Muscle on Main 2012
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Chip Coddington

Macon, GA

#1 Jun 25, 2012
Seems Jesse and the Good ole Corvette Boys are padding the numbers again. Three hundred cars in April, so they say, and the word was out in June that a bunch of other car clubs were contacting him about attending.

June numbers were about 75 but I assure you Jesse will say there was 200 there.

Jesse do you think if you hadn't told those that called in that there was some nice corvettes and mustangs that attend that they might have shown up????? Remember you said two or three clubs called you and indicated that they would like to support the event and we should all show up in mass and welcome them. And again I read where you are going to pay money to the winners to those that show up. You are STUPID and car DUMB. Where is all your buddies from P'burg and Paintsville that you say will show up?

Corvettes Mustangs and Camaros can be seen at the local dealership in any town. You idiots never cease to amaze me.
Powerglide

Macon, GA

#2 Jun 27, 2012
If you are looking for something resembling a real cruize in then you won't find it at the Muscle show. These guys still think the stuffed crying dolls are cute. In addition it is more or less a demo show for all the local dealerships. Made up mostly of new Camaros, Corvettes and Mustangs. What is so special about a car that the gold chainer crowd just buys off the lot and puts a boomer sound system in and some big hoops all around.
Now the guy with the 36,58,63,fill in the blank that he built, or at least changes his own oil, is what intrests me. And most people outside the Corvette Club of Pikeville aka Good Ole Boys and Muscle on Main.
Now Muscle is only one weekend a month but if your yearning for something to do on the other three weekends just vist your local Ford or Chevrolet dealer, they will have the same rides, only more. But you can expect the dealer to inflate the numbers just like Jesse does.
wow

Thelma, KY

#3 Jun 27, 2012
If you all don't have fun attending Muscle On Main then don't come. People amaze me. They gripe about having nothing to do, then when someone tries to create some fun they gripe about the event. I have heard quite a few people who say they enjoy Muscle On Main.
Rock Crusher

Macon, GA

#4 Jun 27, 2012
wow wrote:
If you all don't have fun attending Muscle On Main then don't come. People amaze me. They gripe about having nothing to do, then when someone tries to create some fun they gripe about the event. I have heard quite a few people who say they enjoy Muscle On Main.
I disagree with your statement. The reason we fail to grow is because the idiots that come up with the path Muscle follows are not in touch with the car culture. You won't see many Corvettes and Mustangs in Columbus next weekend. If you did there would not be 6500 entries and thousands of spectators spending money.

Now before you start slinging trash I am not comparing Muscle to GoodGuys. Just pointing out that 2011 and 2012 vehicles do not attract out of towners and spectators. Joe Q Public from the head of Lower Elk isn't going to come out to see a 2012 Corvette when he can see the same car at Walters any day of the week. Joe Q wants to see something unusal or something he may have driven back in the day.

Great events don't have to throw cash and trophies out to get intrest. The great rides brings in the spectators as well other nice rides.
I Attend

Jackson, KY

#6 Jun 28, 2012
Rock Crusher wrote:
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I disagree with your statement. The reason we fail to grow is because the idiots that come up with the path Muscle follows are not in touch with the car culture. You won't see many Corvettes and Mustangs in Columbus next weekend. If you did there would not be 6500 entries and thousands of spectators spending money.
Now before you start slinging trash I am not comparing Muscle to GoodGuys. Just pointing out that 2011 and 2012 vehicles do not attract out of towners and spectators. Joe Q Public from the head of Lower Elk isn't going to come out to see a 2012 Corvette when he can see the same car at Walters any day of the week. Joe Q wants to see something unusal or something he may have driven back in the day.
Great events don't have to throw cash and trophies out to get intrest. The great rides brings in the spectators as well other nice rides.
You statement holds truth. I have been to the show 8-10 times and generally always see the same stuff. Yes someone is trying to attract new people with advertizing and I applaud that but why promote it with a new car. Just a month or so ago I was in Louisville and stumbled upon a one day event, can't remember the name, but it had over 1000 vehicles and not one corvette or camaro. Matter of fact I didn't see one vehicle newer than 1967. Yes Louisville is a big town but I counted 12 different state tags the short time I was there. In addition the businesses in the area was open and were taking in cash. Just my opinion but this event seems more like a semi private event and they won't embrace the type of attendees that can bring a new look to the show. I do agree that I would like to see more than what is on the new and used lots I pass on my way into town.
Getting Stale

Richmond, KY

#7 Jun 28, 2012
The Good Ole Boys don't have anything to do with that anymore, they did help for a few years to get it started but they are out. Parking has even been turned over to Westcare.

