Oppo/Autopian DT Farewell Party - Who's coming?
KITT222 last edited by KITT222
The rust-prone and fearless @David-Tracy of @The-Autopian is leaving Detroit, and having a party. I know some Oppos want to be there to see him, and I plan on being there. Thus, we should plan an Oppotopian meetup, and put our planning all in one place.
Please RSVP to David and be confirmed if you plan on heading to his shack. I plan on being at the junkyard around 3p when the festivities begin (likely in the Vibe).
The people who have expressed interest so far:
@Urambo-Tauro - Saturday
@Taylor-Martin - Saturday Morning
@Just-Jeepin - Will be surprised by the TJs in the yard
@trivet - Saturday Morning
@ranwhenparked - Saturday (pending)
@Vondon302 - Saturday
@FourMalibus - Friday dinner & Saturday
@Green-Truck - In & Local
@MM54 - Tentative yes
@derp - "Distinct maybe," Saturday
@ScoutingForZen - "Definitely in"
@trivet - Saturday
@K-Roll-PorscheTamer - Saturday
If you're in, let me know. If you're out, let me know.
The OPPOrunities for getting together would be:
Friday afternoon/evening: Dinner?
Early Saturday: Lunch?
Sunday morning: Breakfast somewhere
This is all pending other folks' availability and when they would get there. I have ideas for breakfast Sunday morning at a place local to me, just up the road from the junkyard.
The pin is on the junkyard, and the circle is the nebulous area that may or may not be the Tracy Proving Grounds. Kitty-corner from the Urban Air Trampoline and Adventure Park is a hotel I've had people stay at before that's not bad. But there's certainly other places in the area as well.
Note: To the west on 59 is Pontiac. To the south on 53 (vertical highway) is Warren.
So... Who's coming, what's your plans, and what do we want to do?
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@KITT222 I JUST fired off an email to MonkeyWrenchRacing. We're not to the "can I drop off my transmission there on Feb 4" point yet, but working on it. The other guy in Detroit who might be building an engine for me has said that he wouldn't get to it until summer, but I'm still going to see if I can drop the parts off then.
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@KITT222 I cannot make it but you should all meet up before hand, roll in as a group, drive over his yard and form a circle of shitmobiles around his house.
Only then can the summoning begin.
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@KITT222 I was awfully tempted to make the journey, but the family calendar says, "Hell naw son"
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Saturday morning would work well for me
Would love to bring the Fiero - but she is put away for the winter. The WRX is my daily, so I would be driving that.
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@KITT222 I have RSVP'd and am committed to getting there by 3pm on Saturday one way or another, it's just everything before that that's up in the air.
We had tentatively set next Friday 1/27 as the closing for my current house & new one, because my buyer said he needed to do it by the end of the month to keep his financing. Fine, but then he went on a public housing program that has a laundry list of fixes they want done, but the contractor he hired isn't licensed in my city, and had to cancel yesterday when they found out. Chances of him getting someone else scheduled and getting the work done by the end of next week are slim.
And I can't close on the new one next week if mine doesn't close, because it's too late to pull a bridging loan in time. So, basically, if it doesn't happen next Friday, it will all have to be pushed, and I'm assuming my buyer and the guy that's selling my new house are going to want it to be on the next available date, eg, 2/3 as opposed to 2/10. I should have a better picture sometime next week, it just means I can't make firm travel schedules for Friday the 3rd yet, as far as when I would be able to get on the road and arrive at whatever waypoint
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@KITT222 tempting but 1000 miles is a bit of a hike
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@KITT222 I am interested and "probable" but can't commit yet.
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I probably should have left by now if I'm going to make it. So I'll just say "So long and thanks for all the fish."
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I'm going, but don't plan anything around me. I'm fairly anti-social and spending both nights a couple of hours away, so I'll show up at the junkyard, say hi, take some photos (and raid any TJs I see, which presumably there won't be any), and maybe head back to David's briefly.
@KITT222 im on the wrong continent....so out
i am now considering visiting @cb tho.......a trip to canadia next winter sounds real good
i havent asked him or anything.....but i figure canadian politeness will get me through
(yeah i know.... )
still.....funds allowing i may end up there.....i need me some snow
staying with or arrested by @cb is deets
@farscythe If y'all ever have an Iceland meetup, I'd be hard-pressed to stay away.
Except of course I can't afford it, but details details.
@Just-Jeepin hmmm...tbh...ive been meaning to do iceland for a while now to
i'd be game
dunno if i can afford anything at mo....mildly put....everythings gone insane over here
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@KITT222 Can't make it Friday or Sunday, but I'll be there on Saturday
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@Just-Jeepin I've been wanting to meet you for years!!! So I'm stoked for this event!
@Miss-Mercedes That's only because I keep teasing the idea that I could make one of your Gambler whatever-they-are thingies. The reality is far less interesting.
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@farscythe I can’t promise the biking weather will be nice.
@CB oh dont worry about that.....i actually enjoy getting stuck and crashing out and freezing to death
its the kinda shit makes for fun dinner conversation
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@DSM_OR_DIE I know those guys! I've bought some things from them for my Vibe.
@Just-Jeepin You may be surprised at the TJs there. Especially if the yard puts together a Jeep row for David (which is a distinct possibility). But no pressure, and it would be good to say hi and see the
Acutally I just looked (https://usautosupplymi.com/upull/sterling-heights/sterling-heights-inventory/) and there's a yellow 2000. It's going to be gone by the 4th, but it's there!
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I would love to join but no way can I drive to Detroit just for a party for some guy I have (unfortunately) never met.
Any idea where he's going? I'm less than an hour from Torch, hoping he comes out this way
@Zaphod-s-Heart-of-Gold Wrong coast
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