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The 2019 OpenAir Members Exclusive OpenAir Conditioner XIII
January 25-27, 2019
Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor's Club - Madison, WI



The Topless Are Going Back on Top – of the Concourse Hotel!  

Great News, OpenAir Tour Friends! It’s Official! We’re going back to OAC’s favorite winter haven for the OpenAir Conditioner - The Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club January 25-27!

OpenAir Conditioner XIII will once again be based at this preferred premier property in Madison, Wisconsin. We have again secured a privileged rate for OAC Members that generally is available only to close hotel owners family members or Governor’s themselves! $144/per night (plus taxes) double occupancy. This includes parking, spacious and well-equipped executive level room, keyed access to the Executive Level, legendary Governor’s Club lounge hospitality, a reserved OAC meeting and hospitality room, and hotel location in the bustling heart of downtown Madison just steps from State Street, the Capitol, museums, fine restaurants, shopping and the University of Wisconsin. In short, we have found a real gem inthe top-rated Governor’s Club.

M ake room reservations now – (limited number). Room Block OAC Rate cut off is January 7, 2019. Call Concourse Reservations at 608-257-6000 or 800-356-8293. Ask for the "Open Air Conditioner Rooms."

Of course, the reason for this winter, topless optional meeting is to have fun! Yes, it’s“convertible optional” of course, so bring your new Lambo, or your beautiful classic T-Bird, hot Corvette, Monster Miata, Jeep, or Olds just out of re-hab. No matter. Whatever. Be there with us as we officially begin the countdown to the world’s greatest open-air touring event – The OpenAir Classic 2019– AKA: OAC “XIV”! August 15-18, 2019.


WELCOME New Members!
Yes, you’re certainly invited! Just FYI: this winter meeting was organized because long-time members hated the thought of going a whole year between get-togethers. They wanted to toast the New Year and bask in the warmth of topless touring friends, swap road stories (some of them are true!) and possibly brave a few flakes of snow to have a spirited winter rendezvous. Our friends at the Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club ( done such an outstanding job of welcoming our group that this non-NFL playoff weekend before the SuperBowl is now written in permanent marker on many calendars! The gathering is certainly spirited – and casual, laid-back. It’s a time to hang out with great convertible friends.


Registered members at the OpenAir Conditioner are guaranteed first access to headquarter hotel reservations (one room per registered membership) for the August 15-18, 2019 -- OpenAir Tour “XIV.” Though we’ve been lucky to have 200 rooms available at our headquarter hotels in both 2018 and 2017, that is not guaranteed to be the case in 2019 as we move to another destination. AirConditioner attendees will have first, best access to Headquarter hotel rooms.

Some gamblers in our group may want to wager on just where we’re headed. Be warned: the veterans who sound most reasonable and who “you’d think might know” are often wrong. As this letter hits the email stream, the decision has not yet been made. It will be soon and by the time we all meet in January it will be a certainty.

Wherever it is – be assured there are more roller-coaster jaw-dropping roads, gorgeous vistas, check-point discoveries, and backroad gems to come. We promise the opportunity to make more great memories, see places many experienced travelers have missed, and lots of smiles, waving and “OMG” moments - August 15-18, 2019.

The good news is that as a member you are GUARANTEED a spot if you register within “the MORP” – the “Members Only Registration Period.” The Member’s Only Early Registration Period (MORP) will begin in late May or early June 2019. Watch your email!

Unveiling the 2019 OpenAir Classic XIV Tour Destination!


If you’re betting on destinations, all we can tell you is you’re probably more likely to win Power Ball. You’d think after all these years we might have used up all the good routes & destinations. Uh-uh. If you thought the 2018 tour was great wait until you see what’s on tap for 2019. Even more spectacular vistas, hair-pin switchbacks, corkscrew trails, hills to climb, water, wide-open spaces, friendly natives, wine to sip and bucket-list check-offs. In 2018 we hit the 200 limit quickly. Word is getting around. So we hope you’ll protect the dates right now. We’ll most likely fill the grid quickly again.


