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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:40 am

Now that I have your attention...After Kevzaz kicked off the idea of having a BIG meet here... http://forums.genvibe.com/zero...age=1...an Indianapolis meet has begun to gain some real head-way. We (well, ponta2147 and I) wanted to start this new thread to grab everyone's attention and get a better gauge of interest.Here's what we have thus far: Where? Wolfman213 was generously offering POSSIBLE access to a large enough parking lot, close to most major highways that lead into Indy (69/65/74/70, etc.) However, it looks like the dates just aren't lining up. There are parks/places in the 'burbs, just outside Indy that may work, and Wolfman has volunteered to check into a place or two closer to Anderson, IN. I called the Speedway, and they hung up on me (j/k!). Any Indy natives, please offer alternatives when you respond, so we can get a list going. I know the Avon and Greenwood areas have larger shopping areas/lots. Greenwood has been suggested, and is a strong possibility. When? Some time in June or July, but that will be contingent upon interest, so suggest/mention what weekends in DO NOT work. A pattern of dates to avoid/consider may begin to form... EDIT Our date/time is Saturday, July 17th @ 2 p.m. EASTERN at Sahm Park in between Fishers and Castleton, Indianahttp://visitindy.com/indianapolis/web/jsp/whattodo/detail.jsp?c=8090101:static&p=1Who? The coolest kids around. Matricies (Matrixi?) welcome, of course! "Aww, prairie $hit, everybody" (bonus points if you can name the movie).EDIT 6/21/10: Here is the direct link to the Quality Inn hotel where we have begun to book rooms: http://www.qualityinn.com/hote...AB.11It is located directly south of the park, not even half a mile away. 5+ GenVibers will be staying there. To see their $$$ totals for their bookings, click on the 17th page of this JUMBO thread. EDIT 7/13/10: Those who have expressed interest thus far:jkm311tpollaufWolfman213ponta2147J_TO_ENVYKevzazRussiavillePsychoMartyraudiovibehouseofbugskotsbylifes tuffLavaIlliniVibeBlueCrushB14CK_H4WKHarleyQuinnMr Magoojackie879scherry2enfield577arelesDaveGmidnightthunder89 (a "maybe")ramenboy... (a "maybe")cp_stunna_2011 (a "maybe")Weather forecast (automatically updates): Let's do this. The Sandwich meet was a success, and I wish I could have gone! The May Matrix meet in Ohio (mentioned in the link up top) may work for some of us, but Indy may bring in a wider spread of GenVibe members. I, and many others on here, have never been to a meet, and with everything that has transpired in the past 6 months (Pontiac dead, NUMMI being shuttered, Vibe/'trix no longer in production) we have many, MANY reasons to keep this community alive in celebration. Let's fill this post with ideas/thoughts/suggestions. In my best Cartman: "I love you guys."
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Post by Kevzaz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 8:55 am

Hey now. =pI could maybe attend this.

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Post by Russiaville » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:22 am

I'd be interested.

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Post by sgp2012 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:23 am

i can definitely come if i'm free that day!


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Post by vibolista » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:29 am

Quote, originally posted by jkm311 »Who? The coolest kids around. Matricies (Matrixi?) welcome, of course! "Aww, prairie $hit, everybody" (bonus points if you can name the movie).One of the all time funniest movies... Blazing Saddles.
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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:49 am

How about it, Vibolista? You can't just take the Blazing Saddles bonus points and walk away!And Psycho Martyr, you are in the lead, potential mileage-wise! Anyone want to challenge?! Come one! Come all!
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Post by A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 10:58 am

If it's mid-July I can probably do it. My B-day gift, if you will....

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Post by A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:10 am

Quote, originally posted by jkm311 » 7/17-18I'm leanin towards this one because ny b-day is the 13th so I may get some cash

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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:21 am

Quote, originally posted by A Psycho Martyr »I'm leanin towards this one because ny b-day is the 13th so I may get some cash I have edited the first post to reflect July 17th-18th as the front runner. Keep 'em comin' folks!Also, anyone who has fun/interesting ideas for the meet, please share. Anything that's a tradition or well-liked from past meets?
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Post by Kevzaz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:26 am

Whats the address? I might be runner up in distance.

