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GTA

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Although I've personally lost interest in car shows, I couldn't help but notice that on the weekend of Aug 24-25-26 (2018) Autofest will be in Oshawa, Northern Showdown will be in Milton, Jalopy Jamup will be in Rockton, and Rock and Roll Classic Car Show will be in Georgetown.

 

Am I the only one that finds the scheduling to be beyond poor?

 

This many shows on one single weekend can't possibly be good for the organizers, the participants or the spectators as fewer cars will limit the "take" at the gate for both car and foot traffic and spectators may not return next year due to a limited number of cars at each event.

 

Is there some sort of 'political' war going on between event organizers or is this just a result of coincidence/poor planning?

 

Just curious confuseconfuse

 

 

 

 

 



-- Edited by Pete Moss on Monday 30th of April 2018 02:45:20 PM

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There are lots of cars to go round. I think at this point most people have events that they enjoy every year where they meet friends. I personally have no interest in a 2000 car event anyway ,so I tend to pick the same events . The jalopy jamup is one that I haven't been to, yet( wish list) , Auto Fest is not in my price range anyway even though its closest to me. Lots of small shows out east of the big smoke so I tend to pick favorite sites with different things to do as my priority . Ed

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The shows you have listed don't attract the same types of cars nor the same type of 'show goers'. Without being too specific one example is the Jalopy Jam Up which is basically for the pre 1954 traditional crowd [ no billit, Cameros etc. etc. ] so it has a different theme than the rest. BUT you didn't list the most important show that weekend put on by the Kay brothers. The Merc/Deuce Show is Sunday Aug.26/18 at the Waterloo Rod & Gun Club. Hot Rods; Kustoms; race cars and Stockers up to 1951 are allowed. If its anything like last year it will be great. Can hardly wait. P.S. if anyone doesn't know who Ken Kay is, look it up.

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Bob T, I get what you're saying to a point though as, just for example, a "traditional" hot rod 1932 Ford is welcome at all of the shows I mentioned and most likely the one you mentioned too where a tubbed 1970 Camaro, or a stock Hemi Cuda would be welcome at almost every show listed with the exception of the Jamup and the Merc Deuce show.

My thought is that if the shows were separated from each other by a couple of weeks, potential participants would be more inclined to attend more of the shows. I would expect there would be very few people out there willing to attend one show on Friday, a different show on Saturday and a third show on Sunday on a single weekend.

As mentioned, I no longer attend car shows but I could easily see more than one person wanting to attend Autofest, Jamup and Merc Deuce (just hypothetically) but now they have to choose just one so two of these events just lost a potential participant simply due to what appears to be very poor planning.


Five shows on one single weekend, in a very condensed area of Ontario ... not how I'd be planning events if I hosted one.


Flatblack ... I get that some people aren't interested in high entrance fee's but for those that don't mind the extra bucks, they will have to choose between Autofest and Jalopy where, if the events were a month apart, the same person might be interested in attending both.  That's how I'm seeing it. 

 



-- Edited by Pete Moss on Tuesday 1st of May 2018 07:04:05 AM

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There's only so many weekends....pick one and stick to it. There are several shows and a great swap meet on the same weekend as the ELTA bash, but we do pretty well! This year will be outstanding!!!

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Pete.. But the traditional 32 would be more at home at the Jam Up than most of the other shows so that's what they gravitate to just as the pro street Camero will go where similar cars congregate Then there are the people who pick a show because of the venue/ location. The other thing I've noticed is the Great Yonge St. Divide. As silly as it is, it seems only the 'hardcore' from the east go to shows west of Yonge and visa versa. Just human nature.

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It really is a divide. That highway is just plane scarry in an old car with a 4 speed and 4wheel drums. Ed

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