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post #1 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 06:40 PM
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For all you ISSCA directors or decision makers..why did you choose Tulsa, OK to hold the first annual ISSCA Nationals? Don't get me wrong, I have no problem with Tulsa. In fact i have never been there yet so I look forward to the opportunity to check it out. However, I am very curious as to why Tulsa was chosen over anywhere else. Alot of people keep asking me that same question too so I assume they are interested in knowiung the answer as well. Please let us know what the thinking was behind this. And I apologize if this has been said somewhere else. Just give me the link and I'll shut up. Thanks!
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post #2 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 06:50 PM
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Probably because they considered it "centrally located".
post #3 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 11:02 PM
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Not only why "where" but why "when"??? I assumed these days, 17-19 July, were centered over a weekend, like ImpalaFest, but it starts on Thursday, and ends on Saturday. (?) I know a couple of people that would need to get off work Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, to attend, that want to, but won't be able to get that many days off.
post #4 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 11:07 PM
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post #5 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 11:50 PM
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Holding the event on Thurs-Sat requires NO more days off than a Fri-Sun event unless you happen to live in Tulsa or VERY close (i.e. you'll drive home the evening of the event). For those of us coming from further away, it really helps!

Also, renting race facilities on a weekday is always cheaper (and often MUCH cheaper) than on a weekend day.
post #6 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-12-2003, 11:56 PM
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for those who never visited TULSA, here
is some advise about the roads and police,

1.make sure you always watch the roads and i mean watch the roads, they have "pot holes heaven" roads are bumpy in some area's.

2. watch the center islands, tulsa is famous for there center islands sticking out to far so when when you make that left hand turn at
the light becareful,

3.the police in tulsa are just like the dukes of hazzard police dept. these cops hide in the
weirdest places, they love given out tickets,
trust me 3 tickets in 1 month.

4. make sure you have spare change in your
car, because tulsa is addicted to toll boths
on there mini freeways.

5. make sure you fill up your gas tank
there in tulsa because gas in really cheap,
back in 1995 i was paying .89-.93 cents per
gallon at quick trip, last summer when
i was there i payed $1.05 a gallon.

6. get a map of tulsa.

7. and if you are looking for a wife,
tulsa is the place to find them.

8. they are very friendly people there.

please no flames, i lived and attended college
in tulsa for 4 long years.
post #7 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 12:26 AM
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Ok, these are all very cool reply's and all but doesn't anyone know the answer to MY question? [img]tongue.gif[/img] Thanks!!!

GODSPEED, thanks for the 4-1-1

Mike, yeah thats what I was thinking too but I'm still curious as to what the official reasons are.

Sorry, I'm a curious guy
post #8 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 04:25 AM
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bruisser....it is hard to find somewhere that is somewhat centrally located AND has everything that we discriminating Impala owners want in an event. We can find dragstrips pretty easy. Parking lots big enough for an autocross or car show are a dime a dozen. But where they're all relitively close to one another AND have one of the main attractions--a road course. When you throw the road course into the mix you really narrow your choices.

You can always have a show in one town and then expect your contestants to drive 1hr or so away to get to the venue of the races, but that usually gets grumbles too.

The date was once again based on the open calendar days of the venues. With 200-300 cars participating, we can't just "show up" so we have to plan around other scheduled events.

Not only that...its different. St. Louis - been there done that (twice), Detroit - seen it. Maybe Indy one day, or somewhere else, but for next year...its Tulsa. I think you'll love it.
post #9 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 09:02 AM
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<BLOCKQUOTE>quote:</font><HR> Holding the event on Thurs-Sat requires NO more days off than a Fri-Sun event unless you happen to live in Tulsa or VERY close (i.e. you'll drive home the evening of the event). For those of us coming from further away, it really helps! <HR></BLOCKQUOTE>

HuH??? Most folks, already have Sunday off. Most don't have Thursday off. I do understand that the road course was half off on Thursday, and I for one agree and like it for that day.

post #10 of 29 (permalink) Old 01-13-2003, 09:12 AM
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Not sure of where you're coming from Ed, most of us work Monday-Friday. For example, I will have to leave Wednesday morning to get to Tulsa in time to participate in/spectate in any of the events. Sure, one more day isn't too big of a deal, but for a lot of people, it's the difference of working the majority of a work week, like during ImpalaFest, or the minority of the work week a person would end up working with the Tulsa event.
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