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    1. Member Mtl-Marc's Avatar
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      07-18-2008 02:10 PM #71
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Title says its silver....but here are some pics of a couple of beach bums chillaxxin'....

      That's a nice picture.

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    2. 07-18-2008 11:19 PM #72
      Quote, originally posted by Mtl-Marc »

      That's a nice picture.

      Not yet. I used a tripod and did bracketed shots to learn HDR on... THEN it will be a nice picture. I ahve a few of my new car too. Sorry to be so late posting, and there will be a break in the tour. The possible concepts included picking up an 86 325is in Atlanta as well, which didn't materialize, this was always supposed to be a "two 86" tour (there HAD been a 325is in Talahassee which wasn't that minty fresh), but what can you do? Bimmer sellers are flakes I guess. And another option was for me to head for Philly tomorrow for antiWaterfest parties, but I decided to come home since hubby was mopey. (And I leave for a week at Osh Kosh next Friday, so the tour will carry on...not to mention I REALLY need to get a root canal done Monday)

      Anyway, the new addition carried me trouble free for 1600 miles and is without a word of a lie the best long haul car I own. I'll be road tripping a LOT in this one. ** PLUS** it has working AC! Customs was a total breeze, and nobody even came out to look at the car at either US OR Canadian Customs. The Canucks gave me a grilling about how I knew the seller and that ****, but I guess I passed the honesty test. Next hurdle is to "borrow" wheels and tires off her silver jealousy ( the headache) to pass safety, the new one has worn tires. But she has landed immigrant status anyway.


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      07-18-2008 11:28 PM #73
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      The possible concepts included picking up an 86 325is in Atlanta as well, which didn't materialize, this was always supposed to be a "two 86" tour (there HAD been a 325is in Talahassee which wasn't that minty fresh), but what can you do? Bimmer sellers are flakes I guess.

      For the record, 'twas an "es" not the more common "is." I want the sport package and good gas mileage.

      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »
      Anyway, the new addition carried me trouble free for 1600 miles and is without a word of a lie the best long haul car I own. I'll be road tripping a LOT in this one. ** PLUS** it has working AC!

      So I expect I'll be seeing this beastie again in about a week? She can have some nice hangar parking while we're away.

      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »
      Customs was a total breeze,

      Glad to hear it. I ended up putting in a 9 hour day at work, plus some futzing with the Arrow afterwards, and *just* got home from the trek at about 10:00. Glad to be home.... but missing the road-tripping with you already.

      Tomorrow will probably be all about test-flying that minty-fresh Lycoming.


      Modified by vwdaun at 10:30 PM 7-18-2008


    4. 07-18-2008 11:52 PM #74
      Cathy glad you made it back home to Canada

      Daun and Cathy, glad I got to see you during this tour


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      07-19-2008 12:01 AM #75
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      I'll be road tripping a LOT in this one.

      Drive it to Toronto this weekend, I want a ride

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      07-19-2008 12:47 AM #76
      Quote, originally posted by punchbug »

      Dude. I know this is like a page late, but a CONVERTABLE PURPLE SCIROCCO? Does life get any better than THAT? WTF I want one!

      I'm sure I had a funny signature, I just can't remember what it was!

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      07-19-2008 01:11 AM #77
      Yay for having it home and safe in Canada!!!

      Working A/C in a droptop?

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      07-19-2008 01:16 AM #78
      Quote, originally posted by Konomi »

      Dude. I know this is like a page late, but a CONVERTABLE PURPLE SCIROCCO? Does life get any better than THAT? WTF I want one!

      The purple convertible was at Cincy this year.

      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness
      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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      07-19-2008 01:20 AM #79
      Quote, originally posted by Mtl-Marc »

      The purple convertible was at Cincy this year.

      And it sure sounds like it will be there next year also

      Hope to see you there Amber!

      I've got my mind set pretty rock solid on being there with my car

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    10. 07-19-2008 09:26 AM #80
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »

      For the record, 'twas an "es" not the more common "is." I want the sport package and good gas mileage.

      So I expect I'll be seeing this beastie again in about a week? She can have some nice hangar parking while we're away.

      Glad to hear it. I ended up putting in a 9 hour day at work, plus some futzing with the Arrow afterwards, and *just* got home from the trek at about 10:00. Glad to be home.... but missing the road-tripping with you already.

      Tomorrow will probably be all about test-flying that minty-fresh Lycoming.


      Modified by vwdaun at 10:30 PM 7-18-2008

      Yeah, duh. I knew that is was an es. Pardon me, that post was after touring Belgium to the tune of 750 mL, and a trip to Quebec on the trip home from Belgium.


      And as for another roader in the new gal, yeah, if I can get her some Ontario plates this week, yep.

