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Old 12-02-2003, 09:37 AM   #1
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Any Ideas for Annual Focus Meet?

Hello, everyone from the Right-side of the country...

I was thinking of having a Focus Meet at Old Bridge Township Raceway Park and was thinking what competitions should be available.

Of course, if enough people want this meet, there will be food, hotels, socializing and much more. I want this meet to overshadow the West Coasters meets. Any Ideas on what we should or could include in the schedule?

Anyways, since i have no experience hosting a meet, i might have Poughkeepsie resident Howard Hutchinson, who organized the First Annual NorthEast Supra Meet me and my dad went to, i might have him help me organize it...

what do you guys want or think?


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Yeah a big east coast event would be sweet.
Some of us are planning a g2g in virginia, which I think is too far for you, in the spring.
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well, i haven't really driven into jersey, but i did drive to a NASCAR race in Pocono Pennsylvania, with my dad riding shotgun, scared to death... I also drive 84 miles round trip from home to my College in westchester county NY, which is basically a piece of cake especially at 100mph. i regularly do this speed, probably because it keeps me awake in the early mornings when i have to drive to school. but right now it just started snowing here, in White Plains, where my school is, and even though it's slippery out, i believe my focus can handle it, the thing is, i can't.

i can handle anything, so would an autocross competition be ok with you, ashley, and everyone else?
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I never have autocrossed before. Don't worry; we've got a few months to plan this out.
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yep, we do. i've never autocrossed either, but i practice everyday.

What else do you think we should do? Obviously we have to include drag racing, dynamometer tests, and the can't-live-without-it show-n-shine.

What do you think of slalom tests, or skidpad, od dB drag racing? or even a tech "center" where newly bought parts are brought to the meet and installed for free.

what do you think? and is there just the two of us on this forum?
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No there are more people then that that respond to the topics on here. It's almost winter and no one really wants or has planned any type of meets. Most people are looking to have some in the springtime.
Give this thread a few more weeks and some people might throw up some ideas. Myself, I have none at the moment cause I'm not very good at planning things.
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what you all should do is plan on attending next years fall fling. we had 11 on track and that many more show up. with a little foresight, we could put 40 on track and monopolize an entire run group. vir and g and w do the planning, we just need to register very early and show up at vir.
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Virginia International Raceway? Why, it's too far for a measly twenty-something like me. The Supra meet had cars from all over the east coast some from florida, michaigan, central states, even one from good ol' CA (well at least the license plate was). Nobody had any problems traveling all that way to Old Bridge Township raceway Park (for the rest of this thread the Old Bridge Township Raceway Park will be referred to as OBTRP) besides, a lot of focus owners are near the tri-state area, yeah i know about you guys down south, but i'll see what i can do about travel time.

Oh by the way, check out the post in the east coast forums to signup for it, even in the very very early stage, if you know you are gonna go no matter what.
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hey ashley, winter's a good time to plan a meet. the Supra meet i attended was on May 15 two years ago (2001). for roughly 9 months i went to the website to view the sign up list, it kept growing and growing (finally reached 240 sign-ups). however, it had rained on the first day, so half or less of the sign-ups had shown-up. Of course when we saw the pictures on the website a few days later, there were supras that we never saw, so i guess they continued on sunday.
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i used to live close to there. problem is you can only drag or a/x there. i am a 51/2 hour tow from either place so thats not the issue. its where can you have more fun. thats a no brainer.
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