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2008 National Meet News
Mark your calendar -the dates for the 2008 club national meet are set. The dates are September 17-21 in the greater St Louis Missouri area. Our hosts are members Rich Bolzenius, Gene Lewis and Sherri Evans.
The 17th & 18th will be spent touring in the St Louis area. Friday the 19th will be a gathering at the home of Rich & Judy Bolzenius in Union Missouri. Rich typically has some interesting guests at the Friday gathering. Past guests have included Cotton Owens, Charlie Glotzbach, James Hylton and Neil Castles. Celebrity cars attending have included a real Chrysler Turbine car. It's also common for St Louis assembly plant workers from the muscle era to stop by.
Saturday & Sunday the 20th and 21st will be spent at Gateway Raceway inside the oval track for the Monster Mopar Show & Swap. Ford and Mopar Aero cars are a feature of the show. The organizers have made it clear they want all the Aero cars, including the Talladegas and Spoilers, and are creating a judged class for the Ford cars as well. Tentative plans are that there will be track touring sessions on the mile high banked Gateway oval. These are typically done at a faster speed than the crawl of a typical parade lap. This promises to be an excellent event, so make your plans to attend now.
Hotel Info: Since we will be on the west side of St Louis, we have a deal with the Super 8 motel right in Union Missouri. This is where you will want to be through Thursday night. Phone is 636-583-8808. Rate is $69 plus tax. Mention Aero Car Reunion
For Friday & Saturday night, we will move close to Gateway Raceway to the Four Points Sheraton in Fairview Heights Illinois. The phone number is 618-622-9500. Mention Aero Warriors and the rate is $89. Since people will be coming at all different times of the week, if you are coming in later in the week for the track activities, this is the place to stay.
Here is the event schedule:
Wednesday Sept 17th
Morning guided tour of Meramec Caverns - the largest commercial cave in the state of Missouri.
Lunch at Friscos Restaurant & Route 66 Murals in Cuba Missouri
Afternoon tour to Bob's Gasoline Alley Route 66 and Gasoline Memorabilia
Visit to Gateway Classic Mustang Car Build and Restoration Shop
Dinner at the historic White Rose Café serving Union Missouri for 75 years
Thursday Sept 18
Morning visit to the St Louis Museum of Transportation Planes Trains and Automobiles plus the Chrysler Turbine Car www.transportmuseumassociation.org This is a fabulous collection.
Lunch stop at Ted Drewes Famous Custard on Route 66 since 1940.
Afternoon at Route 66 State Park Museum / Gift Shop formerly known as Times Beach Missouri
Evening Cookout at the home of Rich & Judy Bolzenius
Friday Sept 19
Weekend Kickoff at the Home of Rich & Judy Bolenius Aero Cars, NASCAR guests, food and good times.
Mid afternoon everyone cruises off to Illinois to Monster Mopar and our weekend hotel.
Hotel check-in at the Four Points Sheraton, more car talk, evening meeting room
Saturday Sept 20 and Sunday 21
Monster Mopar Weekend at Gateway Raceway. Ford & Mopar Aero Warrior Display, drag racing, swap meet
There will be judged classes for both cars for participants who wish to enter (this is not mandatory)
Track laps of Gateway Raceway on both days for all the Aero Cars
Saturday evening gathering at the Four Points Sheraton
For more information on the meet, email us at firstname.lastname@example.org , or call 414-687-2489.