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n2k19 Grand Rapids June 19-23 (updated 3/7/19)

Post by doerun » Thu Mar 07, 2019 3:30 pm

what: neons.org official annual meet, a gathering of neon owners and enthusiast from around the nation getting together to celebrate and enjoy a similar passion
where: Grand Rapids, MI
when: June 19-23

Hotel info:
viewtopic.php?f=148&t=421397

itinerary:
viewtopic.php?f=148&t=421543

Event sponsors and give aways:
please support these guys!
viewtopic.php?f=148&t=421400

T shirts
viewtopic.php?f=148&t=421564

hope to see all the old faces and bring in some new ones. see you there neonites! :good:

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Re: n2k19 Grand Rapids June 19-23 (updated 3/7/19)

Post by mrmopar16 » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:22 am

:dance: Can't wait to see everyone!
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Post by LenAyala » Fri Mar 08, 2019 10:46 am

If I can get some time off from work, I'd love to be there. I'd bring every Neon I have with me too. :grin:
Just a couple hours from my home.

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Post by doerun » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:22 pm

LenAyala wrote:If I can get some time off from work, I'd love to be there. I'd bring every Neon I have with me too. :grin:
Just a couple hours from my home.
Yesss!! Please!!! You are a legend I've yet to meet with legendary cars!

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Post by PA ACR » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:06 pm

doerun wrote: Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:22 pm
LenAyala wrote:If I can get some time off from work, I'd love to be there. I'd bring every Neon I have with me too. :grin:
Just a couple hours from my home.
Yesss!! Please!!! You are a legend I've yet to meet with legendary cars!
:bye:
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My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by PA ACR » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:07 pm

:lol:
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by PA ACR » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:10 pm

I think me and Jimbo are the only two guys who have been to every N2K since 2005.......... :dance:
My True Story:
My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

U-Pulls are like a box of Chocolates.......you never know what you're going to find...... ;)

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Post by NickKo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 2:32 pm

I like it. :smile: Planning on attending.

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Post by DJScorpio67 » Fri Mar 22, 2019 11:29 am

If I've got running neon, I plan on coming. Whether Chip gets my 95 Sport Coupe together. Or I acquire a new one.
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Post by 1997blackneon » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:39 pm

Hopefully i am able to make it. It has been a fun adventure the last two years meeting up with everyone. I will be most likely just be getting beck to MN from GA then turning and heading out to MI if all works out.
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Post by digger19 » Sat Apr 06, 2019 6:36 pm

Celebrity Challenge #19Neon for sale just North of Grand Rapids. Come take a look during Neon19.
Need space this car MUST go

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Post by Snapdragon » Sat Apr 06, 2019 8:58 pm

PA ACR wrote: Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:10 pm I think me and Jimbo are the only two guys who have been to every N2K since 2005.......... :dance:
I'm the only regular who hasn't shown up for 19 years :lol:
[09:24] Snapdragon: Jesus christ
[09:24] Matt W: no, my name is matt. thanks for the upgrade tho


I finally own a 4 banger turbo, but it's a Mk7 Golf R :pardon:

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Post by Snapdragon » Tue Apr 16, 2019 5:05 pm

Global sticky for 70 days for visibility.
[09:24] Snapdragon: Jesus christ
[09:24] Matt W: no, my name is matt. thanks for the upgrade tho


I finally own a 4 banger turbo, but it's a Mk7 Golf R :pardon:

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Post by 80sRule » Sat May 18, 2019 4:28 am

Hi!

Would people without a Neon be allowed to attend? My first car was a 1997 Dodge Neon SOHC 5Sp Coupe base (literally no options per the window sticker) and I'm nostalgic. I try to find one like my car, a stick first gen coupe with any options or colors but they seem hard to find nowadays.

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Post by PA ACR » Sat May 18, 2019 4:52 am

80sRule wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 4:28 am Would people without a Neon be allowed to attend?
Definitely....... and the great thing is, it won't even cost you a penny.....all the events are free.... :good:
Everybody is very friendly and you'll get to see some really nice neons even though the 1st GNs are 20 years old now.
80sRule wrote: Sat May 18, 2019 4:28 am I try to find one like my car, a stick first gen coupe with any options or colors but they seem hard to find nowadays.
Yes they are getting much harder to find and you'll probably need to have some tools/ basic mechanical skills to keep them on the road. The guys/girls who show up are truly neon enthusiasts and most of them have been around neons since the 90's. They spend a lot of time looking for and finding them all over the U.S. Someone may be able to even give you some leads on what you are looking for.
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My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
I immediately posted back......" Why dream small, I can put you in the driver's seat of a neon for a fraction of the price".......

