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Frank and Laura Sancineto

Frank & Laura Sancineto
f6978@aol.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Have you registered for the 2019 caravan? Official NCM Dates: August 28 – September 1, 2019: Join us and your fellow Corvette Enthusiasts as we head to Bowling Green, KY for the 25th Anniversary of the National Corvette Museum. This will be a milestone event in the National Corvette Museum’s history. FYI: our caravan activities will start on Monday, August 26.

What you need to know:
Our Caravan is filling up quickly. For planning purposes, we are asking that you register for the caravan no later than May 15, to ensure you will have lodging in Bowling Green and that we count you in our numbers for T-shirts, meals, etc. Please note, that the first 300 registered cars will receive a custom tote – we are fast approaching that number. After that date, there will be no refunds. Make sure to get your registrations in.

Caravan Updates:
Registration for the Museum is now closed. You will be able to register on site during the Caravan Events at a higher fee. The Pre-registration for our Caravan is also closed. If you are still interested in joining, call Frank at 919-604-6978.

Below are some of the routes caravanners will be driving to Concord. If you are interested in joining one, give them a call:

Edward and Michelle Munden – 252-339-2234

Let the wave begin from Delaware, Maryland, Virginia and North Carolina to Concord, North Carolina and then to Bowling Green, Kentucky. This route runs I-64 E to I-664 N onto US-13/US-58/US-460 traveling US-58 W to South Hill Virginia then I-85 S thru Durham, Greenville and onto Hampton Inn in Concord, North Carolina. Be sure to have your FRS/GMRS two-way radio (if you have one),

Starting route:
Depart: 9:00 am
Greenbrier Mall parking lot in Chesapeake, Virginia by 9:00 am on August 25th.
Sears Parking Lot
1712 Ring Rd., Chesapeake, VA 23320
Drive time: 1:00 hr/min
McDonald’s/BP Gas and Meet/Greet
1650 Armory Dr., Franklin VA. 23851
Arrival: 10:00 am
Depart: 10:15 am
Drive time: 1:15 hr/min
Shell/Pilot Travel Center Meet/Greet and Lunch:
Five Guys, Bojangles, Sonic Drive-In, Applebees, Cracker Barrel, etc.
1011 E. Atlantic St., South Hill, VA. 23970
Arrival: 11:30 am
Depart: 12:30 pm
BP Food Shop and Meet/Greet
2108 Avondale Dr., Durham, NC. 27704
Arrival: 1:35 pm
Depart: 1:50 pm
Drive time: 1:10 hr/min
Quick Shop-Gas Stop-BP and Meet/Greet
5603 Finch Farm Rd., Trinity, NC 27370
Arrival: 3:00
Depart: 3:15
Drive time: 00:55 hr/min
Perspective Hotel Check-In and Caravan Registration
Hampton Inn & Suites

9850 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC. 28027-4415
Arrival: 4:10 pm

Nick Nucci – H: 410-442-1961 C: 443-310-7320
njnucci@verizon.net
Caravan to Concord, NC – August 25, 2019
1. Meet at Sport Chevrolet (Silver Spring, MD) at 8 am on August 25th and depart no later than 8:30 am

2. I-95 South to I-85 South in Petersburg, Va and arrive in South Hill, VA at Applebee’s at 12 noon for lunch and gas. Take exit 12A off I-85. Applebee’s is on the left about 1/4 mile. (3hrs 45 min approx). Depart between 1 – 1:30 pm.

3. I-85 South to Concord, NC at Hampton Inn, 9850 Weddington Rd. Extension. Exit 49 off I-85. (approx 3 hrs) arriving 4:30 – 5 pm.

Kim Sheldon – Charleston, SC – 843-860-4731
The Charleston group will be leaving for Concord on Sunday August 25th from the parking lot at the Carolina Ale House 191 Sigma Drive in Summerville SC at 9:30 am. This info is available on our club website as well www.4cccc.org. We will be traveling Interstate 26 west to Interstate 77 to NC.

Ray Dent – Columbia, SC – 803-960-7871
We are going to meet the Charleston group at the Kroger off I-77 on Killian Rd and come up to Concord with them.

