Camaros on the Bridge
(Yes, there are rules!)
**Failure to comply with the above rules, may affect your future participation in this event.**
Frequently Asked Questions:
Q: Do I Have to Register My Camaro?
A: Absolutely. All Camaros must register to get a spot on the London Bridge for this event. The Registration fee is non-refundable if you cancel or are a no show.
Q: What is the Registration Deadline?
A: Friday, January 10, 2020 at 11:59pm (Pacific).
Q: How Will I Know Where I'll Be on the London Bridge During the Photo Op?
A: Your Confirmation Number will determine your position. The sooner you register, the closer you'll be to the front of the London Bridge. COTB crew and sponsors will be in the first 10 rows at the front of the London Bridge to help get everyone else staged for the photo op. If you are not a member of the COTB crew, do not show up at the staging area before 6:15am on Saturday. Arriving early to the staging area will not change your position in the line. Besides the official photographer, there will be a helicopter and a drone to take aerial pictures/video.
Q: What If All the Bridge Spots Are Full?
A: If the Bridge photo op is full, there will be a waiting list for anyone who wants to go. If it is close to the event date, please check with us to make sure whether the list is full yet. If you are on the waiting list, you would still be able to hang out for the weekend; your Camaro just might not be in the London Bridge photos.
Q: Is There a Fee to Register?
A: Yes, the Registration Fee is $30.00 per Camaro. The fee includes 1 free t-shirt for the driver. You will not receive a Confirmation Number until you have submitted a fully completed Registration form, your Registration fee and a good quality picture of your Camaro. The Registration fee is non-refundable if you have to cancel or do not show up. We still have to pay the police, ADOT, insurance and the countless other expenses regardless of the number of Camaros participating. Shipping is not available on the t-shirts; you must be able to pick them up at the event check-in table or make arrangements with the COTB admins for someone else to pick them up for you. Fees are payable via www.PayPal.me/COTB or via Venmo to @agilbert72. Make sure you send it as "money to a friend" on PayPal. If you do not have PayPal, contact us for alternate ways to pay.
Q: Am I Required to Check-In Or Can I just Show Up Saturday Morning at the Staging Area?
A: Yes, check-in is required so that we can verify the number of Camaros and people who have registered. Check-in will be at the host hotel on Friday, January 24, 2020 between 12noon-7:00pm. No late check-ins will be allowed unless arrangements are made ahead of time. It causes too many logistical issues.
Q: Do I Have to Attend the Driver's Meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020 at 7:15pm?
A: Yes, the Driver's Meeting is mandatory so that you can make sure you get all the information you will need for Saturday morning and know what's going on. This will take place at the host hotel.
Q: Are Walkie Talkies Required for This Event?
A: Yes, walkie talkie radios are required for this event. Walkie talkies will not be provided to you.You must have a walkie talkie for each Camaro you bring. You will be asked to bring your walkie talkie to the Driver's meeting on Friday to ensure it is working properly and on the correct channel. This is for communication with the organizers during the event to make sure you are where you should be, when you should be there.
Q: Where Do We Park at the host hotel?
A: There is plenty of parking at and near the host hotel.
Q: How Do You Know I Am Here?
A: There will be a registration area set up in the breakfast area at the host hotel (Hampton Inn). You will need to check-in to receive instructions, an itinerary and a sticker to put on the upper left side of your windshield that you MUST have on your windshield in order to drive onto the London Bridge. No Sticker and/or No Walkie Talkie = No Bridge! Only pre-registered cars will be allowed on the Bridge.
Q: How Do I Know Where to Go?
A: When you check-in, you will receive a sticker for your windshield. Each group/lane will have a leader that you will need to stay behind. This will be the group you travel with on Saturday for all events (Bridge, lunch, etc.). Your group leader will help you through the whole day on Saturday. Please do what they say; they will communicate with you via the radio that you will bring with you. Trust them; they have done this many times before!
Q: What Do We Do About Meals?
A: Friday night you are free to make your own arrangements for dinner; there are many restaurants close by. Saturday's lunch will be at Pirate Cove in Needles, CA. If you are joining us for the Saturday lunch, please make sure to indicate how many people will attend lunch on your Registration Form so we can make reservations for the correct number of people. A $15 reservation fee per person will be required to be paid by Friday, January 10, 2020 for Saturday's lunch. The reason for this is that we reserved the restaurant for a specific number of people in prior years who did not show up. If you make a reservation for lunch and do not show up, you will not receive a refund. The money will go to the restaurant to make up for the inconvenience of bringing in the extra staff. If you pay the meal reservation fee for lunch and go, the money will be returned to you at the restaurant after everyone orders so you can pay your lunch bill).
