GARLITS SHOW is no longer called GARLITS...grrrrrrrrrrrrr.

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  1. partsmonsta

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    I guess it was too good of a thing. All these years going to Garlits has been a right of passage for us local Mopar Yocals.
    This year it has been moved and renamed. Dont ask me the name cuz it's about 2 sentences long. I will continue to refer to it as Garlits in years to come.

    Ever since Garlits' Dog got ran over a coupla years back, he's been giving us the "Stink Eye".
    And with him getting up in the years, it has become too much of a burden to put on a great show anymore. BOOOOODDY WHO WHOOOO, we sure are gonna miss this location and all the good times.
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    I'm gonna try to remain positive about the new show and location. Rumors have swirled that future shows would be at Gainesville Raceway to bring a racing theme, as they do at the Mopar Nationals. Maybe this will happen in the future.

    Major F-Up #1: THE DATE. Unfortunately, the Florida Mopar Assoc (they're in charge of the Garlits Show) has made one major mistake: This show has ALWAYS been first week in November, they have changed the date to Nov 11th. You can bet some die hard Garlits guys will be showing up next Saturday with a major WTF happened look on their yaps as they approach locked Gates at Garlits.

    Major F-Up #2: THE NAME. The Garlits name should have remained. Pay off Garlits if you have to, but keep that Damn Name. It will pay off in the end.

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  2. 1969383S

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    He still has a show in November from what I understand but it is open to all makes! He is is still somewhat associated with the other show as well from what I was told in Nashville.
     
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    I sincerely hope you don't mean all this like it SOUNDS. "Big" isn't called that as a joke. He's done way much for hot rodding, racing, Mopars in general, he doesn't owe anybody anything. Quite the opposite is true.
     
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    Not to mention all that, but Garlits is his name, not anyone else's. He may have made the decision to stop his affiliation and someone stepped in to keep it going.

    We are still fairly free in this country.
     
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      Agree!

      It is a bummer but FLMA turned me off last show I was there!
       
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      Its true. He has his own show now at the museum, Nov 4, the first "weekend"

      http://garlits.com/events/category/dons-2017-schedule/
       
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        At Ohio Garlits said he was not happy of all this. That he was Having his own show. Sound like others were involved and move the show. But he said screw them I am still having my show. WOW! I do not know what happened. This what Don said.
         
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          Did Big D offer anything more in the coversation you do not want to tell?
           
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          I guess it could've been worse. They could have moved it to the first weekend in October and called it "Indigenous People's Mopar Day" or some crazy PC BS like that.
           
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          • partsmonsta

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            You sure nailed that one. All is not lost here, fortunately FMA has some really Cool people who work these shows for them, so it will be great to see them. I'm sure they're not too happy about Garlits giving us the Boot.

            I've seen this happen to other events, mostly Drag Race Events where the major players, date and location have changed and it was NOT GOOD. Hopefully, that is not the case with GARLITS.

            Gonna try hard to be positive and hope all my Mopar Buds show up this year, as always.
            AND I SURE HOPE I REMEMBER TO ENTER THE NEW ADDRESS INTO THE GPS. I'm not too good at wingin it at trying to find Horse related Facilities. Scuse me, sir, would you happen to know where I can find that HORSE PLACE??????
             
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              HOLY SHITZKI...now I'm totally confused. Big is continuing the show on the 4th for ONE DAY and Florida Mopar Assoc is having another the following week for 2 DAYS. I dunno what the hell to do NOW.

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              So this is correct: Garlits is having his own show on the 4th of Nov and the FMA is on the 11-12th. As an "out of town" vendor, We are unsure which will be better. So who is going to which show?
               
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                I was in Florida for training in 1997.
                I was able to go to the mopar show at the Drag Racing Hall Of Fame.
                I think it was Big Daddy's birthday ?
                I met him saw the show and the museum.
                He was driving a ford coupe with a 354 hemi in it if I remember right , it was a cabrolet and it was black.
                Very cool show and very cool memories !!!
                As far as all mopar shows I'm kinda tired of them , because it seems there is never a shortage of wannabe douche bags .
                Plus I like all muscle cars and like meeting true enthusiasts!!
                I'm thankful for Don' s impact and all he's done for the sport !!!
                 
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                  Man I think I've see about as many Chivvy/ Ferd "wannabe douche bags" as I've seen Mopar!!!
                   
                • partsmonsta

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                  That's the $68,000 question.
                  Gonna def go to Garlits AND the FMA Show, but only for Sat.
                   
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                  I'll be at the FMA show on Sat with my Valiant, since its the first year in a long time ive had something to bring.

                  I'll probably run up to Garlits on the 4th with my Ram just to see whats up.

                  Its hard to say which show will have the better turnout. People might show up on the 4th thinking its the same show, and then not want to go back out the next weekend. But it seems like many dont know about the 4th show, and the FML has the bigger mailing list. So we'll see....
                   
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                    I'm going to the Gartlits show because I'll be there that weekend
                     
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                    Loss of spectator parking at the museum was the reason for the move.
                     
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                    NEW INFO: THERE WILL STILL BE A GARLITS SHOW ON NOV 4TH and then the FMA SHOW FOLLOWING WEEKEND NOV 11TH.
                    GARLITS SHOW IS ONE DAY ONLY AND THE FMA IS TWO.
                     
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                    I have been going to the show since '89. They actually have been talking about moving it to a bigger venue for like the last 3-4 years. I think the FMA show will probably be the better show. I'm really tired of these shows anyhow. 3/4 of the people go down buy a new truck or car and drive it to the Show. How lame. Anybody can do that.
                     
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                    I've never missed a show. Seems to be getting smaller every year, though.
                    Gonna be interesting to see how popular each show is...maybe this will be a permanent dual event.
                    Just hope that they eventually bring Drag Racing into the venue...Gainesville Raceway is the perfect Location.
                     
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                    I would like to see drag racing, also. But being that Gainesville is owned by NHRA, (this is just a guess) it would probably be very expensive to rent for 2 days. I bet there would be a charge for spectators.
                     
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                    For the past several years the Garlits property has been getting smaller and smaller. Where the motel is beside the Museum use to be part of the show. Also where Cracker Barrel is use to be part of the show also. And it has been rumored for many years that "This is the last show here". The year his dog was killed was several years ago. Thou I don't remember the exact year. I was there when it happened.
                     
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                    Here is the correct GPS address for the FMA Mopar Show this weekend: 14200 County Hwy 475A

                    Gonna just go check it out and keep a positive attitude. The Garlits MOPARS AND MORE was a total blowout last weekend. Some say it was lack of advertising or who knows. Lots of non Mopar Cars showed up for the Car Show which struck me as weird. :bs_flag:
                    All in all, still had a pretty good time talkin' Mopar.
                    WHO'S GOIN??? :mob:
                     
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                    I'll be there
                     
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