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 Post subject: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 1:37 am 
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Pretty self explanatory. For those that don't know about it, this is an annual cruise held by the parents of a young man by the name of Ben Simpson, who sadly commited suicide several years ago. Some may have seen stickers floating around on cars with the words "RIP dr1ft_pig13". This was Ben's username on NissanSilvia, and is one of the ways many choose to honor him.
His parents (nicknamed "the Olds") hold the cruise to raise awareness for the issue of youth suicide (and society in general). It's also held to promote good community spirit, and help build a strong relationship between car enthusiasts and SAPOL.

I went last year and had an absolute ball. There were about 750 cars cruising on the streets of Adelaide and through the hills, with SAPOL escorting us all (and even blocking off some intersections to let us pass).

It's mostly attended by the import crowd, but anybody is welcome under the proviso of good behaviour. Last year there were only one or two people out of the whole crowd who were warned, and no defects whatsoever IIRC.

So, since I'm going again this year in the wagon, I wanted to see if anyone else was going, or thinking about it. If so we can meet up somewhere near the meet spot (Westfield Centre carpark, West Lakes) and cruise there as a group, and stay together during the run itself. I'm not sure where it will be going though.

More details can be found here: http://www.nissansilvia.com/forums/inde ... ent_id=533

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Tue Jan 03, 2012 10:09 am 
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Yeah man sounds good still finishing the coupe but fingers crossed it should be fine by then


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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 1:57 pm 

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If my Gemini isn't driveable or I can't get a day permit, Can I passenger with someone?

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 3:20 pm 
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I should have a spare seat.

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Wed Jan 04, 2012 6:30 pm 
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I'm keen as beans to show off my new motor. So I'll be there pending unforseen circumstances. :D

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Thu Jan 05, 2012 12:36 am 
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I won't be there as I work Saturday nights :(

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
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Fuuuck :(

Didn't realise it's at night.
I have one of my best mates 18ths. GAY!

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 Post subject: Re: Ben Simpson Memorial Cruise - 28th January 2012
PostPosted: Sat Jan 07, 2012 5:29 pm 
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Ahh I shall be away.that weekend :(


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