It is quite possible that I will be heading down to Melbourne prior to Tuesday when the other Sydney/Canberra guys do - more details later. Also, I'll be hanging around in Melbourne a day or two extra post-Bathurst to visit relatives/mates (I've lived in Melbourne in '94) which means I won't be heading back to Sydney with you lot either. I'll be abusing the offers of friends for accomodation in Melbourne but will most likely shack up in a hotel/motel in Geelong.
While we're on the subject on the trip, I've got a T-shirt update. I do have emails from everyone, so all advanced orders have been registered. I spoke with my mate last night, discussing sizes in more detail etc, when he mentioned they might be a problem with the difference in size of a S vs an XXXL. While I don't think they would eb a drama with the front chest print, the back print would look very small on an XXXL, if it's made to fit on a S shirt. There are two options here.
1) Make two more screens for the back, so one set of two (blue + white) will suit S-L shirts, whilst the second set will suit XL-XXXL. This option will cost an extra $50 (2 more screens x $25), or a few dollars per shirt. It could be that the $20 per shirt will cover this extra, it really depends on how many we sell. Current advance orders will not cover costs at this stage. If we do sell all the shirts (after freebies to Felicity, Geoff and David - I think we should also send one to John for all his efforts, even if he isn't gonig to be there?) we will most definitely cover costs, with extra to donate to fordforums.com.
2) Make the back print all white (or all blue?) and have one screen for the S-L shirts, and one for XL-XXXL. This would mean no changes to costs as they currently are, but won't look as good (being one colour).
I'm waiting to hear back from him again today.
For those wondering what is happening now that the Herrod tour is off - the BBQ has stayed on the shirt back, so we should probably do a BBQ after the go-karts, then after we're suitably fed, hit the pub and mull over our go-kart performance, and the practise/qualifying from Bathurst that day.
That's all I can think of for now, more later.
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