Mark your calendar for next summer’s big T-Bucket event, June 23-25, 2011: the 13th Annual National T-Bucket Alliance (NTBA) T-Bucket Nationals in Dayton, Ohio.
The event will be headquartered at the Dayton Marriott, 1414 South Patterson Boulevard, Dayton, OH.
Over the years, I’ve attended many NTBA Nationals events and highly recommend them. If you’re a T-Bucket owner who’d like to meet more of the T-Bucket brethren or, if you’re interested in building or buying a T-Bucket, there is absolutely no better, more economic way to totally immerse yourself in the largest number and widest range of T-Buckets you can possibly see. You’d have to spend more than a whole summer of car shows to see the sheer volume and variety of T-Buckets you will see in one place at this event. Your camera and notebook are guaranteed to get a workout — plus, you have an opportunity to personally ask questions of the owners! It just doesn’t get any better.
In my opinion, the 2011 NTBA event has all the ingredients to be a record breaker. I’ve stayed at this particular Marriott in the past and it’s a great hotel and location. More importantly, Dayton is an easy to get to, central location that is within comfortable driving distance from a huge population base: ranging from Chicago to St. Louis to Memphis to Charlotte to Pittsburgh to Buffalo to Toronto to Milwaukee and everywhere in the vast in-between.
While the officially announced start date is June 23, if you’re ready to take in a week of total T-Bucket immersion, events start as early as June 20 and you can see the early event outline at the NTBA website.
I’m making my plans and hope to see you there.