To everyone who joined us,
THANK YOU for being part of it!
This year was the 2nd try, based on a great first event, and then trying to make it the same fun time, but with some new character and changes to set it aprt from the first. We still had some hiccups, but on the whole, I think it worked great.
I must thank my SAAC Region members, SAAC HQ, Sponsors, the host hotel, Bill collins and Bruce larson for helping make the 2nd year just as fresh, fun, and cool and the first. What can be done for next year is still to be discovered.
Yes, as Diana said at the car show awards, it's a TON of work. But, the results are worth it, we all had a great event. Everyone wants us back next year! Part of being a club, doing things for all.
The most suprising part of the weekend was Bruce Larson's Barn and the suprising openess and warmth from Bruce himself. He confided in me after that our group was one of the best he's had, was genuinely interested in his career and history, and he wants us back next year. At the dinner, he changed his mind from an adamant "No" for not speaking to changing his mind and speaking at dinner, That literally happened that eve. I was floored and gratetul. He even joined us at our table at the bar after and enjoyed a drink with us.
This year's route (minus the missing word "WEST") turned out to be a great run, scenic, and easy on the bladder. Bill's reception for us was great again, and as we pulled in we were greeted by some outstanding cars in the lot.
The car show was again great, a heavy dose of 65 & 66 350's, plus a great mix of everything else.
For me, the best part was you. I made some new friends, terrorozed one member from Kasas, found some old friends I had not seen in years, and saw other people find friends, owners, and aquainances from thier past. Stuff you cannot put a price tag on. That's what makes it worth it.
And the tears in Diana's eyes upon recieving the Kenny Beers award was just the perfect end.
I'm still tired, but loved every minute of it, and am happy to go through it again.