Summer Blast 10, Aug 19-21


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The Mid-Atlantic MN12 Summer Blast event (aka The Joel Bender/Brian Klein Memorial Nationals) details from

The Date will be August 19-21, 2011.

Thanks to the past attendance and participation of everyone, this will be the 10th Anniversary of my original Summer Blast series! I'm proud of that fact and that we continue to have a great turnout at this event each year. It has grown to be one of the Ultimate MN12 Events in the country.

The preliminary itinerary appears to follow along the same way as in past years.

Friday August 19th, Meet & Greet. TBD
Saturday August 20th, - Mid-Atlantic MN12 Police Escort/catered Picnic/Car show and Car Display Saturday evening.
Sunday August 21st, - Race day and Mason Dixon car show/ Mason Dixon ALL FORD Weekend.

Race/Show event prices on Sunday will of course be dictated by the track.

I'm hoping we can get more sponsorship money this year due to some special awards I'd like to see presented.

So everyone make plans. Further details will be up soon.


Edit: Payment Information is as follows for the catered picnic/Car show/Awards: This is pretty much the same as last year. Payments must be received no later than 2 weeks prior so I can make arrangements with the caterer. After that it will be done on a case by case basis as we normally do.

Car & Driver $20
Spouse/Other $13
Children over 7 $6
Under 7 Free

Paypal (add $1 per transaction) <<< please note new address

Snail Mail
Karen Irvine
5 Copley CT
Dover DE 19904

Saturday, August 20th will be the date of the Picnic and Car Show with police escort to the picnic grounds in Martinsburg, WV, just a few miles south of Hagerstown, MD. There are plans to have a cruise-in at a new local ice cream shop afterwards. ;)

Sunday, August 21st is at the Mason Dixon Dragway (just outside of Hagerstown), at the Annual All-Ford event which features drag racing and a car show. The pricing for this is as follows:

Gates Open 8 AM
Show $15 Entry Fee 9 AM - 3:30
Swap Meet Flea Market $35 Entry Fee 9 AM til
Drags $35 Entry Fee 12 Noon
New FORD Diesel Truck Drag Class

Post your interest here and any questions you may have. :wave:
Here is the Hotel Information for everyone. We have reserved a block of rooms.

Comfort Inn at the Aikens Center off Exit 16E, Edwin Miller Boulevard, Martinsburg WV. 304 263-6200 (Same place as before). For any problems get hold of Melonie at that number during the day.

Please let them know the account is under the Thunderbird Car Club
The Account # is 574974
The prices will be in effect for Friday 19th-Sunday night 21st.
Cost is $72 a night + Tax

Be sure to make reservations and lock them in prior to August 5th. At that time they will release the rooms on a first come first serve basis. Also be sure to let them know the number of nights you will be staying.

Here is breakdown of whats available in this block:

2 Smoking rooms with double beds
10 Non-Smoking rooms with double beds
2 Non-Smoking rooms (KING Bed)
August 5th is approaching! Get your room reservations by then!! :)

Only 3 weeks to get ready! :D
Registration extended until the 13th...

I asked about rooms and was told...

As of today, there is one (King Size bed) room left. I had them hold it till Sunday. If anyone else needs it they better be jumping. Otherwise, they are full up so Melonie told me today.

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