Issue: January Vol: 2014
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[p.1] Information for Area 8 Members

[p.2] SCCA RMDiv 2014 Permanent Number Request

[p.3] 1000 words

[p.4] Why can't I buy a European Hatchback in America?

[p.5] Battery Powered Racecars!

[p.6] Baby it's cold outside!

[p.7] Laguna Seca, October 2014

[p.8] What's Hotter Than A Blazing Red Pinto?

[p.9] Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca

[p.10] Exclusive: Ford of Europe won right to design American products in poker game

[p.11] Snakebytes

[p.12] Classifieds

[p.13] Advertisers Quick Reference

Laguna Seca, October 2014

By SCCA

All licensed SCCA workers are welcome to participate in the 2014 SCCA National Championship Runoffs® October 6-12, 2014 at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca in Monterey, California. The event provides a unique opportunity to work side by side with other workers from all across the US to share the experience and learn from each other. We want to see you there and hope this information is helpful in your planning your attendance.

The Specialty Chiefs are being determined and will be posted shortly after the first of the year. Once registration opens (early June), your request to work will be sent to your specialty chief for final confirmation and assignment.

Workers will be able to camp or park an RV for “no charge” in one of two areas which will be determined based on the number of workers wanting this capability (likely the Frogpond or Archery areas). There is no electricity or hook-ups available in these areas, but you will have access to public restrooms and shower facilities. RV servicing will also be available during the event. A request will be sent out early in 2014 to identify the number of workers who wish to camp in the free area so we can determine the actual location. Camping will be open as of Saturday, October 4th.

If you desire accommodations other than this, reservations for Camping and RV spots can now be made at the Monterey County Park at Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca. Spaces are limited, so if you want/need to camp/RV outside the paddock, but on–property you should reserve a spot as soon as possible. To do so, call the Mazda Raceway Laguna Seca Ticket office at 800-327-7322. Additional information about the Camping areas in the park can be found here, but please use the number noted in this paragraph to make your reservations.

Lodging is also available in the area at reasonable rates depending on your personal preferences. Seaside, Salinas and other communities within a half hour commute offer additional options. Weekly rental properties are also a possibility. For assistance in making your arrangements, you can contact the Monterey County Convention and Visitors bureau at 877-Monterey or www.seemonterey.com.

Additional event information will be posted on the SCCA website in early 2014 and email blasts to our workers will supplement these postings.

Finally, for a quick look at the members who enjoyed the 2013 Runoffs, please check out the slide show and photos from the 50th Runoffs last fall; Photos and slide show.

Let’s make plans now, we can have a Rocky Mountain Division ‘worker convoy’ to Laguna this coming October. Who’s in?