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The Members Of The Pacific NW Met Owners Club And British Columbia Mets Invite You To “Come Play In Our Yard” In The Beautiful Pacific Northwest!

Welcome

Come with us as we tour and play in Western Washington. We will be staying at the beautiful Shilo Inn in Tacoma, about 30 minutes south of Seattle.

We realize that many of you will be traveling quite a distance to attend this event and we’re determined to make this an International that you will never forget.

We’ve put together a framework to fill four solid days with great places to go, things to do, and beautiful vistas to relax in. Some folks like to arrive early – we’ll be ready to welcome early arrivals Tuesday afternoon, and we’ll be there to support you after the event until the last tailpipe disappears into the sunrise! (Assuming most of you will be heading East...)

We have made lodging arrangements with the beautiful Shilo Inn, Tacoma, 7414 S Hosmer St, Tacoma, WA 98408. We have a block of rooms reserved for $99.00 per night until June 8th, 2015, 30 days prior to the start of the international. Reserve your room early & be sure to identify yourself as a member of the Metropolitan Owners Club to get the discounted room rate.

Call (253) 475-4020 (direct to the Inn) or (800) 222-2244 for reservations.

  • indoor heated pool and hot tub
  • very nice rooms and much more than a continental breakfast
  • parking is plentiful, Metropolitan’s parking area will be cordoned off with security provided by cameras.
  • We will have off-site parking for truck/trailer combinations.
  • additional motels, and several restaurants are within walking distance in the immediate area. Shari’s Restaurant, Red Lobster, Famous Dave’s, Olive Garden, Applebees, Dairy Queen, Popeyes, and Starbucks are all located just north of the Shilo Inn.

Coming from Seattle:
take exit 129 from I-5 and proceed to the east side of the highway via 72nd St. Turn right onto Hosmer and the Shilo Inn will be on your right.

Coming from Portland:
take exit 129 from I-5 and turn right at the top of the ramp onto 72nd St. Turn right onto Hosmer and the Shilo Inn will be on your right.

Coming from points east of Seattle via I-90:
take exit 25, WA-18 W, and turn left onto WA-18 W. Proceed approximately 27 miles to the Interstate-5 South exit. Take exit 129 from I-5 and proceed to the east side of the highway via 72nd St. Turn right onto Hosmer and the Shilo Inn will be on your right.

We’ve made arrangements with the Washington Land Yacht Harbor in Lacey, WA.

Washington Land Yacht Harbor
9101 Steilacoom Rd, SE, Olympia WA 98513

Approximately 17 miles via I-5 from our host hotel.

For reservations call (360) 459-0198 or email reservations@washingtonlandyachtharbor.com.

For more information and photos of the park visit their website: www.washingtonlandyachtharbor.com


Or, if you are a military ID card holder you might consider contacting the Fort Lewis Travel Camp:

Reservations can be made by phone with Visa or Mastercard. Call 253-967-8282/7744

Authorized Users: Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD/NAF Civilians.

Camp Info and Cabin Info

This travel camp is located off of I-5 at exit 120, just 9 miles from our host hotel!


OR the McChord Air Force Base Holiday Park FamCamp: 62 SVS.SVRO, Bldg 739, McChord AFB, WA 98438, (253) 982-5488 Adventures Unlimited: (253) 982-2206

Authorized users: Active, National Guard, Reservists, Retired, 100% DAV. DoD Civilians.

Reservations not accepted, first come-first served.

Camp Info

This travel camp is located off of I-5, exit 125 and on the far side of McChord AFB.

Tour the Pacific Northwest!

Our tours team is still on the road trying to make the final selections for the Wednesday and Thursday tours, but the guidelines are basically these:

  • Long tours would be 6 to 8 hour excursions to allow us to guide groups to places like the Pacific ocean (100 miles away) or into the mountains to visit Mt Rainier (14,410' = we're at 400'!) (about 70 miles away) or Mt. St. Helens volcano (probably the farthest we would go at 155 miles). These may not be the places selected, but it gives you an idea of the distance we plan to cover for a long tour. The long tour will include a stop for lunch and rest stops for sure!
  • Short tours are planned to be 3 to 4 hours and no more than 50 miles (more likely 25-35 miles). These tours may take you through mountain foothills to a small town with a great place to eat and the opportunity to spend as much time as you like there to explore an interesting history or shopping for the ladies, or to try out one of our 250 micro breweries! One idea we're working on for a short tour is to take a Puget Sound Ferry from Tacoma to Vashon Island, then tour the island, have lunch and return. We thought the ferry ride might be fun for some of our visitors who haven't "gone boating" in their Met before!

