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  • Yes I would come to Reno - May/June is better

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    I guess I didn't think it all through. I've been to sema the past 4 years, so it's novelty for myself has worn off. To get into sema you also have to be sponsored by a company in the automotive industry, tickets cannot be bought unless you give proof you are in the industry. This alone would make it hard for everyone to get tickets. Buuuuuttt, the tickets are only to go INSIDE the convention center. You do not require one to walk around the outside of the convention center where there are still a BOAT LOAD of vehicles and events going on. Friday roll out is sweet though and lots of sema cars and trucks on the strip.


    And what you hear about walking around for 4 days straight and still missing everything is true. My first year I couldn't beleive the size, and I was their with the car from our shop - so make it 12 hrs each day and still missed stuff.

    Just useless info I thought I would share in case anybody has thought about going. I'll be there again this year.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GoFastGray View Post
    Are you stating 22 trucks, a chally and a ram = 60% of the site? Cause that's what I count showing up in the east coast.


    Two years ago, 15 trucks showed up 2-hours south of "the middle of nowhere" with only a couple months to plan and give people time to prepare.
    I don't see how extra time and planning wouldn't help attract a few more trucks.
    If you added my son & me, there would have been 17. We both ended up with stubborn trans issues that kept us from making the trip.
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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Man View Post
    This...
    Is it just me ? Or does this site seem to be in the middle of Nowhere?
    Let's have a meet in Juno, Alaska ?
    G-Man
    Your question is exactly why some of us would like at least 2 locations for Nat meets. Moving the location around so it is convenient to the east coast area. And, the same for the west coast area.
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    And just to set the record straight .... reno hosts one of the, if not the largest car shows in the country in Hot August Nights. One of the bigger motorcycle show in Street Vibrations. And for gamblers is an international stop off. I wouldnt call it the middle of nowhere especially being almost dead in the middle of the map north to south.

    There was no question on the last poll about who would NOT come or the percentages would have been the same as this one.

    I decided to try to do this to see if the west coast guys wanted to get together. If you dont like the idea take some initiative and do better. The main big mouth has no intention of helping the club or doing anything other than to which is too bad. And its perfectly OK is the other bummer - but thats ok we may just do this event anyway and I will foot the bill if its something people want to do.

    I was also going to see about getting a travel agency involved for bulk airfare discounts to make it more affordable for east coast guys to come hang out, thinking outside the DRTC box --- There is other ways to garner attentance than just those who will drive ..... but to each their own.


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    Just call it the "West Coast DRTC Meet and let the East Coast guys come up with their own meet. It's not like they would be competing for the same people to attend anyways.
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    Quote Originally Posted by 99dart View Post
    If you added my son & me, there would have been 17. We both ended up with stubborn trans issues that kept us from making the trip.
    Speaking to tranny issues - how is yours and his doing??


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    I love the idea of Reno for the next event.I guess I am partial since I live near Sacramento but nonetheless I will be a paid member by next year.

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    The United States is 3,119,885 square miles. It is not possible to pick a location that is going to be within a suitable driving distance for even a quarter of the members of this site especially when someone are outside the country! We shouldn't be nitpicking; I'm 2800 miles from Reno and I admit that this would be a challenge for me but I am glad we have someone who is being proactive and taking the initiative to setup a national meet nearly a year in advance. The thought of driving through that completely unfamiliar part of the country seems appealing to me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    Hmmmm.......maybe?
    If you do and the event is anywhere near Vineland NJ I'm gonna have a big problem on my hands because I'll want to do both. South Jersey is extremely close to my old home town and I haven't been back in 2 years. Set yours up about a week after the Reno event and I'll basically take the whole month off from work and live on the road

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    Quote Originally Posted by G-Man View Post
    This...
    Is it just me ? Or does this site seem to be in the middle of Nowhere?
    Let's have a meet in Juno, Alaska ?
    G-Man
    Sure wish we could do a meet in FL. We got it as close as we could to Fl, but yet only 1 attendee came from there.
    If folks are serious about attending a national meet, there will almost always be some travel involved.
    It is what it is.

