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Since I didn't hear it myself, here's two quotes from a local msg board.

Well this afternoon on the news the people from Carlisle Productions just got out of a meeting and they said that there will be no more Custom Compact Event.

They said that there was several fights and someone attacked a security guard one of the days.

They also said that several neighboors in the area complained about noise and reckless driving.
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To those who worked on Saturday and were dead tired, this may be good news. To others maybe not, but it was announced today that Carlisle Productions has decided to cancel the Custom Compact Show in the future. The level of "hooliganism" that the "SCC" crowd cannot seem to bring itself above has put the nails in the coffin. I suspect it would have been only a matter of time until someone sued Carlisle Productions over the typical incidents that we have seen over the years.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">As I was leaving the show late Sunday afternoon, there was a group of punks filming cars doing burnouts on the fairgrounds. I'm sure just one of many immature acts that led to the cancellation of the show. I'm so glad we didn't hold FX03 there this year.

[ 05-05-2003, 04:05 PM: Message edited by: Penguini66 ]
 

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" I'm so glad we didn't hold FX03 there this year"

That kind of bull**** is exactly why I am glad we are at the all Ford Show this year for FX03!

Really looking forward to the show. Should be a much better crowd as far as I am concerned.

Let's do our Foci proud and not pull any bone head stunts as a group!


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Originally posted by bluebyutoo:
Let?s do our Foci proud and not pull any bone head stunts as a group!
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">I second that!


It would be nice to show to everyone that we're above that kind of behavior.

I just got off the phone with my stepmother who lives in carlisle. She was telling me how there are dozens of burn-out marks along route 34 leaving the fairgrounds.

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Here's the news article :
Rowdy Crowds Prompt End Of Car Show

POSTED: 4:57 p.m. EDT May 5, 2003

CARLISLE, Pa. -- A popular car show in Carlisle will not come back next year.

This is after problems with this past weekend's Custom Compact Car Show.

Police said instead of a car show, it resembled spring break with hundreds of citations and arrests.


The Custom Compact Car Chow attracted about 24,000 people over the weekend, but a few hundred seem to have ruined it for everyone.

Police responded to countless calls of public drunkenness, excessive noise, even an assault of a security officer.

Residents have been complaining about rowdy groups since the start of the show a few years ago.

Car show organizers promised if things didn't change, they'd cancel the show.

After this rowdy weekend, they followed through on that promise to cancel it for good.

"The behavior doesn't match what we do. We have celebrities like Richard Petty and design engineers along with the finest people in the country. The behavior was never perfect at this event," said John Detrick, CEO of Carlisle Productions.

Car show organizers said they stand to lose a lot of money. It was one of their most profitable shows.
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I would never have come back after last year. I'm so glad we didn't have FX-03 there this year. I know I wouldn't have come.

I've been at the All Ford show 5 out of the last 6 years and it's been the highlight of my year. It's a different crowd a more mature group of people.

I can't wait to get down this year!!!
 

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I just must have been lucky enough to miss any trouble last year (I could'nt make it this year). Except for the traffic I had a great time the whole weekend, I'm sorry to see the event go.
 

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Just found another quote from the local msg board:

On Saturday there were all kinds of freakish acts going on at the grandstand from about 2:30 on till the Burnout contest. There was the giving of beads which erupted into throwing beer bottles after several females didn't participate which then died down to a couple performing sex acts upon each other in the lawn in front of the grandstands, as well as other lewd acts.
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It was being disscussed for a long time. Last week was the final draw. Oh well, I'm glad I didnt miss anything, All the traffic jams and stuff
 

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Just remember to all of us heading to FX03, the cops and folks in Carlisle are going to see all of our foci the same as scc vehichles and will be expecting the same out of us. I would imagine the cops will not be very forgiven and will try to stop everything before it even starts.

As mentioned before, lets bring our maturity, have fun in proper levels at the proper places and show PA that we as Foci owners respect our selves and the places that let us meet. Make yourself proud!
 

