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« Reply #15 on: September 17, 2017, 11:56:28 AM »

Sooooooo, we're talking late August/early September next year?

The wife will DEFINITELY support a wine country trip!  Party on

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« Reply #16 on: September 17, 2017, 11:58:33 AM »

You mean we are not going to have the annual "SAAC should pick the closest track to my house" thread? I so love that (not).

 Hysterical

It is one of the closer tracks to my house! Grin

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« Reply #17 on: September 17, 2017, 12:09:09 PM »

think it will be 2nd week in August.  go to the convention,  visit the vineyards - all the cab grapes should be hanging on the vines by then



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« Reply #18 on: September 17, 2017, 12:46:34 PM »

think it will be 2nd week in August.  go to the convention,  visit the vineyards - all the cab grapes should be hanging on the vines by then



Sounds like a damm good plan  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #19 on: September 17, 2017, 12:49:58 PM »

AWESOME!

Will there be an alternate plan for the significant others? I know my wife would like to meet some of her counterparts who deal with our (my) addiction.  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #20 on: September 17, 2017, 04:07:42 PM »

Napa wine train for lunch and scenery is fun.  Would be great if there is an open house or tour at either/or the amazing Cobra Experience Museum in Martinez and Denbeste Motorsports up a bit north in Windsor (home of wall of Cobras, Shelby wines and Shelby Engine Co.).

http://www.cobraexperience.org/

http://www.denbestemotorsports.com/

http://winetrain.com/

I don't know what we do about the non-wino beer boys.

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« Reply #21 on: September 17, 2017, 04:26:37 PM »

Don,

I would pass on the Wine Train...it takes too long, doesn't stop at the better wineries, and you're somewhat rushed with limited time on the wineries it does stop at. Just an FYI

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« Reply #22 on: September 17, 2017, 04:32:54 PM »

True.  We have done it a couple of times while on extended stay. More for families and those that want a scenic lunch and are not so much wine tasting. So many great wineries to choose from in Sonoma and Napa counties and beyond.  We always hunt for a designated driver. 

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« Reply #23 on: September 17, 2017, 04:54:45 PM »

Thanks for sharing Don. All looks good, speaking of beer drinkers, is there any breweries in the area? Craft brewery places?
Cheers

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« Reply #24 on: September 17, 2017, 05:33:07 PM »

Hotels will not be a problem due to the distance from Monterey, but if anyone wants their car transported with one of the big covered carriers, that will be a big problem.  Not only will it will be tough to get a reservation, if you do, prepare to spend double to get it out there.


Easy problem to fix, drive it there
As for the wine side trips, carry a box of wine with a supply of red Solo cups and maybe a case or two of Busch beer. Nothing says quality like those two choices  Head knock


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« Reply #25 on: September 17, 2017, 06:10:31 PM »

Drove the rental car to Castle di Amorosa in Calistoga after SAAC38. Had a good time, drank some wine.



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« Reply #26 on: September 18, 2017, 11:52:31 AM »

NORCAL gang are great event planners.  Looking forward to what they recommend and put together.

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« Reply #27 on: September 18, 2017, 10:32:32 PM »

From what I understand, the only event that is changing dates in Monterey is the Pebble Beach Concours. The PB Concours is moving to the weekend after the normal car week, this would make Monterey a two week event.

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« Reply #28 on: September 19, 2017, 01:12:46 AM »

Looking forward to hearing more. It's going to be great  Chug a Lug

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« Reply #29 on: September 19, 2017, 07:17:35 AM »

Was I the only one that heard RK stand on the stage and say at the SAAC 42 dinner that we should all be looking west for SAAC 43?

I don't want to throw a wet blanket on all this talk of the days of wine and roses, But  Cheesy

What about Springfield, IL, Denver, CO, and Reno, NV? They are all west of Indianapolis.

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