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    Talking Oregon 2010 - preparation and Day 1

    This thread will chronicle our Summer 2010 Oregon Adventure! Photos will be uploaded as we explore the great North West.

    The plan....

    Monday - Aug 2nd
    Dinner at The Allison, with a private showing of the owners car collection.
    NB: Most folks are staying at the Allison Monday night, make your own reservation - 503.554.2525.

    Tuesday - Aug 3rd
    Depart from the Allison after breakfast, driving to the Gorge and Multnomah
    Falls, the 4th highest in the world.
    Spend the first night at the Timberline Lodge; 800-547-1406; $225; 7 day cancellation.
    Dinner at The Timberline Lodge with the Mt Hood peak at 11,500 ft as a back drop.

    Wednesday - Aug 4th
    Sunriver Resort Lodge; 800-801-8765; $259; 21 day cancellation.
    Dinner at the Pine Tavern in Bend which was built in the 30?s.

    Thursday - Aug 5th
    Crater Lake Lodge; 888-774-2728; $206; 2 day cancellation.
    Dinner at the Crater Lake Lodge on the rim of Crater Lake

    Friday - Aug 6th
    Jacksonville Inn, Jacksonville, Or - 800-321-9344; $159-$465; 3 day cancellation.
    Dinner at The Jacksonville Inn.

    Saturday - Aug 7th
    Best Western Beachfront Inn at Brookings Or. 541-469-7779; $215, I?m not sure of the cancellation policy at this time. This is on the beach and is 25 miles from the Redwood National Park.
    Dinner on the coast at the Kitanishi Sushi and Japanese restaurant.

    .........


    The Texas/Oklahoma Z8's were the first to start the trek to Portland. Christian and Jeff's cars were picked up at Classic BMW in sunny Plano, TX and then rode to Garlyn-Shelton BMW in Temple, TX where they were joined by Ken and Mark's Z8s.

    After saying goodbye to our trusty Longhorn after a surprise early morning shower, we were off to Temple to meet the Plycar van.

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    Christian and Jeff's cars were safely stowed and wrapped for the journey.
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    We were loaded and the cars were on their way.
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    Awesome- have fun!!!!

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    The TX cars arrive in OR...

    Here are some Z8 pictures sent in by Mark at Pacific Motorsports. Thanks for the pix, and taking such good care of our cars!


    We have been Tweeting about them on our Twitter feed - BMWShopPDX. There is a link to the Twitter Feed directly from the homepage of our website. You can tell your club members that we have, and will continue to Tweet about them there, where most of the pictures are different (from my iPhone). These attached pictures are from a higher resolution "real" camera.

    We hope that you enjoy these pictures as much as we enjoy having the cars here. For professionals that work on cool cars every day, this is special for us.

    Best regards,

    Mark, Julie, Brandon, James, Chris & Terry

    Mark Dikeos
    Pacific Motorsports
    Portland's Premiere Independent BMW & MINI Shop
    936 SE Powell Blvd.
    Portland, OR 97202
    503-232-5545
    www.pacificmotorsportsonline.com
     
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    Tears in my eyes

    Sorry I couldn't make it but thank you for the pictures. Keep them coming.

    Pandaman

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    Notice the Pacific Motorsport Shop sign in the second picture at the upper right of the building. It is of a Titanium/silver Z8. It is nice to see the Oregon Drive starting to move along after a year in the making. Thanks to everyone. Erik

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    We're now all here, and the adventure has started in earnest!

    In this first strip you can see Norcal & my cars arriving at Pacific Motorsports just thirty minutes after we arrived, then all of us heading out through downtown Portland and into the beautiful open countryside on route to the Allison.
     
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    Thank you

    Don't have to much fun and thank you for the pictures.
    Pandaman

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    Here is our first event of the trip, a private tour of a wonderful collection with it's patron.

    Once we all assembled at the Allison we headed over to see the owner, Mr Ken Austin's wonderful private collection. Ken started building hot rods as a boy, and has 34 patents in casting manifolds and engines, but his great contribution to the PNW was he started the first alcohol program, Hazelton/Springbrook, and helped many people change their lives for the better. He also started A-Dec dental equipment company before opening the Allison three years ago.

    After our tour it was back to the hotel for our first dinner all together, and a full preview presentation of our route and travel plan.
     
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    Magnificent pictures! Wish we could have joined you -- we were at Timberline Lodge about 3 years ago; the Oregon countryside is beautiful. When we were there we visited with relatives in Forest Grove and in Amity. Enjoy!
    John Klecker - 2002 Topaz / Crema (61782)

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    Everyone on the trip, please don't forget to add your own pictures and stories to each thread.
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    Thumbs up ...and a few more.

    The light got better and as the gorgeous sunset occurred, really highlighted the orange of the sunlight and reflection off of rust colored paint of the exterior of The Allison -- just amazing start to a much anticipated journey.....

    plus, to see a 1907 Ford Model K 'survivor' was a real treat. Still with original leather, paint and canopy.
                 
    Best Regards,

    Jeff
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    Meet and Greet - with Desert!
               

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    We had a few days to explore Oregon before the group got together. The Evergreen Space Museum and Munson Falls were both great stops. Check-in at the Allison was next, followed by the tour of Ken Austin's garage.