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    Thread: **Official** 1st Annual, Rallye 542: German Car Cruise 06/03/2012

    1. Member 01_Passat_B5.5's Avatar
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      03-21-2012 12:44 AM #1

      Welcome to the 1st Annual, Rallye 542: European Car Cruise, brought to you by Death By VW!

      The proceeds of the raffle will go to the Whatcom Humane Society, so bring your pets!

      The route up to Mount Baker is an amazing cruise, on an open highway 542(Mt. Baker Hwy)! Once you start climbing the mountain, all the way up to 4,000 feet, it gets into some windy, twisty, switch back roads, and is an absolute blast to drive!

      Do not worry about snow, In four years that I have been doing Mount Baker cruises, even as early as may 15th, snow has never been an issue!


      We will meet at Value Village in Bellingham: 150 E Bellis Fair Pkwy, Bellingham WA, 98226
      Meet time: 9:30am
      Driver meeting: 10:15am
      Depart: 10:30
      Arrive @ destination: 12:00pm

      The most important thing about this, is that we represent the VW community, DO NOT DRIVE LIKE A JACKASS, you will not be welcome at future events if you a deemed a jackass! Its not a race to the top of the mountain (although I find it difficult not to drive fast once I start climbing the mountain!) please try to keep it at a reasonable speed!

      Check out the route!

      GERMAN CARS ONLY! DUBS BMW'S AUDI MERCEDES

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      We are trying to make this a charity event! If you have any ideas on sponsors, please message me!
      Last edited by 01_Passat_B5.5; 04-25-2012 at 10:43 PM.

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      03-21-2012 02:01 AM #2
      Wooooooooohhhhhoooooooo!!! So stoke the we are doing this Chris!!

      If you've never driven east out the 542 to the top of Mount Baker Ski Area, you are in for a treat! This road is the star of countless car commercials, and was also considered for the U.S. Rallye circuit. The drive is amazing on so many levels.

      Hope to see a bunch of you there.

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      03-21-2012 03:27 AM #3
      if it wasnt so far I would be down, looks like a some good driving roads
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      03-21-2012 04:48 AM #4
      Quote Originally Posted by first9t! View Post
      if it wasnt so far I would be down, looks like a some good driving roads
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      03-21-2012 06:22 AM #5
      I'm going to be in Las Vegas at Wuste.
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      03-21-2012 09:06 AM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by nemisis41 View Post
      I'm going to be in Las Vegas at Wuste.
      Same here. Otherwise I would be going.

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      03-21-2012 10:40 AM #7
      Quote Originally Posted by first9t! View Post
      if it wasnt so far I would be down, looks like a some good driving roads
      Quote Originally Posted by e1z1r1a View Post
      x2
      Thats no reason to miss a great cruise! I have driven all the way to Federal Way, just to meet with a group, then drive another 100 miles, and then drive all the way back to Bellingham! Thats not even as good of a cruise as 542, its all freeway, kinda boring to drive!

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      03-21-2012 04:47 PM #8
      Thinking...

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      03-21-2012 04:52 PM #9
      Next year plan the date around everything else a little better if you want a solid turn out. A good number of people will be down at Wuste.
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      03-21-2012 05:01 PM #10
      Not going to Wuste so I'll probably go if the weather is good. Love the drive up to Baker.
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      03-21-2012 09:24 PM #11
      Quote Originally Posted by jewish_ View Post
      Next year plan the date around everything else a little better if you want a solid turn out. A good number of people will be down at Wuste.
      People think it is too far to drive from lynwood to bellingham for a cruise...didnt think too many people would be driving to vegas!

      Really are that many people gonna be making a trip to Vegas?

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      03-22-2012 01:36 PM #12
      never done the trip to baker in the bunny yet this is gonna be fun

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      03-22-2012 01:57 PM #13
      Quote Originally Posted by 01_Passat_B5.5 View Post
      People think it is too far to drive from lynwood to bellingham for a cruise...didnt think too many people would be driving to vegas!

