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    Here is what i got back from bill rives the head over the chamber here in marble falls over the hotel gouging that has been taking place this just seams like a nice way of saying they are not doing anything about it.



    Matt … many thanks for your info regarding our hoteliers during race week.
    The Chamber continues to monitor this issue and hope that neither racers nor spectators are discouraged from attending our race in August.

    My introduction to this “sliding scale” process on hotel rooms occurred about 20 years ago when I wanted to attend a special music event in New Orleans.

    Rooms that were priced at $80 during the “off season” were suddenly at least twice that during the festival dates. I know exactly how you feel.

    However, I have since learned that it is not really greed that creates these price changes, but rather overall economic planning of the hotels.

    Regardless, we want Marble Falls to continue to be a great place to race and a great place to watch racers.

    I will keep you posted if I get any news.

    Thanks again for sharing your thoughts with me …


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    matt, did this guy replace christian? very nice. at least he didn't tell us all to eff off...

    i can understand it in new orleans. they got wimmen running all over the streets showing their boobies for free beads. nobody cares about music, just boobs. i've never seen any streets full of bare tits in marble falls... 2006 was close, but i just heard about it - didn't see it. (dammit)

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    I guess he did bob i dont really pay attention to what goes on with the city much, but i did explain to him that they are screwing my buddies even though i dont know some of you i still think my boat race pals my friends. But i did send him back another email explaining to him this is not new Orleans this is marble falls and the boat races is the biggest event that comes to town but its not going to be if they keep running everyone off. I also explained to him that most of us have our life savings in our hot rods and are not rich by no means after a 1500 mile trip one way motel rooms going up to 160 a night makes big dam difference. I love this town but i dont like it when my town is taking advantage of folks like they are. He acting like he dont have some pull on what goes on with the motels when we all know damn well he can go talk to all of them and get them to offer us a racers discount like every other town does for us because like i said before they want us to come back next year

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    Matt, it's cool you tried, but motels do this stuff all the time. Wife booked motel rooms in San Luis Obispo during Cal Poly graduation this year. The more than doubled already expensive rooms, 3 night minimum stay, made you pay in full at the time of booking (1 year in advance or you didn't get a room) and no refunds for any reason.... and we get go 2 years in a row. It sux but just the way it is...
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    Quote Originally Posted by David 519 View Post
    Matt, it's cool you tried, but motels do this stuff all the time. Wife booked motel rooms in San Luis Obispo during Cal Poly graduation this year. The more than doubled already expensive rooms, 3 night minimum stay, made you pay in full at the time of booking (1 year in advance or you didn't get a room) and no refunds for any reason.... and we get go 2 years in a row. It sux but just the way it is...
    i've attended 3 graduations at cal poly. didn't cost me anything .

    you didn't have to get the caveman room at the madonna. personally, i wouldn't stay in slo if you paid me to. drive around the corner to shell beach, pismo, or AG. granted, there are plenty of people that show up at graduations. but not so much they fill up the whole area.

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    Just roll another 38 miles to Austin. Potential boobie count will be much higher.

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    Sorry guys i didnt get anywhere i tried and failed

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    Whats the race dates matt? I want to try to get up there this year

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt k wheeler View Post
    Sorry guys i didnt get anywhere i tried and failed
    thanks matt. that's all you can do.

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    I will offer this i have a extra room here at my house its about 6 miles from the track and if anyone want to park there travel trailer or something out front by my garage we can run a cord in my garage for power just let me know if i can help anyone out. My house isnt fancy but can take a shower and has a good ac and i have tons of tools if ya break anything we can put in my garage and work on it

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt k wheeler View Post
    Sorry guys i didnt get anywhere i tried and failed
    Matt
    You didn't fail. It takes time for things to change, but you did put the notice to them. Most of the business people aren't stupid and know that when people start grumbling about prices they need to take a hard look and see if their business may get hurt. If no complains or questions what business are doing and lets them know about it, nothing will get changed. Maybe noting will get changed anyway, but if no one asks, it's almost guaranteed it won't.

    Your efforts are appreciated by those who may see a change at some point.
    Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by matt k wheeler View Post
    I will offer this i have a extra room here at my house its about 6 miles from the track and if anyone want to park there travel trailer or something out front by my garage we can run a cord in my garage for power just let me know if i can help anyone out. My house isnt fancy but can take a shower and has a good ac and i have tons of tools if ya break anything we can put in my garage and work on it
    You get an A for effort Mat. First year I went to MF was 2000. 42000 spectators 178 boats. 12 fuel hydros. Got second place. In SE lost to George Olson on a holeshot. Boat count and spectators have dwindled since then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bp298 View Post
    i've attended 3 graduations at cal poly. didn't cost me anything .

    you didn't have to get the caveman room at the madonna. personally, i wouldn't stay in slo if you paid me to. drive around the corner to shell beach, pismo, or AG. granted, there are plenty of people that show up at graduations. but not so much they fill up the whole area.
    Yea, way easier if you live there. My wife did the reservtions but from what she said, the nicer motels clear to Pismo and even over to Morro were booked. She's got higher standards than me though. I've stayed in SLO but I was getting paid and like the town but prefer Shell Beach/Pismo...
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    .....I think people forget that racing is supposed to fun. Losing shouldn't be discouraging it should motivate you work on your pile to make it faster.....

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    This has been happening in Marble Falls since 1992 that I know of. That is the first time that we got gouged staying at a marble falls motel and the reason we didn't return for several years. My wife called the chamber of commerce to complain that of all the races across the country that we had attended this was the only one that charged inflated rates for their rooms. At the time we had to pay for our crews rooms also so it added up. She was told tuff there isn't anything we can do about it. It really sucks when you drive 20 hours to a race get over charged for a room and then get blown out. Too bad, its a nice race site and great crowd.

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