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#454129 - December 11, 2017 02:05 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Isaque Nunes]
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Originally Posted By Isaque Nunes

Jason,
Aren't we able to set up our own "shootout" somewhere closer to all of us?
I have no idea but maybe we could explore this?


There's no replacement for the real deal. You need all the cars and people from all over North America to make it what it is.
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#454130 - December 11, 2017 02:12 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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Ok... Thought it would be cool to have our own Canadian style one.
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#454131 - December 11, 2017 02:22 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Lucian Marta]
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Originally Posted By Lucian Marta
Originally Posted By Jay Stacey
Lucian... where were you going?


Wherever my co-pilot asked me to.


Woah, woah, woah. Pretty sure I spent the entire time saying "This is one way, you can't go out here", which I believe you responded to by saying something along the lines of "frack it!"

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#454133 - December 11, 2017 02:55 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Jeremy Gilbert]
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Gilbert
I had an awesome time last night! Great to see all the old faces, and put some new faces to names.

Many thanks to Alex for organizing, and to him and Ziggy for taking the bill. That was a nice surprise at the end of the night! Hope everybody made it home safe.

^ tu It was good seeing you again sir

Originally Posted By Bryan Lawrence
Yeah was amazing guys! Was great seeing some old faces for sure, it's been far too long for some of you!!

Thank you Alex! Very glad you made this happen! Was a very nice surprise, really appreciate that!

^ tu Glad you were able to make it.

Originally Posted By Lucian Marta
Thank you Alex for planning it, and big thanks to you as well as Ziggy for covering the bill - I was not expecting that! It was nice seeing everybody again. And unlike most DSM meets, everybody showed up smile

^Yep, i was really pumped haha...Glad you were able to make it in 1Ga... and thanks for stepping hard on the throttle on the way out and surprise at the end...we saw lights flashing and felt ground shaking cool it was the perfect way to end our meet

Originally Posted By Mike Kuttschrutter
Was a good time. Glad to see everyone, and thanks again for covering the bill.

See you's in the spring. tongue

^I'll be back cool

Originally Posted By Jay Stacey
Had a great time.. must do more of these

^ tu

Originally Posted By Rob Strelecki
That was nothing short of amazing! grin
Thanks everyone and thanks for treating us so well, Alex & Ziggy!

^ tu

Originally Posted By Ziggy Dietrich
Alex covered the majority of the bill. I chipped in a bit, but pretty sure he covered at least double what I did! A huge thank you to Alex, both for organizing and for being the DSM Santa, and thanks to Rob Strelecki for the ride. It was a great night.

^No worries Ziggy, i'm so glad you were able to make. The meet would not be same without you!

Originally Posted By Isaque Nunes
Yes great time with a great group of guys! This board might not be as active as others but die hard DSM'rs! Thanks again Alex for the treat man and Ziggy too... Stand up guys!

^You're the man of your word smile you showed up in the lancer like promised. She does look like an RalliArt tu Idled really well

Originally Posted By Jason Drew
Well worth the trip! It was nice to see everyone, put faces to names and see familiar faces. It really is too bad that the Shootout is only once a year.

As other said, a big thanks to Alex and Ziggy, that was really not necessary but much appreciated.

^Finally i met you in person. Glad you made it tu





Now let's take a look at some pics.
I know we all have busy schedules but i really appreciate you were all able make it. Regarding the bill, no big deal at all. I saved ton of money over last 10+ years by learning from the crew and buying parts and service from our board.




^Every single seat was occupied lol


^Jason Drew (left), Terry S (center), and myself(right) were putting parts in plastic bags for our little DSM game. Pic was taken inside Terry's garage next to his 2Gb Spyder

^Jason Drew (left), and Terry S (right). We arrived early to ensure tables were ready for us.




And here is our game...DSMers had to figure out where specific parts belong in DSM


^ Winner Mike Kuttz. Rear sub-frame bushing


^ Winner Reza. Seat belt mounting bolt


^ Winner Lucian M. Factory alarm horn


^ Winner Jeremy G. Cigarette lighter nut


^ Guillaume Berton. 2G fender plastic clip (passenger side)
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#454134 - December 11, 2017 02:55 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Isaque Nunes]
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and here are few pics from the parking lot ...after wings and beer






^Guillaume's daily 1Gb and Isaque's boosted lancer. Built by Reza






^ Lucian's 1990 TSi AWD
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#454137 - December 11, 2017 03:57 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Jeremy Gilbert]
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Originally Posted By Jeremy Gilbert

Woah, woah, woah. Pretty sure I spent the entire time saying "This is one way, you can't go out here", which I believe you responded to by saying something along the lines of "frack it!"

tongue


We used to say: "I'm only going one way!"
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#454140 - December 11, 2017 07:29 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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Definitely big thanks to Ziggy and Alex, very kind of you both.

