Celina 2014 Swim-In Info


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Here it is . . . the latest update on the Swim-in. Capture the fun! Be here! Meet celebrity tech owners in person!

1964, 50 years ago, Amphicar production expanded with the introduction of the late design Amphicar. Celebration began at the 1964 New York World’s Fair as early, late, and concept Amphicars splashed into Meadow Lake . Well, Grand Lake St. Mary does it even better. On Saturday, July 26th, a floating Amphicar jumps in a swimming pool at the collector car show. Show fun begins at 9:00 AM.

The Swap Meet: After a hot July morning at the car show, the air conditioned Great Hall of the Eagles pulls you inside with over 50 tables loaded with thousands of new, used, and development Amphicar parts. On one side of the hall, Gordon Imports, Inc. tempts you with every Amphicar part imaginable. Don’t forget Gordon’s famous 10% off discount on parts picked up or ordered at the show. On the other side of the hall, John Capone, and possibly Gord Souter, and most likely Dave the Wave will offer an outstanding variety of parts. The fun begins at 9:00 AM to approximately 3:00 PM.

Hands-On Tech Session at The Eagles: In the center tables of the Great Hall, Amphicar repair and restoration experts will demonstrate and answer questions. Here’s the good news. With all those parts surrounding the experts, you can hand the new part to the expert and learn how to install it, all at the same time and place, 1:30 - 2:30 PM.

10,000,000 Dollar Royal Flush Poker Game- Last year was the first year for this new event. No one won the 10,000,000 Dollar first prize with a Natural Royal Flush, so the 10,000,000 Dollars is still available this year. Like last year there will be a specially designed trophy for the winner and prizes for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd highest hand. This is going to be held on Friday afternoon after everyone is back from Otterbein.

Scavenger Hunt-Trivia Contest – This is a new contest that we are adding this year. It will include collecting different items from around Celina, as well as, coming up with answers to some historical and geographic questions about the Celina area. There will be a prize for the winner.

Giant Rubber Duckie – As we all know Rubber Duckies are the unofficial mascot of Amphicars. This year we are going to have a Giant 6’ tall Rubber Duckie as part of the Royal Flush Poker Game and as part of the Parade. It is something to see and will be a real hit as it floats on the Lake and rides in the parade.

Need a Little Help – Goodie Bags Items – A Goodie Bag has traditionally been given to each car that attends the Swim-in. This year we would like to have the Best Goodie Bag ever. We have been soliciting different suppliers for goodies, but we thought we would ask all the members of the club for donations. Maybe you have some samples from your work, extra items laying around that house that relate to Amphicars, or just some fun things you want to get rid of. Maybe you know some business or person who might like to donate something for the goodie bags? You can either bring them with you to Celina or send them to us and we will bring them to Celina and include them in the Goodie Bags. Call Jim Golomb at 224-628-1657 for the ship to address.


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Celina 2014 SWIM-IN


Wednesday, July 23, 2014
5:00 pm

Dinner at Sonic by Walmart. We will go to the Hot Hole after dinner and swim back to the Eagles.

Thursday, July 24, 2014
9:15 am

Meet at the Eagles

9:30 am to 10:30 am

Breakfast at Bob Evens & Sign in for the Poker run

10:30 am to 1:00 pm

Start out for the Poker run/ Lunch on the water TBD/ followed by the trailer guys car collection visit

4:30 pm

Meet at the Eagles for a barbeque. Serving chicken, pork sandwiches, and chips; vegetarian burgers will be available, if requested in advance. Club members & families free, Non Club members $5.00

6:00 pm to 8:00 pm

Evening Reception, meet & greet at the Eagles. . Pick up Scavenger Hunt/Trivia Questions.

Friday, July 25, 2014
9:45 am

Meet at Eagles for Breakfast

10:00 am

1:00 pm

Leave for Otterbein retirement Living Community. We will give rides to the residents and staff. Lunch will be provided by Otterbein.

10,000,000 Dollar Royal Flush In Water Poker Game. Waiting for the OK to enter the water. 10,000,000 Dollars for Natural Royal Flush. 1st, 2nd, 3rdPrizes

4:00 pm

Meet and greet at C. J. Highmarks (CJs); pick up goodie bags and T-shirts. Dine at CJs or eat at favorite restaurant, but be back at CJs parking lot at 6:45 pm to get in line for the parade to the Hot Hole.

6:45 pm

Meet at C. J. Highmarks parking lot to prepare for the procession

7:00 pm

Leave C. J. Highmarks parking lot with police escort; splash in the Hot Hole. Do not come back under the bridge until all cars have made it into the water (except for emergencies)

10:00 pm

Fireworks on the lake. Please stay in the mark-off areas on the lake, for your safety. The lake police will be there in full force.

Saturday, July 26, 2014
9:00 am to 4:00 pm

Come to the car show downtown. Floating amphi in a swimming pool will be an attraction. Find answers to Scavenger Hunt/Trivia Questions.

9:00 am to 2:00 pm

Amphicar swap meet at the Eagles. Buy new Amphicar Logo Sign-Support the Club.

1:30 pm to 2:30 pm

Hands-on technical session at the Eagles.

2:45 pm to 4:30 pm

Last chance for Scavenger hunt. Prizes awarded at Dinner.

4:45 pm

6:30 pm

Meet at Eagles and line up cars for the parade. Same as last year, behind classic cars. Give yourself plenty of time to get there, as streets are blocked off and traffic is heavy.

After Parade, meet at the Eagles for dinner, awards and fun. Don’t forget to donate to the Eagle’s for the meal.

Sunday, July 27, 2014 (TBD)