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Title: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: computerworks on November 10, 2018, 06:46:08 AM
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Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: computerworks on November 10, 2018, 06:50:22 AM
We are excited to be the Featured Marque of the gala Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Much more info about this event will be published over the next few months...
...you can learn about this great event here--->  https://www.pvgp.org/ (https://www.pvgp.org/)

The SAAC-44 web site will be open by the end of November.
Online Registration should be ready by end of December
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on November 10, 2018, 07:49:54 AM
Road trip! It’s only about 4+ hours away. Now got to convince wife we need to stay all week
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: GT350Lad on November 10, 2018, 07:53:15 AM
Awesome, looks great  8)
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Kent on November 10, 2018, 08:17:00 AM
It looks like a need to book a flight for that time from germany. It will be my 6th saac meet then. I would love to bring my shelby but to ship it overseas and the time without it will be not nice.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: TLea on November 10, 2018, 11:54:57 AM
Local and my birthday weekend. Maybe the rulers will let me play this year. 🤪
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Don Johnston on November 10, 2018, 12:40:16 PM
Rest of the emailed message:
Announcing...

SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex

We are excited to be the Featured Marque of the gala Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix.

Much more info about this event will be published over the next few months...

...you can learn about this great event here---> https://www.pvgp.org/

The SAAC-44 web site will be open by the end of November.

Online Registration should be ready by end of December.

Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve M. on December 04, 2018, 10:59:05 AM
Hi All just curious if the convention site was close to being online?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gt350man on December 07, 2018, 10:34:59 AM
As a Pittsburgh native and active volunteer of the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix each year, I can't say how excited I am to have the convention back in town (so much has been done to the track -- now PittRace since it was last here for SAAC-34 when it was a much smaller track called BeaveRun) but more importantly the fact that Shelby is Marque of the Year for the PVGP.  I cannot overstate how incredible this event is each year.  It spans the better part of 10 days beginning with the weekend SAAC will be at PittRace and then there are events around the City of Pittsburgh each night leading up to the big races in a beautiful park near downtown Pittsburgh (next to Carnegie Mellon University and Pitt).  That following weekend for the races will yield about 3,000 cars all over the golf course for an incredible show on Saturday as the racing is occurring on city streets all around you.  It is the only such vintage race in the county still run on city streets.  That weekend will draw several hundred thousand people.  Shelby being Marque will have a prominent spot and involvement in each of the events throughout the week and will have a special parking area for the weekend at Schenley park.  The website, which has already been provided, provides a lot of details, but I would be happy to answer any questions any SAAC members have about that event.  This really is a wonderful car event in which Ford is heavily involved.  Last year, Henry Ford III's Ford GT was there in a display with my '65 GT350 among other cars.  Please try to figure out how you can stay all week -- you won't be sorry!!!  I didn't mention that they pull about 100 exotic cars as well for the shows (Ferrari's, Lambos), it is run by over 1,000 volunteers, and is 100% for charity (Autism society).  I will be working on the Marque of the Year committee for the PVGP, so am certainly open to any suggestions as well.  Hope to see you in "the Burgh"!!!!
Jason
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: JD on December 07, 2018, 11:17:57 AM
As Jason stated a really great event! 

Along with the change of ownership the track has been expanded since SAAC was last there.  See attached, the area in the orange box was the track then, the additional section has been added since and they can run 2 smaller events or combine them for a longer racing surface.

Back in 2011 "The Cars of Carroll Shelby" was a featured Marque and SAAC's own Fran Kress is there with some Shelby automobiles every year.

(Just as a FYI, the national Alfa Romeo Club will also be holding their annual National gathering at this event, but they will be more to the second weekend events - according to a buddy with an Alfa.)

Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gt350man on December 07, 2018, 04:30:02 PM
JD,
To elaborate on the Alfas, they will actually be staying at the same host hotel as SAAC coming in just after the convention is over. They are expecting 200 cars and they are looking to place a $4 million one in the lobby!  I know that because my friend, who is also very active in the Grand Prix and is a Mustang guy, is the Sales Manager at the hotel.  I usually park with Fran at the event in Schenley Park.  There are several local vintage Shelbys around town who usually attend.  There is a real nice invitational event in town on Monday July 15th where about 200 cars are roped off on an affluent street and we hang out for beer and pizza at a local establishment.  Shelbys will be parked together right in front.  If anyone is able to attend that event, please let me know what you plan to bring and I can provide that information to the gentleman who runs the event (his dog was named Shelby if that tells you anything about his interests!).  There isn't a lot of room, but I'm sure he would love to have a nice selection of vintage cars there.
Jason
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: ITHERTZ on January 03, 2019, 11:22:18 AM
Is there a host hotel named yet or registration info?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Forum Guide on January 03, 2019, 02:26:27 PM
Should have most details published by 1/7/19
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 03, 2019, 02:52:05 PM
Whoopee!
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Dan353 on January 06, 2019, 11:14:45 AM
Will there be anything special for the 69/70 Shelby’s 50th anniversary

Dan
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve M. on January 11, 2019, 12:34:03 PM
Are there any updates on the site going live?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 13, 2019, 09:04:01 AM
Will there be anything special for the 69/70 Shelby’s 50th anniversary

Dan


I would hope and think so, but all up to the bosses.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gww52 on January 23, 2019, 09:52:37 AM
Got our room reserved this morning.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on January 23, 2019, 11:20:32 AM
Just booked my room as well.   ;D

QSS
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve M. on January 23, 2019, 11:32:15 AM
Same here!
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 23, 2019, 12:22:54 PM
Is the e-mail blast out? Did not get yet
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: hertzdonut on January 23, 2019, 12:43:15 PM
See you there QSS and others.
Terry
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 23, 2019, 01:18:09 PM
Got my room
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 23, 2019, 02:39:56 PM
registered for room ,where's the convention registration?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Don Johnston on January 23, 2019, 02:41:32 PM
Email blast is out regarding hotel. 
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: CorvetteMike on January 23, 2019, 02:49:23 PM
Got it, looks like a must attend type event!
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: QuickSilverShelby on January 23, 2019, 08:52:42 PM
See you there QSS and others.
Terry
Yeah bud,  see you there Terry.  I can't wait.

QSS
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: 1109RWHP on January 23, 2019, 09:19:33 PM
So is the hotel sold out already? I tried to book a room but it says dates requested are not available.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gjz30075 on January 24, 2019, 05:51:16 AM
Could be.  I booked yesterday and all the Queen bed rooms were gone.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: GT350Lad on January 24, 2019, 07:01:22 AM
Are we sold out? Just tried and says no
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 24, 2019, 08:02:04 AM
I was just able to get a room the night of the 10th and 11th but not the 12th at the host hotel so had to get one at the Hampton Inn which is about 1 mile away for the Friday night.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Rickmustang on January 24, 2019, 10:48:38 AM
Can someone post the emailed message please. Thanks.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve M. on January 24, 2019, 11:22:49 AM
Would be glad to help but see quote below from said email;

“THIS INFORMATION IS FOR MEMBERS ONLY! It will be released to the public next weekend.”

If you are a SAAC member in good standing you could contact Jay to see why you didn’t receive it.

Cheers
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: CSX 4133 on January 24, 2019, 12:16:52 PM

Made my reservations with the Hampton Inn just down the road from the host hotel. In prior SAAC gatherings has there been secured trailer parking at the track?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 24, 2019, 12:33:07 PM

Made my reservations with the Hampton Inn just down the road from the host hotel. In prior SAAC gatherings has there been secured trailer parking at the track?


Should be, as the track is secured by gate at night
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: mark p on January 24, 2019, 01:23:44 PM
I was just able to get a room the night of the 10th and 11th but not the 12th at the host hotel so had to get one at the Hampton Inn which is about 1 mile away for the Friday night.

^^^ "nothing for the 12th" = Exactly what the Double-Tree told me as well.
The lady on the phone was very nice, but said no rooms (within or not of the "block") for Friday.

Breakfast included at the Hampton tho  :)
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: KR Convertible on January 24, 2019, 01:42:17 PM
I called fairly early yesterday and was told there were no rooms left with 2 beds.  They offered an alternate room with 2 beds for $169/night.  Seemed like a bait & switch.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: shelbydoug on January 24, 2019, 02:27:14 PM
Are we sold out? Just tried and says no

The hotel only has like 20 rooms.

