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Old 08-24-2006, 02:31 AM   #1
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Hey guys,

I'm moving to vermont from the tri-state area (NY), I'll be living in Stowe. And working in Morrisville.

How would I find out about any local meets if they happen? Also I'd really like to know if there are any mechanics or shops up there that have wrenched on our cars with success.


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Old 08-24-2006, 08:36 AM   #2
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F1 dyno in portland (i think) is the closest....but you're damn near in no mans land up there....VT does do their occassional dinner meets and drives through the mountains.



i AM jealous though....i loved Stowe last year, and i can almost gaurantee we'll be hosting another NESIC shred-fest up there later this winter (hoping for better conditions than last time). if you know how to ski/snowboard, you'll love it up there.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:17 AM   #3
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^ Gotta get on that shredfest this year... let me know when the dates are because my parents live there and I have a time share @ Trapps.

Anyways, not really a big car scene in Northern Vermont, the cruise through the hills is popular though. Don't know of any performance shops, but there may be some near Burlington.
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:20 AM   #4
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PaulRex - my wife and I are thinking of moving up to Stowe also!! THe only thing that is kinda scaring us away is what we keep hearing about the property taxes, they seem outta control - even worse then NH. PM me if you have any info/comments. I would love to hear what you have to say.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:28 AM   #5
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If you guys need more info on property taxes, I can get in touch with my folks. They're actually thinking about moving out of Stowe because it's getting out of hand.

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Old 08-24-2006, 09:31 AM   #6
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The really cool folks don't live in stowe....as you will get killed with taxes.

If you are looking for basic mechanics that can handle working on a subie, there are a few in Montpelier.
If you are looking for tuning stuff, well that isn't quite as close.

Living in Morrisville would be a hell of a lot cheaper than stowe.

Check out www.thcauction.com , they are an auction company, and occasionally have some really good deals on real estate in the Morrisville area.
Vermont Jeep association is based out of Morrisville as well, so if you are in to off-roading, its a great group to hook up with.
Sports Car Club of Vermont is a local motorsports club, and we organize autocrosses, hillclimbs, track events, Ice time trials, tsd rallies and other car related stuff. Several subarus in the club.
rumor has that a new autocross location is in Stowe, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
What are you doing in Morrisville?
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Old 08-24-2006, 09:59 AM   #7
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^ Gotta get on that shredfest this year... let me know when the dates are because my parents live there and I have a time share @ Trapps.


volunteering to put up a few NESIC'rs @ Trapps this year?! aww, how kind

dont worry, an "official" thread will DEFINATELY be started once things get up and running. typically, most of us made it a 3day weekend last year if it was a long(er) drive. the NH/VT people mostly drove up that day, me, and 5 of my friends (all in mass) got 2 rooms @ a nice bed and breakfast a mile from stowe, for an awesome price (great rooms, 2 queen beds, breakfast to order, pool, sauna, hot tub, womenz in bikini's IN the hot tubs....me and kenny had a blast, sitting in the hot tub, hitting on this guys wife every time he turned around, with our dixie cups full of vodka (kenny) and jack daniels (mine).....ok, OT rant done. just reminicsing over an awesome weekend.

if you're coming from CT, we'll see how many rooms we can book @ this B&B again. it was cheap, like $99/night, and like $10 per extra person per room (if you wanted to save some cash and grab a sleeping bag, $20 for board for a weekend is CHEAP).


regardless, there shall be more snowboarding/skiing meets this year. i plan on starting a thread for every one i go to lol
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Old 08-24-2006, 10:02 AM   #8
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Just remember you can pass on double yellows. You're gonna need that info soon.

Also - if you dont have them already, get a set of Supertones.


Leafers. Enjoy.
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:32 PM   #9
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PaulRex - my wife and I are thinking of moving up to Stowe also!! THe only thing that is kinda scaring us away is what we keep hearing about the property taxes, they seem outta control - even worse then NH. PM me if you have any info/comments. I would love to hear what you have to say.

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Well the taxes in Stowe are about half of what I'd be paying here in NY. Generally speaking, everything is cheaper up there compared to down here.. realestate, rent, taxes etc.

Thats actually one of the reasons I'm moving up there not just because of how beautiful it is (and it is) but because I could afford a place to live and to start a business.
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Old 08-24-2006, 03:33 PM   #10
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The really cool folks don't live in stowe....as you will get killed with taxes.

If you are looking for basic mechanics that can handle working on a subie, there are a few in Montpelier.
If you are looking for tuning stuff, well that isn't quite as close.

Living in Morrisville would be a hell of a lot cheaper than stowe.

Check out www.thcauction.com , they are an auction company, and occasionally have some really good deals on real estate in the Morrisville area.
Vermont Jeep association is based out of Morrisville as well, so if you are in to off-roading, its a great group to hook up with.
Sports Car Club of Vermont is a local motorsports club, and we organize autocrosses, hillclimbs, track events, Ice time trials, tsd rallies and other car related stuff. Several subarus in the club.
rumor has that a new autocross location is in Stowe, but that hasn't been confirmed yet.
What are you doing in Morrisville?
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Thanks for the info., I'll pm you about Morrisville.

