Gould’s 24th Annual

 

Microcar & Minicar Classic Event

July 12, 13, 14, 2019

This is no “Park & Polish” type of car show on some hot asphalt parking lot!

This is a true “European Style Driving Event”, with all scheduled stops and activities taking place on lush green shaded lawns! So fill your fuel tank before you arrive!

Visit www.bubbledrome.org for more photos and information.

Scheduleof Events

Friday, July 12: Evening

(for registered guests)

Saturday, July 13: Morning

Saturday, July 13: Afternoon - Evening *Bring food to share. Creativity and ethic diversity is encouraged. We’ve had everything from tuna sashimi to Cajun swordfish. There are also local markets and deli’s to purchase things. If you prefer not to shop, please add $10.00 per person to your registration fee, and we will provide a dish for your contribution. We suggest the following division of labor by last name!

A-G (salads or sides)

H-S (entrees or main dishes)

T-V (desserts)

Sunday, July 14: Morning

Sunday, July 14: Afternoon - Evening

Microcar & Minicar Classic 2019

6:00 - 11:00 pm... Join us for wine and cheese, hors d’oeuvres, and microbrews! (We’ll provide them.) Out-of-town guests arrive, formal registration begins. Unload cars, meet new friends and get reacquainted with old friends. We’ll party into the night! Long-haul guests: could the end of the road look any better?!

9:00 am... Meet at Gould’s for Pete’s high-octane coffee, bagels and pastries. Arrival registration continues until 11:00 a.m. Polish and prepare cars, reunite with old friends and meet new ones, get into tech sessions to solve those last minute problems and lose the latest bugs, exchange information and parts, share rides in each others’ microcars.

11:00 am… THE FIRST BIG EVENT: This MicroTour departs for Wachusett Mountain where we’ll traverse mountain road and ascend to the top of the peak! This is a long 120 mile roundtrip tour on gorgeous country roads, to the top of the mountain where the views are incredible. Our little cars have made this short five-mile gradual assent without any problems, so don’t worry. If you prefer, you can leave your car at the mountain base, and ride with another participant. After the mountain climb, we will have a wonderful lunch at the Mountain Barn Inn (separate checks), and then enjoy a country ride back to the Gould’s with a stop at Matchbox Motors Microcar Museum for a tour of all of the Gould’s other derelict projects.

Everyone parades back to the Gould’s for the famous “Eclectic Feed and Memphis Barbecue”. Participants are asked to bring unusual foods* to share. (See food details on left). This is a favorite part of the weekend activities as the only thing that this group enjoys more than cars is the food!

If we still have energy and stomach capacity, we might embark on a cruise to one of the local ice cream spots where we create quite a stir. Our little cars parade in and distract the whole area as a fresh group of spectators are fascinated by this collection of absurd little Bubblecars. Then, back to the Gould’s for Charles’ World Famous Two Stroke Frozen Margarita Party! Serious margaritas, general merriment and irresponsible behavior wind down the days’ activities, as people reminisce about their initiation into the world of microcars, and the stories of their personal acquisitions. The margaritas tend to remove inhibitions and enhance the stories through extreme exaggeration. Poetic license and creativity are encouraged.

9:00 am… Return to Gould's for another fix of Pete's high test coffee, bagels and pastries to prepare for our…

11:00 am… SECOND BIG EVENT A four mile parade to the beautiful grounds of the Larz Anderson Museum of Transportation where the cars will be arranged on the exhibit grounds for spectators to admire. Many of our guests will offer rides to the crowds of appreciative spectators, instilling our microcar passion in a whole new generation of fans. There will be awards presented in several categories.

We return to the Gould’s to wind down, dunk our tired dogs into huge buckets of ICE COLD water (“Poor Man’s Hot-Tub”), and relax with more Margaritas and Microbrews until early evening when we depart for either authentic Peking Duck or an outdoor café with authentic Mexican (not Tex-Mex) food. We will decide by vote of all who are still standing.

TheGould’s Team

Accommodations

Sheraton Needham Hotel

100 Cabot Street, Needham MA 02494

(800)325-3535 or (781) 444-1110

Mention “Microcar Classic” to get the

excellent group rate of $114 + tax.* https://tinyurl.com/MMClassic-Seraton

The Sheraton is less than three miles from the Gould’s. We get a special rate for two queen beds or a single king size bed! (Ask for it!) The hotel has also agreed to waive the $12.00 per night parking fee for our Microcar Classic Event guests. You are also welcome to leave your microcars parked overnight at the Gould’s residence.

*Request the special Microcar Classic Event rate, and book by June 15th, 2019 to get this special rate.

Special Services & Support

C.R.A.P. Certified Roadside Assistance Program

At least two chase vehicles with flatbed trailers will be available on all tours, parades and drives to retrieve disabled Microcars (to handle even the most embarrassing road complications). We have this down to a science, and can usually accomplish retrieval missions within twenty minutes. Many times we can even get your car going again in time for the next activity; so you don’t have to miss anything!

S.A.A.P. Seats And Asses Program

If you show up with an ass and no microcar, we will assign you to an empty seat in a microcar, so that everyone gets to ride in microcars for all tours and activities!

S.P.E.N.D. Sale of Particularly Eclectic Novelty Devices

We will have a large assortment of microcar related novelty gifts and souvenirs, including T-Shirts & Coffee Mugs with amazing designs by our own resident artist Monique Gould, as well as Microcar toys, slippers, novelties, etc. This is a great opportunity for you to purchase that perfect gift for the microcar enthusiast in your life, while supporting this great event! All proceeds help to fund the Microcar Classic Event.

Directions

Charles & Nancy Gould 163 Country Club Road, Newton MA 02459 (617) 965-4848 or (617) 965-1333 or Fax (617) 965-8877

Take the Mass Turnpike (I-90) East to Exit 14 for Route 128 (I-95) South. (sign says “South Shore/Cape Cod Route 95 South, Route 128 South”).

Take Route 128 (I-95) South to Exit 20A for Route 9 East (sign says “Brookline/Boston”).

Follow Route 9 East straight through first traffic light, and past Dunkin Donuts and Muffler & Brake shop. Go straight through second traffic light (blinking light), and look for next overpass.

Exit BEFORE the overpass onto PARKER street.

Note: There is only a single small sign for this exit in the middle of the median strip. The sign says “Newton Center/West Roxbury Next Right”. If you go under the overpass, you have just missed the exit.

At the end of the exit ramp, turn right onto Parker St. (South)

Drive to the end of Parker St. (about 1 mile). At this intersection (Parker St. and Dedham St.), turn left onto Dedham St.

Take the second left onto Country Club Rd. Pass through three cross streets. The Gould’s home is the last house on the right before the fourth cross street on the corner of Country Club Rd. & Rosalie Rd. The house is a brick Tudor with green trim. -

WATCH FOR BUBBLECARS!!!!

Registration Form

Please send registration to:

Charles & Nancy Gould

163 Country Club Road 24

Newton MA 02459

chasgould@mac.com

Pay by Credit Card or with PayPal to chasgould@mac.com

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Microcar & Minicar Classic 2019

Name: _______________________________________________________________

Address: _____________________________________________________________

City: ______________________________ State:________ Zip: _______________

Telephone: _________________________ Cell: _____________________________

Guest Name: __________________________________________________________

Guest Name: __________________________________________________________

Total in Party: _________@ $135. each Total $: __________________________

Additional donations are welcome……………… $: __________________________

Microcar(s) brought to this event: __________________________________________

Other Microcars owned: _________________________________________________

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Will bring the following food item to share: ___________________________________

or add $10.00 per person and we will contribute the food item for you.

I/we expect to arrive on…

Day: ________________ at Approximately: ____________ AM PM (circle one)

I/we expect to stay at: ___________________________________________________

Information as it appears on your credit card

Name: _______________________________________________________________

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Expiration Date Month: ________________ Year: _________ CVV2 Code:_________

Code is 3 digits on signature side of card or 4 digits on Amex front

Signature:_____________________________________________________________

Email a receipt to:_____________________ @ _______________________________

[ ] or check here to pick up your receipt with your registration packet.

In consideration of the right and privilege to enter and participate in this event, I agree, on behalf of myself and my guests, to release and indemnify Charles and Nancy Gould from any and all liability for injuries, damages, or loss arising from the attendance and/or participation in this Event.

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July 12, 13, 14, 2019 ~ Detailed information and photos are available at… www.bubbledrome.org