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    Thread: Staggered 2012. May 6th, Somers CT

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      05-06-2012 10:53 PM #141
      Quote Originally Posted by Canimuff View Post
      hey you
      hey! thank you!

      who are you? i dont know the canimuff username. wish i had the sideskirts on to cover those terrible rocker panels.
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      05-06-2012 11:06 PM #142
      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...

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      05-06-2012 11:20 PM #143
      Quote Originally Posted by HavokRuels View Post
      Loved this car.

      Totally agree... this was one of my favorites too. Nice job.

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      05-06-2012 11:36 PM #144
      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.
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      05-06-2012 11:44 PM #145
      Quote Originally Posted by KyleCrish View Post
      hey! thank you!

      who are you? i dont know the canimuff username. wish i had the sideskirts on to cover those terrible rocker panels.
      Tom's friend! Its ok car still looks A+

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      05-07-2012 12:28 AM #146
      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
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      05-07-2012 01:50 AM #147
      by the way...that DJ was AWESOME.

      im glad i didnt have to hear a constant barrage of ****ty dubstep and actually heard some REAL music. i know most of the beastie boy stuff was done out of respect for MCA, but it was refreshing to hear.

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      05-07-2012 04:34 AM #148
      glad i made it.
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      05-07-2012 07:02 AM #149
      Great show!!! had to leave early and when i came back it was burnouts, cops, and fighting, then everyone left. WTF!!!

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      05-07-2012 08:53 AM #150
      Awesome show. I wish more were like this

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      05-07-2012 09:00 AM #151
      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.
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      05-07-2012 09:44 AM #152

      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?
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      05-07-2012 08:12 PM #153
      Quote Originally Posted by CWMotorSportMkV View Post
      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.
      Yeah... i get that too. When it becomes too commercialized it spoils it.
      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.

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      05-07-2012 08:48 PM #154
      Quote Originally Posted by ShadowWabbit View Post

      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?
      meh dont let it bother you also its a gti and hes a wheel whore like in the truest sense of the word he has unopened boxes of wheels in his basement and garage with type a's and lots of cool ass wheels

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      05-07-2012 10:22 PM #155
      Quote Originally Posted by ShadowWabbit View Post
      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?
      If it's any consolation, he goes by the name "mr. sarcastic"
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      05-07-2012 10:25 PM #156
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      meh dont let it bother you also its a gti and hes a wheel whore like in the truest sense of the word he has unopened boxes of wheels in his basement and garage with type a's and lots of cool ass wheels
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      05-07-2012 10:26 PM #157
      Show was amazing...best atmosphere of a show so far this year. Already can't wait for next year, thanks for a great time .

    18. 05-07-2012 10:27 PM #158
      Even worse, it was my wife you were talking to. I was busy changing the little one, so I didn't have a minute right then to talk. they have 205/40's and I used wobble bolts to mount them. The front calipers needed a little grinding to clear, lots of camber.

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      05-07-2012 10:43 PM #160
      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      Even worse, it was my wife you were talking to. I was busy changing the little one, so I didn't have a minute right then to talk. they have 205/40's and I used wobble bolts to mount them. The front calipers needed a little grinding to clear, lots of camber.
      i was way into those things. i was the guys who asked you if you bought them from craigslist lol. refreshing look dude

    21. 05-07-2012 11:07 PM #161
      Thanks dude.

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      anyone have any pics of that sweet aba Fox? lol

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      05-08-2012 08:40 AM #163
      Quote Originally Posted by mr sarcastic View Post
      Even worse, it was my wife you were talking to. I was busy changing the little one, so I didn't have a minute right then to talk. they have 205/40's and I used wobble bolts to mount them. The front calipers needed a little grinding to clear, lots of camber.
      I figured it was a wife/gir friend but i didnt wanna question it, there are to many awesome wemon owned n built cars now.
      But the calipers needed gridning really? I figured the wheel would of needed a few mm shaved off since these have a 13 or 18 offset.
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      05-08-2012 08:56 AM #164
      Staggered was amazing!
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      05-08-2012 10:00 AM #165
      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.

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      05-08-2012 10:04 AM #166
      Quote Originally Posted by Mylch View Post
      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.
      just a heads up, you might want to tell all of your staff not to encourage it at all. as i was leaving they were saying do it in the road. im assuming that meant rather than in the driveway, but still..

      either way, amazing show. ill be back next year.
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      05-08-2012 10:22 AM #167
      Quote Originally Posted by KyleCrish View Post
      just a heads up, you might want to tell all of your staff not to encourage it at all. as i was leaving they were saying do it in the road. im assuming that meant rather than in the driveway, but still..

      either way, amazing show. ill be back next year.
      The big thing was people burning out INTO the road, if they only did it at the parking lot end of the driveway that would of been safer, or if they did it once they were on the road then its not our problem- they're the ones breaking the law.

      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.

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      05-08-2012 10:30 AM #168
      i wouldn't encourage burnouts at all honestly it just brings out the stupid, also the selling of alcohol seems like a very bad idea

      it was a good show, i wished i had brought my golf clubs to hit a few balls down on the range lol

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      05-08-2012 10:38 AM #169
      Quote Originally Posted by Mylch View Post

      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.
      this would be my one and only suggestion. otherwise great time!

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      05-08-2012 10:49 AM #170
      oh! and dont throw giveaways over the show winner's cars lol. that chubby kid landed right on the mint 300zx.
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      05-08-2012 10:54 AM #171
      Quote Originally Posted by JettaGT8V80 View Post
      also the selling of alcohol seems like a very bad idea

      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...
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      05-08-2012 12:25 PM #172
      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.
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      05-08-2012 12:51 PM #173
      Hell yes to the burnout box. Summernats style.

      Might as well make it a competition too!

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      05-08-2012 01:21 PM #174
      That blond staff chick at the exit was chocolate wasted!!!

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      05-08-2012 01:27 PM #175
      Quote Originally Posted by CTCORRADOKID View Post
      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....
      i get that just remember for every responsible drinker there are 3 that aren't plus there rare a lot of underage people at these things

      it just seems like a bad idea in this specific environment

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