Florida

Registration for the 2019 Caravan on the National Corvette Museum website is open!
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Your credentials will be sent to me unless you choose to pick them up upon arrival in BG. If not going to Daytona I can mail them to the club presidents and they can give them out. I will charge for postage. Don’t forget to register tomorrow morning at 9am our time.

Prices for NCM Caravan registration are: $30 Lifetime members. $40 Members. $65 Non-Members add $5 to each for onsight registration. Included is a commemorative event program. Lapel pin, dash plaque, participant window cling and custom hard card credentials with a lanyard. The Credentials are being sent to the Captain. I will have this information on captain’s page- and a link to registration once it goes live. Or you can register on NCM website. At that time you will be able to download self-guided road tours and also there will be a link for plant tours, and motorsports park. There are no guided road tours planned. Stay tuned

9/16/18 – For those of you who reserved at the Holiday Inn Express in Bowling Green – you need to read this. In about 2 weeks Drue is going to send Jojo and I a list of the ppl who reserved. We are to look it over to make sure it’s our FL group. The reason is that it appears some other folks are trying to sneak in on our group. So he has now changed the plan. It will be first come first serve. We will be emailing the form to each person to fill out and provide a charge card. Then it must be sent back to Drue. As he receives them, those ppl are in. Just an FYI- please comment to this post if you reserved there. This way we can match your name.

As of 9/2/18 – Prices in Daytona for our events are as follows: Meet and Greet with Taco Station and cash bar $17 per person. 90 minute Tram tours $18 per person. Our welcome party with buffet dinner and raffles and 50/50 is $57 per person and cash bar. We are working with Daytona to get the prices lowered. Please, if you haven’t already done so, if joining us in Daytona can you send an email to Jojo Hite at harryfjojo@aol.com we are starting a spread sheet.

For those of you booked at the Quality Inn in Bowling Green, our rates are NQ $259 + tax, NK $269 + tax, NDD $279 + tax – before anyone cancels make sure you have a reservation elsewhere. Also put that our pricing and agenda will be posted by end of weekend and the information on registration thru NCM. Tom from the Quality Inn is going to start calling everyone booked in about 2 weeks to confirm and get a deposit. He will call again if no response the first time. If after two calls and no response he will cancel your room.

As of 8/20/18 our room blocks in Bowling Green are full, and if you still plan on going on Caravan then call the hotels and make your own reservations. We are a year out now and hotels will start taking reservations.

Our Caravan is departing Daytona beach early Tuesday morning and heading N on I-95 to I-10W to I-75N. We are planning a stop in Valdosta GA and continuing on 75N to Acworth GA. – Depart Acworth GA Wednesday morning. Taking I-75N to I-24W and stopping at S Pittsburgh TN. Will take I-24W to I-65N to Bowling Green KY!! Details on the stops and times will be posted later.

Captain Sue Militello
suegail58@yahoo.com

Grandson

My Grandson wants to lead the Caravan but he’s a little too young

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Day 1 – August 25th – Meet and greet at World Center of Racing in Daytona beach on track from 5-7pm.
Day 2 – Monday we will have tram tours morning and afternoon and welcome party Monday night from 5-9pm.
Day 3 – Stage early for parade lap on speedway with police escort onto I-95 to head to Acworth GA. Arrive in Acworth on Tuesday around 5-6pm, we will try for a little earlier – have dinner in historic district.
Day 4 – Stage up with the GA group early at Dallas Landing State Park in Acworth, and head to Bowling Green KY – police escort out of Dallas Landing – one stop between Acworth and Bowling Green – at S Pittsburgh TN to eat and gas upARRIVE in Bowling Green between 1-2pm – details on events are coming – stay tuned to Captain Page and FB.
Sue Militello the FL captain

5/3/18: We would like to know how many people plan on starting off caravanning to Daytona and all the way to Bowling Green – please email my Co-captain Jojo Hite at harryfjojo@aol.com as she is starting a spread sheet.

4/23/18: Hello everyone – had a meeting with Daytona this morning with two of my local leaders Nick and Lois. It went very well. Now heading to Acworth – have a meeting there tomorrow morning and then South Pittsburgh TN for a meeting then on to BG KY. Will post details soon. There are still 95 rooms left in Daytona – will check along way on our room blocks up to and including BG. Stay tuned.

Hello, my name is Sue Militello and along with my husband Sam we’ve been Corvette enthusiasts for 30 years.

We live in Deerfield Beach FL. We participate in 6-8 shows per year. We have met many great people and have made lots of new friends. This will be our 3rd caravan and we are very excited for 2019. Our captain for 2014, Carrie Sue Deleon, was a great mentor to me and I was proud to be her East Coast Local Leader. The caravan to Bowling Green KY is an awesome experience and one not to miss. We own 3 corvettes now, a 2000 convertible, a 2007 coupe and a 2013 Grand Sport – so which one do we choose for caravan?? The line of corvettes on highway is an awesome sight. I am looking forward to leading it. Our adventure will begin in Daytona Beach on Sunday August 25th 2019. Stay tuned to the Captain’s Page on nationalcorvettecaravan.com/fl for future updates. Also visit us on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/2019FLcorvettecaravan/.