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Post by A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:30 am

I just did mapquest.com and put from my city to indy...Total Travel Estimate: 6 hours 43 minutes / 427.55 miles

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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:34 am

Cullman, AL to downtown Indy: 430Drums, PA to downtown Indy: 615Now, that's Vibe dedication! Puts my 325 to shame. Better bring the bug and tar remover, and a fresh clay bar kit!
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Post by ponta2147 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:48 am

Addresses of any self-service carwashes in the area? I am open for both July dates so far.
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Post by vibenvy » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:52 am

Indy is a 3-4 hour drive for me I believe so that wouldn't be bad at all, although I would probably consider spending the night since the route I take to Indy has lots of woods and fields and I definitely wouldn't want to be driving through it at night. I don't have anything major planned for the summer so I am open for any dates really. A self-serve car wash will definitely be a necessity!
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Post by vibolista » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:07 pm

That's a pretty fur piece up tha road from here, jkm! I'm giving up a lot of my normal activities this summer to paint my house. We've lived in it over 15 years now, and I haven't done much in the way of "cosmetic" maintenance. If I don't get this done this summer, I'll have to replace a lot of exterior siding and probably all the facia boards! The worst thing is, I really don't like painting. One of the many things I'm giving up this year is a yearly 200 mile, 3 day bicycle ride across the state of Maine on Father's day weekend, that helps raise a huge amount of money for the Lung Association. I'm not even going to ride my bicycle until I get the painting project done. I won't completely rule it out... but right now, I would have to say probably not attending. Sorry... it would be a nice trip. My wife and I travelled to Indy 5 times, 2000 to 2004 to see the Formula 1 cars race there. Really enjoyed the city, too. It all depends on the weather and how soon I can get a start on the whole prep/fix/paint thing. Did I mention that I really don't like to paint?
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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:09 pm

Quote, originally posted by J_TO_ENVY »Indy is a 3-4 hour drive for me I believe so that wouldn't be bad at all, although I would probably consider spending the night since the route I take to Indy has lots of woods and fields and I definitely wouldn't want to be driving through it at night.So, you don't take 65 all the way from Gary? 57-Rte. 24-65?
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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 12:14 pm

Quote, originally posted by vibolista »Did I mention that I really don't like to paint? Maybe once or twice! Well, stay in touch on this thread. We'd love to have you, of course. Would have been nice to show you the Potenza 205/60/16s in person (http://forums.genvibe.com/zerothread?id=40666)! Maybe I'll get to the "new garage" I promised so many weeks ago. Cashed the rebate check today, though!
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Post by mac99d » Wed Apr 21, 2010 1:21 pm

I would love to go, but if it’s after 28 June it’s a no go for me I have to go to Cali to NTC for training. Just throwing a date out their but how about the 12/13 June.
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Post by Bastranz » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:03 pm

Alas, I won't be able to make it from where I'm coming from. However, I can't wait to see the pictures! Great idea!
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Post by star_deceiver » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:33 pm

It would be fun to drive the 3700kms (ish) for the meet, but that's just a little too far for a weekend without a few extra days (week) off.If there was one in the western states I'd try my best to get there... after all, it's only 29.5 hrs from my apartment to the Sunset Strip!!!
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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 2:50 pm

Quote, originally posted by mac99d »I would love to go, but if it’s after 28 June it’s a no go for me I have to go to Cali to NTC for training. Just throwing a date out their but how about the 12/13 June.Thrown into the list-of-possible-dates ring. Thanks. Quote, originally posted by Bastranz »Alas, I won't be able to make it from where I'm coming from. However, I can't wait to see the pictures! Great idea!Bummer. Maybe next time, Bastranz! And if there's a meet somewhere closer to you, PA or OH are not completely out of the question for me in the future.Quote, originally posted by star_deceiver »It would be fun to drive the 3700kms (ish) for the meet, but that's just a little too far for a weekend without a few extra days (week) off.Double bummer. That sounds like a mixed drink of some sort...
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Post by Wolfman213 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:46 pm

I'll contact the agency that would give the OK for the lot today. I'll give them the dates listed to determine if there are any conflicting events going on.AFA dates are concerned, I'd be down for one of the July dates. I'll be on vacation (out-of-state not just off work) on the June dates listed.
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Post by A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 9:59 pm

sooo uhhhhh....is there any possibilty thath I may get to test drive someone's 5spd? It would be a dream come true. I miss driving one I promise I don't ride the clutch and I never had to replace mine on my truck. Just for a little bit? pleeeeeez?

