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    Each of the past five years I've hosted a meet and greet aimed mainly for fanatics and owners of the Ford Festiva and Aspire. It was decided last year to invite other econoboxes from the same era as well with invitations being posted to applicable forums. This year the 6th annual Westiva meet is a go and the invitation is extended to members of the MCM community!

    When: Saturday July 13, 2013
    Where: Wedge Pond, Kanananakis Country, Alberta, Canada; about an hour west of
    Calgary.
    Who: Festiva and Aspire owners, fans and anyone interested. Other econobox owners and the MCM community.
    Why: Why not?

    Year one we had 4 cars, furthest was from Wyoming


    Year two we had 5 cars, furthest was from Saskatchewan. Only four in this shot as one owner had to head home early.


    Year three we had 10 cars, furthest from Ontario


    Year four we had 6, with two cars from Saskatchewan. This shot taken by my oldest son from the top of the "Wedge", the peak for which the pond is named.



    Last year there were only 4 Festivas but a couple of owners made it withiut their Festuva. We had a
    special guest too... a Subaru Vivio!


    We already have a few saying they plan to be there including at least one turbo car!

    If you want a quick look at some of the local scenery check out the opening
    sequence in the movie John Q.

    The date happens to be the last Saturday of the Calgary Stampede so you could come early and take in the "Greatest Outdoor Show on Earth"!

    Looking forward to some long distance attendees this year!

    Speaking of distances... if you're thinking of coming here are some approximate one way travel distances:

    Great Falls MT: 400 miles
    Spokane WA: 425 miles
    Portland OR: 775 miles
    San Sioux Falls SD: 1250 miles
    Denver CO: 1175 miles
    Fransisco CA: 1300 miles
    Los Angeles CA: 1600 miles
    Kansas City MO: 1600 miles
    Phoenix AZ: 1625 miles
    Knoxville TN: 2200 miles
    Raleigh NC: 2475 miles
    Miami FL: 3025 miles

    Edmonton AB: 400 km
    Vancouver BC: 950 km
    Saskatoon SK: 725 km
    Regina SK: 875 km
    Winnipeg MB: 1425 km
    Toronto ON: 3500 km
    Montreal QC: 3625 km

    Sydney Austalia: 13200km



    Cheers
    Last edited by fastivaca; 22-04-2013, 03:08 PM.
    Ian
    Calgary AB Canada
    92 GL B6 Sport
    Plan B better be good!


    Cardomain page
    Company website
    Link to the "Road Trip Starting Points" page of my Econo Box Café blog

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    79 days to go!!!

    Sent from somewhere west of here via Tapatalk!
    Ian
    Calgary AB Canada
    92 GL B6 Sport
    Plan B better be good!


    Cardomain page
    Company website
    Link to the "Road Trip Starting Points" page of my Econo Box Café blog

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    • #3
      Hey, Im 500Km's away (In B.C). What do you do when you meet?
      With my 1.6L mx5 it will only cost me about $100 in gas. Is it worth it?

      Thanks

      007
      Mx5 NA (1.6L)
      Impreza ('95 2dr)
      Chrysler 300C (3.5L)

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      • #4
        Where in BC are you? There a two or three coming from the Vancouver area and at least one from Saskatchewan.

        Here's what we've done the past:

        Meet and greet at Wedge Pond starting around 10:00am.

        Picnic lunch (bring your own)

        After lunch we go for a 30km cruise to Peter Lougheed Provincial Park and pick up ice cream at the Boulton Creek Trading Post; yes,it's worth the drive.

        Continue on to Upper Kanaskis Lake which is another 10km up the road. Hang out by the lake for a bit and then we disperse from there.

        Is it worth the drive? Yes!

        Sent from somewhere west of here via Tapatalk!
        Ian
        Calgary AB Canada
        92 GL B6 Sport
        Plan B better be good!


        Cardomain page
        Company website
        Link to the "Road Trip Starting Points" page of my Econo Box Café blog

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