2009 Bear Mountain Meet - Oct. 10 Saturday (NJ/NY)

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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Mon Oct 12, 2009 5:19 pm

Mike, it was good to meet you. Was a good time, hopefully more show
and shine the next time (and more alltracs).
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Postby JSchlaff » Sun Oct 18, 2009 8:03 pm

Does this event happen ever year?
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Postby mike325ci » Mon Oct 19, 2009 12:35 am

Hopefully there will be another chance to see you guys again before next year's Bear Mountain run... :) My plan is to finish up my car this weekend finally!

BTW, Tim, I found a dealer who located CV Boots and they are on their way shipped to me, so I'm going to rebuild them myself.

JSchlaff, yes this event happens every year. Normally it was the first weekend of November, but starting from this year, we moved it forward, and most likely next year will be around this time. I've been going to this meet for 8 years now...

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Postby celicagtforever » Sun Nov 29, 2009 6:12 pm

Count me in for 2010!, this time Marlon you're going down, lol, it was nice to meet Tim and see Eric again!
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Postby Mafix » Sun Nov 29, 2009 11:25 pm

i'll be brutally honest here, and i hope nobody takes offense to it.
marlon wins because he has a pretty car. 90% of the people there look at a celica, they have no clue what they are looking at. the 5th gen is more appealing to younger people because it has a little more curve. any celica meet would be different. real celica alltrac enthusiasts would never make it past erics white car.
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Postby celicagtforever » Mon Nov 30, 2009 12:18 am

I'm not offended, I agree! but don't worry me and Eric have something in store. :evil:
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Postby Mafix » Mon Nov 30, 2009 11:14 pm

i know. seems i get to be one of the few on the front of the stage, in the back directing, and out acting. all at the same time.
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Tue Dec 01, 2009 12:44 am

It was an MR2 meet so no problems with people not looking at the alltracs. It was strange, in this area most people with MR2's know about alltracs, and quite a few have owned both. I didnt get that feeling at the Bear mountain meet. I was a great route and was well organized, considering how much it grew this year. All things considered, they should just punt the alltrac trophy. The amount of detail in Erics hood is amazing but I dont think the MR2 judges had a clue.
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Postby mike325ci » Tue Dec 01, 2009 1:46 pm

tim, really? hmmm, maybe cos every year we get more and more newer and younger generations of MR2 owners, and they almost always have SW20s, and (no offense to any MKII MR2 owners) but they tend to gravitate more towards looks of the curvaceous SW20 over the smaller and edgy AW11; the ST185 over the ST165. and in this area, most MR2 owners never have owned an AW11 (unlike the older / past members) and at any given meet, there are disproportionately more SW20s over AW11s.

why do i say all this? it's because by default, even a very nicely done and clean ST165 will get no love. just like a similarly-prepped AW11 will get no love.

i was one of the judges, and i personally liked Eric's car the best. there were different criteria for judging, and equal weight was put on all the different buckets-- meaning, interior and exterior were just as important as other categories. i don't see the point of this meet to be trying to win a show & shine trophy, so i don't think it's a big deal to try and change the judging criteria or modify it (example, separate categories for 165s and 185s -- usually we get 1 or 2 alltracs at the meet, so it doesn't make sense; but this year we got a lot (4)! :) ) or complain about it. but to others, it can be important; i understand.
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Tue Dec 01, 2009 7:08 pm

Mike, I agree. I would just move the alltrac trophy to the MR2 crowd. Maybe another for the AW11 crowd. If I go again it will be with my MKII.
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Postby esracing » Wed Dec 02, 2009 2:23 am

Wow
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Postby BoostedBlueToyotas » Wed Dec 02, 2009 9:15 am

Am I sounding cranky or something ..... :D
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Postby celicagtforever » Sun Dec 06, 2009 6:02 pm

"punt the alltrac trophy"? are you kidding me? just watch what i have in store :evil:
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Postby Mafix » Tue Dec 08, 2009 2:57 pm

i think next year i'll be bringing my monster as well.
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