Quote Originally Posted by robnye
It is and always be a private party which happens to drop over 4 million dollars into the local economy.
I figure (and have most of the receipts to prove it) that my wife and I spent about $2000 this past week on expenses and purchases directly related to the rally. Of that, about 50% went to vendors that (less their expenses) took the money home. So, I am the average age and income of a BMW owner and say I spent the average amount per person. There were 8000 attendees.
8000 x $500 = $4,000,000
Damn, your figures are right on! How did you know?