May 12, 2013 10:53 AM
Some suggestions to the technology gap
I'm sorry but how do these people function in today's world? I'm not over the hill by any means but I got in trouble in high school in 1975 for sending messages via a dial-up modem to a rival school. All the advertising for the show should refer folks to a website to preregistration. If they can get that far then they should be able to type in some basic info instead of giving them an out of printing a PDF file to fill out and mail in a check since they probably do not use Paypal or are afraid to type in credit card info into a secure site. Nonetheless there are going to people that flat out refuse to go on-line. Ok - they can fill out a paper form (from Mustang Times or with their renewal notice) and mail in a check or money or whatever. These manual forms will need to be entered on-line and everyone that preregisters will receive an email confirmation and entry pass. Of course there will be folks that do not have email so they will have to be mailed back their confirmation. Having a preregistration cutoff of at least one month before the events should allow enough time to get everyone into the system. Maybe the on-line registrants can be give small discount since that cuts out all this manual data entry. Anyone that registers late or waits until the event weekend or forgets their confirmation pass can wait in the back of the line. Once folks arriving are checked in at various check points (hotels in the area or in the parking lot of the speedway) they will get a windshield car identifying they have been checked in and they are good to go and can enter the show area to pickup any pre-ordered merchandise. Of course none of this can happen until the registration forms are on-line and ready to go.
Originally Posted by FastDad