Wilbraham Tech #7 on October 27th!

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05 Oct 2012 14:47 #11665 by Tass 928
The Wilbraham Tech Session is happening again this year. The date is October 27th so this would be a great chance for an end of season drive while the fall foliage is in full swing.

We will have an indoor fire going and also an outdoor bonfire to enjoy. Food and beverages are provided and we always lean towards overkill in that department so arrive hungry !

I installed another lift this year and both will be available to anyone that wants to get their car up in the air. Tools are also there for your use.
The day's event schedule is still being worked out but I will keep this thread updated as we firm things up. Start time is usually sometime around noon but I'll be out there in the early AM so come early if you like and I'll put you to work :>)

And one final note: I am working with the Owner's Club this year and this will be a sponsored event. The club offered a very generous sponsorship and we have some really nice mementos to distribute. So come out and Support your Owner's Club!

There are no entry fees or costs associated with this event, just come and have some fun. Kids and any additional guests are also welcome. The location is at my home in Wilbraham, MA and you can PM or email me for address and other details.

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Thanks
Dave T

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06 Oct 2012 20:56 #11694 by pcar928fan
This is a GREAT event guys! Hit it if you can!

James
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11 Oct 2012 10:05 #11777 by OBehave
Dave puts on a top notch event and this year will be even better! I will be bringing the fender rolling tool,Beru wire crimper,Sharktuner, and some othe goodies for members and future members to see what there membership buys them. Looking forward to a great day!

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11 Oct 2012 12:01 #11784 by silver928
Tass tech session is a great event!! All who can make it should come! I'll be coming out in my "to me" 91 GT barn find with only 25K miles and looking forward to the run out to western Mass.

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13 Oct 2012 07:43 #11822 by OBehave
Bob, I look very much forward to seeing that awesome barn find of yours.
We are also hoping to bring some new members into the fold this year as I have been puting the word out to people I meet, to come up and experience the "928 Effect"!

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13 Oct 2012 09:46 #11823 by Feather
I see that I have a small failure in the first issue of The Shark Vibes in that I have completely neglected to include this apparently great event in the Calendar of Events. If I had been more careful about that I would have gone to this thread in this Forum and noticed the pendency of this event. Then if I were a good investigative reporter for The Shark Vibes I would have at least sent a PM to Dave T. or someone to try to find out what this event is all about, because I have never been to one of the apparent 6 before. I could have found out what the event is all about and more particularly where it is going to be, because there is nothing I can find in this thread or this Forum that suggests how one might find their way to it. I can't find contact information or the location, other than a PM to Dave, I suppose.

I seems like it is common for people to assume that since "we" have done this before it is therefore common knowledge for everyone to know all about it. I know it doesn't work that way and that is one of the reasons James and I have taken on this project for a newsletter for the Club.

I'm sorry I failed you in relation to this event. I hope you will fill the gap for me/us and put some detailed information in this thread about this event, because we will not be putting out the next issue of The Shark Vibes until later in November.

Jerry Feather, Editor

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14 Oct 2012 07:59 #11834 by Tass 928
Hey Jerry,

I don't think the timing was such that you could have included this event notice in the first issue anyway. I plan the event based on the level of interest and this year we got a late start. Because I am working with OC sponsorship this time, I do feel an obligation to create and deliver some forum "content" that can be viewed by all those who contributed via club dues. We will make an extra effort to document the event this year.

I will edit my OP and include my e-mail address for potential attendees.

An observation: The events forum is in the members only area. Growing event attendance means reaching out to non members, but they can't see my announcement. Is there a reason for the placement of the events forum? If so, should I also post the announcement in the open forums?

And finally, awesome job on the news letter!!!!

thanks,

Tass

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14 Oct 2012 08:17 #11837 by srshaw3

An observation: The events forum is in the members only area. Growing event attendance means reaching out to non members, but they can't see my announcement. Is there a reason for the placement of the events forum? If so, should I also post the announcement in the open forums?


While it is up to the current members, and forum administrator, to consider changes that might be desired or appropriate, the "Event Discussion" forum was intend to discuss events, such as organizational efforts.

The Calendar ( forums.928oc.org/vbulletin/calendar.php ) is where notices of events should be placed, with pertinent information for prospective attendees, and is available to all registered users (not just members).

The thought process was that anyone could go to the calendar to see what is going on soon, or in the future, then in the post find the needed information about the event. A link to the event discussion could be included in that post for members to find a discussion about the event (if there was a discussion).

Hopefully this helps explain how the forum was intended to be used, as well as the calendar.

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14 Oct 2012 12:08 #11841 by Tass 928
Thanks Stan, now I understand the thought behind it.

I posted an announcment to the calender which will be up as soon as it is blessed by a mod.

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18 Oct 2012 13:46 #11893 by Tass 928
We passed the 30 car mark today :) If anyone is planning on coming but has not contacted me yet, please drop me a note. Some parts of my planning efforts depend on a resonably accurate head count.

Thanks all !

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22 Oct 2012 09:44 #11931 by Tass 928
The souvenir tech session mugs cam in today and I think they look great. They have the club logo on one side and a 928 logo on the other.

Come to Wilbraham and grab one !

PS.... A big thank you to Betsy Andrade for facilitating the mug purchase. She made it VERY easy. :)

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24 Oct 2012 19:09 #11976 by pcar928fan
Sweet!

