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4th Annual CruzeTalk Lordstown Meet - 2016

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4th Annual CruzeTalk Lordstown Meet 2016


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Date and Time
May 20th and 21st, 2016


Location
Warren, OH at the Lordstown Cruze Assembly Plant


Age Limit
Age limit to enter the plant will be at least 10 years old.


What to Bring

  • Money for Food the night before the meet, the night of the meet, and if you are staying, the night after the meet
  • Cash for tolls. Some of the driving to the plant will likely be on the turnpike, so bring some extra cash for that.
  • Money for a car wash. It's a car meet; you'll want those bugs off your front end and your car looking presentable.
  • Comfortable, flat-bottomed, closed-toed shoes.
  • A printed map from the hotel to the Lordstown plant, a GPS, or a GPS-enabled smartphone.
  • My phone number in your phone. I will send this out in a mass e-mail before the meet.
  • Cash for food vendors at the auto show.


Planned Attendees: 103
CT MemberPlus
2012LTZPRETTYLIGHTBLUE1
anthonysmith931
AutumnCruzeRS
AWJustus221
bloberg191
bstoneaz791
BradHerr2
BReyReal
CRUISE-CRUZE1
cruze15
cruzechef2012
CruzeDan
CruzeTech
cruzin24
CyborgCruze1
dc_chevyboi
diesel1
erbinator791
FlintCruze1
H3LLON3ARTH
hificruzer2261
hot red car
Imaperson1
Jaggerz1
James1549
jblackburn
JDH
Jdoyle09221
Jdrury151
Joe_Proof
Jvegas04
Karma1
KOBALT1
Lilbromeo151
LilTrb01
LiveTrash1
Looseylu65821
Merc6
miss.ali.j
neginfluence042
nickameiss1
nybble1
NYCruze2012
obermd1
ohiocruzegirl
oilburner1
pandrad611
Patman
ranger024x4
RebelCruze1
RhinoNinja551
RollinOn18s
sparkman3
Sunline Fan1
sweatervestswag1
Terryk20031
Tsester
UlyssesSG2
XtremeRevolution3
zecospec

obermd - if your CT handle is in bold I didn't see it while scanning this thread.

Volunteers: 7
XtremeRevolution
Sunline Fan
obermd
jblackburn
nybble
hificruzer226
sparkman


Hotel Accommodations
http://www.cruzetalk.com/forum/18-e...59785-lordstown-2016-hotel-accomodations.html


Rules and Disclaimers
Since there are more people going than there were last year, this section has become necessary. Consider this the "fine print." This will probably not apply to anyone, but I'm including it to cover my ass.

  1. We are adults, so at the meet, act like an adult. This wasn't a problem last year, but I feel that it is worth mentioning. Do not pick a fight with someone, do not pull a stupid stunt that gets you and/or someone else in trouble, etc. Use some sense and it will be an awesome meet.
  2. The CruzeTalk staff reserves the right to remove you from the list. Since we will likely have a limited number of slots due to tour size limitations (we split up the group in two last time even), do not be that guy who shows up uninvited. If you are banned from CruzeTalk, you aren't getting a slot. If were banned or received an infraction in the last 3 months, you may not be given a slot. I don't expect this to be a problem, but it is worth mentioning nonetheless.
  3. When we travel from the hotel to the plant and anywhere else we go as a group, please don't be "that guy" who gets himself lost by going the wrong way. Do not try to race on the highway, do not get "out of formation" unless you are a designated photographer. I'm not trying to be a hard ass here, but with a group of 40 cars, it will all be a lot easier if we all stick together, and the pictures and videos will turn out a lot better if we all stick to the same formation. While traveling, we will have our hazard lights on so we know where we are. We will designate one driver up front and one driver in the back, who will be communicating to make sure we have everyone together.
  4. Slots are first come, first serve. You will be required to respond to roll calls in a timely fashion to keep your slot. Due to the high interest in this meet, we will most likely not have any reserve slots available.

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I'll be there!

With a +1 if I'm lucky...
 

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I'm in. Hopefully with +1 and tribble. The small one is now a cat toy. :) I guess I need to go get the lumbar support installed or my wife will insist we bring her Toyota. :) For anyone interested we'll most likely be staying in the Comfort Inn.
The tribbles got too fat from eating all the free cookies last time, eh?
 

