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December 7th (morning) event for Car Audio Tournament of Champions" (CATOC")
Posted by DaveRitter on 11-20-2013 05:20 PM:

Please read this post carefully before opening the link for the flier (shown below)! Car Audio Tournament of Champions" (CATOC") being hosted at the same time as Cars and Coffee on Saturday morning, December 7th, 2013 at The Shops at Gainey Village in Scottsdale, Arizona. (This does not conflict with the MECA event that was posted on their calendar after our event was first posted on ours.) CATOC" appreciates the privilege to be a part of this, so we take the etiquette of Cars and Coffee very, very seriously! This is a first class event worthy of first class behavior from CATOC" competitors, friends and family. Cars and Coffee organizers only allow us to accept pre-registrations for this event the show (via PayPal); please contact Dave Ritter at [email]dave@catoc-cca.com[/email] for details. Pre-registrations are on a first come, first serve basis with only 15 spots available! Pre-registrations will be taken UNTIL ALL 15 competitor spots are filled, OR December 4th, whichever comes first. IMPORTANT! Please check the flier at [url=http://www.catoc-cca.com/car-and-coffee-in-december.html]Car and Coffee in December[/url] Some information on the flier has now changed! We are signing up competitors asking them a preference of judging times. The earliest available judging time is 8:30 a.m.. Sound system evaluation is done every 20 minutes, so the next appointment time is 8:50 a.m., and so on, until 1:00 p.m.. If you are only competing in the sound quality evaluation, that process takes approximately 12-15 minutes. Only three vehicles per hour will be judged to prevent judges listener fatigue. The 7:00 a.m. roll in time applies IF you are planning to also display your vehicle for the duration of the event or if you want "a choice" parking spot. Cars and Coffee does not allow anyone to set up vendor tents or sell products on site  no exceptions. This group gets there early, so parking spots will be at a premium. Last month there were approximately 350 (really, really nice) cars by conservative estimate. Sound system auditions are to be conducted with doors closed, windows up, and sunroof/moonroof closed. This is not a street bass event, so no system booming of any kind will be tolerated. Please contact Dave Ritter at [email]dave@catoc-cca.com[/email] with any questions that you may have. We look forward to seeing you there!

December 7th Scottsdale CATOC
Posted by DaveRitter on 12-05-2013 08:45 PM:

I just got a call from the folks who organize the Cars and Coffee event in Scottsdale. Apparently, the contact person with whom I had been in corresponding was NOT the person authorized to make decisions on their end regarding our participation in this event. So unfortunately, the CATOC event will not happen because of the misunderstanding. The good news is that the two gentlemen to whom I spoke were understanding of the dilemma and offered the opportunity for discussion regarding our possible participation in their large annual event in March. There are a lot of details to discuss, and those discussions will begin after the first of the year. I am posting this for any and all of you who were thinking of coming out specifically for a car audio contest, please know that a last minute change had to be made to maintain the integrity and the core value of Cars and Coffee. Candidly, they were caught off guard, and their call to me caught me by surprise. The bottom line is that I have the utmost respect for Cars and Coffee and I am not going to do anything to compromise a potentially very good relationship with them.