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well gang,
i can finally give all interested parties an update on our annual NOVA/ACADIAN cruise.
after much consideration,we have decided that some things were "working" and some things weren't. Lil' deuceII(todd) and me have made several changes to our annual cruise with several goals in mind;

#1-make this more family oriented.
#2-make it more convenient with a cruise that will keep us closer to greater vancouver.
#3-allow better access for long-haulers to join in and not miss all the fun
#4-end it with a BBQ,instead of a pub visit.
#5-reduce sponsors and concentrate on the cars and the car people.
#6-move it to Sunday June 14th to allow for better weather(we hope...:rolleyes::D).

sooooo.......here's what we've done.
firstly,the NEW name will be the "MAXIMUM NOVA/ACADIAN CRUISE.i know,i know,,,,not as catchy as the old one,but Todd insisted,as the cruise will no longer visit Hope,B.C.(a.k.a. silvercreek),hence the name change.
next, THE ROUTE...
we will start in central SURREY (newton area) and loop through North Surrey,east to Aggassiz,across the Fraser river,and west back to Maple Ridge.
there will be several designated stops(T.B.A.) that will allow people easy access to join the cruise part way through if they're running late or are concerned about cruising too long(4:56 gears,etc...:devil:) and we will be ending back in a suburb of Vancouver to keep folks closer to home for the end of the event.
the times and checkstops will be announced in the next two weeks after todd and i drive the whole route.we want this to go smoothly and feel there's some merit to knowing EXACTLY how long each leg is,where the rest-stops will be,and having convenient parking for all participants.
there will be a few jobs to assign,so let me know if you can help.
ideally,we'll need a couple of cruise captains,some cruise poster distributors,and a few folks to assist in the BBQ set-up and related party at our final destination.
we will have few sponsors,but so there will be a minor cost to all entries,but i stress MINOR,as it's just too expensive to shoulder all the costs myself.there will be free t-shirts included for the first 50 participants,but if we have MORE interest then i'll buy MORE T-SHIRTS.

THIS WILL BE THE OFFICIAL THREAD,SO PLEASE DIRECT ALL QUESTION AND CORRESPONDENSE TO THIS THREAD ONLY!!!

i'd also like a HEAD COUNT if possible.remember,this thread is open to ALL Novas,Omegas,Venturas,Acadians(and yes HENRY....beaumonts are welcome too:D) on BOTH sides of the border.i'm hoping for some of you guys from the interior and the island as well.this will go RAIN or SHINE!!!

ok,.........i'm done blabbing.
let the headcount begin.
:canada:+:usa:=:prost::thumbsup:

i'm #1 (about time too.....:rolleyes::D)

thanks in advance.
leftcoast carl.
 

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I will be there, God willing and if the creek don't rise.

Might be useful to have a pit stop at a Chevron station for gas? Just thinking.

Sounds more driving and less showing. Suits me just fine.

Thanks guys for putting this on. Sounds like a great time.

ray
 

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I will be there, God willing and if the creek don't rise.

Might be useful to have a pit stop at a Chevron station for gas? Just thinking.

Sounds more driving and less showing. Suits me just fine.

Thanks guys for putting this on. Sounds like a great time.

ray
good point on the chevron ray.i'll see if we can accomodate that,otherwise frank will have the back seat of his L79 CAR FULL OF JERRY CANS......:D
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good point no the chevron ray.i'll see if we can accomodate that,otherwise frank will have the back seat of his L79 CAR FULL OF JERRY CANS......:D
leftcoast carl.
Wouldn't that then be FRANK cans? I don't think I know of any Jerry up here?

As long as Frank isn't going to do the Can Can, I guess we will be okay.:D

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Thanks Carl.
I am in and looking forward to it.
As I have secured the park for the BBQ, I will take the lead on coordinating the BBQ details. The BBQ park location will be included in the times and check stop info coming from Carl. (Maps, addresses, etc). At the park we have a coverd area with picnic tables for the BBQ's and food. We will be parking cars on the grass.

I will put the ask out for table top BBQ's from members - these fit in the trunks of our cars vs. arranging transport of full size BBQ's.

