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Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Hobug on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 8:24 pm

The 5th annual Athen's VW club Poker Run will be May 9. We start in Helen GA at 10:00 am. It takes most of the day cruising thru the N. GA mountains and is a great time. There will be many prizes to be won. If you are thinking about coming, ask Tanbug or Sweet Thang about it. They can tell you. Most of us arrive Friday night and stay thru Sunday morning. We are working on having the same host hotel. It is in walking distance of downtown Helen. After the run, we host a free cook-out at the hotel for all who want to hang around. Last year's parking lot party went into the night. Twisted Evil


We have a 50 car limit and have been asked why we limit it.

The problem with upping the limit from 50 is that there are only 52 cards in a deck, so it gets too complicated for our feeble minds to figure out how to do the poker hands with more. Also, and probably a bigger concern, is the logistics of finding stops along the route where we can park 50 cars at one time. We could break into smaller groups, but it is really a thrill to see a long line of VWs winding thru the mountain roads.

The first 50 people to get their registration info and money in will be eligible to win the prizes. The cost is $25.00 if registered before April 15th. After that it is $30.00 if slots remain. Registration fee lets you draw to win prizes and includes an event T-shirt. ( sure to be collectable )

If anyone wishes to follow us, but not actually enter, we have no problem with that, as long as they give first priority for parking to those who are entered.

I'm sure there are many alternatives to the way we do it. This is just what we feel most comfortable with.


Steve and I drove the route today and it is a good one. We haven't figured the mileage yet, but it looks like about 100 miles. We will publish the map in a week or two, but it starts in Helen, goes to Blairsville, then to Hayesville N.C., down to Hiawassee, thru Sautee, and ends in Cleveland at Jake Raby's shop.

To register send your name, shirt size, and money to Clyde Maddox, 536 Cherokee Ridge , Athens, GA 30606.
If you are sending a check, please make it out to Clyde. Additional shirts are available for $10.00 each. Everyone who wishes to draw cards for the prizes must register.

We still need sponsors. Sponsors are listed on the shirts, but we need to have their info soon. Contact Clyde if you are intested. It takes some $$ to put this on and we want to make some money, as this year's 'profit' will be going to Jim and Kathee to help with their bills. Jim and Kathee were in a serious accident with their beetle before Christmas. Jim is still in a wheelchair and neither are able to work. They have not asked us to help, but they are members of our club and they could use as much help as we can give them.


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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Mountain Power House on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 8:47 pm

That sounds like a great route, very fun for those of us with cars that handle well :-)

Beth and I look forward to hosting the group at the shop.. There will be some interesting things to see and do and we have plenty of space now that the new addition of the shop is completed!

This poker run is one of the best events of the year!
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Tanbug on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 10:19 pm

We will be there.
The Scat rockers we got last year for our prize are now on the vert. shifting
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Post  Thang on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 10:28 pm

THIS IS TRUELY A GREAT RIDE

Looking forward to another excellent day of riding/sightseeing!
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Post  Mountain Power House on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 10:37 pm

This route is really cool too!!! Probably the best yet!

Jon, are we taking Richard Russell Scenic HWY from Helen to Blairsville???
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Hobug on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 10:45 pm

Mountain Power House wrote:This route is really cool too!!! Probably the best yet!

Jon, are we taking Richard Russell Scenic HWY from Helen to Blairsville???

Yes we are and when we leave Hayesville we are on backroads not the main hwy.

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Tanbug on Sun 15 Mar 2009, 11:17 pm

Don't let poeple follow me this year. Embarassed
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Post  overspray on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 12:25 am

we will see if mama will let go of another KITCHEN PASS ...

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Nae' on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 9:35 am

Mama says LOAD UP!! bounce
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Hobug on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 10:35 am

Nae' wrote:Mama says LOAD UP!! bounce

Excellent! shifting sign

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Post  Mountain Power House on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 10:45 am

Cool, I know those backroads.. Does one section go really close to a river with a ton of white water??? If so thats one hell of a cool road!
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Hobug on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 10:53 am

Mountain Power House wrote:Cool, I know those backroads.. Does one section go really close to a river with a ton of white water??? If so thats one hell of a cool road!

No, we didn't find that road, but many of them parallel streams. Some of the streams had a little white water as it was raining all day. Laughing

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Post  Hobug on Mon 16 Mar 2009, 10:55 am

Tanbug wrote:Don't let poeple follow me this year. Embarassed


This year we will have people spaced thru the run who have driven the route. Hopefully we will minimize the wrong turns. shifting

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Hobug on Sat 11 Apr 2009, 11:02 pm

If you are going to be there for this awesome event and haven't signed up, please do now. After the 15th the price goes up. See also the host hotel thread. Not sure if I made this clear, but entry gets you a chance at some nice prizes,a great cruise, event T-shirt and a post run cook-out if you hang around. Very Happy

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Post  overspray on Sat 11 Apr 2009, 11:05 pm

We will know after tomorrow when i take the 66 for it's shake down shifting ..... bounce

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Post  Hobug on Sat 11 Apr 2009, 11:18 pm

If you built it I'm sure it will drive fine.....just hope it can turn.

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  overspray on Sun 12 Apr 2009, 10:44 am

Well that's going to be a problem... slammed on 135's.... shifting

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Post  VOLKSWAGENUT on Sun 12 Apr 2009, 9:23 pm

overspray wrote:We will know after tomorrow when i take the 66 for it's shake down shifting ..... bounce
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  overspray on Sun 12 Apr 2009, 10:14 pm

Door won't open from inside.. bad skip under load.. and needs a frontend alignment

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Cave Man on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 8:57 am

Got my KITCHEN PASS from home. Now I need to keep things quiet at work so I can be able to go.

Today is the last day to register at the $25 rate. I know a bunch (well Charles and Tan) do this every year. Here is a link to Who is Registered so far. See some of you there.

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Post  Thang on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 7:24 pm

Cave Man wrote:Got my KITCHEN PASS from home. Now I need to keep things quiet at work so I can be able to go.

Today is the last day to register at the $25 rate. I know a bunch (well Charles and Tan) do this every year. Here is a link to Who is Registered so far. See some of you there.

http://www.athensvwclub.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=699

Come on Cave! study Evil or Very Mad Charles the part timer has never done this run!!! affraid
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Post  overspray on Wed 15 Apr 2009, 10:11 pm

You know the saying... If you can't run wiff the big dogs...... you buy a thing or a stuper....

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Post  TURBO on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 12:03 am

Can we trailer it............. We may get more BKC cars to do it lol!
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  Cave Man on Thu 16 Apr 2009, 8:30 am

overspray wrote:You know the saying... If you can't run wiff the big dogs...... you buy a thing or a stuper....

Soory I guess I missed your names on the list of folks that have Pre-Registered .
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post  overspray on Fri 17 Apr 2009, 12:44 am

Cave Man wrote:
overspray wrote:You know the saying... If you can't run wiff the big dogs...... you buy a thing or a stuper....

Soory I guess I missed your names on the list of folks that have Pre-Registered .

If it's not where i think it will be dependable it's not going... Don't want my head under the decklid all weekend and mis hanging out wiff my buds..... Know what i mean.... lol!

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