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View Poll Results: Camaro5fest 2011 - East coast or west coast?
East coast 353 1.39%
West coast 211 0.83%
Central US 204 0.80%
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:14 PM   #52
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Don't forget the other 1/2 of the country who only a few could make it that far!
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Vegas Speedway!
+1000 to all this.
Georgia is just a hair too far of a drive for me, a state or 2 more east or north east would help a lot of these West coasters on here. Vegas sounds pretty awesome but whatever works i guess.

Being from Kansas, I am pretty centrally located geographically speaking so anywhere is almost a do-able drive for me.


When speaking of population maps... is that really just if you are trying to get Camaro people to show up? Maybe a Geographical Camaro sales map is more reasonable? Dunno just thinking out loud here lol
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:35 PM   #53
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I vote for any MAJOR NASCAR TRACK!!! Atlanta motor speedway, Talladega.... Something where we can see what our cars can do BEYOND 10 to 14 seconds at a time!!! 10 laps at 155 mph!!!!! THAT sounds good to me!!!
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:43 PM   #54
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Mark... I am SO in for that... much more exciting that a 12 or 13 second ride...

and the auto x is fun, just too short!


Someone mentioned Mid-Ohio, It is a road course, dont think there is a drag but thought I'd toss it out there...
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:46 PM   #55
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Mark... I am SO in for that... much more exciting that a 12 or 13 second ride...

and the auto x is fun, just too short!


Someone mentioned Mid-Ohio, It is a road course, dont think there is a drag but thought I'd toss it out there...
Topeka, as mentioned earlier, has both a road course and a drag strip.

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Topeka, as mentioned earlier, has both a road course and a drag strip.

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I'd hit Kansas I suppose. I am easy (dont tell my wife )
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Old 04-19-2010, 10:55 PM   #59
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Heartland park in Topeka is great, have driven there before. And...for the large oval folks, maybe someone could work out a deal with Kansas Motor Speedway?? Only about 30 min from Topeka.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:20 PM   #61
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Please come back guys or ya'll can break it to my 3 and 6 year old boys we have been watching transformers for two days now I wish i could have been around all weekend great cars guys i had as good of a time as my boys thanks again
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:20 PM   #62
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Nashville is a great centrally located city. Bowling Green and the corvette plant is 60miles away. It is a destination city, has great accommodations, attractions, a track and also has the largest private Yenko Collection in the country (could arrange a viewing of the collection- I know him pretty well).

I think something not based in S. Georgia would be more amenable to all. Even though I live in Atlanta, I think something that far south makes it more difficult to attend. My kids would love to be able to see/do something other than me ogling cars. Nashville fits that bill - IMHO.
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:30 PM   #63
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I just have this gut instinct that tells me to not make any plans next year for any camaro shows yet.... not sure why but I have this feeling there is going to be the ultimate Camaro show for 2011 that nobody will want to miss....

so I would hold off on making any plans for 2011 for now
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:36 PM   #64
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I think it should be more to the center of the USA, then everyone wouldn't have top drive so far. Then you could get people from all over the USA.
Of course not being from the C5 staff.... I don't know what the COST was to put this on and WHO paid for it.
I still Vote for CENTRAL USA !

I was at Ga. and had a GREAT time, everyone seemed to like my POLICE CAR CAMARO ,... will be there next year !
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Old 04-19-2010, 11:52 PM   #65
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St Louis or Memphis

I personally thought the Valdosta location was great and will be hard to beat! St Louis or Memphis wou both be located on East/West interstates and more centrally located. I sure would hate to see it moved for a less quality location. Theres alot of room to grow at Valdosta. My two cents....My first time on an autocross:
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I can tell you from my sales..and numbers I have seen GM post, FL and Texas are the two biggest Camaro markets historically along with California. Personally, the drive for me was 15 hours..and that is about as far as I am willing to drive for a car show..especially when we have our trailor and are displaying.

GA was nice...no real complaints. The only kink I really see is having the event 30 miles from the host city can be confusing. Also if the event gets bigger, I don't think the Holiday Inn can handle all the cars. I know once the first two hotels were booked, I ended up staying 2 miles away, which kinda seperated us.

I have been to shows in Bowling Green at the Vette museum and found that area great for a show like this. There was an F-body show in Sepetember there for several years that we went to. The Museum has tons of room, and is a great get together place. You can have seminars in the conference rooms, check out the Vettes, shop at the store, and tour the Corvette factory. There also are a lot of hotels in area because of all the car shows the museum has. As for a track, Beechbend raceway park is right there (also has drag strip and oval). Also another advantage is the Museum has these shows all year, and can handle a lot of the actual organizing and logistics.

In reality it will be a catch 22. If the same people organize it, it will be easiest to use the same place over again..especially if they are close to that area. If you move it every year, then it is like starting over, and the logistics are always an unknown beast. However if you keep it at the same place, there is also the chance that the location becomes stale. To get people to drive 10+ hours like many did will require something different every year.
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Never mess with location on something that works. We moved another convention this last year to make some members closer on the west coast. The attendence fell so much it was cancelled. Now the economy had a lot to do with it but we also got feedback that the users that went every year did not feel the new location would be as good and it was farther away from them. In the end the members that were closer and had begged for it still did not register in large numbers and so that finished it off.

Not saying one or the other just saying be careful messing with successful events.

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