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HomeControl PanelEvents ManagerStraight Eights: 2024 Beach Ball Grand Invitational

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Straight Eights: 2024 Beach Ball Grand Invitational

 


The Straight Eights Beach Ball 2024 Grand Invitational
is a carefully planned event to provide a fun and friendly experience in the (Tax free) charming oceanfront town of Rehoboth Beach, DE and surrounding areas. There will be five days of car-centric events, visits to points of interest, socializing, and free time for our LCCI fellowship.  

Registration is required to attend these events.


Offered are two different price-tiered packages; a full weeks package, and a weekend only package. Vehicles of ALL classes and years are welcome, including modern day e-vehicles. And naturally, you do not need to own nor bring a collectible car to enjoy our Grand Invitational; just your passion for them!

Below is information related to:

  • LODGING
  • OFF-SITE PARKING for EXTRA CARS, TOW VEHICLES, and TRAILERS
  • SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
  • REGISTRATION PACKAGES and FEES 

The Registration link is a button on the upper right side of this page.

One week prior to the event start date, you'll receive a Know-Before-You-Go email with a detailed schedule of events along with helpful tips & pointers to help you better prepare for your stay. 

 

 

LODGING

 

There is a primary host hotel (oceanfront), and an optional Dog-friendly hotel (NOT oceanfront) two short blocks away. Both require telephone booking and do not provide online booking for our group discount rates.

Host Hotel:  

Atlantic Sands Hotel & Conference Center, 
1 Baltimore Ave, Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

Weekday Group Rates: Monday - Thursday $159.00
Weekend Group Rates: Friday - Sunday $179.00 (Two night minimum)


The Sands Hotel reservation method:
Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own hotel reservation by the cutoff date of Monday 8/12/2024.

To reserve your Atlantic Sands hotel room, you must CALL 1-302-227-2511 and reference Booking ID number 10903, and mention the Straight Eights chapter of Lambda Car Club Intl room block. There is no online reservation method to get our group rate, you must call the hotel.

Hotel Parking: Free-one car per room (This is standard for all Beach area Hotels)

Free street parking is available for roommates, a second car, or visitors.



Optional: Dog-friendly Hotel

The Breakers Hotel & Suites, 
105 2nd St, Rehoboth Beach, DE 19971

Weekday Group Rates: Mon - Thurs $159.10
Weekend Group Rates: Friday - Sunday $219.10 (Two night minimum)


The Breakers Hotel reservation method:
Each individual will be responsible for making his/her own hotel reservation by the cutoff date of Monday 7/15/2024, or while they last so don't wait!.

To reserve your Dog-friendly Breakers hotel room, you must call 1-302-227-6688 and reference Booking ID #2044 and mention the Straight Eights Car Car Club group rate. There is no online reservation method to get our group rate, you must call the hotel.

Hotel Parking:
 Free-one-car per room (This is standard for all Beach area Hotels)
Free street parking is available for roommates, or a second car, or visitors.


Contact us via email if you need any additional information or experience any problems with any of these booking instructions.



OFF-SITE PARKING FOR TRAILERS/TOW VEHICLES, OR AN EXTRA CAR

We have arranged for additional off-site parking of Trailers/Tow vehicles and/or any extra secondary cars at $20.00 per vehicle/PER DAY only ~2 miles (~8 minutes) away from the host hotel at a retail outlet's parking lot. When you complete your Beach Ball registration form here on ClubExpress, you will be asked to provide payment for this parking (we must pre-pay the provider). NOTE: Due to the parking reservation policy imposed upon us, this parking fee is non-refundable AFTER the event cancellation cut-off date (as we will not be refunded by the parking provider).

Contact us via email if you need any additional information regarding this off-site parking.



SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

The Board has incorporated fun new activities into the week that focus on our vehicles and enticing destinations for those who want more opportunities to be out and about in your vehicle.... or a friend's vehicle! 

See below for a summary. Further details and any changes or refinements will be provided to registrants in the Know-Before-You-Go email.


