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  • CANCELED: Southwest Tour - Valley of Fire - October 23-25, 2020

    ***EVENT NOTE AS OF SEPTEMBER 25, 2020***

    Hello everyone,

    I am sad to say that the SW Tour - Valley of Fire trip is cancelled. I am disappointed that the event, which has already been postponed once, is still not at a time when it is safe to travel.

    Before coming to this decision, I researched the latest trends on the infection rates for the virus, and the short-term outlook is not good. Forbes reported that the increased travel during the Labor Day weekend has caused infection rates to spike. You can read about that here, Forbes Article Link. Additionally, Johns Hopkins Coronavirus Research Center ranks Clark county (Las Vegas) in Nevada as one of the top ten hotspots in the nation. Here is the Johns Hopkins map of the US indicating all the COVID-19 hotspots.

    I would be devastated to hear that anyone has come ill or died due to contracting the virus as a result of attending an event that I organized. This is not the time to be organizing large gatherings of people. It would be irresponsible to move forward and host an event that encourages people to travel at this time. There are too many points of contact when traveling that can lead to catching and spreading the virus. This is not how we will beat this pandemic. The sooner we can get this pandemic under control, the sooner we can travel freely again.

    I sincerely hope that the SW Tour - Valley of Fire event will happen next year, but no new dates have been set at this time.

    Thank you, and stay healthy!
    Jason


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    Join the S2KCA Southwest Tour - Valley of Fire
    Since we all had so much fun at the Southwest Tour 2019, we wanted to create another event for everyone to enjoy. Our new adventure explores the Las Vegas, NV area. We will travel through the Valley of Fire, enjoy a day on the Las Vegas Strip, and check out the views from Mt. Charleston. We have three full days of planned activities. The event is planned during the Fall weather, so the temperatures will still be pleasant. Join the party with all of our friends in the Southwest region. Everyone is welcome, but you must be an S2KCA member to attend the event.


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    Day 1 (Friday, October 23) - Welcome to Las Vegas Sign / Mt Charleston / Neon Museum
    09:30 - 10:00 -- Leave Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
    10:00 - 10:30 -- Arrive at the Las Vegas Sign
    10:30 - 11:30 -- Tour the Carroll Shelby Museum
    11:30 - 01:00 -- Drive to Mt Charleston
    01:00 - 02:00 -- Lunch break at Mt. Charleston Lodge
    02:00 - 02:45 -- Tour the scenic stops
    02:45 - 03:30 -- Travel to the Neon Museum
    03:30 - 04:30 -- Tour the Neon Museum
    04:30 - 05:00 -- Return back to the Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa


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    Day 2 (Saturday, October 24) - Live it up on the Las Vegas Strip
    Meet in the hotel lobby and take the shuttle to the Las Vegas Strip. We leave our cars protected in the hotel lot while we take the hotel shuttle to the Las Vegas strip. Do some shopping, maybe a little gambling, and possibly go to a show. Details for the Las Vegas trip can be discussed and finalized once the event is set up.

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    Day 3 (Sunday, October 25) - Hoover Dam / Valley of Fire
    09:00 - 09:30 -- Leave Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
    09:30 - 11:30 -- Arrive at Hoover Dam and do the Dam tour
    11:30 - 12:45 -- Drive to lunch at Bourbon Street Sports Bar
    12:45 - 02:00 -- Drive to Valley of Fire State Park
    02:00 - 04:00 -- Tour the scenic stops in the park
    04:00 - 05:15 -- Return to Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
    Last edited by 4U2NV; 09-26-2020, 12:34 AM. Reason: Event Cancellation Notice
    S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

    Where have you driven your S2000?


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    New Hotel Reservation Information Posted

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    HILTON LAKE LAS VEGAS RESORT & SPA
    Surrounded by the Mojave’s mountains and desert, the Hilton Lake Las Vegas is a 30-minute ride to the Las Vegas Strip via our shuttle service. This four star resort has a Mediterranean-style spa and a pool with private cabanas. Explore the adjacent attractions in MonteLago, a Tuscan-inspired village with a marina, shops, and water sports or enjoy a massage at the Spa Ravella.

