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ChrisD
03-18-2011, 12:41 PM
Hey everyone,

Ogopogo this year will be August 5-7. Time to book your calendars and those days off from work if you can!

The Run of the Ogopogo meet is held annually in Vernon, British Columbia, Canada.

http://farm5.static.flickr.com/4135/4880189018_bc34a5e72e_z.jpg

I noticed that the Sun Valley Cruise In folks sent out a registration email. Don't register yet. There was some suggestion of doing some different stuff on the Sunday this year, but we'll see what is decided. For now, hold off on registration if you can - still lots of time to get the early discount if need be.

I think the detailed planning and everything will come after the Dragon meet (May 21-22), but I wanted to get our official thread in now.

Post up if you're going to make it. I think we will definitely have a good turnout this year as always! Can't wait to see everyone again. :)

-Username
-Actual First Name
-Car
-T-Shirt: Yes or No (~$20-25...we'll work on getting it as cheap as possible)
-Location
-email address (so I can send you updates when they are available)

1. ChrisD (Chris)
1988 GT4 (white) / 1994 GT4 (black)
T-Shirt: Yes x2
Calgary, AB
chris_dittrick/AT/yahoo.ca

Funkycheeze
03-18-2011, 09:04 PM
2. Funkycheeze (Ryan)
1984 Celica Supra (Red)
T-shirt: Yes
Calgary, AB
raschof/AT/telus.net

3. Tara (Tara)
1994 GT4 (Light Blue)
T-shirt: Yes
Calgary, AB
tara.trigg/AT/gmail.com

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-18-2011, 09:14 PM
4. CBB (Michael) and his lady.
1991 Celica GTS (Canadian)
T-shirt: Yes x2
Pasadena, CA
mwigle/AT/mac.com

pintoBC_3sgte
03-18-2011, 09:52 PM
5. pintoBC_5sfte (Jon+Tasha)
91 GT-S (turboed) (red)
T-Shirt: Yes (x2)
Kelowna, BC
pintocrazy/AT/hotmail.com

pintoBC_3sgte
03-18-2011, 10:03 PM
i also posted this up on toyota syndicate NW :)

T-spoon
03-18-2011, 10:14 PM
I really want to make it this year.. gonna put my name on..

6. T-spoon (David) and/or wife(Lilly) if we bring 2 cars
01 MR2 Spyder (black/tan)
T-shirt: Yes (1)
Seattle, WA
vishdav/at/yahoo.com
I would like to bring both cars, but I won't add the supra until closer to time because I just don't know if I'll have the swap complete by then.

WALKER
03-19-2011, 02:55 PM
7. WALKER (David)
1977 GT (silver) / 1994 GT4 (white)
T-Shirt: Yes x1
Calgary, AB
walker.davidj/AT/gmail.com

Corey Darling
03-19-2011, 10:01 PM
Definitely planning on attending. Hopefully I'll be around this side of the country.

Eric Barrera
03-19-2011, 10:21 PM
Eric
1991 Toyota celica GT
t-shirt: Yea
littlerock, CA
Toyotacelica661/AT/aol.com

trialsmaster2
03-20-2011, 03:03 AM
9. Trialsmaster2 (Aaron & Chalan)
1987 Celica GT Four (white)
T-shirt: Yes x2
Vernon, BC
aaron/AT/abmphoto.ca

Mr.Rift
03-25-2011, 08:46 PM
Mr.rift (John)
1994 GT4 Silver
T-Shirt: yes 1
Calgary, AB
mr.rift@gmail.com

WALKER
03-26-2011, 01:39 AM
Chris do you want me to post this on 1stgencelica.com?

Car_Barn_Bandit
03-26-2011, 01:48 AM
Chris do you want me to post this on 1stgencelica.com?

Also, can I toss this up on celicasupra.com to make less for you to keep track of?

ChrisD
03-26-2011, 01:53 AM
Hey guys, although you are welcome to it is probably easier for me to post up on the sites. I have a list of about 15 sites that I will post to, and I just email subscribe so that I can keep track of responses. That way people have 1 point of contact to make things easier. Still lots of time on this, this is posted a lot earlier than we did last year. I just wanted to get this on Ctech first as that is where the bulk of the people are from. :) Also, I've got a bit of a different blurb that I use for other sites since they may or may not know what it is all about. Also for those who do know, they probably know me already.

Hope that's cool with you guys!

I'll spend some time tonight to get the messages up.

WALKER
03-26-2011, 02:09 AM
Hope that's cool with you guys!

Perfectly alright with me. Just was offering to help you out if you wanted it. Let me know if you need help with anything else around the planning of the event.

sodap0p
03-26-2011, 05:45 PM
I can't make it this year, but there is always next year! :)

WALKER
03-27-2011, 01:44 AM
I can't make it this year, but there is always next year! :)

Steve - Why don't you just save yourself the same agony and banning every year and just state the following:

I can't make it any year, but there is always another life!

trialsmaster2
03-30-2011, 08:07 PM
11. (from alltrac.net)
username: ssmayes23
Name: Spencer Mayes
Car: 93 Celica GT4
T-shirt: oh ya!
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Email: ssmayes/AT/gmail.com

SchweizerCeli
03-31-2011, 05:13 PM
12.
username: schweizerceli
Name: Sean B
Car: black 91 RC or red 94 WRC
T-shirt: 1 please
Location: Calgary, Alberta
Email: sean/AT/zenautoworks.ca

sodap0p
04-01-2011, 05:10 PM
Steve - Why don't you just save yourself the same agony and banning every year and just state the following:

I can't make it any year, but there is always another life!


