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    Thread: SOWO Security....Another innovation!

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      01-30-2012 12:06 PM #36
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      01-30-2012 05:23 PM #37
      compared to other shows, like H2oI the theft is only a fraction. i think last year it was just petty stuff like valve stem caps, center caps, etc but as Chris said, we think even a little bit is too much. so far no ones wheels have been stolen and no ones car has been s**t on (like other shows) and we hope to keep it that way, haha!

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      01-31-2012 02:12 AM #38


      I went last year for the first time and had a great time, although I wasn't able to drive my Mk1 (wasn't running ) and instead had to ride with a friend who didn't want to stay overnight, so I was only there for Saturday afternoon.

      For those who have pre-registered, when are you supposed to sign-in and such on Friday?

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      01-31-2012 09:25 AM #39
      Quote Originally Posted by Slacker20 View Post
      For those who have pre-registered, when are you supposed to sign-in and such on Friday?
      We will establish the time for early registration and parking and announce it after February 20th.
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      01-31-2012 11:59 AM #40
      Quote Originally Posted by SMOOTH View Post
      Security will be there Friday AND Saturday night

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      01-31-2012 01:15 PM #41
      Quote Originally Posted by 91cabster View Post
      We will establish the time for early registration and parking and announce it after February 20th.

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      02-03-2012 07:22 AM #42
      Quote Originally Posted by 1lojet1281 View Post
      compared to other shows, like H2oI the theft is only a fraction. i think last year it was just petty stuff like valve stem caps, center caps, etc but as Chris said, we think even a little bit is too much. so far no ones wheels have been stolen and no ones car has been s**t on (like other shows) and we hope to keep it that way, haha!
      There was a set of Shmidt TH Lines stolen two years ago IIRC.

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      02-03-2012 08:42 AM #43
      Quote Originally Posted by DUSlider View Post
      There was a set of Shmidt TH Lines stolen two years ago IIRC.
      From what we were told from Authorities the wheels were recovered and it was an insurance scam to start with. Don't know. Don't care. They were recovered.

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      02-03-2012 01:55 PM #44
      Wow, wasn't there tshirts sold to raise money for that guy?

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      02-03-2012 02:24 PM #45
      Quote Originally Posted by DUSlider View Post
      Wow, wasn't there tshirts sold to raise money for that guy?
      Well, the important thing here is that if we're reaching back almost three years to figure out what may or may not have happened to a pair of wheels that wound up right back where they started (with their rightful owner) SOWO is a pretty safe event. That's all that matters!
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      03-02-2012 03:30 AM #46
      I have more trust parking my car anywhere in Helen surrounded by VAG owners than ANY night parked downtown or at the mall... With added security and VAG owners looking out for other VAG owners theft shouldnt be an issue.. If it is, Sleep in your car or buy a Panther.
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      03-03-2012 10:13 AM #47
      Quote Originally Posted by Kuncle20 View Post
      I have more trust parking my car anywhere in Helen surrounded by VAG owners than ANY night parked downtown or at the mall... With added security and VAG owners looking out for other VAG owners theft shouldnt be an issue.. If it is, Sleep in your car or buy a Panther.
      With any show that draws a large crowd there is always the chance that someone could steal. Just remember it is people within our own community that are doing it. That is why the SOWO Staff has stepped their game up to help prevent theft. We all work too hard for what we have to have it taken from us. You won't find this type of security at ANY OTHER SHOW!

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      03-05-2012 01:56 PM #48
      Quote Originally Posted by 91cabster View Post
      From the beginning we wanted SOWO to offer a unique experience for the VAG community. We started with FREE admission and T-shirts/giftbags and thousands of dollars in giveaways. Now we are implementing large scale security measures to minimize theft and damage.

      On Friday night, you will have the opportunity to park at the show site which is gated and will be locked down after everyone has turned in and will be lit by 8-10 generator light arrays from dusk till dawn. We will have security guards overnight and no one will be allowed in until 6:00am Saturday.

      As you know, any large scale event has the potential for theft. Every attempt is being made to provide you with a more secure place for your car. However, we still need you to look out for yourself and each other. If you have something on your car that can be easily removed by an opportunistic ****bag, it can be easily removed by you. Most incidents at VAG events involve wheels and wheel accessories. If you opt not to park in the secure area, do what you should do anyway....wheel locks, put valuable stems/centercaps inside the car.

      We strongly encourage you to go ahead and register and park Friday night, so Saturday morning all you have to do is walk in and wipe down your car. A shuttle will be available to take you to and from your hotel Friday night and Saturday morning.

      As always, we appreciate your enthusiasm and support for SOWO and we look forward to your cooperation in making SOWO 6 the best ever!

      So uhm, all this and it's still Free?? how in the f....
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      03-05-2012 01:58 PM #49
      Quote Originally Posted by dceola View Post
      So uhm, all this and it's still Free?? how in the f....
      Lots of hardwork, volunteers, and of course.......our sponsors. Show them your support by spending the money you didn't use getting into the show.

    15. 03-05-2012 03:41 PM #50
      Quote Originally Posted by SMOOTH View Post
      You won't find this type of security at ANY OTHER SHOW!
      I wish we could
      Oh well, that's why SOWO is my favorite! I'm so pumped its ridiculous.

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      03-05-2012 06:44 PM #51
      this is awesome

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      03-05-2012 07:54 PM #52
      Quote Originally Posted by SMOOTH View Post
      With any show that draws a large crowd there is always the chance that someone could steal. Just remember it is people within our own community that are doing it. That is why the SOWO Staff has stepped their game up to help prevent theft. We all work too hard for what we have to have it taken from us. You won't find this type of security at ANY OTHER SHOW!
      And that Sir is why I will be in attendance!
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      04-04-2012 12:34 PM #53
      if i come in friday night how late can we get in to park and can i set up a canopy over my car?
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      04-04-2012 12:36 PM #54
      Quote Originally Posted by allklrnoflr View Post
      if i come in friday night how late can we get in to park and can i set up a canopy over my car?
      5-11pm

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      04-04-2012 12:41 PM #55
      Quote Originally Posted by SMOOTH View Post
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      04-04-2012 04:55 PM #56
      Quote Originally Posted by 91cabster View Post
      Well, the important thing here is that if we're reaching back almost three years to figure out what may or may not have happened to a pair of wheels that wound up right back where they started (with their rightful owner) SOWO is a pretty safe event. That's all that matters!
      ^^^ this speaks volumes ^^^

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      05-04-2012 06:27 PM #58
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