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Event Coverage Car Shows As I Have Enjoyed - Now GONE

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by roddin-shack, Jul 9, 2018.

  1. roddin-shack
    Joined: Apr 12, 2006
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    I just got back home fron the Good Guys Show in Columbus Ohio to which I have attended and enjoyed for many years. This year I did not know they now have raised the cut off years for show entry to pre- 1987. I was shocked to see the enormous amount of Square body Chev pick up trucks, Monte Carlos, Olds Cutlass cars. Ford Mustangs and Mavericks. There were even a couple of V.W. Rabbits.
    Don't get me wrong there were still a lot of Street Rods & Customs. The inside vendors are no longer automotive related . They were selling facials for women. Jewelry for women. Vibrating relaxation chairs, numerous home related gadgets.

    Yup, things have changed, I won't be back, I will just rely on my memories of the old days.
     
  2. anthony myrick
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    the goofy vendors stink
    I love the new cutoff
    Nashville was packed this year and I loved it
    Goodguys should have done this 10 years ago
    a lot of new and younger blood can now get exposed to older cars
     
  3. Bigbangtheory
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    I went, enjoyed every second of it. So what if there was some newer stuff, still tons of older cars. Yes there are some goofy venders mixed in with the automotive venders but I could care less. The OP needs to lighten up, keep coming and just have fun.
     
  4. Jalopy Joker
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    when you go to a show, even one that has some changes in format, it is a good time to take pics of some of the highlights of show and share here
     
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  5. frank spittle
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    It doesn't seem to me that Goodguys Rod and Custom Association is an appropriate name any longer.
     
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  6. robracer1
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    Its all about money and greed, let newer car in MORE$ let non automotive vendors in MORE $, when I go to shows the newer cars belong to old farts like me, maybe 5% or less belong to the younger generation.
     
  7. KevKo
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    Good Guys gets a lot of grief on here. I don't understand it. I have been to every GG show in Columbus, and every one in Medina before that. There are cars I don't care for, so I walk by. But there is some seriously cool shtuff there! As long as I am getting more enjoyment than disappointment, I will continue to go. I guess the OP reached his limit.
     
  8. I get it,us old farts hate change but times have changed and if these organizations are going to continue and grow they have to open the doors to later models,I too dislike it but that's just the way it is.

    I was aa member of Good Guys from day one and attend many of the shows but I dropped out several years ago and pick and chose the event's I attend,there are still places that have a cut off year if that's what you prefer. The one listed below is pre49 . HRP

    VSRA
     
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  9. i.rant
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    1. 1940 Ford

    Times change,cruising the grounds my friend and I saw 4 Citations and a Chevette,:confused: and then we saw 5000 or whatever other cars :D Great weekend.
     
  10. I've often thought of buying a Citation for NSRA events, but then I don't like wasting my dollars on a car that nobody in their right mind wants!
     
  11. Tim
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    Lol man I’d hate to see you around a glass of spilt milk.
     
  12. There was a local car show by me yesterday and I skipped it. Didn't even go to spectate. I don't care for the entire car show mentality, however I do a couple of cruise nights during the week. I'll spend an hour or two, wait for the sun to drop down low and go for a nice ride. It makes zero sense to sit or stand next to your car all day in the heat.
     
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  13. Sactownog
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    I am a new member of Good Guys but have went to every show I can make from Pleaseanton, CA to San Diego, CA.

    The vendors in the building bother me, not only because they are NOT AUTOMOTIVE RELATED, but also because they take up room where for true custom classics could have parked.

    As for the year increased to year 87, I think it is a good thing. the old guys who owns these custom cars are "no offense" dying off, and to keep the shows going, we the younger crowd needed to get into the classic hot rod scene. so even though these younger guys seem to all rock c10 pickups "there are a lot of them" guys like me at 36 have always wanted an old car and well when I go to shows, a lot of the time, its not very welcoming to the younger crowd. I hope that changes in the future.
     
