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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 6:59 am 
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PostPosted: Mon Dec 15, 2014 3:44 pm 
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Well it’s that time of the year again. Time to finish up the repairs, clean out all of the little holes in the 24-hole wheel covers, pack a small bag and head south out of the Northern California rain. The Sunny oasis that is SoCal was beconing;

Welcome To the TEAMSWIFT SoCal Meet & Cruise: 2014 Edition

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This year we decided on a more organized version of last year’s meet in the Malibu Hills and Mountains. We met at the Albertsons parking lot for the initial meet up.

SATURDAY

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Jamal Spelling brought his Sprint Turbo that he bought new in 87’!!! It’s currently pushing 700,000 miles

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From there we lined up to head out into the beautiful mountains. The plan was to split into 2 groups. One group would be hitting the canyons and would delve into some hard core technical mountain roads. The other group would follow a more toned down route. No matter which way you went though, the scenery was amazing.

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I don’t have many photos of the drive but PVR007 has posted some great videos of us driving the mountain roads.

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From there we met up on PCH (HWY 1) and cruised as one group back up Latigo Canyon Rd to Mulholland and the Rock Store for lunch and to check out all the exotic cars and bikes.

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After hanging out and changing out the distributors on many of the cars, we headed back down to PCH to check out the sunset and enjoy some good conversation.

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PCH was closed in both directions just north of us due to a major landslide the day before. So, what better time than this to take a group photo in the middle of HWY 1.

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The original plan was to head up PCH after sunset to Ventura and take in the Ventura Christmas Boat Parade. With PCH being closed, we had to detour back through the mountains to HWY 101. Instead, some of the group decided to call it a nite, but Phil, Ruby, Calrenman, Kara, and myself were able to make it out there.

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SUNDAY

Sunday morning, Teeth & Family, DTM GTI, Roger, Spoolin, and myself headed out the the valley to check out the fabled cars & coffee. All I can say is holy S&!T!!! I’ll let the photos do the talking. …. Although, I will say that out little cars were quite the hit.

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You could have 1 McLaren or 500 Swifts….your choice.

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Someone brought their tricked out Jeep Cherokee

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What?????

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Mr. Leno decided to stop by in his Chrysler v12 tank motor powered creation!!!

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Oh, and I almost forgot, he came over to check out our little rides and say hi.
Seth talking up the Twin Cam!!

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Stand up, down to earth guy….


After a stop for some health food, McDonalds style, we headed back up Mulholland to a section of road called the snake to watch cars and bikes try to go around it as fast as they can without wrecking.

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From there we parted ways. It was time for me to head back up north, back into the rain and time for them to head back to the desert.

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This weekend was Amazing! The views, the people, the cars…. Just EPIC……

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Goodnite!


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:24 am 
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Thanks for all the awesome pics! I really dig the Cars and Coffee panorama.

What a way to have a good time 8)

So, yeah, I believe there were plenty of pics from this place last year, but it's still awesome:

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Branko's Mk3

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I was too focused to worry about my camera setup in Tuna Canyon so I don't have video :cry: I hear it is hard on Metro brakes.

I did get good video running up Latigo, however, for another perspective:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BUd2tDrJ_Y8

Once again, this location is fun not just because the roads are incredible, but because you get the sense of being in the center of American car-culture. Just getting on the road to get to the Albertson's parking lot, I looked around me on the freeway and saw a Bugatti Veyron convertible, 2 Ferrari 458s, 2 Audi R8s, a lime green GTR, a Porche GT3 cup, a Rolls, and various other high end machinery weaving in and out of traffic--there must have been some kind of a road rally. How often does one share the road with many millions of dollars of exotic machinery at once?

One gets the same sense at the cars and coffee. I think my toddler had a good time.

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Bill ran off with the camera, and I let him go.

