We are proud to announce that after so many compliments and positive comments about the 2005 NG being by far the BEST
National Gathering ever and since no one stepped to take our positions on the NG Committee, we are honored to announce that for ONE LAST TIME,
Tiffany and myself will be hosting the 5th Annual 3/S National Gathering in Saint Joseph, Michigan JUNE
As of now, we are having all events at the same locations. We had so much GREAT feedback on the quality of the tracks we chose for last year, we don't want to change a good thing! The tracks and Silver Beach (car show) are all reserved. We haven't heard back from the park we had the banquet at but we don't forsee any issues arising with that.
This year's schedule will be very similar to the last NG (these are all tentative and are subject to change):
Wednesday registration, orientation, and mass cruises
Thursday Drags 10-4 Road Course 5:30-dusk
Friday Beach Party and Car Show
Saturday 10-4 Auto Cross 6:00 Banquet
We have not set prices yet, but we expect the overall price to be similar or possibly less than 2005.
We do realize there were some issues with the hotel. Therefore, no official decisions have been made about the hotel at this time. We are in discussion with several people that attended last year about what we should do. If you attended last year and would like to voice your opinion or have any suggestions, PLEASE, email me at [email protected]
. I am open to any suggestions or thoughts you might as long as they are constructive. We realize the hotel wasn’t the nicest in the world, but what hotel would put up with things like 2 story beer bongs or hamster races?
Here are a few of the thoughts we have had:
1. Still use Best Value Inn as the "official hotel" but also try and get a good group rate at a higher quality hotel such as the Courtyard or Holiday Inn which are both just one mile away. People can choose which hotel or find their own.
2. Choose a new hotel which will have less rooms, that will allow to book at most 80% of the their rooms for our group. Then arrange a secondary hotel for any overflow. Best Value Inn is the only
hotel in the area large enough to hold the entire group.
3. Not have an official hotel this year. Just arrange a couple of different group rates and let everyone choose which hotel they would prefer to stay at. We will choose one hotel will serve as organizers home base but won’t be the "official" hotel per-se.
Like I stated this will be the absolute last year we will be running this event. Based on the fact that no one stepped up this year to take the event over, we can not promise someone will take this over in 2007.
This could possibly be the last NG as you have grown to know them.
We would strongly recommend if you ever wanted to attend a National Gathering but didn't do it for one reason or another, mark this date off and plan on coming!
We will have the website updated in the next week, and we are sending out info to our previous sponsors in the next couple of days.. look for sponsor announcements coming soon!
We are planning on starting REGISTRATION in early December... so mark your calendars!