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Discussion Starter · #1 ·
The time has come to begin nailing down dates! With the lack of a Convention on the East Coast in 2004...

Sat Aug 7th. Bennington VT.

for a summary of last years event see

This year instead of a 1 way trip, we will be making a loop back to Bennington.

save the date!

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Discussion Starter · #3 ·
everyone had a blast last year. Should be even better this year as I have comments from the people who attended.

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Discussion Starter · #4 ·


Just a quick update as I haven't put out the regular amount of information this year. Looks like a similar turn out as last year. Right now I have 19 cars registered and I expect a few more who didn't register. The schedule for the day is as follows:

09:00-10:00 Sign up / Bagels and coffee
10:00-Drivers Meeting
10:15-Line Up
10:30-Depart Paul Dolmetsch Motors
10:30-12:00 Route from PDM to Jamaica State Park
12:00-2:00 Lunch
-Vote for peoples choice
-Sell stuff
-Swim if you want
2:00-Depart Jamaica State Park
2:00-4:00 Jamaica State Park to Paul Dolmetsch Motors
4:00-4:30 Group Photo / Prep for BBQ
4:45- Whenever BBQ

Like last year there will be a fee to get into Jaimaca State Park. I just purchased 30 entrance passes for the day to bring the price down to $1.80 per person. So I can tack on a $2.00 fee at sign up, or they can collect it from you at the gate for $2.50. Either one is fine by me. Unlike last year I didn't reserve the pavillion. Unfortunately at Jamaica State park the fee is $100.00 not the $35.00 of Hapgood pond. So, pray for sun, and pray that the pavillion is empty.

On another note. If you're bringing a dog. Their current rabies tag must be shown at the gate, they must be on a leash at all times and they must not be left unattended. They are also not allowed in the day use area. So with all of the parks restrictions on pets, it sounds like the pooch might be happier at home.


-Dirk Feather

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Discussion Starter · #5 ·
more info

VT100 Update

PDM Phone # 802-447-7085

What to bring:
a change of Warm clothes
folding chairs
Family Radio Service (FRS) radios a.k.a. walkie talkies
-We should be on channel 3 sub code 25
$5 for registration if you registered before July 7th
$10 for registration if you registered After July 7th

$2/person if you're one of the first 30 registrants
-entrance fee to Jamaica State Park
$2.50 /person if you're NOT one of the first 30 people
-entrance fee to Jamaica State Park

$ for BBQ Dinner. Unknown cost right now but we're going to keep it as low as possible.
We will work out pricing details tonight.

Proposed menu:
Hot dogs
Potato chips
Potato or pasta salad
Green salad (ranch and Italian dressing)


If nothing above satisfies your menu requirements please bring your own
and we'll throw it on the grill.

Optional: $10 commemorative 5" x 7" photo from event (Can be of you and your car, or a group shot, your choice).
Photos will be provided by Edward Feather Photography. Payment will be requested at registration.
(Cost post event will be $20.) Other options and sizes also available. Please ask at registration.

None this year. We may do some after the event if people are interested.
(e-mail me if you are)

Please let me know now if you'll be staying for the BBQ.
[email protected]


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Discussion Starter · #7 ·

really quickly before the run.

Don't forget to bring lunch and or buy it in the town of Jamaica VT.

Also, I know I said BYOB in my last post however, due to insurance/liability issues we can't have any alcohol at the BBQ. Please respect Pauls wishes and mine and bring only soft drinks.

maybe we'll go out for a few cold ones after the BBQ.

See you there,


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Discussion Starter · #9 ·
another VT100 has come and gone...


The 2nd Annual Green Mountain SAAB Run has come and gone. We left Paul Dolmetsch Motors at about 10:45 on Saturday Morning. Much thanks to Paul for providing breakfast for the 30 people that joined us.

The first half of the run was about 80 miles through the twisting mountain roads between Bennington and Jamaica (VT) where we stopped for lunch at Jamaica State Park. After lunch, Tom Hannan took home the Long Distance Award, for driving from Central NJ. The Peoples Choice Runner-Up was awarded to Ian Whelan in his '86 SPG, and the Peoples Choice Award went to Bruce Turk in his gorgeous '68 Sonett II. Congratulations!

Thankfully Ashli and I drove the route on Friday because the second half of the run was under construction and had to be re-routed. Instead of 100 South from Jamaica we took more back roads and it ended up being a lot more fun. We wound our way back to Bennington and ended at The Bennington Battle Monument where we had Edward Feather, of Edward Feather Photography, take a group photo. His photos of the event should be available for purchase in a few weeks.

We completed the event with a BBQ at Paul Dolmetsch Motors. Unfortunately it was starting to rain so we moved dinner mostly under cover. Everyone seemed to have a good time including Paul. Thanks again to everyone who came out. Ashli and I had a blast but we're very tired.

Dirk Feather
Ashli Cieplik
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