2019 TurboBuick.com Nationals! Lets Discuss Memorial Day Weekend!

WIll you attend the 2019 TurboBuick.com Nationals if held on Memorial Day Weekend 2019?

  • Yes

    Votes: 10 90.9%
  • No

    Votes: 1 9.1%

  • Total voters
    11

SGRIM

Owner/Admin TB.com
Staff member
#1
Ok guys, here is the deal. The best date we can get at Piedmont for the 2019 TurboBuick.com Nationals is Memorial Day Weekend 2019! May 24th and 25th 2019! What do you guys think??????????

The track fee is much higher this year so we will need a higher than ever turnout. We are probably going to have a Buick vs xxxxx brand type of event! As usual we will come up with new and fun things as well!

Vote and post your thoughts as well.
 

Sydwyndr

Admin
Staff member
#3
Also, the plan is to be racing at the track in the evening instead of during the daytime. RCG during the day at track at night from 4 until 10pm so everyone wont have to battle the potential heat during the day.....
 
#6
My guess is doing it on a holiday weekend will not help attendance; especially if we hope to have new/ younger attendees. Many will have other family obligations or plans but who knows I could be wrong.
Also, for those who may be flying, won't plane tickets cost more? I don't know, seems like avoiding a holiday would be good....... so many other variables with holiday weekends.



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Grumpy

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#7
My guess is doing it on a holiday weekend will not help attendance; especially if we hope to have new/ younger attendees. Many will have other family obligations or plans but who knows I could be wrong.
Also, for those who may be flying, won't plane tickets cost more? I don't know, seems like avoiding a holiday would be good....... so many other variables with holiday weekends.



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Traffic will suck for guys coming a long distance.
 

T-CHRGD

Well-Known Member
#9
I will attend no matter the dates.
I always go down early and stay later, so holiday traffic wouldn’t be too much of an issue for me.
That being said, I think Memorial Day weekend is Not a good idea. I think attendance would suffer significantly on a holiday (family) weekend. And traveling for most (especially those towing their cars) would be Much more difficult. I would also think hotel accommodations would be more difficult and more expensive.
I think the original weekend, even if back at Farmington, would be the better option.
 

corsair231

Well-Known Member
#11
I can see both sides of this. I mean a holiday may make it slightly easier for people to take the time but we're still not really talking about the actual holiday, just the weekend before hand. It would be nice to not have to go back to work the next day (for the 9 to 5 crowd, that is) but that doesn't apply to me (I have to work holidays). The problem is that Memorial Day weekend is basically the kick off of the summer vacation season and a big family vacation holiday. I know my family would much rather go to a beach than a racetrack.

Only 3 days in 2019? No Wednesday?
 

Coach

Bo ran away with my goat :(
#12
For racers.....all weekends are spent at the track. For spectators, it’s all about what your into. The event ends Saturday so you can spend Sunday and Monday wherever you wish.....just plan accordingly. As a Vendor and one of the Show Administrators....I will be there for the entire week as normal.
The beach and other destinations are available every weekend all summer but scheduled events happen when scheduled and then are over until the next year.
We are notifying everyone 11 months in advance.
Plenty of time to break it to the family that there is a scheduled event that has fallen on that Saturday.
As for busy travel....most of the serious Buick guys are there by Thursday so traffic will be minimal compared to Friday and Saturday.
With some of the stuff we are planning, this event is going to look totally different then the others.
Some of the things being considered for the track are...
Buick vs. ???? Grudge style racing
All G-Body Car Show
VIP Tent w/ catered food & drinks for the major sponsors
Night time racing
Big $$$ Part Raffles

My fellow administrators can post the things I have missed.
 
#13
For racers.....all weekends are spent at the track. For spectators, it’s all about what your into. The event ends Saturday so you can spend Sunday and Monday wherever you wish.....just plan accordingly. As a Vendor and one of the Show Administrators....I will be there for the entire week as normal.
The beach and other destinations are available every weekend all summer but scheduled events happen when scheduled and then are over until the next year.
We are notifying everyone 11 months in advance.
Plenty of time to break it to the family that there is a scheduled event that has fallen on that Saturday.
As for busy travel....most of the serious Buick guys are there by Thursday so traffic will be minimal compared to Friday and Saturday.
With some of the stuff we are planning, this event is going to look totally different then the others.
Some of the things being considered for the track are...
Buick vs. ???? Grudge style racing
All G-Body Car Show
VIP Tent w/ catered food & drinks for the major sponsors
Night time racing
Big $$$ Part Raffles

My fellow administrators can post the things I have missed.
This approach seems good if trying to make the event more exclusive for the "serious Buick guys" and those who already know about it 11 months ahead of time....... but if trying to increase attendance and include more people along the way, it may not be best.
 

Sydwyndr

Admin
Staff member
#14
This approach seems good if trying to make the event more exclusive for the "serious Buick guys" and those who already know about it 11 months ahead of time....... but if trying to increase attendance and include more people along the way, it may not be best.
Why Charles???

They havent made these cars in 30+ years and its not like they are on every street corner like some makes / models that are still in production. What is your suggestion to increase attendance for the serious Buick guys??