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az3579
02-10-2011, 04:46 PM
So, how many of you Beast Coasters are interested in a weekend get-together?? It would naturally be a weekend because a lot of us would have to travel long distances to get to a designated place, but I'm sure we could make it an awesome weekend!

Anyone willing to host an awesome ZHP Mafia Beast Coast Gathering?? YES. Dane Wilson -- DW77!

UPDATED INFORMATION:

Location is Williamsburg, Virginia. PM me your cell phone number, and I will PM you my address.

Firm date for the 1st Annual Beast Coast ZHP Mafia meet is....June 10-12, 2011.


FOR SALE

$15 for the shirts, $10 for the newly designed windshield sticker, and new Mafia stickers are $2 for 2.
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Temp itinerary is as follows:

1. June 10th, Friday.

~1720 >>>>>>> Pickup Boss from Norfolk Intl Airport.
~1900 >>>>>>> Arrive at home.

~All members wishing to arrive Friday for the meet and greet should plan to show up between 1700 an 1800. My Son, Justin (JW77), and some people that show up earlier, will be there to greet you and show you where the fridge is.

~1700-??? >>>> Barbeque bonfire/Dinner/Drinks/Etc/.

Gmatt has graciously offered his expertise in preparing the main course. It will consist of red hots, white hots, burger, potato salad, chips, gallons of beer and Hawaiian punch. Gmatt is providing much of this out of pocket....so you guys will see a tip jar near the bar-b-que. Only tip, if you are inclined to...but know it is not required. Mtnman (Renowned chef), and Static will be serving us appetizers. You guys can get started without me and Boss...just save us a few...lol

P.S. I dunno what a red/white is...but ima be eating some eeet!

2. June 11th, Saturday.

~1000-1300 >>> Meet up at old Ukrops for ZHP Mafia/Bellisimos Pizza Meet and lunch ($6 all you can eat pizza and salad is the best I could do). We can roll whenever it gets slow... Additionally...I plan to grab a group shot here.

~1300-1500 >>> Drive. Predetermined route, put together by Johnmadd. We test drove it the other day - Great drive through some of Williamsburg's finest area's. Should be fun. We will meet back where we started at Bellisimos.

~1500-??? >>>> I am open to anything here. I am going to be making reservations (based on interest), at the 2nd Street Bistro. You can Google it and check out the menu and other info. Drinks and dinner is what I'm down for. I have to do a VANOS job prior to heading over. You guys can come over to my place, head over to the outlets and shop, or go back to the room, before heading out to dinner. I am thinking this is going to be a 1900 to close kind of deal here.

3. June 12th, Sunday.

~0800 - ??? >>> This is a maintenance day to support guys that wanna do oil changes, tranny/diff changes, suspension, brakes, vanos type stuff. Would like to know ahead of time what to plan for...as I have 3 floor jacks and 2 jack stands. We can work on one car in the garage.....and two in the driveway at a time if need be and if weather supports. Signup list is rocking with 10+ signups for wrenching on some BMW's Sunday. Should be fun. Anyone is more than welcome to come help during this time, watch, or head back...if you have a long drive. Totally up to you guys.

I will have meet T-Shirts for sale ($15.00), and newly designed windshield stickers ($10.00)...as well as the new designed smaller stickers that we have been selling here for a while($2 for qty 2)................so bring some extra cash!!!!

Notes for people coming.

1. Look for the "BMW" flag. It will be posted on the power pole right across from my house.
2. If you could bring a chair for Friday night...that would be great.
3. Bring detailing supplies that you would need to prepare for showing your car on Saturday.

CURRENT LIST - UPDATED 6/1/11
SECOND ST. GRILL DINNER

Name / Number in Party
1. DW77 / 1 - Tentative
2. BP / 1
3. Marc / 1
4. Keith / 1- Tentative depending on where DW needs me.
5. Kyle (static667) / 1
6. Gary (GMATT) 1
7. Justin/ 1

MAINTENANCE

6. David (Mtnman) - Really love to do vanos Saturday night if that's possible, but will need adult supervision.
11. Nick (fryebaby161) - maybe get some expert help doing the VANOS.
14. Eduardo (Dotpage) / 4 /10 - Wife and kids are in for days 1 and 2, day 3 is only me. / VANOS/DISA
16. Phil (Krueger81) - VANOS/VCG
18. Justin (hornung418)- Rear diff bushing, reseal 2.93 differential, cooling overhaul, belts and pulleys DME UPDATE
19. Camilo (L0veZHP) - Valve Cover Gasket and change Spark Plug (would like adult supervision)
20. Cameron (09mageec) - CDV delete.
17. Kristen (kpro) - VANOS
3. Botond (az3579) - VANOS anti-rattle rings
23. Marc (zhpnsnv) performance intake install (thanks GMATT!)

ALL ATTENDING MEET (JUNE 10th - JUNE 12th) - Ensure you indicate what days you will be here and time, if coming the 10th. Time only needed if coming on the 10th

1. Dane (Danewilson77) / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith (Kayger12) / 1 / 8 June -
3. Botond (az3579) / 1 / 10 June - Do not drink alcohol; can shuttle anybody who choose to drink to/from their hotel/motel. Will also bring diagnostic/coding/programming computer for those who need it
4. Bill (billschusteriv) / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus (Marcus-SanDiego) / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 5:20 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David (Mtnman) / 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John (Johnmadd) / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve (Daddyoh) / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!
9. Jesse (Clark317) / 1 / 10 June - Caravan and all. I will stay with a friend in Williamsburg, but she will probably be down for the Saturday ride.
10. Adam (Kootroc) / 1 / 10 June - Meet and Greet Coming from the Fairfax area.
11. Nick (fryebaby161) / 1 / 11 June - Down on Saturday .. hopefully stay through Sunday ... maybe get some expert help doing the VANOS
12. Kyle (Static667) / 1 / 10 June & 11 - Coming in Friday afternoon at approximately 1600 to help set up and for the grill and chill session and will be up for the ride on Saturday
13. leave blank for good luck...
14. Eduardo (Dotpage) / 4 /10 - Wife and kids are in for days 1 and 2, day 3 is only me. / VANOS/DISA
15. Andrew (Dirtypillows) /1(for now)/ 10 June - Be there around 17:30. Plan to be there all three days. I might have friends coming.
16. Phil (Krueger81) / 1 / 10 June - Be there around 16:00. Plan to be there through Sunday - VANOS/VGC
17. Kristen (kpro) / 1 / 10, 11, 12 June - No notes. Just going to the Burg.
18. Justin (hornung418)/1/ 10 June - Plan to be there through Sunday. Lots of DIYing...
19. Camilo (L0veZHP)/ 1/ 10, 11, 12, June - Plan to hit up VA Beach anyone want to come? (bringing friend(s))
20.Cameron(09mageec)/1/10-12. Would like to possibly do a CDV delete?(Maybe bringing a friend as well)
21. Ricky (Ricky Reevey) 2 /10-11/Bringing my car loving soon to be 4 year old son and hopefully my new ZHP...if not then the 7 is coming :D
22. (VA330CI) 1 / 1 12 June.
23. Marc (zhpnsnv) 1/ 10-12th. Arriving early evening Friday.
24. Brett (brettbimmer) 1...possibly 2 /11-12th. Arriving late after VIR that day. (May have a friend along too.)
25. Rob (sockethead) 2 arriving sometime Saturday aftrennon/evening and hangin out for serious wrenching on Sunday.
26. Gary (GMATT) 1 and possibly 1 friend Friday-Sunday. Arriving Friday evening early ish!
27. Charlie (cakM3) 1/ 10-12th. Arriving sometime Friday evening
28. Baller (Ryan) (WHITEXI) June 10th -12 and possibly have a friend that might go.
29. Au2bahn (Jon) -- June 11 only (lives about three hours away by car)

Searching Williamsburg, VA will give you a ton of options.