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Old 08-24-2006, 03:50 PM   #11
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F1 dyno in portland (i think) is the closest....but you're damn near in no mans land up there....VT does do their occassional dinner meets and drives through the mountains.



i AM jealous though....i loved Stowe last year, and i can almost gaurantee we'll be hosting another NESIC shred-fest up there later this winter (hoping for better conditions than last time). if you know how to ski/snowboard, you'll love it up there.
Shred-fest sounds fun.. sure i know how to board, I used to work in ski-shops when I was younger. I can tune skiis and snowboards (as well as my car) and even mount ski-bindings but im not certified anymore.

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Old 08-24-2006, 04:03 PM   #12
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Go to the SHED Brewery in Stowe. Some of the best beer you will ever have, ever.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:13 PM   #13
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Go to the SHED Brewery in Stowe. Some of the best beer you will ever have, ever.

agreed. Shed Burgers (and prime rib) are fantastic as well. this was our official shred fest dinner location too lol.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:13 PM   #14
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Go to the SHED Brewery in Stowe. Some of the best beer you will ever have, ever.
great beer...lots of great beer in Vermont.
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agreed. Shed Burgers (and prime rib) are fantastic as well. this was our official shred fest dinner location too lol.
Watch out for band-aids...seriously.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:20 PM   #16
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Im a big Magic Hat fan, I like those big Jugs of beer they sell.. they make great gifts.
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:33 PM   #17
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I have a Growler from Magic Hat sitting downstairs right now just waiting for my next trip up there to refill it!

I haven't ski'd in years but a trip up there would be fun.

BTW - any of you ever driven up Toll Road on Mt Mansfield in the summer?? It's basically a beginning ski trail that you can drive up. Lotta fun with a ton of switch backs on it. Had my wife almost crapping herself and my dog was sliding back and forth in the back seat from the trip up!!

Here's some pics from my '03 trip to Stowe in my last WRX
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Old 08-24-2006, 04:34 PM   #18
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If you guys need more info on property taxes, I can get in touch with my folks. They're actually thinking about moving out of Stowe because it's getting out of hand.

- Matt
That's good info. Thanks Matt. If you could ask them what the tax rate is and how the school system is, I'd really appreciate it!!

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Old 08-24-2006, 04:55 PM   #19
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Stowe's a beautiful town. I live just on the otherside of Mt. Mansfield, in Jericho.

As far shops are concerned, Vermont Sport's Car is located in Colchester, They're the guy's that built Colin McRae's car for the x-games. If you're looking for an AWD dyno, the closest one I know if is TDC Tuning in Concord NH, about a 2 hour drive.

Anyway, there are a few subaru enthusiasts in the area. Just check back here or at VTrides.com for more info on meets or whatever.
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agreed. Shed Burgers (and prime rib) are fantastic as well. this was our official shred fest dinner location too lol.

I know! We are making a pilgrimage up there sometime in early October, I can't wait.
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Anyone up for a Ben and Jerry's run some weekend?? Used to do it on my bike, would be fun in the car also... We could do part highway, part twisties or whatever. On all Highway, it's about 2:30-2:45 to B&J from Nashua NH, via backroads looking at 3:00-4:00 depending. Would be an all day thing, but could be fun too.

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Man...I really don't like any of the shed beers I've tried.....and it was several. Could have been bad batches, but not too sure. I prefer the trout river
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http://www.picketfencepreview.com/PropTaxRates.asp

These are somewhat current. However, there is a statewide re-assesment. Almost every municpality will have their property values re-evaluated as a result. Of course, when a full town is re-evaluated, the tax rate could go up or down. However, if your property's value increases even with a dropping rate in your particular town...your taxes go up.
Mine went up $800 this summer.
My property went from being valued at $90k to $211k. Long story short, make sure you investigate your taxes before making a purchase...and know if there hasn't been a re-appraisel in a while...expect one.

Those that aren't familiar with vermont that are curious. Property taxes feed partially into our educational system statewide.
If you live in a gold town like Stowe, the town has to contribute more than its fair share towards education in the state....even though it contributes more, it does not recieve that extra money back at its educational institutions.
The concept is that if you can afford to pay more than your neighbor, then you will pay more. Yet your neighbor and your child will get they same amount of money in there school. Its a hot topic up here, that needs some reform.
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Sachilles, thanks for the info. I'll check out that site.

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I know! We are making a pilgrimage up there sometime in early October, I can't wait.

for snowboards? or shed-food?


snowboard AND shed food id drive 3hours for.....just shed food.....i dunno, the LongHorn has amazing prime rib too, and thats only 45 minutes.
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