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Discussion in 'Louisiana' started by gemlender, Jan 23, 2012.

  1. redsnake

    redsnake Rookie

    Aug 28, 2011
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    jon
    Yes. Set in stone first Sunday of every month tanger outlet.Start spreading the word.
     
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  3. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Kerry Rainey
    #27 gemlender, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
    Many of us will not do Sundays. We were actually planing on looking at Sat Feb 18th in Baton Rouge. I was going to check out either Coffee Call on College Dr or Rue Beignet off of Highland. Tanger will work for a location if that is the preference.
    Is there any interest??????? Im sure we can get many of the cars back that went on our drive the other day with Vinnie.
     
  4. Wildcatfans

    Wildcatfans Karting

    Sep 4, 2001
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    Donny Bridges
    I hope "set in stone" doesn't mean set in stone. As Gemlender said, Sundays aren't good for me either.

    However, I will be there on the 18th. Just let me know a time and where my coffee is coming from.
     
  5. redsnake

    redsnake Rookie

    Aug 28, 2011
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    jon
    Saturdays would be fine with me.If done Feb.18 are we still trying to go monthly?
     
  6. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Kerry Rainey
    once a month would be great! We will go this weekend and look at a good spot this weekend for the 18th and post where is the best place for that day
     
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  8. redsnake

    redsnake Rookie

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    ^ Sounds good.
     
  9. VinnieVEX

    VinnieVEX Rookie

    Jul 6, 2011
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    Baton Rouge
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    Vinnie Carollo
    Hey guys, just a few thoughts while were on the subject.

    First, I agree with Gemlender, sundays have in the past been very difficult for me to set up events, even going so far as to have to cancel.
    Many folks have obligations that will not allow them to join, ie. church, family, football.
    If this is to be a monthly thing there are some diehard Saints fans (ME) that wont be there for at least 4-5 months out the year :)

    Also, and very importantly, safety. Most of these evnts are sure to spark a drive afterwards and being that it will be wrapping up around noon, so will churchs and most of the good roads for drives have many of them on it, so you can expect public safety to be a factor.

    Just and idea, maybe a alternating sat/sunday each month. I know that could get confusing but as ive learned with my drive events, its impossible to please everyone.
    And I also agree that the more frequent these events the more likely to lose there luster and eventually fizzle out. Just my opinion.

    Again in the safety area, most people will be out nd about on sunday which is great for the public to come see the cars but again, more people on the road if there is a drive afterwards which we all know will happen, lol.

    As for the C&C on the 18th, its a go in my book, I will be sending out invites as soon as the location is determined. That will be this saturday as some of us are meeting at Rue de Bignet to discuss with the mgmt about the meet.

    Stay tuned
     
  10. Smoky

    Smoky Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2010
    252
    Louisiana, USA
    I agree with Vinnie's points about moving to a Saturday.

    If we do 2/18 this month, does this mean we are going to get together every third Sunday of every month?

    Regarding monthly...my observation of C&C in Dallas, Houston, Los Angeles (word from friends), and Atlanta (word from friends) is that every month their meets get larger, not smaller. Sure, we aren't in a "metroplex". But there are lots of cars, clubs, makes, and enthusiasts down here and they just need to be encouraged to come out of the woodwork.
     
  11. redsnake

    redsnake Rookie

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    Ok i totally understand why Saturday would be best.Feb 18 is a good date and keep it third Sat. of every month?
     
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  13. dream34

    dream34 Karting

    May 31, 2005
    240
    New Orleans, La.
    I agree, but I am going to guess that Dallas has their C&C in Dallas, not Ft. Worth and Houston does not have C&C in Galveston or Beaumont. Following that logic, I disagree with the BR thing, but again I will disclose that I just flat out do not like BR. If it's held in the NOLA metro (NOLA, Metairie, Elmwood, etc) I'm game, but I have no reason to drive to BR unless it is enroute to Houston or to my family ranch in the Tyler/Longview area.
     
  14. Smoky

    Smoky Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2010
    252
    Louisiana, USA
    #36 Smoky, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012

    I actually like Baton Rouge. I don't see the issue with it. Sounds like you just might not know the city very well.

    And don't forget, Dallas is so large that the suburbs can be about an hour or more apart, so it's not all that different since our cities are each about an hour apart. (PS Their C&C is at a giant BMW dealership in Plano...for us the equivalent would be holding our C&C in say...Carencro)


    I like it.
     
