National Meet

The 2022 H/OCA 38th Annual National Meet is July 15th – 16th, 2022

Membership is required to attend.

Lansing, MI

Host: Judy and 

Meet Registrar: Ryan Birchfield

For more details or questions contact Jeff & DeeDee Schreurs at 920-377-6459

The 2021 Nationals are coming to Great Lakes Dragaway in Racine, Wisconsin! 

Here are some of the things that are currently in the works. First off we will be staying at the Delta Hotels Marriot in Racine. We have a large parking lot available for the show field and directly across the street is the local high school parking lot which has been made available to us to use for all our trucks and trailers. This location keeps everything super close and convenient. Security will be provided for both the show field and the trailer parking. The hotel has many amenities for the club such as on-site restaurant, bar, swimming pool and fitness center.

Wisconsin is known for beer, brats & cheese. There are plenty of options to satisfy your thirst with local craft beers as well as our own Miller Brewing, Pabst Brewing and Sprecher Brewing Companies. There are plenty of restaurants located very close to the hotel that offer these amazing foods and drinks.

The Racine area has many activities to offer during your stay for the weekend or even if you are looking to extend your vacation. Being located on the shores of Lake Michigan there are many fishing charters available out of the Reefpoint Marina for the fishermen in the club. There is also Canoe/Kayaking in the local rivers, inland lakes or even Lake Michigan. Bike trails offer miles of beauty for all the adventurous folks in the club who want to experience Wisconsin’s amazing outdoors.

For any farmers in the group, you can take the time to tour the Case IH Experience Center. The big red Case IH tractors were founded right here in Racine and tours are available to watch the manufacturing process. There is also lots of local shopping available along with many different art museums, you can even relax and enjoy the beach on the shore of Lake Michigan. This should give you plenty of things to fill your days.

Great Lakes Dragaway will be a great day of racing on Friday! The track is only a 20 minute cruise through the back country roads from our hotel. The H/OCA will have the track to ourselves all afternoon. The gates will open to the public and other racers from 5pm-10pm. We will then have the choice to stay and continue racing or just sit back and watch a night of drags, all while taking in the smells of burning rubber and racing fuel.

Stay tuned for more information in the upcoming newsletters, and if you have any questions regarding things to do while visiting or anything happening during the meet please feel free to call DeeDee and me!

Hope to see you at the 2021 Nationals!!!

Calling All HURST/OLDS

July 14-16, 2022

Lansing, Michigan

Host Hotel: Crowne Plaza

Reservations: 877-322-5544

Group Rate Code: HUR ($120++)

Questions: Judy Badgley 517-256-2336

Members of the Hurst/Olds Club of America are invited to come to Lansing, Michigan to attend the 37th National Meet and the 50th birthday of the1972 Hurst/Olds.

Our host hotel, Crowne Plaza West, is a top-rated hotel with all the amenities needed for our show. The hotel is located at 925 S. Creyts Rd. on the westside of Lansing with easy access from I-496. They have undergone a complete renovation since we were there in 2018 and they are ready for us! They have a modernized fitness center, Wi-Fi, a bar and full-service restaurant, a newly reconstructed indoor swimming pool and meeting rooms for our use.

The car show will be held in the well-lit hotel parking lot. The H/OCA is providing overnight security, from 10 PM-6 AM, beginning Thursday night through Sunday morning. During this time uniformed officers will be on duty and cars leaving and entering will require showing their ID.

We will be celebrating the 50th anniversary of the 1972 H/Os. Lansing is where Oldsmobile built these cars and Demmer did the Hurst conversion to them. When you pre-register you will receive a confirmation letter and a directional map to various Oldsmobile related sites around Lansing. Come early or stay an extra day and check out the influence Oldsmobile had on the development of Lansing and the car industry.

National Meet activities include: a welcome party, a drive to Grattan Raceway for exclusive use of the road course for parade laps (only H/Os will be on the track), a private party at the R. E. Olds Museum, a Q & A seminar on the 1972 H/Os and finally a closing banquet. Pre-registration is required to participate in these activities.

During our event, the one-and-only, First Lady of Motor Sports, Linda Vaughn will be in attendance.

Registration will be open inside the hotel beginning on **Thursday, July 14. The H/OCA registration desk is where you will check-in and receive your welcome packet, name badges and activity tickets. You must get your packet and ID to participate in activities and to park your Hurst/Olds on the showfield.


**NOTE- specific times will be announced in a later issue of Thunder and Lightning.