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Post by 80sRule » Sat May 18, 2019 6:49 am

I do all my own work from basic stuff to full restorations, I currently have 2 Jaguar XKRs and a Jaguar XJR; I mention because you know I work on cars if I'm running English stuff lol. I'd probably show up in my black 07 XKR Coupe.

Sounds cool! I live like eight miles from Fricanos and they used to let people do giant burn outs up this drive they have that's uphill; being aptly named burnout hill. Hopefully they still allow that...

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Post by doerun » Sun May 19, 2019 10:37 pm

Definitely come out. Itll be cool to meet another local. Maybe we can help you get into one or just relive some of the joys. See you there!

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Post by c987long » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:57 pm

Literally just found out about this! Luckily it’s relatively close by. I don’t have my neon anymore but it would be nice to see some old faces! I won’t be able to make the whole schedule but would love to meet everyone for the racing at 131.
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Post by doerun » Sun Jun 09, 2019 4:59 pm

c987long wrote:Literally just found out about this! Luckily it’s relatively close by. I don’t have my neon anymore but it would be nice to see some old faces!
Right on dude. See you there!

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Post by c987long » Thu Jun 13, 2019 7:55 am

Is there a plan b for the Friday drag racing. Rain is currently forecasted.
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Post by LenAyala » Sat Jun 15, 2019 4:15 am

Note to anyone going j-yarding:
If someone is willing to pull a good condition 2.4l engine (sbec not ngc) for me I will pay them for their time. I’ll come pick it up. I need to replenish my stock. :good:

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LenAyala wrote:Note to anyone going j-yarding:
If someone is willing to pull a good condition 2.4l engine (sbec not ngc) for me I will pay them for their time. I’ll come pick it up. I need to replenish my stock. :good:
I'll keep this in mind...

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Post by LenAyala » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:09 am

Hopefully one of you reads this soon...
My car shutdown on the highway while I was driving home. I'm not sure what failed, but it looks like the ecu. (99 dohc stock ecu)
Luckily it was near an exit, and I coasted into a parking lot. I'm staying in a hotel walking distance from the car.
If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it. I'm at the Holiday Inn downtown Grand Rapids 310 pearl street.

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Post by bsneon98 » Sun Jun 23, 2019 5:41 am

dont leave len hanging! glad you got to make it out bud, perfect weather this weekend for it too....
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LenAyala wrote:Hopefully one of you reads this soon...
My car shutdown on the highway while I was driving home. I'm not sure what failed, but it looks like the ecu. (99 dohc stock ecu)
Luckily it was near an exit, and I coasted into a parking lot. I'm staying in a hotel walking distance from the car.
If anyone can help me I'd really appreciate it. I'm at the Holiday Inn downtown Grand Rapids 310 pearl street.
Len I have a 97-99 mopar pcm

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Post by LenAyala » Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:56 pm

Thanks for coming to my rescue! I got super lucky where my car shutdown. It could've been in the middle of nowhere.
It was the strangest failure I ever saw. The + wire going to the egr valve had an exposed section that touched the trans bellhousing, and caused a short in the ignition circuit. We fixed it by wrapping it with Scotch tape, lol.

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That we did. Between harry, len, and meself, len made it home ImageImage

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Post by Snapdragon » Sun Jun 23, 2019 3:32 pm

Yikes! Glad you got that sorted out. Would have been sweet to see that car.
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LenAyala wrote: Sun Jun 23, 2019 1:56 pm Thanks for coming to my rescue! I got super lucky where my car shutdown. It could've been in the middle of nowhere.
It was the strangest failure I ever saw. The + wire going to the egr valve had an exposed section that touched the trans bellhousing, and caused a short in the ignition circuit. We fixed it by wrapping it with Scotch tape, lol.
Darian was asking everybody in the hotel parking lot for a PCM just as I was leaving for PA. Glad to hear it was a simple fix...... :good:

Every neon enthusiast has learned to use everything and anything to get their cars back up and running. I showed Darian how to use your sock to pop off the clip which holds the manual door handle on if you're in a junk yard and don't have the tool to get that little son of a gun off......Works like a charm....... :smile:
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My older sister/husband sent me a selfie of them taking a test ride in a newer Corvette. They posted, "Going for a joy ride in our "dream car"
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Post by doerun » Sun Jun 23, 2019 6:07 pm

I actually had a pmd that maddog sent me a few years back. But I do use that sock/fabric trick to this day!

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