2017 HAGERTY SILVER SUMMIT CLASSIC CAR ADVENTURE
Entry and Event Information
May 18th – May 20th, 2018
2018 Hagerty Silver Summit details will be posted in January.
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The Hagerty Silver Summit is our 100% tarmac classic car adventure which explores the fantastic roads and sights of Colorado. This budget-minded adventure for pre-1979 touring and sportscars follows our famous recipe for success. This un-scored, non-competitive event takes place entirely within the state of Colorado, and consists of approximately 700 miles of driving over three days. The event uses easy to follow way-finding instructions which are detailed and clear. No special calculations or rally knowledge is required. Driving is planned during daylight hours, and as per all our events, the route will remain secret until entrants receive their route book at registration. We promise three days of adventure filled with great roads, great cars and great people. Start and finish location for the 2018 Hagerty Silver Summit will be within 2-3 hours drive from Denver, with locations to be announced when entry opens.
- Entry forms released. Entry opens at 10am
- Fifty (50) entries accepted on first-come, first-served basis. An additional twenty (20) spaces may be opened once our hotel and dinner venues have been confirmed. Successful applicant’s cheques will be deposited on or after January 23rd.
Thursday, May 17th, 2018
7:30pm (approx) The traditional ‘unorganized’, ‘unofficial’, dinner for anyone arriving early from out of town. Details TBD as we get closer to our start.
Friday, May 18th, 2019
9:00-10:00 Registration and Tech Open (Location TBD)
10:15 Driver’s Meeting & Event Introductions (Mandatory attendance, all participants)
10:30 Depart Start
Sunday, May 20th, 2018
14:00-15:30 Approximate finish time (Location TBA, typically 3hrs driving or less from Denver)
Vehicle Acceptance & Required Equipment
The Hagerty Silver Summit is open to sport, touring and classic cars from 1979 and earlier. Sorry, no trucks or motorcycles. Think you’ve got a unique car that fits, but doesn’t meet the age category? Check out our FAQ section, which has information on entering non-conforming vehicles. We’ve had some great ‘1979-ish’ cars and trucks join us on previous events! All vehicles must meet legal roadworthiness standards, and generally be ready for a long weekend of driving through mountains and winding roads.
A pre-event tech inspection will check for the following mandatory items:
– Minimum of one roadside warning triangle (30cm or larger per side)
– Proof of current insurance & Driver’s Licenses.
Highly recommended equipment includes a tow strap, tool kit, booster cables, fire extinguisher, snacks and water.
- All entrants must submit a vehicle tech inspection form. The vehicle tech inspection form is intended to guide you through an inspection appropriate for taking a classic car on a 3-day adventure through the mountains. The form can be completed by your mechanic, a mechanically minded friend or the entrant. The important point is that each item is actually inspected, and not just assumed to be ‘okay’. To complete the inspection you will need to take each of the wheels off to inspect the brakes and suspension components. A failure on any portion of the form does not bar you from entry, it simply means you need to talk to the organizers. We’re happy to let you join us if you’ve failed a section (or sections) of the form, but we want to ensure we’re all aware of the issues.For example, in past events we’ve had a phone call where an entrants tires were older than allowed on the tech inspection form. Our response was that they were fine to join the event, but if they were to experience a tire failure we required they stop at the earliest opportunity to buy a new tire for the spare (even if the size is ‘off’). If they had a second tire failure, our expectation was they stop to buy four new tires for the car. After the second tire failure, they were “on their own” and sweep would be allowed to wish them good luck, and move on.
- A mandatory* spares list has been created. After eight years of events, we’ve got a pretty strong impression of the common failure points. The combination of the inspection form, and our spare parts list, should ensure we get 99% of our entrants to the finish line. The spare parts list we’ve chosen will fit in the space of a small lunch bag, so we’re pretty sure all of our entrants can make the space.
- Fuel Pump – A universal electric pump is preferred. Something which can be wired up into your engine bay as a temporary measure to keep you going. Check your fuel-pressure requirement, and buy a pump which is as close as you can get.
- Fuel Lines & Wire – Equip your pump with some lines, and some wire, so we can get you going at the side of the road!
- Points & Condensor – Even if you use electronic ignition like Pertronix, having a set of points and a condensor could mean the difference between driving or a tow-truck.
- Timing Instruction Sheet – You need to have a sheet that shows how your timing is set, and what the values are. You might photocopy the repair manual, or perhaps have your mechanic write down the details. Important things to know are where you can find the timing readings on your engine, and what to set the following at: a) points gap, b) static timing, c) max advance. With two of those three values, we can get almost anything running.
- Ignition Coil – These never fail, unless you’re on a CCA event in the middle of nowhere. Good insurance is carrying a spare one, then you’ll never need it.
- Spare Nuts & Bolts – Have a ziploc baggie of the commonly used sizes on your car. 1200km has a strange way of vibrating things loose, and chances of someone having the size you need are slim. Pack a few spares.
*Mandatory, CCA Style – Here’s our take on the mandatory spares list: In the last 8 years we’ve run 21 adventures for classic cars. The spares list comes from the most common failures we’ve seen, and we’ve seen them time and time again. You’re fully welcome to not carry the spares, that would be your choice to increase the potential level of adventure you might have. But in doing so, you understand that the organizers & sweep won’t be delayed by any mechanical failure where the mandatory spares would have saved the day. If we can help you out, and still be on time for dinner, absolutely we’ll assist. But if rendering assistance will delay the organizers or sweep significantly, or disrupt the service to other entrants, we’re probably going to wish you luck and move on (presuming you have cellphone signal). We figure that’s a fair trade, and within our sprit of adventurous driving!
Decals & Event Graphics
As part of the event registration package, entrants will be issued with two Hagerty Silver Summit number decals – one for each side of the car. We will be using high quality removable vinyl to ensure that they will come off your car with the least amount of fuss.
The organizers of the Silver Summit Classic Car Adventure will cover the room fee and taxes for Friday and Saturday nights at the event. Each team will receive a standard double-bed room with two occupants per room, unless otherwise requested on the entry form. Additional rooms, upgrades and special requests will be accommodated as possible, with all additional charges being the responsibility of the entrant in question. Please indicate on the entry form any specific needs you may have. A credit card for each team will be required upon check-in at each hotel as a damage deposit, and for incidentals. The organizers will not provide damage deposit coverage for any participants of the event.
Procedure for Registration
Please download and complete the PDF Entry Application form. Once complete, print the form and mail it to the Registrar’s address below along with a cheque for the full amount.
Entries will be considered on a “first come, first serve” basis. Vehicles which don’t technically meet the age or type requirements are encouraged to use page two creatively. Each year we’ve allowed a few entries outside our criteria, so there is hope! Please see “The Delorean Rule” in the supp regs if your vehicle is outside of the standard rules.
Entry – Estimated at $650.00 USD (TBD Feb 2018)
Cheques and money orders are payable to: “Squamish Classic Car Adventures”
In an effort to keep the entire adventure and group close-knit, we are booking hotel rooms for all participants of the event. As such, we find ourselves bound by unique cancellation issues.
Cancellation before March 28th
Cancellation of your participation in the event before March 28th will result in a full refund.
Cancellation between March 28th and April 25th
Cancellation of your participation on or after March 28th, and before April 25th, will result in a $130 refund unless we can fill your hotel room with another wait-list entry. In this case we will refund your full entry. Any cancellations will be filled in the order received.
Cancellations after April 25th
Cancellation of your participation after April 25th will result a refund of $130.