I had a cooler with a big sub made, lots of water and Gatorade, chips, etc...So I did not care about the food vendors.
The shade and all that hype: the event was in Pomona and it was expected to be sunny. Did I get burned? Yes. But I am ok with it. I never meant to sit down somewhere and chill in a shade.
The entrance? A ******g joke and a failure! Showed up at 7:30am (and was about 30 cars from the Mountain View yellow sign) just to wait till 9:45 to start moving in. While which an announcement was made to have tickets/money ready. Well, guess what idiots? Many, many of us bought tickets in advance and had to wait while the tards were paying as they were entering and choking up the whole line. Oh did I say line? I meant lineS, that were created ALSO after we had waited for an hour.
So douches in a green Civic go ALLL the way forward and go right in. What a joke...no one could have said here you go, 3 lines, first one for the advance ticket holders and the others for payees...
Parts vendors - sad. Showing up, setting up the booth just to say "here is our retail price for it". Awesome. Could have sat at home and be clicky-happy ordering parts. Not worth it really...
Raffle and "models" - no comment. Not mentioning WHO'S parts they are raffling at the particular time is just an overall unprofessional doing.
Idk, maybe I am a bitter person, but an event of a such volume HAS to have better organization. Just because you rented a big open parking lot and charged 15 a pop (more for the other ish) does not make it a great experience.
Not to mention theft and revving the crap out of the BS hondas on the way out.