next merkur event.

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next merkur event.

Post by kenjo » Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:00 pm

hey guys, it was my first carlisle trip and it was great. i did not think that there were that many merkurs around. im just wondering what other merkur events there are for the rest of the year. i live in knoxville, tn so needless to say, not much here. also does anyone go to NOPI. THANKS.

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Post by turboxr » Thu Jun 09, 2005 11:07 pm

I'm close here in NW Arkansas with a few other Merk nuts...it's fairly close

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Post by kenjo » Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:04 am

DO YOU GUYS GO TO NOPI OR ANYTHING

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Post by xrian » Fri Jun 10, 2005 8:19 am

Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
NEVER say that 4 letter word here!
kenjo wrote:DO YOU GUYS GO TO NOPI OR ANYTHING
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Post by tvissoc » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:23 am

There will be a gathering at the Ford Expo near Columbus, OH at National Trail Raceway. Last year we had maybe 20ish cars.. can't remember exactly.

Here is an itinerary that the Capri Club published. We usually set up right with them. The Merkur guys will have their own plans, some of which will coordinate with the Capri Club North America.

http://www.capriclub.com/meets/sw2005/sw2005.html

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Post by John Brennan » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:27 pm

xrian wrote:Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
NEVER say that 4 letter word here!
kenjo wrote:DO YOU GUYS GO TO NOPI OR ANYTHING
Aw, lighten up! Besides, they have great bikini girls at those shows, don't they? :wink:
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Post by ztee24 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 4:22 pm

they get boring...they are all asian.


Anywhoo..I would love to get to Ohio. Erik and I are thinking of it.
There is meets here in NY/NJ soon...but I think that is far for you , no?

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Post by Ed Lijewski » Fri Jun 10, 2005 6:04 pm

Homer Simpson slurred voice.....Ummm, Asiannnnnn... :) .

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Post by merkurdriver » Fri Jun 10, 2005 7:58 pm

ztee24 wrote:they get boring...they are all asian.


Anywhoo..I would love to get to Ohio. Erik and I are thinking of it.
There is meets here in NY/NJ soon...but I think that is far for you , no?
Yeah, the Columbus event. 20-25 Merkurs last year....not a "huge" Mekur show, but they have a track there too which is cool. I'd like to see some of the PM guys (& gals!) run their monsters down the 1/4.

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Post by ztee24 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:29 pm

well, maybe we will look into it. It's so hard with me travling sooo much! :?

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Post by dedwards » Sun Jun 12, 2005 10:46 pm

There is another event in October. The Euro Auto Festival is hosted by BMW Manufacturing in Greenville/Spartanburg, SC on the weekend of October 14-16. This show is growing every year and is limited to European origin autos. Here's a link to the website: http://www.euroautofestival.com/. Featured cars this year are the Italian marques. Show proceeds are donated to American Red Cross Disaster Relief Fund.

Autocross highights:

Saturday, Oct 15 - 9:00AM to 12Noon and 1:00PM to 4:00PM ‘ AUTOCROSS’ - Driving for the enthusiast. Test your skills on this challenging driving course using an automobile furnished by EURO 2005. (No kidding - BMW supplies the cars for this event! Drive a new Z4, X5, and anything else provided! We had Porsche 911's in the car pool a couple years back!) Priority will be given to pre-registered participants but there is always plenty of room for walk-ins. Meet in the upper parking lot of the BMW facility.

Sunday, Oct 16 - 8:00AM Registration begins for ‘SCCA AUTOCROSS’ - Drive your own car! This event is an SCCA sanctioned event and is for registered participants and walk-ins. Drivers’ Meeting at 10:30 and First car out at 11:00AM. $20/car for SCCA members and $30/car for non-SCCA members. The Autocross will be located in the upper parking lot of BMW.
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Post by richardcurtis » Mon Jun 13, 2005 11:45 am

Can't say enough about Eurofest. I've been twice and enjoyed it no end. Absolutely beautiful cars in a beautiful setting. Free for spectators but if you drive your Merkur, it's just got to go on the showfield. You can also tour the BMW factory on Friday if you sign up for the tour in advance. Great BMW museum there also.
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