Here we are again after yet another week flying by on the IMM countdown. April 30th is an important date in the countdown to IMM 2017 in Westport. Why is this so? Two simple things:
- ALL ticket sales will close on the website.
- The final date for submission of materials for the event brochure.
Ticket sales are still strong and we will be closing them permanently at 23.30 on April 30th. You will no longer be able to purchase tickets from the official website. From time to time, some tickets appear for sale on the event Facebook page so you may be able to find some there. So if you have been holding off from making the purchase, or know someone that hasn’t made their purchase be sure to remind them.
Remember, this is a TICKET ONLY event. You will not be admitted to the event if you turn up without your ticket.
We have had lots of queries on purchasing tickets for the Sunday of IMM. Entry can only be paid for at the gates on the Sunday of the event. Tickets for Sunday are NOT AVAILABLE ONLINE for purchase.
To access the site on the Sunday for the Sunday Show or just as a visitor, you must pay at the gate for entry. Payment will be accepted by CASH ONLY. Gates open at 12 noon.
- Sunday Show Car + Driver = €20
- Sunday Passenger/Walk in = €10
- Under height of classic Mini = Free
(Only cars entered for the Sunday Show are permitted on site. You will be permitted to enter from 10am to facilitate setup of your car for display)
ALL OTHER VEHICLES must be parked off site at the various town car-parks. Access to the site is pedestrian only.
Mini Sport Click and Collect
Yesterday saw our official sponsor launch their click and collect service for IMM 2017. This will allow you to avail of free delivery on any parts you wish to purchase from them on their website. Visit them here to avail of their service.
IMM 2017 Events and Entertainment
Aidan has been working hard getting together the final program of events for you all at the IMM. He is polishing off the final draft and we will have it during the following week for your perusal. This will have its own dedicated blog post.
The Event Program
As I previously mentioned, the final date for submission of advertisements and materials for the program is April 30th, before it is sent off for printing. If you are interested in taking an advertisement please contact Jocelyn at email@example.com
The final program will be part of your welcome bags and will contain all of the information you need to enter events etc. It will also hold the contact details of important agencies and people involved in the event. Also part of the program is the site map.
A clarification in relation to camping areas and campervan areas displayed on the map. If you are bringing a campervan or caravan you will be directed to park it in one of the designated campervan areas which are all hard ground areas. Currently you will not be able to set up next to the people in tents. This is due to the unpredictability of the weather at this point in time for the event. We will continually review this situation on the lead up to the event and inform you accordingly.
Meetings and Planning
Last weekend saw another major planning meeting for the IMM. A modest 4 hour meeting saw the Team discuss all aspects of the event.
From facilities to finances and traders to tents, all aspects of the event were discussed. Your welcome bags are well on the way with delivery of t-shirts and rally plaques expected in the near future. Darren and Germaine are working to get your welcome bags full of lots of little bits and pieces. Some looked as if they were recovering form a tough night the night before, although he may just not be as photogenic as the rest of us…
While there are lots of serious faces in the photos above, have no doubt that we are looking to make this IMM one of the best in entertainment terms for everyone that attends! A testament to this are the amount of requests that are coming through from various people and clubs attending, that are interested in putting on displays and shows all over the site, that we hadn’t officially planned for at the outset of planning the event. Its great to see so many from all over the IMM community looking to get involved to make it a memorable event.
Portugal 2018 & more
Luis and his team in Portugal will be over promoting next years event in Westport, so make sure to seek them out on IMM site and drop in for a chat and a ticket. No doubt their plans are coming together and they would love to have your support.
Mindaugas from Mini Club Lithuania has made contact with our team, in order to help promote a special announcement he hopes to make at the Presidents meeting in Westport. Make sure to keep your ears to the ground for this one.
A huge word of thanks to all those people and clubs that have filled in the online survey and sent it back to us. We have hundreds of replies and they are helping as we finalise the site. If you have not submitted a survey, please try and get it to us as soon as possible.
IMPORTANT: You should all have received your tickets for the event.
When you made your purchase, they should have been emailed automatically to you once the payment went through. If you have not received this email you need to make contact with us straight away. If you arrive to the gates of the venue for event registration without your tickets, you will be delayed during entry.
As this is an Eventbrite ticketed event, you can use their IOS or Android App for you ticket, and we can scan it from there also.
Event Registration and Entry
We will have teams of registration people for the cars as they enter and will move the process along as quick as possible.
You will have your tickets scanned, wristbands affixed to all attendees, and food vouchers delivered during this process. Remember, you WILL NOT RECEIVE a welcome bag DURING REGISTRATION. The bag can be picked up near the traders area at times throughout the event.
As always you can contact us here on the website at the following email addresses:
Ticket Sales: firstname.lastname@example.org
General Queries: email@example.com
Contact us also at the IMM Facebook Page if you have queries and we will get you in touch with the relevant person
As always guys and gals, keep an eye out for updates on Facebook and our next blog post for the Events List.
The IMM Team