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Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Tue Dec 16, 2008 2:45 pm

Our annual Poker Run will again be Mother's Day weekend. (Saturday) May 9 is the date. As in the past, we will start and end in Helen GA. Plan to come up on Friday and leave on Sunday for the maximum amount of fun. I believe we will hit our 50 car limit this year. We were at 42 cars last year.

I'll post details as they are worked out. I just wanted to post the date so people could make plans. Very Happy
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Tue Dec 16, 2008 3:18 pm

Correction, we had 42 but only 41 made it home. Crying or Very sad Poor ghia.
Jenn and I were poker run virgins last year and as Jon said make a weekend of it. This run is an awesome one. Just can't beat looking in your rear view around the twisty roads of north GA and seeing 40 dubs.

Awesome!

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by 57RTOval on Tue Dec 16, 2008 5:29 pm

Drat! Yellow Mustang club weekend in Pigeon Forge. And I was soooo looking forward to driving the 57 this year.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:07 pm

Hobug wrote:I believe we will hit our 50 car limit this year. We were at 42 cars last year.
Why only 50? I dont know how it works so that is why I ask. Wanted to make this past years but I had graduation the same day.

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:17 pm

We set 50 as a limit for a couple of reasons. There are only 52 cards in a deck so we can do our Poker hands with one deck. (I know there are probably ways around this, but this is how we do it) It is also hard to find interesting stops with parking for 50 cars and it gets tough to keep 50 cars together along the route.

This year, every 5-10 cars there will be a driver that knows the route to minimize people getting lost. Smile
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Attorney Isaiah Loophole on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:24 pm

Thanks for clearing it up!

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Tue Dec 16, 2008 11:26 pm

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Sat Mar 14, 2009 11:23 pm

We are finalizing the details and should be ready to start registering people soon. The shirt design is done. The route details will be done by end of day on Sunday. The last stop WILL be Jake's shop. This much we know.

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. For those who don't know, 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 us as much help as we can give them.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by aircooledaddicts on Sun Mar 15, 2009 10:24 am

Is there any way to up the limit from 50? I was going to have our club come to this but it sounds like
it is going to be real easy to hit 50 this year.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Sun Mar 15, 2009 7:04 pm

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. Cool


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.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Clyde on Sun Apr 12, 2009 8:38 am

The entry price goes up from $25 to $30 on April 15th. I need money and shirt sizes pronto, so I can order shirts and have sizes that fit all of you.

To register, send your name, shirt size, and a check to:
Clyde Maddox
536 Cherokee Ridge
Athens, GA 30606

Typically everyone gets a prize at the end- Plants, Scat stuff, Club shirts, VW dealership items, stock parts, and whatever anyone wants to contribute.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Clyde on Sun May 03, 2009 11:26 pm

Well, I've got like 18 cars pre-registered. If we don't have a shirt to fit you, it ain't my fault. I had to guess your size scratch

Once we hit 50 cars, the entry fee is waived, and you're just following along without drawing cards or winning anything. We would appreciate a 5 or 10 dollar donation, though.

This year's run will be around 113-115 miles.

the stops are:
1 Pappy's Riverwalk Restaurant in Blairsville, Ga.
2 Downtown Hayesville, NC.
3 Dairy Queen in Hiawasse, Ga.
4 Old Sautee Store in Sautee, Ga.
5 Raby's Aircooled Technology in Cleveland, Ga.
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by fluxcap on Wed May 13, 2009 6:10 pm

Where the heck are the pics? Who won? Details for those of us who couldn't make it out please! Laughing

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed May 13, 2009 7:29 pm

fluxcap wrote:Where the heck are the pics? Who won? Details for those of us who couldn't make it out please! Laughing
Sorry! http://www.burelphotography.com/volkswagen/pokerrun09/
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by fluxcap on Wed May 13, 2009 7:44 pm

Thanks! Looks like ya'll had a great turnout. Hope to make it next year!

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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Wed May 13, 2009 8:42 pm

Here is the link to Scott's pictures and many more.
http://www.athensvwclub.com/phpBB2/album_cat.php?cat_id=63

We had a great time and even had a couple drive up from Ocala FL. They ended up winning. cheers
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by daltondragger73 on Wed May 13, 2009 10:15 pm

Im curious to know!! in the pics I see a split window bus rolled over is everyon OK??? who was it???? sorry to see!! my best wishes to whoever!!
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by 71_georgia_beetle on Wed May 13, 2009 10:25 pm

daltondragger73 wrote:Im curious to know!! in the pics I see a split window bus rolled over is everyon OK??? who was it???? sorry to see!! my best wishes to whoever!!
http://forum.georgiadubs.com/aircooled-f2/brake-check-please-t1141.htm
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Re: Poker Run May 9 2009

Post by Hobug on Thu May 14, 2009 10:55 pm

Here we are leaving Hiawassee Dairy Queen.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_bOE8zazu24
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