OK, then where did all the furds and dodgies come from?
How do you get up in the morning with that kind of attitude, boy?cwm1
I presumed you were mature enough to read my post and understand it better.
A. the Fords were there pretty much from the beginning with their LSC's and Crown Vics...before you even had an Imp. Disney Lincoln was an SSHS legend. And Mopar didn't have a car to compete with until recently. Now with all the Mopar heavy cars and the Marauders we finally had someone to beat up on.
What's your point?
Ford took it over because GASSIT is like the rest of the country - been there, done that, let someone else run it now.
B. I get up in the morning with the attitude that has got me through life. If you get lemons, make lemonade but BE REALISTIC
in your goals and your understanding of what the situation is. We've tried everything under the sun for 9 years for SSHS and again: IT IS WHAT IT IS.
The diehard guys - the ones who run it and promote it - would all like a better turnout but not at the expense of changing the theme
. Which is why the B-Body community voted down ISSCA wanting to bring in newer Impala's, which is why the community doesn't cater to newer Impala's on this forum, and which is why we go it alone a lot. The B-Body community has spoken (many times) and they don't want outsiders.
Gene this doesn't mean I don't agree with you - it just means those are the facts. I don't have a particularly strong feeling either way. On the one hand, how many stock black Impala's can I look at, right? Lets mix it up! But on the other hand, do I really give a rats ass about a 2004 GTO or Marauder?
For whatever reason, B-Body owners like going it alone, and it would appear the Marauder/Ford guys are that way too. They like their "members only" event. Everything else caters to Camaro's/Mustangs/Vettes/Firebirds etc. And there are so many new Mopars they have their own thing.
Lot's of other orgs have come along and failed - look up NOPI - because it tried to be everything to everyone.
The car show part of SSHS will always be just that - a small car show in the middle of a DRAG RACING EVENT. The two just don't mix. Even here at ETown they get a very small turnout for car shows when there is a race going on. That's just the way it is. The groups don't, in general, attract each other to the other groups events.
Bottom line is right now our cars are at their lowpoint for many reasons: Age (they will start coming back up in value in 5 years or so), Economy, Been-there-done-that attitude, and newer youngsters who would rather bling an Impala than race it, etc etc. Again, I don't have a problem with it, it is what it is.
It doesn't mean I don't think we can make it better - but like I said it has to be grass roots. We need B-Body members to encourage other B-Body members to show up and get involved. That's the only way the event will get bigger.
We used to get 300+ Impala SS's alone at StLoo in 2000 and 2002 and now if we get 150 cars including Caddy's, RM's, 9C1's, wagons, etc we are lucky.
B-Body owners (and it would appear Marauder guys) LIKE having our own little exclusive club. So we need to make it bigger, stronger, better from within. Inviting outside orgs will only weaken it and dilute it and pretty soon it will no longer be about heavy sleds being insanely pushed to their limits on the track.