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    The History of SoCalEuro

    So I was really busy at work and started to wonder about Socaleuro.com. Who started the web sight??? I know that Nefarious is the old man of the sight but???? Is he O.G.??? And on another note there is a date gap of three years between Nefarious and Bugsy. Nefarious 6-12-1999 Bugsy and 18 others have a date of 5-13-2002.

    Kind of made me wonder. Is anyone else courious now?????

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    someone post that link that directs you to the old skool website.

    I might have to wear my o.g. 4 rings + 1 shirt this wednesday and have the meet at krispy kreme
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    sce.com started as Socal Audi&VW a while back ago. Lon is the so-called "founding father." back then there was about 50 of us that were active on the site and we had g2g's and meets all the time. the site went through a renovation (while still remaining socalaudi.com and socalivw.com). then the site went through a name change (socaleuro.com) and members needed to migrate over to a new server afterward....so the old members lost postcounts and join dates, etc.

    of the so-called "og" group from the site's very beginning there are a few of us left (manny, craig, myself, lon, paul, tony, dan&tracy, alan&thewife, ed, et al.)....but not as many as there used to be. IIRC, Jason did not become an active member until the migration to sce.com.....(though i may be wrong about that)

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    Quote Originally Posted by mario
    sce.com started as Socal Audi&VW a while back ago. Lon is the so-called "founding father." back then there was about 50 of us that were active on the site and we had g2g's and meets all the time. the site went through a renovation (while still remaining socalaudi.com and socalivw.com). then the site went through a name change (socaleuro.com) and members needed to migrate over to a new server afterward....so the old members lost postcounts and join dates, etc.

    of the so-called "og" group from the site's very beginning there are a few of us left (manny, craig, myself, lon, paul, tony, dan&tracy, alan&thewife, ed, et al.)....but not as many as there used to be. IIRC, Jason did not become an active member until the migration to sce.com.....(though i may be wrong about that)
    ahem!!!

    i still have the socalaudi&vw.com sticker on my car.

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    Rob and I are some of the OG's... we actually met at an Azian.com event Before SCE was around...

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    I remember seeing everyone on Azian looking for other euro people.

    I didn't show up until socalaudivw was around and I went to one GTG and just kept driving. Manny looks pretty scary and I was driving a TT. The second GTG I went to at Tea Station was when I stopped to see what was up.

    There was a big irvine GTG that really got me hooked on the site.
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    Re: SoCalEuro History - Curious about History

    Quote Originally Posted by ncttrnl View Post
    Manny looks pretty scary and I was driving a TT.
    Thats so fucked up.....*wipes the computer table of spit out rockstar......*

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    A bunch of us, Manny, Myself, Jason Dye, etc all met at AutoX. We were actually starting to hang out a little before socal was around. I knew Lon from his Azian.com web site. There used to be old skool gtg's at Krispy Kreme and Oscars way back and as Lon started socal, us regulars were the first and og members of the site. Initially, the site didn't really take off and was very much a small group of people who all new each other. Things have changed a lot. I'm sure there is lots of details I missed, but you get the gist of it.

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    I think the "old man of the site" honor goes to Manny. Eric and Net are OG as well.

    Tracy (Greenwing) and I lurked for about 6 months after the site started before we joined in. (Didn't know if we'd be buying another veedub - long story) Still have our 4 rings +1 t-shirts, sweatshirts, and stickers.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile_E
    I think the "old man of the site" honor goes to Manny. Eric and Net are OG as well.

    Tracy (Greenwing) and I lurked for about 6 months after the site started before we joined in. (Didn't know if we'd be buying another veedub - long story) Still have our 4 rings +1 t-shirts, sweatshirts, and stickers.

    I remember the first time I saw you guys at that bowling night at Clairmont bowl...pure comedy!

    It was a little wet...we had some fun spinning tires.

    Back farting was great.....fireballs...etc.

    SoCal has been here...been there....and everywhere in between.

    Back before Julian runs...before socaleuro.com.....before electricity and daylight.

    I think this website has seen me through 2 relationships...with a two year gap between them. Good people....good times.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FunkTron
    I remember the first time I saw you guys at that bowling night at Clairmont bowl...pure comedy!

    It was a little wet...we had some fun spinning tires.

    Back farting was great.....fireballs...etc.
    LMAO! Yeah, we had some "interesting" first impressions. Donnie and Marco chucking bowling balls down the lane, Marco getting a free sundae from Denny's, etc. That was back when the GTI was completely stock. Oh, and I still had the techie geek mullet thing going on. Shortly after that was the first NorCal vs. SoCal, when we got our first taste of the drama that crops up occasionally. haha. Good times, good times.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile_E
    LMAO! Yeah, we had some "interesting" first impressions. Donnie and Marco chucking bowling balls down the lane, Marco getting a free sundae from Denny's, etc. That was back when the GTI was completely stock. Oh, and I still had the techie geek mullet thing going on. Shortly after that was the first NorCal vs. SoCal, when we got our first taste of the drama that crops up occasionally. haha. Good times, good times.
    Damn .... thas old skoooool ....

    fkn bowling and free sundae

    Marco is back !!!

    I still remember the first day i went for a drive on your SC 24v

    Dan u know how to drive

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile_E
    I think the "old man of the site" honor goes to Manny.

    Dan, don't lie, you will always be the old man of the site

    And now my sig line matches my SCE status as well as my car. Nice.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troike
    Dan, don't lie, you will always be the old man of the site

    And now my sig line matches my SCE status as well as my car. Nice.
    Heh, not sure how to take that, ya young whippersnapper!

    I nominate madajb as the crankiest old man on the site.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Wile_E
    I nominate madajb as the crankiest old man on the site.
    Cranky? Me? I'm a model of restraint and tolerance.
    Ask Greenwing, she'll testify!

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    I take the 5th on that Alan.


    Some of the SCE OG crew.



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    Oh, and as for Jason (Nefarious), I believe Lon knew him from partying first. Jason was a Norcal person and Robin was from San Diego. We all met them a couple of years ago at a car show at Coors Amphitheatre, and again when Robin and Jason moved down here.

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    So then socaleuro.com started 5-13-2002??? How long were the other two web sights around??? I am guessing 1999 Because of Jasons date.

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    You can't really pay attention to my date as I've changed it a few times. At one point it said 1969. I've been around since end of '01. Not OG but old enough to remember most of the iterations of this site including socalvw.com (I even have the OG decals and sweatshirt to prove it). The others above have pretty much detailed who the OG's are. I was around on Azian.com prior to socalvw.com and was a member when socalvw started but since I was up in Norcal I just lurked here. And yes, I've known Lon since '98/'99 time frame.
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    I remember when the gtg's were only about 15 people max at Krispy Kreme on Clairemont Mesa. Back farting and fire breathing Dan was the best.

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