Alright guys! I have finally got through all the pictures. There aren't too many, but I think you all will like them!
Check out the full feature on my website here http://darrenzemanek.com/port-townsend-cruise-2012/
And check out the pictures on my flickr as well http://www.flickr.com/photos/darren_...7629713036389/
We don't have a count for the food yet but the monetary donation collected by Achtuning totals $1011.34!!
(... And we still haven't heard from the WaterWerksNW and Pignataro crew.)
--------1980 Mk1 Scirocco--------
-2000 T4 R32 Powered Eurovan-
2013 B7 Passat Wolfsburg Edition
There are 20 Northwest Harvest boxes filled, averaging about 100 lbs. each so we've got about 2000 lbs. of food to have picked up. And don't forget the $1011.34 in cash collected from those of you who donated! It was a fantastic turn-out with many generous enthusiasts! Thank you all so much.
I'd like to take this opportunity to hear some of your feedback as well as share some of mine. We endured the 3rd wettest March on record with a second La Nina Winter forcing us to modify the event in the final hours, keeping us from parking inside Memorial Field. The original cruise(es) were held just as early in the year and we've attempted to keep that tradition going - a great way to bring everyone out of Winter hibernation just before the "season" kicks in. The event was even moved back a month this year in hopes weather would not force the closure of Memorial Field. The call to close Memorial Field came in at 10am, as everyone was parking at Pacific Raceways. That brings me to my first question: How important is it to you to have Memorial Field available to you for parking? Despite not having everyone grouped up upon our arrival, it did not appear parking was as major a concern as I thought it might for those who planned to stick around town for a few hours. Quite honestly it ultimately made things much easier for us as well. Use of Memorial Field will likely mean we're going to have to move the event later into the year, perhaps with the hope we won't get "rained out" again. But let's not kid ourselves, we live in the PacNW...
A big "thanks" again to Pacific Raceways for hosting the starting point of this cruise and donating their staff to help us direct traffic out of the park. We look forward to continuing our relationship with Pacific Raceways, hosting other events, as well as begin the Port Townsend Cruise from there annually. Despite a good number of you leaving before the driver's meeting (some of you out of the wrong gate - which you would have understood if you attended the driver's meeting - could also have been prevented if I had arranged for more parking volunteers so I take responsibility) we heard no reports of incidents leaving the park. We have not heard of any problems en route to Port Townsend nor has the City of Port Townsend reported any issues. We ourselves enjoyed the cruise and who we were in traffic with. Thank you everyone for "keeping your cool". I'd say we represented the European car enthusiast community very well.
I think walking around town looking at cars is great and it transforms the town in kinda a cool way. The only bad thing I can think of about it is that you can't keep doors and hoods open. I like to see what new things people are doing to their cars other then paint and wheels. Either way, field or no field, rain or shine I will still keep going every year. Thanks Dion
I can definitely understand what we are missing out on without the use of the field, such as showing off the cars a bit more. We've got a great venue with no parking issues at the start of the cruise too... Perhaps spend more time there before going to PT?
Still open to suggestions guys. Feedback is appreciated, good or bad. Keep 'em coming.
Northwest Harvest came by today to pick-up our donations...
"The pick-up today brought in 2,821 pounds of food. That is enough food to provide 2,170 meals to hungry people in Washington."
his honda will appreciate the prize!