QS&L told me I was not allowed to bring ANY BEVERAGES of ANY KIND onto the premises. Then Jake shows up with all of that NOS! LOL! We will have PLENTY of bottled water for next year.
I would like to form a committee with pretty much everyone that showed up at Adam's house, and Jake of course, if you guys would be so kind as to help. I consider you all my "close" friends, people I can trust, to take care of things. Except maybe Raza, damn kids. LOL.
The sponsor thing was a COMPLETE mess. I had several sponsors that were VERY helpful and easy to work with and others that I couldn't get a hold of blah, blah, blah. Next year it will be cut and dry on the conditions. We will plan it for charity again, so there won't be any money to be made by those of us involved in the planning.
Dinner was a train wreck. That will be fixed this year. The wife and I have already had that discussion. She will be helping me with the planning a bit more this year.
Track time will be tough, Mid Ohio is booked for YEARS out, and is VERY expensive. I also am not really interested in organizing a "track day", too much responsibility and legal crap. (Yes Peter, I said legal CRAP, LOL) I would rather leave that to people who do it regularly and attend sometime. This event is more for us to hang out and have a good time as friends. The drag strip will be very easy and inexpensive to secure, they have the waivers for everyone to sign so I'm not responsible, and will have plenty of room for all of us to park together and have fun. I would like to see some 1/4 times from some of these SC cars anyway. I personally probably won't drag my car, but would love to hang out and watch some cars run. We can talk about that more in a group setting, get everyone's thoughts.
Right now, for Saturday, my leading venue thought is a fairground somewhere. Open lot we can park in, set up vendors, power for the dyno and the dj, and some SHADE this year. Have the event start earlier, say 10-4 so the dyno guys have time to tear down, with more help from us
, so they can join us for dinner. I can get some food vendors there or we can bring a few grills and handle the food ourselves pot luck style. We have enough local guys, who I hope would be willing to bring their grills to make sure we have enough to cook that much food. Chris isn't allowed to cook though, I don't like GRAVEL as a topping. LOL. Maybe take a $5-$10 donation to eat to offset the cost and raise some money for charity. Again, the wife is going to help me with the planning for this. (She does PR
for a major retail store warehouse and organizes thing like this all the time.)
OK. First thing's first. The Date.
First option - May 20, 21 (Fri, Sat)
Second option - June 10,11 (Fri, Sat)