View Full Version : 8th Annual Winter Meeting of CART ChampCar Friends

11-12-11, 03:20 PM
Friday and Saturday, January 6-7, 2012 at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel in Novi, Michigan. Former CART and Champ Car employees, participants, suppliers, sponsors, volunteers and fans are invited to share the memories, maintain the friendships, and honor the accomplishments of the 29 years of the CART & Champ Car series, from 1979 to 2008.

This is your chance to get together with co-workers, volunteers, participants, race fans, and other friends from the CART Champ Car days. Call or email people you'd like to see and plan to spend some time together January 6 & 7. Bring photos and racing memorabilia to share. Come prepared to tell your favorite racing story and listen to others you may (or may not) have heard before. Renew/maintain old friendships and make some new ones.

The weekend will begin with a casual gathering around the bar and/or dinner ordered off the menu on Friday evening. Exact arrangements will depend on how many people say they will be there by 7 PM Friday. Saturday we will gather again for lunch, and there will be an opportunity Saturday afternoon to display memorabilia and talk about your favorite racing experience with the group.

Past honorees at this event have included Billy Kamphausen and the CART Champ Car Safety Team. Fans, former employees and volunteers have attended from 15 states, including states as far away as California, South Carolina and New York, and Canada.

The main activity will be dinner and a formal program on Saturday evening. Dinner will include salad, a choice of entrees, dessert, coffee/tea for a fixed price of $35, including tax and tip and the cost of the meeting room. To register for this event please send an email to CCICFriends@yahoo.com and a check for $35 to CART ChampCar Friends, PO Box 20351, Rochester, NY 14602.

A block of rooms at the Sheraton Detroit Novi Hotel has been arranged at the special price of $82 per night. To get this rate call the hotel directly at 1-866-837-4180 and state that you are attending the CART ChampCar Friends event.

People wishing to be on our mailing list should send an email to Dave Pixley CCICFriends@yahoo.com