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Apparently, Druid had the NASSAM 2019 threads deleted from both the Solsticeforum and SkyRoadster.

Suffice it to say there will be a NASSAM 2019 and also a NASSAM 2020. Both events are actively being planned, and will be announced sometime soon.

That's all I can say at this time.

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Good thing I copied your original post before you deleted the link. The reason they don't want to let the masses know where the 2019 NASSAM is going to be is that they feel it will detour people from going to the 2018 NASSAM in Colorado.
 

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This is traditionally the reason however with the distances involved, people like TS never head west. I personally don't think it is an issue.

And yes, we were asked to delete his initial post.
 

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Come on...we know u kiss and tell...lol

By the way, mine aren't. That is such a poor locale for the 2019 meet. It needs to be more central.
So since west of Binghamton, is it a few more bridges too far? ;)
 

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Come on...we know u kiss and tell...lol

By the way, mine aren't. That is such a poor locale for the 2019 meet. It needs to be more central.
I started going to these things several years ago...living in Seattle I'm just curious what would constitute "central" to the community? Or was that even a serious comment...I don't always do sarcasm well...sorry.
 

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No sarcasm in my post...just putting my :jm2c: 2 cents. If u wish more owners to come, u must not make it only for the tri-state area and Canada....just saying.
 

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No sarcasm in my post...just putting my :jm2c: 2 cents. If u wish more owners to come, u must not make it only for the tri-state area and Canada....just saying.
The 2 largest events so far were the Poconos and Canton, both a short drive away from Corning, NY. I guess we'll see as time goes by.

I didn't think you were being sarcastic.

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The 2 largest events so far were the Poconos and Canton, both a short drive away from Corning, NY. I guess we'll see as time goes by.

I didn't think you were being sarcastic.

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People will come to this. Can you say "Watkins Glen"? :drool:
 

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People will come to this. Can you say "Watkins Glen"? :drool:
OK, I can say it . . . Watkins Glen. The name has come up in some of the planning discussions, but I don't know, yet, what planning has been done with respect to the track. Officially, I know nothing. Unofficially, I still know nothing.

Hang around, it won't be too long 'til stuff starts getting announced, like as soon as Colorado 2018 is done.

Yeek, Colorado is only 6 weeks away!

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The 2 largest events so far were the Poconos and Canton, both a short drive away from Corning, NY. I guess we'll see as time goes by.

I didn't think you were being sarcastic.

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My apologies, I wasn't being sarcastic...I was trying to figure out whether the original comment about Nationals being "central" was sarcastic.

Anyway, I think my answer is that the "center" of the US geographically is quite different than the US population "center"....meaning that you're going to get 100 cars anywhere west of the Mississippi and 150 anywhere east...or something like that. So for us Corning is a short 2692 mile drive, see you there!
 

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My apologies, I wasn't being sarcastic...I was trying to figure out whether the original comment about Nationals being "central" was sarcastic.

Anyway, I think my answer is that the "center" of the US geographically is quite different than the US population "center"....meaning that you're going to get 100 cars anywhere west of the Mississippi and 150 anywhere east...or something like that. So for us Corning is a short 2692 mile drive, see you there!
My remark about "not being sarcastic" was directed at marlboromike.

Many years ago there was some effort to determine where the center of the US was located for all the Kappas sold, and it was considerably further east than the population center, despite the influence of California and Texas on the Kappa population (if I remember correctly).

We'll just have to see how the numbers work out over the next year or so.

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I have a suggestion for 2020...how about Key West Florida...the Southern most part of the US...perhaps. Now that is SARCASM....:wink::lol:
We did have a Sky/Solstice gathering in Key West before. Was fun. I took the AutoTrain down. About 10 cars made the trip IIRC. That was one long bridge... :grin:
 

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I have a suggestion for 2020...how about Key West Florida...the Southern most part of the US...perhaps. Now that is SARCASM....:wink::lol:
Any and all sarcasm aside, 2020 is being planned and we'll make an announcement in late-August as to what that is all about. :)
 

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As Dave O'Connor will testify.....

the demographics for Kappa ownership is not evenly split at the Mississippi river.

There are clusters at most major cities

Without starting a firestorm......the larger urban areas are on the west Coast...the Eastern Seaboard
and the Great Lakes. Surprisingly the eastern Gulf states do not appear to have a large contingent.

When I took upon the quest for 2019 I wanted to make sure we included the Canadians too.
I looked at Lake George first, but it is overwhelming crowded and expensive in the summer.

Corning/Binghamton had a lot to offer.

Demographically speaking most KO's (Kappa owners) will drive one long day to get the a National Event.
Based on that we concluded that Eastern Canada (Ont Quebec and the Maritimes ) would be well represented,
as would New England. In spite of MM we also believed we would attract people from the Carolinas, VA, MD, PA, OHIO
Mich. NY NJ KY etc,. Based on that we had to choose a hotel that would support 150 KO's and btw the reason we moved
the date up a week is because a glaziers convention had already booked our week ahead of us in FEB 2018 !!! for June 2019

People who whine that Wisc. or the UP would be great fail to realize 2 things 1) finding hotels and convention centers
able to handle 150 cars is difficult at best...2) summer vacation travel raises costs and huge traffic jams create
KO route headaches. Hotels in vacation spots jack up prices exponentially and we needed to keep the nightly rate BELOW $150.00

I've heard people say ...what about Idaho, Montana Santa Fe or Vermont. Well the big thing is...the roads may be great but
who are the local KO's to organize it.....Right...there aren't any

Before you go criticizing the location ask yourself this.....Have I ever volunteered as an organizer? What support have I personally given to a NASSAM? It takes a HUGE amount of work to make this a success. Fully 75% of our Operating Committee are people
who have already run a NASSAM.....yes ...seasoned veterans who know what it takes and what you have to give. It is hard to recruit new talent. People love to attend, but few will step up.

Be happy there is a 2019 and a 2020....let's see who steps up for 2021 !!!
 
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