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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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Thanks Tomko - will likely make it, however you never know how these things play out.
 

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Daum you guys already planning the next meet? Sounds fun but I'm 450ish miles away, via I-80 Indiana(toll)then I-80 Ohio(toll again)I think Indiana is $7+ across and to port clinton ohio another $6ish so maybe $10-12 to lordstown exit. Heck that's almost more that the gas I'll burn driving. Yes I know there are some that travel more than that.
 

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Daum you guys already planning the next meet? Sounds fun but I'm 450ish miles away, via I-80 Indiana(toll)then I-80 Ohio(toll again)I think Indiana is $7+ across and to port clinton ohio another $6ish so maybe $10-12 to lordstown exit. Heck that's almost more that the gas I'll burn driving. Yes I know there are some that travel more than that.

That is what I was thinking also, Next year!!!! Wife put a "nix" in that but ya never know maybe she will come with me to make sure all is well. We had a couple from California, Georgia and NY this year and Mike Ober is coming from Colorado.
 

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Beat me to it Pat. I didn't come this year because of timing and my new job. BU54 could take US 30 and avoid the toll roads. In fact I'm considering just this to avoid the tolls plus the fact that I haven't been that way.
 

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US30 will be very slow getting through the Chicgoland area and NW Indiana. I wouldn't recommend it for that portion. It will significantly increase your travel time.

I wanted to make sure people had enough time to plan and budget for the next one since it's going to be pretty big.
 

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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.
 

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I should go and get every body drunk !
Some guy I work with can get some apple jack that ahh will put a smiler on yer face .. and US 30 is a drag contest at best . Considering that I 80 is currently under construction this year . iT should be smooth sailing next year ..
 

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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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US30 will be very slow getting through the Chicgoland area and NW Indiana. I wouldn't recommend it for that portion. It will significantly increase your travel time.

I wanted to make sure people had enough time to plan and budget for the next one since it's going to be pretty big.
Ever take US30 through the town of Ford Heights near the Indiana border? I did once(and never again)and I would recommend a bullet proof cruze for driving through that town.
 

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OK - you guys convinced me. I-80 all the way or I-70 through Kansas. I think I'd rather pay the tolls than drive through Kansas again. Nebraska is actually somewhat interesting.
 

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OK - you guys convinced me. I-80 all the way or I-70 through Kansas. I think I'd rather pay the tolls than drive through Kansas again. Nebraska is actually somewhat interesting.
Is I-70 toll free? Looks like it. I'd take 70 all the way to 71 in columbus saving the I-80/90 toll money both ways plus you can avoid the traffic in chitcago and gary Indiana.
Looks like your coming from Denver? I guess there's no excuse for me not to go.
 

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Is I-70 toll free? Looks like it. I'd take 70 all the way to 71 in columbus saving the I-80/90 toll money both ways plus you can avoid the traffic in chitcago and gary Indiana.
Looks like your coming from Denver? I guess there's no excuse for me not to go.
I-70 has a short, inexpensive section of toll road between Topeka and Kansas City, but I'd rather deal with Chicago and the toll roads in Illinois and Indiana than drive through Kansas. From my house I-70 is also about 20 miles shorter so basically 1 gallon ($4) round trip extra for gas. I-70 through Kansas is possibly the dullest highway in the US - if Kansas ran an unlimited daytime speed limit on it I would easily be cruising along on the high side of 100 MPH on this road, fuel economy be damned.

Nebraska, while a long slog, is at least interesting and the highway actually has bends in it.

I'm a big city driver (Washington DC, Boston, Atlanta) so Chicago doesn't bother me. My wife knits so it doesn't bother her either.
 

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Dang blk88verde you've got to work some magic. I can't be the only old guy going to both Watkins Glen and Lordstown in 2016!
With any luck I will be at both. Can't say I'm old though sorry

XR what time do you guys normally leave for the plant on Friday? I would love to come but work Thursday nights.

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