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Old 26th March 2013, 01:47   #2356
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How about we guys meet in Napa in June-July on a Saturday. We can do a small meet at Lake Berryessa or Lake Hennessey in Napa or anywhere in Sonoma (Raceway?)

That way, it will be a nice drive for you guys from Bay Area and me from Sacramento. And needless to say, the road is awesome with good amount of highway and twisties thrown in, so it would do the car and driver good.

If its something to explore, let me know, we can start a meeting thread in team-bhp meets section.
Let's do it. A small meet at lake sounds good to me.
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Guys, Advance auto parts has a great discount running and I usually choose pick from store option for my purchases ..thought it might help some of our folks

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How about we guys meet in Napa in June-July on a Saturday. We can do a small meet at Lake Berryessa or Lake Hennessey in Napa or anywhere in Sonoma (Raceway?)
Yea, let's plan on something like this. June-July is going to be very beautiful time.

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Yea, let's plan on something like this. June-July is going to be very beautiful time.

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Let's do it. A small meet at lake sounds good to me.
Sounds great. Any weekend after June 10th works for me. I have never been to Napa so it will be great experience exploring the area.

I will start a thread in team-bhp meet section soon so we can have a head count.
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Sounds great. Any weekend after June 10th works for me. I have never been to Napa so it will be great experience exploring the area.

I will start a thread in team-bhp meet section soon so we can have a head count.
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and chevelle, if you started the thread add it here that way we can see if anyone is coming to Bay area around then. May be VLOCT can join
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Jomz: I'm assuming RAM truck engines are the smallest ones made by Cummins; correct me if I'm wrong! I haven't seen any other pickups in US using cummins engines. Almost every RAM truck I've seen have " CUMMINS POWER" stickers in bold and they are really proud of it.
Oh no, there are 3.9l and 3.3l engines for marine and industrial use, which are right now the smallest production engines, I think.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cummins#Products

There are some vehicles which use that spot which are converted to Cummins engines. One is a Ram van & another one is a Dodge Dakota.
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How about we guys meet in Napa in June-July on a Saturday. We can do a small meet at Lake Berryessa or Lake Hennessey in Napa or anywhere in Sonoma (Raceway?)

That way, it will be a nice drive for you guys from Bay Area and me from Sacramento. And needless to say, the road is awesome with good amount of highway and twisties thrown in, so it would do the car and driver good.

If its something to explore, let me know, we can start a meeting thread in team-bhp meets section.
Sounds good - let's do it!
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and chevelle, if you started the thread add it here that way we can see if anyone is coming to Bay area around then. May be VLOCT can join
You need not ask, you are most welcome. Yes, hope VLOCT can do the trip in his C4.

Here is the link to meet thread. Very excited to do this.

http://www.team-bhp.com/forum/team-b...ml#post3076658 (West Coast - USA meet @ Napa)
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Guys, that's a 9 hr one way drive for me, just to get there. It's a bit much.
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A former race driver goes Yoda on safe driving on the road (not the track, mind you).

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...130608055.html

Some of the readers' comments on this one are hilarious. Made my day.
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A former race driver goes Yoda on safe driving on the road (not the track, mind you).

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...130608055.html

Some of the readers' comments on this one are hilarious. Made my day.
I could never sit close to the steering wheel, I'll try next time and see if it works for my height. I did a 20 lap drive in a Nascar stock car in one of the speedways and the seat was positioned pretty close to the wheel. I wasn't comfortable and though I started at 3rd position by the end of the laps I was almost last. The suspension was rock solid and the steering feel was too tight. Maybe this was my first experience and will feel better next time but it wasn't that fun with so much of heat in the cabin.
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Anyone planning to go to the NY auto show? Lot of exciting launches happening this year at the show. Take some pics and post if you do manage to go. The new baby benz/audi's etc. sound promising.
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A former race driver goes Yoda on safe driving on the road (not the track, mind you).

http://autos.yahoo.com/blogs/motoram...130608055.html

Some of the readers' comments on this one are hilarious. Made my day.
It seems to have become a trend these days to post an artice about safe driving. Here is one from Jalopnik

http://jalopnik.com/ten-things-every...know-459023397

The last point (number 1) has a pic from India.
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It seems to have become a trend these days to post an artice about safe driving. Here is one from Jalopnik

http://jalopnik.com/ten-things-every...know-459023397

The last point (number 1) has a pic from India.
I actually agree with each one of the 10 commandments.

Perhaps we should start a thread on pet peeves on the road. I know there is already a bad driver's thread going on that gets heavy mileage everyday, but that one seems to be much more India oriented. We have other problems here, and we need to vent too
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I actually agree with each one of the 10 commandments.

Perhaps we should start a thread on pet peeves on the road. I know there is already a bad driver's thread going on that gets heavy mileage everyday, but that one seems to be much more India oriented. We have other problems here, and we need to vent too
I agree with those points too.

Regarding our own pet peeves, well, I have not been here long enough to develop any of my own yet! When i drove in NYC last week, I saw people changing lanes abruptly and not bothering to use the indicators. Some were impatient and showed the same by honking at others. And one or two sped down the roads as if they were on fire. But that's about it!
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