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NCRS 2020 National Convention Activities

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2020 NCRS French Lick, Indiana, National Convention
Sunday July 19th through Thursday July 23rd, 2020

National Convention Activities

Cocktail Party - Name badge required for entrance!

Date & Time: Sunday, July 18, 6:00 PM - 7:30 PM - Clifton Room
Cost: Free to registered attendees
Finally ….. it’s time to RELAX! Meet your friends, old and new, and enjoy the evening in a casual setting.
You’ll experience the most delectable hot and cold hors d’oeuvres and plenty of good company. Cash bars will be located throughout the reception area.
Registration ID is mandatory. You will not be allowed in the event without it!

Pre-Membership Meeting Dinner

Tickets and name badge required for entrance!
Date & Time:
Monday, July 19, 5:00 PM - 6:30 PM - Hoosier A
Cost: $55
Join us before the Annual Membership Meeting for a buffet dinner. The menu includes chicken breast with marsala cream sauce, Southern breaded pork tenderloins, mashed red skin potatoes, mixed seasonal vegetables and dessert. Iced tea, coffee and hot tea will be available. We encourage you to dine with us before the Membership Meeting! Cash bars will be available.

NCRS Annual Membership Meeting

Date & Time: Monday, July 19, 7:00 PM - Clifton Room
Cost: Free to attendees.
Please plan to attend this most important meeting. It is open to ALL NCRS members. There will be brief “housekeeping” announcements followed by Chapter Flight Awards, Sportsman Awards, Master Judges advancements, as well as other select awards. This is YOUR meeting; please plan to attend.

NCRS Awards Banquet

Tickets and name badge required for entrance!
Date & Time:
Thursday July 23, 6:00 – 7:00 PM Cocktail hour, Dinner seating begins at 7:00 PM – Hoosier AB Ballroom
Cost: $75 adult entrée, $25 child entrée (Ages 6 – 12)
Whether you are receiving an award or not, this is the last night to enjoy a great meal and good times with your friends. The evening begins with a social/cocktail hour in Hoosier Foyer. Dinner is your choice of savory beef short ribs, prosciutto and gouda stuffed chicken breast or a vegetarian dish. Children’s pricing is available for ages 6-12 and the entrée will be chicken tenders, mac & cheese and tater tots.
Please make your entrée selection on your registration and dress is business casual. Pre-seating table selection will begin on Tuesday at the Registration/Help Desk.

If you are to receive an award and cannot attend, please make advance arrangements at the Registration/Help Desk for it to be shipped. Year of the 1970 Display Cost: $75 Sign up on the Judging Registration Form. All NCRS members owning 1970 Corvettes are encouraged and are welcome to register their cars for the 2020 50th Anniversary Year of the 1970 Display at the convention in French Lick. Any 1970 Corvette(s) registered for the Year of the ‘70 will be displayed and receive recognition, a special plaque. So please register your Corvette early. Year of the ‘70 plaques will be presented at the Awards Banquet.


If you are wheelchair bound and cannot board/debark from a bus, please indicate. Without prior information, this service will not be available.

Churchill Downs and Kentucky Derby Museum

Date/Time: Monday, July 20, 2020 7:30 AM - 3 PM
Cost:            $99.00 per person (includes lunch)
Location:   Bus departs Main Entrance French Lick Resort at 8:00 AM
Seats Available:    50
Tickets and name badge required for entrance.

Churchill Downs

Visit the Kentucky Derby Museum with two-levels of family-friendly interactive permanent and temporary exhibits, “The Greatest Race,” a 360-degree immersive sound and visual experience that’ll get your heart racing and emotions soaring. Historic walking tour of Churchill Downs Racetrack, a chance to meet the resident Thoroughbred and miniature horse, access to the Finish Line Gift Shop, Kentucky fare in the Derby Café and much more!

Jasper Engine and Transmission TourJasper Engine Company

Date/Time:Tuesday, July 21, 2020 7:30 AM - 1 PM
Seats Available:    50
Cost: $30.00 per person
Bus Departs: Main Entrance of French Lick Resort at 7:30 AM

Jasper Engine and Transmission Plant

9:00 – 12:00 PM – Tour the Gas/Diesel Engine Plant and then tour the Transmission/ Differential Plant. Each plant tour should take between 1 and 1 & 1/2 hours.
You must wear closed toe shoes!

JASPER has been remanufacturing quality products since 1942 and today we are the nation’s largest remanufacturer of gas and diesel engines, transmissions, differentials, rear axle assemblies, marine engines, stern drives, performance engines, and electric motors. JASPER’s over 2000 Associates and 44 branch and distributor locations are committed to providing you with the perfect product. Our processes and procedures are designed to produce a quality component that will meet or exceed the expectations of every one of our customers. And, we back up that commitment with a 3 year/100,000 mile warranty on our gas engines, transmissions and differentials.”

Mary M. Miller Steamboat CruiseJasper Engine Company

Date/Time:Tuesday, July 21, 2020 9:30 AM - 3:45 PM
Bus Departs: Main Entrance of French Lick Resort at 10:00 AM
Seats Available:    50
Cost: $96.00 per person

Captain Mary Millicent Miller of Louisville was the first woman in the United States to receive a steamboat master’s license. Now Captain Miller has a riverboat named after her. The Mary M. Miller formerly known as the Georgia Queen arrived in Louisville April 2017 after a 21-day journey from Savannah, Ga.