  15. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
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    #37 gemlender, Feb 1, 2012
    Last edited: Feb 1, 2012
    Personally I don't like New Orleans, probably for the same reasons you don't like BR. But if there is a good car show there I will drive out of my way to go. I'm not sold on just keeping it in Baton Rouge. It's just a central place for the next one. First one was in New Orleans (and I went), then in Covington (again I attended). If Smoky puts one together in Laffayette I will still go. This is not a "New Orleans C&C" or a "Baton Rouge C&C", but if people want to make it a monthly meet in a central area I will be fine with that also. Vinnie had such a good turn out of cars this past weekend with just our small group of friends that we decided to expand on it.
     
  16. VinnieVEX

    VinnieVEX Rookie

    Jul 6, 2011
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    So I just had a Homer Simpson Dohhh moment:)
    Anybody think its too close to Mardi Gras for a meet?
     
  17. Smoky

    Smoky Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2010
    252
    Louisiana, USA
    If so, then may I suggest we move to a first or last Saturday of the month schedule, beginning in March? It may just be me, but saying "the third Saturday of the month" just makes me want to pull out a calendar to figure out when the heck that will be.
     
  18. VinnieVEX

    VinnieVEX Rookie

    Jul 6, 2011
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    HAHAHAHA:) I hear ya, well, lets see what happens come this saturday and if anything our little group talking right now can hook up (18th) and grab lunch and have a quick drive. Hey maybe we can drive to New Orleans so the anti-BR guy can come:)
     
  19. redsnake

    redsnake Rookie

    Aug 28, 2011
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    No matter location I will be there for the 18th and also whatever is decided for the mothly meet. Glad to see the ball rolling.
     
  20. FDT

    FDT Formula Junior

    May 18, 2010
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    La
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    Ric
    +1 anywhere is good but I will have to say that the BR traffic can be pretty rough at times.
     
  21. mikeglore

    mikeglore Rookie

    Aug 25, 2010
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    Give me a time and place and I am in
     
  22. Smoky

    Smoky Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2010
    252
    Louisiana, USA
    So to try to keep the momentum allow me to recap where we are...

    Lousiana C&C

    -First Saturday of the Month

    -Next meet will be in March (since Feb is occupied with Mardi Gras and what not)

    -We still need to decide on a location. So far Tanger Outlet has been proposed as a fair compromise location for south/central Louisiana. Chateu Cafe has also been proposed but is considered much more inconvenient for folks not in New Orleans. Perhaps we could alternate venues from month-to-month but then that could lead to the same consistency issues we've been having and that could result in confusion and smaller turnouts.

    If folks want to see other locations on the table then please chime in.

    Feb is going to go by quick. If we want to get in a couple of these before it starts to get real hot then we need to secure a location.

    I vote for Tanger because of the location (central, good proximity to driving roads, relatively remote).
     
  23. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Louisiana
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    Kerry Rainey
    Putting something together Smoky. I'll post soon.
    And yes.....Tanger will be the location
     
  24. Smoky

    Smoky Formula Junior

    Aug 27, 2010
    252
    Louisiana, USA
    Awesome! That's good news. I had some folks pinging me so I thought I'd prod a little. I've been referring everyone back here to this thread on fchat so when the conversation stalled I think folks got concerned. :) That's good! I think it speaks to a good turnout. I've already heard several people say they are very thankful this event is finally going monthly!!
     
  25. NOSZ06

    NOSZ06 Rookie

    Mar 30, 2011
    4
    Tanger would be my choice and as of now we are planning to go. It will be nice to put faces with names.

    yellow lp640
     
  26. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
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    Kerry Rainey
  27. xotik

    xotik Formula Junior

    Feb 23, 2009
    253
    Gulf Coast
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    Chad
    Would there be any interest in doing one of the Cars and Coffee events on the MS coast? If so, I can set something up at Hollywood Casino in Bay St. Louis. Plenty of food, pastries, Starbucks, (not to mention slot machines) and a very large parking lot. If the location rotation is still on the table this is an option.

    ...just a thought for later in the year if there is any interest.
     
  28. gemlender

    gemlender Karting

    Nov 3, 2009
    166
    Louisiana
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    Kerry Rainey
    sounds like fun.... i would go just to see new cars and people
     

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