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WILL THE SENTIMENTAL TOUR BE POSPONED

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June 7 is within the 10-12 weeks from now specified by the President and Vice President for the STAND DOWN on current "separation" procedures being purported for U.S. citizens between now and then.  Already the Founders Tour has been posponed and the Charlotte Meet moved right on top of the dates for the AACA Sentimental Tour.  Have thoughts been given for postponing the Sentimental Tour?  If not , I would suggest it, assuming an additional postponement for Charlotte is probably not in the cards.  Let's not destroy one event to have another.

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Earl, the club and the leadership of all upcoming events are in contact with each other and  I am sure not only that will we follow the CDC guidelines, directives from state and federal governments but also in the end do what we feel is best for our members.  As we said before, we will announce any changes in our schedule as  soon as all facts come in.  In the meantime stay safe.

 

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Got the paperwork in the mail today.  I guess the five day tour specifications in the Policy & Procedure Manual fall because of the times.  Only 4 days for the Sentimental Tour for the first time ever.  Oh well, we may all be locked into the house by that time anyway.

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I have registered the blue '39 Buick as of tonight (23 March)m into the mail tomorrow.  Also registered for the Host Hotel and I wasn't first.  Cancellation is 7 days or more prior to Sunday June 7.  Lady (Chris) was very nice.  Hopefully will see all of the regulars there.  Not sure we'll go to Charlotte, as we'd like to take the '41 Roadmaster to Corydon in August (933 mile pull with the trailer each way).  These two will both eat lots of gas, regardless of the price, because the Suburban is super thirsty with a trailer.  After the Tour, I figure the '39 will be plenty dirty and it's already a Grand National Senior.

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Due to the rescheduling of the AACA Southeastern Spring Nationals to 12-13 June 2020 to coincide with the new dates of the rescheduled Charlotte AutoFair (12-14 June), the AACA Sentimental Tour in Davis, WV, has been shortened one day.  It is now on Sunday-Thursday, 7-11 June.  This will allow members to go on the tour, then take a relaxed scenic drive on Friday to Charlotte on Friday to participate in/attend the show in Concord, NC.  Please remember all tour cars are eligible and welcome to participate in the Nationals, whether in Class Judging, Historic Preservation of Original Features (HPOF) evaluation, or Driver Participation Class (DPC) evaluation.  And every show can always use more judges and judging administration.

 

Earl:  We realize it's unprecedented for a national tour to only be four days (plus the arrival day), but these are unprecedented times.  In my opinion, a 4-day tour is better than no tour.  (Regarding the slightly abbreviated dates for the Sentimental Tour, there will be a welcome banquet on Sunday, 7 June, followed by four full days of touring.)  Now let's just hope we beat the coronavirus into submission by then and can hold the tour as scheduled.

 

The registration deadline for the AACA Sentimental Tour is 4 May.  The registration deadline for the AACA SE Spring Nationals is 15 May.

 

Please register for both as soon as possible.  Everyone be safe and stay healthy--we can't have a tour or show without our members.  I look forward to seeing everyone at both events.

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SENTIMENTAL TOUR APPLICATION arrived in yesterday's mail.

I've completed the application and it is already returned in this morning's mail.

Hopefully, the pandemic will have subsided in time for us to hold, and to enjoy this event.

 

We plan to drive from New Orleans to West Virginia in the 1954 Cadillac convertible. This is the same car which carried us over 10,000 miles in 3 months back in 2017 to support the Western Spring Meet in Palm Springs, California, the Western Divisional Tour near Yosemite in Sonora, California, a drive up the Columbia River Gorge (following a quick diagnosis and replacement of distributor cap and spark plugs and wires at Mark Shaw's home with Joe Block's assistance), then continuing on to Founders Tour in Gettysburg and the Grand National in Independence, Missouri - yes, we love driving on cars, as well as sharing them with the public.

 

 

I'm staying POSITIVE, and will not let any comments drag me down !

If we have to forego a couple of dinners out to cover fuel and motel costs in order to enjoy touring with long-time friends and family, then it is still an excellent choice - so be it!

Actually, our local AACA Lagniappe Chapter of Louisiana Region is Tele-Conferencing our meeting tonight. We will miss the company of good friends, as well as the excellent Cajun Food at Copeland's Restaurant in Houma, LA. This will save a few bucks in the process - and Dale is still content with my cooking. Life goes on, and we adapt as necessary - and stay positive.

 

Let's just be thankful for folks like Franklin Gage, Roger Irland, Charles Emery, Bill Preston, David Turner, Bob Giles, Joe Konarowski, Charlie Froehlich and many others who work diligently at their own expense for years to host these events, so that we may get a taste of America and her backroads and special communities "ON THE ROAD" for a week or so at a time.

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Here, here, Marty!  We couldn't hold and enjoy tours and shows if it wasn't for the individuals that step forward to chair them and the regions/chapters that step forward to host them.  My sincere thanks to all of them!

 

As you said, let's all stay positive.  We will get through this and return to normal.  Let's just hope it's soon--we're losing prime car season weather.

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Went out of the house long enough to drive to the post office and put the Sentimental Tour application into the outside box through the window of the Suburban.  Hadn't driven the Suburban in at least a month.

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I have not received any Sentimental Tour information, ordered in January.   No reply from Franklin Gage's email  either..

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Don't know what to say Paul.  A friend of mine in Lake City got it day before yesterday as did I.  I do know that headquarters is closes.  Write to aaca1@aaca.org and tell Steve.  You know, mail is scewy on the best of days.  I wash my hands after handling any outside envelopes.  Hurry so you can get a balcony room.  Call me at 804-366-48870 tomorrow and I'll give you the hotel phone number.  It is a four day tour for the first time because of moving Charlotte, but the opening banquet is on Sunday, so maybe that makes it five days to some people.

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Click here for the Sentimental Tour brochure - which lists the host hotel.  Since this tour is for AACA members only - we do not post the registration forms. We check to make sure everyone is a member first.  If you need a form, please email me - pbuckley@aaca.org and I will check membership and email you the registration form.

 

Pat

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