On Sunday, November 20, 2016, we hosted our 2nd Year Anniversary Party. Despite the rain, it was an amazing turnout (surprisingly!). If you've been with us before Trackspec even started, you knew our official start date was not even close to November 20. I know the party came a little late this year, thus the rain. BUT WOW, that didn't stop most of you and we were quite honored to have you all here.
I'll start with some facts:
- First day of business: September 29, 2014
- Grand Opening: October 12, 2014 - 156 FB rsvps, 55 interested
- 1 Year Anniversary Party: October 24, 2015 - 318 FB rsvps, 91 interested
- 2 Year Anniversary Party: November 20, 2016 - 369 FB rsvps, 567 interested
- Confirmed cars: 37 Lotus + Golden Gate Lotus Club, 12 NSX, 8 S2000, 10 BMW + BMW of Fremont, Lambos, ACR, Testarossa, GT3RS, 4C, GT4
The day started out dry and we had high hopes it would stay that way. Despite some people cancelling due to the weather, there were A LOT of Lotus. It was a beautiful site.
A lot of NSX and BMW as well!
Inside, we had some cool cars too. Our customers really came through!
At some point, there was just too many people to count.
For our grand opening, our good friends from Konjoe Burger Bar set up shop and grilled delicious sliders and pork belly baos on-site! For our 1-Year, my mom cooked pancit, our good friend, who caters on the side as Mama Su's Kitchen, cooked her famous wings and garlic noodles. We also bought lumpia and menudo from Adobolicious in Fremont. Vegan veggies were provided from Whole Foods. People were amazed with this setup. It's a nice idea but we didn't expect there to be 300 people RSVP. So it became a little bit more work. We had to buy chafing trays to keep the food warm, then had to make sure someone was always standing there to refill the food trays. Then afterwards, the dishes omg. So yeah, with events of this size, it's just better to let the pros handle the food.
This year, another good friend of ours, brought his food truck, Tastee Bytes!! People raved about the pulled pork fries. They also offered this HUGE vegan quinoa bowl. It was amazing. Cookies and Cream also came and it was delicious! Please follow them both on Facebook (Cookies & Cream, Tastee Bytes). We know it's a lot to ask trucks to come to small private events so we are extremely grateful for these guys/gals coming to our event. No dishes, no hassle! :)
GGLC's Drift Trike Autocross
Last year, we bought a pedal drift trike and the Golden Gate Lotus Club designed a mini autocross course for it. It was timed and announced just like a real autocross! Everyone had so much fun that we decided to do it again this year. Again, despite the rain, it was fun!!
Prizes for the Autocross
Toys for Tots
Thanks to everyone who donated toys! If you didn't get a chance to donate at our party, our collection bins will be at our shop until mid-December.
After a couple hours of overcast, the rain started to come down hard and people were getting antsy so we decided to have the raffle an hour early...right after winners for the autocross were announced.
WINNERS MUST BE PRESENT TO COLLECT PRIZES.
How To Get Raffle Tickets
buy tickets for $2 each
If you are donating toys, you can only get up to 6 tickets max (eg Donate 3 toys, get 6 tickets. Donate 4 toys, get 6 tickets). If you donate a toy BEFORE our event, you will get the free raffle tickets but must be present at the party to win. If you still want to support the cause but cannot attend the party, our toy collection boxes will be at our shop until mid-December.
buy a trackspec shirt >> 1 free ticket
buy a trackspec zipup >> 1 free ticket
buy a molecule product >> 1 free ticket
bring a toy to donate to toys for tots >> 2 free tickets
ALL TOYS MUST BE NEW AND UNWRAPPED.
I thought it was going to be pretty hard to top last year's prizes but it wasn't hard at all. With the exception of the GoPro, all of the prizes were 100% donated. Cannot believe the amount of support we've received from other companies and organizations.
It's hard to take photos and videos when you're running around saying hi to everyone and making sure things go smoothly. So HUGE thanks to everyone who contributed below.
This guy!!!! Please go check out his website. Also, he did a blog on our event as well:
Evan Van Sickle
Thank you to all the organizations and companies who have continued to support us! Thank you to our amazing volunteers for helping out: Esther, Jenny, Daphne, Paul, Joseph, Marc, Dennis, and Sean. Thank you to our food trucks Tastee Bytes and Cookies & Cream for coming through. Thank you to DJ Mike Ramos for playing music and announcing winners. Thank you to our family who came all the way from LA and Delano. Thank you to all of our customers who brought their nice "toys" to our shop for everyone to look at. Also, thank you for continuing to support us! We hope you all had fun.
We promise we will plan the party earlier in the year next year so that there is no rain! (hopefully)