The 2017 Oldsmobile National Meet will be held in Albuquerque, New Mexico, July 18 through July 23. It will be hosted jointly by the Oldsmobile Club of America and the Oldsmobile Club of New Mexico.
Albuquerque is at the intersection of Interstate 40 and Interstate 25. Prior to the interstate system, the major crossroads were US Highway 66 (Route 66) and US Highway 85. Central Avenue in Albuquerque is the original Route 66 and many of the original buildings and signs are still there.
Albuquerque has a rich history and many local attractions. For those who arrive early or leave late, there are many unique things to see and do.
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Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North
5151 San Francisco Road NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Courtyard by Marriott, Journal Center
5151 Journal Center NE
Albuquerque, New Mexico 87109
Remember to mention Oldsmobile Club of America when making reservations.
If you haven’t reserved your room we urge you to do so right away. If the Albuquerque Marriott Pyramid North is fully booked, you can reserve a room at the Courtyard by Marriott which is across a parking lot.
Be sure to mention the Oldsmobile Club of America to receive special room rates at either of the hotels. The Meet Registration Form can be found on the reverse side of the mailing sheet enclosed with a recent copy of Journey with Olds, along with the judging classes for this year’s show and Swap Meet Registration Form. Please fill out your Meet Registration Form and get it in the mail before the deadline of June 16, 2016 if you are showing a car.
Tours on Wednesday and Thursday during the 2017 National Meet will include:
- Anderson-Abruzzo International Balloon Museum
- Indian Pueblo Cultural Center
- Unser Racing Museum
- National Museum of Nuclear Science and History
Thursday evening, July 20, there will be a welcome dinner buffet at the host hotel.
Friday, July 21 is set aside for judging. Concurrently, there will be a Ladies Tour that will include Albuquerque Museum and Old Town.
Friday evening, July 21, OCA drag racing will be at Albuquerque Dragway which is located about 18 minutes from the host hotel at 5700 Dragway Road SE, Albuquerque, NM 87105. Both show and race cars are encouraged to participate. We will have one or two separate staging lanes in addition to our own pit area. Cost will be $20.00 for racers and $10.00 for spectators. Additional information about Albuquerque Dragway is available at www.abqdragway.com.
The Swap Meet will be open Wednesday thru Saturday. If you wish to be a vendor, please complete the Swap Meet Registration Form.
The Awards Banquet will be Saturday evening, July 22.
This is only a sample of what is in store for you at this year’s National Meet, and more details are available in Journey with Olds.
If you have questions, please refer to the contact information on the registration form. We are very excited about seeing you at this fabulous event! Make plans now to attend!
Additional information about Oldsmobile Club of America National Events is available at www.ocanationals.com.