This whole thread makes my head hurt... why is this even a question????
I drove my honda to the show this year (blue one) and i drove my miata last year. ive owned many VW's but not around SOWO time.
i love the show, even though I drive a import, I like SOWO more than Import alliance.
I will attend SOWO every year whether i drive a corvette or honda or vw lol
At this point I'd say who cares what are opinions are, it's up to those that host SoWo. If they want these cars to be in, fine with me, if not then that's fine as well. Earlier I was trying to get my point across that I first came to the show because it was VW/Audi exclusive. I don't mind the others being there, and having them there won't keep me away, and won't make me less interested. Having said that, it seems those that just want to have everything else present have the only opinions that matter.
At the end of the day, was anyone upset anything other than VAG was there? I doubt it. For me, it's about me getting to see my friends that I only see here (or mostly here) and catching up with them, and hopefully making new ones.
I still considered driving my 240 just because it's got more done to it than the Mk1, but decided against it since I figured I would have idiot VW fanboys throwing rice at me all weekend
LOL, throwing rice is funny, but still effed up. Just because it's a show to showcase one family or make of cars, doesn't mean other cars can't or shouldn't be driven there, just not shown there. But to the asses who were throwing rice or making non-welcoming comments, good job
Allow me to summarize the two issues here:
1. Non-VAG cars being in the show. Note that all are welcome to come into town in whatever they want, but as a VAG show, the SHOWFIELD was meant for VAG cars.
2. VAG Community not respecting cars that aren't VAG. We should all be able to get along, whether passing on a random highway, in the middle of Helen, or on the strip in OCMD. Just because a bunch of us are together, doesn't mean we can be douches. If it were just one VW among Mustangs, you'd be behaving just fine. There's no reason for people to turn into a$$hats and get an "us vs. them" mentality when in the end we are all enthusiasts.
Its unfortunate the mentality that some people have towards other makes. I had a friend who tagged along with us in his XB and he had to put up with lots of rude comments when he was doing nothing but enjoying the weekend like everyone else and keeping to himself. I don't get it.
I understand the argument going on here. But what I don't understand is why people need to be so rude just because its not a vw/audi, or because its not slammed with crazy wheels. I feel embarrassed to be associated with some of the VAG "scene" sometimes because of things like this.
A car is a car no matter who its manufactured by, and just because someone drives a different make car doesn't make them an enemy or what ever. Who cares if something drives a Honda, Toyota, Ford, or what ever.
I understand this doesn't really have to do a whole lot with what you guys are discussing, but I just don't get it.
I think it does have to do with it.. is it the fear the someone "not like you" ie. driving a different make is going to not appreciate your car or show and ruin it for the rest of us?
There's a giant car meet apparently at the place where my local group has had our GTG for nearly a decade, and while we don't mind other people showing up, a TON of other makes that may not have the same [normally] chill mentality as the VAG community are planning to show up. We're only opposed to it because we'd hate to get kicked out of our usual spot because "outsiders" can't behave and ruined it for us. maybe the same worry is going on with Sowo which is making people get all rage face at anything non-VAG, even if their drivers ARE part of the VAG community
I can understand that. But in this particular case my friend was doing nothing to attract attention, and never tried to park in the show grounds. He is a very down to earth nice guy. If anything he is trying to make sure he isn't stepping on your toes or what ever.
The past 4 years I have gone I have driven VAG cars, a different one each year. This year I decided to leave them at home and bring my E21 BMW. I am not sure if its because its a euro car or what, but I didn't feel any animosity or anything towards me all weekend. I got plenty of thumbs up at compliments from people all weekend.
The sad part about this is that the people that seem to cause the trouble every year at this particular event do happen to be the ones driving the VAG cars, not normally the "outcasts".
Last edited by nemo1ner; 05-24-2012 at 06:11 PM.
The point is that the few non VAG cars that attend these shows in comparison to the VAG cars that do dont affect the show, its stupid to argue that it isnt more likely that a vw is going to cause problems than one of the few non VAG cars are.
That supra wouldnt have done that if their wasnt a crowd of 1000 vw owners egging him on. Did you think about that, no, no you didnt.'
ipso-facto who gives a flying rats ass if 50 non VAG cars show up to a VAG show. Become a true car enthusiast instead of a Brand SNOB.
Ah the infamous h2o supra guy. I drove my import to SOWO just to race people. My dad is paul walker and my other dad is vin diesel. I was genetically engineered in a test tube to drag race. You guys probabaly heard me driving in first gear bouncing rev limiter in the early morning hours for 20 minutes on end. My soul purpose in life is to ruin SOWO!
I'm going to let the NAACP that they need to quit being skin tone snobs. For real. I want to be a brotha.
Relax chief. and your right its not "Stanced out Hellaflush dope eurojdm muscle car" its the "Stanced out Hellaflush dope VAGshow"
Jesus this is dumb.
thanks tho come again next time.
o and learn how to use the quote button next time.
When you grow up and start acting like a 30 year old the world is a better place. You help rest my case that you act like a little girl and also pretend to be relaxed when your are clearly flustered but the 8000 quotes you just did. I mean come on man, even watching some brain numbing tv is more productive than that.
Have a nice day. go start a VAG show where other VW snobs can hang out.
I don't even come for the show. I come to see my friends. After come a couple of times, it all seems to get old and look the same.
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