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Tigers United 1989

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Subject: Tigers United 1989
From: rootes@ix.netcom.com
Date: Thu, 03 Jul 1997 00:54:13 -0700
I'm re-posting this since, from Paul Resentz's post I'm not sure if the
list got it. If this is a repeat, my apologies....
Steve Sage

> Howdy To All Sunbeamers Out There:
> First off, we may as well offer our impressions of Tigers United in
> Eureka.
> One thing to note is that we didn't bring a Tiger to the meet this year
> so we weren't directly involved in the concours. That said, we have to
> say that we enjoyed this event as much as any Tigers United we've been
> to. If you're into the history of the car, this was a fantastic
> opportunity to see all those incredible historical cars, that we've read
> about in all the Tiger books, in one place, in person, and to meet three
> people who were directly involved in the cars' past: Laura Garrad (Ian
> Garrad's widow),  Rosemary Smith (the Rootes rallye driver) and Ian Hall
> (also a Rootes race and rallye driver and later The Rootes Group's
> assistant competitions manager).
> Any Tigers United (or any other car event, we're sure) can be honestly
> looked at to see what could have been done differently. We've put on a
> couple Tiger events ourselves and there's always room for improvement.
> Again, that said, we had a great time, spent lots of time talking to
> Laura, Ian and Rosemary (even spending time in the hotel bar with them
> with super Tiger dog Carrie hidden under our chairs), enjoyed the
> amazing Rootes factory events slide shows put on by David Duncanson, and
> even finished the rallye, somehow, with what we passed off as our Humber
> sedan (actuallty our Acura, but we're sure no one noticed the
> difference). Even the food was good, (the banquet food was great!).
> We think the money we spent, and the drive we made from L.A., was well
> worth it for the cars, the people we met and re-visited and just the fun
> time we had. I doubt if the three Le Mans Tigers, plus all those other
> historical cars, will be in one place again for a long time and for
> getting them together, and the Rootes celebrities, Norm Miller and
> Margie, and company, deserve some serious praise.
> It was also interesting to re-visit Eureka for us as I used to manage
> the car dealership, McCrea Nissan, right accross the street from the
> Eureka Inn! At one time, McCrea was a Rootes dealer (nothing left from
> those days when I worked there, though). We lived in Trinidad, about 20
> miles north of Eureka. It's a beautiful little village, right on the
> ocean, with about 400 people, and was a very nice place to live.
> Finally..... (everyone is probably saying!) to the point: Jane and I are
> the official  "chairs" of next year's Tigers United XXIII.  The location
> is set for Big Bear Lake, California. The official event theme will be
> "The Tiger Meets The Bear". The date is set for June 26, 27 & 28, 1998
> at the Northwoods Inn Resort. The hotel is right in the new resort
> shopping area of town, has beautiful rooms, good food, a spa and a big
> pool overlooking the Sunbeam parking lot.
> Jane and I of course welcome any suggestions about the meet as we
> formulate the events of the weekend. We already are planning for lots of
> fun! More details to come as soon as they develop here and in your club
> newsletters. We hope to see you there!!!!
> Steve and Jane Sage
> rootes@ix.netcom.com

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