2020 GT500 and 2008 GT500
I'll be there Wednesday but it will be later. I don't need trailer parking
Thanks for the heads up! I will be arriving Thursday afternoon. Hopefully there will be enough room in the lot you circled for my truck and trailer.Just got off the phone with Kyle (who runs this event). Some info to pass along:
1. For those arriving Wednesday, he is planning an informal gathering in the hotel lobby that evening for drinks/conversation/catch up with everyone.
2. He chatted with the fuel distributor in the local area about stocking up on 93 octane... hopefully they heed his advice.
3. For those with trailers, we can park in the lower gravel lot. From our conversation, I believe I’ve circled the correct area here:
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If this lot fills up, there is a Walmart a couple miles down the road with a big lot:
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4. Kyle is going to get us in before the show starts, just like previous years. We are meeting at 0630 in the same lot. We will be ushered in and parked together before the show opens.
Hey Bobby...We made a quick day trip to Jefferson City to check out the new host hotel. It is a brand new Courtyard with a parking garage. It is a sharp looking hotel! For those that have been to previous ShelbyFest events in Jefferson City, the new hotel is on the opposite corner across Missouri Blvd up on the hill. If you recall, that is a massive intersection.
I met with the assistant GM and had a nice chat. I think the wives will like the hotel.
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They have a large area inside with several tables and chairs along with a bar that will stay open until 1:00am as long as people are still buying beverages.
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For anyone that would prefer to social distance in their own space, they have a room that will accommodate 10 people.
They also have an even better sitting area outside that has a great view of the capital, complete with a fire pit. You can see the old hotel across the intersection.
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The parking garage is across from the entrance to the hotel. It is an open air garage with fairly low ceiling height of 6’ 10”. I don’t see anyone with a truck parking in the garage. They do also have a lower below ground level in the garage. There is one elevator in the garage.
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Currently, there are about 20 parking spots plus another 10 handicap spots right next to the hotel. There is a large gravel pad on the side of the hotel. Not sure what that will be in May.
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We would all appreciate photos of the parking deck, gravel lot (for trailers) and anything in/around the hotel that you think would be helpful.If anyone has any particular questions that I may be able to help with, post them up and I will try to get them answered since I'm here.
I'm bringing my new hose ; it is stainless steel! It is supposed to be a tough SOB and shouldn't explode due to being underprepared for serious water pressure!There are a couple of coin operated car washes within a mile or two. We may have a hose to wash at the hotel, if they allow us.
I'm pulling out all the tricks and HELP I can muster...Ya, need to clear up that forecast. If it keeps looking like it does, I’ll leave the car at the house. The functional heat extractors in the hood do a great job and look cool. But, they are not good with rain.
From the radar Ken, looks like it's going to stop there around 2 or 3 this afternoon.
Where's your BREAKFAST report for today?How about all you pull out those old Rosaries and work on the beads getting the Big Guy to cut off the Water for a few days.
Or, take those Budah's off the dusty shelves, rup up it's belly and say a silent one to stop the rain.
Or, you Shintos get together and hum out a tune to stop the rain.
Or, bring wood, Noah just showed up with all his Clan and with the cost of lumber being what it is, He needs a little Help !
Or, make contact of any Reservation Brothers near you and see if their tribal Shaman can help out witha rattle and a quick dance to end the sky from leaking.
Or, every body regardless of beliefs, step out side and shake a fist upward and demand this stops, For the Love of Shelbyfest !!!
Or, even you bunch of Wickens, join in on the fun and lets see what you all can DO.
Or, if your diety of choice is the horned goat guy, just join in the effort, just for the HELL of it !!!!
Did I exclude anyone...
Oh yeah, the dems could do something GOOD to help the people out ! get that old man to sign another Exec Order!
... if any of your Wimmin are part of a drum Circle, get them to pounding!!!!!