    The daily resort charge includes:
    • Internet Access
    • Vegas Strip Shuttle
    • Free Parking
    • Spa Fitness Studio Access
    • Two Bottled Waters Each Day
    • Daily Beverage Voucher

    Hotel: Hilton Lake Las Vegas Resort and Spa
    Check-in: Thursday, October 22, 2020
    Check-out: Monday, October 26, 2020
    Reservation Link: https://www3.hilton.com/en/hotels/ne...KHF/index.html

    Best Rate as of July 30th: $185/night (plus resort fee and tax) Dream Away Promotion Rate - Hilton Honors Member


    This rate is subject to change. Make your reservations as soon as possible to guarantee the best rate.


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    Last edited by 4U2NV; 07-30-2020, 08:16 PM.
    S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

    Where have you driven your S2000?

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    • #3
      Attending List

      Post in this discussion thread if you plan to attend the Southwest Tour - Spring 2020 - Valley of Fire. I will update this post with the list of everyone attending the event.

      4U2NV - Jason
      R.Murphy - Roseanne
      Sandman - Sandeep
      Fokker - Michael
      s2kbobby - Bob & Rachel
      jukngene - Gene & Bea
      joephotographer - Jim
      Kyras - Patty
      RobM - Bob & Guest
      jgadams - Greg & Karen
      AZS2KDancer - Mark & Karen
      speedracer - John & Magali
      soshfty - Amaan
      acr671 - Alexander
      Last edited by 4U2NV; 04-02-2020, 12:16 AM.
      S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

      Where have you driven your S2000?

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      • #4
        I'm in for this even if I have to ride my bicycle.
        06 Grand Prix White S2000
        08 Apex Blue Pearl S2000 CR (#363)

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        • #5
          I guess I could tag along.

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          • #6
            Bob and Rachel will attend since we missed your Arizona trip last year.
            S2KDays: 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River || 2011 Black Hills

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            • #7
              List has been updated.
              S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

              Where have you driven your S2000?

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              • #8
                Booked! It'll be a 2-day drive from OKI, but I'm excited to join you in this tour!

                I should be able to get to Tinker AFB (OK), which will break up the trip fairly evenly.
                Last edited by JoePhotographer; 11-14-2019, 11:08 AM.

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                • #9
                  Booked a room. I'm committed now (to something other than the nut house).

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                  • #10
                    We’re going to talk about this and hope to have a decision within a week or so. We only get so many days off each year and we already have three big trips next year. I used to have frequent trips to Las Vegas for many years. The lure of the lights and tables has waned. Yet the dam tour I have not done in decades and it will bring back memories to visit Red Rock State Park again if we can make it.
                    Last edited by AZS2KDancer; 07-06-2020, 01:04 PM.

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                    • #11
                      ^^
                      I have been to the dam and took a tour, but it was quite a few years ago now. I'm looking forward to the driving and the scenery and, of course, seeing people I haven't seen in awhile.

                      This trip might give me a deadline and incentive for an aftermarket seat cooler project.
                      ***
                      -Roseanne



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                      S2KDays: 2019 Gettysburg || 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River
                      ***

                      Miscellaneous Musings:
                      The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble.

                      ***

                      Here is that rainbow I've been praying for.
                      It's gonna be a bright (bright)
                      Bright (bright) sunshiny day.
                      - Johnny Nash

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by R.Murphy View Post
                        ^^
                        This trip might give me a deadline and incentive for an aftermarket seat cooler project.
                        Seat cooler project??

