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    Administrator JimVillers's Avatar
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    Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    As many of you know, somethings just take a while to get sorted out. I think that the information is now solid enough to post the Convention Web Page and open up the Convention Registration item in the club store. The link has also been inserted onto the Club's Home Page.

    So, what has taken so long. First, there was difficulty with the hotel reservation page. The La Posada was recently purchased by the Marriott Group so everything changed. Rooms were not available, the rates for dates were incorrect and nothing was quick or easy to "fix". The hotel web page now appears to work for the convention dates of May 19-23. Our room rate is $129 plus $12 per day "resort fee" and $10 per day parking. The rate for rooms after the 23rd will be "normal room rate". The "resort fee that is charged on the web site may be higher but it will be adjusted during check-in. If you plan on arriving early, the $129 room rate should apply.

    Because of the very high room rate for nights following the convention, plans for the after-the-ball are being totally revised. We will probably not be staying in the Santa Fe area after the convention. Our "Mystery Ball" will be announced when plans have been finalized.

    I know a number of members already have their reservations in hand. It is time for the rest of us to to get started.

    Post your questions and issues and we will try to get answers or resolutions.

    See you in Santa Fe.
    Jim Villers
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    Gerry Lazo 56 190SL owner
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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    I just got my first quote for transport of my car from Washington state to New Mexico and it is outrageous 6k each way. For that price I am considering driving it and enjoy the trip. Is anyone planning on making the drive from the west coast?

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    Gerry Lazo
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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    I encourage you to drive to the convention - it's half the fun of the event. Even better if you have another 190 or two for company. Once you make a convention trip you'll be hooked, driving on the open road in these fine old cars. The worst thing that can happen is you have to rent a truck and trailer to haul it home.

    With each trip you'll find and sort out issues, becoming more confident in the 190's reliability. Besides, that's what they were made for - touring.

    Walt

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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    Try uship.com
    Rich

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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    I have called several transport companies over the years for West Coast to East Coast return trip and found the same answer, about $3 K each way, no discount for round trip or multiple cars from one pick-up. Most - but all - are brokers who then post the job to drivers. Sometimes, drivers bid on the jobs.

    Gary, we plan to drive from Carmel / Monterey. I think it's a 2 day drive for us. We drove to Texas and had no problem until the carb linkage fell apart leaving stuff on the road near Flagstaff on the way home.
    Last edited by Jack English; 01-15-2019 at 02:13 PM. Reason: Addition of second paragraph
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    Gerry Lazo 56 190SL owner
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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    Hello All,

    I made my reservation in Santa Fe and I think I have a plan to bring the car. I am from Southern Colorado so I am going to ship the car to Denver to my brother's house. I will drive it to Santa Fe from Denver and stop to she my mother in Pueblo, CO at the same time.

    The plan is to have the car in Denver by Friday the 17th and drive down Saturday and Sunday to Santa Fe. Is anyone else planning on going through Denver at this time? I would like to caravan down.

    I found Uship.com very reasonable thanks Rich
    Gerry Lazo
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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    Gerry, if I can get mine done by then, I may drive it out.
    Tyler
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    Gerry Lazo 56 190SL owner
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    Re: Santa Fe Convention Registration Open

    Tyler

    What are the chances you will be done?
    Gerry Lazo
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