$100 for ten years. I'm guessing 99% of Solstice owners already have one.
Sooner, are you talking about the central/northern California group. We don't see much from them down here. As for the San Diego group, active for dinners and short drives, but not terribly organized on runs. I really do not think that group could put on a National level event, without a tremendous amount of help from past organizers. The two groups are close to 600 miles apart so it would be hard to work together on this.
Not to mention that Highway 1 north of LA to San Francisco is basically closed, and no opening date is planned for it. So coast events would need to be between San Diego and LA, maybe up to Oxnard. Or north of San Fran. I know as it screwed up our plans for vacation in September. The sad part is they really do not know if they can fix it the last I heard.
We attended the Classic Opel National in Monterey a couple of years ago. Beautiful area and some roads to drive, but dealing with SFran traffic was not fun. Freeways were terrible.
Between $110 to $195 depending on whether it is a new passport, renewal passport, expedited service, etc., and it's a pain in the butt procedure.For the cost of hotels, gas etc to attend a National meet, surely a passport is not a big expense?
Actually, how much is a US passport?
I have a passport already. I doubt that will stop most people. What would stop me is the distance.
2,282 miles one way. A week of driving and 2,282 home. Just does not even sound fun. lol. Will not be making that one for sure.
Between $110 to $195 depending on whether it is a new passport, renewal passport, expedited service, etc., and it's a pain in the butt procedure.
Note, that's my opinion, don't know if it is shared by others.
I did, through several markets, focusing on something unique to that area - Springdale talking about the event generally and the local sponsors; Little Rock focusing on our charitable work and AAROC (which is in Little Rock); Tulsa and Oklahoma City focusing on Oklahomans who have been involved in NASSAM. Unfortunately, no one picked it up. But part of that was my fault because I went primarily through the e-mail contacts on the media outlet websites rather than calling people in the media (media was way down my priority list). The Arkansas Democrat-Gazette did send a photographer out the day we presented the initial $20,000 check to AAROC to do an out-and-about pictorial item, but there was no story that went with it.Sooner/John did either of you approach the local news about the events in your areas. Would think that it would be a positive story they might want to cover in small town USA
Time has rarely been an issue for vendors. As you said, the bigger concern has been the cost-benefit of going - what does the vendor have to contribute, what expenses does the vendor have to take on, what opportunities are they having to pass on at the shop while they are away, etc. VERSUS revenue opportunities at the event, marketing exposure, etc.If they sell product they will show up.
It's a cost benefit thing
When we have 150 cars showing up at a National there are not a lot of sales opportunities. Have 500 show up and the venders will make time
I know, and I feel terrible about it. Actually this "exploration" is almost enough for me to sign up, but I can't quite get there yet.John!!! You don't need to know when someone's pimple popped or look at ten million pet videos. You are never going to have any friends with this attitude. lol
John!!! You don't need to know when someone's pimple popped or look at ten million pet videos. You are never going to have any friends with this attitude. lol
Do what I did. I have a FB page as Rusty, primarily for my automotive interests, and another page under my real name, for family interests. That way my car friends aren't bored by all the pictures of my family, and my family isn't bored by all the pictures of my car. :wink:I know, and I feel terrible about it. Actually this "exploration" is almost enough for me to sign up, but I can't quite get there yet.