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Old 06-10-2013, 01:06 PM   #251
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Had a good day, I'd go again for sure..only gripe is I thought the parking lot was supposed to be the big meet part of the event..should of just had it all mixed together in the parking lot..saw cooler cars in the parking lot
+1 I enjoyed seeing everyone's car in the lot.
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Old 06-10-2013, 01:35 PM   #252
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how do you expect them to handle when 1200 people show up all at once no amount of planning could account for that


No amount of planning? They know exactly how many advance tickets are sold, and hopefully they know the number of cash tickets that they expect to sell at the gate based on an average from prior years. So all people are asking is for them to be prepared for those kinds of numbers. I don't think that is too unreasonable.

And to wait in line in the hot sun for 30 minutes (some longer from what I've heard) to get a t-shirt that you've already paid for, just to be told that they do not have them is unacceptable.

I feel that all of the complaints listed thus far have been justified. That being said, this was a HUGE event and there were tons of great cars and vendors there, so I will be returning next year. But just because I plan to go again, doesn't mean that the organizers should not be provided with feedback from the attendees. That is the only way things are going to get better in the future!

And don't worry Khanh... I didn't bring that keg
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:13 PM   #253
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Yes, a younger oriential girl won them. The winning was classic as she got more and more excited as each number of the winning ticket was SLOWLY read off. She had plenty of help carrying the wheels out to her ride. :-)
"Oriental"? Really?

She didn't look of asian decent to me, but it doesnt matter anyway.

She was really sweet when she came to collect them. She gave us all a hug. then took photos with the wheels. I wish we had taken a photo with her.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #254
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I want to start off by saying I had fun meeting people and cruising to the meet, but again it was boring and unorganized.. For the biggest Subaru meet in the country there should be more entertainment and organization though. If there was a live commentator explaining the racing classes and what was going on and involved the spectators in the competition it would be a bit more fun to watch - none the less fun to watch for 20 min at a time.. Other than the ridiculous lines to get your grab bag which should be handed out when you enter the show there is really nothing special about this meet. It’s like being on the forum and shopping around the internet for stuff you can’t afford in person - basically it’s like being online but being able to see everything in real life; it gets old fast. After an hour your bored with the event..

I think you guys should take notes from other events like NOPI for example (and other events..), have a timeline of events, keep the guests entertained the whole time instead of browsing around for four to five hours just to wait for raffles.. The car show should be more widely known (and not a separate admission) as well as the exhaust competition but everything is all rushed at the end. I hate to say it but you guys need to get it together, the tickets are not cheap, if they were $5-$10 a person I would expect this kind of event.. But mediocre at best. Being this was my second year and I'm still disappointed with the lack of entertainment I don’t think I'll be going back next year.. I don’t want to bash or sound like a dick but for the money it’s not worth it.. I understand it’s not cheap to run a venue like this but, its more based around the fact of how many people they can get to attend then what to do once you get there..

I’m sure all these comments will fall upon deaf ears, or someone will reply with some kind of defensive response on how everyone worked hard to make it happen and blah blah blah, I get that and I appreciate all the hard work, but the creativity level is lacking and needs to be addressed.. Just my .02
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:22 PM   #255
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^ not Asian and didn't even have a car....luckiest boyfriend rolled out in a blue sedan with new York plates.at least they got their raffle prize.my vendor straight bounced before I could claim my win.
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:35 PM   #256
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Also I would like to add that I agree with the above comment about how everything should be mixed in with the parking lot, I think it would really define the "meet" aspect of the event and get people to talk about their cars and show off their mods and discuss with others, this may also help sales at the vendor booths.. but whatever, im sure nothing will change lol. It would be cool to get some folding chairs and just chill out in the lot, and we could set up grills and do our own thing and just tailgate and enjoy everything..
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Old 06-10-2013, 02:53 PM   #257
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I want to start off by saying I had fun meeting people and cruising to the meet, but again it was boring and unorganized.. For the biggest Subaru meet in the country there should be more entertainment and organization though. If there was a live commentator explaining the racing classes and what was going on and involved the spectators in the competition it would be a bit more fun to watch - none the less fun to watch for 20 min at a time.. Other than the ridiculous lines to get your grab bag which should be handed out when you enter the show there is really nothing special about this meet. It’s like being on the forum and shopping around the internet for stuff you can’t afford in person - basically it’s like being online but being able to see everything in real life; it gets old fast. After an hour your bored with the event..

