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Old 07-16-2011, 08:34 AM
GAROUTTE78 GAROUTTE78 is offline
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Default Its a car show not a car lot!

Have you ever went to a car show in hopes of seeing old cars or customs only to find some bone stock car that someone decided to put in a show? Well last weekend I had the pleasure of going up to one of these guys that brought in a bone stock Chevy. I don't have anything against Chevy but it looked like he just bought it and took it to a show. I asked him what he had done to it and he said he tinted the windows. I thought to myself, that's it? I shut my mouth and walked away in confusion. Point is that they are called car shows not car lots. I want to see classics, super cars, customs, and rat rods. If I wanted to see a bone stock car I'd drive to a dealership.
This one is kinda sorta okay i guess.

This one is just plain stock.

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Old 07-16-2011, 08:41 AM
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Some shows around here will have bone stock cars/trucks in them. Just keep on walking.
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:45 AM
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i entered my old DD monte carlo in my local car club's show in '09 and again in '10, and also had it out for stroudfest '09 ( which runs the same weekend as the local nascar race at pocono) and it's pretty much stock, some little tiny mods and junkyard find parts.... but im proud of it, it's the first car i've had legally on the road. and suprisingly i get some really nice comments on it, and always have a blast. after all, a car show is all about enjoying yourself, right?
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:47 AM
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lol. Why?
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Old 07-16-2011, 08:56 AM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

it pisses me off too

brand new challengers and chargers.....clean yes, but what makes them special?
brand new F-150s with nothing but wheels and window tint....GAY
seriously WTF?!?

i've taken my 96 to shows and i've had people think its stock until i pointed out all the "stock" mods i've done.....even had a few think its a "factory Hurst special" hence my

i've got more mods in my "stock" truck than these morons bringing brand new cars to car shows.

it irritates the hell out of me
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:00 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

people who enter their regular, everyday, normal looking, non modified vehicles in a car show are usually people who are self centered jerks who think that no matter what they drive, it is "show worthy" even though to patrons of a car show, it is a "why the hell is that car here?" type vehicle.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:07 PM
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I agree lol even thou I plan on entering my truck in a show or too soon just to see what attention I'd get if any
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:16 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

Wouldn't it depend on what kind of show it is?
Car, truck, classic, rod, custom, social gathering for enthusiasts, bring what you own, etc?
Were there any guidelines for entrants?
I went to the Seaside car show last year. There were several brand new cars from dealers and private parties, restored cars and trucks, original vintage cars and trucks, full customs, racers, hot rods, motorcycles of all types, a hearse, etc.
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:43 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

i dont mind seeing new cars at shows at all if its nice i appreciate it and keep walking. if you really are a car guy you appreciate the nice cars and move on and dont bitch about it.

a car show is just that a "car show" there is no guide lines about what is allowed in it. the only times that happens is if its a specialty show. just suck it up and appreciate the cars or stop going to them in general and hit up the "specialty" shows
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Old 07-16-2011, 02:50 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

That guy probably Modified his STEREO or something! LOL

I see BONE STOCK vehicles at shows all the time.
I just walk on by...
DON'T stop and take pictures,cuz that will just convince him
that his ride DOES belong there!
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:09 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

Actually, it depends on taste. When I go to a car show and see an over the top car or truck with a bunch of chrome and flashy art all over the vehicle, I walk the other way.

Back in the days of the muscle cars, there were probably people who thought just like you, that the muscle cars should not be in car shows because they're brand new. Well guess what you see when you go to most cars shows? Muscle cars. And plenty of them. The brand new cars you see today could very well be the muscle cars of tomorrow.
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:16 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

I don't think in most cases stock cars should be there. Hell I don't even know if I would put my truck in one and ive done alot to it.

Like Colin said though and i think this way about all the cars/trucks i see that are modded in a way you don't like, you can think they are gay or stupid but i still try to appreciate the work they've done.

Except if there stick on chrome rich kids that pay for everything and don't know jack LOL
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Old 07-16-2011, 03:28 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

I'm proud of all my vehicles in different ways but I wouldn't put any of them in a car show. That's just me. When I'm done with the CR-V and the 2011, they will have quite a bit of mods to them but I still wouldn't put them into a show.

For me, car shows are classic and antique cars/trucks and/or vehicles that have had a lot of custom craft work done to them. A few "bolt on" mods does not make it a car show entry.
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Old 07-16-2011, 05:06 PM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

I also don't like it when people think cause they have just exhaust that sounds like a weed eater, think they can enter a car show.
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Old 07-17-2011, 02:50 AM
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Default Re: Its a car show not a car lot!

I'm going to guess it was a car meet and not a show (or we have diff names for them from you guys, dunno)? I've never seen a non-modified vehicle in a show, since you need to pay for registration and list your mods for the competition, it would be a total waste of money.

Personally i would have spread rumors about the red sleeper interceptor police truck, or something messed up like that lol. Imagine people asking him about it all
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