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    Default NCRS Orlando Regional Gets New Home

    For those of you who haven't heard, the Orlando Hyatt closed September 11, 2003. This left the Florida Chapter without a location for their 26th annual winter meet.

    Good news: We have arranged to hold the meet at Old Town, about 1-2 miles east of the Hyatt on US 192.

    Old Town is famous for its cruise nights and has hosted numerous car shows. There's plenty of hotel/motel rooms within a very short distance (and a good deal less $$ than the Hyatt). Dates are the same: Jan 21-25, 2004.


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    I agree...Old Town is cool, but how in the heck will there be room for all the events???? swap meet, auction, show cars..vendors...???????

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    Great news, Bill! Do you have a host hotel yet or a list of hotels within walking distance for those of us who may put our cars on the judging "field"?


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    Let me first say that this information is still tentative. We're still working out the details. The Old-Town location has been confirmed.

    There is a large field right next to Old-Town that is used for overflow parking. I believe that's where the swap meet will be located. There is an additional parking lot in the rear that will be used for the auction and overflow. The cars will be placed on the cruise lane! (Since I'm the "official" CPA - Car Parking Attendant - this'll be fun!)

    Go to the NCRS FLorida chapter website (click it in my first post) for updates.

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    More info:

    There's a Days Inn/Suite right next door and they have a special rate for that weekend of $49 a nite for a suite. 800-327-9126.

    There's nearly every type of restaurant you can think of within a mile, most within a short walk. (A Krispy Kreme bakery/store just down the street, too!)

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    Registration and a tentative schedule are now posted at

    http://www.ncrsfl.com/winter_regional_04.htm

    Check it out!!

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    Were you at Octobervette?

    I was looking around at the large lot to one side picturing the NCRS show being there.

    Still seems like a tight squeeze. Especially when you consider spectator parking.

    It is going to be cozy tight...but should be fun.

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    I couldn't make Octobervettes this year but I've been to Old Town a number of times. I'll probably stop by on my way home from an NCRS FL Chapter show at Howey-In-The-Hills next weekend to check it out.

    Old Town has been very cooperative and I'm looking forward to having some fun at a new place, too!

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    I made my reservation! Now if the weather up here would cooperate in January. I don't want to show up in a BMW again .

    See you there.

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    Go for it, Guy!

    Pick a Vette and drive! I'm very confident you won't need studded snow tires here in FL!!

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    Originally posted by 82-Guy
    I made my reservation! Now if the weather up here would cooperate in January. I don't want to show up in a BMW again .

    See you there.

    Guy
    And hopefully I don't miss you guys this year.

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    Now you, I KNOW won't need those studded snow tires!!

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    Down the Road: 2000 #1090 - Kerbeck's least favorite Vette
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    Originally posted by SebringBill
    Go for it, Guy!

    Pick a Vette and drive! I'm very confident you won't need studded snow tires here in FL!!
    I could have gotten away with it last year, but it was nothing but salt & flying gravel & rocks for the first 100 miles. I told one Vette owner at a rest stop my BMW was really a Euro model Vette. At least I had an NCRS sticker on the window.

    Leon - You know Melbourne is my home town, so you need to fill me in on all the changes.



    Guy

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    greetings all , at least i can sleep in my own bed every night. still working on sneaking out during the day while i am on the clock,,,hmmmm

    robin

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    greetings all , at least i can sleep in my own bed every night. still working on sneaking out during the day while i am on the clock,,,hmmmm

    They won't hear about it from me

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