June 23-27, 2010
It’s northeast this year to the NAMGBR convention! MG 2010 will be in Belleville, Ontario. This convention is relatively close, only 650 miles. The convention dates are June 23 – 27. Five couples have booked their hotel already. We are staying at the Comfort Inn in Belleville. The hotels seem to be filling fast. We will be caravanning as usual and we would like to have you join us.
We have planned an itinerary to the convention. We will leave from the Lincoln Oasis on I-294 on Tuesday, June 22nd. The plan is to drive to Sarnia, Ontario the first day. Sarnia is about 5 ½ hours from Chicago and roughly the halfway point. The hotel in Sarnia is the Harbour Front Inn. Their phone number is 800 787-5010. Room rate is $85 Canadian with an AAA/AARP membership. The next day we will travel to Belleville.
While in Belleville, we have signed up for the Loyalist Wine and Cheese Tour, The Loyalist BBQ dinner on Thursday, plus the Awards Banquet on Saturday. We plan to take advantage of some of the self-directed tours on Friday and have dinner together.
The event web site is www.mg2010.com. The registration form is there to download. You do not have to be NAMGBR members to participate so all MG’s are welcome. Early registration ends on April 15th. You can register after that at an additional charge.
Another twist to this year’s convention is the need for a current passport. The Canadians will let us in, but you need a passport to reenter the US.
Let us know if you would like to join us for an excellent adventure.
See you on the road!
-- John and Ann Schroeder
Elvis to Open his Garage at
May 27-30, 2010
I received this article as part of the miscellaneous mailings that I get from other clubs and such. I wasn’t sure if anyone was interested in heading down that way or not but it sure sounds like a great time. Plus you get to see the MGA that was used by Elvis. Bill Reece, editor
It is estimated that Elvis Presley purchased more than 200 vehicles during his lifetime, including some of the most famous vehicles of all time. This Memorial Day weekend, the inaugural Elvis Motor Classics International Car Show will celebrate the legend’s love of cars – and the anniversary of his 75th birthday – at Graceland in Memphis.
Thousands of collector cars will gather on the 70-acre grounds from May 27 to 30, 2010. Highlighted vehicles from Elvis’ garage include the red MGA from "Blue Hawaii," the Purple 1956 Eldorado Convertible, a 1973 Stutz Blackhawk and the legendary pink 1955 Cadillac Fleetwood.
“For many years we have had small car shows and exhibitions here at Graceland,” said Jack Soden, President and CEO of Elvis Presley Enterprises, Inc. “But this is by far the largest display of classic cars not only at Graceland but in this entire area.”
The family-friendly four-day event will also feature music, competitions and tours. Classic car enthusiasts will be able to experience the Elvis Presley Automobile Museum, tour Graceland and other Memphis highlights, and enjoy special discounts and accommodation rates.
“Elvis was passionate about collecting cars, so Graceland is the perfect place for car enthusiasts to celebrate his 75thbirthday” said Walt Hollifield, world-renowned collector and event organizer. “We’ve received calls from clubs and individuals from as far away as Colorado and Canada who are bringing their classic cars to Graceland.”
Hagerty will be on-site assisting with the event registration and presenting some trophies on Sunday. For more information about attending or exhibiting at The Elvis Motor Classics International Car Show, visit www.elvis.com/news/ full_story.asp?id=2110 ElvisMotorClassics.com or call (704) 455-1564.
Source : Hagerty/ Elvis Presley Enterprises Inc. / Article by Bob DeKorne