2018 H/OCA 34th Annual National Meet

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Details.
When: July 19 - 21, 2018
Where: Michigan - Lansing, MI
Hotel: Crowne Plaza Hotel
925 S Creyts, Rd, Lansing, MI
517-323-7100
Crowne Plaza
Host: Calvin and Doris Badgley
Meet Registrar: Ryan Birchfield
hurstlightning8t4@gmail.com

Check out the following past Nationals: 1998 1999 2000 2001 2002 2003 2004 2005 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017


The 2018 Annual National Meet will be a special evet that will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1968 Hurst/Ols. The meet eill be centered in Lansing, the hometown of Oldsmobile and the Hurst/Olds. All of the production Hurst/Olds were built in Lansing at the main assembly plant. The '79 H/O was completed at the main plant while the rest of the Hurst/Olds were sent to different facilities to complete the conversions. The 1968-1972 ?/O.s were all converted in Lansing at the nearby Demmer facility leased by Hurst Performance.

R.E. Olds was a major influence in the growth of the city and there are manu Olds related historic sites in the Lansing area. The first Olds vehicle and the oldest U.S. vehicle was built in Lansing in 1897. Tes, Olds was first to put automobiles into commercial production and until 2004 when Oldsmobile production stopped, they were the oldest manufacturer in the USA. This original vehicle is on display at the R.E. Olds Museum. Also on display at the museum is the Hurst "Hairy" Olds, on loan from the Hurst/Olds Club of America and nearly 80 other Lansing built vehicles. The R.E. Olds Museum is the only museum deticated to preserving the history of Oldsmobile. When you register for the show, you will recieve a self-driving tour of the various sites with your confirmation letter. This way you can check out the sites at your own pace either before or after the show.

The host hotel will be the Crowne Plaza located on the west side of town at 925 S. Creytes Rd., Lansing, MI. The Crowne Plaza is a premier hotel known for the quiet, clean rooms and a friendly staff the goes out of their way to make you feel special. Amenities include: indoor pool, a spa tub and a 24 hour fitness center, free Wi-Fi, concierge services and an arcade game room. The hotel will be the site of our meet registration, sales, welcome party and car show. We will have security for Thursday - Sarurday nights. Our block of rooms is at a special rate of $134 (includes 12% taxes). To make reservations call 517-323-7100 and use our special code HOC to get the rate. This rate will be available through June 19, 2018 and as long as rooms are available. We recommend you make your reservations now. You can cancel later if you have a change of plans with no penalty up to 24 hours of your arrival date. If you wait until june 20th, you may be out of luck.

The 2018 H/OCA national Meet will have several activvities and even more surprises. Our tentative schedule will be:

  • Thursday night - Welcome Party
  • Friday Morning - Scenic drive through central Michigan to a road course track
  • Friday Night       - Night at the Museum
  • Saturday             - Car Show and Banquet
We will be providing more details on each of the activities as plans are finalized and details are available. Be sure and stay tuned to the Thunder and Lightning for more event information. We are planning for the largest display of 1968 Hurst/Olds since 1968, you wont want to miss this show!

Hope to see you at the 2018 Nationals, Calvin and Doris Badgley