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~DW77

kayger12
02-10-2011, 04:48 PM
Have car, will travel...

az3579
02-10-2011, 04:58 PM
Have car, will travel...


My thoughts exactly.

I was thinking a more "central" location, and that we could caravan down together...

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 05:05 PM
If I lived close enough, I'd be there.

az3579
02-10-2011, 05:12 PM
If I lived close enough, I'd be there.

Maybe we could fly you out, with a collective pot... hmm...

Alphatek45
02-10-2011, 05:24 PM
I'd be tempted...

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 05:26 PM
Game on.

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danewilson77
02-10-2011, 05:47 PM
I could host it at my place. Plenty of parking.....plenty of places to crash in the house....

Don't know if its central enough though.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 05:55 PM
If we get enough people to come down....I will get Beast Coast ZHP Mafia shirts made up, plan a drive, lunch...the whole nine yards.....Figure......start on a friday night...and end on maybe Sunday. I can also plan some other stuff too. Maybe get some sponsors/vendors to show up. Who knows....

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 05:57 PM
We could do my vanos! lol and springs!

az3579
02-10-2011, 06:10 PM
If we get enough people to come down....I will get Beast Coast ZHP Mafia shirts made up, plan a drive, lunch...the whole nine yards.....Figure......start on a friday night...and end on maybe Sunday. I can also plan some other stuff too. Maybe get some sponsors/vendors to show up. Who knows....

That would be soooo awesome if you would be willing to do any of that (nevermind all of it lol). Mainly what we would need is (1) time and (2) a place to gather. If you could take care of (2) then I think we can all make arrangements to satisfy (1). :)

So, who's down on an official scale? If I get enough commitment, I could organize with Dane and plan out a caravan...

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 06:13 PM
Down.

Alphatek45
02-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Dane, how far are you from chesapeake? Already planning on my bird killing.

kayger12
02-10-2011, 06:14 PM
Officially in.

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 06:18 PM
If we plan this far enough ahead I could easily take a friday off too, and try to get there with a good portion of friday left.... if its OK with Dane's wife. its 7hrs for me. not too bad.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 06:32 PM
Yup....absolutely.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 06:33 PM
Dane, how far are you from chesapeake? Already planning on my bird killing.

50 miles from Chesapeake. I will be pissed if you don't stop by.....

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 06:39 PM
Long journey for me (3 miles) but I could swing it I believe. Seriously though, it would be awesome to line them up in different ways and get pics of all zhp's, could be the new site banner.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 06:41 PM
Yeah....no kidding. I could get Tom Sandersen (Of..http://www.tomsandersonphotography.com/) to come shoot for us. He owes me...since I saved his car from 60k miles on one oil change.

Alphatek45
02-10-2011, 06:42 PM
50 miles from Chesapeake. I will be pissed if you don't stop by.....

My wifes sister and her family live in Chesapeake. Need a few more weeks for baby recovery, but if it's after that, I'm in. I can crash there so it's one less person that needs a place to stay. It's a 9 hour run from Georgia! Good times...

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 06:44 PM
It's a 9 hour run from Georgia! Good times...
And its gonna converge with my path easily. Catch you on the way up, Adam!

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 06:46 PM
I was thinking earliest we might wanna do something is March. What were you guys thinking?

kayger12
02-10-2011, 06:48 PM
About 6 hours for me... Prolly run it the anti-95 way from here: Ferry out of Jersey, 13, and the Bay Bridge tunnel into Virg Beach.

This idea has some serious awesomeness potential...

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 06:48 PM
yeah, or even april. just not on April 9-10 weekend, cause lance and I are gonna be at some shows here in asheville.

Alphatek45
02-10-2011, 06:49 PM
And its gonna converge with my path easily. Catch you on the way up, Adam!

Giddy up,David!

kayger12
02-10-2011, 06:54 PM
I can do either the weekend of the 12th or 26th in March.

Only good for the weekend of the 23rd in April

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 06:56 PM
Yeah....you guys firm up the date...and I will provide (initial offer)

1. Barbeque in back yard with huge bonfire.
2. A place to crash/shower.
3. A photographer/locations.
4. A drive for saturday w/ lunch and maybe dinner.
5. Those that wanna stay Saturday night are moar than welcome....
6. Maybe First annual "ZHP MAFIA Beast Coast Meet" shirts....if I can get a head count and put it together.

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 06:56 PM
26th looks good here.....

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 07:00 PM
Damn. Maybe I'll have to fly in. Thinking. Firm up the date. I'll see.

kayger12
02-10-2011, 07:01 PM
Damn. Maybe I'll have to fly in. Thinking. Firm up the date. I'll see.

That would be awesome!

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 07:01 PM
we'll have to pick you up in a string of ZHP's....:roundel

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 07:02 PM
Just firm things up to the point where it won't change. I can then see what my schedule looks like.

az3579
02-10-2011, 07:04 PM
Unfortunately I can't do the weekend of the 26th because that'll be the start of my Disney vacation. Won't be back till early April...
I can do anytime before that. I also can't do the weekend of the 15th; I have a track day on the 15th and I can't go to that AND drive all the way down there. Too much...
Anytime after that or before my Disney vacation I'm down for...

kayger12
02-10-2011, 07:05 PM
We need Botond to step away from the DIS software and get back to his creation!

Edit: Welcome back, BP. Your idea is turning into quite the event. Nice work!

kayger12
02-10-2011, 07:08 PM
How's the April 23rd weekend looking for everyone?

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 07:10 PM
I could shuffle some things and make it work i bet.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 07:11 PM
That would be awesome!

+1.....I would be honored.

Alphatek45
02-10-2011, 07:19 PM
How's the April 23rd weekend looking for everyone?

Werks for me

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 07:20 PM
Good for me.

az3579
02-10-2011, 07:22 PM
22-24th of April is a green light for me. I'll be taking far too many unpaid days off in the month of April but whatever... I'm tired of having to worry about getting paid. I think I deserve some vacation... even right after a vacation. lol

kayger12
02-10-2011, 07:24 PM
Looking good, gents!

DW-- does that weekend work for you?

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 07:25 PM
DW-- does that weekend work for you?

^^^probably a valid question! lol

kayger12
02-10-2011, 07:26 PM
^^^probably a valid question! lol

Yeah-- prolly be pissed if we were all hanging around his house drinking beer while he's working...

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 07:28 PM
As long as he leaves a key to the garage, we'll be fine. I can bring a cooler and a tent. we just need access to tools and stuff!

az3579
02-10-2011, 07:30 PM
As long as he leaves a key to the garage, we'll be fine. I can bring a cooler and a tent. we just need access to tools and stuff!

I haz tools in the trunk. :biggrin

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 07:44 PM
Dane, I would need a ride from the airport in Norfolk, VA.

Depart
Apr 22

San Diego, CA to Norfolk, VA
Friday, April 22, 2011
Travel Time 6 h 45 m
(1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
#225 Depart San Diego, CA (SAN)
6:30 AM
Arrive in Baltimore, MD (BWI) 2:20 PM
#3844 Change connect, change plane in Baltimore, MD (BWI)
3:25 PM
Arrive in Norfolk, VA (ORF) 4:15 PM

Return
Apr 24

Norfolk, VA to San Diego, CA
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Travel Time 7 h 10 m
(1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
#38 Depart Norfolk, VA (ORF)
10:05 AM
Arrive in Baltimore, MD (BWI) 11:00 AM
#1168 Change connect, change plane in Baltimore, MD (BWI)
11:35 AM
Arrive in San Diego, CA (SAN) 2:15 PM

Would this be a problem? Could a caravan of ZHPs pick me up at the Norfolk airport at 4:15pm on Friday? I'd need to be back to the airport on Sunday morning for a 10:05 am flight.

az3579
02-10-2011, 07:48 PM
^^ You sure don't waste no time, boss.

