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ANNUAL KING MIDGET JAMBOREE

 
The King Midget Jamboree Comes To Connecticut!
 

2017  King Midget Car Club Jamboree  will be held in Old Saybrook, Ct. On August 11,12, &13.

We will be visiting Gilette Castle State Park located in East Haddam,Ct. The castle is the former residence of William Gillette, the actor who played Sherlock Holmes. It is a home (castle) he built and lived in.There are unusual locks and doorknobs and a system of hidden mirrors for surveillance of the public rooms from the master bedroom. It is a beautiful place and it is on the National Register of Historic Places.We will take a ferry ride across the river to get to the castle. On the way back to the hotel we will take a scenic drive. The record  for the most cars on the ferry is 14 Mazda Miatas. Hopefully we can break this record. 

       We also will be going to the Ct.River Museum in Essex, Ct. The museum is a U.S. educational and cultural institution based at Steamboat Dock. The museum focuses on the marine environment and maritime heritage of the Ct. River Valley.

       We will be taking the Essex Steam Train and Steamboat ride. The Valley Railroad based in Ct.on the tracks of the Ct. Valley Railroad was founded in 1868.

        Connecticut is a beautiful state and we will be close to the seashore.There will be time to visit the seashore. 

        August is prime season in Connecticut so the hotels are pricey,but it will  worth the trip.

      The host hotel is Quality Inn ,100 Essex Road ,Old Saybrook, (860)395-1414.
The rate is $109.00 Wednesday and Thursday, August  9 & 10, and $175.00 Saturday and Sunday, August  11&12. (For this Friday & Saturday rate, you must stay Friday & Saturday otherwise the rate is $209.00 a night.These are discounted rates.) 50 rooms blocked off so far! They only have 120 rooms at the hotel in total.

      The other hotel is Pier Blue Guesthouse.1430 Boston Post Road, Old Saybrook, Ct.
(860) 388-453. The rate for Wednesday and Thursday is $89.00, Friday night is $139.00, and Saturday night is $149.00. Please mention King Midget when making reservations.  

   Hammonasset State Park is 10 miles away for camping.

   Please make your reservations before July 10,as they will only keep these rates until 1 month before  the meet.

  Mike and  I are very excited to be your host and will make it well worth the trip!!!
Hope to see you here.....Rene'

 

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Previous years Jamboree locations and photos:

1991 - Westport, Indiana
1992 - Athens, Ohio
1993-  Athens, Ohio
1994 - Kettering, Ohio
1995 - Alliance, Ohio
1996 - Athens, Ohio
1997 - Manitowoc, Wisconsin
1998 - Richmond, Indiana

1999 - Athens, Ohio
2000 - Westport, Indiana
2001 - Mansfield, Ohio
2002 - St Charles, Missouri

2003 - Springfield, Ohio
2004 - Bristol, Tennessee

2005 - Norwalk, Ohio
2006 - Athens, Ohio
2007 - Holland Michigan
2008 - Coshocton, Ohio
2009 - Concord, North Carolina
2010 - Delavan, Wisconsin
2011 - Oklahoma City, OKlahoma
2012 - Hermitage, PA
2013 - DeMoines, IA
2014 - Teays Valley, WV
2015 - Warsaw, IN

For photographs of some our previous Jamborees, please click the link for the year above. If you have photos you would like to share, please contact Nicholas Barbour at neeco728@gmail.com
 

 


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