Un-Polar Bear Drive 2021
UN-POLAR BEAR DRIVE - AN LVMOC TRADITION
When - Sunday, July 18, 2021
Arrive at Weis Mkt Lot: 9:30 a.m.
Group Photos: 10:00 a.m.
Drivers' Meeting: 10:15 a.m.
Depart: 10:30 a.m.
Where - Weis Market at Cedar Crest Plaza
1500 North Cedar Crest Blvd.
Allentown, PA Location
Event Leaders - David & Janice Sell
As most of you know, every year on January 1, some of our more adventurous members head out for our annual top-down Polar Bear Drive in all but the worst winter conditions. The Un-Polar Bear Drive is the summer version of the New Year's Day event, at which our hardy troopers gather with their winter gear stored in their trunks (inluding ski hats, mitts, jackets, wool scarves, shovels, etc.) and then pose in that gear while baking under the hot sun for a photo shoot 🤪 . This is followed by the quick shedding of gear and a drive that includes curves and cones... Ice Cream Cones, that is (after all, we must involve something icy!).
The drive will begin at the south end of the Weis Market parking lot, near Winchester Road. We will re-visit some of the roads from previous Un-Polar Bear drives, and there will be some new additions to the route.
Our lunch / ice cream stop will be at Heisler's Cloverleaf Dairy, near Tamaqua, for treats that should be appropriate for what will hopefully be a warm, sunny day. We suggest that you bring a picnic lunch, or, if you wish, Heisler's has burgers, hot dogs, barbeque, pierogies, etc. There is a covered pavilion with tables and benches, or you might want to bring camping / folding chairs.
After visiting Heisler's, we will follow more fun roads to the drive's end at the intersection of Main St (Old U.S. 22) and PA-100, in Fogelsville.
This event will follow the current Pennsylvania rules for COVID-19 safety. To avoid common handling of materials, we will email the directions to participants, for home printing, and we will eliminate the usual paper sign-in sheet. Since the sign-in confirms your agreement with LVMOC’s standard Waiver and Release, we will now consider your post to this event thread, indicating that you intend to participate, to be your “electronic” signature, indicating your agreement with said Waiver and Release (copy available on request).
This drive will be limited to 20 cars, including the leader, with priority given to paid LVMOC members. If the 20-car limit is not met, we will open the drive to non-members.
We will use FRS radios for communications. Be sure to arrive at the departure point with a full gas tank and an empty bladder .
- Janice & David
- Louie and Corrina
- Jim & Annette
- Joe & Tina
- Alison & Mike C.
- Ken & Evan
- Gail & Bill
- Neil D.
- Bob & Ginny
- David W.
- "satyenbaldev", Guest (?)
Silver 2011 NC PRHT Grand Touring (actually Janice's car)
Add Louie and Corrina
Add jim and annette
Please add Joe and Tina
Yay, Heisler's! My polar bear slippers, polar bear hat, and Mike C. will be there, barring a blizzard!
2014 Crystal White Pearl GT
Evan and I will be there.
2002 HZ Yellow
w/A few Modifications
Please add Ralph & Becky.
Gail and Bill will be joining you
please add Celia and WArren!!
Please add Michele
I will be there.
Please add Bob and Ginny Leach. First drive with the recently installed Hard Dog Deuce roll bar.
Should be there, assuming work doesn’t come up. Love this new Flying Miata alignment and new sticky tires. Feels about 1/4th more capable
- Jordan White
2020 Mazda MX-5 Club & 2020 Toyota Prime PHEV
Ugh, would love to attend but have a 50th bday party that day.
2016 ST GT aka Ghost
Nancy and I would enjoy attending the event also. However, her 80 year old brother and his wife and other family members are gathering at our home that day.
Everyone dress warm.