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26 Oct 2012 11:42 #12023 by OBehave
Awesome mugs dave! Well done! Tomorrow is fast approaching and can't wait.Also have some loud powerful surprises too!

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27 Oct 2012 20:03 #12045 by silver928
Great time and great showing from the NE 928 OC members and friends.

Dave and Flo, thanks for a great outing and tech sessions. One of the great highlites of the fall season.

Great Food, cars and people.

Ed, love the blue race car and the video from Watkins Glen.

Bob.

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29 Oct 2012 07:49 #12090 by OBehave
Another very pleasant and successful event put on by a wonderful man and his family! Alot of very nice cars and exceptional people always make for a great day. I was able to recruit one new member and hope others did as well.
Thanks Dave Tassisnari and Flo for opening your home and hospitality to us all and thanks 928OC for the mugs and helping to make this happen.

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29 Oct 2012 11:01 #12092 by Tass 928
I'll start out with a big thank you to all who attended and helped to make our 8th event such a great day! The weather was nice and although storm preparation kept a few of our regulars at home, we still had a very nice turnout with about 30 928's and some other interesting rides to ogle.

If I were to nominate a "most enthusiastic participant", hands down the award would go to Ed Standke and his lovely wife Michele. They made an impressive entrance with no less than three 928's, one of which was the long-dormant "Hanson Car" ! Ed's blue widebody car was equally impressive and now Michele brought her own track car which unlike mine, I'm assuming has actually been on a track :>) Thank you Ed & Michele for the huge effort you put forth both at the event and behind the scenes.

If we could have had three or four lifts in operation I think they would have all been full. All day long we had a steady flow of cars in and out of the garage. Some actually got worked on, others just got looked at and admired ( Bob Voskian's new GT..WOW) .

I say this every year but it deserves repeating, thank you Ernest for being our official photo guy! I always look forward to seeing your pictures after the event.
And finally, thank you to the 928 Owner's Club for their contribution and participation this year. We will likely work with them again on the next and future events.

I took some pictures of my own and I'll post them up as soon as I can sort and size them.

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29 Oct 2012 12:10 #12093 by Tass 928
Light the indoor fires and get the chili & corn chowder on the stove.

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29 Oct 2012 21:09 #12122 by pcar928fan
AWESOME! Tass your post made me laugh! Love it man! That is a heck of an event you have going on up there! Keep getting more folks involved in the OC as well! All good stuff!

James
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29 Oct 2012 21:14 #12124 by OBehave
Dave's Eastcoast 928 chili will give you Texas guys a run for your money!
True Dat!

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29 Oct 2012 22:12 #12126 by pcar928fan
I'd love to try it! I had some pretty good chili Sunday after church I'll tell you! Those old guys can really cook that stuff up!!! YUMMY!

James
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30 Oct 2012 07:12 #12128 by Tass 928
The field starts to fill while I'm still cookin' so some of the early birds hang out and talk 928's.

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30 Oct 2012 07:14 #12129 by Tass 928
Tuomo with his twin turbo was another early arrival and I thank him for making the effort. He had an afternoon flight to make and had to scurry back east in time to make it. This is a remarkable car :)

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30 Oct 2012 07:18 #12130 by Tass 928
In an awesome, raucous display of horsepower and general mayhem, the Perfex crew roars into the field with 3 track cars. Two manage to park rather uneventfully but the REAL beast, piloted by none other than Super Ed Standke, promptly dispatches my orange safety cone. Ok, so its a road course car, not an auto-crosser.

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30 Oct 2012 07:31 #12131 by Tass 928
Here is the club banner displayed. The second shot is Henry's portable 928 museum and club table :)

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30 Oct 2012 08:28 #12137 by Tass 928
Carl ( Ispeed) and Dave C (Worf) check out a clutch issue. Pic 2 is the crowd that wanted to see the bottom of Bob's "new" GT :)

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30 Oct 2012 14:02 #12145 by Tass 928
Ed the tool man also brought a bunch of the club owned tools for all to see and use......nobody jumped in and rolled thir fenders ? :(

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30 Oct 2012 14:10 #12146 by Tass 928
Any time there was a chance something edible might hit the ground, Portia the wunder-dog was on the spot...

And...here is everyone's favorite event photgrapher, Mr Ernest Wong !

Thank you again Ernie :):):)

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30 Oct 2012 21:11 #12187 by pcar928fan
WOW!!!! What an event! You guys know how to ROCK for sure!!! Great cars, boats, motorcycles, tractors....the list goes on! AWESOME!

James
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08 Nov 2012 10:09 #12398 by OBehave
Not only has Dave put on an awesome event,and does so everytime he has one, but I think he did an awesome job presenting it to the club and might be a guide for future event holders to document their events.Kudos to you sir!
One thing I will make sure happens at the next one if he is kind enough to host will be a group picture in front of the banner. A great idea and I never thought about it in the past.

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08 Nov 2012 11:36 #12399 by Mike Frye
That was my second time attending one of Dave's Wilbraham techs and it will not be my last. It's about a 200mile drive for me and worth every minute of it. What a great time, what a great group of people and what an incredible gathering of rolling stock.

THIS is how you do a tech session!


And PS- Ed, your sig is getting too long. Want me to take some of those off your hands? :)

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08 Nov 2012 13:25 #12401 by hb4
Great photos and captions! Thanks.

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