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cobrabitn
03-21-2006, 10:58 PM
After some chatter at CMP last week, several members were talking about the SCMC's Ten Year celebration, so..... Where would you like to see the SCMC's Ten Year Anniversary be held? :scratch:

93KingCobra
03-22-2006, 12:33 AM
Somewhere close to TEXAS :D :D

InfamousSVT
03-22-2006, 03:42 AM
Close to NC or SC :D

tomsgarage
03-22-2006, 09:30 AM
VIR!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Full Course!!!!!!!!!!!!!1 :bounce:

Big Daddy
03-22-2006, 01:52 PM
A CENTRAL location in the US with a Drag Strip, Road Course and a big enough City to do other NON Car related activities.

97CasperCobra
03-22-2006, 05:22 PM
A CENTRAL location in the US with a Drag Strip, Road Course and a big enough City to do other NON Car related activities.

Good idea....we're a NATIONAL club with members spread out all over the US. While the Carolinas are the "birthplace" of SCMC, it'd be nice to have a central location for people in California as well as the Carolinas to come out and enjoy the event. :thumbsup:

Riversnake
03-22-2006, 05:27 PM
Memphis Motorsports Park has 1/4 mile dragstrip, oval, & road course.

Then theres the I-240 raceway around 5pm on Fridays :D

Most anything "non-car related" you want. Plus Graceland, baby [/elvis voice off]<ELVIS off voice>

nckissfan
03-22-2006, 05:48 PM
somewhere in the middle of the country would be cool. I voted for VIR, but now would like to see it out in the middle of the country.

cobrabitn
03-22-2006, 10:54 PM
Memphis sounds like a good place to consider possibly.....I will add that the event would have a show and some sort of a cruise added to the list of things to have besides the open track weekend.

Hazman
03-22-2006, 11:15 PM
As much as I would love to do VIR I do think that having a central location is more important. This is the club's 10th anniversary and while VIR is awesome not all of our members are TRACKHEADS!:eek:

I have heard some both good and not so good about the Memphis Motorsports complex http://www.memphismotorsports.com/ but it is a central location, it has a road course that host SCCA events on a regular basis and a drag strip and a big lot for a car show. There are things to do in and around Memphis such as cruising the mountain roads of northern Arkansas and the boot heel of Missouri, rafting the rivers of notrth Arkansas, Reel Foot Lake is pretty as are other lakes and parks in West TN and eastern Arkansas, you have casinos in north Mississippi, Southland Greyhound dog track in West Memphis, Arkansas, Beale Street, Mud Island, Graceland, the Peabody, etc in Memphis.

Now don't get me wrong central VA has a lot to do also. Cruising the Shenandoah Mountains and Valley, sightseeing in Washington, DC, canoeing, hiking, horse back riding, antique shopping, and lots of unique bed & breakfast inns and restaurants. VIR is a GREAT track http://www.virclub.com/vir/ and there are dragstrips in the area also.

Distance wise Memphis vs. VIR
531 vs. 816 miles from Chicago, IL
634 vs. 189 miles from Rock Hill, SC
650 vs. 1196 from Houston, TX
897 vs. 1219 from St. Paul, Minn-e-soda
1324 vs. 681 from Boston, MA
1795 vs. 2518 from Los Angeles, CA

:scratch:

cobrabitn
03-22-2006, 11:24 PM
634 miles from Rock Hill? I am not afraid to drive as I can do that in 8 hours. Okay, I was exaggerating a little (Maybe not.. :firedevil: ) but it can easily be done in a day for me and I don't have to have events in my back yard to go to them. It's a once a year thing (Nationals) and the 10th only comes around once so start saving now so you can be in the biggest gathering of SCMC members ever. :thumbsup: I'm liking Memphis more and more now that I think about it...