The show is getting stale, just ole men sitting around with their cars until the burnout starts. Not enough pedestrian or walk in traffic because the event has nothing to offer them. When people are allowed to participate and be a part of something they will attend and enjoy the event.

Identify what this is, if it is just show and shine that is ok, if it is a car show it will be hard to keep it going month after month. Same people with the same cars winning and even though they had a top 50 award last time they never had to give out over 20 because not that many people entered. I think the club got out of the day to day running of the event so they could enter their cars in the car show. Bad idea because they still run the 50/50 drawing and have the appearance of being associated with it..The show every month at any rate is getting stale, done to death and there are 3 or 4 going on every week end.
Need a theme for each event and one of the theme's need to be rod and customs, you can bring what you want but at least one month per year it should be advertised as a rod & custom event and center around that. The 50's theme works well, put some of that money for prizes on best 50's costume, best 50's dance contest, etc. Get the crowd involved and you will pick up your street traffic. Have a car theme or two and then have a 60's theme show with a real cruise in and prise money for the same stuff, best 60's costume, best 60's car best 60's whatever type contest...Mix it up, if something don't work try something else...Can's do the same thing over and over and expect the event not to get boring and stale...
Getting Stale

Richmond, KY

#8 Jun 28, 2012
Car show is Ok maybe twice a year, once in the spring and once in the fall or towanrd the end of the season. The guy that is running the thing is young enough to be able to run that show for more than the old men and their cars, they need them but you need to keep it interesting and be flexable enough to do different things...
wtf

Clay City, KY

#9 Jun 28, 2012
Radio people said there were hundreds there.

Pure BS!
Getting Stale

Richmond, KY

#10 Jun 28, 2012
Before we had the event we had nothing for the car guys in the area! Granted most enjoy the Friday Night Cruise In's more than the Muscle on Main. No pressure, just sitting around with our cars listening to the music and vegging out!

Don't get personal or slam the whole event, yes it needs improvment and will always need tweaking! Go to the parties that run the thing and let them know your ideas. A suggestion box at the event would be a good way to get some feedback "if" they acutally would read any of them. It's not perfect, never will be but it is better than what we had. If the people that run it don't keep it fresh and exciting it will die on it's own. Everybody is into this old car nostalgia thing and everybody is doing the same thing. The City that keeps their's fresh and interesting will do better than the ones that do the same thing over and over again.
Getting Stale

Richmond, KY

#11 Jun 28, 2012
wtf wrote:
Radio people said there were hundreds there.
Pure BS!
Total attendance from 3-7 car owners and street traffic is not the total you add the main group that comes in after 7 to the Burn out competition and yes it will be hundred's..

Hundreds is a loose term, just have to break the 100 mark to call it 100's if you are loose with your advertising. Over Two hundred is definately hundreds and the total street traffic from 3 to 10 PM is probably over 200, you see a lot standing on the by pass also to watch that event....

It is not just the car owners that you bring into the event it is also anybody else that drives down to watch or participate...

There will be some months when the even hits up against another large car event the numbers will be low. July and August are low number months, the heat in that city concrete keeps the street traffic down. No regular schedule events pack's em in every month. The one's that get stale and boring will just fade away.
I Attend