Call them. The online reservation thing-a-ma-jig electronic gizmo wasn't working.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: ITHERTZ on January 24, 2019, 02:45:11 PM
The e-blast and the re-blast said best to use online booking and included a link. I tried this the evening it went live, and the link was dead both times I tried. 
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: shelbydoug on January 24, 2019, 02:52:24 PM
The e-blast and the re-blast said best to use online booking and included a link. I tried this the evening it went live, and the link was dead both times I tried.

Sure. It posted the wrong phone number too.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: SAcobra427 on January 25, 2019, 10:25:59 AM
I was just able to get a room the night of the 10th and 11th but not the 12th at the host hotel so had to get one at the Hampton Inn which is about 1 mile away for the Friday night.

^^^ "nothing for the 12th" = Exactly what the Double-Tree told me as well.
The lady on the phone was very nice, but said no rooms (within or not of the "block") for Friday.

Breakfast included at the Hampton tho  :)

I was told that also yesterday when I called them directly and got put on a wait list for the Friday night but today just for the heck of it I tried to get the 10th thur the 13th by going online thru our saac  link on the eblast and it went thru no problem ???? I did get a single  king however not the 2 bed.     :-\ :-\ ??? ???
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 25, 2019, 11:59:19 AM
I had made my reservations yesterday but could not get Friday night so I switched to Hampton Inn for Friday night.  But like SAcobra427 I just did the online reservation from the link in the email and it booked me thru Sunday with no problem.  I specifically asked yesterday if there were any rooms even at a higher rate and they said the hotel was all booked up.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 25, 2019, 02:53:01 PM
Cory I signed up the first day got the reservation,  Are you going up on Weds? Road trip? May be we can talk Phil and Debbie into coming
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 25, 2019, 03:07:02 PM
Yes Steve I am currently booked at the host hotel Wednesday thru Sunday.  Road trip sounds awesome!  Are you staying thru Sunday?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 25, 2019, 08:29:31 PM
We are actually talking about staying through Monday for the Walnut Street Invitational Car Show if I can snag and invite . We are then talking about heading back the next Saturday for the Race in the Park
We went to the Walnut Street Show last year and it was awesome with great people
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: GT350Lad on January 26, 2019, 02:49:39 AM
Got into the Hampton, excited and looking forward to meeting everyone and having a beer or 2
Cheers 🍻
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gt350man on January 26, 2019, 01:22:16 PM
Steve, it would be great to see you again at Pitt Race and perhaps Walnut Street.  I am on the Pgh Vintage Grand Prix Marque of the Year committee, but will not have ultimate decisions as to how many Shelbys and which will get invited to Walnut.  That decision likely will not come until June if I had to guess since we are trying to pull some historically significant cars for the event also.

I would highly encourage anyone coming to the convention to consider and look into staying the following week or coming back for the following weekend.  It promises to be a great event.  Here is a link to the Marque of the Year page of the website  https://www.pvgp.org/marque/.  If folks can't stay another week, which I understand is a lot, you would really appreciate the Vintage Races on Saturday and Sunday at PittRace the weekend of SAAC, so staying through Sunday is a great idea.  I've already spoken to the regional director of Team Shelby about some events/driving tours they are planning and I understand SAAC members will be able to attend as well.  Stay tuned, but glad everyone is getting booked.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: z-man on January 26, 2019, 03:05:35 PM
I've already spoken to the regional director of Team Shelby about some events/driving tours they are planning and I understand SAAC members will be able to attend as well. 

For those attendees who don't track their cars, and are looking for something new and different to do while at the convention, Team Shelby will be hosting a road tour on Thursday and a Poker Run on Friday.  Team Shelby welcomes and encourages all SAAC members to join in the fun!  The road tour will takes us to attractions in parts of Ohio, as well as the surrounding Pittsburgh area, including a lunch stop along the way (possibly at a Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen).  Friday's Poker Run will have us heading north through some beautiful scenery and maybe a quick stop or two, before turning around and heading back to the host hotel for the SAAC dinner.  Speaking of dinner, Team Shelby also invites all attendees to join them on Thursday night for an off-site dinner in a venue that you will find unique.  The evening program will include special guest speakers, charity auction, and some other activities that are still 'classified' at this point, but when the details start to get released, you will be quite surprised at what we have in store.

When registration opens, all Team Shelby hosted activities will be offered as ala carte choices to add to your weekend package.  We are gonna have some damn fun!!!         
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 26, 2019, 03:08:50 PM
This sounds great!!!  This will be my very first convention and I am looking forward to it.  But I have a question.  What is the difference between a road tour and a poker run?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: z-man on January 26, 2019, 03:35:55 PM
This sounds great!!!  This will be my very first convention and I am looking forward to it.  But I have a question.  What is the difference between a road tour and a poker run?

By my definition....

A road tour is a non-competitive drive to different venues where we will stop and enjoy what that attraction has to offer.  If we were “touring” in the Philadelphia area, the Simeone Museum would be a good example of where we might stop (if you aren’t familiar with the Simeone Museum, do yourself a favor and Google it).  The route we take to get from place to place is usually based on getting where we are going quickly, as opposed to the most picturesque route.

A poker run is competitive!  The route is based to get you off the highway and onto the roads less traveled.  Winding roads, and scenic overlooks take precidance over getting there quickly.  Along the way there are quick stops (sometimes you don’t even get out if your car), where you will pick a playing card from a deck.  Five stops gives you five cards to make a hand of poker.  Best hand wins a prize!
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on January 26, 2019, 04:26:01 PM
Steve, it would be great to see you again at Pitt Race and perhaps Walnut Street.  I am on the Pgh Vintage Grand Prix Marque of the Year committee, but will not have ultimate decisions as to how many Shelbys and which will get invited to Walnut.  That decision likely will not come until June if I had to guess since we are trying to pull some historically significant cars for the event also.

I would highly encourage anyone coming to the convention to consider and look into staying the following week or coming back for the following weekend.  It promises to be a great event.  Here is a link to the Marque of the Year page of the website  https://www.pvgp.org/marque/.  If folks can't stay another week, which I understand is a lot, you would really appreciate the Vintage Races on Saturday and Sunday at PittRace the weekend of SAAC, so staying through Sunday is a great idea.  I've already spoken to the regional director of Team Shelby about some events/driving tours they are planning and I understand SAAC members will be able to attend as well.  Stay tuned, but glad everyone is getting booked.

We plan on either staying al week or come back on Saturday/Sunday for the PVGP race
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: 69 GT350 Vert on January 27, 2019, 09:02:56 AM

For those attendees who don't track their cars, and are looking for something new and different to do while at the convention, Team Shelby will be hosting a road tour on Thursday and a Poker Run on Friday.  Team Shelby welcomes and encourages all SAAC members to join in the fun!  The road tour will takes us to attractions in parts of Ohio, as well as the surrounding Pittsburgh area, including a lunch stop along the way (possibly at a Pennsylvania Dutch kitchen).  Friday's Poker Run will have us heading north through some beautiful scenery and maybe a quick stop or two, before turning around and heading back to the host hotel for the SAAC dinner.  Speaking of dinner, Team Shelby also invites all attendees to join them on Thursday night for an off-site dinner in a venue that you will find unique.  The evening program will include special guest speakers, charity auction, and some other activities that are still 'classified' at this point, but when the details start to get released, you will be quite surprised at what we have in store.

When registration opens, all Team Shelby hosted activities will be offered as ala carte choices to add to your weekend package.  We are gonna have some damn fun!!!         

Those events sound like fun.  I'd like to do the tour in my 69 GT350 convertible. 
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: hertzdonut on January 27, 2019, 01:15:25 PM
I've been on their tour at Shelbyfest in Missouri. I bet this one will be just as good!

Terry
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on January 27, 2019, 05:38:19 PM
Can I ask what does it take to track your car at the convention?  Do you need special equipment either on the car or on your person?  Do you have to have special insurance on your car?  Again my first convention and I have a lot to learn.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: z-man on January 27, 2019, 06:40:10 PM
   
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Those events sound like fun.  I'd like to do the tour in my 69 GT350 convertible.
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I hope you join us!  Would love to see your car on the road tour AND the poker run.  Keep an eye out for more details as we get closer to the event.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: z-man on January 27, 2019, 06:43:05 PM
I've been on their tour at Shelbyfest in Missouri. I bet this one will be just as good!

