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SCS (SoCal SLKs) Meetup for October 2010

Following our every other month meet schedule i'm proposing having a meetup on the 23rd or 30th (skipping this weekend since many of you are probably still recovering from last weekend?).

the 3 events i'd like to have done before the end of the year are:
1.) dyno run
cost will be around $100 for 3 runs, it'll be nice to check the health of our engines and to set a new baseline for future mods. you can also check the speed limiter on your car at many dyno shops.

2.) indoor go-karting
either K1 or mb2, this will allow us to bump and scrape around a small air-conditioned track. expect to spend a minimum of $30 for 1 race (usually 12 laps). the more people we have and the more races we have the cheaper this gets BTW.

3.) Mt Wilson run (probably dependent on the weather as snow will start falling in November) this would be medium speed in the beginning, high speed in the middle, and slow sightseeing cruise around the top.


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Did you see the SoCal folks from the AMG PL are going karting at K1 in Torrance tomorrow evening (10/12). http://www.mercedes-amg.com/privatel...ad.php?t=21971

They wouldn't mind non AMG folks attending.

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ooh, i missed that post! i would sure like to go, especially to meet up with Tommy Kendall, but i'm busy on tuesdays and thursdays.


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I'm pretty sure my SLK230 dyno pull can be done on a hamster wheel.
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Is this only for Socal?
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Is this only for Socal?
You're very much welcome to come, but isn't it a bit of haul for you? Great meeting you this weekend in Vegas by the way!

On the poll, I picked Mt. Wilson although I wouldn't mind the dyno either. There is one within miles of where I live. Which one did you have in mind Edward? I'll probably sit out the Go-Kart since it did a number on me last time we went to K1. Took me over a month to heal my back after I got bumped into the wall. Getting older sucks.
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I picked both Mt Wilson and go-kart, although Mt Wilson would be the first choice.

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My personal preference: Mt wilson before the weather gets bad, indoor go carting after? Dyno would be interesting but the least of the 3 for me.

I can't make the 23rd btw, company event. If 30th is early enough I can do that, lots of 30th Halloween parties this year
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I'm up for any of these, Mt Wilson being my first choice though.
Might not be able to make it on the 23rd since my car's on the shop... said it may take up to two weeks but you never know... :-(

Btw, there's usually a lot of CHPs around the Angel's Crest... FYI...
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My poll choice was the dyno, as it is something I want to do anyhow before I make engine mods.

BUT, I am up for karts or a Mt Wilson drive.

ps: if only a few SLKers want to do a dyno run, I would be up for doing that another day in a smaller group.

I can't make the October 12th kart night with the PL group, but that sounds like fun too.
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You're very much welcome to come, but isn't it a bit of haul for you? Great meeting you this weekend in Vegas by the way!

On the poll, I picked Mt. Wilson although I wouldn't mind the dyno either. There is one within miles of where I live. Which one did you have in mind Edward? I'll probably sit out the Go-Kart since it did a number on me last time we went to K1. Took me over a month to heal my back after I got bumped into the wall. Getting older sucks.
Thanks. It is a bit of a haul but after the Seattle and Vegas drives, it is easy.

I always wanted to do a dyno on my modified pulley. I also like mountain driving.
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Mt Wilson would be my first choice....either weekend but prefer a Saturday
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I guess it's kinda firmed up,
it'll be 30th, Mt Wilson Run
9AM meetup at some coffee shop and have breakfast
10AM start run
1PM Lunch

this is the preliminary drive, about 3 hours total i believe.
i know we discussed some separate roads once we go half way up, please modify the map to reflect that and share the link,
Thanks!
and of course everyone is welcome!

We'll do the Dyno in November sometime, and the karting in December then?


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I'm slightly apprehensive about that being the last weekend of the month, with possible increased LEO presence. I guess we'll see.
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I'm slightly apprehensive about that being the last weekend of the month, with possible increased LEO presence. I guess we'll see.
We should make this a slow-to-medium-speed cruise where we enjoy the twists and turns without worrying about LEOs and citations, and stops along the way to enjoy the view.

I've never been to Mt. Wilson.

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We should make this a slow-to-medium-speed cruise where we enjoy the twists and turns without worrying about LEOs and citations, and stops along the way to enjoy the view.

I've never been to Mt. Wilson.
how about we compromise and do a medium-to-medium?

WRT food, picnic? or drive back down for food? or split before lunch?


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Pretty sure I can make it

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no can do the 30th... Halloween parties and all. I've got to get dress up... and wifey has to get dressed, ah... down
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That's a shame, Todd... :-( You'll be missed...
I could do the 6th as well, if that's an option. I'm good with the 30th too.

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I propose we have lunch either at Newcomb's ranch or we do a potluck at Mt Wilson's base picnic area... probably Newcomb's would be easier, they've also been in finnancial trouble since the Angel's crest partial closure last year so it'd be nice helping them...
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I'm in for the 30th Mt Wilson run, but can also do the 6th, especially if it would give a bigger turnout. I am cool with a slower drive. I was only on Mt Wilson once before, approx 20 years ago, and recall the view of LA from the top was stunning. Lets hope for clear weather! Are there any tunnels on the route? If so, we should videotape clips of everyone's cars coming through the tunnel.


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