Doug Novak

EASTERN DIVISION NAT'L SPRING MEET JULY 11-14

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At national meets other than Hershey, the flea market

and car corral are VERY small--a dozen vendors, and

2 or 3 cars for sale (if any) would be good!

They're worth looking over if you are there, and they

add to the meet, but you wouldn't want to make a 

special trip.

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papafarm...I would contact the region for some facts.  Last time I was at the Gettysburg Meet there was a decent amount of vendors.  Also Hershey is large however there are others that have many vendors (The Hornets Nest Region meets at Charlotte come to mind where the vendor area is packed on the infield of the track).

 

Go to the the people running the venue for facts.  Hate to see you not come only to find out the vendor area was decent.

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I hope someone can answer this , I have a 1910 car registered for the meet and planed to arrive Saturday morning, I didn't choose "trailer parking"

when I registered because I thought it was for the folks who had planned on being there for the week or for RV's. I always thought there was show car trailer parking

at  every National Meet. If the AACA wants to encourage  the participation of brass era cars then they need to state in the registration that if you are trailering you 

need to pay the extra fee. I hope that the AACA has considered those of us who couldn't  or don't want to  drive our freshly restored vintage car to an event to be told that there is no parking available.

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25 minutes ago, JAK said:

I hope someone can answer this , I have a 1910 car registered for the meet and planed to arrive Saturday morning, I didn't choose "trailer parking"

when I registered because I thought it was for the folks who had planned on being there for the week or for RV's. I always thought there was show car trailer parking

at  every National Meet. If the AACA wants to encourage  the participation of brass era cars then they need to state in the registration that if you are trailering you 

need to pay the extra fee. I hope that the AACA has considered those of us who couldn't  or don't want to  drive our freshly restored vintage car to an event to be told that there is no parking available.

 

I suggest that you contact the Meet Chair or the Registration Chair since they are best equipped to answer your questions/concerns.

Given that the meet is underway it might be best to call them on their listed phone number since they may not have access to email.

 

Click here for Eastern Spring Meet Information. 

 

Charlie

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Couple of quick travel notes using GPS or Maps.........To find the Hotel, which is easy,  look for Gateway Blvd.  (W. Presidential Dr.) 

 

The Gateway Building and the Host Hotel are very visible from Rt. 15 and Route 30.

 

Route 30 is also called York Road. 

 

Above locations are at the intersection of Route 15 and Route 30.

 

Worst case find some Harley Davis Motor cycles and follow them.

The Harley Dealership is a stones throw East of our Meet Location on Route 30.

 

 

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We are going past the show tomorrow to attend the first day of the huge Carlisle Mopar show. We might swing back in on the way home to see the swap meet. Can anyone comment on how many vendors were set up today(Thursday)? Of course, we’ll be back Saturday morning for the show. Thanks.

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2 hours ago, Doug Novak said:

Worst case find some Harley Davis Motor cycles and follow them.

The Harley Dealership is a stones throw East of our Meet Location on Route 30.

 

Just whatever you do DO NOT follow HD motorcycles on Saturday morning.  

That is unless you want to get STUCK in the traffic going to the HD dealer on Saturday for their open house.  😁

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The Battlefield Harley Davidson Dealer Ship is on Cavalry Field Rd. and Route 30 (York Rd.) further East of Gateway Blvd. where we turn off 30 to get to our Host Hotel.

I don't expect there to be a problem, I was half kidding about following a Harley to the area we will be at......however, worst case they actually might escort you to our show area. The Bikers up hear are good people.  🙂

 

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Doug, I was kidding also. I know a number of motorcycle owners, good people all.

 

I am staying at the host hotel for the meet here. Before sunset I plan to take a walk around the show field to take a look at the large numbers of vehicles that are already on the show field. 😁

 

Today I spoke with a few of the region members who were parking trailers. They told me they expect about 110 more trailers will be coming to the show on Saturday morning. Given the logistics of the trailer parking area and show field, it would seem advisable that all show car owners coming on Saturday morning get here as early as possible. Just a reminder that the show field opens at 7:00 AM tomorrow and judging begins at 11:00 AM. 

 

Charlie

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Excellent Meet, some one earlier posted that it sounded like it was going to be a MINI Hershey with 511 cars.....which is a good description.  The weather was good, on the hot side in the afternoon but to be expected this time of year. There was a collection of really high quality vehicles here from all Classes. Thank you Chesapeake AACA for the amazing job you did, it was to the highest level and you should all be congratulated. 

 

I have on youtube a four part Video of many of the vehicles. I didn't get to all of the fields due to time and heat. 

You can see these if you go on youtube, or just click the red pop up arrows below on each of the  pictures to start each video.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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I agree, great show.  This complex has become popular with many car club events and is a great venue.  The cars were indeed at a high level of quality.  One question though, when did it become acceptable for AACA Meet dash plaques to be cheap refrigerator magnets?  Is this to be the new norm?

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Just got back to Long Island from the AACA  Eastern Spring Meet in Gettysburg.  I want to thank everyone from The Chesapeake AACA  Chapter for all the  hard work that went into making Gettysburg a  great meet! The  cars on display were spectacular,  the owners very friendly, and even though the Flea Market  was small, i picked up a lot of interesting items to take home.  Greatly appreciate it. Thanks, John

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