The first donations for the raffle have already arrived.
I'll take some pictures later and post them.
Thank you 88_4mula!!!
We also have commitments already from TFS and Mr. Mike's!
For those of you not familiar with the concept of RFTH the way our club organizes it, we meet a day before the actual run (Friday), have dinner, talk "Nuts & Bolts", have a great time and get a good night's sleep. On Saturday we have the actual event and when all have returned to our starting point, we have dinner again and to conclude the event, we raffle of some great prizes donated by many companies and organizations you are most likely familiar with in the Fiero community. Check last year's threads to see some of the items donated and raffled off. On Sunday we all drive back home after having a blast. Of course, some participants already depart on Saturday evening, depending on the distance they need to travel.
In a nutshell - An awesome event and heaps of fun!
If you need more detailed information about the event (or anything else) send me a PM
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The next scouting runs have been scheduled for June 23 and July 7.
For the June 23 trip, as is our custom, we will meet up at the QT station in Oakwood/Gainesville. It's I-985 Exit 16 which is the Oakwood, Mundy Mill Road, Hwy. 53 exit. Be ready to pull out by 9am.
To help with your schedule planning, estimated time to get to Oakwood is approximately:
1 1/2 Hour from Douglasville 1 3/4 Hour from Newnan 1 1/4 Hour from Marietta 1 1/2 Hour from Stockbridge 1 1/4 Hour from Monroe via 81 and 53 1 1/4 Hour from Athens via 129, 85 South and 53 1 1/2 Hour from Canton via 20, 369 and 53
These are estimated times from Town Center to Town Center of the listed cities.
If you would like to meet us at another location, we'll be traveling between Toccoa and Clarkesville at about 9:30, Clayton, Ga. at about 10 and Franklin, NC at about 11. Let us know so we can adjust our schedule to hook up.
We probably will be traveling on The Dragon on this scouting trip.
This year the Georgia Fiero Club has commissioned a painting that will be used for the RFTH 17 event Tshirt. This painting, stretched on artist's canvas will go on the auction block as one of the prizes.
A couple of videos of the last scouting run for your viewing pleasure...a small sample of what we will be driving on the actual run.
As a reminder, we have multiple groups on the run...ranging from very aggressive to sight-seers. You are certainly not expected to push your car as hard as these drivers did. But if you want to...the opportunity will be there.
Is there a maniac group any more? If I remember correctly it consisted of 1 yellow Fiero
Man I was really hoping to make it back down this year.......but now we have plans to race the following weekend at CMP Kershaw SC. If any body wants to come watch or better yet help in my pits on the way back home. please let me know.
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Lodging will be the MicroTel Inn on Georgia Road, US 441 in Franklin, NC. There is a huge family center next door with bowling, miniature golf, arcades and several restaurants and fast foods. Other restaurants and fast foods are available nearby. For those that don't want to go on the run but wish to take their chances at other things, the Harrah Casino at Cherokee is just a short drive from our hotel.
Also a feature attraction will be go-kart racing on Friday night so you can do a final tuneup on your skills.
Donster should have contact info and rates soon, but in the meantime, here's the hotel.
Event Tshirts artwork has been finalized. This design will also be available in the raffle, printed on glazed coffee mugs which are microwave and dishwasher safe. My first cup has gone through 4 years of coffee and dishwashers without any hint of fading or chipping. The painting will be included in the raffle and will include a nice display stand.
As soon as we have prices on Tshirts, we will post here and open a link at www.gafiero.org in the Club Merchandise section. All shirts will be delivered at the event.
Tshirts are now available. To place your order visit the Georgia Fiero website at www.gafiero.org and go to the Club Merchandise section. Deadline for ordering is August 31. Paypal, personal check or USPS money order accepted. Sizes Adult Small through 3XL.
When calling to reserve a room give the following code: Georgia Fiero Club This rate is only valid until August 16th. Sorry, that is the only deal they were willing to make.
When I reserved my room I asked the manager why we couldn't get the rates up until 2 weeks before the event as we had in the past. She said that the hotel is now corporate owned and their policy is 30 days prior to the reservation for blocked rooms.
She said that if we would call back a day or two before August 16 that she would see if she could release some more rooms at our discount rate. She also said that there were 27 rooms reserved at our rate for Sept. 14 and 15, leaving on the 16th, but she couldn't identify if they were all in our group. Once the reservation is made all she has is a name of the person.
A NOTE FOR ANYONE PLANNING TO ARRIVE ON SATURDAY MORNING. THE DRIVERS' MEETING WILL BE HELD AT 8AM AND WE WILL PULL OUT IMMEDIATELY AFTERWARD.
IN THE PAST WE HAVE WAITED UNTIL 9AM TO PULL OUT, BUT THIS IS A FULL DAY AND IN ORDER TO BE SURE THE SIGHTSEERS AND THE SERVICE VEHICLE CREW GETS BACK FOR THE EVENING FESTIVITIES, WE WILL NOT WAIT UNTIL 9.
EVENT ACTIVITIES AND ROUTE INFORMATION FOLDERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON FRIDAY SO THOSE USING GPS CAN ENTER THEIR INFO AND FOR OTHERS TO REVIEW IT PRIOR TO THE DRIVERS' MEETING.
NOTE: FOR SATURDAY MORNING ARRIVALS, WE WILL BE CONDUCTING THE DRIVERS' MEETING AT THE FUN FACTORY PARKING LOT WHICH IS LOCATED BEHIND THE HOTEL AND AUTOZONE AUTO PARTS STORE.
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A huge THANK YOU to all of those who participated in the run and to the sponsors that helped make this possible! Sponsors were: The Fiero Store Rodney Dickman TLG The Fiero Factory FieroSails Sew-Pro RockinRoger Newton Don Hulse & Ashby Arnette - ADFieros Pat Swayne Ron Rizzi
In one word: AWESOME
Can't wait for RFTH # 18
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