Dwight and Sherry Kemp starting from Winchester, Virginia – 540-539-8511
Arranging a caravan for all interested at:
0-60 Energy Café
170-11 Delco Plaza Winchester
Heading through Roanoke to Concord, NC with
Total distance about – 345 miles, 5.5 hours
We would like to meet with other members as we head South. Is there a location in Roanoke? What time? Based on that, we can plan our start time from Winchester.

Barry Roper with The Corvette Club of Richmond: 804-852-8536 – Al Martinez with Battlefield Corvette Club, Fredericksburg: 540-809-1237
will join up there will be about 23 cars. Members from Aquia CC and Northern VA CC may also join in.

We hope to depart rt sometime between 10:30 and 11:30 for the 4 hr + drive. The distance is 265 miles and we will take rest stops on I-85 @ MP 199 (6 mi S of Oxford) and @ MP 99 (3 mi S of Thomasville).
Depending on need, there is an Optional stop @ MP 139 (3 mi W of Burlington) between the two definite rest stops.

Clayton & Priscilla Norris – 828-265-7418
We will meet at Empire Chevrolet in Wilkesboro and travel 421 to I-77 then I-85 to Concord. We welcome anyone from this area to join us.

From Greenville, NC to Concord, NC
Jim Merkel 252-525-5441

Stage 1 Your Start to 4209 Greenville, NC
From Hwy 43 upon arriving into Greenville, Turn left on Fire Tower Road (Exxon Station on right corner in the Bells Fork
Square Shopping Center) continue on Fire Tower Road to Hwy 11 Memorial Blvd. (CVS store on right corner)
Turn Right on Hwy 11 Memorial Blvd. continue Memorial Blvd. through two traffic signals at the third traffic signal turn Left onto Thomas Langston Rd. (Waffle House on left corner)
Travel on Thomas Langston Rd. until the road come at Stop Sign ("T" Intersection)
Turn Right on Davenport Farms Road continue to the 4-Way Stop Intersection (Dollar General Store on left corner)
At the 4-Way Stop Sign turn right onto Frog Level Road
Continue Frog Level (just past the entrance to Colony Woods subdivision entrance) Turn Left onto Gibbs Drive
(Barrington Field Subdivision)
At the Stop Sign turn Right onto Barrington Fields Drive
Turn Left onto Cady Drive (3rd house on right) park on either side of the street or if you wish come back up into the drive
  Refreshment/Lunch/Bathroom Break
Stage 2 Greenville to 85 Hillsboro Street, Pittsboro, NC S&T Soda Shoppe
From Barrington Field Subdivision (Gibbs Drive) turn left onto Frog Level Road continue to the Stop Sign
Turn Left onto Dickenson Ave US 13/US 264A W & continue through Farmville for approx. 14 miles
Merge onto US 264 W continue for approx. 42 miles
Merge Left onto US 264 W towards Raleigh continue for approx. 13 miles
Take ramp on Left and Merge onto I-440 W towards Benson / Durham
Road name change to I-40 W keep straight
Take Exit 293 on right (stay to the left) circle around onto US 1/US 64 W towards Asheboro / Cary
Take Exit 98 B on right for US-64 W towards Asheboro / Cary continue for approx. 20 miles
Continue US-64 W to Exit 386 (approx. miles)
Take Exit 386 on right towards Pittsboro
At traffic round-a-bout take first right onto US 501 (street parking – S&T Soda Shop at the corner with the light)
  Refreshment/Bathroom Break
Stage 3 S&T Soda Shoppe to Shell Station /Wendy’s 301 W Church Street, Richfield, NC
From S&T Soda Shop on US-501 turn Left onto Hawk Street (getting caravan together location)(gas station on corner)
From on Hawk Street turn Left onto Fayette Street
Continue Fayette Street to the second Stop Sign
At the second stop sign turn Right onto West Street / US-64 B W (about 35 miles)
On US-64 B W stay to the left and merge onto US-64 W towards Siler City
Turn Left onto Mack Road (in Asheboro just past intersection for I-73)
Turn Right onto NC-49 S (about 40 miles)
Keep to the Left and stay on NC-49 S
Turn Right onto Stough Road (Road name change to George W Liles Pkwy NC State Road 1430)
Turn Left onto Weddington Road Ext

