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Event Coverage RANT - motel parking hell at the Round Up

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by FritzTownFord, Apr 8, 2013.

  1. FritzTownFord
    Joined: Apr 7, 2007
    Posts: 1,020


    This NOT about the show - which was amazing as ever.

    To the "friendly" group that parked several of their huge crewcabs and trailers sideways in the parking lot at LaQuinta south - blocking at least 25+ spaces - NOT COOL. Some very nice rods & show cars had to spend the night out on the street because you are sooo important.

    Stay home next year or get in the spirit and DRIVE your car.

    Sorry, back to your regularly scheduled entertainment.
  2. 345winder
    Joined: Oct 27, 2010
    Posts: 1,059


    ..i live near a large lake were people from other states come to visit and also many fishing tournaments are held,,,, last weekend there must have been a tournament going on, because some of these same 'important' people decided to park their crewcab trucks with boats in tow at one of the local resturaunts up front taking up probably 30 parking blows my mind that some people have so lil disregard for others...
  3. 40StudeDude
    Joined: Sep 19, 2002
    Posts: 9,380


    Do you really think those "important" people give a damn about your rant...besides, they prolly don't even know the HAMB EXISTS...

  4. fms427
    Joined: Nov 17, 2006
    Posts: 864


    Certainly not unique to the Round-Up - the same at any Good-Guys show or other big show. As a driver, I fully agree with you !!
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  5. This is the truth of the matter.
  6. oldolds
    Joined: Oct 18, 2010
    Posts: 2,814


    OMG! They have $150k invested tow vehicle and trailer. They can't drive it on the showfield to show it off. They have to power park it somewhere! :D
  7. Jalopy Joker
    Joined: Sep 3, 2006
    Posts: 23,770

    Jalopy Joker

    yep, the same all over. have even seen those same cars on/in trailers unloaded on the grounds where car show was held and then drive over to the winner's circle to pick up their "Long Distance Award". then back to trailer.
  8. hot rod pro
    Joined: Jun 1, 2005
    Posts: 2,676

    hot rod pro
    from spring tx.

    been happening for years, and i don't see it stopping anytime soon.

  9. Dude,your preaching to the choir.

    I would be willing to bet the offenders are not Hambers. HRP
  10. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    south? Oltorf? Ive been going for 4 years but crap this year was enough
  11. TxRat
    Joined: Dec 22, 2004
    Posts: 1,412


    Stayed at the La Quinta on Oltorf. Lots of Power parking. Funny thing was there was an empty lot across Oltorf that the power parkers could have parked in.
  12. Hotrodbuilderny
    Joined: Mar 20, 2009
    Posts: 1,646


    Might be worth a phone call to management. They pay the same room price as everyone else, if they get enough calls they may tell them to find someplace else for their rigs
  13. davidh73750
    Joined: Apr 21, 2009
    Posts: 1,525


    I feel like calling someone. The poor lady thursday by herself and $9hr. someone is making bank, jacking the rates .
  14. davey
    Joined: Feb 10, 2007
    Posts: 62


    Heck just charge for the space. You get one with the room everything else extra. that well move them on.
  15. 62rebel
    Joined: Sep 1, 2008
    Posts: 2,599


    those with the money make the rules for the rest. in other words, it's their world, we're just passing through it.
  16. Kirk Hanning
    Joined: Feb 27, 2005
    Posts: 1,604

    Kirk Hanning

    By no means am I a gold chainer nor do I choose to trailer the hotrod to the event that I'm picking up a non operable project and such I always tell the front desk that I have a 45' truck/trailer and where would be the best place to put it, even if it entails parking in an adjacent lot. Its only common courtesy. I am the last person to ever consider engaging in a conflict but if that happened to my buddies and I we WOULD of parked within the lot even if it meant blocking such "bullies" in. If they started whining I would politely ask if they wanted any cheese with that. I really dislike ignorant people can't ya tell?
  17. fordsum
    Joined: Mar 22, 2012
    Posts: 124

    from SO CA

    I have seen some bad screw you parking also. Here is a Pic i took while out one day I dont know who the bigger jerk is. The one on the lines or the one parked next to him.

