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That's right everyone! Saabtoberfest 2004 is back for another year. The run will begin at Dan Haddle's EuroTech Auto Repairs all new location at 131 Wood Street in Wilkes Barre. The date of our annual run is set for October 09, 2004. Mark your calenders early! More information will be available soon!

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I'll be there, however :!: one little suggestion. our pace last year, as someone else put it was "Painfully slow". Now, I am up for another try, but dude, whom ever is in the front needs to learn which pedal means go, especially when we got open roads ahead. I am not saying we have to do 90, but 75 should not be out of the question. as it was last year, it was quite rare I broke 45 (and the limits were often times 55...)

A lot of what I noticed was happening last year was people were breaking up to gave themselves room to play, and the leaders of the group were dropping down to ridiculously low speeds because I guess they thought everyone was not keeping up? what ever the case was, it was a bit annoying being in a large group of super slow moving cars. It makes me get the urge to downshift and pass ;)
 

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YA, last year was a bit slow but it is hard being the leader and keeping 25 cars together. We'll see I still had a blast last year.

Again I offer a place to sleep the night before the meet, altough it will probably only be benefitual for ppl from the south.

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God I can't wait. C'mon guys, anybody at my meet knows what happens when the group flys off, slower moving cars, tend to get lost..like alot.

I was stuck behind an NA classic 900 vert last year, but was still able to have fun.
 

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God I can't wait. C'mon guys, anybody at my meet knows what happens when the group flys off, slower moving cars, tend to get lost..like alot.

I was stuck behind an NA classic 900 vert last year, but was still able to have fun.
yep, however in the first part of the run, you were easily doing 110 :lol: not that I mind that myself, but people do tend to get broken up at that speed. key is to make sure everyone has 2 way radios, and to also make sure everyone is on the right channel and knows how to use them. Another key point, when people started "getting lost" at your meet it was in the first part where you guys were really dialing it on, and even still, we did get everyone back together. My suggestion was just that we don't need the lead cars slowing down to 40 waiting for others because of gaps that are forming in the group when speeds of 50-55 are being maintained. The main reason for the gaps at 45-50-55 is because people are slowing down so they can speed up to 70-75 for a few seconds to have some fun on the turns... faster lead car speed will eliminate gaps, and increase the "stability" of the overall group speed. granted a lead car doing 80+ is just going to break large gaps cause some people simply won't go that fast.

just my take on how the lead cars should run assuming good conditions and open road ahead, at least, that's how I would do it.
 

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Well Ben might do a good job at keeping a larger sized group together. But he stinks and is quite nuts when it comes to just one person following him through traffic. At least to the train station :lol: . Kinda an inside joke sorry.

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i hear ya Ian, haulin *SS through congested two lane highways in syracuse on wet slippery roads at night... ~good times good times
 

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Saabtoberfest 2004!

The Legendary Pennsylvania Mountain Run that has become an annual “must do” for many Saab Enthusiasts on the East Coast will be happening in just a few more months!

Saabtoberfest 2004 will be held on October 9th 2004. It will start at Dan Haddle’s Eurotech Auto Repairs Inc. (570.822.4665) in Wilkes-Barre Pa. (relocated to 131 Wood Street). Alan Snelson ([email protected]) will once again be the organizer. The route is being enhanced from previous years. So look out!

For the past 2 years, Saaabtoberfest was run on over 100 miles of some of the most fantastic country roads Northeastern Pennsylvania has to offer. These are just a few of the quotes from some of the 2002 and 2003 events

Thor Carlson (Saabtoberfest 2002)
“This might be the best SAABtoberfest yet.” Warm temperatures, brilliant sunshine and convertibles, convertibles, convertibles with not a top up in the lot. With beautiful Pennsylvania countryside, mostly deserted rural roads and gorgeous scenery, Alan out did himself. Well done and thanks!

Dave New (Saabtoberfest 2002)

“This was the first time at a Saab event for both of us but certainly won't be the last. If you missed Saabtoberfest.. you missed a great time! Alan Snelson found some great back-woods roads with plenty of hills and tight turns. It was also great to finally meet people behind the usernames on saabnet after posting and chatting with many of them for years”

Bruce Turk (Saabtoberfest 2003

We drove on one crazy twisty mountain road after another. The route was outstanding. Some of the steepest hairpins I’ve ever driven! I’ll be back!

Alan Snelson (Saabtoberfest 2003)

This is a "road trip" not to be missed! "Trust me your gonna love it"

Put the date on your calendar now! Look forward to seeing you. Details will be posted periodically as they become finalized.
 

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I will be making my place available for a stop over Friday night for any New Englanders, Or Canadians who may wanna go. I will post it in a seperate thread in OT.
 

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I'll be there, however :!: one little suggestion. our pace last year, as someone else put it was "Painfully slow". Now, I am up for another try, but dude, whom ever is in the front needs to learn which pedal means go, especially when we got open roads ahead. I am not saying we have to do 90, but 75 should not be out of the question. as it was last year, it was quite rare I broke 45 (and the limits were often times 55...)

A lot of what I noticed was happening last year was people were breaking up to gave themselves room to play, and the leaders of the group were dropping down to ridiculously low speeds because I guess they thought everyone was not keeping up? what ever the case was, it was a bit annoying being in a large group of super slow moving cars. It makes me get the urge to downshift and pass ;)
I spent a lot of time staying back so I could drop it into 3rd, get some speed and kick the rear out a little in turns. There was a Sonnett behind me spewing oil all over the guy behind him. I'm glad I wasn't behind him.

I agree too slow.

I had a good time last year though.
 

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I was one of those Cars behind the crop dusting Sonnet... I was also the one who when we were all stoped carried up a bottle of "no smoke" and poured it in... sure made a differance from that point on. This was also when a certain someone yelled at me for passing... well, that was when I was passing non-saabs trying to get back into the Saab line... apparently that was bad for some odd reason... but that didn't bother me really - it was still a great time - and thus why I'm going back!
 

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this one?


I think it was all because of a $3.00 distributor O-ring :lol:

one would think he would have replaced it BEFORE the run...
 

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Please check out www.saabtoberfest.com and realize you can register now for $5 or at EuroTech before the event for $10. Also, take note that my dad's shop is now at 131 Wood St, Wilkes-Barre, PA 18702. Please show up their and not the old location on State Street! HEHE

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back! great turn out, great fun. I think the best part of the day was when we broke into "group 3" ;) if I get some time a little later on, I'll do a write up of the days events and post some pictures.
 

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That must have been a great turn out. Cant wait to see some pics, were there a lot of 9-5's? ;)
 

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event was a blast! i think i had alot more fun this year.

I got some nice pics through out the day. Most defently the best was when "group 3" happened. "we have a map, use it."-worked rather well in fact.

I have a sick video of ERP passing me on the interstate on our way home, i was holding 100-115 and he passed and pulled on me like no tomorow.

i'll have a write-up page by tomorow........read as "perhaps wednessday".

Ian
 
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