86DRIVE’s End of Summer celebration event will be held on Saturday Oct 22. We will return to The Junction Bar & Grill in Livermore, where we held it 2 years ago. We love the drive there, the food, and the folks and we hope you do too!
The DRIVE to the Junction. For those of you who’ve been there before, you know that the Junction is way out in the middle of nowhere, somewhat midway between the city of Livermore and the city of San Jose. The roads that lead there are some of our favorite driving roads, but they are also not for the faint of heart, nor the wildly cambered and stanced types. If your car has super low bodywork or is set up for show, I hate to tell you this but you’re probably not going to enjoy this drive! The road condition can be pretty rough, there is a fair amount of gravel in some spots, and anyone concerned about keeping their car pristine and blemish-free is better off not attempting the trip. That said, everybody is welcome to this event, just don’t blame me if you scrape, chip, or otherwise damage your car on the drive there. I will leave the formation of caravans to the event up to individual members, there will probably be separate groups coming from the East Bay (Livermore-Mines Rd) side and the South Bay (San Jose-Mt. Hamilton Rd. Hwy 130) side that you can join up with. Perhaps also a group from the Central Valley (Patterson-Del Puerto Canyon Rd) as well.
The Junction Bar and Grill
47300 Mines Rd, Livermore, CA 94550, United States
Prize raffle. As those of you who’ve joined us in years past know, we do this prize raffle at the end of the summer drives season and use it to reward our drivers who participate the most — the ones who earn the most STARS from participating in our drives and related events, get the most raffle tickets. Hopefully you have your 2016 86DRIVE card and if you’ve been coming out to our summer events, you have collected some STARS. Didn’t make it out to any of our events? That’s OK, just by coming out to this EOS event you will earn one STAR. Each STAR equals one raffle ticket. We will not sell raffle tickets, they are only earned by acquiring STARS. We will have a few more events this summer, and chances to earn more STARS! If you participated in any organized track days or autocross events this summer in the period between June 11, 2016 and October 21, 2016, you also are entitled to one STAR for each day you participated — you just need to provide proof of participation, please contact me for further details.
Write your name on the card (either real name or your screen name) so we know it’s yours.
What are the 86DRIVE-approved events?
– Any official 86DRIVE event such as a weekend drive, or meets such as Cars & Coffee
– Any 86CUP time attack event, or any track day, or any drift day at a local CA racetrack such as Thunderhill, Laguna Seca, Buttonwillow or Sonoma.
– Any local autocross event that is sanctioned by a recognized motorsports group, such as SCCA, AAS, SpeedSF, PCA, Lotus club, etc.
What if you have a card full of STARS but can’t make the EOS2016 event? Post a photo of your card on the FT86Club forum displaying your STARS before Oct 21 at 4PM and I’ll enter you in the raffle.
86DRIVE aims to promote fun but safe driving. We do not condone or encourage risky driving behavior on public streets or highways, and if we see you engaging in dangerous or illegal activity at one of our events, or behave inappropriately, we reserve the right to: 1) restrict access to or ask you to leave the 86DRIVE event, and 2) cancel your participation or ability to earn STARS for an 86DRIVE event, and/or any future events.
The success of our past events and raffles is in large part due to the generous gifts and prizes that local vendors contribute to our prize pool, and we in turn continue to support and endorse these local businesses. We’ve been very lucky to have some very awesome prizes to give away each year! So please keep these vendors in mind the next time you are looking to get something done for your car, and support those who support us.
List of raffle prizes to be announced soon.
List of Sponsors and Supporters
The Racers Line
If you are a local business interested in contributing to our event, please reach out to us — you can reach us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thank you!