Thanks for putting the Fest together again this year. I understand how difficult it is to organize such large events. Your hard work is appreciated.
I will do my best to try to make it out this year.
Organizing the actual event isn't TERRIBLE, but the begging is. Begging people to preregister, purchase tickets, shirts, begging vendors for raffle prizes or donations, etc.......
That's the stuff that's just getting old. People don't realize what's involved in doing something like this without knowing if anyone is even going to show up or participate. I have to commit to doing the event without having a commitment from people to show up. It's just tough to do every year. We had 400+ cars one year, then barely 200 the next year. People where complaining about the numbers, something I have absolutely no control over. People complain we don't do the drag night or police escort, well, that stuff is REALLY expensive. If I could get those items prepaid for, then no problem, but I no longer with to be out of pocket thousands of dollars to support it. I also am tired of asking my friends to over pay for others. Too many times a single member as donated $1500 because they know the financial strain the event is having. So the only real solution is to let REAL businesses handle the car show stuff. We will just make plans to all go to the same event......