View Full Version : SoCal Big Bear BBQ & Cruise (Sunday April 22nd)

03-10-2012, 12:56 AM
Greetings Fellow Californians!

It's time to gather Celica owners and Celica enthusiasts in Southern California for a meet and cruise of the San Bernardino mountains! The drive is gorgeous and the weather should be amazing. Not many of us SoCal guys can make it to the Dragon or Ogopogo, but we can all get to Big Bear. If you know anyone who would be interested, feel free to invite them and RSVP here!

We are cruising the historic and very scenic Rim of the World drive up to Big Bear lake for a spring BBQ in the mountains.

SoCal Big Bear Celica BBQ & Cruise

Big Bear Lake, CA
1PM Meet at Wildwood Park in San Bernardino for photos and drive
130PM Cruise up the Rim of the World Highway to Big Bear, with stops!
3PM-5PM BBQ in Meadow Park at Big Bear Lake

Sunday, April 22nd 1PM till 5pm.

1) TRDRACING89 - Matthew - 94' Celica GT (celicatech.com)
2) Car Barn Bandit - Michael - 91' Celica GTS (celicatech.com)
3) Eric Barrera - Eric - 91' Celica GT (celicatech.com)
4) zen - name? - 91' Celica GTS (celicatech.com)
5) lalojamesliz - Eduardo - 91' Celica Alltrac (celicatech.com)
6) tubasteve - Steve - 90' Celica Alltrac (alltrac.net)
7) 199celica - name? - 99' Celica GT (6gc.net)
8) celica_gtx - name? - 90' GT (alltrac.net) possible
9) Juan - 90' Alltrac (alltrac.net)
10) 310celicagt2003 - Melvin - 03' Celica GT (newcelica.org)
11) MDcelica - name? - 91' Celica GTS (alltrac.net)
12) Angel - 91' Celica Alltrac (alltrac.net)
13) Salvador - 73' Celica (1stgencelica.com)
14) Isaias - 80' Celica
15) Danny - 83' Celica GT
16) Schwartz202 - 94' Celica GTS (6gc.net)
17) Bruce - 94' MR2 (facebook)
18) KillBill - Xavier - 88' Celica Alltrac (alltrac.net)
19) Adam - 81' Celica Coupe
20) Stewart - stewartkb - 84' Celica-Supra
21) Streetgambler - 03' Celica GT
22) Carlos - Corolla
23) dojaguy - Oscar - 7th Gen (newcelica.org)
24) Carlos - 94' GT Vert (Facebook)

Let's spread the word and get a few Celicas together to show the rest of CTech we exist!


03-10-2012, 12:57 AM
Post up what you guys are willing to bring so we can make a food/supply list. We will need to get a Fire Permit for the grille (free) for our meet as well.

Food List
1) Eric - Plates, cups, soda, grille
2) Michael - Carne Asada, Tortillas, Cheese, Salsa
3) Matthew - Hot Dogs, Buns, Condiments
4) Oscar - Potato Salad
5) Carlos - Drinks

Official Route Map

Eric Barrera
03-10-2012, 07:21 AM
I got plates, cups, and sodas.

I am bringing a grill too.

03-11-2012, 03:50 AM
Can you fit that in your trunk?

03-11-2012, 10:07 AM
do we have any more for sure people going or whats goin on with them??

03-11-2012, 05:38 PM
i plan on going too, but depends on if the ride is done by then...

03-11-2012, 11:07 PM
i plan on going too, but depends on if the ride is done by then...

Let us know what we can help with if need be. We are a community here after all!

03-13-2012, 02:12 AM
Picking up some more peeps from other places!

Anyone else have an idea where we can post? I have alltrac.net, 6gc.net, toyotanation.com, celicasupra.com, 1stgencelica.com, st162.net, and newcelica.org. Before Luni get's his panties all twisted, we're hosting this as a CelicaTech.com event, so it's recruitment time for us!

03-13-2012, 08:10 AM
i really don't know any other place to post it up btu we are having this strictly a Toyota meet???

