This may or may not be relevant ---
My sweetie & I returned a week ago from the national rally in WV & the NW rally in Montana, a 6-week outing. In WV, I spoke with the fellow who is in charge of the 2018 international rally. He told me that the two places he wanted for the rally were Lynden, WA & Redmond, OR, but, as I recall, he said Lynden lacked the facilities necessary for an international rally and Redmond was already booked for the week of the rally. Consequently, he recommended Salem, OR, which was accepted by the AS Board.
Bottomline: Lynden has not gone unnoticed in the AS world.
Alta & Richard, Seattle area --- WBCCI 8873
"Aurum": 2015 Ram 2500 Laramie 4x4 Diesel
"Argentum": 2016 AS FC 27 FB
"BigDog": M Harlequin Great Dane, 150 lb
WL7Z --- NAUI --- WSBA