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    Dave,

    I will put April 25th, 2020, Huntington Beach, CA on my calendar. May have to bring my car out for this one!

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    I spoke with HB this afternoon. There is another car show happening on the pier on the 27th. They have been booked for some time and were going to be there regardless of whether we were on Main Street or not. I've made an inquiry to piggy-back on it and use the upper parking lot, north of the pier. We have used it several times in the past.

    Same date, 4/27/2019. May involve a donation to the surf museum.

    I should hear back tomorrow.


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    Dave, If you need a couple of old farts to get to the upper lot early to reserve spots, I know a guy or two that would be there for you (the Vegas Boys) . . . I'm in, no matter where we gather. We will also bring whatever "supplies" you might need to continue the BBQ tradition. We drive in on Thursday, stay til Monday so we will be there for whatever comes about.

    Any "donations" to the Surf Museum that are needed are No Problemo . . .

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    As a first timer, my wife and I would love to attend the event this year no matter how it turns out. We would love to meet those that attend and get a face to name recognition. Can you recommend hotels?


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    I know of an east coast guy that might consider driving out... if the plans for the "event" firm up. I think the ol'Mark I still has a few more miles in her!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Arvin View Post
    How does the London Cobra Show do it?
    Totally different deal Arvin. Part of the proceeds come from the participants' $100 registration fee and another small portion from the vendors who pay to display their products but a much larger part of the total is through the sale of tens of thousands of raffle tickets for the giveaway car that are sold at 20 bucks a pop throughout the year leading up to the event. All of the show expenses (any non donated raffle car parts or services, promotion, police and street department costs, municipal permits, venue charges, tents, catering of the dinner, security, etc.) are deducted from the money taken in and then the surplus/profit is donated to the Cystic Fibrosis Foundation. This donation is historically in excess of $100,000 every year.

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    Just made my hotel reservations for the big show in 2020. For those out of towners considering going, heads up, many hotels around Huntington Beach are full already! Must be something else going on the same weekend.
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    I have more experience than I would like to admit to in the form of Volunteer activities for putting on shows and events and some of the knowledge gained might be useful. First, every event needs to be well managed and the expectation is that it should be profitable to bankroll the next event. Having no money and not enough active volunteers is a killer and sounds like that this is the case. As for the T shirts, they are key to selling sponsorship and advertising the next event. The place to start is a design that people will feel proud to ware out in public. Think of it as mobile bill boards. If you have a couple of members that have an advertising background, then they are gold. You need to be able to sell space to vendors. The income from Vendors and Sponsors should pay for most of your costs. It also helps to be able to charge admission to the public.

    Also, it takes a lot of time and manpower in the preparation and planning to do any type of show right. Thrown together at the last minute is a sure fire way to burn out your volunteers and lose your shirt.

    If you target a 2020 show, then now is the time to get started.

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    DaveH... over the years, you've been the most gracious of hosts I could ever ask for. I always enjoy your BBQ and honestly, if I knew this was a financial burden, just ask! Me and the Mrs. have no problem pitching in.

    This year for me is a bit tough as it seems Playstation is getting far too busy for me to go for a few days. Last year was the same... (maybe I need a new employer!) Regardless, I would gladly pay $100 for such an event. One other thing to consider is perhaps, make this an every-other-year event, using the time to plan for other sites and more fund raisers, if that's something people don't mind. Also, I'm in for a change of scenery - I've NEVER been to Pomona much less the Petersen Museum.
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    Super sad to hear there will be no Huntington Beach event this year. The past two years have been awesome.

    A group of us are going to put together a Factory Five gathering in the Bay Area soon. Details are fuzzy right now but hoping to host in the next few months.

    If you are interested in attending, join the FB group: Factory Five Bay Area.

    -Brandon
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    I just finished my Gen 2 Type 65 Coupe and think the $40,000 invested warrants at least another $100.00 to show it off. I live in Washington state and am willing to drive all the way to Huntington Beach for the show.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Gsnipe View Post
    Super sad to hear there will be no Huntington Beach event this year. The past two years have been awesome.

    A group of us are going to put together a Factory Five gathering in the Bay Area soon. Details are fuzzy right now but hoping to host in the next few months.

    If you are interested in attending, join the FB group: Factory Five Bay Area.

    -Brandon
    Hey Brandon,

    I'm in the south bay (Los Gatos) and I'd love to attend whatever gathering you organize. I'm not on FB so please do post up whatever you organize in the NorCal regional forum.

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    I suggest that you publish notice of this party in the "General Discussions" forum or similar. With no HB cruise-in this year, folks from SoCal, AZ, etc. might be interested in going up to SF for a change. Any excuse for a road trip! Keith

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    Can someone please post exactly what is going on. I would like to attend but reserve driving the car for 2020 so I need to make airline and hotel reservations ASAP. (And maybe a ride in the morning and back to my hotel when it’s done
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    Although not the Huntington Beach venue, those more local you could consider attending the Fabulous Fords Forever show. This year they have moved the show to Anaheim Stadium, so there is room for a lot more cars. The show is scheduled for Sunday April 14th, 2019. This would be one option, on a smaller scale of course, to save a Factory Five owners get together for this year.

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    Sounds perfect to me . . . Date is the 14th instead of the 27th.

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    I've been twice and the comments about the local retailers not really giving us a friendly welcome are absolutely true. We got yelled at by a store owner or employee(?) for standing in his doorway for a couple of minutes a couple years back when it started to sprinkle. He said we were blocking his doorway and customers could not get in. His clothing store was 100% empty and I guess he was blaming us, and I didn't get the feeling he was talking about just the two of us that were under his awning.

    A couple of times now I have suggested to Dave Smith that he look at combining this event with a track day event at Fontana. I even emailed him the contact information for my friend that owns Hooked On Driving and operates track day events all over the country. It seems to me that a lot of FFR folks would love to stretch the legs of their cars in a way that only a race track offers, and Fontana is unique for its top speed abilities.

    Anyway, I am sad that the HB event is not happening, think that a cheaper event should still be a great success, and hope that the 2020 event kicks off some new format that brings in even more owners and people and turns into an even better event than we have had in the past. Some place where the surrounding businesses are more friendly to a motorsports crowd would be nice.
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    Consider Moving It To Bay St. Louis Mississippi!
    They might be willing to take on a little Factory Five Fun for one weekend in the spring.
    Here's what that little town looked like this past October for Cruising The Coast:

    https://youtu.be/MTOl15hGaPo
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    Sounds like a great show

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