Tues 9/1
7 Early Evening: Welcome Reception

Welcome reception with cash/card libations & light hors d'oeuvres (dinner on-own)


Wed 9/18 Morning/afternoonNemours Estate Tour
You will be transported in comfort via charter bus to Wilmington, DE (a 2 hour ride) and self-tour a 77 room French neoclassical mansion built in 1909 by Alfred I. du Pont with a separate chauffeur's garage of du Pont family vintage automobiles, and French-inspired formal gardens, grounds and woodlands. A served luncheon will follow at the nearby DuPont Country Club.


Thurs 9/19 Morning/afternoonDover Motor Speedway! 
We reserved the entire racetrack venue just for our group!. We motor from Rehoboth Beach, DE in our own cars to Dover, DE (a 46 mi, 50 min drive) for a memorable exhilarating experience you'll never forget!


On-Track Activity "Laps for Charity" benefiting the Speedway Children Charities Dover Chapter (included in your registration fee) and lunch with an appearance and presentation from the Track President or a Sr. Speedway Official.

  • On-Track Photos of you and your car – Digital Copy Provided to each driver
  • Five "gentle laps" around the track at 55-60 mph, safely led by an Official Pace Car
  • Group photo in Victory Lane for each car – Digital copy provided to each driver
  • This is a private event for our group and not open to the public

Around 2 - 2:30 pm, we then depart for free time in the Dover area, or return to Rehoboth Beach.

Thurs 9/19 Afternoon: NEW! Optional alternative event for Spouses/Significant Others only: 
Cabaret!, 
"Love Lessons - A Musical Journey" 
Attention "Car Widows!" This first-time-ever Straight Eights event has been created especially for you, as an alternative "non-car" event. We are offering this optional event for the spouses/significant others in attendance who wish to get away from the car-nerds in their lives for a few hours. While your other half is at Dover Motor Speedway "playing with cars," you can attend this event instead!


This is a private live cabaret show held at Diego's nightclub with cabaret style seating and cash/card libations available.

Cabaret Description - Ed Peters and Billy Burke have been performers in the Baltimore, MD theatre community for over 40 years. They are now residents of Rehoboth Beach with their husbands. They performed together in international productions of "The Fantasicks" and "Godspell" including Ukraine, China and Japan. Ed and Billy will perform songs in a 90 minute long set from Broadway Musicals and Pop Music to explore the stages of love and relationships. From new love, to lifelong love, to saying goodbye through ballads, duets, and comedy, "Love Lessons" will touch the heart with memories, emotions and hope.


Thurs 9/19 Late evenin
g: Dessert and Coffee Reception with Live Entertainment

After dinner on-your-own with friends, get ready for a triple header at the Atlantic Sands Swan Ballroom! We are hosting a Dessert & Coffee reception, a costume party, and a live stage performance with music. Entertainer name(s) and show theme to to be announced in your Know-before-you-go email so you can adequately prepare and plan a them-oriented costume! We KNOW it will be a hoot!

 

Fri 9/20 Morning: Lambda Car Club International Membership Meeting

The members' meeting will be held in a Sands Hotel meeting room and hosted by LCCI National Board President, David Baker along with other national Board members. This one hour meeting is your chance to hear about current and future news/plans for LCCI, and a chance to ask questions.


For those looking for some free-time on your own after the membership meeting, Friday is your day! Hit the Boardwalk, the Beach, rent a Bicycle, or do some tax-free shopping.


Fri 9/20 Mid-Day:  Free time -OR- optional tour of Dover Air Force Base Museum, Dover, DE.
For those who would like a group informal activity instead of free-time on own, Straight Eights club member and US Air Force veteran Rob Neighbour will lead a caravan from Rehoboth Beach (own cars, 50-min, 46-mi drive) to tour the fascinating Air Mobility Command Museum at the Dover Air Force Base in Dover, DE. No fees - informal sign-up during your stay. 