  14. 40StudeDude
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    That's where you are W-R-O-N-G, roboracer1...Good-Guy's is a business- it's called capitalism and oh, BTW, NSRA is a business also and they raised their year cut-off as well...!!! Both companies are in business to earn a profit...it's the American way. YOU could have started something like NSRA or Good-Guy's had you the foresight they did...and let's not forget, both companies EMPLOY a lot of people, NOT all that profit goes into the founder's pockets but you'd rather bitch about it and call it greed. Grow up a bit and look around...not every company or person is as greedy as you seem to think they are...!!!

    R-
     
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  15. choffman41
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    I think the HAMB should up the cutoff to 1987. Look at all the younger guys we could attract. We could have a "traditional smoggers" category.
     
  16. anthony myrick
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    I helped build a friend of mine a killer 33 coup. He asked me to help him find a fox body mustang for his grandson. So both of them can have a car in the shows like goodguys. This is what it’s all about.
     
  17. scrap metal 48
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    I went to the same GoodGuy show and didn't see an enormous amount of newer stuff but did see some really cool hot rods and customs.. Where else can 2 people go for an entire weekend for about $75 and see 7,000 cars, swap meet, new merchandise venders, autocross(yuk), music, seminars, women's world and a lot of other interesting things.. I hope they never stop having the really big shows and hope the cheap cruise-in people and narrow minded to progress people stay away.. It was a great time in my opinion....
     
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  18. anthony myrick
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    No
    I love newer stuff however there are plenty of other places for them. This place is a technology vacation spot and I like it that way
     
  19. 49ratfink
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    I go to all the Goodguys in Pleasanton since I live close by. lucky for me I have the ability to walk past cars I don't care for and head towards the ones I do, and I would much rather go to a show where maybe 25% of the cars are not old enough for my tastes than sit home on Saturday and watch westerns on TV.
     
  20. anthony myrick
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    Are people afraid the new may rub off on their old cars. My ride has never complained about that Do newer cars have cooties?
    I’m confused
     
  21. Sactownog
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    The problem I have with new car's are the tuners, I have never liked a tuner car. the fast and furious car's are cool in a sense, but if I go to a Hot Rod show and see a lowered wheels sticking past fender rubber to thin, fender rubbing POS, I can not stand it. the Hot Rod scene is a certain type of scene. there are plenty of other shows for them, but those whiny loud coffee can tip's piss me off. just saying its called the Good Guys Hot Rod show, make sure they are Hot Rod's.
     
  22. anthony myrick
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    I understand.
    However as a teacher I love seing young folks working on cars regardless what they are.
    The pro touring look is hot and kids love it
    Think about it this way. The younger folks are being exposed to older hot rods and that’s good.
    The stay off my lawn mentality will hopefully fade away
     
  23. BJR
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    That's why I belong to the MSRA, it's a non profit. Back to the 50's is 64 and older, NO Mustangs allowed.
     
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  24. roddin-shack
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    I do not have to lighten up, I have an opinion and I stated it. You say you had fun. I did not. I enjoyed the old shows which I have attended and simply made a comparison with the two .
     
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  25. Flathead Dave
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    Sure, times have changed. But there is no reason to turn a show into a flea market.
     
  26. evintho
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    roddin-shack should check out Billetproof. Pre-64 cars only!
     
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  27. LAROKE
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    My friend, Hank Langsenkamp, attended this show and I await his report when he gets back here to South Florida. He left here about a month ago, driving his '39 Ford convertible coupe with 302 Ford engine and went first to the Back to the Fifties show, then out to a show in Colorado, then to a show in Des Moines, then on to Columbus. I get tired just thinking about it. By the way, Hank is 87 years young.
     
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  28. robracer1
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    40StudeDude said I'm W-R-O-N-G, ok I don't mind someone making a profit, just don't like someone making a profit on all the money and sweet equity I put in my car. Don't mind going to charity shows for $20 to $30 that money helps charitys in need. I HOPE AT 71 I NEVER GROW UP
     
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  29. Bigbangtheory
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    I have an opinion and I stated mine too. Stay home, I don't care. I will continue to go and enjoy the great show.
     
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  30. anthony myrick
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    well, on the bright side, fewer curmudgeons means less poodle skirt music
     
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