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Old 04-08-2012, 07:51 AM   #13531
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Oh and the foci get respect at the kemah meet
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:55 AM   #13532
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I've been to a couple PZ meets and was sadly disappointed. As Daniel said only a couple nice cars and the rest whatever. Biggest turnoff was/is the poor organization of it. Seems so trashy. Don't even care about "Ricer" aspect as I used to have a heavily modified Honda so I can appreciate. Just not a good show.
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Old 04-08-2012, 07:58 AM   #13533
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By ricer, I don't just mean imports. I'm talking "radically immature car enthusiast"
I've seen a bunch of really nice hondas, but I've seen way more not-so-nice ones
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:38 AM   #13534
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I personally like some honda's, hell I own one. I never been to any of those events....ever. Honestly I never even really been to a car show that I can even think of besides the ones at Fun Ford Weekend, which if any event should be the one we show up at. The last time I went (2008) I was the only 4 cyl there and I tried competing if wasn't for the diff eating it's self on the first practice run.
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Old 04-08-2012, 08:59 AM   #13535
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Agreed with Matt on most points. The only thing is the categories. In all honesty, the entire event (IR and AM) was a vast improvement over last year. I mean it was almost like I was at a completely different show. What I have a problem with is consistency on their part. I knew they were putting us in the same class with the Grand National, and I was fine with that. I figured "Okay well we won't have a top 3, but we will have a Best in class. Fine." We still would have lost, but it would have made sense.

They also had listed on their website a Best Truck class. There were 7 trucks. More than enough for it's own category. But for whatever reason, they got rid of that category entirely. Skip ahead skip ahead. Here is where the consistency issue comes into play. Let's ignore the fact that there was a Best Truck category last year when only one truck showed. Instead, how about the Best Classic category this year. There were maybe 2 or 3 classics there. I personally only counted 2 but maybe I missed one. ANYWAY, the 76 Celica won. Congrats to him. But wait. Why is it that they keep a class with only 2(or 3) cars, remove a class with 7 entries, and condense a number of cars from different classes into one class?

This may not be a big deal to you. That is understandable since it is not your priority. But bottom line: I go to car shows to win. Yes, I like looking at other cars and hanging with my friends. But there are a number of places I can do that without having to register and pay $45.

I will conclude this novel by reiterating that I agree with you on most of your points. We need participation. If we had that, this whole class issue wouldn't even be a topic of discussion.
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Old 04-08-2012, 10:16 AM   #13536
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^^ That sums up nicely what I have been so poorly trying to convey, I can and do hang with peeps for fun and to look at nice cars but I enter and PAY to get into a car show for the chance at a trophy. If the show is just going to throw me under the bus EVERY TIME then I might as well be throwing my money off a bridge for what little difference it makes. There was no reason to do what they did other than insult us, and you can say that they aren't biased all you want but the fact of the matter is NO focus will ever win an award at an import show unless we have 10+ and even when we do, it's a FORD class not a Focus class, how many awards last year were given to cars that had 2 or 3 show up and had a specific award for it?

That's what I am mad about it's not about losing it's about the blatant disrespect that we continually get from import show organizers and judges. My judge asked me some questions and took a grand total of 10 seconds looking at my car before walking off. Didn't look under the hood, in the cab, walk around it, or anything like that. Got my score sheet, and mod list asked a couple questions, and walked off.
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:07 AM   #13537
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:10 AM   #13538
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guys, I need a word of advice, most of the dents I have unfortunately can't be cured with PDR, so I need to take it to the body shop, can you advise any good ones in Houston area?
And I also need a good mechanic who can do the timing belt change.

Till now I never been lucky on that matter, not even once I felt the job was done good on my car, so I'm not taking that risk with my SVT, I want to go to some place you will recommend, and in case of the timing belt I want someone who has already worked on SVT before.




ps. what is a "PZ meet" ?
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Old 04-08-2012, 11:27 AM   #13539
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Old 04-08-2012, 12:29 PM   #13540
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Planet zero, a monthly car meet on westheimer.

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