Terry

Thanks Terry!  Anyone who joins in the tour or the poker run won’t be disappointed.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: CSX 4133 on January 28, 2019, 08:32:16 AM
Can I ask what does it take to track your car at the convention?  Do you need special equipment either on the car or on your person?  Do you have to have special insurance on your car?  Again my first convention and I have a lot to learn.

Having never done a "track Day" event with SAAC I'm not the one to ask, but I did find this from a prior event. If anyone can elaborate further it would be great.

http://www.saac.com/saac-41/Open-Track-Info-SAAC-41.pdf
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: JD on January 28, 2019, 08:42:41 AM
^^^ that document is a good foundation, the helmet date may need to be revised.

Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 28, 2019, 12:25:35 PM
I work Tech at the conventions, and instruct at many HPDE schools in the US.

The document is a good basis, and an updated form will be distributed. Check with similar groups, such as NASA, HOD, and others and use thier tech and rules as a basis and comparison.

Helmets are 2010 and newer only. Long pants, closed shoes, , classroom is a must, and FOLLOW THE RULES!!!

SAAC has only been to this track once, and back then only half of what it is now, so much is brand new.

Dan
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Red67co on January 28, 2019, 07:32:11 PM
Have my hotel been looking for Registration info has there been anything posted yet
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: rkm on January 28, 2019, 08:55:16 PM
No passengers? Boo Hoo!

How will we indoctrinate the next generation?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Cobrask8 on January 28, 2019, 09:18:27 PM

How will we indoctrinate the next generation?

The same way we got "infected"!
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on February 05, 2019, 09:47:31 AM
Is the convention registration site up and running yet? I’ve got a hotel but so far no convention registration? Did I miss something?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on February 19, 2019, 02:45:07 PM
Is the convention registration site up and running yet? I’ve got a hotel but so far no convention registration? Did I miss something?

Any convention registration links yet?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: gt350man on February 23, 2019, 10:17:30 AM
Not sure that SAAC has anything up yet, however we have the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix registration flyer online at the website www.pvgp.org for those interested and able to stay until the following weekend.  I am coordinating the efforts for the Shelby/Mustangs Marque of the Year events throughout the week.  We'd love to have as many of you as possible (all years welcome for the 3,000 car show on the golf course -- not just vintage cars!).  As mentioned before, this is a100% charity event.  For that reason, even if you are uncertain whether you can come, you are certainly welcome and encouraged to register and your $50 will essentially be a donation to the autism society.  Last year, BMW was Marque of the Year and they single-handedly contributed about $125K to the charities from the events throughout the week.  We are trying to break that record.  I appreciate anyone's support and welcome any questions you may have.  You would be amazed by this event if you are able to attend particularly the big show and vintage races the weekend of July 20-21.  I am very pleased to have gotten Chuck Cantwell to be our Grand Marshal!  I will try to attached the flier as well -- hopefully this works. Thanks, Jason
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on February 27, 2019, 06:56:11 PM
Count me in, Registration  will be sent in the next few days
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: JD on February 27, 2019, 10:08:07 PM
Nice '67 GT350 on the top right of the entry form
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on March 18, 2019, 05:53:33 PM
is it just me or has anyone seen the registration link for SAAC 44 convention?
I want to sign up, but don't have a registration link or form?
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: jguyer on March 18, 2019, 09:38:05 PM
it's just you, the rest of us are all registered and keeping you in the dark. ;D

Somebody was asking, "Why would he want to go to SAAC44 when he should come back to Dearborn?"
But, I didn't get the name.


