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    Finalized Carlisle Courtyard by Marriott Hotel   Banquet Dinner & Raffle Info !

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Event dates are: Thursday May 13th - Sunday May 16th.  Some of us will arrive on Wednesday May 12th for a casual get together.

Call the hotel reserving your room ASAP at 717-1766-9006  be sure to mention Speedster Owner’s Group.

Address: Courtyard Marriott 4921 Gettysburg Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055

The room rate for either 2 Queen or 1 King is $129 per diem plus the usual taxes.
Check in is 4:00pm  (We’ll assume that you can arrive earlier)  Check out is 12:00 noon.

Hotel reservation cut off date is May 1st 2021.  Important: After you register, please.... post "Coming & how many " on this thread.

The Hotel is supplying welcome cookies with beverages for our Thursday arrival from 1:00PM to 5:00PM  Also included in the package are free daily breakfasts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday AM and exclusive use of the Hospitality room.

Locally, there are various options for food, in smaller groups to go to including the Bone Fish Grill, Pizza Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Dukes, Rock Bass Grill, Dockside Willy’s and many others as well as that cool Oldies Diner that is just down the street from our hotel.  Ed Ericson will put together a couple of local TBA cruises etc.  Please respect any and all mask requirements.

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Carlisle Car Show Event details and registration here: Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals (carlisleevents.com)

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The Banquet dinner will be at Visaggio’s,  6990 Wertzville Road, Enola PA 17025 on Saturday May 15th at 6:30 PM.  Visaggio’s a well known higher end Italian restaurant that is 20 minutes from the Hotel. There are three entree’s for you to choose from. Please remit your PayPal payment:  Drclock@pa.net. ( Do not click this email, use it as the Payee on PayPal)  You must select "Personal Friends and Family Option"  box so that I do not incur a service charge for each transaction, if the that option is not selected the payment will be refused. Fare is $60 each and includes tax and gratuity. In the Pay Pal notes section let me know the number of persons and select A , B or C for the desired Entree. Due to the short notice on putting together the dinner, the dinner payments are non refundable. I will need to have this reservation-selection list completed and submitted to Visaggio’s by May 1.

All entree’s are served with Italian bread and salad. Desert bar Coffee Tea & Ice tea.

        A    “ Crab Cake Barbara” Seasoned lump crab meat broiled & seasoned Crab Cakes & Past

       B    “ Elena Marie” Medallions of Angus fillet w/4 jumbo shrimp in garlic butter over Linguine                                    Pecorino Romano cheese

       C    “ Polo O’Lynda” Sauteed chicken breast w/ a four cheese  & tomato Madera wine sauce.

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                                                                               Raffle !

               

After the Banquet we will hold our Raffle in the Hospitality suite at the Hotel. We ask that you bring at least one Raffle item for the table. Raffle tickets will be $1 each of $5 for an arm’s length.

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Finalized Carlisle Courtyard by Marriott Hotel   Banquet Dinner & Raffle Info !

                                                                   Banquet Dinner



The Banquet dinner will be at Visaggio’s,  6990 Wertzville Road, Enola PA 17025 on Saturday May 15th at 6:30 PM.  Visaggio’s a well known higher end Italian restaurant that is 20 minutes from the Hotel. There are three entree’s for you to choose from. Please remit your PayPal payment:  Drclock@pa.net. ( Do not click this email, use it as the Payee on PayPal)  You must select "Personal Friends and Family Option"  box so that I do not incur a service charge for each transaction, if the that option is not selected the payment will be refused. Fare is $60 each and includes tax and gratuity. In the Pay Pal notes section let me know the number of persons and select A , B or C for the desired Entree. Due to the short notice on putting together the dinner, the dinner payments are non refundable. I will need to have this reservation-selection list completed and submitted to Visaggio’s by May 1.

All entree’s are served with Italian bread and salad. Desert bar Coffee Tea & Ice tea.

        A    “ Crab Cake Barbara” Seasoned lump crab meat broiled & seasoned Crab Cakes & Past

       B    “ Elena Marie” Medallions of Angus fillet w/4 jumbo shrimp in garlic butter over Linguine                                    Pecorino Romano cheese

       C    “ Polo O’Lynda” Sauteed chicken breast w/ a four cheese  & tomato Madera wine sauce.

