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PostSubject: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Thu Jan 19, 2017 3:10 pm

For those not in the know, Wagonfest started in 2006 (I think) in upstate New York. It is still an ongoing event the last weekend in July every year. There is a separate thread about it and you can look at that for more info.

Wagonfest FL was born out of the SOFASST and GOFASST joint event at the Daytona Beach Spring Car Show. This show is now known as the Spring Turkey Run. This is by no means a full fledged shindig. It's a grassroots get together to celebrate GM's genius in creating the B-Body. While primarily a wagon event, anyone with a love of B or D bodies is more than welcome.

In order to attend the Wagonfest get together/show (your wagon/B-Body does NOT have to be show quality).
YOU MUST REGISTER FOR THE TURKEY RUN. . We have NO AFFILIATION with the Turkey Run. WE STRONGLY RECOMMEND THAT YOU PRE REGISTER YOUR VEHICLE . Last year some people did not and were turned away at the gate.
Despite what the website says, they like our wagons and even some fairly rough looking ones have been allowed in. Being Pre-registered they pretty much wave you through without alot of scrutiny. You can register here http://turkeyrun.com/ Click on Car Show to be taken to the registration page. You are allowed to bring in 4 people per car so bring your friends!

When registering and asked about club affliation. YOU HAVE NO CLUB AFFILIATION. We are not an official club and do not want to be recognized as such.

If you have been to a show here, the venue is HUGE. Really one day is not enough to see everything.

I will also solicit any help in pulling it off. If everyone does a little bit, it takes alot of burden off. I did get quite a bit of behind the scenes help last year and some of that help just won't be around this year.

So on to the good part

LIST OF ACTIVITIES:

FRIDAY:

The show is open and runs from 8-4 although it's lightly attended. May be a good time to hit the vendor area if you get in early enough.
Also there is a junkyard about a mile or two from the hotel if you like that. They usually update their inventory online.
Usually, as people arrive and get settled, we either head to a local car wash (this can be it's own adventure) and then dinner.
I'm putting it out there if some want to head to the beach for an on the sand photo shoot, I would be up for that (beach driving shuts down at sunset so some advance planning is necessary).
Friday night back at the hotel, is usually an early night as we start fairly early in the morning, but there are usually old friends and new friends hanging out in the parking lot.

SATURDAY:

We meet up around 8AM in the shopping center parking lot just east of the hotel in order to meet up with the local day-trippers from Orlando, Tampa, and Jax. We then head out enmasse and drive around the backside of the track to the entry gate. It's an impressive site to see 30 b-bodies rolling in together. We park together and we are there until the end of the day. The show is huge with thousands of cars. You will be hard pressed to see every car in 8hrs. I pack a lunch and drinks in a cooler, it gets HOT out there.

SAT NITE:
The ever popular Ninja/Flash Mob BBQ. We don't ask permission, we just do it (easier to ask forgiveness right?) It is right behind the lobby and the staff don't mind. Also, there is an area by the back parking lot, but it was wet last year. Bring your own chair. Details coming but cost is $15 a person. This year we plan on starting it a little earlier so some of the locals can partake prior to returning home.

SUNDAY :
Many go back over to the show, however, attendance is ALOT lighter than Saturday. I usually hit the vendors now as it's alot lighter crowd. If you stay long enough you get to drive a lap on the track and get a photo.


What should you bring you might ask?
A Few things we found were helpful last year on the infield:

SUNBLOCK - you'll be sorry if you don't

A small cooler with water and snacks - it's FLORIDA and it's hot. I pack a picnic lunch so I can spend more money in the vendor area, lol.

A couple of folding chairs - long day and sitting on the tailgate gets old - I'll bring a few as I understand the long haulers don't have lots of space.

Pop up sunshade tent (EZ-Up of the like) - If the sun's out, it gets roasty toasty out there, and there is not many spots to hide from it. ( 3 or 4 were brought last year and it was enough). - I have one I'm bringing.

Comfy shoes, you'll be walking....ALOT.

Camera, lot's of cool rods to take pics of.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Fri Jan 20, 2017 9:29 pm

Bring a large umbrella in case of rain. The raffle drawing can also be brutal without shade.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sat Feb 25, 2017 2:12 pm

Going to register for this. Do I have to send them pictures first or just submit the registration and hope for the best?
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sat Feb 25, 2017 4:01 pm

94Woody wrote:
Going to register for this. Do I have to send them pictures first or just submit the registration and hope for the best?

The first year I did and they approved the car. But it is really not necessary. As long as the car isn't a complete hoopty. They let in my bone stock Caprice 1A2 last year.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sat Feb 25, 2017 5:20 pm

Cadet57 wrote:
94Woody wrote:
Going to register for this. Do I have to send them pictures first or just submit the registration and hope for the best?

The first year I did and they approved the car. But it is really not necessary. As long as the car isn't a complete hoopty. They let in my bone stock Caprice 1A2 last year.

Thank you, just going to register it then. It is all one color and pretty straight so I should be good. Some paint fade here and there so I can call it a rat rod if all else fails, lol. They let any year of those in.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sat Feb 25, 2017 11:26 pm

I registered my 91, and it was not ready, so I took the 92, and they did not even question it. The 92 is pretty much bone stock, and had a bunch of stuff in the back.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:53 am

94Woody wrote:
Cadet57 wrote:
94Woody wrote:
Going to register for this. Do I have to send them pictures first or just submit the registration and hope for the best?

The first year I did and they approved the car. But it is really not necessary. As long as the car isn't a complete hoopty. They let in my bone stock Caprice 1A2 last year.

Thank you, just going to register it then.  It is all one color and pretty straight so I should be good. Some paint fade here and there so I can call it a rat rod if all else fails, lol. They let any year of those in.
We all go in as a group (10-20 wagons) all at once, so there isn't going to be a problem.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sun Feb 26, 2017 11:22 am

That's what I figured because I was a passenger in last years group. Just making sure I didn't need to bother with photos Smile
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sun Feb 26, 2017 10:38 pm

94Woody wrote:
That's what I figured because I was a passenger in last years group. Just making sure I didn't need to bother with photos Smile

I never sent photos. Pretty much if your pre registered you'll get in (unless you registered the wagon and show up in the Spark!)
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Mon Feb 27, 2017 12:01 am

Registration submitted and payment accepted. Received a thanks and see you at the show. They just want that 30 bucks, lol.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Mon Feb 27, 2017 2:03 pm

94Woody wrote:
Registration submitted and payment accepted. Received a thanks and see you at the show. They just want that 30 bucks, lol.

Look for the green postcard in the mail.... about a week Smile
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:03 pm

Got my green card today Smile Easier than I thought.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Fri Mar 03, 2017 10:20 pm

Now you can find a job in the US.
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sat Mar 04, 2017 9:29 pm

i applied for mexican citizenship so i can come work in the states too,..
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PostSubject: Re: WF Florida 2017 Info Thread. March 24-26, 2017   Sun Mar 05, 2017 1:04 am

phantom 309 wrote:
i applied for mexican citizenship so i can come work in the states too,..

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