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SharonG
This will be an “off the cuff” event. These are the suggested hotels but meals will be dependent on the COVID situation and of course your level of comfort and risk. Parking lot shenanigans the same. There are no group hotel reservations - call or go online to reserve as an individual unique person. biggrin.gif
Sep 10 Montrose, CO, Red Arrow Inn & Suites, 1702 E Main St, Montrose, CO 81401, 970-249-9641, drive to Durango on Fri.
Sep 11-13 Durango, CO, Caboose Motel, 3363 Main Ave, Durango, CO 81301, 970-946-2518 ask for Maureen (if she doesn't answer, leave a message for Porsche 914 group and she'll call back), drive Sat TBD. BBQ at Moorman’s Sat. (We ❤️ Moormans)
This is the t-shirt link. It’s an order and pay and Custom Ink ships so even if you can’t attend, feel free to order a shirt.
This is, above all, an opportunity to connect with friends and deal crud about our cars, as always. cheer.gif drunk.gif smile.gif We will be wearing masks in situations we can’t socially distance.
SharonG
Tagging folks who are co-hosts or asked about this event. smile.gif
@gint @brant @rond @ferg @thinair and Moorman. I'm having problems tagging him. blink.gif
jim_hoyland
Sounds good; I have to take a pass ......
Good memories from the last RR in Durango
76-914
Sound like fun. God willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll be there. beerchug.gif
Kansas 914
I'm here - Moorman = Kansas 914. smile.gif
flat4guy
Sounds fun
bkrantz
I hope to join in, too. But VERY doubtful my 914 will be ready for the party.

Anybody who wants to see it (whatever state it is in then), or gets bored and wants to do some rebuilding, will be welcome!
jim_hoyland
QUOTE(76-914 @ May 31 2020, 05:14 PM) *

Sound like fun. God willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll be there. beerchug.gif


Are you driving ? driving.gif
michael7810
I may be able to make it. 9/13 is my son's birthday but he's going to CA to visit friends AND it's also the 10-year anniversary of my 'teenership.
VegasRacer
U.S. Route 550, The Million Dollar Highway. aktion035.gif
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Chris914n6
The map has spoken. It's 914 time biggrin.gif

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76-914
QUOTE(jim_hoyland @ May 31 2020, 07:13 PM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ May 31 2020, 05:14 PM) *

Sound like fun. God willing and the creeks don't rise, I'll be there. beerchug.gif


Are you driving ? driving.gif

Of course Jim. I'll leave a day early and stay the night in Mesquite, NV then drive the remainder the next morning. Probably meet up with @VegasRacer for that 2nd leg.
VegasRacer
QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 1 2020, 07:56 AM) *

I'll leave a day early and stay the night in Mesquite, NV then drive the remainder the next morning. Probably meet up with @VegasRacer for that 2nd leg.

Caravan starts at the Casa Blanca Valet I presume?
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76-914
QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 1 2020, 08:28 AM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 1 2020, 07:56 AM) *

I'll leave a day early and stay the night in Mesquite, NV then drive the remainder the next morning. Probably meet up with @VegasRacer for that 2nd leg.

Caravan starts at the Casa Blanca Valet I presume?
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Absolutely! Plan on it. driving.gif driving.gif driving.gif
914Toy
I have a conflict which I am working on - if removed, I will be joining this event.
AZ914
IN!
RARE 6
Might have to consider this. 9/14 will be the 49th anniversary of purchasing our -6 brand new on 9/14/71. The geography obviously works.
Eric_Shea
IN
Ferg
In! driving.gif
Chris914n6
Out











Burger was yummy today.
Gulf91474
Sounds like Fun......
Big Len
I would love to go on this. All those going better make sure your brakes are up to the task.
michael7810
IN- reservations made. See you in Montrose
SharonG
#danceparty piratenanner.gif drunk.gif
SKL1
This looks very tempting as we've wanted to escape the AZ heat for a while and were thinking of the Durango area.

Probably not in a 914- when you hit 70 you want AC! But it will be in a Porsche of some kind... The roads around there are to die for!
SharonG
I’ll see the Outs at the In-N-Out? blink.gif beerchug.gif
VegasRacer
Only 3 months to figure out my circuitous route home. idea.gif

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3 months. blink.gif bs.gif That's 13 weeks. headbang.gif or 91 days. ar15.gif
You're telling me we have to wait 2200 hours for the fun to start? hissyfit.gif
Ferg
I have a basement crash pad John if you want to take the long back to Boulder and take the eastern route home driving.gif
ThinAir
I'm in. Wouldn't miss this for anything!
76-914
Booked. Slipped my feeble mind until just now. wacko.gif @VegasRacer John, how do you feel about returning the route that Chris posted? I've never been that back route.
VegasRacer
QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 17 2020, 10:00 AM) *

John, how do you feel about returning the route that Chris posted? I've never been that back route.

