Schedule

Events & Activities

The 2016 VTR National Convention will include events and activities for varied interests.

For driving enthusiasts, we’ll have a great autocross course setup on a converted WWII airfield, a Hare and Hound rally, a gimmick rally and time-speed-distance rally.  There will also be casual drives for breakfast and dinners.  Ever wanted to drive a Spitfire on a famous race track?  We’ll have that, too, with a racing simulator.

Of course, the judged Concours is a highlight of any VTR convention.  A Participants Choice car show will also be held in conjuction with the Concours.

We’ll also have a dinner cruise available on Lake Texoma, an Arts & Crafts contest, and several other fun and interesting activities.

And, as always, festivities wrap up with the Banquet and Awards Presentations.

Schedule

(select “Event Info” > “Event Calendar” on menu for detailed calendar)

Updates:

  • Ice Cream Run to Braum’s:  open to start at 6pm (to get back before dark)
  • Dinner run to Poppy’s on Thursday:  departs 6:30, not 6:45pm; please start to line up at 6pm

Daily Hotel-based Activities

(see daily details for times)

  • Registration – Maritime Ballroom and Harbor Room
  • Vendors – Harbor Room
  • Silent Auction – Harbor Room
  • Spitfire Challenge – Harbor Room
  • Craft, model, photo contest – Maritime Ballroom
  • Car wash – Rear of hotel
  • Raffle – tickets available at each event

Monday, Oct 3rd

  • Hotel-based Activities, Registration, etc. – 12 to 8pm
  • Braum’s Ice Cream Run** – 6 to 9pm, self-guided drive
    • hamburgers and market also available
    • details and directions in program

Tuesday, Oct 4th

  • Hotel-based Activities, Registration, etc. – 8am to 8pm
  • Hare & Hound Rally** – 8am to 5pm
    • instructions at registration or outside hotel (parking lot)
    • answer sheets due at registration desk by 5pm
  • TSD Rally** – 9 to 11am, front of hotel
  • Tech Inspection – 10am to 12pm, hotel parking lot
  • VTR Board meeting – 12 to 3pm, Tower Lounge
  • Tech Session #1:  Engine Performance – 3 to 4pm, Quarter Deck
  • Welcome Reception – 6:30 to 8:30pm, by the pools
    • featuring 2Guyz playing your favorite tunes

Wednesday, Oct 5th

  • Hotel-based Activities, Registration, etc. – 8am to 5:30pm
    • Car Wash – 8am to 8pm
  • Breakfast Run** – 6:45 to 8:30am, Denison
    • convoys leaving hotel at 7am
  • Day at the Museum Gimmick Rally** – 8am to 5:30pm
    • instructions at registration
    • answer sheets due at registration desk by 5:30pm
  • Hare & Hound Rally** – 8am to 5:30pm
    • instructions at registration or outside hotel (parking lot)
    • answer sheets due at registration desk by 5:30pm
  • Funkana** – 9am to 3pm, Perrin Field
  • Le Mans Start** – 9am to 2pm, Perrin Field
  • Tech Inspection – 10am to 12pm, Perrin Field
    • Food Truck (sliders/sandwiches) – 11am to 2pm, Perrin Field
  • Judges school – 1 to 2:30pm, Quarter Deck
  • 1899 Steam Car demo – 2:30 to 4pm, hotel parking lot
  • Tech Session #2: Suspension Setup – 4 to 5pm, Quarter Deck
  • Lake Texoma Dinner Cruise – 6 to 9pm
    • Shuttle bus from hotel to Lake Texoma
  • Braum’s Ice Cream Run** – 7 to 9pm, self-guided drive
    • hamburgers and market also available
    • details and directions in program

Thursday, Oct 6th

  • Hotel-based Activities, Registration, etc. – 8am to 5pm
    • Car Wash – 8am to 8pm
    • All except Car Wash, Raffle, Vendors – closed/finished at 5pm Thursday
  • Autocross,** Perrin Field
    • Open for walkthrough – 8 to 9am
    • Mandatory drivers meeting – 9 to 9:30am
    • Autocross session #1 – 9:30am to 12pm
    • Autocross session #2 – 12:30 to 2:30pm
    • Food Truck (tacos) – 11am to 2pm
  • Tech Session #3: Mikuni Carburetor Conversion – 3 to 4pm, Quarter Deck
  • Guest Speakers – 4 to 5:30pm, Quarter Deck
    • Richard Langworth and Mike Cook
  • Lake Texoma Dinner Cruise – 6 to 9pm
    • shuttle bus from hotel to Lake Texoma
  • Dinner Runs** – 6:00 to 8:30pm, front of hotel
    • 2 options, line up 6pm, convoys leaving at 6:30pm, details in program

Friday, Oct 7th

  • Hotel-based Activities, Registration, etc.
    • Registration closed  (Info Tent at Concours)
    • Auction, Arts/Crafts, Spitfire Challenge closed
    • Vendors – 10am to 4pm
    • Raffle – closes at 2pm
    • Car Wash – 7am to 4pm
  • Judges breakfast – 6:30 to 7:30am, Gallery Room
  • Panoramic photo – 8 to 9:30am, Tanglewood Airfield
  • Concours and Participants Choice car show – 10am to 2pm, Tanglewood Airfield
    • Food Truck (BBQ) – 11am to 2pm
  • VTR Members Meeting – 3:30 to 4:30pm, Quarter Deck
  • Silent Auction Pick-up
    • winners posted 8am
    • 12 to 3pm, Harbor Room
    • 5 to 6:30pm, Maritime Room
  • Raffle Prizes Pick-up – 5 to 6:30pm, Maritime Room
  • Cocktail Hour – 5:30 to 6:30pm, Maritime Room
  • Banquet and Awards – 6:30 to 10:30pm, Maritime Room
    • Guest Speaker, Richard Langworth CBE

** Qualifying events for Concours entry

2016 VTR National Convention
Bigger in Texas, Better in a Triumph