HAPPY NEW YEAR !
All the 2 CV France 2011 organizing team wish you a happy and prosperous New Year. 2011 will definitely be the year of the 2 CV !
Dear 2 CV Friends,
The 19th world meeting in Salbris is getting close. We are in the last lap (almost) and we are doing our best to get the greatest 2CV meeting of all time. We are pleased to send you the latest updates about the meeting
Increased rates after january 31, 2011 (One month extension)
Because of the late implementation of the online booking, we have extended the low pre-registration rates deadline to January 31, 2011. After that dates, rates will increase, so hurry up for registering at a lower cost before that date. You can do it online (see above). Please spread the information to your club members and national 2CV forums.
Early entry for pre-registered participants
Pre-registered participants will be able to access the campground and the meeting site from July 26 in the morning. Other (not pre-registered) participants will have to wait until 5:00pm. Please note (and spread the word) that for security reasons, no access will be permitted before July 26. If you foresee to come early, plan accordingly (there are plenty of campings and accommodations around or stay at the Border Meetings (see below)
More than 2000 pre-registrations received on December 31
By December 31, we had already entered 1386 cars and 4126 participants in our database, mainly coming from France (747 cars), Germany (152 cars), UK (105 cars) and 23 other countries, but more than 600 forms have piled up on our desk waiting to be entered, leading to a total of more than 2000 pre-registrations received ! But do not worry; there is plenty of space on our 60 hectares (120 acres) campground to accommodate everybody.
To help you, a call for volunteers has been launched in France
To run such a big event, we will need a lot of volunteers. We expect at least 300 volunteers available round the clock to make a formidable event for our foreign 2CV friends.
We now have contracted for all the amenities: more than 100 showers and many more toilets will be available. We know how it is crucial to keep them working and clean throughout the meeting and are building teams of volunteers and contractors so that you will not be disappointed. But remember (and spread the word in your clubs), cleanliness is everybody’s job!
Temporary radio set for the meeting
A temporary FM radio will be set with music, information, news and anything of interest for participants during the meeting. So stay tuned!
Any candidate for 2015 ?
So far, we have heard of only one potential candidate country to host the 2015 World Meeting. Any country / club interested; please feel free to contact the organization should you have any special need.
2 CV Museum
We now have found a solution to have an indoor museum. Expect to see cars never displayed before! Do not forget your camera and plenty of memory sticks!
Post meeting raids
Three post meeting raids are already planned, one will take participants to discover the diversity of French vineyards, one will take participants south and one will take them toward the Loire Valley and Brittany. Some more may be added in the run-up to the meeting. During the meeting itself, several raids and journeys will be proposed as well around Salbris and in the region.
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