Spending the day at the legal speed limit and on the crappy roads going thru the Navajo Indian Reservation is not my favorite way to travel.
Chris914n6
QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 17 2020, 10:34 AM) *

QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 17 2020, 10:00 AM) *

John, how do you feel about returning the route that Chris posted? I've never been that back route.

Spending the day at the legal speed limit and on the crappy roads going thru the Navajo Indian Reservation is not my favorite way to travel.

Well if you're going to put it that way

Which way are we going home? popcorn[1].gif
VegasRacer
QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Jun 17 2020, 11:54 AM) *


Well if you're going to put it that way

Which way are we going home? popcorn[1].gif


QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 11 2020, 12:36 PM) *

Only 3 months to figure out my circuitous route home. idea.gif


IDK. confused24.gif

I usually don't take the direct route. Taking an extra day (or 2) to get back to Vegas would make me happy.
I was kinda thinking via Santa Fe or Salt Lake? Or maybe Pikes Peak? aktion035.gif
Chris914n6
QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 17 2020, 02:15 PM) *

IDK. confused24.gif

I usually don't take the direct route. Taking an extra day (or 2) to get back to Vegas would make me happy.
I was kinda thinking via Santa Fe or Salt Lake? Or maybe Pikes Peak? aktion035.gif

On the way back from Telluride I stopped at all the Outlooks I usually fly past and didn't get home til midnight. So this trip I'm open to an overnight someplace, specially since I expect to be in the little 914. The Partsfinder isn't up for anymore trips.
VegasRacer
QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Jun 17 2020, 02:40 PM) *

. . . . this trip I'm open to an overnight someplace, specially since I expect to be in the little 914.

Excellent. thumb3d.gif

Kent, @76-914 You got an extra day to fuch around on the way home? Click to view attachment Click to view attachment Click to view attachment
76-914
QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 17 2020, 03:10 PM) *

QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Jun 17 2020, 02:40 PM) *

. . . . this trip I'm open to an overnight someplace, specially since I expect to be in the little 914.

Excellent. thumb3d.gif

Kent, @76-914 You got an extra day to fuch around on the way home? Click to view attachment Click to view attachment Click to view attachment

John @VegasRacer , I don't see why not. Map us out some more of those good 914 roads. beerchug.gif
76-914
QUOTE(Chris914n6 @ Jun 17 2020, 02:40 PM) *

QUOTE(VegasRacer @ Jun 17 2020, 02:15 PM) *

IDK. confused24.gif

I usually don't take the direct route. Taking an extra day (or 2) to get back to Vegas would make me happy.
I was kinda thinking via Santa Fe or Salt Lake? Or maybe Pikes Peak? aktion035.gif

On the way back from Telluride I stopped at all the Outlooks I usually fly past and didn't get home til midnight. So this trip I'm open to an overnight someplace, specially since I expect to be in the little 914. The Partsfinder isn't up for anymore trips.

Chris @Chris914n6 Glad to hear you got it running. Did the Pathfinder become the donor car? beerchug.gif
JamesM
Booked!

Probably in the purple car!

Still dialing in the newest build, but who knows...


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Chris914n6
QUOTE(76-914 @ Jun 17 2020, 04:06 PM) *

Chris Glad to hear you got it running. Did the Pathfinder become the donor car? beerchug.gif

Sort of. Still overheating. Pretty sure the engine cooling passages are clogged from the coolant evaporating and crystallizing. I'm optimistic I can drop the motor and clean it out / replace things way before Sept.

No Pathy parts... yet laugh.gif . Clutch is starting to go. I've got nicer flips that need smaller fixes.

Now that I think about it, the cargo tie downs have been very useful idea.gif

@76-914
ThinAir
I haven't asked the hotel in Montrose about this yet.

If my wife comes, we'll be towing behind the Sprinter. There is no way in the world that my wife will drive the Sprinter (or anything else) on 550. So I'm going to need to leave Sprinter in Montrose and come back for it.

Anyone else have this challenge and has made arrangements for your tow vehicle?
JamesM
QUOTE(ThinAir @ Jun 23 2020, 11:01 AM) *

I haven't asked the hotel in Montrose about this yet.

