2020 East Coast Grand Nationals

REGISTRATION IS NOW OPEN WITH NEW DATES!!!

Update for those who purchased the Mount Airy / Pocono Package

Last Saturday (7/18), Gary Patterson and Tracey Smith issued a challenge to Team Shelby member to ‘take it back to the track’ by registering to drive their cars on track at the famous Pocono Raceway complex.  Many other groups picked up the challenge and helped spread the word.  I was humbled to see support from Shelby American, Superformance, our friends at SAAC, Shelby Legendary Cars,  Carroll Shelby Racing and countless Shelby/Ford car clubs, etc. 

As we have come down to the final hours of this challenge, it pains me (more than you can imagine) to say that, even with all the support anyone could ask for, we came up short of the finish line.  We do not have enough participation to make the track portion of our event economically feasible.  Alas, there will be no track day for this years East Coast Grand Nationals.

So you are probably wondering what will you do on Thursday instead?  Thursday is now your opportunity to choose what YOU want to do! 

There are so many options available at the Mount Airy Resort and surrounding Pocono area that you will have a difficult time picking just one or two things to do.  The resort offers a full Spa, indoor/outdoor pool, golf, and or course a Casino. Tours of wineries, cideries and a distillery are nearby.  Some of the ski areas offer Alpine Slides down their mountainsides.  If you want to go “cowboy”, there is trail riding (both on horses and ATV’s) and a shooting range. 

So venture off by yourself or team up with friends for your own mini-adventure.  The day, and the choice, is yours!

All other aspects of the Mount Airy / Pocono Package remain intact. To ensure CDC compliance, we moved our Thursday evening dinner from the Banquet Hall to the more private Club House on the golf course; I consider it an upgrade to our evening and the views are beautiful.  The Friday Poker Run into Carlisle is unchanged and details will be in our electronic Event Survival guide.

I look forward to seeing you in the Pocono’s as we demonstrate the resilient, tenacious spirit of Team Shelby.  NOTHING will quench our passion or stand in the way our our friendships.

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EVENT DESCRIPTION

Team Shelby Northeast is at it again, and we are recreating history for our 2020 event. This year’s event has an over-riding theme that will weave its way through the weekend. Join us as we celebrate “Ford v Ferrari” with a distinctive Shelby flair!

The event starts with a day of Performance Driving on what is known as The Tricky Triangle….Pocono Raceway! We have secured the North Course, which incorporates portions of both the infield AND the tri-oval, for two track experiences in one event! The course is 1.5 miles long and utilizes the north infield road course as well as turn three of the tri-oval. The track has nine turns and two straights, the longest being approximately 1700′. Track operations will be managed by Hooked on Driving Northeast, to ensure a professional and safe experience. Representatives from Shelby American are scheduled to be in attendance, as well as other special guests and manufacturers, including Carroll Shelby Racing.

In keeping with our event theme, various Ferrari clubs will be invited to join us on track at Pocono, and for a “Head to Head” car show to take place on the infield. Will Ford emerge victorious once again? You’ll need to be there to help ensure that The Blue Oval and the Shelby marque take the checkered flag!

Do you have a vintage Ford/Shelby or Ferrari? GT-40, Cobra, Daytona Coupe, GT-350, GT-350R, 356P, 250P, TR250, etc? Continuation, replica, and tribute cars are all welcome. If participation is sufficient, a special on-track experience my be arranged. (If interested, please contact us directly at teamshelbynortheast@icloud.com).

The Ballroom at the Mount Airy Casino will be the venue for our Thursday evening Happy Hour and Banquet. There will be a few short presentations and items on silent auction, but the main focus of the evening is camaraderie and bench racing with fellow Ford/Shelby enthusiasts.

Friday morning has us departing Mount Airy for a Poker Run through the Northeastern portion of Pennsylvania. There will be a lunch stop along the way, and a few scenic photo-ops, as we wind our way towards Carlisle, PA., to join in the Carlisle Ford Nationals. Will there be a Grand Entrance this year, and will you be part of it?

Our Friday night dinner and the “Cars under the Stars” car show will return to the same location as last year, The Barn at Creeks Bend. Those who attended last year already know what a great facility this is, and you will also be glad to know the parking lot is now fully paved! Similar to last year, a wine tasting happy hour will precede our dinner program. This gives you time to have a few appetizers and cast a ballot for your favorite cars before we move upstairs in the Barn for the remainder of the evening. The dinner program will include “Ford v Ferrari” topics, as well as movie related decorations, centerpieces, activities, and auction items.

Saturday morning is relatively open for you to enjoy the Carlisle Fairgrounds. The Team Shelby Club Tent and lounge area will be open throughout the day for you to catch some shade and rest your feet. We are taking our traditional lunch menu up a notch this year, and will be serving hot BBQ entrees including pulled pork, shredded chicken, and sliced brisket. In the afternoon, check out and test drive the new Ford cars and trucks at the Ford Expo Center…and don’t forget to pick up your free Ford T-shirt and ice cream while you are there. Later on in the day, there is the burnout competition, Ms. Carlisle contest, and (if you are participating) the Downtown Parade.

