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    Registered User Brad Brady's Avatar
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    The Convention

    The festivities begin Monday evening with a welcome reception, followed by dinner and an opportunity to connect with old friends and make new friends with 190SL owners from around the world. On Tuesday morning, we will hold a Gymkhana driving competition – to finally determine who really are the best drivers in the club. In a departure from previous conventions, we will hold the Concours d’Elegance and Peoples Choice judging on Tuesday afternoon. Late afternoon we depart for a private tour of the home and gardens at Monticello, the home of Thomas Jefferson, followed by dinner at the restored colonial Michie Tavern (circa 1784).

    Wednesday and Thursday will be our driving tour days, and we will likely split into two groups as before and alternate days. One group will head south to pick apples at Carter’s Mountain, visit Kluge Vineyards and Albemarle Ciderworks, have a catered lunch at Pippin Hill Vineyard overlooking the foothills in North Garden, travel up to the top of the mountains to catch the Blue Ridge Parkway with a photo stop at Ravens Roost Overlook, sample wines at Veritas Vineyards, and then return to Charlottesville. The other group will travel north along the Piedmont foothills to the town of Orange and a visit to the home and gardens at Montpelier, the home of James Madison. Lunch will be catered at the award-winning Barboursville Vineyards, and the afternoon will conclude with a private tour of the Rotunda and Academical Village (designed by Mr. Jefferson) at The University of Virginia.

    Dinner Wednesday evening is planned downtown at The Pedestrian Mall, and Thursday evening will be our annual banquet back at The Boars Head Inn. Friday morning will be our farewell breakfast meeting, and will conclude with a great sadness as it signals the official end of a wonderful week of great friends, great fun and great cars. However, for those of you who aren’t quite ready to return home and want the good times to continue, you can join us for the After the Ball tour.
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    2007 2018 Best of Show David Preston's Avatar
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    Brad,
    Well done review of the convention in the latest news letter. It should be a great convention, Thanks for all you hard work and efforts.
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    Registration Confirmation

    After you have completed and sent your convention registration, you will receive an email confirmation that the registration has been received and the convention fee paid. If you do not receive a confirmation email, please contact Brad Brady by email at bradford.brady@comcast.net or by phone at 804-364-8330.
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    After the Ball - Southern Tour

    To all convention attendees, please note that we have added an option for an After the Ball - Southern Tour for your consideration. Our fellow Virginian and club member, Dave Preston, has made preparations for those of you who may be interested in taking a southerly route after the convention. The ATB - Southern Tour will also leave the convention after breakfast on Friday morning, and then enjoy the charms of the scenic Blue Ridge Parkway and the evening in Roanoke, Virginia. Please see Dave's post under After The Ball for more information.
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    Has anyone published a hourly schedule for the events? Would like to know what the critical times are (Monday evenings dinner, start of show on Tuesday, etc...). I can not seem to find this on our Forum section...

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    Registered User Brad Brady's Avatar
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    Rob:

    Please see the new thread I posted under the convention thread to respond to your request.

    http://forums.190slgroup.com/showthr...4502#post74502
    Brad Brady
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