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2007 and 2008 Grand National Meets


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Since we just received our Senior at Virginia beach, I was wondering if the venue has been set for the 2007 and 2008 Grand national Meets.

Since this years is in Delaware, that would mean that next year it is Westm of the Mississippi and 2008 back on the East Coast. Not likely we can get West so we may have to wait for 2008. Seems like a lifetime.

Any imput is appreciated.

Steven

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Steve,

I sure hope the GN in Fla. isn't in July!!!!! I know the rule book says the GN will be held in July but an exception was made a few years ago for New Bern and it worked out great. Maybe you could talk the Tidewater group into doing it grin.gif

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> I know the rule book says the GN will be held in July but an exception was made a few years ago for New Bern </div></div>

The Judging Manual says July or August. I think that rule was bent again this year beacuse the meet is in Dover on the 17th of June.

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I'm here to tell you, in Sebring, FL, March can be pretty darned cool in Florida. Today's high here is supposed to be 67,68 or 69. I guess that's warm for guys in Minnesota and Michigan, but I moved down here for 80 and up. <img src="http://forums.aaca.org/images/graemlins/smile.gif" alt="" /> You shouldn't have to worry about it being too hot in Melbourne in the middle of March......unless you can't take 80 degrees, which is good shirtsleeves weather to me.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Just to bring you up to date, the Cape Canaveral Region, AACA, is hosting the National Meet and the Grand National Meet 13-15 March 2008 in Melbourne FL. For info, you can contact the Meet Chairman, Art Griffen at artgriffin@yahoo.com Hopefully our weather will cooperate.

Ray </div></div>

Just wondering what logic was involved in the decision on the March date for the 2008 GN?

As this past week has proven without any doubt, New England, the Northeast and many Great Lake states can

and do get severe winter storms in Mid-March. Unlike rain, snow and ice tend to keep antique cars off of

the roads be they driven or trailered. Where there logistical or other issues with an April or May date for this event?

Also, was any thought given to the fact that people that have to work for a living may have a difficult time

getting or taking vacation time so early in the year in March?

I realize that GN events do not attract the large numbers of show cars that say a Hershey event does.

Wouldn't that be even more reason to not to take the weather risk a March event poses for areas of the USA where a LOT of AACA members live?

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That's true. But on the same token I wouldn't want to be doing a meet in Florida in July.

In my case I got lucky. My car is already down there. I put the car in my father's garage down there. Next year I'll take another car down there, swap cars off of the trailer, go to the meet, and then haul the car back home a week after the meet in Florida is over. By that time we'd be at the tail end of March and the worst of the winter snow should be over.

I will agree that some of the worst storms that we've had up here in the north have been in March. If they waited to do the show in April, the weather would be much better for everyone, but on the flip side of the coin, you might not be able to find a room due to "Spring Break." Right now the meet won't be interfering with Race Week, Bike Week, or Spring Break. yet will be in the later portion of the winter. With Daylight Savings time taking place a week prior, it'll also give us more daylight at the end of the day as well.

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Charlie, meets are scheduled based upon a region or chapter volunteering to host a meet, accommodation availability, etc. It is not always possible to take into consideration your valid points. If more Regions and Chapters would volunteer to host a meet we could have the liberty of having a greater selection. Hopefully, at least the weather will cooperate.

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<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Quote:</div><div class="ubbcode-body"> Hopefully, at least the weather will cooperate. </div></div>

That's one of the reasons for the First Capital Chapter of the NC Region to decide a couple of years ago to host the fall meet in November (the meet before that (forgot the date) fell on the weekend between two hurricanes) and I'm sure it's the same for hosting the national meet in early may this year. That might be one other reason the FL region was looking at March besides the fact it probaly isn't tourist season either.

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Hello folks,

Maybe it's time for me to say a few words, especially since I am the Meet Chairman for the 2008 Grand National Meet. Actually, we are having a dual meet, called the Sunshine Dual. That is, we are having both a Grand National and a National. And they are in March, with the Grand National on Friday, March 14th and the National on Saturday, March 15th. Dual meet have been held 3 times to my knowledge, Iowa, Arizona, and Colorado. Florida will be the 4th time.

Regarding the time of year, to be eligible to compete in a Grand National Meet, a vehicle must have won a Senior at a National Meet in a prior calendar year. So, whether the Grand National is in January or December, the same vehicles are eligible. July may be the norm, but I wouldn't want July here in Florida.

Yes, it may be cool or even cold in Florida in March, or it may be like our National Winter Meet in Melbourne in 2004.....it was 87 degrees, and folks thought we should have called it a "Summer" meet. So, weather is generally pretty nice here in March, but you never know what a particular year will bring.

We are busy with our meet planning, and everything is going pretty smoothly. Keep in touch, and let me know if you have any particular questions.

Art Griffin

Cape Canaveral Region

(artgriffin@yahoo.com)

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