Corvettes, Summer, Rio and October 15

Earlier this month, we learned of the closure of The Winery at Elk Manor which wiped Chesapeake Concours off the event calendar.  This Saturday would have been event day.  If you have friends that may not be in the know, please share the word.  With the news of the closure, event location representatives throughout the region have reached out.  In the immediate term, there’s no rush to jump back into the events away from Hunt Valley.  The winery events were – just like the events at Hunt Valley Towne Centre – a labor of love.  The next situation would have to be excellent for everyone involved.  If you’re a regular reader of the newsletter, you’ll be included in the early information stream.  If there’s news, you’ll see it right here. 

This Saturday, right after our gathering, I’ll be headed to Corvettes at Carlisle to lend a hand with judging 175 Corvettes inside the showfield hosted by the York County Corvette Club.  Over 5,000 Corvettes are expected to be in attendance over the 4 days.  There’s so much going on that I cannot possibly list it all here.  I hope to see you there!  Learn more at

For some, the end of August is viewed as the end of summer.  That would make this Saturday the unofficial, final gathering of summer.  Can you imagine that – when including the forecast for this Saturday – we will have been graced with dry roads and generally sunny skies for 12 consecutive Saturdays?  June 4 is the last Saturday morning on record with rain in the area so Mother Nature is clearly a big fan of our community.  All of the sun has made our 5th summer our most popular.  2016 is officially at the top of the medal podium.  

Another sign of the end of summer was Sunday’s Closing Ceremonies for the Summer Olympics in Rio.  I’m already going through couch coaching withdrawal.  We can hope that Maryland’s gold-medal dominance by the likes of Phelps and Ledecky translates to the Orioles hurdling the Sox and the Jays into first place.  For the Ravens, it’s all about vaulting the vaunted Bengals and Steelers in the colder months.  

As we sprint into the final turn of August and eventually fall, may our community continue to rise to the occasion.  Speaking of occasions, keep October 15 open on your schedule.  Learn more on page 2 of the newsletter!  Enjoy the remainder of your week and see you down the road.