2005 national convention dates revised

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 7, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today revised dates for the 2005 SCCA Annual National Convention, moving the event to Jan. 27-30, 2005. The 2005 Convention will be held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel...

TOPEKA, Kan. (May 7, 2004) -- Sports Car Club of America, Inc. announced today revised dates for the 2005 SCCA Annual National Convention, moving the event to Jan. 27-30, 2005.

The 2005 Convention will be held at the Westin Crown Center Hotel in downtown Kansas City, Mo. The date was changed to the final weekend of January in order to conflict with as few industry events as possible.

Another change will be the schedule of the event, including a later overall start time on Thursday, Jan. 27. The event will be kicked-off with the annual Leadership Luncheon at noon. Additionally, the "Secrets of Speed" seminars have been moved to Sunday, Jan. 30 to avoid Saturday seminar scheduling conflicts.

"After receiving considerable feedback regarding the last several Conventions, we believe that moving the initial start time from Thursday morning to Thursday afternoon will help cut costs for many members," SCCA VP of Program Development Howard Duncan said. "While some individuals will still travel on Wednesday, many members can use Thursday morning to travel, thus removing one night of hotel expense."

Highlighting the 2005 Convention will be the induction of the inaugural SCCA Hall of Fame class Jan. 29 at the annual banquet. Also, even more safety information will be provided and discussed as a follow-up to last year's eye-popping safety symposium, which assembled many of the world's leading motorsports safety experts.

Look for more information about the 2005 SCCA National Convention to be released throughout the year.

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