03-13-2012, 08:34 AM
i really don't know any other place to post it up btu we are having this strictly a Toyota meet???

Hell yeah! Celicas, celicas, celicas! If there is a Supra, MR2, AE82 or something similar, I'll live.

03-13-2012, 09:49 AM
ok well im going to post it up on the page of the place that is working on my car(ETL GARAGE) there is a ton of mr2 owners on there and ill try and get some of them to join along as well.

Eric Barrera
03-13-2012, 05:47 PM
Can you fit that in your trunk?

It's not like there is 2 giant subs in a big ported box back there... Geeesh -_-

I'll just fold down my back seats.

03-14-2012, 08:09 AM
here is also a link to the facebook event i just created to invite people as well on there, i posted it on a few other pages for SoCal car events.

03-14-2012, 09:34 AM
Awesome, I'll make sure to add any folks to our list on here as well. As this grows, we'll need to get serious about the BBQ part! I need to check with the park on how many people require a permit.

Scott (sopaynefull) lives up there. He said he'd get back. Guess I better buzz him again and get that info sorted out.

03-19-2012, 08:05 AM
i have a few more people to add to the list, from facebook invites.
salvador mendoza - 73 Celica
lorenzo - ???
michael koldus - ???
Bruce Amurao - 94 MR2 turbo

03-20-2012, 02:38 AM
Salvador emailed me while I've been out of town on business. 73' would be bitching to see. Any first gens running at the Dragon? We need two more generations!

03-20-2012, 02:47 AM
If the IN guys showed up, we'd have a first gen at the Dragon, but it's been a few years.

03-21-2012, 06:25 AM
We have enough people, I'm going to shop around for a shirt featuring the icon from the banner. Anyone interested?

03-21-2012, 07:56 AM
im interested but i think we should have a lil more to add to the design and also the fact that it is a (toyota) meet idk what else at the moment, we should also look into getting celicatech.com stickers..

03-21-2012, 08:25 AM
I'll toy with it this weekend and toss up some ideas. We need stickers and CTech business cards.

04-06-2012, 06:10 PM
Well, life got insanely busy. Just finished organizing a 7,000 person rally on a $0 budget. Bam, done.

We need people to bring food and drinks, so feel free to list what you want to bring so we can PARTY too!

Please email me your contact info (email and phone number) so we can contact everyone if there are last minute changes too.


04-06-2012, 06:29 PM
Well, life got insanely busy. Just finished organizing a 7,000 person rally on a $0 budget. Bam, done.

We need people to bring food and drinks, so feel free to list what you want to bring so we can PARTY too!

Please email me your contact info (email and phone number) so we can contact everyone if there are last minute changes tIdk

Rally for what?
I can bring some hot dogs and buns possibly some chips as well.

04-06-2012, 06:52 PM
Rally for what?
I can bring some hot dogs and buns possibly some chips as well.

Can I get you to bring condiments as well? Thank you sir!

The rally was at UCLA for Ron Paul. We had 4 days notice, no budget, and overfilled the stadium to 7,000 people.

04-09-2012, 06:12 AM
1 week to go! Does anyone have any CTech stuff we can pass out at the meet? I'll make up some stuff if need be! Anyone have a template for business cards?

04-09-2012, 11:50 AM
i dont have anything, i have been super busy as well myself, but we do need to contact everyone on our list and get further information from everyone as well as contact info, have you been able to keep up with everyone from other sites? hopefully everything is still a go for all of them.

and did you ever figure out the situation with the park permit and all those requirements or anything??

if you need help on getting any more information just let me know whats needed and ill do what i can.

04-09-2012, 07:01 PM
We don't need ANY permits. Just contact info, and people to bring themselves and food. I'll have a map up today of the route and our stops.

04-09-2012, 07:13 PM
sounds good, two more people joined on the facebook page as well.

04-09-2012, 07:21 PM
We're going to end up with 30 cars. This is going to be awesome!

