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Damn. I drove that white Evo, that I now know is apparently not allowed according to most of you. I came down b/c I have a lot of friends in the VW/Audi scene and have always wanted to go to SoWo.
My apologies if my car caused too much of a problem driving around. I wasn't allowed into the show and I never argued about it one bit. I understood that it was a VAG show, thus I took my car to the gravel parking lot. I figured everyone could appreciate all cars no matter the make/model, I must have been wrong.
I think the thing that most people seem to lose track of that this is an event...not a show only.
A show only would basically mean a SHOW for those certain cars that stand out. After making the rounds and seeing a lot of stock or semi-stock vehicles parked all through the grounds, I can say that I was slightly dissapointed...Im not really a VW guy at heart ( I like em and all) but there were some rediculous nice ones just across the river who couldnt even get into the grounds.
I drove the Mercedes this year, but was planning on bringing my Honda as well. I have a few cars and each one has its purposes. You cant really complain about other makes and models coming to an event like this. I can guarantee you some of the people driving the Hondas or other makes are probably some of the biggest supporters of this show. I drove the bike one day last year and my Yota truck the next day and the amount of fun I had made me want to come back this year. Ive told many people about this show because of that. I didnt even own a euro car at the time.
Its unfortunate that a lot of the euro or vw guys dont seem to be actual car guys. Dont let the vw only thing get Hitleresque. I dont care what brand or make it is as long as it stands out and is down right awesome. There are a lot of euro inspired japanese vehicles running around and vice versa.
I had an awesome time this year and while I will probably bring Elvis next year, maybe Ill bring along another car as well. The same ole same ole can get boring.
At the end of the day there will always be people complaining about other makes coming to their make specific gatherings...it really doesnt matter, if youre a lover of the automobile then that should just be thrown out the window.
Last edited by mushroom_toy; 05-27-2012 at 12:53 PM.
I didn't have a problem at all with other makes in town. I saw some sick cars regardless that they weren't vag.
I was disappointed that I was turned away from parking in the show and I saw other makes parked in there. I think the show area should definitely be vw/audi only though. Then maybe other euros if there is room.
I did see some beat up ass jdm cars being douchbags though. Also saw many vw "kids" being douches as well.
This is what happens when we are not allowed to FLAME anyone. We end up with a VW site with a bunch non vw owners.
You guys can justify it all you want, but its a VAG show. Not an import show.
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Last edited by vr6swap; 05-28-2012 at 02:52 PM.
Who decides what goes and what stays if the real thing can't even police this?
Comparisons to the OG Worthersee treffen don't really fly. Matt has stated from the beginning SoWo is a TRIBUTE to the original show, not a replica or duplicate.
I'm not sold on the non-VAG / outkast crew whoring for attention at a VW show, but I can't really remember a time when that didn't happen, even in the early 90's when I still went to aircooled shows (NOPI was still a VW show then).
I'm clocking out now. You seem to be having one of your bi-polar episodes wanting to argue with errbody about errthang, so feel free to waste as much time as you want.
Again. I would still rather goto a VW show than any other show, but this bickering over a handful of other imports is lame and makes going to any show worthless, which is why I stopped going to these dick-measuring contests.
Moral of the story here kids:
Don't want other brands of cars in the show, then say something to the organizers. Support your organizers in their decisions, but don't bash the import because the organizers allowed it in "your" spot.
That's exactly what they did. There were people going around the block waiting for the staff to move away from the entrance. They arrempted to prevent it, but those drivers decised that the wishes of the show organizers did not trump their need to show off their rotiforms on the show field.
Based on that, I guess I am bringing my Suzuki Sidekick next year since VAG owns 19% of it.
Dude you literally sound so butthurt. No one is to blame except the staff. BUT like I said earlier i would have zero complaints for them because they did an excellent job organizing this event. And they have been doing a great job for the 4 years I've been going. The staff members let a ton of bmw's in the show field. It completely ruined my experience at the show.... Not. Grow up dude, no one is trying to steal your spot or your chance at a trophy. Jesus.
Last edited by nemo1ner; 05-29-2012 at 07:34 AM.