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Idea - AMC Homecoming alternative - RA July 15-18 - Event Date: Jul/15/2021 - Jul/18/2021

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    Posted: Mar/15/2021 at 2:50pm
I would love to see this event, but I'd love to drive in it as well.

RA was my favorite track back in my Formula Ford days.

I better keep this in mind.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote 343sharpstick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/15/2021 at 1:51pm
ScreamirX is right on. This is a huge event, so the rooms in the town of Elkhart lake are very sought after and crazy money.
The city of Plymouth has some hotels and is less than 10 minutes away.
As you get a bit further away, you have hotels in Sheboygan Falls, Kohler, and Sheboygan. All will have more availability at a lower cost. Sheboygan is at most 20 minutes drive to the track and very good restaurants Wink

It's totally common for race teams to stay in Sheboygan. The high rollers fill up the American Club in Kohler (Which is very nice!) and the resorts in Elkhart lake, which typically gets a bit crazy for this weekend, which is awesome if you in the mood to listen to live music and such. Who knows what the vibe will be in 2021.

Working With Road America on a package for Saturday July 17, Friday is great to as there is lighter attendance and it's a bit more casual as everyone is practicing and working on setup. Smile


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ScreamerX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Mar/14/2021 at 9:48pm
Hotels are tight on Vintage Race weekend.  The town of Elkhart Lake is ~2 miles from the track.  Has the Ostoff on the high-end; Siebkens is where the action is at night, and some of the older resorts in town may be an option.  Parking may be a ??, especially if you have a trailer.  

There are hotels in nearby Plymouth - 4 miles from track; and Sheboygan - 13 miles from track.  I'm a cheapo and like the Days Inn in Sheboygan Falls. Many places are asking for 3-4 day stays to book a reservation.

I like Friday because it's less crowded.  Saturday is probably the best... Sat. night they're planning a concours on the front straightaway.      
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It is on my calendar for sure.  A little more detail on any accommodations in the area would be great. What is the best day to attend, Saturday? 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Jim Kilbourne Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/28/2021 at 4:48pm
official name thought,

incorporate "homecoming" into it somehow..

"AMC Trans-Am Homecoming"...

"AMC Trans-Am Homecoming at Road America"...

or some such, etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote CamJam Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2021 at 8:28pm
I wish Road America was closer.  One of my favorite boyhood memories was watching Donohue and Parnelli Jones battle it out at the 1970 Riverside Trans Am.  My mom bought us two of the best seats in the house at the top of turn six. 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote ScreamerX Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2021 at 5:05pm
Already planning to attend.  The RA Vintage race is a must-see on my calendar every year.  Thanks for reaching out to RA.  They put on a heck of an event, and it would be great of them to support a bunch of AMCers getting together.  If they'd let us park at turn 5, that would be a prime spot for viewing  Not a ton of room there, so if 50 AMCs show up, another spot might be better.  Turn 13?      
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote einbier Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2021 at 4:11pm
Wow This sounds incredible I would highly think about attending this
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (2) Thanks(2)   Quote 343sharpstick Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: Feb/16/2021 at 3:37pm
Update!
I have verification from the Historic TA organization that the following AMC's will be attending the Road America event:
1972 Roy Woods javelin
1968 Ronnie Kaplan Javelin
Likely the 1971 Penske/Donohue Javelin
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Depending upon what happens with a couple of events before this , I’d definitely be interested in going to this. I already have all of my vacation scheduled but things can always change which would allow me to come. 

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