InfamousSVT
03-23-2006, 05:44 AM
But I've never been further West then Tenn. :baby: :baby:

Big Daddy
03-23-2006, 08:50 AM
But I've never been further West then Tenn. :baby: :baby:

UHHHH, Memphis is in TN!!! :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rotf: :rotf: :rotf: ;)

Hazman
03-23-2006, 11:51 AM
Or if you want the absolute central location we could always follow Dorothy and go to Kansas!:D Topeka has a great road course and dragstip facility called Heartland Park. http://hpt.com/store/catalog/

Distance wise Memphis vs. VIR vs. Kansas
531 vs. 816 vs. 589 miles from Chicago, IL
634 vs. 189 vs. 1043 miles from Rock Hill, SC
650 vs. 1196 vs. 739 from Houston, TX
897 vs. 1219 vs. 500 from St. Paul, Minn-e-soda
1324 vs. 681 vs. 1495 from Boston, MA
1795 vs. 2518 vs. 1557 from Los Angeles, CA

:rolleyes: However on a purely geographical basis it is the most central location with a track facility.

Big Daddy
03-23-2006, 12:04 PM
Memphis would be my vote as it has more to do after hours than Topeka! :rolleyes: :thumbsup:

nckissfan
03-23-2006, 05:11 PM
plus, the Memphis deal looks like almost a even trade off for majority. It is a bit longer for the California peeps, and New Englanders, but doable.

Cobra-R
03-27-2006, 08:20 AM
A CENTRAL location in the US with a Drag Strip, Road Course and a big enough City to do other NON Car related activities.

I agree totally, would be great to have an event where north and south, east and west all would come together for one big blowout. :bounce:

Brian

ausie
04-09-2006, 12:00 PM
Memphis sounds good to me.

beerkat
04-27-2006, 09:45 AM
When the Lightning owners,(NLOC), decided to get together they chose Heartland Park in Topeka, KS. It is about as middle as you can get. It has a road course and a drag strip. It was about a two and a half day drive from the beach, I only drove 8 hours a day. It was very windy and it is very flat out there.

psycho43142
04-29-2006, 02:20 AM
There's also Indianapolis Raceway Park. It has a dragstrip, a road course, and a oval. Mid Ohio would be my dream track to have it at though.

Chris

redsnake99
04-30-2006, 10:05 AM
I enjoyed our outing at Mid-America in Iowa a few years back. Close to Omaha, lots to do there. Track is flat, relatively free from barriers, has a drag strip and kart track on the property.

:thumbsup:

ghammed22
05-06-2006, 05:56 PM
I would like to see this event held in the middle of the country. Kansas sounds like a winner.

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06-23-2006, 03:12 PM
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im with him lets do it were we all can have some fun:bounce:

Snakept
07-04-2006, 01:01 PM
Mid-Ohio in Lexington Ohio. Great course, lots of shade and close to home.


Take a look WWW.mid-ohio.com (http://www.mid-ohio.com)

:raise:

Bartman01
07-04-2006, 05:26 PM
I love how some people consider Tennessee and Ohio in the 'middle' of the entire country :p.

Seriously though, as important as location is - facilities are just as important.

cobrabitn
07-04-2006, 09:18 PM
Y'all are funny! :D

CobraSusie
07-18-2006, 02:42 PM
Gingerman ;)

97whitevert
08-04-2006, 07:35 PM
somewhere in the MIDDLE of the country-- I want to see LOTS of people there!! :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :thumbsup: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:


Kansas is about as middle as one can get- but what about oklahoma? where they have the shelby event? It is a littel more south, but is there stuff to do??

what is there in topeka other than car stuff- many people wnat to do other things as well. (shopping. tourism, historical?)

If absolute beauty and turns/ curves are essential- I vote the Rockie Mtn area, or arizona. :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: Makes the dragon look like it is for wimps!! :eek: :eek:

Yeller'
08-21-2006, 06:30 PM
VIR!!!!!!!Full Course!!!!!!!!

As far as "for the record", I'm with this guy. :D
But Memphis would probably be more "fair" for everyone. :(

mrpork
08-21-2006, 07:13 PM
**** i drove 1000 in one day just to have dan an rob at pro dyno put his finishing touches on my 2004 svt , so i think i could drive 681 down to vir.

