|Fairfield Inn-Louisville North|
This year's Midwest Tucker Mini-Meet is scheduled for October 1st & 2nd, 2010, with the Fairfield Inn-Louisville North serving as headquarters. The hotel is located at 619 N. Shore Dr., Jeffersonville, IN 47130. For the special "Tucker Automobile Club" rate of $79/night, call the hotel directly at (812) 280-8220. According to hosts Millie & Brent Morris, there are three good restaurants near the hotel for your Friday night meal.
Brent says, "As usual, there will be a lot of 'talking Tucker', and I feel certain that there will also be a good sing-a-long with some pickin' and grinnin'!" It certainly wouldn't be a Mini-Meet without a sing-a-long. Brent also tells us that TACA members Keith & Eileen Carpenter (owners of Tucker No. 1017) will be bringing one of their FASCINATION cars to the Louisville concours, and will be glad to show it to Mini-Meet attendees on Friday the 1st.
Saturday activities will include the exploration of historic downtown Jeffersonville, IN. Highlights are expected to include Heuser Hardware and Schimpff's Confectionery before lunch at a downtown restaurant. After lunch, attendees will travel a short distance to see the Indigo Classic Cars Collection in Linden, KY. Then it's back to the Fairfield Inn for supper and more "talkin' Tucker."
For those who can stay over on Sunday, the third annual Louisville Concours d'Elegance will be held on October 3rd at historic Churchill Downs, home of the legendary Kentucky Derby. Some of the rarest, most elegant cars in the country will be displayed at this year's event. Proceeds will benefit Brooklawn Child & Family Services, a non-profit home for children who suffer the effects of abuse, neglect or other severe trauma. Advance tickets to the Concours d'Elegance can be purchased for $15 at http://www.concourslouisville.com/ or for $20 at the gate on Sunday.
(Post credit: Kit Fox and Brent Morris; photo credits: Marriott, Schimpff's and Louisville Concours websites)