This year was my second DustOff, and I was again impressed with the general atmosphere and organization of the show. Maybe it's because I'm used to CT shows, but it seems like the people at DustOff are just nicer people than the people I see at other VAG shows. The entrance/spectating fees are dirt cheap, the venue is beyond cool, and the whole thing just feels like a giant barbecue.
I will not be missing this show next year, it's just too good to pass up. Sure, the pink Jetta was of questionable taste IMO, but the judges chose it for a reason. Nothing on that car was hacked at ALL. it really was a nice car despite some color/style choices.
DustOff is all about having a good time; too bad there are some people who are just incapable of doing so.
Just as a quick FYI on the cost of this show. The track alone costs $4,000. Start there and figure in all of the other expenses to go along with that. See where the money goes and realize that we do alot with a limited budget. We are working on some improvements for next year already and have a few pretty good concepts.
We are all part of this community and have a pretty good grasp on what's needed/wanted and will continue to strive to be the best show in New England. Please understand that this show is not done for financial gain like some of the larger shows and is still run by a couple enthusiasts in their spare time. Should put things in a different light for some.
I've been to every Dustoff from the beginning, and with the exception of last year, volunteered at every one since 08. Call me a curmudgeon, but the scene is going downhill more and more each year. From people complaining that their bag setup and expensive wheels didn't win them a $50 plaque, to arguing about my "emm kay four" not being a real GLI because they didn't come in Reflex Silver . And I'm no better by coming on here and making my own complaint about it, but F it.
Rain and whining aside, I had a damn good time, and that's all I expected out of it, and why I'll be back next year.
i just get upset that the same car can win every year... granted if the owner changes the car around and makes it different, thats fine. but when a car is the same year after year and wins, i dont think thats right. the pink jetta is a complete show car and personally not a fan, but its not my car, and the owner clearly built it to suit them so good for them, but they shouldnt win time after time with the SAME thing. if they change the car up then fair game.
I think it was a great time regardless of rain! If all people wanted was a trophy save your entrance fee, stay home and order a custom 10' tall trophy and brag about that.
The people always bitching is why I stopped showing my mkiv and parted it. I took a few years off from shows and come back to the same ****!
I'm not mad I didn't win mkv class, I'm happy the car that won I put a lot of time into! Congrats Grundle!
I had more fun seeing old friends and checking out all the cars I've
Missed over the years.
Osd crew thanks for letting me get involved!! And thanks to Sony electronics for hooking me up with giveaways! Kyle
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my god its the same isht every year
you dont like the judging volunteer to do it
you dont like who wins step you game up
jesus tap dancing christ stfu if you let a $50 plaque define why you go to shows you should just drive your car right into a tree
Tom and everyone else involved you guys do an amazing job