Location: Bernardus Lodge Hotel Date: Monday August 12, 10 am to 4 pm
415 West Carmel Valley Road
Carmel Valley, CA 93924
organizers: The Car Hub Steering Committee
Miles Collier, David Gooding, McKeel Hagerty, Rob Kauffman, Phil Richter, Paul Russell and Gundula Tutt
Please join us at the Bernardus Lodge Hotel for a lively day of networking and discussion, followed by a reception in the hotel's Rose Garden which will feature wine tasting and viewing of two spectacular automobiles.
The purpose of the day is to bring together a cross-section of thought-leaders and enthusiasts from the meaningful-car community. We will discuss and share ideas about the future of "The Car Hub."
"The Car Hub" is the working title for a new, pioneering, global, not-for-profit initiative designed to safeguard the future for meaningful cars. It aims to be a trusted, neutral source for connection, education, help and support for all stakeholders in the meaningful-car community. Meaningful cars are the cars enthusiasts care about, whether made yesterday or a hundred years ago.
"The Car Hub" has several goals:
· It seeks to coordinate with — and not duplicate — efforts already being undertaken in the field, while serving as a convening point for enthusiasts from all sectors of the meaningful-car world.
· It will serve a public purpose and is not intended to compete with ongoing commercial efforts or other institutions but to be a conduit and information guide amongst and between existing organizations.
· Specifically, we want to explore how "The Car Hub" can be a useful source of information, knowledge and expertise. Among other ideas, we will explore how can it advance the work of master experts in the field and encourage training for emerging skilled practitioners.
The August 12thsummit is designed to introduce the rationale and genesis of the idea, to share our vision and values, and to ask for your input into how "The Car Hub" may serve the field in ways that are pragmatic, actionable and needed.
We will share some of our initial ideas for programs for your comment and feedback, request your ideas and identify how the initiatives may be vetted and prioritized. The day will include mini plenary sessions and small group discussions for you to provide feedback and suggestions.
Our goal is to identify how "The Car Hub" may be most useful to you and to confirm some leading, early stage opportunities. These opportunities for action will be consistent with our mission, are not being done elsewhere, will fill a need, will have broad appeal, will have the potential to be scaled, and will be achievable.
We look forward to meeting you at what will be a lively day of discussion, debate and networking.