Saturday, December 7, 2013

Chihuahua Express Reminder

Season Greetings from chilly Chicago!  This the season to be jolly and perhaps save a little money, too.
The entry fee for the 2014 Chihuahua Express is $2500 USD until the end of this month, when it increases to $2750.  Rooms at the Soberano remain $165 USD per night, double or single.  An entry application is attached to this email. I also attached the usual FAQ.
We have already had several North Americans sign up for full competition and for the Express Rally Tour.
You may send me a check to my Laredo address (see below) or deposit the funds in Chacho's account at Bank of America.
The event will include the "pre-qualification" stage on Thursday morning, April 3 along one of the last remaining stretches of the original Panamerican Highway in Chihuahua, which used by the original Pan Am race in 1950-1954.  It's about 10 minute drive north from the Soberano.
Thursday at 18:00 hours, we will have the ceremonial,  but mandatory start at "Plaza El Palomar," 15 minutes from the hotel, which will be followed by the Drivers' Meeting and Dinner at the Soberano at 21:00 hours.
Please let Chacho or me know you hotel needs:
    number of rooms
    single (one king) or double (two queens)
    check-in date
    check-out date
    smoking or non-smoking
Again, a convoy will leave northern El Paso on Wednesday morning, April 2, for the 240 mile drive down to Chihuahua City from Santa Teresa, New Mexico.
Next week I should be able to send you a copy of the rules for 2014, which seem to have only a few modest changes.
If you have any questions, please let me know.