^thats a big reason why I stayed home !
There is a new club doing the show, and they are trying their best to bring it back. People dont realize how much work go into running a show of that size until they have something to do with the show.
Don't be in such a hurry to condemn a person because they don't do what you do, or think as you think. There was a time when you didn't know what you know today...
this is supposed to be a family environment
This show needs to be Un-Ghetto-fied if it's ever going to see it's original glory...."
you took the words right out of my mouth...thanks, Ramon!!!!
can't please everyone, and even if we did, NO ONE LISTENS TO THE PEOPLE WHO WORK THE SHOW!!!
good example: cars getting classed. if you're showing, before you get to the show area you're given a placard of where to park so you can be judged according to (yes, even i tend to shudder at the fact that there are 50+ classes, but it's the same for Waterfest - this is another story) your model, level of modes, etc. Let's assume you're classed properly at the gate, but there are some cool guys that "yes" the folks classing the cars to death, but then go and park your car somewhere else (most likely with your other cool friends), then you end up not getting judged and get angry that you didn't get judged and blame the show, when in fact YOU DIDN'T LISTEN.
it's a small, local show, yes I agree. but if it wasn't for this, some of the locals (and I mean NY/NJ by locals - more NJ) appreciate that there is such a show, catered to VW's & Audi's, without driving H2Oi miles, we'd have nothing...i'm just sayin'...
if anyone that feels this show isn't handled well, step up and walk up to the club that runs the Watercooled show and offer your assistance? if you help out and work the show, AND you still think it's trash, then by all means continue with the 'Tex mentality of pouring out the haterade...
just my 2 cents...
a bad day in a Volkswagen, is better than a good day in a Honda...
MKII Alpine White GTi 2.0/1 16V (in the works)
MKVI PGM 2.0L 6MT TDi Wagon (daily driver)
I am just glad that a venue still cares enough to host an all VW/Audi event TWO times a year! And that the venue is close to home and they offer a place to race, show off if that interests you or a chance to find something you may need for your car or to pick up something small with a VW logo on it.
Can the price be lower? Of course. But honestly...look at the overhead. Raceway Park pays somewhere north of $400k a year just in property tax! For your money, you get a day out in the sun looking at cars, a level of entertainment in the racing and a place to hang out with like minded people for the day. What does a ticket cost to go to a hockey game? Try buying 2 tickets to a football game for the day? Even a minor league game is $14 a person. I really can not see the argument of spending $20 to get into a venue for a day. Here is something to think about...why don't you guys spend an extra $5 more and RACE TROPHY CLASS! See how bad ass your parking lot champ is and you can park it right next to the show field when you do not want to race. Has anyone tried that lately?
Of course with a large open area you will have drunk morons (happens during any sporting event and not every single one can be escorted out) and people that give you a bad impression of the hobby. But you passed by what, 5000 different people today and the 3 morons with a joint are what will push you away?
In case you have not noticed, the VW hobby is a VERY SMALL NICHE market. There are only so many cars, fans and events to go around. With out the support of each other wether it be air-cooled, water cooled, show, race, swap....there will be nowhere to go to share a common bond with friends. It is something that needs your support to stay alive. If 100 people read this and don't show up next time, then the event is smaller and weaker. Now....the people attending THAT show may not show up because it is not as big or people bad mouth it. So next time around, there is even LESS people. And less. And less. Next thing you know, no more events because of the trickle down affect. Can't let that happen.
As far as the same car, same wheels, and 14 red jettas with BBS wheels and an exhaust tip....why dont YOU do something different.?!?!! Make YOUR car stand out. Try something that no one or not many people have done. Make it unique and custom, not just a bolt on special. There is no progression without going outside the box.
Me and a few friends went yesterday it was a good time my gf showed her car and won 3rd.
We just decided to show for another 15$. The only thing I could say is we were pretty far away and could still barely hear talking to people. Music was a bit much not gunna lie.
Good show but gotta agree with dmitry88 We really need 30 beetle classes and a different class for jetta and gti's? Than only 2 audi classes. Not fair if a early audi Tt has to go against a r8.
Also judges should take points off for air ride. Not hard to drive at almost stock ride height. Drive at your show height that's a real challenge
Last edited by schizzy; 04-15-2013 at 05:40 PM.
had a good time , i almost had a heart attack when i was told at the gate how much it was to show, with those prices i dont think im ever showing again lol literally myself and a couple others from ny were the last ones to leave hahah