      And here's hoping the Arrow flies well after all that time on her. I'll post pics of her in a minute.


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      07-19-2008 11:15 AM #81
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Yeah, duh. I knew that is was an es. Pardon me, that post was after touring Belgium to the tune of 750 mL, and a trip to Quebec on the trip home from Belgium.

      Bwahahaha!!!! Worked up a thirst on the trip 'eh?

      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      And here's hoping the Arrow flies well after all that time on her. I'll post pics of her in a minute.

      We'll see. I wanted to get going with it early in the day, but someone is just *now* in the shower....


    12. 07-19-2008 12:00 PM #82
      Quote, originally posted by Konomi »

      Dude. I know this is like a page late, but a CONVERTABLE PURPLE SCIROCCO? Does life get any better than THAT? WTF I want one!

      It does!!! As you well know, it's the green MkIs that hold the special place. Gotta get the "family" back together by the end of the summer eh? THIS is what happens when your MkI is laid up, so beware of it...it could happen to you! I'm off again soon, but I will post more pics....but this dialup is really sucking. PLus there are other evil plans afoot that require other family members to use the bandwidth. It's the year of the convertible in this household, looks like the boy should have a parcel arriving around August 3. He laughed, when he finalized the shipping and selected "Volkswagen" as the make. This one's german, but not a VW for a change . A pretty sweet change too. So there will be more pics for some time to come....but I'll still like my 'vert better. Though I feel like i somehow stole this car, I keep pinching myself.


      Oh, and it's "dudette" not dude eh?


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      07-19-2008 10:53 PM #83
      August 3rd 'eh? Coool.

      And no test flying on the Arrow today. We thought we had sourced that big oil leak, but no.... finally got it taken care of this afternoon. Oh, and the alternator now actually charges too.

      It's cowled and ready to fly, so if it's decent tomorrow......


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      07-20-2008 04:53 AM #84
      great photo

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      look forward to seeing the rest of the beach photos

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    15. 07-20-2008 07:55 AM #85
      Quote, originally posted by California 16v »
      great photo

      look forward to seeing the rest of the beach photos

      Hey! Why don't we ALL change our screen names eh?


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      07-20-2008 09:11 AM #86
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Hey! Why don't we ALL change our screen names eh?

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      Back when making your car faster and better handling was the big thing.
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    17. 07-20-2008 10:08 AM #87
      Okay, here's another one: Uploading them slowly...
      .

      A few more of the "beach" shots:




      Modified by two16Vs at 7:21 AM 7-20-2008


    18. 07-20-2008 11:28 AM #88
      Had to get a souvenir keychain to go with my big purple Florida souvenir:

      Proof that the "big souvenir" IS really silver:

      This thread needs MOAR CATS:

      No, really, it does.... :

      Okay, here are a bunch of road shots:
      The sign says "Ex-wife got the big house":

      This 'vert is a bit better ventilated than mine:

      And this one's not as purple as mine, but it's still sexy as hell:




      Modified by two16Vs at 8:23 AM 7-20-2008


    19. 07-20-2008 12:10 PM #89
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Hey! Why don't we ALL change our screen names eh?

      Yeah! Sounds like fun!

      Nice convertible Cathy.


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      07-20-2008 02:23 PM #90
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Hey! Why don't we ALL change our screen names eh?

      I think I'll stick with mine I'm glad you were able to pick that convertible up though, I couldn't think of a better home for it!

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      07-20-2008 02:40 PM #91
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Hey! Why don't we ALL change our screen names eh?

      I've been thinking about changing my sceen name for awhile, since Christmas time, but didn't do it until yesterday.

      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »


      thanks for beach photos, they're great

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    22. 07-20-2008 04:25 PM #92
      Quote, originally posted by California 16v »

      I've been thinking about changing my sceen name for awhile, since Christmas time, but didn't do it until yesterday.

      thanks for beach photos, they're great

      I'll have to burn a disc for you and ElT once I get my life sorted out a bit. Trying to clean up my garage today, it's such a mess, tranny cases all over, a few blocks and just random stuff that needs sorting. So that's the fun for today. I'll post more pics tonight. Oh, and there will be film images from the beach too, but I doubt I'll hit the darkroom till after Track Day North, I'm just not home very much, the tour resumes on Friday, 6am! Oh and Happy Birthday again eh?


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      07-20-2008 11:25 PM #93
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      the tour resumes on Friday, 6am!

      Wooo hoooo!!!!

      Lovin' the pics Cathy, it was definitely a fun trip. Hopefully Part II will be just as fun!

      On that note btw, put two hours on the Arrow today. Temps / pressures were all excellent, and only used a half-quart of oil. More tomorrow weather permitting.


