Rootes United XXIX in Rockland, Maine

Event Details

Tigers East / Alpines East will hold our Rootes United XXIX,  over Columbus Day weekend in Rockland, Maine.


We are getting down to the absolute deadline for filling orders for the Lobster Bake, Sunset Cruise and Banquet.

Vendors are requiring meal selection counts for food and supplies. The Lobstah bake vendor has added chicken (sorry same price) to be offered as a substitute for lobster and includes corn on the cob, blueberry pie w/ice cream and beverage. If you have already REGISTERED and want to make additions/changes please contact us at with your desires and we can make last minute changes. If you have not registered by now, PLEASE DO SO NOW via online registration or by snail mail.

The big event is just TWO WEEKS away!

Register now!

Schedule of events is here
Can’t attend the whole event?

Festivities begin Thursday, October 7 and end on Monday, October 11. This time we are especially encouraging all cars of the Rootes Group to participate.
Together with the Owls Head Transpiration Museum (OHTM) Foreign Auto Festival & Antique Aeroplane Show, this will be an exciting event.

Accommodations are at the four-star Samoset resort in Rockland on the shore of Penobscot Bay, at the rate of $119 per night Thursday through Sunday. [This block of rooms is full. More info here.]

This is prime “leaf peeping” season and Columbus Day Weekend! Make your reservations EARLY!
See Steve Towle’s comment at the bottom of this page.


Planned events include a rally and dinner cruise on Friday evening.

An autocross, held in conjunction with the Mid Maine Sports Car Club, at the Owl’s Head Museum display area and a lobster bake are Saturday’s activities.

Rootes vehicles will be featured marquee in the first few rows at the Owl’s Head Foreign Auto Festival on Sunday.  Our 100-point concourse will occur at that time.

The Festival hosts some 200 plus foreign autos along with an antique aero show, free Model T rides, high-wheel bicycle demonstrations, bi-plane rides and a free admission to their Museum if you arrive in a foreign auto.  The event concludes with a Sunday evening banquet at Samoset for Rootes participants.

The Samoset can be reached at: (800) 341-1650 or (207) 594-2511 or by email to Be sure to mention TEAE when you make your reservation.

[The block of rooms at the Samoset is full. More info here.]

For more specific information about the United, contact Tod and Merrilee Brown (207) 832-9914            (207) 832-9914   or email to:

More updates about the United, sponsored by Tigers East/Alpines East,
are available here.

Register now!

Registration Form: Rootes United 2010
Rootes United XXIX, October 8-11

3 Comments on “Rootes United XXIX in Rockland, Maine

  1. Regarding room reservation at The Samoset Resort via telephone or email, make sure to say you are attending the TE/AE Rootes United event which is being held at their facilities.

    We have reserved a block of rooms starting Thursday Oct. 7 through Sunday Oct. 10.

    This is Columbus Day weekend which is during the height of “foliage season” for those who like “leaf peeping” in Northern New England. Reports have it the Resort is full except for our block of rooms, so if you plan on attending, want to be in the heart of the action, early reservations are encouraged. The Samoset has also extended the $119 rate before and after the event if any attendee would like to extend their stay for golfing, sightseeing, touring and exploring “Down East” coast of Maine or continuing further to the Canadian Maritime Provinces. Contact information can be found at or

  2. Congratulations to Dave Monroe and Carol Ferguson, Nova Scotia, Canada, as the 50th official registration for Rootes United 2010! They have won the Biplane ride for two at the Owls Head Museum. The ride includes a fly over the event and a scenic tour up the Maine coast for 20 minutes in a 1933 Waco, a value of $350. (See for details).
    Samoset has received over 70 room reservations to date; however, only 50 registration forms for the event have been received. We have found that people are registered for various United activities, including the banquet, but some room reservations are inconsistent with the times of the events. We are trying to create a system of “checks and balances” by cross referencing the registration forms activities with the room reservation dates at the Samoset. In this way, we can identify any discrepancies and notify you.
    We urge you to REGISTER BY September 16 and if you registrant #75, I will donate an unused biplane ride one which I won at Owls Head Transportation Museum last year. September 16 is also the closeout date for any of our block of rooms in the Rockland area.

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