February 13, 2014 at 12:45 am #58113
April 8, 2014 at 9:35 pm #65592Tom and Pam JeffersParticipant
Just finished making our hotel reservations for United XXXIII. We used the online reservation from Rootesamerica.org It wasn’t too painful. Just make sure you click on the dates link near the bottom of the page to get to the correct page.
FYI: the cars will be parked by the Boynehof and Clock Tower rooms.
the Hospitality and Parts room will be in the Mountain Grand Lodge and Spa.
Also registered for the Event. The registration form can be printed from the Rootesamerica.org site or from the electronic newsletter or you can register on line using PayPal.
See you in September!
April 10, 2014 at 11:33 pm #65595
If anyone has any TAC related questions for this United, please send me a PM and I will connect you with the member organizing the TAC that will be conducted there. He can also add you to the inspection schedule. Thank-you, Eric
April 11, 2014 at 9:43 pm #65602Bob and Jean WebbParticipant
I ran into a few odd things when I made my reservation. our reservations are not in the buildings listed even though I gave them our promo number. they also want payment for the first night up front and they do not accept a debit card for payment. also read their cancellation policy. it requires that you cancel seven or more days prior to arrival and if you do cancel you pay an administrative fee (10%) to cancel. this comes out of the prepayment. if you cancel inside of seven days you lose your entire deposit. you need lo ask about the rooms since some have bath tubs, some only have showers and there are other differences. there are no elevators and no guarantee of a particular room. check in time is after 5:oo pm .
April 14, 2014 at 7:07 pm #65608
This is an update for the 2014 United. Currently most plans are set. One that is not is the Sunday outing during the autocross, only because we’re waiting for local communities to list upcoming events for that weekend. Tentatively a trip to Charlevoix for lunch, shopping and site seeing. Here is a list of volunteers for the event. If anyone would like to download my father’s flyer or art work to help promote the event contact him at the e-mail below. This was also sent to all members to help promote the show. If anyone has suggestions for door prizes feel free to e-mail Art. Any questions on hotel accommodations please contact me. I will try to keep everyone informed as to the progress of the United.
John & Gwen Logan Sr (email@example.com) Art work and help at the event.
Art & Barbara Bonsignore (firstname.lastname@example.org) Door prizes and goodie bag items, help with registration
Tom & Pam Jeffers (email@example.com) Registration, help at event, Co hosts of event
Rick & Mary Lara (firstname.lastname@example.org Trophies, shirts, dash plaques
Dick & Julie Collie (email@example.com) Help with car tour, hospitality
Barry & Angie Schonberger (firstname.lastname@example.org Autocross chairman
Ranney & Sallie (email@example.com) Chairman of TACing vehicles
Tom & Kathy (firstname.lastname@example.org) TAC judge
Eric & Bonnie Gibeaut (email@example.com) Publicity, Chairman parts room
John & Laurie Logan (firstname.lastname@example.org) Hospitality, hotel, boat cruise, all things United, Co hosts
Currently we are without a concours chairman. Bob Sharkey said he would help, but would like to start stepping away from being a chairman. Eric Smyder said he cannot
attend and Carl Moon has an event in Chicago. Carl might try to come up for the show, but he will be 5 hours south of the event. On the registration form we have a spot
for people interested in being a judge, so before the event we should have a list of volunteers. If anybody has any questions or suggestions for the team we can be reached
at the above e-mails. And also I can be reached @ 1-231-459-6074 or Tom & Pam @ 1-608-385-9587.
July 8, 2014 at 7:17 pm #65734Tom and Pam JeffersParticipant
Just a reminder that early registration ends August 1st, so register now. Looking forward to seeing everyone there.
July 20, 2014 at 12:58 pm #65740
Early registration for the upcoming TE/AE United ends on August 1st. Please register early for a lower cost. Non members of TE/AE are invited to attend the United and there is no extra charge to do so. All Rootes cars and owners are welcome! Also please contact me if you are bringing parts for sale at our huge Rootes swap meet and I will make sure you have a table or two! See more info about the United at http://www.rootesamerica.org.
August 16, 2014 at 3:35 pm #65786
The United is less than a month away now-come join us in Michigan, it will be nice to be in cool weather again with lots of Sunbeams. All Rootes cars are welcome. There will be Sunbeam driving tours, an evening boat cruise, an all Rootes car show, tech sessions, swap meet, and lots of chances to make new friends and talk Sunbeam!
August 21, 2014 at 10:05 am #65796
Just a reminder to those the have registered with Pam and Tom to register with the hotel. We need three rooms to book for the event so as not to incur additional costs.
August 27, 2014 at 1:45 pm #65798
The outing on Sunday will be a caravan to Charlevoix a town located on both Lake Michigan and Round Lake for some shopping and lunch.
John & Laurie
August 30, 2014 at 5:42 pm #65804
Latest count is about 50 Rootes cars and over 100 owners!
Get that registration mailed in the next few days or register at the event so you don’t miss the fun in Michigan.
