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  • #308320
    Al Greig
    Participant

    @al-greig

    https://www.carlisleevents.com/holiday has 20% off for show field passes through 1/3/23.  Bought mine today.  Be sure to indicate “Speedster Owners” as club if you purchase.

    See you in May.

    Al

    #308321
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Thanks for the heads up. Surprised I never received an e-mail from Carlisle Events. Got it handled and will see you there.

    Merry Christmas.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #308322
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Hey guys I just signed up. Remember to do it before Jan 3 to get $9 off the $45 weekend pass. Go here to do likewise if you’re into it.

    The hotel is the same again this year–Courtyard by Marriott.

    You can reserve your room by emailing MarriottResLink@marriott.com. If that proves glitchy you can call the hotel and tell them you’re with the Speedster group, or ask for Charity to make sure. The group rate is $139 per night.

    Start Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2023
    End Date: Sunday, May 14, 2023
    Last Day to Book: Monday, April 10, 2023

    Hope to you there.

    #308323
    Gregg Strain
    Participant

    @greggs

    I’m really interested in the show this year, but I’m a little confused!  The show’s website has the event for May 12 & 13th, but the hotel information above says 10 ~ 14th.  Is some else beyond the show dates taking place? I would assume there are group meetings, but I’d like a little more info please.

    Ive been a member for several years, but finally got my TD almost ready to show it off. I’ve seen the notifications about Carlisle every year, but never felt ready.  And now the paints dry! This will be my first big event. Thanks for the help and guidance. Gregg

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 5 months ago by Gregg Strain.
    #308325
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Yeah Gregg. The TD Group attached itself to the Speedster Owners Club some years ago and those guys blew the Carlisle event out to as early as Wednesday with countryside drives and other field trips and a banquet at the end.

    At its peak there were about 100 people at the banquet and awards ceremony, but the past few years have been much smaller.

    I can’t say how super involved we’re going to be this year (I am the designated organizer of the whole event). I’ll probably show up Thursday afternoon. We’ll almost certainly have a scenic drive or two teed up. I don’t think I’m going to put money down to hold a banquet hall for Saturday though. I’ll see what I can drum up after Christmas.

    Hope this helps.

    Oh and btw: Saturday is the major show field day but there are plenty of folks there on Friday. weather-depending. Sunday, not so much.

    The group rate for the hotel applies no matter how many of the nights you take. Please mention Speedster Owners Group when you book.

     

     

    #308326
    Gregg Strain
    Participant

    @greggs

    Thank you Ed for the information.  We are going to plan on it. However, I think I’m going to choose a Hilton because I have a lot of points to use. If that’s a issue, please let me know!  I’ll probably arrive Thursday afternoon also. I live near Akron Ohio, so I will bring a trailer.  I’m not built for a 5 hour drive in a TD.  I did meet CRASH55  at a show at Jim’s Custom VW near Columbiana, OH last year. Looking forward to the trip.  I’m sure I’ll have further questions. Thanks again, Gregg

    #308364
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Hey folks, how many can we count on for Carlisle this year?

    My old droogie Alan Merklin, who has traditionally handled accommodations, Is asking about it over on The Speedster board.

    He wants an idea of the head count so the hotel knows how many rooms to set aside.

     

    https://www.speedsterowners.com/topic/carlisle-2023?page=2

     

    #308365
    Gregg Strain
    Participant

    @greggs

    I’m registered at Carlisle, however, I’m registered at a different hotel (it’s all about points!)

    Gregg Strain

    #308367
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Thanks Gregg. We’ll see you there!

    #308369
    Dale Schumacher
    Participant

    @schu

    I plan to be there

    #308371
    Al Greig
    Participant

    @al-greig

    I will be there!

    #308372
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Thanks all. Bill tells me the normal Hotel (Courtyard Marriott in Camp Hill) does not yet have a Speedster Special deal. Al Merklin of the Speedster group is on it, so registration and (possibly) a reduced rate should be set fairly soon.

     

    #308375
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Hey folks I just spoke to Greta at the hotel. We are set, hospitality room is as usual, invoking “Speedster Owners Group” should get you in with us. Call the front desk at <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>(717) 766-9006</span> and if there’s trouble check in with Greta Bowring directly (717) 458-0531

    She says currently Paul & Glenn, Al Greig, me and Dr. Clock are booked in our room block. If you booked in Courtyard by Marriott Mechanicsburg already and are not any of the above people you might be leaving a couple of dollars on the table.

