Seems like there were lots more Hondas here this year? What's with all the non VAG?
I personally dont like hondas but seriousley looking at GTI and Jettas on coils and knock off wheels or even nice wheels ets old.. its cool and all but i dont mind seeing other cars either and different styles VW dudes tend to all stick to the same **** its at least nice to see on other cars..why you complaining more the merrier and more fun partying
I'm glad I read through all of this, because some **** got cleared up toward to the end there. The way I see it, and this is through fresh eyes since I've never been to SoWo... If it's a VAG show, then only VAG cars should be on the show field, plain and simple. Now, if there are JDM and domestic guys coming down to check out the show, then that should be flattering more than anything. Trust me, I've been doing GM/j-body shows for almost a decade, and the only people who were attending the shows were the people showing. We'd have loved to see the euro or JDM guys come over and walk through our lot, check out the cars and hang out. But if I'm coming to SoWo, I'm coming to see Dubs and Audis, not everything else. If I wanna see Hondas, Evos, etc., I'll go to ISO, or HIN. Just my couple of pennies, of course.
I will say this, however. No one should be turned away due to space constraints if there are outside makes on the field. I know most people drive a long way to get there, and it'd be ****ed up to be told no while looking at some JDM car sitting there. If it's because you were late... well, that does suck, but **** happens I guess.
And finally, under NO circumstance should anyone be rude or make ****ty comments to someone about their car, or even worse, throw stuff at it. It all goes back to the stereotypical douchebags you guys mentioned earlier.
Meh, I'll see you guys next year regardless.
I don't mind them being around, but I actually was disappointed when I saw them on the show field. The staff was turning away some German cars, but allowed the JDM stuff in. What upset me more was that vendor vehicles carrying their crap were turned away, while other cars were allowed to simply park with the rest of the VAG cars.
There were nice Japanese cars rolling around during the weekend, but they should have been excluded from the show on Saturday unless they were dropping off vendor kit.
I have a solution to this problem. When any of you start to wonder "why all these damn Hondas?', Please step back and take a dose of GetOverYourSelf OTC. It's a wonderful product that helps prevent cases of viral snobbery and the onset of hyper asshattery.
Gasp*!*! car enthusiast using their own car to drive to a car show attended by car enthusiast of other car makes???!!! Just WOW, Thats got to be just some big dose of rediculous. What will I ever do?
Would this also mean we should just park our VAGs in a Mustang car show (I know, bad reference)? If the other cars keep parking in the show, I really don't care, but when people like my wife (she has 0 interest in cars) noticed and says things like "I thought this was a VW/Audi show, why are so many Hondas etc. here?" that says a lot. Come to the show, but come to see what the VAG scene is all about, not because you have the urge to show your car at the show.
It isn't about being a snob, at least for me, and I know the show's free, so I'm not really bothered, but I can go anywhere and see JDM, Fords, Chevys, and so forth; I just think it's cool to be able to go to a show for only VWs and Audis. In a lot of ways our scene is way different, but I think a lot of this has changed with the show growing each year as well.
Your point brings me to another question... why are the other shows, JDM stuff in particular so bad about stealing or damaging property? I know, off topic so don't answer if you don't want. I've never been to another specific show, other than classics back in the day. Those guys never had the same rift raft and shenanigans.
I drove my Evo down, and didn't mind parking outside. I knew the event was for VWs/Audis, I didnt come to show off my car but rather to enjoy the cars that I knew were going to be present. I honestly dont even go to JDM/Honda meets just because of issues mentioned already in this thread. Being a Non-Vag attendee, I was also kinda confused on the jdm/non-vag cars in the show while there was plenty of vw's that couldn't get in.
I've owned VW's since the day I moved to this country, and its kinda funny that people are bashing other cars for attending the event as if they're 10 years old. We're all car enthusiasts at the end of the day.
just want to take this time to thank everyone that was so cool this weekend. My S got so much love from non closed minded people I have had multiple vw's before this car, and still daily drive a gti. I dont view myself as an outcast, because i still have so many friends in the vw scene that still view me the same way. Thats one of the reasons why i keep coming to these shows.
pic from the cabin
seems to me that people that have been in the scene awhile are the ones that are welcoming to all makes.(**** you wont find a nicer mk4 than swoops 'car and he LOVED my car.
My car is 100% euro inspired, and real euro enthusiasts appreciate it.
When people stop coming to car shows for cars, and start coming to see friends they only get to see once or twice a year, all the little bull**** doesnt matter anymore.
I'm not a star. Somebody lied.
You are obviously missing the point. The show field had non VW's and Audi's throughout. It is supposed to be exclusively a VAG show. Even the organizers stated that. There were many VW's that should have been in the field that weren't able to because of those spots being taken by other makes.
Sneaking your car into a manufacturer specific show is similar to photo-bombing.
It's fine to bring whatever car you have down for the weekend, but why are people so bent on parking their JDM cars next to the VW's, even when the event organizers try to prevent it?
I like cars and cars in general I have 66 beetle that I wanted to bring but don't want to drive it 13 hours so I decided to take my S13 Silvia which didn't make it either I wish it did tho because everyone would have been mad it's not a vw/Audi
I spooned eastcoaststeeze in dannybarones bed
Stupid BMWs who do they think they are?
I show up at SoWo and just think HOLY FACK LOOK AT ALL THE COOL A$$ CARS! I hope I am not alone.