To sum things up, this year felt a little different in Houston to be completely honest. We had heard a lot about the scene out there changing for the worse because of a few bad apples and I couldn’t help but think how we can use our influence as a brand to help shape things into the right direction.
As an entity, I feel that we should reinvest more of our efforts into the city, and really further develop existing and new relationships with anyone who is willing to listen. If lack of leadership is the determined cause for a lackluster community, then we are willing to step up to the plate and alter its course. How do we actually go about this and make words into action? It starts with engagement. We want the people of Houston and the state of Texas know that we are willing to not only listen, but consider their opinions and implement them.
I know this all sounds very vague, but it begins with recognizing that there’s an issue so we can make plans moving forward. Perhaps we need to look within ourselves and see what we can improve on internally. To make things perfectly clear, we still had a great time and those involved at our event and pre-meet were most gracious in welcoming the team to their home. I’m talking about the bigger picture and how we can improve the general scene in Houston, so that not only Wekfest, but the car community as a whole reap its benefits.
If all of this resonates with you, please feel free to drop me a line by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org. We are always open to conversation, critique, feedback, whatever it may be, but it starts with taking the first step.