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mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
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Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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UPDATE - BritishV8 2020 - The Fat Lady Sings
Posted by: mowog1
Date: May 04, 2020 12:43PM

Greetings.

†As I've stated before, Pete and I have stayed in continual contact with the Sheraton Westport Chalet regarding the status of the BritishV8 2020 in regards to restrictions that the State and City/County may have our participants.....the following is what we received from Nancy Masterson of the Sheraton on Friday:

"Rick and Pete:

Thanks for keeping me in the loop. Here are my thoughts and what I know as of today:

∑ Missouri is scheduled to open up for Business on Monday 5/4Ö Good news.

∑ However, St. Louis and St. Louis County are still under ďSafe/Stay at Home orderĒ and will not open up with the rest of the state on Monday. Ö because our area was hit the hardest with the virus.

∑ The County Executive is planning to update the situation no later than mid-May if not sooner.

∑ From what Iím reading, we are 2-3 weeks behind the rest of the state, thus should be open for business by the 25th at the very latest.

∑ We are cutting it really short and I donít know how long you want to hang on to make a decision??

∑ Of course, we are ďall inĒ if we can make it happen for you but at this point you would be able to cancel without penalty under the impossibility clause.

∑ If thatís your decision, we would love for you to reschedule at another time or another year, but thatís not required.

∑ With the opening of the state there are still restrictions on gathering and this is going to come in 3 phases. The first phase would last one month ( where we would be during your events) and people still need to be 6 feet apart. We can make that happen out by the cars but I would need to find out what restrictions might be in the hospitality room and also for the dinner.

∑ Not sure what all of this would look like but I think everyone will need to wear masks wherever you might go in the city??

Let me know your thoughts and we will follow your lead. If you do want to proceed I will start the process of seeing what the restrictions might be.

Thanks so much and have a great weekend.
Cheers, Nancy"

Based on these comments...and the continued unknown status of things in general, we have decided to cancel the event.

Sorry. We are ALL disappointed.

Pete and I appreciate the fact that the Sheraton has released us from our obligations found in our contract, so the event, nor the organizers, nor any of the participants will experience any out-of-pocket losses.

We also appreciate how you ALL stuck with us through this in the hope that we would be able to hold BritishV8 2020 this summer.
The Sheraton will be cancelling each of your personal room reservations and will send a confirmation email to you advising same.

As work has already begun on the printing and embroidery of our regalia items, I will pick these items up from the store and mail them to you.

I will also process event registration refunds...through PayPal if that is how you paid or via check if you used this payment option.
Both the mailing of regalia and the processing of refunds will take place later this month.

BritishV8 2021 will be held hosted by Mike Moor and Jim Miller in Auburn, Indiana from Tuesday, June 1st through Friday, June 4th next year. This is a great venue with a LOT of automotive history and attractions to be found. I know that you will NOT want to miss it. Stay tuned for more information as it becomes available.

We will give thought to holding BritishV8 2022 in St.Louis the following summer. Please give us your thoughts.

Again....sorry for the disappointing news....but we feel it best for all involved.

Safety/Faster!!!

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Mickey Richaud
Mickey Richaud
Townsend TN
(182 posts)

Registered:
08/25/2015 06:36AM

Main British Car:
'03 Jaguar XK8 Jaguar 4.2

Re: UPDATE - BritishV8 2020 - The Fat Lady Sings
Posted by: Mickey Richaud
Date: May 05, 2020 06:52AM

Rick and Pete -

Thanks for all the work you put into this; I know a bit about what it takes to put something like this together. Of course, we're all disappointed, but at this point I believe it's the right thing to do.

So, how about Townsend in October? Want to talk about beefing up this year's meetup a bit more? Let me know.

Mickey


Rog
Roger Haber
Hartell Southern Alberta, Canada
(6 posts)

Registered:
06/20/2014 11:30PM

Main British Car:
1967 MGB Roadster Chevy 350

Re: UPDATE - BritishV8 2020 - The Fat Lady Sings
Posted by: Rog
Date: May 05, 2020 11:32PM

Rick
Sorry to hear that 2020 in St. Louis is cancelled, but not surprised with all that's going on.
Looking forward to 2021, God willing.

Roger Haber


mowog1
Rick Ingram
Central Illinois
(1502 posts)

Registered:
10/17/2007 09:36PM

Main British Car:
1974.5 MGB/GT 3.9l Rover

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Re: UPDATE - BritishV8 2020 - The Fat Lady Sings
Posted by: mowog1
Date: June 01, 2020 09:49AM

Roger!

You and Fiona need to come to Auburn, IN next year.....it's a great town with a lot of automobile history.....and of course, BRitishV8 will be there!

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