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johnod
01-20-2014, 02:08 PM
I went to the Int meet in Southbend, and enjoyed it a lot.
Would that be indicative of what I could expect at other meets in other parts of the country, or is Southbend larger than all the rest?

Just wondering what I could expect in Dover.

I also looked into making a reservation , at the host hotel, and those dates are all closed for check in, any other places good to stay at, and safe for the car?

Thanks

57studesilverhawk
01-20-2014, 03:58 PM
Each Meet is different, but each has its own personality, they have all been good that I have been attending since 2005, all very interesting to see and attend. Looking forward to Dover. Evan

2R5
01-20-2014, 04:08 PM
There are about a dozen hotels within a short distance of the host hotel, shouldn't be any problem but don't wait too long.

studegary
01-20-2014, 04:23 PM
I went to the Int meet in Southbend, and enjoyed it a lot.
Would that be indicative of what I could expect at other meets in other parts of the country, or is Southbend larger than all the rest?

Just wondering what I could expect in Dover.

I also looked into making a reservation , at the host hotel, and those dates are all closed for check in, any other places good to stay at, and safe for the car?

Thanks

Did you ask about the block of rooms for the Studebaker meet, with special code? They might not be full while the remaining "regular" rooms may be full. Someone on the committee can give a better answer, but I just thought that you may not have approached the reservations correctly.

I have attended the majoriy of the SDC International Conventions since 1972 and enjoyed them all and they are all different.

larkregal62
01-20-2014, 04:31 PM
The Dover meet has been in the planning stages for over 4 years. I personally know a number of the folks who are key members of this meet. It is my opinion that this meet will be one to be remembered. Even Dover Downs has been very supportive and helpful in the planning of this meet. I think you will be very happy with your experience in Dover!

studegary
01-20-2014, 04:37 PM
This thread/topic should be moved to the Dover Meet category.

60ragtop
01-20-2014, 08:00 PM
At our meeting this past Saturday it was announced that rooms at the host hotel (Dover Downs Hotel and Casino) are going very quickly--much more quickly than any other previous meet. But rooms are still available. Did you mention that you are with the Studebaker Drivers Club? You need to do that!

rockne10
01-20-2014, 08:53 PM
By geography, every meet has its particular character. By shared interest, and the confluence of friends, every meet represents the bloom upon the rose.

Captain Billy
01-21-2014, 08:32 AM
John....you could sit by the waters edge at Ecarte Marine or you could dust off the coupe and head down
Hope to see you there

Bill

johnod
01-21-2014, 02:30 PM
John....you could sit by the waters edge at Ecarte Marine or you could dust off the coupe and head down
Hope to see you there

Bill


Hey how are you?
Enjoying the weather?
You get back to working on your Stude?

I tell you sitting by the water sounds pretty good right about now.
You're going then?

Captain Billy
01-22-2014, 08:02 AM
Slow and steady on my 53....emphasis on slow
There are 3 of us heading out from eastern Ontario arriving Dover on the Tuesday just in time to do a few laps on the Monster Mile, hoping to get the ground effects package installed on the Wagonaire, it tends to 'lift' when the speedo gets over 60 mph. I would try a rear wing, but it interferes with the sliding roof.


Maybe we'll see you there.

Bill

Ed Gray
02-26-2014, 04:38 PM
There are lots of tolls on roads in the northeast US. A large percentage of residents have EZPass devices, which is a uniform wireless communication and billing standard used on toll roads from Chicago to Philly and from DC to Canada. As indicated in other posts, some Deleware roads want exact cash change.

BTW, I will be filling up my Avanti II with ethanol free gas on the Maryland Eastern Shore on the way to the Dover, DE meet. I don't know if ethanol free gas is available in Delaware. The MD stations may be found on the pure-gas websites. One of these is in 'downtown' Berlin, MD, which is a really nice small town, Hollywood movies have been made there.

Once East of the Chesapeake Bay everything is way slower in pace than the Northeast as a whole, As they say in Delaware 'lower and slower'.

Ed Gray
02-27-2014, 05:02 AM
I didn't know this when I made my post yesterday-- Berlin, MD was just picked as the 'coolest small town in America'. By the meet, folks will forget this and maybe it won't be as crowded as it will be the next few weekends.

MJHenning
02-27-2014, 09:51 AM
There are about a dozen hotels within a short distance of the host hotel, shouldn't be any problem but don't wait too long.

The Host Hotel is now booked FULL for our entire Meet Week. The alternate overflow hotels and booking procedures are now posted on the sdcmeet.com website under the tap "Lodging".

MJH -DPC

Jet Green Daytona
02-28-2014, 03:16 PM
I stayed at the Comfort Inn and Suites for one night and was pleased. I had a suite which was just about perfect for me, in other words I had no complaints. I do not remember if they had a continental breakfast available or not. Strange I don't remember that. Anyhow it is right across the street from the Dover Downs hotel. I know this is one of the overflow hotels they do have a fairly large parking area, but I don't think all of it had lights, maybe that is different now. I was in the Dover Downs hotel and it is very nice. There is a buffet located right next to the track, and they were running the NASCAR experience while I was there. I am not a NASCAR fan but it is something to walk up next to the track and watch the cars going by.

If you read about the event that the Delmarva group did for International drive your Studebaker day, that will give you a small taste of the effort they put into their events. Its a huge effort.

Todd