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Good morning, yesterday we reached an agreement to bring OTD back to Fontana Village for 2015. We will have a much better setup this coming year. Event dates will be August 20-23, 2015. Reservations are available now at Fontana and OTD registration will open sometime in early 2015. We looked around for quite a few weeks at other locations but at this time, Fontana is the only location that can support the size of our group with a central location for dinners and car shows.
 

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So this will give smartUSA enough time to coordinate the delivery of one of the first 2015 453's in the U.S. to some lucky buyer.
:bigthumbup: :spots: :burnout:

Just dreaming out-loud . . .
I asked Eric if we could get one this year (453). >:D Hopefully we can make it happen next year if sc Knox has one.
 

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Tomorrow Rich Scruggs (BB Benz) is having bypass surgery. Please send good vibes and prayers his way. Thanks
 

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So this will give smartUSA enough time to coordinate the delivery of one of the first 2015 453's in the U.S. to some lucky buyer.
:bigthumbup: :spots: :burnout:

Just dreaming out-loud . . .
2016 US production smarts not due until "late 2015" - too late for the Dragon, unless they have a show car available. :)
 

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2016 US production smarts not due until "late 2015" - too late for the Dragon, unless they have a show car available. :)
Knew that BUT for some who understand Social Marketing 101, OTD could be a perfect YouTube event at which to feature the new 453 surrounded by smart enthusiasts and their 451's.

But for such a thing to happen, smartUSA would have to "want to" and sadly Mr. Schrembi has left the building . . . :shrug:
 

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What area are we going to use for the dinners and gathering. If we use the Oak room that we used this year it would be best if they removed the huge card tables and had just the long tables so that everyone can sit in the same room for dinner. A couple of pop up canopies would be helpful as well.
Do they charge us (you) for the use of the Oak room?
 

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Knew that BUT for some who understand Social Marketing 101, OTD could be a perfect YouTube event at which to feature the new 453 surrounded by smart enthusiasts and their 451's.

But for such a thing to happen, smartUSA would have to "want to" and sadly Mr. Schrembi has left the building . . . :shrug:
Not to beat a dead horse, but the US 453 won't be in production until after the Dragon; smart will have some sort of US prototypes on the show car circuit starting in January and might be able to get one for the Dragon - but it won't actually be an actual "new" 453. :)
 

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What area are we going to use for the dinners and gathering. If we use the Oak room that we used this year it would be best if they removed the huge card tables and had just the long tables so that everyone can sit in the same room for dinner. A couple of pop up canopies would be helpful as well.
Do they charge us (you) for the use of the Oak room?
We will have 2 different rooms for the dinners but most of the events will be in the dance hall. The large building next to the grill. And yes we are charged for the pavillion, the oak suite, and the rooms we will be using next year. This is what part of the registration fee is for.
 

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We will have 2 different rooms for the dinners but most of the events will be in the dance hall. The large building next to the grill. And yes we are charged for the pavillion, the oak suite, and the rooms we will be using next year. This is what part of the registration fee is for.

I figured they would charge for the room usage and it is good for everyone to know what their registration fees are paying for as I think we are getting a great deal on registration.
Will we be parking on the lower lot across from the old pavilion since that is closest to the meeting rooms?
 

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I figured they would charge for the room usage and it is good for everyone to know what their registration fees are paying for as I think we are getting a great deal on registration.
Will we be parking on the lower lot across from the old pavilion since that is closest to the meeting rooms?
There is parking at the dance hall. Basically where we normally line up for the group run is where you would park.
 

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There is parking at the dance hall. Basically where we normally line up for the group run is where you would park.
That's good...plenty of room for all of the smarts to be together for meetings, dinners, and the car show. Hope we get more cars in the show next year.
 

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Dance hall sounds ideal, I've already gotten my room reservation for me, my wife & my 2 granddaughters and I'm looking at a full day trip I found in a brochure last event. A lot depends on when (if) my wife has her hip operation.
 

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Dance hall definitely sounds more suitable for our group! I was actually just thinking what a good deal we get for the registration cost.
$35 got a single person:
-2 meals
-Personalized cup
-Personalized lunch bag thing
-Custom OTD pens
-Use of the Oak Suite
-Door Prize
-Static Cling Window sticker
-Other operational expenses (printed booklets, etc).

Then I went to the website to see if I had forgotten anything else... Seems to be in French now? Did you guys decided to move the Dragon closer to Ottawa as per my suggestion? Quebec's a lot closer for me! :p
 

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Um... ok.... that's just weird.... and a bit creepy. We'll see about getting that fixed. :shrug: :confused:
 

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Dance hall definitely sounds more suitable for our group! I was actually just thinking what a good deal we get for the registration cost.
$35 got a single person:
-2 meals
-Personalized cup
-Personalized lunch bag thing
-Custom OTD pens
-Use of the Oak Suite
-Door Prize
-Static Cling Window sticker
-Other operational expenses (printed booklets, etc).

Then I went to the website to see if I had forgotten anything else... Seems to be in French now? Did you guys decided to move the Dragon closer to Ottawa as per my suggestion? Quebec's a lot closer for me! :p
Um... ok.... that's just weird.... and a bit creepy. We'll see about getting that fixed. :shrug: :confused:
It appears to have been "hacked", but still translates it back into English ???
 
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