      Really are that many people gonna be making a trip to Vegas?
      i know of quite a few people taking the trip down actually. I would be too if I didnt already have plans to drive down to waterwerks on the green. cant afford to take two big trips
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      03-23-2012 05:08 PM #14
      Sounds like fun! I put it on the calendar.
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      03-23-2012 05:28 PM #15
      I think you should expand your criteria to "European Cars."

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      03-23-2012 05:41 PM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by buddylove View Post
      I think you should expand your criteria to "European Cars."
      It was open to euro cars previously...what do you have?

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      03-25-2012 12:13 AM #17
      I think I may be around for this. Sounds like a fun drive....haven't made this before.

      P.S. The first time a once-a-year event happens, it's called Inaugural. The second time it occurs is when it becomes Annual.

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      03-25-2012 06:36 PM #18
      I'll try and make this one. although my 8 valve wont be going up the hills very fast..

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      03-25-2012 07:39 PM #19
      The wife and I will make it up. We always miss Bellingham now we're in Kingston. Hardest part about the drive is buying wine for her at Mt. Baker vineyard on the way back from Baker.

      Oh... I just got a clue. Oohhhhh.... Ohhhph Frank! I have such a raging clue right now, I think we better follow it.

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      03-30-2012 11:02 AM #20
      Its gonna be a great cruise, tell your friends, tell you momma's, tell your sisters! Get em up and out!

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      03-30-2012 11:48 AM #21
      Not sure yet. But I've never been to baker I don't think. Maybe I can take the R out.

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      04-15-2012 05:51 AM #25
      Spread the word folks, we are really starting to line things up for the cruise. We are getting food lined up at the summit for the cruisers grind on. There are gonna be some photographers running around, so shine those beauties. We've got Rallye 542 shirts and stickers in the making and will also have Death By VW swag available too.

      Hope to see you there this June!!

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      04-15-2012 05:51 PM #26
      Sounds like a good way to break in my car before leavenworth drive and a good excuse to drop by and see my cousins.

      See you there

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      04-17-2012 11:09 AM #27
      We're officially legit, with a flier and sponsors! Damn! This thing is gonna happen, whether yall are ready or not!

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      04-17-2012 03:58 PM #28
      Im down for this! Going to bring my 9yr old. He's a car freak... chip off the ol block.

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      04-22-2012 01:22 PM #29
      When do you buy raffle tickets?

      Not sure if I'll bring the pups. They don't like it when I start hitting the corners.

      Last edited by IvanC; 04-22-2012 at 01:29 PM.

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      04-22-2012 01:27 PM #30
      Just noticed the meet location. The Guide might be a pain to get everyone out and about. How about some place on Sunset? I was going to suggest K-Mart since nobody parks there, but getting out onto the main drag is a pain from there. Just a thought...

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      04-25-2012 10:45 PM #31
      Quote Originally Posted by IvanC View Post
      Just noticed the meet location. The Guide might be a pain to get everyone out and about. How about some place on Sunset? I was going to suggest K-Mart since nobody parks there, but getting out onto the main drag is a pain from there. Just a thought...
      Hey Ivan, raffle tickets will be selling at the meet location, and once we get up to the mountain!

      We will not be taking the guide route to get the 542, we will be taking back roads, check out the route link on the original post!

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      04-25-2012 11:53 PM #32
      Oh man, wanna go... but it's like 350 miles from Eugene to Bellingham. It's almost worth it...

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      04-26-2012 11:43 PM #33
      Quote Originally Posted by Kerosel View Post
      Oh man, wanna go... but it's like 350 miles from Eugene to Bellingham. It's almost worth it...
      We have some nice hotels up here, a couple that are less then a mile from our meeting spot! Make a weekend out of it!

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      04-28-2012 02:22 PM #34
      Quote Originally Posted by 01_Passat_B5.5 View Post
      We will not be taking the guide route to get the 542, we will be taking back roads, check out the route link on the original post!
      Missed that the first time. Route looks good; should avoid most of the clueless Guide drivers.

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