The food trucks were frustrating - but at least there were three, it wasn't everyone lined up at a single one. In retrospect, having 4-5 may have been better, what with ~350 people or so there. The extremely humid weather didn't help, either - my wife was anxious enough to go back to the hotel for a shower and A/C that she drove my Elise while I was still eating my sandwich! I never had a chance for ice cream, of course. I had hoped to see some of the other stuff at the park, but it was just too uncomfortable. I can't really blame them for that. At least it wasn't the week before, when it was all thunderstorms, and we were lucky to miss the storm when we did.
Speaking of food, the Friday reception had a really great food setup and there were no problems at the Saturday banquet. I can't speak for Sunday since I wasn't there! Oh, and not handing out awards during the banquet was a good idea since it still went really long.
Being rushed to get on the field was probably partly due to the photography setup. The goal was to get a photo of every single car and owner. Despite this, there was still a missing photo during the awards. When we tried this at LOG33, we shot the cars when they were actually parked. We missed a few and didn't have the people in them, but it was easier for the attendees. We also did 3/4 views, which I preferred over the side shots at LOG36 - a lot of the cars look the same from the side! Still, the process went smoother than I expected it to.
Re: the crowd - well, this is an event for Lotus people, not a PR
event. Besides, in this regard, this LOG was actually better than others, since the concours was in a public area, not somewhere private. I heard someone else suggest finding local non-Lotus volunteers, but seems a little tricky. I suppose you could set up a sign at a C&C or similar car event?
Oh, and my understanding is that the Elige talk was canceled because the speaker wasn't able to make it to LOG - unfortunate but not the organizer's fault.