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Mystery Run 2014 - Celebrate The 10th Anniversary Of Smart In Canada

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Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Cadillacman4) Huronlad + 15) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)6) TO Ed + 17) CANMAN +18) Wild!9) twobytwo (Probably +1)10) Leadwing11) matthew41612) Adelaide J. + 113) josh9120 (Tentative +1)14) Kparidy + 115) cmlivingston + 116) WhoaDale + 117) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)18) robert + 119) yyzboyz + 120) Schnell + 121) Stan S. + 122) smope + 123) Shing W.24) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)25) jsenka26) cltatum27) amosd70 + 128) Marie C. + 129) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)30) RBsmart31) LIMITED1 + 132) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)33) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, weather-permitting)Tentative:----------------1) GoFasteI've also received our menu for the Saturday dinner. Here's what it's going to look like:SaladsClassic Caesar sm 9.99- large 13.99House Salad sm 8.99 large 12.99Roasted Red Pepper and Fifth Town Goat Cheese Spinach Salad 14.99SoupsSoup of the Day 5.99County Cider & Black River Cheddar Soup 7.99SnacksBaked Escargots 11.99Popcorn Shrimp 12.99Sandwiches & WrapsCajun Chicken Wrap 14.99Vader Maple Ale-Braised Beef Brisket Wrap 14.99York this Beef 14.99BurgersCounty Burger 14.99MainsToday’s PastaBritish-Style Fish ’N Chips 13.99Red Curry Thai Chicken 21.99Caprese Ravioli 19.99There will also be the specials of the day.Some dishes can be prepared gluten free if available. Please ask server

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Welcome abored smartnhappyThere is a group of us leaving London Friday morning from wellington rd if you would like to join usAdelaide J

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Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Cadillacman4) Huronlad + 15) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)6) TO Ed + 17) CANMAN +18) Wild!9) twobytwo (Probably +1)10) Leadwing11) matthew41612) Adelaide J. + 113) josh9120 (Tentative +1)14) Kparidy + 115) cmlivingston + 116) WhoaDale + 117) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)18) robert + 119) yyzboyz + 120) Schnell + 121) Stan S. + 122) smope + 123) Shing W.24) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)25) jsenka26) cltatum27) amosd70 + 128) Marie C. + 129) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)30) RBsmart31) LIMITED1 + 132) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)33) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, weather-permitting)34) hot4smart + 1Tentative:----------------1) GoFaster

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Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Huronlad + 14) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)5) TO Ed + 16) CANMAN +17) Wild!8) twobytwo (Probably +1)9) Leadwing10) matthew41611) Adelaide J. + 112) josh9120 (Tentative +1)13) Kparidy + 114) cmlivingston + 115) WhoaDale + 116) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)17) robert + 118) yyzboyz + 119) Schnell + 120) Stan S. + 121) smope + 122) Shing W.23) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)24) jsenka25) cltatum26) amosd70 + 127) Marie C. + 128) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)29) RBsmart30) LIMITED1 + 131) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)32) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, weather-permitting)33) hot4smart + 134) Francesco (Saturday)Tentative:----------------1) GoFasterI've ended up booking a room at the Canada's Best Value Inn for Friday and Saturday night, as it was going to be a hassle in the mornings getting there early :) Ramada Inn was full, and Comfort Inn only had smoking rooms left.

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Getting super excited to see you all there! I forgot to book my hotel so hopefully I can still get a good one. Does anyone need any brochures about the smarts and smart electrics? Regards,Schnell aka Rick from Mercedes-Benz Durham

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I'd book ASAP if I were you. Rooms are running low at the nearby hotels. Comfort Inn only has smoking rooms available now, and there seems to be one room available at the Travelodge . There are a few other hotels in the area that don't have online booking that may or may not have rooms left - The Guest Inn, Trenton Park Motel, and the Bayside Motel.

I've been getting some of the final things prepped, like the emergency directions for each leg of the run. 6 legs on Saturday, 3 on Sunday. 34 cars signed up at the moment. 1 envelope per leg per car, plus a few extra sets, just in case. 342 pieces of paper printed, folded, inserted into envelopes, licked shut, and labelled. It kind of leaves a bitter taste in my mouth... (Ha! Envelope puns!)

