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Wow my car looks high compared to yours and Frank's.<br>I'll throw some pictures on here shortly as well.
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>flybynight</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Wow my car looks high compared to yours and Frank's.<br>I'll throw some pictures on here shortly as well.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>What I can't believe is that I had that thing loaded up with 4 people and didn't bottom out once. The car did great today. We all had a good time. Thanks again for setting this up.
 

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Great to finally meet you Frank. It was a fun day. You missed a good hour of chatting at a Starbucks in Bellingham before the drive south.<br>As usual, it was slow through Everett.<br>I will creat a webpage later in the week (still finishing the one from Norway), but here are some raw footage from today:<p>1 - While waiting in line at the Mukilteo ferry. That's Joe behind me, followed by Frank and Tryg.<br><IMG SRC="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/5326/img2942tm2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>2 - Joe and I ended up together on the ferry. Caught this picture just as Joe was setting the alarm<br><IMG SRC="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/6039/img2943rg0.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>3 - Ferry going the other way<br><IMG SRC="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/2494/img2948fv1.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>4 - Kevin and family guest starring before heading a different way, so for a while we had a V70R amongst us<br><IMG SRC="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/7172/img2950to8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>5 - Deception Pass bridge. Also our lunch spot after a 10 minute walk down from the bridge area.<br><IMG SRC="http://img212.imageshack.us/img212/4194/img2964dm7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>6 - Can't really see the flames in this shot, but still looking sharp.<br><IMG SRC="http://img147.imageshack.us/img147/1912/img2980hb8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>7 - Parking & chatting in Bellingham, WA.<br><IMG SRC="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/6192/img2983lr2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>8- Five of us in Bellingham<br><IMG SRC="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/5602/img2975mf3.jpg" BORDER="0"><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by flybynight at 9:44 AM 8-13-2006</i>
 

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OK, a couple more:<p>1 - Tryg has the same license plate set up as me. OSD rules!!<br><IMG SRC="http://img102.imageshack.us/img102/7757/img2959pz6.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>2 - On the ferry<br><IMG SRC="http://img69.imageshack.us/img69/8669/img2946mv2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>3 - State trooper didn't enjoy us taking pictures at the trooper barricks.<br> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/rolleyes.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG SRC="http://img221.imageshack.us/img221/8774/img2971vx9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>4 - A T5 (and a fast one at that!!) amongs the fold.<br><IMG SRC="http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/3244/img2985pq9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>5 - OK, one more of Frank's, you can just make out the flames. How much tire dressing did use to get your tires that shiny?!?! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><IMG SRC="http://img301.imageshack.us/img301/9218/img2981xt0.jpg" BORDER="0"><br>
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<i>Modified by flybynight at 9:30 AM 8-13-2006</i>
 

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Darn it and such fantastic weather as well <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> - I would have made it with all of you, BUT had to finish off tiling our sun room floor which I had promised to do.<p>They (the Rs that is) all look super good. That red one has nice lines and I really like the body kit - makes it look like it's hugging the ground more so than stock - NICE. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"><p>The sonic blue looks very handsome, and I see StaggLee and Kevin's 'fast' V70R made it also.<p>I'll make it nxt time hopefully.
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (StaggRLee)

MMMMM... bandwidth tastes <I>GOOD</I>... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>As if we don't already have enough photos posted from today's R drive! Here are a few more just to annoy those with dial-up connections. The event was an absolute success, despite the traffic on Chuckanut Drive and somewhat light turnout. The small group of cars really worked to our advantage with the ferry leg and several stops in small parking lots along the way (it's quite a sight watching four R's trying to turn around in a very small and very crowded parking lot). <p>Attendees included Joe (StaggRLee), Kris (flybynight), Frank (frankhoffy) and his highly entertaining 3-person entourage, Kevin (KR900) with wife and cute daughter, Daryl (DarylKaiser) and myself (RainyS60R).<p><I>Getting ready to roll (Joe and Kris talking it up):</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/3691/dsc01936wt7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Frank's R in front of mine. That's Kevin's V70R parked in the next lane over and an unkown mystery V70R 6MT beyond:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1121/dsc01942tt8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Kris' and Joe's cars safely stowed on the ferry:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2681/dsc01947mj9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>My R readying itself for a quick emergency exit if necessary:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2568/dsc01950za8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>A chance meeting with Kevin and his family, as they were on the same boat heading to Whidbey Island for the day:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/5831/dsc01952sk3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Deception Pass pit stop:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/2756/dsc01954gp5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img141.imageshack.us/img141/7413/dsc01956jh5.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Taunting the cops just before heading north on Chuckanut Drive. It turns out that loitering and snapping pictures in front of a police station is not such a great idea after all. This picture was taken shortly before a rookie-esque trooper hassled us and (we think) accused us of being Swedish terrorists plotting something sinister involving their building... We were waiting here for Daryl to arrive from Bellingham:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/1468/dsc01959ce7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Random pictures taken while in Bellingham:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8765/dsc01962tx7.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4304/dsc01964xb9.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/4966/dsc01969jz2.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8369/dsc01981tf3.jpg" BORDER="0"><p><I>Pegs, we don't need no stinkin' Pegs! The dark VST's are <I>VERY</I> nice. That's Daryl's T5 in the foreground:</I><br><IMG SRC="http://img149.imageshack.us/img149/8400/dsc01978ua8.jpg" BORDER="0"><p>After the event ended I drove home feeling truly inspired, whether it was Frank's out-of-this-world show car or Joe's ultra-high-tech, in-car computer system complete with touchscreen monitor, wireless keyboard and mouse. I also have the utmost respect for Sonic Blue after seeing it in person. All of the cars were unique in their own way. I have lots of new mod ideas floating around in my head...<p>Thanks again to all who attended! <B>So, when is the drive to Mt. Rainier???</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>- Tryg<br>
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (StaggRLee)

