The Rally 2010 Recap

 

The Rally 2010

LOUISVILLE, KENTUCKY AND THE RALLY 2010 – RECAP

 

 

Rally 2010, July 22-25, was marked by sweltering record- high temperatures, but Rally guests enjoyed all the Rally activities in the cool, climate-controlled environment of the state-of-the art Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC.) Rally guests never had to set a foot outdoors to enjoy the many seminars, events, RV exhibits and entertainment the Rally offered.

More than 7,000 RVers in 2,867 rigs joined some 4,700 day-pass guests to participate in the Rally activities. Hundreds of new motorhomes, travel trailers, fifth wheels and camper vans opened their doors in the huge exhibit area, and 500 booths offered every item an RVer might need or want.

Rally guests enjoyed outstanding entertainment each evening, with legendary comedian Bob Newhart opening on Thursday night; followed by country star Tanya Tucker, and Super Diamond, a tribute to Neil Diamond.  The Rally’s entertainment lineup ended with a bang on closing night with the Rally’s Got Talent competition.  Four fearless Rally guests took center stage in Freedom hall to perform and receive friendly critiques from the show’s judges:  Bob Livingston, Sue Bray, and Brian Brawdy.  Vic Sands of Nashville, Tennessee, edged out the other contestants and won with the most audience-member votes.  A surprise performance by Kevin Skinner, the million dollar winner of the 2009 America’s Got Talent TV show, brought the house down.

More than 120 RV-lifestyle seminars expanded Rally-goers’ knowledge.  The annual Rally Dog Show attracted more canine participants and their proud owners than ever, and Rally guests showed their compassion for less fortunate animals by adopting eight dogs and two cats from Louisville Metro Animal Services’ adoption trailer.  Rally guests also  generously gave back to the host city by picking up trash at McNeely Lake park for a day.

To commemorate the 100th anniversary of the manufactured RV, a large contingent of vintage rigs and their owners camped out on the Rally grounds, under the guidance of Al Hesselbart, historian for the RV/MH Hall of Fame Museum in Elkhart, Indiana.  And Bob Livingston, concluded his sold-out Centennial Caraventure at KEC for the start of the Rally.  

In addition to the vintage RVs on display, the Rally’s contest for the oldest rig at the event was won by Bill Combs of Milford City , Ohio who towed his 1975 Airstream trailer to Louisville. The Rally-goer with the most futuristic RV was Brian Brawdy, an outdoor-survival expert who displayed his eco-friendly Lance truck camper and trailer.

Rally 2010 Sponsors
Thank you to the following companies for their support of The Rally 2010

Official Sponsors

  Geico Geico Powersports
  Dodge RAM Dodge RAM
  Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Plan
GS VIP
  Flying J
Flying J
  Scott Tissue
Scott Tissue
  Damon Motor Coach / Four Winds International Damon Motor Coach LogoFour Winds International Logo
 

“The Rally’s Got Talent” Sponsor

  Good Sam Emergency Road Service ERS New logo

“The Pet Events” Sponsor

  Good Sam Extended Service Plan Good Sam ESP

“Cyber Lounge” Sponsor

  Good Sam Vehicle Insurance Plan GS VIP

“Lanyard” Sponsor

  Microsoft Streets & Trips MS Streets

“Hanger Tag” Sponsor

  American National Property & Casualty, Co. ANPC

“Entertainment” Sponsor
Super Diamond – July 24th

  Good Sam Visa® GS Visa

“Transportation” Sponsor

  AZDEL Azdel Logo

“Maps/Event Schedule” Sponsor

  Lazydays

Organized by Affinity, The Rally 2010 was hosted by the Good Sam Club, Coast to Coast Resorts, Camping World President’s Club, Trailer Life and Motorhome magazines, Woodall’s Publications and Camp Club USA.

Join us in Redmond, Oregon for The Rally 2011, July 14 – 17 at the Deschutes County Fairgrounds.

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