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  • 08-20-2010, 05:14 PM
    scottpettit

    I agree about the time of year. I needs...

    to be considered.

    Scott Pettit
    ZSCCA
  • 08-20-2010, 02:20 PM
    rustyh

    Some may think that maybe I'm a poor sport,

    but the truth is I'm not so sure I'll even do Zfest when it comes here. As you say, there's really nothing you can do to escape the heat at the time of year we're talking about. No mountains or beaches, and even the lake water around here is probably 90 degrees. So even if the organizers put together a really nice schedule of events, the heat's likely to ruin half the fun.

    I mean, I love the state and I'm not bashing it, I'm just bashing the weather. And the truth is, a lot of Z3'ers and Z4'ers are not exactly young chickens anymore, and most of us AARP'ers are the ones the heat affects the quickest.

    And on the serious side, there really were a lot of out-of-towners complaining at O'fest. And I'd bet that 99% of them just stayed in their hotel rooms during the day time hours, for good reason. I really wouldn't want people to drive as far as some will for Z'fest and not have a good time.

    I'm with you, I seriously think this Labor Day thing needs to be rethought. Besides, a lot of people I know do family things over Labor Day anyway, so just like HC, those that need to put family first will not be able to attend this either.

    Just my .02
  • 08-20-2010, 12:10 AM
    Giznaz

    There are just WAAAYYY too many people to help

    out here in Worshington. Me and ZD, and sometimes Carlin.

    Our chapter is one of the strongest in the state!
  • 08-19-2010, 11:21 PM
    scottpettit

    Actually, I proposed Oregon and...

    Washington to a few key players in those states. Twice in fact.

    Never heard back from them.

    It spoke volumes.

    Scott Pettit
  • 08-19-2010, 08:40 PM
    foxyz4

    Re: L. A.

    I'm only three hours away from Valencia and don't have time to make it on Labor day weekend due to work. Might be able to make it Sunday but it's over
  • 08-19-2010, 07:33 PM
    scottpettit

    I told them.

  • 08-19-2010, 04:43 PM
    scottpettit

    I will bring up in todays BOD...

    meeting but beyond that, I have no voice in the matter.

    In fact, the planning and arrangements are well under way.

    Scott
  • 08-19-2010, 03:36 PM
    fredr

    BTW we only had 2 cars show up for the fixit.

    Due to heat. Thats 2 cars driven by folks who live here and are used to the heat.
    Fred
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 08-19-2010, 03:33 PM
    fredr

    Last Sunday's fixit day in Houston it was 102.

    When I got home from it @ 9PM it was still 96. Yesterday was the first day in 25 that Dallas was below 100. As I type its 94 here in the Big Thicket in the shade. If I was planning I would really think late Oct or early Nov. Or better hold it in the Spring. The problem is that you can't go anywhere to avoid the heat other than inside. This isn't like CA where you can jump in the car an within 1 hour be in the mountains or the beach where the temps are better. The board really needs to think about changing the date. IMHO
    Fred
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 08-19-2010, 02:29 PM
    jtp

    I might be able to swing a Wed visit

    I'll pencil it in and see if things fall into place.

    JTP
    '00 Bright Red II, Black, Black 2.3

    PERFORMANCE: Dinan Stage II suspension, Dinan strut tower brace, Porterfield R4S brake pads, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, UNGO MS8300 alarm, Doug Whalen Seat Bushings, Sylvania Silverstar headlights and fog lights. MAINTENANCE: Peake Research R5/fcx-II and SRS Reset Tools, Mity-Vac oil evacuator w/ brake bleeder, BMW Battery Tender. COSMETICS: Dinan Badge, OEM chrome exhaust tips, Magnetic stone guards, Roundel valve stem caps, Trunk-mounted Dragon sticker, WI plates: RES IPSA. COMFORT: Premium Package, Heated sport seats, “Z3 Roadster” heated vest (for wife), In-dash CD, LeatherZ MarkII armrest, OEM mesh windscreen. CAR CARE: Porter Cable random orbit buffer, Meguiars car care products, NOAH car cover, Plexus, Raggtop. EXTRAS: Z3Solutions warning triangle.

    My Home Page
  • 08-19-2010, 02:23 PM
    fredr

    This is my first time to attend O'fest.

    Schedule is posted on O'fest website. Concourse is Tues, AutoX is Wed & Thurs, with Club races Fri. We will be visiting relatives on Fri in Milwaukee, but back for final banquet Fri nite.


    Fred
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 08-19-2010, 02:03 PM
    jtp

    Too long of a drive. . .

    hehe, okay, I'm a jerk! But it IS all of 1 1/2 hours from here!

