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I would attend a 2021 event in Canton.
There's a Canton down the road from me. It's a pit of despair, but it's close, and in the center of the country (along the X axis).
 

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Well, I know folks are looking forward to next month in New York, but some of us are actively finishing up planning for 2020 in Rapid City. Looking forward to both. While I'm sure there will be some conversation here on this forum after the 2019 event, we'll be asking folks to look first for information on the website nassam2020.com when it goes up on July 15. If you can't find what you're looking for there let us know and we'll remedy that. Event and hotel registration will be available at that time.
 

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Thanks guys. Rob will be there doing his maintenance class...which I missed in Blackhawk because I was leading runs...so I'm really looking forward to that. As for other volunteers, if anyone would like to volunteer please send an email to [email protected]. I would love to have a couple more run captains, and we can always use an extra hand in the registration room.
 

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Hello All: As has been noted, the website will be up on July 15. To kick things off I thought I'd mention that the website we chose was capable of ecommerce meaning that the process of registering and buying t-shirts, coins, etc. will be like any other online store. You click on the item you like, choose the number of items you with to purchase, add it to your cart and then pay through PayPal. We hope that enough folks have done online shopping that this will be straight forward. At any time you'll also be able to return to make additional purchases...an extra t-shirt or whatever. Upon completion of registration you'll get two emails, one from PayPal and one from us. If you lose track of your confirmations you will be able to go to the website, click on the "Who's Coming?" link and find your name. To keep some anonymity you would find me by looking for "RickH" from Washington State...you should be able to find yourself and the runs for which you've signed up. More on other stuff later.
 

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Hello, this week's coming attraction is for the NASSAM 2020 runs that will be available. On our website (coming July 15th) you'll be able to click on the link for runs and find descriptions and maps for each run. There are four guided runs and two unguided. The unguided runs are to Mt. Rushmore and Crazy Horse, we figured there would be just so many different desires for time to be spent at each that folks could get together if they wished to stay for an hour, some longer. There are also evening shows at those locations. The other four runs are Badlands, Custer State Park (including the Needles Highway and Iron Mountain Road), Devils Tower and Spearfish Canyon. Each has been carefully planned with many stops to...uh...well...use the restroom. :) Hope to see you in 2020. Oh, and before anyone asks, as noted on the Runs page there will be Garmin files available as of September 1st. I want to make one more pass in August before I publish those.
 

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Hi folks, our next coming attraction on the website. We have a page called "The Basics" that will tell you all of the when, where, how and how much ($$). After looking at the photos on the home page you might want to start with the basics and then have a look at the "Calendar" page with the day-by-day schedule of events. We'll be getting our committee to start final website testing shortly so hopefully we'll get them to find any last improvements before going live. Best regards. Rick
 

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In testing the website we came up with a new thing! If you are bringing TWO cars; please note that you will process two separate registrations and payments in two different transactions. Register the first car individually and complete payment before returning to register the second car. For each car simply list a driver with no navigator. Each car will be separately numbered with its own goodie bag. Please order t-shirts for the occupant of that car so we can insure correct t-shirts get into the correct goodie bags. Yeah, I know this only applies to about eight people, but I thought I'd throw it out there anyway.
 

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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! :grin:

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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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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