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spdsk8r
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Reged: 10/04/05
Posts: 192
Loc: Middleville, Michigan
All Ford Car Show
#1239059 - 05/15/06 01:40 PM

On June 10 at Tony Betten Ford, in Grand Rapids. It would be nice to get some CEG representation. If I don't take my son's 70 Dart to the Mopar show at K&M at the same time, I may just show up at the Ford show with my CSVT.

Ford Car Show

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Rick
98 Red CSVT #6 of 6535 Born Nov. 12, 1996
02 Jeep Liberty Limited
79 Datsun 280ZX w/ 355sbc

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todras
I have no life

Reged: 05/29/00
Posts: 21197
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1239087 (Re: spdsk8r) 05/15/06 02:24 PM

Past couple years they didn't want our SHO/SVT club. We would show up in droves & would win the club trophy. They didn't like it since it is a Mustang show so they changed the rules. Looks like the flyer says all makes though. I could care less after the fiasco. Might drive by and look at some cars though.

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-'96 SE MTX 3L
-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
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xchang
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Reged: 12/13/00
Posts: 1225
Loc: Bejing, MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1239112 (Re: todras) 05/15/06 02:57 PM

Might do the same. They kinda left a bad taste in my mouth after we were asked not to come back. Not in those exact words, but I do remember something along the lines of "the show is no longer open to non-Mustang clubs for club awards and that there will be no specific classes for the Contour SVTs."

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"Speak English... I am speaking Engrish..."

Steve Chang
99 Silver SVT Contour #196 (Garaged)
06 Dark Blue Pearl Fusion SE V6 (Daily)
05 Dark Shadow Grey Freestyle Limited AWD

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Huntervf
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Reged: 09/24/00
Posts: 214
Loc: Hartland MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1239206 (Re: xchang) 05/15/06 04:56 PM

I too remember that whole mess. Two years in a row we show up with a pile of 'tours and SHOs, taking the trophy for largest participating club, and then they literally give us the shoulder. I guess having some different cars at a Ford show was a novelty for them at first, but once they realized there was some serious enthusiasm for FWD performance they changed the rules. Literally. I Guess they didn't like having a non-Mustang club showing more enthusiasm and club support then they could muster themselves. I even got a letter from the president of that Mustang club, "apologizing" for the rule changes and saying that, since they were going to be a stop for a national Mustang tour that it would be in their best interest to not include any other vehicles aside from the almighty Mustang. Typical Mustang arrogance. Thing is, that was only supposed to be for one year, 2002. AFAIK, this is the first year they've invited other cars

What's even more insulting is that we were a respectful, well behaved group of enthusiasts who not only brought 15+ cars to their event (at $10 registration per car) but also brought a lot of enthusiasts who may not have been interested otherwise. Whatever... I guess their attendance must be down & their sponsors aren't too happy.

Best of luck to whomever goes; may you get more respect than we got in the past.

Edit::: Just looked at their flyer. When we did the show in 2000 and 2001 they had special classes for 'tours and SHOs, as well as a bunch of other classes for varying cars. Now I see just one non-Mustang class for everything else, but it's stll an "all Ford show"

Geez, think I'm still bitter about that fiasco? LOL

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-Chris

93 ATX SHO Ultra Red
Evil ATX clone to Todras
91 SHO plus black/black, work in progress
http://www.tri-statesho-svt.org

Edited by Huntervf (05/15/06 05:03 PM)

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todras
I have no life

Reged: 05/29/00
Posts: 21197
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1239249 (Re: Huntervf) 05/15/06 05:46 PM

Such an angry wee man.

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-'96 SE MTX 3L
-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
-Need a 96-00 manual on CD? PM or email me


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bensenvill
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Reged: 02/29/04
Posts: 359
Loc: Chicago
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1239866 (Re: todras) 05/16/06 02:19 PM

well if your still pissed at that ford show, feel free to join NECO, we've been going to the All Ford Show in Niles, IL for a number of years [I believe they even have a cougar specific class]. its on 8/13/06.

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Escortrs88
New CEG'er

Reged: 07/08/04
Posts: 30
Loc: Spring Lake, MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1250051 (Re: bensenvill) 06/01/06 12:28 PM

I will be at this show, but i am not going to take my Contour. I will be driving a Saleen Mustang, it fits in the show better.



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Brandon

1998 Black SVT Contour
born on 06/19/1997 # 2195 of 6535

1993 Black Escort GT *******(For Sale!!!!)********

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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
Posts: 21197
Loc: Grand Rapids, MI
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1250056 (Re: Escortrs88) 06/01/06 12:36 PM



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-'96 SE MTX 3L
-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
-Need a 96-00 manual on CD? PM or email me


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Pope
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Reged: 12/18/04
Posts: 638
Loc: West Michigan
Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1250791 (Re: todras) 06/02/06 02:22 AM

25th aniversary show? .... dang, I never realized my dad (and a couple of his buddies) started that show the year I was born.

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87 Mustang GT 5.0L TURBO


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todras
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Reged: 05/29/00
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Re: All Ford Car Show new
#1255572 (Re: Pope) 06/09/06 04:02 PM

I'll be swinging by tomorrow sometime.

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-'96 SE MTX 3L
-'98 SVT 1,173 of 6,535
-'05 Mazda 6s, loaded, g/f's ride
-Need a 96-00 manual on CD? PM or email me


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