Note: Due to the Corona virus, the 2020 convention has been postponed until 2021.
2020 ANNUAL NATIONAL CONVENTION
BOILING SPRINGS, PENNSYLVANIA
AUGUST 26 - 29 - Boiling Springs, Carlisle & Gettysburg, PA
This year’s SACC National Convention will be held in conjunction with Corvettes at Carlisle. If you’ve never attended a SACC convention or a Corvettes at Carlisle event, this is your year as we have scheduled the events so they coincide with one another. Normally each event would be busy within itself. However, we have arranged the convention schedule to allow our members to attend both the SACC National Convention and Corvettes at Carlisle, without the pressure of having to select one over the other or being rushed from one to another.
Our host hotel is the Allenberry Resort in the picturesque village of Boiling Springs, PA. Situated along the Appalachian Trail, this 19th century stone farm and trout fishing retreat was recently renovated and updated to a state of the art facility, while retaining its country charm. The resort is located about 5 miles southeast of Carlisle, but a world away from the traffic and congestion that accompanies a "mega" event like Corvettes at Carlisle. We have reserved parking for our C1s as well as a separate area for trailers. The address is 1559 Boiling Springs Road, Boiling Springs, PA 17602. www.allenberry.com Due to early interest, we have already increased our reserved room block. Once these sell out, there is no guarantee members will be able to stay at the host hotel and may have to seek accommodations in Mechanicsville, Harrisburg or Gettysburg, as the Carlisle area sells out a year in advance for this weekend. For reservations call the Allenberry (717) 258-3211, ask for "reservations" & say you are with the Solid Axle Corvette Club. Rooms in the Stone Lodge are $219, while Pine Lodge rooms are $172 to $192 per night. Space is limited and will go to the first callers. Any un-booked rooms from our block, will be released on July 25th.
The convention schedule is as follows:
Tuesday, 8/25 Early arrivals.
Wednesday, 8/26 Board Meeting, Annual Business Meeting & Reception Dinner at Allenberry Resort.
Thursday, 8/27 Continental Breakfast at Allenberry followed by a full day private guided bus tour of the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield. Returning to the Allenberry Resort for evening cocktails and Annual Banquet.
Friday, 8/28, Caravan to the Carlisle Fairgrounds, Continental Breakfast & Tech Sessions at Corvettes at Carlisle.
Tickets are available for the annual Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation Charity Dinner Friday evening, which is encouraged, but strictly voluntary. Or, you may choose other local dining options.
Saturday, 8/29 Caravan to Carlisle Fairgrounds, Continental Breakfast at Corvettes at Carlisle. We will offer an alternate local event for those not wishing to partake of a second full day at the Fairgrounds. Saturday evening we will return to the Allenberry Resort & park in "theater style", for a Cook-Out and Drive -In movie. You may bring folding chairs, if you’d rather not sit in your car, but when was the last time you got to watch a movie with your best girl in a C1 Corvette?
Sunday, 8/30 Although the convention officially ends Saturday evening, some may choose to return to the Carlisle Fairgrounds on Sunday, to soak up more ambiance or to claim "Celebrity Choice Awards" at the awards ceremony. If you register as a "Fun Field" participant, Sunday admission is included.
*Shuttle service will run between the Allenberry and Gate #3 at the Carlisle Fairgrounds on both Friday and Saturday afternoons.
If you plan to attend Corvettes at Carlisle, you must register separately. We suggest pre-registering for the "Fun Field" ($75), which enables you to drive your C1 on to the showfield each day & admits one vehicle occupant. If you wait until you arrive in Carlisle to register, the price is higher and only those pre-registered for SACC will be able to park in our display area. Make sure to list the Solid Axle Corvette Club on your pre-registration form. You can pre-register on-line at: CarlisleEvents.com or call (717) 243-7855. If registering a non-C1 Corvette you can park on the showfield, but not in the SACC display. If driving a non-Corvette, you can park off-site (in a private lot) for $10 to $20 per day and pay the $10 or $20 daily admission rate (per person), at gate #3.
Chip Miller was a founding partner of Carlisle Events, parent company of Corvettes at Carlisle. He was a long time member and friend of SACC as well as a leader in the Corvette community. We lost Chip, way too soon, after contracting Amyloidosis, in March of 2004. Later that year, friends and family founded the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation to raise awareness and help find a cure for this progressive disease. As part of the foundation’s fund raising efforts, Corvettes at Carlisle hosts a charity dinner and auction on the Friday night of the event. No fancy candle light tables, filet mignon, or tuxedos, but you will enjoy good food & drink and an enjoyable evening with other Corvette enthusiasts, while raising funds to fight a terrible disease and honor of a great man and good friend! Tickets are $65 each. To purchase in advance call Jodi Morrison at (717) 243-7855, (press 5, and then extension 113), or by access CarlisleEvents.com, clicking on Corvettes at Carlisle & scroll down to the third item.
This should be a fun and enjoyable event, as we combine the two largest SACC events of the calendar year into one. We hope you will block these days on your calendar, complete & submit the registration form and make your hotel reservations to join us
** For a printable pdf Registration Form, simply click on the above picture.