View Full Version : Jim Thorpe Classic Run V - 9/18/10

04-25-2010, 10:34 AM
Mark your calendars. The Jim Thorpe Classic Run is back for its fifth year! The run is open to any car, 25 years or older, NO EXCEPTIONS.

The date: Saturday, September 18, 2010 (rain date: September 25, 2010)
The meeting place: The Cracker Barrel (21 Industrial Drive in Hamburg, PA - near the intersection of I-78 and Rt. 61)
Departure time: 10:00am (driver's meeting at 9:55am Please arrive by at least 9:45)

Join us for a scenic cruise to the quaint town of Jim Thorpe, PA. We'll enjoy a drive along some back roads in Berks, Schuylkill, and Carbon counties in Pennsylvania. Along the way, we'll have a couple stops for lunch, and a scenic overlook of Jim Thorpe before we roll into town for the climax of the drive. Lunch will be a BBQ at the farm my parents own along the route. It's a great place to stretch our legs and get some group shots of the cars. Lunch will be $7 per person and will include your choice of hamburgers, hot dogs, grilled chicken, chips, soda, water, and some of the best ice cream you've ever had for dessert!

For pictures from previous year's runs and additional Jim Thorpe, click here (https://www.millpondminis.com/JTCR.htm).

Formal registration is required due to the planning necessary for our BBQ lunch. Registration forms can be downloaded here (https://www.millpondminis.com/Robyn/JTCR5_Flyer.pdf). All registration forms must be postmarked by September 4, 2010. Money is refundable until September 11, 2010. After that time, I will have already begun spending that money to buy supplies.

If you've never been to Jim Thorpe, you are in for a treat. It is a small town originally built up around the coal industry, and famous for it's gravity railroad that, at one time (way back when), made it the second largest tourist destination in the country, behind Niagara Falls! After a decline, the town has been reborn once again as a tourist destination, offering quaint shops, restaurants, and B&B's. Tour the Packer Mansion - the house that inspired the haunted house in Disney World. Or make a weekend of it and enjoy some of the biking or whitewater rafting that draw thousands to the town each year. Like trains? Take one of the scenic train rides that leave from town at numerous times during the day.

I'm inviting several local car clubs that I'm involved with to join us, but this is not strictly a "club" event. If you've got a club or group of friends who'd like to join us, just have them send in a registration form. The more the merrier! thumbsup

Directions to the Cracker Barrel for those coming via I-78:
- I-78 to exit 29 for Rt. 61 N toward Pottsville
- Right at light onto Jetson Dr
- Bear right after the gas station (on your right) and follow that road to the Cracker Barrel

What you need to bring:
1. Two way radio - to receive instructions/information or ask for help if your car decides to be tempermental!
2. Full tank of gas (you can top off near the starting point)
3. $5 for parking in Jim Thorpe. Sometimes they charge, sometimes they don't, but be prepared.
4. Spare parts, oil, coolant, whatever other fluids may leak out of your car, tools, a sense of humor, and some patience. Hopefully nobody will have any problems but it helps to be prepared.

Long distance travellers:
For those who'd like to drive out the night before, there is a hotel just up the road from the Cracker Barrel:

Microtel Inn & Suites
(610) 562-4234
50 Industrial Dr
Hamburg, PA 19526

I suggest making reservations AT LEAST a couple weeks in advance. The Microtel is the ONLY hotel in the area and it fills up with people looking to head across the highway to Cabelas.

If you have any questions, feel free to PM me or post in this thread. Hope to see you in September!


05-07-2010, 02:39 PM
I'm in!

Photos from last uear's JTCR IV can be found here:


05-15-2010, 07:43 PM
Darn, I am clear on September 25 and October 2, but not the 18th. I will keep trying.

05-16-2010, 11:39 PM
same here...Stowe again. Keep doing this Robin and we'll join up sometime. Not to rain on the event, but a week later sure would work better.

08-10-2010, 07:14 PM
I know this conflicts with Stowe, but I just thought I'd give it a little bump up in case anyone not attending Stowe has been thinking about joining us. A little over a month to go til this run, so if you've been thinking about joining us, time to get that registration form in!

There's a link to the registration form in the first post of this thread. Hope to see some of you out there. :smile:

09-24-2010, 06:42 PM

A big thanks to Robyn and Ian for all the hard work and hospitality on this years Jim Thorpe Classic Run.

Great weather,good food,wonderful people and fun roads to drive

for those who missed it I put my photos on photobucket


09-25-2010, 07:58 PM
Nice pics. It's beautiful area this time of year.

09-26-2010, 07:42 AM
I'll second that...thank you for hosting this event again this year! We had a great time...next year we'll stay for a cold one in JT...I owe you one!

Marty and Marybeth

09-27-2010, 05:14 PM
We had a great time...next year we'll stay for a cold one in JT...I owe you one!

Marty and Marybeth

You certainly do! :wink:

Glad everyone enjoyed it once again. I don't think we could have possibly asked for better weather.