I think you guys should take notes from other events like NOPI for example (and other events..), have a timeline of events, keep the guests entertained the whole time instead of browsing around for four to five hours just to wait for raffles.. The car show should be more widely known (and not a separate admission) as well as the exhaust competition but everything is all rushed at the end. I hate to say it but you guys need to get it together, the tickets are not cheap, if they were $5-$10 a person I would expect this kind of event.. But mediocre at best. Being this was my second year and I'm still disappointed with the lack of entertainment I don’t think I'll be going back next year.. I don’t want to bash or sound like a dick but for the money it’s not worth it.. I understand it’s not cheap to run a venue like this but, its more based around the fact of how many people they can get to attend then what to do once you get there..

I’m sure all these comments will fall upon deaf ears, or someone will reply with some kind of defensive response on how everyone worked hard to make it happen and blah blah blah, I get that and I appreciate all the hard work, but the creativity level is lacking and needs to be addressed.. Just my .02
Ditto all of this. Entertainment would be huge.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:54 PM   #258
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And don't worry Khanh... I didn't bring that keg
While you may have been "joking", we have a facebook reach of over 10,000. We can't risk anybody getting any ideas.

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Old 06-10-2013, 02:56 PM   #259
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"Oriental"? Really?

She didn't look of asian decent to me, but it doesnt matter anyway.

She was really sweet when she came to collect them. She gave us all a hug. then took photos with the wheels. I wish we had taken a photo with her.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:04 PM   #260
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Who uses the word Oriental still.....
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:06 PM   #261
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While you may have been "joking", we have a facebook reach of over 10,000. We can't risk anybody getting any ideas.
Understandable... but why not just delete it and move on then? When you screenshot and share people's posts on your personal FB wall with sarcastic remarks, you should at least have the balls to tag them
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:17 PM   #262
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Taking the opportunity to chime in here:

First, a massive thank you to all the volunteers who helped out the AutoX, Christy and Matt who jumped in and helped instruct with me, and ALL of the drivers who came out and made the All Subaru AutoX a big success!

It was the first year that we held a competition(and my first time organizing one as well) so there were a ton of growing pains. As they say no plan survives the battlefield, and halfway through the first heat we had abandoned all the previous plans in favor of old-school pen and paper. There were other issues that we tried to iron out throughout the day, the unfortunate product of running on a schedule with a very busy meet. All in all, I hope all the drivers got to have fun and enjoy the rest of the meet as well!

I was totally rewarding seeing the smiles as drivers came off the track. I hope everyone had a blast and the event was a good introduction to AutoX for those who were new to the sport.

I had a great day meeting all of you and we had a FUN and SAFE event, which was my goal.

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I didn't have a problem with the drivers, just the track layout mostly. There were some good drivers there, but they were quite limited by how that track was setup, that is what made the racing boring.
The track setup was dictated by insurance as well as the fact that we knew many of the drivers were new to the sport. If you saw the RS nearly take a header into the wall, you would understand. This isn't a large parking lot where the only obstacles are a few light poles. Those concrete walls DO NOT move and will destroy a car easily.

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Track/auto-x.... two comments since I drove it and I'm a pretty experienced driver:

1) I estimate that 35 of the 40ish drivers had very limited experience and over half were first timers. The course was laid out to protect them from themselves while giving experienced drivers enough space to go fast.
2) I thought the course was awesome to drive (wide open with some tighter spots). With sticky tires, 75% of the course could be run at WOT. The ending was very tight, but I understand the finish for safety reasons. I wish all of my auto-x courses I drive are this fun.

To the staff that ran the auto-x.... THANKS!!!

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Pretty much this. To those that are saying that it was boring to watch, next time sign up to run it. I learned more about my car in those 6 runs than I learned since I've owned the car.

