Newhart, Tucker to Perform at AGI’s ‘The Rally’
Affinity Group Inc. (AGI) announced more activities related to its upcoming “The Rally” to be held at the Kentucky Exposition Center in Louisville, Ky., July 22-25 and the centennial celebration of the RV industry.
Comedian Bob Newhart will perform the night of July 22. Singer Tanya Tucker performs July 23.
Rally sponsors are celebrating the centennial by holding a contest for the “Oldest RV at the Rally.” The grand prize is 100 gallons of gasoline/diesel. Rally guests who think their rig may qualify can enter to win at the Rally website, www.TheRally.com, or in person at the rally registration area. Deadline to enter is Friday, July 23 at 5 p.m. The winner will be announced on Saturday evening, July 24.
The rally will also feature a special living display of vintage RVs, organized by Al Hesselbart, the official RV historian at the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart, Ind. This display will be open throughout the rally and will be an opportunity to experience RV living through the decades.
Finally, Bob and Lynne Livingston are leading a Centennial Carvanenture from Elkhart to the Rally in Louisville July 16-19. This pre-Rally program is designed for RV enthusiasts who really want to get an in-depth perspective of the RV lifestyle and industry. Highlights include: Amish country, a visit to the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart and the Studebaker National Museum, a customized tour of the Newmar factory and tech and lifestyle seminars with Bob and Lynne.
The Centennial Caraventure is open to everyone, whether or not they are attending the Rally. Cost is $1,169/rig with two people for those attending the Rally and $1,299/rig with 2 people for those not attending the Rally.
More information is available on the rally website.
The event is expected to draw 10,000 RV enthusiasts in 4,500 RVs. More than 1,000 new RVs will be displayed. Other attractions will include 500 commercial booths, more than 30 educational seminars and nightly entertainment.