They know that VAG's have the better events.
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
it's the "look at me i'm cool, i'm an outcast" idea - which in the end is fail.
we need to recruit enough VAG drivers to fill up the hotels so none are left for these guys.
i don't go to honda events, for good reason
someone said that rice was thrown at some of their cars hahahaha.
apparently some of them were total f--sticks. including the guy with the matte black subaru with the Jack Daniels style logo on his hood at the Dorf.
While not exactly a Honda fan, I'm not totally against the fact that some people at SoWo don't drive a VAG car to the event (such as girlfriends, guys who used to have a VW/Audi/etc, friends of VAG guys, or even people whose VAG car decided to not cooperate and so they had to drive their non-VAG car instead). However, trying to get as much attention as possible by revving the hell out of your Miata constantly? Um... dude buddy, you do realize you're at a VW/Audi show, surrounded by VW/Audi people, and you're driving a Mazda Miata, right?
My current project: 1987 Mk2 Golf GTI 16v
My previous project: 1984 Mk1 Rabbit GTI 16v
I don't have a problem with non-VAG cars being in town, but I don't think they should be in the show. It's well known this is a show for VAG, not Japanese or anything else. I don't dislike them, but this is our community, our show. My wife didn't understand last year why so many BMWs were there, but at least they were Euro.
I didn't mind that they were there but there were 2 S2000's who were speeding into the show through the exit road while people were trying to leave. I mean come on, if you're going to be there at least respect the show rules especially if you're not in the show.
How about that disgusting looking purple/pinkish civic with the broken rear fenders cause of the crazy amount of camber it had.
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.
BUT we have the same kids in the vw crowd. 2 people got their wheels stolen at h2o, last year at sowo i believe someone got their rear th lines stolen, everyshow someone is missing stubby antennas, 1 year at h2o someone stole a freaking r32 front bumper. So VW kids are not the exception. There are ****ty enthusiasts in every scene
I'm not a star. Somebody lied.
I love the variety and different styles. I don't even look at half the VAG at SoWo, as they're just stockish cars or have weak drops and crap wheels. Most of the imports I saw this weekend had some cool elements or were pretty bad ass, so it's nice having them around.
If you're upset that imports stole attention or a parking spot from your VW; build a better Volkswagen or wake up earlier.
Yeah, the TH Lines theft was last year. I have never had the compulsion to steal, especially from someone else's car. It may be nice, but it doesn't mean they're loaded. Some of us have to work and save for what we have (and even sneak some mods past wives) It's everywhere, it just sucks, though.
Like I mentioned earlier, I'm not bashing the parking of the other cars, but for noobs like my wife and I were to SoWo a couple years ago, I was expecting a car show tailored to only VW/Audi. I don't mind seeing the tastefully done other cars, but it would make it easier if the cars were grouped by sections. I like the open community, and I get where everyone's coming from, but I really don't give a crap about how much work someone's done to a Civic. S2000s are okay because it was designed with the enthusiast in mind (people that like to drive, not just people that think the cars are neat or cool).
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 was the one who drove the bagged blue Subaru... Are some of you saying I'm not allowed to attend a VAG show? I love European cars and the scene and that is why I go. I don't park my car in the show nor do I intend to. I park on the sidelines and walk around admiring peoples work. Most "JDM" shows suck ass and are full of ricers and people that don't appreciate stance. The euro scene doesn't have that as much and that is why I like it. So do some of you think that I should not go to any VAG events now that I sold my mk3?
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