Jackson, KY

#12 Jun 28, 2012
Getting Stale wrote:
Before we had the event we had nothing for the car guys in the area! Granted most enjoy the Friday Night Cruise In's more than the Muscle on Main. No pressure, just sitting around with our cars listening to the music and vegging out!
Don't get personal or slam the whole event, yes it needs improvment and will always need tweaking! Go to the parties that run the thing and let them know your ideas. A suggestion box at the event would be a good way to get some feedback "if" they acutally would read any of them. It's not perfect, never will be but it is better than what we had. If the people that run it don't keep it fresh and exciting it will die on it's own. Everybody is into this old car nostalgia thing and everybody is doing the same thing. The City that keeps their's fresh and interesting will do better than the ones that do the same thing over and over again.
I agree. And I hope that the event continues. It just seems to me that the event has not expanded beyond the same people that continue to support it, and we must not forget to thank them for that support. I also agree that a suggestion box would be great. I myself in my days of working appreciated comments and suggestions. Sometimes thoughts and ideas from others go beyond ones scope. And I am am never was beyond a little education. But lost upon my comments is the fact that 12 different states were represented at the show in Louisville. What ever those folks were doing we need to try. For me it was tha abundance of 40s 50s and 60s vehicles, the music, the food and most of all the people.
First time last time

Chesterfield, MO

#13 Jun 28, 2012
I went for the first time with several of my friends last month to the burnout. We don't plan on attending again-disappointed. There were no food or beverage booth and we felt when they picked a winner it was a joke. Just because there was a women in the event didn't mean they had to let her win. She kept blowing tires and very little smoke. Why discourage the real winners from attending again? No more red neck shows for us.
Bye Bye Redneck

Richmond, KY

#14 Jun 28, 2012
First time last time wrote:
I went for the first time with several of my friends last month to the burnout. We don't plan on attending again-disappointed. There were no food or beverage booth and we felt when they picked a winner it was a joke. Just because there was a women in the event didn't mean they had to let her win. She kept blowing tires and very little smoke. Why discourage the real winners from attending again? No more red neck shows for us.
Good it has been our intent all along to keep the rednecks out! Your not being there is a good start!
Observer

Pikeville, KY

#15 Jun 28, 2012
Screw the gold chain Corvette crowd. Jesse is a joke to the hot rod group. He couldn't sell sand to a concrete plant in the middle of the desert.
Who Cares

Richmond, KY

#16 Jun 28, 2012
long after that boring side show is gone we'll still have the ol cars...Cruisin before they even had the word, ain't nothin to get your shorts in a wad over..

If it makes it fine, if it folds tomorrow the road is still free!!
Rock Crusher

Macon, GA

#17 Jun 28, 2012
Who Cares wrote:
long after that boring side show is gone we'll still have the ol cars...Cruisin before they even had the word, ain't nothin to get your shorts in a wad over..
If it makes it fine, if it folds tomorrow the road is still free!!
Problem is no one in this area wants to get their precious bondo bucket out and roll the tires. This area and the people in it are truely years behind.

And to agree with one of the previous posters, yes Jesse is a joke to those of us that represent the true passion of traditional vehicles.
when

Chesterfield, MO

#18 Jun 29, 2012
When is the next one? I might throw some corn fuel in my ole truck and bounce down the road to it.
Rock Crusher

Macon, GA

#19 Jun 29, 2012
Second Saturday each month. Be there early cause as Jesse tells it there will hundreds, maybe thousands, of cars there. But if you have a corvette or camaro you might want to drive it. Anything built before 2010 is frowned upon by the snoot patrol.
Halibrand

Clay City, KY

#20 Jun 30, 2012
I Attend wrote:
<quoted text>
You statement holds truth. I have been to the show 8-10 times and generally always see the same stuff. Yes someone is trying to attract new people with advertizing and I applaud that but why promote it with a new car. Just a month or so ago I was in Louisville and stumbled upon a one day event, can't remember the name, but it had over 1000 vehicles and not one corvette or camaro. Matter of fact I didn't see one vehicle newer than 1967. Yes Louisville is a big town but I counted 12 different state tags the short time I was there. In addition the businesses in the area was open and were taking in cash. Just my opinion but this event seems more like a semi private event and they won't embrace the type of attendees that can bring a new look to the show. I do agree that I would like to see more than what is on the new and used lots I pass on my way into town.
Think your talking about Beatersville. I was there and it was a blast. If those in charge of muscle would spend some time at this event maybe they would learn a few things.

My take on muscle main is it is a great idea just poorly done. Hopefully they can make adjustments and the event has a long life.
Allen

Clay City, KY

#21 Jul 1, 2012
You should be happy to have what we have considering the guys putting it on never experience more than Hillbilly Days.

Just keep advertising with those late model cars and you will probably draw people in by the tens.

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