I'm registered for the show but have yet to make hotel reservations. I'll take care of that shortly.
Karyn and I are in, I just haven't booked anything. COVID years, like dog years.......... feels like we just left Carlisle '21 two months ago.
No question about our attendance though.
@550 Phil posted:
I'll be there Thursday through Saturday, Spyder in tow. Got to be back to work on Monday. Hopefully we'll do some good drives like last year. I thought the vineyard and the gastropud were both big hits.
Yes there will be cruises......hoping we'll have a large Carlisle turn out ~
Carlisle 2022 update ..... Cory & Jeni Drake have just finished putting together what will be a great cruise the Friday of the Carlisle weekend including great back roads, a stop at a Winery, a lunch stop in Gettysburg and ample time to check out some of Gettysburg...if you have not been there, it is a special place of remembrance not to be overlooked in your lifetime ~ Carlisle show field registration is open and be sure to book your Courtyard by Marriot rooms soon ~ Thanks Cory and Jeni !
Saddle up, folks.
Reservations are to be made direct with the hotel. Call: 717 766 9006 and mention "Speedsters Group". Check in is 3PM check out is 12 noon. Early arrivals are subject to room availability. Room block reservation cut off date is April 12th.
On Thursday 1:00 pm, the hotel will be providing welcome station in the lobby with lemonade and brownies. Courtyard is a smoke free facility. Currently, masks are not required.
Reserved at the hotel. Boy, they aren't making that easy this year.
"How best can we not actually talk to you today? Would you like a text instead? The website is the best way to book your room, How about a twenty-seven minute wait?"
Apparently the automated system doesn't recognize, "GO EFF YOURSELF!!!!"
Plus, they let the guy who recently retired from two decades of huffing paint answer the phones!! YAY!
Booked for Weds-Sun
Sorry it's a hassle, guys.
It's not Ed's or Al's fault that they went all corporate BS phone tree on us. It is what it is. It took me a while, but I'm retired, so it's fine.
In contrast, the Smo reservation took less than 5 minutes. Still another big corporate chain...just somebody answered and took the reservation quickly and efficiently.
I just spoke with Charity Sheffler at Courtyard Marriott when you call they have a new phone system which quite hasn’t been straightened out yet select the option for the sales office if she does not pick up leave a message she will call you back and make the reservation direct sorry for the inconvenience until They get things ironed out with new phone system
I called the number you left and versus last year, where I believe I called Charity direct and left her a message to call back. She sent me an email that I was confirmed for my reservation so it was super easy.
I encourage anyone to follow Al's instructions and push the button for the sales office when you get to that point.
Thanks for trying to iron it out Al!!
Please folks, sign up for Carlisle Gate & Go ASAP. Deadline is end of March. As in the past, the more people we get who sign up as part of the Speedster gathering the more likely it is we'll get a free thing.
You want a NON-JUDGED SHOWFIELD Gate & Go pass; sign up here. Remember to go to the club affiliation drop-down menu and choose "Speedster Owners." Do this regardless of what car you plan to bring.
Every year I've been a part of this group we've gotten a free tent from Carlisle. This year, owing to last year's lower attendance, it costs $97.50
No problem! We got this. But free is better than $97, so if you're thinking of coming, sign up.
Here's the nitty gritty re the tent:
COST OF CLUB TENT
• Club tent qualifications are based on the following:
1) The total number of vehicles registered for the prior year’s event –
if your club had 25 or more vehicles registered last year, your club
is eligible for a FREE tent this year
2) The total number of vehicles registered by the Gate-N-Go deadline
of the current year’s event – if your club’s total number of vehicles
registered by the Gate-N-Go deadline is greater than the prior
year’s total and meets the number for the next larger tent size,
your club will receive the larger size FREE.
• Rental fee is $195.00 for a 20 ft. x 20 ft. club tent when your club’s
number of vehicle registrations is under 25.
SIZE OF CLUB TENT
• Club tent sizes are offered and determined by the number of vehicles
your club has pre-registered. FREE tents may be offered at the
following club vehicle registration levels:
25 vehicles = 20 ft. x 20 ft. / 50 vehicles = 20 ft. x 30 ft.
75 vehicles = 20 ft. x 40 ft. / 100 vehicles = 30 ft. x 40 ft.