The 2021 Best In The West is a rescheduling of the event we had planned for August 2020.
The new dates are August 20 -22, 2021. It is my sincere hope that the covid pandemic will have reached a place where we can again meet in large groups. With the impending availability of vaccines, and the continued behavior conducive to stemming the transmission of the virus, it is my sincere hope that This Best in the West can be enjoyed and indeed will occur.
The venue will be The La Quinta Inn & Suites Tacoma. The address is1425 E. 27th St. Tacoma, WA, 98421. (253) 383-0146. Be sure to mention the Best In The West event to receive the negotiated room rate of $155 when you make your reservations. Check your map app carefully as the exits from I5 have been part of a long time construction zone which will hopefully be done by the time of our event. The hotel is right across the freeway from a new casino, and there are many interesting things to see in Tacoma, including the Glass museum, Car museum, and the Tacoma waterfront district.
An updated Registration form is now available on the PNTC website, and the Agenda for the 2021 Best in the West is also published separately. (Both of these documents can also be found in the Downloads section at the bottom of the Home page.) There will be a couple of minor changes and/or additions to the agenda, so check for updates on the site. The agenda will also be available in printed form at the registration desk.
2020 sure has been a tough year. In addition to the pandemic there have been massive wildfires in our part of the country which I am sure have impacted many of the members of PNTC. I am planning on 2021 being a year to tamp down this insidious disease and rediscover the pleasures of meeting with all you fellow toolies. Be well, Stay well and sign up for Best in the West, it’s gonna be great.
P.S. Remember that besides the world-class tool displays, a major benefit of attendance is one of the PNTC favors presented to you at dinner. The 2021 favor is being worked on by members of the club, and promises to be one of the best, so please register early and avoid disappointment if there are not enough to go around! There is one favor available for registered attendees who also include the payment for the favor with their registration. Each registration can include payment for one guest or spouse. We have not produced as many favors as in past years - there are a limited number of favors so registering sooner is prudent if you want to reserve yours.
At the bottom of this page are a couple of Photo Galleries. The first shows off a sampling of the tools to be auctioned on the Friday of the meeting. The second shows the tools to be auctioned on the Saturday of the meeting (after the dinner).
Pacific Northwest Tool Collectors
18th Biennial 2021 Best In The West