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2012 Jalopy Showdown Update

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by scarylarry, May 7, 2012.

  1. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,545


    This is kind of an updated repost of last years update thingie I did because it seemed to help cut down on "what time does it start" emails. I will also do a post for the Invitational in the next day or so now that the details of the Showdown are together for this year. PLEASE don't forget to walk/ride up the hill to the museum while you are at the's the reason for the season! :)

    SO FAR the weather has been kinder to us this year as it has not been raining since March!!
    The grounds are dry & solid, something I would be VERY happy about if it stays this way for the next two weeks.

    First thing is the changes with camping. The camping has always be set up for the HOT RODDERS that come a long distance to the show. That was also the reason it was always free. As with most shows that get bigger over time you have to make adjustments. Because Latimore is so open it is hard to control who gets in and out of the property, this is why we decided to make the camping $20 per camper or tent site. We had some small incidents last year that I just do not want to deal with. This show is about the CARS! I don’t care about your party & I will not let it ruin our show. I think everyone knows me well enough that I will not bother you if you respect the property & your camping neighbors. If I get called to your site, it is time to start packing!! We will also have a police presence this year. I don’t want to give the impression that we had any real problem last year...I DO want to give the impression that we will NOT have one this year! Handle yourself like an adult...easy enough. If you have furniture that usually sits on your porch at home, leave it there. It is a one day car show, you do not need to bring furniture to it. I’ve gotten a LOT of help from the full time museum member campers. I was up this week and met with Perry who is going to head up the parking/camping group. He has about 30-35 people to help you with parking & camping. They will be wearing orange vests & patrolling 24 hours. People with HOT RODS will get the closest & best camping we can provide. People without cars will be farther away. We do the best we can with the limited space at the fairgrounds, and like I said camping was for the people that drive from a long distance to come to the show & support the museum. We will have the usual fancy porta-pots from the front to the back of the property

    We will have a pick up drop off for all three just across the bridge in the parking /camping area at the small pavilion. Shuttles should run through the parking area all day moving people in & out. It is only a short walk from there to the infield. We are hoping this helps with the track crossing issues. If you have a handicapped sticker we have some parking by the infield gate.

    As always, the infield is reserved for traditional styled, non-billet hot rods. Yeah, I know there is a percentage of horrible rat rod types that get in, but it is a small percentage and the cars seem to get better every year. Don’t waste the gate guys time by debating if your car should get it...don’t like their decision, just leave. Or you can park and still have a big time at the show...up to you. Also the “once you are in, you stay in until you are finished” deal we did with the cars last year really helped with the track crossing downtime, so it stays this year. Once your car leaves the infield, there is NO RE-ENTRY of the car for the day! Yes, you can walk back in.
    Also no go carts, mini bikes, tractors, 3,4 or 6 wheelers, or golf carts on the property, it is just toooo crowded. Still no pets, no bottles. The new restrooms are working! Please be kind to them. ; )

    We’ll be there Thursday getting some things ready. You are welcome to come in Thursday but do not get too situated in a space until you talk to one of us about where you are located (see CAMPING). Friday VENDORS can get in their space AROUND NOON. Please have your space # card in the window & wrist bands we sent you on. The pre-registration has really streamlined the vendor deal for us. Vendors please remember that the spaces are 10’ wide. Make sure your canopy & car/trailer will fit or be prepared to work it our with your neighbor! Remember, like a Carlisle spot, 10’ wide 30’ deep. You can camp in your vendor space, but will also have to pay the extra $20 to camp. The BBQ guys will be at the show Friday & Saturday. DiDi Deluxe & the Dirty Devils will play Friday from around 6-9 PM. The Museum will also be open extended hours, 10 AM to 9 PM Friday. Be sure to see the new drag race section & addition!! Kim will be selling shirts & posters as we did last year. WE will also set up a table where you can get your wrist band paid & bring your car by for a window sticker IF it should be on the infield, should save us all some time Saturday morning. We'll shut the infield down & close the gates after the band finishes.

    We'll start letting people in when I get enough help to do it! We will park you on the infield. Try to come in with your group & we'll try to keep everyone together if you let them know. Metal Shapers will be here all day, jump in and bend some tin!
    Bands: 10:30- 11:30 DiDi Deluxe & the Dirty Devils, 12:15 noon to 1:30 Diamondheads, 2:30- 3:45 Garnet Hearts
    Noon, Track Time Drivers Meeting & my Ten Year Gettysburg Showdown Address at the Starter Stand Track time shortly after.
    PLEASE DO NOT WALK ACROSS TRACK DURING THE TRACK TIME. Go to the 4th turn infield entrance and cross there. I know it's a long way around, but as always an insurance problem. We will ask you to leave if you cannot follow this rule.
    Only photographers with a pass will be allowed on/near the track during track time (see me).
    We will have to limit track time to hot rods, customs & 1/2 ton pick ups. The bigger trucks do not work for our insurance company, sorry! That's it, same as always, just seems like a lot when it is laid out this way. Respect our/your neighbors, clean up after yourself, no burn outs leaving, and watch out for cops when you are on Rt. 15...we'll have another great year.
    Thanks for supporting the Eastern Museum of Motor Racing!!
    Feel free to camp until Sunday.
  2. Yeah buddy!!!!!!!!!!
  3. Thanks Larry for all you and your crew do.
  4. JeffreyJames
    Joined: Jun 13, 2007
    Posts: 16,612

