I’m trying to stay away from pay to play as much as possible, that presents theadded work of manning the door the entirety of the event, and collecting themoney, making change, etc. I like the charitable aspect and have a few thoughtson how we can still work this in for the new year. Very few of the hundreds ofC&C worldwide charge admission, if we can eliminate the 1-2% of problematicattendees before using this option, I think it would be better for everyone.
As far as the parking goes, like a few people have added above, sectioned offparking would provide a good avenue for grouping the cars. This also presents aclear and unmistakable designated area which should cut down on self selection/ policing. If all American cars park in this section, and all euros park here,if said yellow Integra parks in the row with Porsches or Mustangs, everyonewill clearly know they are breaking the written guidelines (assuming signs areposted).
As to Ian’s point, I am very okay with volunteers helping out. As much as Ilove getting to the event at 6:45 to haul all the ropes, cones, cement blocksand signs around, I would be happy to delegate some responsibilities to otherslending a hand. Whether it be standing at the gate providing directionalassistance, or taking the ropes down at the end, “many hands make forlight work”
On a side note, I received a call from Alfa Romeo USA who is going to be putting up a display at our season opener as well. Since Easter is the Third Sunday, our season opener this year will be April 23rd.
Here is a preliminary parking lot design I had drafted up with the help of @2TurboZ –