November 12, 2007 at 8:01 pm #57053admin McConlogueKeymaster
Well we have some better news – not out of the woods yet but at least we can see the end of the tree line. Joe and I went up to Fredrick yesterday and met up with the guys from the Capital Driving Club. http://www.capitaldrivingclub.com/ The head honcho, a guy called Ed Chan, owns a string of British Classics from the 60’s and is really keen to get some British Cars out on their events.They run at two venues both Ballpark Parking lots. One is at Frederick MD the other is Bowie MD. The Frederick one is a little closer but apparently the Bowie venue is better for a number of reasons. The one sticking point is that we cannot finalize a date until the clubs know if they have made the playoffs so we cannot firm up the date.
So our contingency plan is that Montgomery County had offered to help us find a parking lot we could use. So Joe will be approaching them – that would be a win win. We could confirm the date and the Capital Driving Club get a new venue. One final potential issue is that they normally run their timed events on Saturday and do a test and setup on Sunday but we can probably work around that somehow in order to get our timed runs and they will hand over the results to us.
It looks much more promising now I will keep you updated – If all else fails we could do a couple of laps of the Capital Beltway in the small hours. Its 64 miles around. Do you think Clockwise or Anticlockwise would be best?
December 11, 2007 at 2:49 pm #61796David Kellogg-Achin and Nancy AchinParticipant
Hi Rick, Hi Joe:
From my experience with Portland in 2000, please make sure in advance, that the parking lot can either a) be delivered void of vehicles and / or b) that we will have the authority to have the vehicles relocated should they be in the way of our intended course. In Maine, a State Trooper came to the lot, and though I had posted messages on the windshields 48 hours before the autocross, he would not allow the vehicles to be moved, even within the same lot. His word was ‘final,’ if you know what I mean.
Hope this is helpful. Another thing to consider is the presence and location of lamp posts.
Please let me know if I may be of further assistance or support in any way: I would be most happy to do so.
Cheers, and Anticlockwise, iyp
January 8, 2008 at 3:03 am #61871
January 8, 2008 at 3:28 am #61872David Kellogg-Achin and Nancy AchinParticipant
(sounds like true progress despite my silliness)
Happy Nude Year.
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