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Old 06-05-2004, 09:23 PM
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Talking Rocky Mountain Club's 1st Annual Meet a resounding success!!!

The first annual meet, rally and caravan of the Rocky Mountain RX-8 Club, Day 1:
Fantastic is the ony way to describe this!:D
Just a very quick overview of the days events, more to follow later!
Approximtely 60 people, 20 - yes, 20 RX-8's!
We will be posting pix as soon as they are available!
I want to send a very special and heartfelt thanks to McDonald Mazda in Littleton... we never could have pulled this off without your support!
For a few tense moments there, we were worried that there might be a problem with too many RX-8's showing up!:D
The meet and rally at the McDonald Mazda started around 9:00, with lots of prizes going to everyone! We drove West into the Colorado mountains, as one long string, (18!!!) of RX-8's of every color; including two that had the Mazdaspeed body kits. What a sight! We stopped at "Skipper's" in Idaho Springs, after parking all of the cars on the street directly behind there, in again, a nice long row.
Thanks to everyone who was able to make it, everyone from the neighboring states of Utah, New Mexico, Wyoming, and Nebraska.
I can hardly wait until next year!:D
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Old 06-05-2004, 10:48 PM
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What a day :D :D :D... and still the track tomorrow. :p

I just wanted to thank thank Doc, Omi, Serff and everyone else who set this up. Great job guys!

And for igozmzm, thanks for the clear corners. It's almost enough to make up for stealing MY Borla.
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A few pics from the Denver RX8 meet

the line up
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Overall the main event was pretty cool. Free food and drinks and alot of cool prizes.

Unfourtunatly I had to miss the drive (sorry guys) Im sure it was bad ***.

Thanks too all the guys who set this up, I look forward to doing this again next year or sooner and hopefully with more mods.

Springs...
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Day 1 was a blast -- wish I sould have stayed for the track day today

Driving from Idaho Springs to Omaha in 7.5 hours was about like a day at the track though :D
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look forward to seeing the pics.
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I'm jelious, i wish I could have been there. I did here a Mazda RX-7 was pulled over down here by Price on the Fifth. I hope it wasn't someone hurrying to the meet. I guess I need to hurry and get the car.
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I am also from price and looking to get an rx8, how rare!
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Wow! Thanks for posting these! I'm gonna have to wait until tomorrow... haven't made that magic leap to digital photography And yea, you should have been along for the drive, it was fantastic!
Just to let everyone know, we arehopeful to have the ftp server up and running by Tuesday, and we'll post the link on the club forum website.
That way, everyone can "dump" their photos, and small video clips to it, and we can then start the club photo album and gallery, after a little editing of course.:D
Again, thanks to everyone who made it out and made this such a success! :D
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heh how ironic, It would be nice to see 2 8's running around around here.
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here are all of my pics. i found out that my damn camera was in macro mode the entire time so auto focus wasnt happening here. it sucks becuase i have some pics that would have turned out awesome.

www.podsix.com/loot/2003_12_05/rx8pix


Heres my favorite one, too bad it didnt turn out better.


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This turned out to be an expensive trip for me, I got a $200 ticket just outside of Rawlins I got a nasty sunburn and some mild heat exhaustion too, but it was all worth it. I had so much fun and it was great meeting all of you (especially Kewl, IGOZMZM and Doc).

On the drive up to the canyon I saw many close calls of people cutting off 8's, nearly changing lanes into 8's and cars that would squeeze into the spaces between us. I also saw examples of these things done by people in our group (myself included). To me it seemed we were focused on staying together and less thought was given to safety. I'm sure there were a few motorists who have some choice things to say about RX8 drivers. I think for future drives we should consider the following:

1. Pick a designated leader before leaving. I think I inadvertantly started the drive when I pulled out to park in a better location for leaving. I was definately shocked to see everyone pull out behind me. I dont think the person I had pass me was expecting to lead us up the mountain.

2. Stay together in one lane as much as possible regardless of traffic in front of us. I think this one is a very important one for safety. With 20 cars in the group its difficult to aggressively pass people and stay together. I'd rather get stuck behind someone glued to the speed limit and be able to relax and enjoy the drive with the group than have to constantly be looking for openings to change lanes and pass just to keep up. Also I think a long string of RX8's is far more impressive than 18 aggressively driven ones. Think about large groups of motorcycle riders as an example.

Overall, though the drive was fun. Skippers was a nice choice for eats and Skipper was a great host. Speaking of, can someone give me the address there? I owe him 2 bucks for a bottle of water he comped me when all I had was a cc.

Doc, thanks for showing us the short way back to Laramie, that saved us a good hour.

IGOZMZM it was a blast driving down with you and congrats on the Borla exhaust. You're still a jerk for the clear corners incident though :P

Omi, it was great to finally meet you and thanks for all the hard work.

I can't wait to do this again next year!
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Thanks Project! :D Glad to see you guys made it home alright! Thanks again for making the trip! Hope to see you next year!
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I should have warned you, utah cars are targeted in wyoming for some stupid reason, expecially southwest wyoming.
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Twas great meeting you too, Project. Too bad you couldn't stay for day 2, as track day was every bit as fun as meet day!

As for the drive up the mountain, I agree, we need to pick a pace car, drive at moderate speeds (at least until we get to the twistie mountain roads! :D), and stay in 1 lane. The drive along C470 to I70 to the base of the mountain was the one thing about the meet that didn't go off quite flawlessly, but we'll be ready for it next year.

Thanks for the feedback!
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Actually, the FTP site is up now! There's a login and everything posted in the member's only forum on our website... check it out.
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I cant find that anywhere. Is that on the other club site?
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