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Mini Meets East 2010

Postby gobsmacked » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:31 pm

So James started this with hinting that Tom, Ray, Barry and MoM and myself and others host Mini Meets East. This would be the year after the big East Meets West in 09 that will also be celebrating Minis 50th birthday.

What does everyone think about SSM hosting MME in 2010? Tom has a few venue ideas in the Daytona area including the track.
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Postby Caveman » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:46 pm

the track!!! :shock: if u could pull off the track i would be so impressed. & surprised. id go though, no doubt. :mrgreen:
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Postby RHE » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:48 pm

I'm in! We should start early.
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Postby speedy1 » Wed Feb 27, 2008 12:57 pm

I'm in....bring it on!!!
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Postby kelsey ellen » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:19 pm

if i'm in the states then i'm in!
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Postby J3kidford » Wed Feb 27, 2008 2:23 pm

Count me in!!!
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Postby Snooter » Wed Feb 27, 2008 3:07 pm

sign me up :wink:
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Postby MUNGO » Wed Feb 27, 2008 6:29 pm

Snooter wrote:sign me up :wink:

Ditto!
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Postby pichufo » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:29 pm

that would be AMAZING!!
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Postby Snooter » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:32 pm

isn't this usually up north?
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Postby Snooter » Wed Feb 27, 2008 8:33 pm

Rayjitsu wrote:I'm in! We should start early.
I like the way you're thinkin Ray!!
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Postby BillTheCat » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:06 am

Snooter wrote:isn't this usually up north?


That was my first thought... I thought MME was usually held at or above the Mason-Dixon line. Would holding it so far South be a detriment to turnout?
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Postby Caveman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:11 am

but if its @ Daytona, they will come :lol:
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Postby BillTheCat » Thu Feb 28, 2008 12:15 am

Don't bet the ranch on that, grasshoppa. Daytona is only just so much of a draw. For someone who lives in, say,OH & is used to driving no more than 200-300 miles for the event, they might not want or be able to take the extra vacation time & the extra expense of travelling so far.

Upsetting the apple cart should not be done lightly.

I'd like to see what Minimad thinks. He's a regular at MME, if I'm not mistaken.
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Postby Caveman » Thu Feb 28, 2008 1:07 am

it was a tweak on a movie quote Bill, it had a bit o' sarcasm too. :lol:
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Postby gobsmacked » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:06 am

The Mini Meets are usually wherever and whoever is willing to host them. East Meets West (EMW) is in Minneapolis in 09 because that club was willing to take on the effort of hosting the largest meet and also Minis 50th. MOTR held EMW in 99 for Minis 40th. They have not volunteered for another one, they are still recovering from it. This years Mini Meet East (MME) is in Maine. Do you think that they worried that folks will drive that far North? Most likely but they are doing it anyway.

Again, point of reference is West Coast. MOLA held Mini Meets West (MMW) in 02 and they are doing it again this year. Vancouver British Columbia held it in 03. The Illinois club held EMW in Rockland Illinois in 04. MOSF and NorCal Minis hosted it in San Ramon, California (Bay Area) in 05. Arizona (I forgot their new acronym but it is the Modern & Classic clubs that held it) in 06. Do you see the a pattern emerging ? #-o It is whoever volunteers to put it on.

What I am trying to do here is to find out if we (SSM and Flame) are willing to host it here in Florida. If we are then we need to find out how to let other clubs out there on the East Coast know that we are willing to host it in 2010.

At this point we have not said it is going to be in Daytona, only that Tom has some venue ideas for there and they are actually set up for events such as this. You all already know what takes place out there. I am open to Tampa and even St Augustine. I do believe we would be pushing our luck by hosting it in Miami or Key West but it is not out of the question. That one would require to find out from the East Coast clubs if they are willing to go that far. We still have to decide here if we are willing to undertake this. After that then we would work on venue and communication plans.
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Postby BillTheCat » Thu Feb 28, 2008 8:58 am

I wasn't trying to shoot the idea down. Just raising what seemed to be an obvious question. No matter what, I think we should talk to Minimad, as he is a veteran of MME. I'm sure he can provide valuable insight into all of our questions about the event.

I'm all for SSM & FLAME hosting MME, personally. But never having been to MME, I'd want to find out what's expected, what event costs have been like in the past, etc., etc. Need to be sure we don't get in over our heads.

But yeah, I love the idea.
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Postby gobsmacked » Thu Feb 28, 2008 9:42 am

I want his point of view too. I want everyone's point of view. I am only a veteran of Mini Meets West not East. Basically the meets I have been to are very much like Spring Thing and Mickey and Mini. They vary depending on where they are who hosts them and what the venue/host city has to offer.

Some are great and others are in parking lots. All of them have been fun so far. It really is the people that make the events. MMW is just another reason we all got together to drive then drink and ogle cars.

Notice I put drive before drinking?
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Postby DWebber18 » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:01 am

How very politically correct of you.
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Postby BillTheCat » Thu Feb 28, 2008 11:03 am

Image I'd even go so far as to say "responsible!"
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