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Sandhills Motoring Festival, Pinehurst, NC - May 26-28, 2023

While not an official Pagoda Group event, The Pagoda SL Group has been invited to participate in the Sandhills Motoring Festival in lovely Pinehurst, North Carolina at the end of May. This is a well established weekend of many events ending with a Concours on Sunday. We've been asked to bring 20 Pagodas with 8 of those judged in a Pagoda class at the Sunday Concours.

This will be a really great weekend--lots of beautiful cars, and fun social events.

We hope to attract Pagoda owners from the south east and more to this great event!

Michael Salemi
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #1 on: January 31, 2023, 21:53:11 »
I assumed you were involved in this arrangement?  If so, nice work!!  I've always been interested in attending this event, so I'm going to ask She Who Dislikes Car Shows and see if she'll go for the dinners, maybe the pottery.
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #2 on: February 01, 2023, 00:06:37 »
I assumed you were involved in this arrangement?  If so, nice work!!  I've always been interested in attending this event, so I'm going to ask She Who Dislikes Car Shows and see if she'll go for the dinners, maybe the pottery.

The Sandhills Motoring Festival has been around for some time. The MBCA-Triangle Section (which covers the eastern part of North Carolina) has been participating in different forms over the years. Alex Djuric who lives in the Triangle area has wanted to do this with a group for a couple of years. We both attended last year, and had a meeting with the organizers last week. It'll be a beautiful event. Tell Kim to look up the North Carolina Pottery Highway...
Michael Salemi
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2023, 22:19:31 »
How many are interested in attending the Sandhills Motoring Festival, Pinehurst, NC - May 26-28, 2023 with a Pagoda?  Trying to get an idea of how many attendees we can expect.  Looking for 30 Pagodas for display and 8-10 for judging.

Yes or Maybe responses only. 

Thank You,
Alex Djuric
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2023, 23:24:01 »
Yes, I will be there with the '67 230SL. Already signed up and hotel reservations made!  It is a lovely event!
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2023, 05:00:23 »
I have booked a hotel and will register this weekend. I intend on being there with my 68 280.

Looking forward to it.

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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #6 on: February 26, 2023, 18:57:32 »
Notices and invitations along with brochures (attached here) have been going out to all of our full and associate members in the Carolinas and surrounding states.

It is important to note that our prime in-town display location, "Pagodas in the Pines" is a display area--this is not expected to be show cars here! So if you have a daily driver--that's great, we sure would love to see you!

This will be a great weekend for all automotive enthusiasts as well as Pagoda owners!
Michael Salemi
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #7 on: March 06, 2023, 05:16:09 »
Well, I won't have ta Pagoda to show, but me and She Who Hates Car Shows will be there.  Spending a couple nights at the Biltmore before SMF, so it will be a nice week!  Can't wait to see you there!
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #8 on: April 18, 2023, 01:03:08 »
Hello Michael,

Are there any plans for a "Pagoda get together, lunch, or dinner, etc." or should we just plan on meeting up at the planned events for the SMF?

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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #9 on: April 18, 2023, 15:12:04 »
We will have a Friday afternoon get together, very casual at the hotel…
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #10 on: April 18, 2023, 18:37:50 »
And the local MBCA section is having a dinner on Saturday night.  I'll be going to that instead of the SMF dinner that night.
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #11 on: April 18, 2023, 21:27:59 »
And the local MBCA section is having a dinner on Saturday night.  I'll be going to that instead of the SMF dinner that night.

Our (this group's) suggested "itinerary" for Sandhills was to have dinner with the local Triangle Section of the MBCA.
See y'all there!

Plenty of time for those that just want to come, have a "primo" in town close in parking space with their Pagoda, to sign up and join the fun.
Michael Salemi
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #12 on: April 19, 2023, 00:18:41 »
Splendid. Do we need to let someone know of our intent to dine with the local MBCA group? Are reservations needed? Is there a contact person?

Thanks, again for the information.

James (Eddie) Black

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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #13 on: April 19, 2023, 01:00:21 »
You will have to sign up for the Saturday night dinner thru Motor Sports Reg. PM me and I'll send you the link.
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Re: Sandhills Motoring Festival - Pinehurst NC - We are invited!
« Reply #14 on: April 19, 2023, 05:02:40 »
Do we need to let someone know of our intent to dine with the local MBCA group? Are reservations needed? Is there a contact person?
There are attachments in posts #1 and #6 of this thread.  Please see those for complete instructions.
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