to address selling: i know y'all don't always give me enuff credit for thinking things thru, but here goes...
for an event to survive as it grows, the organizers must
consider the impact on the local community.
ever since i moved up here, the 1st annual just started happening on it's own, i went with a very karmic flow...we still are in awe of the MB-karma at work in ocean park. now, take note that as i pimped the rally, i usually pimped the "rod-run" which is the following weekend. providing you see why i chose the labor-day weekend, there's
your selling opportunity...providing we've managed to maintain a mellow relationship with the community, a booth at the beach-baron's showgrounds will more than pay for a vacation here. the rod-run draws an international crowd, it has for years.
to bottom-line my personal input: there's more to something like this than most participants will be aware of...please consider sticking with "plan-a" as one that's proven itself as doable in the long run. please bear in mind that this is our neighborhood
year-round...truthfully, if i ever get a sense of our rallies becoming a local burden, i'll lobby to relocate future runs.
NO politics, NO sales. right now, with MB's, they're one & the same. get it? and either will interfere with the fun of the ride. maybe after 5 (ok, 3) successful and consistant events, we can explore expanding to our own grounds...guess what? sales & swap-meet! til then, let's do be serious about how a successful event is put together. this is way more than a hobby for me. i believe we can turn the ocean park MB-Rally into something major over time. imagine 4
"waves" of 25 MB's each, headed for leddbetter...
btw-a private swap-meet at wavy's isn't out of the question, but i really don't think we should be throwing any "commerce" into the official event/ride until we've proven ourselves. and i'm open to another date, providing we remain commerce-free. it IS about the ride, anyone who returns for '09 is aware of that, and will be here with bells on