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Old 02-05-2019, 07:38 PM
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As you make your plans beware the heavy Montreal traffic and try to avoid rush hour, not much fun in a GT3. The city has been under construction for as long as I remember (far too long) and there's no end in sight.
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:34 AM
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I'll back up Mr. Turtles,
Montreal is a mess. Lots of major roadwork, bad streets, detours everywhere. Once you'll be north of the city and heading to Tremblant all will be nice and smooth. Tremblant in itself is a destination. You could stop by in St-Sauveur for lunch. The original destination village in the Laurentians. Stop by Pagé Boulangerie to pick up a sugar pie (tarte au sucre). If you have a sweet tooth you won't regret it.
Obviously since you'll be in the province of Québec, food wise, a true "Poutine" might be an option. Montreal has some of the best places, La Banquise, to name one.
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Old 02-06-2019, 01:43 PM
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How about a trip to Coaticook for an ice cream and cheese ( curds)
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Old 02-06-2019, 10:55 PM
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W, how many days are you gonna take off work to do this DE? You kind of need a travel day on Thursday and a travel day on Monday, and that's if you are driving up 87 to cross the border.
That drive is long enough. Waze it.
We're coming up as well for the 3rd straight year. Love hanging with the NER/NCR folks.
While Montreal is a mess, Waze saved us a ton of time through that area. We ended up finding Matt R and Judy en route, and followed them (via Waze) for much of the drive through the Montreal area.
Waze saved us tons of time. Of course, we were in a very comfortable F-150 towing the track car, and we set aside 2 days just for travel.
See you up there. If you wanna take the 87, you can join our caravan.
Where are you staying?
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Old 02-06-2019, 11:24 PM
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wmond, dgrobs,

Chin is at Watkins Glen on Jul 3-4. If work allows, I want to hit that and drive to Tremblant from there. Could be a nice 5 day DE bonanza.

I'll second Saratoga Springs as a nice stop along the way. Those Vermont roads unless you're really well equipped will be tough from a speed enforcement standpoint.

See you guys soon at one NNJR event or another
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Old 02-07-2019, 12:18 AM
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Was planning travel day Thursday for sure, but probably drive back on 87 Sunday night, which is why I was thinking a slower enjoyable drive up would be cool on a secondary road. I understand Monday may be a sick day at work. Booked a room at the Westin. I’m worried if I did chin on the 3rd and 4th, what if I need to replace brakes or tires between events? Since I’m actually driving my car and not a tractor trailer workshop with enough equipment to build a new car from spare parts, I am concerned 5 days might be too much in a row. Nnjr is at the Glenn for 3 days at the end of July anyway, so I was planning to get back for that.

Looking forward to seeing you both. With all of the events B grobs does, you can almost plan to see him at every event. Was going to try for nnjr thunderbolt in May also as a tune up. Still trying to get used to the new ride, lots more power and grip than I had before, need to figure that out still.

And huge thanks for all these ideas to everyone, I’m already psyched for the long drive, broken up by some fun stops. Have already identified the best lobster roll in Bennington VT for lunch, planning an a very early start Thursday and enjoying the drive up.

erko, did you see your avatar picture is now the DE picture on the nnjr website? How long has that been the case? You’re famous!!!
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Old 02-07-2019, 09:11 AM
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There is a cool oblisk in Bennington for the Battle of Bennington that you should check out of your driving through there.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:34 AM
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By the way, July 5th is the start of the Tremblant Blues Festival.
Good bands, lots of shows, a lot of people.
It was last summer while attending the festival that me and my wife decided to drive to the Circuit and bumped into the NNJR DE event. That was the event that gave us the incentive to buy a Porsche and start HPDE events at Tremblant. Stil have to find the Porsche but this should be our first summer of DE.
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:37 AM
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Originally Posted by dannyss View Post
By the way, July 5th is the start of the Tremblant Blues Festival.
Good bands, lots of shows, a lot of people.
It was last summer while attending the festival that me and my wife decided to drive to the Circuit and bumped into the NNJR DE event. That was the event that gave us the incentive to buy a Porsche and start HPDE events at Tremblant. Stil have to find the Porsche but this should be our first summer of DE.
Welcome to the madness. Will you be at this year's NNJR event?
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Old 02-07-2019, 02:58 PM
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dgrobs,
Got to find the right Porsche still. Then we'll become members of the PCA Quebec region (RENNSPORT). Which DE events we'll do during the summer we don't know yet.
But for the July 5th weekend we're at Tremblant for the Blues festival for sure. If we're not doing the NNJR event, we will certainly drop by.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:02 PM
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Got to find the right Porsche still. Then we'll become members of the PCA Quebec region (RENNSPORT). Which DE events we'll do during the summer we don't know yet.
But for the July 5th weekend we're at Tremblant for the Blues festival for sure. If we're not doing the NNJR event, we will certainly drop by.
For sure. Stop by and say hello. Great folks always at this DE (and all NNJR DE's for that matter).
Why not pick up a low miles 981 S for some track use. Great track car, well balanced, and can track it right out of the showroom.
Stay in touch as this DE gets closer.
Love that the Blues Fest is the same time. So much fun, and very family friendly as well.
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Old 02-07-2019, 03:19 PM
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We were planning on a 981 GTS but when we found out we were going to be grand-parents (for the first time), so my wife wanted one with back seats, so 991.1 GTS it is. I also feel just a bit more at ease sitting in the 991. A bit more elbow room.
Yep, the Blues festival is really great. We discovered Christone Kingfish Ingram last year. WOW. Made sure we saw every performance he did at the festival.

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Old 02-07-2019, 05:01 PM
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We were planning on a 981 GTS but when we found out we were going to be grand-parents (for the first time), so my wife wanted one with back seats, so 991.1 GTS it is.
I thought that's what the frunk was for....
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Old 02-07-2019, 11:10 PM
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Old 02-08-2019, 01:42 PM
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If you are going up 89 cut west just before you hit the CA border and cross at one to the three teeny-tiny boarder crossings, and head west and then north to avoid the Isle entirely. On google it says it is a lot longer but I think in reality it’s a wash, and the roads up there are winding and pass through beautiful farmland, amazing lakes, and forests. I don’t remember the specific route numbers, but will have to dig them up before I do the same thing.

id even recommend it with a trailer. Just make sure you don’t let Google route you onto any dirt roads!
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