Hello race fans! 5 months away until the 'birds practice begins today (on Tuesday) and race plans are coming along nicely!
I wanted to pass along some 'new' news on the race:
The Radisson Resort is over half full, with a ton of racers with reserved rooms already. More rooms than ever this far out - awesome! The new location and facility have received great responses. Make those reservations if you plan on racing. Hotel details on our race site. In case you missed it - we have a brand new home for the 14th annual race. See the promo video here: http://www.snowbirdnationals.com/vid...rdRadisson.wmv
We are happy to announce that MACS, Mobile Air Conditioning Society, a large worldwide automotive organization, is having their 28th annual trade show convention the same week as the Snowbirds just a couple miles from the 'birds at the Disney Coronado Resort. They have become sponsors of the 2008 Snowbirds and we are working together on many cross-promotions between our two events. This is a tremendous opportunity for the RC car industry, as all the top players in the automotive world will see RC possibly for the first time. MACS is opening up their doors to our racers and families with free passes to their trade show, will be advertising the Snowbirds with an ad in their monthly worldwide magazine, and will be handing out a race flyer at their event to the their thousands of attendees. They want to provide their participants something to do while here in Orlando and this will drive spectators to the Snowbirds and organized RC racing like never before. Plus we are setting up a small RC track at their trade show for people to see and try RC racing firsthand. This is going to be fun! And to top it off, Disney is providing a 'Cars' racing theme for their function, making this is a great fit and 'a match made in heaven!'. The MACS event has special guests, prizes, entertainment, and more, so it will provide something extra for our group to do while here, and since many of our racers are in the automotive field this is a great tie-in. With all the talk about getting outside exposure for RC racing, this could not have worked out any better. We are extremely excited to be working with MACS and the possible long-term relationships we are establishing with some outside companies.
Something extra for you Miss Snowbird Hollie Winnard fans. Hollie will be on TV starting Tuesday September 18th on CW TV, as she is staring in the fourth season of 'The Beauty and the Geek'. Tune in and cheer her on! Many of you have had your picture taken with her the past couple years at the race and have seen her in our promo ads and more. http://www.cwtv.com/shows/beauty-and-the-geek-4/cast
Make sure to check out our race website for complete hotel news and start watching for more race information as we start announcing sponsors, and classes the next couple months. Entry will be out around Thanksgiving. You will be able to sign up on-line. Once again, entries will be limited. We have some fun stuff planned at the hotel this year and will be announcing that in the future. Also have some cool Snowbird gear on the site for sale. http://www.snowbirdnationals.com