[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association Event Las Vegas May 2007 Postp
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[DML] Re: DeLorean Owners Association Event Las Vegas May 2007 Postponed

I am naturally cynical about the DOA. However, I will say that Red
Rock Station is a pretty classy place by all accounts. Relatively new,
and a bit on the oppulent side (my company Christmas party was held in
one of their ballrooms last December). Foods pretty good too if you
have them cater.

But I am in total agreement with Marc on this being a huge failure for
the DOA, and a sign of the times for them. Not just because they
failed to attract enough attendees, but because they went about this
the entirely wrong way (explained below).

Tuxr is right too that most people will want to stay on the strip as
well. Now there is of course another aspect to take into
consideration, and that's room rates vs. convetion space (meeting
space, vehicle storage, etc.) But even then, the DOA failed. There are
ways to get things like this together in a package deal, or at the
very least negotiated. I doubt they did that, given the prices and
location chosen.

Yeah, the strip is expensive, but a quick check on Priceline & Orbitz
shows that there are Strip rates cheaper than Red Rock! And we're not
talking about Travelodge, or Motel 6. Hey, even the Travelodge is
reporting back being $100 cheaper! Hey, even the Sahara is only $100 a
night!!! There are ALOT of options available for lodging, and space in
Vegas. The DOA failed at arranging this event properly.

Depending upon what kind of events were to be hosted at such an event
would of course formulate into the great equation of where to host the
event. Red Rock in my opinion was a HORRIBLE choice. 1. Where did they
plan on having a car show? 2. If you were to have driving tours of
places, or even off-site activities, it's way on the extreme side of
the valley, so it just complicates logistics further by increasing
drive times.

Properly planned and thought out by the right people, Vegas would not
only be a great event, but a really affordable one for everyone who
wanted to attend. I know it can be done. Because most of all, you need
to attract people to these events. Host things that not only everyone
want to to (personally I'm not up for more wine snobbery), but make it
accessible for them to do it, by making it affordable for all.

vin 6585 "X"

--- In dmcnews@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx, "tuxr" <tuxdarby@...> wrote:
> I'm not too familiar with DOA, but always consider going to a
> Delorean event.  In this case I didn't even consider it due to the
> location.  The vast majority of people going to Vegas want to stay
> on the strip, pure and simple.  At $229/night there are A LOT of
> options even at standard rates, let alone a group rate.  Probably a
> great hotel, but if you're off the strip you might as well not even
> go (or you better get a BIG discount . . . certainly not pay a
> premium!!).
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