93cc, I sent you a PM, Not sure if the system is working properly or if you got it, but I've re pasted the contents of that message here as it basically had my suggestions for Pt II
The two new major proposals I have are moving the meet South a little bit so we establish a more central location, and having a slightly later kickoff time like 11am. That will give people who have to travel further distance a better chance of making the meet.
The location I propose is the newly opened Uwajimaya Japanese marketplace in Bellevue. I have not been to this new location yet, but I plan to scout it out this weekend. Previously I had been to the one in Redmond. I think this is the same store, they just moved to a larger lot.
http://maps.google.com/maps?client=fire ... 18&iwloc=A
The smaller Redmond location featured a tiny food court, deli food, drinks, etc... So I can only imagine that the new larger location will have even better facilities to accommodate a gathering like this. And who knows... the ownership might even encourage a gathering of old JNC's on their property or better yet might love the idea of an annual show.
here is the official store website:
I think having this occur at regular intervals would be great. I'd even be up for a once a week JNC 'hangout' meet, very informal, no pressure. Basically a cafe meet. With perhaps a larger more official meet once a month?
Getting this to grow in to an actual classic Japanese car show for the PNW would be fantastic. Currently the big one is held in SoCal every year, but I think we have enough old school JDM love right here in the PNW to make a classic show a reality.
I'm very excited that you guys are thinking of going in this direction. Let me know if I can help out.