New event, Aberdeen Performance Car Show Sep 2019

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    It's not just the popping & banging at these events that wee on my cornflakes, it's the incessant boom boom boom of 'so called' music that gets on my wick

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    We were there and I spied your car!

    I’m just glad I ordered tickets early with a discount code as an hour wait to pay £19pp is a bit much! We were also sensible and took lunch with us (despite having to pour away our water into a bin at the door due to “arena policy”) as apparently the queues were lengthy (circa 50 mins) and the majority of food sold out quickly. We just so happened to be downstairs having our lunch when the willy waving began and watching a sea of families leave the underground car park covering the ears of their screaming children was not pleasant, however it was during this moment of tinnitus inducing noise that I spied the car park charges (another bug bear with the venue car park being utilised by the car show, parking was abysmal, I feel sorry for anyone attending the wedding fair that was also on), anyway, parking charges hiked up from £3.50 to £10 after 3 hours so at 2 hours 50mins we left, it was plenty time anyway, we spent a good hour and a half chatting with various friends. I think it was overpriced for what it was and I doubt we’ll be back. Some nice cars though but nothing overly stand out and a few more trade stands would have been good!

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    I travelled through from Inverness with my 9 yo son for the show and was utterly underwhelmed. We had no idea there was anything going on in the underground car park. We thought it was just open for parking once the surface car park was full. The cars on show in the main hall were for the most part predictable.

    I’ve been away from the car show scene for best part of a decade. Nothing ever seems to change with this type of event though. Same old rubbish about folk saying “we’re not like other car clubs. We’re responsible and don’t condone the shenanigans.” Aye, right. Don’t think I’ll go back to that event.

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    Prices for both spectators and exhibitors looked too expensive IMO. It really grates me to pay when we are the ones providing the cars for the show - if it wasn't for us there wouldn't be a show, not sure why we have to pay for the privilege!

    Costs need to be covered, but Glamis is an example of how to charge reasonably. And IIRC it's the biggest car show in Scotland

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    i was excited to see a car show coming further up north and there were countless places giving away filers to get a cheaper entry, but when i saw all of the photos advertising the cars they were all just the cars you see at the Scottish car show every year.

    IMO for a new show you should be selecting cars that don't appear indoors at SCS every year and it seemed a bit rubbish that a lot of the local car clubs were all down stairs with it being one of the first major Aberdeen shows you would have thought they would have wanted a lot of the local clubs to be inside. the likes of TSG, north east ford, north east audi. Just my thoughts.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Crombers View Post
    It's not just the popping & banging at these events that wee on my cornflakes, it's the incessant boom boom boom of 'so called' music that gets on my wick

    Then again I'm Victor Meldews brother
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    Quote Originally Posted by Julz View Post
    We were there and I spied your car!

    I’m just glad I ordered tickets early with a discount code as an hour wait to pay £19pp is a bit much! We were also sensible and took lunch with us (despite having to pour away our water into a bin at the door due to “arena policy”) as apparently the queues were lengthy (circa 50 mins) and the majority of food sold out quickly. We just so happened to be downstairs having our lunch when the willy waving began and watching a sea of families leave the underground car park covering the ears of their screaming children was not pleasant, however it was during this moment of tinnitus inducing noise that I spied the car park charges (another bug bear with the venue car park being utilised by the car show, parking was abysmal, I feel sorry for anyone attending the wedding fair that was also on), anyway, parking charges hiked up from £3.50 to £10 after 3 hours so at 2 hours 50mins we left, it was plenty time anyway, we spent a good hour and a half chatting with various friends. I think it was overpriced for what it was and I doubt we’ll be back. Some nice cars though but nothing overly stand out and a few more trade stands would have been good!
    Sorry I wasn't around to say hello, we did a lot of wandering/piccy taking/chatting. More trade stands would have been good, I agree, although it did save me from spending my pocket money.

    Quote Originally Posted by Andy_G View Post
    I travelled through from Inverness with my 9 yo son for the show and was utterly underwhelmed. We had no idea there was anything going on in the underground car park. We thought it was just open for parking once the surface car park was full. The cars on show in the main hall were for the most part predictable.

    I’ve been away from the car show scene for best part of a decade. Nothing ever seems to change with this type of event though. Same old rubbish about folk saying “we’re not like other car clubs. We’re responsible and don’t condone the shenanigans.” Aye, right. Don’t think I’ll go back to that event.
    I didn't see any signs to say there were two separate spaces, was only when I overheard mention of warmth upstairs that we ventured up. And it was only a few clubs that ar$ed around, majority were sticking to the rules.

    Quote Originally Posted by Mon the fish View Post
    Prices for both spectators and exhibitors looked too expensive IMO. It really grates me to pay when we are the ones providing the cars for the show - if it wasn't for us there wouldn't be a show, not sure why we have to pay for the privilege!

    Costs need to be covered, but Glamis is an example of how to charge reasonably. And IIRC it's the biggest car show in Scotland

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    Quote Originally Posted by M600-RKJ View Post
    i was excited to see a car show coming further up north and there were countless places giving away filers to get a cheaper entry, but when i saw all of the photos advertising the cars they were all just the cars you see at the Scottish car show every year.

    IMO for a new show you should be selecting cars that don't appear indoors at SCS every year and it seemed a bit rubbish that a lot of the local car clubs were all down stairs with it being one of the first major Aberdeen shows you would have thought they would have wanted a lot of the local clubs to be inside. the likes of TSG, north east ford, north east audi. Just my thoughts.
    Don't agree there Mark, for the size of venue they needed numbers, not necessarily quality and/or stuff that's rarely seen. It's a long way to come for the 'top cars' from down south, to an unkown show, and the majority of punters won't know any different. I've never been to SCS, so again wouldn't know any different. As for clubs, say they did have the 3 you mention there, then other local clubs noses are put out of place, they can't win.

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    Got to agree with Mark, the standard of cars could have been better, most of the pics I have seen are ones who attend shows/Meets in the Central Belt so for me it would be nothing new.

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    Was there a method as to who was in the main hall, and who was downstairs in the car park? I was surprised to see the Porsche club were downstairs.

    Did it feel in any way that the cars downstairs were almost 2nd class citizens, in that they weren't in the main show? I wasn't there, I have no idea on this, just trying to get a feel for it


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    Quote Originally Posted by Mon the fish View Post
    Was there a method as to who was in the main hall, and who was downstairs in the car park? I was surprised to see the Porsche club were downstairs.

    Did it feel in any way that the cars downstairs were almost 2nd class citizens, in that they weren't in the main show? I wasn't there, I have no idea on this, just trying to get a feel for it
    I really don't know what the criteria was. There was some pretty mundane stuff upstairs.... Vauxhall Adam anyone? Being downstairs I didn't feel inferior, never really thought of us not being in the main show,
    if that makes sense.

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    I’m sort of on the fence about different shows having the same cars.

    My first response echoes what Mark’s said - to me part of the point of a car show in a different region is to see what the car scene is like in that region. You want to see local clubs and local cars.

    At the same time though, I get the whole numbers thing, and there’s also an aspect that you might want cars from other areas coming up so that you’re able to have that bit of friendly competition and be able to show alongside one another.

    All that having been said though, I think it’s wrong if you basically end up with a repeat of something like the SCS but in a different area. You don’t want to walk in and see the same cars parked in the same places and being featured in the exact same way.
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