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Old 21st April 2022, 20:18   #31
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway in OH (between Toledo and Cleveland)
Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: TBD
Meeting point: TBD (somewhere in Toledo / Sandusky)

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40

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Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - (top secret)
Lol, nothing secret as of now!
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Old 22nd April 2022, 20:22   #32
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway in OH (between Toledo and Cleveland)
Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: TBD
Meeting point: TBD (somewhere in Toledo / Sandusky)

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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Old 26th April 2022, 02:01   #33
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Our group has organized several meets from the fall of 2019 and this will be meet number 7.

Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 10am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway - https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid

In addition to the list, several other members have confirmed their participation as well.
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Old 28th April 2022, 02:56   #34
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Minor update to the time.

Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 11am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway - https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
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Old 29th April 2022, 05:58   #35
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Thanks for planning it out @vj123.

***Minor update to the start time.***


Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 11am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway: https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
5. rohittunga(+landcruiser123) from Chicago - E60 BMW M5?

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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 11am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway: https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
5. rohittunga(+landcruiser123) from Chicago - E60 BMW M5?
6. Dinesh17 from AnnArbor, MI - G20 M340i
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Old 29th April 2022, 16:22   #37
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 11am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway: https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Hyundai Sonata Hybrid
5. rohittunga(+landcruiser123) from Chicago - E60 BMW M5?
6. Dinesh17 from AnnArbor, MI - G20 M340i
7. rachitagarwal from Detroit - Audi Q5

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Old 29th April 2022, 17:55   #38
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Date: 30-Apr-2022
Time: 11am
Location: Sandusky Plaza Shopping Center - 1176 Cleveland Rd W, Sandusky OH 44870
Drive along Lake Erie coastal highway: https://goo.gl/maps/dtnVv5SEEXuTQGmQ9

Confirmed members:
1. vj123 from Detroit - Honda Odyssey
2. Nikhilarni from Pittsburgh - Mercedes GLC 300
3. fusionbang from Philadelphia - BMW X3 M40i
4. jeevadeepan from NJ - Genesis GV80
5. rohittunga(+landcruiser123) from Chicago - E60 BMW M5?
6. Dinesh17 from AnnArbor, MI - G20 M340i
7. rachitagarwal from Detroit - Audi Q5
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Old 2nd May 2022, 02:33   #39
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

It was our seventh meet from the fall of 2019 and ten BHPians drove across states for this one. We met in Ohio and people drove all the way from New Jersey, Illinois, Pennsylvania and Michigan. Our drive was from Sandusky to Cleveland along Lake Erie.

Great cars, great food and to top everything, great bunch of people!

fusionbang with his X3M40i

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landcruiser123 with rohittunga's M5

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jeevadeepan with his GV80

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neoranjit with his Forester

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Nikhilarni with his GLC300 and nitinsharma1000

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rachitagarwal and his wife with their Q5

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vj123 with Odyssey

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Stop 1 - Shoreline Park in Sandusky, OH


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Stop 2 - Lake Front Park in Huron, OH


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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Just a curious question - Is it legal to not have a front registration plate in the USA? I see most of the vehicles pictured here do not have it on the front. Or you guys removed it (I doubt)
Anyway, without the plates, vehicles do look smarter then usual : cool:
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Just a curious question - Is it legal to not have a front registration plate in the USA?
Most states in the US do not require a front registration plate
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Old 2nd May 2022, 17:07   #42
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Just a curious question - Is it legal to not have a front registration plate in the USA? I see most of the vehicles pictured here do not have it on the front. Or you guys removed it (I doubt)
Anyway, without the plates, vehicles do look smarter then usual : cool:
We are fortunate enough to live in those states which doesn't require a front plate. Below map would show the requirements across the country.

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We are fortunate enough to live in those states which doesn't require a front plate. Below map would show the requirements across the country.

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Good to know this. But this map does not take into consideration the exceptions. For example in WA, you could get away with not having front plate.

Many WRXs and other sports cars skip the front plate by saying its impossible to attach a plate or that there is no provision by manufacturer to attach a plate. The law allows that. People keep the plates on dashboard too. I guess the laws are quite lax around what is possible and impossible. My bike too had only the rear plate smaller than iPad mini, and no front plate at all.
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Old 2nd May 2022, 17:46   #44
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Good to know this. But this map does not take into consideration the exceptions. For example in WA, you could get away with not having front plate.

Many WRXs and other sports cars skip the front plate by saying its impossible to attach a plate or that there is no provision by manufacturer to attach a plate. The law allows that. People keep the plates on dashboard too. I guess the laws are quite lax around what is possible and impossible. My bike too had only the rear plate smaller than iPad mini, and no front plate at all.
Enthusiasts complain about getting a front plate on their vehicles (especially on GTI and WRX) even though they live in a state which requires one. OEMs provide front plates for all vehicles irrespective of the state requirement and they would be typically installed by the dealer. When i buy vehicles from out of state dealers, first thing i tell the dealer is not to install the front plate.

Law is to have the front plate but cops in most states are lenient on these infractions. I think they typically get the fix it ticket just like the front tinted windows.
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Old 2nd May 2022, 18:58   #45
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Re: USA - The Rust Belt States Meetup

Thanks Vibin (vj123) for organizing this meetup. It was well spent time catching up with bhpians and talking about cars. Can't wait for the next meet in Summer. Last 6 months being winter, was waiting for a meetup, so that I can put some miles on my BMW.

And special thanks to Nikhil, for hosting me which helped me break my journey and be fresh for the meet and the 700 mile drive.

Drive was amazing and me being alone had fun doing some triple digit speeds while checking Waze and looking out for cop cars Time to look for the Uniden R3.

Some pictures from me:

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Small launch video captured by Rohit:



Will post some videos from Dashcam later.

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