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Excuse me while I vent a bit. We recently arrived in Las Vegas where we thought we would love the car show scene. Well so far what we are seeing (maybe we are wrong) but we arent happy. Everyone wants events that last all weekend, they want membership in a club (to get a better rate on entrance fees) they want way too much money. Most events we see are $50 or more so far. They all have flashy stickers and packages of stuff we don't want.
Understand we moved here from Va Beach Va, where the local car clubs all formed a 'Car club council' where they formulated a schedule for the shows during the year (about 15-20 a year) They would almost all be for a charity, with a entry fee of $15-20, held on a saturday or sunday. The trophies were all made from donations from local agencies and businesses (Here in Vegas you would think the casinos and shops would be up for the advertisement).
We would get a dash plaque or a T-shirt. If I collected a window sticker from each club and or show we have looked at so far, I wouldnt have to worry about big rear headrest, all the windows would be covered up with stickers and clings.
I guess we wont be showing off as much as we wanted. Cant see the reason to waste $50 or more to show my car to lose to professionals who will come into town. My car is nice but not that good.
 

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To bad you live so far from Illinois..
My club is free, most shows are $10 entrance fee.
But I do have a few members from Nevada
 

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That's a good example of something that's supposed to be for fans and hobbyists being taken over by "professionals" who treat it as a business and look to make it pay like one. Vegas is a big "little" town. Maybe there's a way to start up an alternate car show, one that's run along the lines you mention. Maybe get a good sponsor and show 'em how it's done? Just a thought.
 

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We may look at getting with a parts store or something and running a 'no name car show'. It would just hard to do on my own, I have to find other motor enthusiast in the area who are interested in helping.
 

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Ali N I said:
We may look at getting with a parts store or something and running a 'no name car show'. It would just hard to do on my own, I have to find other motor enthusiast in the area who are interested in helping.
GO FOR IT!!! You can do it... Start out small and work you way up...

Crazy Cruisin and myself are trying to build this Meet Me In St. Louis Event from scratch... No club affiliation... Lots of PTs and all proceeds going to charity.

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GO FOR IT!!! You can do it... Start out small and work you way up...

Crazy Cruisin and myself are trying to build this Meet Me In St. Louis Event from scratch... No club affiliation... Lots of PTs and all proceeds going to charity.

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Well said..




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Ali N I said:
We may look at getting with a parts store or something and running a 'no name car show'. It would just hard to do on my own, I have to find other motor enthusiast in the area who are interested in helping.
If you hold the show People will come
It is a lot of work as BK and I are finding out
But it is the type of work that we enjoy and
Helping charities always has rich rewards :)
 

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Ali N I said:
Excuse me while I vent a bit. We recently arrived in Las Vegas where we thought we would love the car show scene. Well so far what we are seeing (maybe we are wrong) but we arent happy. Everyone wants events that last all weekend, they want membership in a club (to get a better rate on entrance fees) they want way too much money. Most events we see are $50 or more so far. They all have flashy stickers and packages of stuff we don't want.
Understand we moved here from Va Beach Va, where the local car clubs all formed a 'Car club council' where they formulated a schedule for the shows during the year (about 15-20 a year) They would almost all be for a charity, with a entry fee of $15-20, held on a saturday or sunday. The trophies were all made from donations from local agencies and businesses (Here in Vegas you would think the casinos and shops would be up for the advertisement).
We would get a dash plaque or a T-shirt. If I collected a window sticker from each club and or show we have looked at so far, I wouldnt have to worry about big rear headrest, all the windows would be covered up with stickers and clings.
I guess we wont be showing off as much as we wanted. Cant see the reason to waste $50 or more to show my car to lose to professionals who will come into town. My car is nice but not that good.
Agreed.

Too bad you are in Vegas and not in the midwest where there are many opportunities for you to enjoy showing your PT and being charitable the same time.

Matt
 

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GO FOR IT!!! You can do it... Start out small and work you way up...
Counln't have said it any better myself.

We are in the Denver area and just started the parts Business for our GREAT CAR.
Make it fun for all and most of all never let it get to an point that it is fun for you.

Mile High Pt's Parts & Accessories

Cruise Safe. :)
 

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50 bucks for an event? 8o

Shore Thing is only $25 and you get a free t-shirt and goodie bag and more.

GSC events are either free or you get a discount for coming. For instance our Air show event in May is 10 bucks per carload. If you attend the air show alone you will pay 15 per adult and 10 per child. Other events coming up will be the same.

You need to move back to the East Coast. We miss you guys back here! :D
 
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