LOL! good one, I might just use that next year ;)

93cc
04-02-2011, 01:58 AM
I want to go but my Alltrac maybe on display in the show room at Griots during this. If it is I might drive the 81 celica up but Im not 100% sure on that.

pintoBC_3sgte
04-02-2011, 02:59 AM
I want to go but my Alltrac my on display in the show room at Griots during this. If it is I might drive the 81 celica up but Im not 100% sure on that.

awww :p at least i got to see your celica last year :D

epicCT
04-22-2011, 12:29 AM
epicCT-Caroline and Jason
Celica GT4 1994 Black
2 t-shirts
Calgary, Alberta
ctarkows@gmail.com

sodap0p
04-22-2011, 04:10 AM
epicCT-Caroline and Jason
Celica GT4 1994 Black
2 t-shirts
Calgary, Alberta
ctarkows@gmail.com
AWESOME! Im glad to see you guys are going :)

I wish I was able to join you

ChrisD
04-22-2011, 04:20 AM
Jason & Caroline are now Ogopogo veterans. You, still are yet to earn your n00b status. :D :D

Just kidding, I like to bug ya. :)

ChrisD
04-22-2011, 04:20 AM
Tell Jason to bring his ST185 too!

sodap0p
04-24-2011, 04:48 PM
Jason & Caroline are now Ogopogo veterans. You, still are yet to earn your n00b status. :D :D

Just kidding, I like to bug ya. :)

I make special won ton soup for you today ;)

T-spoon
05-08-2011, 08:29 PM
I know it's still a ways out, but are there any recommendations on accommodations and such for those of us completely unfamiliar with the area (any particular hotel associated with the gathering etc.)? I'm one of those very early planning-type people :)

ChrisD
05-08-2011, 08:58 PM
Yeah we usually plan to stay at the same hotel so we're all together. Usually I call ahead to get a group discount too since prices are kinda high. We're looking at a few different options for this year but still a bit undecided. In any case I think I should have that finalized within the next couple of weeks so that people can plan. :)

T-spoon
05-08-2011, 09:28 PM
Ah, sounds good

epicCT
05-08-2011, 10:51 PM
Haha ya Steve...this will be the second time we are going and your face won't be there.

epicCT
05-08-2011, 10:52 PM
I don't think Jason wants to bring his since it has a leak in it that he won't fix until next summer.

DudeMan
05-10-2011, 09:54 PM
DudeMan
Chase
1990 Toyota 4Runner SR5
No T shirt
Edmonton, AB
chasegjenkinson@hotmail.com

I'll be there!

I'll actually be out there the entire first week of August since I'm going wheeling/camping with a bunch of friends..

Unfortunately I wont be driving the Celica though since it may not even be finished in time and my truck is much more suited for camping.

Doubt I will be able to partake in everything you guys have planned but it would be great to at least meet some of you and check out Toyoters.

pintoBC_3sgte
05-20-2011, 02:46 AM
lol its getting a little warm here in the okanagen. sunny and 24 today. 76 for my american friends :) hope its great weather this summer

RyanD
05-20-2011, 05:32 AM
Of course I'll be there. It's going to be great again! New logo/shirt will be unveiled this weekend at some point (which reminds me, we're going to do pre-orders this year so there's no outstanding charge for the planning crew).

RyanD (Ryan)
1989 GTS w/ 3SGTE
T-Shirt: Yes x2
Edmonton, AB
rdittrick/AT/edmontonoilers.com

pintoBC_3sgte
05-20-2011, 05:40 AM
Of course I'll be there. It's going to be great again! New logo/shirt will be unveiled this weekend at some point (which reminds me, we're going to do pre-orders this year so there's no outstanding charge for the planning crew).

sweet. cant wait to see this years design :)

Tara
05-23-2011, 05:04 AM
Of course I'll be there. It's going to be great again! New logo/shirt will be unveiled this weekend at some point (which reminds me, we're going to do pre-orders this year so there's no outstanding charge for the planning crew).

Hold on to your butts!!! :D

Legacyofdan
05-25-2011, 03:58 PM
Yeah we usually plan to stay at the same hotel so we're all together. Usually I call ahead to get a group discount too since prices are kinda high. We're looking at a few different options for this year but still a bit undecided. In any case I think I should have that finalized within the next couple of weeks so that people can plan. :)

yeah i am thinking about maybe trying to fly out for this meet...thinking about it not sure yet.

BabyBear
05-26-2011, 03:48 PM
So if I show up in a Subaru, am I going to get raped/mugged/murdered/<insert some other unfortunate thing>?

Car_Barn_Bandit
05-26-2011, 05:33 PM
So if I show up in a Subaru, am I going to get raped/mugged/murdered/<insert some other unfortunate thing>?

Only if you consent.

ChrisD
05-28-2011, 01:15 AM
LOL.

Okay, we've got the hotel info set. I'll post up the details this weekend. Different place than last year, but should be a bit cheaper too.

