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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) Amenities: • 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) Camping 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.) 2017 DODGE BROTHERS CLUB 31ST INTERNATIONAL MEET CALIFORNIA DREAMIN’ TOUR FALLBROOK, CA 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. —Bill 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. IMPORTANT ANNOUNCEMENT! 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. Name_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ Print first and last names of ALL attendees and ages of children. Use additional paper if needed. Name_______________________________________________________________________________________________________ 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. Signed_______________________________Date____________ Signed_ _________________________ Date_________________ Signed_______________________________Date____________ Signed_ _________________________ Date_________________ Signed_______________________________Date____________ Signed_ _________________________ Date_________________ REGISTRATION FEES NO. OF ATTENDEES TOTAL COST 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
INFO FOR ANNUAL MEET IN JUNE AT PALA MESA RESORT, CA.
For those bringing MH's or RV's to the June 18-22 (and onto 24th), 2017 Dodge Bros. Annual Meet in Pala Mesa Resort, Fallbrook, CA., we have non-hook-up sites available at the Pala Mesa Resort for free.
However, if you desire electrical hook-ups,
Here is some Off-Site RV Camping info within 8 miles of the Resort:
1. Champagne Lakes (RV Park)
8310 Nelson Way
Escondido, California 92026
Phone: (760) 749-7572
This is 7.8 miles south of Pala Mesa Resort on the I 15 Hwy, and reviews says it has a small lake. Google Says about 10 minutes away.
(Probably my choice for scenery and quieter at night than a Casino, but may be full, they say check 1 month in advance)
2. Pala Casino RV Resort
11042 Highway 76
Pala, California 92059
Phone: (844) 472-5278
This is at the Casino, and is 7.7 miles east on Hyw 76, on a curvy road. Google Says about 12 minutes away.
3. ALL SEASONS RV Park, 30012 Old Hwy 395, Escondido, CA 92026 Phone # (760) 749-2982. They have current availability for RV's.
It is about 7.5 miles away from Pala Mesa Resort, and google says about 11 minutes away.
Happy Camping !! And See you at the Annual DB Meet in June !!