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2019 Grand National UPDATED NEWS

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First, there is a new date for 2019 which is May 30-June 1!  The meet will still be held in Auburn, Indiana.  The event will still be held At the RM Auctions facility in Auburn, Indiana.  There is no host hotel and most likely you will have to find rooms in Ft. Wayne.  Hotels in Ft. Wayne are bountiful along I-69 which is on the same road as RM so an easy drive to the facility.  All trailer parking and activities at Auburn Auction Park area.  We will have a list of hotels soon but recommend you making plans ASAP.  We do have a small block at the Comfort Inn $119 + tax (260) 480-7030 and the Hampton Inn $129 + tax (260)483-3999, as well on DuPont Rd. Another hotel on the same road is La Quinta (260) 490-7950 and their rate is $99.  All three hotels have been used before and come recommended.  Near restaurants too!

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Quick search shows RV parking available. Correct, or look for an RV park?  Thanks, Chuck

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Fireside Resort is right across I-69 from the show. Full hook ups were $34 a night/day.  Not a fancy place but I park there every time I go to Auburn. Very handy for the show. Camper parking at the show doesn't offer full hook ups and costs a lot more.

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More hotels are on contract and you will see some of them in Speedster coming out by the end of the week.  RM will be making more changes to the facility and today we got a piece of potentially GREAT news that will make the event even better.  Stay tuned!!!  

 

Cutting grass at the facility seems to have been an issue at times especially if they have a week of rain.  I am going to use this comment to remind them that it is not always good to be in the tall grass! :) 

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On 6/27/2018 at 6:15 PM, Steve Moskowitz said:

More hotels are on contract and you will see some of them in Speedster coming out by the end of the week.  RM will be making more changes to the facility and today we got a piece of potentially GREAT news that will make the event even better.  Stay tuned!!!  

 

Just curious, any updates you can tell us about regarding the piece of potentially GREAT news? ?

 

Having never been to Auburn for an AACA Meet before, I was wondering if there will be an Indiana BBQ at the AGNM next year? I for one, would sure like to experience one of these for an awards dinner.  A shorter evening like the normal Auburn Nation Meet the last few years might be nice too for those attendees that would like to start their trip home Saturday evening after the awards are presented. 

 

Charlie

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On 8/27/2018 at 10:15 AM, Steve Moskowitz said:

We are still waiting on the possibility of more news.  Yes, we will have the BBQ back by popular demand!

 

 

Thanks Steve!

 

Looking forward to my first trip to Auburn next year and the BBQ awards dinner. 

 

Charlie

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On 8/28/2018 at 9:02 PM, charlier said:

 

Thanks Steve!

 

Looking forward to my first trip to Auburn next year and the BBQ awards dinner. 

 

Charlie

 

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4 hours ago, Jay Wolf said:

Is this a  GN and regular show or just a GN?

 

It is a stand alone Grand National Meet just like the 2018 Grand National in Greensburg, PA was.

 

 

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We do not know how big this meet is going to be but the requests so far are way ahead of any previous year.  Not sure what that means this early on but I would strongly advise those thinking of coming to book reservations now!!!

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Just to be clear.  I tried to register a car for it's first junior at Auburn and then travel to a Snapper's tour in Wisconsin beginning the next day.  Sort of a " two birds with one stone" idea.  A note on the AACA registration form told me my car had to be a senior car to qualify.  Can I have my car judged at Auburn or not?

 

Thanks for the clarification, Gary

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No you cannot. Grand National meets are for cars that have already achieved First Junior status. When your car wins its First Junior it becomes a Senior car and is then eligible to compete against other Senior cars at the Grand National.

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Gary, unfortunately at this time you only have two options:  Ocala and Charlotte to get your Senior prior to the Grand Nationals

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Good to get a definite answer.

 

Thanks, Gary

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1 hour ago, Restorer32 said:

No you cannot. Grand National meets are for cars that have already achieved First Junior status. When your car wins its First Junior it becomes a Senior car and is then eligible to compete against other Senior cars at the Grand National.

I believe the above statement needs a little clarity.  After a car competes and wins its Sr. Award it then is eligible to compete in the AGNM.

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Of course you are correct. First Junior Award, Senior Award competing only against other First Junior cars, then AGNM. In this case the OP would need to win his First Junior at Ocala, then the Senior at Charlotte. He could then compete at the AGNM in Auburn. Up until this year he would have had to wait to the year after receiving the Senior Award to qualify for the AGNM.

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Late breaking news!!  Auburn will be a four-day event for RMSothebys this year.  Wednesday and Thursday will be a sign, memorabilia, petroliana auction!  Friday and Saturday will be vehicles.  More info to follow!

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MORE LATE BREAKING NEWS, WE JUST GOT A CONTRACT FOR 20 MORE ROOMS.  INFO TO BE POSTED LATER TODAY.  AT INTERCHANGE ON I-69, KITCHENETTE AND $129 PER NIGHT  4 star rated

 

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