SHO Club 25th Annual Convention – Kalamazoo, Michigan July 17 – 20, 2017
We are back in Kalamazoo! There are many attractions in the area, plus a nice host hotel. We have the Gilmore Car Museum, Gingerman Raceway, US 131 Dragway, and Mike Nelson Microbrewery tour.
Plus, there are 14 Microbreweries in the Kalamazoo area:
and Firekeepers Casino:
2017 SHO Convention Hotel
Holiday Inn Kalamazoo West
2747 South 11th Street
Kalamazoo MI 49009
1-269-375-6000 (Make the reservation directly)
$89.00 Per Night
Rates are good for 7/16 thru 7/21 (Checkout Saturday 7/22)
Includes Free Breakfast for two people.
Use "Ford Taurus SHO Club", or better yet, the Block Code “FTS” for discount.
(This is a pre-schedule of events and might change before the Registration Form comes out)
SUNDAY 7/16/2017 (For those arriving early)
Dinner with Friends - Sunday evening
Golf with Ron Porter in the morning
Microbrewery Tour with Mike Nelson: Three stops, with dinner at the 2nd stop.
Car Show in the morning
Track Night in America at Gingerman Raceway: 3:00 – 9:00 PM
$125 for three sessions
Sign up directly with the SCCA at this site:
There are Rules & Regulations, and other info, under Need To Know. Note the 2005 M & SA helmets are still allowed. Make sure to check out the online Drivers meeting.
Here is the link for the Gingerman site:
Dinner will be in South Haven at one of the local restaurants
Earlier dinner for those not at the track
Later dinner after leaving Gingerman
Gilmore Car Museum and/or DNR-Echo Point Shooting Range and/or Go Karts
Depending on interest, we can go to the outdoor gun range. About 30 miles from the hotel, and obviously weather-dependent.
There are outdoor kart tracks in the area, or other activities, possibly weather dependent
DNR-Echo Point Shooting Range
Gilmore Car Museum
TBD - for activities/events during the day
Banquet at the Host Hotel
To be available shortly
After sometime of thinking I was not going to do one Ron Porter has talked me into doing one this year, after the failed contract with NCM I was pretty discouraged and was just going to write it off.. So with short notice.. It will be Based out of Kalamazoo Mi, Hotel and track info to follow this week.. Going to be making it a small convention for this year. Dates are July 17th- 20th.
2018 SHO Convention: Tulsa Oklahoma July 16th-19th
Timothy Tyner and i have been discussing this for a long time about bringing it back to Tulsa. Tulsa was my first convention back in 2001 and it was a great time. Tulsa is a great place with many old and new attractions, and the best part is that it has a track that is not ridiculously priced so we can get the Convention back on track. This will be a full convention, with Car Show, Track Day and a Drag Day.
I would like to Thank both Ron and Tim for being good friends and showing the needed support to keep this going.
JC Shaw will be bringing the Website back to life and adding a forum to it as well. Also I will be creating a Convention Committee to help pick places that we can go, make contacts and to make sure that the convention always continues on in the same way that it has and doesn't turn in to a cookout/parking lot party only.
A Visitation and Service have been set for this Saturday, April 8th at Morizzo Funeral Home - 2550 Hassell Rd Hoffman Estates, IL 60169 from 9AM-11AM. There will be a family only event afterwards.
**There will be a Celebration of Life for Tony's SHO Club Friends and Family on April 15th (the following Saturday) just 2 days short of his 65th Birthday.**
Unfortunately the SHO Community lost a friend and mentor to all us. Anthony Fullone passed away in North Carolina on Sunday, April 2, 2017 from his battle with cancer. Funeral arrangements with be forthcoming when finalized by family.
Please keep his family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.
Welcome to our new website. We will be adding new information in the coming weeks.
Be on the look out for Convention #25 details coming soon.