1. Bill Overbaugh

    Bill Overbaugh King Trabi Forum Donor

    It's my pleasure to invite all Trabis to beautiful upstate NY May 13 and 14 2017 for a tour of the Fingerlakes.

    We are calling it the Two Strokes Around the Lakes Rally. It will be based in Ithaca NY on May 13, 14
    This will be a driving tour, covering approximately 100 miles per day, with stops at local attractions, including wineries, museums, and car collections. A sweep trailer will be provided, as well as mechanical support.

    When I get an idea of the interest, I will lock down a hotel with ample trailer parking and a group rate.

    I hope to see you all in May!
    Last edited: Jan 19, 2017
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  2. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade

    Bill, Very interested to attend.
    Just want to verify that the date is actually May 13 & 14, 2017 (not 2016), correct?
  3. Bill Overbaugh

    Bill Overbaugh King Trabi Forum Donor

    Good catch BillB... I meant 2017. Editing the original post now...

    I've also received comments that weekend is Mothers' Day weekend. I have not locked in hotel block yet, so we could change weekends ... so if anyone is interested, but knows that weekend won't work because of that, please let me know, and we can look at moving the date.
  4. TNTrabi

    TNTrabi Lord Trabi Forum Donor

    Sounds like a good time, I am in for sure. Hope it turns out as good as last years' gathering in Nashville!
  5. Caleb

    Caleb Loyal Comrade

    Niki and I are in!
  6. RogerDerSchrauber

    RogerDerSchrauber Loyal Comrade

    Would love to go, but our son is graduating from college that weekend. Definitely next year!
  7. frogbros

    frogbros Von Trabi Forum Donor

    love it, should be able to participate
  8. Bill Overbaugh

    Bill Overbaugh King Trabi Forum Donor

    So I've looked at alternate weekends, and decided that this really will be the best weekend, despite it being mother's day. It looks like we have at least 5 cars - FrogBros, TNTrabi, KYTrabi, my Dad and me. Plus, I have a friend who will join us and drive my four stroke Barkas. So I will work on locking down a hotel block.

    Two questions for the group... The Watkins Glen race track is about 15 minutes away. They offer a drive-the-track experience where you get to do 3 laps around the track behind a pace car. However, 1) it's $25 per car and 2) it's only on weekdays, so it would have to be Friday. I was thinking of Friday-Saturday for the tour anyway, so people travel Thursday, tour Friday and Saturday and travel home Sunday to be with Mom (unless she's coming along).

    So
    1) Do you like Friday-Saturday, Saturday-Sunday or Saturday only for the tour?
    2) Do you like the idea of driving the track and are you up for $25 to do that?
  9. BillB

    BillB Loyal Comrade

    Bill,
    Now I gotta find a way there. I still hold a track record at The Glen on the GP long course. Would be just too cool to drive around WGI in the Trabi (at a touch slower speed!)
    Look under the class "FST"
    http://nediv.com/images/trackrecords/glen-lc-161009.pdf
    Still no promises, but now I've got purpose
  10. Bill Overbaugh

    Bill Overbaugh King Trabi Forum Donor

    Ok folks after many conversations, mostly offline, I decided the rally will be May 12 and 13, a Friday/Saturday. This way people can travel Thursday and Sunday, and some can still get home to mom for Mother's Day.

    We're putting together the tentative schedule, which will include roughly 4 hours of driving, plus some fun attractions each day. Friday will circle Seneca lake, through the scenic Fingerlakes wine trail, and feature a trip to the Watkins glen race track, where we will have a chance to rocket around the track at breakneck speeds. After that, we will visit the Glen Curtis museum to see some cool vintage airplanes, gliders and a few cars. In the evening, we will have a barbecue at my dads place and get to tour his collection. Saturday is not fully fleshed out, but it will circle Cayuga Lake, and we will stop at a goat farm and cheese factory, a creamery with ice cream made on site, and stops at local waterfalls.

    If you can't make it for both days, you are still welcome to come for a portion.

    Obviously, there won't be any charge, just each person will be responsible for their own travel, accommodations, and entrance to the attractions (under $50/day).

    Next step will be to figure out accommodations. I'll keep you posted.
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  11. frogbros

    frogbros Von Trabi Forum Donor

    Keep us posted
  12. Caleb

    Caleb Loyal Comrade

    Any updates on hotel ideas?

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