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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by engineguyBill » Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:00 pm

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Is it a family friendly show? Is the general public welcome or is it just for those in the industry?
Industry only. You have to look at it from the perspective of the businesses who display at trade shows: They spend an enormous amount of money to rent booth space, plus the expense of getting some of their personnel to the show, then the expense of housing and feeding all those folks. They are there primarily to sell product to and meet with their volume customers.
If you are there looking for a supplier of header gaskets for your race car, or decals and catalogs - you are wasting time and valuable space. Uggggg catalogs, a huge but necessary expense to the business. I often wonder how many of these people who are dragging catalogs all over the show get to their hotel room and decide that they cannot take all this weight home on the plane and leave said catalogs in the trash can . . . . . . :(
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by Dave Koehler » Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:20 pm

Catalogs. yes, quite the pain in this day and age.
The only catalog or 2 I might carry out of there has to be something really interesting and the company has not discovered PDFs yet.
That is the first thing or maybe second thing I ask...website? and catalog in PDF?
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Post by Wolfplace » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 pm

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Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:42 pm
I'll be there but I swear this one is my last.
Oh sure LOL,,,, You know you can't stay away
Maybe we will catch up with you somewhere along the way, Darlene & I will be there all three days.
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by prairiehotrodder » Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:22 pm

engineguyBill wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:00 pm
prairiehotrodder wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Is it a family friendly show? Is the general public welcome or is it just for those in the industry?
Industry only. You have to look at it from the perspective of the businesses who display at trade shows: They spend an enormous amount of money to rent booth space, plus the expense of getting some of their personnel to the show, then the expense of housing and feeding all those folks. They are there primarily to sell product to and meet with their volume customers.
If you are there looking for a supplier of header gaskets for your race car, or decals and catalogs - you are wasting time and valuable space. Uggggg catalogs, a huge but necessary expense to the business. I often wonder how many of these people who are dragging catalogs all over the show get to their hotel room and decide that they cannot take all this weight home on the plane and leave said catalogs in the trash can . . . . . . :(
Thanks for the info. I am in the industry and would really like to come. It would be cool to meet many of the guys i talk to on this site. Just have a wife and kids i don't want to leave behind. We were allready planning a trip to lexington kentucky. Its a 23 hour drive and right on the way.
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by randy331 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:14 am

I was planning on going, but I'm just a hobbyist, so I guess I'm out.

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Post by j-c-c » Sat Nov 11, 2017 7:11 am

engineguyBill wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 9:00 pm
prairiehotrodder wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 12:55 pm
Is it a family friendly show? Is the general public welcome or is it just for those in the industry?
Industry only. You have to look at it from the perspective of the businesses who display at trade shows: They spend an enormous amount of money to rent booth space, plus the expense of getting some of their personnel to the show, then the expense of housing and feeding all those folks. They are there primarily to sell product to and meet with their volume customers.
If you are there looking for a supplier of header gaskets for your race car, or decals and catalogs - you are wasting time and valuable space. Uggggg catalogs, a huge but necessary expense to the business. I often wonder how many of these people who are dragging catalogs all over the show get to their hotel room and decide that they cannot take all this weight home on the plane and leave said catalogs in the trash can . . . . . . :(
Of all the catalogs I have collected over the years, non ever go in the trash. I usually drop the out dated ones off at local race/auto shops that would never make it to PRI. They seem to appreciate the reading material FWIW.
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Post by Krooser » Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 am

David Vizard wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Krooser wrote:
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PRI... who's going? I'll be there Friday and Saturday. First show for me since '99.
I is - or is it 'I are'????

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Post by cstraub » Sat Nov 11, 2017 10:14 am

David Vizard wrote:
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We will occupy booth 107 right behind ProCharger. Stop by and say hello.
Chris, you are a must for me to see. You have my cell number just remind me I need to come by during the show.
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Post by Walter R. Malik » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:36 pm

I wish those people who bring their wife, (unless she is a vital part of the business), and kids would leave them somewhere else.

It shows that they don't really want to be there and simply clog-up the isles for those of us who really have an interest.
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Post by Steve.k » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:39 pm

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Post by CamKing » Sat Nov 11, 2017 12:52 pm

Dave Koehler wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 10:20 pm
Catalogs. yes, quite the pain in this day and age.
The only catalog or 2 I might carry out of there has to be something really interesting and the company has not discovered PDFs yet.
That is the first thing or maybe second thing I ask...website? and catalog in PDF?
I stopped printing catalogs 10 years age, and started handing out catalogs on CD. I stopped that a couple years ago. Now when someone asks me for a catalog, I hand them a flash drive, with a hyperlink to my website. That way, it's never out of date(as long as I remember to update the website).
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by David Vizard » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:46 pm

Wolfplace wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 pm
DCal wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:42 pm
I'll be there but I swear this one is my last.
Oh sure LOL,,,, You know you can't stay away
Maybe we will catch up with you somewhere along the way, Darlene & I will be there all three days.
Mike, Darlene,

I will be looking out for you guys - you are normally easy to spot in the crowd.
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by David Vizard » Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:48 pm

Krooser wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 8:16 am
David Vizard wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 7:25 pm
Krooser wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 6:52 pm
PRI... who's going? I'll be there Friday and Saturday. First show for me since '99.
I is - or is it 'I are'????

DV
It's "hey.... how many of youse guys are goin' to dat PRI thing in Indy? Count me in..."
Rocky will be there!
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Re: PRI...who's going?

Post by PackardV8 » Sat Nov 11, 2017 5:07 pm

Well, it appears all the hotels near the convention center are sold out. Anyone with a two-bed room want to share?

Thinking about it, anyone going to both AETC and PRI who wants to share a room? I really don't see that many sessions at AETC which would directly benefit, but sure they'd be interesting, so I could be convinced to do both.
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Post by Wolfplace » Sat Nov 11, 2017 6:12 pm

David Vizard wrote:
Sat Nov 11, 2017 4:46 pm
Wolfplace wrote:
Fri Nov 10, 2017 11:19 pm
DCal wrote:
Thu Nov 09, 2017 7:42 pm
I'll be there but I swear this one is my last.
Oh sure LOL,,,, You know you can't stay away
Maybe we will catch up with you somewhere along the way, Darlene & I will be there all three days.
Mike, Darlene,

I will be looking out for you guys - you are normally easy to spot in the crowd.
DV
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