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Old 12-12-2013, 11:30 AM   #1
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Default The "Whip Dallas Back Into Shape 2014" Meet Thread!!

Don't let the thread title fool you, this is not about losing weight or getting in shape, this is about rekindling the comeradarie that we once had in the Dallas area.

In February of this coming year, I will have owned my 242 for 6 years. It is hard to believe at first glance that it has been that long since I bought it. The first week that I had it, I drove it to a meet in Dallas and met several local Volvo enthusiasts there who all shared the same passion in common. During that year, there were several meets at various locations around the metroplex starting off at someone's house, going on a cruise, grabbing some lunch and then maybe another cruise before heading back for some wrenching and hanging out. After that first year, the meets started tapering off and interest was dwindling.
These were times that I remember making friends, learning about my car, swapping parts and making memories together.

Then if you take a broader look at the last 6 years, you realize the challenges and changes that everyone has endured. Between the economy tanking, families growing, gas prices rising and wallets thinning, Volvo's have changed hands or just been put on bedrest. I am no stranger to these conditions myself. I find myself having moved twice, had my family grow by 2 with another on the way and had my car money been cut out of the budget altogether. But somehow I have been lucky enough to continue to fuel my Volvo passion, complete a V8 swap in my 242 and convert a $400 745 daily driver into a fun-to-drive, lifted wagon.

I would very much like to start the Volvo meets in this area again and I know I am not alone. I rarely ever make any kind of New Year's Resolution but this year I am:

I resolve to bring the Volvo community back together in North Texas.
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Old 12-12-2013, 11:45 AM   #2
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To start this year off, I propose a kick-off meet. And I mean anything but football when I say that.

Saturday - January 4th - Early am

Meet at Cars and Coffee
Classic BMW
6800 Dallas Pkwy
Plano, TX


Go to lunch at Quaker Steak & Lube
5584 SH 121
Plano, TX


Cruise to my house
Also in Plano, TX


Where we can wrench on our cars, talk about wrenching on our cars, drink adult beverages, heckle the neighbors, buy a 242, tell bs stories about past meets or whatever.

Contact me at bullitt210atgmaildotcom if you have questions.

Lets kick off the New Year with a meet!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:19 PM   #3
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If my wife would let me...

I could jump off the train in Dallas if anyone wanted to pick me up and drag my ass back to Austin same-day?!?!
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Old 12-12-2013, 12:59 PM   #4
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Im in regardless if I have a running car.
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:11 PM   #5
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If my wife would let me...

I could jump off the train in Dallas if anyone wanted to pick me up and drag my ass back to Austin same-day?!?!
Oh come on, you can even bring the Eurovan!! Do eet!!
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Old 12-12-2013, 01:59 PM   #6
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You don't understand...

I will be on a train from Chi to Aus that morning. No way that it's going to happen. Unless Hell freezes over...
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Old 12-12-2013, 02:58 PM   #7
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You don't understand...

I will be on a train from Chi to Aus that morning. No way that it's going to happen. Unless Hell freezes over...
Its possible that hell freezes over
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Old 12-12-2013, 03:43 PM   #8
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Yeah, we had our big ice storm last week, so you should be good to go!
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:27 AM   #9
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I'm in.
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Old 12-15-2013, 12:28 PM   #10
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Not sure my volvo will be here as my MS is back at DIY for the third time in a row but I'll be there.
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Old 12-15-2013, 02:49 PM   #11
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Dave Barton lives in Dallas? I thought you lived in California.

I'm totally down for a road trip in spring. I'm building my 745 again so funds are tight until then.
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Old 12-15-2013, 07:35 PM   #12
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I am now successfully a refugee from Cali. I figured Texas would be the last place they'd look for me.
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Old 12-15-2013, 09:54 PM   #13
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That is extremely true

Well I just pulled the crank out to get it polished. Then it's new rings and pistons time. Along with a **** ton of head work.
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Old 12-17-2013, 11:46 AM   #14
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I will be there
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Old 12-17-2013, 07:24 PM   #15
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I will be there. I'm going to have to play passenger and observe on the wrenching. I'll try to convince someone to drive my wagon over to Chris' place so I can at least show it off.

This damn shattered tibia makes it hard to drive a standard
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Old 12-17-2013, 08:54 PM   #16
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I will be there. I'm going to have to play passenger and observe on the wrenching. I'll try to convince someone to drive my wagon over to Chris' place so I can at least show it off.

This damn shattered tibia makes it hard to drive a standard
Im sure my car wont be ready, I can drive you in one of your cars or whatever.
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Old 12-17-2013, 09:21 PM   #17
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I am now successfully a refugee from Cali. I figured Texas would be the last place they'd look for me.
Amazing, i'd have to drive up here just to meet you.

who cares about the rest of you yankies
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:27 AM   #18
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Shhhh...... Brett is here......
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Old 12-18-2013, 03:20 PM   #19
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I'm down but out for this round. Those events happen when I'm sleeping and have to work that evening. =/

Perhaps a Sunday event in the future?
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Old 12-18-2013, 11:22 PM   #20
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Old 12-19-2013, 02:34 AM   #21
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I've been lurking in the shadows but I should make it out for this. My ride is up and running.
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Old 12-19-2013, 06:18 PM   #22
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My brother in law manages a resturaunt in Addison and he'd be willing to host something in his lot.
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Old 12-19-2013, 09:50 PM   #23
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Hey PunK, the Addison restaurant sounds like a great opportunity for the next meet. Pm me sometime and we can discuss where and how. Hope to meet you soon!
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Old 12-20-2013, 12:40 PM   #24
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I'm down. Never been to cars and coffee before so that should be cool.
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Old 12-20-2013, 08:33 PM   #25
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You guys are awesome! I am really looking forward to this meet!

Just a reminder, Cars and Coffee starts at 8am and the earlier we get there, the more likely it will be for us to park together. When we went in November, they actually had a full lot and were turning away the last of the Corvettes because there were too many of them. I hope that happens again this time as it was really satisfying to drive a Volvo wagon in after a Vette was told to leave!
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