    #308427
    Paul Mossberg
    Keymaster

    @pmossberg

    Hi folks,

    For the first time in decades, I’ll be absent this year. Susanne and I depart for Europe May 14th for a family wedding in Germany, with an add-on to Stockholm to see some of my family. I may drive out for the day Friday or Saturday, but even that is doubtful.

    Enjoy!

    Paul

    Paul Mossberg
    Former Owner of a 1981 Classic Roadsters Ltd. Duchess (VW)
    2005 Intermeccanica Roadster

    If you own a TDr and are not in the Registry, please go to https://tdreplica.com/forums/topic/mg-td-replica-registry/ and register (you need to copy and paste the link)

    #308429
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    Well, you will ne missed, but, you seem to have a good excuse. Have a great trip.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #308430
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Have a great trip, Paul. Give my regards to the Ericsons.

    #308444
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Update to the Carlisle itinerary.

    Thursday, May 11, all are welcome to join me on The Bank Run.

    Leaving the Courtyard by Marriott in Camp Hill at 9:45, we’ll take a spirited hour-and-15 minute tour over country roads to the First National Bank Museum in Columbia, PA, where Nora (daughter of the original museum conservators) will give us the $10 tour of the only mid-1800s bank in America that’s been preserved in its original building, followed by lunch at Hinkles, a 124 year old former pharmacy and soda fountain.

    After that you can retrace the scenic route or hustle back to the hotel on the highway.

    More later.

     

    #308445
    billnparts
    Participant

    @billnparts

    I had planned to arrive Thursday but not quite that early. I suppose a change of plans are in order.

    Bill Ascheman
    Fiberfab Ford
    Modified 5.0, 5sp., 4:11
    Autocross & Hillclimb
    "Drive Happy"

    #308450
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Hope you can swing it, Bill. Thinking Thursday dinner will be <span style=”font-weight: 400;”>Theo’s Bar & Grill patio in Camp Hill</span>

    Saturday dinner is set. The group will gather at Snapper’s & pick from a limited menu.

     

    Appetizers: Fried Mozzarella 9 – Snappers Nachos 13- Steamed Clams 13

    Snappers Crab Dip 16 – Cheese Pizza 14

     

    Entrees:

    Chicken Parmagianna. Served with Linguini Pasta and side salad 21

    Single (21) or Double Crab Cakes (27). House made Crab Cakes served with chefs’ potato and side salad

    Salmon Oscar. Pan Seared Salmon topped with Sherry Cream sauce with crab meat served with Rice Pilaf and side salad 26

    16oz Delmonico. 16oz Delmonico Steak cooked to order Served with chefs’ potato and side salad 29

    Butternut squash and Beet Salad. Mixed greens, Squash, Red Beets, Pumpkin seeds, Goat Cheese tossed in our house orange vinaigrette dressing – 11 Add Chicken or Salmon + 8

    Chopped Greek Salad. Mixed Greens topped with Feta cheese, Olives, Cucumbers, tomatoes, peppers and onions served with a side of house Greek dressing – 11 Add Chicken or Salmon + 8

    Snapper Burger. 7oz Burger topped with American cheese, bacon, lettuce and tomato, served with side of chips 13

     

    –We’ll do the annual raffle afterwords in the Hospitality Room and I’ll serve dessert there too. Thinking pies since everybody likes pie.

    Still working on Friday’s options.

     

    #308451
    Dale Schumacher
    Participant

    @schu

    Food sounds good. Most likely I won’t be there till Thursday after lunch some time – 1 to 2:00 I am guessing.

    Looking forward to seeing everyone.

    #308452
    crash55
    Participant

    @crash55

    Just signed up & got hotel res. Audrey & I will be up on  Fri. morning

    • This reply was modified 1 year, 2 months ago by crash55.
    #308454
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    Good! you’ll be just in time, Bill.

    Update: The Friday run is set.

