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Old July 9th, 2018, 07:33 AM   #121  
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Just heard the swap meet and car corral are sold out. Was hoping to put the Delta in the corral but was a little too late I guess.

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Due to the hotel changing things around several times over the last few months we are sold out of swap meet and car corral spaces guys. I have a few names on the reserve list in case other people back out. Everything is going to be really packed including the show cars and the swap meet areas.
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Old July 10th, 2018, 05:18 PM   #123  
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There are 365 show car spaces available for the show, and there are 368 cars registered. It's going to be tight.
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I have one extra room (2 Queens I believe) in the overflow hotel. I have all the details in my office. Itís booked from July 30th to August 4th. I am going to call in the next day or so and give it back unless someone wants to meet me there and take it over at sign in. Let me know. Al
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I might have a room open as well in the host hotel. Need to make a decision in the next week or so. We are in the process of moving and will be listing our old house in the next two weeks. Not sure spending a week at the Nationals is going to work. Added to that, I did not get our car registered in time so If we do attend, it will be without the car.

I'm so torn on what to do. I keep telling my wife that all the boxes that need to be unpacked, scattered throughout our new house will be there when we get back. For some reason, that doesn't seem to make her feel better.
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Rick,
You need to re-evaluate your priorities.


I vote you guys go.
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There are 365 show car spaces available for the show, and there are 368 cars registered. It's going to be tight.
I'm driving out for a long day on Saturday. I'm not showing a car but will bring either my '72 350 Supreme or my '72 442 if I can park within a couple hundred yards of the action. Otherwise I'll bring something else fun that has less risk on a four hour one-way trip.

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Old July 11th, 2018, 10:52 AM   #128  
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I'm driving out for a long day on Saturday. I'm not showing a car but will bring either my '72 350 Supreme or my '72 442 if I can park within a couple hundred yards of the action. Otherwise I'll bring something else fun that has less risk on a four hour one-way trip.

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There will be spectator parking, but frankly with as tight as the site is, I don't know exactly where. Obviously the intent is not to have it near the show cars to discourage people from parking there to avoid paying the entry fee. Be aware that in addition to the two hotels, the site has a movie theater and brew pub, both open to the public. Each has their own parking areas, with the attendant risks of parking a car you care about around the uncaring general public.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 11:06 AM   #129  
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I'm driving out for a long day on Saturday. I'm not showing a car but will bring either my '72 350 Supreme or my '72 442 if I can park within a couple hundred yards of the action.
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I would think this should be something that the OCA/meet Organizers should strive for if possible since everything is already "sold out" and have turned away interested members. I am sure there are others like Terry.
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I would think this should be something that the OCA/meet Organizers should strive for if possible since everything is already "sold out" and have turned away interested members. I am sure there are others like Terry.

Unfortunately, there is only so much space available. I know Scott has been scrambling to accommodate the swap meet vendors. Apparently that space is also oversubscribed. The only good news for Terry is that some participants will start to pack up and head out on Saturday, especially if they have a long way to drive, so it won't be as bad as on, say, Friday.
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Unfortunately, there is only so much space available. I know Scott has been scrambling to accommodate the swap meet vendors. Apparently that space is also oversubscribed. The only good news for Terry is that some participants will start to pack up and head out on Saturday, especially if they have a long way to drive, so it won't be as bad as on, say, Friday.
I think it's great that the event is already sold out - a credit to the OCA and members' interest. A "day pass" and a few designated spaces would be a great thing for people like me who want to go and bring a car but can only do it for a day. I'd love to be able to share one of my Oldsmobiles with the attendees, but I also understand the limitations of the venues and can't fault the organizers for that. If I have to burn up the PA Turnpike in my Scat Pack with A/C, XM radio and actual miles per gallon, I'm not complaining about that either. ; ) Looking forward to seeing several of you again or for the first time in person in some cases.

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Old July 11th, 2018, 11:28 AM   #132  
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I think it's great that the event is already sold out - a credit to the OCA and members' interest.

Agreed, however a lot of this is demographics. Well over 25% of OCA membership lives within a 6-8 hour drive of G'burg.



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That's a great idea. The current pricing assumes one wants to be judged and thus includes those costs. I'll bring up the day pass idea. The only problem is that most folks who want one of those would want to come on peak days of Friday/Saturday, and thus spaces would be at a premium at any venue.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 03:33 PM   #133  
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Terry,
Stop by & introduce yourself if you come.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 03:42 PM   #134  
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Likewise. I'll also be in the swap meet area usually.


Are we doing a Classic Olds get together again? I'll buy a round of adult beverages.
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Old July 11th, 2018, 05:10 PM   #135  
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Hey Joe,

I spoke to OCA and president Jerry Wilson on C.O. behalf. They are willing and able to grant us a meeting room at the host hotel of course. I just have to give them the day and time.

I am pondering either later in the evening on Thursday or Friday say 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM so the swap meet guys won't lose much business?

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Hey Joe,

I spoke to OCA and president Jerry Wilson on C.O. behalf. They are willing and able to grant us a meeting room at the host hotel of course. I just have to give them the day and time.

I am pondering either later in the evening on Thursday or Friday say 7:00 PM to 9:00 PM so the swap meet guys won't lose much business?

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Friday night is drag racing, so that likely is not a good time. Thursday is the reception at the Battlefield, from 6-10. Perhaps happy hour before that?
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I don't think Friday is going to work for anybody with judging and racing!

Thursday is family day for me, I believe I can get away mid to late afternoon.
3-5 pm on Thursday. That should give people enough time to get to the battlefield which if memory serves can be reached in about 20 minutes.

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I don't think Friday is going to work for anybody with judging and racing!

Thursday is family day for me, I believe I can get away mid to late afternoon.
3-5 pm on Thursday. That should give people enough time to get to the battlefield which if memory serves can be reached in about 20 minutes.

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Pat, Thurs afternoon sounds like a winner. Count me in.
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Where is the racing, and what time?
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Where is the racing, and what time?

Mason/Dixon in Boonsboro, MD. 6-10 Friday night. There was a big blurb in JWO this month.
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I'll throw the drag radials on, and head out.
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Mason/Dixon in Boonsboro, MD. 6-10 Friday night. There was a big blurb in JWO this month.
Is it Olds only that night? I may bring something else in my signature and would like to make some passes if allowed. I'm heading over a day earlier and should arrive around noon on Friday.

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Is it Olds only that night? I may bring something else in my signature and would like to make some passes if allowed. I'm heading over a day earlier and should arrive around noon on Friday.

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Unfortunately, not. It's a regular Friday night Test and Tune. Mason/Dixon is a pretty busy track.
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I just fired off an e-mail with time and date to Jerry Wilson. Let's see what happens!

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Is it Olds only that night? I may bring something else in my signature and would like to make some passes if allowed. I'm heading over a day earlier and should arrive around noon on Friday.

Terry
Bring any of them- pretty sure I can handle it....
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