Drove my '57 Chevy Utility Sedan (Black Widow trib car) in for both days. I didn't pre-register, with the chain of storms we've had in SoCal this month. Late Tuesday, a window of clear weather opened up, decided to go for it. Since I belong to the American Tri-Five Association, I wanted to be a part of the tri-5 exhibit, park near the building - or reasonabily close. I arrived Saturday shortly after 5am. at Gate 17. Bench-raced with a few guys, until around 6, when the gates opened. Got to the gate to pay a C-note for BOTH days, but they didn't have the Sunday tickets in hand yet. So, I pulled off to the side, waited 15 minutes for someone to arrive with the SUNDAY TICKETS. ***WTF??? One would think tickets for BOTH DAYS would be available at the same time??? Finally got into staging... did more bench-racin', took pics of cars and the snow in the mountains. Had my coffee and donuts, watched more cars come in, lanes open up. I want another cup, but needed to drain the first one. Scanned the horizon in every direction for a portta-potty, none to be had. Asked the guys dirrecting traffic - "We just go up against that wall!" ***WTF??? Nearly 300 cars lined up by 7:30, and NO SHITTERS??? Guys aren't too picky, but I did see a few gals amonst us - they were really SOL, literlly! Around 8, they starte to let us in. Two groups of cars staged - pre-registered, then 'day of' entrants. Pre-reg guys get to move in first - I'm good with that... FOUR HOURS LATER, I finally got parked behind Bld. 5., but the doors were locked to make a dash to the bathroom. An ajcent building was open, made it in the nick of time! Maybe it's me, being a nubie driving in to the GNRS, but this is the BIGGEST clusterfuck I've ever encounted to enter a show. For as long as this show has been held at the Fairplex, one would think the promotors would have ORGANIZATION down to a fine science... NOT!!! Yes, It's still a BITCHIN show, well worth the weekend to spend there! But, NO WAY could I encourage another nubie to drive their ride in on SATURDAY!!! Sunday was a breeze, arrived at 9am and parked by 9:30. Hardly any cars drove in, crowds very light until noon. Don't think I'll EVER drive in again... a waste of $100 for 2 days to show - unless I learn from others they got their shit together for drive-ins. Nope, BEST to walk in!!!