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Sixty8panther

Grafton, NY (Albany Area)

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Rain rain & more rain... makes for a wet & damp roadtrip.

As some of you know I attended a Nissan Club Meet at

the Grafton Lakes State Park, NY this past weekend. It

was raining when I left Mass, it rained the WHOLE time

I was there and rained even heavier on the way back.

Western Mass & NY better have some sick May Flowers

this year, that's all I have to say.

The Meet was fun but the cars and events were dismal.

The lack of attendance was chalked up to the crappy

weather but the people who did show up were cool so

it was a fun roadtrip. As it turned out, most of the guys

there were from Altimas.net but the mix of cars was

pretty hilarious.

3 Nissan Altimas

350Z

240sx notchback

240sx hatch

5th gen. Maxima

Sentra SER

Infiniti G20

Subaru WRX wagon

Dodge Ram (broken air bag susp. on his Altima)

S10 Blazer

Camry (project 240sx not running)

Sunfire (Maxima not on the road)

VW Golf (Altima not finished)

Corolla (rental car)

And that's like 75% of the people there.... :blink:

It's all good though cause for me it was more about

the trip not the destination. Driving up through Rt. 2

in Western Mass through the Mohawk Trail & across

the mountains & valleys. Driving across those roads

always reminds me of back home (CzechoSlovakia)

and if you have a car with a full manual trans it's

super fun. The cliffs, serpentine roads, hairpin turns,

extra tall guardrails, railroad bridge, white water

rivers, jagged mountain tops & foggy patches of

heavy forest... it's all so therapeutic. The scenery is

worth the price of gas right there.

Anyway... here's the photos:

The famous Souvenir Store on the Mohawk Trail.

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Cars in Barns Spotting No. 389,549,701

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The token "Asian Kid" was a pretty cool dude,

as it turns out we live live less than 5 miles

appart. Both of us drive 150+ miles to a NY

State Park and find out that he drives past

my house everyday to go to work and even

recognizes my '68 Camaro. Small world.

The trashed Motel Room was evidence enough

of our insane party. Actaully this was just a

stupid prank by the older members since

we were Noobies. Hazing at it's finest. :rolleyes:

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Here's a quick colage of the cars that attended

and stayed untill Sun. morning. I was told by a

few guys that my Maxima tied with the notch-

back 240SX for coolest car in attendance. :lol:

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You have not lived untill you drive up a mountain & down

the other side averaging about 55MPH in 25-50mph

zones in wet conditions and in a car wiht a true clutch. :spin:

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If it was not for the Fog as thick as whip cream you could

see Mass, VT & NY from this overlook. Which is why they

call it a three state view.

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Wish I coulda gone with ya dude, looks like a fun time.

As "Linkin Park" says, "The journey's more important than the end or the start"

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my new sig. for the Nissan Forums. :D

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That looks like a nice trip, Sixty8. Tell us again, when are you picking up a li'l hustler? :)

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That looks like a nice trip, Sixty8.  Tell us again, when are you picking up a li'l hustler? :)

You lost me... hustler? :huh:

Is this another one of those pop culture things I'm not up to speed on?

EDIT: GOOGLED IT, CAN'T BELEIVE I'VE NEVER HEARD OF THEM BY

THAT NAME... I GUESS IT'S NO MORE CORNY THAN THE CHEVY LUV.

IN ANY CASE IT'S A PERFECT CASE OF THE JAPANESE NOT HAVING

THE BEST GRASP ON AMERICAN CULTURE. THEY SHOULD RENAME

THE TITAN THE "PIMP DADDY" AND THE FRONTIER SHOULD BE THE

"LIL HOOKER". :rolleyes:

In any case I'll tell you guys one thing, I've hung out and joined up to

many a car forum but there's no place like home. I've always liked

C&G the best. The clean layout and more importantly great conversaion

makes this place the most fun & enjoyable forum I've yet to come

across. Like your mom's cooking, there's no substitute for C&G. :D

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I like that it is based around GM but there is in depth coverage for all the othere companies as well.

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Yes... that's a good point and other things too. I can

honestly say C&G has one of the best no-nonsense

layouts of all the dozens of forums I've seen. But in

the end it's the people that make a differance.

There's no hazing and "noobies suck" bull$h! on

this site. We welcome our new members instead

of acting like @$$holes towards anyone who has a

post count of less than 1500.

I'm so glad that I have an outlet like C&G because

a lot of other sites are chock full of morons. I've had

my beef wiht a few of you but for the most part do

not hold a grudge and we all get along pretty well,

despite our differances. And trust me, even the anti-

Toyota & Honda stuff we have on here is mild in

comparison to some of te jerks on other forums.

I mean you'd think import based car forums would

be of open minded people and interesting individuals

but on a few there's more stupid fu#$sticks than you

can shake a stick at. 910Bluebird is pretty cool but

they're based in Australia so maybe that's the diff.

Either way I'm looking forward to another roadtrip

this summer where I cn meet up wiht a few of you.

If I get a enough interest I'd love to do a car meet

somewhere in New England. A BBQ or wahtever.

Anyone up for something like that this summer?

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