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Just received the advanced "Early Bird" registration form for the Route 66 Mother Road Festival.

$30 Early Bird Good until January 31, 2011
$35 Normal Pre-registration
$50 at the gate.

On-line registration: www.familyevents.com

Are you ready OpelJohn??
 

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Got mine too! Hope my car will be done:yup:
 

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... Are you ready OpelJohn??
I think OpelJohn was born ready. And it's a class-act he puts together every year.

BTW, I don't think OpelJohn ever received the recognition that was his due for driving his GT out to Laguna Seca, California. He made an epic trip by himself during a national heat wave. Job well done John.
 

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I second that on John and his trip west. I would want to do that with air and another passenger, WOW, Any way got my early bird yesterday also, save a little $$$$:haha:
 

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I try not to post on the Mother Road Fest this early but I think Hans has the right Idea. Getting the info out on the savings may get a few more folks to commit sooner rather than later. Seeing as how Hans has got this thread started we'll keep it as the home thread for next years event. Thanks also to Kieth and Paul for thier compliments. For those who may not know it Kieth made the same trip from the other direction so knows a bit about it. I will say I am proud of the fact that our GT is one of very few Opels that have been Driven to the show fields at Carlisle, Charlotte, a West Coast event and of course the RT. 66 Mother Road Fest. The fact that this can be done in a 38 year old car says a lot about the inherent dependability of our Opels. Although I am hopeful of a good turnout at this event next year I also want to remind all that 2011 is the National event at Carlisle. It would be great to see 100+ Opels show up there. In Europe they can get 300 GTs at an event. When you think about our events including all Opels we should have similar numbers. As I write this my GT sits in the garage with the hood up waiting to be worked on for next season.
 

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John. It doesn't hurt to get info out early. I got my package from Family Events too and will likely send it in during January. I'm making plans for Springfield and Carlisle and it's never too soon to be thinking about them and know they will be happening. :yup:
 

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Making plan to attend..

I got my registation form also, I will try to make plans to stick around longer next fall. I will be looking forward to next year!!
 

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2011 Route 66 Mother Road Festival @ Springfield IL. Sept. 23-25

Once again it is time to start the ball rolling for this years Rt. 66 Mother Road Fest.

Basic info is as follows.
Dates ; September 23-25
Place ; Springfield IL.
Club Hotel ; Route 66 Hotel & Conference Center at 625 East Saint Joseph St.
Hotel Contact Info ; Phone # 1-888-707-8366 Route 66 Hotel Conference Center Banquets Meetings Conventions Hotels Springfield, Illinois
Room Rate $45.00 per night for Opel Motorsports Club / 25 room block
Event info and contact ; www.rt66fest.com or Monster Truck Events, Hot Rods, Classic Cars | Family Events


For those who may not have made this event before I would suggest you look at threads for past years. It has most often been a good time to get out and meet with your fellow Opelers.

The weekend starts with some of our group getting to the Hotel by early afternoon on Friday. The event starts with an evening cruise from a point on the east side of town to the Downtown Show area. In the past we have tried to eat an early dinner and make a part of the cruise. I will post more on that later. More often than not we break off the cruise at our Hotel and spend the rest evening in the hospitality room " Bench Racing".

On Saturday morning we meet as a group on the parking lot of the Hotel by about 8:00 am and travel to Downtown Show area as a group as much as possible. This helps make sure we are parked as a group. We do of course try to leave space for late arrivals. After that we are free to roam downtown and check out something like 1000 other Show Cars. About 4:00 pm we try to meet back at our area to do some particpant judging for our Club awards. These are not to be confused with the show awards. Those are done by the Show Judges for the Opel Class to be given out on main stage Sunday. This is the only Show like this that I know of that has an Opel Class with three awards. After our awards we in the past have done a raffle for door prizes. This is also something to talk about more. Around 5:30 or so we try to leave and have dinner as a group. After dinner back to Hotel for more bench racing.

Sunday is a bit more laid back as some folks leave for home. Those who stay meet about 10:00 am to drive downtown. After the Awards are handed out about noon we say our good byes and call it a weekend.

If you can, get your room early and let us know on here.
 

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Chris and I were just looking at the schedule. We are going to Yosemite National Park the week of Rt 66 and will fly home on Friday. Just enough time to head out Sat. am like we normally do to get to Springfield about 10 Sat. am. Hoping to have our Kadett ready this year.
You're in charge of the weather John!
 

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I'm in! Barring any family situations like the one that cropped up in 2010, I'll be there with a Manta. My wife has actually been talking about it and looking forward to the trek. Thanks for hosting the event, John, as you do a wonderful job at everything!:yup: Let me know if I can be of any help.
-Jeff W
 

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Already?

Geez, John, can't you give me some time to get over the Carlisle hangover before you start talking about another party.......err, I mean car show?
 

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I'm in too. just waiting for more hotel/motel info....
 

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Hans
Ok you got me puzzeled. I listed the Hotel and room rate, what did I miss?

Mel
This just so folks can pencil it in, plenty of time to work up a good thirst.
 

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Chris and I may need to stay somewhere besides the RT 66 Motel due to the fact that it is a payroll week and she needs wi-fi access where we stay, for her laptop, to monitor payroll for several thousand peeps. It's a great little place with a lot of history behind it but since we'll be gone all week to Calf. she'll need to have a working weekend.
 

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I'm in too. just waiting for more hotel/motel info....
waiting for the cutoff time to get a little closer. I am registered to the car show as of January.
 

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I am in for sure! for me this is a must after missing carslile :yup: even if Harold comes lol
We should get an inflatable Harold Doll for events he can't make in person. :yup:
 
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