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    Default 2020 Katie's Cars & Coffee Thread - Great Falls, VA

    For reference purposes, here is a link to the 2019 Katie's thread:

    http://www.usa7s.net/vb/showthread.p...Great-Falls-VA
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    The first Katie's C & C of the year, and it was foggy, but mild - over 50F at 5:00AM! As often happens here, the crowd was sparse, until people woke up and realized it wasn't raining, and wasn't cold. By 7:30AM, there was a decent crowd, though nothing really exotic.

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    "The guy that owned the Challenger had a strategy to avoid door dings you hadn't thought of! Yes, they were on both sides!"

    But that is not where the door on a Seven would hit ! ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by panamericano View Post
    "The guy that owned the Challenger had a strategy to avoid door dings you hadn't thought of! Yes, they were on both sides!"

    But that is not where the door on a Seven would hit ! ?

    Those are for conscientious drivers who strategically place their door dings.
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    Default Katie's, 01/11/20

    Quite a good turnout at Katie's today. Plenty of interesting cars to see.

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    I saw this Renault 4CV at Cars & Coffee yesterday. That chrome detail on the back is a fancy surround for the fuel filler. REALLY? While it certainly looks nice, and dresses up the otherwise plain-Jane rear, why would you think it's a good idea to position it above the hot engine?

    It reminded me of the VW bug we saw in Cancun a couple of years ago... 5 happy guys in the car with a gravity-feed, jerry-rigged gas canister on the back engine lid. They smiled and waved as we took pictures of them driving off. I was just hoping we weren't going to hear an explosion, followed by the flaming gasoline trail coming back towards us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by rcollum View Post
    ....why would you think it's a good idea to position it above the hot engine?

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    Default Katie's, 01/18/20

    A common question I get is, 'when does the season for Katie's Cars & Coffee begin and end?' The answer is, there is no season - people will show up driving 'something', as long as they can get there!

    Today was a good example. The weather forecast has snow starting between 6AM and 7AM. I went at my normal time, and had breakfast before anyone else (besides Katie's staff) showed up. By the time I left, there were a few other cars in the lot. During the winter, Katie's becomes more of a social event than a car event.

    Though it was not a Seven kind of day today, since I have recently retired, I am making progress on small items on the car... I bought replacement front turn signals (my Seven had headlights and front signals sourced from motorcycles). I cleaned and re-applied waterproofing on the half-hood. Next, need to see if I can get the front fenders repaired or replaced. My problem with this is, I have 14" wheels. When I look for cycle fenders, most are listed as 13". Do I need to find, specifically, 14" fenders?

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    Ha. Proper Subaru weather.

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    Default Katie's, 01/25/20

    It warmed up for the weekend, but we had fairly heavy rain this morning. That meant a small crowd at Katie's.
    Chuck showed off the new 'bling' on his Macan - the blanking plug for his tow hitch. Of course, it has the Porsche crest.
    I'm guessing the official option name is 'PTHC' - (Porsche Tow Hitch Cover)

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    P.S.: I had a 5+ mile detour on the way home from Katie's, because of a flood on Hunter Mill Road, near the bike trail crossing.
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