Mtnman
02-10-2011, 07:50 PM
I can easily be there by then to accompany a zhp chain to the airport. Epic.

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 07:54 PM
:gun1:guns2
Dane, I would need a ride from the airport in Norfolk, VA.

Depart
Apr 22k

San Diego, CA to Norfolk, VA
Friday, April 22, 2011
Travel Time 6 h 45 m
(1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
#225 Depart San Diego, CA (SAN)
6:30 AM
Arrive in Baltimore, MD (BWI) 2:20 PM
#3844 Change connect, change plane in Baltimore, MD (BWI)
3:25 PM
Arrive in Norfolk, VA (ORF) 4:15 PM

Return
Apr 24

Norfolk, VA to San Diego, CA
Sunday, April 24, 2011
Travel Time 7 h 10 m
(1 stop, includes 1 plane change)
#38 Depart Norfolk, VA (ORF)
10:05 AM
Arrive in Baltimore, MD (BWI) 11:00 AM
#1168 Change connect, change plane in Baltimore, MD (BWI)
11:35 AM
Arrive in San Diego, CA (SAN) 2:15 PM

Would this be a problem? Could a caravan of ZHPs pick me up at the Norfolk airport at 4:15pm on Friday? I'd need to be back to the airport on Sunday morning for a 10:05 am flight. I may be available to drive the boss that day.

az3579
02-10-2011, 07:54 PM
I can easily be there by then to accompany a zhp chain to the airport. Epic.

I just looked it up. Norfolk is about an hour south of Williamburg, waaaaaaay past where Dane lives.

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 07:56 PM
Where's Dane?

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 08:02 PM
I just looked it up. Norfolk is about an hour south of Williamburg, waaaaaaay past where Dane lives.

And the traffic sucks through there, military off at 15:30 and the maddness begins, not to mention the two two lane each way tunnels that are the only way is just crazy every day almost. Most of you guys probably think its just country but you would be surprised at the diversity of va.

kayger12
02-10-2011, 08:14 PM
No problem making the airport. Coming from that direction anyway.

Very honored to have the Boss coming in...

billschusteriv
02-10-2011, 08:23 PM
I can easily be there by then to accompany a zhp chain to the airport. Epic.

I just looked it up. Norfolk is about an hour south of Williamburg, waaaaaaay past where Dane lives.

Its really not that far. When I was stationed down there I did the drive from Newport News to Norfolk, Portsmouth, or VA beach every day. Most everyone down there is used to the drive through the tunnels to get anywhere.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 08:23 PM
I could also fly into DC. I don't know the area well enough. I will wait for Dane to let me know which airport makes the most amount of sense.

I've also got a baby due four weeks later. I'll fly with SWA -- so that I don't lose any money in the event that my plans are preempted by a baby arriving.

billschusteriv
02-10-2011, 08:28 PM
How's the April 23rd weekend looking for everyone?

I start a long maintenance period at work the beginning of April - my schedule is unknown.

If I could swing it and the weather permits, I would love to bring the family down. My one-year old daughter would love seeing areas of Williamsburg.

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 08:31 PM
I could also fly into DC. I don't know the area well enough. I will wait for Dane to let me know which airport makes the most amount of sense.

I've also got a baby due four weeks later. I'll fly with SWA -- so that I don't lose any money in the event that my plans are preempted by a baby arriving.

Norfolk is 1 hour and dc is 2 to 2 1/2.

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 08:33 PM
My one-year old daughter would love seeing areas of Williamsburg.

She's a history buff at 1, congrats.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 08:34 PM
Norfolk is 1 hour and dc is 2 to 2 1/2.

Sounds as though Norfolk is the way to go. Will wait for the consigliere to get back to us.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 08:38 PM
OK.....here's the deal. Since Marcus is flying in from SD and is the founder of ZHP Mafia ...he will be able to stay at my place, and I can pick him up at the airport. The rest of you bums will have to find a place to crash. I just don't have the room.

I will take 4 days vacation to support the awesomeness of this.

OBTW....April is a horrible month for me. I am in a play....at my local church that runs every weekend (F-Sa-Su) in April. Sorry.

My wife just hit me 10 times cuz I forgot. Lets shoot for May.....

The play is a huge deal at my church...and is my wifey's employment...so...I have to support.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 08:39 PM
Sounds as though Norfolk is the way to go. Will wait for the consigliere to get back to us.

Richmond int'l is 30 minutes away...if there is a better price. Either is fine for pickup.

billschusteriv
02-10-2011, 08:51 PM
My one-year old daughter would love seeing areas of Williamsburg.

She's a history buff at 1, congrats.

Haha! Not yet, I was just thinking how much she loves the ocean and being mobile/exploring - she'd probably love the water and places to run around in the park.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 08:58 PM
And the traffic sucks through there, military off at 15:30 and the maddness begins, not to mention the two two lane each way tunnels that are the only way is just crazy every day almost. Most of you guys probably think its just country but you would be surprised at the diversity of va.

But really its not bad.....for me...as I work down there....I would already be down there to pick him up after work. I would just leave at like 3......could be at my place before 4

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danewilson77
02-10-2011, 09:01 PM
I know fellas...buzz kill,,,but we gotta make this happen in May. Gives us plenty of time to plan....and gets me available. I wanna be able to do this right if we got people spending big bucks to fly in.

Marky....Richmond is the airport my mother in law flies into from NM when she visits.

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Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 09:03 PM
May cannot work for me -- unless it's the very first week (and even then it becomes extremely tentative for me). My wife is due in May.

Additionally, Bimmerfest is here on the west coast (two hours by car from me) in May. I will be at that.

I would likely be up for a meet after the baby is born. But you guys should absolutely plan this without me. I will do my best to make it.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 09:06 PM
It'll happen, and I think it needs to happen when Marky can attend. We got to have him here.

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Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 09:06 PM
Richmond is much easier commute, that's why I work there instead of norfolk. I drove 28 foot truck every day until I was promoted after 10 long years.

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 09:07 PM
Yup...I am 30 mins from the airport....


Richmond is much easier commute, that's why I work there instead of norfolk. I drove 28 foot truck every day until I was promoted after 10 long years.



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Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 09:13 PM
May cannot work for me -- unless it's the very first week (and even then it becomes extremely tentative for me). My wife is due in May.

Additionally, Bimmerfest is here on the west coast (two hours by car from me) in May. I will be at that.

I would likely be up for a meet after the baby is born. But you guys should absolutely plan this without me. I will do my best to make it.

Bimmerfest is my other home. I have always wanted to go to that. Do you know Mark, he's got the awesome red e30 and is a moderator on there? Very nice guy on the net, badass car too.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 09:15 PM
If you guys are waiting for me, then it will likely be in June or July. But you can make a huge meet out of it. Gives you plenty of time to make arrangements and plans.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 09:16 PM
Bimmerfest is my other home. I have always wanted to go to that. Do you know Mark, he's got the awesome red e30 and is a moderator on there? Very nice guy on the net, badass car too.

John, I know a lot of guys there (including the founder, Jon Shafer). Not sure I know Mark. What's his screen name?

danewilson77
02-10-2011, 09:17 PM
That's what I would like to do.....no worries....you can prolly make it and we can all wipe our schedules.....

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Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 09:19 PM
So we will figure it out. My guess is that the first week of August will be good for me (or anytime after). Gives me about 9 weeks with the baby before I head east.