Please also welcome my Co-Captains Harry and Joeann Hite harryfjojo@aol.com and my local leaders Alicia and John Marzuk amarzuk@aol.com and Nick and Lois Fedorovich nickfedorovich@gmail.com. And, for the West Coast of Florida, Rick and Sherry Wheeler srrcwheeler@msn.com. These friends are very supportive and want to make the 2019 the best one ever!

If you are interested in doing a parade lap on Daytona Speedway on Tuesday morning Aug 27th as we head for Acworth it will be $50 per car and each one signs a waiver let me know as we cannot do this unless we have a minimum of 50 cars – you can email any of our contacts on this page or post to our Facebook Page.


Send check payable to:
Suzanne Militello
2744 SW 14th Dr
Deerfield Beach FL 33442

If any club wants any of us to go to their meeting please contact us- we are going around to shows and meetings now selling our shirts, flags, and clings the shirts are pictured here we have ladies and men’s polos and the t-shirts are for both.

Ladies Polo
Mens Polo FrontMens Polo Back
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The Florida Caravan is starting in Daytona Beach. I will have the events listed soon – stay tuned. We do have 2 hotels and they are ready to take your name, instructions are as follows:

Aug 25-26 2019

Residence Inn Marriott [pet friendly]
1725 Richard Petty Blvd.
Daytona Beach, Fl 32114
Standard rooms $149.00 + tax
Pet fee $75.00

Call Sara at 386-562-9110. Ask for National Corvette Caravan Room Block to reserve a room. OR email sara.ardeeser@marriott.com give her the dates of stays, name, phone #, email address if emailing to her. She is putting everyone on a spreadsheet until she gets in system 1 yr out. She will call then for Credit Card Information when she puts in system.

Courtyard by Marriott [not pet friendly]
1605 Richard Petty Blvd.
Daytona Beach, FL 32114
Standard room $139+ tax

Same instructions as above as hotels are next to each other.

We have a room block set for Aug 27th 2019 at a rate of $94.99 and a $10 pet fee per pet per night:
The Best Western Acworth Inn
5155 Cowan Rd.
Acworth, GA 30101
770-974-0116 front desk/p

To make reservation call and “mention” Joeann Hite for FL 2019 corvette caravan. Starting May 27th 2019 the hotel will contact each guest to confirm and charge the credit card. Cancellation will still be allowed until 14 days prior to the event for charge to be refunded. After 14 days prior there will be no refund. No room blocks are allowed within this block. Each person must call.

Acworth, Ga
LaQuinta
770-975-9920
Ask for Jo Hite group
Tues Aug 27, 2019
All rooms $119. Plus tax
Pet friendly

Acworth Georgia
Days Inn
August 27-28 2019
164 Northpoint Parkway
Acworth, Ga 30102
$89.99 + Tax per night
Pet Friendly $15.00 per night
38 rooms
All non smoking

Bowling Green hotel information is as follows:
Check in date for hotels is Aug 28, 2019 for 3 nights.

Quality Inn
4648 Scottsville Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
270-843-1163 or 270-793-0257 when reserving you must say Jo Hite group block so the hotel knows it is the 2019 FL Caravan.

Holiday Inn Express
165 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104
270-843-3200 and 888-465-4329

La Quinta Inn and Suites (39 rooms left as of 4/25/18)
1953 Mel Browning St
Bowling Green, KY 42104
Phone number for reservations is 270-783-0083 and must mention Corvette Caravan – Joeann Hite room block. Rate is $191.68 including tax per room. We have 62 rooms. If anyone has any questions they can call Halie. Front desk is aware of the group block.

Advertising is very important to our Caravan.

Please help us keep costs to a minimum. If you know of a local business in your area that would benefit from advertising in our Corvette Caravan Route Book, on this website, or on a banner, please email me below. Your local Corvette Clubs are also welcomed to advertise or you may also place a personal Ad in our Route Book. What better way for a business to reach this large and passionate group of consumers – The Corvette Enthusiast than by advertising with us?

Banners are popular and a great way for a business or club to show their support for the caravan. Banners are 3′ x 10′ on canvas with brass grommets for displaying. They can be printed with the business or club logo and signed by participants. Contact me for information on pricing.

Banner 1:
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Banner 2:
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Sponsors

Ecklers

Don Garlits Museum

Keen parts

Florida Sponsors

Florida Sponsors

Florida Sponsors

Jacket by Galli

Jacket by Galli

Howards

Bauman Kangas

Bill Buck Chevrolet

CQ CQ My Last Transmission

Thank you, your FL Captain – Sue Militello

Please contact Sue at suegail58@yahoo.com

Updated 9/19/18