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GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« on: April 29, 2019, 02:01:49 PM »
I just got back from attending the GoodGuys Show here in Raleigh.  Over 3,000 cars on display, and boy was it congested.  45mins to park and forget about the price.  They charged me $22 for my 15 year old son!  No wonder we have a problem with passing on interest in collector cars, no one can afford to bring all their kids to these events.  Last year was even worse, I showed car 26 and between all the mandatory joining in order to participate, it cost me over $145!

Considering the huge turnout, it was very light on Cars of the blue oval persuasion. Last year, my car was the only Shelby in attendance.  This year a beautiful 1969 GT500 ragtop was the lone Shelby.  It hailed from Virginia.  There was a Boss 9 and a nice Pantera, but the picking was slim.  Does every body else experience the same at their local GoodGuys show?
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #1 on: May 02, 2019, 11:30:02 AM »

Personally I haven't been to a Good Guys show, but I think you touched on the issue with attendance. The price of admission and entry fees are high and I think a lot of people shy away from higher cost venues.

Conversely there was a huge Ford show in Pigeon Forge TN that claimed to have a thousand plus Ford products, including classics & vintage. If I recall correctly ( since I didn't get to go) admission was $8 per adult, $5 per child.
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #2 on: May 03, 2019, 05:57:00 AM »
Stephen, do you remember the name of the Pigeon Forge event?    I'm hoping it's an annual thing.
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #3 on: May 03, 2019, 09:04:01 AM »
Was it Ponies in the Smokies?
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #4 on: May 03, 2019, 09:44:31 AM »

Best I recall it was a Ponies in the Smokies event, or something similar.  The 2020 event is already being advertised online.

https://poniesinthesmokies.com
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #5 on: May 03, 2019, 10:38:17 AM »
Great, thanks!
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Re: GoodGuys Show, Spring 2019 Raleigh
« Reply #6 on: May 11, 2019, 04:34:18 AM »
Good Guys events are mainly for the custom car market and for that one of the best. A stock car of any brand is really out of place
Many Fords,Hot Rods,Motorcycles
I just can’t make up my mind