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      07-20-2008 11:52 PM #94
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »

      On that note btw, put two hours on the Arrow today. Temps / pressures were all excellent, and only used a half-quart of oil. More tomorrow weather permitting.

      Nice Daun! That's good news!

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    25. 07-21-2008 12:15 AM #95
      Quote, originally posted by vwdaun »

      Wooo hoooo!!!!

      Lovin' the pics Cathy, it was definitely a fun trip. Hopefully Part II will be just as fun!

      On that note btw, put two hours on the Arrow today. Temps / pressures were all excellent, and only used a half-quart of oil. More tomorrow weather permitting.

      Glad to hear the Arrow is behaving. I still have more pics to post, but I live in telecommunications hell and our main phone line is out of commission due to heavy rains. Interwebby line's still sort of working. Add to the helping the kid with a hundred-and-something pinouts for his TDI swap and you get the picture. Anyway, since we also have no cell service, and my phone's still in Clearwater....so, yeah...:


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      07-21-2008 12:22 AM #96
      Cathy, that car is actually starting to grow on me. I mean, it's still urple and all but I'm starting to appreciate it. I'd even go so far as to say that I'm happy that you picked it up, urple or not.

      Have fun with that car, not many know what it is. Just paint it silver.

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    27. 07-21-2008 12:28 AM #97
      Quote, originally posted by veetarded »
      Cathy, that car is actually starting to grow on me. I mean, it's still urple and all but I'm starting to appreciate it. I'd even go so far as to say that I'm happy that you picked it up, urple or not.

      Have fun with that car, not many know what it is. Just paint it silver.

      But I like the purpleness of the car.... and I already have a silver one! I must admit, it's taking a while to get used to the colour blast in the garage though, the normal German palette doesn't get so adventurous. I had no idea there were so many purple haters out there...but do I care? The colour actually changes quite a bit in different light:





      Modified by two16Vs at 8:32 PM 7-20-2008


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      07-21-2008 12:40 AM #98
      Quote, originally posted by two16Vs »

      Anyway, since we also have no cell service, and my phone's still in Clearwater....so, yeah...:

      ouch , are they mailing to the phone to you or are getting a new one?

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      07-21-2008 12:43 AM #99
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      See what I mean there?

      Good score. Couldn't have went to a better home.

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    30. 07-21-2008 07:50 AM #100
      Quote, originally posted by California 16v »

      ouch , are they mailing to the phone to you or are getting a new one?

      I hope Daun asked her to send it to Wilmington, but he has yet to confirm that. Need to know basis I guess. It sucks because nobody can reach me since I'm not at work, and my two other primary numbers are down for he count. Like this morning, is it VFR or not? No idea what it's doing there (save for NavCanada's site which loads slowly).
      Anyway, here are a few more from the road:
      Yep, I was in the south:

      Daun took this road trip classic!:

      Went from an elevation of 0' to about 1000'ASL on this trip, largely through this section of Tennessee:

      Okay, more yet to come...give me a minute, or an hour or two...


    31. 07-21-2008 08:46 AM #101
      Here are some more. I discovered that the car clashes badly with the awful waffle:

      That number turned up a few more times on this leg of the trip:

      And THIS was the BEST!!!!:

      Oh yeah, fifty three miles to "there"

      So why not stop in to the dealership and look at convertibles? (This Eos felt GINORMOUS!!):


      Here's the new one looking at the bloatware in the lot. It all looked really HUGE!

      Okay, gotta fly. Later then...





      Modified by two16Vs at 9:38 AM 7-21-2008


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      07-21-2008 09:16 AM #102
      Quote, originally posted by G-rocco »

      Are you posting from Wyoming?

      Aye, I was.

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      07-21-2008 09:28 AM #103
      Cool car!
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      07-21-2008 11:23 PM #104
      WTH? This thread was on page two this evening. We can't have that. Yet anyway.

      So I took like four pictures on this trip. Here are 75% of them.

      Cathy, all dressed up for the wedding. Pretty nice 'eh?

      On the flight south:

      And of course, Cathy in her new favorite place:


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      07-22-2008 01:00 AM #105
      Cathy; nice score on the convert!! Saw an earlier post on this thread, something about a having a ragtop in Canada and so how many weeks a year are you going to be able to drive it (implied: with top down)...

      If you'd like I can probab'ly "liberate" a limited amount of ECW gear from McMurdo this season, thus makes the answer "year-round". The hats look a bit goofy but will keep ears warm... and there's just actually something really cool (in a non-conformist way, nor literal "cool") about shoving the top back and going for a nice afternoon's drive in February with the occasional snowflake drifting dwon out of a grey sky. BTDT; Fiat X-1/9 up Trail Ridge (Rocky Mountain National Park) late one October night years ago... fun drive.

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