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From the sounds of it we're going to need a bigger parking lot for the meet and definitely traffic control. Whoever came up with the idea to have the police officer at that one intersection this year was a genius.
Andrei takes the credit for throwing out the idea in the thread for this year's meet. I made the call to the police dept though, and they were surprisingly happily accommodating.
 

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The schedule for next year is a Friday tour and a Saturday car show. We have dinner together, get to put real names and faces to screen names, and generally enjoy ourselves. There is also a fair amount of checking out the mods (cars that is, not staff) and some mechanical assistance. It's definitely worth while to go at least once and it sounds like the plant and union management are planning some stuff as well for their 50th.
Well, seeing that some aren't supposed to be checking out car mods, we can substitute the mod staff!

Hey Patsy!
 

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so I prolly wont be able to bring a +1 based on the event, but maybe on the prospect of the road trip.
Eh, +1's are better as significant others, not friends. May as well get your money's worth out of the hotel room.
 

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Those beds at the Comfort Inn or wherever everyone stayed weren't all that conducive to those kinds of acts.
I'm betting that didn't stop you...
 

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Left a message with the Captain of Lordstown Police Department for the police escort as requested by @obermd. Awaiting reply and will post an update when he calls back.
That's who I dealt with last year, good guy. He will take care of us. Might be worthwhile inquiring about traffic control at the other intersections between there and Ice House too.
 

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Start at Ice House, in order to be at the plant about 9, we should leave at 8:30 at the latest. Route is as follows:

- W on W. Webb Road CR75 toward Depot St./ Ohltown Road.
- L @ Depot St./ Ohltown Road.
- Continue on Depot St./Ohltown Road toward Austintown Warren Rd/CR67.
- L @ Austintown Warren Rd/CR67.
- Continue on Austintown Warren Rd/CR67 toward Highland Ave/CR91.
- R @ Highland Ave/CR91
- Continue on Highland Ave/CR91 toward Hallock Young Road.
- L @ Hallock Young Road toward Tod Ave SW/CR45.
- Continue straight @ Tod Ave SW/CR45 (this is where Lordstown PD assisted last year, at the light).
- Follow Hallock Young Road west toward GM LORDSTOWN EAST COMPLEX (another couple of lights along here, for turnpike ramp and Lordstown Complex entrances).
- R @ GM Lordstown East Complex main entrance toward reserved parking area.

It would be great if Lordstown PD could assist at all the turns, even though I'm sure that's a lot to ask. Everything between Ice House and Tod Ave, with the exception of Depot St, are pretty rural roads and fairly quiet for the time of day. That said, not having to stop 50 cars would be nice.
 

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Just heard back from Tom at Lordstown, and we're on our own for lunch this year. There should be food trucks at the plant both days though.
I think it's important to note that there really isn't anything nearby fast food wise, DQ and Subway are about it, maybe a pizza place. So hopefully the food trucks will satisfy everyone.
 
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Im still undecided about going. Is it too late to join in if I do decide to come?
You better be there Tim! It's been too long!

Do we do anything for the Lordstown Police Department and the Ice House Inn? It is a lot to ask and they are pretty awesome for helping us out. I can't fathom just a "Thank You, and See You Next Year" type of thing?
Last year I asked Patsy to send some goodies to LPD after we got back, I assume she did. It would be nice to have something more personal from the group though.
 
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The "1" in the second column is for your GF.
According to this rule, I would have one too.

I mean, I know I have a week and a half yet, but that would be pretty creepy.
 

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I just sent out email invites to every attendee for the Slack app, with the email address you used to register for CruzeTalk. Please let me know if you haven't received an invitation. It's a communication/chat app to download on your phone. The mod team tested it and it seems to work best for what we need. Please accept the invitation and download the app so that you can be included on up to date information. We'll use it to check on if we lost anyone in the drive, post any schedule changes, etc.

Feel free to chat on there in the coming days, but I wanted to give everyone a chance to download it at home while still on wifi.

You can access Slack on your computer as well. lordstown2016.slack.com
 
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I did that on purpose.

I was also the one sticking my nose way out at the plant...oops :D
Hey -Boo Boo, let's go sniff us out some picnic baskets then eh!
 
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