Hello folks,

This is to remind folks of the show in Pigeon Forge the first weekend in May. At this time, plans are for Steve and Liz to come to Asheville North Carolina on Wednesday, April 30, 2003. We will have dinner at East Village Grill on Tunnel Road, across from the VA Hospital Wednesday evening. We will meet back at East Village Grill on Thursday morning, May 1st at 9:00 am to drive across the Blue Ridge Parkway, through the Tail of the Dragon to Pigeon Forge, stopping along the way for lunch. This should be an exciting drive as there are 318 turns in 11 miles on the Tail of the Dragon. Check out the website at for more information.

We are planning to organize a run for Friday for those who cannot make the Thursday event. We will start from Pigeon Forge as it is only a 35 mile drive. More details about this event will follow.

If you need hotel reservations for Pigeon Forge, please contact me at 828 667-0232 or Debbie at 828 299-8602 or Wayne Mertz at 330 519-5221 for rooms as we have rooms reserved in our names. We will need to know something by Wednesday April 23 or we cannot hold a room for you.

For SOEC members and their guests, How would you like to be nose to nose in Turn 4 going for the checkered flag racing against Steve Saleen, Mustang Enthusiasts, MCA members and other adrenaline addicts at the local Go-Kart Track.

Friday night is the Hospitality Social from 6:00p-8:00pm at the Host Hotel, The Country Inn and Suites. Go-Kart Race Qualifying runs will follow with the Championship Race on Saturday night.

Saturday night is the Family Dinner Show at the Black Bear Theater (contact MCA for reservations) For those who will not attend this function, there will be an SOEC Dinner at the NASCAR CAFE followed by more Go-Kart Racing.

You can e-mail Debbie at or me at or Wayne Mertz at Wayne Mertz

Hope to see you in Asheville on April 30.

Marilyn Peek
Membership Chairman

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