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2003 B. E. A. T.
Ebeyer gives us a debrief:
This year's BEAT was a wonderful
experience. The weather was perfect, the scenery always enjoyable, and there
were about 125 cars total. . Accommodations at Little America are great,
especially for the low rates charged. Everybody had a safe and enjoyable trip
and we're all geared up to go again next year. If you participated in the BEAT,
you might like to send a note of appreciation to Mike and Janice Goodwin at firstname.lastname@example.org
Update 1/13/02 from Michael (see below
for original info)
Greetings, As promised, the following information regarding a Friday, April
25th. hotel where we have reserved a block of rooms for our drivers arriving
from outside the Phoenix area. Please mention the “B.E.A.T.” to receive your
discount room rate. The Hampton Inn does not have an on site restaurant, but
right next door is a very nice “Marie Callender’s” restaurant. Their
discount room rates will be $49.00 for 2 guests and $5.00 for each additional
person in your room. Our block of rooms will be available until April 4th. After
that, it’s what’s available, but our room discount continues to be applied.
They will provide a very early morning continental breakfast for our group. A
heated outdoor pool is available at both the Hampton Inn & Little America.
The Hampton Inn is located at 8101 N. Black Canyon Highway (I-17). Take exit
# 206 (Northern Road). The Inn is located ¼ mile north of Northern Road, on the
access road that runs parallel to I-17 on the east side. This location is just
south of our “starting point” at the corner of Dunlap Road & I-17 in the
parking lot on the north side of the Sheraton Crescent. The “starting point”
has not changed, so if you are aware of its location, the location of the
Hampton will be easy to find. A number of our drivers stayed there in 2002 and
were pleased with that location. There is no toll free number, but their local
number is (602) 864-6233. They do have e-mail (email@example.com)
where you can make reservations by e-mail.
Thanks, Mike & Janice Goodwin www.beataz.com
E-mail of 01/10/03 from Michael
of the B.E.A.T.
Attached is the 2003
application for the B.E.A.T. We have made a number of changes for 2003 and
incorporated a number of suggestions from participants in previous drives. We
want to expand the use of the Route Book to include not only maps &
timetables for the drive, but also information on vendors that have helped with
making the event a success and fun for you. Also to be included will be
information on car clubs. Suggested information will be Club contacts, phone
numbers, web sites and general information to attract new members to your group.
This suggestion came from several participants since the B.E.A.T. does attract
multi-marque owners. This of course means that I need to receive the information
to be included. So as you read this, do not think that someone else is going to
send me the information. If I receive the same information from 5 people of the
same Club, we know that Club will be represented.
Also keep in mind that we are limited in some areas where
we park as a group to about 200 cars. We had 183 drivers in 2002, so do not
delay in getting your application in the mail. And yes, this year I'm going to
get the confirmations back to you in a better time-frame. We also plan on having
a section in the Route Book for a listing of participants. This will be for
finding out who has that really great looking Ferrari or Rolls Royce. The
listing will only include: participant name, marque, model, year &
We've also added a new restaurant, for a total of four in
Prescott where you can use your $10 per car "BEAT BUCK" for lunch.
Zuma's has been added and is excited about having drivers and their navigators
join them for lunch.
Speaking of Prescott, we have negotiated something special
this year. You know how we park in Wickenburg? The street is blocked off on both
ends and we park parallel with the street. We will do the same on "Whiskey
Row", also known as Montezuma Street and / or Route 89A. How about that?
Think of the photographs that can be taken with all of the cars parked parallel
up & down "Whiskey Row".
Additional plans are under way for something special
for photography in Prescott & Cottonwood. Stay tuned and bring your digital
cameras to share your pictures during "Happy Hour" in Flagstaff. We
are working on a method to display your pictures taken Saturday.
Another item of interest … remember the tiny magnets we
used on the magnetic signs for the car doors? Using them, I'm not aware of any
signs that were blown off or lost, so be sure and order your magnetic signs that
will include these "button" magnets to hold the signs in place. And,
of course we will have for those that bought signs in previous years the new '
03 decal & magnets.
Regarding Sunday morning activities ... it has been
suggested that we have a group breakfast instead of lunch. This would allow
those drivers that might have a longer drive home to be able to attend the final
group get- together & raffle prizes drawing. By having a breakfast, we hope
to be through with everything by 10:30 A.M. Sunday morning and on the road home.
We need to have a head count for breakfast Sunday morning, so it is important to
sign up and let us know you will be joining us for the raffle prizes drawing
& buffet that we have planned.
Again in 2003 we are staying at Little America in
Flagstaff. They suggest that you contact them as early as possible to book
your room, mention the BEAT for your special rate. The rate is $75 (single
or double) and $10 for each additional person. Little America will make
the front desk staff aware so that when participants call to make a reservation
under the name B.E.A.T. or British Euro Auto Tour, there will be no
difficulties. Contact them at 1-800-352-4386.
There is more information to share, but this note is
getting too long and I want to be sure your ISP will allow this much information
on your e-mail. We have additional route changes for this year and more items to
share with you, so stay tuned and let us know who else should be contacted. By
the way, the T-Shirt design again this year will be a very desirable item. Until
our next message…
Thanks for your support !!
Mike & Janice
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