Show Information - by blake • May 27, 2015
Ok so here is the all of the latest and greatest info that I can come up with right now. If you have any questions, feel free to post here and someone will do their best to answer them for you.
First off is the number 1 question we get at the entrance to the show. Is there and ATM on site? Yes there is, 2 of them. One located at the restaurant that you drive by on the way into the show, one is located on the Pro Shop. In case you need more cash for food, tshirts etc, or for entrance to the show.
Next question, can my (insert non-vw/audi make here) car park on the track? No, this is ONLY a VW/Audi show. No exceptions, no youre buddy didn’t park on the track in his BMW last year, and no, just no.
Booth cars must have an entrance pass in order to park in a booth. DO NOT get to the gate and say you are a booth car to avoid entrance fee. No pass, no entrance, period. Booth cars should show up early with their vendors or they will have to sit inline with the rest of the show car traffic.
Show car entrance will be visibly signed. You will bear left at a split in the fence and go over the overpass and onto the track. All others will bear right and park on the road track. There are 2 separate entrances for show cars and walk in’s this year.
Speaking of walk ins. There is a $5 per person charge for all walk ins. Kids under 13 are free as we want to make sure the next generation of enthusiasts are not left at home due to budgetary constraints. Also, you MUST sign a track waiver on your way in. Everyone must sign this. This is our first year doing this so please be patient with our staff as there may be times when entrance is slower.
Trailered cars will enter at the same point as the show cars. They will come over the overpass but will continue on the garage area and can unload/load there. plenty of room there. There is no charge for trucks/trailers but they will not be on the track.
I mentioned this quickly earlier but will again. Vendors MUST get there early or sit in show car traffic. We will be at track at 7am and would suggest a 730am arrival to give us a few minutes to prepare. Lines tend to start at gate very early and we have one entrance.
Show car entrance will begin at 9am ad continue until 12ish. If you are in line at 12 and are not near the entrance we will not turn you away. We set this time so that there is an end. We will man the entrance to make sure everyone that is there has a chance to get into show.
Judging will begin at 12pm. We have our judges dressed in high fashion, high visibility trucker hats so that you can spot them easily. Please be at your car at noon so that if judges have any questions you are there to answer them. Have your hood open, doors and trunk open if you want to be judged. If you would prefer not to be judged just leave your hood closed and judges will know. We know that many just like to be on the track and have no problem with that. Awards generally around 3pm or so depending on how long it takes to tally scores.
If you feel that a judge may not see or may miss a mod or 2 on your car, take it upon yourself to make up a list of mods to post where a judge can see it. Our judges will know the cars they are judging but may miss something subtle. It is in your own best interest to be proactive in promoting your car and its modifications.
Concerning the use of EZ-Ups. YOU are responsible for the EZ-Up form the time you take it out of your car until it is taken down and put away. I highly suggest securing it well as if it flies away you will be responsible for any damage it causes. We use buckets of water to tie ours down as it weighs nothing to transport and there are numerous water sources at the track. And it would be very difficult to secure stakes in the asphalt of the track. This includes show cars, club cars and vendors alike.
Club parking will be on the infield of the track weather dependent. You will have plenty of room to set up and hang out. I do ask that whatever messs you make that it eventually makes it into a barrel as we do our own cleanup and I don’t want to be there all night doing it. Be creative in your set up. We do have a few clubs signed up and will be picking our Club of the Year recipient. Based on numbers but also display, attitude and how much fun you have.
Pre-registration is now closed. If you send money to me for show car entrance, please print your receipt in case I don’t see it in time to add you to the list. We will have a list of all payed pre reg at the gate.
We will not have a raffle or a tool scholarship this year as with our new venue and other budgetary constraints we just don’t have it this year. We will bring both back for next year.
We will have tshirts for sale for $12, posters for $2 and stickers for $1 at our Dustoff trailer/booth. These tend to go fast so go by early so you don’t miss out on our awesome new design by Frank Rivera. Cash sales only so be sure to stop at an ATM before you get to show. We will have some 2014 shirts for sale for $7 also. Limited in sizes and numbers to whatever is left.
Track concession stands will be open and serving food all day. Typical track fare. So no outside food allowed. No outside alcohol allowed either as they may open their beer stand.
If you have offered to volunteer please be at track early. We do need help at both entrances and my buddy Justin Case would love a hand parking cars inside the track. Most of our help would be needed from 8am til 1pm or so and then after the show to clean up. If this is something that interests you please be at the track early. Plus you’ll get a cool Staff shirt to sport all day.
I am sure I am forgetting something. I will add to this list as necessary. We want everyone to have a great time at our show and by making all of this information available to you beforehand we can avoid any bad times at the show. So please come on out and enjoy a great day of our favorite cars and support a local show.
Dogs are allowed but must be leashed and cleaned up after. If you fail to follow these guidelines you will be asked to leave.
Thanks and see everyone on Sunday.
2015 New England Dustoff - by blake • March 09, 2015
We are excited to announce a new venue for our 10th anniversary.
The show will be held at Thompson Speedway Motorsports Park on May 31.
205 East Thompson Rd. Thompson, CT 06277
- From Lower Conn. & Points South – Take Rt. 95 North to New London. Take Rt. 395 North to Exit 99. Go right at end of exit ramp to the center of village. Turn left on Rt. 193. Go approx. 1 mile to East Thompson Rd.
- From upper NY, Greater Boston AreaUse the Mass Tpke. leaving at Exit 10 and turn onto Rt. 395 South to Exit 99. Turn left at end of exit ramp to center of village. Turn left on Rt. 193. Go approx. 1 mile to East Thompson Rd.
- From Maine, Nashua, NH, Lowell-Lawrence, Mass Area – Take Rt. 495 to Rt. 290. Go South on 290 to Rt. 395 South. Get off at Exit 99. Turn left at end of exit ramp to center of village. Turn left on Rt. 193. Go approx. 1 mile to East Thompson Rd.
- From Providence, RI – Take Rt. 44 west to Rt. 395 North, Exit 99. Go right at end of exit ramp to center of village. Turn left on Rt. 193. Go approx. 1 mile to East Thompson Rd