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2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« on: November 08, 2021, 02:15:29 PM »

For the first time since 2014, the “National Meet” format is returning with this event centered around The City of Brotherly Love, to be hosted by yours truly on Saturday/Sunday August 20-21, 2022. Whether you pass through this area on a regular basis or you’ve never been here before, this city has an impressive amount to see & experience and it’s certainly worth the trip out this way to hang out with your favorite fellow road enthusiasts & content creators and make a mini-vacation out of it all if you choose! As has been the case with past National Meets, you will have the choice of attending either both or one of the two days of tours/gatherings but no matter what you decide, I hope you enjoy your visit and have a memorable experience.

Meet Highlights: (subject to change/elaboration/clarification, either on Day 1 or Day 2)

--- "Day 0" (8/19/22) ---

Introductory Welcome/Meet & Greet POOL PARTY - 6:00 PM, hosted by forum member "jeffandnicole" in West Deptford, NJ
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--- Day 1 (8/20/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Schuylkill Banks Riverfront Trail walking tour --- 9:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Lunch Location: Miller's Ale House, 2100 S Christopher Columbus Blvd, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 11:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Bridges of the Schuylkill River (including Girard Ave, Strawberry Mansion, Falls, and the Roosevelt Twins)
Broad Street/SEPTA overpass on Roosevelt Expressway
I-95/Adams Avenue/Aramingo Avenue Connector construction
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Betsy Ross and Tacony-Palmyra)
Lardner's Point Park (Meet Photo location)
WAWA
“I-95 Revive” construction across NE Philadelphia
Philadelphia's Eastwick neighborhood and it's abandoned street grid
Philadelphia Navy Yard & the Mothball Fleet

Day 1 Post-Meet Ballgame: New York Mets @ Philadelphia Phillies (7:15 PM ET, Citizens Bank Park)
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--- Day 2 (8/21/22) ---

PRE-MEET EVENT: Manayunk Bridge & Trail walking tour --- 8:00 AM (bring your own coffee!)

Breakfast/Lunch Location: Oregon Diner, 302 W Oregon Ave, Philadelphia, PA 19148 --- 10:00 AM

Meet Tour Highlights:
Camden, NJ Waterfront (Meet Photo location)
Bridges of the Delaware River (including Ben Franklin and Commodore Barry)
I-295/I-76/NJ 42 “Direct Connect” construction
I-295/NJ 42 “Missing Movements” construction
The Brooklawn Traffic Circle (US 130/NJ 47/CR 551)
WAWA
NJ Route 44 and the Mantua Creek Bridge
NJ Route 324
Chester, PA Waterfront
Fort Mifflin and the PHL Airport Runway 26 Tunnel

Day 2 Post-Meet Event: TBD, depending on level of group interest


"Day 1" Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/408997050713396/?active_tab=discussion
"Day 2" Facebook Event Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/331956135645197/?active_tab=about

« Last Edit: July 21, 2022, 07:34:08 AM by roadwaywiz95 »
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #1 on: November 08, 2021, 03:48:05 PM »

There were other meets being considered in late August.  Did you consult with them before you made your announcement?


That said, there has been precedent for having meets in more than one region on the same weekend or a week apart.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #2 on: November 08, 2021, 04:03:28 PM »

I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #3 on: November 08, 2021, 04:30:18 PM »

The 2015 UP meet was billed as a national meet, if I recall.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #4 on: November 08, 2021, 05:45:28 PM »

I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #5 on: November 08, 2021, 05:50:44 PM »

I'm very interested!  Philadelphia is a city that I've pretty much never spent any time in.  For a while, I've been wanting to spend some time exploring it.  I'm going to try to attend this one.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #6 on: November 08, 2021, 05:51:21 PM »

I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.

I thought the New York/New Jersey meet that Steve hosted in 2014 was considered the "national meet" that year.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #7 on: November 08, 2021, 05:52:34 PM »

I think the "national meet" term has become a more grandiose way to hype a multi-day meet.

What was the 2014 "national meet?" The only one I can remember being billed as such was one in the Pittsburgh area back around 2007.

Saint Louis.

I thought the New York/New Jersey meet that Steve hosted in 2014 was considered the "national meet" that year.
It was.

STL was "unintentional". 