MCcelica
05-28-2011, 07:13 AM
I dunno if I can get a passport on time, but I'll go do it on Tuesday just cause. If I can, I'll also request it off work. But don't quite count me in just yet.

sloceli
05-29-2011, 04:00 PM
sloceli (Joel)
1990 GTS-T TURBO SWAP (black)
T-Shirt: Yes
Everett, WA
sloceli@celicatech.com

For all the people from the west coast I have a couch, air matress and pleanty of floor space for those who might need it. It took me about 6 hours to drive up there last time I went.

ChrisD
05-29-2011, 11:39 PM
Hotel Information

Village Green Hotel
http://www.villagegreenhotel.com
1.800.663.4433
4801 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC VIT 4Z1 Canada
Rates from: $99.00 - $149.00
Advance Booking - Reserve, Pre-Pay & Save 15%!

Book online or call in toll free. There is no group code because of the pre-pay savings.

The rooms technically sleep up to 4, so feel free to group up to save. This hotel has a restaurant and sports bar, and a big parking lot which is a plus. They also have a heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. And an on-site liquor store...just in case. ;)

T-spoon
05-30-2011, 08:34 PM
Room is booked, can't back out now! :hehe:

trialsmaster2
05-30-2011, 10:50 PM
17. (from alltrac.net)
username: Terracar
Name: Joe
Car: 92 Celica Alltrac
T-shirt: Yes
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Email: tofacojoe/AT/hotmail.com

ChrisD
05-31-2011, 01:55 AM
Room is booked, can't back out now! :hehe:

Nice! I'm booking mine on the 1st (pay day).

Thanks for the at.net updates Aaron!

90alltrac
06-02-2011, 05:26 PM
I am going to try and actually make it out there this year. I said I would try to come out the first year and I missed it so I do not want to jinx it. I will let you know sooner to the date if I can make it out. But I hope to join and meet some of you.

Jeff

ChrisD
06-04-2011, 02:20 AM
Definitely! We should have a good caravan going out from Calgary.

sloceli
06-04-2011, 02:51 AM
Looks like David and I and our girls are sharing a room, I just have to get the time off from work and get a boarder pass. I'm trying on getting a caravan from WA up to Vernon.

93cc
06-04-2011, 03:16 AM
if I don't have my car on display at Griots I will be going... right now its 50/50

sloceli
06-04-2011, 05:56 PM
Google says it's going to take 6.5 hours from Everett WA. I'm pretty sure I did it in under 6 last time. If you plan on driving up with David and I or need a place to crash let me know so I can make arrangements.

Directions from Everett
Driving directions to 4801 27 St, Vernon, BC V1T 3R4, Canada
Suggested routes
1. 6 hours 26 minsI-5 N
326 mi

6. Merge onto I-5 N 68.0 mi
7. Take exit 255 for WA-542 E/Sunset Dr toward Mt Baker 0.2 mi
8. Turn right onto WA-542 E/E Sunset Dr Continue to follow WA-542 E 9.9 mi
9. Turn left onto WA-9 N/Lawrence Rd Continue to follow WA-9 N 6.3 mi
10. Turn left onto E Columbia St/Nooksack Rd 312 ft
11. Take the 1st right onto WA-9 N/Nooksack Rd 3.3 mi
12. Turn right onto WA-9 N/E Badger Rd Continue to follow WA-9 N Entering Canada (British Columbia) 4.2 mi
13. Continue onto Sumas Way/BC-11 N 2.0 mi
14. Slight right onto the Trans Canada Highway/BC-1 E ramp to Hope 0.2 mi
15. Merge onto BC-1 E 48.3 mi
16. Continue onto BC-3 E 4.1 mi
17. Continue onto BC-5 N 67.8 mi
18. Take exit 286 for BC-97C/British Columbia 5 Alternate toward Merritt/Kelowna/BC-8/City Centre 0.2 mi
19. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for Kelowna 367 ft
20. Turn left onto Okanagan Connector/Princeton-Kamloops Hwy/BC-5 Alt S/BC-97C E Continue to follow Okanagan Connector/BC-97C E 65.0 mi
21. Keep left at the fork, follow signs for BC-97 N/Westbank/Kelowna/Vernon and merge onto Okanagan Hwy/BC-97 N 44.5 mi
22. Turn right onto 43 Ave 0.3 mi
23. Turn left onto 27 St Destination will be on the right 0.5 mi 4801 27 St

acidice333
06-05-2011, 03:09 AM
I might come.... but is anybody in WA willing to pick up my hood from KoreanJoey and bring it?

T-spoon
06-05-2011, 03:38 AM
I would, but I can't think of any way either of my cars could bring it, aside from strapped precariously to the roof..

Car_Barn_Bandit
06-05-2011, 04:10 AM
I might come.... but is anybody in WA willing to pick up my hood from KoreanJoey and bring it?

I've driven 3.5 hours with a hood strapped to my roof rack before. Might do it again if I come from that direction.

acidice333
06-05-2011, 04:10 AM
Yup strapped to the the roof, lol... It actually just needs to goto Vancouver BC since I'll just pick it up there and then I could join you Americans to the road to Ogopogo :)

pintoBC_3sgte
06-07-2011, 02:57 AM
18.(?) at.net
- Jesse R
-Jesse
-94 ST205
- Salmon Arm, BC
- freak_man_7@hotmail.com

pintoBC_3sgte
06-12-2011, 07:29 PM
Room booked. Lol so any preview on the shirts this year?

