BIG JALOPY SHOWDOWN ANNOUNCEMENT!!! Well, I know a lot of people dont like change so you will either love or hate this! As always, the Jalopy Showdown date is t...he third weekend in May...Saturday May 19th. The BIG difference this year is we will be moving the show to The Fabulous Lincoln Speedway!! Opened in 1953 there is a lot of history at this track. It is also a very short ride from Latimore. Lets get right to the bad first. It will never FEEL like Latimore which is what we have labored over for a while. Latimore is like a park that just happens to have a race track and museum on it. We also do not happen to have the museum on the hill right behind the track. This will still be a fund raiser for the museum. Vendors will still make their checks out to the EMMR and the owners of Lincoln have made us a very friendly deal because they are as involved with EMMR as we are. Now what we hope is the good about the move...as you know, we have outgrown the museum track area long ago. Insurance has become a giant issue. Under the best of circumstances it can be a logistical nightmare, let alone what a hard rain will do to the place. At Lincoln we will have show car parking on blacktop with LOTS of room for cars. LOTS of vendor space, LOTS of pit space, LOTS of easy access spectator parking, LOTS of grandstands, a LOT more track time because there is a tunnel to the infield and we wont have to stop to let people and car cross over. A real clay race track...no stones! Preliminary plans are to set up a 75 foot long tent in the infield in case we do have a little weather. This will be where we sell the show swag and there will be lots of tables. Also planning on the BBQ guys to be set up on the infield (we would never consider doing it without them!) also several other food vendors on the infield, near the show car area and at the grandstands. We are also considering doing a top 10 (or more) best hot rod/custom area on the infield. Its as close as we'll ever get to a trophy! There will be camping but Friday-Sunday only (more later). Would like to know if anyone would be interested on a cruise up to the museum Friday afternoon? As far as track time, we would like to still do speedsters, roadsters, hot rods (coupes), the EMMR group of vintage race cars, and really hope to expand the vintage motorcycle class, and cage-less sprint cars (working to get Josh Shaw and the guys back!) Will finish out the day with an expanded Lucky Devil Hell Drivers Thrill Show! This will be very different for all of us and we are hoping the expansion will make it interesting for everyone. Let the happiness/sadness, "you sold outs" begin....GO!!