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    Quote Originally Posted by LHairgrove View Post
    I'd personally love to see us have the next national at the Barber Track and Museum.....three days of track-day.....oh my.....and the museum looks very cool too....Birmingham would be a great spot IMHO
    I recall a thread several months ago where the suggestion was made and a response said they considered it but there were problems that kept it from being acceptable. I went to a RA Rally there a few years ago and it was great. However, I don't think it would be able to handle the MOA Rally because of the number of attendees.

    The size of the MOA Rally eliminates a lot of good locations. I have been to conventions where the location was not large enough to handle the number of attendees and they were nightmares.
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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    Actually, I think it would be nearly impossible to get a beer permit in Afghanistan unless we have the rally at a US military base.

    I'm betting on a Georgia/Alabama/Tennessee area. For some reason I'm feeling strongly about Georgia, but I've been wrong before...
    and you're wrong again
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    Narrowing the search area

    You guys are off base. It's east coast for 09, maybe the Carolinas or New Jersey.

    I am betting the east coast is the location; somewhere.

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    Quote Originally Posted by redclfco View Post
    You guys are off base. It's east coast for 09, maybe the Carolinas or New Jersey.

    I am betting the east coast is the location; somewhere.

    Sorry Red. It is the South East, no the east cost.
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    Wing Ding 30 is at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina next week. That's near the BMW Zentrum.

    That's a gathering on the scale of our Rally.

    Coincidence? Maybe it's a warm-up.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Wasn't "leaked" last year. Was announced at the BOD meeting. Public announcement, no secrets.

    This year the contracts were not all in place at that meeting and no announcement was made.
    Skillfully done, leaking it at a BOD meeting making it look like an announcement
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    Quote Originally Posted by ltljohn View Post
    Skillfully done, leaking it at a BOD meeting making it look like an announcement

    Yeah, stating it in open session of the BOD meeting is the best way to "leak" something but make it appear otherwise.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SIBUD View Post
    Yeah, stating it in open session of the BOD meeting is the best way to "leak" something but make it appear otherwise.
    Let's hope that wherever the rally will be held, there will be adequate lodging (convenient and reasonably priced) and that the dates don't conflict with vendors' other commitments. As someone mentioned, perhaps in future years venues used by the G-W crowd might be worth considering.

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    "tastes great, less filling"

    this was fun.....I started a thread and it took off!

    I guess I can highjack my own thread:

    Observation: There seems to be a much larger local buzz with YBs for this Gillette Ralloy '08 than there was for West Bend '07; I rode out to West Bend alone after posting on YBs for company. I did take a shower before leaving, too.

    Have a safe ride out all!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by djw View Post
    ...Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina...
    Nobody has told me I'm wrong yet.

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    Quote Originally Posted by djw View Post
    Nobody has told me I'm wrong yet.
    OK, you're wrong.
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    Quote Originally Posted by SheRidesABeemer View Post
    OK, you're wrong.
    Oh, poor me. How could you say such a thing.

    OK, next guess: It's in the Southeast!

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    Quote Originally Posted by jdmetzger View Post
    For some reason I'm feeling strongly about Georgia, but I've been wrong before...

    and you're wrong again
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    Originally Posted by djw
    ...Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina...

    Nobody has told me I'm wrong yet.

    OK, you're wrong.
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    I think that's it for Georgia and Greenville...

    Hmmm...how about a free pass to the one who guesses the right site? Maybe we are a little loose tongued of an organization for that. Could be fun though.
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    Quote Originally Posted by djw View Post
    Wing Ding 30 is at the Palmetto Expo Center in Greenville, South Carolina next week. That's near the BMW Zentrum.

    That's a gathering on the scale of our Rally.

    Coincidence? Maybe it's a warm-up.

    The vast majority of Gold Winters don't camp, nor do their sites have camping provisions. Their location is not really a good indicator of where the MOA is looking

    Don't ask me why an International Rally site without an adequate camping SINGLE Venue location is not such a good idea.

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