968 Celebration at Hershey 2010

Spring is coming and so is the Hershey Swap Meet…our annual chance to gather, gab, and engorge on chocolate and fun in Hershey, PA.

This year's event will be held RAIN or SHINE from Friday, April 23rd, through Sunday, April 25th, to give you more events and more opportunities to meet and visit with your 968 friends.

The atmosphere will be very casual and relaxed.

Friday – April 23, 2010

Meet at the Hilton Gardens Inn – Hershey

550 East Main Street

Hummelstown, PA 17055

(717) 566-9292

A block of rooms are available for both Friday and Saturday night at $139 per night (plus sales and occupancy tax).

Be sure to tell them you are with "968 Celebration" to get the special rate.

This Rate EXPIRES on March 24, 2010

The hotel will provide a hose and water on Friday afternoon so that you will be able to rinse and shine at the hotel.

The parking lot will have a special corral marked off with cones so that the cars are not disturbed.

Special Event Added !

RS Barn and Design1Racing have generously offered to host a wine and cheese reception.
While I'm certain that there will be enough for everyone, I also know that we have a number of winies (wino's?) in our midst and if you would like to share a special bottle please feel free, we'd be happy to drink more . Details/location to follow.

There will be no organized group dinner on Friday evening. Everyone is encouraged to mingle and meet. We will have some recommendations for dining.

Saturday – April 24, 2010

8:00 AM SHARP!!!: Leave from Hilton Gardens Inn at to caravan to the Hershey Swap Meet.

Jim Groelinger, PCA 968 Register co-advocate, will be collecting $10.00 CASH before we leave the hotel and will pay for our group to be parked in the concours area at the swap meet. If you do not drive in with the group, please join us in the concours area when you arrive (you will need to pay the $10 fee yourself at the gate). Please note, if you want your car to be judged as part of the concours, you will need to register your car and pay an additional $10 Fee.

On the other hand, if you want to win a prize, but don't want to be judged in the concours we will be giving out awards to 968s only on Saturday night. The awards will be people's choice and you don't need to do anything to enter, just show up at the special parking area and let your peers decide.

We will, as always have a tailgate party at the Swap Meet, headed by Kathy Downs (our perennial party favorite). It helps a lot if everyone brings some type of food to share....munchies, store bought food, whatever. Please bring your chairs or blankets, sunscreen, and a food item and/or beverage to share (if it needs to be refrigerated, you need to have a cooler). Kathy will supply basic sandwich fixin's (bread/rolls, selection of lunch meats and cheese, condiments, etc.). Suggestions: pasta or potato salad, veggies, salsa/chips, watermelon, desserts.

Dinner – Saturday, April 24, 2010 7:30 PM

Fenicci's Restaurant

102 West Chocolate Avenue

Hershey, PA 17033

Fenicci's will be serving a family style dinner of their best Italian specialties, including Appetizer, Pasta, salad, and Entrée, with soft drinks included, for an all-inclusive price of $27.00/person.

Your reservation, along with a check for $27.00 per person for this event, will need to be received NO LATER THAN Saturday, April 17, 2010.

Please remit payment to:

Jay Kravitz

c/o RS Barn

53B German Avenue

Newtown, PA 18940

Ivan Arzola of IMA Motorsports has agreed to be a speaker at the dinner, and perhaps a few surprises!

Sunday – April 25, 2010

9:00 AM: Meet in the parking lot at Hilton Gardens Inn for a fun run in the beautiful countryside around Hershey. This event will be sponsored by 968Forums and will not be connected with, sponsored by, or have any relationship to, PCA or any chapter of PCA.

The fun run will be approximately 50-70 miles and will be completed by Noon.

968Forums will sponsor a lunch at the end of the run. The timing is expected to allow most participants to make their way home before sunset.

968 Celebration at Hershey 2010 promises to be a great gathering! Make your plans today!

Brought to you by:

Jeff Coe – 968 Register Advocate

Jim Groelinger – 968 Register Co-advocate

Jay Kravitz – 968Forums.com

Darryl Nichols – Hook It Up/Odds and Ends Car Detailing

Kathy "How much can one person pack into a 2- seater" Downs

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Mark glad you took the time to come out. Good to see you again it's been awhile.

Ray, it was diffenetly a pleasure to have finally met you. Love the car. Hope Pete and Max get you sorted out, your in great hands.

I had a great time. Could not have had better company than the fine folks that showed up this year. The only one missing was Mr. Coe.
Jeff, you and Minty were surely missed.
What an awesome time!! We definitely like the 968 community better than the 944/951 crowd. There's something about having a group of people who know how rare each of our cars are and enjoy getting together. We bought just enough stuff to have some neat keepsakes and remind us of our first trip to Hershey.
Thanks to everyone that came and participated. It was a great pleasure to see our old friends and to make some new ones. Ray, it was good of you to come, I was very pleased to finally meet you and I look forward to chatting more.


Jay, Jim, Kathy, Darryl and Jeff,

Thanks for hosting a great event! The best part was being able to see 968 owners who have participated in the previous 7 annual 968 Events in Hershey, Reston and Newtown, especially Ray and Cosimo, who attended his 10th event (including Reston and Newtown). Yep, he has never missed one!

Great job!

What was the final attendee/car count?
Swap Meet

27 in "Special Parking"
3 in Concours
2 in For Sale

32 Total 968's....(there were a few reported lurkers, but I didn't see them so they don't count)

All wonderful people...

Wow, a civilized answer to a civilized question...
i saw 2 or 3 more parked in the lot as well as the Strosek cab. there were maybe 35 or so 968's total @ the Swap meet.


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