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post #1 of 16 Old 04-03-2019, 11:23 PM Thread Starter
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Petaluma / Santa Rosa, CA area small gathering

Hi, a buddy and I have been kicking around ideas for a small get together.

The last time we had one it was closer to my area (Livermore, CA) so this time we are thinking closer to his area (Petaluma / Santa Rosa, CA)

Still pulling ideas together.

Target location = Petaluma / Santa Rosa CA area. Actually need to find a place that will let us use their parking lot, such as a restaurant, hotel or mall area.

As a practical matter, it needs to be a place that has a bathroom for people to use.

Target date = Late April / Early May probably a Saturday, so either April 27 or May 04 - tending toward April 27 right now.

Target time = late morning - late afternoon.

Probably there will be Sprinters, Transits, Promasters, Metris, and maybe even some GM or VW. Probably will also see some derivative vehicles that are based on the chassis.

These gathering tend to be tilted toward conversion vans and people showing what they are thinking about doing or have done.

They range from very simple to very substantial conversions.

Very informal. There is no security guard to turn anyone away.

Food and drinks - Bring your own.

This isn't really intended to be a camp out - just some friendly curious people hanging out and sharing their hobby / interest.

Feel free to make suggestions of possible locations that could be used but one person suggested Graton Casino (not personally sure about this) and another suggestion was Healdsburg Vetrans Memorial Beach Park.

I will update the this thread as it comes together.

Feel free to make suggestions or comments of your interest.

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Looks like it is going to be Sunday April 28 2019 in case any one is interested.

If you have even a 10% chance of coming, please let me know because I need to do some space reservation guesstimates.

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Hello there,
I'd like to join you for your Sonoma County gathering. Would you put me in the loop? Thank you.

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Hi Jim,

Thanks for the reply.

All info will be posted in this thread.

We are still working on the exact location, so feel free to make suggestions.

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- Accommodate about 30-40 vehicles
- Be family friendly, so bathrooms and ideally something for kids to do in case they get tired of looking at vans and electrical systems.
- Having food / shopping nearby is always handy.

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I think I can make it with my van under construction. Looking forward to seeing other folk’s projects.
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Petaluma Outlet Mall might be good . Has big parking lot along freeway (good van exposure) .

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I'm in Santa Rosa and would love to attend but can't do the weekend of 4/27. I could do the following weekend, 5/4, so keep me in the loop in case your date changes. Thanks!!
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Thanks for the inputs.

Don't worry if your van is under construction - that is more typical than you might imagine.

People often come with no van at all just to think about it or enjoy the social aspects.

The outlet mall is one of the sites under consideration, as is "A place to play" park in Santa Rosa. One of the considerations is if we can sort of reserve an area or not.

For this event, April 28, 11 am - 6 pm is pretty well locked in.

For me and some others, this kind of thing is social outlet, so there will be additional events.

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I’m at least 10% in.
Hey Andy, are you from mammoth lakes?
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The current most likely location is Friedman's hardware parking lot in the Deer Creek Shopping center.

Will update / confirm as the event gets closer.

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