From the guy that brought you last years Super Meet at Marcus Dairy...
Date: June 19
Backup Date: June 26
Where: NOT DECIDED YET (but certainly in CT!)
Time: 11am - Whenever! ?
Who's Invited?: EVERYONE
Location right now, I'm not 100% sure. Last year Marcus Dairy was tight... Too tight! People had problems parking; the Marcus Dairy trucks had problems getting in and out. It was too crowded. However, there are few places with THAT much room. So if you have a suggestion, please mention it! I have an idea in mind, but I need to see if I can secure it. Chances are not likely, but I know people, so well see.
Seeing as the meet in June somehow pulled in some 100 cars, I'm hoping this will be bigger. Yeah, there hadn't been any meets with any good weather up until that point in June, but hey... I think you all had a good time last year, so I don't see why anyone would pass it up again. Once again as well, I've invited the Mitsubishi crew. Some of those guys showed up last year, I hope some (if not lots!) will show up this year.
If any vendors, shops or dealerships would like to help out, let me know. Last year, SpeedSport Technik was good enough to help secure us the lot at Marcus Dairy. As some might remember, their name ended up plastered on both the main thread, and on a sign on my car at the meet.
Anyway, that's the deal so far.
Just wanted to put this info up since I said I would (and I hold to it!)
Note: This is NOT the same meet that Italiano (Dom) has for May 1st. I don't know how big the May 1st meet will be, and I unfortunately won't be there (thanks to family visiting ) to find out. I wanted to make that clear so there isn't tons of confusion thinking Mat 1st is being rescheduled.
The Guest List
21 and up... Let’s see way over 100, and super size last year!
I can secure a reserved parking area in Meriden, CT at the Westfield Shopping Center (aka The Meriden Square Mall). The parking area would be the Lord 7 Taylor parking lot, which is currently NOT in use.
However, there is a price for this.
$1000 for the day.
10am till whenever. Say 4 or 5pm?
I personally cannot afford $1000. However, I believe it would be to the advantage of dealerships, tuning shops, and parts vendors. If say 5 businesses would like to sponsor this, it would cost $200 per business. Under the circumstances, ONLY those vendors who contribute should be allowed to attend. I think for any business who would like to help sponsor this would agree.
Then each business for $25 can create a sign that will be posted at an entrance to the mall. Mass advertising to sell your name to people potential customers. The automotive market is huge, and selling your name to people already into automotive, and those new to is important.
There are some other details in there, such as banners which would be placed in the mall, flyers handed out to customers, and can also workout (maybe for free!) handing out free giveaway products your business may have to further advertise... Such as hats, t-shirts, pens, or whatever it is you might have already. They also have a catalog of items which can have a business name added.
This is a great opportunity for some businesses to make some money! Last year the event at Marcus Dairy in Danbury hosted close to 100 cars, and clear over 100 people (I've heard 150+ estimates). Considering this will be advertised to the public for people outside the Subaru community, it will be a chance to sell Subaru cars and aftermarket products for Subarus and other cars.
If you're a vendor, dealership, or any business who would be interested in being sponsor, please PM me so I can give you my contact information, the mall office number so you can confirm this with them if you so desire, and questions if you have any.
~ Dan (Zapix)