The Governor's Club


Celebrate Winter at the OpenAir Conditioner XIII! – January 25-27, 2019


By popular demand, the 2019 OpenAir Conditioner will again be held in “Madtown USA” – Madison, Wisconsin. The headquarters is again the top-rated Madison Concourse Hotel and Governor’s Club (

The Concourse Hotel & Governor’s Club is one of Madison’s finest downtown locations , just off the Capitol Square, near shopping, museums, night-life, arts, music, great dining, easy parking and State Street shopping. Excellent area restaurants range from pizza to haute cuisine, supper club to gourmet fusion, local to international flavors near-by. The swanky Governor’s Club includes complimentary cocktails, hors d'oeuvres, desserts and continental breakfast in a private lounge overlooking the Capitol. Once again we will have an OAC Hospitality Room. Ask anyone who was there - at these rates you’d be crazy to stay home! A sk for the “OpenAir Conditioner” rate. Ph: 608-257-6000.

Ask for the Open Air Conditioner Room Block.

Hurry our OAC block rate expires after January 7, 2019.

There are limited rooms available so don’t delay!



OpenAir Conditioner 2019 General Itinerary:


FRIDAY Jan 25th - As usual, we’ll drift in on Friday afternoon and evening, with registration open from 3 to 6 p.m. At 5 p.m. many in the group move up to the Governor’s Club for cocktails, some go out to dinner, and the informal, no agenda party, socializing and tale-telling on the executive level through the evening.

he party begins and continues through the evening.

3:00PM - 6:00PM
Arrival, Registration
Evening: On your own; See you in the Gov’s Club!



At 9:00 a.m. we’ll have a special guest presentation and then you can head out to explore the city, shop and drive a scenic route to The New Glarus Hotel in New Glarus


After the presentation
you can head out to explore the city, shop and drive a scenic route to Roxbury and The Dorf Haus. At 2:30 p.m. we’ll enjoy a traditional Bavarian Buffet Banquet with:

  • Old German Recipe Sauerbraten & Spätzle
  • Oven -Baked Country Chicken
  • Mashed Potatoes and Gravy
  • Family Recipe German Potato Salad
  • The Kaiser’s Red Cabbage
  • Relishes from the Hinterlands
  • Coffee or Milk
  • Bavarian Chocolate Cake

Following the announcement and festivities you’re on your own to socialize, explore more of the area, continue your winter country drive or head back to Madison get ready for another evening in the Governors’ Club Lounge!

SUNDAY Jan 27th - Enjoy time at the pool, gather with friends to “do breakfast,” continue to explore the Madison area or head for home. If you want to hang out even longer, special room rates continue through Sunday.



Registration Details:


Registration fees are just $56.87 (+ 5.5% taxes of $3.13 = $60.00) per person , includes registration, surprises, area guides, tour routes, entry in prize drawings, OAC Announcement buffet-banquet with tax & tip, admission to the special Saturday presentation, fun and lots of smiles. Hotel, meals (except luncheon-banquet) and incidentals are on your own. Those who stay in the Governor’s Club enjoy aforementioned open bar, chef prepared hors d’oeuvres, desserts, Governor’s Club breakfast, sweet suites, parking and one of the finest Capitol views from the lounge!

Registration deadline is January 16, 2019

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All current OAC Members will receive the Official 2019 OAC “XIV” Announcement and
Hotel Contact Information via email on Sunday, January 27, 2019!



See You in Madison: An Easy Drive on Great Highways We chose Madison because of its central location, easily accessible by major roadways from every direction. There’s much to see and do – we’ll have plenty of ideas for you! Come, relax, enjoy and be the first to get OAC XIV details!

Your Topless Crew : Gary and Mae Knowles, Mike and Donna Peroutka


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