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How much better or worse did the new location work ?

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I really liked the new spot...was fairly easy to get into the venue, TONS of room to park our cars plus spectator parking was also easy and didn't involve parking in the shopping center or neighborhood and running over before anyone saw. The drifting exhibitions were also great and the extra room for suppliers was cool as well.

Some not so good items: restrooms needed a little attention and trash cans were hard to locate. Some pretty typical first year startup kinda things...they will probably get it ironed out for next time. Overall, I liked the change to Anaheim stadium.
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My thoughts and photos:

https://saveclassiccars.net/2019/04/...-forever-2019/

It was great seeing a few VMF members out there!

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My thoughts and photos:

https://saveclassiccars.net/2019/04/...-forever-2019/

It was great seeing a few VMF members out there!
great write up and pictures! It's pretty cool how people from all over to hit this show

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https://saveclassiccars.net/2019/04/...-forever-2019/

It was great seeing a few VMF members out there!
Thanks for sharing! I didn't make it out there this year, due to a family trip, but hopefully next year.

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A couple of thoughts that I have that tie in with Samgupta.

I have been to several events that have the portable sinks outside the port-a-potties. They run out of water and paper towels quickly. How come it seems no one replenishes the water and paper towels? Happened here also.

Trash cans - I walked around with paper trash in my pockets for awhile. Those trashcans were hard to find.

I wonder how the Cobra folks felt now that they no longer had the grassy, shaded area outside of Independence Hall at Knott's as their exclusive area. They had to join the rabble on the asphalt parking lot.

Anyone here have a "drink" truck? If you want to make a killing, bring a truck or trailer and sell nothing but cold beverages...soda, water, tea, lemonade, sport drinks, etc. There were long lines at the few food vendors that were there, and at one point I was getting a bit thirsty, but didn't want to wait in those lines just for something to drink. I ended up walking about 10 minutes to the northwest corner of the stadium parking lot where there were a bunch of fast food places.

Enjoyed the show, and more to follow.
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I was there but not with my Mustang. I had my 2003 F150. The show was good for the first year at the new place. They have to make a few changes for next year.
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Anyone get a stats sheet in their "goody" bag? Usually lists out how many cars registered and in what categories.
Would be interesting to see and compare the numbers from 2018 and see what the trend is.

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Anyone get a stats sheet in their "goody" bag? Usually lists out how many cars registered and in what categories.
Would be interesting to see and compare the numbers from 2018 and see what the trend is.
The information wasn't in the "goody" bag...just a bunch of fliers for other area shows, printed ads from sponsors, an event pin, and an oversized umbrella that came in handy for many folks I saw using them. I did hear over the PA system that there were 1800 vehicles registered for this event, but no breakdown on categories.



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My experiences for Fabulous Fords Forever 2019:

I left home around 12:30pm after having worked the night before. Drove from Douglas, AZ to Tucson and got 20.2 mpg. That was my best for the weekend. Got into Yucaipa, CA about 10pm at Chris's house.

The next day, we cleaned and slightly detailed the Mustang and decided to go to Farm Boys in San Bernardino for an impromptu lunch and car show going on there. When I fired up the car to go, it was missing and coughing through the carb and exhaust. We figured it was moisture either in the carb or distributor cap as Chris cleaned the engine without covering those item. The car wasn't running that strong on the way there, but it felt like that timing issue was over. Wrong...we got to Farm Boys, and it started again. It mainly happened when running low RPMs and then accelerating. I wasn't happy as I had driven over 500 miles the day before with no issues. After San Bernardino, we went back and checked the distributor. Under the cap, we found a crack running between towers 1 and 8 and definite signs of arcing between the two.

Now, on an early Saturday evening, try to find someone who stocks a clamp-down GM-style distributor cap with male terminals. It isn't happening! Luckily I had brought an old Motorcraft dual point distributor with me along with a Standard Motor Products AL-482 cap with the male terminals. Switched out distributors and I was back on the road!

On Sunday, went to Fabulous Fords Forever and had a pretty good time. I like the new venue, and once the bugs get worked out, I think it will go well. Looking forward to next year. Anyways, here are some pics and thoughts:


Got gas in Yucaipa with a Bell UH-1 "C" Vietnam Era Helicopter. It was being taken to Mesa, AZ to get restored and put on display. This particular one had been shot down twice during the war and had always been a "slick". It was fun talking to the guys doing the job.


Scratch this one off my list. Finally got to see a Boss 429 at a show.




I think many of us on here can relate.










I have a "soft spot" for Grabber Blue Mustangs.


I asked this guy if his car was For Sale, and he yelled at me. So I leaned on his fenders and left fingerprints. I showed him!




The guy showing this truck has had it handed down through the family to him after his great grandfather bought it new.


When you need to cover those holes in your firewall...


A study in contrasts. The Pinto on the left is painted flat black. The one on the right was completely covered in small, square mirrors. It was titled "Disco Pinto".


I would LOVE to have this as a road trip vehicle. There's a small kitchen in there along with plenty of room to sit around and talk with your buddies.

















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When you need to cover those holes in your firewall...
Back in the day... that pie tin was good for 20 cents. ...and a whole pie was $1.95 for apple.

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Back in the day... that pie tin was good for 20 cents. ...and a whole pie was $1.95 for apple.
The coincidence here was after the show, I went to see my Mom in Riverside, and took her out to dinner to Marie Callenders. Maybe seeing this at FFF triggered my craving for pie that evening.



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