That being said - do not let a meet being scheduled deter another meet being scheduled.  If we all waited - meets would not happen.  We'd be in Canada ("after you!" No, after you!")🍁
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #8 on: November 09, 2021, 12:49:44 AM »

Post meet ideas...
Simeone Foundation Car Museum (visited here, with my uncles, when I was in Philly for the "Golden Spike" meet)
https://simeonemuseum.org/
Neon Museum of Philadelphia (visited here, this summer, the day after the Wilmington Roadmeet)
https://neonmuseumofphiladelphia.com/ (or if you'd like, photos from my visit - https://flic.kr/s/aHsmX1W24K)

Out on the Main Line....
Franklin Maps is still in business - http://www.franklinmaps.com/

PennDot will have finished its most recent "gentrification" of Hanging Rock:
(PennDOT link) https://www.penndot.gov/regionaloffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=6354
(History of "Hanging Rock") https://morethanthecurve.com/the-freedom-valley-chronicles-hanging-rock/

Radnor Trail
It is the former Right-of-way for the Philadelphia & Western Railway. It's significance to roadgeeks is that PennDOT, back in the 1960s & 70s, had proposed to use the abandoned railline as a road between I-476 & US 30. (there are maps of this proposal somewhere in this forum)
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Radnor_Trail
(It also passes by the house my mom grew up in)
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #9 on: November 09, 2021, 06:52:40 AM »

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PennDot will have finished its most recent "gentrification" of Hanging Rock:
(PennDOT link) https://www.penndot.gov/regionaloffices/district-6/pages/details.aspx?newsid=6354
(History of "Hanging Rock") https://morethanthecurve.com/the-freedom-valley-chronicles-hanging-rock/

Thank you for reminding me that I should check this out.  Probably whenever US 13 is signed in Chester along PA 291.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #10 on: November 09, 2021, 09:46:50 AM »

I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #11 on: November 09, 2021, 10:45:40 AM »

Not sure if this has ever been brought up on this forum, but the Chestnut Street Bridge was closed before the pandemic and is still closed as a result of said pandemic. May want to keep this in mind for the planned meet.

EDIT: The bridge is planned to reopen at the end of this year (potentially next month). Not holding my breath, however.

Why would a bridge be closed because of a virus? Was it scheduled for repairs and those repairs were delayed due to personnel or supply issues?
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #12 on: November 09, 2021, 02:22:43 PM »

I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

Early congratulations!!
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #13 on: November 10, 2021, 02:20:24 PM »

I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

Early congratulations!!
Yes, congratulations in advance to Mrs. and Mr. MDRoads. God bless.

Iím not going to be there as of this edit.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #14 on: November 10, 2021, 10:55:34 PM »

Count me and my dad in! We have never been to Philly before, so we are pretty excited to go and attend a road meet!
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #15 on: November 11, 2021, 12:40:50 AM »

Count me and my dad in! We have never been to Philly before, so we are pretty excited to go and attend a road meet!
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I wonít be there, by the way.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #16 on: November 13, 2021, 07:10:38 AM »

Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #17 on: November 13, 2021, 09:26:16 AM »

I am definitely interested -- practically in my back yard.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #18 on: November 13, 2021, 12:04:28 PM »

Both days seem great, this would be my first meet if I attend
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #19 on: November 13, 2021, 01:46:52 PM »

I'm looking forward to this meet! It'll be a good way to mark our 9th wedding anniversary weekend!

I'm marking myself as a maybe right now as the 21st will be our 11th anniversary and my wife, though she has attended a couple of meets, might not be up for spending our anniversary weekend scoping out roads.
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« Reply #20 on: November 13, 2021, 09:06:26 PM »

Will this Road Meet be broadcasted LIVE on YouTube? I really hope it does.
Wilmington wasn't, but roadwaywiz has more hosting experience now, so I suppose he may decide to do one.  The reason Wilmington didn't have a stream is because he didn't feel he could host and stream at the same time.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #21 on: November 13, 2021, 11:44:26 PM »

It would be very tough to host and stream because live meets have attendees that aren't all the host's close friends. Don't pressure him

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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #22 on: November 14, 2021, 01:15:37 AM »

I doubt that a live stream would even be possible/watchable.  For those tuning in, it would be like only getting the audio.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #23 on: November 14, 2021, 08:31:15 AM »

I'm definitely interested in this meet.  Since it's day-trippable from my location, I expect that I should be able to come regardless of what the coronavirus situation is at the time and whether or not I'm staying in hotels yet.
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Re: 2022 Philadelphia, PA National Road Meet (August 20-21, 2022)
« Reply #24 on: November 14, 2021, 12:49:38 PM »

Full agreement with Alps. He had his hands full with the real meet that he is unable to live stream.  I would not be able to do it should I the willpower to stream drives alone.
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