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Steves thoughts were closer to what I was thinking.
Tim - Timmayfest2010 was a lot of fun, and I think the level of work vs the result is what you are more concerned with as opposed to thinking it was a bad fest....at least that is what I'm getting out of your first couple of posts.
I like track events, but you miss out on a lot of the interaction with other owners, basically, thats all we did last year, interact with others. Thats why we talk so fondly of our time there. I've never ran at a circle track, nor have I ever dragged my beast (although I probably will at some point). so If the entire event was track oriented (like the national BMWCCA event, whatever its called) then it wouldn't really be for me, but it would be a great event. Also, the more stuff like that, the more difficult it is to organize and run.
I do like the Friday night test and tune, whether it is at a drag, circle or road track. then a gathering Saturday, even if it is at a garage, or similar venue.
As for the garage rental thing, around here we had developers build these 'Garage Mahal' complexes where guys could buy or lease 1000-6000 sqft garages, they were heated/cooled and could be finished in a number of ways. There are large parking lots and such. Because of the economy a lot of these are sitting vacant, even in forclosure. If there are similar outfits in your area, I bet the owners would be super excited to rent the space out for the weekend, then rent 2 lor more lifts, and there you go, large parking lot, garage and an owner that would basically let us do anything we wanted because hes excited to get any sort of money out of his failing investment.
I'm fine if the name changes, but Timmayfest2011 is fine with me too.
I'll pipe back in with more opinions/ suggestions if I have them.
Thanks for startin the works on this again.
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