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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:24 pm

Thank you, Wolfman! Let us know how the dates line up. Looks like the July dates still have the most support?Quote, originally posted by A Psycho Martyr »sooo uhhhhh....is there any possibilty thath I may get to test drive someone's 5spd? It would be a dream come true. I miss driving one I promise I don't ride the clutch and I never had to replace mine on my truck. Just for a little bit? pleeeeeez? Sounds like we might have our first activity! However, as my sig gives away, I am clutchless.
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Post by midnighthunder89 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:27 pm

If I am not doing anything I may stop by I have grandparents north of indy so I could visit them but currently the drive from where I am is 621 miles..... I will not know until a week before prob. O ya and if I visit you can test drive mine.
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Post by jkm311 » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:32 pm

Quote, originally posted by midnighthunder89 »If I am not doing anything I may stop by I have grandparents north of indy so I could visit them but currently the drive from where I am is 621 miles.I'm in R.O. and it's only 325-330 miles for me. You're not in Bloomfield Hills anymore?I'll add you as "a possible."
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Post by A Psycho Martyr » Wed Apr 21, 2010 11:52 pm

Quote, originally posted by midnighthunder89 » O ya and if I visit you can test drive mine.GO SEE YOUR GRANDPARENTS!!!! SHEESH!

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Post by Wolfman213 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:26 am

I have contacted the agency that deals with the lot and she is bring it to her manager at this time. July 17-18 will not be an option for the lot because the Black Expo is running that weekend. Please don't take this as a racial thing at all, but as far as downtown Indy, it will be very difficult for that particular weekend because when Black Expo is on, it is PACKED down here!! So those are some updates and I will inform back when I hear something concrete!!
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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 12:34 am

Quote, originally posted by Wolfman213 »July 17-18 will not be an option for the lot because the Black Expo is running that weekend. And from the Expo's site: http://www.indianablackexpo.com/..it looks like it runs the weekend before (7/10-11), as well. Maybe your lot access is only being used 17th-18th?Quote, originally posted by Wolfman213 »I will inform back when I hear something concrete!!Yes, please. And thanks for pursuing this. I've put a mention of this on the GenVibe Facebook page, but I think we have a helluva lot more traffic on here. Anyone have a MatrixOwners account to post it there?
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Post by sgp2012 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 4:35 am

yeah dont plan it on the weekend of black expo. it is literally IMPOSSIBLE to go anywhere downtown during the expo.

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Post by houseofbugs » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:06 am

I am available any weekend.

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Post by Wolfman213 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:16 am

Quote, originally posted by jkm311 »And from the Expo's site: http://www.indianablackexpo.com/..it looks like it runs the weekend before (7/10-11), as well. Maybe your lot access is only being used 17th-18th?According to the calendar they have, the 11th is the only day there is something going on and that is a film expo. It's location is a ways away from where the meet will potentially take place.
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Post by audiovibe » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:21 am

Hmmmm. Why not, I should be good to go.
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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:22 am

The site http://www.indianablackexpo.com/ states it runs from the 8th-18th, but I checked the "event calendar" tab, and there isn't anything planned during the Expo for that Saturday the 10th (July), but there IS for Sunday the 11th. I know larger meets have two days of activities, which would hurt our chances of getting the lot for the second day on Sunday the 11th of July.So, if the 17th-18th continues to be the front-runner, maybe we consider another site?We might also have to consider another locale if the 10th-11th works, due to the Expo still happening on the 11th...June 12th-13th is also still up for consideration, as well.Indy natives, please ring in with suggestions. Thanks!
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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:28 am

Quote, originally posted by houseofbugs »I am available any weekend.Quote, originally posted by audiovibe »Hmmmm. Why not, I should be good to go. You're both added!
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Quote, originally posted by jkm311 »Indy natives, please ring in with suggestions. Thanks! Yeah def!!! For those of you from Indy or Indiana, I'm from Anderson and know just enough around Indy to get me by. So if the lot falls through, I'm about as helpful as Psycho from Alabama lol
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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 5:34 am

My family used to live in Zionsville, so I know Carmel (north-side) and Avon (west-side) have shopping (big lots!), and hotels.Other than that, I'm not terribly helpful either!
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Post by tpollauf » Thu Apr 22, 2010 6:26 am

Guys/gals... At this point all dates mentioned will work for me I'll probably be heading out from Port Clinton instead of Toledo (summer place on Lake Erie ) which puts my trip at 260 miles @ 4.5 hours drive time. An all day Saturday would work best for me as I would drive to the meet, socialize with all Genvibers, then head home that evening. Another question about this possible site. Would there be any Wi-Fi available for us to tap into?
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Post by sgp2012 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:10 am

greenwood is also a good place to host an event. it is very accessible from interstate, and there is shopping, hotels, restaurants, etc.