 

One of our sponsors – Roosters next to the Hampton Inn In Bowling Green on Three Springs Road, is having an all you can eat buffet for the caravan – see details below:
Roosters

1. Caravan Route:
From Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, the Caravan Route will follow I-40 W, to I-75 N, to Kentucky 80 W, to I-65S. I65S will take us right to our hotels in Bowling Green.

2. There are two separate registrations:

  • First, register with the Museum for their events: Registration opens September 12 at 9am central time. Click link to learn more about the caravan and to register with the museum. https://www.corvettecaravan.com/
    1. Cost: lifetime members: $30 per person
    2. Member: $40 per person
    3. Non-member: $65 per person
    4. Add $5 for onsite registration
    5. When signing up for the NCM National Corvette Caravan, you will be asked to select a “Regional Caravan.” If you plan to participate with us, please select our Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan. If you are NOT riding with a Caravan, but wish to participate in our pre-Caravan activities, select our Caravan as well. This will put you on our Regional Caravan list, so we know how many folks to prepare for.
    6. New this caravan: your museum credentials will be sent directly to the Captain of your caravan to hand out at registration. No more long lines at the NCM. If you order a museum event t-shirt, you will need to pick that up at museum.
  • Second, register with the (Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan) North Carolina, South Carolina, Virginia, W. Virginia, Maryland & Delaware.
  • Return the registration form with payment to Laura Sancineto, 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. A confirmation email will be sent to you when form is received.
  • To register for the Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan, please click on the link below to complete the registration form.
    Click here to download the Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Registration Form

Please send completed form with your check (made payable to Carolinas & Virginia Caravan) to Laura Sancineto: 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. Questions: caravan25th@aol.com

  • Parking at the National Corvette Museum: Worried about parking at the NCM? There is RESERVED PARKING now available at the NCM. This assures you of a space in Lot A each and every time you are at the NCM. Reserved spots are a $500 donation to the museum. To reserve your spot, contact Connie Russell at 270-467-8815 or connie@corvettemuseum.org. The other spots at museum are first come, first serve. Shuttles will be available from other parking areas around the museum from your car to museum and back.
  • HOTEL RESERVATION Information: We will do our best to accommodate hotel requests but there are no guarantees. It is important to get your registrations in ASAP so you can make your hotel reservations in Bowling Green.
  • When hotel reservations are being made, there are no other discounts available.
  • For the Concord, NC and Sevierville, TN hotels, you will make your own reservations.
  • For Bowling Green hotels, a list will be sent directly to the hotel. You can call to make your reservation once you get your confirmation email from Laura. Please note, rooms will be given out on a first come, first serve basis – there is no guarantee on room type. You can leave a message and they will call you back. Your name must be on the list to get a room. One room will be allotted per registration form. No multiple reservations.
  • You can cancel room up to 48 hours in advance without penalty. PLEASE contact Laura Sancineto to cancel. Do not call Hotel to cancel. We may need the room.
  • If you have a group and want to stay together in Bowling Green, please be sure to include your club affiliation on the registration form. We cannot guarantee this but will try our best to accommodate you.
Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet

Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet
Our Exclusive Dealership Sponsor
888-353-DALE (3253)

Host Hotel in Concord, NC: Hampton Inn
(2 nights – Sunday, August 25 & Monday, August 26, 2019)

  • I-85 Exit 49, 9850 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC 28027
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel: 704-979-5600 (Not 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $105 per night plus tax.