In lieu of the Parade, Team Shelby will be taking a short drive over to the Harrisburg area for a dinner buffet, and maybe a frosty mug of your favorite beverage, at Joe K’s Brew House. As part of our evening, we have a little competition planned that will start out as team vs team, but will continue until we have just one Grand Champion. Inside of Joe K’s is an area know as “Generation Axe”. We will be going axe throwing! Cold brews and sharpened axes….what could possibly go wrong?!?!

Stop by the Carlisle Fairgrounds one last time on Sunday morning to see if you have won an award from the Ford Nationals, take a few last photos, say goodbye to friends at the Team Shelby Club Tent, then make your way home and begin thinking about what else we can do next year.

REGISTRATION

The Grand Package Includes:

  • Admission to Pocono Raceway
  • Set of East Coast Grand National “Meatball” stickers for your car
  • Digital copy of the 2020 TSECGN Survival Guide
  • Entrance into the “Ford v Ferrari” Face-off Car Show at the track
  • Thursday Happy Hour at Mount Airy Casino (cash bar)
  • Thursday Dinner and Evening Program At Mount Airy Casino
  • Silent auction to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation
  • Friday Poker Run / Cruise from Mount Airy to Carlisle
  • Entrance to Team Shelby hospitality tent all weekend
  • Participation in “Cars Under the Stars” Car Show on Friday evening
  • Friday Happy Hour / Wine Tasting prior to Dinner
  • Friday evening Dinner and Evening Program at “The Barn” in Carlisle
  • Additional silent and live auction items to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation
  • Saturday BBQ lunch in the Team Shelby hospitality tent
  • Saturday evening dinner at Joe K’s Brewhouse in Harrisburg, PA
  • Saturday evening axe throwing competition at “Generation Axe”
  • Bringing a Guest? Guest registration is limited to immediate family members or ONE other attendee. Guest registration does not include a 2nd set of ‘meatballs’, or 2nd vehicle entry into any Team Shelby car show(s).
  • NOTE: If you are tracking your car, that registration must be done separately with Northeast Hooked on Driving (see links below). Registration for the Ford Nationals at Carlisle must also be done separately (see links below). All hotel reservations must be done directly with the host hotels (Hotel information will be sent to you after you have registered for the East Coast Grand Nationals)

Options
Name of guest(s)
Make/Model/Year of vehicle(s)



The Carlisle Package Includes:

  • Set of East Coast Grand National “Meatball” stickers for your car
  • Digital copy of the 2020 TSECGN Survival Guide
  • Friday Poker Run / Cruise from Mount Airy to Carlisle (meet up along the way or at our lunch stop)
  • Entrance to Team Shelby hospitality tent all weekend
  • Participation in “Cars Under the Stars” Car Show on Friday evening
  • Friday Happy Hour / Wine Tasting prior to Dinner
  • Friday evening Dinner and Evening Program at “The Barn” in Carlisle
  • Additional silent and live auction items to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation
  • Saturday BBQ lunch in the Team Shelby hospitality tent
  • Saturday evening dinner at Joe K’s Brewhouse in Harrisburg, PA
  • Saturday evening axe throwing competition at “Generation Axe”
  • Bringing a Guest? Guest registration is limited to immediate family members or ONE other attendee. Guest registration does not include a 2nd set of ‘meatballs’, or 2nd vehicle entry into any Team Shelby car show(s).
  • NOTE: Registration for the Ford Nationals at Carlisle must be done separately (see links below). All hotel reservations must be done directly with the host hotels (Hotel information will be sent to you after you have registered for the East Coast Grand Nationals)

Options
Name of guest(s)
Make/Model/Year of vehicle(s)



The Pocono / Mount Airy Package Includes:

  • Admission to Pocono Raceway
  • Set of East Coast Grand National “Meatball” stickers for your car
  • Digital copy of the 2020 TSECGN Survival Guide
  • Entrance into the “Ford v Ferrari” Face-off Car Show at the track
  • Thursday Happy Hour at Mount Airy Casino (cash bar)
  • Thursday Dinner and Evening Program At Mount Airy Casino
  • Silent auction to benefit the Carroll Shelby Foundation
  • Bringing a Guest? Guest registration is limited to immediate family members or ONE other attendee. Guest registration does not include a 2nd set of ‘meatballs’, or 2nd vehicle entry into any Team Shelby car show(s).
  • NOTE: If you are tracking your car, that registration must be done separately with Northeast Hooked on Driving (see links below). All hotel reservations must be done directly with the host hotels (Hotel information will be sent to you after you have registered for the East Coast Grand Nationals)

Options
Name of guest(s)
Make/Model/Year of vehicle(s)



Hooked On Driving Registration

  • Group A Novice (Includes Coach) – $349.00
  • Group B intermediate (Solo) – $299.00
  • Group C Advanced (Solo) – $299.00

To register yourself with Hooked On Driving (HOD) to participate in the track sessions, please click….. http://www.hookedondriving.com/private/Shelby2020

Please see HOD website for specifics on equipment and safety requirements as well as inquiries concerning track insurance.

Carlisle Ford Nationals Registration

To register for showfield access at the Carlisle Ford Nationals, please click….. https://store.carlisleevents.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=2020%2D027

When registering, please be sure to list “TEAM SHELBY” as your affiliated club.

This registration is NOT included with any Team Shelby Packages, and must be added separately and directly through Carlisle Events.

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