Before this even gets started, who will be the "go to" in charge person? We don't need to get multiple pages talking about the same event all over the place. Keep it organized guys. If nobody else steps up, I will. But I work A LOT and would prefer someone else being the chief. Building pages all over the place is confusing to those interested in coming down. Building ANYTHING before Thanksgiving is also jumping the gun in my opinion.
There is a facebook group by Frank, and I believe Patricks' facebook event is an event to join up and drive down, not so much the show itself. I will let John and others answer though as I am just an observer
Its evident there is a lot of excitement around this show and that's good.
*edited - it is not Johns facebook event.
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Originally posted by 2.5: I believe Johns facebook event is an event to join up and drive down, not so much the show itself.
I do not have a Facebook event page. Patrick set one up, but I do not know if it was before or after the one Frank set up. I do agree, one page would be the way to go to communicate and keep confusion down. Whoever wants to step up and take charge, just let me know if there is anything you need help with.
My key goal is to get the word to as many people as possible. Frank said it's going to be low key and I'm going to respect that. However, this event is the one thing I look forward to all year, and I want to share it with as many people as I can.
What exactly does low-key mean? Does it mean no door prizes, no raffle prizes, no cruise, dinners, and just showing up at the track on Saturday morning? Does it mean some of the above and not others?
I really don't know. I messaged Frank and he said, "It's strictly going to be a gathering of friends." Now, all I know is that come the end of March, I'm going to want to get out of this rotten weather and spend a weekend in beautiful Florida, see some of my Fiero friends and some other cool cars. I really look forward to that each spring.
When Frank and Marianna ran the show there was a fee to enter. That money went to purchasing trophies, dash plaques, getting door prizes and banquet reservations. Early on the fee covered registration for the track, but some complained about the cost. Now there is a separate registration fee for the Daytona track. We used to have a lot of support from Central Florida group, but those active members either died, got out of Fieros or lost interest. Not having a group of volunteers to help with the planning puts a lot strain on those that help.
We did have air boat rides, lunch cruises, driving cruses etc. of things to do while in the Daytona area.
The years where there was a non judged show, attendance went down. I guess that some just want a trophy.
Before I moved to Florida, I drove down from upstate NY, just to get out of the winter.
The year before last, a few of us took money out of pocket for the trophies, dash plaques and such. After the show, receipts were tallied, and we paid ourselves back with the raffle and 50/50 money. The remaining money after everything was paid for went to Todd Mulinax's wife.
We also posted a GoFundMe page to help with show costs. Only a few people actually donated anything out of the 80 or so cars that attended.
Frank had started this thread, and seems to have interest in running the show again this year. I think that is great! I do think it is going to be pretty laid back from what I have seen, as he said it will just be a "gathering of friends".
Patrick is doing due diligence in getting the word out, and letting everyone know. I am hoping to have my 3800SC swap there if it is completed in the next couple months. I have ran into quite a few snags with the swap
Jason, yes, I would use the above link you posted. I KNOW that one will be kept up to date, with out any doubt. The other one, would be like this thread, start it and potentially not respond for weeks or months on end
It has been Central Florida Fieros that has been affiliated with the show in the past, but I have not seen any of them make any plans or such for anything this year.
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Quick question, I am trying to register for the show. Do the fieros get exempted from the pre 1980 rules or do I have to send a pic in and hope the car is modified enough to be considered? I have not been in a few years but last time I was in a bone stock 87 GT and did not have to mess with the custom thing.. is there a secret.
BTW just so you all know there is only ONE room at the hotel left at the Fiero rate... get IT while it's hot.
As of this moment I am doubtful for this year. I had my red t-top car damaged by a 3" pipe puncturing the front quarter panel, one vehicle is still in the paint shop, and I leave for Italy on March 30. I will try to get a car there but do not wait for me to show up.
Do you have a name of who you talked to and a specific reason why? I don't believe the track has changed ownership, but if operations are suspended or some other reason (maybe they're repaving it or something, who knows) it may make a difference whether we should go after it or leave it. You can PM me if you don't want to give a name.
I just dug out all the info from 2015 when I set the New Smyrna thing up. The contact person then was Kim Brown. She was tough to get a hold of, and a lot of voice mail tag. When we got there, she was the one that gave the safety briefing, and had us all sign the waivers.
It was an ABSOLUTE BLAST and would love to do it again! Here is a compilation video I put together and synced up from various cameras.