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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #15 on: August 10, 2018, 12:08:33 AM »
LV gets my vote too but not fun in the triple degree mid to late summer. 8)

...really great point.  I hadn't thought about that.

Maybe we could have it outside the summer months in Vegas?  ;D
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #16 on: August 10, 2018, 12:45:36 AM »
Maybe we could have it outside the summer months in Vegas?  ;D

Something to do in the dead of winter. Would be a great draw for those snowed in though it might cut down on the number of cars nad the location is not very central.
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #17 on: August 10, 2018, 01:39:10 AM »
Maybe we could have it outside the summer months in Vegas?  ;D

Something to do in the dead of winter. Would be a great draw for those snowed in though it might cut down on the number of cars nad the location is not very central.

The "SAAC Does Vegas" events were done initially over New Years in Las Vegas when the Vegas Raceway was new and a bit easier to secure with the Shelby American shop assistance.  Ah, the smokey lobby and long line buffets at the Imperial Palace memories.  Later the Orleans, Gold Coast, Cannery and other hotels were the anchor locations and the dates moved later into February.  But it was still winter cold.  I remember it hailed at the first mini-convention.  The Shelbys and Fox body Mustangs came in off the track, but the Cobra guys styed out saying that this is the way if=t was back in the old days.  You ran unless there was lightning.

Late May or early June would be okay in LV.  8)

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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #18 on: August 10, 2018, 04:56:40 PM »
Beaver Run was fun last time......
We should use the same host hotel.  It was far from the track but had great parking for all the cars.
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #19 on: August 11, 2018, 07:45:06 AM »
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #20 on: August 11, 2018, 10:14:50 PM »
The "SAAC Does Vegas" events were done initially over New Years in Las Vegas
CS thought there was big money to be made hosting that event so he basically told SAAC to take a hike and he would take it over. It's become the annual Shelby Bash - for what $500-700? The guy that owned Ceasers bankrolled the speedway and it was run by his son-in-law who CS was friends with. CS borrowed a bunch of money from them the open the facility at the track - using his Coupe as collateral. Things went south when CS hadn't made payments and Ceasers owners daughter dumped the husband. He was out of work and CS had to scramble for a bunch of cash.
There aren't enough people/cars to rent LV Speedway for a "club" event. CS uses the track south of LV that offers houses by the track.
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #21 on: August 11, 2018, 10:42:58 PM »
Very true.  After the SA shop and Foundation(?) took it over, we stopped attending.  Prelude to coming battles was evident.  But we did enjoy being with SAAC friends and seeing the SA shop, the car shows and on track events.  After Team Shelby was formed, the Bash came about to promote the new factory toys.  They no longer use the LV Speedway but head over to Spring Mountain Raceway.

But LV at the right time, may still be a fairly good venue.  The casinos love the revenue from the members who have their own "system".   8)

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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #22 on: August 12, 2018, 08:31:17 AM »
For everyone in the north East looking for a smaller and MUCH more fun Shelby event:

https://www.lvpasaac.com/

GREAT fun and informal event, lots to do! MOre fun stuff being added.

Host hotel is sold out.


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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #23 on: August 12, 2018, 08:50:31 AM »
Great event with great people
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #24 on: August 12, 2018, 12:51:01 PM »
A return to VIR would be nice.

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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #25 on: August 12, 2018, 09:29:04 PM »

So........ any hint as to next years location from the rumor mill?      ;D
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #26 on: August 12, 2018, 09:39:40 PM »
Beaver Run in PA. It was announced at the convention
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #27 on: August 12, 2018, 09:46:29 PM »
Is that the earliest it has ever been announced?  Takes the whole fun away from the predictable 'Where will the next SAAC event be held' thread.
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« Reply #28 on: August 12, 2018, 10:24:47 PM »
Is that the earliest it has ever been announced?  Takes the whole fun away from the predictable 'Where will the next SAAC event be held' thread.
It used to be normal in the past for the next convention site and date to be announced at the banquet.
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Re: SAAC 44
« Reply #29 on: August 13, 2018, 06:10:43 AM »

Great! Time to start arranging my schedule so I can attend.   :)
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