Johnmadd
02-10-2011, 09:21 PM
Markseven, mint e30 with bmp body kit and black wheels and a m50. Nice car, look for it.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-10-2011, 09:24 PM
I don't know Mark. He joined the site about 2.5 years after I did. I didn't know a lot of those guys. However, he lives in SoCal, so there is a possibility that we've crossed paths.

C Withers Media
02-10-2011, 11:47 PM
Interesting.

Dane, do you have anywhere at your place I could do a glamour shoot so you guys could see how boring it really is and I could pick up some scratch and a tax write off for my journey?

romanred62
02-11-2011, 01:02 AM
Wow I don't check in for a day and I miss this thread... I was getting antsy reading every post. Can't wait for it to happen. June/July = sunny hot weather which I like. Cant wait to here more about this. It's only 700 miles away from me.

az3579
02-11-2011, 02:39 AM
Damn dudes, don't any of you sleep???

This just keeps getting pushed farther and farther back... :dunno
Such a loooooooooong ways away. lol

I figured spring would've been better because it wouldn't be so friggin' hot, but I'll roll with whatever y'all decide.

kayger12
02-11-2011, 03:20 AM
Ok, I am going to propose something out of complete self interest since August is a brutal month for me with something scheduled for every weekend.

Weekend of September 9th.

Upside is we're past most of the summer heat and it's a cheaper time for travel/hotels.

That being said, I know it's going to be tough to find a weekend when we can all make it, so if August works for everyone else, by all means, make it happen!

az3579
02-11-2011, 03:21 AM
Personally I think that's way too far out...
thoughts?

Alphatek45
02-11-2011, 03:58 AM
If this keeps getting bumped every time one person cant make it, this won't happen till 2014 lol. I think mark and Dane need to set a date and hopefully a large percentage can attend... Its a logistical clusterfuck no matter how you look at it. Just my 2 cents.

Alphatek45
02-11-2011, 04:06 AM
Interesting.

Dane, do you have anywhere at your place I could do a glamour shoot so you guys could see how boring it really is and I could pick up some scratch and a tax write off for my journey?

Hi, Mrs. Wilson, I'm Casey No, no these naked models are here for tax purposes! It may work. :)

kayger12
02-11-2011, 04:11 AM
If this keeps getting bumped every time one person cant make it, this won't happen till 2014 lol. I think mark and Dane need to set a date and hopefully a large percentage can attend... Its a logistical clusterfuck no matter how you look at it. Just my 2 cents.

Agreed

Mtnman
02-11-2011, 06:05 AM
Hi, Mrs. Wilson, I'm Casey No, no these naked models are here for tax purposes! It may work. :)
:rofl

Mtnman
02-11-2011, 06:06 AM
Yeah, too many chiefs. I think mark and Dane should make a date that works for them too. Then the rest of us will bust ass to make our schedules work with it. Sounds like we will have a lot of time to rearrange....

Nivo
02-11-2011, 07:43 AM
Northern states still have tons of snow, shoot it might still be snowing in April as it has before. Last thing any New Englanders want is driving back from somewhat warm weather to 25, 12" of snow...

I think I think June is a fair month for weather everywhere and far enough out for everyone to Plan. Make hotel arrangements and budget for this.

danewilson77
02-11-2011, 08:01 AM
Interesting.

Dane, do you have anywhere at your place I could do a glamour shoot so you guys could see how boring it really is and I could pick up some scratch and a tax write off for my journey?

Sure......we wouldn't be able to have naked chicks at the house though. Just sayin...

danewilson77
02-11-2011, 08:03 AM
Hi, Mrs. Wilson, I'm Casey No, no these naked models are here for tax purposes! It may work. :)

LOL....you hit it right on the head.....you guys really have no idea how funny that is.

az3579
02-11-2011, 08:34 AM
Northern states still have tons of snow, shoot it might still be snowing in April as it has before. Last thing any New Englanders want is driving back from somewhat warm weather to 25, 12" of snow...

Well, in the highly unlikely event that it's still cold and snowing in April, I think that would make it even more reason to get away from here. We've had cold for too long, it would be nice to have a break from this crap. We just shouldn't rule out any month in particular just yet unless enough people say they can't go.

As much as it sucks to say, but I agree with Adam about the fact that it's a logistal mess regardless of what month we choose.
Personally, as long as it's not a track day weekend (or my Disney vacation in late March-Early April), I don't care when I go.

kayger12
02-11-2011, 09:05 AM
I think Botond (his idea, he's got to be able to go) DW, and the Boss should come up with a solid date.

Can't plan much else until we have that...

danewilson77
02-11-2011, 09:12 AM
Alright....Ima look at the dates hard tonight. I know the kids have graduation in June sometime...I think the 18th.....I will look and get back.

Nivo
02-11-2011, 10:51 AM
Yes, only way is to set a hard date and those who make it do and those who don't well they will make the next one.

az3579
02-11-2011, 01:57 PM
Yes, only way is to set a hard date and those who make it do and those who don't well they will make the next one.

You know, I'm sure there's a week that ALL of us are available, just have to crunch the numbers and find the weekend that everyone's around. We don't have enough east coast members for this to be a problem...
Let us be the first (that I know of) forum that organizes a meet that's a good time for EVERYONE!

danewilson77
02-11-2011, 02:30 PM
Yes,,,,that is the goal...

pyreguy
02-11-2011, 03:04 PM
I would like to try to do this. Its about 1100mi one way and an 18 hour drive, so it just depends on how much time I will be able to take off of work since travel time will be extensive. I will look into it once a date is set.

Nivo
02-11-2011, 07:33 PM
You know, I'm sure there's a week that ALL of us are available, just have to crunch the numbers and find the weekend that everyone's around. We don't have enough east coast members for this to be a problem...
Let us be the first (that I know of) forum that organizes a meet that's a good time for EVERYONE!

I am sure there is but I have seen this way to many times on many of the forums I am on. I usually takes a hard set date and people work around that.

I have helped organize and been to meets with over 200 cars. its hard to organize something to accommodate everyone. But fun is still had by all.

2 meets that started out with just 5 cars or so later turned to over 100 cars.
289

290

Johnmadd
02-12-2011, 09:16 PM
Don't let this go to shit. I'm excited to see everybodys car.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-12-2011, 09:20 PM
I'll be on foot.

Johnmadd
02-12-2011, 09:27 PM
I'll be on foot.

As long as you are there it is all good, but you better have pics in your wallet right next to your kids."And this is my baby".

Marcus-SanDiego
02-12-2011, 09:53 PM
I will bring the iPad. That is where I keep the pics.

I think Casey might be coming too.

danewilson77
02-12-2011, 09:57 PM
I won't let this go. I got Bellisimos (owned by Peter and Peter Sr. Micali.) pizza to sponsor our meet today. Huge parking lot and I got 10% off for members (coffee, pizza, calzones, spaghetti, canolis etc)

The Micalis have 3 BMWs in the Family. Young Pete has a 328i touring, Pops just bought a 528i, and mom has a 328i sedan. All E9x era...but I told them they could pop hoods with us if they wanted.

Used to be a UKrops in there that went outta business so there's an entire parking lot empty. Ima try o get the 6 spots right in front of the pizzeria reserved...an I just gotta check with the cops/landlords to see if I need a permit. Figured we would hang there Saturday night for a bit after the drive and lunch I have planned.

kayger12
02-13-2011, 04:18 AM
Nice work, DW!

Anxiously awaiting a date.

az3579
02-13-2011, 07:16 AM
Nice, Dane. Going out of your way to make this happen; you are a trooper for sure.



I will bring the iPad. That is where I keep the pics.

I think Casey might be coming too.

Sweeeeet! Definitely want to meet the two of you.

pyreguy
02-13-2011, 07:25 AM
Sweeeeet! Definitely want to meet the two of you.

