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Old 04-26-2012, 04:15 PM
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Default 5th annual Northeast Rod Run

We're going a bit bigger and longer than normal this year. This will be our first year kicking things off outside of New England (Lake George, NY) and also our first year driving through PA. We will also be driving on the track at Watkins Glen this year

As always it is happening at the beginning of October. Would love to see some pro-touring cars on the trip.

Here is just a little bit of video from last year's trip, to give you all a little feel of what it's all about. Hope you all enjoy

Part 1: http://www.streetfire.net/video/2011...-1_2383459.htm

Part 2: http://www.streetfire.net/video/2011...-2_2383472.htm

As always, full updates are available of the NERR site
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Sorry guys. I just noticed the links were bad. They're all fixed now
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here's the flyer for this year's run
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Interesting. may join depending an scheduling. Week before Hershey Swap meet in Pa , so we are OK there.

4 days seems longs for the short distance, no?

DO you have a rough itinerary?
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We stay off the main highways and interstates for probably 90% of the trip, so the distances aren't as quick as they normally would be. We usually average just over around 200 miles a day, with plenty of gas stops and other stops (museums, shop tours, local attractions, etc). It's a very relaxed pace where everyone has time to hangout and get to know each other.

We have people from all over New England, NY, PA, NJ, Canada and possibly other states coming this year. Some do the whole trip while others just do a couple/few days.

This was pulled right off the website, where you can find full details: http://www.northeastrodrun.com/Trip-...n-Preview.html

With 2012 being the Northeast Rod Run’s fifth anniversary, we’re going to do things differently for this year’s trip. With that being said, NERR will still stay true to its roots, by being held over the first weekend of October, but we’ve just decided to make it a longer run and start earlier in the week than normal.

In past years, the participants that have had a longer drive to reach NERR’s starting point usually ended up using Thursday and/or Friday as travel days, but for those interested in going out a day early, that will be on a Tuesday instead. Another big change is that we are using Lake George, New York as our official kickoff site. This will be the first time we are starting at a location outside of New England.
In 2011, as an added benefit for the people arriving the day early we had things setup for them to do. Because that was so well received, we are going to try and add in a couple of optional things this year also.

The Northeast Rod Run usually ends on Monday, but this year it will be ending on Sunday morning for a change, since days are being added on the front end of the trip. This way most people should be home by Sunday night, so they can all make it back to work on Monday morning.

Some of the possible highlights for 2012 might be a visit to the Saratoga Auto Museum and Fort William Henry, a trip up Prospect Mountain on Veteran’s Memorial Highway, driving though the heart of the Adirondacks, a visit to the Thousand Islands area, the Finger Lakes, a few paced laps on Watkins Glen famous racetrack, a scenic drive though some of northern Pennsylvania’s best roads into the Poconos, a trip up Perkins Memorial Drive at Bear Mountain and possibly winding everything up at West Point.

Here are links to just of the few possible highlights:

saratogaautomuseum.org/
http://www.adirondackscenicbyways.or...-highway-.html
www.abm.org/
paroute6.com/
www.visit1000islands.com/visitorinfo/
http://www.theglen.com/Plan-Your-Vis...oad-Tours.aspx
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Sounds like a fun trip. I have it penciled in at the moment. Have to see what the schedule will bring at that time which brings up the question of, 'can one jump in and join at any point?' If I cant take off the week days, could I meet at the Glen and continue from there?

Are paced laps tightly controlled or are participants allowed to have some fun? Group sessions? It is a nice track.
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which brings up the question of, 'can one jump in and join at any point?' If I cant take off the week days, could I meet at the Glen and continue from there?
Absolutely! Many people have joined us for just a leg or two in the past. We have no formal registration fees or anything, so there is no way of knowing how many people we are going to have from day to day, or year to year.

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Are paced laps tightly controlled or are participants allowed to have some fun? Group sessions? It is a nice track.
They say the speed is "around" 55MPH, so I'm not sure how firm they are on that

The thing I do know, is that the track is supposed to be reserved just for the Northeast Rod Run that day. We have to send in payment ahead of time and then they will send me all the tickets. With that being said, I've been telling people that they need to get the money to me by the end of next month, so I can pay the track.
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We put a small video together for every year's trip. Here is one from 2010. This was the year that we had our kickoff at Competition Specialties shop

http://www.streetfire.net/video/2010...un_2301888.htm

We try to make it very personal and include everyone in it, that was on the trip, while at the same time trying to show a lot of the sites that we take in while on the road, so that new-comers have a good idea of what to expect when they join us
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As of today, we are officially less than 4 months away from this year's kickoff
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Just trying to give everyone fair warning here.

I am attending the Good Guys show in Springfield, MA this weekend and then going to the GM National in Carlisle, PA next weekend and after I get back from those two events, I'll be getting everything together to send payment into Watkins Glen for our track time

With that being said, if you plan on joining us on the track and haven't contacted me yet, I suggest you do so ASAP so you don't miss out. Since I am going to be busy and not going to be on here much, I suggest you contact me by email because if not, you have a good chance at missing out because it's so close to the deadline

Can't wait to see everyone in about 3 1/2 months. It's going to be here before you know it
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