During the Carlisle weekend the conversation came up multiple times about Tennessee hosting a National Meet. It was kind of funny as we had been discussing the possibilities of doing one, so after more discussion we have the following offer available.
We (Tennessee group...Harold and myself...we have others!) would like the opportunity to host the 2017 Opel Nationals. They would be held in Nashville, TN in the month of August. This would prevent any conflict with other Opel shows that take place in September in Charlotte and Springfield.
The main venue would more than likely be at the Lane Motor Museum, which would be a fitting place as it is an European and microcars museum. Other arrangements such as a driving tour will be planned, and appropriate restaurants and hotel accommodations would be made as well to accommodate trailer parking and room group rates.
It would be something that would be a Friday, Saturday, Sunday event, or at least everyone departs on Sunday.
The Opel Music City Nationals has a ring to it, and would like some feedback on this. If this conflicts with another plan, please bring this to our attention.
The National Planning Team please discuss this as a possible show location, we feel Nashville is very centralized, drawing folks from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, NC, SC, Georgia, KY, Miss, Louisiana, Texas, Ohio, Michigan, and Illinois and mid west. With 3 major highways leading into Nashville, it would definitely draw members that normally cannot travel to the far North East or East coast.
This would be an awards type show, and I would work with getting some sponsorship to help make it a rememberable meet.