Who, Mark and his iPad? :rofl

Then I saw Casey was coming too.... :biggrin

Marcus-SanDiego
02-13-2011, 08:46 AM
I'll store Casey in the iPad.

danewilson77
02-13-2011, 09:02 AM
His ponca wouldn't fit in the ipad....

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pyreguy
02-13-2011, 09:15 AM
What's a ponca? He's indian?

Marcus-SanDiego
02-13-2011, 09:36 AM
By the way, Bellissimo Pizza is a fan of ZHP Mafia's FB page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZHP-Mafia/155236827840532). Cool!

az3579
02-13-2011, 10:09 AM
By the way, Bellissimo Pizza is a fan of ZHP Mafia's FB page (http://www.facebook.com/pages/ZHP-Mafia/155236827840532). Cool!

Gee, I wonder why; Dane hard at work again. lol

danewilson77
02-13-2011, 10:10 AM
Yeah...I just had a slice down there and Pete told me he joined up. We talked a lil more about the meet. I also stopped and talked to a couple of police officers who were pulled next to each other.....about the event. They said I would have to talk to the property owner and they would provide security if I needed it. You guys wanna up this up to all e46 or just mafia members?

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az3579
02-13-2011, 11:06 AM
You guys wanna up this up to all e46 or just mafia members?

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I personally was thinking ZHP-Mafia members only, though they don't have to have a ZHP, just be a member on the site. We could also use it as a marketing tool where people could ask what's going on and we could refer them to the site, but I was thinking this to be a get-together for those that know each other online but not in person.
In the end, I don't care who "else" is there as long as I get to meet all of you. :)

pyreguy
02-13-2011, 11:10 AM
I'm an elitist. Mafia only.:mafia:shift

Marcus-SanDiego
02-13-2011, 11:17 AM
I like the idea of ZHP Mafia members only. That way it doesn't get out of hand -- and we can spend quality time with one another.

danewilson77
02-13-2011, 11:43 AM
Yeah...ok fellas...sounds good. The Micalis are "XXXX" Mxxxx members, so by default we would have to let them hang. Don't want anyone getting whacked....hehe

az3579
02-13-2011, 12:06 PM
The Micali's are "XXXX" Mxxxx members, ...

Really???? Or you just pulling our legs?

kayger12
02-13-2011, 12:55 PM
Deleted to protect the innocent

:rofl

danewilson77
02-13-2011, 01:10 PM
Fixed.:shift

billschusteriv
02-13-2011, 09:14 PM
Sounds good. Hoping this on a weekend that I don't have to work this spring/summer.

I'll use the excuse to the family that we'll get to go to the beach... with a slight detour to meet up with "the mafia". :shift

Marcus-SanDiego
02-13-2011, 10:18 PM
Sounds good. Hoping this on a weekend that I don't have to work this spring/summer.

I'll use the excuse to the family that we'll get to go to the beach... with a slight detour to meet up with "the mafia". :shift

:biggrin

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 05:22 AM
Still firming up the date. I haven't forgetten.

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 03:50 PM
Marcus.....do you know anyone at Ukrops Corporate?

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 04:04 PM
No.

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 04:37 PM
OKAY. Thanks Marcus.

Firm date for the 1st annual Beast Coast ZHP Mafia meet is....June 10th/11th.

Temp itinerary is as follows:

1. June 10th

~1600 >>>>>>> Pickup Boss from Richmond Intl Airport or Norfolk Intl Airport.
~1700 >>>>>>> Arrive at home.

~All members wishing to arrive Friday for the meet and greet should plan to show up between 1700 an 1800.

~1700-??? >>>> Barbeque bon-fire/Dinner/Drinks/Etc/Shirt handout.....

2. June 11th

~1000-1300 >>> Meet up at old Ukrops for ZHP Mafia/Bellisimos Pizza Meet and lunch. We can roll whenever it gets slow...but I do plan to advertise this in the area if people want to come look at the ZHP's....ooooooooh....ahhhhhhhhhhh.
~1300-1700 >>> Drive from Bellisimos across Jamestown/Scotland Ferry to Surry, VA >>>> We will skip down route 10 to Smithfield, VA >>> Head over to Newport News >>> Then head back up I64....to our morning meet site, where we can have dinner. I'm gonna pimp Peter for 20% off.
~1700-??? >>>> I am open to anything here..........Including those that wanna stay and experience Williamsburg on Sunday, and those that would like to drive/fly back.

Looking for any and all idea's to make this successful.

So far...I am undecided if we should do lunch across the river.....then do dinner at Bellisimos.....or have both meals at the Pizza Shop?

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 04:39 PM
For clarification, people will depart -- head home -- on June 12?

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 04:48 PM
~1700-??? >>>> I am open to anything here..........Including those that wanna stay and experience Williamsburg on Sunday, and those that would like to drive/fly back.



Yeah....I was trying to say beyond 1700....when we get back from the drive/dinner people could do what they wanted....or we could plan something.

kayger12
02-14-2011, 04:52 PM
I am in, IN, IN!!!

Great job making this happen. You set the bar, brother.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 04:52 PM
OK. Cool.

My baby is due at the end of May. But wife says I am cleared to head out on June 10.

kayger12
02-14-2011, 04:54 PM
Mrs. Marcus wins the wife of the year award for that one...

Mtnman
02-14-2011, 04:56 PM
Dane,
What about nightime arrangements? Hotel nearbye, bring a tent, sleep on the floor? Obviously we don't want to impose on the mrs....so what options are viable?

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kayger12
02-14-2011, 04:59 PM
Here's the ratings from Trip Advisor. I stayed at the Hampton Inn with the wife and kids two years ago. Good place.

http://www.tripadvisor.com/Hotels-g58313-Williamsburg_Virginia-Hotels.html

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 05:04 PM
Mrs. Marcus wins the wife of the year award for that one...

She is great. Also, she is the one who mails all of my ZHP Mafia packages to you guys. Couldn't live without her.

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 05:34 PM
Dane,
What about nightime arrangements? Hotel nearbye, bring a tent, sleep on the floor? Obviously we don't want to impose on the mrs....so what options are viable?

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I will put out all necessary info over the next few days. Give me some grace. It took me 2 days to come up with a date...lol

I will give you good recommendations for Hotel/Motel accommodations...etc.....

kayger12
02-14-2011, 05:38 PM
I will put out all necessary info over the next few days. Give me some grace. It took me 2 days to come up with a date...lol

I will give you good recommendations for Hotel/Motel accommodations...etc.....

You get tons of grace for making this happen.

Let me know if I can help with any leg work.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 05:39 PM
I'll try and see if Big Worm (Casey) can make it. June is his prime wedding-shooting days.

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 05:44 PM
Yeah....that's what I figured and why I picked June. Lol....josh....j/k Casey.

Mtnman
02-14-2011, 05:55 PM
I forgot to say......im in. Supposed to have my son friday of that weekend, but ill work it out with hs momma. I love camping, so have tent and bag if that's feasable, if not ill get a room somewhere no problem. Thanks for hosting, dane. I love to cook too, so if I can help in any way, please let me know. Ill do whatever I can to make it a success!??

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Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 06:00 PM
By the way, we've been in the regional forum the entire time talking about this. Perhaps we should bring this thread into the general forum -- so that people not living on the east coast have an opportunity to opt in on the meet.

kayger12
02-14-2011, 06:06 PM
By the way, we've been in the regional forum the entire time talking about this. Perhaps we should bring this thread into the general forum -- so that people not living on the east coast have an opportunity to opt in on the meet.

Sounds like a good idea.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 06:08 PM
I'd also suggest that we rename the thread. Beast Coast is the location. But this is really our first official ZHP MAFIA meet -- open to all.