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Quote, originally posted by tpollauf » Another question about this possible site. Would there be any Wi-Fi available for us to tap into? Good question. Maybe this suggestion of Greenwood will lend itself to a retail/hotel locale with Wi-Fi...Quote, originally posted by sgp2012 »greenwood is also a good place to host an event. it is very accessible from interstate, and there is shopping, hotels, restaurants, etc. Not to mention, 15-20 miles shorter of a drive for A Psycho Martyr! South of town, right off of 65!
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Post by sgp2012 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:09 am

i think greenwood is a very good choice to have a meetup. but i think it will be hard to find a place that will be empty for us.

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Quote, originally posted by jkm311 »So, you don't take 65 all the way from Gary? 57-Rte. 24-65?Heck no! I would be taking Route 47 (country road through a bunch of small towns) to I 74. It's a nice ride. No traffic whatsoever. Heading to Gary would be way out of the way for me, plus who needs all that traffic.
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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:53 am

Quote, originally posted by sgp2012 »i think greenwood is a very good choice to have a meetup. but i think it will be hard to find a place that will be empty for us. Well, if Wolfman comes back with bad news about the lot downtown, sounds like Greenwood will be our next target.How familiar are you with the area, sgp2012? Just like you said, plenty of shopping and hotels (the Holiday inn Express on Wilson Dr. has good reviews). Looks like the majority of the restaurants are on Rte. 31, just west of 65. There's a Max & Erma's, Fireside Brewhouse, etc. (trying to think of places that can accommodate us).I was also trying to find a park or two, in case we want to do a BBQ-type setup. Westside Park is located close to Rte. 31 and Main. Facilities: basketball courts, grills, two nature trails, park benches, picnic shelter with tables, restrooms, softball diamond and tennis courts (24.5 acres). Playground facilities were replaced and enlarged in 2003.
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Post by sgp2012 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 7:54 pm

i'm from the eastside of indianapolis, but i know the area pretty well. we could meet up at a park, but i'm not sure of any down in greenwood. and yes, most businesses are on US 31 in greenwood. there are literally restaurants for miles.

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Post by kostby » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:04 pm

I'm 30 minutes northwest of downtown Indianapolis, so count me in for any Indy-area location for a few hours at least.Fair Warning: There is lots of road construction in Indiana, so be sure to allow for additional travel time beyond what you might get from the popular mapping sites.Examples in my area:I-65 between Lebanon and Zionsville.I-465 North side of the loop between Meridian and I-69I-465 West side of the loop between W. 38th Street and I-70The last meet we attended was the Supermeet at Joseph Pontiac (now closed --> http://www.mlive.com/news/sagi....html and --> http://abclocal.go.com/wjrt/st...58892) in Fenton, Michigan in June 2005. Here's what I remember most of that day:

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Post by jkm311 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 9:19 pm

98 degrees! And I don't mean the boy band. A meet place with some partial shade might be more than essential! Especially if some of us do any last-minute detail touch-ups from the drive in! Maybe some smaller E-Z Up Tents, too...Quote, originally posted by kostby »I'm 30 minutes northwest of downtown Indianapolis, so count me in for any Indy-area location for a few hours at least.You've been added!Quote, originally posted by kostby »Fair Warning: There is lots of road construction in Indiana, so be sure to allow for additional travel time beyond what you might get from the popular mapping sites.Examples in my area:I-65 between Lebanon and Zionsville.I-465 North side of the loop between Meridian and I-69I-465 West side of the loop between W. 38th Street and I-70Good to know. Thanks for the heads-up.
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Post by ponta2147 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 10:36 pm

I also vote for a park or forest preserve if possible... it was great to have a meet at the forest preserve up here in Chicago, and there's more of a chance of having shade (plus the backdrops for pictures are nicer lol)
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Post by Wolfman213 » Thu Apr 22, 2010 11:09 pm

Yeah, the lot is... well... simply a parking lot lol. Nothing scenic about it. AFA anything scenic, I really only know places in Anderson which is about 45 miles NE from downtown. So anyone else with suggestions in the Indy vacinity that meets the afore mentioned suggestions?
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