    Be it in Reno, or Juno...


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    Quote Originally Posted by 99dart View Post
    Your question is exactly why some of us would like at least 2 locations for Nat meets. Moving the location around so it is convenient to the east coast area. And, the same for the west coast area.
    That's a great idea Pat.
    I wish it were that simple that we could do 2 locations each year.

    It was a MAJOR accomplishment that we did 3 last year. If only people realized the logistics issues involved. And how close it came to not happening.
    I wish I could promise the club that we could do 2 meets, but I can't. Those not on the board don't realize that the DRTC operates on a shoestring budget.

    Back in the club's heyday, we had the money, the members, and involvement.
    It really boils down to how many people can get involved with the boots-on-the-ground planning. I can't expect the entire board to do what happened in 2013. And our budget can't support it.

    I applaud Todd's efforts...He's taken the interest.
    In the end, it'll probably come down to single meet location. Unless the board steps up to make it a dual meet, and the members will pay the meet fees to make it happen.

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    Glad to see someone working on the next Nats meet and not just waiting for it to just fall out of the sky.Reno is a great place and it may be out of the way for a lot members but it would be worth the trip.Thanks Todd By the way if you just want to hate COME UP WITH SOMETHING BETTER OR STFU.

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    Ok, well!
    Half the people who say yes will actually attend.
    None of the maybe catigory!
    So, so far we have.

    9 show up! Lol

    Sounds like fun

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    Yeah, we know.

    Life would be so much easier if every single member of the club lived in Division 1.

    But they don't.
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    Ok, well!
    Half the people who say yes will actually attend.
    None of the maybe catigory!
    So, so far we have.

    9 show up! Lol

    Sounds like fun

    EAST COAST NATS it is. Lol
    Give it a rest dude.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Duner View Post
    Yeah, we know.

    Life would be so much easier if every single member of the club lived in Division 1.

    But they don't.
    I wish you and Dave were local to me, I would love to see both trucks run!

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    Quote Originally Posted by madboy View Post
    Give it a rest dude.
    I was just responding to a couple comments. And the east coast proposal is coming ladies!

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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    I was just responding to a couple comments. And the east coast proposal is coming ladies!
    If so you going to attend?
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    Quote Originally Posted by lunchbox View Post
    If so you going to attend?
    Probably not lol

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    HMMM 1800 miles. Any other Canadians ever been red flagged at the border? Just how bad to they make it on you?

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    Quote Originally Posted by bruizer28 View Post
    HMMM 1800 miles. Any other Canadians ever been red flagged at the border? Just how bad to they make it on you?
    I heard their speedometers don't work once they cross the border.

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    I was hoping to go this year but ill be on the east coast in may for my grandparents 90th bdays. Id like to be able to swing a late summer road trip and see a bit of the west coast

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    Ok so I made a little more progress this week on this. I will also update the first post.

    I talked with a mopar group called Battle Born Mopars and they might be game for having a tandem show n shine so basically get to see a lot of classic mopars.

    Automuseum came back with very reasonable pricing to do the tour/buffet/prize giveaway venue.

    Lady at auto museum has a contact at summit she is going to get to contact me regarding a visit to the distribution facility (while there check out retail store). Maybe do Show N Shine there as well.

    The race track GM emailed me back and is supposed to call. They have a race June 6/7 so hopefully we can piggy back that event and get good racing rates. Also friday that week I think is $5.00 fridays so test and tune might be possible if you want to make the drive twice.

    I found a local bbq place who will cater BBQ sandwiches/beans/side of choice for a very reasonable per person price for dinner at the hotel after the show n shine.

    Got a trophy place giving me quotes on doing all the trophies.

    I will gather up rest of hard costs and everything will be down to the penny on cost and what the meet fees will be.


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    Thanks for all your efforts!
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    Quote Originally Posted by krs1r/t View Post
    I was just responding to a couple comments. And the east coast proposal is coming ladies!
    I just had a weird feeling that an east coast proposal would pop up

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