ENCOUNTER 35 … Sixty in Somerset  – August 9-11, 2012

We had a great event!

Encounter was held at the Hotel Somerset located in the scenic hills of Somerset/Bridgewater, New Jersey.

Gerry Coker joined us again to celebrate the 60th anniversary of the introduction of the 100 , the car he designed and helped make the event very special. Gerry and his wife Marion were last at Encounter in 2007.

Encounter officially started off with the Rallye on Thursday at high noon (12:00). The Rallye started at that time to allow those coming in on Thursday morning to register, get settled and stretch. It was a great route through the countryside and ended at 2:30 for most participants.

Thursday Night Activities

Rally Start

  • A dinner tour went to a nearby restaurant that wasn’t quite prepared for about 50 people to descend on it. Most folks had a good time.
  • A social gathering was held in the Hospitality room to welcome Gerry andMarion Coker.
  • Then we has music and dancing by Moon Dance ( “Our kind of light classic, Pop, Jazz”).

Friday Activities

  • Gymkhana took place about 9 with storm clouds brewing.
  • Rain came but ended before the Funkhana
  • Mark Goodman took Free Encounter framed 5X7 picture of the cars.
  • Ready for GymkhanaBBQ dinner at the evening
  • The hotly contested Valve Cover race 6:00 -7:30 was exciting.
  • The Charity auction and trophies awards was held in the evening with the proceeds to AutismOne.

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Saturday Events

  • Popular car show
  • Kiddy Khana
  • Panoramic photo (you know the big long one with 100 cars in it)
  • Awards dinner


Two memorial awards were the highlight of the awards ceremony.



The Dave Venezia Sr. award for Best of show to Don and Dottie Hoffer.




The George Null Clubperson of the Year award to Rick Brodeur:


There were traditional events such as arts & crafts, photo competition, assorted tech sessions, Chinese auction/tricky tray, regalia sales, flea market and Hospitality room friendships.

We look forward to seeing you at our Encounter 2013 in Hershey, PA. More information will follow.

Encounter 2012 Schedule of Events

Wednesday August 8
6:00-8:00 Bar at Hotel for those coming Wednesday night
Thursday August 9
11:00-12:00 Rallye School
12:00-2:30 Rallye
3:00-4:00PM Tech Session # 1
3:00-4:00 Tech Session # 2
6:00-7:00 Dinner tour
8:00-8:30 Welcome Gerry and Marion Coker
8:00-10:00 Music and Dancing
Friday August 10
9:00-1:00 Gymkhana
2:00-3:00 Hot wheels
3:00-4:00 Tech Session # 3
3:00-5:00 Fun Khana
4:00-5:00 Individual Photo shoot I
5:30-7:30 BBQ
6:00-7:30 Valve cover Race
8:00-11:00 Charity Auction
Saturday August 11
9:00-11:00 AHSTC Board Meeting
12:00-3:00 Popular Car Show
11:00-12:30 Kiddy khana
12:30-1:30 Tech session
1:30-2:30 Event TBD
11:00-3:00 Concours Judging
3:30-4:30 Panoramic Photo
6:00-7:00 Cocktail Reception
7:00-10:00 Awards Banquet