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The Detroit Ride & Drive is being held at the St John's Golf & Conference center in Plymouth. It is off M14 and Sheldon Rd.
They are supposed to be there until Thursday. It starts at around 8:00 A:M and is supposed to go until 3:00 P:M. It is for salesman training.
They each have a booklet with info on the Soltice and Torrent. The track for the Torrent is around the front. There are also training seminars inside the conference center. They are on a strict schedule so they all get a chance to participate in all the training sessions. There is also a tent that has three Solstice. One has the new chrome wheel option on it. Colour Mysterious. There is also a plasma screen to display a DVD , some brake parts and promotion material. I think they were talking about technical aspects and the options that will be offered. I will try to upload the option brochure.
The Solstice vehicles are in the parking lot in the back.
There is a Sly and Pure on the road track along with a Honda S2000 and a Miata. There are several more to the side that are used for about a half hour ride on the city roads and they are escorted by a police car. Colours are:
Deep,Envious,Mysterious,Cool and Aggressive. Some have the two tone interior, some have solid black leather and others the cloth.
The rims were all polished.
The pictures don't do these cars justice. You have to see them in person.

The track has pylons and some rumble strips . There is about a 100 ft straight section to start off and then a stop sign. The guy tells the drivers to punch it and then hammer the brakes at the stop sign. Most people drove it in first gear to the stop sign and made a quick stop. The Solstice accelerated very quickly, sounded real good and made a good stop.
They demonstrate top by comparing it to how long it takes to put the Honda power top down. The Solstice top went down very easy and quickly.
They then show that you can bring a weekend golf bag in the trunk and if you leave the top up, you can bring a second weekend bag.
I'm sorry I don't know where the tour is headed next but the people that are putting on the event do not work for Pontiac but they are wearing Pontiac clothing.
The only new thing I picked up on was when some people complained about getting at the seat belt on the Solstice, the guy said they were going to put some kind of a guide in for the belt. Maybe it will be something like they have on a Cavalier attached to the head rest.
 

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Accessory Brochure

I can't upload the image because the PDF is 256 kb and my upload limit is 200. I tried Putfile but it doesn't accept PDF. I tried to zip it but it is still over 200 kb. Does someone have a solution?
 

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The page lists the accessories available, the Part #'s but no prices.
Says to visit your Pontiac Dealer or pontiacaccessories.com (effective August 31, 2005)

I will scan it as a Tiff if it is ok to post.
 

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GreatWhiteNorth said:
The page lists the accessories available, the Part #'s but no prices.
Says to visit your Pontiac Dealer or pontiacaccessories.com (effective August 31, 2005)

I will scan it as a Tiff if it is ok to post.

Sounds like a customer document.
 

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Thanks, I added the pics to the gallery if anyone is blocked at worked to putfile.

Another great golf bag trunk pic, great cloth seats pic too

http://www.solsticeforum.com/photopost/showgallery.php?cat=3040
Great pics, I really appreciate the pictures of the cloth interior, these are the best I have seen so far. I bought the mysterious with cloth and have really been second guessing myself, but after seeing these I feel alot better. Thanks again. :thumbs:
 

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I'd like to add that yes it is hard to get the seatbelt out of the side. It contracts down between the seat and the body and for a moderately broad shouldered guy like me it was a hassle
 

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Is that cloth I see? *drools* :yesnod:

That's the most detailed shot yet of the cloth interior. You can actually see the pattern. I'm telling you, if they offered Steel Blue (ala Windveil Blue on Mustang) I would at my Pontiac dealer right now. This car just gets better looking with every new angle.
 

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THAT'S MY CAR!!!

Stone grey w/cloth. i'm excited to see it now. might be a while till i see it again... :( :( looks hot though.
 

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I think I've mentioned this before, but is it just me or is the cloth interior Charcoal color and the black leather interior Black. Look at the interior pics in the Gallery and it appears that they are different.

I'm not talking about the cloth, I'm talking about the armrest and storage area. It could just be the pics, but maybe GWN or any of the other Ride and Driver's can answer this one.
 

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I think I've mentioned this before, but is it just me or is the cloth interior Charcoal color and the black leather interior Black. Look at the interior pics in the Gallery and it appears that they are different.

I'm not talking about the cloth, I'm talking about the armrest and storage area. It could just be the pics, but maybe GWN or any of the other Ride and Driver's can answer this one.
I was thinking the same thing, and it looks to me like the dash colour of the cloth car and the black leather car are the same.
The only difference I remember are the seats are black with that off white stiching.
 

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Great pics, I really appreciate the pictures of the cloth interior, these are the best I have seen so far. I bought the mysterious with cloth and have really been second guessing myself, but after seeing these I feel alot better. Thanks again. :thumbs:
I also ordered cloth and was concerned.
I did sit in the seat and it feels and looks great.
 

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I was thinking the same thing, and it looks to me like the dash colour of the cloth car and the black leather car are the same.
The only difference I remember are the seats are black with that off white stiching.
Her's a quick pic comparison. Keep in mind that lighting and camera quality could also be playing tricks on me here. It seems to me that the cloth would be the same as the black leather, but I just want to make sure.
 

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Keep the pics coming! This helps the wait. Wish one of the ride and drives would come close to me. Can't wait to see one in person.
 

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I also ordered cloth and was concerned.
I did sit in the seat and it feels and looks great.
GWN thanks for the comments, I am reassured. You say you sat in one, how tall are you, I am 6'0'' and 230 lbs.. Do ya think I'll fit? Also did you see the interior on any Mysterious, I was just wondering with the cloth what colors the dash and arm rests are, solid black? Mixture of gray and black? Thanks again for the pics and info.
 

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I work within walking distance - I just might have to do some poking around tomorrow :leaving:

This could be the first good day at work in quite a while ;)
 
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