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Post Sun Sep 18, 2011 2:53 pm

HERSHEY 2011 - The Greatest Car Show in the World

Is anyone going to Hershey this year? October 5 - 8. This show has almost 10,000 flea market spots with tons of parts for almost every car imaginable (including Lincoln) It takes me 5 days (I get there on Tuesday) to go thru the flea market, check out the huge car corral, and see the 2000 show cars on Saturday. It's amazing but I always run into a few old friends while browsing the fleas. On Friday in the stadium there are race car trials where everything from Sprint cars to Indy racers have to do a few laps around the track. There is also a "HIGH WHEELER" Event (my favorite) where early cars & trucks compete against each other in an elimination event. The drivers have to stand outside their vehicle, run around the car once and the start the car using the hand crank. They then drive 2 laps around the track and the loser is eliminated. The newest car in the race is 1915.

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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:10 am

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Man Oh Man Oh Man.
Other than the RM Auctions, I'm off the 6th and 7th.
PINKIN and I can make Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th if there is secure on field show parking but I'll have to leave around noon on Saturday.
I'm not even gonna ask about lodging :) I'll just have to drive out both days.
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 6:14 am

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Saturday from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the judging field looks good.
I'm digging the Judging School event :)
Hmm. This just might happen for me.
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"Expearence is the abillity to reconise a misteak befor you mak it agan."
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Post Fri Sep 23, 2011 9:09 pm

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oldschool1 wrote:Man Oh Man Oh Man.
Other than the RM Auctions, I'm off the 6th and 7th.
PINKIN and I can make Friday the 7th and Saturday the 8th if there is secure on field show parking but I'll have to leave around noon on Saturday.
I'm not even gonna ask about lodging :) I'll just have to drive out both days.

Saturday from 7:00 AM to 1:00 PM for the judging field looks good.
I'm digging the Judging School event
Hmm. This just might happen for me.


I think the auction is on Friday night. I've never gone, mainly because I stay in Carlisle, and I think there is a $50 bidders fee. The car are available to see in a secure parking lot before the auction.

I believe show car registration closed in August so unless you've registered, you would be an observer only. Parking for the general public is on grass and I think it costs $10 per day. Take your every day vehicle because no one is going to see your Mark.

You might get a room at the Hotel Heshey for $300 a night. :lol:

If you plan on wandering around one or two of the flea markets or car corral do it on Friday.
Saturday has turned into a Car show only event as many of the vendors pack up and leave on Friday night,

I'm not sure but I think the judging school is for AACA Members only.

One more thing, come in from the western end of Hershey. Rt 39 or 322. Avoid Rt 743 because the parking puts you about a mile from the major events. The car corral rings the Green Field which is where the "Giant" arena is. The Car show is behind the Arena. The eastern end is where the old Hershey Stadium and Chocolate World are.
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Post Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:29 am

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Excellent advice.
I've been meaning to see what the Hershey hotel has to offer.

Thanks Eddie.
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Post Sat Sep 24, 2011 2:52 pm

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oldschool1 wrote:Excellent advice.
I've been meaning to see what the Hershey hotel has to offer.

Thanks Eddie.


School,
It looks like you won't be checking out Hotel Hershey this car show week. They are all booked up.

The non event rates are from $320 (you get to sleep in the boiler room on Groundskeeper Willie's cot) to $990.
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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 2:24 am

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Then I guess that my Lady and I will have to just make a day of it and drive in and out for the two days.

Let's see if she has the weekend off.
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Post Sun Sep 25, 2011 6:48 pm

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oldschool1 wrote:Then I guess that my Lady and I will have to just make a day of it and drive in and out for the two days.

Let's see if she has the weekend off.


You could find a place in Harrisburg or Carlisle. The prices are a hell of alot cheaper than at Hershey. I've been staying in Carlisle since 1984, using my car club discount rate. They booked at the Best Western for many years but when it was sold and the new owners tried to jack up the rates 50% the club just moved next door to the Quality Inn. The management is happier than a pig in excrement to get us. The block of 25 or 30 rooms is sold out every year.

Some of my buddies stay in Hershey for $150 a night, I pay $73 but have to drive 30 miles each way.
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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 8:16 pm

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September 8th is still clear for us.
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Post Thu Sep 29, 2011 10:03 pm

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oldschool1 wrote:September 8th is still clear for us.


Have you been tasting those Mexican beers again? :lol: September 8 was 3 weeks ago. :lol:
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Post Sun Oct 02, 2011 4:24 am

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Burp.
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"All of this is assuming that everything else in the system is stock and well maintained."
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Post Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:27 am

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Well Eddie, it's official.

Dana and I will not be able to spend even half a day at Hershey this year :(

I am following the 1938 Lincoln Model K though. It crosses the block today Man!
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Post Fri Oct 14, 2011 4:33 pm

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oldschool1 wrote:Well Eddie, it's official.

Dana and I will not be able to spend even half a day at Hershey this year :(

I am following the 1938 Lincoln Model K though. It crosses the block today Man!


If you are planning for next years event the dates are October 10 - 13, 2012.
The car show is Saturday. The Flea Market runs from Wednesday to Saturday but by Saturday most of the vendors have closed up. I think the Car Corral is Wednesday to Saturday but I'm not sure.
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Post Tue Oct 18, 2011 3:18 am

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Thanks for the heads up!
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"All of this is assuming that everything else in the system is stock and well maintained."
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"PROGRESS ... NOT PERFECTION!"
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