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  18. billsill45
    Joined: Jul 15, 2009
    Posts: 784

    from SoCal

    Gee, I don't think that I would leave my big truck and trailer blocking a bunch of parking spaces ... some grumpy old bastard might let the air out of all the tires during the night !!
  19. The trailer/truck parking thing is likely one detail the event organizers
    didn't think about. But maybe they should. Perhaps they could contact
    'the closest motels to suggest they might want to arrange for some nearby
    or off site trailer parking. Of course, it may not be possible in every case
    since motels are often in crowded busy areas.

    The owners of the big vehicles probably assume their room charge
    entitles them to parking space.
  20. 40FORDPU
    Joined: Mar 15, 2009
    Posts: 2,594

    from Yelm, Wa
    1. Northwest HAMBers

    The new consideration..inconsideration.
  21. That is why most of the big shows have a trailer parking area for these rigs. Why don't the people in charge of this event do the same?
    I would rather just drive my hot rod and not have to worry about a place to park at the motels.....

  22. agreed!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
  23. Don's Hot Rods
    Joined: Oct 7, 2005
    Posts: 8,319

    Don's Hot Rods
    from florida

    We had the same thing sort of happen during Turkey Run a few years ago. We thought it would be great to stay at the LaPlaya because it is right across the street from BelAire Plaza where all the nighttime action is happening.

    The parking situation was TERRIBLE, if you left to go cruising you would lose you spot and we found out one guy who was a friend of the manager of the hotel had 25 cars parked there that never moved because they all had For Sale signs on them. He used the parking garage as his personal staging area. We complained but it did no good, so we have never gone back again.

  24. Kona Cruisers
    Joined: Feb 4, 2007
    Posts: 1,072

    Kona Cruisers

    playing devils advocate here...

    what about the guys towing over lets say 500 miles and want to bring their family? these guys can have 75K plus wrapped up in an enclosed trailer and truck, I know I'd want to be able to keep an eye on my truck/trailer... How many threads on here about stolen rigs?

    i realize those guys arnt the Ortolph crowd but when did you get to decide what is and isnt kosher? Its the Motel property, its their rules.

    I WILL at some point get my 32 on the road... and you can be damned sure Im going to hit up the GNRS VIVA and LSRU in the same season... AND I WILL be towing it. becuase while I love my hot rod, I also Love my family... and that trip might get a bit cramped in a 32... from the Great state of ALASKA.
  25. Fenders
    Joined: Sep 8, 2007
    Posts: 3,922


    I stay at an RV park near the Turkey Run -- but it might be a good idea to alert others about the Laplaya resort... is that the one at 2500 N. Atlantic Ave Daytona Beach, FL 32118 Reservations: 1-800-224-5052 which has the manager that cares more for his friends than his clients? Good solution, stay somewhere else........ Maybe someone googling laplaya will be forewarned. Maybe the owners will find a new manager.....
  26. autobodyed
    Joined: Mar 5, 2008
    Posts: 1,945

    from shelton ct

    sadly, common sense, along with common courtesy are things of the past................
  27. texasred
    Joined: Dec 3, 2008
    Posts: 1,042

    from Houston

    Have some stickers made up, NICE JOB OF PARKING ASSHOLE..cost about $20 for 5 hundred.. use them freely
  28. Davyj
    Joined: Jul 11, 2011
    Posts: 442


    This problem has been ongoing for of the worst used to be Goodguy's Indy show, you could never get near the hotels for trailers and trucks..................No real solution since you can't block a spot and drive your car at the same time. Probably the same people who park their cars at Louisville and just put a cover over them at night............I think most here build cars to cruise at night, and drive to the shows.....................if you can physically, it is always more fun. you can't fix stupid
  29. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,550

    from Tampa, FL

    If there isn't any space left for you to park, there's no harm in blocking them in, right? At least they won't get to the show before you leave. Gary
  30. slammed
    Joined: Jun 10, 2004
    Posts: 8,161


    Take down the tag numbers next time. I can have them run. Drop a post card on them, made of a pix of their parking habit's. Why not?

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