Category: 𔃳 Day Events’

ETS 2014 Cancellation

September 8, 2014 Posted by JThw8

It is with deep regret we must cancel the 2014 Explore the Shore rally. Refunds have been issued to all registered teams. We apologize for the inconvenience and look forward to seeing everyone on one of our events in 2015.

ETS 2014 Registration is now OPEN!!

August 25, 2014 Posted by JThw8

You asked so we brought it back.  Explore the Shore 2014 is bigger and better than ever.   This will be a 3 day event starting at noon on September 26th in Atlantic City NJ and travelling the 27th and 28th along the historic byways of NJ, Delaware and Maryland.   Your entry fee gets you access to our opening ceremony lunch in Atlantic City, our closing ceremony meal at a famous location in Baltimore’s inner harbor (details to come).   Of course it also gets you all the fun and adventures you’ve come to expect from us along the way and a few surprises as well.

Additionally we are adding a fund raising component this year.  We will be asking all teams to raise a minimum of $50 for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.  Of course we encourage you to go above and beyond with your fund raising.  We are burning the midnight oil with a long running banger rally favorite Team Two Horsemen of the Carpocalypse to resurrect their 1952 Plymouth “Sandy” which was flooded during the hurricane and will be a centerpiece of the event.

Be sure to watch here and on our Facebook page for more info as it becomes available.  As always we intend to keep the event numbers low and manageable so get in early.   Registration absolutely positively closes Sunday September 7th, we are cutting things pretty close and we’ll need the remaining time to get your T shirts ordered.

This event is going to be very low focus on competition and high focus on exploration and group fun!  We hope to see you out there.

Follow the link below to register, registration is $230 per 2 person team.  If you want more than 2 people please register as [Teamname]A  for the first 2 participants and [Teamname]B for the second two and we’ll know you are all working as one team.

 

Explore The Shore 2014 (ETS14)

Explore The Shore 2014 (ETS14)

August 14, 2014 Posted by JThw8

A couple of weeks ago I threw a teaser and event placeholder on our Facebook group for ETS 2014.  It was such a great event last year we couldn’t help but do it again.  But different.

I’m afraid I still don’t have all the info, the boss is working frantically to set up some really cool stuff but here’s what I know:

Timeframe: 3 day event, September 26, 27, 28.  We’ll be starting around noon on the 26th and ending around noon on the 28th.

Location:  We’re spreading it out this time.  the very loose plan is a start in Atlantic City, NJ, with Friday night spent in AC after an adventure in the city during the day.  Saturday will be some great scenic drives through Delaware hopefully ending near Assateague Island in Md.  If you aren’t familiar with this, do a quick search, it’s pretty cool.  Then Sunday a backtrack to the inner harbor in Baltimore for a finale group luncheon and celebration.

We’ll have some fun and games and challenges to keep you busy but this is generally a non-competition event and more for fun, friends and great road tripping.

Cost:  Subject to change right up until we open registration but we are aiming for $225 per 2 person team.  T-shirts and other goodies included as always.  There are a few group meals/functions included in this price as well.

Fundraiser:  Still hammering out the formal arrangement but we will be asking all teams to do a little fund raising for the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund.  Many people think that all is well but we are still actively rebuilding in NJ and much help is still needed.

As a special feature myself and team Two Horsemen of the Carpocalypse are frantically thrashing to finish our revival of Sandy, THOTC’s 1952 Plymouth which was flooded during Sandy and we are rebuilding to be their rally car.

I hope to have more details in the coming week and registration up and running but I wanted to get what info I had out there as we keep getting questions.  As with all of our events there will be a limit to entries, so if you are interested prepare to register!

 

The part where I ask for your thoughts

March 25, 2014 Posted by JThw8

Ok friends.  As I noted on the FB page we are currently doing some preliminary investigation and planning for an all new event this fall.  This event will be very different from the average Asphault Adventure but we are trying to grow and try new things.  It’s all about having fun right 🙂

But after talking with a location for the even which was, to be quite honest, perfect in pretty much every way for what we’d like to do we came to the painful realization it would be very expensive.  And we’re not necessarily opposed to going a little upscale if YOU aren’t  so I wanted to propose some ideas and get the input of you, the customer.

What I’m not going to give away is the whole idea of the event so some of this may seem vague, please ask if you need clarification.

Option 1 – the big plan!

Couples weekend in a mountain resort.  Activities galore including some great driving roads but also a lot of on site activities, and I do mean A LOT.  We could spend a week there and not do everything.  This would be an all inclusive weekend starting Friday morning with a scenic drive to our destination and a tour of a local facility which I believe most would find very interesting.  2 nights lodging in private mountain lodge style houses.  The site has hotel style too but we really liked the private houses for letting the group have its own area to cut loose and socialize, it also plays well into further themes for the weekend.  6 bedrooms per house each with its own bath so they are like small hotels with a common living room and kitchen.  Also a balcony.  Most meals would be included (dinner Friday, breakfast  and dinner Saturday and breakfast Sunday) A lake for water sports, including pontoon boats for a possible lake party,  and just some of the included activities are bumper boats (if its not too cold), bumper cars, go karts, paintball (small fee), arcades, live entertainment (bands and comedians), bingo, and on and on and on.  There would be time for organized activities as well as free play time to do as you like.  There is also a spa as part of the property although that would incur fees if you choose any services.    Basically everything we’d need to relive our youths and have a great cabin party in the woods minus the creepy serial killer.

I’d LOVE to do this but…. This would be a $1000 per couple weekend.  And don’t get me wrong, with everything that is included it is absolutely worth it.  We have negotiated this price, normally it would be much more.  It’s that kind of place.

 

Option 2 – less is more

After the crushing cost blow we’ve started researching other nearby venues and options.  We could get a place where we can still rent a group of cabins, still have access to great driving roads and still have a great time. These cabins are NOT hotel style where each room has its own bathroom so you’ll be making new friends or getting a single cabin (obviously singles cost a bit more than shared) We’ll also have to cover our own meals (hey we like cookouts right) kitchens and charcoal grills are included.  And we have to make our own fun.  There are some areas for play (and again a lake) but no go-karts, bumper cars, arcades, live entertainment, etc.  Rest assured we’d do our best to make it a fun time for everyone still and have plenty of activities and play.  But it is a bit of a let down after visiting the first venue.  And for all of that we would probably still be looking at a per couple cost of $500-800 although we haven’t started negotiating that option so I could be way off thus the wide range.

So honest opinions because we want to create an event that YOU want to do.

Comment in the forum or on FB and let us know what interests you.

Teaser Time

February 24, 2014 Posted by JThw8

*Teaser Time* Maybe some of you have held off on Saints 2 Sinners hoping to hear about one of our other upcoming events this year. Well I warned you we were going to be doing some different things so here’s a little teaser of what else is bouncing around the planning department right now.
How about a 3 day event in the Pocono mountains in late October? The twist? This is to be a couples only event. We saw so many great couples on ETS enjoying some adventure with their significant others that we really wanted to do an event to cater just to you. This will likely be an all inclusive event, so one price for the event and lodging. Many many details to be worked out before I can give more info but I figured I’d let you have a little peek into what’s rattling around the bad ideas division.