Part 3! Continuing on with the goodness. About half done now!
I will say this – after wandering outside the illmotion booth, I noticed that there are a handful of cars that are done exceptionally well from the wheel choice, to their aesthetic mods, right down to the paint condition and cleanliness. The reason I say that is because I saw a comment on one of the forums that this show is not that great for two reasons: 1) if you’re a registrant, you’re paying $45 to park with the same group you park with at the Beyond meets at Chinook every Wednesday, and 2) if you’re the audience, you’re paying $17 (or something like that) to come see the same group you could see at the Beyond meets at Chinook every Wednesday.
That kind of attitude is pretty bad, but the premise is legitimate and I totally get it. There are some cars that were totally stock except maybe tint or painted stock wheels. That’s still stock – regardless of whether you’re car was over the “$45,000” retail or whatever that excused you from having modifications. Personally – I could go to the dealership to see them if I really wanted to. But at the other end of the spectrum, we’re all car guys and I get that too. Everybody starts from the ground up, but I wouldn’t put my car in if I was still on the ground, if you know what I mean. It was slightly annoying taking pictures of cars that had a full wrap done on stock suspension and wheels – that seemed to be the common trend this year – and not because it’s a bad thing, but because it doesn’t generally interest me and it’s not interesting to edit and post.
Blah anyways – I sound like a hater again. But really – don’t mind what I say. I am just trying to speak from a different perspective and I would like to see quality cars with time, effort, (and money) put into them if I’m paying something like $20 to come see them. Nonetheless, the quality is slowly getting better year by year, and it’s great to see. Just think – if you’ve saved $1000 for your Rota’s, then you gotta save just a little longer for some Volks. Maybe.
*Note: Kind of out of order since I uploaded them. But it doesn’t really matter lol.
Part IV tomorrow!