to arrive by 5:30am as WE WILL LEAVE AT 6AM SHARP! There are a few gas stations in this area as well as a Walmart for any last minute items.

The trip from Rancho Cucamonga/Fontana to Henderson, NV is about 230 miles/2.5 hrs, which should get us to BRE in time for the start of the open house.

I'm looking for someone to lead the caravan from BRE to Williams, AZ as I and a few friends are spending the night in Henderson.
Return trip will happen on Sunday around 8:30am. Departing West on I-40 through Kingsman, AZ then to Needles, CA and back South when we pass Barstow.

I'm really hoping to see a good turn out and seeing a bunch of Datsuns on the freeway!

Re: SoCal Caravan to BRE Open House and Multi-State Datsun Meet 2017

Posted: 10 Oct 2017 21:14
by sahill510
Trip Report:

A small contingent of UFO SoCal peeps (who also did the pilgrimage to Shasta back in the day) made the drive out to the BRE Open House in Henderson, Nevada (near Las Vegas) and then out to Williams, Arizona for the Multi-State Datsun Meet on Saturday. Overall the drive was mostly uneventful minus the usual semi-truck lane changes giving someone a heart-attack or need to change underwear. It was a bit warm in the desert sections (80s on the way in, high 90s on the way home) but the weather was about perfect in Williams during the day and dropping to a manageable chill in the beautiful fall evening.

The meet started with a meet and greet Friday night at a local restaurant. The food was tasty, but a bit pricey if you didn't buy the food with your pre-registration, so I definitely recommend doing that in the future. (Also note that most of the restaurants in town are slightly pricey... Williams is a bit of a touristy town.)

The car show ran from 9am to 3-4pm on Saturday. There were probably about 75 cars or so, with the Z cars being the largest group in attendance followed by 510s/roadsters. The cars varied from very nice to drivers with project cars somewhere in the mix as well. The show was well organized and we all got parked in fairly quick order. The only down-side during the show was that the road wasn't blocked off to traffic so as a spectator you needed to keep an eye on the road while taking pictures and/or casual chatting with fellow enthusiasts. The organizers know this is an issue and are looking to improve this for next year.

I was glad to have run into a few old faces, finally met a few of my Facebook friends in person and make a few new acquaintances. Overall it was a nice event and I would love to see it grow in size and duration. (Perhaps it needs a poker rally or a run to the grand canyon)

Here are some photos from the BRE Open House!AmC9JU6NGcDujcZjZiWyI79Ta5vvGw

And from the meet in Williams, AZ:!AmC9JU6NGcDujcc0_wgzNwsSESFlvA

-Sebastian Hill
Janitor - The Dime, Quarterly