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  1. Some people have asked for RV and Campground information in the Midwest City, OK area. Here is a list provided by the Midwest City Visitor's Center.  As usual, please check with the campground directly before making any reservations.

     

    Edgewood RV Community

    (This is a smaller, older park in Midwest City. It can be hard to locate at first. This park is closest to the show and activity)

    8801 SE 29th Street

    Midwest City, OK  73110

    (405) 732-8400

    www.Edgewoodrvokc.com

     

     

    Eastland Hills RV Park 

    (This park is actually in Midwest City, but has an Oklahoma City address)

    3100 S. Douglas Blvd.

    Oklahoma City, OK

    (405) 475-5514

    www.Eastlandhillsrvpark.com

     

     

    Oklahoma City East KOA Holiday

    (This is a nice park about 12 miles east of Midwest City just off of !-40 . Be sure to ask about the status of the interstate construction at Choctaw Rd. The bridges and interstate are being rerouted. Construction is a mess right now)

    6200 S. Choctaw Rd.

    Choctaw, OK    73020

    (405) 391-5000

    www.KOA.com

     

    Twin Fountains RV Park

    (This is a large park in Oklahoma City at the crossroads of  I-35 and I-44. The location is west of Midwest City and Buick show activity. However; may be on the way to some scheduled off property activities. May experience some traffic at peak times. Ask about current construction on I-35 & I-44. It is bad in the area right now. )

    2727 NE 63rd Street

    Oklahoma City, OK

    (405) 475-5514

    www.twinfountainsrvpark.com

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  2. This is taken from the Modified Judging Form, does it help?

     

    Modified Classes are based on the following:    
    Mild : engine swaps to of-era allowed, only minor body changes, interior upgrades, engine upgrades.  
    Resto-Rod : Looks stock  but  is repowered, major suspension upgrades, interior changes.   
    Radical :  Has had major body changes, major suspension changes, engine change.

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  3. As suspected, all the BCA rooms are booked at the Sheraton host hotel.  They just gave you a room at the normal rates.  To anyone reading this, please call the alternate hotels listed on the registration form. All of these hotels are just as nice, are within walking distance of the Sheraton (no streets or highways to cross), and will give you the same $119 room rate, with breakfast included.

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  4. Pete and I were there this past weekend to finalize some of the meet issues.  We were told then that the Sheraton (Host Hotel) was almost sold out.  We have the entire hotel except for a few rooms held back for employees, etc.  Perhaps they were selling you a room that was out of the block we had reserved.  However, every room, including ones from the alternate hotels are supposed to be $119 per night.  I'll try to find out what is going on.

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  5. The drivers and seniors are included in the total.
    400 Point - 72
    Display Only -  64
    Archival - 21
    Modified - 14
     
    Total - 171
     
    In other words, of the 171 cars registered, 53 were driven and 15 were seniors.  The Driven and seniors could be in the other categories, too.
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  6. Michelle and I will be leaving the Friday before and staying in Manitou Springs for a few days before heading up to Denver.  We will be at the show Tuesday afternoon to open the registration desk.  As of this moment, I plan on driving my recently acquired 1998 LeSabre.  I might even try to climb Pikes Peak with it while I'm close by.

     

    Y'all have safe and easy travels, and we will see you there!

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  7. When I read the Cuban articles, I was struck with the thought "What if people in this country took the same amount of effort to keep older cars running and on the road?"  Now, I know the situation in Cuba is quite different than the US, but you have to give the Cubans enormous credit for doing whatever it takes to keep these cars on the road.  They are not restoring them for show, but keeping them alive for driving.  We are spoiled with the easy availability of parts (in most cases) and the income to afford them.

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  8. I really don't see what the big deal is over parking by years.  Logically speaking, look at the judging categories.  Except for the special Buick models, it is all by year anyway.  I think most people would agree that the Rivieras (Class O), Gran Sports (Class P), GN and T-types (Class Q), Reattas (Class R), Professional and Specialty Buicks (Class S), and Race Cars (Class T) are different enough to stay in their own area.  As a spectator, if one was interested in Rivieras or Reattas, they could go to the Riviera or Reatta section and see the evolution of that special model year by year.  Same can be said for the others recently mentioned.  All other classes (A - N) are already organized by year, and therefore, are already parked according to year.  

     

    The only real argument is what to do with the Archival cars during judging.  If we can figure out how to judge the Archivals when they are all over the field, we got it. 

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