ChrisD
06-13-2011, 01:58 AM
Cool, you're staying out at Vernon this year. It'll be fun, promise. :D

I'll have to check with Ryan. He ran into a couple issues when going for the design we are doing, but haven't heard in a few weeks. We'll have to place the order pretty soon too.

ianpen
06-14-2011, 05:31 AM
username: Ianpen
Name: Ian Penaranda
Vehicle: 1990 celica gt4 (metallic black)
t-shirt : yes medium please x2
email: ianpenwow@hotmail.ca

underscore
06-14-2011, 06:27 AM
a family reunion means I'll be missing out AGAIN :-( I may be able to detour through Vernon and say a quick hello on the Friday but chances are I won't be in the RC.

sloceli
06-22-2011, 02:07 AM
My leave got approved so this is a go. David, were good to go for the drive up on Thursday.

T-spoon
06-22-2011, 02:32 AM
My leave got approved so this is a go. David, were good to go for the drive up on Thursday.

Excellent

ChrisD
06-22-2011, 07:08 PM
You guys rock. My room is booked. Ended up about $60 cheaper this year than last, and we even got a group discount last year.

KAOS
06-23-2011, 08:28 PM
KAOS (Jeremy)
1994 Yellow GT-S (the only one going that won't have to fill up every 400 kms... LOL)
T-Shirt: Yes x1 (XL)
Calgary/Airdrie, AB
jdwinterton/AT/gmail.com

Anyone want to go splits on the room?

KAOS
06-23-2011, 08:33 PM
... oh and my car is still up on jackstands, so I'm not sure if it'll be bolted back up in time to go... but I'll put my name in the pool and get my t-shirt anyways.

acidice333
06-24-2011, 02:15 AM
I need someone to bring up my hood from KoreanJoey still (to Vancouver)... if someone can, then I just need a room and I can make the Ogo... pleasssssseeee someone? soliceli? t-spoon? lol

T-spoon
06-24-2011, 05:21 AM
I need someone to bring up my hood from KoreanJoey still (to Vancouver)... if someone can, then I just need a room and I can make the Ogo... pleasssssseeee someone? soliceli? t-spoon? lol

If I were bringing a truck maybe, but words can scarcely describe how uncomfortable I'd be driving up there with a hood strapped to my roof, sorry.

pintoBC_3sgte
06-25-2011, 08:30 PM
hey chris , payment sent to your paypal for 2 t-shirts :)

ChrisD
06-26-2011, 08:21 PM
Got it Jon, thanks kindly! :)

For everyone that did not receive the email...

T-Shirts

T-Shirts are available by pre-order only. The cost will be $25 CAD per shirt. To purchase a T-Shirt, please send $25 by paypal to me at chris_dittrick@yahoo.ca by July 7th. In the paypal notes, please specify the size(s) you require (S-XXXL), your name, and your message board username. If you need to arrange a different method of payment, please email me and we will work something out.

Tara
06-27-2011, 09:26 PM
Hotel Information

Village Green Hotel
http://www.villagegreenhotel.com
1.800.663.4433
4801 - 27th Street, Vernon, BC VIT 4Z1 Canada
Rates from: $99.00 - $149.00
Advance Booking - Reserve, Pre-Pay & Save 15%!

Book online or call in toll free. There is no group code because of the pre-pay savings.

The rooms technically sleep up to 4, so feel free to group up to save. This hotel has a restaurant and sports bar, and a big parking lot which is a plus. They also have a heated pool, hot tub, and sauna. And an on-site liquor store...just in case. ;)

The place sounds great. Just a heads up - the 15% off is only available for online bookings - they can't give you the same rate if you phone it in. Although, you do get $10 off their $129 rooms if you've got an AMA/CAA card... if you phone in.

ChrisD
06-27-2011, 09:39 PM
That's interesting. Mine came to $106 / night for two beds.

KAOS
06-27-2011, 09:42 PM
That's interesting. Mine came to $106 / night for two beds.



And you called it in?

Tara
06-28-2011, 05:08 PM
Yeah, two double beds should come to $106 if booked online. It was over the phone that he couldn't give me the same deal. I opted for a different room, but got the $10 off with my AMA card.

ChrisD
06-28-2011, 09:42 PM
Mine was online, but I didn't know about the AMA discount. I wonder if I can get it applied retroactively?

ChrisD
06-29-2011, 05:05 AM
Also, a bump to remind people to pre-order t-shirts! :)

WALKER
06-29-2011, 03:31 PM
... oh and my car is still up on jackstands, so I'm not sure if it'll be bolted back up in time to go... but I'll put my name in the pool and get my t-shirt anyways.

There is a chance that Keith won't be coming with me, so you can ride out with me if your car isn't back together....and if I get my clutch fixed in the next month!

KAOS
06-29-2011, 03:38 PM
There is a chance that Keith won't be coming with me, so you can ride out with me if your car isn't back together....and if I get my clutch fixed in the next month!

Amber's booked the weekend off so that I could go regardless - so it would be great to go with you. I would help with the clutch - but I've got to get mine sorted first. :P

ChrisD
06-29-2011, 04:45 PM
You WILL finish that clutch. Gotta harness the power of positive thinking! At least thats what I keep telling myself. :D

Also, Canada Post is back! Woot. Now I can go pick up my tensioner stud kit.

Funkycheeze
06-29-2011, 05:26 PM
Tara and I will probably both have extra seats as well if I decide to bring the Supra.

