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Old 07-16-2010, 09:52 AM   #351
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This will be our First Time attending, and it sounds like alot of FUN already.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:06 AM   #352
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:19 AM   #353
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El Paso, as far West as you can go in Texas.
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El Paso, as far West as you can go in Texas.
By the pic I should have guessed. What part of EP and how long have you been there? I grew up on the east side.
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Old 07-16-2010, 10:58 AM   #355
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By the pic I should have guessed. What part of EP and how long have you been there? I grew up on the east side.
Eastside, for 13 years now. Where on the Eastside did you grow up? I went to Hanks.
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Eastside, for 13 years now. Where on the Eastside did you grow up? I went to Hanks.
No way!!! I graduated Hanks in '96 PM me your info, so we're not jacking this great thread. Can't wait to meet up w/ a fellow Knight in Oshawa.
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Old 07-17-2010, 08:13 AM   #357
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Old 07-17-2010, 01:39 PM   #359
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Since when did they move this thread to the Canadian section?!

Did the Foreign Currency Exchange with the bank yesterday (it takes a little bit to get the Canadian money)...looking forward to this event!

Hopefully the drive up to Canada will be better then the last time I went to Toronto with my old modded WRX (yes, I used to have an import) for a car show. Otherwise, its going to take more then just some auto detailer to prep the car for a show n shine.
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Old 07-17-2010, 02:56 PM   #360
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Will the duty free stop exchange currency or do we need to get this before coming up there?
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Old 07-17-2010, 10:05 PM   #361
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Will the duty free stop exchange currency or do we need to get this before coming up there?
Last I checked Canadian currency was basically at par. I remember the good old days when it was 1.34C for each US dollar. The girls at the strip clubs really loved us Americans in those days.
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Old 07-18-2010, 04:33 PM   #362
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Will the duty free stop exchange currency or do we need to get this before coming up there?
The Duty Free Shops can take care of the currency exchange, and like the other poster mentioned its basically $1 USD for $1 CAD right now. The only reason I'm doing the currency swap right now is because I don't feel like taking care of it on the way up. US Dollars are also widely accepted in Canada, but you gotta watch the shop's exchange rate to make sure you don't get taken advantage of in the process.

Also, regarding Duty Free, don't forget that Canada double taxes you on everything you buy (Sales Tax and the second tax that pays for their free healthcare and such I believe). As a result, when you come back Stateside, stop at the border before you cross into the US and get a tax refund for significant purchases that you made (such as lodging). It's usually at a little counter in the corner of the Duty Free Shop.

With all that said, I have a question for the Canadians. I'm driving up Thursday and will be coming into Toronto in the 3:00pm - 5:00pm timeframe. I imagine that Toronto rush hour is really nasty from some prior experiences on the QEW, and what would usually take an hour to drive on the 401 will take twice as long. Per Google maps, I see that its only an hour or so longer for me to cross at the Thousand Island Bridge instead of at Niagara Falls.

My question for the Toronto area owners is, should I cross at the Thousand Island Bridge and drive back down (bypassing Toronto rush hour), or just cross at Niagara Falls and deal with the QEW and 401 rush hour traffic?
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Old 07-18-2010, 06:39 PM   #363
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My question for the Toronto area owners is, should I cross at the Thousand Island Bridge and drive back down (bypassing Toronto rush hour), or just cross at Niagara Falls and deal with the QEW and 401 rush hour traffic?
Absolutely do not take the QEW during rush hour. Its fine from the border to the 403 (half hour or so) but from the 403 to the 401 (which should take around another half hour) can easily be 2 hours. Coming down from the Kingston area has very little traffic.
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Old 07-18-2010, 07:08 PM   #364
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The Duty Free Shops can take care of the currency exchange, and like the other poster mentioned its basically $1 USD for $1 CAD right now. The only reason I'm doing the currency swap right now is because I don't feel like taking care of it on the way up. US Dollars are also widely accepted in Canada, but you gotta watch the shop's exchange rate to make sure you don't get taken advantage of in the process.

