I have watched this thread from the start and had hoped that you would not make this an all inclusive price for this event. By doing this you have basically removed the possibility of any locals from attending. I understand that you want the park to yourself and if you as a club are willing to pony up the expense to do this, then that is your choice.
My suggestion is now that you have agreed to the price you should in turn offer up daily rates for folks that are not in your club. The springfield group will usually bring 10 or more rigs that rotate on the number of days attended. I usually get several trucks to just come out for the Saturday event. I cant make this happen at close to $200 a truck. If you would open up a daily fee like the park usually does then you could most likely add 30% to your event. This would result in more money coming in and give you the ability to offer a savings to your club members that have already forked out the full amount. 10 to 15 more trucks at a average of $100 plus more dinner tickets would help to offset the price for all involved.
I can understand your want to hold a closed event miles from your home and when I attend events that are in other areas I will go for the entire time, but I can tell you that you are missing out on a lot of participants by setting this up with only one option for attendance. The locals form Ozark Mountain Curisers have always supported your event, all the way back to when it was at Flat Nasty. I would love to come out and spend an evening and Saturday at SMORR but not at this price. I would love to use this event to introduce newcomers to the TLCA world but again, its almost impossible to get someone to bring out their truck for a day of wheeling and a dinner for $180.
Thad, I think you have a parts vehicle over in a barn at a guys place that I bought a parts rig from last year. I owe him some tires back, but I lost his contact info. You know who I am talking about.
Also, if anyone wants these day passes, jump on them now, before the sign up deadline!