ChrisD
06-30-2011, 05:06 AM
OK, so if this doesn't get you excited about the T-Shirts, nothing will. HUGE thank you to RyanD for the design work on this. 100% custom designed.

Again, paypal $25 to chris_dittrick@yahoo.ca and specify your username and size(s) by July 7.

So here is the Ogopogo 2011 logo!!!

http://www.celicatech.com/gallery/files/4/ogopogo_logo_clear.png

KAOS
06-30-2011, 05:34 PM
Chris - I just sent the payment for the shirt. Don't think we'll be able to meet up before the 7th, my schedule is pretty packed, as I'm sure yours is too.

ChrisD
06-30-2011, 07:15 PM
Got it, thanks!

epicCT
07-03-2011, 03:58 AM
I will never stop being a noob :,(

Mr.Rift
07-03-2011, 06:28 AM
I was hoping to be able to go. With the way things sit i won't be able to make it. I'm having problems with the car and know it wont be ready to make a long trip. I had thought about tossing it on a trailer and coming out but my truck just decided to start acting up.

If things go right there still is a chance but looks slim right now

pintoBC_3sgte
07-03-2011, 11:50 AM
17. (from alltrac.net)
username: Terracar
Name: Joe
Car: 92 Celica Alltrac
T-shirt: Yes
Location: Battle Ground, WA
Email: tofacojoe/AT/hotmail.com

... is officially out for the ogopogo....

ChrisD
07-03-2011, 01:54 PM
Thanks for the heads up. :)

14 T-Shirts ordered so far... get your order in, don't want to be the one without!

LVLFNXS
07-04-2011, 04:45 AM
Hey there canucks! I am planning on being there.. you guys rock!

Info:
LVLFNXS - Toyota Syndicate NW
Auburn, WA
T Shirt 1 Med please
erikgatz /at/ gmail.com

Cant wait!!

trialsmaster2
07-05-2011, 04:48 AM
T-shirt payment has been sent for Chalan and I

pintoBC_3sgte
07-09-2011, 03:52 PM
has anyone got in contact w/ shawn (blue 1st gen) to see if hes coming ???

ChrisD
07-10-2011, 02:45 PM
I'm pretty sure he posted on 1stgencelica.

KAOS
07-13-2011, 10:38 PM
Hey is there an official itinerary?

ChrisD
07-14-2011, 01:14 PM
Yeah we'll put that out about a week before the meet. Still ironing out a few details. :)

LyGuy
07-14-2011, 10:02 PM
Aww damn I wanna come! But I'm on the east coast > <

pintoBC_3sgte
07-15-2011, 12:40 AM
Aww damn I wanna come! But I'm on the east coast > <

ROAD TRIP!!!!!!!! :D

Corey Darling
07-22-2011, 05:47 PM
I'm free 5th-7th so I'll be attending this year :)

No shirt
Victoria, BC
c.darling/@/shaw.ca

ChrisD
07-22-2011, 08:43 PM
Nice! Will be good to meet you finally.

acidice333
07-24-2011, 08:09 AM
Someone got free board? ;) ...I have the 5-7th off but I'm not sure if I wanna go lol but if someone has avalibility for 1, possibly 2 nights then great.. Im thinking either arrive Friday late night or Saturday afternoon... Im just hoping someone has a room they wanna share for me and possibly my buddy that might tag along.

pintoBC_3sgte
07-26-2011, 02:31 AM
any preview of t-shirts ? :) lol just gettin antsy :P

RyanD
07-27-2011, 11:24 PM
We've got a pretty good preview on hand. I guess the question is...do we release them or continue to build anticipation? ;)

WALKER
07-27-2011, 11:55 PM
We've got a pretty good preview on hand. I guess the question is...do we release them or continue to build anticipation? ;)

Release them to those who have paid! Anyone who has not paid will not get to see them. May encourage more purchases!

pintoBC_3sgte
07-28-2011, 12:12 AM
agree. :D

Car_Barn_Bandit
07-28-2011, 01:17 AM
So I need to officially call it, time of death, 6 months ago...

I will be unable to make it to the Ogopogo this year. I'm sure you all have been following my year of misfortune. Instead of the 3 day trip into the north, I'll be making that trip back to the East so I can be with my family.

Super bummed out, but I gotta do, what I gotta do to survive.

RyanD
07-28-2011, 05:24 AM
Release them to those who have paid! Anyone who has not paid will not get to see them. May encourage more purchases!

Tough call, because everyone has paid. lol

Tara
07-28-2011, 03:54 PM
Anticip-

Tara
07-28-2011, 03:59 PM
-pation!

Artega
07-28-2011, 07:31 PM
I'm going too!
And we need that itinerary!

-Artega
-Denis
-Silver ST205
-T-Shirt: Yes and paid
-Calgary
-denisho(et) shaw.ca

ChrisD
07-28-2011, 08:48 PM
Working on it. Just finalizing the last of our group reservations.

Here's a tidbit though. On Saturday, we will make our return to the 2009 Westside GoKarts event!

Plus other stuff, of course. :D

pintoBC_3sgte
07-30-2011, 12:16 AM
week left! hope everyone is just about ready. :D

Tara
07-30-2011, 06:07 AM
Almost.... just need to change the coolant, oil, and powersteering fluid!

ChrisD
07-30-2011, 02:37 PM
Very strong chance I'll be taking the 205 this year....

pintoBC_3sgte
07-30-2011, 05:13 PM
Very strong chance I'll be taking the 205 this year....