Lunch cruises feature a delicious buffet, live entertainment or music by a DJ, and plenty of time to enjoy a river experience. Listed below is a sample menu of items on the Lunch buffet that could vary:

Fried Chicken, Beef Tips, Kentucky Garden Salad, Roasted Red Potatoes, Southern Green Beans, Greek Pasta Salad, and Dinner Roll w/Butter

Two Private Car Collections

Date/Time:Wednesday, July 22, 2020 8:30 AM - 3:00 PM
Bus Departs: Main Entrance of French Lick Resort at 9:00 AM
Seats Available:    100
Cost: $25.00 per person

Father and son, Clem and Joey Lange each have their own extensive car collections. These cars are pristine massive col-lections, Clem Lange won the Great American race and has a large collection of early cars while Joey Lange has a large collection of Muscle Cars. These are private collections and please tour them with respect.

Clem’s can be viewed here and Joey’s here

Lange, Father, Son Car Collection

French Lick Scenic Railway Bourbon Tasting TrainFrench Lick Scenic Railway

Date/Time:Wednesday, July 22, 2020 6PM - 7:45PM
Seats Available:    50
Cost: $55.00 per person
Train Departs: Train departs from the French Lick Resort Train Depot at 6:30 PM, boarding 30 minutes prior to departure, returns 7:45PM:

Burbon Tasting TrainDon’t miss your chance to ride in style while relaxing to the rhythm of the rail during this adults-only ride. Each bourbon is carefully paired with a tasting-sized dish that highlights the complexity of flavors from our choice bourbons. Enjoy American favorites and Kentucky originals during this one of a kind experience.

Menu: Listed is the 2019 menu. Look for new bourbons and pairings in 2020!

Makers Mark
A wheat Bourbon so light and sweet it will caress your palate. It teases with a mouth feel that isn’t too thin, nor too full bodied, but rather a perfect harmony that is just right for the flavor profile you will experience. paired with Pork BBQ Sliders Savory shredded pork marinated with a bourbon bbq sauce. This delicious treat offers a flavor tug-of-war as sweet and spicy battle it out.

Woodford Reserve
This fullbodied bourbon lets you experience it all. From bold and spicy notes of rye to the sweetness of dried fruit. Master distillers have spent two centuries perfecting their recipe and we bring it to you to enjoy. paired with Beef Tips with Bourbon Glaze Succulent cuts of beef seared and glazed with a sumptuous bourbon sauce so delectable you’ll be asking for more!

A new bourbon with an old story. A taste made famous by an infamous act, Larceny was inspired by the story of John E. Fitzgerald who has a taste for excellent bourbons. Another bourbon that uses wheat so that it has softer and smoother taste. paired with Bourbon Caramel Apple Cupcakes. A blend of two American classics; as we combine the simplicity of apples, sugar, and warm spices with a rich bourbon caramel sauce. A tasty bite that will lead you on a journey home, married with the sophistication of a Kentucky Legend: BOURBON.

French Lick Scenic Railway Afternoon Train

Date/Time: Thursday, July 23, 2020, 11:45 AM - 2:15 PM
Cost: $19.00 per person
Seats Available:    55
Train Departs: Train departs from the French Lick Resort Train Depot at 1PM

French Lick Scenic RailwayThe Indiana Railway Museum currently operates as The French Lick Scenic Railway operating passenger trains over 25 miles from French Lick to Jasper, IN. The driving force behind the Railway is to provide guests with an experience harking back to a time when rail travel was the primary means of long distance travel.

The train depot is within walking distance of the French Lick Resort. French Lick Resort will provide shuttle service to and from the train depot with average waiting times in between shuttles at 7 minutes for those that do not want to walk. The train has a concession car that sells chips, crackers, cookies, candy, sodas, water, beer, wine and selected spirits.

For more information on the French Lick Scenic Railway, visit:

Exclusive Offer for Registered Guests

French Lick Resort

Woodford Reserve

Woodford ReserveFor all those bourbon aficionados, French Lick is offering a very limited edition of Woodford Reserve bourbon with the NCRS logo engraved along with 2 French Lick Resort glasses. This special commemorative edition is strictly limited in production and MUST be ordered at the table that French Lick has set up by registration or by ordering from room service of the hotel, or the hotel Front Desk. If you are not a guest at the hotel, you must have a guest order for you.

Woodford Reserve is a brand of premium small batch Kentucky straight bourbon whiskey. The art of making fine bourbon first took place on the site of the Woodford Reserve Distillery, a National Historic Landmark, in 1812. The perfectly balanced taste of our Kentucky Straight Bourbon Whiskey is comprised of more than 200 detectable flavor notes, from bold grain and wood, to sweet aromatics, spice, and fruit & floral notes

Cost is $155 per set which included all taxes and delivery
NCRS is not involved in the sale or orders for the bourbon, it’s striclty offered by French Lick

Convention Contacts

Convention Detail Questions (hall and events): Dave Ewan
Email (preferred method):
Telephone: 817-482-1978 (Central Time Zone)

Convention Detail Questions (hotel and food): Kristen Holmes
Email (preferred method):
Telephone: (703) 283-2447 Eastern Time Zone

Tour Questions: Sherri Demmel
Email: (preferred):

Judging Questions: David Brigham, National. Judging Chairman
Telephone: (781)237-3456 (Days- Eastern Time Zone)

Questions regarding Registration: Marilyn Heitzman, Convention Registrar
Telephone: 513-760-6277 (Days- Eastern Time Zone)
15769 W. Portage River South Rd., Elmore, OH 43416-9711

Youth Program contact: Sue Strawmyre