Fw: "New" Lavender Hill Mob
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From: "Rick Mandelson" <rollingthunder78@...>
To: "The Polimeni Clan" <polimeni@...>
Sent: Monday, June 18, 2007 5:03 PM
Subject: Re: "New" Lavender Hill Mob
> Sorry for the late response as I was racing at two different tracks this
> weekend. (one dirt and one asphalt)
> I am a Board Member of the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing (EMMR)
> http://www.emmr.org/ Between Steve and I, we can make that
> For all that are in the vicinity, this weekend is our annual Fair.
> Everyone is welcome and look me up for a tour.
> Rick Mandelson
> Ellicott City, Maryland
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> From: "The Polimeni Clan" <polimeni@...>
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> Sent: Saturday, June 16, 2007 5:58 PM
> Subject: Re: "New" Lavender Hill Mob
>> I think Don has an excellent idea. A venue with an automotive theme
>> would be so much better than a generic restaurant atmosphere. Having
>> several veteran Marboro race cars on display would be great also. Count
>> my old PV in for that should it come to pass. It's resto is a work in
>> progress at this point but we'll be happy to share it as such. As I
>> recall, Steve LLoyd had mentioned that he had been talking with Rick
>> Mandelson about the possibility of having our gathering at the Eastern
>> Museum of Motor Racing near Gettysburg. Is that still a possibility? A
>> museum such as that would be a great venue also, I would think. Whatever
>> the outcome, count me in. Looking forward to seeing everyone again. Ron.
>> donaldfrye@... wrote:
>>>Wild Ass Idea No. 2:
>>>For a reunion venue, what if we were to get an auto dealership to provide
>>>the space and we would provide the catering. Maybe, we could get them to
>>>pay part of it but there would be certain trade-offs. First off, within
>>>the group, we have members who have race cars and classic sports cars.
>>>What if those members were willing to provide those cars for display in
>>>return for the dealershipâs space and , possibly, a contribution toward
>>>the catering costs.
>>>One possible target would be Flemmingâs Ultimate Garage in Rockville.
>>>They are a dealership with a large shop, specializing in classic cars
>>>ranging from 60s Chevelle SSs to Corvettes to MG-TDs to Ferraris. If we
>>>could offer a presentation of cars which would produce floor traffic,
>>>they might just provide what we need. I would be glad to try and
>>>negotiate the program with them. What we would need to do would be to
>>>provide a list of cars for display, maybe âlocal racing starsâ who
>>>could make appearances and pick a date which would not conflict with
>>>anyoneâs race schedule and be able to provide the cars for a weekend or
>>>3-4 days whichever they could tie a promotion around.
>>>In turn, we would get a large space with a an automotive atmosphere
>>>conducive to our program and maybe a contribution toward our catering
>>>costs. Plus, hopefully, publicity.
>>>Other possible targets would be Porsche dealers, Jag dealers, etc.
>>>Unfortunately, there are no longer any Triumph dealers, Healy dealers,
>>>So whadda ya think? Another wild ass idea worth pursuing?
>>>At least you wonât get poison ivy from this one!
>>>>From: Steve Lloyd <wdcrhistory@...>
>>>>Date: 2007/06/14 Thu PM 04:41:52 CDT
>>>>To: polimeni@..., Bill Davis <brdavis@...>,
>>> r.allnutt@..., r_rosen@..., bstorck@...,
>>> bstorck@..., blloyd@...,
>>> charliehayes36@..., Chuck Allard <chuck.allard@...>,
>>> poetic2@..., ccsaffer23@..., GEEPEA47@...,
>>> solotwo3@..., donaldfrye@..., donhaines@...,
>>> mgdr@..., ecapen@..., flminor@...,
>>> flminor@..., fdelvecchio@..., glorenz@...,
>>> grant62@..., harrisonerh@..., ltalbot@...,
>>> PeterV31@..., TOYPHIL@..., rollingthunder78@...,
>>> SAM.SMITH@..., skip.reber@..., Stacey Hopkins
>>> <3gowaving@...>, sbracing@..., sknoll@...,
>>> Sbroethel@..., tcooper@..., tntaz@...,
>>>>Subject: "New" Lavender Hill Mob
>>>>Weâve been talking in our Marlboro_Raceway group aboutanother
>>>>get-together. If youâre getting this again, forgive me. Iâmjust
>>>>trying to make sure I hit everyone interested. Hereâs what I wrotein a
>>>>recent Marlboro_Raceway posting:
>>>>I am going to begin in earnest next week researching a meeting
>>>>opportunity for our merry band. I have a few basic assumption and want
>>>>to bounce them off all of you. Here are the assumptions:
>>>>1. You probably want to see some racing footage from whenever.
>>>>2. You probably want to check out old Straightpipes, Haybales, Sports
>>>>Car, and other printed materials of interest.
>>>>3. We want to have time to socialize.
>>>>4. Nearby access to beer/wine/other libations would be nice in
>>>>addition to food.
>>>>Are these assumptions pretty close for everyone? Let me know.
>>>>Next, what else do YOU want from such a get-together (other than
>>>>having fun and seeing old friends?).
>>>>Third, as Historian, here's a few things on MY mind:
>>>>1. I'd like to interview (audio and/or video) folks from the Region's
>>>>past (before Summit Point, for now -- Summit'sbeginnings are
>>>>certainly on the agenda ultimately). You don't have to have been a
>>>>driver. Anyone with an involvement of that scene with the Region is
>>>>welcome. These interviews would end up -- I hope -- in the Region's
>>>>web site, future history presentations, TV [production, and/or the
>>>>hardbound book the Region has discussed. By the way, I don't have to
>>>>be the only one doing interviewing. All I really need here is some
>>>>consistency to our approach and with questions.
>>>>2. Expanding our network and sharing those contacts so we can find
>>>>our old friends (who want to be found.)
>>>>3. Discuss how we can further research, organize, preserve and
>>>>frankly, the most important to me: create a forum of sorts by which
>>>>we can share the history -- especially to our younger members and
>>>>newbies. (Let's make 'em jealous!!!)
>>>>If we adopt a two-day event, maybe we can meet everyone's needs. Then
>>>>again, just getting together is worth it. Any thoughts, gang?
>>>>Steve Lloyd, Historian
>>>>Washington DC Region, SCCA
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