[b]Yellowstone and Grand Tetons Epic drive and meet 2013[/b][b]First item: [/b]I have gotten some flak from people on the different forms for putting this on as well as asking people to only post if they were going or at least seriously interested. I am not being paid to do this nor am I asking for money. I am doing this because I love to drive and seem to be one of the few people out in the community willing to take on such a headache. All I ask is if you are going to post on this thread, please be serious about attending. Just posting to say "say not for me" or "to far" makes the thread long and does not add value. Thank you.[b]Second item:[/b] There is no way I can please everyone for this event and nor am I trying to do so. I have done my best to make an event that balances the areas I felt were important.[LIST=1][*]Being able to see the sights you have not seen as well as take your ride on a drive you normally would never do.[*]Being able to drive the car in a fun manner at some points to “stretch its legs”. [*]Make a successful event that we can have move across North America to see the sights.[/LIST] [b]Dates of the event[/b]June 24-28 – for meet and group activities. If you include driving to base camp it would be June 22nd – June 30th possibly depending on location you are starting from.Base camp will be West Yellowstone. There is plenty of lodging, parking and activities for a hopefully big group. I will be working on group rates at the first of the year for everyone. [LIST=][*]June 24th, 2013 - Yellowstone park North loop[*]June 25th, 2013 – Yellowstone park South Loop[*]June 26th, 2013 – Beartooth Pass drive. (This will be the drive day and will make for some great roads. This will be a LONG day, as we will cover some miles) [*]June 27th, 2013 – Leave West Yellowstone and travel to Jackson WY- Explore Grand Tetons during the day on the way to Jackson WY[*]June 28th, 2013 – Explore Grand Tetons[/LIST]In an effort to help facilitate getting people in touch with each other to arrange caravans, I have made a form that I will use to populate a Google document. I am the only one who will see this as a FYI.[url]https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZTaDBYVnFONUxrTlZheW9RcFlhQUE6MQ[/url][b]What will we be doing there?[/b]We are in the oldest national park in the world so we will be seeing the sights and doing some walking around. In addition, a few others and I are trying to arrange some group photo shots at the parks attractions. I have included one day for just pure driving for those who are interested.[b]What will this cost me to go?[/b]You will be responsible for fuel, lodging, food, park fees and anything else you might want to do. The only fee that is 100% for sure is the $25 for a 7 day pass which allows you to see both Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons.If I get enough people interested, I could have some removable decals made to be placed on the side of the car to be like we are on a rally event. If you want me to look into these costs, let me know on the form above.[b]This sounds LAME![/b]I know some of you have posted you hated Yellowstone and would just do the Grand Teton or you just want to hall ass around all day seeing what your car can do. Sorry this is not the place to do that. The best explanation I can say why this is not lame is because you are going on a ROAD TRIP, which to me has always been a reason to go to places. This also is a continental wide event that hopefully will be the first of many more to come. Therefore, if you still think this is a lame idea then I wish you a safe summer in your adventures.Currently I have four cars from Sacramento area 100% going. In addition, I know of a few in Montana that will be attending. This means we have about eight cars ranging from BMW, Audi, Ferrari and Lotus already attending. If you wish to email me directly my email is [email]firstname.lastname@example.org[/email]. Please make sure to let me know you are asking about Yellowstone as I organize many drives for the NorCal enthusiasts. CheersAdam[b]Here are some sample images of the visit my wife and I did in 2011 in our 2006 E90.[/b]
So I had a member on one of the forums about this event offer to make decals. Below is a sample of the decals that would be available for the drive.Not sure if we will do pick your number or assign a number. So far most people seem to want a decal number.If you plan on attending even please make sure to fill out the Google form so i can start getting a better idea of numbers when i call the hotels towards the beginning of the year.Please feel free to email you regional Euro car clubs to see if more people would be interested. I plan on inviting the CA Euro car marks that I know of.
Looks like the world did not end on the 21st as predicted. The event is still on and a email with hotel information and additional details has been sent to all those who filled out the Google doc. If you want the info and are planning on attending, please fill out the google doc and I will send you the info.[url]https://docs.google.com/spreadsheet/viewform?formkey=dHZTaDBYVnFONUxrTlZheW9RcFlhQUE6MQ[/url]Have a safe new years.
I wanted to wish everyone a safe and happy New Year. Look forward to seeing some of you in Yellowstone and the Grand Tetons. Hopefully we will have a great event.or those who have filled out the Google doc, you should have gotten an email with the hotels rates. Additionally there is a link to a website to order the stack decals for your car. If you did not get this email please let me know.A few people have already ordered the decals so there are a few numbers less to pick from. I realized I never said you get to pick your car number if you order the decals.
Just a FYI, For those who signed up on the Google form, I sent a email a while back with a webpage on how to order decals. I have updated the page with a desired car number field. No Promises yo will get that number so please have a few choices. You can do all numbers ( 00-99 ) or letter and number ( A0 )
Just a update to remember to reserve your room if you are thinking of going. You can always cancel 72 hours before check in. So if you plan on going make sure to at least hold your room. Details on room rates were mailed to those that signed up on the Google doc.
Just a bump to make sure people know about it as well as are paying attention.Cheers
week bump for event
Just a bump and a update that we crossed the 108 person mark for information request to attend. Not to shabby.If you signed up and have not gotten the info, please email me directly. email@example.com
We are 76 days away from the event, wow time fly'sFor those who are thinking of going, make sure to book your rooms sooner than later.There are BMW and Mercedes rental cars available for those who do not want to drive their car. Email me for details on rooms and car rentals.Read more: http://forums.motortrend.com/70/9325951/events-autoshows-races/euro-cars-north-america-gathering-at-yellowstone-e/index.html#9480891#ixzz2PtdSsX5Z
For kicks I took the time to map out all the people that requested info. This is the caravan routes according to Google for the fastest route there based on ZIPs provided. If everyone that requested info is able to attend, that will make for a truly continental event. Alaska is winning for furthest traveled as you can see.If you have questions or have not gotten the last email update, please email direct - firstname.lastname@example.org
April is almost over so that means we are getting close. WOOT
For those who signed up for information, I just sent out a May update. If you did not get this email please check your SPAM folder for a email from NorCal Drivers.If you still do not have it please email me at email@example.com and I will send it to you directly.
I will be ordering shirts soon. Below is what we came up with for the event. For those who have signed up, I will be sending out the itinerary for the weeks activities. If you still want to go, sign up and join us.
I wanted to do one last bump for the event. I will post here next with a link to the images and video from the event. Decals and T-shirts have been ordered. If you want a decal or t-shirt please let me know ASAP so I can add your request to the order.As always if you have not gotten any email updates please email me so we can make sure you get the updates.