04-09-2012, 07:29 PM
yea we just need to focus on people bringing stuff for the bbq, or that part will end up being a bust.. and we cant really bbq too much on one bb2 either, so we need to figure something out..

have you updated the other post's you have with other forum's to make sure they are still going for sure.

04-09-2012, 08:10 PM
I've been updating them all.

Eric Barrera
04-10-2012, 12:50 AM
Well I am bringing the bbq and propane tank. Also plates, and cups. Forks as well.

04-10-2012, 02:21 AM
Map up.

04-13-2012, 05:41 PM
have fun guys. wish I could make it. gots to install the rebuilt axles...

04-14-2012, 09:54 PM
have fun guys. wish I could make it. gots to install the rebuilt axles...

We are postponing the meet until next Sunday, April 22 at the same time and place.

We had been watching the possibility of rain turn into some light snow, which became heavy snow with accumulations in the feet in some areas of the mountains. Unless SR 18 opens for 2WD non-chain use later today, the meet is postponed for 1 week. Sorry if this means that some of you will be unable to attend because of scheduling.

04-15-2012, 01:12 AM

Roads are looking open now, but we will be unable to stop for any photos, the picnic area will be covered in snow and the traffic for the ski resorts will be backed up the road.

04-15-2012, 07:37 AM
so its still postponed till 22nd correct?

04-15-2012, 07:38 AM
so its still postponed till 22nd correct?


The ski resorts reopened and are offering discounted lift rates. I'm not dealing with it.

04-16-2012, 12:56 AM
It was around 37 degrees today. Next week it should be 70. Glad we postponed it.

04-16-2012, 07:48 AM
So I just mapquested the drive and its a lot further then I thought. I wish I could go, but it looks like a 6 hr drive.

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04-18-2012, 06:20 PM
Just a reminder that this event is still on for April 22nd, and that the weather should be PERFECT. Looking to the temperature to be over 70 this Sunday instead of 30 last weekend.

04-20-2012, 09:36 PM
yay!!!! i jus got the day off from wrk... super excited now...

04-20-2012, 10:42 PM
yay!!!! i jus got the day off from wrk... super excited now...

YES!! What food ya bringing?!

Eric Barrera
04-21-2012, 01:20 AM
Awesome sauce

04-22-2012, 10:03 AM
ill bring chips and water....

04-22-2012, 10:05 AM
btw, name is zen.. contact info 9098350375

Eric Barrera
04-22-2012, 03:35 PM
SO I won't be able to bring my celica.

Tags went out -_-

But I will be going with cbb.

04-22-2012, 06:27 PM
Guys enjoy. Meet up at the park on the map, take photos and roll to Big Bear along RT 18, Rim of the World Highway. Big Meadow Park is open for you all to enjoy. They should have grills there, you will just need charcoal.

I got back to my house in Acton a little bit ago and found my tank was pouring gas from a crack on the top. I'll be repairing this today. Please take a ton of photos!

Eric Barrera
04-22-2012, 06:30 PM

and thank you..

04-22-2012, 08:32 PM
Zen is leading the event now. Luni, can we get him an icon for rescuing the Big Bear meet from my luck?

04-27-2012, 11:48 PM
pictarz from those who went??

04-28-2012, 12:29 AM
I'll get them up tonight!

04-28-2012, 05:43 AM
lol i found em over on at.net :P

04-29-2012, 01:39 AM
I'll get them up tonight!

.....didn't go........

So I'll post them :)

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04-29-2012, 01:42 AM
Uploading....brb. Awesome day, i honestly felt the group we had was amazing. My wife said, "it was like you all knew each other."

I went home 330(missed a turn) but it was quick.

Hope you all made it home safe!


Who all came :-)

04-29-2012, 01:44 AM
^ that cop had his driving lights off for 1/4 mike.

I had a dinner date with my mom :-)

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04-29-2012, 01:46 AM

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04-29-2012, 01:48 AM

Here is the album. The originals are much better.if you would like them,pm me.

****if you want me to block out your plate tell me.



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