Roadsters at the Glen - 2017 30th year anniversary!

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Roadsters at the Glen - 2017 30th year anniversary!

Post by jrusso07 » Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:35 am

1987 was the first "official" gathering of Datsun Roadster owners in Watkins Glen NY.

Join us this year to celebrate the 30th (Diamond) anniversary of this great gathering in picturesque Watkins Glen, NY

When - Sept 7th, 8th and 9th, 2017

Sept 6 - 10th - vintage racing at the Glen Motor speedway - https://svra.com/events/2017-us-vintage-grand-prix/

Thursday Sept 7: Meet and greet Thursday night, 4PM or when ever you get into town at Heavily Brewing Company - Montour Falls, NY (just south of Watkins Glen) - https://www.heavilybrewingcompany.com/

Friday Sept 8th - Vintage Grand Prix festival in the village of Watkins Glen - http://grandprixfestival.com/index.html

Saturday Sept 9th - Show-n-Shine at 11AM at the Lakewood Vineyards - http://lakewoodvineyards.com/. Awards for different car classes to be announced. Lakewood is about 5 miles north of Watkins Glen on Rt. 14


Saturday Night - 5 PM
- Dinner at the Watkins Glen Community center. Menu from Chef Sherry is in process - more to follow. $20 per head. http://www.watkinsglen.us/community-center. (Don't bring your roller skates)

Event T-Shirts - design in process - $15 each. More details to follow

Lodging: your on your own on this one - https://www.tripadvisor.com/SmartDeals- ... Deals.html

Hope you all can come and celebrate the 30th anniversary event. Watkins Glen and Seneca Lake are beautiful in the fall. Beer, wine, food and friends will be present, as will a large gathering of East Coast Roadsters!

See you at the Glen!
Joe

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Post by ed B » Tue Aug 15, 2017 9:22 am

Thanks for running this Joe! I just got my room and will be there late friday and all saturday. Unfortunately no roadster, but would still like to tag along on a fun run. I'll be at the Vineyard and the dinner, at the very least. I just ordered my shirts from Dave. See you then.

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Post by PandaBoy » Wed Aug 16, 2017 11:22 am

I'm trying to get my roadster reliable enough to make it to the Glen this year. Motor, carbs & electrical issues are slowly getting sorted out. I'm hoping to make it there & then pick a few brains to resolve any lingering problems.
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Post by jrusso07 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:00 pm

Ed, not sure we have a fun run in the plan. Typically we do it on Saturday after the shown n shine but it conflicts with some of the desirable vintage races. If we do one, it will be ad hoc. Some of us know the roads pretty well.

Micheal,

There are a lot of knowledgable folks attending...and always happy to help. If you run into any trouble on the way down email me (get address from 311s) and I can likely get a crew together to help. I have a garage of parts in Rochester and a garage with tools in Penn Yan.
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Post by datsun1500 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 7:36 pm

If anyone needs lodging, we have an open room in a house on the lake in Hector.
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......

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Post by dbrick » Wed Aug 16, 2017 9:08 pm

Michael, we've had some crazy breakdowns over the year and got them all fixed and driven home, all except Datsun 1500, he had to trailer home, rumor was he blew a tranny???
Also, if anyone wants a shirt, (order by the 22nd) or to be put on the email list, email me at daveandlindab@verizon.net

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Post by datsun1500 » Wed Aug 16, 2017 10:25 pm

Like Dave said, we have fixed a good number of breakdowns, including having parts overnighted and getting speeding tickets on the way to pick them up. Questioning who tightened the lugs as we were driving at speed (and realizing no one did)

That being said, having the transmission come apart at 60 mph from the inside out was not a side of the road repair....
I remember when no one wanted the 1500s......

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Post by jacksonfdny » Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:05 am

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Post by Mike Unger » Thu Aug 17, 2017 10:47 am

I will be racing the 240Z this year and if anyone runs into mechanical trouble I have a pretty extensive set of tools in my trailer at the track so keep that in mind. No spare parts this year since we are racing the Z, but tools we will have with us.

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Post by PandaBoy » Thu Aug 17, 2017 1:00 pm

Just booked our room for a Thursday to Sunday stay. Hope to see you all there!!
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Post by dbrick » Thu Aug 17, 2017 11:57 pm

datsun1500 wrote: That being said, having the transmission come apart at 60 mph from the inside out was not a side of the road repair....
This explains why I can't find my rebuilt 1500 transmission :roll:

I have a photo of the gear oil puddle somewhere, but following my wife driving the 25ft box truck with the Uhaul car trailer behind it 20 miles over to the breakdown site was priceless. Most of the mailboxes have since been replaced along the route, trees are growing back nicely.

Photos below, Breakdown 2008 GM alternator conversion and fuel pump, 2007 Datsun 1500 with the speeding ticket, Breakdown 2007, manifold gasket
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Post by jrusso07 » Sun Aug 20, 2017 10:01 am

And those are just ones we took pictures of!

I should have the dinner menu shortly. Will post here and send the email.
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Post by jrusso07 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:27 am

Dinner menu Saturday Sept 9th is Roasted Pork Loin ....BBQ Brisket....Penne in tomato sauce
....Seasonal Veggies and Roasted Mini Potatoes.

I need a head count for the chef. $20/head is the asking price but may
change as a function of attendance.  Please respond through PM or email me (anotherjoe2000@yahoo.com) with your name and
number of dinners
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Post by Pjackb » Fri Aug 25, 2017 7:59 am

PandaBoy wrote:I'm trying to get my roadster reliable enough to make it to the Glen this year. Motor, carbs & electrical issues are slowly getting sorted out. I'm hoping to make it there & then pick a few brains to resolve any lingering problems.
Hey Michael do you know Mike Jennings from Newmarket?
He just texted me last night that he will be attending the WG event , If you want i'll send him your contact info as there might be an opportunity for you to dive down with him.
Mike's been a Datsun specialist for over 30 years I think so he should know a thing or two ;)

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Post by jrusso07 » Fri Aug 25, 2017 9:04 am

Mike JennIngs is the foundig father of the event!
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