NASH CAR CLUB of AMERICA
Plan now to attend planned shows announced below.
The Upper Mississippi River Region of NCCA is happy to offer to host a 2019
Central NASHional meet in Milwaukee, WI, Oct 17th, 18th, 19th, 2019. We would be happy to see the related clubs,
Rambler, AMC, Metro and Healey attend this as well. This meet is intended to interest the entire family of all ages with an
array of interests. This event will be different than most you have attended! You can see part of the reason for the
uniqueness stems from the story of how the meet came into being.
The idea for a Central NASHional meet sprang from President Ken Day, Eastern Director Derah Day, Editor in Chief
Dave Nastal and Jim Dworschack discussing an upcoming Nash display/regional meet in the Grohmann Museum, a part
of the Milwaukee School of Engineering. The Museum, an art gallery featuring sculptures and art work
depicting mostly industrial and works of construction themes is hosting a 4 month presentation
based on the recently published book "The Magnificent Machines of Milwaukee." This display will show
products from the many manufacturing facilities located in Milwaukee, hence the connection to NCCA via
both Seaman Body Co and the Clement St plant where the Special Six was made. Jim Dworschack met with the
book's author and museum officials in late January to discuss loaning the museum a few artifacts of
Nash history and possibly even to display a Nash within the building. This discussion morphed into
blocking off the street to host a regional meet car show. This meet date, Oct 19th, purposely coincides
with a Milwaukee event of the last 30 years called 'Gallery Night' where all the art museums are open
all day into the night for the public to enjoy. This means there will be much non-auto enthusiast public
circulating around Milwaukee that will get to see and enjoy our Nashes.
The host hotel is named "The Ambassador" and is a wonderful piece of history; a very well restored Art
Deco styled upper end hotel built in 1927. (This is the same year that Nash first used the model name
"Ambassador!") They have all newly restored rooms, Art Deco detail everywhere. Appreciating each room cannot be
done with a casual walk through; one must stand in any one room and gaze about to absorb the detail. They
host a great menu, which has already been tested, sampled and approved by four NCCA members. The hotel
features a personal shuttle service that will take you to any of the features listed below, and more at no extra charge!
As far as activities are concerned, this meet will have a bit different structure than most. We will have
a private tour of a mansion of Schlitz Beer fame that will also include our Friday ice cream social in
painstakingly and lovingly restored 1880's Milwaukee splendor. This mansion even has a room that has
an 'orchestra nook' where music occasionally accompanied the Schlitz' dinners.
Here is a schedule of events:
Arrive Thursday, and tour any of the places which interest you on your own (partial list of possibilities below.)
Friday morning, registration; tour on your own in the morning,
Friday 11am tour NCCA's own Nash Gallery at the Wisconsin Automotive Museum in Hartford, WI followed by lunch
Friday 5 pm Schlitz mansion tour, followed by the ice cream social
Saturday 830 am quick tour of the Nash Special Six Clement St. plant
Saturday car show at the Grohmann Museum
Saturday evening soup and bread buffet hosted by Amaranth Bakery all home made high quality organic cuisine!
Here is a partial list of points of interest,
all within three miles of the host hotel and their free shuttle service.
Gallery Night tours, Friday and Saturday.
Plan your autumn vacation with Milwaukee as your destination! You will be quite pleased with all you experience!
Contact either Jim Dworschack 608 624 3656 or David Nastal 414 483 5858 if more information is needed.
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