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2015 .. Our NJ 60th Anniversary Celebration .. BE THERE!! 
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ELVA 60th Anniversary Celebration
New Jersey Motorsports Park, Millville. 18-20th September 2015.

Michael Oritt reports .... " I have been in discussion with Butch O'Connor, the VRG Event Coordinator and people who are most familiar with online event registration, regarding the creation of a path for non-racing Elva people who wish to attend one or more of the days and to be able to register online in advance. We wanted to see if we could create a category of registration so that when people show up to watch (not race) their names will be on a "Gate List" that will entitle them to a reduced fee admission.
This would also give us a better feel for how many to expect on Friday night and also how large an area needs to be set aside for an "All-ELVA' paddock area.
The Event Coordinator indicated that he wanted to open the event for registration by posting it on the VRG website (see below) hopefully with the result that non-racers would register in advance and attend at a minimal cost. Unfortunately, and unlike all of the other tracks I am familiar with, NJMP does not welcome gate lists for crew and guests and unless you are a registered racer you pay the entry fee to get through the gate. Be aware that unless racers are in the gate by 10:00 AM they must pay as well! Therefore people will have to be prepared to pay to watch and mingle with the racers--the NJMP website says it is $20.00 for a two-day ticket or $12.00 for either Friday or Saturday. Kids under 12 are free if with a paying adult.

Meanwhile, here is a list of motels around Millville. Thanks to Gary Cossaboon for this info .... Check also with track website for offers, discount coupons.

To get Google directions from your location, enter ‘Dividing Creek Road Millville NJ 08332' into the destination. ( RAD .. I tried this from Arundel UK and Google is still thinking about it!! Ha Ha :lol: )

NJMP VIP Suites at track 856 327-8000 x8144
Fairfield Inn and Suites ** Millville 856 776-2400
Quality Inn & Suites ** Millville 856 327-3300
Country Inn Millville-Vineland 856 825-3100
Holiday Inn Express Millville-Vineland 856 293-8888
Days Inn Vineland 856 696-5000
Wingate Inn Vineland 856 690-9900
Ramada Inn Vineland 856 696-3800
Econo Lodge Vineland 856 696-3030
Comfort Inn ** Vineland 856 692-8070
Hampton Inn and Suites Vineland 856 405-0600
Days Inn Bridgeton 856 455 1500 NOT RECOMMENDED gdc
** - SCCA discount available on all SCCA Club Racing

The Vineland motels are ten minutes from track. Most fairly new construction.
Rt.47 has several exits from Rt.55, the main N/S artery in South Jersey.
Beware the many motels that come up with google search, “minutes away on Rt.55” Deptford, Gloucester, Cherry Hill, etc are 40 - 50 minutes from track.

Camp sites toward the shore, 30 minutes or more away.
Bellplain St. Park
Parvins St. Park
Check that they are open late Sept.
Camping at the track is expensive and geared toward big RVs. See website.

It is too bad that the management does not have a bigger heart and is not willing to admit Elva owners at a reduced fee but that is how they pay the bills.

The Schedule of Events for the weekend of racing at New Jersey Motorsports Park is up and can be viewed at: ... hedule.pdf
The 15 lap/20 minute session that is termed as "The Mark Donohue Cup for Elvas" will run between 3:50 and 4:10pm. This award will apparently be awarded to "The Best Prepared and Raced Elva Courier" but it will in any case be an 'All-ELVA' event which will included FJ's, SR's (maybe a early McLaren) and of course all of the Courier variants.

There will be a limit on the number of cars that are permitted in one grid on The Lightning Circuit but with the usual rule of thumb of 25 cars per mile of track length the 1.9 mile should allow almost 50. Wouldn't it be sensational to see that many Elvas gridded up?

The time for the Friday evening social activity at the on-campus Finish Line Pub is 7:00 PM where there will be a cash bar and light dishes are available with prices around $10.00 each. Bob Engberg will be bringing his copy of the historical film strip featuring Rip Ripley and his Elva and we are hopeful that Rip himself will be in attendance. It would be helpful if everyone could indicate that they hope to attend the Friday evening gathering so that the meeting room can be set up accordingly. Even if you have previously expressed interest, do please contact Michael Oritt so that likely numbers can be established. The event will, of course, be open to all racers and people attending the race weekend but naturally we hope for a large presence of Elva drivers and fans. We also anticipate some special Elva guests .. further details soon."
Your US contact =Email: cc

We are also preparing some 60th Anniversary regalia for the NJ event including some nice 100mm round self-adhesive decals and a further batch of the hugely popular 60th key-fobs. I already have a waiting list for the fobs so let me know if of interest and of course if you want one of the special NJ decals. The Donington version soon 'sold out' so be sure to make contact if the decal is required. There is to be another very special item too, but I am awaiting a sample and will provide full details once approved. Contact me by email

Further updates will follow ... see you in September! RAD. "ELVA ... She Goes! Again!"

Wed Jun 17, 2015 2:21 pm
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