I know its early days and christmas is fast coming but next years national show calender dates will be released early in jan/feb and of course it will be officially the forums first actual year at actually doing the show calender.
what was apparent with santa pod this year was it was very poorly supported by supporters and vendors from years of old plus the sheer cost of entrance fees which hit hard a family of four and of course players was the same day and in this day and age it showed in the attendance figures no doubt at 25 quid each
Personally in my view a strictly all bmw show no longer works and quite a few mods and forum members agreed with this with me and the best shows were ones were admittance fees were kept low to encourage people to come and mixed car marques to make it more interesting for all that attend these shows.also it was mentioned about maybe doing something with enthusiast site to co organize some of these shows seeing as we both attend the same ones on the whole to make it easier to keep tabs on payments and names so hopefully if everyone agrees its something to consider.
My own personal national shows i will be doing is
And hopefully a few other meets inc the south west get together hopefully abm is doing.
Maybe at one of the above or indeed another show people might like to recommend there will be at least one big party like santa pod usually is where camping and entertainment will be on tap for everyone who travels a fair distance to let their hair down and relax over a long weekend and maybe meet people you have only talked too on the forum with and seen pics of their cars.
obviously with steve about to become a parent as is seb next year and simon always involved heavily in organization the forum needs people to get involved either direct or indirect in helping if they want organizing something at some point once the dates and shows are agreed as its a lot of work for one or two people.
feel free to discuss and name a show or shows they want to do or be included in a potential list or comment in any way you feel is beneficial in making 2013 a very good year for the forum show season