Just for kicks, here is a very brief (and very blurry) video of Frank and his entourage heading home. Frank, sorry to let you down with this pathetic attempt at a video. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3484444705058134821 " TARGET="_blank">http://video.google.com/videop...4821 </A><p>- Tryg
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">Just for kicks, here is a very brief (and very blurry) video of Frank and his entourage heading home. Frank, sorry to let you down with this pathetic attempt at a video. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/frown.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><A HREF="http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=-3484444705058134821" TARGET="_blank">http://video.google.com/videop...4821 </A><p>- Tryg</TD></TR></TABLE><p>lol sounds good <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>nice pictures too, you guys got some R camera skills.
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (sk11vengeance)

I use Meguiar's Insane Shine for the tires:<p><IMG SRC="http://static.summitracing.com/global/images/prod/large/meg-g-13115_w.jpg" BORDER="0"> <p>There are lots of really nice drives we can do up to Rainier. We can either go up through Paradise or up to Sunrise. Paradise is my neck of the woods. I try to go up there every weekend when the weather is nice.
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (frankhoffy)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>frankhoffy</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">I<br>There are lots of really nice drives we can do up to Rainier. We can either go up through Paradise or up to Sunrise. Paradise is my neck of the woods. I try to go up there every weekend when the weather is nice.</TD></TR></TABLE><p>Allright, so we'd meet at your place!! <IMG SRC="http://users.pandora.be/eforum/emoticons4u/happy/1074.gif" BORDER="0"><p>And Tryg, LOL, it was funny watching us try to turn around. I can't imagine doing that with 10 R's! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/eek.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"> a rookie-esque trooper hassled us and (we think) accused us of being Swedish terrorists plotting something sinister involving their building</TD></TR></TABLE><p>yeah....speeding-terrorists, as Frankhoffy was amongst the party <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/tongue.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/embeer.gif" BORDER="0"> great photo's.<p>Really like how the flames doesn't show up all the time (no showoff thus, no ordinary paint) is that also when you see it irl?
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (StaggRLee)

Those are some great shots Stagg -<p>That looked like a great outing - makes me want to move to the PNW (I'm actually moving to Chicago soon). I love your wheels - they look very cool against the silver paint.
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (StaggRLee)

I want to party with you guys, you rock. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> Too bad it is about 4000 miles away <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/biggrin.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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You guys in the Northwest and Northeast have the best GTG. Great photos. Looks like I'll have to head up north one of these times. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (KillerB)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>KillerB</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">You guys in the Northwest and Northeast have the best GTG. Great photos. Looks like I'll have to head up north one of these times. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/smile.gif" BORDER="0"> </TD></TR></TABLE><p>Next time head up! It's not that far! <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>barrysharp</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote">They <B>(the Rs that is)</B> all look super good.</TD></TR></TABLE> Hey! The resident interloper here resents that comment! Especially since my T5 has some higher education... <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/wink.gif" BORDER="0">
 

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Well, I would have been there as well but my car has been in the shop now for over two weeks; phantom ECU issues apparently. The ECU got pulled and sent off for some testing as Volvo could not communicate with it. Ugh!<p>What a great day for a drive as well. My loaner (Mazda6) just wouldn't have fit in. Next time I'll be there with a vengeance.
 

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Re: Couple of shots from today's Puget Sound GTG and drive. (RainyS60R)

<TABLE WIDTH="90%" CELLSPACING=0 CELLPADDING=0 ALIGN=CENTER><TR><TD><i>Quote, originally posted by <b>RainyS60R</b> »</i></TD></TR><TR><TD CLASS="quote"><B>So, when is the drive to Mt. Rainier???</B> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"></TD></TR></TABLE><p><I>Am I allowed to reply to my own post?</I> <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://www.vwvortex.com/vwbb/confused.gif" BORDER="0"> <p><B>TOO EARLY TO PLAN THE NEXT EVENT?</B><p>If I might be so <B>bold</B> I would like to suggest a date for yet another group drive - this time involving Mt. Rainier - before the weather turns icky for the year. Is Saturday, <B>9/2/06 </B>workable? The event could be as short as a half day or longer if people want to linger on the mountain. Assuming they would take kindly to the idea, Volvo of Tacoma would make a great meeting spot. Hwy-7 is more or less a stone's throw away, whether we get on in Tacoma or take the back roads through Puyallup to avoid the traffic lights and congestion on Pacific Hwy. The route between Tacoma and Rainier offers excellent driving roads (twisties, banks, views galore, you name it) and if Frank wants to meet us in Tacoma he can lead the way (assuming we can keep up of course). This event would be easier than the last one with no ferry logistics, etc. The more cars the merrier so far as I am concerned. <IMG NAME="icon" SRC="http://********************/smile/emthup.gif" BORDER="0"> <p>Any interest or suggestions on a date change?<p>- Tryg<p><br>dgloveR, do you think your R be back by this date?<p><BR><BR>
<i>Modified by RainyS60R at 6:51 AM 8-14-2006</i>
 
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