First off I want to say that I had a great time at the Pileup this year. The Czars did a great job. I thought the show was well organized and executed. The towns seemed to welcome the car show and everyone was very accommodating. So my actual suggestions are for the pre/post parties in Clinton. I was there both Friday and Saturday night. The setting of the town center is perfect for this venue. The problem is there is only one bar in the square and you could not bring alcohol out of the little patio. Why not turn this into more of a block party? The square was easily blocked off. So have some vendors come down, set up a beer tent, have bands play outside on that great stage in the middle of the square. Have the VFW, boy scouts, High Schools, etc have booths selling food, drinks. You could even charge $5 to get into the square. Sorrento's could sell pizza, Breakers could sell food/drinks. Snappers could also have a beer tub outside the bar. There are a lot of great opportunities for other businesses in Clinton to benefit from the show. I'm sure the logistics of making this happen is easier said than done. I live in Milwaukee and we have events similar to my suggestion all the time. Any excuse to drink outside and Milwaukee is for it I believe that the pre/post parties could turn into a great event. Maybe it was kept smaller because it was the first year and they didn't know what to expect? I really would like to see that little area prosper, it could be so cool. So my intentions are not to bash what the party was, but to help improve it for next year!