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He took these before he broke the camera for good (I'd started the process a long time ago) Not bad for a 2 year old 8)

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Meanwhile, I took this meme-worthy shot of Lambo Dude looking skeptically at the TeamSwift guys in his rearview :lol:

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It doesn't get any better :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:07 am 
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HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!!!!

The Bill photos are classic!!

I love everything from his perspective, hes a natural photographer.

I made it home safe and sound, back in the rain :(

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 3:11 am 
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I agree , It doesn't get any better then this , except next year it will :D

It was best Meet so far thanks to little more preparation then past years. The weather was incredible considering previous 24 hours and Monday forecast. We had bigger turn out then last year and everyone was in the good mood and ready for some fun in the canyons. :twisted:

Few Geo Metro Forum members joined in the fun and seemed to enjoy it. Richard and Paul were in the parking lot before anyone , Lawrence and his girlfriend met us at the Rock store for lunch and continued with us to Ventura for fireworks .

Here are few of my pics


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 5:23 am 
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Had a great time guys, if you haven't check out the videos I took from the runs do so now!https://www.youtube.com/user/pvr0072016/videos . Hope to meet again, we should meet before teeth goes to Hawaii! :twisted:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 6:23 am 
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Teamswift had a 1st class meet. cara and I thank you.

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 7:45 am 
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pvr007 wrote:
Had a great time guys, if you haven't check out the videos I took from the runs do so now!https://www.youtube.com/user/pvr0072016/videos . Hope to meet again, we should meet before teeth goes to Hawaii! :twisted:



Thanks Paul.

That was great. I noticed some nice lines into the corners from the camera car. Again, great job but the only minor complaint, edit out the sitting on the side of the road. :STFU: :salute:


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 11:58 am 
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I will try :oops: I will encourage everyone at the next meet to get one of these dashcams, it's way funner to get recorded and see the car from behind. I think pill and Ruby bit the bullet and bought one. Definetly worth the money again insurence claims.


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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:08 pm 
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Thanks for the pictures !! Looked like a great time :D

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PostPosted: Tue Dec 16, 2014 12:38 pm 
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Thanks everyone for coming , it was a great meet. Don't forget to clear your calendars for second weekend of next December, we will be planning even more fun.

For those that were in the "fast group" , check out your photos taken by a professional at http://www.rockstorephotos.com
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http://shop.rockstorephotos.com/p148239 ... f#h52607ef

And a video of our line up at Albertsons

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f3NrczOs2RQ

And few more pics :D


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Here is one more video I shot on The Snake watching the action. There is no Swift/Metro/Sprint action in it , just the sights and sounds of Sunday morning at The Snake

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=anGHN0BkZkg


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I just got in from my 3,500 mile trip. I am beat and will get my pictures to Josh for posting tomorrow.
I had a blast guys. Thanks for the invite.
Just remember next years car will have all the right stuff to play harder then I did this year.

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Good to hear you are back safe fainya, send me your adress so that I can send you my core distributor.


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PostPosted: Sat Jan 17, 2015 4:17 am 
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It was a pleasure Fainya.




fainya wrote:
I just got in from my 3,500 mile trip. I am beat and will get my pictures to Josh for posting tomorrow.
I had a blast guys. Thanks for the invite.
Just remember next years car will have all the right stuff to play harder then I did this year.

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pvr007 wrote:
I will encourage everyone at the next meet to get one of these dashcams, it's way funner to get recorded and see the car from behind. I think pill and Ruby bit the bullet and bought one. Definetly worth the money again insurence claims.

Actually, we bought several and you certainly are correct.