Botond got the ball rolling on this sucker. BP, is this what you anticipated?

danewilson77
02-14-2011, 07:06 PM
I vote to move and stick...then let BP rename it.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-14-2011, 08:18 PM
Feel free to move, DW. Get BP to tell you what he wants to name it.

az3579
02-15-2011, 02:40 AM
I was really thinking it wouldn't get much bigger than Beast Coast, but then again, I didn't think that people from so far away would be going as well, so move away!

I would call it: ZHP-Mafia Family Reunion

Thoughts?

danewilson77
02-15-2011, 04:28 AM
Done.

danewilson77
02-16-2011, 04:39 AM
QUICK UPDATE

Firm date for the 1st annual Beast Coast ZHP Mafia meet is....June 10th/11th.
Temp itinerary is as follows:

1. June 10th, Friday.

~1600 >>>>>>> Pickup Boss from Richmond Intl Airport or Norfolk Intl Airport.
~1700 >>>>>>> Arrive at home.

~All members wishing to arrive Friday for the meet and greet should plan to show up between 1700 an 1800.

~1700-??? >>>> Barbecue bon-fire/Dinner/Drinks/Etc/Shirt handout.....

2. June 11th, Saturday.

~1000-1300 >>> Meet up at old Ukrops for ZHP Mafia/Bellisimos Pizza Meet and lunch. We can roll whenever it gets slow...but I do plan to advertise this in the area if people want to come look at the ZHP's....ooooooooh....ahhhhhhhhhhh.
~1300-1700 >>> Drive from Bellisimos across Jamestown/Scotland Ferry to Surry, VA >>>> We will skip down route 10 to Smithfield, VA >>> Head over to Newport News >>> Then head back up I64....to our morning meet site, where we can have dinner. I'm gonna pimp Peter for 20% off.
~1700-??? >>>> I am open to anything here..........Including those that wanna stay and experience Williamsburg on Sunday, and those that would like to drive/fly back.

So far...I am undecided if we should do lunch across the river.....then do dinner at Bellisimos.....or have both meals at the Pizza Shop?

3. June 12th, Sunday.

~0800 - ??? >>> I am open to making this a maintenance day to support guys that wanna do oil changes, tranny/diff changes, suspension, brakes, vanos type stuff. Would like to know ahead of time what to plan for...as I have 3 floor jacks and 2 jack stands. We can work on one car in the garage.....and two in the driveway at a time if need be and if weather supports.


Looking for any and all ideas to make this successful.

danewilson77
02-16-2011, 06:30 PM
I will start the RSVP list. Just copy and paste as you RSVP.

Please add any special notes next to your entry

Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids

kayger12
02-16-2011, 06:36 PM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids

2. Keith / 1 / 10 June

az3579
02-17-2011, 02:34 AM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 04:34 AM
LOL BP.........

Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.

billschusteriv
02-17-2011, 08:41 AM
Recommend if others want to do maintenance that they secure 2 or 4 jackstands in a box in the trunk and bring along.

Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June (Very late) / Very tentative. If not 10th - then will catch up in the AM. Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 08:43 AM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June (Very late) / Very tentative. If not 10th - then will catch up in the AM. Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).

Mtnman
02-17-2011, 08:56 AM
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June (Very late) / Very tentative. If not 10th - then will catch up in the AM. Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.

kayger12
02-17-2011, 08:58 AM
David, if the Garage of DW is open, we can definitely help you bang that out.

I'm loving the way this get together is shaping up!!

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 09:29 AM
That would be nice. E46 VANOS clinic. Penciled into the schedule.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 09:32 AM
Forgot to mention: my flight leaves at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Will need a ride to airport around noon if I had to guess.

AzkotikBMW
02-17-2011, 09:33 AM
Is anyone around the Midwest area or anywhere between WI and VA? I have 3 days of vacation to use up before July, so I was thinking that it might be fun to drive out to meet you guys for the weekend. So if anyone lives near me (wisconsin), and would like to ride along I think it would be a good time!

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Forgot to mention: my flight leaves at 2:30 pm on Sunday. Will need a ride to airport around noon if I had to guess.

Already had it planned. These guys can stick around as long as they want on Sunday. If I gotta run you out....no problem.

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 09:38 AM
Is anyone around the Midwest area or anywhere between WI and VA? I have 3 days of vacation to use up before July, so I was thinking that it might be fun to drive out to meet you guys for the weekend. So if anyone lives near me (wisconsin), and would like to ride along I think it would be a good time!

Is three days.....with that mileage...a safe drive?

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 09:40 AM
Is three days.....with that mileage...a safe drive?

You mean the amount of miles that must be driven during the short time period?

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 09:50 AM
You mean the amount of miles that must be driven during the short time period?

Yes....

AzkotikBMW
02-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Is three days.....with that mileage...a safe drive?

I just drove 1000 miles back from Maryland in a day with one other person helping :P

But with the 2 days off for the weekend already, I could take off Thur, Fri, Mon. That way I could leave Thursday morning and be back for work on Tuesday.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 09:56 AM
Good question. If he had a co pilot would definitely make it easier.

AzkotikBMW
02-17-2011, 10:02 AM
But it would be in 5 days, not just 3, which makes a world of difference.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 10:04 AM
I agree. That does make a big difference. I would go for it!

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 10:06 AM
Perfect...just lookin out.

az3579
02-17-2011, 03:18 PM
It's too bad I'm doing my VANOS this weekend. I'd love to do the VANOS with the Mafia backing me...

Pasted for convenience for next person to add their name:

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June (Very late) / Very tentative. If not 10th - then will catch up in the AM. Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 03:20 PM
Stathi, are you going to this?

az3579
02-17-2011, 03:36 PM
Casey,
Could I commission you for a few photos if you decide to join us? I'd love to have some professional photos taken for once...
If so please PM me your price. I want to make sure I can afford it first. lol

danewilson77
02-17-2011, 03:43 PM
Epicness would ensue...If the world famous Pswirley came to my house. I would be honored, and my kids like his name. Not Casey...thats a siisy name....but they really like Pswirley. Met Casey a few years ago...when I decided to buy DDMTuning Coilovers...lol.

If you come over....we shall call you Pswirley all weekend.....hehe

C Withers Media
02-17-2011, 06:01 PM
I may be able to make it and if I do, I wouldn't plan on working. I would still be taking photographs because thats who I am as a person, but if I start charging, it turns into work.

Johnmadd
02-17-2011, 07:18 PM
and my kids like his name. they really like Pswirley.

Ha. Me too, thought I was the only one...peeeeeeswirly.

az3579
02-17-2011, 08:08 PM
I may be able to make it and if I do, I wouldn't plan on working. I would still be taking photographs because thats who I am as a person, but if I start charging, it turns into work.

It's your passion, I hear ya. If you don't want to work, that's fine. Feel free to take pics though regardless. :biggrin

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 08:10 PM
It's your passion, I hear ya. If you don't want to work, that's fine. Feel free to take pics though regardless. :biggrin

Sounds as though he'll be taking pictures of cars, though. I know Casey. I am sure he won't be able to resist.

adb1028
02-17-2011, 08:21 PM
Man, this sounds like a lot of fun. Big props to Dane for putting this together!

I'll see if I can make it, but being 17 i don't think its going to work out with the parents. Don't have too much fun without me :rofl

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 08:25 PM
See what your parents say. You never know. Tell them that a NJ police lieutenant will be in attendance.

Johnmadd
02-17-2011, 08:30 PM
See what your parents say. You never know. Tell them that a NJ police lieutenant will be in attendance.

And DW is also the same rank but in the navy I believe, iirc.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 08:34 PM
And DW is also the same rank but in the navy I believe, iirc.

DW isn't a captain?

Johnmadd
02-17-2011, 08:36 PM
DW isn't a captain?

