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 INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL

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PostSubject: INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL   Tue Jan 02, 2018 8:05 pm

HOTEL is the Best Western right by I-95.  
Call hotel Directly Best Western phone number: 386-258-6333.  Tell them you are with the group Wagonfest to get the $110/night rate. (otherwise its 130).


For those not in the know, Wagonfest started in 2006 (I think) in upstate New York.  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 Turkey Run 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! (as of 1/2/18 - event sign up is not live yet).

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 few years 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 (LKQ). 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 (or in the lobby).

SATURDAY:

We meet up at 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.  Be sure to see Chef Fred's headcount for steaks in another thread here to sign up.

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: INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL   Tue Jan 02, 2018 9:25 pm

Bring an umbrella. If it is sunny, you will appreciate the shade, and if it rains, you get to keep dry.

I can bring parts to save shipping. Check my parts list, and if it is not listed, ask, I have a lot of parts not on the list.
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PostSubject: Re: INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL   Thu Jan 11, 2018 12:07 am

I just checked, and the online registration still is not set up for the show.
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PostSubject: Re: INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL   Fri Jan 19, 2018 9:40 am

I checked with the Turkey Run guy, and registration should be available on line tonight (Friday 1/19) or tomorrow morning. They are using a new system, and that is why it took longer to get it up and running.
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PostSubject: Re: INFO - WAGON FEST FLORIDA MARCH 23-25, 2018 - Daytona Beach, FL   Today at 8:28 am

I signed up for the Turkey Run last weekend. Everything is electronic now. They send your ticket to your computer, and you must either print it out, or take your computer with you. I think they can also send it to your phone.
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