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Had a great time doing autox. Some one needs to post up the final times as I had to leave right after.
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This was the feedback I was hoping for! Thank you guys and I'm so happy you all had a great time!

As for final times, I kept the time sheets but I gave them to Khanh along with all the waivers and such. Perhaps I can get them and find a way to post them up for you guys. I know the final times for the fastest STi and the fastest BRZ were 39.xxx and were only separated by a tenth of a second. Pretty darn close racing!

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You're welcome. It was Amy's 1st time organizing; although she's participated in numerous driving events. I also think she did a pretty good job :-) Nice runs by the way. You seemed to be killing it by the afternoon. Sean
Thanks! And thank you for volunteering(if you are the gentleman I think you are ) I hope you had fun!
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:20 PM   #263
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:22 PM   #264
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Amy, I was the front straight course worker you were talking to near the end of the day. Thanks for putting this together. It provided some of the participants a 1st chance to really see what their cars were capable of on a modified autocross style course in a safe, controlled environment. It was a nice alternative to just staring at show cars/vendors all day. I was surprised to hear that the event had already sold out prior to WBM.
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Old 06-10-2013, 03:57 PM   #267
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I only use it when I buy rugs from Pete.
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Ditto all of this. Entertainment would be huge.

We heard the suggestions for more entertainment last year and this year we added an awesome video game truck and lazer tag at no additional charge to attendees. What else would people like to see? I think something like live music would be a waste at this type of event.
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Old 06-10-2013, 04:23 PM   #270
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A few years ago guys hooning around in the back got corralled by the cops and given some impressive tickets. Shame they didn't have a chat with you.
This!

And I don't understand the checking of tickets for parking when you had to go through the admission gate anyways. (seems that if someone didn't have a pre paid ticket they should be charged at the gate.) Otherwise it was a good time!
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my vendor straight bounced before I could claim my win.
Who was this vendor?
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Old 06-10-2013, 05:15 PM   #272
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I've attended all the WBM's since 2005, and this was my first time volunteering for the event. No doubt, this was the best one I've been to. While I didn't get to see much of the show, I had an awesome time meeting cool new people and getting some first time autocrossers addicted to motorsports.

The autocross setup turned out to be perfect in my opinion. We had three main factors when building it; flow, safety for the drivers and safety for the cars. The course maintained a lot of the original flow of the infield/oval at the speedway while being adjusted to force lower speeds in areas near walls/people/cars/etc.. (See Blue 98 swapped RS owner) While the infield was rather bumpy, we directed the course over the best tarmac area and the subies did rather well in that section (huge miata fail as I found out later). I witnessed times drop 10+ seconds from drivers "first good runs", confidence levels increased with car control at various speeds/conditions and people in general just having a great time.

While still holding its competitive nature, the autocross event played out as a way for first timers to make their jump into motorsports, and it was a huge success. Regardless of lap times, everyone that came out to race yesterday had a blast and I'm sure I will see them at future Autocross events.

I'm glad I could help with this years event and I will certaintly be back for next years.

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We heard the suggestions for more entertainment last year and this year we added an awesome video game truck and lazer tag at no additional charge to attendees. What else would people like to see? I think something like live music would be a waste at this type of event.
Again.. Poor communication, did you say lazer tag and a video game truck???! Where?!? See what i mean.. Poorly communicated, comments like this frustrate me because i post up not knowing this and look like an ass and i had NO idea.. This is kinda turning into a joke now..
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:18 PM   #274
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once again you announced a winner for gtspec but skipped ravspecs raffle of the lug nuts. i spoke to them and this isn't the first time. get your **** together.
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Old 06-10-2013, 06:19 PM   #275
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Again.. Poor communication, did you say lazer tag and a video game truck???! Where?!? See what i mean.. Poorly communicated, comments like this frustrate me because i post up not knowing this and look like an ass and i had NO idea.. This is kinda turning into a joke now..
You do have a point. The PA system there kind of does suck.

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once again you announced a winner for gtspec but skipped ravspecs raffle of the lug nuts. i spoke to them and this isn't the first time. get your **** together.
You didn't win anyway.
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