Pot luck worked out very well at the last BBQ, so lets go with that theme again. Post what you are bringing. Keep an eye on this thread to determine what others are bringing and what would best compliment a great variety of food.
Beverages are at your discretion :cool:
Bring your kids, significant other, other NOVA/ACADIAN enthusiasts, lawn chairs, blankets, frisbee's, etc.

Thanks
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This sounds awesome, I will hopefully be able to make it this year! Have the posters and shirts been designed? If not I'd be happy to help out with graphics or illustration. That's what I do.
help req'd !! p.m sent!
thx,
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Given that it is MAXIMUM NOVA/ACADIAN CRUISE ie: Maximum Collision, is there going to be Carl's mug on the shirts with " I'll paint that for a dollar!"
Shirts had best all be XXL to fit that freaking melon on the shirt :D lol
 

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Given that it is MAXIMUM NOVA/ACADIAN CRUISE ie: Maximum Collision, is there going to be Carl's mug on the shirts with " I'll paint that for a dollar!"
Shirts had best all be XXL to fit that freaking melon on the shirt :D lol
what can i say.........i'm FULLY developed!!!!!:D why do you think the seat track in our cars adjust,man..? we can't all be one size,right?!?!
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why do you think the seat track in our cars adjust,man..? we can't all be one size,right?!?!
leftcoast carl.
they go back??, I have my seat ratched to the front, almost as far as it goes. Bless my gentic short a** british heritage :(

funny how this shot is a little fuzzy....... yet fitting:D
For those who have not had the good fortune to meet the guy in the middle- Carl, and the guy on the the left, Todd the cruise organizers. Top shelf fellows. Ignore the handsome fascinating and debonair fellow on the right...but note the genetic atrocity of the simian like legs. Good god 30 " inseam on a good day. It is rumored he travels faster through trees than on land.
 

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I like the new format except for one thing... the date! I'm already committed to a fishing trip that weekend with the guys from work.
Take lots of pics!
Dan
P.S. I'll be away for all of May, taking a trip to Australia. I'll check in every once in a while if I'm able (and can remember my password). Cheers!
 

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June 14th!! None of the Acadian guys will be able to attend, because that's the same day as the All Pontiac Show in Surrey;);). What, Acadians aren't Pontiacs? Who started that debate? :stir::stir: Sorry Carl, couldn't resist:). Just a born trouble maker:D.

The new cruise format looks good, guys. Due to another commitment early in the day (no, it's not fishing, Dan), I may have to join up with you on the last leg heading west thru Mission.

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June 14th!! None of the Acadian guys will be able to attend, because that's the same day as the All Pontiac Show in Surrey;);). What, Acadians aren't Pontiacs? Who started that debate? :stir::stir: Sorry Carl, couldn't resist:). Just a born trouble maker:D.

The new cruise format looks good, guys. Due to another commitment early in the day (no, it's not fishing, Dan), I may have to join up with you on the last leg heading west thru Mission.

Bob
that's good news bob(that you can make it:yes:).
that's the beauty of the new format- a little something for everyone and because we're doing a big loop,people can jump in at any point if they fall behind or are running late.i'm pleased that the new route appeals to many and hope we realize our FULL potential this year with a great turnout and perfect weather!!!
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bump..........
this event is for ALL nova freaks in the near vicinity.this includes washington state,vancouver island,the interior and anywhere else you wanna drive from.:yes::D:yes:
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Still planning to make it down. Just put the car on the road today....feels good:)
 

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thanks for the interest gent:)!
the more the merrier!
tell your friends with novas,tell your family with novas,heck...tell your parole officer too, if he owns a nova !!!!:devil::D
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You should see if you can get that listed on here:

http://www.autoeventlist.com/

That might promote more Nova/Acadian/Omega/Etc to join us. This is something that I will definitely attend. I will also be at the Old Car Sunday In The Park for Father's Day and this cruise might be a good start to the Cruisin'/Show N Shine season!
 

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Look in late entries...its there. Praying to the weather gods for Sunshine!!!
 
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