Viewing 8 reply threads
  • Author
    • #57397

      TE/AE United 2010
      Midcoast Maine
      Rockport – Rockland – Owls Head
      October 8 – 11, 2010

      The United meeting of Tigers East/Alpines East be held in the midcoast region of Maine on Columbus Day weekend (Oct. 8 – 11) in 2010.

      The events and other activities will be held at the Samoset Resort in Rockport, ME, at the Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head, ME and in the surrounding area. OHTM will be holding their annual Foreign Auto Festival & Antique Aeroplane Show on Sunday, October 10, 2010. The museum is very interested in having TE/AE as the featured Club at the event. The Samoset is a four-star resort situated on the shore of Penobscot Bay and offers many amenities and activities for its guests. The Owls Head Transportation Museum houses a large collection of antique and classic cars and airplanes and has facilities to host many activities. OHTM and The Samoset are located about 15 minutes apart.

      Parts Room
      Hospitality Suite
      Dinner Cruise – from Rockland and/or Port Clyde
      Lobster Bake
      Road Rally/Tour of Local Area
      Museum Tour at OHTM
      Tech Session(s)
      Awards Banquet
      TAC Inspection
      Other activities TBD

      We have a commitment from the Samoset to offer rooms at the rate of $119 per night. This is quite reasonable, since the usual, in-season, rate is $259. This includes the use of all the facilities the Samoset offers.

      We anticipate that the autocross will be held at OHTM in their parking lot.

      We plan to offer a dinner cruise in the waters around Rockland Harbor, probably on Friday night and a lobster bake on Saturday, perhaps at the autocross location. These will be voluntary activities for which we have not gathered prices/costs.

      Other Notes:
      As noted above, OHTM will be holding their annual Foreign Car Show and Antique Airplane Exhibition on Sunday, October 10 at which TE/AE will be the featured club. The museum is interested in having our concours along with their show and will arrange space for the task.

      Since OHTM will have their show on Sunday, it will necessitate TE/AE having the autocross on Saturday, on the paved area at OHTM adjacent to the museum. It will also be possible to have a Lobster Bake/Picnic at the same location, afterwards, for those interested in the real flavor of Maine. While the autocross is taking place, we propose to have a local tour/rallye to take in some of the sights of the area, such as the changing fall colors and the lighthouse at Marshall Point (

      There are many interesting things to see and do in the area and we will endeavor to arrange visits to some points of interest such as the Farnsworth Art Museum and the Maine Lighthouse Museum as well as other spots in and around Rockland in addition to the activities already mentioned.

      Contact has been made with Don Axe, former Director of Design for Rootes, to be our banquet speaker.

    • #63241

      Next fall, 2010, TE/AE will be holding its United in the same Midcoast area of Maine. Planning is well under way for the event that will be held at The Samoset Resort in Rockport and Owls Head Transportation Museum in Owls Head. The dates will be over Columbus Day weekend, October 9 – 11, 2010. At this time we have a number of activities being planned including a Concours, an Autocross, Tech Sessions, Banquet with an interesting speaker, a dinner cruise on Penobscot Bay, a Lobster Bake, a TAC Session and several more activities in and around Rockland, Maine at the time of year when the foliage promises to be at its peak. Make plans to join us and enjoy this beautiful part of the country.

    • #63256

      When can we reserve a room? What is the group number?

      How much will show registration be?

      Did SUNI this year, will come on out to the East Coast next. The great thing about living near Kansas City.

    • #63257

      Great to see how anxious you are! 😀
      We do have a get together the weekend October 3-4 and will discuss many details.
      We’ll publish this all asap, but we do not have all figures together yet to know the registration fee. 😮


    • #63410

      The Rootes United 2010 is a four day event in that we have reserved various amounts of rooms at the Samoset Resort from Thursday October 7 through Sunday October 10 with Thursday/Friday less than Saturday/Sunday. The Banquet is scheduled for Sunday night after the Concourse at Owls Head. The Autocross is Saturday at Owls Head, with Friday/Thursday open to a rally/tour/cruise/lobster bake/informal reception respectively. Numbers of reserved rooms vary according expected turnout with the bulk of the rooms for Saturday/Sunday. 😀

    • #63540

      The United team met with the Samoset Resort management yesterday, June 9th to increase available rooms for Thursday, October 7th and Sunday, October 10th . We were also assured if rooms were being filled within the next couple of months , additional rooms could be added to our block at the agreed rate of $119. We also finalized the registration form with the appropriate Event registration fee, lobster bake, luncheon cruise and denim shirt prices. Registration forms will be published in an upcoming Rootes Review or available at . Any questions or issues with Resort accommodations can also be sent to the above Gmail address. Early room reservations at the Samoset will guarantee you will be in the center of the action.

