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    Thread: Fort Whaley Great Venue Possibility, HUGE SPEEDBUMPS!!??

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      08-27-2012 12:00 PM #1
      Just went and checked out the new location, the whole campground is rented out for the show weekend. The only downside I saw was the huge speedbumps in the roads throughout the campground. There is no way to go around them either, it's either fenced in or blocked on the sides.
      They are not your normal semi friendly speedbumps they are the big fat round ones.
      Air ride need not worry But For those of us still static were in trouble

      Any thoughts

    2. 08-27-2012 12:29 PM #2
      I feel like there may be some cracked oil pans and possible body damage again this year. I don't understand why they don't think these sorts of things through know that most of us do in fact drive lowered vehicles. Maybe they have a way to remove them for the weekend? Or possibly make elongated ramps to better drive over them?

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      08-27-2012 12:32 PM #3
      Quote Originally Posted by jettaboss99 View Post
      I feel like there may be some cracked oil pans and possible body damage again this year. I don't understand why they don't think these sorts of things through know that most of us do in fact drive lowered vehicles. Maybe they have a way to remove them for the weekend? Or possibly make elongated ramps to better drive over them?
      Alright, you find another property willing to host us that is large enough in OC that is absolutely perfect. Get back to me when you find it.

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      08-27-2012 12:39 PM #4
      Being that h20 is a pretty big event, I dont see why the venders wouldnt gladly give a hand on that situation. There are plenty of way to get over the speed bumps if their notified in time

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      08-27-2012 12:48 PM #5
      We had a perfect venue for a good number of years. But those days are gone, now the show has to find a new home that fits it as well as the casino did. That is not an easy task to complete, but like posted above, I'm sure with enough time something can be arranged to make life easier for all people involved.

    6. 08-27-2012 01:34 PM #6
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      Alright, you find another property willing to host us that is large enough in OC that is absolutely perfect. Get back to me when you find it.
      Touché. You got me on that one. I guess beggars can't be choosers in this situation

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      08-27-2012 01:51 PM #7
      i understand this may be tough but when looking for event (i do for living) you have to take in consideration of the surrounding conditions. im not going to have a birthday party in the front lawn if the front lawn is in front of a highway.

      the speed bumps are a HUGE factor. i understand space. thats a big one... but i think 90% of the cars in the show with be low. low enough that they hit speed bumps in town.

      im just saying id be willing to make some calls and help because im not breaking an oil pan just to show my car. sorry

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      08-27-2012 02:03 PM #8
      This is definitely something worth looking into for Jay and the H2O crew since the majority of cars that show up would probably get beached/break something if these speed bumps are as big as the OP says

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      08-27-2012 03:06 PM #9
      These speedbumps are the old asphalt kind that are round and just molded into of the pavement. Probably a good 4-5 inches tall or possibly bigger. I will go out there tomorrow and measure unless someone local wants to beat me too it.

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      08-27-2012 03:29 PM #10
      I may go take another look. FWIW, last year when working on VAGWerks, when it looked like Jay was done we got the place as a just-in-case, and we had work-arounds for the speedbumps, there's fixes for the issue, and the campground was willing to work with us just as I'm sure they will with Jay.

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      08-27-2012 04:04 PM #11
      Today 02:29 PM71camaro
      I may go take another look. FWIW, last year when working on VAGWerks, when it looked like Jay was done we got the place as a just-in-case, and we had work-arounds for the speedbumps, there's fixes for the issue, and the campground was willing to work with us just as I'm sure they will with Jay.

      I hope this is the case cause as I originally posted, the speedbumps seem to be the only huge issue.

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      08-27-2012 04:25 PM #12
      other than the speed bumps this place looks amazing. could someone get access to have the fences taken out in those spots and wood in place over the grass?
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      08-27-2012 04:54 PM #13
      Our plan had been to remove some fencing, not a lot, but a bit. The ground is solid and pretty well elevated/drained, so you won't see a quagmire like the school.

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      08-27-2012 06:32 PM #14
      Removing the fence would be a nice solution, I just hope everything falls into place nicely so it can be a great show

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      08-31-2012 11:49 PM #15
      Quote Originally Posted by 71camaro View Post
      I may go take another look. FWIW, last year when working on VAGWerks, when it looked like Jay was done we got the place as a just-in-case, and we had work-arounds for the speedbumps, there's fixes for the issue, and the campground was willing to work with us just as I'm sure they will with Jay.
      Any updates?

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      09-01-2012 01:13 AM #16
      Quote Originally Posted by 04RDURTY2 View Post
      Any updates?
      Yes and no, I'm meeting up with Jay here soon and

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      09-01-2012 10:56 PM #17
      Lmk if I can be of any help.

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      09-02-2012 11:09 AM #18
      Ah, the power of searching the internet...

      Assuming this is the one you speak of, just drive around it in the grass.

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      09-02-2012 08:14 PM #19
      Quote Originally Posted by zrace07 View Post
      Ah, the power of searching the internet...

      Assuming this is the one you speak of, just drive around it in the grass.

      Thata the idea put all the roads have fence on either side. So they need to come up with a venue friendly solution.

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      09-03-2012 05:11 PM #20
      Some 2x12's, some 4x8 3/4" plywood and problem solved.
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      09-03-2012 06:18 PM #21
      Air up

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      09-03-2012 06:20 PM #22
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy P View Post
      Fake low
      Fixed it for you.
      Scuba If I got in a cab and Esher was driving, I'd get right out. Then I'd ponder how drunk I was that I entered the rear of a 2dr rabbit and thought it was a cab.

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      09-03-2012 06:22 PM #23
      Lol

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      09-03-2012 06:22 PM #24
      Quote Originally Posted by Andy P View Post
      Lol
      Finally, someone on Vortex with a sense of humor.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Mk1Madness View Post
      Finally, someone on Vortex with a sense of humor.

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