:thumbsup:

spitfire
08-24-2006, 12:20 PM
Houston, Texas If you look at it, it's about as Central you can get! Just a little south for North America, and a little north for South America. :D

nckissfan
08-24-2006, 04:35 PM
and just down the road from you:D :thumbsup:

VenomSVT
08-24-2006, 04:48 PM
Houston, Texas If you look at it, it's about as Central you can get! Just a little south for North America, and a little north for South America. :D+1 I've been looking for a good reason to come back to Houston after moving here 6 years ago!:thumbsup:

Cobra4me
08-24-2006, 05:51 PM
my vote is VIR sorry cant make too much of trip because of work

scottmartin
08-25-2006, 11:50 AM
How bout HPT, Kansas is pretty centrally located. Scott

smashedheadcat
08-25-2006, 04:12 PM
We won't be able to please everyone unfortunately. This is just reality. I guess the best thing to do is pick a location that will make the majority of the members happy. I am definately interested in going to the 10th event. I'm all about it, however, I won't go all the way to kansas. I though Pigeon Forge was an awesome location with tons of things to do. (Deals gap, car show, auto x and drag strip, white water rafting, and a lot of bars!)

97BlackSnake
11-19-2006, 02:39 AM
Utah...
:run:

SvilleCobra
03-14-2007, 09:36 PM
Mid-Ohio - great road course...

Mansfield Motorsports Park a few miles away has brand new drag strip and an oval!

Cleveland and Columbus 1 hour away in opposite directions.

Just a biased idea from the Buckeye SCMCer's.

CobraR05
07-09-2007, 11:32 PM
Some thoughts.

Memphis in the summertime is hideous. The ribs are great and the music is great, but its not someplace i would want to be playing with a car in the July or August.

How many showed up at Miller for the SAAC/SVTOA? I thought I saw that there were 41 open track registrants. Seems there were four times that many at Sebring for Camp Steeda.

Picking a place that is fair because its a long haul for everyone usually means a low turnout. I think its better to pick a place that is going to attract the biggest crowd and hope those that have the longer run will think its worth the extra effort to do it.

I suggest Fontana, Willow Springs or Las Vegas out west. VIR, Watkins Glen or Sebring in the east.

Would you rather be fair and have 100 cars show or unfair and get 500?

food for thought

COBRAkid
07-12-2007, 06:01 AM
Vir Baby!!!!!

tazzracing1
07-12-2007, 04:10 PM
Alomost sounds like we need a new poll or do over. I really have to agree with the central location, I did vote for vir as many others they would like to change the meeting place. But it needs to be big.

cobrabitn
07-12-2007, 10:24 PM
I'm not so sure on a true central location as you will never get everyone to come out to the event due to financial reasons or family obligations.

I have to agree with CobraR05 which is which would you rather have 100 members at the event or 500?

Although the numbers may be more like 40 or 80 because at our fifth Anniversary, we didn't have 100 cars in the show, we had 96. Our Parkway event is/was larger than the 5th and that's truly a shame that we didn't have more people come out to the 5th. That event had everything going for it, white water rafting, cruising, drag day, car show, it did not have an open track event but had a 411 AX instead. We had an excellent speaker from Ford there along with Ford video footage, unique cars there from Ford, and FOMOCO really invested time and money in our event. I don't mean for it to sound like doom and gloom because I think the people that attended had a really good time, I just wish we could have shared that same time with more of the membership. (I really miss Ford SVT a lot, they were really a special group of people who were so proud of the vehicles they put out on the line.)

I hope that our 10th will be more meaningful to our members and that the turnout will be greater. I don't foresee it being in the center of the country but somewhere between VA and western, TN.

97whitevert
07-16-2007, 05:05 PM
IF, IF, we could get FULL COURSE at VIR, I wonder how many people would commit? See, the problem here is, I am sure VIR would need XXX paid people for full course, not to mention that we, the club, have to pay for the full cost, no matter how many people show up.

