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Mail photo to: Jeannine Phipps, 2500 NE 187th Ave,Vancouver, WA 98684 or Lois Roth, 1740 NW 3rd St, Gresham, OR 97030
To submit by e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org
2016 EOC Meet News
Ogden, Utah, is the host city for our 2016 National Edsel Meet, which will take place from August 3rd through the 7th. Please see the Events Page for registration information. We originally planned to have the meet in Salt Lake City, but in trying to secure a host hotel in Salt Lake City, we found that the demand for convention hotels require planning two or three years in advance, and that the room rates there were prohibitively high. Ogden is located 45 minutes directly north of Salt Lake City on I-15. The convention will take place at a hotel that is unlike any other hotel that typically hosted our meets. The Ben Lomond is a grand hotel, built in the 1920s and has the historical elegance from the “Great Gatsby” era. It is located on the east end of the famous Historic 25th Street in downtown Ogden. We will be securing a permit from the city to have an Edsel show on 25th Street on the Friday and/or Saturday of the event. Our hotel has a parking garage where we will put our Edsels when we are not showing them on 25th Street. We have quite a few activities in the works. One will be a tour of the Millstream Car Museum in Willard, 20 miles north of Ogden. The museum contains a genuine, original 58 Pacer 2-door hardtop “Press Car” that was driven from Detroit to Utah by a press agent when it was new, and it has remained in Utah ever since. We will also offer a tour of an auto salvage yard located less than five miles from our hotel, which contains over 2,000 pre-1970 cars, including eight Edsels. On the opposite end of 25th Street is the Union Pacific station that contains several museums, including a train museum and an antique car museum with about 20 cars mostly from the 1920s and 1930s.
We wholeheartedly extend our invitation to all of you, our EOC members, to attend our national meet and to bring your Edsels. If you’re not able to bring an Edsel - no problem - we still would love to meet you. If your Edsel is rough and unrestored - no problem - we would still love to see your Edsel, and to have it at the meet.
Many, many thanks to Jeannine Phipps, who spent countless hours on the phone calling many hotels in Utah and for securing the Ben Lomond Hotel for our meet. She used her outstanding negotiating skills to get a great rate for our rooms and to get a deep discount for the use of the elegant banquet room for the Saturday night awards banquet.
The registration form and the tentative schedule of events are included in this issue on pages four and five.
Hope to see you in Ogden!
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A little Edsel history
A little Edsel history