Maine Suzuki Auto Meet 2017

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Do you live in the Northeastern US or Eastern Canada? Do you love your Kizashi and want to MEET others who love theirs too?

Join us in Portland, MAINE on the weekend of July 22-23.

Email us at MaineSuzukiMeet@gmail.com to let us know that you’re interested, and we’ll keep you informed as the details unfold.

This is open to all Suzuki models, not just the Kizashi.

If you’re on Facebook, join our event at

Group activities might include (but are not limited to):
- Taking in a movie at the Saco Drive-In Theater (http://thesacodrivein.com/)
- Checking out the Antique Truck & Tractor Show at the Owls Head Transportation Museum (http://owlshead.org/events/detail/truck ... hicle-meet)
- A visit to the local Suzuki motorcycle dealer, Street Cycles (http://streetcycles.com/)

Check out other great things to do in Portland at www.visitportland.com.

This event is being organized by 3 SX4 owners from Maine, New Brunswick (Canada) and Massachusetts.
Terry McKee, CSN (Chief Suzuki Nut)
(I don't actually own a Kizashi, sorry)
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2009 SX4 Sport sedan (current)
2008 SX4 JLX hatchback
2007 XL7
2004 Swift+
1990 Swift GL sedan
1987 Forsa
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Woodie
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Cool

Two weeks before GeoPalooza. Maybe I could take the great anti clockwise circle route.
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Woodie wrote:Cool

Two weeks before GeoPalooza. Maybe I could take the great anti clockwise circle route.
Are you taking the Firefly or the Kizashi? Or both again?
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Haven't decided yet. The perfect solution would be to flat tow the Firefly with the Kizashi, but I don't really want the towing apparatus on either car. took them both last year and the Firefly worked perfectly so that probably was a waste. There's some street racing there and I'm thinking about jumping in. I'm sure if I drove just the Firefly, I'd break it and be stuck.
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lockdoc3
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A few changes to the event:

It's now in Freeport, Maine on Saturday, July 22 only, from 2-6 PM EST.

The rough plan is: We meet at Gritty's Brew Pub (187 Lower Main St. - http://grittys.com/pubs/freeport/). We can eat together there and use the parking lot as a place to show off our Suzuki's. Then we can take a scenic ride up RT1 and use that time to stop and take photos, stop to shop at the outlet stores, and maybe find a open field to play some games.

For Canadians interested in attending the event, these documents are accepted for entry into the United States via land:
"Canadian citizens can present a valid passport, Enhanced Driver’s License, or Trusted Traveler Program card (NEXUS, SENTRI or FAST)."
So it doesn't necessarily have to be a passport.
See https://www.cbp.gov/travel/us-citizens/ ... initiative

Please let us know if you think you can join us. We hope to see you there!

Check out other great things to do in Freeport at www.freeportusa.com.
Terry McKee, CSN (Chief Suzuki Nut)
(I don't actually own a Kizashi, sorry)
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2009 SX4 Sport sedan (current)
2008 SX4 JLX hatchback
2007 XL7
2004 Swift+
1990 Swift GL sedan
1987 Forsa
lockdoc3
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This is only 3 weeks away! Here's our tentative agenda for July 22:
2:00-3:00 meet & greet in Gritty's Freeport pub parking lot
3:00-3:35 drive to Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge (the only one of its kind in the world - http://harpswellmaine.org/cribstone-bridge/)
3:35-4:25 group pics of our Suzuki's at the bridge
4:25-5:00 drive back to the pub via a different route
5:00-6:00 supper together at Gritty's (http://grittys.com/pubs/freeport/)
All times are EST.

Please email us at MaineSuzukiMeet@gmail.com if you are interested or plan to attend.
If you're on Facebook, join the event at
Terry McKee, CSN (Chief Suzuki Nut)
(I don't actually own a Kizashi, sorry)
-------------------------------------------------
2009 SX4 Sport sedan (current)
2008 SX4 JLX hatchback
2007 XL7
2004 Swift+
1990 Swift GL sedan
1987 Forsa
lockdoc3
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We're only 5 days away! Here's an updated schedule:

Meet Agenda (all times are in EST)
2:00-3:15 meet & greet in Gritty's Brew Pub lower parking lot (187 Lower Main St, Freeport, ME)
3:15-3:50 drive to Bailey Island Cribstone Bridge (the only one of its kind in the world - http://harpswellmaine.org/cribstone-bridge/)
3:50-4:40 group pics of our Suzuki's near the bridge
4:40-5:00 drive to Fat Boy Drive In restaurant, 111 Bath Rd, Brunswick, ME (www.fatboydrivein.com)
5:00-6:00 a meal at Fat Boys (cash only - in our Suzuki's with car hop service)

Before the meet (optional)
Although we're no longer eating at Gritty's Freeport Pub as part of the official meet agenda, some of us are meeting there for lunch just before the event. If you wish to join us, meet us in the lower parking lot around 12:30-12:45 PM.
http://grittys.com/pubs/freeport/

After the meet (Optional)
Looking for something to do Saturday evening after the meet? Grab some fellow Suzuki addicts and take in the double feature at the Saco Drive-In Theater
969 Portland Rd, Saco, ME (about 35 minutes south of Freeport).
Gates open at 7 PM. Show starts at dusk.
Spider-Man: Homecoming (PG-13) / War for the Planet of the Apes (PG-13)
Bring a lawn chair and bug spray if you want to sit outside
http://thesacodrivein.com/
Terry McKee, CSN (Chief Suzuki Nut)
(I don't actually own a Kizashi, sorry)
-------------------------------------------------
2009 SX4 Sport sedan (current)
2008 SX4 JLX hatchback
2007 XL7
2004 Swift+
1990 Swift GL sedan
1987 Forsa
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CoryJTurner
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Any chance we can get something going for this fall, for Maine and NH, do a Kancamagus cruise from N. Conway to Lincoln?
lockdoc3
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CoryJTurner wrote:Any chance we can get something going for this fall, for Maine and NH, do a Kancamagus cruise from N. Conway to Lincoln?
It's too bad you didn't join us in Maine. We had a great time. We even had a Kizashi from MA there.
Check out the photos here: https://www.facebook.com/pg/SuzukiAutoC ... 0979329464.

I'm up for another Suzuki meet this fall. I love New Hampshire! Would you like to organize one?
Terry McKee, CSN (Chief Suzuki Nut)
(I don't actually own a Kizashi, sorry)
-------------------------------------------------
2009 SX4 Sport sedan (current)
2008 SX4 JLX hatchback
2007 XL7
2004 Swift+
1990 Swift GL sedan
1987 Forsa
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CoryJTurner
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After wanting one since 2010 I finally bought Friday, i had to let my 2000 A6 go after 270k miles, but happy to have the Suzuki. I can start scoping out days, and what kind of loop/ meet people would be interested in
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