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Kevin J. Keenan

Spring meet in Reading Pa.

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If you walk out the backdoor of the Host Hotel you are in the Hooter's parking lot. Plus, I am sure if you tip well these girls might even help with your car on Saturday. If nothing else, I am sure the pictures with them, you and your car will be priceless!

ChryslerMike25

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I can't believe the hosting club thought this was going to be ok. In all of my years going to AACA shows I have not had to do this. I don't mind driving closed down street like we did in New Bern. My cars are for show only and are not tagged, as for unloading at the show who is going to watch my car while I drive back to the VF lot?? Just unload and let it sit in the middle of the lot?? They have plenty of time to get this straightened out before time to register. I for one am not going to register until they come up with a plan. :confused:

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Hey Yoder...glad to meet you. We live in Jacobus, our shop is in Shrewsbury area. My daughter-in-law teaches at Red Lion. We must know each other?

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ChryslerMike25, I've sent you a private message. I'm not sure it went through. If you didn't get it in your PMs, please let me know at oldcarfuddATaol.com, or call me at (973) 425-9010. Thanks.

Gil Fitzhugh, Morristown, NJ

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Steve,

The race cars and motorcycles will be treated the same regarding their loading and unloading of their vehicles. There will parking available for trailers hauling '27 & older on the opposite side of the expo center. Hence, they will be traveling a few hundred yards

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I guess my main concern at this point, assuming the trailer parking doesn't change, is how long will we have to unload the car, and get it over to our spot on the show field, before the truck/trailer has to be moved to the VF Mall. I'm going to be alone, so I will have to unload the car, drive it on to the show field, get it parked in my spot, then walk back to the truck/trailer, and drive it to the mall.

Also one other question? Where and when will the awards ceremony be? Will it be at the host hotel? That will be another issue. How far is the mall from the hotel. After the show, we will need a shuttle to the mall to get the truck/trailer, then drive back to the show field to load the car, then back to the mall? Then will the shuttle be running back to the hotel for the awards? I can't see all those trailers going back to the hotel, unless there's a huge hotel parking lot?

I'm just putting these concerns out there, for all the folks attending the show, not to sound like a complainer.

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I'm in the minority of AACA members that do not own or show a car/s. If the people showing their cars are up against all this, I assume there is no provision at all for a elderly guy with two well-worn aching legs to even think about finding a place to park. I would hate to travel maybe 400 miles and the trip turn out to be a complete bummer.

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John,

I would think that general public parking would not be a problem, as most all venues have had space avaiable in reasonable proximity. Ose a handicap scooter may even be used at most events, unless on heavy grass. I would check back later to see what develops. But it is just 4 months from now.

John

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Just registered online today! Thanks for putting it up! By the way, are they having a band and open bar at the banquet? They must, considering they're charging $49.00 a person! This is Reading, Pa., not New York City! I'll skip it!

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Kevin

I belong to the host Region. The host hotel is the Crowne Plaza, 610-376-3811. Ask for the AACA Car Show rate which I believe to be $89. The hotel is in Wyomissing, PA.

If you have other questions, give me a yell.

Chrysler Mike

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Does anyone know if the $25 trailer parking fee is also charged for day of show parking. In other words will it cost $25 to park the trailer only from morning to afternoon on the day of the show?..........Bob

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As I understand the form (complete show), it is for everyone that wants to park, at either or both sites, So if you are coming for one day only, you are probably paying for overnight security. Again, just guessing on my part, as communication is limited. I hope we learn more.

John

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As I understand the form (complete show), it is for everyone that wants to park, at either or both sites, So if you are coming for one day only, you are probably paying for overnight security. Again, just guessing on my part, as communication is limited. I hope we learn more.

John

Anyone know for sure? At Bristol there was a charge for parking but day of show was free.............bob

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Hello BMW*39 and other Motorcycle Friends

Good News. Motorcycle parking will be at the show field. The Meet Organizing Team is also working to have transportation from the parking area back to the show field. It is not far, but they understand your special needs with needing both hands to drive. We didn't want anyone having to drive and clutch their registration packets between their teeth. But it would have have made for some interesting pictures.

The Meet Organizers are doing their best to keep all members happy and excited to come to Reading. If we can respond to other questions or concerns regarding the meet, please give us a shout.

ChryslerMike25

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Well, I was planning to trailer my car to, and attend the show Mike, but a $25 fee to park my trailer for the day is beyond the pale. Sorry, but you can count me out unless day parking is no charge. Thanks for the reply.........Bob

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Hello BMW*39 and other Motorcycle Friends

Good News. Motorcycle parking will be at the show field. The Meet Organizing Team is also working to have transportation from the parking area back to the show field. It is not far, but they understand your special needs with needing both hands to drive. We didn't want anyone having to drive and clutch their registration packets between their teeth. But it would have have made for some interesting pictures.

The Meet Organizers are doing their best to keep all members happy and excited to come to Reading. If we can respond to other questions or concerns regarding the meet, please give us a shout.

ChryslerMike25

Mike, Thanks for helping us out with our problem. We're assuming the highlighted area above refers to our haulers & cycle trailers. It's nice to know some folks understand the special needs of those showing 2-wheeled vehicles!

~ Now, if we can prevail upon the Hershey Region to make similar arrangements for their fall show...

Edited by Dick380185 (see edit history)

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I hope this is not an improper post. I have created a post in the hauling forum, as I have a two car hauler available from New England to Reading, so if anyone is thinking about going to Reading and wishes to engage a hauler, let me know at j.scheib@comcast.net. Deadline to Register for Reading is about 4 weeks from now.

John

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Wondering if the tri-fold is ready for the Reading show. It is nice to get organized early 'cos we usually tie in shows with other old car happenings.

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I got my tri-fold and registration request when I used the response card from the Magazine cover sheet. I believe it came in early February.You can also register on-line, I believe.

John

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Not much activity on this posting lately, but I thought it worth a reminder that the deadline is now here for any interested in this meet. I also wanted to mention that I have the cabability of hauling a car from New England (or some place along the way) to Reading for anyone interested. So if you or anyone you know has an interest, please contact me via this forum, direct e-mail at j.scheib@comcast.net or phone at 860.558.6764.

John

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