Chrysler Spring Cruise-In 2009
May 22 - 24, 2009
Liverpool, New York
Promoted by: Central New York PT Cruiser Owners Club
Sanctioned by: Chrysler Owners Club
Proceeds to benefit: Humane Association of Central New York Inc.
Same great staff,
Same great organization,
We are moving our event to Liverpool, NY which is, approximately, 3 miles directly north of Syracuse, NY. The host hotel and the show site are located at Exit 37 of the New York State Thruway (I-90) everything is right at your finger tips. The host hotel: Holiday Inn, Electronics Parkway: 1-315-457-1122 the show site is in the parking lot of the host hotel. Vendors, sponsors and hospitality room will all be in one place. Car wash is next door, convenience store is also located next door.
You will love this place.
It is much more convenient and friendlier than what we have seen in the past.
There will be many positive changes for 2009.
The name is: Chrysler Spring Cruise-In
Chrysler LLC has endorsed this event.
The show will be open to all 1980 and newer Chrysler brand vehicles.
PT Cruisers: 7 classes
All PT Cruiser classes will be based on the revised 2009 point and classification sheet. Entries will be verified by an independent committee. If it is determined that a car is misclassified, of any reason, it will be disqualified from all trophy considerations.
Trophy depth will depend on the number of entries registered in each class
Dodge Ram Pickup
All Chrysler brands that are not listed are welcome
All entries will receive a commemorative dash plaque and a goodie bag filled with product samples and information from national and local suppliers and vendors
We have reserved a block of rooms at the Holiday Inn at Electronics Parkway in Liverpool, NY. The price is $109.00 per night. The Holiday Inn will serve as the host hotel. This is a guaranteed rate until May 1, 2009. You can check out the Holiday Inn:
Once the first block of rooms is sold there is no guarantee that the rate will not change. Make your reservations early to avoid missing out on what promises to be another great show. You must call 1-315-457-1122 to get the reduced rate; you cannot get this rate online.
Make sure that you identify yourself as being with the Chrysler Spring Cruise-In show to secure the guaranteed rate.
$20.00 per car entry fee for PT Cruiser owners and members of the central New York PT Cruiser Owners Club Inc.
$25.00 per car entry fee for members of the Chrysler Owners Group. Membership will be verified
$30.00 per car entry fee for non-members
$5.00 membership fee can be paid at the time of registration so that the new member will qualify for the $5.00 member discount for COG members. You must either be a member or join at the time of registration to qualify for the COG member discount
Note: The COG membership is applied to entry into all COG events and entitles the member to a $5.00 discount from the normal entry fee.
Scroll to the end for the Registration Form and Point Classification sheet
Thursday May 21st:
For those that choose to arrive early.
Central New York PT Cruiser Owners Club will host a hospitality room within the hotel starting at 3:00PM with snacks and assorted beverages. You, may, bring your own if you so desire.
Join the show staff for an informal welcome party until 5:00PM
Dinner will be, on your own, in the hotel’s Niagara Room Restaurant at 5:30PM
After dinner the hospitality room will reopen for more fun and friendship.
Friday May 22nd:
9:00AM: Show site will open
Vendors will be setting up
POKER RUN!!!! FREE
Free event. 2 person teams will stop at 7-10 local shops in the Liverpool
No purchase necessary. Team with the best 5 card hand will win. Prizes for 1st, 2nd, 3rd
Registration & Reception
Entrant registration and check-in will be held from 12:00PM to 8:00PM at the show site in the big white tent.
A FREE reception will be held, also in the Cypress Room from 5PM to 8PM sponsored entirely by the Upstate Chrysler-Jeep Dealers Association. Pizza, snacks and non-alcoholic beverages will be provided.
Neon / LED
8:30PM: Participants and spectators will gather for our signature Neon/LED light and special effects show. The show and the voting will all take place at the show site. Trophies (6) will be presented at the awards banquet on Saturday night. Participants voting will take place at 9:00PM.
Saturday May 23rd:
NEW SHOW SITE: Only the venue is changed
Show grounds open at 8:00AM. Show will run from 8:00 to 4:00.
We will provide coffee and Tim Horton bakes goods,
FREE, to all show participants.