2 much 2 do and 2 little time?

ChrisD
07-30-2011, 05:41 PM
Yeah, and I really don't want to rush some of this stuff. But I'll see what I can get done this weekend none the less. Should have a couple days to work at least.

pintoBC_3sgte
07-30-2011, 07:21 PM
http://i56.tinypic.com/ejihbq.jpg

looks like great weather :)

ChrisD
07-31-2011, 02:23 AM
^ That'll do nicely. :cool:

Mr.Rift
07-31-2011, 06:49 AM
There will be no way I can make it out. Too many thing left to do to the car, and I can't trust it to make it to Vernon.
I would just bring my truck and trailer it up, but I have a miss on cylinder 8.

I wish every one a good safe trip and hope to make it next year.

KAOS
08-01-2011, 03:40 PM
Were the previews released yet?

Also, I haven't been getting my notifications again, so I'm not sure if the itinerary is out yet either...


SO PUMPED!!!

Corey Darling
08-01-2011, 05:35 PM
Hey, also curious about timings.

I guess the hotel is booked for the friday and saturday nights?

Thanks

acidice333
08-01-2011, 07:16 PM
this is like the worst thing ever lol basically just go blind and find out what your doing when u get there lol no offense

ChrisD
08-01-2011, 08:46 PM
Jeez you guys. :hehe: I'll get the itinerary out tonight!

Basically Friday night we have a reservation at 9pm at Red Robin, Saturday is lots of cruising, photo ops, go karting, lunch at a brew pub, and a pizza/bbq at the beach in the evening. With prizes. Then we head back to Vernon and have some more fun! Sunday is the car show.

As for the t-shirts, Ryan has them in hand, but no sneak peak pics as of yet. I haven't even seen them. I'll see if I can get him to post a pic up or something. :)

ChrisD
08-02-2011, 05:58 AM
Run of the Ogopogo 2011 Event Itinerary (http://bit.ly/q8ZhjX)

Print this out!

90alltrac
08-02-2011, 04:12 PM
Wow time flies! I cant believe its almost time for this run. I am still working out details I am trying my best to get out there this year. Looks promising but I will let you know soon

KAOS
08-02-2011, 04:20 PM
Run of the Ogopogo 2011 Event Itinerary (http://bit.ly/q8ZhjX)

Print this out!

It's official! My gotz wood! LOL

RyanD
08-03-2011, 07:21 PM
So sad I can't make it out this year. It looks like it's going to be one of the best events yet.

At least I've got the t-shirt. I'll live vicariously through that, lol. I promise I'll post pictures of the shirts tonight. I have some I snapped with my BlackBerry, but the quality is bad and I don't want a bad impression based on that! I moved over the weekend, so I'm trying to locate my camera battery charger.

KAOS
08-03-2011, 07:30 PM
Nah - don't post them up Ryan. Keep it a surprise for the gathering on Friday. :D

Car_Barn_Bandit
08-03-2011, 08:49 PM
I kinda want a shirt, even though I'm choosing to drive to Ohio instead. I hope you guys have a blast, and for the love of pete, someone shoot some VIDEO.

CBB

ChrisD
08-03-2011, 10:10 PM
Probably won't be any extra shirts...but I may be doing a follow-up order of hats...which also haven't been made public till just now...hehehe.

KAOS
08-04-2011, 12:07 AM
At least tell me you're making more than 3 hats :/

Car_Barn_Bandit
08-04-2011, 12:36 AM
I will take at least a hat. I did have plans, and had to cancel some hotel bookings. I was further along with going to this then it appears. I is teh sad.

ChrisD
08-04-2011, 05:14 AM
Itinerary PDF Download (http://gtfour.ca/meets/Ogopogo_2011/Ogopogo_2011_Itinerary.pdf)

(in case you have trouble opening the .doc file)

underscore
08-04-2011, 06:30 AM
Today I had an older gentleman that was driving behind me pull over as I got to work and call me over, he asked if I knew about the meet and if I was coming. He was driving a 6th gen that sounded really nice as he drove away, he told me he knows Chris and a few others that organize the meets? What exactly has he got in that car?

ChrisD
08-04-2011, 06:38 AM
That was probably Ross aka Outsider. He's got a BEAMS 3SGE swap in his 6th gen, did a really nice job on it too. Unfortunately I'm not sure he can make it as he's got a conflict with work.

underscore
08-04-2011, 06:52 AM
a BEAMS hey? Holy crap. I will definitely have to check that out next year.

KAOS
08-04-2011, 06:53 AM
That's too bad - I'd really like to see that swap in person.

sloceli
08-04-2011, 11:10 PM
So t-spoon and I are stuck in customs and they are going to search my car. Dann them

Car_Barn_Bandit
08-04-2011, 11:20 PM
So t-spoon and I are stuck in customs and they are going to search my car. Dann them

Freaking ricer drug smugglers. Should teach you right.

I wonder what would happen had I tried crossing the border in my Ohio plated Ontario vehicle?

pintoBC_3sgte
08-04-2011, 11:34 PM
So t-spoon and I are stuck in customs and they are going to search my car. Dann them

Damn hope they don't take long. It's nice and hot here in the Okanagen when u guys get here tonight :p

Tara
08-05-2011, 01:46 AM
That's terrible!

