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Old May 15th, 2012, 05:19 PM   #1
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Default SAR Open House this weekend

Hey, I'm not dead!

So now that that's cleared up, SAR (Steve's Auto Restorations) is having an open house this Saturday from 12-4pm. I'm told there'll be quite a few nice cars in the main parking lot, with the more "normal" (whatever that means) cars being parked across the street.

I'm throwing in my vote for a VR crashing of the party, as there seems to be too many traditionalists working here.

For those of you who don't know, SAR is a pretty big deal in the building world, working with Chip, Boyd, Ito, and other big names. I've been lucky enough to have been working there since...uhhh...early January I think. I'm definitely the least talented there - these guys are pretty damn good, without the big heads that often comes along.

Anyhow, I'll probably be parking cars or something like that, but if you've got some free time Saturday, come check it out!

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4440 SE 174th Avenue, Portland Oregon, 97236
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Old May 15th, 2012, 08:36 PM   #2
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Damn, that sounds like fun.. to bad I have to work...
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Old May 15th, 2012, 09:16 PM   #3
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Skip it! Tell them I said it was okay.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: SAR Open House this weekend

I have three other things to do on saturday at that time frame...PISSA!

I will repost it on my car club web page and Facebook to try and drum up some VW's for you.

Perhaps after the dubs and donuts gathering on saturday morning they can cruise over there.....




Thanks for the heads up.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 11:41 AM   #5
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Done and done.
http://www.facebook.com/#!/RoseCityVolksters

It is cool that you are able to work there.
That must be challenging fun every day.
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Old May 16th, 2012, 06:23 PM   #6
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Sweet! Hope to finally meet you, Cat Box. I'll be inside sorta on "security". Might not be able to talk much, but say hi if you guys make it over!

Yeah, it's been a learning experience to say the least. I thought I had a decent handle on restoration/that sorta thing, but I got knocked on my ass pretty good when I started. I'm sure 6mos of not working didn't help, but I've also learned TIG, as well as some of the heavy machinery sorta stuff. TIG's been the most challenging for sure, but I love it. The other guys were slow to warm up since they've seen a lot of "new guys" over the years, but they're all pretty cool and helpful now. As far as challenging...well let's just say I've got 2.5mos into a set of inner fenders. They're almost done
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Old May 17th, 2012, 11:06 PM   #7
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Sounds like your living the dream....well mine anyway.
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Old May 20th, 2012, 03:26 PM   #8
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It's not as glamorous as you might think. There's issues just like any other shop or even a fella working out of his garage.
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Yea, still....having a hand in building High End Cars sounds kinda cool
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I had the chance to interview for them right out of wyotech. Me being a small town kinna guy I said no and stuck around town. I didn't (and I still don't) think I could make it very well in the "big" city. All the hustle and bustle just isn't my thing. Luckily it worked out quite well for me too. My $100 unemployment check should coming sometime in the middle of the week... Hindsight is always 20/20. On a positive side, I am glad to see they're still open and doing something. With the downturn of the economy I figured their quality and (from what I remember substantial) prices businesses like that would have been long gone
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Old May 21st, 2012, 05:53 PM   #11
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Yeah I'm still not totally keen on the big city experience, either. Just seem to spend more money on things I don't need haha. I guess when 9/11 hit, they had a big turndown in business. The guys talk about there being 20-25 people working in the shop...I can't imagine. It seems with 10(?) of us, it can still get crowded sometimes. It would've been cool to see what that amount of manpower could push out, though. They may have hit a slower time, but there's still rich white guys that keep the business open. Bummer part for me is they used to have benefits, PTO, sick days, all that, and now, nothin. Just a wage. Which I guess I can't complain about, just would've been nice.

I like Prineville, though. Especially the Ochocos. So pretty.
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