    We’ll set off at 9 am from the hotel parking lot on a no-highways, mostly backroads run to The Louise Arnold Tanger Arboretum where we’ll stroll about the grounds and enjoy the impressive collection or rare and beautiful trees on the grounds of the Lancaster Historical Society (which is also the grounds of former President James Buchanan’s house, aka Wheatland).

    Then we’ll cross the river and head down to the Moondancer Winery, which has graciously agreed to fire-up their pizza oven for lunch during our tasting, then back to the hotel or points West.
    Road time on this trip is 3 hours by Google map. It could be shortened considerably by recourse to I-83, 76, etc.; those taking the full route should expect to get back to the hotel around 3 to rest up for the Restaurant Scramble and evening bench racing sessions.
    I’ll be looking for a solid headcount for this by Thursday, May 11, so I can relay that to the winery.
    #308455
    Dale Schumacher
    Participant

    @schu

    Ed,

    Count me in

    #308456
    edward ericson
    Participant

    @edsnova

    So to clarify the bidding.

    Wednesday evening May 10 will be the earliest arrivals and that will include me. Hotel is Courtyard by Marriott in Mechanicsburg aka Camp Hill PA.

    Thursday May 11 9:30ish AM will be the Bank Run, an hour-fifteen cruise down some back roads to the First National Bank Museum in Columbia. We’re going to park in a lot about a block down from the bank on the left. It’s an hour to an hour-30 tour by Nora Motter Stark and the cost is $10 a head at the door. After that we’ll have lunch just up the street at the old apothecary, Hinckles which is one block north of the museum, and two blocks from our cars (unless you grab a street spot). Then we’ll cruise back to the hotel or elsewhere.

    Thursday night dinner is Theo’s Bar & Grill on the patio. Why not?

    Friday May 12 morning starts another scenic cruise, this one to the Tanger Arboretum in Lancaster. Parking there is on site of the Historical Society and is free, as is access to the park. Stroll around the grounds until you feel at home.

    We’ll pack it in there after a little while and drive back over the river and down the road to the Moondancer Winery in Wrightsville, which has offered to fire up its pizza oven for us. Parking there is on site. We’ll chill out there and sip some wine—maybe buy a bottle or two?—then boogie on down the line.

    Friday dinner is the “Restaurant Scramble.” An updated list of restaurants with directions will be posted. Alan already suggested getting a big group together and hitting Pizza Grill, which is a real nice place and not wildly expensive.

    Saturday May 13 is Show Field day. I’ll be heading down to Carlisle proper probably in the 9 o’clock hour, with a camp chair or two and maybe a cooler. As many of you know, Carlisle’s Import and Performance Show is a feast for the senseless, with many vehicles on display, both static and revving loudly! I might try to get into some of @PrickleyPete‘s action with the dune buggy peoples. Any thoughts?

    Dinner on Saturday will be 6 pm at Snapper’s in Mechanicsburg, which has agreed to make an arrangement of tables for our group and serve us from a special menu (posted above). You’ll be able to order from that and divide your checks as you like.

    Dessert and coffee will be served afterward in the Hospitality Room at the hotel. I foresee locally-baked PIE. Because everyone here likes it.

    After that, the RAFFLE. It is my intention to limit the ticket sales this year to 1 per customer. Probably we’ll do $10 a ticket, but I might try to squeeze a couple more bucks out of you-all if the crowd is real light.

    And that’s about it.

    As of this moment the roster of participants include:

    Me, Alan Merklin aka Dr Clock, the Speedster Builder, “East Coast” Bruce and Norma Stumpp, Cory and Jeni Drake, Dave Kumpf (plans to bring a Speedster and a Cobra, so he’ll be Plus-1), Jack and Alice Crosby driving a Speedster from Arkansas, Kelly Frazer, Glenn McCoy and Paul Holden, Jim Vickers, Dale Schumacher, Bill and Audrey Haas from Pittsburgh, Al Greig, Bill Aschemann and Greg Strain (who will be at a different hotel). I think I’m forgetting someone.

    If I’m missing you or someone you know, chime in please. I’m gonna make the name tags again and we just look more professional, as a group, when they’re laser-printed instead of Sharpie’d.

    #308457
    Al Greig
    Participant

    @al-greig

    Ed

    Count me in for everything.  Should arrive afternoon on Thursday.

    Al

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