The Missouri – Illinois “Gateway” Chapter of the Avanti Owners Association International, Inc. is again pleased and proud to act as your hosts for an International Meet.  

The date will be Wednesday, September 9, 2020 through Saturday, September 12, 2020.  

The headquarters hotel is the DoubleTree Westport 1973 Craigshire Rd. Maryland Heights, MO 63146 (314-434-0100).  A nightly room rate of 129.00 has been contracted.  This includes breakfast for up to 4 persons per room.  Hotel reservations at the special AOAI rate may be made online at http://group.doubletree.com/avantiownersassociation.

For those of you who attended the St. Louis Meet in 2015, this hotel is close to the Westport entertainment complex located in suburban west St. Louis County, Missouri.

A special venue has been obtained for the Saturday Concours.  It will be held at the National Museum of Transportation.  The Museum has a large collection of steam locomotives and a modest collection of classic automobiles including a Chrysler Turbine car.  Saturday and the venue were chosen to provide amble opportunity for the public to view our marque and well as a unique experience for our members.

Plans for tours to St. Louis mainstay attractions such as the Gateway Arch are under development.  In addition, an upscale Aquarium at Union Station debuting Christmas Day, 2019 will likely be part of a package tour. A ladies program on Saturday will include lunch at the Blue Owl restaurant in the historic Mississippi River town of Kimmswick, Missouri.

Of course, wineries, shopping and the zoo still exist. More details to follow in upcoming Avanti Magazine.

Please mark your calendars and begin your planning to make St. Louis your Avanti’s 2020 Vision!

Tentative Schedule of Events

Wednesday, September 9, 2020
1:00 PM – 5:00PM   Early Registration
1:00 PM – 5:00PM   Hospitality Room Open  

Thursday, September10, 2020
8:00AM – 4:00PM     Registration Open 
9:00 AM – 4:00PM    Hospitality Room Open
8:30 AM – 4:00PM    Arch / Brewery – Bus Tour
9:30AM – 11:00AM  AOAI Board of Directors  / Membership Meeting 
11:30AM – 1:00PM   AOAI Chapter Presidents Luncheon
2:00PM – 4:00PM      Seminars
5:00PM – 6:00PM      Complimentary Wine/Cheese reception  
Friday, September 11, 2020
8:00AM – 4:00PM     Registration Open 
9:00 AM – 4:00PM    Hospitality Room Open
9:00 AM – 4:00 PM   Aquarium / Union Station- Bus Tour
2:00PM – 3:00PM      Authenticity Judging Seminar
3:00PM – 4:00PM     Authenticity Judging 

Saturday, September 12, 2020
9:00 AM – 4:00PM    Hospitality Room Open
9:00AM – 3:00PM    Concours & Judging – National Museum of Transportation
9:30AM – 3:00PM   Ladies Program – Bus Tour and lunch at the Blue Owl restaurant in historic Kimmswick, MO
6:00PM – 10:00PM – Awards Banquet