*WELCOME TO THE BOAT RACERS REUNION, JUNE 11-12, 2005, AT THE LOS ANGELES COUNTY FAIRPLEX (FAIRGROUNDS), POMONA, CALIFORNIA. PRESENTED BY THE SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA MARINE ASSOCIATION BOAT SHOW, JUNE 9-12, 2005
The SCMA has invited the Boat Racers Reunion Committee to return in 2005 to be a part of their Southern California Marine Association's Boat Show at the Los Angeles County Fairplex (Fairgrounds), in Pomona, California. The date will be June 11-12, 2005. This will be a Boat Racers Reunion with all the old vintage race boats that we can find, and then ANOTHER Boat Show with the brand new designs from famous modern boat building companies. The Reunion and Awards ceremonies will take place on Sunday, June 12, 2005, at 1 P.M., on the Redwood Avenue site where we had our reunion last year. Those wishing to display their boats will be issued exhibitor's badges, not passes, so you must tell us in advance if you are planning to bring a boat to display and who is coming with you. If you wish to attend the four day SCMA Boat Show, contact the committee and let us know, otherwise the MAIN day for us will be on SUNDAY, June 12, 2005. All vintage race boats are welcome to come and be displayed. SCMA and the L.A. County Fairplex have 24 hour security behind locked gates. There is NO CHARGE to attend the Reunion, but parking and food are NOT included. The FREE tickets to the SCMA Boat Show will be provided to our reunion attendees on request. Contact me for the passes and I will mail them to you, or pick them up at the reunion. Parking will be in the Fairplex's White Avenue parking lot, with additional parking in the Sheraton Hotel parking lot. Food can be purchased at food kiosks and stands throughout the complex during the Boat Show, and is varied, delicious and reasonably priced. You are encouraged to bring displays, pop-up tents, folding chairs, and anything else that will add to your comfort and make your day a fun filled one with friends and fellow boatracers.
At 1 P.M. on SUNDAY, JUNE 12, we will be honoring the following for their many contributions to boat racing: RUSTY BIESEMEYER, LANCE FAULKNER, CARL G. THORNHILL, RICK WIMER, DON AND JIM ERMSHAR, EDDIE HILL, BUD MEYER, THE EDELBROCK COMPANY, CHUCK PIERCE, GEORGE STRIEGEL, BETTY COOK, ADELLE STONE, CHIP HANAUER, GAR WOOD and RICK FOWLER.
The SCMA Boat Show schedule for each day varies.
Thursday, June 9, the gates open at 12 noon, and close at 8 P.M.
Friday, June 10, the gates open at 12 noon and close at 9 P.M.
Saturday, June 11, the gates open at 10 A.M. and close at 9 P.M.
Sunday, June 12, the gates open at 10 A.M., and close at 6 P.M.
The Boat Show is located in the buildings behind the Sheraton Hotel at the corner of White and McKinley Avenues, on the L.A. County Fairplex grounds, in the city of Pomona, not far from the junction of the 10 and 57 freeways. The Wally Parks NHRA Motorsports Museum is open Wednesdays thru Sundays, 10 A.M. through 5 P.M. They have a wide variety of cars and memorabilia on display and a great gift shop.
The SCMA Boat Show has lots of booths and food stands for your convenience, and the latest innovations in modern boat designs. The Boat Racers Reunion will have many of the old race boats that you raced against or rooted for, 50 years ago. Pins, memorabilia, T-shirts and other things will be available for sale.
For further information, contact Richard Parks, Boat Racers Reunion, at [email protected]
, or call me at 714-963-2409.