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Discussion Forums => Get Togethers and Garage Days => Topic started by: tweakeDub on May 06, 2005, 04:26:39 PM

Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: tweakeDub on May 06, 2005, 04:26:39 PM
To the 13th annual nd imports charity car show, in Cali?

www.charityautoshows.com
Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: aowhaus on May 10, 2005, 04:00:33 PM
the commute is a little far for me.
Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: gragravar on May 10, 2005, 04:14:41 PM
D*mn.  I will be in the next town over on the day before the show.  But already have my ticket back to denver for that night.  looks like I will miss it.
Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: jayryan on May 11, 2005, 05:24:06 AM
I'd love to, but my wife won't let me :cry:  :roll:
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Post by: kraut-sled on May 11, 2005, 09:16:36 AM
I drove out last year with Julian Fang of CLUBB5 and it was a blast.  We met up with Rusty and James for a quick drive up to Santa Clara from LA.

I can not make it this year, but if you want to go I can give you a few tips on the best route to take.
Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: tweakeDub on May 11, 2005, 11:51:42 AM
Allright man fill me in
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Post by: kraut-sled on May 11, 2005, 01:14:35 PM
If you are looking for a killer road to drive here is the way to go:

I-70 West to Utah and then get on to I-15 South.  You will only be on I-15 for a short time, because you need to get off on to US Highway 50 - Westbound.  US-50 will take you through the rest of Utah and Nevada.  At the end of 50 you can get on to I-80 at Reno Via Carson City.  Then you can take I-80 into California and down into Sacramento and then into Santa Clara.

NOTE: Highway 50 is remote, there is very little out there, so do not run low on gas or press your luck in that department or you will be hating life.  the best part of the road is that is it straight - REALLY straight.  There are 40-50 mile long straight aways.  There is nothing but desert out there.  There are very few cars too so driving fast is a blast on this road! :D   I have never driven a car as fast as I did on this stretch of road.

The other option is to drive out by taking I-25 to I-80 and it is a straight shot in to CA.

The drive is about 15-17 hours, but well worth it!
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Post by: gragravar on May 11, 2005, 01:48:26 PM
let me add that while you are out there, take the trip for a drive along Skyline drive.   :D   (runs along the top of the ridge west of hwy 101.)  while there watch for motorcycles carving the ridgeline, also plan to stop for food at alice's resturant up there.

down in Santa Clara/Sunnyvale stop by the ND shop (we can all hope Avalon's new place grows into something like that).  Also, if you need food you can find good homebrew and good food at Stoddards in downtown Sunnyvale.  

if you need recommendations on places to stay out there, let me know.  

(I spend just about every other week out there  :roll:  so know it pretty well.)
Title: Anybody Going???
Post by: tweakeDub on May 11, 2005, 09:37:58 PM
I just got a room at the Main hotel for the show it is the Marriot in Santa Clara, thanks for the other info though