Relix Riot & Barnyard Boogie - 2 shows SAME weekend
I dont get it…....I just dont get it.
Why is the Relix Riot not a HUGE show?
The place is amazing….....The Gilmore Museum is one of the top five car museums in the WORLD.
And it shows.
The stuff there is just incredible.
I am lucky enough to be able to go to shows all over the country and see what is good and bad about car shows.
Relix have it down. They know what to do and they are succeeding.
They keep the non traditional cars in their own section so they are a part of the show as well – so this way the guys with the 1992 billet wheels have their own area!
So if you see pix of those kinds of cars – yes they were there – but it was in their own special area – and this is exactly what other shows like Symco Shakedown have done, and what we will do with Torque Fest as well. 99% of the time the drivers are totally cool with it and they understand what is going on.
I really think this is an important aspect to future traditional shows….....
by excluding all muscle or classic cars we are excluding potential hot rod owners.
Example – the guy that rolled up in his Nova said he was gonna sell it and try to get in some old pre ww 2 chevy.
This is great! Another hot rodder (loyal Chevy guy) that is simply changing gears is the way I see it.
He is tired of being sure that there is no dust on his bright yellow paint. He does not want to worry about his kids banging their bicycles against the car when it is in the garage. He wants to have FUN with the new car and not worry so much about polishing the ride. If more and more people have that change of mind to having FUN…...then I think that is a good thing.
The entire club made everyone feel at home and there were some really nice rides there.
There was a pretty decent turnout for spectators and the total car count was around 225-250 from what I could gather.
This does NOT include ALL the rides that are a part of the museum.
Again – this show was great from the time I rolled in at the pre party, to the time I rolled out with the Twistin Tarantualas laying down their version of Ace of Spades. Next year – I will be back!
Perhaps 2011 will see a date change so that the Gas City / James Dean run does not conflict!
On the way over to the Relix Riot I hit the Barnyard Boogie which is put on by Marauders CC and this year they had Half Fast from Chicago come out and help out. It was a good turnout and the people were really out to have a good time.
It takes place in the small town of Monee IL.
I think this show is one of the better events in the Chicago area – the bands that played were all great and there were LOT of them!
1:00 Pearls Mahone & The One Eyed Jacks
2:00 Hot Rod Hucksters
3:00 Tracer Bullet
5:00 Hillbilly Idle
6:00 Gin Palace Jesters
7:00 Beyond the Zero
I had to take off after Tracer Bullet but I heard the rest of the band were just as entertaining as the first 3.
I gotta be there next year!
In the meantime – just about everyone there was gonna head down to the Hunnert Car Pile Up – so I will seeya there!
here is a cool article on the Relix Riot: