Doug Novak

EASTERN DIVISION NAT'L SPRING MEET JULY 11-14

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Haven't seen much action about this Event here so starting this NEW Topic Post to hear you're interests.

The Registration Dead Line has past. I'll be going, it's location is in Gettysburg Pa. which is a great place to visit and have a Show at. I live in New Freedom Pa. about a hours drive for me, all Country Roads and I can come and go home each day that I attend. The Daily Schedule from Chesapeake Region looks like a lot of fun with interesting places to tour. The Show Saturday July 14th is what interests me the most.

 

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We are attending also, wonder how many vehicles are registered.  Im sure it will be a great meet!

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10 minutes ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

511!

We are attending also, wonder how many vehicles are registered.  Im sure it will be a great meet!

 

10 minutes ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

511!

Wow. Little Hershey!

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In case anyone here does not know, Gettysburg Bike Week runs Wednesday July 11 through Sunday July 15th. Friends (and fellow AACA Members) tell me that traffic will be heavier than normal in the Gettysburg area during this time (more so Friday & Saturday) and backups will/do occur close to Bike Week event sites in the area. There are a number of motorcycle rides through the area and they will be touring the Gettysburg Battlefields as well.

 

My friends also tell me that Battlefield Harley Davidson is one of the busy spots for this event especially on the Saturday of Bike Week. Battlefield HD is literally one road down off Route 30 (Cavalry Field Rd) from the AACA Host Hotel and show field (Gateway Blvd). Given the traffic in that area on Saturday morning those coming to the meet that morning should probably give themselves extra time to get to the meet. This is especially true if you are using Route 30 Westbound  to get to the meet that morning.

 

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Charlier's message is good advice.

 

The traffic in the center of Gettysburg on weekends during the summer can be very busy and I suggest that to get to the Wyndam Hotel  at (95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg Pa. 17325) it would be best not to take Route 30.

 

Fortunately the Hotel Location is not down town, it's to the East of Town. Use GPS, or a Map to see how you can use Route 15 which runs North and South on the East side of Gettysburg. Route 15 is a Four Lane Hwy with Exit Ramps and can handle the traffic. 

 

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On 6/20/2018 at 7:21 PM, Robert Street said:

Since I am coming up from Maryland for the day I am glad they have a trailer parking system

robert

What is a trailer parking system?

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9 hours ago, Doug Novak said:

Charlier's message is good advice.

 

The traffic in the center of Gettysburg on weekends during the summer can be very busy and I suggest that to get to the Wyndam Hotel  at (95 Presidential Circle, Gettysburg Pa. 17325) it would be best not to take Route 30.

 

Fortunately the Hotel Location is not down town, it's to the East of Town. Use GPS, or a Map to see how you can use Route 15 which runs North and South on the East side of Gettysburg. Route 15 is a Four Lane Hwy with Exit Ramps and can handle the traffic. 

 

 

My friends are also Motorcycle enthusiasts who go to Gettysburg Bike Week. They told me the other day that the biggest problem will be in downtown Gettysburg with all the bike traffic. It's pretty jammed up in town during bike week with motorcycles. Everyone needs to be aware that sightseeing in downtown will more difficult than normal (crowded) and LOUD due to all the motorcycles.

 

3 hours ago, real61ss said:

What is a trailer parking system?

 

I would imagine that the region running this meet will communicate more details about the meet parking, etc in the next week or so if they have developed a system or plan.

 

 

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We had a sneak-preview of the site and facilities this past week.  Susan and I attended MG-2018 at the same location.  We drove our 74 MGBGT up from the Tidewater Va area in company with some others from our local club.  The entire campus is absolutely wonderful with plenty of room.  The main hotels are really nice and are fairly new.  It's a perfect setting for a car show and we're looking forward to coming back for this event.  It's right off Rt 15 on Rt 30.  You shouldn't have to get into traffic unless you want to go through town.  On site there is an excellent restaurant/brew pub and just down the road a bit on 30 to the west you'll find plenty of other eateries from a small diner to fast food.  Everything is so convenient!   I understand a lot of car clubs have discovered this facility and are hosting meets there.  It was a real pleasure to simply walk from the hotel to everything! 

See you there!

Terry

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On 6/21/2018 at 7:36 PM, real61ss said:

What is a trailer parking system?

 

Well, since they have about 500 cars coming that probably means 499 trailers.  They are reserve parking at host the registered trailers and will park them with a system so we can get in and out of them and pull the trailers out. For those coming up the day  of show they have reserved spaces for registered trailers.  This will be good I hope

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There will be far less than 499 trailers!  Eastern meet in PA will bring out a lot of cars that are driven to the meet not to mention the DPC cars.  Trailer parking is always an issue but the group has worked hard on getting all the details right.  Now just lets have some good weather!

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4 hours ago, Steve Moskowitz said:

There will be far less than 499 trailers!  Eastern meet in PA will bring out a lot of cars that are driven to the meet not to mention the DPC cars.  Trailer parking is always an issue but the group has worked hard on getting all the details right.  Now just lets have some good weather!

 

From what I have seen the Region hosting this meet has been working very hard on the details. 

Amen on the good weather. About two weeks before we might have to start crossing our fingers and toes for good weather. 😁

Glad we've had a few weeks with fingers and toes uncrossed after the AGNM to get ready. 😁

 

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On 6/21/2018 at 7:36 PM, real61ss said:

What is a trailer parking system?

 

FYI, I received a mailing yesterday from the host region that contained a "Trailer Parking" Dash Card, a map of the Host Hotel Complex and a letter with "Arrival Instructions". The map shows the various show fields labeled with letters and entrances, two trailer parking areas, judges parking, vendor and car corral parking, the Show Day registration area where show packets can be picked up on Saturday. The letter goes over various bits of information. It also states that swap meet vendors and judges will receive a mailing with parking dash cards as well.

 

Hope this helps.

 

Charlie

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On 6/25/2018 at 12:29 PM, charlier said:

 

From what I have seen the Region hosting this meet has been working very hard on the details. 

Amen on the good weather. About two weeks before we might have to start crossing our fingers and toes for good weather. 😁

Glad we've had a few weeks with fingers and toes uncrossed after the AGNM to get ready. 😁

 

Charlier,

Thanks, i got one of those letters too. See you there

 

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Showing in the HPOF class, and I'm glad they have the trailer parking figured out since I'm coming from Norfolk! Looking forward to the show!

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Looking forward to this event. Will be driving our Electra from NY and hope to do all the tours. Having it judged for the first time. Depending on how it does (correct tires unavailable) and what will be needed to maybe have it judged again, either that or put it into HPOF or DPC the next time. 

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The Tire Point Deductions have been lowered and shouldn't hurt you.  I joined AACA and started Showing in 2012, and I took the same approach you indicated in expecting not to do well at first, but learn what I would need to to do for the next year or Show. I Love Wrenching, Detailing, Polishing, finding Parts and Documentation. I spend a lot of my spare time in my favorite place, the garage. You're going to enjoy doing the same and the best part is everyone at the Shows, especially those in your Class, the Judges, and others will give you great advise and help getting things done.  Also, just being there at the Shows is amazing. This is a good one coming, and followed by Hershey October 13th are going to be great Shows.

 

Oh forgot to mention, I to drive my car to all the Shows. Longest drive was to 155 miles, coming and going in pouring rain to Williamsport for the 2016 Grand National.

Best way to travel is in a vintage car.

 

 

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The current forecast for Gettysburg is looking good. 85 to 89 degrees July 11th Wednesday thru Friday the 13th, and  Saturday 87 Cloudy Humid with 30% chance of an afternoon Thunderstorm, Sunday 88 Sunny and Humid. This will change as we get closer to the dates so look for updates and plan accordingly. 

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It will be interesting to see how MUCH the weather forecast

changes, Doug.  I think they're pretty accurate predicting 

temperatures 2 to 3 days out, but they don't do nearly so well

predicting passing showers or thunderstorms, even a day out.

Seven or eight days ahead, they're just guessing!

 

Let's have fun checking their accuracy.

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PARTS FLEA MARKET?

 

HI EVERYONE, HAVE A QUESTION ABOUT THE SHOW AT GETTSBURG, ARE THERE PLANS FOR A FLEA MARKET, AND IF SO A GOOD SIZE ONE OR JUST A FEW VENDORS, THANKS FOR A REPLY ASAP, BOB

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I road through the Site at the Hotel and Show field area today. This is early in the 4 days of the show, people are arriving so can't say much more them 511 are expected to show come Saturday. There were Venders setting up and think I saw 5 or 6, did not see any sign, or mention of a Flea Market today.

 

 

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