Saturday, April 30, 2011

TACA Convention 2011: California Dreamin'

The latest issue of Tucker Topics included registration information for California Dreamin', the Tucker Automobile Club of America's 2011 convention.  We'll be gathering in the northern Los Angeles County suburb of Valencia, CA on June 23-26, 2011, to celebrate the Tucker '48 in the warm California summer sun!

Hilton Garden Inn Valencia-Six Flags,
Valencia, CA
Our host hotel will be the Hilton Garden Inn Valencia-Six Flags.  Located just off I-5 at the entrance to the Six Flags Magic Mountain theme park, the hotel is offering a special convention room rate of $114 per night, including daily breakfast.  The hotel is located at 27710 The Old Rd., Valencia, CA 91355.  To book your room, call the hotel directly at (661) 254-8800 or visit the Hilton website.  Be sure to mention or input the group/convention code "TUCK" to get the special convention rate.  This special rate will also be available for 2 nights before and after the convention if you'd like to extend you stay in the Los Angeles area  to see DisneylandSix Flags Magic Mountain, Universal Studios Hollywood or our fabulous beach communities. 

Grauman's Chinese Theatre,
Hollywood, CA
On Friday, June 24th we'll be heading to Hollywood for a day-long tour of the famous sites of the movie capital of the world.  Our visit will include Grauman's Chinese Theatre and the Hollywood Walk of Fame.  We'll also visit Tucker No. 1030 at the nearby Petersen Automotive Museum, as well as the Reagan Presidential Library, the home of one of the Boeing 707s that served as Air Force One.  After returning to our hotel that afternoon for a nap, a swim and a meal, we'll have our annual TACA Show, Sale and Auction.

The Nethercutt Museum,
Sylmar, CA
Saturday, June 25th will be "Tucker Day," beginning at the Nethercutt Museum and Collection in the nearby suburb of Sylmar, CA.  Founded by the heir to the Merle Norman cosmetics empire, the Nethercutt is the home of Tucker No. 1040.  In the afternoon, we'll travel to the Breslow Collection in Northridge, CA for lunch and to see Tucker No. 1031 in its beautiful new home, the Tucker Gallery.  We also plan to have more Tucker '48s (and other surprises) on display for this special day.  The day will end with our annual TACA Banquet at the host hotel.  This year's TACA convention will then conclude after breakfast on Sunday, June 26th.

Be sure to return your registration form, make you hotel reservations and book your flight soon.  Conference registration, which includes admission to all hosted events and tours, is $190 per person if booked on or before June 6th.  We look forward to seeing you all in Southern California in June!

(Post credit: Kit Fox: photo credits: Hilton Hotels, Mann Theatres and Nethercutt Collection websites)

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