This is definitely one of the best shows in the area. So much growth just in one year.
I think you may have traffic issues to deal with next year getting people in, since the line was so long, to keep through-traffic flowing... like keeping all show-bound cars off to the right, but thats an easy fix.
I could have done without the over-zealous guys trying to wreck their own cars and/or someone elses before they even got to the show... had to do a serious brake check to avoid hitting one. Everyones proud of their rides and often put a lot of time and money into them, and the rest are daily drivers people need to get to work in the next morning, so its bad form to risk yours and everyone elses being too crazy.
I'd really like to see more parts vendors... was really disappointed to see there was only one this year, after only 3 last year. I expected there would be more this year, not fewer... but i know thats not on you guys running the show. Theres a big marketing opportunity here folks.... tons of customers all in one spot, getting psyched with fresh ideas and looking to kick their rides up another notch. Get rid of your old parts, and make money for new parts for your own ride...
I think having only 1 vendor is a refreshing thing, not a detraction. More focus on the cars and people and a festival atmosphere. Its chill. Look at Waterfest for what can happen when vendors go wild lol.
Last edited by CWMotorSportMkV; 05-06-2012 at 11:40 PM.
hosted an unbelieveable show, even better than last year. cars there were great, people there were great, staff did a awesome job as well. Nice work guys, hopefully next year people can keep there heavy feet and soft rubber tires from spinning like a bunch of children
1st time for me coming to this event. I loved that it was on the grass and very relaxed feel. Some very nice cars and some I've never seen before. My boy John took home a quarter of a wheel. Got to chat with some peeps I haven't seen since last year. All around it was Aces. Good job to the staff.
I'm an Artist and VWs are my canvas.
Shout out to this awesome rabbit on borbet type b's. Thought it was funny the owner responded with "it's a secret" when i asked how'd u get those on. Donno, should i let the secret out of the bag?
Haven't made it to a Waterfest yet myself, so i don't know how that situation is, but i think there's a happy middle ground in there somewhere. I wouldn't want to see tons of business type vendors in there, but a decent selection of private individuals selling their extra parts.... like an auto tag sale would be nice. Those of us with classic rides find it much harder to locate parts than the guys with newer rides, so genre specific "swap" vendors become very useful to us. Bug-A-Fair in Terryville CT does a great job of mixing the two every year. I get to enjoy the great cars, and maybe find a great part or two to make my car a little better and/or keep it running.
I want to give a big thanks to all that came out, all the vendors and to the staff that help to make this possible. I am glad that the weather was in our favor and people enjoyed themselves. We already started coming up with ideas to improve the traffic situation for next year and to all the people that enjoy dumb ricer burnouts- there will be a burn out pit for just that so people are not standing at the road.
Another heads up for me is not to let staff to get wasted. A drink or 2 is one thing, but some people took it to far IMO and will not be asked to help again. Every year there are lessons learned to make the following year better.
The venue wants to make money as well...I bought a few drinks and was responsible, even tipped the ladies...everyone wins imo...rather have that then get a ticket for drinking some in a solo cup like at state parks were most shows/meets are held....
Burnout box would be cool too...people are gonna do it no matter what (or so it seems these days)...might as well give them a controlled environment to do so in...versus all the people who act like they would never think of such a thing...lots of "well behaved euro guys" were participating...and the crowd was large enough to suggest that in fact...most people love a good burnout...
Last edited by CTCORRADOKID; 05-08-2012 at 11:37 AM.
I had a great time. Other then the already mention items (staff wasted, and traffic issues) it was a great show.
Oh and to the guy in the bagged grey MKV on the same Land Rover HSE wheels as my Focus, IDK if you heard me, but I was just busting balls when I said as we were pulling in that I had the same rear fitment as you and I'm static, and own a Ford. Car looked good.
No, I dont drive a VW. Yes my car thinks its euro...