Hi all - what a great show yesterday. We had roughly 40 more entries at the gate and with 220 pre registered. About 30 didn't make it so it about evened out as far as attendance goes.
As for space, we still had plenty. A couple groups were really packed into their designated space, especially the nostalgic Toyota and Nissan groups - we will switch things around a bit next year to give that group more room to breath
Otherwise the show went off really well. Social media feedback was extremely positive - in fact not a negative comment - except for Berts traffic issue above which is a bit beyond our control here on theRealm. A few of us went fro dinner after the show right there in North Vancouver and traffic moved along well for my trip back home over the Iron Workers, through the tunnel, out HWY#1 and onto Hwy 7 to Maple Ridge.
It was great to catch up with a whole lot of people I haven;t seen in a while. the gate wasn't the place to chat as we were rushing to get the 250 cars into the park in about 9 minutes. the system worked pretty good - feed back is always appreciated.
The awards went well, and Richard again outdid himself with the design of the trophies. This year power coated - pretty cool.
Behind the scenes, ballot counting was a huge chose. 20 classes, 4 keystrokes per class entry - 16000 key strokes to enter the data! It took hours to get this done, and only my wife Joyce and Glen's with Wendy were doing the task - we'll work out a better solution for this next year.
Speaking of Volunteers, the day would not have been possible without the small army of parking attendants. You guys did awesome. And Hardeep for being the face of the show again in the DJ booth, keeping music going and doing some games. I pulled my weight in the tug of war this year - I think we'll find a longer rope next year as many wanted to participate - this was fun! Kids games will also expand, as we'd love to keep this a family event.
I'll post results of the awards here tonight - I'd better get back to work.
Anyways, what an enjoyable day and thanks to all that attended - what a great day. Photos to follow.