I made it 17 out of 21 consequtive years in the 1980s, 1990s, and early 2000s. I saw lots of neat stuff, endured the initial years in Indy and the return to National Trails. I was always impressed with the inter-generational orientation of that show and the Mopar Hobby. Grandparents tending to grandkids while their parents were out looking at the event, for example. Just plain NEAT!
ONE thing is for sure, it was best if you were younger and in-shape to attend that show Wednesday to Saturday afternoon . . . and see everything.
That is why we rent a golf cart.
Granted the show area has shrunk over the past couple of years . The judged cars are now eat of the track, instead of in the large field on the west side. The west side is now general parking (paved paradise and put up a parking lot) - sorry Joni....
By the time I stopped attending (for work-related reasons), a very good "car show" was in the general parking lot across the road from the track entrance. No trailer vehicles over there, just mormal cars people still owned and obviously cherished.