Q: How Should I Pay for Meals, etc?
A: Make sure you bring plenty of cash to make it easier for the servers at the restaurants to get us all in and out quicker and easier. If the servers have to run credit/debit cards for almost 200+ diners, it will take a very long time. Also make sure you have cash when checking-in at the registration table in case you want to purchase event photos or extra t-shirts.
Q: What If I Lose My T-Shirt(s), Sticker, etc After I Leave the Check-In Area?
A: We're sorry if this happens to you. However, we cannot be responsible for your property once you leave the check-in area. We are all adults and should be able to keep track of our own stuff. If you lose your possessions, that is on you and we are not able to replace them.
Q: What if I Need My Car Washed When I Get Into Town?
A: Extreme Mobile Detail will be at the host hotel on Friday from 9am-5pm for anyone who wishes to have their car washed before the big photo op. Make sure you arrive early if you want a car wash though. The hotel may cut off our ability to have car washes after a certain time (most likely when it gets starts to get dark outside).
Q: What Should I Bring With Me?
Q: What’s the Weather Like in Havasu?
A: Be prepared for cold and windy (and possibly rainy) OR warm and sunny. That’s the way it usually is in Havasu at this time of year. We’ve had both in past years. Bring warm clothes just in case you need them; “layering” is recommended especially Saturday morning while waiting to go on the Bridge.
Q: I Like to Go My Own Way, OK?
A: Have fun with that! We know there are shorter routes to take. When’s the last time you did it with 100+ cars following you? We have to stay together, know where everyone is and have everyone follow the routes. It’s just easier for everyone involved.
Q: Sometimes I Run a Little Late. Is That Cool With You?
A: Our timing is down to the minute on Saturday – starting at 6:15am. At 7:45am, you will find an empty staging area! We love you but we will not wait for anyone. You will receive an itinerary with all of the times; please stick to it. We have 100+ Camaros & are shutting down the London Bridge. It must go like clockwork. You will thank us for it later!!
Q: We Need to Stop for Gas…Be Right Back…
A: ALL Camaros must be gassed up and ready to go FRIDAY night. NO EXCEPTIONS!
Q: Will It Be OK If I Do a Little Hotrodding on the Cruise?
A: Absolutely not!! We will have 100+ cars on the road (a little easy to spot from the air or highway)!! You will ruin it for all of us. We will do the speed limit only!! We know you have a fast car; we don’t need you to prove it. This goes for the whole time we are together in the Lake Havasu City, AZ/Needles, CA/Las Vegas, NV area. No peel outs, donuts or racing in Lake Havasu, Needles or Las Vegas at any time during this event weekend (especially not in the host hotel parking lot at 4-5am). Stay cool and hotrod on your own time when you return home.
Q: OK If We Drink a Few?
A: Every venue we are going to will have alcohol available. Be an adult. Please use good judgment! We don’t want to have to take your keys – but we will if necessary. Know when to say when; wait till we get back to the host hotel and your car is parked for the night. PLEASE!
We will be eating lunch at Pirate Cove and staying there for a couple hours. Plenty of booze is available there, so drink responsibly. If you have someone with you in your car, let them drive if you’ve had one too many. Macho is knowing when to hand the keys over!
Q: How Do I Register for the Laps for Charity Event in Las Vegas for Sunday, January 26, 2020?
A: This event requires a separate registration through the Speedway Charities website. We will post more information once they have it up on their website. Our group track time is usually around 10:00am (Pacific). We will meet outside the tunnel at the Speedway at 9:00am and enter the tunnel at 9:30am. We have made arrangements with the Aliante Hotel & Casino in Las Vegas to stay there Saturday night. The rate is $126/night + $25/resort fee + taxes. The group code for the Aliante hotel is: CICAM 20.
We want you to have a great time; this has always been an INCREDIBLE weekend!! We have done it the last several years without any major issues. Thanks so much for joining us. We’re so glad you are coming!!
Host Hotel Info (Lake Havasu):
Hampton Inn Lake Havasu City
245 London Bridge Road
Lake Havasu City, AZ 86403
Phone: (928) 855-4071
Group Code: Camaro Club
Room Types: 1 king bed-city view or lakeview (from $125-139/night), 2 double beds-lakeview (from $139/night) or 2 queen beds (from $125/night)
*Note: If this hotel is not to your normal standards or too expensive, you may stay at any hotel you wish while in Lake Havasu. Just know that you will need to check in at this hotel for Registration and the Driver's meeting on Friday, January 24, 2020.