September 4, 2014 at 12:31 pm #65809
September 4, 2014 at 4:14 pm #65810tom-jeffersMember
One week until the United, there is still time to attend.
Registration 3pm – Midnight
Hospitality, Parts Room 5pm – Midnight
Dinner on your own
Registration, Hospitality, Parts Room 6:30am – 8am, 3pm – 5 pm, 9pm – Midnight
Car Cruise, 8am – 3pm, line up at 8am, depart 8:30am, lunch included during cruise.
Board of Directors Meeting, 3pm – 5pm
Dinner 5pm – 7pm on your own
Boat Cruise, board 6:30pm depart 7pm
Registration, Hospitality, Parts Room, 7am – 9am, 2pm – 5pm, 8pm – Midnight
Concours, 9am – 2pm
Lunch, Noon – 2pm on your own.
General Membership Meeting, 5pm – 6pm
Dinner Pizza Buffet: 6pm – 8pm
Hospitality, Parts Room, 7am – 9am, 2pm – 5pm, 9pm – Midnight
Autocross, 9am – Noon
Sunday Outing, 9am – Noon
Lunch, Noon – 2pm, On your own.
Tech. Sessions, 2:30 – 4pm
Banquet, Social Hour 5pm, Dinner 6pm
Information on the Concours is available at https://www.teae.org/concours-rules-and-guidelines/
Information on the Autocross is available at https://www.teae.org/teae-autocross-rules/
The weather may be cool at times so bring a jacket.
We hope your travels to the United are safe and look forward to seeing you.
September 14, 2014 at 4:13 am #65820
No running commentary or pix for those of us who couldn’t make it?
September 14, 2014 at 12:39 pm #65821Robert and Mariet JaarsmaParticipant
Yes, that’s what we need guys and girls in Boyne City ! Please find a few minutes to post something!! Robert 🙁
September 14, 2014 at 1:09 pm #65822
Wonderful place for a United! The cold front brought in rain and temps around 50 degrees which felt good if you are from the South but dampened the car show yesterday. There were 8 MK2s at the show in the park by the lake and there were many cars that came out of the woodwork that have never been to a United including many nice Alpines and even a Sunbeam station wagon. The pink Tiger drew a crowd all day. I will post some photos soon! Eric
September 14, 2014 at 4:47 pm #65823
Thanks Eric… I seem to recall a car show in the rain in Pigeon Forge and a near washout in St Michael’s 🙁 I hope this is not a trend.
Looking forward to seeing some pix and the write-ups.
September 15, 2014 at 12:55 pm #65825
September 15, 2014 at 3:27 pm #65826quote 65sunbeam:
We haven’t been to Dayton in nearly 3 weeks 🙄 .
the Air Force Museum is incredible!
September 15, 2014 at 10:13 pm #65827quote 65sunbeam:
A big THANKS to Todd for making the pix available. Looks like a gorgeous setting for the show!
September 16, 2014 at 2:37 am #65828
Well pending the board’s approval, it will be in Dayton Ohio next year! Yes the AF museum is incredible-and we are planning on a group visit there during the United.
September 16, 2014 at 4:13 am #65829
Yeah, uhh… we were just there in August at a large event with our "white car"
Absolutely will be looking forward to going back to Dayton for the United and to the AF Museum!
September 17, 2014 at 1:28 am #65831Bill and Carol WaiteParticipant
John & Laurie Logan, Pam & Tom Jeffers and many others put on a wonderful event. It was our first United (although I’ve been a TE/AE member since 1980), but won’t be our last! Here’s a link to some photos I uploaded to Fliker (wish I had taken more):
Toured Van Dam Custom Boats and Classic Instruments. Their websites:
September 17, 2014 at 2:16 am #65832
Thanks, Bill. ..getting a little more flavor of the event!
What the heck was that powering that custom boat???
September 17, 2014 at 3:06 am #65834Bill and Carol WaiteParticipant
The big one under construction is getting twin 427 Fords. Not sure what the smaller speedboat is powered by. Other than the engines (and I think the upholstery, if I recall correctly) all of the design and build is done by the 13 employees at Van Dam Custom Boats. On average, takes them 18 months per boat. I think most of us got the impression that these are boats that go for a couple of million dollars each!
September 17, 2014 at 2:48 pm #65835quote Bill Waite:
That must be for a serious Blue-oval guy!
September 19, 2014 at 2:18 pm #65837
Thanks for the photos Bill! It was great to finally meet you at the United. Hope you can make it to the United in Dayton next year. Eric
September 22, 2014 at 1:21 am #65841
September 23, 2014 at 10:02 pm #65844quote Tom Jeffers:
Great – a good overview of the events and cars – with captions. Thank You!!
September 27, 2014 at 3:16 am #65847Robert and Mariet JaarsmaParticipant
Pam and Tom, Thanks so much, just what I was looking for a great recap of the UNITED. This s great for the onces who could not attend! Still feel part of the action. Robert
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