Join Date: Dec 2001
Location: Belleville, Illinois
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Re: A question to all you Jeep Vetren\'s
Bald One is right. It sounds like the club reluctantly agreed to have only the dealer's preferred shop. Reluctant or not, they agreed. Shame on them for trying to change the event at the last minute.
I would think that the dealer, the preferred shop, the club and the other dealers would ALL be better off with a bigger show that would draw more attention to EVERYBODYS wares, but that's not a decision for the club to make. Especially after the negotiations are settled.
The club has the obligation to go to the other vendors and withdraw the invitations. They'll look bad to the vendors, but it's the only honorable course of action. The dealer has gone out of his way to prepare for the event, as has their vendor. They should not be put out because of the club's loose operation.
Then the club should do as others have suggested and hold another event in a park or some other neutral location, with everyone invited - dealers, off-road shops and vendors.
And they should do their level best to draw crowds to BOTH events.