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What do you guys want to see at my booth next year?

I've never held a booth before, but pending sponsorship (*cough*Crunchyrollhmu*cough*), I'll be there with a bunch of fun things for you guys. Race queens, motion simulation rigs, even my personal race car (Maybe a touring car as a showcar???) on display for you guys.

But I realize that can get boring real quick. And I'm not actually allowed to drive the car (Neither of them are road legal, and they told me I couldn't have fuel or oil in them), so what would add interest to you guys? I'm down to do anything within reason and budget, because we're out here for fun...and you know...to please our sponsors and all, but that's how we race...heh.

ALSO: For those that are actually interested in racing, and not just the pretty girl on the side of my car, I'll be streaming all races LIVE from my car on Twitch. The season starts in April of next year at Sonoma Raceway.
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My real question would be is if this is professional level racing like ALMS, autocross-esque events, or a club cup? The level you're at could expand or vary your options on a booth exhibit. Sorry if you answered this already somewhere else, I don't pay attention to these forums too often.

Remember, several AX's ago, they brought a Trueno GT Apex tuned like the one in Initial D, it had some appeal to it thanks to Initial D being hot over here at the time and the import scene was pretty fired up, but it was mostly a photo op. Interactive exhibits do help your case, but solid Q and As, track footage displaying your best moments, stuff like that will hold people longer.

Posted 10/4/15
Sexy racer women like Danica Patrick. You can't go wrong with a bit of sex appeal.
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My real question would be is if this is professional level racing like ALMS, autocross-esque events, or a club cup? The level you're at could expand or vary your options on a booth exhibit. Sorry if you answered this already somewhere else, I don't pay attention to these forums too often.

Remember, several AX's ago, they brought a Trueno GT Apex tuned like the one in Initial D, it had some appeal to it thanks to Initial D being hot over here at the time and the import scene was pretty fired up, but it was mostly a photo op. Interactive exhibits do help your case, but solid Q and As, track footage displaying your best moments, stuff like that will hold people longer.



We're a high club type of racer with ties to IndyCar. The CEO of GoPro occasionally races with us, so we have a bit of exposure, along with racing with IndyCar during the Championship weekend. But bringing in some screens to show some highlights and pictures sounds like a good idea, and a Q&A doesn't sound too bad, just needs to be moderated. I like the ideas.



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Sexy racer women like Danica Patrick. You can't go wrong with a bit of sex appeal.


She just looks old in person. Plus, we've got 4 race queens. Wearing skin-tight outfits. I mean dat ass tho. Sex appeal we don't have to worry about.
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MrDrProfessorMech wrote:

We're a high club type of racer with ties to IndyCar. The CEO of GoPro occasionally races with us, so we have a bit of exposure, along with racing with IndyCar during the Championship weekend. But bringing in some screens to show some highlights and pictures sounds like a good idea, and a Q&A doesn't sound too bad, just needs to be moderated. I like the ideas.




Considering that you are in a league just under pro, but likely few have heard of, you definitely want information about it strewn about. The stats of your car in relation to league rules - and what the league rules are in regards to car classing/tune limits at that. Information about racing techniques can also pique the interst of the uninitiated, but given that most people are either there for the cosplay photo ops, the exhibitors hall, whatever that new thing was (I missed AX this year,) or the panels, make sure your booth's color scheme attracts the eye, especially if your car's livery is in more subtle colors, you'll get more curious visitors that might stay for exhibits that way. If I think of more things later, I'll post them here, I just woke up not too long ago after a week of sleep loss.

I'd personally like to know how to get into such leagues.
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Considering that you are in a league just under pro, but likely few have heard of, you definitely want information about it strewn about. The stats of your car in relation to league rules - and what the league rules are in regards to car classing/tune limits at that. Information about racing techniques can also pique the interst of the uninitiated, but given that most people are either there for the cosplay photo ops, the exhibitors hall, whatever that new thing was (I missed AX this year,) or the panels, make sure your booth's color scheme attracts the eye, especially if your car's livery is in more subtle colors, you'll get more curious visitors that might stay for exhibits that way. If I think of more things later, I'll post them here, I just woke up not too long ago after a week of sleep loss.

I'd personally like to know how to get into such leagues.


The car is the one below, I think. World Speed hasn't been exactly clear on which body we're using because of the timing of AX. But I'd be much willing to teach how one can get into the league (I'm actually playing a huge part of that for 2 drivers next year), and where one can get started. But I'd be down with teaching some of them techniques on one of the simulators. My teammate (who is said to be racing in Japan next year) would probably be able to help on the subject. And the car should be great for photo ops, along with the queens, and me, because I'll be in my suit, and I'll put on my helmet if they want.

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