2021 SACC Convention Agenda
August 25-28
Mechanicsburg, Carlisle, and Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

 

 

This year’s SACC National Convention will be held in conjunction with Corvettes at Carlisle.  If you’ve never attended a SACC convention or have never attended a Corvettes at Carlisle event, then this is indeed your year; as we have scheduled the events so that they coincide with one another.  Normally each event would be busy within itself.  But just for our members we have arranged the convention schedule to allow us to attend both the SACC National Convention and/with Corvettes at Carlisle, without the pressure of having to select one over the other or being rushed from one to another.

At Corvettes at Carlisle the solid axles have a primo parking area right inside the main gate.  When entering the main gate, the first
thing that a visitor sees...is us!.  As you can see in the picture, our club dresses up the parking area big time.  More of a showcase, actually.

 

 

 

 

Our host hotel is the Fairfield Inn and Suites, in Mechanicsburg, PA.  The hotel is situated just off of Highway 81 at exit 57, about 10 miles from downtown Carlisle and also the Carlisle Events fairgrounds where Corvettes At Carlisle is held.

We have reserved a block of rooms at a special rate.  Consult the club's quarterly magazine On Solid Ground (Spring 2021 edition, page 15) for instructions on reserving your room.  The special rate is offered through August 11.  But hurry, we are talking Corvettes at Carlisle and hotel rooms get very hard to find.

Overnight security for the four days of the Convention will be provided at the Marriott Fairfield Inn parking area that is dedicated
just for us.

 

 

 

 


Wednesday, August 25

Most members will plan to arrive on Wednesday, August 25, in the afternoon or evening.  Registration will begin in the afternoon in the meeting room near the main entrance. 

In the evening a Reception Buffet will take place in the same meeting room.

The Board of Directors will meet at 9:00 AM on Wednesday morning.

The Board will meet with the Chapter Representatives at 3:00 PM on Wednesday.

 

 


Thursday, August 26

Breakfast at the Fairfield.  Those attending the Gettysburg Battlefield Tour will board a chartered bus
to Gettysburg, followed by a private guided bus tour of the Gettysburg Civil War Battlefield.

Click HERE.

Years ago at our convention in Harrisburg, we had a very similar excursion.  It was informative, it caused you to
contemplate on the past, and it was enjoyable.  Don't overlook this excursion, it is well worth it.

 

 

 

 

 

The Annual Banquet, Silent Auction, and Membership Meeting will take place in
the evening at the Carlisle Country Club, which is situated close to downtown Carlisle and
also close to Corvettes at Carlisle.  Due to it's location it will be easy for a number of special
guests (who are associated with C-1's) to attend.

 

 

 

 

Friday, August 27

After breakfast at the Fairfield, we will caravan to Carlisle Fairgrounds - Solid axles first, then floppy axles, then metal vehicles.  SACC is hosting a Tech Session at the fairgrounds from 10 AM to 12 Noon on C-1 subjects.  Dignitaries will abound, so the club strongly encourages you to attend.

NOTE:  If you plan on attending Corvettes at Carlisle, you must register for that seperately.  We suggest pre-registering for the "Fun Field" ($75.), which enables you to drive onto the show field each day plus by admitting one vehicle and two occupants.  If you wait until you arrive at Carlisle to register, the gate price is higher.  Another advantage of pre-registering is you drive through, whereas to register there requires stopping, parking, and going inside to get a pass.  On advance registration, make sure to list the Solid Axle Corvette Club on the pre-registration form.  Carlisle Productions sets aside parking at the SACC Tent inside Gate 3 based on the number of SACC pre-registrations received.  Pre-register online at CarlisleEvents.com or call 717-243-7855.  If you are not arriving in a Corvette you can park outside the fence, no problem.  Then you would just walk in and pay at the gate.

 

 

Friday, August 27, Continued

In the evening there is an optional Charity Dinner for the Chip Miller Amyloidosis Foundation.  This is strictly voluntary and seperate tickets are required.  Chip Miller was a founding partner of Carlisle Events.  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) in March 2004, after he contracted Amyloidosis.  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 Foundations's fund raising efforts, Corvettes at Carlisle hosts a charity dinner and auction on Friday night of the event.  Sorry, no candle light tables, no filet mignon, and you won't need a tux.  You will, however, enjoy good food and drink and also enjoy an evening with other Corvette enthusiasts, while also raising funds to fight a terrible disease and honor a great man and good friend.  Tickets to the dinner are $75.00, however SACC members have been offered a discount price of $50.00.  Our website is available to everyone on the planet and I am not about to tell the whole world how to get the discount that is only for our members.  You can easily find out how to register on page 14 of the Spring 2021 issue of On Solid Ground.  And if you don't attend the Charity Dinner there are plenty of local dining options to choose from.

 

 

Saturday, August 28

Breakfast at the Fairfield, then caravan to Carlisle fairgrounds.

-A shopping trip for the ladies is planned.

 Saturday evening we will provide a light buffet at the Fairfield.  Others may participate in the Corvette Parade to downtown Carlisle.  Registration with Carlisle Events is required for the parade.

 

 

 

"I have never been to Carlisle, why should I go?"

 


HERE ARE 10 REASONS!

1.     Fun Field
2.     Car Corral
3.     2021 Chip's Display - Salute to Law Enforcement
4.     1971 50th Year Celebration
5.     1996 Grand Sport 25th year
6.     NCCC Concours Judged Show Field
7.     2nd Annual Exhaust Competition
8.     Lingenfelter Presents King of the X.
9.     Peoples Choice Contest
10.   Parade to Downtown

 

Ok, I am sold, so now how do I register?  This year's Registration Form contains the information on how to book your room at the hotel with the discount that the club was able to obtain.  Unlike our magazine, our website goes out to the entire world and I am not about to provide non-members with the ability to book one of our rooms (at a discount)!  Therefore, the Registration Form is easily found on page 15 of the Spring 2021 edition of our club magazine, On Solid Ground.

 

Hope to see you at the convention!

-Jack
(Your website editor)