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Hot Rods Goodguys Giveaways??Really?!!

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by phukinartie, Jul 16, 2015.

  1. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,151


    Just look at some of the posters & you'll see why Timmy Don Rainmaker!
  2. ronnieroadster
    Joined: Sep 9, 2004
    Posts: 844


    Goodguys give away's that's a JOKE many years a go I was a lucky giveaway winner at a Goodguys event in PA. Sent the proper paper work to the vendor for that special giveaway guess what I never received the item. I did contact the vendor and was promised it was coming but it never came. Even after talking with the Goodguy folks still nothing arrived.
    The Jokes on those of us who give these promoters our money to enter their event. We provide the show so the promoter can charge spectators to come and see our rides. Now some would say without the promoter their would be no show. I say without our cars their is no show. Something's wrong with the whole picture at least that's how I see it.
    Paul B, Budget36 and slammed like this.
  3. Model T1
    Joined: May 11, 2012
    Posts: 3,309

    Model T1

    Personally I like the Turkey Run at Daytona, and all the little shows going on all week. That's also where I used to sign up for GoodGuys. Sadly we can't walk well enough to go to either and I refuse to join the millions of middle aged handicapped people on golf carts.
    As mentioned car events are to meet old friends, make new ones, and look at cars and junk. We enjoyed talking to the many vendors every year. Whether we bought anything or not they were friendly.
  4. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,260


    Best rod run in the country is the Frog Follies Evansville, IN. $15 includes T shirt, free dinner, free gift, coffee, donuts sand great swap meet. All profits go to charity. No concession stand rip offs there.

    Ronnieroadster has it right. About time car owners wised up and stopped making bags of money for Greedguys. NSRA not too bad with low registration
    fees and decent giveaways.
    Last edited: Jul 18, 2015
  5. uncle buck
    Joined: Feb 13, 2007
    Posts: 1,638

    uncle buck

    And you HAVE TO BE A MEMBER whether you want to be or not at both GG and NSRA events to enter a car. That keeps me away from them both - not to mention no NSRA events in the Pacific Northwest
    Yutan Flash likes this.
  6. ol'55
    Joined: Jan 28, 2009
    Posts: 143


    Ronnyroadster has it correct. Back in the 70's I.S.C.A. even payed us to show our cars. NO CARS =NO SHOW
    slammed likes this.
  7. Blue Coupe
    Joined: Oct 11, 2009
    Posts: 58

    Blue Coupe

    You give away your money to them, so that you can play with them! Sounds strange and perverse, but to some folk, it's the only game around!
  8. 117harv
    Joined: Nov 12, 2009
    Posts: 6,590


    This is now a "featured thread" ....sigh
    -Brent- and Hnstray like this.
  9. Hnstray
    Joined: Aug 23, 2009
    Posts: 12,017

    from Quincy, IL

    I agree. Must be a moratorium on closing threads. I've seen much better threads closed much sooner.

  10. phukinartie
    Joined: Oct 8, 2008
    Posts: 965


    So I went.. of course..I am not a Keyboard Hot rodder.. seen some neat stuff I was most impressed with Dave Kindig of Kindigit Designs Nice guy real approachable Made a bunch of Dave sanwitches for pics I got a shirt and hat they threw in 2 coozies without me asking!..Nice staff Awesome...And talked to a rep they do not like Coopins neither but the powers that be let it go on
  11. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,200


    I had a customer want me to donate some product to his raffle,then buy raffle tickets.I declined.I went to his party,the meatless BBQ,where a grill was provided(donations accepted,we should also bring sides)The raffle consisted of 10 percent off coupons,with Grand Prize being 25% off.REALLY!I asked him what the raffle money was being donated to,he said petty cash,as he was eating my potato salad.Some people.
  12. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,776


    Ok ..write them an civil and express your concerns....most of the time...if we are nice about it...we can influence things.....
  13. raprap
    Joined: Oct 8, 2009
    Posts: 768

    from Ohio


    You are the "Good Guy" at the events I go to. Always friendly and happy. That's what it's all about! Hey, this year I got my '40 rear ended on Friday afternoon and was back up there at 5:00am on Saturday. Many of my friends said, "I wouldn't go back after that". Hey, it was an accident. No body got hurt. It's a damn freakin car. Had a great time despite the problems. Let it roll off my gearheads. Life is way too short to get hung up on the crap.
    scrap metal 48 likes this.
  14. ago
    Joined: Oct 12, 2005
    Posts: 2,199

    from pgh. pa.

    +1 here. I think GG entry is too high.
  15. Just read all the posts I quit GG after driving 4 hours to attend an event paid $18.00 to get in and the swap section was at best 10 booths. The venders section was disappointing. The cars were great.

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