Fri 9/20 Evening:  Dinner Sunset reception and live Band at Paradise Grill  (Begins the weekend-only package)

This is an outdoor tropical-style venue with informal dinner buffet reception at Paradise Grill, a spectacular "island paradise" themed waterfront venue on Indian River Bay, with palm trees, sand underfoot, and live music. We will have a reserved outdoor area, with indoor options available in case of inclement weather. We typically hold a tail light glow contest afterward in the parking lot.

 

Sat 9/2Morning/afternoon: Car Show & Lunch

The Main Event! We will drive our cars to a fabulous location for a car show open to public spectators. This affords us the opportunity to show off our cars and mingle with the locals and other vacationers. Electronic ballots will be sent to your email for voting using your mobile device (some paper ballots will be available as a back-up and for those who are less than tech savvy). Lunch and refreshments will be provided at the car show.

Sat 9/21 Evening: Awards Banquet

Reception with light hors d' oeuvre, cash libations, a served dinner, and awards ceremony at The Atlantic Sands Hotel Swan Ballroom


REGISTRATION PACKAGES

 

Full Week Package: $349.00 per person. Early Bird discounted fee through 5/28

FIVE days of events, with FIVE meals, and TWO receptions, all Included in your registration fee!  $389.00 after 5/28


Weekend only package: $149.00 per person. 
Early Bird discounted fee through 5/28

THREE meals included in your weekend-only registration fee!  $169.00 after 5/28


FINAL Registration deadline is Friday, August 2nd at 11:59 pm.
Or when the maximum registration reaches 260, whichever comes first.


Just three easy steps to get started:

#1, Click on the "Register Now" button (upper right of this page)
#2, Follow the prompts to answer all the questions
#3, Book your own hotel stay, and leave the rest up to us!



GETTING THERE


Rehoboth Beach, DE is a driving destination just off Delaware State Route 1.

There are no local airports or train stations.

For those wishing to fly, it will require you to arrange ground transportation (rental car or bus) from major airports that are over 100 miles away, or from one regional airport (with limited service) that is 47 miles away.

  • Salisbury Regional Airport (SBY) only serviced by American Airlines or charters - 47 miles
  • Philadelphia International Airport (PHI) - 115 miles
  • Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI) - 116 miles
  • Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA) - 128 miles
  • Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD) - 155 miles

The closest Amtrak stations are Wilmington, DE - 92 miles, and Baltimore 115 miles.


Beach Ball Airports

MotorWeek Video


Get a glimpse on what we're all about!. Our annual Beach Ball 2022 Invitational car show was 
featured in episode 42.22 of MotorWeek (click here), the nationally known public television automotive series.  

Beach Ball car show



 

When:
Tuesday, September 17, 2024 to Sunday, September 22, 2024
Where:
Atlantic Sands Hotel and Conference Center
https://atlanticsandshotel.com/
1 Baltimore Avenue
Rehoboth Beach, DE  19971

302-864-9100
Additional Info:
Event Contact(s):
William P Teaney
 
Douglas Hoefle
Category:
Invitational Event
Registration is required before Friday, August 2, 2024 at 12:00 AM
Payment In Full In Advance Only
Registration cancellations will be accepted until Friday, August 2, 2024 at 11:59 PM
Cancellation Policy:
The 2024 Beach Ball Grand Invitational is a rain or shine event.

Cancellations will incur a 3.5% fee and must be received in writing via email by the registration close date (August 02, 2024 at 11:59pm) in order to be eligible for a full refund.

Changes to your registration that involve partial refunds are subject to a 3.5% fee and must also be requested in writing via email by the registration close date. Send your cancellation or change request to StraightEightsTreasurer@gmail.com

Refunds will be made in the forms of either: Zelle, or a Bank check sent via U.S. Mail to your current home address on file in your LCCI profile.

Off-site Auxiliary Parking fees are non-refundable after the registration close date, even if you attend and decide to not use a parking space you have paid for, as the club cannot get a refund from the parking provider after advance payment is made to them.

Hotel reservation cancellations/changes are separate. YOU must contact the hotel directly to make any changes or cancel your reservation (within the deadlines specified in the hotel reservation policies).
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