Nine. That's what we're up to. This is our
ninth Camp and Brew! At the first one, back in 2002, we we hadn't
exactly anticipated a second one! Who knew?!?
Over 2 dozen kegs of beer, several hundred C&B t-shirts, likely a thousand
visitors and nearly 1,500 souvenir cups after it all began, and here we are. All
that pales in comparison to the friends we've made and the generous donations
we've received totaling over $26,000 for
Brian Hall was a race fan, a son, a father and in our opinion, an inspiration.
That he lost his battle with Lou
Gehrig's disease initially had nothing to do with us camping in the Coke
Lot. Over time, we couldn't separate our presence there from him.
wish: To make the world more knowledgeable about
ALS, a cruel terminal disease
and the effects it has on the patient, family, caregivers and friends and to
help create awareness and more interest, and provide funding for research to
find a cure for this terrible disease.
The three principals for C&B, Glenn, Tom and Jim, never
even met Brian, but we have been profoundly affected by his cause. We are
honored to have worked with his mother, Mary Ann, his father, Jim and his
hospice nurse, Barb. They have all become our friends and nine years does not
begin to cover the depth of our friendship and respect.
So, what is in store for C&B 2010 ? More of the same (fun, nonsense, beer etc…)
to be sure. And, compared to last year, 100% more Jimmy D as he has realized
that his year is just not that same without C&B, The Indy 500 and the good times
to always be had at the corner of Camp and Brew.
OK, so he's really only coming back due to TommyD's inability to get the
original C&B RV from Dayton to Indy without breaking down on the highway.
Everybody knows that JimmyD carries pliers in his back pocket and could have
replaced that water pump (...it was actually the alternator.
--Glenn) in mere minutes and saved the day.
SPECIAL NOTE: We often hear of people who have passed C&B, yet never ventured
in. Stop that! There is just a wire between us and the road, it is only
there because IMS installed it. A section of it would be removed if Glenn would
let Tommy alter it. (Glenn just doesn't want TommyD to be
arrested) But it is not an excuse to not come on over, introduce
yourself, make a donation ($10.00 gets you a shirt!) and have a Brew, while
talking racing or anything else with us!
Remember - We don't send out invitations, because the whole world is invited! In
the case that the whole world shows up, parking may be limited!
See YOU at the 'Brew !
--TommyD, GlennH, Scott, Sue, Andy, and Mike
PS-We are now accepting sponsors for our 2010 event. Have your company or
group listed on our Sponsors page.
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