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PostSubject: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeFri Jan 20, 2023 11:31 am

Couple of items for discussion.

Hotel - waiting to hear back from the Best Western. In the meantime exploring other options, so may be a venue change this year. Hotel prrices in FL have soared in the past 5 months so stay tuned.

BBQ - Last year after the BBQ several of us talked about not doing it this year. Honestly last year myself and a few others threw in more than our fair share to cover it. If we want to do it this year, I'm sure the prices are going to have to go up. It's one of those things where the more people that come, the less it is per person. Last year it was small, and a bit higher. That all said, if someone else wants to head up the shopping, collecting money from people part of it, raise your hand. If the interest is there, I will bring the grille, folding table, and plastic forks, etc. left from last year.

Parking Pads - We reserved 4 of them at $30 each. So in addition to the entry fee, we will need to collect on that. Last year, I also had out of pocket on these as we didn't have 16 people parking. This year, I'm going to say $10 each, so we will only need 12 to cover the 4 slabs. If we go under that, I'll be shaking you down for more, lol. If it goes over, it will go to the BBQ fund if we do it.

Awards - I have a ton on my plate this year with liquidating my Mom's estate. I won't have time to purchase Flamingos or get other awards set up. Someone else needs to pick this up if you want to have the awards this year.

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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeFri Jan 20, 2023 9:01 pm

The Best Western is 126 per night on Friday and Saturday without any type of rate discount.

I can do with or without the BBQ. Enjoyed the last show I was able to attend where we just let another establishment handle the cooking and cleaning. Of course eating out has gotten crazy in the last year just like everything else.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSat Jan 21, 2023 7:44 am

94Woody wrote:
The Best Western is 126 per night on Friday and Saturday without any type of rate discount.

I can do with or without the BBQ. Enjoyed the last show I was able to attend where we just let another establishment handle the cooking and cleaning. Of course eating out has gotten crazy in the last year just like everything else.
We already have more than 5 people for the BBQ.

We get a discount every year at the motel.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSat Jan 21, 2023 1:33 pm

I see 5 names on the list. Price per will be pretty high at that point which is the point John was trying to make.

Buc-ee’s is a couple miles up the street. I’ll be having BBQ for dinner that night.

Was just putting the standard hotel price out there because they don’t normally give all that much of a “discount” anyways. I’ve always booked too late for the discount and last time it would have only saved 10 bucks or so. The hotel has a rewards program that people should be using.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSat Jan 21, 2023 7:04 pm

Have fun at the restaurant, we will have the awards at the cookout.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 9:45 am

The dinner is good food, friends and fun. If it becomes too difficult to put on let's not have it become a show stopper. After all, Daytona allows coolers and caravaning with 9 passenger wagons is pretty easy. I'll have a cooler of beer (in cans per Speedway rules) for the afternoon and/or evening.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 10:32 am

Walterf wrote:
The dinner is good food, friends and fun.  If it becomes too difficult to put on let's not have it become a show stopper.  After all, Daytona allows coolers and caravaning with 9 passenger wagons is pretty easy.  I'll have a cooler of beer (in cans per Speedway rules) for the afternoon and/or evening.

Not having it wouldn't be a show stopper. In previous years some folks would eat dinner on their own regardless and they were still there for the awards and hanging out passed midnight with the rest of us. This year will be no different.

Don't get me wrong, the steaks are always good. They just aren't one of the reasons I go to this event so if they don't appear this year it's no big deal to me at all. Others feel differently and that's fine, world would suck if we were all the same. Although many people these days actually want that to be true.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 11:47 am

My wife already made reservations someplace on the beach. Maybe the wagon will make it this year. Sprocket let me know where to send a check or paypal.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 3:50 pm

I made my reservation this morning. The Wagonfest rate is $143 per night, plus tax. This is the same place we stayed last year, and the last several years prior. If anyone needs it, the hotel phone number is 386-258-6333. I was surprised that they made the reservation and did not require pre payment, but I'm guessing that since I've stayed there the last several years, maybe they are waiving the pre payment that's customary on a big weekend like this? In any event, the price is for a two queen bed sized room. A king size bed room is about $20 more per night.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 6:02 pm

Trivago has it for $135 per night for a room with a king bed. For $144 you get two double beds.

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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeSun Jan 22, 2023 10:58 pm

The Best Western website wants 127 per night for a king balcony. Non refundable though. That rate is 149, so 6 buck discount. Every bit helps.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2023 10:43 am

Isurf wrote:
My wife already made reservations someplace on the beach. Maybe the wagon will make it this year. Sprocket let me know where to send a check or paypal.

I have been pushing to have this at a beach hotel (not much more $$) for the last 6 years and keep getting voted down... Maybe I'll come over to visit lol.

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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2023 10:44 am

Mark 96 Roady wrote:
I made my reservation this morning. The Wagonfest rate is $143 per night, plus tax. This is the same place we stayed last year, and the last several years prior. If anyone needs it, the hotel phone number is 386-258-6333. I was surprised that they made the reservation and did not require pre payment, but I'm guessing that since I've stayed there the last several years, maybe they are waiving the pre payment that's customary on a big weekend like this? In any event, the price is for a two queen bed sized room. A king size bed room is about $20 more per night.

they took my card over the phone, you must be special lol
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeTue Jan 24, 2023 10:50 am

Fred Kiehl wrote:

We already have more than 5 people for the BBQ..

That's fine, but as I stated in the other thread, someone needs to pick up the ball and run with the shopping and money collecting to make it all happen as I've got a dozen other more pressing things going on in my life right now and don't want to/have time deal with it.  It's not a ton of work but does require some forethought and planning.

If someone does step up and plan the whole meal with Fred, I'll bring my grille and table and as much of the plastic silverware (should be plenty) as I have from last year.

Same goes for the awards this year. I don't have time to source them but will happily MC the awards ceremony if you all want.

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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeThu Jan 26, 2023 5:11 pm

Checked with the Mrs. We will be staying at the Hilton Daytona Beach Resort. That's her half of the vacation. She does not tell me what it cost.
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PostSubject: Re: WF 23 Daytona   WF 23 Daytona Icon_minitimeThu Jan 26, 2023 8:04 pm

I just checked their website. You don't want to know, lol.

Should be fun though. I like staying at those places.
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