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Old June 21st, 2012, 10:51 PM   #1
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Default Type 3 Invasion - Colorado Springs

Any volksrodders in the Colorado Springs area should stop by and check out the Type 3 Invasion this weekend. Details are here:

2012Type 3 Invasion

I am here in Colorado Springs. Spent the last three days on the road driving my 66 Squareback (Sophy) out here. Almost 1400 miles so far. Good to get here out on the road.

Stop by and say HI if you are around.

I will post pictures when I get a chance.
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Old June 22nd, 2012, 05:12 AM   #2
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You need to go to Garden of the Gods while there. Awesome place and palepainter is somewhere in Colorado. Oh my favorite restaurant is there to it on the rail road tracks heading to manateu springs called gesuppies not sure on spelling.
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Old June 26th, 2012, 01:49 PM   #3
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Default Re: Type 3 Invasion - Colorado Springs

I stopped by early Saturday morning. Man was it hot last week end. Did you guys have a good view of the fires Sunday?

I did see a notchback there rockin a Volksrod plate
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Old June 26th, 2012, 08:50 PM   #4
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Default Re: Type 3 Invasion - Colorado Springs

I don't know if you can call them good views. As of tonight homes are now burning. It is big.

On a lighter note, I didn't see this message or I would have brought the Snatcher out. I thought it was pretty specific on being a type three thing and I am more of a Type X
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Old June 27th, 2012, 04:23 PM   #5
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Just got done uploading all of my 400 or so pics from the last week to a simple webpage. Here is the link:

http://home.comcast.net/~jjaranson/2012InvasionWebPage/

They are a little out of order since I took some with the phone on my camera and most with my regular digital camera.

These are a couple of my favorites:






Enjoy.

I have been crunching some numbers and here is what I came up with....

Total miles travelled: 2839 ....this corrected from the Sophy's odometer which reads high due to the smaller tires.
Gallons of Gas used: 113.5
Total Cost of Fuel: $400
Average Mileage: 24.8 mpg ...again using the corrected miles
High Tankful: 27.6 mpg
Low Tankful: 17.0 mpg ...this was the tank used to go to the top of Pikes Peak. <G>
Average $/gal: 3.57 ...I bought mostly midgrade

Sophy run great the whole trip, even all the way to the top of Pikes Peak,, until she was 2 miles from home. As I approached my exit from I-75, she suddenly started running on 2 cylinders and lost a ton of power, obviously. I managed to get off the highway and through a couple of lights and into a parking lot. Popped the hatch to see what the problem was. Turns out the 3 inch long linkage from the control arm to the butterfly valve had popped off the RH carb. Fortunately it was still attached at one end. Popped it back on and made it home without further incident. Guess it was her way of reminding me to not take her for granted.

She will get a much deserved oil-change and tune-up in the next day or two. I think I am even going to take the carbs off and re-bush that throttle shafts like I have been meaning to do for sometime. She has always run a little rough at light throttle and over the last couple of hours of the drive home she didn't want to idle great and started running a bit rich.

Yup...time for a tune-up.

I am going to update my blog with some of my favorite pictures from the trip and the rest of my daily account of my whole Type 3 Invasion experience. Here is the link again.

http://johnandjilljaranson.blogspot.com/

Might not get to it all for a few days. Lots of stuff to catch up on here.

Thanks to everyone that helped make this Invasion a huge success and a special Thanks to my follow Eastern Caravaners for making it so memorable for me.
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Old June 27th, 2012, 08:31 PM   #6
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Looks like it was an awesome trip! That is a summer vacation! Colorado Springs is such a beautiful town (although it has grown alot) and the mountains are just spectacular. I used to live there in the '80s.

Sophy is a trooper, and it does sound like she was reminding you to finish the trip by giving her some TLC!

Nice pictures too.

Maybe one of these years we can plan a East meets West trip and all link up somewhere central.......like Oklahoma? Ray?
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Old July 1st, 2012, 08:58 AM   #7
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i heard about this at painter's, i had a hard time understanding that it was a national event being held here in colorado. i thought it was something local so i was like i've seen all the type 3's from around here.....

anyway, glad you had fun!!
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Old July 3rd, 2012, 08:47 PM   #8
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The notch with the plaque was mine :) I put 3100+ miles on the car for this trip (plus Pikes Peak) and yes it was FREAKING hot! Unfortunately, we saw the fires on the hills. Just got word from one of our gathering that he was just allowed back to his house. It was less than 500 yards from the flames!
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