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                                                               Hotel  

    

Event dates are: Thursday May 13th - Sunday May 16th.  Some of us will arrive on Wednesday May 12th for a casual get together.

Call the hotel reserving your room ASAP at 717-1766-9006  be sure to mention Speedster Owner’s Group.

Address: Courtyard Marriott 4921 Gettysburg Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055

The room rate for either 2 Queen or 1 King is $129 per diem plus the usual taxes.
Check in is 4:00pm  (We’ll assume that you can arrive earlier)  Check out is 12:00 noon.

Hotel reservation cut off date is May 1st 2021.  Important: After you register, please.... post "Coming & how many " on this thread.

The Hotel is supplying welcome cookies with beverages for our Thursday arrival from 1:00PM to 5:00PM  Also included in the package are free daily breakfasts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday AM and exclusive use of the Hospitality room.

Locally, there are various options for food, in smaller groups to go to including the Bone Fish Grill, Pizza Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Dukes, Rock Bass Grill, Dockside Willy’s and many others as well as that cool Oldies Diner that is just down the street from our hotel.  Ed Ericson will put together a couple of local TBA cruises etc.  Please respect any and all mask requirements.

         ____________________________________

                                                         

Carlisle Car Show Event details and registration here: Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals (carlisleevents.com)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       Banquet Dinner



The Banquet dinner will be at Visaggio’s,  6990 Wertzville Road, Enola PA 17025 on Saturday May 15th at 6:30 PM.  Visaggio’s a well known higher end Italian restaurant that is 20 minutes from the Hotel. There are three entree’s for you to choose from. Please remit your PayPal payment:  Drclock@pa.net. ( Do not click this email, use it as the Payee on PayPal)  You must select "Personal Friends and Family Option"  box so that I do not incur a service charge for each transaction, if the that option is not selected the payment will be refused. Fare is $60 each and includes tax and gratuity. In the Pay Pal notes section let me know the number of persons and select A , B or C for the desired Entree. Due to the short notice on putting together the dinner, the dinner payments are non refundable. I will need to have this reservation-selection list completed and submitted to Visaggio’s by May 1.

All entree’s are served with Italian bread and salad. Desert bar Coffee Tea & Ice tea.

        A    “ Crab Cake Barbara” Seasoned lump crab meat broiled & seasoned Crab Cakes & Past

       B    “ Elena Marie” Medallions of Angus fillet w/4 jumbo shrimp in garlic butter over Linguine                                    Pecorino Romano cheese

       C    “ Polo O’Lynda” Sauteed chicken breast w/ a four cheese  & tomato Madera wine sauce.

          ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                               Raffle !

               

After the Banquet we will hold our Raffle in the Hospitality suite at the Hotel. We ask that you bring at least one Raffle item for the table. Raffle tickets will be $1 each of $5 for an arm’s length.

All signed up for Thursday through Sunday morning. Took the TDr out for the first time on Sunday for a 3 hour cruise and other then a loose fuel filter quickly fixed it is ready to go after a quick service.

Heads up - going to start a group drive thread from Northern VA\DC\Maryland and Southern PA soon so we can drive together if desired up to Carlisle. I know we have at least 3-4 TDr's and a couple speedsters from this area.

I think it's a really great exhaust system.  I used it for a year and could never let it go.....so I suggested he try it on yours. I have heard it on yours. I wasn't wrong.Don't let him let you drive my car when you pick up yours. Or you will fall victim to "Welcome to the madness." If mine is ever finished. He's waiting for cylinder spacers and my new to me transmission. Finally, I am envious of your heat. Envision 65mph with the top down at less than 50°.🥶. You will probably see it when you pick up yours. See you in Carlisle PaulSent from my Galaxy

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Carlisle: Courtyard Hotel ....Currently the room count is at 16, our contract calls for 30 as I chose that number based on the low room count from a previous year. The 30 is the minimum to enjoy the free breakfasts and free use of the Hospitality Suite and hopefully this will pick up this week.

