2020 CCCA Annual Meeting - Valley Forge / King of Prussia PA
2020 CCCA Annual Meeting Valley Forge / King of Prussia PA March 25-29
For the 2020 CCCA Annual Meeting, we are returning to our roots as we convene not far from the locations that served as Annual Meeting headquarters during the early years of our Club. Skytop, Pennsylvania was the site for the CCCA Annual Meeting from 1954 to 1957, followed by Buck Hill Falls, Pennsylvania from 1958 to 1978.
From March 25 to 28, 2020, CCCA faithful will be found in Valley Forge/King of Prussia, Pennsylvania for four days of Club business, noteworthy automobile collections, local points of interest and of course, Classic Car Club camaraderie. Our host hotel is the Valley Forge Casino & Radisson Hotel located 30 miles north of Philadelphia.
Wednesday, March 25, the National Board will conduct a meeting in advance of a Welcoming Social at the hotel from 7 to 9 p.m. Thursday, the traditional Annual Membership Meeting starts our day where the past year will be recapped, the slate of officers will be revealed, and the future of our Club will be discussed. The balance of the day includes a renowned automobile collection followed by fine Philadelphia culture.
The Simeone Foundation Automotive Museum features a noteworthy collection of speed-centric automobiles from the turn of the century to more modern offerings. Classics marques noted for performance include Bentley, Stutz, Alfa-Romeo, Bugatti, Cord (CCCA Senior Classic #4 is still in the Simeone family) and more. Even a rare Classic Squire is part of the collection. Come prepared to appreciate the automotive finery by reviewing “The Spirit of Competition,” the excellent book which documents this collection coupled with artistic photography by Michael Furman. Next, we tour the Philadelphia Art Museum, which promises “Something around every corner.” Works by the greats including Cézanne, Matisse, Monet, Picasso, Rembrandt, Renoir, and Rubens are complemented by American artists O’Keeffe, Warhol and Wyeth. Dinner Thursday evening will be on the waterfront at the Corinthian Yacht Club. This historic venue dates to the 1890s and its rich history is complemented by its fine food and service today.
Additional Club business meetings take place Friday morning along with the mechanical judging
of the Classics. Following lunch, we travel to another fine automobile collection, those of Nicola
Bulgari. Named the NB Center for American Automotive Heritage, the collection celebrates America’s “Everyday Automobiles,” with more than 150 examples displayed. We return to the hotel on Thursday evening where Regional excellence is celebrated at the Regional Award Banquet.
Saturday morning begins with the Judges and Tabulators breakfast while the Classics receive
their final preparation before thorough CCCA judging commences. The cars will be displayed indoors and can be enjoyed all day long. Technical seminars take place later in the afternoon with the final Awards Banquet Saturday evening.
This promises to be an excellent Annual Meeting and strong participation is expected. The Hospitality Suite will be open several evenings offering a chance to catch up with those CCCAmembers you only see once a year. Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) is serviced by all the major airlines and is a short 30 minutes ride from our host hotel.
The detailed schedule of events appears on the registration forms at the back of this issue. Registering early will help the volunteers coordinate this event and please consider bringing your Classic for display or judging. The CCCA Annual Meeting is the once-a-year event at which a
Best of Show Classic is selected for the Warshawsky Award, along with the Klairmont Cup, celebrating the most original Classic.
We look forward to seeing you there.