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Friday, September 5, 2008

INDOOR EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT: MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RALLY FOR THE TROOPS IS BRINGING OUR FOOD COURT AREAS INDOORS

TWO HOUR RAIN DELAY ANNOUNCEMENT:

TRAVEL ADVISORY IN EFFECT

WE ARE MOVING OUR START TIME BACK SATURDAY SEPTEMBER 6, 2008 FROM 9:00 AM CHECK IN TO CREATE AN 11:00 AM BRUNCH ALTERNATIVE AS WE PREPARE TO WELCOME OUR NEW FRIEND HANNAH

MORNING SCHEDULE

ROAD RALLY BREAKFAST IS NOW A LIGHT BRUNCH****NEW TIME: 11AM TO 12PM*–GET YOUR GAME KIT AND GOODY BAG RAIN OR SHINE…

EARLY MORNING TRAVEL HOURS OR DISTANCE COMMUTERS~~~~~ GUESTS… DON’T RUSH–PLEASE DRIVE CAREFULLY… WE’RE STARTING LATE TO KEEP THINGS SAFE.

11AM – 12PM GUEST ARRIVAL FOR BAG PURCHASE AND BREAKFAST ITEMS… (OKAY, SO NO BIG DEAL–SAME ITEMS, NEW TIME, SO WE’RE JUST GOING TO HAVE TO SAY IT’S OUR RAINY DAY CASUAL BRUNCH).

NO RALLY RACE RUN ON SEPT. 6–FUN RUN GAME BAG AND FREE LIGHT FARE BREAKFAST FOR TWO WITH YOUR $25 DONATION TO THE USO METRO

DRIVE OUR PASSPORT SCAVENGER HUNT ROUTE THROUGH BALTIMORE COUNTY AT YOUR LEISURE AND MAIL IN YOUR RESULTS BY SEPTEMBER 22ND… WE’LL BE ANNOUNCING THE RALLY WINNER OR WINNERS AT THE CONCOURS D’ELEGANCE ALL ITALIAN VEHICLE SHOW SPONSORED BY THE CHILDREN’S GUILD SEPTEMBER 28TH AT HARBOR EAST.

MID-DAY SCHEDULE

LOT SHIFT FUND RAISING LIGHT FARE “TASTE OF” LUNCH FROM NOON TO 2PM

LIGHT LUNCH FARE BITES WILL BE AVAILABLE FROM 12PM-2PM. TASTE TREATS FROM ADORE ENTERTAINING, CIAO BELLA, AND SWEET LELAS IN OUR MASERATI SHOWROOM (the front showroom) AND MOB EXOTICS GALLERY (the middle showroom) WILL BE AVAILABLE TO ALL GUESTS WHO HAVE DONATED TO THE USO METRO TABLE (FREE TO VOLUNTEERS AND VENDOR STAFF, SOLDIERS, TOO).

FOOD AND BEVERAGE VENDING WILL BE AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY FOR VISITORS, CLIENTS, AND SPECTATORS. SOLDIERS AND VETERANS DAY IS FREE WITH PROOF OF SERVICE OR MILITARY ID.

WE’LL BE SERVING TASTY AND HOT FOOD ITEMS TO HELP IMPROVE THE DAMPEST OF CHILLY SPIRITS ON A SOGGY DAY.

WITH ALL OF OUR VENDORS DONATING A PORTION OF THEIR PROCEEDS TO THE USO, THIS IS A GREAT OPPORTUNITY TO HELP THE USO RAISE SOME MONEY.

BRING YOUR DIGITAL CAMERA–THERE WILL BE EXCELLENT PHOTO OPPORTUNITIES THROUGHOUT THE LUNCH HOUR & AFTERNOON.

WE KNOW ONE THING FOR SURE… NO MATTER WHAT HARDSHIPS THIS STORM IS BRINGING TO OUR MARYLAND REGION, IT’S NOTHING COMPARED TO THE DIFFICULT TRAINING AND JOB ASSIGNMENTS OUR SOLDIERS GO THROUGH.

AFTERNOON AND EARLY COCKTAIL HOUR SCHEDULE

ALL OUTDOOR EVENTS WILL BE WEATHER DEPENDENT. HERE’S THE PLAN WE HAVE IN PLACE AND INTEND TO FOLLOW… WITH MORE POSTS ONCE WE SE HOW THE STORM TRAVELS.

$50 USO DONATION GETS YOUR FREE GIFT AND AFTERNOON LUNCH COUPONS FOR TWO

$100 OR MORE USO DONATION GETS YOU ACCESS FOR TWO TO THE ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE

IN & OUT CAR SHOW 2PM TO 6PM PARKING AND FESTIVAL RESTRICTIONS:

1. NO OUTDOOR TENT VENDING AREAS OR SEATING AREAS (TAILGATING OR FESTIVAL) WILL BE PERMITTED IN RAIN OR WIND CONDITIONS.

2. CAR PROTECTION IS OUR #1 CONCERN SO WE’RE DUCKING FOR COVER (TO PREVENT OUR FESTIVAL ITEMS FROM BLOWING INTO CARS DURING INCLEMENT WEATHER CONDITIONS). ALL OUTDOOR CAFE AREAS ARE BEING RELOCATED TO OUR RACE SHOP AND WASH BAY AREAS TO THE REAR OF THE STORE.

