Well I am finally settling down to the point where I have some time to stop, sit back, and analyze what happened, didn't happen, went well, and could have been better.
Attendance didn't seem to have gone down. Show judging I thought was better, more fair, even though they weren't done by professionals. One thing I'd like to note, when Joe's old car came up...he voluntarily stepped aside and asked ryan to judge paint/exterior for him so as to be fair. No one asked Joe to do that. It just goes to show the integrity of the people we have here, even though Joe was a definite hilarious @!#$ the whole bash
love ya joe!
Quaker steak was fun I thought. I don't see any reason not to do something similar next year as well.
Dyno & show at the same time. This worked out AWESOME! I give credit where credit is due. Ryan (Cavattack/Imphat0to60) set up the dyno shop, and convinced them to let us show in their lot. I couldn't have done it without him!!!
So long as brandon fetter keeps showing up....we got a good idea who's gonna win best of show
maybe next year i'll just engrave his name on the trophy to begin with hehe
We had another good quality of cars in attendance. There were a lot of really nice cars, and once again, the street class had a small handful of cars.
I wanted more cobalts. a lot more cobalts. The hotel night manager was a dick, but we asked for a lot of what we received. We definitely could have done more to make sure we were kept in good standing with the hotel crew.
the track....everything about it sucked. Location, timing equipment, bad directions from the hotel...etc. I didn't want to move the track that far, but I feared 30 hotel reservations not getting moved without someone losing their reservation. I figured it best to have everyone move.
What to expect for next year:
dyno and show if its possible!
track closer to hotel (like i said, i didn't like it any more then anyone else)
I got a couple potential tracks in mind. I'm going to throw a few proposals together, and see what I can come up with about renting norwalk next year, but on a promotional basis that doesn't cost me money up front.
overall, I had fun at this year's bash, and last year's bash...however there was a lot of immature things from our attendance that I really wasn't a big fan of. I thought this bash ventured a little further from what my intentions were, but it wasn't bad to the point where I say things got completely out of hand. Fireworks were probably a bad idea, and I don't think greg appreciated his car turning into a doodle pad. Personally, I would have been FURIOUS!
I do want to thank those who continue to show up, year after year, and contribute wherever possible, but yet never ask a thing of it. Luckily this year we didn't have any catastrophic failures. This I do believe is a first!
I want to commend those who really put some last minute efforts into getting their cars together for the bash. I know John's car isn't the prettiest, but for him to throw it together and drive it from newyork, that takes balls. Cavfan, and JLAudiocavalier both had to take their beaters because their good cars wouldn't make the trip. David Ingram still trailered his car to the bash even though he wasn't even broken in or able to race. My apologies to darren for not being able to enjoy the bash much
All in all, it was another good year, I think it ended up being a little more organized then last year, but I definitely could still do a few things better! I thank everyone that came, and look forward to seeing everyone next year!
(you're right I can't please everyone, but I do what I can!