All cars that are to be judged will be parked according to their class. This will make judging infinitely easier for all entrants. We regret any inconvenience this might cause to clubs that wish to park together, but it has become a necessity to give you a better quality judging process.
Judging will take place in 7 classes of PT Cruisers
There will be 1st, 2nd and 3rd place awards in each class of PT Cruiser
1. Original (3)
2. Stock (3)
3. Modified (3)
4. Super Modified (3)
5. Custom (3)
6. Extreme Custom (3)
7. Pro Class (3)
8. PLUS: Neon/LED Display (6)
9. Best Tailgate Display (3)
10. PLUS, “People’s Choice” award
11. Best Flames
12. Best Dream Cruiser
13. Best Street Cruiser
14. Best Graphics
15. Best Paint
16. Best Engine
17. Best Interior
18. Best Convertible
19. Best Tires and Wheels
20. Best Dodge
21. Best Chrysler
22. Best Jeep
23. Club Participation (Club with the most Chrysler vehicles registered)
24. Chrysler Owners Group Pick (only COG members can vote for this award)
25. Longest Distance
26. Chrysler LLC. Pick,
27. Holiday Inn’s Pick
28. Charity Pick
29. Remote Control Stock Winner
30. Remote Control Modified Winner.
Dodge, Chrysler and Jeep awards will be based on the number of entries in each class
3 cars or trucks will qualify 1 trophy
4 cars or trucks will qualify for 2 trophies
5 cars or trucks will qualify for 3 trophies
Chrysler marketing has been very supportive of our event and they are very excited about their inclusion in our show. We have expanded the awards to 56 for 2009, up from 49 in 2008, 41 in 2007, 34 in 2006 show and 27 in 2005The Holiday Inn’s Niagara room will provide lunch in the dining room which is adjacent to the show site. The dining room opens at 6:00AM and will serve breakfast and lunch all day
Special Award Voting:
Voting will take place from Noon to 2:00PM.
Raffle tickets and 50/50 tickets will be available from 9:00AM to 3:00PM.
The raffle drawing will be held every 15 minutes with one table at a time being draw beginning at noon until all tables are pulled.
Raffle items will be on display in the registration tent
Remote Control Car Races
Two classes will be offered. Stock, out of the box cars and modified, anything goes cars. One award per class
6:30 PM the Grand Ball Room of the Holiday Inn will open with a cash bar, cheese and crackers and our DJ, Steve White. The buffet dinner will start at 7:00PM sharp. Seating in not limited but if you want to sit with your group, please try to arrive before 7:00PM. The banquet is available to all entrants, guests and vendors at a cost of $27.00 per person, payable in advance. You may attend the awards ceremony without attending the banquet but you will miss a great dinner and a lot of fun.
We have had such a great response to our video awards presentation that we plan to do it again. This was a big hit last year and the 2009 version will be bigger and better. You will not have to ask “what did their car look like?”
A picture of the award winner’s car will be displayed on an 8 foot screen, so that everyone can appreciate the winner’s efforts
After the awards presentation, everyone is invited to adjourn to the Interlude Lounge to continue the weekend’s fun.
Sunday May 24th:
NHRA Drag Races
We will meet at the show site at 9:00AM and line up for our caravan to ESTA.
9:30AM we will caravan to nearby Empire State Timing Association’s drag strip in Cicero, NY for NHRA sanctioned drag racing. The entrance fee for those who wish to drag race is $20.00 per car. Spectator entrance is FREE for the day for those not racing. We will provide sandwiches, soda and chips for all at a nominal $3.00 per person. http://www.estadrags.com/
Come and find out what your “baby” will REALLY do in the quarter mile! We had a blast in the past 5 years and we really turned some heads with our performance.
We are the only show on the East coast that is offering drag races as part of our show. This part is purely voluntary on the entrants’ part and has no reflection on show judging or car classification. Trophies will be awarded in non-turbo, stock turbo and modified classes. Note: PTs with Stage 1 turbo upgrades are considered modified. Dash plaques will be provided by ESTA for all those that participate in the racing.
All other Chrysler brand vehicles, including trucks and Jeeps are invited to participate in time trails for the same $20.00 entry fee. Since this is our first year where we are including all Chryslers we will have to make a race day decision about trophies for other entries based on the number of cars that participate. All cars that attend the races, whether you race or not we be awarded a commemorative dash plaque.