Reservations are a must and your request needs to be mailed to John Tuck no later than Feb. 16th to allow sufficient time for him to mail your show & dinner tickets to you.
The continued generosity of Mercedes-Benz of North Olmsted makes this event possible–so please thank them for their support!
Complete event and registration information is available in both Word & PDF formats below.
Questions? Contact John Tuck at (216) 408-8454 or email@example.com
A Four-Day Metric Mille
Dates – 8/5/12 through 8/9/12
The Ohio Backroads Adventure is a 2012 Great Lakes Regional event presented by the Western Reserve Section | Mercedes Benz Club of America. This is a four-day driving tour that will go through east-central and southeast Ohio featuring the “roads less traveled.”
While our dinners and event stops will require being time-certain, participants will tour at their own pace and on their own schedule. Spend as much time or as little time as you desire at the various stops along the way.
Our stops will be interesting and not always seen by the everyday tourist. A husband-wife team developed this tour for you. Don and Carol Velcio’s varied interests were used to balance the roads and the stops to satisfy everyone in your group.
The tour is not a rally, a race, or a speed contest of any kind. Everyone should observe all legal limits and their own personal limits as well.
Readers of Car and Driver magazine have read about the editors’ well-loved but secret roads through Ohio’s Appalachian mountain foothills. On this tour, you’ll drive many of our well-loved roads. Be warned – some roads will seem like never-ending ups and downs curving right and left. These are drivers’ roads. This isn’t going to be a cruise control snore down the interstate. (You’ll love it).
Participants will make their own hotel reservations at our suggested spots or any other of their own choosing. Blocks of rooms are being held for us thirty days prior to the event. Book early! Generous discounts are being extended to us from the normal rack rates.
Sunday night, 8/5/12 – Kickoff buffet dinner (included in your entry fee) with cash bar, Parma, OH – Das Schnitzel Haus.
Monday 8/6/12, Day 1–Head out of Cleveland to Cambridge, Ohio. 160 miles. We will see:
Tuesday 8/7/12, Day 2–Cambridge to The Wilds back to Cambridge. 140 miles. “If Momma ain’t happy, ain’t nobody happy” is our theme today. We will see:
Wednesday 8/8/12, Day 3– Cambridge to Marietta. 150 miles.
This is a true driver’s day! These incredible backroads compare favorably to the most enjoyable and scenic mountain-style and canyon-style roads found in North America. Drive a series of seemingly never-ending ups, downs, rights, and lefts. You will exercise your driving skills and concentration. The reward is enjoyment and satisfaction. You don’t need race tracks if you can drive on roads like these – and you can have fun at or below the speed limit.
Thursday 8/9/12, Day 4– Marietta to Columbus. 160 miles. Enjoy a bit of natural beauty in the Hocking Hills. Stretch your legs on two short hikes in the park.
The registration form and lodging information sheet are available below in both pdf and word formats:
Questions: Call Don Velcio, work, 440-886-1660 or email, firstname.lastname@example.org