LOL ... most people don't get it
Scott you have to ask yourself what the goal is and what your expectations are along the way to measure and achieve a result.
Maybe your first show raises 500.00 and maybe it raises 50,000.00
Regardless everyone included has to feel a part of the team.
You always refer to being a manager for the Cardinals - well here is your chance.
It's not easy to find a lot of guys who believe in you but when you get the guys who do there is no stopping what can be achieved.
Just keep in mind that whatever organization you choose to represent it's close to your heart - passion wins every time!
Most important the more you fail it's a representation of the more you continue trying - nothing wrong with failure accept it and learn from it - she is a bitch but a good friend once said make her your bitch
Couldn't help but think of this, you should be a motivational speaker, Miracle - Coach Brooks Addresses Team Pre Game - YouTube
Consider this an official announcement - I am forming an exploratory committee to investigate this further. I have whittled it down to benefiting one of the following:
Boy Scouts of America
The United Way
These are four organizations that I have supported in the past, and would like to continue supporting.
I will be exploring where to hold this at, I like Forest Park as a backdrop, but it can get hectic around there, so I'm thinking about something more confined, like maybe the parking lot of the strip mall out in the Valley or one of the other malls lots.
I am shooting for early September as the date for the show - Labor Day keeps creeping into my mind, as that seems to be a date where people may be looking for something to do between the pool and the BBQ.
The categories I would like to see are as follows:
Concourse - the rare cars that I know are tucked away in garages 364 days here in town. I would be tapping into people to recommend who to invite for this class, yes, you read that correctly, this class would be invite only.
Exotic - Ferrari's, Lambo's, Mclaren's, etc.
Luxury - Bentley, Rolls, rare(r) Mercedes and BMW, etc.
Classics - Cars made prior to, let's say 1970
All others - Pretty much anything and everything, but must be some form of collectible car, hence no X5's or E class Mercedes.
I will be contacting STLM and Hyman to begin with, as those two should be excellent resources to tap into in order to get sponsorships and attendance. I'm also going to start looking into the various locations where something like this can be held, I would like to see 1-200 cars the first year.
I'm hopeful to pull this off for this year, but I think that ship may have sailed, as I don't want to do this half-assed (cue donkey references). I want this to be well run, and well attended, which means plenty of planning and sweat equity.
We talked about this before, and it was brought up on Sunday, I want to see this thing through, and make it become a reality. IMO, STL needs and deserves a new high quality show.