Vancouver Mortorcycle Show

Discussion in 'Canada' started by Adventure Hammer, Jan 13, 2012.

  1. BCDRZer

    BCDRZer n00b

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    Glad I found this post, two years ago I was given the ADV rate by mistake at The Coast Abbotsford and was offered this rate again this year when booking. They aren't offering the 10$ gift certificate but ARE offering 15% off at the restaurant for Adventure riders. Call the front desk to book as there is nothing on thier website about this. 99 offered for ALL Van Moto attendees and 89 if you mention adventure riders
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  2. Cal

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    Those Victorys always bring a smile to my face..... reminds me of the old TV show The Jettson's
    I always wonder what personality type buys these machines?:D
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  3. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    It boggles my mind that in this day and age that manufacturers still think that a set of rubber tits and a short skirt will increase the sales of their product. The fastest growing demographic in motorcycling are women. The companies are still pandering to the +40 yr. old drooling old men that are slowly giving up riding and buying motorhomes!

    I haven't been to a bike show in the last 10 years and this is one of the reasons why. :1drink
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  4. squonker

    squonker Eat my shorts

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    Because you're dead? :lol3
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  5. Steve G.

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    Perhaps if you realized that those girls are getting paid a very good sum, and were not forced into their task, and they are in fact selling oil, not bikes, may settle your thoughts. There are many things in life that could easily offend me, but I'm afraid I would be backed into a corner of avoiding almost everything life throws at me.
    I'm just thinking out loud what would be the best way to sell a bike to a lady in an advertising campaign?
    Anyways, I'll be there Friday, looking for deals, probably not finding any. Probably give Motovan and Parts Canada guys a rant as I do every year for ripping off the Canadian bike shops.
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  6. Deuce

    Deuce Crazy Canuck

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    Oops! I didn't realize this thread was about last years show. Maybe this year they will have reps (male & female) that actually know something about the product they're selling.

    I am sure the models are getting paid well. That wasn't my point. My point is that companies still believe that 'sex' sells. The same mentality exits in the auto & electronics industry too. I guess I was hoping that guys by now wouldn't fall for this type of advertising and promotion. I appreciate beautiful woman as much as the next guy. I just don't need to be tripping over them when I want to check out the latest bike I might be buying.

    I found that the best way to sell a bike to a woman was treat them as an equal and don't patronize them by trying to flog 'em a scooter. Two of the best riders I know are ladies and can run circles around most of the other guys I ride with. Myself included!

    Give the folks from Motovan a ear full for me too! :1drink
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  7. toowheels

    toowheels on a mission...

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    I'll be at the show again this year and I know what I'm talking about :D AND I actually ride the stuff!

    To top it all off we make our parts HERE and we don't rip ya off for the GL stuff we sell :deal

    I started this thread a few days ago:
    http://advrider.com/forums/showthread.php?t=855079

    Yes indr there is stuff for sale/ on sale

    See ya there?

    Dave
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  8. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    Since we've brought this thread back to life, who's going? I'll be there Sunday. :D
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  9. Rick West

    Rick West Function not Farkles

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    Just a few Surrey girls who need a day time job. The Abbotsford show is so amateur that these girls are a perfect match to the quality of vendors that are there.
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  10. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    Be there on Friday with Fishnbiker and friends, see you all there.
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  11. Steve G.

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    This subject of girls working the show reminds me of a situation a few years ago. I belong to a motorcycle club who display machines for public display. We are paid a very small honorarium to our efforts as a non profit organization, and any income we receive from these efforts are fully disclosed each tax year. It seems that one year a member [no longer a member] took it upon himself to hire 2 aspiring Vancouver actresses on behalf of a misguided club excecutive, with 'minimal' efforts to declare the costs involved. Turns out, they arrive semi clothed, given free entry, and were paid a considerable sum to display their attributes. Needless to say, the shite hit the fan when those in the club with common sense and responsible ethical and financially responsiblity became aware of this silly escapade.
    Of course, a club hiring such professional help and a company hiring such help are distinctly different. Alas, the club does not do such things as this any more.
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  12. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    So that means I have to pay my own way this year?!?! Crap! Just for that I'm not wearing the booty shorts or the halter top!!! :lol3
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  13. panorton

    panorton Charming as F**k

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    :wave Hey Cowgirl. which day are you going? I'll be there sunday morning at the BMOC booth. stop by and say hi. My wife will be there and she's a big fan. She loved your blind date RR.
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  14. Cowgirl

    Cowgirl Cougar on the prowl

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    See you Sunday then!
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  15. xlcc

    xlcc Been here awhile

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    Hope you all have a fun time at the show.I just don't feel like driveing my picup truck that far for one day then turn around and head back home so I'll be ready for work Monday morning.Now if all this snow was'nt here and I could just hop on my bike,you bet,I'd be there!
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  16. OurBC

    OurBC Live to Travel

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    I think the 2012 show was a little biigger and better than the 2013 version.
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  17. Steve G.

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    Yeah, different promoter this year for the first time. Also, the temporary tent area was missing,,,not sure if it's because the whole thing caved in last year from the snow & wind, or if the promoter's rumoured higher floor space rentals scared away vendors.
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