We've also put together two "road rescue teams." Should anyone have any trouble with their Mets: a pickup truck with parts, tools, and a flat bed trailer will be dispatched to help resolve the problem and ensure everyone gets back to the motel safe and sound – we’ve got you covered!

Tour the Pacific Northwest!

Our tours team is still on the road trying to make the final selections for the Wednesday and Thursday tours, but the guidelines are basically these:

  • Long tours would be 6 to 8 hour excursions to allow us to guide groups to places like the Pacific ocean (100 miles away) or into the mountains to visit Mt Rainier (14,410' = we're at 400'!) (about 70 miles away) or Mt. St. Helens volcano (probably the farthest we would go at 155 miles). These may not be the places selected, but it gives you an idea of the distance we plan to cover for a long tour. The long tour will include a stop for lunch and rest stops for sure!
  • Short tours are planned to be 3 to 4 hours and no more than 50 miles (more likely 25-35 miles). These tours may take you through mountain foothills to a small town with a great place to eat and the opportunity to spend as much time as you like there to explore an interesting history or shopping for the ladies, or to try out one of our 250 micro breweries! One idea we're working on for a short tour is to take a Puget Sound Ferry from Tacoma to Vashon Island, then tour the island, have lunch and return. We thought the ferry ride might be fun for some of our visitors who haven't "gone boating" in their Met before!

We've also put together two "road rescue teams." Should anyone have any trouble with their Mets: a pickup truck with parts, tools, and a flat bed trailer will be dispatched to help resolve the problem and ensure everyone gets back to the motel safe and sound – we’ve got you covered!

Friday's Activities

In the morning, we will tour the recently opened LeMay “America’s Car Museum” in Tacoma. This is one of the world’s largest auto museums!

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The afternoon will be followed up by a little Metropolitan Excitement: “Slow Drags!” Test your skill in the mastery of your speed and steering as you follow a course designed to hit the gas, steer the car – but NOT touch the brakes!

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Fifties Style

One of the special events of every MOCNA International is the opportunity to display your beloved Mets. We’d like to add a little something extra! We’re taking you back to the ‘50s & ‘60s for our Saturday Show event! We are encouraging everyone to dress “Fifties Style.” We’ll be taking some special photos of you and your Met(s) as you arrive so make sure your crinoline isn’t wrinkled and your brylcreme has every hair in place.

Once you’ve been parked on the display field you’ll find LOTS to do during the show.

  • Your first stop will be the welcome booth to receive a bracelet that will allow you entrance to all of the LeMay Family Collection displays. Be sure to keep it on so you can get lunch too!
  • You’ll find ballots for “People’s Choice” judging in all classes in your goody bags (and more will be available at the Welcome booth should you forget yours) and the MOCNA judging team will be looking over the Mets in the Concours and Test of Time classes (please don’t step on them as they check under the cars).
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  • Music of the ‘50s and ‘60s will be wafting over the field, and information and refreshments will be available throughout the day.
  • Lunch will be catered to our registered members & guests by one of our favorite local sub shops (hoagie/zeppelin/hero/grinder/wedge/blimp/baquette/Italian/poor boy/torpedo, for those of you from other parts of the country).
  • The Valve Cover Beauty Contest will begin at 10 am, vote for your favorite valve covers in each of six classes
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  • The Valve Cover RACES will begin about noon. Whether you’re racing or not you won’t want to miss the fun everyone has racing their “lost youth.” If we have youngsters who’d like to race too they’ll get to warm the track up for the rest of us.
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  • We have a TON of raffle items and will be calling out winning numbers all day. Don’t worry – if you don’t hear your number called we’ll have it posted on a board up by the raffle tables.
  • What else will be going on? Vendor tables, Swap meet tables, Refreshments, New and renewed friendships, Bragging, and lots of cars, motorcycles, trucks, buses, and so many different collections of every day items that we don’t get to see anymore.

The show will draw to a close at 3 p.m. to give everyone enough time to get back to the hotel and relax for a bit before we head out to the banquet.

Saturday will be a very full day!

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