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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
    Last edited by Gsnipe; 02-13-2019 at 03:07 PM.

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