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how some of u guys go 2 the SAME car show 4 2 and even 3 days is somethin i dont understand. now in the span of 1mth ur gonna do 2 carisle car shows, 4-6 days total.

people realize....FX03 IS NOT all 3 days, its a bunch of people showin up as a group on SUNDAY 4 it. this is the all ford carisle event. and yes it will b a ticket fest...nowhere near as bad as the compact show.

w/all ford-FX nearing, y so many of u decided 2 go 2 the compact show, c'g in most cases cars u make fun of everyday. instead u could have come down 2 all ford/svt day at 75-80 dragway and run ur car (if u wanted) all day 4 20bux and even get into a class(s) if u wanted and run 4 money/trophy/prizes....and yes if u didnt wanna run, there was a car show as well.

but NO, i had 2 look at an absolutely pathetic representation of foci there...even the svtoa officials mentioned it. at most we had 6 cars runnin, 1 showin (sheehy ford car). by lunchtime we had 2-3 cars left, an hr later i was by myself. i had 2 go and tell the track officers 2 cancel the focus shootout b/c i was the only 1 left. thus i was left 2 pester GTs/others all day.

i dont have anythin against show, but we need 2 get these cars out on the tracks in ur area (whatever discipline). b/c sadly, i'm gettin a lotta poor excuses on y people dont even wanna try and run. meanwhile they make their car look cool and fast....sorry but fast sittin still, but like ur wheels, ur in the 18s in the 1/4...thats not somethin 2 'show'.

its a bear tryin 2 get some1 else 2 go w/u (by urself is not fun at all, regardless of situation), and it continues 2 get harder. idk y many of u out there duck runnin ur car ever (some of those seem 2 only do it on the street and that pisses me even more). all this dont wanna b laughed at, feel outta place, wont go fast, bs is just that...u'll get more respect 4 runnin and tryin and improvin from the any1 that matters than not tryin at all or doin it illegal.

many of u guys r quick enuff 2 give GTs a big fuss in the 1/4, or vipers and minis in 'X, or even bmw's at the road course.

well enuff of that...pt b'g, let get these foci out 2 the track (whichever) more often and get more people into it b/c of it and thus further appreciate the car 4 what it is.

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Just for the record, I was only at the show to help the SCCA run a drivers school. I never would have went if it wern't for that. In three days I only got away for about 1/2 an hour to eat lunch. Didn't get to see much except for some nice eye candy.
 

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crap like that is why a lot of the cruise nights around my area won't allow sport compacts in. i think since F&F came out, sport compacts have really been singled out as "the bad guy"
 

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Ult, I'm getting sick of seeing you post that FX03 is not the whole weekend.
FX is a 3 day event. It takes place over the whole weekend.
Sunday is the main event.
 

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Originally posted by sandmann41:
Ult, I'm getting sick of seeing you post that FX03 is not the whole weekend.
FX is a 3 day event. It takes place over the whole weekend.
Sunday is the main event.
<font size="2" face="Verdana, Arial">YEAH!!! What he said!
 

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oh look, a peanut gallery.

well if a drunken stooper party in a hotel 4 3days waitin 4 every1 2 show up sunday is what u call FX, then i dont think many will b down til sunday.

hmmm, thats funny, carisle's website says nothin bout 'FX03' on their website alas....

some guys in a club showing up 2 a car show isnt an event. u have many people out there dooped into thinkin this deal is most all bout foci. get ur own individual deal at carisle, then call it an event.

otherwise just say many of u r goin up 2 all-ford the whole wkd 4 a g2g b/c some r showing others spectatin. then u have a big g2g at the show on sunday when its cheaper and b/c most of the other shows/displays/and swap meet have commenced, u all can meet up on the lawn 4 a big gathering.

lastly, how u go and do this at carisle 2 times in less than a mth baffles me. guess it'll give u guys yet another chance 2 go thru more than just show judging, as in cop judgin. no wonder we're interpreted like hondas.

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Ult, learn how to use English.
Also before you run your mouth know what you are talking about. We work with the people who run the Carlisle events. You have absolutely no idea what you are talking about.
Go back to your corner and cry that no one will go to the track with you.

And FYI, there are many people who plan on being there all weekend.
Just because you don't enjoy hanging out with other members doesn't mean that no one does.
Quit trying to tell people what FX is when you have no idea.
 
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