    • #63570

      Rootes United 2010 Update
      If you are unable to attend the entire weekend’s events at Rootes United 2010 in Rockland, Maine, please contact for one or two-day registration information.
      Other scheduled activities include:
      • A walking tour of Rockland which will include a visit to the Lighthouse Museum and possibly other notable museums, the historic waterfront, and the downtown shopping village. Cost for the trolley car is $15.
      • Morning Yoga with Jamie on Saturday and Sunday. Cost for one session is $10 or both for $15. Bring your matt.
      • Beading Workshop with Joanne Ehrhart. No fee– pay for what you make.

      If you have an interest in any of these activities, please email us at the above address so we might get an estimated count for transportation and space availability. Activity costs are payable at the registration table prior to the event.

    • #63615

      Rootes United 2010 Events Schedule (Tentative)

      Thursday, October 7

      Registration 3:00 – 6:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Parts room setup (vendors) 4:00 – 6:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Dinner on your own 6:00 on Local Restaurants
      Hospitality Suite 7:00 – 10:00 pm Samoset Room TBD

      Friday, October 8

      Hospitality Suite 8:00 – 10:00 am Samoset Room TBD
      Registration 10:00 – 2:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Parts Room 10:00 – 2:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Tech Session #1 10:00 – 11:00 am Samoset – Banquet Room
      Tour of Boat Building School 1:00 – 2:00 pm Rockland
      Autocross Tech Inspection 1:00 – 3:00 pm Samoset
      Tech Session #2 2:00 – 3:00 pm Samoset – Banquet Room
      Sunset Cruise (leave Owls Head/Rockland) 3:15 pm (no later)

      4:00 – 6:30 pm Cruise – Port Clyde
      Board Meeting 8:00 – 9:00 pm Samoset – Banquet Room
      Hospitality Suite 8:00 – 10:00 pm Samoset Room TBD

      Saturday, October

      Yoga with Jamie 7:00 – 8:00 am Samoset Outside (weather permitting)
      Hospitality Suite 8:00 – 10:00 am Samoset Room TBD
      Autocross 8:00 – 2:00 pm Owls Head
      Registration 10:00 –12:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Parts Room 10:00 – 12:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Beading Class with Joanne 10:00 – 12:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Tech Session #3 11:00 – 12:00 pm Samoset – Banquet Room
      Walking Tour of Rockland 12:00 – 2:00 pm Meet at the Samoset
      Rally 2:30 – 4:00 pm Start at the Samoset
      Concours Cleanup 4:00 – 6:00 pm Samoset
      Lobster Bake 6:00 – 8:00 pm Rockland
      General Membership Meeting 9:00 – 10:00 pm Samoset – Banquet Room
      Hospitality Suite 10:00 – 12:00 am Samoset Room TBD

      Sunday, October 10

      Concours Cleanup 7:00 am – 8:30 am Samoset
      Yoga with Jamie 7:00 – 8:00 am Samoset Outside (weather permitting)
      Hospitality Suite 8:00 – 10:00 am Samoset Room TBD
      Leave Samoset for Concours (no later than) 8:30 am (no later) Owls Head
      Concours d’Elegance 10:00 – 3:00 pm Owls Head
      Parts Room 4:00 – 5:30 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Awards Banquet 6:00 pm – 9:00 pm Samoset – Banquet Room
      Parts Room (last chance) 9:00 – 10:00 pm Samoset Room TBD
      Hospitality Suite After banquet – 12:00 am Samoset Room TBD

      Monday, October 11
      Hospitality Suite 8:00 – 10:00 am Samoset Room TBD

    • #63665

      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.
      Steve Towle

Viewing 8 reply threads
  • You must be logged in to reply to this topic.