Overflow Hotel in Concord, NC – Springhill Suites
(2 nights – Sunday, August 25 & Monday, August 26, 2019)

  • 7811 Gateway Lane N.W., Concord, NC 28027
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel: 704-979-2500 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan group
  • Rate is $100 for King per night plus tax or $105 for two Queen beds per night plus tax

SEVIERVILLE / KODAK, TN
Host Hotel – Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville, TN
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 105 Stadium Drive, Kodak, TN 37764.
  • Call DIRECT to the Hotel – 865-465-0590 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolinas & VA Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $109 per night plus tax for a single or double. Triple is $119 plus tax and suites are $129 plus tax

Overflow Hotel in Sevierville, TN – Fairfield Inn and Suites by MarriottNCM 25th Anniversary
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 3620 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN, 37764
  • Directly across from the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville
  • Call DIRECT to the hotel at 865-933-3033 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolina’s and Virginia Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $99 per night plus tax

Overflow Hotel in Sevierville, TN – Holiday Inn Express
(1 night – Tuesday, August 27, 2019)

  • 3526 Outdoor Sportsman Place, Kodak, TN, 37764
  • Directly across from the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville
  • Call DIRECT to the hotel at 865-933-0087 (Not website or 1-800 #)
  • Tell them you are with the Carolina’s and Virginia Corvette Caravan
  • Rate is $99 per night plus tax

BOWLING GREEN, KY
Host Hotel in Bowling Green, KY – Hampton Inn
(4 nights – Check-in Wednesday thru Saturday, August 28 check-out September 1, 2019)

  • 233 Three Springs Road, Bowling Green, KY 42104
  • Rate is $189 per night plus tax – no other discounts apply. These are standard rooms with One King Bed, One Queen Bed, or Two Double Beds.
  • Those who START the Caravan in Concord, NC will have priority for rooms in Bowling Green
  • Hampton Inn Bowling Green Reservation Process:
    • ONE Room per Couple (per car) may be Reserved
    • Send registration form & payment to Laura Sancineto. 1407 Clay Hill Way, Durham, NC 27703. A confirmation email will be sent to you once your registration is received
    • Confirm you are STARTING CARAVAN in CONCORD, NC
  • Caravan Captain will provide valid List to Hampton Inn.
  • Call the hotel directly and speak to Tara White in Sales. Dial 270-842-4100 and hit 2 for Sales. If she is away from her desk leave her a message with your name and number, she will call you back to book your room.
  • You must hold the room with a valid credit card. Your card will be authorized for the full amount of your stay two weeks before arrival. It is advised to use a credit card and not a debit card for booking these rooms. We can accept cash at check-out, but you must have a valid credit card that will authorize for the whole stay to be able to check in.
  • You can give your Hilton Honors number to gain Hilton Honors points if you are a member. Rooms will be pre-assigned and E-check in will not be available for Hilton Honors members.

Overflow Hotels in Bowling Green, KY
(4 nights- Wednesday thru Saturday, August 28 checking out September 1, 2019)

  • We have two additional hotels in Bowling Green on Cave Mill Road.
    • The Tru Hotel by Hilton
    • The Fairfield Inn & Suites
  • To request a room in an Overflow Bowling Green Hotel, please follow the same process as above.
    • Once you receive confirmation email, you can call Joy Jolly, 270-904-4320. Leave a message and she will call you back.

Additional Hotels in Bowling Green, KY
In addition, the Bowling Green Visitors’ Bureau is also providing information about available hotel rooms at various hotels. http://www.vettecaravan2019.com/

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 Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Route Book or on this website, your local Corvette Clubs are welcomed to sponsor also. 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?

Please contact: Frank Sancineto, at f6978@aol.com or call at 919-604-6978

We need volunteers in each state to make this happen. Please call or email me and let me know you can help.

2019 Carolinas & Virginia Caravan Calendar

Our 2019 road trip begins at the Host Hotel in Concord NC – The Hampton Inn, I-85 at Exit 49, 9850 Weddington Rd., Concord, NC 28027.

