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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #60 on: April 09, 2021, 12:04:08 AM »
Damn, I so whish I could go.  I previously attended SAAC 43 at Sonoma with a good friend of mine and fellow Shelby enthusiast, Steve.   It was the 3rd SAAC convention that we had attended after SAAC 41 at Mid Ohio and SAAC 42 at Indianapolis.  All three conventions were great but I particularly loved Sonoma.  The events at The Cobra Experience and Denbeste Motorsports were simply amazing.

During my time in Sonoma at SAAC 43 I captured two great photo opportunity with Shelby legends.  Rick Kopec and Hank Williams.



Travel restrictions in and out of Canada due to Covid means that I can not attend this convention and I am depressed that I can not go  :'(.  Have fun you all.  Hope to see you next year.

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #61 on: April 09, 2021, 03:32:53 AM »
Hank is my all time favorite Shelby personality. He and-or his wife used to call every year or two but have not heard from them in several years.

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #62 on: April 13, 2021, 10:11:29 AM »
Here are some hotels in the Petaluma area Sheraton Petaluma 707-283-2888, Best Western Petaluma
707-763-0994, Hampton Inn Petaluma 885-797-6733, and if you like to gamble Graton Casino
Rohnert park 707-588-7100

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #63 on: April 13, 2021, 01:13:12 PM »
Hank is my all time favorite Shelby personality. He and-or his wife used to call every year or two but have not heard from them in several years.
I saw him at the last LA SAAC show. 2019 I think. I need to go by and see if he got another trailer to take his car to Sonoma - his was stolen.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #64 on: April 15, 2021, 07:59:48 PM »
Am I missing it or is their an official host hotel yet?

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #65 on: April 21, 2021, 12:32:48 PM »
The hotel was announced in an email yesterday.  Copied/pasted here if you didn't get it.

*************************************************************************************
Members get the SCOOP...
SAAC-46 ...  July 30 - August 1, 2021
 

The Shelby American Automobile Club's 46th National Convention
will be held at Sonoma Raceway, Sonoma, California
 Friday July 30-31-August 1, 2021.

Open Track - Vintage Racing -  Drag Racing - Cruise Tour -
 Concours Judging - Popular Vote Car Show



PLEASE NOTE - Online Convention Registration
will be available shortly.

] A separate website will be online for the convention in a few days.
News, updates and details will be all in one location.
\This site will have links to Pre-Register for the convention.
Again, Event Registration will be open and announced shortly
SAAC-46 Host Hotel


The convention host hotel is the Embassy Suites by Hilton,
San Rafael Marin County, 101 McInnis Parkway, San Rafael, CA 94903
and the dinner will be at this hotel Saturday July 31st.
We used this same hotel for SAAC-35 in 2010 and again at SAAC-43.
It is where the dinner will be on Saturday night and
 it's pretty easy to get to the track.

SAAC has procured a block of 200 rooms for Thursday July 29st,
Friday July 30st and Saturday July 31st.
There are a smaller number of rooms available for those
who want to arrive Wednesday night July 28nd and/or stay
Sunday night August 1st. It is suggested that you first
go to this URL to determine which type of room you would
like to have:

The SAAC rates are for the Standard King Suites and the
Standard Queen-Queen Suites. There are upgrades which
are available if you wish to have them. Remember that every
room is a suite with bedroom, bathroom and living room with
a sofa bed. All guests receive a complimentary hot breakfast,
 free parking and other amenities.

The SAAC rates are:
  Standard King Suite:                 $219 plus taxes
  Premium King Suite:                  $219 plus taxes
  Standard Queen-Queen Suite:  $239 plus taxes

To make your reservations use Group Code:  SAA
  Embassy Suites Reservations:                      (415) 499-9222
  Hilton Reservations                                       (800) 686-3741
  On Line Reservations:
Link for ONLINE RESERVATIONS


If you have a problem making reservations, please contact
Howard Pardee, phone: (860) 442-3400,
                 
Again, if you have any problems or questions
please feel free to contact Howard Pardee.

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #66 on: April 22, 2021, 11:34:57 AM »
For those of you thinking the hills may be green:
California Gov. Gavin Newsom declared a state of emergency in Mendocino and Sonoma counties on April 21 due to drought conditions.
At least the wine in Napa County will be red.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #67 on: April 23, 2021, 12:08:16 AM »
 :'(

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #68 on: April 27, 2021, 03:52:49 PM »
Is the Pizza Party at Cobra Experience on Friday night, July 30 going to be part of the Convention events?

http://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/event?oeidk=a07ehuxs8knd2f04b21&llr=lduj8trab

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #69 on: April 27, 2021, 04:12:25 PM »
The website is up.  - - http://saac46.com/

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #70 on: April 27, 2021, 06:13:46 PM »
Registered.  Did a member e-notice go out yet? 8)

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #71 on: April 28, 2021, 02:34:20 PM »
Airports - do you suggest flying into Sacramento or San Francisco? (I picked those two as I would fly Southwest). The traffic from Sacramento may be a little lighter?   Thanks for any advice.
Jeff

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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #72 on: April 28, 2021, 03:24:52 PM »
Jeff
SW also flies to San Jose and Oakland. I will be flying into Oakland. Some of SW rates are cheaper to SMF, SJC and OAK than SFO. If you are renting a car check the rental rates at each airport before you buy a ticket as there can be a big difference from one airport to another. I looked at the cheapest total cost, airfare + car rental.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #73 on: April 28, 2021, 03:42:42 PM »
Great call to check Oakland also. That looks like the way to go. A little cheaper and it appears a little closer.
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Re: SAAC-46 National Convention, Sonoma Raceway, CA
« Reply #74 on: April 28, 2021, 05:11:57 PM »
Traffic from Oakland airport is Going to depend upon what time and what day. Traffic should not be too bad between about 10:00 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. but very much either side of that can be a real bear.

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