    from SUGAR CITY

    I'm coming on up! Thanks for everything!

  5. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    You are turning into a real tyrant in your old age.:D

    Keep 'em straight! I look forward to seeing you again if you are not too busy putting out fires. We really appreciate your efforts and those of your friends that put this on.
  6. I can't wait to hear the "Ten Year Gettysburg Showdown Address"
    Hopefully the rest of my interior shows up in time so I can have a comfy drive out.
  7. 51stylelinedeluxe
    Joined: Aug 15, 2009
    Posts: 48


    good job! can't wait!!!:D
  8. slant37
    Joined: Jun 10, 2010
    Posts: 75

    from Holland PA

    Can't wait for it....Best show of the year!!!
  9. Verminator
    Joined: Mar 27, 2007
    Posts: 814


    I swear I'll behave...Can't say the same for my wife though....Can't Wait !!!
  10. Slim Pickens
    Joined: Dec 15, 2008
    Posts: 3,342

    Slim Pickens

    Sweet. See ya.
    “Don’t waste the gate guys time by debating if your car should get it...don’t like their decision, just leave.“ HAHA. Love it.
  11. thunderbirdesq
    Joined: Feb 15, 2006
    Posts: 6,940


  12. 1low52
    Joined: Oct 26, 2007
    Posts: 311


    Simple and to the point.
    The Sho is a reflection of it's creator. Both great.
  13. Chevychopper
    Joined: Nov 28, 2005
    Posts: 257

    from Smyrna, DE

    One of the best shows around!
  14. Johnny-B-Bad
    Joined: Jun 19, 2005
    Posts: 1,019


    Should be one of the first ones at the gate Saturday morning. Counting down the days!
  15. sxdxmike
    Joined: Aug 25, 2004
    Posts: 406


    Can't wait and thanks for a great show!
  16. Can't wait. Larry's (and gang's) show is the best. See you there.
  17. wagoon78
    Joined: Nov 13, 2008
    Posts: 355


    Can't wait. See you there!
  18. I can do all of that. Thanks Larry and crew
  19. You are the man larry!!!!!!
  20. ModelAPunk
    Joined: Aug 4, 2009
    Posts: 1,875

    from Buffalo NY

    Can't Wait! See you there! One of the best shows around!
  21. The Redliners from Western PA will be there in full force... This is our favorite show of the year!
  22. bje31
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 320

    from Western PA

    I'll second that !!! The Jalopy Showdown is the best of the best.
  23. johnnylonghair
    Joined: Jul 8, 2002
    Posts: 354


    We do the best that we can...DB
  24. 39 sledge
    Joined: Aug 6, 2007
    Posts: 346

    39 sledge
    from p.a.

    plan to be there with roadster pick up weather permitting.:D:rolleyes:
  25. VA HAMB
    Joined: Jun 14, 2006
    Posts: 1,340


    Cannot believe that I will miss this year! First one in a long time. Why I ever talked my kid into playing sports is beyond me. Why cant he play video games like the fat kids so I can go Hotrodding!! :))
    Hopefully I'll make the 10 year anniversary show and drags!! (Hoping)
  26. BIG JOHN 37
    Joined: May 21, 2007
    Posts: 318

    BIG JOHN 37
    from central NJ

    I guess we're close enough now, for the Annual reminder, please have 10's available at the Front Gate, it'll help the Front Gate crew, JT, Johnny Long Hair, Pat, Jay, and I, to move you along that much quicker. Thanks for your help, and looking forward to seeing you all, FIRST!
  27. Cody Walls
    Joined: Nov 14, 2008
    Posts: 1,478

    Cody Walls

    Looking foward to it, see you guys there.
  28. BOP-Nut
    Joined: Oct 20, 2008
    Posts: 746


  29. chuckbob
    Joined: Aug 5, 2009
    Posts: 145


    Excellent info there Larry. Keep up the great work. I for one can't wait to be there. Thanks for all of your hard work.:D
  30. scarylarry
    Joined: Apr 24, 2001
    Posts: 2,545


    Also want to mention that the museum guys will be doing breakfast Saturday morning at the pavilion on the infield again this year.

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