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post #1 of 61 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 7:54 PM Thread Starter
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I’ve been to 3 local shows this year and I see newer cars 2005-2019 outnumbering classics 5:1 and they are winning best muscle car awards with 4 door Chargers. Are y’all having the same type of thing going on at the shows your attending?
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post #2 of 61 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 8:08 PM
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Re: (New)Car shows

Not many car shows here, I would be fine with that type. I used to take Bullitt to lots of cruise ins when I lived on the Guilf Coast. There would be lots of new Mustangs, Shelbys, Roushes, etc. About 50/50 if I take the Chevelle or Bullitt.

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I don't bother with shows. I don't need to prove anything or get approval from anyone about my cars. I would rather do cruise-ins where the whole point is just for socializing. And yep... you'll still see far more late model stuff at them than classics. But at least you're not paying money to get ignored.

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post #4 of 61 (permalink) Old Jul 21st, 19, 11:31 PM
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These events were to have the older cars there, imo. Not the new crap. If we want to see the new stuff, just pull into any car lot. Done. Nothing funnier, or actually pathetic, is having a newer car with the hood up thinking its impressing someone.
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These events were to have the older cars there, imo. Not the new crap. If we want to see the new stuff, just pull into any car lot. Done. Nothing funnier, or actually pathetic, is having a newer car with the hood up thinking its impressing someone.
I tend to agree with this. BUT, most car shows are just that, where anyone can bring anything into it. Unless specified as a "classic car show" with a certain cut-off date, I wouldn't expect to see anything newer in those.

Last "car show" we attended, our '57 Chevy wagon still took 1st place over a few new Challengers, Mustangs, and Camaros....

I don't care if we win ANYTHING, and don't expect to. It's the only "car show" we go to, once a year. Plus it's a place to park our car right in amongst all our friends' classic cars (and a lot of newer ones) in our old home town.....
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post #6 of 61 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 19, 8:02 AM
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Who cares what wins at local car shows. If your just going to win a $5 trophy, chances are your going to be disappointed anyway.

Your just jealous because you can't hear the voices!

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This gives me a warm fuzzy every time I see a new challenger or mustang or whatever........

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I get thumbs up all the time. You, meh.

Iíll go to a few shows a year, but never put mine in, like was stated earlier, I just donít care who wins.
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I have noticed a lot if newer cars at the shows around here as well. The old Chevellle held it's own this past Friday however, best in class and best of show 🙂
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There is no way to make everyone happy. Anytime something is subjective you build in some amount of controversy and disappointment, thatís how it works. Someone will always feel they deserved to win, but didnít. Itís best to go without any expectations.

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post #10 of 61 (permalink) Old Jul 22nd, 19, 9:15 AM
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There is no way to make everyone happy. Anytime something is subjective you build in some amount of controversy and disappointment, thatís how it works. Someone will always feel they deserved to win, but didnít. Itís best to go without any expectations.

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I prefer going to shows that are judged by outside folks not attached to the show who actually know what they are looking at. As I will put mine up against most when it comes to quality of the build and attention to detail. I generally don't go to or stick around long at the "you vote for me and I will vote for you shows" unless it is for a good cause. I am a huge animal love and will attend most of the local shows that benefit animals.
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I donít go to local car shows but have noticed more newer cars at the few cruise nights I get to go to. I stick to Chevelle only shows.
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Race tracks are more fun than car shows anyway...

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Kinda makes me a little miffed, you've spent very serious money, time and a quantity of blood, sweat and tears doing your best to have a nice appearing, running Chevelle.....THEN.... they ask you for an additional $10-25 to show it, and the spectators get in free. Makes the cruise in's look kinda good, and who knows, you just might run into someone who has that missing part you've been looking for all this time.
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This gives me a warm fuzzy every time I see a new challenger or mustang or whatever........

I built mine. You bought yours.
Iíve had mine torn down completely. I know every bolt. You didnít get that education.
I have no driver aids. Yours is full of them, and you probably need them.
I can fix mine, roadside if need be. Yours, not so much.
I get thumbs up all the time. You, meh.

Iíll go to a few shows a year, but never put mine in, like was stated earlier, I just donít care who wins.
I agree, and I have a badass new Challenger, 392 Scat Pack Shaker. It sits outside and my El Camino sits in the garage. At best, the El Camino is worth Ĺ the Challenger, and if I went to the local cruise, I would probably take the El Camino. If I want to see new Challengers, the dealership is a lot nicer. I don't understand how you judge new cars anyway, and I'm not into that. More like "Ooooh, look what he has in that Rambler, or look at that funky trike. And "I remember those!"
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I like car shows that have an age limit as well sometime. I.e. "Your car must be at least 25 years old to enter" type shows.

Don't get me wrong, I like all kinds of cars and car shows. But I also sometimes don't want to walk past a parade line of 2018 Jeep Wranglers all set up for off roading that haven't hit anything larger than a mall speed bump (for example) to see the old cars. So knowing the makeup of the show is useful beforehand.

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