Confirmed:

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1) FlossyTheSmart

2) jwight

3) Huronlad + 1

4) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)

5) TO Ed + 1

6) CANMAN +1

7) Wild!

8) twobytwo (Probably +1)

9) Leadwing

10) matthew416

11) Adelaide J. + 1

12) josh9120 (Tentative +1)

13) Kparidy + 1

14) cmlivingston + 1

15) WhoaDale + 1

16) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)

17) robert + 1

18) yyzboyz + 1

19) Schnell + 1

20) Stan S. + 1

21) smope + 1

22) Shing W.

23) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)

24) jsenka

25) cltatum

26) amosd70 + 1

27) Marie C. + 1

28) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)

29) RBsmart

30) LIMITED1 + 1

31) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)

32) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, Saturday)

33) hot4smart + 1

34) Francesco (Saturday)

Tentative:

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1) GoFaster

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342 pieces of paper printed, folded, inserted into envelopes, licked shut, and labelled. It kind of leaves a bitter taste in my mouth... (Ha! Envelope puns!)

LoL

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Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Huronlad + 14) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)5) TO Ed + 16) CANMAN +17) twobytwo (Probably +1)8) Leadwing9) matthew41610) Adelaide J. + 111) josh9120 (Tentative +1)12) Kparidy + 113) cmlivingston + 114) WhoaDale + 115) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)16) robert + 117) yyzboyz + 118) Schnell + 119) Stan S. + 120) smope + 121) Shing W.22) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)23) jsenka24) cltatum25) amosd70 + 126) Marie C. + 127) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)28) RBsmart29) LIMITED1 + 130) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)31) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, Saturday)32) hot4smart + 133) Francesco (Saturday)Tentative:----------------1) GoFaster 2) Wild! (If the car is fixed in time...)Just days away now! Sounds like the Ohio contingent will be heading out tomorrow to start the quest, (and WhoaDale may have already left by now!). Get excited!

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Some last minute switch-a-roos :)Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Huronlad + 14) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)5) TO Ed + 16) CANMAN +17) twobytwo (Probably +1)8) Leadwing9) matthew41610) Adelaide J. + 111) josh9120 (Tentative +1)12) Kparidy + 113) cmlivingston + 114) WhoaDale + 115) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)16) robert + 117) yyzboyz + 118) Schnell19) Stan S. + 120) smope + 121) Shing W.22) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)23) jsenka24) cltatum25) amosd70 + 126) Marie C. + 127) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)28) RBsmart29) LIMITED1 + 130) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, Saturday)31) hot4smart + 132) Francesco (Saturday)33) GoFaster (Saturday)Tentative:----------------1) Wild! (If the car is fixed in time...)2) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)

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Confirmed:------------------1) FlossyTheSmart2) jwight3) Huronlad + 14) Turbomar (and a tentative +1)5) TO Ed + 16) CANMAN +17) twobytwo (Probably +1)8) Leadwing9) matthew41610) Adelaide J. + 111) josh9120 (Tentative +1)12) Kparidy + 113) cmlivingston + 114) WhoaDale + 115) Imsmartin (Tentative +1)16) robert + 117) yyzboyz + 118) Schnell19) Stan S. + 120) smope + 121) Shing W.22) Lilbit + smart142 (Saturday)23) jsenka24) cltatum25) amosd70 + 126) Marie C. + 127) Tardis + 1 (Support Car)28) RBsmart29) LIMITED1 + 130) smartnhappy (in CANADA1, Saturday)31) hot4smart + 132) Francesco (Saturday)33) GoFaster (Saturday)34) PassionateAboutRUBY + 1 (Saturday)Tentative:----------------1) Wild! (If the car is fixed in time...)2) James+Yuqi (Falcon_1898) (Saturday)

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I'll be driving down from Kanata saturday morning around 7am. If other members from Ottawa want to convoy down, send me a PM

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I'm still stuck at work, so my nap time is getting shorter and shorter. I'll be hitting the road around 5:15 to be at the meeting point for around 9:00.Woohoo!

