Hey everyone. This question has probably been asked in the past, but being a "nube" to the club... I'll throw it out there.
Has the Rally ever been held in, or been considered to be held in, Spartanburg SC? I've only lived here for about 5 years, so I'm not sure. The reason I ask is that the BMW Manfacturing Plant hosts several "Wheels" shows every year. The biggest being for the owners of cars that were built at the plant. This Rally lasts 3 days. Now hang on a second and let me explain if you're not familiar with the BMW plant.
They have a wonderful Museum that includes amoungst other things a very nice Motorcycle Display of some very famous BMW's. I'd say there's about 15 or more BMW motorcycles, plus engines that are "cut open" for display. Plus plants tours and so forth. You can check out a quick picture of some of the bikes here on my website:
It is incredible the way that BMW rolls out the red carpet for the owners Rally. They allow all functions to be set up on their grounds around the "Zentrum" (Museum) along with hundreds of cars for display. I should think they would be thrilled to have a BMW Motorcycle rally held here too.
Wouldn't surprise me if Motorrad came from Germany for the event. I'm a Fluid technician that deals with the BMW plant on a weekly basis. I've been honored to have been invited and visited their plants in Dingolfing and Munich for work purposes. These folks take great pride in their product, and I really think that our Rally would be warmly welcomed.
Just a thought.