Also, regarding Duty Free, don't forget that Canada double taxes you on everything you buy (Sales Tax and the second tax that pays for their free healthcare and such I believe). As a result, when you come back Stateside, stop at the border before you cross into the US and get a tax refund for significant purchases that you made (such as lodging). It's usually at a little counter in the corner of the Duty Free Shop.

With all that said, I have a question for the Canadians. I'm driving up Thursday and will be coming into Toronto in the 3:00pm - 5:00pm timeframe. I imagine that Toronto rush hour is really nasty from some prior experiences on the QEW, and what would usually take an hour to drive on the 401 will take twice as long. Per Google maps, I see that its only an hour or so longer for me to cross at the Thousand Island Bridge instead of at Niagara Falls.

My question for the Toronto area owners is, should I cross at the Thousand Island Bridge and drive back down (bypassing Toronto rush hour), or just cross at Niagara Falls and deal with the QEW and 401 rush hour traffic?

Route 1 Toronto = 10 HRS;
http://maps.google.ca/maps?f=d&sourc...876709&t=h&z=7

Route 2 Kingston = 11 HRS:
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Absolutely do not take the QEW during rush hour. Its fine from the border to the 403 (half hour or so) but from the 403 to the 401 (which should take around another half hour) can easily be 2 hours. Coming down from the Kingston area has very little traffic.
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Tickets are $5.00 each, 3 for $12.00 or 6 for $20.00 with only 35,000 tickets to be printed. Draw date will be August 29th, 2010 which is the week after Oshawa.
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Ooooooohhhhh..... Where do we purchase these tickets It's so cool to have a 2010 camaro, how cool would it be to have two.... Errrr, I mean one for the wife
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Ooooooohhhhh..... Where do we purchase these tickets It's so cool to have a 2010 camaro, how cool would it be to have two.... Errrr, I mean one for the wife
The car and tickets will be at the Saturday events.
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The thread is up for the Convoy (EAST) to OSHAWA MEET in Aug. 2010

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Old 07-19-2010, 01:26 PM   #369
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Cross at Niagara if that is where you are closer to.Take the QEW to Hamilton and then take the 407 ETR toll road all the way across the top of Toronto almost all the way to Oshawa.When the toll road ends you just go South to the 401 and contonue East to Oshawa not very far.This way you bypass the whole city slightly to the North.Very fast way to cross town.It costs about $20 to use but charges are applied to your licence plate.I have some US friends who use this road every time they visit and they have never ever received a bill for using it.
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Cross at Niagara if that is where you are closer to.Take the QEW to Hamilton and then take the 407 ETR toll road all the way across the top of Toronto almost all the way to Oshawa.When the toll road ends you just go South to the 401 and contonue East to Oshawa not very far.This way you bypass the whole city slightly to the North.Very fast way to cross town.It costs about $20 to use but charges are applied to your licence plate.I have some US friends who use this road every time they visit and they have never ever received a bill for using it.
Got news for ya... I used it last year leaving Oshawa and I sure as shit got a bill in the mail (yes, for something like $20)...
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Got news for ya... I used it last year leaving Oshawa and I sure as shit got a bill in the mail (yes, for something like $20)...
Just cover your plate when using it and you'll be fine.....
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Old 07-19-2010, 02:38 PM   #372
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I'm reserved . An FYI for anyone who hasn't reserved yet and is planning on going up Thurs I'd call now as they are running low on rooms for Thurs. night.


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The car and tickets will be at the Saturday events.
They can keep the GFX package if I can get one with an RS package instead. Who the hell orders a car with GFX and not an RS pkg? Ya, I know- them...
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2 Questions;

1. How many cars do we have scheduled at this time?

2. Who is arriving on Thurs

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Just reserved my hotel room and FYI there is nothing left for a Thursday check-in. Guess I'll be driving up EARLY Friday morning. That's what I get for procrastinating
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