My wife and I attended last year’s event. Like many have said the cold weather is an issue. It was cold at the car wash. We need to get it out of Oct.
I understand the date issue. All dates already committed. Here is a suggestion.
Combine the C1 - C3 with the C4/5-C6 event, but promote it as a “C against C” competition.
1. Make daily events - competitions
a. Tug-a war Cx against Cx – an elimination competition – Winning group gets named on the “High Compression Piston” trophy. Trophy on display in NCM for all to see, with group car picture of the winning team.
b. Fundraiser competition –
i. Everyone puts in a buck or two to compete in events. The winning C group gets the entry fees of a particular event allocated to their contribution pledge. The C group at the end of the weekend event with the most in their pledge bucket get a group car picture and names hung at the NCM
ii. People can offer their car to visitors - A buck donation to have their picture taken setting in their car, maybe 5 bucks for a spin down the street and back. ( during my last visit I saw a lot of people that for various reason don’t have or can’t afford a corvette – I let a family set in my car and let them take their picture behind the wheel, you should have seen their faces).
2. Evening Dinners- help groups that form at the gathering to find restaurants that can hold 20 or so. Big gatherings are great and should be part of the event, but one evening where personal groups can get together to bond is great. ( that one evening last year was a high point of the weekend.
3. Special best of class display - Let each C group nominate their representative to a special staging show in front of the museum. “Best of the Best” of each C ever made.
These are just a few suggestions of allowing larger combinations of C groups to get together but still give due justice to all C groups in attendance.