I may be wrong. I live closer but you know him better than I do.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 08:37 PM
No. I don't recall. I just thought he was.

gr330zhp
02-17-2011, 08:43 PM
I will see what I can do to make it down! Sounds like it is going to be an awesome time!

mimalmo
02-17-2011, 10:05 PM
Can we get the first post in this thread updated with the most recent info on the event?

For a new person that finds this thread it's an awful lot of reading to find out what it is, where it is, when it's happening, why they should go, etc.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-17-2011, 10:10 PM
Eli, great suggestion. I will edit the first post.

kayger12
02-18-2011, 03:26 AM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June (Very late) / Very tentative. If not 10th - then will catch up in the AM. Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.

danewilson77
02-18-2011, 07:52 AM
See what your parents say. You never know. Tell them that a NJ police lieutenant will be in attendance.

And a LT in the Navy with 5 kids (7 in the house) - I have a 20, and an 18...so you can tell them it will be as though...you still have parents down here..lol

danewilson77
02-18-2011, 07:54 AM
DW isn't a captain?

Its called Captain in the Marines, and Army (I think), and Lt in the Navy. I am an O-3E.....and considering I entered as an E-3...I am pretty happy...lol

Marcus-SanDiego
02-18-2011, 08:05 AM
Thanks for the clarification, DW. Wasn't sure.

billschusteriv
02-18-2011, 06:30 PM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June / Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler). UPDATED
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-18-2011, 06:52 PM
My trip is now confirmed (and purchased).

I arrive at Norfolk airport at 4:45 pm on June 10.
I depart Norfolk airport at 5:15 pm on June 12.

I'm hoping to get picked up by a caravan of ZHPs.

kayger12
02-18-2011, 07:09 PM
You will at least have a caravan of two-- I will be there.

danewilson77
02-18-2011, 07:11 PM
Awesome......really awesome.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-18-2011, 07:13 PM
The more the merrier.

Johnmadd
02-18-2011, 08:01 PM
Name / # in Party / Date showing up / Notes

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June / I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June / I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June / Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler). UPDATED
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:30 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John/1/10 June/ Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday

Johnmadd
02-18-2011, 08:02 PM
^best I can do on my droid.

kayger12
02-18-2011, 08:24 PM
Got your back, John.

danewilson77
02-18-2011, 08:29 PM
Lookin good fellas. Gonna have good times.

Johnmadd
02-18-2011, 08:37 PM
Got your back, John.

Thanks Keith.

kayger12
02-18-2011, 08:44 PM
No problem, John.

az3579
02-18-2011, 09:05 PM
I'm down for a caravan. Or,
DW, could I ride with you?

danewilson77
02-18-2011, 09:12 PM
Yup.....I will have to leave here around 1430 though.....so if you are here by then...I would enjoy the company...

zhpnsnv
02-19-2011, 09:41 AM
I'm not going to add my name to the official list yet, but I will express great interest in this weekend's events.

I'd be most interested in the "maintenance" section, possibly swap some pads/rotors with the guidance of more experienced wrenchers.

If I commit to this, I will definitely invite my buddy who also has a ZHP but is not on this site. He's not a forum guy, but he's worthy of this crowd, trust me.

Also, if we get the #s up, once all is solidified, I'd propose a feature in Roundel to Mr. Carlson. He may tell me to go ahead and write it and then decide whether or not to publish it. At the very least, if I go, this event will be given Roundel pub in my column.

danewilson77
02-19-2011, 09:43 AM
Yup....brakes will be fun. You better show up...

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Marcus-SanDiego
02-19-2011, 09:48 AM
I'm not going to add my name to the official list yet, but I will express great interest in this weekend's events.

I'd be most interested in the "maintenance" section, possibly swap some pads/rotors with the guidance of more experienced wrenchers.

If I commit to this, I will definitely invite my buddy who also has a ZHP but is not on this site. He's not a forum guy, but he's worthy of this crowd, trust me.

Also, if we get the #s up, once all is solidified, I'd propose a feature in Roundel to Mr. Carlson. He may tell me to go ahead and write it and then decide whether or not to publish it. At the very least, if I go, this event will be given Roundel pub in my column.

Marc, very nice. Let's make it happen. Would love to see you guys there.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-19-2011, 09:59 PM
Lance, you going to this?

danewilson77
02-20-2011, 12:39 PM
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler). UPDATED
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday

HaloArchive
02-22-2011, 06:08 PM
I am considering making the incredible 3,000 mile road trip, coast to coast. But, it'll hurt the pocketbook a lot more if the gas prices continue to rise. That'd be about $1000 round trip for the gas. I would be more apt to go if a caravan from the WC wants to go to the EC.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-22-2011, 06:10 PM
Shelton, my flight is about $500. Much cheaper than the drive would be.

But if you make the drive, then I will be doing this:

:praise

az3579
02-22-2011, 06:12 PM
Shelton, my flight is about $500. Much cheaper than the drive would be.

But if you make the drive, then I will be doing this:

:praise


This. You don't have to drive; we know what a ZHP looks like. :)

Marcus-SanDiego
02-22-2011, 06:13 PM
This. You don't have to drive; we know what a ZHP looks like. :)

Yeah. We'd rather meet Shelton in person -- with $500 more in his pocket.

AzkotikBMW
02-22-2011, 06:17 PM
I really want to join you guys....and I can make it work either way. I'm not sure if I want to fly out and hang or if I want to drive my new "love" out and show her off!! Either way I would really like to make it and will keep you guys updated on any concrete decisions.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-22-2011, 06:19 PM
Absolutely, Kyle. Keep us in the loop. Would love to meet you there in VA.

kayger12
02-22-2011, 06:20 PM
Yeah. We'd rather meet Shelton in person -- with $500 more in his pocket.

^^^
...and 6,000 less miles on his ride.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-22-2011, 06:22 PM
^^^
...and 6,000 less miles on his ride.

Indeed! But, man, if you had a small caravan going across country that would be a trip chock full of memories.

kayger12
02-22-2011, 06:23 PM
Indeed! But, man, if you had a small caravan going across country that would be a trip chock full of memories.

Indeed-- epic.

kayger12
02-22-2011, 06:23 PM
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler). UPDATED
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday

HaloArchive
02-22-2011, 06:27 PM
But fellas, I really want someone to do my VANOS job for me :p

I think Mark should send out a PM to all WC members asking if they want to caravan. I would totally be up for it if it was a caravan. I do have someone that works on base in Nawww Fakkk that I could visit but, thats about it.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-22-2011, 06:35 PM
Shelton, I am thinking this would be a good thread for the regional forum. See if there is any interest. Feel free to post up a thread, sir.

danewilson77
02-22-2011, 06:46 PM
I really want to join you guys....and I can make it work either way. I'm not sure if I want to fly out and hang or if I want to drive my new "love" out and show her off!! Either way I would really like to make it and will keep you guys updated on any concrete decisions.

Hope you can make it bro....

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billschusteriv
02-22-2011, 07:38 PM
You will at least have a caravan of two-- I will be there.

We will be enroute from PA. And I'm thinking we'll need to stop at least once for our little one along the way.

Johnmadd
02-22-2011, 07:46 PM
:chillin:fistpumpI'm the lucky one here.

billschusteriv
02-22-2011, 07:56 PM
:chillin:fistpumpI'm the lucky one here.

John, aren't you right around the corner from Dane?

I used to make the PA to VA drive a lot when I was stationed in Norfolk. It won't bother me too much.

Just need to leave early so I can get past DC and Northern VA by 2pm.

Johnmadd
02-22-2011, 08:02 PM
John, aren't you right around the corner from Dane?

I used to make the PA to VA drive a lot when I was stationed in Norfolk. It won't bother me too much.

Just need to leave early so I can get past DC and Northern VA by 2pm.

