Discussion in 'Event Calendar' started by GolfBavaria, Jan 11, 2017.
Chris O, I’ve posted some pictures in the ‘What did you do to your E9 today’ thread.
I understand that there is some serious rethinking of the current Ofest concept. I hope so. Nine cars at the concours? That's just embarrassing for a national event. Maybe we have some of the decision-makers on this board. I don't have any silver bullet suggestions but look at The Vintage, SoCal Vintage, Bimmerfest, etc.
Not really sure there was just one reason the concours attendance was so low. The downtown venue for O'fest was not the most car-friendly, and the local chapter was not heavily involved in the event, so that may have played some part. The overall attendance was down from recent years, as well, so that also affected the pool of available cars. I know several large collectors who didn't bring anything this year, as well. As Don mentioned, there is talk of separating the drivers' school/club race from the social side of the event, but I'm not sure which side would get the concours.
Next year O'fest will run in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Vintage Grand Prix, and that, coupled with it being the 50th anniversary of the 2002, should help attendance. Hope to see you all there!
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