OK, I have been reading the comments about the 2017 L. A. Roadster Show. How do you determine a successful event? First is what was there. If you are into traditional Hot Rod, Custom, vintage speed equipment there is no other swap that comes close. The rare and cherished parts were in abundance. Early Ford stuff of all kinds were everywhere. Many A, T, Deuce, 33-40 Ford projects, cars, and bodies were up for sale. What was not there were vendors with flea market crap, shrink wrap Chinese shit, worn out 4X4 debris etc. Second is who was there. This meet brings together enthusiasts from all over the world. Vendors from far away make the trek to LARS. From my spot I could see two loads of really good parts from Colorado, and one load from Tennessee. Plenty of sellers from Nor Cal, Arizona, Nevada etc. were there. The people vending and shopping are among the most dedicated and enthusiastic members of our community. The collective knowledge and experience of all things hot rod is incredible. If the stuff for sale is not enough just rubbing shoulders with the guys there is worth the trip. I always meet people new to me who add to my enjoyment of the hobby. Third is how successful was the buying/selling. I bought some great stuff at great prices. I did not set up to sell until after noon on Saturday. By then the crowd had thinned and some sellers were packing up to leave. I quit selling around 3:00. In that short time I sold more than I have at the last four LARS swaps. Money wise I sold more than I did at the four day Portland Oregon swap. Was it hot? Yes, it always is at this meet. Was it spread out? Yes, it always is at this meet. Was it a pain to get in and out? Yes, it always is at this meet. Did it cost to get in? Yes, it always does at this meet. These difficulties are not exclusive to the LARS. I have made the effort to post pictures of some of what was there. It should be obvious that at your local meets there is nothing that can be compared. Keep crying and not participating. Be envious of a club or individual trying to make some money by promoting an event that we all can enjoy. We seem to enjoy bashing our events and not supporting them. They are all fragile in nature and can easily go away. I do not understand why this is not obvious. What the Hell are you going to do with your car to enjoy it when things like the LARS, GNRS. TROG, HotRod Hillclimb, etc. go away because you do not embrace them?