News blog 3 – preparing for Monterey

The Del Monte Trophy Race Group for 1947 – 1955 Sports Racing and Production GT Race Cars

… at the Rolex Monterey Motorsports Reunion, August 23-26 2018

2018 Del Monte Trophy Race Group Bulletin #3 – July 15, 2018

Paddock Plan: the filter for us is …. cars that are with prep shops / large haulers AND entrants that want to be elsewhere in the paddock aside from the row we get for DMTRG. The last three years we’ve discovered about 1/3 of cars in our group want to pit “elsewhere” which leaves us positioning 25 or so cars to tell the DMTRG story. We’re working on paddock plans now and positioning respective cars. As usual real estate is at a premium regarding paddock plans and with several special groups and vendor / sponsor displays this year it’s a “tighter” squeeze … again, a work in process. I’ll bet we have a good handle on paddock plan within days.

Posters: we have period race graphics of Pebble Beach racing that we have attached to EZ Ups last few years that we’ll put up again…. 10 or so. For any of you that want a poster of your car from the day or a race image from the day you’d like to have made ….. We have a member of our group that has stepped up and is glad to produce banners. Cost in the past has been ~$75 for a ~4’ x 3’ poster with eyelets. Please tell us asap if you’ve images you’d like to have made to add to the story of our row. The balance of the year the posters are great garage art to tart up your cars hideaway.

Trophies: several of us have been thinking thru DMTRG trophies. Our current thinking is a perpetual trophy …. on the four sides …. two plates with names of great racers of the day … and two plates (one for <2L and one for >2L) which we’ll get updated annually with best spirit / performance recognition for members of our group. Additionally, we’ll have two trophies one for <2L / small bore and one for >2L / big bore …. for the recipients to keep for ever and ever. The big bore award will be titled: Del Monte Trophy. The small bore award will be titled: Cypress Point Trophy. What do you think?… ie feedback please!

Media Plans: we’ll continue to send out DMTRG press releases to targeted publications to position our cars and rich racing history. We’ll be focusing on highlighting three aspects of our 2018 47 – 55 race group: Hagemann Specials, Kurtis 500s, H Mods. Our press release focus continues to be cars that are in DMTRG that are representative of models that raced in the day …. best when the car did race in the day and we have several of them.

Pebble Beach Concours: The 2018 Pebble Beach Concours d’Elegance will have OSCAs as one of it’s featured marques this year. John Grosseto told us they will have 16 OSCAs on the PB lawn. We race on Saturday so we’re good to go to the Concours and make sure to stop by and check in with John and our “race period kin”…

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