KAOS
08-05-2011, 01:55 AM
That's terrible!
I know. Now there won't be any narcotics at the meet. :(

Lol - seriously tho - hope to see you guys there!!

sloceli
08-05-2011, 03:41 AM
Were here finally room 525.

pintoBC_3sgte
08-05-2011, 04:42 AM
sweet. good ride up to vernon?

sloceli
08-05-2011, 04:48 AM
It was worm that's for sure. Don't get the long island at the hotel tastes like a cup of sprite.

LVLFNXS
08-05-2011, 05:26 AM
Itinerary PDF Download (http://gtfour.ca/meets/Ogopogo_2011/Ogopogo_2011_Itinerary.pdf)

(in case you have trouble opening the .doc file)

Nothing there Chris... Tried it a few times..

KAOS
08-05-2011, 05:28 AM
Nothing there Chris... Tried it a few times..

Try it again - works fine for me.

Make sure you have a PDF reader installed. (Adobe Reader X - would be ideal)

KAOS
08-05-2011, 05:36 AM
... or right click the link and select, "Save File As", and save it to your desktop.

pintoBC_3sgte
08-05-2011, 02:12 PM
Have a safe trip everyone! See you at the go karts Saturday :)

KAOS
08-06-2011, 12:34 AM
We just left Golden now - there's 7 in our convoy. 3 cars turned back because one had engine problems... They'll catch up with us later tonight. We talked to them before we left Golden and they were still in Calgary. :(

Drive safe everyone!

93cc
08-06-2011, 12:54 AM
wish I could have made it this year... have fun!

pintoBC_3sgte
08-06-2011, 12:59 AM
Damn.. Hope it was minor . Who's car had problems? Enjoy the drive :)

trialsmaster2
08-06-2011, 03:37 AM
Calgary group part 2 are in Golden right now. Sean and company will try and meet up with us at Red Robin tonight (or wherever we end up).

Aaron

KAOS
08-06-2011, 04:46 AM
Pumped for my first Ogopogo!! Lets do it!

Outsider
08-08-2011, 12:17 AM
Today I had an older gentleman that was driving behind me pull over as I got to work and call me over, he asked if I knew about the meet and if I was coming. He was driving a 6th gen that sounded really nice as he drove away, he told me he knows Chris and a few others that organize the meets? What exactly has he got in that car?


Yup, that was me. If that is where you work, I work half a block away, down Julian. Cycle Logic has the front of the building and I work in the last bay.

KAOS
08-08-2011, 01:08 AM
Ross - it was good to meet you my friend. I hope to join your "Class" of car for next years gathering.

Thank you for all the helpful pointers and for letting me sample the swap firsthand.

I will be in touch...

KAOS
08-08-2011, 11:42 PM
So was thinking maybe next year we could toss "Crime Fighting as a group" into the itinerary somewhere? :P

Maybe make it official, instead of surprising us at the last second with that event. Y'know?

Funkycheeze
08-09-2011, 02:43 AM
I was all pumped up on adrenaline to take that guy down and he tripped on the curb and bounced off my foot. Kind of a letdown.

RyanD
08-09-2011, 04:48 AM
Story time!

KAOS
08-09-2011, 04:57 AM
Quick and dirty... (just copying from my Facebook story)

After paying full price for starving to death at Crush Bistro - we went outside and stood on the sidewalk right outside the door.
We're all talking about the things we're going to do next, and out of nowhere we see this scrawny bearded charactor (NOT Seamus ;) ) bolting out the Bistro with the head chef and the servers running after him screaming "THIEF!! HE STOLE MONEY!! STOP HIM!!"
We're a crowd of about 10-15 and he decides he's going to run through us to get away... lets just say he didn't get too far, trips & falls off the curb - ending up in the street on his arse.
He holds the cash in the air screaming, "I'm sorry, I'm homeless & hungry!!" over and over...

The head chef just said, "... that gives you no right to steal. All you had to do was ask for some food and I would have gladly helped you out". Then she tells him to sit at one of the patio tables and she'll fix him something to eat.

I think she said thanks to us too... but I'm not sure. Tara's car got a little dinged up in the curfuffle too, but there were no fatalities at least...



This should be a lesson for all of us at next years Ogopogo, "HOW TO GET A FREE MEAL FROM THE WORST BISTRO IN B.C. - 101" - I'm still venting, not impressed with that place at all. >:@

Tara
08-09-2011, 05:43 AM
I *may* have checked the guy into a wall... he bounced off and kept going. Ryan says he may have felt a bit of a crunch when he kicked him in the ribs... but realistically, the dude saved himself a lot of pain by falling.

And then I went apeshit after seeing the dent... which I don't think was caused by the thief, but Ryan popped about 95% of it out without any trouble. Now it's just another small ding to add to the list for the paintless dent removal guys.

2ZZJay
08-09-2011, 07:05 AM
I still have no idea how i got that metal piece stuck to the front of the bumper of my car.

I have never seen that happen before with the thief running out trying to steal money.
The line up at the bistro reminds me of the long waits at reds, and Dairy Lane Cafe.

Good to hear you got the dent fixed!!

ChrisD
08-09-2011, 03:20 PM
That was really, really crazy. When you said there was a peice of metal I thought that was random, but when I found out it was 4 FEET LONG I was like HOLY WHAT???

I'm just glad it managed to not puncture the rad or anything.

Was great to see everyone again and meet some new people. I'm in Spokane right now and heading for the coast today.

