I apologize for getting going on this so late but I have finally worked out a plan for this years Red Ball Convoy to be held on May 4th.  I had hoped to run the convoy out of Harrison, and explored some routes in the area, but due to some road problems caused by landslides I was afraid to commit.  That would be a super convoy though so we'll keep that one in our back pocket for a future run.  This year we'll return to Clarksville and run a scenic route Northeast up into the Ozark Mountains.  There will be stops at a National Forest recreation area, a mountain overlook on scenic Highway 7, a park on beautiful Piney Bay, and we'll return to the Long Pool Recreation Area for our lunch stop.  Long Pool was used for our lunch stop on the 2013 convoy and I think everyone enjoyed the area, including our stowaway!  

There are still some details to work out before convoy registration info is ready but you can go ahead and get your hotel reservations set.  We will again use the Best Western and Quality Inn, right next to each other, for our host hotels, the contact info is below.  I'm going with using the two hotels together as parking is limited at each but together they work nicely and there is a good Italian restaurant right between the two for a convenient dinner spot.  I'll call the Best Western our primary hotel and we may use their lobby as a meeting place.  The Best Western also has a little more parking with a gravel lot behind the building.  I've secured matching group rates of $65 per night at both hotels, your choice of beds, and pets are $10 extra at either hotel.  Both offer free breakfast and the other usual amenities.  When you call be sure to mention "Red Ball Convoy" to get the group rate.  The manager of each hotel is listed so you can ask to speak to them if there is any problem making your reservation.  The rooms I have blocked will be released after April 19 so don't delay to get the group rate. 

Best Western, Sherwood Inn
1207 S. Rogers St.
Clarksville, AR 72830
479-754-7900
Manager: Kim Thomas 

Quality Inn & Suites
1167 S. Rogers St. 
Clarksville, AR 72830
479-754-3000
Manager: Deanna Holman  

Hard to believe but the convoy will roll ten weeks from this Saturday.  More info will be coming, keep an eye out for updates from Ron.  "May the 4th be with you" for Red Ball 2019!

Steve L. Smith

MVPA#10390

Registration is Open

Updates for 2019 Red Ball Convoy will be posted as they become available.  See Schedule/Route below

DATE of CONVOY: May 4, 2019

Convoy is based on the “Red Ball Express of WWII Fame"

Red Ball convoy

Updated: March 24, 2019