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Title: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: charlie D on May 27, 2019, 09:57:24 AM
Anybody in Maryland going? I am thinking about it, but have not taken a road trip with this car in many, many years. Would be comforting if there were a few of us forming a caravan. Breakdowns are always on the "potential" list.  Let me know.
Charlie D
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: ricur2 on May 27, 2019, 05:59:48 PM
i'm going I live in south pa right above Hagerstown md.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on May 27, 2019, 07:07:00 PM
Iím coming up from southern Maryland. I70 to Pa Turnpike to hotel 
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on May 28, 2019, 07:47:03 AM
I am planning to attend and live in Annapolis.  My current plan is to drive the car but may rent a u-hauls trailer if my brother comes with me with a truck.  But would be happy to caravan either way.

You can call or text me to discuss plans if you would like, (410)991-7048.

Corey
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: charlie D on May 30, 2019, 04:49:05 PM
Good sounds like several are heading up. I plan on leaving Wednesday the 10th and returning Saturday the 13th. Still working on getting a new set of carbs on and tuned. Then it will be test drive time. I will be going up even if the Shelby isn't ready. Corey, I will give you a call to see what we can coordinate since we are close. Do my dates fit anyone else's? Looking forward to meeting all of you.
Charlie D
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on May 30, 2019, 10:00:21 PM
My plans are from Wednesday to Sunday. It seems like Saturday the day of the car show. This is the first convention for me so not sure how it all works. But driving there Wednesday in a caravan sounds like fun.
Test drive your car to Annapolis cars and coffee on Sunday morning. I would love to meet you there.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: charlie D on June 10, 2019, 11:34:07 AM
It was good meeting Cory at cars and coffee Annapolis this past Sunday. If you have not seen his car, it is beautiful! I plan on Wednesday to Saturday, leaving the car show early afternoon to head home. I am not a track person, but would like to do a parade lap when it is available. I am also looking at participating in the other events like the tour to the airport and poker run. I am assuming there will be some of us coming from different parts of Maryland, so maybe we could set a place and time to meet maybe near Hagerstown or Hancock? If someone has a route to Pittsburgh that keeps the PA TPKE to a minimum, that suits me just fine. Looking forward to meeting everyone and enjoying this event.
Charlie D
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on June 10, 2019, 11:48:45 AM
It was really great meeting you too Charlie!  The next time hopefully your carbs will be dialed in so I can see your Shelby although your Triumph was very cool.

I am certain that Steve McDonald, yourself and I will meet up to caravan to Pittsburgh. It would be great to have others join us along the way.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on June 19, 2019, 10:27:24 PM
Will you be at Cars and Coffee anytime soon?  Or Thursdays at Green Turtle?
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on June 20, 2019, 07:20:47 AM
I go to Cars and Coffee every Sunday possible.  I have not made it to a Thursday night Green Turtle yet but plan to.  It looks like weather is not goof for tonight.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on June 25, 2019, 11:44:43 AM
Letís meet at Annapolis Cars and Coffee this weekend, no Bikes Across America to crowd the area this weekend
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on June 25, 2019, 12:06:04 PM
I am in.  I cruised my Shelby downtown Saturday night and saw the Race Across America event taking up our parking spots so decided Sunday's cars and coffee would be a nightmare. But this Sunday looks good.  I would plan to get there between 7:30 and 8:00 if you want good parking.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on July 07, 2019, 06:39:18 PM
Wife and I are leaving on Weds around 9:00 or 10:00 AM to trailer it out to Pittsburgh, we are staying over until Tuesday to go the Walnut Street Car show, great show and it is for charity so that makes it so much better. We are also coming back up on Friday go to the PVGP. I'd drive it but after the all day 4th of July in the car, she isn't willing to put up with no A/C
Any else heading up from Maryland/Delaware/Northern Virginia?
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on July 08, 2019, 07:21:04 AM
I will be leaving Wednesday morning as well and departing Saturday after the car show.  I will also be trailering my car.  But I have to pick up the trailer in the morning and then load up the car so my guess is I will be heading out between 10:00 and 11:00.  I would rather not leave too early and have to fight the Baltimore Beltway rush hour traffic.

Steve it looks like leaving from the Chesapeake Beach area you will be taking the DC route.  Leaving from Annapolis it makes more sense to take the Baltimore I70 route.

Corey
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: mpflea on July 08, 2019, 08:45:49 AM
Several Members of SAAC Group of Maryland will be attending!!  be sure to look for the MD flag and SAAC Group MD Banner - we'd love to meet you!!

Many are leaving at different times on Wed - we are leaving from Northern Baltimore Co area around 7am heading towards 70.

Pam Fleagle
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on July 08, 2019, 09:23:12 PM
Most of you guys will be ahead of me, I'm heading up Rt 4 to the Washington beltway around to I-95 North, pick up the ICC to I-270, then I-70 to Breezewood and the Turnpike to the hotel. Since we are staying for the week until the PVGP the next weekend we are trailering (wife won't stay in the car that long)
Look for the gas hog truck and dirty trailer at every gas station
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: charlie D on July 09, 2019, 06:33:40 AM
Whether my car will be ready is coming down to the wire. Transmission still needs to be bolted in and then test drive. This will be first trip in this car for over 30 years. Some shakedown! I plan on leaving early, 7:30 AM (cooler). Anyway, I leave from Arnold, do the Balto Beltway to 40 (gets me off the beltway sooner), then connect to 70. I don't like the PA turnpike, so I am planning on taking 68 to Frostburg, then head to Pittsburgh. Thought I got a last minute room at Doubletree, but didn't. Now at the Hilton Garden Inn. If Shelby not feeling good, still coming in something else. Looking forward to meeting everyone.
Charlie D
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: JD on July 09, 2019, 06:40:50 AM
Hope it all goes well Charlie and we see you and your Shelby at SAAC 44.
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Corey Bowcutt on July 09, 2019, 07:56:50 AM
Charlie,

I sure hope your car is done in time.  I am really looking forward to seeing it.

You are leaving bright and early but I understand the heat thing.

Bummer about the hotel. Hopefully you can park at the host hotel in the marked off area for security reasons.  If you need help getting back and forth to your hotel let me know.

Corey
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: charlie D on July 09, 2019, 07:47:59 PM
No luck getting it finished. Too many loose ends to risk the trip. I'll be there, probably the only one in a Volvo wagon. Maybe I should still do a parade lap! See you all there.
Charlie D
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: Steve McDonald Formally known as Mcdonas on July 10, 2019, 06:21:41 PM
See you there. Make the parade lap count (Volvo translates as ďI rollĒ)
Title: Re: National convention in Pittsburg
Post by: JD on July 10, 2019, 10:11:03 PM
(Charlie you can take my BMW wagon out, It's done laps there before.)