Friday, March 29, 2013

Have a Safe and Fun Trip to Blytheville, Az.

Hello all

Here is important parking info for the Blytheville event: (PLEASE READ THOROUGHLY) The event will officially start Thursday morning April 4. When you arrive in town (you can arrive as early as you like) please head toward our temporary coach staging area lots at: 2900 S. Division st. (U.S. 61) Blytheville, AR 72315 (GPS coordinates: lat: 35.895656 Long: -89.918151) Exit# 63 off I-55, (there are two exits for Blytheville, the one you want is the south exit off I-55) then travel north on highway 61 (Division st.) about .4 miles to former auto dealer lots on East side of road. There are three former car dealer lots at this address, we can use all three to park coaches. The city was granted permission by land owners. For early arrivals, overnight dry camping will be allowed in these lots. These lots should be large enough to temporarily hold all the coaches, until the city can get the necessary streets closed downtown and get folks parked near the Greyhound depot. We will have our parking crew arrive on Sunday 3/31. We will be distributing maps/directions from the temp. staging lots to show parking areas downtown near the former Greyhound depot. (These lots are only about 2.9 miles from the former Greyhound depot)We plan to begin parking coaches downtown on late Wednesday afternoon (April 4). Please do not attempt to park downtown before my parking crew has assisted you from the temporary staging lots. We must be respectful of downtown local merchants, and not block their customer access/parking. The city has worked very hard to make this event great for all involved, so I ask for your patience and cooperation. The city is closing several streets downtown for the duration of the three day event to provide coach parking near the former Greyhound depot. All registered coaches will be parked downtown first, then any non-registered "drop-ins" will be parked. If anyone wants to park near their buddy in the show areas, just let the parking crew know that, and we will make every attempt to accommodate you. All members that wish to park together, must be present in the staging lot to get parked with friends. Once folks get parked downtown, it will be difficult to juggle coaches around. We most likely can not hold spots for future arrivals. If you have toads, trailers, dollies, extra cars, etc. you can leave those items in these lots for the duration of the event. The city will have passenger car parking areas near the depot for local show attendees.

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