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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Good suggestion Charlier spoke to Registration Chairman this morning and its taken care of.

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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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20 hours ago, lovesolderplymouths said:

 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?

 

I've never seen any dash plaques like that from an 

AACA national meet.  (Not even from a local show!)

They were paper bonded to a thin flexible magnetic layer.

So it's not the new norm.  Each region must decide

what level of quality to give, and they design their own

plaques.

 

When our region hosted the Glidden Tour, our dash

plaques were thick brass and were of very high quality.

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Magnets are not the new norm, they have been done before but in very few instances.  This region worked extremely hard to put this meet on and used their budget in many ways that benefitted the participants including signage, a hospitality room that never ran out of food, great tours and other amenities. They had more food service available than at any meet I can recall recently so overall I would give them high marks for a great event. 

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What a great meet! I never cease to marvel at the amount of organization and work it takes to put on one of these events. Among many things that were well-done I was pleased and impressed when on this wickedly hot day volunteers were going around giving out bottles of ice-cold water in the afternoon. This is also a great venue for the meet. Congratulations Chesapeake region I really enjoyed it.

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Steve, there is no doubt the Chesapeake Region put a great deal of effort and finances to put on this exceptional Meet.  I applaud them.  The venue and cars were simply outstanding!  Unfortunately, I was only able to attend the show, missing any tours and gatherings.  The magnet-plaque was just a surprise to me, but it will join all of the other AACA Spring Meet plaques in my large frame representing one of the finest I've attended over the past 25 years. 

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great event I was only able to come up Saturday am and had to leave right after the show. Well done.  Spring meet? 95 degrees. :)

Robert

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Kudos to the Chesapeake Region for hosting a great meet!  Marion & I agree with the comments recognizing all the planning and efforts the region put into the meet--the meet was organized very well, the tours were fun, the lanyards & pouches a nice touch (and something we can use at future meets), the cupcakes at dinner were delicious souvenirs (even though I ate mine at dinner), trailer parking couldn't be any more convenient, and all the volunteers for every aspect of the meet were very helpful and friendly.  The Chesapeake Region should be very proud--they did a great job.

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I served on a great judging team at Gettysburg, and want to publicly thank Debbie, James, Sandra, and Wayne for making it such a pleasant experience.  Each was very knowledgeable, fair, consistent, reasonable, and fun to be with.  What more could owners (or a Team Captain) ask for?  Here's a photo of our team.

Judging Team - Gettysburg - 14 Jun 2018.jpg

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Great job, thank you for providing us with water. I like the magnetic dash plaque.

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A big thanks to the Chesapeake Region for an outstanding job and raising the bar. 

Just got home a few hours ago from the AACA North East National Meet in Gettysburg. We left Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday we did the car tours, a Friday bus tour and then showed the '75 Electra Saturday. It was a fantastic event, extremely well organized and run.  I was totally surprised and very happy last night at the Awards banquet when the car won it's First Place Jr. Award. The car drove flawlessly and we ended up visiting a friend in Pa. on the way home today. Total mileage for the trip was 767 miles and the car now has 22197 miles. I bought her last July with 18500 original miles and have enjoyed every mile since then. 

 

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