Since Carlisle was already mentioned, I thought I would check in to see if anyone was going to the Spring meet (April 18-22). I will be there 18-19. Im pretty excited...Itll be my first trip there.
We'll be there Thursday--I've been going for 12 years now. Great show.
My 2 cents on the show:
--Thursday is the best day to go if you are just shopping for parts. Friday has become way too crowded and is just like Christmas Eve at the mall--not much fun at all.
--The cheapest food is outside the gate at one of the vendors. I really don't like the food in the food court. Too expensive and it doesn't taste too good...
--If you get there early enough (0730-ish) you can find free street parking.
--D&R gives decent show discounts on parts (10% to 20%)
--The cars in the car corral are usually very overpriced--I call it the "Carlisle tax" and it seems to run about 20% over non-show prices. The Camaros there have been pretty sad lately with most of them either full of bondo or Z-28 wannabees.
-- Ebay has consumed most of the good parts deals but there are still some deals to be had. The vendors snatch most of them up on Wednesday during set-up but there are often still some left on Thursday morning.
Hi Brent, thanks for the advice, much appreciated. I think I will focus then on Thursday and see what I can find. Maybe there will be some good deals left, hopefully. I'd like to poke around and take a look at the cars, but not really in the market for anything, so should be okay. From the description it sounds massive. I can imagine if it gets really crowded on Friday, its going to be a mob scene.
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