Saturday, July 30, 2011

2011 Midwest Tucker Mini-Meet

Sleep Inn, Elkhart, IN
Hosts Bev & Earl Bowe have announced details of this year's Mini-Meet, to be held in Elkhart, IN from September 30th to October 2nd.  The host hotel will be the Sleep Inn, which is located at 220 Caravan Dr., Elkhart, IN 46514.  The special $62.99/night group rate for the Tucker Automobile Club of America is available until September 9th by calling the hotel directly at (574) 206-8290.  Bev & Earl will be greeting attendees at the host hotel beginning at about 2:00 PM on Friday, September 30th.  Friday night will be set aside for meeting, "talking Tucker" and visiting a local restaurant for dinner.

Studebaker Museum, South Bend, IN
After breakfast on Saturday, October 1st, the plan is to visit the Studebaker Museum in nearby South Bend, IN.  For those who can extend their stay over Saturday night, the next stop will be the LaPorte County Historical Society & Museum in LaPorte, IN to see Tucker No. 1012 before returning to the host hotel later that afternoon.  The Mini-Meet will conclude with breakfast on Sunday, October 2nd.

Tucker No. 1012
Bev & Earl are hoping to make this one of the largest Mini-Meets we've ever had (isn't that sort of an oxymoron?), and are encouraging everyone to try to attend.  You can reach them at (574) 264-5020 (home) or (574) 536-7407 (mobile) if you have questions.

UPDATE 8/13/11 8:30 PM: The annual TACA Business Meeting and Board of Director's Meeting will be held during the Mini-Meet on Saturday evening, October 1st.

(Post credits: Bev & Earl Bowe and Kit Fox; photo credits: Sleep Inn, Studebaker Museum and TACA websites) 

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