    I wasn't planning on going up there, but Buddy emailed me a couple days ago to mention that they were going to be there, and now I hear you will be there as well. Hmm. Give me some details here - if I were to make a day trip out of it, which day would be optimal and what could I expect to experience that day?

    It appears day passes are $40?

    I can't commit yet, but I'm willing to toss it around.

    JTP
    '00 Bright Red II, Black, Black 2.3

    PERFORMANCE: Dinan Stage II suspension, Dinan strut tower brace, Porterfield R4S brake pads, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, UNGO MS8300 alarm, Doug Whalen Seat Bushings, Sylvania Silverstar headlights and fog lights. MAINTENANCE: Peake Research R5/fcx-II and SRS Reset Tools, Mity-Vac oil evacuator w/ brake bleeder, BMW Battery Tender. COSMETICS: Dinan Badge, OEM chrome exhaust tips, Magnetic stone guards, Roundel valve stem caps, Trunk-mounted Dragon sticker, WI plates: RES IPSA. COMFORT: Premium Package, Heated sport seats, “Z3 Roadster” heated vest (for wife), In-dash CD, LeatherZ MarkII armrest, OEM mesh windscreen. CAR CARE: Porter Cable random orbit buffer, Meguiars car care products, NOAH car cover, Plexus, Raggtop. EXTRAS: Z3Solutions warning triangle.

    My Home Page
  • 08-19-2010, 02:02 PM
    fredr

    Looks like it Texas on Labor day. Folks better

    practice by sitting in their ovens for a few hours a day.
    Fred
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 08-19-2010, 01:58 PM
    fredr

    Yes, You?


    Fred
    96 1.9 Z3 black/tan/black
    97 M3/4 estoril/gray
    08 Kubota 3400 HST orange/charcoal
    08 GMC Sierra stealth gray/gray
  • 08-19-2010, 12:15 PM
    rustyh

    Always a nice breeze in D/FW?

    I'm not sure what day you were here, but I can assure you (at least my observation the last 40 years here) that we do not always have a good breeze going on.

    In fact, I just got in from spending 2+ hours mowing and I don't recall seeing one leaf on a tree move. It's dead still, just like it is at least 90% of the time.

    And even when it is blowing, it's hot air.

    So if you enjoy having someone blow a hot hair dryer in your face, then yea, you'll love it. lol
  • 08-19-2010, 12:11 PM
    rustyh

    Like FredR and Cody have said, you do

    NOT want to have your event here (Texas) on Labor Day.

    I'm born and bred here, and quite honestly, I don't want to hear everybody bitchin and whinin about what a bad time they had because of the weather. You have to understand, a lot of people that THINK they know what hot is find out real quick that hot in Texas is a whole level above what they thought it would be. It can ruin an otherwise good time.

    If you know anybody that came here for Oktoberfest (it was in Ft. Worth) back in 2007 ask them if they had a good time. All I remember were people complaining about he heat. And that was at the end of September.

    Really might want to listen to us and think seriously about changing the date.

    Joe
  • 08-19-2010, 11:51 AM
    CodyR

    Those sound great.... maybe even Oregun ;-)

    If we don't have ZFest up there I guess I'll have to go to the Crater Cruise someday. I would love to see the area.
  • 08-19-2010, 11:48 AM
    jtp

    You coming to Elkhart Lake, Fred?



    JTP
    '00 Bright Red II, Black, Black 2.3

    PERFORMANCE: Dinan Stage II suspension, Dinan strut tower brace, Porterfield R4S brake pads, Goodyear Eagle F1 GS-D3 tires, UNGO MS8300 alarm, Doug Whalen Seat Bushings, Sylvania Silverstar headlights and fog lights. MAINTENANCE: Peake Research R5/fcx-II and SRS Reset Tools, Mity-Vac oil evacuator w/ brake bleeder, BMW Battery Tender. COSMETICS: Dinan Badge, OEM chrome exhaust tips, Magnetic stone guards, Roundel valve stem caps, Trunk-mounted Dragon sticker, WI plates: RES IPSA. COMFORT: Premium Package, Heated sport seats, “Z3 Roadster” heated vest (for wife), In-dash CD, LeatherZ MarkII armrest, OEM mesh windscreen. CAR CARE: Porter Cable random orbit buffer, Meguiars car care products, NOAH car cover, Plexus, Raggtop. EXTRAS: Z3Solutions warning triangle.

    My Home Page
  • 08-19-2010, 10:45 AM
    NC02Z3

    Re: Like potato chips - who can eat just one?

    x2. Holiday weekends are not the best choice for us either. We missed Cincinatti last year only because of the holiday. Sounded like it was fun.
  • 08-19-2010, 08:58 AM
    blaZen

    D/FW Summer

    It is hot. However, always a nice breeze in D/FW. Not bad at all.
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