I don't see not going as "boycotting" the event- it won't matter if some of the participants from past years don't show; with the coverage and promotion with major sponsors involved, it has become a kind of "must do" deal to attend- I'm sure it will continue to draw a crowd. I'm glad I went last year to experience what is a unique event ( even with a few "bumps in the road"). Nothing's ever the same as the "first time"- this year will just be the first time for a different crowd. They've hit on something really big with this thing, and no matter how many screw-ups occurred last year, it's a lot of work and politics to pull it off. I believe Mel truly started this with his love of traditional hot rodding and racing in mind and it took off like wildfire. ( Too bad he couldn't have re-scheduled that hurricane!) Success will determine the course of events now; it's not just an idea discussed over a few beers in the backyard anymore.