Good Evening ladies and gentlemen. This Year's UCONN CAR CLUB CAR SHOW will be held on Sunday, April 9th 2006!!! Spread the word! Now I'm sure you're wondering, first, why we picked the 2nd week in april, and second, why we picked a sunday. The 3rd weekend in april, 15th/16th is Easter Weekend, and the 4th weekend in april is that special time of year that all car enthousiasts park at eastern. Our only option was the 2nd weekend. We originally wanted saturday, however that's Open House and UConn says they need W-Lot as an overflow lot for incoming families. So our ONLY option is Sunday. It's sunday or bust, come rain or come shine. Open house will be a Great time for us to promote the show! While incoming families are sitting in 195 traffic they can take a gander at a couple strategically placed road side banners and signs.
In all seriousness though, we have a lot of work to do before hand. Our goal is to break the 300 automotive attendance mark and strive for 500 cars this spring. We absolutely have the potential to host one of the largest spring shows in the region. Our first show was in the fall of '03 and on 3 to 4 days notice we were able to scrape together 50-60 cars. Come Spring of '04 with a 10-12 day notice we saw numbers approaching the 150 car mark. Spring of '05 brought in 250+ automobiles, thousands of spectators, and a couple super cars; Porsche GT2 and a Ferrari Testarossa.
The #1 reason for the numbers from last year relied heavily on early commitments of whole clubs months before the show. If I remember correctly, our club sign in sheet had 12-15 registered clubs in attendance.
I'd Love to see some fellow FTErs there
FINAL CLASS LISTINGS!
1. Best Honda/Acura
2. Best Mitsubishi /DSM
3. Best Nissan
4. Best Toyota
5. Best Subaru
Best Import (Determined from groups 1-5)
6. Best Ford
7. Best GM
8. Best Mopar
Best Domestic (Determined from groups
9. Best BMW
10. Best Audi/VW
Best Euro (Determined from groups 9&10)
11. Best Other (Saab, Volvo, etc)
12. Best exotic (Porsche, Vipers, Ferrari etc)
13. Best Classic Pre 1960
14. Best Classic - 1960-1985
15. Best Truck
16. Best Off-Road Truck
Type R Award (aka. Ricer Award)
Best Team/Club Participation (club/team with most #’s wins)
Peoples Choice Award (Participants decide by ballot)
UC3 Choice Award (UC3 Officers pic)
Ok now for Directions
From the West: Take Interstate 84 East to Exit 68. From exit, take a right onto Route 195
From the East: Take Interstate 84 West to Exit 68. From exit, take a left onto Route 195
From the Southeast: Take Interstate 95 to 395 North. Take Exit 81 West to Route 32 North. Follow Route 32 North to Willimantic. In town, turn right and go over bridge. Continue straight through the light and follow 195 North for 8 miles to campus.
Ok once on campus here is a campus map of Rt. 195, where W-Lot is, etc.
See you there!
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