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      04-18-2010 09:15 PM #26
      Quote, originally posted by joefrompa »
      the kid at the front gate was an idiot
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      exhibition is not the ****ing show field.

      Alright. And your point is? He just wanted to park next to the show.

    2. 04-19-2010 07:53 AM #27
      Ok maybe it wasnt as bad as I thought. Went to Honda Day yesterday at ATCO. Talk about f'n chaos. Cars were parked in different directions, hardly any good looking clean cars, and some were even mixed in with the drag cars. Basically what you see in the streets is what you got. The people...forget about it. More ignorant fuks then you can imagine. Not to mention the place was sold out. You could barely even walk. I would pay the 20. to get into SNG anyday over paying it for yesterday. I didnt enjoy it one bit and it want b/c it was hondas.

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      04-19-2010 12:20 PM #28
      Quote, originally posted by SHaVedGTi »
      Ok maybe it wasnt as bad as I thought. Went to Honda Day yesterday at ATCO. Talk about f'n chaos. Cars were parked in different directions, hardly any good looking clean cars, and some were even mixed in with the drag cars. Basically what you see in the streets is what you got. The people...forget about it. More ignorant fuks then you can imagine. Not to mention the place was sold out. You could barely even walk. I would pay the 20. to get into SNG anyday over paying it for yesterday. I didnt enjoy it one bit and it want b/c it was hondas.

      and i bet the music was louder...
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    4. 04-20-2010 11:15 AM #29
      Every other car had something different playing

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      04-12-2012 02:50 PM #30
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      04-12-2012 03:16 PM #31
      Ive been going for at least 10 years , i enjoy this show... its the first one of the season, the vendor area has some nice little bits for older cars, cooler weather makes for some impressive passes on the 1/4 mile, and the weather is usually pretty decent for a day out.

      Could the gate be less $$$ money- sure
      could the cars use a little more variety- sure
      could the music be a little quieter- sure....

      but honestly its a car show and all of this comes w/ the territory... if you want free then go to a local gtg... if you want variety go to the international auto show or dare to do something different ... you want quiet music put on headphone... otherwise go out and enjoy yourselves
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      04-12-2012 03:32 PM #32
      I love it, I go to both shows (fall and spring) have no complaints, love to buy my mk2 parts.. Not as packed as waterfest.. Good season starter and season ender.. I love vws, can't complain ...
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    8. 04-12-2012 05:15 PM #33
      You guys are nuts the this is the best show around but im also into aircooled so i dont like waterfest

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      04-12-2012 05:37 PM #34
      nothing else to do on sundays and i get to hangout with friends i dont see often along with seeing vw's , i like the show but it is a little on the expensive side haha
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      04-16-2012 08:42 AM #35
      i had a serious problem with the price. not because it was too expensive for myself, but because the official website had different prices. i brought my son and his friend who are 13 and 14. it should not be that expensive for spectators (especially ones who can't even drive).

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      04-16-2012 09:30 AM #36
      ^thats a big reason why I stayed home !

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      04-16-2012 09:37 AM #37
      Quote Originally Posted by Joel Goodson View Post
      Would be nice to have the cars judged by people who know what they are looking at as well. I dont even know how many times I got the "wtf are you talking about" face from my judge. He was pretty clueless.
      I honestly think the problem with the show is German Squad.
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      Quote, originally posted by Joel Goodson »
      I honestly think the problem with the show is German Squad.

      this.
      I've been around the vw scene in the tristate area for almost 20 years......
      About 10 years ago, I don't recall if it was issues within the Central Jersey club, or issues with the promoters/track, or if it was just the progression of things with so many more water cooled cars attending the show...the german squad started judging the show.
      and it's all been down hill from there...
      Not to mention that the O.G. members of the germansquad who were actually decent guys either left the club due to drama or were asked to leave over the years....
      the last few years has seen the return of the Central Jersey judges at least for the aircooled cars..... (If you think the Squad is clueless about watercooled cars, they are brain dead when it comes to aircooled)
      In walking around this show I overheard constant foul mouthed people yelling at each other, I saw people smoking weed, obnoxious music blaring from cars all day, as well as the dj booth, public drinking & intoxication, a fight, and other crap.....
      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....
      I'm sure this would hold some weight IF German Squad still had anything what so ever to do with this show.. But, considering they have been officially finished with it since spring show n go last year.

      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...

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      04-16-2012 08:54 PM #38
      Quote Originally Posted by ramon. View Post
      I'm sure this would hold some weight IF German Squad still had anything what so ever to do with this show.. But, considering they have been officially finished with it since spring show n go last year.

      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.
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      04-17-2012 11:01 AM #39
      i read online somewhere that admission was 15 but when i got to the gate and the guy said 20 i was like wtf....and it sucked like usual...

    15. 04-20-2012 03:07 PM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by otto bahn View Post
      Quote, originally posted by Joel Goodson »
      I honestly think the problem with the show is German Squad.

      this.
      I've been around the vw scene in the tristate area for almost 20 years......
      About 10 years ago, I don't recall if it was issues within the Central Jersey club, or issues with the promoters/track, or if it was just the progression of things with so many more water cooled cars attending the show...the german squad started judging the show.
      and it's all been down hill from there...
      Not to mention that the O.G. members of the germansquad who were actually decent guys either left the club due to drama or were asked to leave over the years....
      the last few years has seen the return of the Central Jersey judges at least for the aircooled cars..... (If you think the Squad is clueless about watercooled cars, they are brain dead when it comes to aircooled)
      In walking around this show I overheard constant foul mouthed people yelling at each other, I saw people smoking weed, obnoxious music blaring from cars all day, as well as the dj booth, public drinking & intoxication, a fight, and other crap.....
      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....
      especially this! "In walking around this show I overheard constant foul mouthed people yelling at each other, I saw people smoking weed, obnoxious music blaring from cars all day, as well as the dj booth, public drinking & intoxication, a fight, and other crap.....

      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...."

    16. 05-27-2012 11:09 PM #41
      i think it was well worth . enjoy it .
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      05-31-2012 11:22 PM #42
      I went didn't really care for that much. I'm glad I didn't bring my nephew that likes cars. Also I found out the VW community doesn't car about having a car built for auto-x and actual racing seemed more about airbags, subs, & tint.

    18. 06-22-2012 01:26 PM #43
      it is so expensive

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      07-24-2012 11:29 AM #44
      Quote Originally Posted by ramon. View Post
      I'm sure this would hold some weight IF German Squad still had anything what so ever to do with this show.. But, considering they have been officially finished with it since spring show n go last year.

      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.

      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...

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      04-14-2013 02:22 PM #45
      this is why i'm not there.....
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      04-14-2013 09:53 PM #46
      Toooooo many VW classes, no Audi classes, passat CC class, REALLYYYY?!? And no TT class, wtf

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      04-14-2013 10:20 PM #47
      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.

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      04-15-2013 08:42 AM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by Krylon Monster View Post
      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.

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      04-15-2013 11:41 AM #49
      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.

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      04-15-2013 05:37 PM #50
      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
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