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Dateline: Charleston April 2002

Typ 356 Northeast was well represented by both enthusiastic members and winning vehicles at the 356 Registry 2002 East Coast Holiday. It seems a long time ago that Erling announced transportation arrangements were being formulated - last July in fact. His foresight started the ball rolling, adding another extraordinary occasion to our calendar of events. A truck full of great cars - well known to T356ne members - made the trip and wowed the cognoscenti here.

In a record size field of cars (182 and counting) - T356ne took 3 of 12 firsts plus a second place. A people's choice format open to registered attendees assured a enthusiast's perspective. Little hampered by politicing, judges vagaries and the like - the results seem to be a what hundred's of knowledgeable attendees value. Doing the math, there weren't enough of us attending to stuff the ballot box.

The concours field at Middleton Plantation was about all you could ask for: plenty of cars, spacious surrounding, good food (free), a few clouds to ward off sunburn and a full day of non-automotive distractions. A police escort expedited the stream of cars from downtown through the 'burbs to a lonely one-lane low-country road. Our hosts, lead by Mick Duck pulled this event off with aplomb. Those in the know said (possibly excepting Monterrey '98 the 50th) this was "THE" 356 field of all time.

Erling Falck took first in the Closed A class, Alex Finigan was first in Speedster and Joel Horvitz bested the 550 Spyder class. Hank Hanmer's B Closed took second in its class. To highlight these results Joel Horvitz was elected to the 356 Registry Hall of Fame for his contribution to the founding of the organization. Friend of T356ne (and transporter-mate), Kelly Prescott, took first in B Open.

Yet again our club's contribution enhanced a significant national 356 event.

The awards ceremony and final banquet took place on the Joe Riley baseball field, home of the Minor League Charleston Riverdogs.

Keep an eye out, the NEws will be reporting for more on the drives, the swap meet, roast Duck and the agony of bumper-to-bumper contact.

Congratulations to the organizers and the T356’ers who made the extra effort to attend.

I feel the need for a drive coming on. May be even get out the Q-tips.

Ron Swenson

Photos by Ron Swenson

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Erling Falck
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Erling, Don and Joel (in our new hats)
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Rainer tweaking some Webers
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Alex Finigan
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Don Osborne
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Joel Horvitz
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T356er's in the hotel lot
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Rainer Cooney
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Roy Ruff
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Middleton Plantation
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At the swap meet

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