2018 GTOAA NATIONAL CONVENTION

ACTIVITIES

 

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Philadelphia Tour

Wednesday June 27, Saturday June 30.

Times TBA

 

We have contracted the Philadelphia Trolley Works BIG BUS COMPANY’s Hop-on, Hop-off Sightseeing Tour to provide our guests a unique tour experience of Philadelphia, PA. 

 

Our guests will board a double decker bus at the Convention Center and take a tour of Philadelphia’s most popular areas. This bus will make 27 stops along the way where you can Hop-off and take your own tour at your leisure then Hop-on the bus and proceed to another stop at a tour of your choosing.

 

There are designated stops all over the city along the route where you can disembark then be picked up at your convenience. At the end of your day the bus will bring you back to the Convention Center.

 

While you are enjoying your tour you will be able to sample Philadelphia cuisine at one of the many restaurants and pubs in Philadelphia.  Philadelphia is noted for their Philadelphia Cheesesteaks, there are many pizza, and steak shops along the tour routes for you to choose from.

 

We are letting YOU choose which sites offered to visit while you enjoy your stay in Valley Forge. We will offer 2 excursions with the Big Bus Company. One on Wednesday June 27, and one on Saturday June 30, 2018.

 

Check out the Big Bus Company and the list of the 27 stops offered and plan your tours now!

 

THE BIG BUS COMPANY

 


 

Valley Forge National Historical Park

Thursday June 28, 2018.

Time TBA

 

THE GOATS are COMING, THE GOATS are COMING!! Our cruise will take us to the Valley Forge National Historical Park located about 5 miles from the Expo Center. We’ll assemble at the Convention Center and proceed to the Park. We’ll regroup at, then tour the Visitors Center and receive tour maps before proceeding into the park. Bring your cameras and video recorders! There are many landmarks to visit and historical information provided about the American Revolution. Visit General George Washington’s headquarters, see where his Elite Security Force were housed and how they lived, visit Artillery Park.

 

As we enter the Park we’ll make our first stop. You will then tour this park at your leisure, take as much time as you like.  At the end of your tour you can cruise back to the convention center using the map you’ll be provided.  

 

VALLEY FORGE NATIONAL HISTORICAL PARK

 

 

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Arnold’s Family Fun Center

Located behind the Expo Center, just a few minutes’ walk, is Arnold's Family Fun Center one of Pennsylvania's premier indoor entertainment venues. With 200,000 square feet of action-packed adventure, your family will enjoy endless excitement on rides like Bumper Cars, Krazy Kars, and thrilling Go Karts.

 

Arnold's offers an enormous selection of games including 2 Laser Tag attractions, Black Light Mini Golf, the largest Arcade in the region, as well as a full size 20 lane Bowling Center. During your fun at Arnold’s you’re sure to get an appetite. No need to find a nearby restaurant, Arnold's Bistro & Bar and quick-stop Café will satisfy your thirst or hunger.  Your entire family will enjoy the many hours of fun offered with no traveling.

Check out ARNOLDS FAMILY FUN CENTER and see all that is offered for your family!

 

We’re still working on additional activities and will post them once they’re confirmed, please check back!

 

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1ST  Annual Classic Pontiac Hall of Fame Inductee Display and Pontiac Car Show

 

Saturday June 30th

8:00am-4:00pm

 

Max Performance Inc.

2705 Clemens Rd

Hatfield, PA 19440

DIRECTIONS

 

This event is being held just 20 minutes down the road from the GTOAA Nationals in Hatfield PA.  It is a once in a lifetime opportunity to be a part of history in witnessing the selection and induction of the inaugural nominees to the 1st Annual Classic Pontiac Hall of Fame.   A fitting display will be unveiled at the show.   Find out and honor those who we all chose to make it in on the first ballot!

  

This momentous occasion is being held in conjunction with the 8th Annual Pypes/Max Open House and Car show extravaganza.     Here you can see 4 simultaneous car shows.   Expect to see more than 300 of the rarest Pontiacs ever restored along with hundreds of premier regional Musclecars, Corvettes and Mustangs. Bring your classic to participate in the Popular vote Pontiac show or just hang out in the free cruise-in area.   As if this weren't enough, Live Music, food court, mfg midway, door prizes, trophies, hospitality suite, free coffee and donuts to participants and more are all happening here on Saturday.    All held on the park like grounds of Pypes, Cold Case, Snappin Turtle and GTOG8TA.com. --- And don't forget to head back to the convention center for the award banquet where we can show our appreciation of our new inductees as we formally present them and their families with their HOF lifetime achievement awards.

 

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Tech Seminar Schedule

(Schedule is subject to change)

 

Dennis Kirban:

History of Hurst.

Thursday 10am.

 

Arnie Beswick:

Question & Answer Session.

Thursday 12pm.

 

John Kraman:

Collector Cars in Auctions.

Thursday 4pm.

 

Bruce Shaw:

Collector Car Fraud.

Thursday 7pm.

 

Jim Mattison:

PHS Origin, Fraud in the Hobby.

Friday 10am.

 

Milt Schornack:

Royal Bobcat/Performance.

Friday 1pm.

 

Ralph Moyer:

Manufacturing of Restoration Parts.

Friday 3pm.

 

Tim Sickle: 

Pint Sized Pontiacs for Hobbyists.

Saturday 10am.

 

Kevin Beal:

Seminar pending.

 

 

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