ISSCA 2013 Nats - Registration is NOW OPEN!!
Greetings Fellow ISSCA Members,
We hope all is well and everyone is off to a great start in 2013, because ISSCA is! We are sending you this note to let you know that the 2013 ISSCA Nationals registration will be opening very soon. We hope you are planning to join us this year, and we think after you read this you’ll agree the 2013 ISSCA Nationals is a “can’t miss” event. The 2012 ISSCA Nationals was incredibly successful and the two year run in the Motor City under the guidance of MISSL (highlighted by the Woodward Dream Cruise) drew rave reviews. The kind comments were much appreciated and we are hoping to up the ante in 2013 with an even bigger and better event! ISSCA has been doing a lot of work behind the scenes and now it’s time for us to announce the location and itinerary for this years blockbuster event!
CarISSMA has been working feverishly to plan an event for the ages. I know what you are saying, how is that possible after the show MISSL and ISSCA put on at Nationals in 2011 and 2012? How is that possible after some of the great ISSCA Nationals in Tulsa 2003, Vegas 2004, Pocono’s 2005, Indy 2006, St. Louis 2007 and 2008, and the joint ISSCA-ImpalaFest event in Dallas in 2009? Well, amazingly, we think we’ve outdone ourselves and we are hoping you will agree.
ISSCA and CarISSMA will be hosting the event for 2013 in the heart of NASCAR country in Concord, NC and we think it will be the best Nationals yet. The dates to block off are Tuesday August 6th through Saturday August 10th, 2013 so start making your plans to attend now. When you think about it it’s a perfect place to hold the Nationals. Not only is this the home of NASCAR - "Where Racing Lives” - but the facilities themselves are world class. The zMAX Dragway is called the Bellagio of drag strips and it is part of this little track you may have heard of - Charlotte Motor Speedway. The world famous CMS isn’t just famous for the good old boys trading paint, it’s also one of the best motorsports facilities in the whole world. We will be able to drag race, autocross, and road race in the same complex just a stones throw from the host hotels.
The Road Racing event will be held in the infield of the world famous Charlotte Motor Speedway. CMS is considered the home track of NASCAR and is the site of many NASCAR races including the Coca-Cola 600 and the Sprint All-Star Race. The Richard Petty Driving Experience, and many other driving schools use CMS, and the movies Days of Thunder, and Talledaga Nights where filmed there. The autocross event is being held on the east side of the zMAX Dragway with a great open area layout planned for the racers. Immediate following the autocross will be the drag racing at the zMAX Dragway aka the "Bellagio of Drag Strips." The car show and David Fornwalt Memorial Sound Off location will be just north of Charlotte Motor Speedway at Backing Up Classics Auto Museum with over four acres of parking and many great photo opportunities. We are also bringing back a popular event from the past and will be ending the 2013 ISSCA Nationals with an awards dinner following the car show on Saturday.
Hotels: This year we have THREE host hotels to choose from with different price structures to fit every budget and the hotels are all next to one another for easy access. More hotel info will be coming soon. All the venue events, great eating spots, and other area attractions are all within minutes of each other and within a few miles of the hotels for a very convenient week with little to no travel. Also, if your significant other is not into the car scene, there are many things to see and do nearby for them to make the trip worthwhile. Families are encouraged as always.
As we frequently say – please remember that we do all of this for one simple reason. We are car guys who all share the same passions of the GM B-Body's. We all have a burning passion for our Impala SS’s, Caprices, Cadillac’s, and RoadMasters. We do this in our spare time and there is no paid staff and it is purely out of love for the cars and the wonderful community we’ve been a part of for over a decade. Your dues go directly to operating expenses of the club and we hope you come to Nationals to see your fellow enthusiasts and to participate in the only B-Body national event in existence.
Thank you for being a valued member of ISSCA and we genuinely hope you attend Nationals. If you’ve come before, you know what it’s all about. If you’ve never attended, it’s worth the trip! Even if it’s not feasible to drive to the event, we have many members who fly in just to be a part of the festivities and we strongly encourage it.
As ever, we also encourage you to get involved as a volunteer. If you have a few hours a month in the evenings to help us plan and if you have access to the internet then we want you on-board! Remember this is your club. We currently also have openings in a few area chapters so if you are interested in joining the BoD as a Director please let us know. If you have any questions or suggestions to make your club better or are interested in volunteering for the 2013 ISSCA Nationals please contact an ISSCA Officer or Director for more information.
Your Officers and Directors,