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Old 07-23-2012, 05:37 PM
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As for the show itself:
Pluses:
The weather was mild and the sun stayed behind the clouds. It only rained very early in the day. Just enough to keep the dust down and make the obstacle course more interesting.

There was a good turnout of swap meet vendors. Many of whom had FSJ parts. Too bad there weren't many FSJ owners in attendance.

I liked the Jeep Underground Vehicles. That was one of the reasons we decided to come this year. But I've already seen the NuKizer (and still really like it), and wish they had brought the FC.

They had two new activities for people who registered this year. One was a "poker Draw" where you drew chips with playing card symbols from a bag in an attempt to make the best hand. The winners got $250 and $500. They held this drawing on Saturday.

They also had a trivia game where you got raffle tickets for each correct answer. This raffle was also drawn on Saturday. The prize was a high lift jack, a massive tow strap, and a MT Tires shirt. Guess who won? ME! (thanks entirely to Headhoncho) I guess I shouldn't have blurted out, "Oh, I won a high-lift jack at ECI a few years ago." Because in retrospect it probably sounded ungreatful, which I'm not. I'm really glad they are bringing new activities in. Well, I said it loud enough, that a nice guy who is going to the Outer Banks heard me, and I sold that brand new jack to him for $50 (which covers the price of admission, but doesn't come near to covering the two tanks of gas to get there and home).

There was good ice cream in food row and it was reasonable.

They had some entertainment for the kids: a puppet show and some carnevale style games.

The minuses:
The crazy long line to get into the Obstacle course. We skipped it this year.

The rest of the food was kinda overpriced, especially since the burger we bought was terrible and the fries weren't so fresh. The pudding vendor was there but they didn't bring pudding! That really wrecked my day.

I couldn't get a guy selling used tires to come down to a reasonable price. Why should I buy lightly used tired (with no warranty) for $600 when a vendor on the other side of the show will sell them to me brand new for $625 plus shipping? It's only worth what some one is willing to pay for it.

The FSJ's were parked as far away from the action as possible without actually being outside the gate. And nobody parked us according to category. But I guess since there were so few of us, the public could sort it out. I guess it was nice to picnic and visit away from the noise and commotion tho.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:17 PM
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But if you drove his waggy wouldn't you need a little something to get you through the day

Hopefully they'll return his entrance fee next year!

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Well I never say no to a dancing banana...
The maroon Wagoneer arrived around 930 or 1000 on Saturday. It's owner proceeded to down several Keystone Light 16oz, cleverly concealed in a plastic sport-type bottle with a straw. I think it was around 230 or so (which would be just after the peer voting ended), he began to pick up his displays, chair, cooler etc... but he was having a little trouble staying vertical. He, if fact, broke his fall against another fellow FSJ, putting a scratch in it's otherwise pristine paint. At this point a FSJ'er notified the event staff of the situation, who quickly notified the local PD after telling him to pour out the remaining said Keystone Lights onto the ground. Said local constubulary took the owner of the maroon Jeep outside the gate for a chat and a time-out. After some time the officers walked him back to his truck and had him secure his vehicle and he was escorted out and told to leave the truck there until morning. Well wouldn't you know by 400pm that truck was gone ( I didn't see who drove it away - but I was told it was the same fellow who only two hours earlier couldn't keep his feet under him.) Now keep in mind the very first page of the registration states "NO PETS or ALCOHOL inside of the event gate." And as you may have read elsewhere, for possibly the very first time in PA JEEP Show history, the weather was mild, so it's not like said Maroon Wagoneer owner can claim he was overcome by the heat.

I think for causing a seen, breaking the rules, and almost committing a DWI (if not for the quick actions of the FSJ bystanders), he should have to forfiet his entry. Can you imagine the message it would send if he goes home with a 1st place trophy after that? I wasn't there on Sunday, so I don't know if he came back, or if he won. And, no, I'm not in the same category as him, so I don't stand to win if he got the boot.
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Old 07-23-2012, 06:57 PM
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wow what an idiot. A grown man should know better. He and his jeep are a good match. Thanks for sharing that story, but I dont think it really changed peoples opinions of him!
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Old 07-24-2012, 10:47 AM
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Well I never say no to a dancing banana...
The maroon Wagoneer arrived around 930 or 1000 on Saturday. It's owner proceeded to down several Keystone Light 16oz, cleverly concealed in a plastic sport-type bottle with a straw. I think it was around 230 or so (which would be just after the peer voting ended), he began to pick up his displays, chair, cooler etc... but he was having a little trouble staying vertical. He, if fact, broke his fall against another fellow FSJ, putting a scratch in it's otherwise pristine paint. At this point a FSJ'er notified the event staff of the situation, who quickly notified the local PD after telling him to pour out the remaining said Keystone Lights onto the ground. Said local constubulary took the owner of the maroon Jeep outside the gate for a chat and a time-out. After some time the officers walked him back to his truck and had him secure his vehicle and he was escorted out and told to leave the truck there until morning. Well wouldn't you know by 400pm that truck was gone ( I didn't see who drove it away - but I was told it was the same fellow who only two hours earlier couldn't keep his feet under him.) Now keep in mind the very first page of the registration states "NO PETS or ALCOHOL inside of the event gate." And as you may have read elsewhere, for possibly the very first time in PA JEEP Show history, the weather was mild, so it's not like said Maroon Wagoneer owner can claim he was overcome by the heat.

I think for causing a seen, breaking the rules, and almost committing a DWI (if not for the quick actions of the FSJ bystanders), he should have to forfiet his entry. Can you imagine the message it would send if he goes home with a 1st place trophy after that? I wasn't there on Sunday, so I don't know if he came back, or if he won. And, no, I'm not in the same category as him, so I don't stand to win if he got the boot.

The crap magnet / trailer queen / 1980's JC Whitney catalog poster child typically arrives and departs on a trailer. The guy is rude, obnoxious, anti-social, and with this latest round of shenanigans should be banned / barred from any and all future shows. Just my $.02. I have nothing to gain either as I do not currently have a running / driving FSJ, but he gives FSJ owners and Jeep enthusiast a bad name and perpetuates the stereo type about the hobby and the vehicle owners. Once again, just my $.02.
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Old 07-24-2012, 11:17 AM
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The crap magnet / trailer queen / 1980's JC Whitney catalog poster child typically arrives and departs on a trailer. The guy is rude, obnoxious, anti-social, and with this latest round of shenanigans should be banned / barred from any and all future shows. Just my $.02. I have nothing to gain either as I do not currently have a running / driving FSJ, but he gives FSJ owners and Jeep enthusiast a bad name and perpetuates the stereo type about the hobby and the vehicle owners. Once again, just my $.02.

X2. I was happy to see they excluded him from receiving a trophy due to his conduct. Hopefully he gets his issues resolved before next year's show if they even let him in.



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For any who are still wondering, the above mentioned Wagoneer did have his votes cancelled and everyone else moved up. He is now banned for life from all PA Jeeps events, so no one should have to put up with him ever again.

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