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Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« on: January 27, 2014, 06:18:29 PM »


ISS is back for the Easter weekend on April, 20th 2014 and its gonna be bigger and better in practically every way.  In 2013 Import Spring Showoff blasted into the scene.  This event was designed to bring all Sport Compact Car owners together in one spot to celebrate our love of cars.  This Hybrid of a typical meet and a car show was a first of its kind in Utah and brought the community together with a low cost of participation for attendees and sponsors while also raising over $500 for local charity.  Our first event last year was a huge learning experience.  We had our successes and we had our failures.  But overall the event was huge success and we got to work right away with planning this years event.  This year there will be more paid parking, more awards, more sponsors, more food options, and more organization as we use technology to help pave the way to a better event.



For 2014 we will once again be returning to the Davis County Fairgrounds.  The folks at the fairgrounds are incredible to work with and are very excited to have us back this year.  We are the largest automotive event the fairgrounds host and have become one of largest events that they host.

We decided to come back to the Davis Fairgrounds as they are set up to accommodate an event our size.  Power is easily available and within reach, Restrooms are nearby, they supply us with trash cans, and even will clean up after us when the event is over.  They take care of almost our every need.  Honestly there's not many parking lots around this large that will accommodate us like the Fairgrounds do.



As with last year there will be two parking options.  Paid Parking and Free Parking.  The names of the parking sections have been changed this year to make it easier to understand as many were confused by Preferred and General Admission last year.

Paid Parking will cost $10 a spot and will once again be in the large lot where the event activities took place last year.  The major difference this year though is that we will be selling that entire lot as opposed to only half of it like we did last year.  That means there will be double the amount of spots available for purchase this year. 

Free Parking will be located in all of the rest of the lots at the Davis Fairgrounds.  In addition to the North and Northeast lots that were used last year for overflow there is also a new 100+ car paved lot that will be finished at the south end of the complex as well. 

This year we will make it a priority to send photographers to the Free Parking lots to get coverage of the event out there as well.  The event was designed to include all vehicles that come to the event whether you paid for your parking or not. 



Registration to purchase a Paid Parking spot will open on Monday February 3rd at 7pm.  We will be releasing 300 spots for purchase at that time and they will be sold on a first come first serve basis.  All sales are final and there will be no refunds issued.  You will be allowed to register 3 spots to one name.  You will want to act fast as last year's spots sold out within 72 hours.  We will only be accepting Paypal for payment so now would be a good time to get a Paypal account set up if you don't already.

Purchasing and Registering your spot will be significantly easier this year as we have created a new website using ecommerce to handle the Registration and Sales. 

The Registration website is www.Utahhondas.net/iss .  Registration is simple and if you've ever ordered anything online before then it should be a breeze to purchase your Paid Parking spot.  At checkout you'll be required to give us your Name and Email.  We will also need your vehicle info.  Payment for your spot will be finished threw paypal and you will receive and automated confirmation from us once your payment has confirmed.  Using a website to handle registration is one of thing things we've been working on for a few months and we are exited to see technology help us make things so much simpler.

Think of Paid Parking as if its a car show.  Those in paid parking are expected to stay at the event until after the awards are announced.  The exit will be blocked off until the event is over.  If you need to leave early please make prior arrangements with us. 

Your Paid Parking reservation will only guarantee your spot until 5:15pm the day of the event.  If you are not in the Paid Parking by that time then you will forfeit your spot and it will be sold to someone else.  Unlike last year we will not hold empty parking spots in the lot.  We will fill it to capacity whether your there on time or not.

We will start handing out tickets to those interested in the No Show spots at 4pm.  You can get the tickets at the Main event booth.  The tickets will be numbered.  If you get ticket 1 then your the first offered a spot when we start to sell those no show spots.  Ticket 10 means your the 10th car we will call.  This ticket will be required for entry and a $15 charge will be required the day of for the no show spots.

Free parking has no need to register online and can get there spot the day of the event.

After registering if you'd like to share a photo of your car with the public you can send a photo of your car to utahhondas@gmail.com and we will post it up and share it on the Official ISS Facebook page.  Just please send us your name as well.



One of the biggest issues we had last year were complaints of how long the event was last year.  And with this years event falling on Easter we are making the event shorter with a later start time.  Last year people spent upwards of 5 1/2 hours at the event.  This year it will just be over 3 hours. 

4:00pm Roll in.  All parking Lots will be opened at 4.

5:00pm Event Start/Voting Opens.  The event will officially begin at 5.  This is when all the Sponsors booths will be open, the Food Trucks will start selling, and the DJ will start playing.

