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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #30 on: July 22, 2019, 12:19:35 PM »
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #31 on: July 22, 2019, 01:22:08 PM »
I was pushing for Mosport. About time we had a Canadian location!

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #32 on: July 22, 2019, 04:42:26 PM »
I was pushing for Mosport. About time we had a Canadian location!

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Canada will let us in but unless you have an enhanced US Drivers license or Passport, the US won't let you back in.



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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #33 on: July 22, 2019, 04:51:10 PM »
I was pushing for Mosport. About time we had a Canadian location!

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Canada will let us in but unless you have an enhanced US Drivers license or Passport, the US won't let you back in.

Can you imagine that?  you need proper paperwork to get in!
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #34 on: July 22, 2019, 06:50:40 PM »
I was pushing for Mosport. About time we had a Canadian location!

+1

Canada will let us in but unless you have an enhanced US Drivers license or Passport, the US won't let you back in.

Can you imagine that?  you need proper paperwork to get in!

Sure everyone wants to come here to go on welfare. Some people look more suspicious then others. I know what you look like. You're maybe 50/50.  ;)

It could be worse? Remember "Born in East LA"? Cheech lost his drivers license so they thought he was a wetback.

You could do what Bruce Willis did in the remake of "The Jackel". Buy a boat in Canada and dock in a US marina but you'd have to leave the car in Canada?  ;D

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #35 on: July 22, 2019, 07:21:19 PM »
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #36 on: July 22, 2019, 10:05:10 PM »
Itís been a while since we did WGI....
They had just paved the rock ďpastureĒ ,...secondary lot near paddock. And repaved right up to the garages. That was cool. I was the first to pull up on it. The guy said ď donít go back and forth to get straight with ur garage number,...the asphalt was just done.Ē
They didnít want us to tear it up with the Trailers.

Not the track repaving but the lot.
That was 7-8 years ago.
Another Convention there would be epic.
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #37 on: July 23, 2019, 06:47:38 AM »
Marlboro Speedway, all it needs is a little cleaning up, you know the the usual, move trees, repave track, clean up the millions of broken beer bottles, rebuild grandstands, etc.
Iím sure itís available.
On the positive, there are no good hotels near by, no good restaurants, no parking and as a plus it floods when we get a lot of rain, did I mention it has no restrooms
But itís available

Well, if we are going in that direction, what about resurrecting Vineland Speedway

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #38 on: July 23, 2019, 06:49:50 AM »
Of course if you don't want to do a little clean up work on a closed track, there is always Carolina Motorsport Park

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #39 on: July 23, 2019, 07:08:21 AM »
Don't we need to wait for our new partner, Team Shelby to weigh in?

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #40 on: July 23, 2019, 11:03:25 AM »

As long as we throwing out "ideas" the powers that be could consider Savannah Raceway (Hutchison Island)Ga. The Westin Hotel has a huge facility within 300 yards of the track (most people use golf carts between facilities.) There is a wide variety of things to see and do, Savannah and  Hilton Head for shopping, sightseeing, beaches and great seafood.
And SAAC 45 could piggyback onto the existing SVRA vintage race at the same facilities, but this occurs in October, if that is an issue.
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #41 on: July 23, 2019, 11:33:28 AM »
What if you did something totally outside of the box and rented a smaller facility that we would have total control of. In a location that doesn't demand top dollar. So then the club could dictate what it wanted to do. From the vintage races, to open track for the less skilled drivers and tours or destination drives. Then the car show on concourse could be held without distraction and evening presentations would be easy to find accommodations as this would be the only thing happening at the time.

Just a thought. Might be like the early conventions when we didn't have to piggy back anything. More time to talk to your fellow enthusiast. More ability to have centralized activities. More of a grass roots convention.

I get it, not in a prime location with other things to do, however we are there to see and drive the cars. You could pick something smack dab in the middle of the US like....

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Motorsport_Park_Hastings

And it doesn't have to be in the middle of no where either. You just need to pick a smaller track that doesn't demand a lot of money or attention-
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #42 on: July 23, 2019, 03:17:43 PM »

As long as we throwing out "ideas" the powers that be could consider Savannah Raceway (Hutchison Island)Ga. The Westin Hotel has a huge facility within 300 yards of the track (most people use golf carts between facilities.) There is a wide variety of things to see and do, Savannah and  Hilton Head for shopping, sightseeing, beaches and great seafood.
And SAAC 45 could piggyback onto the existing SVRA vintage race at the same facilities, but this occurs in October, if that is an issue.

+1, Venue & Hotel are excellent.  Indoor Convention space was used for judging during the last MCA National held there. Track is great, Free Ferries to Savannah (across the river) run often.

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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #43 on: July 23, 2019, 08:05:48 PM »
http://www.dominionraceway.com/
Brand new facility in 2016-17 great facilities...nice track(s)
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Re: SAAC 45 location?
« Reply #44 on: July 23, 2019, 08:26:02 PM »
Terlingua, I have been asking the board that for years. We don't need a "Name" facility. Or lavish digs. There are many smaller locations, and as you say, get back in control of our conventions. Another area is to do a serious look at the finances, and I am sure areas of spending could be curtailed. My ideas of NJMP Beach Party and Chicago at Autobahn are both much lower cost, and could be a blast, but fell on deaf ears.

Grass Roots time. Just the Shelby Clubs. More local group involvement. It can and needs to be done.

The people and the cars will make the event good. A fun track will make speedy folks happy. Places for a fun tour, good eats, and another killer car show will seal the deal. Even just one day at the track, make the hotel the center of the convention. Make it social. Fun. Warm. Basic.
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