3. STRUCTURED PARKING ON SITE OF EXOTIC OR ANTIQUE/CLASSIC CARS ONLY–LIMITED TO FIRST 80 QUALIFIED ONSITE VEHICLES. PLEASE RESPECT OUR SOLDIER VOLUNTEERS AS THEY DIRECT YOU SAFELY INTO SPACES AND WATCH YOUR DOORS. WE WANT TO BE SURE EVERYONE CAN BE INCLUDED EASILY AND WITH COURTESY TO AVOID DOOR BUMPS. LOOK BEFORE OPENING AND CAR DOOR, OPEN CAUTIOUSLY.

4. SPECTATORS AND ALL GUESTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO BRING RAIN PONCHOS OR SLICKERS AND TO KEEP UMBRELLAS LIMITED TO STURDY AND LARGE ITEMS. SOFT SOLES ON SHOES ONLY WITH BOAT SHOES ENCOURAGED. [We’re nicknaming Jack Davis (our General Manager you read about this morning in the Baltimore Sun Friday, September 5th edition) NOAH. ]

5. SHOTGUN PASSENGER DROP OFF AT REAR SERVICE DOOR ALLOWS QUICK AFTERNOON ENTRY. FRONT DOOR DROP OFF FOR VISITORS. GUEST SERVICE VOLUNTEERS WILL BE AVAILABLE ON SITE OUTDOORS DIRECTING PARKING AND AT ALL DOORS TO BOTH GREET AND ASSIST OUR TRAVELERS WITH AS DRY AN ENTRY AS WE CAN MUSTER.

6. DUE TO SPACE RESTRICTIONS, WE MAY BE LIMITED TO 300 SIMULTANEOUS INDOOR GUESTS THROUGHOUT THE AFTERNOON. PLEASE BE GRACIOUS AND SHARE TABLE AND CHAIR AREAS ON A FRIENDLY ROTATION WITH OTHER SPECTATORS. THE USO METRO STAFF AND VOLUNTEERS THANK YOU…

7. THE ADORE SIGNATURE VIP LOUNGE AND CIAO BELLA RESTAURANT WILL BE LOCATED IN THE FRONT MASERATI SHOWROOM. SWEET LELAS MARKET CAFE AND THE ADORE VENDING AREA WILL BE LOCATED IN THE MOB EXOTICS GALLERY. THE MOUNT WASHINGTON TAVERN, SAMMY’S TRATTORIA AND THE CHAPIN DAVIS SPONSORED “AMERICAN GRILL” AREAS WILL BE LOCATED IN THE MASERATI OF BALTIMORE RACE SHOP AND DETAIL ZONES. SEATING AREAS WILL BE STATIONED THROUGHOUT THE BUILDING AS SPACE ALLOWS.

$50 OR MORE AFTERNOON DONATION TO THE USO GETS YOU A FREE COOKIE PASS FOR A SWEET TREAT FROM VACCARROS (FROM THE MASERATI OF BALTIMORE GROUP)

8. AS WEATHER MAY CURTAIL CAR SHOW VEHICLE TURNOUT, WE ARE ENCOURAGING PEOPLE TO COME TO OUR AFTERNOON FESTIVAL AND RIDE THE STORM OUT. WE’LL HAVE RUNWAY MODELS POSING WITH INDOOR CARS AND GUESTS WHILE MODELING LOCAL DESIGNER COUTURE, RELAXING WORLD BEAT MUSIC WITH A GREAT DJ MIXING IN SOME ITALIAN FAVORITES ALONG THE WAY, AND VARIOUS COURSES OF FOOD AVAILABLE THROUGHOUT THE DAY. IF YOU HAVE EVERY BEEN TO A HURRICANE PARTY, YOU’LL KNOW WHAT WE ARE ABOUT TO SAY…

9. SPECTATOR SHUTTLE SITES TBA by 11am on Saturday, September 6th.

10. We’re watching http://www.noaa.org for zip code 21093 in case you want to keep checking along with us for weather updates tonight (Friday) and tomorrow (Saturday). Don’t forget, Baltimore fans–SUNDAY is the Raven’s SEASON GAME OPENER here in Baltimore. Help us think RAIN RAIN, GO AWAY… BUT NO MATTER WHAT, WE’RE HAVING THIS FAMILY FRIENDLY TROOP SUPPORT FESTIVAL ANYWAY.

Come one, come all. With everyone’s outdoor sporting activities canceled for the day, spend the afternoon browsing in our facility relaxing with friends the “M.O.B. Exotics” way. If the weather clears up, we’ll move our Cafe seating areas back outside and have an old fashioned exotic car lover tailgate day.

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