What started as an informal gathering and cruise organized through the nasioc.com Subaru owners forum soon grew into a major event with over 60 cars gathering at the starting point early Saturday morning. The cruise was to go from Portland, Oregon to Seaside, Oregon. The start point was from the RalliTEK office in Portland, as they had quickly come on board and volunteered their time, parking lot, and staff to help get the event going.
As this was a largely informal gathering started by nasioc.com forum member, even RalliTEK was anticipating that their parking lot would be more than adequate for everybody. But before even the official starting time the parking lot was filled to capacity and then some, and soon people had to resort to parking up and down both sides of the street outside. It probably helped that, despite all the dire warnings of inclement weather by the various news organizations, the day was quite nice and sunny.