Auckland run 17 June 2012 Gizmo goodbye

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Auckland run 17 June 2012 Gizmo goodbye

Post by mickeyduck »

The MR2 that founded this Club is leaving home.

Having spent nearly two decades pampered, nurtured, fussed over and (when not playing hard) kipping in a warm dry cozy garage here in west Auckland, she's going to a new home way down south - all the way to Christchurch actually. Which is a good thing as it's real dry down there and thus good for an AW's health. Which may explain why there seem to be a high proportion of AW's down that way eh... http://mr2.org.nz/phpbb3/viewtopic.php? ... 1&start=23" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Anyway, Ade (Adrienne Mora the founder of this Club) is finally saying farewell to Gizmo, her precious and cherished companion of so many years. They shared many a mile (ok that's "many a 1 point 6 kilometre" to you youngsters) and helped bring grins to the faces of thousands of MR2 owners by way of getting this Club going.

So let's have a wee bit of a run and a good hearty dose of kai to say "bye bye" to Gizmo. It's a perfect excuse to celebrate the good times an MR2 can bring to so many of us.

BYO sausages / steaks / lamb chops and liquids for a BBQ. (if it turns a bit damp there's a huge garage to huddle in).

And if you're any good with a camera, bring it to get a few choice pics. :idea:

Might be a classic Ferrari there too, you just never know. It's real interesting to examine it and see the similarity of design as compared to an AW too...

If you're in Auckland, set aside the day.

Meeting at DSE Westgate, 10am Sunday 17th June.

I'm not going to say where we're going on this run but suffice to say it's SWEET...! Bring a full tank of gas and enjoy some of the best twisties this side of anywhere. :twisted:
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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Count me in.
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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I should be in, how many km's is the Run? Katie needs to put money aside for it :D

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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don't forget about the Spanner Day this weekend coming

Here's the link to the event!

http://mr2.org.nz/phpbb3/viewtopic.php?f=4&t=10292" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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I'll try and make it, but not sure if I'll have the 2 or the 4!

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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I'll do my best to be there!

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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pieter992 wrote:I should be in, how many km's is the Run? Katie needs to put money aside for it :D
Pretty sure it's less than 200km, but remember a lot of it will be in 2nd or 3rd gear...

If your 2 isn't on the road feel free to rock along in whatever rolls. We'll pause periodically to regroup so no mad pressure to keep up.

Though if you do want to push your 2 to that place where you really get a bead on what it can do, there will be opportunity for that too, rest assured. :twisted:

Trust me this is one nice drive - one of the most classic runs done by the Club actually, enjoyed for aeons. Great scenery and some amazing twisties.

It'll be a great day. 8)
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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OK having discussed with Ade, she'll lead us around a slightly smaller but still very enjoyable circuit.

Only about 75km so won't cost you a lot of gas either. So if you're on a budget but want some fun, rock up!



According to this weather site, Sunday's looking good!

http://metvuw.com/forecast/forecast1.ph ... ni&tim=126" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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Looking good, will be along for this one.

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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Will be there with ma Red auto :)
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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Saw an email that Ade sent to her friends yesterday, inviting them to bring their "interesting" cars... So there may well be more than one Ferrari on the day. Could be a very interesting run...
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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We are planning to come along too

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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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One day I'll have my own Ferrari to bring along. :D
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Re: Auckland run 17 June 2012

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Well that was a run with a difference. We met at Westgate to find we had 5 AW11, 8 SW, 2 ZZW, 2 Ferrari, 1 Porsche, 1 Audi and 1 Lotus. Nice. :mrgreen:

Ade led the run in Gizmo, the AW11 Supercharger that inspired her to start this club back in 1994. We had a minor whoops where one end of the train became unhooked from the other, no thanks at all to a horse float... :roll: but we enjoyed some excellent roads, good company and a hearty feed at the end of it all back at Steve and Ade's place in Kumeu. Ivan a.k.a. motorheadSW20 - nice job cheffing mate!

A few of us enjoyed a ride in either the Fraser or the Ferrari during or after the run too - I must say the Ferrari is very very planted, and amazingly smooth and comfortable. Rock hard suspension like my T-top AW but (unlike the AW) it seems to also magically soak up all the bumps. Very nice indeed.

In my estimation Pieter got the best deal of all of us, having done most of the run in a Ferrari, then gone for a blat in the Fraser as well (AW11 SC powered that is).

And don't get me wrong - this is the MR2 Club and we're here for the sake of enjoying our MR2's. But if you get to enjoy a blat in a Ferrari (undoubtedly a marque inspiring our MR2 mid engine beasties' design) or a Fraser (AW11SC MR2 powered) chances are you're feasting on those very things that make us MR2 enthusiasts. Mmm mmmmm.....

Here's a few pics to convey the gist of things. Click on an image to enlarge. Video will follow once I get it edited and rendered.

I hope I got everyone's cars listed correctly...?

Post your pics too folks! :idea:
Forming up.  And sussing the F355 engine bay.  Face it, every MR2 owner would drive a Ferrari if they could.  I mean hey, why else do we own a mid engined beastie?  Check out the first 3 cars in the pic - how apt is that?  3 species of MR2 with the car that founded the club in the lead. Nice.
Forming up. And sussing the F355 engine bay. Face it, every MR2 owner would drive a Ferrari if they could. I mean hey, why else do we own a mid engined beastie? Check out the first 3 cars in the pic - how apt is that? 3 species of MR2 with the car that founded the club in the lead. Nice.
Ade demonstrates some secret hand signals she'll use so those following don't take a wrong turn...
Ade demonstrates some secret hand signals she'll use so those following don't take a wrong turn...
Ade's Gizmo AW11SC
Ade's Gizmo AW11SC
Gizmo's hind quarters...
Gizmo's hind quarters...
Logan's SW
Logan's SW
Mark's ZZW
Mark's ZZW
Steve's F328
Steve's F328
Gerrit's SW
Gerrit's SW
Neil's F355 and boy does it sound cool when it goes pedal to the metal.
Neil's F355 and boy does it sound cool when it goes pedal to the metal.
Hayden's SW
Hayden's SW
Ivan's SW
Ivan's SW
Neil's ZZW
Neil's ZZW
David's AW
David's AW
Marie's Audi TTRS
Marie's Audi TTRS
David's SW
David's SW
Mike's AW (having a "minter" contest with son Joel)
Mike's AW (having a "minter" contest with son Joel)
Ric's SW
Ric's SW
Mark's SW
Mark's SW
Joel's AW
Joel's AW
Ryan's Porsche
Ryan's Porsche
Paul's SW
Paul's SW
My Stripe (AW11SC)
My Stripe (AW11SC)
Kevin's Lotus
Kevin's Lotus
The Fraser...
The Fraser...
The Fraser is powered by an AW11SC 4AGZE.  Testimony to the brilliance of these Toyota MR2 motors.
The Fraser is powered by an AW11SC 4AGZE. Testimony to the brilliance of these Toyota MR2 motors.
Ade holding the wee plaque we are fitting to Gizmo before she heads to Christchurch.
Ade holding the wee plaque we are fitting to Gizmo before she heads to Christchurch.
A hearty thanks to Ade and Steve for a great day out, and an equally big "cheers" to all who came and helped make it a great day. Nice. :mrgreen:

Video to come...
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When you're nearing the end of the drag-strip and you have no 'chute, you may as well keep your foot to the floor... Live life. There ain't no second pass. :twisted:

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