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2023 First-Gen Monte Carlo Takeover at Summit Motorsports Park (not an official FGMCC-Sponsored event)


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19 minutes ago, jft69z said:

have you considered becoming a dues paying member to this group

Yeah, you should become a dues paying member.  It is the best $25.00 you could spend.

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Yes, Your membership with us and supporting the First Gen Monte Carlo's  could benefit you at this show with maybe a Tent for all your participants there? It's awful there with no shade. Been there with no golf cart or shade to speak of. With all of those MonteCarlo's showing up ,it's going to be a blow out!  Been following you at the F.A.S.T. drags and hope to be there in the following year.... Fingers crossed. Looking good Man !!gallery_1763_8_1413157507_2588.jpg

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This is a big missed opportunity imo to create very successful  Midwestern meet out of this if you joined the fgmcc.

Everyone has wanted that forever  

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7 hours ago, Jared Richey said:

This is a big missed opportunity imo to create very successful  Midwestern meet out of this if you joined the fgmcc.

Everyone has wanted that forever  

Jared, that area is not far enough west for a Mid-west meet.  We have had meets there before and didn't draw enough members from the mid-west because they felt it was too far east to draw them to attend.

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19 minutes ago, Rob Peters said:

Jared, that area is not far enough west for a Mid-west meet.  We have had meets there before and didn't draw enough members from the mid-west because they felt it was too far east to draw them to attend.

rob

Sounds like a fair amount of people may be attending this event. If they were all club members, it would be a fairly decent showing. I'm still up in the air about it right now, but will be researching hotel accommodations to be safe. 

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On 1/13/2023 at 9:08 AM, Rob Peters said:

Yeah, you should become a dues paying member.  It is the best $25.00 you could spend.

rob

I spend my money on go fast parts (it shows [at the track]) and food (it also shows 🤣 ). It's not the distance to the National event locations that's keeping me from joining. To the contrary, I drove 7 hrs to a drag race and participated in a five day drag race covering almost 1200 miles. To push me over the line, there needs to be a carrot at the end of a substantial drive, and the carrot needs to involve legal drag racing. I don't fit the normal group demographic, that's OK and I'm not looking to change/influence the group...aside from offer those within driving distance to attend what I think is one of the coolest car-oriented events in northern Ohio.

 

On 1/13/2023 at 11:15 AM, 420ponies said:

Yes, Your membership with us and supporting the First Gen Monte Carlo's  could benefit you at this show with maybe a Tent for all your participants there? It's awful there with no shade. Been there with no golf cart or shade to speak of. With all of those Monte Carlo's showing up ,it's going to be a blow out!  Been following you at the F.A.S.T. drags and hope to be there in the following year.... Fingers crossed. Looking good Man !!gallery_1763_8_1413157507_2588.jpg

See above.

I know what you're saying about shade, I prefer the walking shade of a sombrero to a tent, tents adversely affect the group photo but, I'll leave it to the attendees to decide if they want to put up shade. I truly think it's going to be off the hook...and it's the attendees that will make it special, I'm only encouraging to bring them to come together for a memorable day, or weekend, if they so choose.

I absolutely look forward to seeing you at Martin. The FAST Spring Nationals lands on my birthday this year, and you'd think that's a good thing, but I share birthdays with my Son and I'd be in the doghouse on so many levels if I missed the party to go racing (and he's not too eager to go racing lately).

20 hours ago, Jared Richey said:

This is a big missed opportunity imo to create very successful  Midwestern meet out of this if you joined the fgmcc.

Everyone has wanted that forever  

See above, I'm not looking to turn any First-Gens away due to non-membership. I agree with Rob regarding the location as good a Midwestern meet - it too far. Four hours seems to be the limit for most sane people. Luckily, car guys aren't really sane so we still have people willing and able to jump in their First-Gens and drive hundreds of miles to attend car events. These are my people.

13 hours ago, Rob Peters said:

Jared, that area is not far enough west for a Mid-west meet.  We have had meets there before and didn't draw enough members from the mid-west because they felt it was too far east to draw them to attend.

rob

Agree and understandable. The First-Gen Monte Carlo Takeover during the Blue Suede Cruise at Summit Motorsports Park in Norwalk, OH will be a great event for years to come due to the high density of First-Gens in the surrounding areas and strong car culture emanating out of Cleveland and Detroit, and flowing through northwest Ohio. and Toledo. On the other hand, it's been challenging for me to find a similar strong following in the Columbus, OH (central Ohio) area. I'm hopeful the First-Gens start popping out of the woodwork.

 

13 hours ago, jft69z said:

Sounds like a fair amount of people may be attending this event. If they were all club members, it would be a fairly decent showing. I'm still up in the air about it right now, but will be researching hotel accommodations to be safe. 

47 registered, 25 more say they're "Going" but haven't registered. Could easily see 70-80+. But, let's not count the First-Gens before they drive through the gate. Once I start hearing feedback about how many have pre-purchased their car show entries, I'll get more (more) excited. There's still more than 6 months to go, anything can happen. Gas and internal combustion engines aren't getting more popular, get out and enjoy then while you can!

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9 hours ago, Dragginwagon467 said:

I spend my money on go fast parts (it shows [at the track]) and food (it also shows 🤣 ). It's not the distance to the National event locations that's keeping me from joining. To the contrary, I drove 7 hrs to a drag race and participated in a five day drag race covering almost 1200 miles. To push me over the line, there needs to be a carrot at the end of a substantial drive, and the carrot needs to involve legal drag racing. I don't fit the normal group demographic, that's OK and I'm not looking to change/influence the group...aside from offer those within driving distance to attend what I think is one of the coolest car-oriented events in northern Ohio.

 

Just my .02 on the membership........And like you all my Monte money goes towards getting better at the track.

The membership fees help keep this forum running, so people less knowledgable like me can get help from people like you and other members that have been there done that. Ive gotten more than ive given so I feel very lucky to have run across a group like the people here.

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1 hour ago, DragCat said:

Just my .02 on the membership........And like you all my Monte money goes towards getting better at the track.

The membership fees help keep this forum running, so people less knowledgable like me can get help from people like you and other members that have been there done that. Ive gotten more than ive given so I feel very lucky to have run across a group like the people here.

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Mark, you are very right.  The dues help keep this site running.  The amount of searchable and advertising information available here is well worth the very small cost of the dues.  It is much better than free facebook sites that aren't as easily searched.  There are changes coming to the club website that will help address this.

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55 minutes ago, Rob Peters said:

 It is much better than free facebook sites that aren't as easily searched.  

rob

Half the time, the info & help offered by some people on those FB groups isn't exactly correct (or safe) either. I guess you get what you pay for....

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51 minutes ago, jft69z said:

Half the time, the info & help offered by some people on those FB groups isn't exactly correct (or safe) either. I guess you get what you pay for....

Or don’t pay for????

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47 minutes ago, Dtret said:

Or don’t pay for????

Uhhhh....yeah. 

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9 hours ago, jft69z said:

Half the time, the info & help offered by some people on those FB groups isn't exactly correct (or safe) either. I guess you get what you pay for....

I’d say more than half the time. A lot of bad information out there.

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13 minutes ago, sbarnette said:

I’d say more than half the time. A lot of bad information out there.

Yeah, then they want to argue with you besides. Further proving they don't have a clue.

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