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Green Mountain Chapter OctoberFAST 10/9-11

Discussion in 'North Atlantic Region' started by TeamStowell, Jun 18, 2009.

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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    GMC's OktoberFAST Event will be held again this year!

    If you enjoy crisp fall days in Stowe VT, wandering around a Craft Fair over Columbus Day weekend, leaf peeping, and great German autos this event is for you. Although the details are still being determined, I'm sure there will be some drives, a show and shine, and maybe even a tech session involved. Stay tuned for details.

    Note: GMC OktoberFAST held at Stowe VT is a Regional Event

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    Thanks for getting this thread started

    Scott,

    Thanks for starting a new thread for our event.

    Going forward, we will be able to update the forum with information relating to the event. As of yet, we are searching for sponsors, speakers, drive routes, etc. and when the board gets together next, we will be able to start formulating the grand plan. Thompson is busy creating all the art work we will need and meetings are taking place as we speak, to plan out the weekend.

    It promises to be an incredible weekend, as we have a lot of support from the board and the membership, and this event is to be the highlight of the our "summer" driving season.

    Stowe, Vermont, is one of the most scenic places on earth, and we are glad as Vermonters, to have the opportunity to create an event there. We are partnering with one of the best New England Craft Shows, which happens to be in Stowe that weekend. In fact, we are planning on sharing the field with them, so that OctoberFAST attendees and Craft Fair attendees can easily partake of each others wares!

    http://www.craftproducers.com/festival-details.php?id=31

    We are inviting German cars from all the local clubs, and the foliage in Stowe is a sight to be seen.

    More to come!

    Larry

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    Registration
    $25 per car, $8 per spectator
    Registration is Friday night from 4-8pm at Smuggler's Notch Resort in the Meeting House Tavern with a meet and greet or at the OktoberFAST gate Saturday morning in Stowe at the Top Notch field.

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    Official Hotel accommodations by Smuggler's Notch Resort, http://www.smuggs.com
    Call direct to reserve your room today (802) 644-1151, mention BMW CCA.

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    BMW Isetta at the Green Mountain Chapter BMW CCA OktoberFAST 2006 in Stowe, VT

    About OktoberFAST

    OktoberFAST is a celebration of German Cars
    hosted by the Green Mountain Chapter of the BMW Car Club of America. It is a fun-filled weekend for German car enthusiasts and their families. The wonderful roads and the Green Mountains of Vermont, in peak foliage colors, will set the scene for German car fans to drive and show their cars and to meet and interact with fellow German automobile aficionados. The event is open to all German marques new, old, stock or highly modified of Audi, BMW, Mercedes, Porsche, Volkswagen, Mini and BMW Motorcycles.

    Past OktoberFAST events have included several choices for some incredible back road drives, a "fun rally," a show and shine, an autocross run by the SCCV, (Sports Car Club of Vermont) a tech session with Mike Miller, and several social events. Our inaugural event, SOMMERFAST '05, was small with just 75 cars attending, OktoberFAST in 2006 grew to over 130 cars and 2007 provided much the same. All events were a resounding success and we see no reason why 2009 will be any different.

    The Green Mountain Chapter BMW CCA is committed to hosting an exciting and memorable event dedicated to the German car fanatic and hope to grow this event into the largest gathering of German cars in the Northeast.

    ts rennsport guest

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    added registration info, good for a bump :)
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Can't wait!

    Reservations are made and the plans are laid! TeamStowell will be attending. As an aside, the hotel rates are very affordable compared to years past. We are looking forward to getting up into that crisp mountain air!

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    lcjhnsn

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    As much as I would love to come up and participate, I have unavoidable schedule conflicts

    1) My son's 16th birthday party

    2) CT Chapter Street Survival event that I volunteered to help with

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    OctoberFAST in Stowe Vermont Columbus Weekend

    More Details on the web site at: http://www.vtbmwcca.org


    Confirmed Schedule is:

    Friday:
    Meet and Greet at Smugglers Notch 4-8PM in the Meeting House Tavern
    Registration Table and cheese tasting in the Tavern!
    Cash Bar, and the first Door Prize at 7:30PM


    Saturday:
    Registration on the field from 7-10AM

    Cars to be judged must be on the field by 10AM

    Blindfolded Driver Rally in the main field (time to be determined)

    Live Tech Talk with Mike Miller at noon in the main tent

    Car Judging ends at 2PM

    Awards Ceremony and Door Prizes at 2:30 PM

    Notch Ride immediately thereafter

    Sunday:
    9AM morning brunch ride to Rochester, for those interested in heading south
    Sign up sheet at registration!
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Please tell me the European Pancake Restaurant is still open up on the hill! That was one of the most interesting meals we have had during our BMW journeys.

    Larryjg guest

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    Sorry, Don't know

    But, I will tell you this. If you stay over on Saturday night, Sunday mornings drive down Route 100 to Rochester, will be a great brunch place!

    Larry
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    TeamStowell We love driving!

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    Wow!

    Nice job on the event Green Mountaineers!

    Just returned home and unloaded the car, and Beverly and I wanted to let you know how much we appreciated all the work you put into this event. It was great hanging out with such a diverse group of people. We look forward to your next event.

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    Thanks for the kind words

    Scott, and Beverly,

    Thanks for the support, and thanks for coming up and joining us.

    Nice to know we have such good neighbors to the west!

    I just got home, after the event, and our last ride down Route 100 to Rochester,
    also a succes. A great ride, and great meal at the Seasoned Books and Bakery.

    Thanks also for all you do for the club, the region and us local clubs.

    We will be sharing the pictures as soon as we get them sorted out.

    Hope to come over and meet some other Patoon members sometime soon.

    Larry

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    Here are a few photos.

    For all the photos of the event visit our photo gallery. Photography by Thompson Smith

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