The 2013 edition of the Hagerty Spring Thaw Classic Car Adventure is just a week away! Here is some information for participants, and those who would like to check out the cars at the official start location.
This year we’ll be starting from the Squamish Adventure Centre, located right on Highway 99 as you come into the town of Squamish. The Adventure Centre address, for your GPS, is 38551 Loggers Lane, Squamish, British Columbia V8B 0H2. If you’re more of a Google Maps type, just click here: http://goo.gl/maps/wnhpj. The registration desk will open at 9:00am, and be available until 10:00am. We’ll hold a mandatory participants meeting at 10:15am, before departing at 10:30. The Adventure Centre has washrooms, some tourist information and a great coffee and pastry shop. For those people who wish to come see the cars at the start, your best time is between 9:30 and 10:15am.
The Unofficial Thursday Night
Usually there is a small crowd of participants staying in town on the Thursday night, and we’ve been known to get together for a beverage or two before bed time. It’s a good time for stories, getting acquainted with old friends and meeting some new ones. We thought this year we’d suggest a spot to meet up. So, your Organizers will endeavor to be at Howe Sound Brew Pub for dinner and drinks. The Brew Pub is found at 37801 Cleveland Ave Squamish, BC V8B 0J9. When you walk in the main door, the restaurant is on your right, and the pub is on your left. Just follow the sounds of crazy automotive stories. Tradition would suggest we might still be installing rod bearings or adjusting brakes the night before, so feel free to shoot us a text if you’re trying to find us.
If you’re traveling from a great distance, perhaps you’d like to book a hotel room in Squamish on Thursday night? Squamish has four options that we’d suggest to you: The Howe Sound Inn & Brewing is a boutique hotel with a great pub onsite. The Sandman Inn is our newest hotel location, and the Best Western has been used by plenty of Spring Thaw participants before. Also available is theExecutive Suites hotel which has a great restaurant on site and underground parking. As per previous years, your accommodations for Friday and Saturday night are fully taken care of by your organizers.
We can’t wait to see you!
-Dave & Warwick
(Also Sue, Andrew & The Intern)