$2000 Challenge Date Changed

Say it ain’t so: Despite our best efforts, the $2000 Challenge has been moved one week later, to October 25-26, 2019. What prompted the change? To make a long story short, we weren’t willing to settle when it became apparent that the 2019 running of the $2000 Challenge was going to be bigger than ever.

Our host hotel had a large wedding booked in on top of us on the original date. They assured us that they could make it work, but it became apparent between the lack of enough rooms they could promise, smaller banquet facilities, etc., that we would have a compromised event on that date. So, we moved everything a week later, to October 25-26, 2019.

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pinchvalve
pinchvalve MegaDork
3/22/19 3:27 p.m.

Hoping that this is my year. 

mazdeuce - Seth
mazdeuce - Seth Mod Squad
3/22/19 3:37 p.m.

Thanks for moving things this early. Much appreciated. 

captdownshift
captdownshift PowerDork
3/22/19 4:13 p.m.

Halloween themes incoming

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/22/19 4:33 p.m.

I expect birthday presents. 

AngryCorvair
AngryCorvair MegaDork
3/22/19 5:58 p.m.

Bigger even than 2004 when there were 79 entrants?  Friggin’ awesome!

NOHOME
NOHOME UltimaDork
3/22/19 6:17 p.m.

Is the dragstrip back on track?

 

Pete

Pete Gossett
Pete Gossett MegaDork
3/22/19 6:59 p.m.

7-more days to finish your build! Or procrastinate, either way...

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UberDork
3/22/19 7:01 p.m.
NOHOME said:

Is the dragstrip back on track?

 

Pete

I hope so.  The Gatornationals was last weekend, I think.

Patrick
Patrick MegaDork
3/22/19 7:21 p.m.
Mndsm said:

I expect birthday presents. 

 

I owe you beer

 

pimpm3
pimpm3 SuperDork
3/22/19 8:59 p.m.

I like the picture of the orange q45.  Nothing more to add...

Stampie
Stampie PowerDork
3/22/19 10:58 p.m.

In reply to pimpm3 :

It is a damn nice picture isn't it?

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/23/19 11:56 a.m.
Patrick said:
Mndsm said:

I expect birthday presents. 

 

I owe you beer

 

I do like beer. 

Antihero
Antihero Dork
3/23/19 12:33 p.m.

Not quite as cool as spending my 1 year anniversary at the challenge( and actually my wife was a bit bummed when i told her the change....i think i married the right girl) but glad we arent being shoehorned in

bigben
bigben Reader
3/23/19 12:42 p.m.
Pete Gossett said:

7-more days to finish your build! Or procrastinate, either way...

You beat me to the punch.

 

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
3/24/19 9:57 a.m.
NOHOME said:

Is the dragstrip back on track?

 

Pete

Yes it is.

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
3/24/19 10:57 a.m.

Yes, thanks for switching dates earlier rather than later, and for not sticking us in a tiny banquet hall. Looking forward to the competition this year, like always.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette UltraDork
3/25/19 7:41 a.m.

Two kegs this year! 

jstein77
jstein77 UltraDork
3/26/19 3:16 p.m.
Stampie said:

In reply to pimpm3 :

It is a damn nice picture isn't it?

Rules are for the obidience of fools and interpretations of smart men. Colin Chapman

It looks like the orange cone is about to meld with your orange car.

Mndsm
Mndsm MegaDork
3/26/19 3:26 p.m.
ShawneeCreek said:

Yes, thanks for switching dates earlier rather than later, and for not sticking us in a tiny banquet hall. Looking forward to the competition this year, like always.

Will we see the van again?

John Welsh
John Welsh Mod Squad
3/27/19 7:02 a.m.

So, now we are guaranteed that the Saturday night hot tub will not be filled with drunk bridesmaids?  

Pros and Cons. 

Robbie
Robbie UltimaDork
3/27/19 9:51 a.m.
John Welsh said:

So, now we are guaranteed that the Saturday night hot tub will not be filled with drunk bridesmaids?  

Pros and Cons. 

Might bring some back if you bring a DJ

ShawneeCreek
ShawneeCreek Reader
3/27/19 5:11 p.m.
Mndsm said:
ShawneeCreek said:

Yes, thanks for switching dates earlier rather than later, and for not sticking us in a tiny banquet hall. Looking forward to the competition this year, like always.

Will we see the van again?

Not at the Challenge, no. Last year was it's grand finale at the competition. I'll be autocrossing it and going to local car shows with it this year then moving on to the next project. Mrs. ShawneeCreek and I are just coming to the Challenge to spectate and hang out.

Karl La Follette
Karl La Follette UltraDork
3/28/19 3:22 p.m.
pinchvalve said:

Hoping that this is my year. 

Hoping that this is my year 2 kegs

spin_out
spin_out HalfDork
3/29/19 9:10 p.m.

I remember getting the horrible little hall because of the accompanying wedding ( with ugly bridesmaids). Thanks for moving the date early. 

 

AnthonyGS
AnthonyGS HalfDork
3/30/19 12:23 p.m.

changed the reservations

eastsideTim
eastsideTim UberDork
4/26/19 11:48 a.m.

Just noticed on the events calendar it’s still listed as the earlier date.

GameboyRMH
GameboyRMH MegaDork
4/26/19 12:51 p.m.

This means it no longer conflicts with my sister's wedding, so that's good.

Marjorie Suddard
Marjorie Suddard General Manager
4/26/19 1:27 p.m.
eastsideTim said:

Just noticed on the events calendar it’s still listed as the earlier date.

D’oh! We will get it corrected to October 25-26.

Margie

Indy-Guy
Indy-Guy UberDork
4/28/19 8:17 p.m.
Marjorie Suddard said:
eastsideTim said:

Just noticed on the events calendar it’s still listed as the earlier date.

D’oh! We will get it corrected to October 25-26.

Margie

The lead graphic stills has the incorrect date:

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