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October 20 - October 22
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QUEEN CITY CORVETTE CLUB – CAR SHOW
The Queen City Corvette Club (QCCC) of Charlotte will be hosting their 2023 car show to be held in Charlotte, NC at the Hendrick Motorsports complex and usually has 400+ Corvettes!
Registration is open! In addition to registering for the show for $30, you can also purchase VIP parking at the show’s center for an additional $30. The link to register is here.
Also, this year there are two separate tours at the Hendrick Motor sport complex. The first tour is at the Hendrick Heritage Center to see Rick’s car collection which lasts about 1 hour. Tickets are $30 each. The second tour is at the Race Shop and Engine Shop for his 4 cars: the #5, #9, #24, and #48. Tickets are $30 each. The link to these tickets is here.
Below are some suggestions on where to stay and things to do while in the Charlotte area in addition to the Car Show. On Saturday, the Car Show is scheduled for registration to open at 8:00 am and at 2:00 pm is the presentation of awards which should allow time for other things to do on Friday evening and Saturday after the show (suggestions below).
HOTEL: A hotel has been chosen where the price is more affordable than the host hotel, it is centrally located and is only a mile from the Car Show venue. The hotel is the RESIDENCE INN (By Marriott) Charlotte / Concord located at 7601 Scott Padgett Parkway, Concord, NC. There is no block of rooms! The hotel recommends for everyone to go online and book their own room. There is a Senior Rate (62 and older) of $135.00 (+tax) per night, breakfast included. The Residence Inn’s phone number is 1-704-454-7862 should you need to call them.
Obviously, you can stay wherever you wish but if we’re all at the same hotel we can socialize in the lobby in the evenings, which in the past has always proven to be a fun time.
HEAD COUNT: For the Ghost Tour (see below) and dining reservations it’s imperative we know how many travelers there will be. To keep the organizers informed of the number of people traveling on this outing please sign-up on the BCC Website, sign-up at the September or October BCC Business Meeting, or contact me. This will be the count used for determining the tour size and cost and for making group lunch and dinner reservations.
PLANNING: We’ll depart from Greenbrier Mall on Friday, October 20 at about 10:00 am and proceed to the Residence Inn, which is about 300 miles away, about a five-hour drive. Naturally there will be ample convenience stops along the way as well as a lunch stop. After checking in at the hotel we’ll head to the Mount Pleasant SMOKEHOUSE for dinner before the tour.
OTHER THINGS TO DO
GHOST TOUR: Earlier this year the Beachcombers traveled to the Southern Grace Distillery which is in an out-of-use prison about two miles outside of Mount Pleasant, NC for a tour and sampling of their Conviction Bourbon. While we were there, we learned that the distillery is haunted. We also learned that they offer nighttime paranormal tours which sounds interesting for everyone. We’ve obtained a private tour for the BCC on Friday night; however, the tour size is limited to 20 people. So, if this appeals to you, you can enjoy an interesting Friday evening and later that evening we can all tell stories while we socialize with Conviction Bourbon at the hotel. The cost for this private tour is $750.00 which will be divided by the number of participants. (If we had 20 people participate, that would be $37.50 per person.) This includes a tasting before the tour starts. The tour begins around 7:00 pm and lasts about three hours. We will be able to move the time a little earlier or later. The distillery is located about 20 miles from the RESIDENCE INN with the Mount Pleasant SMOKEHOUSE restaurant about two miles from the distillery. Visit www.southerngracedistilleries.com for more information about the distillery and the ghost tour.
COMEDY CLUB BUS TOUR ($35 per person): Another consideration for this weekend is the FUNNY Bus Comedy Tour of Charlotte. What makes this unique is that the tour guide is a stand-up comedian. This is an adult themed tour, and you are allowed to bring your adult beverages aboard the bus and party as you’re entertained and learn about the city. The tour lasts about 90-minutes. These tours often sell out, so if you plan to go, you should purchase tickets early. Go to Charlotte Funny Bus Comedy City Tour for more information.
RICHARD CHILDRESS VINEYARD: On Sunday morning we’ll depart the RESIDENCE INN about noon to allow an arrival at the Richard Childress Vineyards for lunch before heading home. We currently have a reservation for a group of 14 at 1:00 pm.
A link to the PDF which contains this travel information is here.
You can sign-up/RSVP below.
Here is a list of attendees:
- Preston Powers
- Karen and Dave Ambrose
- Fran and John Kummers
- Marge and Joe Wryk
- Laverne and JJ
- Sandi and Richard Gatling
- Jeff Biggs
- Nickie and Al Plotnik
- Michele and Perry Suttle
- Kelly and Steve St.Clair
- Carolyn and Ed Bickham
- Brenda and Skip Cutting
- Butch Glover
- Terrie and Kent Wagoner
The above list will be updated periodically. Last updated on October 4th.