If my wife comes, we'll be towing behind the Sprinter. There is no way in the world that my wife will drive the Sprinter (or anything else) on 550. So I'm going to need to leave Sprinter in Montrose and come back for it.

Anyone else have this challenge and has made arrangements for your tow vehicle?



When I was a kid my dad drove our old converted airstream bus over 550. One of the most memorable trips we ever had. Coming out of Durango, bus started vapor locking on the way to the top due to the mechanical fuel pump bring on the engine and the tank being some ~40ft behind that (and we think 914s have it bad) My dad winds up pulling a 300 or so point U-turn on that skinny ass road but in order to do so a 12 year old me is hunched over the open engine bay spraying WD-40 into the carb of the 454 to keep the engine running. Pretty sure my mothers heart was stopped the entire time, she doesnt do well with cliffs.
Anyways, back to Durango, dad installed a secondary electric pump on the tank end and a few hours later we were back on the pass (last time my mother allowed us to go that way)

Seriously great memories!!


stevend914
Booked
ThinAir
QUOTE(JamesM @ Jun 23 2020, 01:04 PM) *

QUOTE(ThinAir @ Jun 23 2020, 11:01 AM) *

I haven't asked the hotel in Montrose about this yet.

If my wife comes, we'll be towing behind the Sprinter. There is no way in the world that my wife will drive the Sprinter (or anything else) on 550. So I'm going to need to leave Sprinter in Montrose and come back for it.

Anyone else have this challenge and has made arrangements for your tow vehicle?



When I was a kid my dad drove our old converted airstream bus over 550. One of the most memorable trips we ever had. Coming out of Durango, bus started vapor locking on the way to the top due to the mechanical fuel pump bring on the engine and the tank being some ~40ft behind that (and we think 914s have it bad) My dad winds up pulling a 300 or so point U-turn on that skinny ass road but in order to do so a 12 year old me is hunched over the open engine bay spraying WD-40 into the carb of the 454 to keep the engine running. Pretty sure my mothers heart was stopped the entire time, she doesnt do well with cliffs.
Anyways, back to Durango, dad installed a secondary electric pump on the tank end and a few hours later we were back on the pass (last time my mother allowed us to go that way)

Seriously great memories!!

We did Red Mountain Pass with my then 16 year old son driving our van and towing our tent trailer - on a Bike the Rockies day with bicyclists who thought it was just fine to ride 3 abreast. My wife is NOT a fan (although Mike really did just fine).
flat4guy
Is the T shirt link up yet - did not see it.
JRust
I'm excited for this
Kansas 914
QUOTE(JamesM @ Jun 23 2020, 02:04 PM) *


When I was a kid my dad drove our old converted airstream bus over 550. One of the most memorable trips we ever had. Coming out of Durango, bus started vapor locking on the way to the top due to the mechanical fuel pump bring on the engine and the tank being some ~40ft behind that (and we think 914s have it bad) My dad winds up pulling a 300 or so point U-turn on that skinny ass road but in order to do so a 12 year old me is hunched over the open engine bay spraying WD-40 into the carb of the 454 to keep the engine running. Pretty sure my mothers heart was stopped the entire time, she doesnt do well with cliffs.
Anyways, back to Durango, dad installed a secondary electric pump on the tank end and a few hours later we were back on the pass (last time my mother allowed us to go that way)

Seriously great memories!!


Great story!
SharonG
QUOTE(flat4guy @ Jun 23 2020, 08:10 PM) *

Is the T shirt link up yet - did not see it.

Not yet! Still working on design. beerchug.gif
Tonyooc
I think I'm going to help rep. Ca. Since are WCR doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. I think I'll check into it and make it happen.
76-914
QUOTE(Tonyooc @ Jun 30 2020, 06:08 PM) *

I think I'm going to help rep. Ca. Since are WCR doesn't look like it's going to happen anytime soon. I think I'll check into it and make it happen.

I'm going up Wednesday. Get a room in a Mesquite Casino for less than $60 then continue up Thursday AM. Keith may tag along also. We should caravan up. beerchug.gif
sixnotfour
QUOTE(SharonG @ Jun 30 2020, 06:10 PM) *

QUOTE(flat4guy @ Jun 23 2020, 08:10 PM) *

Is the T shirt link up yet - did not see it.

Not yet! Still working on design. beerchug.gif

This should be special....needs a Slits comment.. my fav.." ive been there several times" …...Miss that Guy
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