Good plan to get through there before 2. Where are you coming from in pa? I may have a better route for you, I travel to Ohio once in a while and go through pa. I go through country into spotsylvania onto 95.

billschusteriv
02-22-2011, 08:16 PM
Coming from Hanover (17331).

Two routes that I've used previously:

(1) PA94/MD30 S to I-795. I-795 to I-695. I-695 around Bmore to I-95 S towards DC.

(2) PA194 S to RT 15. RT 15/I-270 S towards DC.

Then around DC on I-495 to I-95 S. Before I hit Richmond, I'll take 264 to 64 all the way to Dane's.

I've also hopped off I-95 in VA and taken RT 13 (IIRC) to Hampton.

If you have other suggestions, please share! There may be others coming down I-95.

We may want to move this to another thread to put this info out there for others...

Johnmadd
02-22-2011, 08:24 PM
I'll get info tomorrow, its in my notebook.

Daddyoh
02-24-2011, 09:02 PM
Hey everybody, I'm back from the wilderness and I am PUMPED. Also embarrassed that I had missed this thread until now, though I have read every word.
So-I am close enough to Dane ('bout 3.5 hours) that I can offer my help earlier in the day on Friday if need be, and join the caravan to the airport too.
I have not studied the accomodations yet but that's not my immediate concern. What is, though, is:
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler). UPDATED
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!

Just absolutely thrilled for this epicneeesss!:roundel :cheers

Marcus-SanDiego
02-24-2011, 09:17 PM
Steve, will be nice to meet you. Looking forward to it. Glad you're in.

kayger12
02-25-2011, 03:28 AM
Glad you can make it, Steve.

Oh Lance- that number 9 slot is all yours ;)

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kayger12
02-25-2011, 03:30 AM
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!




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danewilson77
02-25-2011, 03:47 AM
Just so everyone knows......traffic going into Norfolk is going to suck.

My suggestion is that if you live North......just meet up at my house.

If you live South....Meet us at the airport.

I just want this to be a fun time for all, and not a frustrating one. You guys will be on the road enough......and the drive past my house - to the aiport - and back to my house will add 2 hours of driving.....

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!

Daddyoh
02-25-2011, 07:26 AM
Traffic issues understood. If the caravan idea poses an issue, such as safety (which they do sometimes) I'm good with what is best for the group. Perhaps an HOV strategy ;)
I just have to update the iPod my son donated to me with some additional road-trip tunes. (Radar Love, etc.....)
Thanks guys.

danewilson77
02-25-2011, 07:31 AM
Again, you guys absolutely can do what you want. I just wanted you to have some idea.....what the extra trip may be like....down to the airport in Norfolk.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-25-2011, 07:44 AM
But a caravan of ZHPs will make the traffic mess seem better than it really is. It's a tonic. :biggrin

danewilson77
02-25-2011, 07:58 AM
But a caravan of ZHPs will make the traffic mess seem better than it really is. It's a tonic. :biggrin

Yeah...if it stops...we can all jump out and swap cars....lol...like the old days at red lights.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-25-2011, 08:06 AM
Exactly!

az3579
02-25-2011, 01:59 PM
But a caravan of ZHPs will make the traffic mess seem better than it really is. It's a tonic. :biggrin

No, it's going to be really frustrating. Why? Because of people like like to cut in an out of traffic, and those people that merge onto the highway separate our group. I'm kind of done travelling in groups; every time I do, I end up getting in trouble with the law one way or another because "I have no choice". :shifty

That's why I'm going to hitch a ride with DW and ride back with him and the Don.

danewilson77
02-25-2011, 02:04 PM
No, it's going to be really frustrating. Why? Because of people like like to cut in an out of traffic, and those people that merge onto the highway separate our group. I'm kind of done travelling in groups; every time I do, I end up getting in trouble with the law one way or another because "I have no choice". :shifty

That's why I'm going to hitch a ride with DW and ride back with him and the Don.

Good plan. If you ride with me I'll rub though....



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az3579
02-25-2011, 02:05 PM
Good plan. If you ride with me I'll rub though....



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That's what you have coilovers for. :p :biggrin

mimalmo
02-25-2011, 02:09 PM
Good plan. If you ride with me I'll rub though....



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No flirting.

az3579
02-25-2011, 02:18 PM
No flirting.

He's not flirting, he's promising. :p

mimalmo
02-25-2011, 02:19 PM
:GheybeSpider

danewilson77
02-25-2011, 02:38 PM
You guys are crack up. BP....you're rollin with me to get the Boss.....

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kayger12
02-25-2011, 02:39 PM
Because of people like like to cut in an out of traffic, and those people that merge onto the highway separate our group.


Not if you drive Jersey style :mafia

az3579
02-25-2011, 07:48 PM
Not if you drive Jersey style :mafia

You mean especially if you roll Jersey style... :shifty
Them Jerseyheads got screws loose or something whenever I drive there, because I haven't seen too many that can drive... :(
Definitely better than New Yorkers though, by a LOOOOOOONG shot. (I mean them city slickers)
I hear bad things about CT drivers, and... it's completely true as well.

static667
02-25-2011, 07:57 PM
Sign me up! I'm willing to drive up just to hang out with some other BMW people. I'm sure I can do Saturday and I'm working on figuring out how I can manage Friday too.

Marcus-SanDiego
02-25-2011, 08:02 PM
1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!
9.

Static, feel free to include your details in the 9 slot.

kpro
03-02-2011, 10:55 AM
I want to come, but I don't think I can. I have a wedding here in cbus I have to go to if its the weekend of June 10th. Maybe I can make it out to the next one. I want to meet Dane! and bring my prelude out, lol!

danewilson77
03-02-2011, 11:14 AM
Damn...that would have been awesome. Had I known early in the planning...I would have bent the schedule to fit yours.

kpro
03-02-2011, 11:49 AM
Im not 100% on that date, I need to call my friend when I get home from work...she's a talker or I would call her now, lol. Im like 75% sure thats the date. She hasn't sent the invites out yet tho. Im in the wedding or I would raincheck it.

Marcus-SanDiego
03-02-2011, 12:03 PM
See if she'll move the wedding for you, Kristen. Let her know why: you want to attend the first annual ZHP Mafia Beast Coast meet.

danewilson77
03-02-2011, 12:52 PM
See if she'll move the wedding for you, Kristen. Let her know why: you want to attend the first annual ZHP Mafia Beast Coast meet.

LOL....beat me to it.....

Clark317
03-02-2011, 01:37 PM
Hey I just joined the mafia about 30 minutes ago, and only had my ride for under a year. But I want to come to the reunion! I only live in Va Beach too so no problem for me to do the airport convoy. I have not done much to my ride ('01 330ci vert auto) but hopefully by June I will not look too shabby next to everybody's awesome mods.
-jesse

Marcus-SanDiego
03-02-2011, 01:39 PM
Jesse, you are very welcome. Glad to have you. Simply put your name on the list and give us your details. You're in.

Screen name/number of people in your party/when you will arrive -- any notes you need us to know

1. DW77 / 9 / 10 June - I have a lot of kids
2. Keith / 1 / 10 June -
3. Botond / 1 / 10 June - I don't have a lot of kids. I actually don't have any.
4. Bill / 3 / 10 June - Combining with stop at VA beach for my very curious daughter (1 y.o. toddler).
5. Marcus / 1 / June 10 - (plane should land in Norfolk at about 4:45 pm). No kids to bring (though will have a newborn at home -- hooray!).
6. David/ 1 / 10 June - Be there at 1700 when I can figure out what time that is. Really love to do vanos Sunday morning if thats possible, but will need adult supervision.
7. John / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport/ have extra tools if needed for anyone sunday
8. Steve / 1 / 10 June - Caravan to the airport, and whatever else!
9.
10.