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Old 07-17-2017, 09:39 AM   #11
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Re: Gm truck nationals

I'm a part of the Upstate SC GM Truck Club that's based in Greenville/Spartanburg South Carolina. There are a bunch of us who would go to both shows if they weren't the same weekend, but when our members look at it, they can drive 2 hours or less to Maggie Valley, or 6+ to Nashville, so Maggie Valley is where we end up.

After last year's shows, I got Brian and Rodney (the MV promoter) to talk to each other but neither would budge on the dates, and unfortunately, I think that they're on the same weekend again in 2018. I can understand both sides not wanting to change, but they're probably both hurting themselves and each other. However, it's clear that Brian's show outside of Nashville is the more dominant, established, larger show.

Our club represented about 25 of the 80-90 GM trucks in Maggie Valley this year. Maybe if we all hadn't have been there, it might convince them to move their dates. It's just hard to get a large group convinced to take an entire day to travel and another day to get back when they could easily drive to Maggie Valley, enjoy the show for several hours, and drive back all on a Saturday.

Regardless, I had a great time in Maggie Valley, and it sounds like everyone enjoyed Nashville despite rain at both shows!
Matt Criswell - Lyman, SC

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