2005 SACC Convention, August 23-25.
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23rd. Time to enter the Pennsylvania Ballroom
to get registered.
The parking garage was just for us.
It this way too cool? Yes.
Here to make sure you are lined up for a great convention
are JoAnn Battista and Marsha Schraml.
There were really tasty goodies to snack on.
Here's the line for the reception snacks.
John Hain provided us with live music.
There were awards for best and
worst Hawaiian shirt.
SACC President Noland Adams was present
to autograph posters of the USPS stamp
that features his #284 '53.
Attending from Corfu New York was
It's 8-24-05. The day kicked off with a highly
informative talk by Brad Bean on the weapons of the Civil
it was time to line up for the road tour
to historic Gettysburg.
a look at our private parking
The SACC board of directors inspected this bus
and made sure it was solid axle before they let
the conventioneers at the observation point
at Little Round Top.
made it back in one piece and soon enough it was
banquet time. Here's a view of the reception just before
the banquet. In front are Mark Brennan and Larry
Richter, SACC treasurer.
the buffet line for the banquet. Just check out the desserts
and you will get an idea of just how fancy the dining was.
Here's some of the diners.
Bean, past president of the MASACC chapter, put the
whole thing together.
speaker was Jerry Kohn, CEO of
In appreciation Jerry received this award...
...and an NOS insert for a 1967 L88 with factory side pipes. (Rare, only one known to exist)
Noland Adams presents our good friend
Bev Kohn with a key fob that has "The Boss"
inscribed on it. When Noland has telephone
conversations with Bev, he says something like,
"Good, I'm talking to the Boss." Bev was
obviously surprised by this gift.
were two new chapters to recognize. First up -
Southern California. Holding the banner is John Costales,
Bruce Furhman, Noland Adams, and Max Brockhouse.
I'm jumping ahead. This is the Arizona Chapter Banner. Holding up
the banner are
John Randolph, Sherry McReynolds, Lucy Badenhoop, and Max Brockhouse.
Secretary Lucy Badenhoop presented information for the
MASACC President John Battista presenting convention
chairman Brad Bean with an award for an outstanding job.
was tech sessions in the morning. This is
Greg Colletti giving hands-on FI information.
was classroom sessions too. Pictured is Jim
Stuempfle on restoration process. Tom Maxwell and
SACC Treasurer Larry Richter also lectured.
it wasn't all indoors. Here's Noland Adams showing
how to tune the carbs on a '54. This is MASACC President
John Battista's car.
its' time to head on over to Corvettes at Carlisle.
Ok, I'm grandstanding here. I got to ride with Noland in his
USPS famous '53. This was way too cool. Thanks
attendees went on a field trip to the outlet mall
in Reading Pa.
a tremendous courtesy from Corvette Central, Noland
got writer's cramp from signing autographs of the USPS
poster of the stamp that features his '53, #284.
an aerial view of the SACC tent and display area right
inside Gate 3.
here's the view from the grandstand. The SACC tent
is the green and white one in front of the Subway restaurant
in the far distance.
'55's were the feature display. This rare copper '55
is owned by SACC members Al and Ann Schwacke.
were C-1's for sale in the For Sale Corrall. Here you
see Diane Coffee of Coffee's Sports and Classics in a nice
were other ladies present, too. With the Kerbeck Chevrolet display
was this Atlantic City presentation.
Mid-America MBNA Application booth was capably manned
by Perrie. You may recognize Perrie, she is a model in the catalogs.
You could get a close-up view of the C-5R.
a lot of walking. Many choose to take this
the SACC tent is open for business.
Selling merchandise was (L to R) Doc Hollada (well
sometimes, anyway, SACC VP Max Brockhouse, and
Our own SACC VP Max Brockhouse was a celebrity judge.
This is the car he selected, hmmmm, a C-1. Surprised? Not.
And let me leave you with this..this was the first car you saw in the featured display.
This cascade green '60 was a chart-topper.
Well, that was a pictorial run-down of the convention and some
of the sights at Corvettes at Carlisle.
No doubt there was plenty of things that I missed. I missed a few photo-ops that I regretted later.
Everyone agreed that this was a great convention that ran smoothly. Congratulations to Brad Bean and
the MASACC chapter. They did a great job. This was the first time that a chapter has put on the
national convention, and it will be a tough act to follow.
Next year...we're heading out west to the gold rush area of
Truckee, California. Right on the heels of the convention
you can enjoy Hot August Nights, just a half hour's drive away in Reno, Nevada. See ya there!
Jack "Doc" Hollada