Here's one which is less than $20:
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I woke up this morning to -20f degrees. So I must confess, as much as I love Minnesota. Your beautiful pictures of the mountains, Desert, sunshine and ocean, Does make it tempting to pack my Bags and move, Even though it means Putting up with all the traffic and wall to wall people. Thanks for taking the time to post the gorgeous pictures. Your meet this year is the one by which all other Teamswift Meets should Be judged. One humble request, could you guys post some Names (Handles) with some of the pictures? I only for sure know who wiseone is, and since I already count many of you as cyber friends, ( maybe a Left to right listing of names /Handles under the group photo ? )I would love to put some faces with the names/Handles, Thank you, Jonathan

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Prairie to Pine Co. wrote:
I woke up this morning to -20f degrees. So I must confess, as much as I love Minnesota. Your beautiful pictures of the mountains, Desert, sunshine and ocean, Does make it tempting to pack my Bags and move, Even though it means Putting up with all the traffic and wall to wall people. Thanks for taking the time to post the gorgeous pictures. Your meet this year is the one by which all other Teamswift Meets should Be judged. One humble request, could you guys post some Names (Handles) with some of the pictures? I only for sure know who wiseone is, and since I already count many of you as cyber friends, ( maybe a Left to right listing of names /Handles under the group photo ? )I would love to put some faces with the names/Handles, Thank you, Jonathan


Dearest Jonathan,

You've been asked many times to post pictures and you have yet to post even one!
It's almost as if you have something to hide (or have an antisocial streak).
:shock:
If you wish to buy or sell parts, I highly recommend becoming part of the "Team" in "Teamswift" and taking advantage of the picture posting abilities this site offers.

Now you're requesting additional information regarding pictures we posted for your entertainment.

Show us some Minnesota warmth and social behavior:
post some pictures on Teamswift and we'll label ours, (providing the participants wish to be identified).
How do they say, "Share and Share Alike!"?

It isn't wall to wall people out here, but you'll have to take my word for it. I have been watching people like you move to California for over 50 years. It isn't a place for the stubborn!


Looking forward to your first pictures, and best regards,
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pvr007 - I bought a couple more of those dash cams yesterday. I can't believe they are so inexpensive! For sure I'll start taping our next drive. With several sites giving free 50GB storage, it won't be long before more people start uploading videos from Teamswift.


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Perfect pacapo! Let me see the hairpins you take!


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Our dearest Phil: (you my pessimistic friend, are one of the many participants I would love to see if you look any-thing like the individual I have pictured in my mind :shock: :shock: )It is not lack of desire. or lack of attempts, (I can attest to 10-12 hours, two cameras and 4 computers now,obtained in an effort to post pictures here.) But each time I attempt.The Teamswift site says I have to many pixals or need to re-size or add bacon bites or something else I have no Idea about. :thwack: :thwack: :thwack:) I even tried to link to my photo bucket acct, No Go. So I sit somewhat on the sidelines, watching the world and the rest of the cognoscenti go by. ( Yeah I Know "cue the violins" :( :( )
But Hope is on the Horizon, (I think) Last summer, I pulled out the 87 sprint turbo to give it a little exercise. I brought it up to snowfish's shop (He took it for a Drive, His first Turbo sprint :D :D ) and I believe he got some pictures. I may enlist him to give me a hand. or ask him to just post them for me (Top drawer guy by the way :) :) )
Also if you (or anyone else) Is curious, about if I'm real, I do have the picture of my 91 vert restomod up on my website.218cars.com 1) Click on the 3rd coast Icon, 2 ) Click on the third coast customs Icon. There she be. (I have no trouble getting pictures up on our wed site, But not here) If you are feeling benevolent. :D :D Please feel free to "Capture" the image and post it in an appropriate thread. If you so desire. For which I would be eternally grateful. (Or at least until your next condescending post :shock: :shock: .)
As always; My sincere best wishes. :D Jonathan

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1993 GT(Teal) 103k 5sp,AC,w/PW (Resto-Mod,60% done.)(Clean SW car)
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PostPosted: Fri Aug 21, 2015 12:33 am 
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Guys ready for this year? :mrgreen:


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You know it , clear your calendars for second weekend in December :D


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any decisions to where its going to be held?


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Our favorite spot , Calabasas and Malibu Hills :D


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