Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

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Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 11:07 am

Hey all (particularly Yaut, travelbyota, slimdude85, JDNightFox, krytios and SirFoxx),

I would like to help organize a get together this fall, possibly at the Ozark Gambler, but I'm game for just getting together in the Springfield, MO area as well. I'm certainly not interested in gamblin' my daily driver, but have inquired about how volunteers may help out. It would be fun to see the crazy cars and folks.

My older son just started at Mo State, so the Springfield region would be convenient, but we would miss the show of the Gamblin' crowd. Here is a link on the Ozark Gambler FB page, it takes place October 11-13 and is down in Ozark, AR.

Gamblin' the Ozarks 2019'

I will email Keegan (SirFoxx) and krytios (as they haven't been on here in a while) to see if they are interested in joining the conversation.

And anybody interested in the get together, please jump in, I just listed the folks I am aware of in that region, not trying to exclude anybody.

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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Mon Aug 19, 2019 9:52 pm

So,

After messaging with the Arkansas outfit, they don’t really need volunteers. A person can stay on the tame paths and skip the obstacles, would be fun. It would be great to have a Tercel group. A group build on a team car would be fun in the future.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by SirFoxx » Mon Aug 19, 2019 10:58 pm

I think it would be awesome (assuming my tercel is running)! If you would like, I could invite a few of the other Toyota guys I've befriended through autocross /rallycross (one is a fx16, ae86, and another tercel guy!).

I'd be down for mild off roading, however, I only have summer tires and all seasons, so I wouldn't be able to do anything crazy.

Springfield would work for me. Seeing as my Tercel is a crazy odd build, I would hate to get stranded too far from home.

If anyone sees this and remembers me and wanting to do a 7age swap to my wagon, TL:DR I did it, but not really. I'll post info into the correct forum on that.

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Post by slimdude85 » Thu Sep 12, 2019 7:44 pm

I was waiting to see if there would be any other responses, but since it’s been several weeks, I’ll throw my two cents in. I’d be up for getting together. Since I have the first gen 2wd, I would definitely have to stick to mundane roads. As such, Springfield-ish sounds good to me.
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Thu Sep 12, 2019 9:28 pm

Hey all,

It sounds like a Springfield meet & greet would be best. Surely we can find a back road here or there to take a drive. What weekend in October works best for everyone?

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:41 am

Hey All,

I would like to firm up a Springfield area get together for the third weekend in October (18-20). Unfortunately I don't see much for tent camping, but my family and I will be down in Kimberling City the last weekend of this month and I hope to take a look around. Mark Twain national forest appears to have a website with trail roads for a little off-roading, ranging from typical gravel roads to more advanced trails if others like. I think most of us would enjoy a scenic drive without anything too technical. I would love to get Yaut and byota involved as well, I will send them emails.

slimdude - have you seen the video of Keegan hooning his 1st gen on the autocross, fun stuff!!

Keegan Autocross

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Wed Sep 18, 2019 11:53 am

Here is a link to some of the park roads in state parks in southern MO. The Ava unit is south of Springfield and is probably the closest. The Rolla unit wouldn't be a bad drive either.

Mark Twain Trail roads

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by SirFoxx » Wed Sep 18, 2019 4:36 pm

NWMO, will we be camping or staying at your place, hotel, etc..? I sent a message to my toyota racing buddies, and will let you know if anyone else in interested.

If its okay with you, one of my coworkers would like to attend, especially if we do any off roading. He has a pretty stout 4x4 tacoma that he offroads with, and would be handy if any of us get stuck.
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Post by NWMO » Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:50 pm

I live in northwest Missouri, so I assume some would camp/hotel and others would be near home. The more the merrier, though I don’t expect any serious offroading.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by SirFoxx » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:06 pm

NWMO wrote:
Wed Sep 18, 2019 7:50 pm
I live in northwest Missouri, so I assume some would camp/hotel and others would be near home. The more the merrier, though I don’t expect any serious offroading.

Chris
As we near closer to the october 18-20 date, do we have a definitive meet up location..? and do we also have a trail or something we can all participate in..?
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:30 pm

My family and I are camping in Kimberling City this weekend, I’m hoping to scope out a drive and possibly find a campground closer to Springfield. Any suggestions or spots to check out (slimdude?) would be great.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by SirFoxx » Tue Sep 24, 2019 2:30 am

NWMO wrote:
Mon Sep 23, 2019 9:30 pm
My family and I are camping in Kimberling City this weekend, I’m hoping to scope out a drive and possibly find a campground closer to Springfield. Any suggestions or spots to check out (slimdude?) would be great.

Chris
Sounds good. Hope I didn't sound too snippy :/ I'll ask my offroad buddy if he knows of any easy trails or scenic routes down in that area as well.
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:26 am

Good morning all,

Headed home after a beautiful weekend on Tablerock Lake and drove past a possible national forest service road that may be fun for the meet & greet. Just south of Ozark, MO (less than 30 mins south of Springfield) there is a route off Hwy65 east into part of the Mark Twain national forest. We ran into a low water crossing pretty quick, so we didn’t go far, but here are some pics.

Chris
Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:31 am

Here is the low water crossing, maybe 4”-6” at the deeepest and only for a few feet.

Pic with no car is headed into the forest, pic with van is from the far side after I walked across. Again, depth would be no problem, but the moss cover is pretty slippery.
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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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Re: Tercel4wd.com Midwest meet/greet??

Post by NWMO » Sun Sep 29, 2019 10:33 am

Here is one around the corner showing the service road into the forest.

Keegan - a second 4x4 (hopefully your buddy) would be good just in case somebody got in a pinch. The forest is beautiful and the trees may be turning in a few weeks which would be fantastic.

Travelbyota sold his tercel, still no word from Yaut. Slimdude, you have another 1st gen 2wd correct?

I’m going to start looking for a campground or cabin!
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Psalm 37:4 "Delight yourself in the Lord and he will give you the desires of your heart"

In remembrance of my friend ARCHINSTL:

T4WD augury?
"Oh, do not ask, 'What is it?' Let us go and make our visit."
T.S. Eliot - "The Love Song of J. Alfred Prufrock"

"Now and then we had a hope that, if we lived and were good, God would permit us to be pirates."
Mark Twain

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