SAAC-42 Highlight Sheet Indianapolis Motor Speedway June 8 – 10, 2017
What’s NEW this year
Open track passengers – Intermediate and Advanced run groups will be allowed to carry passengers during Open Track sessions. Passengers must be SAAC members (or new Associate Members) in order to participate, and, for insurance purposes, must meet the same equipment requirements as the driver.
Associate Membership – Introducing a new Associate Membership program that allows SAAC membership on an electronic basis only. Associate Members will have all rights and privileges as a Full Member, but will not receive hard copy mailings, such as the Annual. This will allow full participation in convention events at a reduced membership fee.
2006-2007 Shelby Concours – this year marks the debut of Concours Judging classes for 2006 and 2007 Shelbys and GT500s.
Event website – Details on all convention activities will be available on a convention website. http://www.saac42.com
Track – The Indianapolis Motor Speedway 4790 W. 16th St., Indianapolis, IN 46222 (317) 492-8500
http://www.indianapolismotorspeedway.com/ A detailed Track Map will be posted as soon as the areas have been designated. This will be on the website and part of the Convention Guide as a download. Hotels –
Wyndham Indianapolis West 2544 Executive Dr. Indianapolis, IN 46241 Reservation phone number: (317) 248-2481 Web Site: https://www.wyndhamhotels.com/wyndham/indianapolis-indiana/wyndham-indianapolis-west/overview Number of SAAC rooms: 125 SAAC rate: $119 plus taxes Block group name: SHELBY CAR CLUB If you have any problem with the hotel reservation operator, please contact Anne Brunory (317) 381-6168 during the day or Adam McKnight (317) 381-6102 evening.
Crowne Plaza Indianapolis Airport 2501 South High School Rd. Indianapolis, IN 46241 Reservation phone number: 317-244-6861 Web Site: https://www.ihg.com/crowneplaza/hotels/us/en/indianapolis/indap/hoteldetail Number of SAAC rooms: 75 SAAC rate: $119 plus taxes Block group name: SHELBY CAR CLUB If you have a problem with the hotel reservation operator during the day, please ask for Sharon Gainor (317) 243-1029. Cruise Tour – Thursday afternoon activity will be a Cruise Tour to an actual Indy car race team shop, for a tour of the facilities. The tour will be limited attendance and needs to be booked in advance Tech sessions – From 10 am to 4 pm on Thursday, there will a series of Tech Sessions held at the Media Center of the Speedway. An interesting set of one hour seminars are planned; a full schedule will be posted here. These will include special sessions on the 1967 Shelby Model Year, Concurs Judging, History and VIP lectures. Admission is free in the air-conditioned classrooms of the Media Center.
Thursday Social – Join us for a “Night at The Museum” on Thursday night. Our Social Event will have the Museum all for ourselves… for an evening of motorsports history and camaraderie. Explore the Museum at your leisure, and join your friends at the many “chat” tables set up around the Museum. A Cash Bar will be available. Meet the SAAC VIPs and Registrars… we will be there from 7:00 – 10:00 pm.
Friday Dinner and Program – The Palms Banquet & Conference Center 2353 East Perry Rd. Plainfield, IN 46168 The Friday night dinner/program will be held at The Palms Banquet & Conference Center in Plainfield. It is about 15 miles from the track and 9 miles from the hotels. The dining room holds 350 people. If you would like to attend this dinner we strongly suggest that you purchase tickets when you pre-register. Any unsold tickets will be available at SAAC Registration Open Track Open Track will have FIVE sessions on Thursday and TWO sessions on Friday. The Intermediate and Advanced run groups will be allowed to have passengers. Forms and track schedule are available in the Downloads section of the website. Parade laps – There will be parade laps during Lunch breaks on both Thursday and Friday. Here is a chance to run your car on the famous Brickyard. Pre-registration is requested; price is per car for single sessions. All 1967 Shelbys in attendance will have complimentary parade laps. Vintage Racing – The SAAC-42 Vintage Race is tentatively scheduled for 4:30 p.m. on Friday. SAAC race entrants will blend in with SVRA’s practice sessions: one on Thursday afternoon and one on Friday, in addition to the actual race. Cars will be considered on a case-by-case basis so entrants should include a photo of their car with their entry form to get prior approval. SAAC Vintage Race entry fee is $375 and this includes registration for the driver plus 2 crew. Drivers must have a current vintage, SCCA or other competition license recognized by SVRA. They also need up-to-date Snell-approved helmets. HANS neck restraints are also MANDATORY.
Please contact Curt Vogt at firstname.lastname@example.org if you have questions. All race cars must have a transponder. If you do not own one it will be possible to buy one or rent one at the track. Ask about this at the Drivers Meeting. Concours – The Concours Show at the National Convention is the pinnacle of originality, where the best of the best are judged. Classes, following the National Guidelines, are included for performance cars from Shelby American (and Ford), namely Cobras, Shelbys, Competition Cars (GT40s and original race version Cobras), Tigers (engineered by Carroll Shelby), and Bosses (the Ford derivative of the Trans-Am Mustang race cars developed by Shelby American). Teams of Concours Judges from across the country, with decades of experience, evaluate every detail of each car for originality, accuracy and workmanship. This year, we will open new classes for 2006 and 2007 Shelbys. Prior contact with the Concours committee is required for admission into the Judging field. Contact Jim Cowles at email@example.com Popular Vote – The Popular Vote show is scheduled for the morning of the final day of the convention, to allow for the largest number of cars. Envelopes are placed on the windshield of each car showing that car’s class, and perforated ballot sheets are given to everyone who wishes to participate. Owners and spectators separate individual ballots and “vote” for the car of their choice by placing a ballot in the envelope. A window for voting (usually between 10 a.m. and 12 noon) permits participation without dragging things out all day. Once the voting window closes the envelopes are quickly collected and delivered to the Vote Counting Committee. By 2 p.m. ballots have been counted and everyone gathers around the car show control point where winners are announced and awards presented. All 1967 Shelbys in attendance will have the entry fee waived. Parking – All attendees will park inside the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. A special paved area has been designated as Shelby and Cobra parking. There will be parking by model year for Thursday and Friday on this newly paved area. That location will be used for the Popular Vote Car Show on Saturday.
Swap meet –
There will be a special Swap Meet and Vendor area for attendees to set up Parts and Accessories sales and exhibits. As we have done in the past, there will be NO CHARGE to exhibit in this area. We request that items for sale be automotive-related only. All personnel at any vendor location must be a registered attendee of the event. Vendors with large trucks or commercial exhibits should contact SAAC in advance, so that locations can be reserved. E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org with the details. Garages – Park your car on the famous Gasoline Alley. A limited number of single door garages are available for rental. Golf carts – Golf Carts will be available for rental in advance, via Pre-Registration. IMPORTANT NOTE – If you bring your own golf cart or pit bike, it MUST have a proof of insurance sticker applied by Track Officials. Details on this requirement will follow soon. Camping – Camping is available throughout many lots located at and around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. Available on many different surfaces such as pavement, grass, gravel and dirt, there are plenty of locations to choose. Make sure to reserve your camping spot early as they go fast! This will be reserved through the track office; SAAC is not involved in camping or RV spaces. Call 1-800-822-4639