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Old 06-24-2019, 09:14 AM
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Anyone have any contacts to those places?
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Old 07-02-2019, 11:36 AM
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Please forgive an outsider butting in. I travel for work quite a lot so I research the RC environment prior to me visiting.

I have been in this situation a few times and might have some ideas that might help with raising money and a steady head count.
The best idea for raising funds is what a previous person mentioned. A buy in. $1000 is a bit extreme but $500 is doable for most. We spend that much on the latest and greatest but $1000 the wife will definately find out about.
Next idea is a junker round up. Each person in the club donates a RTR ideally but anything would work to auction off on Ebay. Proceeds go to the club.
Finaly, work with Amazon and set up the club with them. If anyone uses the club link to purchase anything, the club gets a percentage.

Head count is easy. Make it fun and keep the kids involved. Theme races, reversed the track unexpectantly, buddy racing (one blind folded and with controller), money pot race (all donate $5-10, fast of one special 5 lap race gets pot).
Kids. If the kids are involved, the parents will be shortly. In between heats, find kids, dads or moms from the spectators to run a few beaters we all have in the garage. I have seen a club ask a spectator to team with a racer. If the racer wins they get a prize. I have even seen a club build a float for a holiday parade, drive a variety of cool, good looking cars and trucks as they proceed down the parade route. There are lots of ideas floating around.
I hope any of these might help.
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Please forgive an outsider butting in. I travel for work quite a lot so I research the RC environment prior to me visiting.

I have been in this situation a few times and might have some ideas that might help with raising money and a steady head count.
The best idea for raising funds is what a previous person mentioned. A buy in. $1000 is a bit extreme but $500 is doable for most. We spend that much on the latest and greatest but $1000 the wife will definately find out about.
Next idea is a junker round up. Each person in the club donates a RTR ideally but anything would work to auction off on Ebay. Proceeds go to the club.
Finaly, work with Amazon and set up the club with them. If anyone uses the club link to purchase anything, the club gets a percentage.

Head count is easy. Make it fun and keep the kids involved. Theme races, reversed the track unexpectantly, buddy racing (one blind folded and with controller), money pot race (all donate $5-10, fast of one special 5 lap race gets pot).
Kids. If the kids are involved, the parents will be shortly. In between heats, find kids, dads or moms from the spectators to run a few beaters we all have in the garage. I have seen a club ask a spectator to team with a racer. If the racer wins they get a prize. I have even seen a club build a float for a holiday parade, drive a variety of cool, good looking cars and trucks as they proceed down the parade route. There are lots of ideas floating around.
I hope any of these might help.
All good ideas. It's getting anyone other than myself to act on them to get the wheels to turn.
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Old 07-03-2019, 11:31 AM
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All good ideas. It's getting anyone other than myself to act on them to get the wheels to turn.
Itís been interesting watching the two groups get going here. Lots likes but not turnout. I absolutely admit to being one that hasnít. Work gets in way with Saturdayís. And while Iím willing to stay to help tear down. Iím not really looking to be in early morning rush on that one day off a week. Being somewhere an hour plus away by 8am.

Also learned that despite how wide Facebook seems to reach. It still easy to miss things, unless actually looking for it.
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Old 07-09-2019, 07:11 PM
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Originally Posted by liljohn1064 View Post
All good ideas. It's getting anyone other than myself to act on them to get the wheels to turn.
last i knew, the club had plenty of money....that wasnt the issue...the issue was a reasonably priced place..and the interest to get it going...
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Any progress ? Wondering if I should start working on a stadium truck . I drove by World of Variety in Verona today . Still available . Matt M , have you personally spoke to anyone about that site . I miss MARCCA . Letís rally . Is there something I can do ?
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Any progress ? Wondering if I should start working on a stadium truck . I drove by World of Variety in Verona today . Still available . Matt M , have you personally spoke to anyone about that site . I miss MARCCA . Letís rally . Is there something I can do ?
I called them and they wanted about $13,000 a month. Every single place I call wants to make a killing off each renter. Anything bigger than an office automatically assumes you are turning over product in every square inch of the space. It really would be cheaper to buy a couple acres of junk rural property close to Madison.
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Head count is easy. Make it fun and keep the kids involved. Theme races, reversed the track unexpectantly, buddy racing (one blind folded and with controller), money pot race (all donate $5-10, fast of one special 5 lap race gets pot).
Kids. If the kids are involved, the parents will be shortly. In between heats, find kids, dads or moms from the spectators to run a few beaters we all have in the garage. I have seen a club ask a spectator to team with a racer. If the racer wins they get a prize. I have even seen a club build a float for a holiday parade, drive a variety of cool, good looking cars and trucks as they proceed down the parade route. There are lots of ideas floating around.
I hope any of these might help.


If getting head count was this easy. Tracks wouldn’t be closed.
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Head count is easy. Make it fun and keep the kids involved. Theme races, reversed the track unexpectantly, buddy racing (one blind folded and with controller), money pot race (all donate $5-10, fast of one special 5 lap race gets pot).
Kids. If the kids are involved, the parents will be shortly. In between heats, find kids, dads or moms from the spectators to run a few beaters we all have in the garage. I have seen a club ask a spectator to team with a racer. If the racer wins they get a prize. I have even seen a club build a float for a holiday parade, drive a variety of cool, good looking cars and trucks as they proceed down the parade route. There are lots of ideas floating around.
I hope any of these might help.


If getting head count was this easy. Tracks wouldnít be closed.
All good ideas Billy. The issue is getting the doors open initially. The thought of ownership is scary for most members. I'm not going to stop trying. I would prefer not to go it alone.
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All good ideas Billy. The issue is getting the doors open initially. The thought of ownership is scary for most members. I'm not going to stop trying. I would prefer not to go it alone.
I was more responding to that post. I still have figured out how edit quotes.

Honestly I canít imagine trying at the price you posted. Thatís what get down here near Chicago or western suburbs. Iíd thought north of border things might more reasonable.

I had had a customer that works in real estate check on a building in area. Only building that didnít have on online listing. He just told me to forget it. Back taxes alone were in 6 figures. More then price of the building itself.
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All good ideas Billy. The issue is getting the doors open initially. The thought of ownership is scary for most members. I'm not going to stop trying. I would prefer not to go it alone.
I was more responding to that post. I still have figured out how edit quotes. Under no circumstances is getting a good head count easy.

Honestly I canít imagine trying at the price you posted. Thatís what get down here near Chicago or western suburbs. Iíd thought north of border things might more reasonable.

I had had a customer that works in real estate check on a building in area. Only building that didnít have on online listing. He just told me to forget it. Back taxes alone were in 6 figures. More then price of the building itself.
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I was more responding to that post. I still have figured out how edit quotes. Under no circumstances is getting a good head count easy.

Honestly I canít imagine trying at the price you posted. Thatís what get down here near Chicago or western suburbs. Iíd thought north of border things might more reasonable.

I had had a customer that works in real estate check on a building in area. Only building that didnít have on online listing. He just told me to forget it. Back taxes alone were in 6 figures. More then price of the building itself.
​​​​​​All of Dane County is way overpriced. There are cheaper alternatives, but they are all west and north in other counties.
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