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by joephotographer View Post
                          Seat cooler project??
                          With all of these ride and drive events I've been doing, I have found a few things that the newer cars have which I wish the S2000 had. Some things are not possible. Others are achievable. The seats in the S2000 already have perforated sections and air can flow through that. Kits exist for this. I plan to look into that and, if it's doable on my budget and skill set, I plan to give it a shot.

                          This is something which might be great for a midwinter tech day here in SoCal.
                          ***
                          -Roseanne



                          ***
                          S2KDays: 2019 Gettysburg || 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River
                          ***

                          Miscellaneous Musings:
                          The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble.

                          ***

                          Here is that rainbow I've been praying for.
                          It's gonna be a bright (bright)
                          Bright (bright) sunshiny day.
                          - Johnny Nash

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                          • #14
                            Sounds like a great idea, let me know how you do! I've often wanted cooled seats, but couldn't come up with a doable solution.
                            Upholstery is not my best skill, although I can do a great fix on scuffed discolored seat bolsters with leather stain.
                            FYI To find a $33 to $60 simple solution alternative try Amazon "Air conditioned seat cushion" not factory installed or stock looking but is, I imagine, functional.
                            2000 AP1 mods: Kraftwerks high boost supercharger kit, Proflow Design throttle body, AP2 transmission, Stage 2 Competition Clutch, KW Variant 3 coilovers, RM strut tower brace, MG Racing X brace, AP2 V1 wheels, AP2 rear wing, Moddiction heat shield, Hella horns, Custom fab cold air box, Ceramic coated exhaust manifold, Fujitsubo Legalis R dual exhaust, custom front splitter, and custom vented OEM hood.

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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Stuka View Post
                              Sounds like a great idea, let me know how you do!
                              Of course I'll post about it. I mean... did you think for even a split second that I wouldn't?

                              If I'm able to do anything with this idea, I will definitely post in the appropriate sub-forum for that and share with everyone.
                              ***
                              -Roseanne



                              ***
                              S2KDays: 2019 Gettysburg || 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River
                              ***

                              Miscellaneous Musings:
                              The most important lessons you need to know about life can be learned from a Weeble.

                              ***

                              Here is that rainbow I've been praying for.
                              It's gonna be a bright (bright)
                              Bright (bright) sunshiny day.
                              - Johnny Nash

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                              • #16
                                Originally posted by R.Murphy View Post
                                I plan to look into that and, if it's doable on my budget and skill set, I plan to give it a shot.
                                Keep me posted, as I want to look into that, as well as, seat warmers! It's the Midwest, ya know! Early Spring and Autumn (we drive until the salt and snow stop us!), the warmers would be a nice addition.

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                                • #17
                                  I discovered that the Carroll Shelby Museum in located in Las Vegas. I am shifting the drive days to add this stop to our trip.

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                                  S2K Days Attendee: Belterra, IN - 07 | Lake George, NY - 08 | San Francisco, CA - 09 | Asheville, NC - 10 | Keystone, SD - 11 | Golden, CO - 12 | Atlanta, GA - 13 | Hood River, OR - 14 | Cumberland Falls, KY - 15 | Durango, CO - 16 | Fredericksburg, TX - 17 | SoCal, CA - 18 | Gettysburg, PA - 19

                                  Where have you driven your S2000?

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                                  • #18
                                    Funny, he doesn't look like Matt Damon.
                                    S2KDays: 2018 SoCal || 2017 Fredericksburg || 2016 Durango || 2014 Hood River || 2011 Black Hills

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                                    • #19

                                      "It's rocket science but it's well understood rocket science." - Naveen Jain


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                                      2005 S2000 Silverstone Metallic - Fujita F5, ACT HDSS clutch, Work Emotion XD-9, Cobalt XR3 brake pads, Russell SS brake lines,
                                      Mugen reservoir socks, Modifry glove box organizer, factory headrest speakers, factory Ti shift knob, S2KCA logo throughout

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                                      • #20
                                        That’s funny. I just saw Ford vs Ferrari today.

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