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Comment by Tommy & Jodi on June 23, 2013 at 8:34pm

Smart Car Rally to Stonehenge Pictures June 23, 2013

Here are the pictures that Jodi took and I took, some may look alike but each one is different


Comment by Tommy & Jodi on May 16, 2013 at 1:44am

I have traded my Smart Car in for a New Scion FR-S so I will not be able to run in the Stonehenge Rally.

The good news is that Jerry Arguello ( ), Brand Manager, Smart Center Portland, 503-936-0108 said he would like to take over and be the organizer of this event. You can contact Jerry with any future questions about this rally you may have. Have a great time at this rally and I sure enjoyed the years being part of the Smart Car Family.

Looks like 15 fellow Smart Owners said they will be at the rally


Your Friend,                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                              

Tommy Patterson


Comment by Tommy & Jodi on May 6, 2013 at 1:20am

Here is an update on the Rally to Stonehenge War Memorial, Maryhill, Washington on Sunday June 23, 2013. At last count 12 have said they are attending, 3 said maybe, and 1 said they will join at Hood River

After getting to Stonehenge taking pictures of all the smart Cars, Jodi and I are going Maryhill Museum where there is some picnic tables in various areas around the Museum grounds and have a picnic lunch (glad to have others join us).  There is the Museum to look at, Maryhill Winery nearby has some really good wines if people want to do that, Biggs Junction across the Columbia River has some places to eat, and the Oregon side of the Columbia River Gorge has some great waterfalls  to see. There is still a lot of daytime for people to do whatever they want to.


Comment by Tommy & Jodi on January 2, 2013 at 11:58pm

We are Planning a Smart Car Rally Next Summer

Rally to Stonehenge War Memorial, Maryhill, Washington on Sunday June 23, 2013

Rally to start at Portland, Oregon at 10:00am at east end of the Target Store parking lot. Store located (near Portland Airport) at 9401 NE Cascades Pkwy, Portland, Oregon 97222

Rally is approximately 100 miles long and will take about 2-3 hours to complete

There are two planned stops for photo opportunities during the rally and a final photo shoot when we arrive at the Stonehenge War Memorial

Please RSVP so we know about how many Smart Cars will be taking part.

Comment by Tommy & Jodi on August 16, 2012 at 1:03am

Sunday August 19, 2012 going to drive to MOUNT ST. HELENS, JOHNSTON RIDGE OBSERVATORY,   see events

Comment by Tommy & Jodi on August 31, 2011 at 11:57pm

Planning Trip for Smart Car Rally Next Summer

Jodi and I are going on a road trip this weekend to plan for a car rally next summer. We are checking out "Cottage Grove Scenic Byway Tour of Covered Bridges" for next summer. On Sunday September 4, 2011 morning at 7am we are having breakfast at Biscuits in Wilsonville, Oregon. After breakfast we are headed to Cottage Grove, Oregon, exit 174 (take a couple or so hours to get there) to check out Tour of the Covered Bridges. Maybe lunch in Cottage Grove then back to Wilsonville, this will take most of the day to do. If you want to come along meet us at Biscuits or start of bridge tour.

Tommy & Jodi

Comment by Tommy & Jodi on July 10, 2011 at 1:17am

Here is a link to some of the pictures I took of the Portland, Oregon to Stonehenge Cruise on July 9, 2011. You can click on the link below or look in the photo tab



Comment by Peg & Cliff on July 5, 2011 at 10:33am
I had the rear springs that the Smart Center in Beaverton was selling installed so time back at cost as my Smart was one of the first and they wanted the feedback.
Glad I did, better cornering and no "squat" from a start.
Next is the Thorley exhaust which I returned due to failure and are replacing and are shipping this week. The first one added a noticeable surge to the Smart's low end. Hope the replacement does the same.
Comment by Roger Crystal on July 1, 2011 at 2:23pm
Just took my 2008 Smart to Kuni in Beaverton for 20K service.  They did a great job but it is expensive--$300!
Comment by SloPok on June 14, 2011 at 9:46pm

Rounded up a few cents, $250 installed. They will mark your old springs as to which side the spring came from and box them for you. You can corner better, less rear squat. I didn't notice any added harshness to the ride. When the car shifts it feels like the power it going right to the wheels instead of a delay as with the oem springs. My wife noticed the difference too. We're happy with them.




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