6:30pm Charity Raffle.  Our Charity Raffle will kick off as we pick the winners of the items donated by our sponsors to the raffle to raise money for Primary Children s Hospital.

7:00pm Awards.  At 7 we will announce the winners of our peoples choice awards as well as the Sponsor picked Specialty Awards.

Once the awards are over the Paid Parking lot will be opened up and people can roll out.



We couldn't make ISS happen without the great support from our event Sponsors.  Last year we had 16 sponsors with many others wanting to join in as well.  Unfortunately last year we had to turn some potential sponsors away though as we literally had no more room to place them as we only offered one sponsorship option last year.  Well we won't be making that same mistake this year as that one option last year has grown into four options this year.  As with last year all Sponsors must also donate an item or items to our Primary Children s Hospital Charity Raffle.

In an effort to get our Sponsors more involved and recognized this year we are moving the location of the Sponsor Booths.  Instead of being set up along the perimeter of the parking lot like last year they will be set up right in the middle of the parking lot in the heart of the main event.  Moving to the center will still allow for there to be 14 Sponsor booths.  The same amount as we had last year. 

We also wanted to hand out more awards this year and so the sponsors will have the option to sponsor and pick there own "Specialty Award" to hand out.  This category will be picked by the Sponsor.  It can be whatever they want it to be.  And then the Sponsor also gets to pick the winner of there award.  As with the regular peoples choice awards only Paid Parking cars will be eligible to win.

The Sponsor options and costs are listed below:

-Basic Sponsorship: $50 + Charity Raffle Donation
   
The Basic Sponsorship is for those of you who wouldn't want to set up a booth.  With the Basic Sponsorship we will still advertise your company on our event flyer as well as across social media outlets.  We will give you shout outs at the event and you can bring banners to set up on the fence’s if you’d like.  It will also allow entry for 1 vehicle into the Paid parking section.  Basically everything you got last year except for the booth.

-Basic Sponsorship with Award: $75 + Charity Raffle Donation
   
Everything you get with the basic Sponsorship plus the opportunity to pick your own award category and pick the winner of the said award.  Extra cost only covers the cost to make the award.

-Premium Sponsorship: $80 + Charity Raffle Donation
   
The Premium Sponsorship is basically what you had last year.  You will get everything the Basic has plus a Booth space roughly the same size as last years event which will fit a 10x10 tent and 2 vehicles entry for paid parking.  This year booths will be set up in the center of the event instead of the perimeter.  We will only have 14 spots available for the premium options.

-Premium Sponsorship and Award: $100 + Charity Raffle Donation
   
This is the best value of all as it saves $5 on the regular Premium Sponsorship.  As with the Basic + Award it includes everything the Premium Sponsorship does plus the opportunity to pick your own award category and pick the winner of the said award.  Extra cost only covers the cost to make the award.

If you would like to inquire about becoming an ISS sponsor for 2014 please send me an email at UtahHondas@gmail.com.  We will start taking Sponsor requests immediately.  With only 14 Premium spots available they will likely go quick.



We will once again be handing out Awards this year.  Only vehicles in the Paid Parking area will be eligible for these awards.  Although we don't have a list yet of what the Peoples Choice categories will be yet, We imagine that practically all the categories that we had last year will return again this year.  And hopefully some more too.

The same rule to get a Peoples Choice category from last year still applies this year.  Once there are 5 vehicles of the same make registered then there will be a category for that vehicle make.  For example if there are 8 Toyotas and 5 Scions that register for Paid Parking then there will be a Toyota Award and a Scion Award.  However if there are 4 Toyotas and 2 Scions then there will again be a combined Toyota/Scion Award.  With double the paid parking this year I hope we get a ton of categories as I want to hand out a lot of awards this year.

In addition to the Peoples Choice Best Make awards many of our sponsors will also be handing out Specialty awards.  These Specialty categories are picked by our sponsors and they will be who decide's the winner of there award.



Lets face it last years paper ballots didn't work out as well as we intended them to.  In addition to it being a pain to walk around with a pen and paper and writing down your favorite car's numbers it was an even bigger pain for us as staff to sort threw over 300 ballots and counting up the winners.  This took nearly an hour to complete so we thought there had to be a better way. 

Once again we will be using technology to our advantage and are creating a Digital Voting Program.  This year to cast your votes for your favorite cars you will be able to log on to www.utahhondas.net/iss and do it on our digital ballot.  Don't worry if you don't want to type a long web address into your Smart Phone or Tablet you can scan one of the QR codes that will be placed on each vehicles Number sticker. 