  • Sunday, August 25, 2019: We will start the fun with a Meet & Greet event and Caravan Registration Check-in at the host hotel. Hotel Reservation Information listed below. Dinner on your own at one of the many great local restaurants.
  • Monday, August 26, 2019: Caravan Registration Check-in continues. Interested participants will be able to run track laps on the Charlotte Motor Speedway track – between 10:00 am – 2:00 pm. There will be a separate charge for this activity. Additional track information and the process for enrollment will be communicated as we get closer to the event. An evening meal will be provided at the host hotel, starting at 6:30pm, for registered caravan participants.
  • Tuesday, August 27, 2019: The C&VA Caravan Route begins with participants meeting at 9:00am for breakfast, served at and hosted by our sponsor, Dale Earnhardt Chevrolet in Newton, NC, and the caravan will depart from there. More information (directions, etc.) will be provided to participants.
    • Lunch: The caravan will stop at the famous Biltmore Estate in Asheville, NC for lunch at the Deer Park Restaurant. Fee included in registration fee.
    • We will depart Biltmore at approximately 2:00pm for our destination that day, which will be the host hotel, Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville at 105 Stadium Drive, Kodak, TN. Final Caravan Registration Check-in will be available, and pizza, drinks and an ice cream social will be served to round out our day.

    Please note: Those who are not starting in Concord but plan to join the Caravan in Sevierville/Kodak, TN on Tuesday evening –please plan to join us for the festivities at the Hampton Inn & Suites Sevierville and pick up your caravan registration packet. More detailed info will be available later.

  • Wednesday, August 28, 2019:
    • BY 10:00am – Meet at the Smoky Mountain Stadium parking lot, directly adjacent to the Hampton Inn.
    • Lunch: We’ll be stopping in Columbia, KY for food, fuel and restroom break before we make the final run into Bowling Green.
    • The Caravan Route will follow I-40 W, to I-75 N, to Kentucky 80 W, to I-65S and proceed to hotels in Bowling Green.

Note: More detailed Caravan Calendar information will be provided as we get closer to the event.

Please note: No refunds will be given after May 31, 2019

PLEASE SUPPORT OUR SPONSORSHampton Inn

Hampton Logo

Hampton Inn Bowling Green,
233 Three Springs Rd
Bowling Green, KY 42104

 

 

Previous Caravan Advertisers:

Above and Beyond
www.aboveandbeyondautomotive.net
Adam's
www.adamspolishes.com
Streetside Classics
www.streetsideclassics.com
Rik's
www.riksvet.com
Klassic Rides
www.klassicrides.com
Annes
www.shopannes.com

2019 Caravan Volunteers

Please email Frank at F6978@aol.com or call
919-604-6978
Frank and Laura Sancineto
F6978@aol.com
919-604-6978
Caravan Registration in Concord
Carolyn Zimmer
VelocityVette77@yahoo.com
704-965-3270
Sponsorship/Driver Manual
Chris and Peggy Wood
2redvettes@att.net
704-340-8120
Local Leaders:
Below is a list of local leaders and their starting points for anyone who
wishes to Caravan together to Concord, NC.
Charlotte, NC
Wade & Sue Stickels
wjstickels@aol.com
704-564-3819
Elizabeth City, NC
Edward & Michelle Munden
fmunden1@yahoo.com
252-339-2234 cell (Edward)
252-312-6118 cell (Michelle)
Local Leaders (continued):
Blythewood, SC
Ray Dent
dent_ray@emc.com
803-754-2720
Charleston, SC
Kim Sheldon
chuckims@homesc.com
843-388-0050
Fredericksburg, VA
Gary Graham
garygraham@cox.net
540-840-3813

Are you a Member of the National Corvette Museum?

Vanity PlateVanity Plate Campaign

Your VANITY PLATE is your own, so why not show it off? For a limited time, you can personalize your 2019 Caravan Route Book even more by displaying your VANITY PLATE inside!

Here’s how:

From now through December 31, 2018, send a good quality business card-sized photo of your VANITY PLATE to
Vanity Plate2redvettes@att.net
Next, send a check for $35 for 1 plate, $50 for 2 plates to:

Chris Wood, Sponsorship
11607 Clingman Lane
Charlotte, NC 28214

Once the plate and check are received, you will get a confirmation. Don’t delay, join the many Caravaners who’ll see their very own VANITY PLATE in the keepsake 2019 Carolinas & Virginia Corvette Caravan Route Book!

Updated 7/30/19