Sorry I didn't answer quicker, tried going on site yesterday and kept getting an error.

Awesome to put faces to names of people I hadn't met before and to see people I haven't seen in a while.

I also spotted an X-files agent

Originally Posted By Alex Akachinskiy






Terry, you look like one of those dark government secret sellers tongue

Originally Posted By Isaque Nunes

Jason,
Aren't we able to set up our own "shootout" somewhere closer to all of us?
I have no idea but maybe we could explore this?


Would actually be cool to do a Canadian DSM meet ( HUGE *Trump accent* one) Not saying we could be bigger than the DSM meet in Ohio, but would definitely be a cool thing to have every year.
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#454142 - December 11, 2017 07:44 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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There are lots of smaller local tracks where meets happen, and that is great, but it just doesn't compare to the annual shootout where all the big names show, and there are DSMers from all over North America.
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#454143 - December 11, 2017 10:02 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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In my mind, although tracks or dynos would be great dont' get me wrong, I'd be ok with a general meet of anyone and everyone in Canada with DSMs a certain date that repeats itself (or 1rst wkn of whatever month) annually. Not only is it nice to see the old cars still kicking but it's also a motivator when you see others with working cars. Same can be said with dynos/race events of the cars actually improving.

I just don't want this community (not just our forum but in general) die out to single DIYers that keep to themselves. People need to talk/work amongst themselves to keep things alive and competitive. For example DSMQuebec is well...pretty much dead and people barely talk to each other.
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#454150 - December 12, 2017 05:22 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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I am pretty sure there was still a decent turnout from DSM Quebec at last year's shootout.
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#454152 - December 13, 2017 10:50 am EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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The core guys are still there and we still attend the Shootout and the SSPA but it's a very small group. There hasn't been an annual Gala(pretty much like we just did) for several years. The forum gets maybe 1-2 posts a week.

Sadly Facebook has done a lot of damage to the boards, most newcomers don't even know what a forum is.

This was our biggest local gathering last year


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#454153 - December 13, 2017 01:43 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Jason Drew]
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Originally Posted By Jason Drew
Sadly Facebook has done a lot of damage to the boards, most newcomers don't even know what a forum is.


I agree with this 100%. I don't have FB, so I definitely noticed the drop in activity across all of the forum's I'm part of. I think I caught the tail end of forum popularity when I joined my first DSM forum back in like 2007-2008. Started going downhill from there frown
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#454155 - December 13, 2017 05:22 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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I agree Lucian I joined in 2006.. and it was thriving with lots to do. But it quickly thinned out.

I thought it was me for a while.
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#454159 - December 16, 2017 02:37 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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I Calendared the event, but just been spending too much money with the 2 dsms lately and haven't made much time for myself outside of work. Turned out to be a busy week to do the 7 hr round trip. would have been nice to make the meet but I will continue to bring a running car to whatever I can in the non winter months. Especially ohio and the shootout 😆
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#454161 - December 16, 2017 08:07 pm EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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God I have been around forever, went to my first meet Cayuga June 1998 lol, I haven't been on the site for awhile myself. It was great to see the turn out you guys had, I remember the BIG KW meets from 20 yrs ago , I think I might be the only original member out here now, maybe its up to me a an elder statesmen to try to organise another for Kitchener, we have Devons bbq in the summer but I long for the glory days lmao, I sound like a bad Springsteen song

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#454163 - December 17, 2017 01:28 am EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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Jerry! Good to see you man. But I think you're forgetting that old man Richardson still hangs around these parts! (That's his favourite nickname)

I'm sure we'll get another meet together in the springtime, would be great to have you out!
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#454164 - December 17, 2017 08:46 am EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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Ah yes Stephen is still around , every yr I tell him we are getting together for some beers, but we never hook up lol.Its always nice to see you Jeremy and your car, I always love your car because its the same yr as mine, except a little faster lol, whenever I see it I always think, dam my car should have that set up lol

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#454165 - December 17, 2017 10:18 am EST Re: GTA DSMer meet December [Re: Alex Akachinskiy]
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Lol.... Who you calling Old ?

It is good to see that there are still some core DSMer willing to make a drive for a meet.

Forsure this spring/summer we need to get another KW/Guelph meet organized.

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