Banquet dinner at Visaggio's.   

I have received two (2)  reservations to date, the contract calls for a minimum of 50 people. I've personally paid the $500 deposit to Visaggio's and certainly hope that there will be additional reservations made this week or we'll need to take another look at this. 

Please take a moment to reserve your rooms and dinner reservations ... Thanks , Alan

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      Carlisle Courtyard by Marriott Hotel   Banquet Dinner & Raffle Info !

                                                               Hotel  

  

Event dates are: Thursday May 13th - Sunday May 16th.  Some of us will arrive on Wednesday May 12th for a casual get together.

Call the hotel reserving your room ASAP at 717-1766-9006  be sure to mention Speedster Owner’s Group.

Address: Courtyard Marriott 4921 Gettysburg Road, Mechanicsburg, PA. 17055

The room rate for either 2 Queen or 1 King is $129 per diem plus the usual taxes.
Check in is 4:00pm  (We’ll assume that you can arrive earlier)  Check out is 12:00 noon.

Hotel reservation cut off date is May 1st 2021.  Important: After you register, please.... post "Coming & how many " on this thread.

The Hotel is supplying welcome cookies with beverages for our Thursday arrival from 1:00PM to 5:00PM  Also included in the package are free daily breakfasts for Friday, Saturday and Sunday AM and exclusive use of the Hospitality room.

Locally, there are various options for food, in smaller groups to go to including the Bone Fish Grill, Pizza Grill, Texas Roadhouse, Dukes, Rock Bass Grill, Dockside Willy’s and many others as well as that cool Oldies Diner that is just down the street from our hotel.  Ed Ericson will put together a couple of local TBA cruises etc.  Please respect any and all mask requirements.

         ____________________________________

                                                         

Carlisle Car Show Event details and registration here: Carlisle Import & Performance Nationals (carlisleevents.com)

_____________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                       Banquet Dinner



The Banquet dinner will be at Visaggio’s,  6990 Wertzville Road, Enola PA 17025 on Saturday May 15th at 6:30 PM.  Visaggio’s a well known higher end Italian restaurant that is 20 minutes from the Hotel. There are three entree’s for you to choose from. Please remit your PayPal payment:  Drclock@pa.net. ( Do not click this email, use it as the Payee on PayPal)  You must select "Personal Friends and Family Option"  box so that I do not incur a service charge for each transaction, if the that option is not selected the payment will be refused. Fare is $60 each and includes tax and gratuity. In the Pay Pal notes section let me know the number of persons and select A , B or C for the desired Entree. Due to the short notice on putting together the dinner, the dinner payments are non refundable. I will need to have this reservation-selection list completed and submitted to Visaggio’s by May 1.

All entree’s are served with Italian bread and salad. Desert bar Coffee Tea & Ice tea.

        A    “ Crab Cake Barbara” Seasoned lump crab meat broiled & seasoned Crab Cakes & Past

       B    “ Elena Marie” Medallions of Angus fillet w/4 jumbo shrimp in garlic butter over Linguine                                    Pecorino Romano cheese

       C    “ Polo O’Lynda” Sauteed chicken breast w/ a four cheese  & tomato Madera wine sauce.

          ___________________________________________________________________________________________________________________

                                                                               Raffle !

               

After the Banquet we will hold our Raffle in the Hospitality suite at the Hotel. We ask that you bring at least one Raffle item for the table. Raffle tickets will be $1 each of $5 for an arm’s length.

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Greetings,

Will be in Carlisle Thursday afternoon until noon Sunday.

This has probably (most likely) been asked and answered already but....

Do some members of the group actually take their cars and show them in the show?    Is there a cost to do this?  Can I wait until I arrive to decide?

Are there any other events or "things" that folks who've gone before sign up for or do?  I'm aware of the banquet and the possibility of some group drives.  Others?

Thanks,

Marshall

"Falling Water" designed by Frank Lloyd Wright.

Yes, it's well worth a side trip.

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Another good side trip, depending on the Blue-Road routes you take, is the Civil War Battleground at Antietam.

