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Old 24 Jul 2006, 10:08 pm
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I just want to say that me and my PT and my folks and their PT will be in St. Louis this weekend for the "Meet in St. Louis" meet. I hope to meet some of you there. BTW, for those that are going have a safe trip.
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Old 26 Jul 2006, 11:46 am
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We will see you there , Hope you have a safe trip to St. Louis
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Old 29 Jul 2006, 01:55 am
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Having a great time here. Weather is hot but no rain today. Lots of nice PTs. I have lots of pictures to post.
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Old 29 Jul 2006, 10:54 am
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cant wait to see the pics !!
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Old 29 Jul 2006, 11:03 pm
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Just got back this evening. Me and my wife drove from Louisville to St. Louis for the show today...A few things that I noticed. One is the heat. i went last year and it was hotter but not by much. They really need to look at the date for this event...The heat really makes it bad for everbody and I think keeps some people from comming to the show. I also noticed this year compared to last...there were less cars in the show. One whole parking section in the lot that was filled up last year was empty. I also notice a lack of vendors selling part and other stuff for the PT...Seems ther was even less than last year and last year was not that much. Even PT Botiqes...or how ever you spell it had more jewlery than stuff for the PT. It seems like more parts type vendors are needed. Overall we had a good time but as I stated it seems the amount of cars was down this year....could it be the heat keeping them away? Thas why I mention about maybe altering the date a little....in the future...
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Old 30 Jul 2006, 12:24 am
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...A few things that I noticed. One is the heat....there were less cars in the show. One whole parking section in the lot that was filled up last year was empty. I also notice a lack of vendors selling part and other stuff for the PT...had more jewlery than stuff for the PT. It seems like more parts type vendors are needed...could it be the heat keeping them away?...
Also, the increasing price of gas may be a factor with less cars participating in shows this year. I have noticed the same trends at the car shows on the West Coast (Cruiserfest 2006, Modesto, CA) and Pacific Northwest events that my wife and I have attended. One disappointment at Cruiserfest this year (voiced by many who have been there in previous years) was the lack of the number and "quality" of the vendors from past shows. Heat is definitely a factor -- at the PT Cruiser, Classic, Rod, and Bike Show we went to last weekend (Shelton, WA) it was 102-104 degrees/F -- very hot [:0] for Western Washington!
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Old 30 Jul 2006, 01:27 am
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I only have this rally to compare it to but the last two years was a lack of vendors...except fot the one I mentioned...that had mostly jewlery and clothing and very little parts if at all...the other very few vendors was a pin striping guy and a glass eching guy...That was about it...I like to see parts and accesories for the PT...maybe some tire or wheel companies...stuff like that...I go with the intention of purchasing stuff...but I dont because ther is not really anthing to purchase....Last year gas was cheaper and ther were no more vendors than this year....While I like looking at the cars and get ideas...I like to see "Stuff" for the PT and see cars that actually have installed it and then make up my mind if I want it for mine....and as i said the heat was a killer....But that is what you get in Saint louis at the end of July.....
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Old 30 Jul 2006, 01:35 am
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I think the price of gas kept the Cali folks away. Also, someone stated that their was a big PT Event in Kansas this weekend. I don't know why they would schedule an event the sametime as this one. The heat is very bad. But right now it is hot in 3/4's of the country. Overall I am having a good time as well as seeing a lot of nice PTs and meeting a lot of nice people. I will post pictures when I get back home this week. I also have a 30 minute video of the lot and cars and a 20 minute video of the car light show. I will have to find someone to host it.
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Old 30 Jul 2006, 08:43 am
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My wife and I (and several others) from the Carolinas went to St. Louis last year and it was VERY HOT. Additionally, the A/C was not working in some of the hotel rooms because of renovations going on during the show. We decided to not return this year because of the: heat,lack of vendors, same hotel, and yes to a lesser degree fuel costs. I am noticing less cars at each event, less vendors(related to less cars). Keeping succeeding events robust and engaging is a tough job. Our primary reasons for attending is seeing friends, seeing the different PT's, and purchasing parts "on the spot". Maybe the organizers could survey what owners would like to have and what would maintain interest. I also wonder if we are loosing interest?
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Old 30 Jul 2006, 03:25 pm
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I think your last line answers at least some of it....It is like BBKings song....The Thrill is Gone.......Well maybe just a little.....[}]
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