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Old 08-04-2012, 05:32 PM   #1
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20 bucks was too much

Went to the C5fest today with my grandfather and cousin to find out its 20 bucks a person to get in. At first I was like, wow, there must be some major things goin on in there for it to cost this much and I wasn't that upset. After walking around for about 2 hours and also watching a little drag, I thought the fest was a little lackluster. Vendors didn't have that great of deals, food was expensive, and actually not half as many people as I thought there'd be. Don't get me wrong there were some amazing cars there but overall I was disappointed in my first fest. Especially as 20 a person.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
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Went to the C5fest today with my grandfather and cousin to find out its 20 bucks a person to get in. At first I was like, wow, there must be some major things goin on in there for it to cost this much and I wasn't that upset. After walking around for about 2 hours and also watching a little drag, I thought the fest was a little lackluster. Vendors didn't have that great of deals, food was expensive, and actually not half as many people as I thought there'd be. Don't get me wrong there were some amazing cars there but overall I was disappointed in my first fest. Especially as 20 a person.

For that kinda money they should throw in a FREE T-Shirt!!
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:40 PM   #3
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Yea! They offered but I told them in the beginning it was my treat. Even if I didn't, 20 for just me wouldve been too much for what there was. .
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:47 PM   #4
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Im pretty sure the entry fee goes towards the maintenance of this site and other things. Nothing is free in this world man.
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Old 08-04-2012, 05:52 PM   #5
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It's even sadder when you consider this fact..

What cost $20 in 1982 would cost $44.58 in 2010. Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2010 and 1982,
they would cost you $20 and $8.58 respectively.
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Well, at least that makes me feel a little better about missing it. I was considering driving like 12 hours....glad I didn't!!!
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It's even sadder when you consider this fact..

What cost $20 in 1982 would cost $44.58 in 2010. Also, if you were to buy exactly the same products in 2010 and 1982,
they would cost you $20 and $8.58 respectively.
now you're just confusing me.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:28 PM   #8
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I honestly wondered how big of a deal this would be and Im glad I didnt buy a R/T plane ticket plus hotel, food and rental car, I would have been pissed! But if I had lived closer such as Kentucky or Indiana then I would have probably went.
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Lol the things some people complain about
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:38 PM   #10
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$10 per day would of been much better.....you can only watch so much drag racing in 1 day.....but at least I did get a free install of my hex vents
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:39 PM   #11
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I am very glad I made the right choice not to go...I was majorly considering making the 4500mile trip....I decided against it basically for the reasons OP has mentioned. I imagined it would be majorly overpriced, have nothing good being sold, and basically just be a fancy Camaro car show. I have a feeling the event is a bit over hyped on the forum here - no offence intended to those who enjoy it!!! My thoughts on all events of this sort are generally its a huge money making pot. If you live nearby go for it, but otherwise the trip out doesn't seem worthwhile.
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For that kinda money they should throw in a FREE T-Shirt!!
Or atleast show a wet T-shirt contest for free.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:46 PM   #13
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For that kinda money they should throw in a FREE T-Shirt!!
with a bottle of poland spring water I'm just saying. Hey atleast you got to hang with your grandfather man. Can't beat hanging out with old wisdom.
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Old 08-04-2012, 06:48 PM   #14
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Similar to the other guy who complained from Chicago, if you aren't. Sticking around for everything AFTER at the hotel, then you are missing the best aspect of the fest.

And $20? Seriously?
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$20 is pretty standard for any of the shows there or at IMS (good guys, mopar, chevy shows, etc). Plus the $20 was good for 2 days so that is $10 a day if you really want to break it down. Spent 12-14 hours total over the 2 days. Had a great time.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:04 PM   #16
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I'm just saying I expected more. At 20 dollars a person I just think it would've been more put together and I honestly expected a lot more people. I only drove 2 hours but there where people there from New Mexico, South Dakota, Maryland . . And with gas near 4.00 I would've been upset if I were them. There shoudlve been sections for certain years, models, colors ect., the deals are the same you can get from the vendors through this site . . It just seemed unorganized and thrown together. I had a good time with the fam and got to see some awesome camaros but I have been to far better events for less money. If I had lower expectations I'm sure it would've been fine, but mine were pretty high heading down there. I'm sure the nightlife and hotel would be a blast but. It for grandpa and 15 yr old cousin . .
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:16 PM   #17
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:17 PM   #18
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Ok you spend how much on your car, and any mods. and then you drive how far unless it was in your backyard and your complaining about 20 bucks???? There are guys and gals who spend hundreds in gas, hotel, food just to get there not including anything else they spend money on while they are there. 20 bucks is nothing compared to the whole scheme of the Camarofest.
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Everything cost money nowdays:

NASCAR race: $95 (cheap seats) (including pit pass)

NHRA drag event: $25

MLB game: $76 (behind home plate)

NFL game: $275 (end zone)

Add in $10 beer and $7 hotdogs.

If you plan on taking the whole family your last name better be Rockefeller. Why spend all that money when you can sit at home and watch it on TV with "instant replay" and not worry about some drunk in the upper deck spilling his beer on you.

Other than not being televised, Camaro fest is the same. You wanna play ..... you gotta pay.

You have to realize, it's not cheap putting on these events. There's all kinds of costs involved, your addmission price is not PROFIT.
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I didn't make the trip, but $20? Come on. You'd spend that on a warm beer and dried out hotdog at a ball game AFTER paying $40 to get in.

No, $20 is not too much for admission, imo.
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I told my family to not come when i found out it was $20 a person. But i didn't mind paying $40 for me and the g/f. $20-30 per car and driver plus $10 for each additional person would have been nice.
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People driving $30K+ cars complaining about 20 bucks.
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Old 08-04-2012, 07:39 PM   #23
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I'm not complaining!
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I thought everything was awesome, and $20 for 2 days at Indy is a bargain. Probably not a cheap facility to rent.

Can't wait until next year.

My only comment on possible improvement would be more drag racers. Maybe somehow invite some more exhibition cars, or an all gen Camaro class and invite some older Camaros from other clubs to help fill the down time.
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My only comment on possible improvement would be more drag racers. Maybe somehow invite some more exhibition cars, or an all gen Camaro class and invite some older Camaros from other clubs to help fill the down time.
I'm probably not the only person here that didn't race because i knew i'd look like a total newb.
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