This will take you to the digital ballot.  log in with your facebook account and you will see a list of all the categories available for peoples choice.  Just type in the vehicle number that you would like to win next to its respective category and click submit and your votes are cast.  Its as simple as that. 



Food will once again be a big part of ISS 2014.  This was the smash success of last years event and this year we plan to increase our food truck options from 3 to 5.  Expect some of your favorites from last year to return again with some new offerings.

If you'd like to inquire about being a food vendor please email me at utahhondas@gmail.com.  Food vendors will be required to pay and obtain any required permits from Davis County and are subject to a Davis County health inspection. 



A big part of ISS is our Charity contributions to Primary Children's Hospital.  Once again we will be raising money for the hospital threw the sale of Water and Raffle Tickets.  This year the bottled water will be ice cold and more easily attainable.  We will also be selling raffle tickets for the chance to win some the great prizes donated by our Sponsors. 

100% of the money raised threw the water and raffle ticket sales will be donated to the Children's Hospital. 

But technology will also be helping us out here as well.  In the past we have only accepted cash for our donation efforts.  This year we have ordered and set up a Square account so for the first time ever you will be able to purchase these items or make a donation of your choice by using a credit or debit card.  We hope that by doing this it will lead to more sales then it would be with cash only and we can donate to the kids in need.

We also have some nice sign work being produced to help make it clearer how much items cost and where to go to purchase them.

Anyways I think that about sums it up for now.  If you have any questions that I haven't answered please ask me in this thread, via pm, on our Facebook page, threw the utahhondas@gmail.com email, or the Question area at www.utahhondas.net/iss and we will answer as quickly as possible. 

Thank you for all of your support.  With out you guys and our amazing community this event couldn't happen.  We hope to put on the best event possible to keep you coming back year after year. 
« Last Edit: January 29, 2014, 10:49:42 AM by Teknik_DC2 »

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Re: Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« Reply #1 on: January 27, 2014, 06:34:11 PM »
Back already  8)

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Re: Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« Reply #2 on: January 27, 2014, 06:53:36 PM »
So excited for this year!!!!!

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Re: Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« Reply #3 on: January 27, 2014, 07:04:01 PM »
This sounds amazing. I like the shorter event time. Most ppl left before the awards. QUESTION, on the digital voting, can only one vote be cast per Facebook account? To prevent ppl from voting for the same car for three hours.

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« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014, 07:20:27 PM »
This sounds amazing. I like the shorter event time. Most ppl left before the awards. QUESTION, on the digital voting, can only one vote be cast per Facebook account? To prevent ppl from voting for the same car for three hours.



One vote per Facebook account per type of voting available.

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014, 08:19:39 PM »
Ahh I can't wait for this again this year. I'm gonna get more southeast Idaho guys to go this year
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« Reply #6 on: January 27, 2014, 10:00:51 PM »
How long is the drive from slc to the location of the event?
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« Reply #7 on: January 27, 2014, 10:04:11 PM »
about 15-20 minutes from downtown slc.  Its across I-15 from Lagoon.

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Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« Reply #8 on: January 28, 2014, 01:50:52 AM »
Eg9isbes you could always just follow all the tuners out there lol


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Re: Import Spring Showoff presented by UtahHondas.net 2014
« Reply #9 on: January 28, 2014, 04:01:30 AM »
Yes .......Easter or not I will be there! missed last years event :'(..... not this year already got an alarm set for registrations. Can we purchase more than one space (my friend doesn't have a PayPal account)?
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« Reply #10 on: January 28, 2014, 08:09:18 AM »
You can purchase up to 3 spots


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« Reply #11 on: January 28, 2014, 09:40:37 AM »
You can purchase up to 3 spots per name.  They still have to be be bought one at a time though.  However you can use the same PayPal for different names.  So you can use your PayPal for 6 buddies so long as you put in different names.

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« Reply #12 on: January 28, 2014, 01:11:36 PM »
Lol thought this event was in Idaho. fail!!!  :-\ well thanks for clarifying.
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« Reply #13 on: January 29, 2014, 11:02:34 PM »
This sounds like an awesome event! I got the award winning BBQ!!!! If you guys are interested drop me a message at my website, www.hdbbq.net Also H&D BBQ would like to be a premier sponsor if there is still room as well.
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« Reply #14 on: January 30, 2014, 08:03:25 PM »
Lol thought this event was in Idaho. fail!!!  :-\ well thanks for clarifying.

A UTAHhondas.net meet in Idaho, makes sense.