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    thanks for sticking a fork in the meet we have supported for 6 years,we have been competing with myrtle beach rally and clt motor speedway for spectators, now barber 2weeks later,one only needs to look at, the now defunct all harley drags,as an example to catering to the rich guys as an example of what can happen. mark harris

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    So move the date! You two weeks after Oley which was just stupid from day one. Bob L

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    point well stated bob, we thought possibly in april so folks could stop by and sell or buy a few parts on there way to oley, from florida. thanks for your input, mark h.

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    Glad to see someone wants to talk about it

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    I think that any talk about Denton being obliterated by an event at Barber's is overlooking several factors. First, a number of AMCA members from the Southeast have said that they would love to attend Denton except for their long-term commitment to the Riding Into History event at the World Golf Village in St. Augustine which has been on the same weekend as Denton frequently. The dates for this event have now moved to May 20-12, 2016. Historically, the Denton Meet is the week after Mother's day which will place it May 13-15, 2016. The Barber event is May 27-29, 2016. Think about, travel to Denton, NC for a great AMCA National Meet, then down to Florida the next weekend for a wonderful Concours event, then over to Birmingham the following weekend for a new Meet at Barber's. Three great weekends in the Southeast.

    As long as the Denton date remains on its same May weekend, it will always have to compete with the Myrtle Beach Harley-Davidson Rally. Though it is certainly true that the H-D riders that attend there are by far a late-model crowd, those are the types of folks, non-members of the AMCA, that contribute to the bottom line by paying admittance at the gate in Denton. For the most part, the financial success of the meet depends on their attendance. If you walk through the parking lots you see a preponderance of local license tags - NC, SC and some from VA, and we would like that they continue to come.

    The goal of the Southern Coalition of AMCA Chapters has always been and always will be about having a friendly event for both AMCA vendors, AMCA attendees and the general public where everyone can have a good time, buy some parts for that special project, sell parts to those needing those parts, meet old friends and make new ones.

    Though there have been several discussions about moving the date, most of which revolve around a date sometime in October after the Jefferson National Meet, the consensus is to leave the date as-is.
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    Lonnie,

    I don't think anybody suggested the meet would get obliterated. The meet in my eyes has been great get together more than anything else, which is great. I do think if the swap meet grew a bit , it could possibly bring in a few more people. I also think that riding in the area is nicer in the fall. It might also be of concern that the weather patterns show rain to be less likely in the fall. Whatever happens , whenever the meet happens I will be there to hang with my friends. I have concerns after seeing Florida's meet being split up from Eustice, I don't know if it was the lack of involvement by some of us or some disagreements but I sure would hate to see the same fate happen to Denton. I don't know why Louie is so pissed off when the subject comes up, we are only talking about it. No matter what time of the year it happens , they re will always be some other conflicting event going on. The sum it up, Denton is a better party than a swap meet in my eyes.

    Steve O

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    Below is my final post to the other "move Denton Meet" thread in the parking lot section.....

    OK my last post on this dead topic, like I said before the topic of moving the meet was discussed (in a civilized manner) at various meeting and decided NOT to move it LAST year! This is NOT a new or ongoing topic, its a done deal just like the Barber meet deal was sealed before our meet this year. Steve O I dont know why you keep bringing it up or think you thought of it originally. As far as my opposition to a board decision, I dont know what your referring to, my only opposition was to the way they handled trying to get our meet to move dates. But this again is ancient history, its been over for a while.
    I spoke to our meet chairman yesterday about this tread, he was not aware it existed but was concerned over some of its contents. One thing was people not associated with the meet contacting the FarmPark and inquiring about other dates, this is not acceptable, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM MAKING SUCH INQUIRES.
    Finally I want to say that we conduct our meet by having face to face meetings and occasional emails, we do not discuss details on this forum, facebook, or any other social media. If someone wants to get involved, contact one of the chapter presidents or the meet chairman, we welcome all help we can get.
    This Steve O is how we handle our business.
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    quote: "thing was people not associated with the meet contacting the FarmPark and inquiring about other dates, this is not acceptable, PLEASE REFRAIN FROM MAKING SUCH INQUIRES. " end quote of Louie Hale

    Hmmm. I understand Louie's position, however, in this club there are often too many questions with non-answers. It makes a guy feel a little helpless and on the outside not looking in, but on the outside and locked out. So if these guys sought out the answer for themselves, or researched the possibilities, without derailing previous arrangements of course, no harm no foul, .... I have to defend their right to make an inquiry.
    Must've been a lack of mutual trust somewhere. Information helps you understand each other better, and either builds trust, or busts it all to hell. Oohh Dear Abbey, Dear Abbey!

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    Louie I 'm done with this too. BTW I never claimed that the fall was my idea, I only stated that I brought it up at the last meeting in Denton, at the time after hearing about Barber I thought it might be a good idea.

    Steve O

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    wo guys, didn't mean to raise any ire, just trying to state my opinion on something that was on my mind, hoping that maybe the powers to be could come up with some ideas to bring more people to the event,to make it grow, for the benefit of all,vendor's and visitors.no one in our group, 3 to 4 vendors that word together, have,.nor would have contacted the farm park, about moving the date, or anything else. mark harris

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