Annual Meet

2017 DBC California Dreamin’ Tour
31st Annual International Dodge Brothers Club Meet
Fallbrook, Southern California
Sunday, June 18 – Thursday, June 22, 2017
Beautiful Fallbrook, in the heart of the Temecula Valley Wine Country, is the location for the 31st Annual 2017 Dodge Brothers International Meet.
Fallbrook is nestled in the rolling Foothills of North County San Diego. Nearby Temecula Valley shares the southern border of Riverside County.
This territory is rich in Native American history long before the Gold Rush and California Statehood in 1850. Now known for its rich agricultural
lands, Fallbrook is famous for its avocado groves, native live oak trees, olive trees, and plant nurseries, and claims the title of “Avocado Capital of
the World.” Temecula Valley is renown for its award-winning wine vineyards.
Come and join us and visit the hidden treasures as we explore sunny Southern California!
Our Tours include:
• Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. This is their Spring Engine Steam Up.
You will see working live steam and gas engines, old tractors, along with weaving
looms, quilting bees, clock shop, blacksmith and wheelwright demonstrations, and
more. We will drive our DB cars in the Tractor Parade at 1:00 pm.
• Visit a working Elephant Farm. Get up close and personal with the world’s largest land
animal. Learn what it takes to raise and care for elephants. You might even get to ride
one, if you dare.
• Visit Orange Empire Railway Museum where we will get to ride the old trolleys around
the railway grounds, and visit the trains in their barns and around the large property.
• Ride a steam locomotive at Bobby Babcock’s Fallbrook Estate. Tour his private antique
car collection, wagon barn, western theme buildings, and train memorabilia.
• Visit the Mission San Antonio de Pala. This is an active Native American Mission Church
and Museum that will celebrate its 200th Anniversary during our Tour. This is the only
Mission to have remained in continuous service as was originally established ministering
a native population.
• A local Award Winning Winery Tour of the vineyards, wine making operation, and wine
tasting for those who wish to whet their palate.
• Western Science Center and Dinosaur Museum. Home to a large collection of Native
American artifacts and Ice Age fossils that were unearthed at Diamond Valley Lake,
including “Max,” the largest mastodon found in the western United States, and “Xena,”
a Columbian mammoth.
• And More to follow!
Host Hotel and Meet Headquarters
Pala Mesa Resort, 2001 Old Highway 395, Fallbrook, CA 92028
For Reservations: (800) 722-4700
Room Rates: $109 + Tax (state you are with Dodge Brothers of America
to get these Special Rates)
• 18 Hole Golf Course
• Swimming Pool and Spa
• Tennis Courts and Fitness Center
(If you plan on arriving early, you may book Saturday night separately,
if rooms are available. Room rate will be higher)
Pala Mesa Resort, our Host Hotel, will allow our RVs and Trailers to
park on-site in a designated area. (No hook ups)
International airports near Fallbrook, CA
(with distances from Fallbrook, CA)
San Diego International Airport (SAN) San Diego, CA (52 mi.)
LA/Ontario International Airport (ONT) Ontario, CA (65 mi.)
John Wayne Airport (SNA) Santa Ana, CA (71 mi.)
Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) Los Angeles, CA (106 mi.)
Important New Information
About the 2017 Annual Meet
Please note that the cut-off date for early registration is May 19.
The Annual Meet is being held at beautiful Pala Mesa Resort in
Fallbrook, CA. This Resort generally caters to golfers and weddings.
As June is a popular wedding month, the weekends are heavily
booked, so we are starting our Meet on Sunday to avoid higher weekend
rates. Our first driving tour is Sunday, June 18 to the Vista Antique
Gas and Steam Engine Museum for their Spring Steam Up. We can
leave our modern vehicles and trailers at the Resort prior to hotel
check in, then drive the old cars to tour Vista, and come back and
do check in and registration at the Resort after 4 PM on Sunday. If you plan
to stay at the Resort before Sunday, you need to make reservations extra
early to be assured of a room. (Note that room rates will be higher than our
special DBC Meet rates.)
