MOTD 2018 Motoring Alliance Tent at MOTD

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    Can I place odds and have folks bet? Like sports betting?
     
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    Fingers crossed that changes in the next few days. The way this year has gone almost every weekend in ATL for last few months has been rain. Last weekend was beautiful. First in a long time.
     
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    I actually think NAM started planning for the tent long before I did. That said, I didn't know they were doing this until after I started the process. It almost was canceled since I my plan for being there the entire week was destroyed by a business conference I need to attend/present at.... :( something has to pay the bills for hosting the site. :rolleyes: Thanks to @Goldsmithy and @MCS02 they kept the dream alive with the tent.

    Probably not, from what I understand all their moderators and admins have changed..

    I imagine folks will be going between both since many folks are members of both.
     
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    Oh yeah. I remember DICKSGARAGE. That was a while back.
     
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    Probably should chime in on this one as I know a little bit about NAM and the 2018 MOTD as it was my suggestion to IB to get back involved. At the time I was a Moderator there and thought they were only going to sponsor, never thought they would rent a tent. When they came back with the tent idea I sent a message off to Barry and suggested he check with the other vendors to determine whether this would be an issue. He got back to me and said it would be OK.

    Since that time the old Admin, GrayRaven had some disagreements on where the forum would go and bowed out. I continued to work on the MOTD angle and IB asked me to take over as the Admin, which I did. I had a R53 for a while and sold it for C5 Corvette. Then traded the C5 for a C6 vet. On the way back from a BRP run I said to myself that the MINI was a whole lot more fun than the Vet, the old saying "its more fun to drive a slow car fast than a fast car slow" is oh so true. Always been a Vert guy so found a R52 JCW. I am a retired construction exec and have lots of time hence the forum route.

    Although there are a few older NAM Mods still around, they do not really have any input and it is an entire new group of folks. Many, including vetsvette, were my suggestions. IMO the golden day of auto forums is dead with FB being the big bad bogey man along with its offsprings such as LXM/Brammantor (or whatever their/his name is).

    Also just so you now, Mark is still around NAM just about everyday but does not interact. I believe he is into search algorithms.

    So stop in and chat if you like, I will be there.
     
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    @r52coop - thanks for the further clarity. Good to know and welcome back to the MINI club. FYI both the C5 and C6 are great Track cars... but you are correct, you better bring your big boy pants to really be pushing those especially the ZR1.

    Will do - hopefully you’ll also come down to MA. I get there Friday and would love to meet you.
     
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    Final weather update: Saturday is looking wetter and wetter... get your Dragon runs in early.
     
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    :( Rain rain go away.. come again another day!
     
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    I rolled in around 3:30 today. Teddy and his wife manned the tent today. He brought a lot of great swag to donate! Big Big thanks to him. Teddy it was great to meet you and your wife. The banners showed up late in the day so I went and hung them. They look good.


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    Well,
    I was thinking about coming up, but I'd really only have a dry day (Friday), to unleash my beast. Last year certainly sucked, especially with it being my first MOTD. Have The Powers that be, thought of moving this event later into the summer months? Just a thought...
     
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    That comes up Friday! Tedd
    soon my friend.. very soon. :D I.e.. within 24 hours). All that is holding that back is a day of meetings, 4.5 hr flight back home plus a 3.5 hr drive. :(
     
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    Can't say this enough to both @Goldsmithy and @MCS02 THANK YOU! without you both this wouldn’t have happened.

    Teddy - the donations look great!! Can’t wait to see how much money “we”.. ie you and the donations you made make for the food bank. I have a few I’m going to bring up. But nothing like that. :Notworthy:
     
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    At my cabin.
     
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    The date for MOTD has only been changed once and it was because of Mother’s Day. This is our MINI week at Fontana as this week has been scheduled for years in advance.

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    For all you early planners, mark your calenders:

    May 2nd - May 6th 2018

    May 1st - 5th 2019

    April 29th - May 3rd 2020

    April 28th - May 2nd 2021

    April 27th - May 1st 2022
     
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    I made the MA tent look better today!


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    I parked the Helmet next to it:D
     
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    Helmet! Helmet! Helmet! My grandson loved your car.
     
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    Your grandson is a great kid! Must be from hanging around his granddad
     
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    Hmmm, that looks like the Helmet is parked in the "designated vendor parking" . . . . . .
     

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