Im leaving Thursday afternoon, I have a cabin from Friday morning to Sunday night
My Gti proggresion thread
I've been considering a trip down for this. It will be my first time. I'm a tad confused. I understand admission is free. And I saw something about onsite registration as well as online registration. Online registration just takes info and says, "THANKS." But I don't understand what the onsite registration is for.
Is there a car show with classes or is it a best of show? Is there an entry fee to show? My car's no longer show-worthy. But I still show it to support the cause and get a good parking spot. Is SOWO that kind of show? Or do people just show up and park? Please help a SOWO-Virgin with a little clarity.
So no cost to enter the car show? If all entry fees are $0, then I guess the event relies upon concession/souvenir sales for funding. That's kind of cool. This will be the first time I've been to such a show if that's the case.
You've got it right! Absolutely FREE! All of the expenses of putting on SoWo are paid by Vendor's. We don't make a single dime of profit. It's all for the love of VW's and to bring enthusiasts a unique experience unlike any other VW event in the U.S.
There are awards but no judging. We do people's choice and there are more but we're finalizing what they'll be this year so i can't really say anything else just yet.
Pre-registration is just so we can get an approximate number of how many cars to expect. We passed the 1400 mark in FEBRUARY. We normally double what pre-registration is so this year is mostly likely going to be absolutely awesome. This is also the first year hotels have been booked solid. As in, they aren't even holding a couple room for walk-ins. They're actually having to turn people away.
Pre-registration also gets you a free 8380 t-shirt and a bag of goodies. You don't have to register if you don't want to, you'll still be able to park with the masses.