Don't forget to sign up for a lifetime Senior Pass for the National Park system while visiting Antietam or Gettysburg.  It's good at ANY National park.

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@Alan Merklin, I assume you mean that if we don't have 30 rooms, no breakfast or hospitality? I don't personally care about the breakfast and cookies but is there a back up plan for the hospitality, just in case?

@Marshall Yes, generally a good number take their cars to the show field but many get the "non-judged" pass. Without a "judged" pass, your car will not be. The price is on the Carlisle website. I know some have done this but since it's a replica, you should level your expectations of winning anything on that.

It looks like there are group drives through the country planned. You could take runs to Gettysburg and Hershey as Mike suggested. I don't because I live close and have seen them all.

Speaking for myself, I am content with the company of the group. If anything, it feels like there isn't enough time to do much else than hang out, drink (if that is your thing), take drives (without drinking of course), look at other people's cars and go out for meals. Even though the "Banquet" is a planned thing, groups go out for meals every night. 

@Alan Merklin, I assume you mean that if we don't have 30 rooms, no breakfast or hospitality? I don't personally care about the breakfast and cookies but is there a back up plan for the hospitality, just in case?

No back up plan as of yet for the Hospitality room. We still have some time so I am hoping we'll get more commitments for the rooms.

@Marshall - Very few of us bother with getting judged.  Some folks spend a couple of days on the showfield while others of us only spend one and do cruises the rest of the time.  We're there for the people, not so much the show.  You can pay when you get there the first day, so no rush.

@wrkinprogress - Yes, although it has shrunk a bit in recent years.  It's still pretty large.

@Marshall To be clear, I meant no disrespect to your car or anyone else's. This particular Carlisle event is a weird gaggle of cars that we got stuck in. I assume because there was nowhere else to put us and there simply aren't enough replicas to have a dedicated show, not that they probably would. The "import" part of the Import and Tuner show is a catchall for those that don't fit into the Chevy, Ford, etc. events.

There are old: Volvos, Porsches, Audis, Mercedes, etc. along with the tuner cars. There are thousands of cars on the field and judges are simply particular about replicas, especially when stacked up against some truly great examples of old import cars.

Please, everyone, buy the ticket and come to the show! Meaning the SHOW FIELD.

We have a dedicated "pop up" canopy and tables and chairs supplied to us, free of charge, on the showfield. We get this courtesy because we have, in the past, been well up among the LARGEST groups on the field at this show. I told the guy in charge that we were mustering up this year. Let's do it!

Yes, let's cruise around too—I'll be handing out maps and directions of a couple of stunning routes, one with a winery and the other with a brewery for lunch—but lets also all drive in and park on the grass for a while too. You never know what you're going to see or who you'll meet.

As most of you know, at the SHOWFIELD you will find a plethora of interesting veee-hicles, many home made, many others radically modded, some in the "old school" way and some other in the more contemporary style.

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(The owner of this car explained that he bought it as an example of 1960s moral depravity, and drove it as a bit—and a cautionary tale to today's youths!)

It is not just the "fart can" crowd. The dune buggy guys make a showing, the some of the Porsche guys come. You see rows of old British iron. It's really fun for me to see the modern Suby guys get a load of the Sube jobs in our midst.

There are hundreds of interesting rides to check out just parked on the field...

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to say nothing of the featured vehicles in the buildings.

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IMG_2977My Spyder will be on display in Building T.

There is also a massive swap meet. I try to find at least an hour every year to browse the amazing array of old car parts and venders lined up behind the bleachers...

There is a small Auto-X track. The view is great from the hill above and for a few bucks you can run your car. @DannyP has done this a few times and some of my fellow TD guys have done it more than once. It's a hoot. They group you according to engine displacement and other stuff, per SCCA rules, and then time you and send the scores later so you can see who and what you beat or got trounced by.

There is food and beer and sody-pop. They station pretty young women all around and encourage you to get them to stamp your book, which puts you in the running for the raffle.

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There is the low car limbo. The 2019 winner was home-made:

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And of course there's all of us! Pull up a chair, sit in the shade and tell stories. Get some ice cream! It's good!

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