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Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on March 18, 2019, 10:43:52 PM
Would love to go back to Detroit, can you at least fix I-75 south? Last time I went to Detroit (last years Woodward Dream Cruise) I destroyed the suspension and cargo shell,on the truck
I think I saw a pothole swallow a Ford Focus
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: 68GT350roadracer on March 19, 2019, 07:59:19 AM
Am I overlooking where to register for SAAC 44 including time on the track? Thanks for your help.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: JD on March 19, 2019, 09:09:28 AM
Has not been posted yet -
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: jguyer on March 20, 2019, 10:35:36 PM
Would love to go back to Detroit, can you at least fix I-75 south? Last time I went to Detroit (last years Woodward Dream Cruise) I destroyed the suspension and cargo shell,on the truck
I think I saw a pothole swallow a Ford Focus
Here you go: After Thursday's morning rush hour and weather permitting, crews will begin preparations for a traffic shift on the southbound lanes of I-75 from Adams Road south to 13 Mile, according to the Michigan Department of Transportation. By Friday morning, all southbound lanes will be closed, with traffic using the right shoulder as a travel lane.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on March 21, 2019, 06:32:15 AM
They have been working on I-75 south for years, they work slow enough to drive Miss Daisy  ;D
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: csheff on March 21, 2019, 11:05:57 AM
Oh how so true Steve
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: wcampbell on April 03, 2019, 08:04:30 AM
Haven't seen a convention registration link yet, but hoping to see one soon. I guess this is where I put a shameless plug for our service at motosho.com. We host all of the MCA and FCA national/regional events along with many other concours and open track events. The only product that handles registration, amenities and entrant scoring in an automated, web and mobile friendly platform. Registration for events can be setup and opened in minutes if you have all of your basic details in order. I've reached out to several of the staff at SAAC saying we would support SAAC-44 and get things rolling for them immediately, but never got a response.

Motosho Concept Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq56PgLyPo#action=share
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: CSX 4133 on April 20, 2019, 07:22:14 AM

Hoping for an update on SAAC 44 soon, May is just around the corner and for those traveling a far distance it would be good to have some lead time to prepare.
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: SFM5S000 on April 20, 2019, 08:34:45 AM
Haven't seen a convention registration link yet, but hoping to see one soon. I guess this is where I put a shameless plug for our service at motosho.com. We host all of the MCA and FCA national/regional events along with many other concours and open track events. The only product that handles registration, amenities and entrant scoring in an automated, web and mobile friendly platform. Registration for events can be setup and opened in minutes if you have all of your basic details in order. I've reached out to several of the staff at SAAC saying we would support SAAC-44 and get things rolling for them immediately, but never got a response.

Motosho Concept Video:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=stq56PgLyPo#action=share

At last years SAAC-43, NorCal SAAC and SAAC Nat'l utilized MotorsportReg.com for registration purposes. I'd guess that SAAC Nat'l would have adopted that for SAAC-44 this year. It streamlined the registration process for us at NorCal, though some balked at it including myself at first, but considering the time, manpower and hassle with payments of who did or didn't pay for what etc, it took a load off the registration crew. I would suspect this would be the way going forward.

Cheers,
~Earl J
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Coralsnake on April 20, 2019, 08:53:04 AM
Some enterprising people ... just how much personal information is entered into these systems and who is it shared with? How much are the clubs charged?

Im old school and dont like being bombarded with crap for months, because I went to car show.

Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Coralsnake on April 20, 2019, 09:02:19 AM
http://www.saacforum.com/index.php?topic=3685.0
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: CSX 4133 on April 21, 2019, 11:49:04 AM

While checking for reference material for the Pittsburgh International Raceway I came across this site. It has a series of downloads pertaining to the facilities, map, parking, fuel, etc. that might be of help to others including myself.

https://pittrace.com/visitor-info/
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on April 24, 2019, 06:29:56 PM
I got the hotel, I convinced the wife to go, but I still haven't seen a registration link
Is it going to be just show up and sign up or will there an actual registration process
Its less than 90 days away and I'm getting nervous
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: _____GT350 on April 25, 2019, 12:48:02 AM
Registration per website link is to happen on or about May 1.  There's work to do ahead of time like downloading stuff you'll need.  Be patient.  I've been checking for weeks like most of us so if you don't wanna grab the steering wheel and take charge.... be patient!  Hey, I raised four kids, got lucky in that never had to sell my ride and that was 46 years ago.... so check the site and let's have some fun in July

http://saac44.com/     
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: csheff on May 02, 2019, 05:11:40 PM
Registration is up , time to getter done now
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on May 02, 2019, 05:44:58 PM
Registered. Yippee
 
Title: Re: SAAC-44 - July 11-13, 2019, Pittsburgh International Race Complex
Post by: Bossbill on May 02, 2019, 08:30:57 PM
Any 67s showing up for concours? Not many showed up last year.  :(