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So if we bring two cars we pay twice as much? I will leave one home.

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So if we bring two cars we pay twice as much? I will leave one home.
I didn't get that from the description, unless the fee structure is different from what has been done previously.
One car with two people costs 2x whatever the registration fee is. Two cars with one person each costs 2x whatever the registration fee is.

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I didn't get that from the description, unless the fee structure is different from what has been done previously.
One car with two people costs 2x whatever the registration fee is. Two cars with one person each costs 2x whatever the registration fee is.
Apologies for the confusion, but JohnWR you got it right. The registration fee is per person, not per car. If folks bring two cars like my wife and me, she registers herself as driver of her car with no navigator. Separately I register myself as driver with no navigator of my car.

If we had a more sophisticated website we could have provided an option for a couple to register two people, two cars and pay once...but we're pretty limited on what we can do in that regard.

That said, if ONE person really wanted to bring TWO cars, they would pay only one registration fee, but they would need to send us an email at [email protected] so we know there is a second vehicle.

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We had the same issue in Lexington, and it really isn't a big problem. We split the registrations just as you are describing.

The only impact of one person with two cars that we could foresee would be if they wanted to enter both of them in the same activity, like the car show, or if another registered participant was going to drive the second one in a run that was concurrent with a run that the first car was in. Absent either of those situations, any number of cars wouldn't affect anything.

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We had the same issue in Lexington, and it really isn't a big problem. We split the registrations just as you are describing.

The only impact of one person with two cars that we could foresee would be if they wanted to enter both of them in the same activity, like the car show, or if another registered participant was going to drive the second one in a run that was concurrent with a run that the first car was in. Absent either of those situations, any number of cars wouldn't affect anything.
Well now you're just giving me a headache!

I assume we will be able to clear up any confusion with an email or two. Thanks JohnWR...you did give me something to think about.
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Good Morning: I received a PM, so I thought I'd better reiterate. The website is in final testing, and we're waiting for the hotel to open registrations. We will have the website up July 15 for your perusal, registration, etc. Karen will look into putting up something at nassam2020.com saying "Coming July 15, please join us in Rapid City for NASSAM 2020!" In the meantime, our apologies for any confusion.
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Maybe put off posting about the website until after it is available?
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I like the updates

For Blackhawk we paid per person registration. Cars were tracked separately so we could plan parking assignments and make sure people could park together if they wanted. We also auctioned ten spots closest to the elevator and helped out our charity

Events were open to all registered attendees but limited to the number of cars per cruise. For safety and to reduce catch up syndrome

To enter the car show, there was no signup or fee. You picked up a voting bucket, wrote the number of your car on the bucket and put it in front of your car. All registered attendees got to vote for the car of their choice by dropping an event poker chip in the bucket. One class per night kept it simple and no issues with the judging as there were no judges or rather everyone was a judge. Worked well for us. Spread the car show over several nights by class. And allowed everyone to participate

It also reduced our work load as we only had to issue car numbers once and after that, the events and shows were self regulating

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Maybe put off posting about the website until after it is available?
We thought it might be kind of fun to give some previews. Over on Facebook the response has been almost entirely positive in the hundreds of responses. I just thought I'd try something a little different this year. Hopefully my silly idea has been fun for most.
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The more you tease the more interest you get I guess. Can hardly wait for the event. Bringing two cars and the whole family it appears.
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As was stated on the Sky forum, my only "issue" was the wording of the posts, and is the reason you were getting questions about the non-functioning website.
Updates are always good, and you only have 50 more weeks to keep people interested.

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Hello Everyone. As promised it is July 15th and our 2020 website is up and running - https://www.nassam2020.com/. Please feel free to read through the "Basics" page for the who, what, when, where and how much ($$). The registration page works just like any other online store. Click on the link to that page, and then by clicking the "Registration" button you can walk through the process of signing up, choosing whether to buy t-shirts, posters, coins and patches. The hotel reservations page has a link to the hotel website, just choose your dates and you should be on your way. You may also call the hotel directly with the information provided on that page. And don't forget to check in once in a while to see if there is anything new by clicking on our "What's New" page. We'll update that as any plans change or any updates are made. And, of course, if you need any help or would like to comment just contact us at [email protected]. Hope to see you in Rapid City in 2020.
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I found the site easy to use and helpful. I signed up for two rides on Monday and Tuesday. Monday is the badlands and Tuesday is Needles highway. I have never done the badlands run but I KNOW the Needleshighway is a world class run.

We are arriving on Saturday to have plenty of time to unload, get into our room and explore the local area. Sunday will be setting up the cars, unloading and getting the maintenance class area ready to go.

The room reservation link worked well. It shows ONLY a 2 queen room, but they have lots of different configurations. You can call and ask for the room you want or put it into the notes on the registration page.

Looks like a fun time. Hope we can take a lot of club members as its very close geographically and a great area for site seeing and gambling!


We are taking the truck and hauling the cars and gear.

We have 9 cars committed on day two.

I am hoping we get 12 RMSSC cars to show up. Eventually will need to coordinate on group parking. Plenty of time for that

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So a bit of a side note. I did the Mt. Rushmore trip last year...it was fabulous. Go at night to see it!! I also just got back yesterday from a week long trip to Yellowstone. INCREDIBLE! Those of you that have the time/money and haven't seen Yellowstone....if you're going to the SD meet, take an extra 4-7 days and go to Yellowstone. It's only about 450 miles away. Maybe even get a group to go together! There's a lot of twisties in the park too! We spent 7 days there. 3 days at the Old Faithful Inn (very rustic and, eh um...kind of run down) and 4 days at the Canyon Lodge (brand new this year!!). The issues with lodging at Yellowstone is this: No internet and very little cell service. No A/C. No TVs. But it gets down into the 40s and 50s at night...usually. It's not cheap (about $375/nt inside the park for lodging), and you have to book almost a year in advance to get rooms in the park at almost any of the Lodges. There was also one other one called the Lake Yellowstone Hotel and Cabins that we visited and it fit somewhere in between as far as star ratings. There are several others to stay at... But it would be fun if you are "mobile" and can do some walking. I will warn anyone that's thinking about this, the park is at an elevation of about 6000 feet and goes as high as almost 10,000 feet, so it does get cooler and does take the wind out of the sails when you do something strenuous. But, there is a cool wagon train dinner out in the middle of nowhere that we took that included an incredible steak dinner (all you can eat by the way!!). We saw countless buffalo, bears, coyotes, eagles, a Wolverine (the only people in several years to see one!!) Elk and lots of other animals. If you'd like to know more or one of the organizers of the SD trip wants more info, PM me and I'd be glad to share all of my experiences, information and of course my opinions! (I'll add some pics in a seperate thread labeled Yellowstone pics)

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Night drives

One word of caution. Night drives in South Dakota are beautiful and magic. BUT there is a LOT of wildlife out at night....antelope, deer, etc, and they cross roads at high speed. At night you have almost no warning. Hitting a deer or antelope can total a Solstice or Sky, and injure the occupants. My point is everyone should enjoy their night drives, but be vigalent. And have fun...
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