Anheuser-Busch Brewery; Merrimack, NH
May 30, 2004
The start of a beautiful day.
This year we were right on the corner, across
from the DJ and Gate City's
administration setup. The Budweiser facility is
spectacular as the weather,
although the wind made it a bit of a challenge to
keep all the paperwork in place.
Unfortunately, I was able to take only a few
photos. I barely had all the stuff on the tables displayed and secured from the
wind when I attended a judges
briefing. We would be the first show to utilize
the new judging system developed by the New England Corvette Judging Council
over the past year.
Then, after recruiting Ann Goulas to mind my display, I was
off to judge 2 classes with Bob DiMeo. It took a lot longer than usual, as we
did our best
to forget how we had done this for 20+ years and followed the new guidelines.
We were the very last team to finish! I immediately began to pack up
as the trophies were awarded.
Gate City had been selling 50/50 tickets all
day. After the
drawing of the lucky ticket, they presented me with
for the American Cancer Society!
They also awarded me one of the
"Special" trophies: the
"I Like To
in recognition of the 165,000
miles the Tour C5 has accumulated.
After getting everything back in the Vette, I
joined the traditional
Gate City after-show pizza party
at Jim Ecke's house on
a couple miles from the Bud facility.
Final stats after the 2½ hour drive back home.
Thanks to the Gate City Corvette Club
for another terrific show.
We (or I should say Ann - she staffed my table longer than I did)
collected $242.00 in donations at the table, which added to the
$308.00 from the 50/50 added up to a
donation to the American Cancer Society
office in Bedford, NH!