Convention #10 A HUGE Success!
How about this group of about 80 SHO's posed at the
The following links go to rather large but interesting pictures also by Mark Nunnally
Here are more links to convention pictures.
William Lewis took these pics:
A quick report:
Cars attending: 130+
We had great weather, people actually were reaching for a light jacket at the drags! Only a bit of rain that didn't effect any events.
Summit Point was a blast. Mason/Dixon Dragway was a lot of fun (Click here for a report from Tom Smith and his first time ever experience on a drag strip at the convention) and Harvey was the HERO!
The roads around Frederick were awesome, to use an overworked, but appropriate word. Pick almost any road west, north or south and it was fun, smooth and led to historic sites/towns.
SHO Club thanks everyone that attended, everyone that donated to the Red Cross event (over $4000 raised!), everyone that helped us plan, and put on the event, it was a group effort that I hope allowed everyone helping to enjoy most of the convention.
Special thanks to Terri Huffnagle. She was great to put up with my panic almost all of last year and helped with all events at the convention.
The LSHOC and MASHOC clubs are offering a neat CD of pictures of the convention, look here for forms to order this item. They are also offering the neat golf shirt that convention committee members wore at the event. Look for an order form for that on SHOclub.com also.
Much more later, I am leaving some of the old info below for those that don't know what we are talking about.
NEXT YEAR? Looks like we will be "cheesy" and go to Wisconsin, we already have an event planned that you will love and have fun at. Details this fall.
Don and Jan Mallinson
Below is a "review" of the convention from our good friend; Kerby Haltom from Ft. Worth, Texas. (Smile when you say that pard!)
Don and Jan Mallinson/SHO CLub
Tech Session- At the host hotel, with SHO master Technician Kevin Mahoney of Protech Automotive in Gaithersburg, MD. Think up your worst problems or modification questions.
Drive Through History- We take a group drive on some great roads through the park-like and actual parks in the area, eat at a nice buffet restaurant and then drive back to the hotel as a group. 100+ cars participated.
Wednesday: Summit Point Race Track. Click HERE to find out more about this great facility, a favorite of Brock Yates and the One Lap of America events. Located in West Virginia, a short and interesting drive from our host hotel, it features ten turns and is 2.0 miles long. We will run the main circuit in a lapping/school event that will give you over an hour of track time! About 70 cars turned out for this event.
LATE Wednesday PM- About 100 of us drove to the Jug Bridge Restaurant to dive face first into a pile of Maryland Blue Crabs! Other food was available. A Great messy time was had by all.
Thursday: Mason-Dixon Dragway. Click HERE to read about this famous strip located near Hagerstown Maryland, in a neat valley right next to recreation facilities and just down the road from some of the best hand-dipped ice cream cones you can find. Good track food, good track, and friendly people. See what the SHO'l do! The first SHO drag event in three years! About 70 cars participated and had a great time.
Thursday evening- Our annual banquet had about 170 people for a nice buffet dinner, door prizes, awards, and our guest speaker, Pat Goss from Motorweek Television. We also raised about $4500 (exact total coming soon) for the Red Cross.
Frederick, Maryland is located just up the road from SP Motorsports and Protech Automotive, the famous SHO businesses on the east coast in Gaithersburg.
You will be within a short drive of our nations capital, many national landmarks and civil war monuments and battlefields. I have verified, in person, that the area is NOT congested and we will take you on some interesting and fun roads where you will get to exercise the SHO like it should be.
GREAT Roads to take on the way/when going home from #10
I will put information here about some great roads to take when going to or coming from the convention (or just when in the area). If you know of others, let me know.
Tail of the Dragon in Western North Carolina off-site link, great road.
Route 311 in Virginia between Roanoke (on the Blue Ridge Parkway) and Interstate 64. This road runs basically NNW, up and back down several peaks in the Appalachian and Allegheny mountain ranges. About a 50 mile drive that you should allow a couple of hours to take. A guaranteed grin producer.
A registration form will be posted soon.
SHO National Convention #10 is a Prairie Sage Enterprises, Inc. Production
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