Also if you don't yet have the Ogopogo Icon, post here and we'll get that added!

:)

KAOS
08-09-2011, 03:39 PM
It kinda looked like somebody tried harpooning the Ogopogo after all. But I'm seriously wondering where that metal rod came from...
Joe - want to get together at some point this week so I can get my two way back from you?

2ZZJay
08-09-2011, 04:25 PM
I am thinking of getting the bumper fixed. But i might as well re-paint the whole bumper. It doesn't look to bad for now. So i am just going to leave it.
Still pissed about it, but it will be remind me of the Ogopogo meet lol!!

I still want to do the following to the car:

- new clutch (will be first thing i do !!)
- Front strut bar reinforcement bar
- maybe fix hail damage
- brake upgrade
- maybe headers, and exhaust

Funkycheeze
08-09-2011, 05:04 PM
You should be able to fill that tiny hole with some flexible plastic filler and paint with touch up paint - would be way harder to see then.

pintoBC_3sgte
08-10-2011, 12:31 AM
lol wtf . picture of this metal object speared into the bumper!!!

2ZZJay
08-10-2011, 01:00 AM
lol wtf . picture of this metal object speared into the bumper!!!

was to pissed at the time about it, and just throw it on the ground before anyone could take pics..

Outsider
08-10-2011, 01:15 AM
Anyone gonna post some pics from the weekend???

pintoBC_3sgte
08-10-2011, 01:26 AM
hey ross, pics are posted up here
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?53860-Official-Ogopogo-2011-Picture-Thread

KAOS
08-10-2011, 05:51 AM
Ross are you on Facebook??

KAOS
09-01-2011, 10:18 PM
Hey what happened to our Calgary Banter thread?

pintoBC_3sgte
09-01-2011, 11:46 PM
right here
http://www.celicatech.com/forums/showthread.php?49311-Calgary-banter-thread-meets-mooses-and-beers/page20
scroll down to the bottom of the canada page and change show threads from.... to a longer period of time, so the threads dont disappear

Car_Barn_Bandit
11-11-2011, 06:37 PM
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YsuMDVmoM7c

Sighted this week!

pintoBC_3sgte
11-14-2011, 01:40 AM
haha nice!

KAOS
04-07-2012, 08:10 AM
Hey guys! (& Girls too) - I'm in the process of finalizing a decent video from Ogopogo 2011.
I need some help though. I know I don't have the complete list here, I know I'm missing some of the Supra's etc... so if y'all would help out, that would be great.

... plus the sooner I get the creds done, the sooner you can see the video. (WHICH ISN'T MUCH! So don't get your hopes up. 4 hours of video, and I had to crop, rework and whittle it all down into something usable...)

Anyways, here's my current list. Please add to it so that I have a complete one. (try to keep the same formatting that I have, please ;) )

Thanks!
sloceli (Joel)
1990 GTS-T TURBO SWAP (Black)

ChrisD (Chris)
1994 GT4 (Black)

Funkycheeze (Ryan)
Tara (Tara)
1994 GT4 (Light Blue)

pintoBC_5sfte (Jon & Tasha)
91 GT-S TURBO SWAP (Red)

T-spoon (David & Lily)
01 MR2 Spyder (Black/Tan)

WALKER (David)
KAOS (Jeremy)
1994 GT4 WRC (white)

Eric Barrera (Eric)


Trialsmaster2 (Aaron & Chalan)
1987 Celica GT Four (white)

schweizerceli (Sean)
94 GT4 WRC (Red)

epicCT (Caroline & Jason)
1994 GT4 (Black)

ianpen (Ian)
1990 Celica GT4 (Metallic Black)

LVLFNXS (Erik)
2005 Toyota Matrix TRD

pintoBC_3sgte
04-07-2012, 01:14 PM
Caroline and Jason took thier white 185 if that matters :p

pintoBC_3sgte
04-07-2012, 01:49 PM
Sorry if any of these are wrong or you have them, also don't know the years :p but it might be in the discussion thread from last year where we signed up
Corey - grey 185
Joe - silver 7th gen
Ross - black 204 beams swap
Denis - Silver 205
Kris - yellow mr2

KAOS
04-09-2012, 07:17 PM
Thanks for helping out Jon - I was looking for usernames too... oh well.

WALKER
04-09-2012, 08:08 PM
Thanks for helping out Jon - I was looking for usernames too... oh well.

Corey (Corey Darling) - grey 185
Joe (2ZZJay) - silver 7th gen
Ross (Outsider) - black 204 beams swap
Denis (Is he on CTech or only 6GC? - Artega) - Silver 205
Kris (I don’t think he is on CTech, only MR2OC) - yellow mr2

Car_Barn_Bandit
04-09-2012, 08:39 PM
If things continue to be stable for me, I may actually drive up. If things go the way they are looking to go, I may actually drive up in a V6 Celica.

KAOS
04-10-2012, 04:22 AM
If things continue to be stable for me, I may actually drive up. If things go the way they are looking to go, I may actually drive up in a V6 Celica.

Do it! Sweet.

Artega
04-12-2012, 07:07 PM
I'm on here too.
Just not very often.

Artega (Denis) & (Abigail)
1994 GT4 (Red mudflap)

KAOS
04-12-2012, 07:10 PM
I'm on here too.
Just not very often.

Artega (Denis) & (Abigail)
1994 GT4 (Red mudflap)

No worries brother - I already got you both... ;)