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...in fact the "national" is held in the east three years running then its no longer a national. Its the east coast regional.
I for one would be happy to come back to CO in a few years. And what about a Winter Solstice meeting in the SW? TX hill country has awesome roads. So TX, NM, AZ or So CA have good weather on Dec 21.
 

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Let's start talking about Reno... It's a city that hosts a number of car and motorcycle events every year and is centered north/south. Being on I80, it would be easy to reach from the east. The town has plenty of mostly empty hotel rooms - Lake Tahoe and Virginia City would make for some nice runs. I'd like to hear from our friends in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, Vegas, Phoenix and California.
 

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I for one would be happy to come back to CO in a few years. And what about a Winter Solstice meeting in the SW? TX hill country has awesome roads. So TX, NM, AZ or So CA have good weather on Dec 21.
You would get very few from the northern states as their cars sleep during the winter months. You have to remember, the average age of owners of these cars is about 70 and many in the north, once their car is asleep, won't wake it up, let alone take a chance on driving it from a snowy climate and salted roads. Personally I think there should be 1 national held every 3-5 years in the heartland (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri) and during the summer months. And then if the 4 regions want to put something together on a yearly basis, they should. I would have driven to SD next year, but I was just there in 2018, and it's way too far to drive in a 2 seat, uncomfortable roadster. Too much can happen and can be too expensive to fix on the way there.
 

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Let's start talking about Reno... It's a city that hosts a number of car and motorcycle events every year and is centered north/south. Being on I80, it would be easy to reach from the east. The town has plenty of mostly empty hotel rooms - Lake Tahoe and Virginia City would make for some nice runs. I'd like to hear from our friends in the Pacific Northwest, Denver, Vegas, Phoenix and California.[/QUOTE

I'm going to make a suggestion that discussions for future nationals (post 2020 and 2021) be moved to the existing thread... https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f33/national-meet-discussions-158415/. And I've made the same request over on our 2020 thread. Maybe we can keep the 2020 and 2021 threads specific to those events. Thanks!
 

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You would get very few from the northern states as their cars sleep during the winter months. You have to remember, the average age of owners of these cars is about 70 and many in the north, once their car is asleep, won't wake it up, let alone take a chance on driving it from a snowy climate and salted roads. Personally I think there should be 1 national held every 3-5 years in the heartland (Nebraska, Iowa, Kansas, Missouri) and during the summer months. And then if the 4 regions want to put something together on a yearly basis, they should. I would have driven to SD next year, but I was just there in 2018, and it's way too far to drive in a 2 seat, uncomfortable roadster. Too much can happen and can be too expensive to fix on the way there.
Having just requested that the future nationals be discussed on the existing thread kinked below...I'll risk addressing this quote above since it is here. I guess I'm not sure what is going on in the rest of the country, but the clubs in British Columbia, Washington, Oregon and California have events all the time including yearly "regionals" or at least periodic gatherings for weekend stuff. Have other groups given up on that? Also, my wife and I are having a great time going to nationals every year. I'd sure hate NOT to have an event on a yearly basis. Sorry, all future comments here. https://www.solsticeforum.com/forum/f33/national-meet-discussions-158415/
 

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