Here is the next College after #28 In Texas. We are Holding this the Weekend Before Sun n Fun, The location is about 70 miles north of Sun n Fun, at the same airport that we held #25 last year. I intentionally do this to allow people who go to Sun n Fun to hit the college first, and afterward travel the 90 minutes down to Lakeland for the start of Sun n Fun on Tuesday. This worked very well last year, and we are going to do it again this year.
Our local Host is Arnold Holmes, and old friend of mine who also hosted CC#17 and CC#25. He is very organized and runs outstanding events. Last year, we waved the sign up fee because we wanted to get a lot of new people to ‘stop in’ for 2 hours and get a first look at Corvairs. Also, we did not provide food as we do at all other Colleges. For this College, #29, we are going back to a normal on-line sign in with a College fee that 100% will go to Arnold to be directly spent on food and logistics of the College. We will have this sign up link shortly, and I will post it here.
Because we are putting on this event, I will not have a booth at Sun n Fun. I have had one for the last 5 years, but truth be told, they are not a good value for us, and I would much rather put our effort into the College. Booth space at Sun u Fun is actually more expensive than it is at Oshkosh. Think that through; when was the last time anyone ever told you that some aspect of Oshkosh was a bargain? We will still drive down. I have not missed a single Sun n Fun in 25 years, and we have friends to see there. But many companies, like Sonex have not displayed there in years. There are many vendors who did not return over the way the 2011 tornado aftermath was handled. It is a mixed bag of reasons, but in short, if you want to make progress before you sight see, then sign up for CC#29.