Chrysler 300 Club International
Fall Meet in Newport, Rhode Island
September 9-13, 2018
Newport In The Fall

Mike Falcone invites you to the Chrysler 300 Club International Fall Meet in The Ocean State.
Come join us in Newport, Rhode Island September 9 through 13.
We have planned an interesting selection of events and activities (see below).
Contact Mike at 401-447-3779 or email .

Our Host Hotel is the Mainstay Hotel and Conference Center 151 Admiral Kalbfus Rd, Newport, Rhode Island 02840. Phone 401-849-9880. The special club room rate is: $100 for 1 person; $115 for 2; $139 for 3; $164 for 4 (Add 13% Tax; Breakfast Buffet per person is included). This special rate will be available only until August 12 so make your reservations before then.

Click here for the registration form.
Registration form is due August 28.

Sunday, September 9
* Check in. We will have a reserved parking lot. The hospitality room is open to pick up meet packets. It is located on the second floor with indoor and outdoor seating on the deck overlooking the parking lot. A car wash will be available. Dinner is on your own.

Monday, September 10
* Trolley tour at 10 AM. The trolley will pick us up at hotel and take a 90 minute tour of downtown historic Newport, scenic ocean drive and the mansions along Bellevue Avenue stopping at The Breakers Mansion for a 90 minute tour of the mansions and grounds. The trolley will return us to the hotel. Dinner on your own. Business meeting at 8:00 PM.

Tuesday, September 11
* Fort Adams tour at 10 AM. This is a 1 hour tour of the fort and the scenic views of Narragansett Bay. A short scenic drive in Newport, lunch on your own in downtown Jamestown, then cruise on to Beaver Tail State Park where we can park and walk along rocky coastline with views of the ocean and light house. Dinner on your own. Committee meetings are at 8 PM.

Wednesday, September 12
* The car show and concours judging will be at the Newport Car Museum from 10 AM to 4 PM. Banquet dinner and awards will be at host hotel. Cocktails at 6 PM and dinner at 7 PM.

Thursday, September 13
* Check out and depart for home. Check out and depart for home or go to Hemmings Concours in Lake George New York September 14th-16th. Hope to see you at our spring meet.

Other Information
* Trolley tour is $43 per person and includes entrance fee for The Breakers Mansion tour. The Fort Adams Tour is $6 per person. Beaver Tail State park is Free. The car show and Museum entrance fee is $15 per person which also will apply to concours judged cars. The award banquet buffet dinner is $30.00 per person. Car trailer parking at the host hotel is limited but the Newport Car Museum has room for trailers. Anyone can leave their trailer there for the week and inside storage is available. We can use the hospitality room for a parts swap meet, so bring stuff you want to sell.

Directions by Car: I-95 north or south to RI route 4 south to RI route 1 south to RI route 138 east to Newport Bridge. There is a $4 toll, EZ-pass is accepted. At end of bridge stay in left lane to exit route 138 toward Middletown RI. At end of ramp go left, you will see the hotel on the left. Those coming from north can choose I-95 south to I-195 east to Route 24 south to RI 114 south to avoid bridge toll.

Directions by air: Fly to T.F. Greene Airport Providence RI which is 30 minutes away or Logan Airport Boston Mass is 90 minutes away.

Newport Rhode Island, also known as the City by the Sea, is located on the southern tip of Adquidneck Island with the Atlantic Ocean on the eastern side and Narragansett Bay on the western side. Historic Newport has been one of America's premier vacation destinations for centuries. There are many small shops, restaurants and wharves with ocean views in the downtown area.

Newport was founded in 1639 and was a major port city which contains one of the highest numbers of surviving Colonial era buildings in the United States. It is most famous for its Gilded Age mansions which were the summer cottages of many of the nation's wealthiest families around the turn of the 20th century.

By going on the Trolley tour of downtown Newport we will be able to see many of the Colonial Era building, coastline and Mansions throughout the city. With very narrow streets and limited small parking spaces for our 300's, this is the best way to see the most and keep our cars safe. We will then be stopping at the Breakers Mansion for a tour which is included in the price of the trolley tour, normally $24 a person. The Breakers is the largest mansion and most popular attraction in the state. It was built in 1895 and is the 70 room summer cottage of Cornelius Vanderbilt II. Tour includes the gardens and views of the Atlantic Ocean from the front lawn.

The Fort Adams tour has about a mile of walking in and around the fort which was built between 1824 and 1857. The fort is the largest coastal fortification in the United States, offering almost 200 years of military history. The guided tour takes you through the inside quarters, the maze of underground tunnels and restored museum area. We will also climb stairs to the top of the fort walls for panoramic views of the ocean and Newport Bridge. Anyone not able to walk the entire tour can do just part of it.

The cruise to nearby Beavertail Park and Lighthouse, where there is plenty of parking, we can then walk as much as you want or as little and see panoramic views of the rocky coastline and lighthouse. Take a chair and sit and enjoy the views or walk the rocky shoreline. There is a $4 toll on the Newport bridge in both directions, EZ-Pass is accepted. This is the longest bridge in New England at 11,248 feet long and climbs to 400 feet above the bay for stunning views. Well worth the money on a nice clear day.

The car show will be held at the Newport Car Museum. There is plenty of parking for all cars and trailers. The museum will be open the entire day so we can go inside and view the 60+ collection including a Mopar section with a 1957 300C. The museum has A/C and plenty of seating if anyone wants to get out of the sun for a while. This is a huge, brand new facility with tons of space around the cars and no roped off vehicles for excellent photos. Anyone can try one of their driving simulators with your choice of car and track included in admission. The museum is also letting us use their garage and lift for the concours judging. Judged cars can be unloaded inside if it is raining and stay there for the day. There are a few restaurants nearby that we can leave to get a bite to eat and come back. A list with menus and directions will be in the meet packets. There is no food or drinks available for purchase at the museum, so bring your own with you in the car and it can be consumed outside at the show.

Newport in video
Tour from the air
Mansion Tour
Travel Guide

Here are some of the other local attractions

- The hotel offers a shuttle bus from 10 AM to midnight to nearby Eastonís Beach or to downtown Newport for a fee of $8.50 for the day.
- Downtown offers shopping, dining, waterfront wharf and historic buildings.
- Newport Grand Slots is directly across the street from the hotel offering Dining, drinking and video slots and virtual gaming.
- International Tennis Hall of Fame is in Newport RI.
- The Museum of Yachting.
- Newport Art Museum.
- The Preservation Society of Newport offers tours of 11 Mansions in Newport including the most popular, The Breakers.
- Cliff Walk is a free 3.5 mile walking path along the coast with water views on one side and the mansions on the other.