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Today's the day! See everyone at the start point by 10 :)

See you at about 9:15! We are staying in a freebie reward points hotel in Belleville. Saw a bunch of smarts at the ramada in Trenton when we were doing a run through of the meeting locations. going to be fun!

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Day one was perfect weather wise making me wish I had a roadster. Was nice to finally put faces to handles!Thanks Max for a well put together event!

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And congrats on your eBike win Turbomar! I'll be passing your info along to smart Canada so the pickup can be arranged!

We really couldn't have asked for better weather today! 30 other cars put their lives in my hands as I drove them out to the country to murder them around Quinte township, down through Belleville and then through to the Picton area for dinner. Our stops today were:

-Tim Hortons (start)

-World's Finest Chocolate Factory Outlet Store

-Church Key Brewing

-Tim Hortons (Lunch, well... Lunch stop, with eating at your choice of places in Tweed)

-Maple Dale Cheese

-National Air Force Museum of Canada

-The Barley Room (Dinner)

If you want to see the route we took today, have a look here:

http://goo.gl/maps/zycIo

That even includes a stop I had planned on including, then took out, as I didn't think the joke was worth the drive ;) It also has my planned timing that we obviously didn't end up following too closely :)

And although some of you headed home tonight, I'll be seeing a bunch of you again tomorrow morning sometime before 9 AM at the Trenton Walmart at 471 2nd Dughill Road, Trenton.

And of course, a selection of pictures!

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Well we made it home safe and sound at 2am only came across one accident emergency people weren't even there yet! Driving through Toronto even at that hour is crazy even worse than rush hour as everyone seems to be going 150 bumper to bumper one car length apart if that. where do all those people come from in the dead of night.I would like to thank Max for putting in so many hours and making this event a great weekend. way to go Max.I also would like to thank all those who purchased a shirt for the event, hope you like them.also if you had asked about having some more embroidery done please pm me or email stitchnsmart@hotmail.com so we can communicate and get exactly what you were after.It seems we missed Dale's order please email me.thank you again We had a wonderful time even though tardis wasn't able to come. hopefully next year?Karen

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Thanks again Max - another excellent Mystery Run and some really nice scenery out in Prince Edward County. Great dinner spot and the raffle was hugely successful in raising money for a local animal shelter. Had to bail out of the Sunday run before lunch - visions of making it back to Dayton today. Had to admit defeat and stopped in London again - just too tired to safely drive the rest of the way. Thanks to all the new and old faces for participating, to Tardis for the shirts and to Mercedes-Benz Canada for the swag (and the eBike, which I didn't win.....@@#$#$%!!!)Mark the first weekend in April 2015 for the 7th Ohio April Fools International smart Rally - see you there!

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I think day 2 worked out well!

We started with 24 cars from the Trenton Walmart...

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then followed the Loyalist Parkway down through Prince Edward County (and past a whole lot of wineries!), through Picton and to the Glenora Ferry...

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Where we loaded 23 smarts onto the "21 car capacity" ferry, along with 5 or 6 "regular" cars who happened to be there too...

Then we ended up waiting for the next ferry to cross with our sole straggler!

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Once we were all reunited on the other side of the crossing, we continued along the Loyalist Parkway, then headed North into Napanee to visit the Sandy Pines Wildlife Centre, who graciously accepted our $880 donation from the eBike Raffle. While we were there, we said hello to various animals...

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Finally, we headed straight through downtown Napanee and out to Bath, Ontario to visit the MacKinnon Brothers Brewing Company for beer tastings and lunch (catered by the Mission Street North food truck from Kingston).

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And a group shot for good measure!

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As with the Saturday route, here's the map of the Sunday drive:

http://goo.gl/maps/lLbwr

Hope everyone had a good time again today! Now it's time for a long nap!

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We apparently had 23 Smarts today including a Canada One which required its own ferry crossing in Picton!I really enjoyed myself even tho I was teezed a lot about the Smart Ebike!

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