Blue Ridge Parkway is very close for cruising, I am sure there is a drag strip we could find close. South Boston?

Just throwing in fuel for the fire.

venm2go
07-23-2007, 08:04 PM
gotta go with tennessee! just for fun bring on the californians and those guys west of the mississippi!

nckissfan
07-24-2007, 07:03 AM
if you were to do VIR, I know a real good cruise to the BRP:thumbsup: . Also, with a nice day outing, there is the Natural Bridge in VA, lots of curvy roads to get there:D

dsbayer
08-25-2007, 08:39 AM
Topeka, KS ....Heartland Track had great response/reviews after the 06 SCCA Nationals and the area's (Topeka, Lawrence, KC ...) community support was outstanding. Also there are some great touring roads/attractions thru the Flint Hills!

ckmk28
12-04-2007, 07:00 PM
Pittsburgh would be a great option!!:D

VTracer
01-28-2008, 11:13 AM
great location and great track.

Playtme
02-12-2008, 11:56 PM
I just speed read this thread so forgive me if I missed it, when is the
10 yr anniversary?

cobrabitn
03-23-2008, 01:39 PM
That would be next year.... :D

Philcsag1
05-12-2008, 08:15 PM
Looking ahead to 2009, the high cost of energy will be added to all consumer goods. With this in mind discretionary spending dollars will be far less.

I am old enough to have lived thru the 1973 and 1979 energy crunch and did not forget the inflation spiral the dramatic rise in energy created. We have just hit the ice berg the effects of which have not even begun to sting.

Traveling long distances to events will cost more then all other expense related to the event, and make many think very hard about the choice to go or not to go.

At almost $5 @ gallon diesel (today 5-12-2008 I paid $4.659) I will not go to an event I was planning on that would be 3000 miles of driving. The cost of fuel would be 66% of the cost of the entire event/trip.

We need a 10th Anniversary event close to home, everyone's home.

This is what I propose.

The SCMC has established several events in strategic areas of the country, over the past several years.

If each event is held as usual with the 10th Anniversary theme. Then add to it a "semi-formal" banquet dinner.

In this manner many SCMC members can attend the 10th Anniversary bash(s).

And with this in mind it will be a 10th Anniversary Year, not just a single event.

cobrabitn
06-11-2008, 10:44 PM
I think that is a good idea Phil and with that.........let me add that our VIR dates for next year are June 5-7, 2009!! :bounce: :bounce:

RF Cobra
06-11-2008, 11:41 PM
I agree...and I've already got VIR on the calendar. :D



I think that is a good idea Phil and with that.........let me add that our VIR dates for next year are June 5-7, 2009!! :bounce: :bounce:

dougstang
05-30-2009, 02:48 AM
Looking ahead to 2009, the high cost of energy will be added to all consumer goods. With this in mind discretionary spending dollars will be far less.

I am old enough to have lived thru the 1973 and 1979 energy crunch and did not forget the inflation spiral the dramatic rise in energy created. We have just hit the ice berg the effects of which have not even begun to sting.

Traveling long distances to events will cost more then all other expense related to the event, and make many think very hard about the choice to go or not to go.

At almost $5 @ gallon diesel (today 5-12-2008 I paid $4.659) I will not go to an event I was planning on that would be 3000 miles of driving. The cost of fuel would be 66% of the cost of the entire event/trip.

We need a 10th Anniversary event close to home, everyone's home.

This is what I propose.

The SCMC has established several events in strategic areas of the country, over the past several years.

If each event is held as usual with the 10th Anniversary theme. Then add to it a "semi-formal" banquet dinner.

In this manner many SCMC members can attend the 10th Anniversary bash(s).

And with this in mind it will be a 10th Anniversary Year, not just a single event.


This is in no way a poke in the eye. $5.00 for diesel? Who would know diesel would be less then gas in May 2009? $2.09= diesel, $2.29= gas 5/30/2009 in St. Louis MO.