Where Sunbeams and Friends Meet
37th Annual BASH June 23 ½ – 24, 2012
June 23½-24, 2012
Make plans to come join us on the hill used to test the very first motor car, uhh, horseless carriage, manufactured in America, the Duryea. It is a steep hill with many turns. The first cars that actually made it to the top made news. Then it became a test track for the Duryea and today it is the road to the Pagoda where the visitor has a spectacular 30 mile view and home of the Pennsylvania Hillclimb Association’s Pagoda and Duryea Hillclimbs.
The SUNBEAM will be the featured marque for the Pagoda Hillclimb this year.
And it is about time. Local racer Merlin Miller, who drives a Sunbeam Tiger has been breaking class and hill records for years. The BASH is being held at the Pagoda Hillclimb to honor Merlin’s accomplishments, coerce him to join TEAE and provide the usual BASH family fun experience. BASH headquarters is at the start line. Attendees with Sunbeams will display their vehicles at the Start line both days.
The finish line is just below the Pagoda with the turn around being set up at the Pagoda. Shuttle buses are available on the course which will drop you off at well pruned, safe, and accessible viewing areas (some with bleachers) to improve spectator access and enjoyment.
Did you know factory outlets started in Reading, PA?
Shuttle buses will be available for shopping at the huge Vanity Fair Factory Outlets (VF Outlets) with stores for guys and gals. This is the mother of all outlet malls. Literally. Check out their store directory.
BASH Agenda: June 23½ and 24
Why 23 ½ ?? It has been a tradition for the BASH to have an evening activity for overnight guests. Come early and visit the VF outlets, the Hillclimb, attend the Drivers/Workers dinner and socialize with Merlin and other driver/workers. We’ll be here for you.
- VF Outlets
- Visit Pagoda
- Shuttle buses
- Food/drink available at Start line and VF Outlets
Saturday, June 23
Visit Hillclimb or VF Outlets at your leisure
6 pm • Driver/Workers Dinner party at William Penn Memorial Fire Tower
Sunday, June 24
8 am • Hillclimb Starts
8 am to mid-afternoon • Beam car show at Start line
11 am-ish to noon • BASH attendees meet at start line BASH headquarters
Noonish • Sunbeam parade lap up hill to Pagoda
- $10 per person • Saturday Driver/Worker dinner
- $5 per person per day • if using shuttle bus during Hillclimb
- $10 per vehicle • Sunday BASH Parade lap donation
Yes, it’s a bit confusing. Download a form here.
Please make check payable to “Tiger Tom’s”
Send to him at 1924 Blacks Bridge Road Annville, PA 17003
Racers motel: Comfort Inn – Reading, PA
2200 Stacy Dr. 5th St. Hwy. (includes route to base of the hill climb)
Reading, PA, 19605
A newer option: Holiday Inn Express
2389 Bernville Road (includes route to base of the hill climb)
Reading, PA 19605
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All the BASH information:
Tom Ehrhart (717) 832-1116 firstname.lastname@example.org