After the Meet ends on Thursday night, June 22, the Leuers will be opening
up their Wild West Town and WWI Supply Depot in Riverside, CA on
Friday, June 23 and Saturday, June 24 for those who would like to visit. You
can come by for a quick stop or stay Friday night. Motorhome parking is
available, or stay at a local hotel in Riverside. Our property is a half-hour
drive from the Ontario Airport. The DBC members and guests
have been invited to a special private tour of Stan Lucas’s car
collection (owner of Lucas Tires) in Long Beach on Saturday,
June 24. We will be organizing modern travel arrangements for
this post-Meet tour.
For those who are planning an extended stay in CA, there are
major attractions in the area to visit, such as: San Diego Zoo, San
Diego Wild Animal Park, Sea World in San Diego, Disneyland in
Anaheim, Knott’s Berry Farm in Buena Park, the Peterson Car
Museum in Los Angeles, and the Nethercutt Collection in Sylmar,
CA. You may want to consider setting aside some extra time to
take advantage of all the activities that southern CA has to offer.
Trailer parking before and after the meet will be available in
the Fallbrook and Riverside areas for those who wish to visit the
attractions in southern California without the trailer hassle.
and Debby Leuer
PHOTOS OF UPCOMING MEET EVENTS (clockwise from upper right)
(1) Vista Antique Gas and Steam Engine Museum. (2) Elephant Farm.
(3) Orange Empire Railway Museum. (4) Bobby Babcock’s Fallbrook
Estate. (5) Mission San Antonio de Pala. (6) Western Science Center
and Dinosaur Museum.
We will not be bringing the
DBC Store to California for
this year’s Annual Meet.
If you plan to attend & wish to
pick up any of our items at the
meet, please order them
well ahead of time & we’ll
bring them to CA!
(See pg. 31)
2017 DBC California Dreamin’ Tour Registration
June 18, 2017 to June 22, 2017
Please complete this page or a photocopy and send with payment in U.S. DOLLARS to the address below.
Print first and last names of ALL attendees and ages of children. Use additional paper if needed.
Address___________________________________________________________________ City________________________________
State/Province_ ______________________________Zip/Postal______________________ Country____________________________
Email_______________________________________Cell Ph_________________________ Phone_____________________________
Any Special Needs? NO / YES (Explain)___________________________________________________________________________
Will you be staying in the Pala Mesa Resort or your MOTORHOME or OTHER LOCATION during the meet? (Please circle one.)
Will you need trailer parking? YES / NO Is this your first Dodge Brothers International Meet? YES / NO
If bringing a DB/GB vehicle, specify: Year_________Make__________________________ Model_ ____________________________
Year_________Make__________________________ Model_ ____________________________
If bringing more DB/GB vehicles, use additional paper
WAIVER OF LIABILITY: (Must be signed by ALL registrants.) The undersigned hereby agrees that the DBC and/or its officers, directors
and committee members shall have no responsibility or liability, in whole or in part, for any loss, damage, injury to person or
property, or any act of omission resulting from, arising out of, or occurring during any activity, program, tour, meeting, meal, or
other service and facility furnished or supplied in conjunction with the 2017 Dodge Brothers Club, Inc. Meet.
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Each DBC Member adult 19 years or older: $275 (after May 19: $310) ________________ ________________
Each Non-DBC Member: $315 (after May 19: $350) ________________ ________________
(Includes DBC Membership for entire family for one year—fill out Membership Form)
Each child 13–18 years old: $160 (after May 19: $185) ________________ ________________
Each child 6–12 years old: $100 (after May 19: $125) (Under 6: FREE) ________________ ________________
Can Only Attend the Thursday Evening Banquet: $55 per person ________________ ________________
TOTALS: ________________ ________________
Note: If any member of an immediate family is a DBC member, DBC member registration fees apply to all immediate family members.
Payment of fees must be in U.S. Dollars, from a U.S. OWNED BANK, payable to: Dodge Brothers 2017 Meet
Accepting: Checks, Bank Money Orders, International Postal Money Orders
Refunds will be available until May 19, 2017
Mail completed form and payment to:
John Ekman, Treasurer, 316 E. Blaine St, Riverside, CA 92507