What is required to become a dealership starting point?
Starting locations let all of their existing customers know about the event. You promote it within your dealership ( Huge 12 x 19 Posters Supplied ), on your website, Facebook and any other social media you currently have access too. Make sure everyone has fun doing it. The rally is open to all makes and model for 2018.
Starting locations are the drivers local entry point into the ride - All drivers who start at your location also exit or end back at your location - Think of the Cannonball as one big loop bringing your local drivers back home to complete.
The purpose behind having other dealerships / businesses involved is to bring awareness to drivers of supportive dealerships / businesses should they ever have break downs in those areas and to let everyone know exactly what the province has to truly offer.
It is a Win-Win for all business owners as it brings great awareness to your location. When other dealerships are involved it also cranks up the number of drivers coming to your door - Many will never have been there nor would they have driven that far without the Cannonball's involvement. Once they see everything your area has to offer - they will be back!
I ask dealers to hand out their own business cards at their location (many put a discount on the back). This is done by merely hanging a box on your front door the day of so people can drive in and grab a business card and move on. Some locations have handed out water. It is always up to you. Some businesses do nothing. Barrie HD on the Cannonball Rides side of things offers a barbecue for riders that start there at day's end.
The day of the rally:
1) Be there approx at 8.30 AM, Drivers will start arriving if not already there.
The rally starts officially at 9 AM and drivers can leave up to 10 AM. Each driver must have pre-registered - its your call if you want last minute arrivals to be included.
Very basic detail required here - drivers name, plate number, email, phone and time they left. Using the registration sheet provided please mark which rally each is entering to complete. Collect from each rider at that time the $5.00 for their patch, and just mark paid on the form. New sheets carbon less duplicates have been created - top copy please mailed to me with funds collected from the patches - these are included in the dealer kit.
2) The 250 Mile rally is the only one offered for vehicles.
During the Ride:
Drivers will be
coming by your location all hours of the day. Most if not all should be done by 3.30 depending on what time they started. ( 10 am start = 4.30 finish)
The Patch Order:
The patches will feature the 250 event. - Some dealers give them away, others charge the drivers for them - your call. These are very nice patches and something every driver will wear with pride.
Upon completion Dealers then tally up the number of patches required and submit their bulk order along with payment and the registration sheets. If you have drivers with passengers - they also qualify to purchase a patch. Anyone sitting and navigating for an extended period of time - deserves it!
The patch order is then shipped to you and each driver is back into your store to pick them up. Perfect time to talk about upgrading ..... :)
Cost To Be Involved:
The dealerships cost is minimal. I supply as a dealer kit posters ( 3) large 12 x 19 four color, Carbon Less registration sheets, 100 + business cards, ( 2) new counter top displays with 3-fold brochures talking too - Service, Accessories and preparing your ride ahead of time prior to tackling any Cannonball Rides Corvette Rallies. Plus 4 over 4 laminated Cannonball Rides License Plate decals which go to the first 50 drivers that show up the day of the event and shipping to you all for $250.00
This should be a great rally that is
nothing more then all about driving. If you would like to become a
starting point dealership in your province please let me know. I build
the rally out around dealership starting points. If I cannot get you
into an existing rally ( your location?) - We will build out a rally for your immediate area. No location is too remote - Remember with the Cannonball Rides Motorcycle Event had two in Yellowknife in June of last year :)
Once your dealership becomes a starting point then we will lock in your position on these rally's for subsequent events. Working together we can grow your location into a Cannonball Rally preferred location.
Please fill in the detail below if you would like more detail or to added to any of the rally routes as a starting point and checkpoint.
Yes - Add my business to this rally
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