Out of the Woodwork 2011
Princeton, NJ: September 30-October 2, 2011
Well another Woodwork is in the bag. I must say that for a completely new hotel and park venue, it went amazingly smoothly. There were a few little blips, but they have been addressed.
The River Ramble went very well and despite some wrong turns here and there everybody made it to the Brew Pub and had a great meal. Then more touring ending up at our house for some relaxing down time. We had a very informal board meeting at which some issues were brought up and work was started on addressing them. Then back to the hotel. Some of our membership went to Hopewell’s Cruise Night. Back at the hotel it was relax and meeting with old friends.
At the park the weather gods smiled on us the whole day, even though sometimes it looked as though it was going to rain any second. The food vendor this year was new, and I didn't hear a single complaint. Our Woodworkers ( in the red Tees) helped get things ready at the park and when the gates opened directed cars to their proper parking/class spaces. The final total for TVRs was 39 with a smattering of MGs, Healys, and other Brit car. The count was up from last year, but I feel still could be better. I'm sure the weather was a factor in that. Hayden Olenik manned our new regalia tent. We did about $500 in regalia sales.
The awards were as follows:
|Early TVR||1||Paul & Betty Danilowicz||67 Grantura 1800S|
|2||Don Ensley||63 Grantura|
|Griffith/Tuscan V8||1||Carl Waltzer||65 Griffith 200|
|2||Art Becker||69 Tuscan SE V8|
|Vixen||1||Dick Edwards||70 Vixen|
|2||Geoff DuPont||72 2500|
|M Series||1||Kenny Rollins||77 2500M|
|2||Candace Kennedy||72 2500M prototype|
|Tasmin||1||Ben Roth||85 Tasmin|
|2||Paul Kirkland||85 280i|
|Late TVR||1||Rob Stewart||85 350i FHC|
|2||Chuck Linn||85 390SE|
|Griffith 500||1||Bill Rogers||94 Griffith|
|2||Dave Graham||94 Griffith|
|Modified TVR||1||Cliff Nyysola||74 2500M V8|
|2||Dave Hunt||79 3000S V8|
|Other Brit||1||Tedyy Steffens||47 Anglia V8|
|2||Tony Hess||74 Land Rover 101 Forward Control|
|MG||Nick and Bill||66 MGB|
|Austin Healey||Nick & Alice Ferrant||61 Bugeye|
|Triumph||Gilles Deschenes||"Jagumph" XK8|
|Diamond in the Rough||Steve||66 MGB|
|Marq Ruben Award
President's Choice for Best TVR
|Dave Hunt||79 3000S|
|Best in Show||Art Becker||69 Tuscan SE V8|
The Trevor Award went to Candace Kennedy for her hard work behind the scenes setting up the Facebook page setting up the Covered Bridge Tour/River Ramble doing paperwork, getting the word out about all the TVR shows and generally being there to keep me motivated when I don't feel like it. Thanks Candace!!!
A special thanks goes out to Colin Lyons for taking the time to come over from the UK and being our auctioneer and Kash Biddle for his very generous auction bid.