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For those of you who enter shows, and have in-dash DVD players, or for that matter carputers.

What do you play on them during the show-n-shine and the judging?
 

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Nothing! They don't care if your showing a cool video, all they really care about if it is quality equipment then they look elsewhere to judge other stuff. I have yet to see a judge stop and watch what is showing on the screen. Besides there is this new rule in CA shows, you have to take your battery off by disconnecting your battery also can not drive into the show if you have more than 1/4 of a tank. Hope this does not happen to you guys, such a bummer when you can't show off what you have to others.
 

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I made a DVD of celica stuff that plays on repeat. It's got pics and vid's etc..
 

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IMO, play what you really want. Some people play porn, which could give you bonus points. :chuckles:

I really want an Eclipse in-dash, hope to get one soon. :D I'd most likely play anime vids.
 

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Nothing! They don't care if your showing a cool video, all they really care about if it is quality equipment then they look elsewhere to judge other stuff. I have yet to see a judge stop and watch what is showing on the screen. Besides there is this new rule in CA shows, you have to take your battery off by disconnecting your battery also can not drive into the show if you have more than 1/4 of a tank. Hope this does not happen to you guys, such a bummer when you can't show off what you have to others.
Here in Michigan, we have to do the same thing - disconnect the battery and have 1/4 tank of gas. Some of my friends who were actually showing their cars had more than half a tank, so they actually had to drive around until they had a 1/4 tank. It was ridiculous!
 

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I have to disagree with this.

I know it doesn't matter in the slightest but, I'm talking about car shows, not Audio, Electrical, & Security.

I'm not having a problem with my dvd player, I want to know what other people do at shows.

Do the moderators read the thread before they move it or just the thread tittle?

humph :angry:
 

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cool2miketlu said:
Nothing! They don't care if your showing a cool video, all they really care about if it is quality equipment then they look elsewhere to judge other stuff. I have yet to see a judge stop and watch what is showing on the screen. Besides there is this new rule in CA shows, you have to take your battery off by disconnecting your battery also can not drive into the show if you have more than 1/4 of a tank. Hope this does not happen to you guys, such a bummer when you can't show off what you have to others.
Why would they put these rules in place? I've never been to a car show, so if it's obvious, i'm oblivious...
 

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play anime! or just put a bunch of your favorite clips/movies together and just replay it..or just have a video game running like gt4 or something like that
 

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cool2miketlu said:
Nothing! They don't care if your showing a cool video, all they really care about if it is quality equipment then they look elsewhere to judge other stuff. I have yet to see a judge stop and watch what is showing on the screen. Besides there is this new rule in CA shows, you have to take your battery off by disconnecting your battery also can not drive into the show if you have more than 1/4 of a tank. Hope this does not happen to you guys, such a bummer when you can't show off what you have to others.
Why would they put these rules in place? I've never been to a car show, so if it's obvious, i'm oblivious...
In my experiences in car shows, most indoor shows require you to have a 1/4th tank of gas and your negative battery terminal disconnected. This serves as a safety precaution. Its pretty obvious after thinking of the hazards that could take place.

Now in some outdoor shows, they don't care. Sure some require you to have your batt. terminal disconnected, but that's usually when you roll-in. During the actual day of the show, the judges or officials don't care. The only outdoor show that required a 1/4th tank of gas was HIN NightShift in San Diego. Although, everyone has a price and you will find out that with the right amount, the crooked security personnel can be bought.
 

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Yes in most cases the 1/4 tank and disconected battery is for indoor carshows. we too have this for our indoor shows in florida. to ocvercome this you need to purchase an inverter (expensive) or a battery charger (cheap) issue with battery charger is you need lots of amps or just rin 1 small part of the car.i kept poping my charger at HIN.

as for palying: for me i wanted to show that it was a computer so i have media player open liek 1/2 way so u coudl still see desktop and had chapell show playing ;)
 

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I made a DVD of some Anime music videos. We'll see how that goes over next saturday
 

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Shows... man running a DVD won't make a difference unless you have like 3,000 TV's in your car inside/out and that's the only time a judge will give a crap. I've been doing shows for 6 years if you want electricity pay for it it cost $100.00 for 500w and you need to get yourself a separate generator if you decide to run power to your components inside the vehicle.

You can not run the electricity direct off your battery it's a fire hazard as well and as the 1/4 gas tank rule since all the cars packed in one venue you could cause serious problems if something went off. Sometimes the firemarshalls come and attend just to screw up the show. But it's for your own safety and i've seen it come down to people disabbling there speedometer and pushing down the needle to hide amount of fuel in the tank.

Back in 2003 there was a stabbing at H.I.N. long beach. Last year just recently L.A.P.D locked down the venue and starting citing all vehicles in the venue according to the H.I.N. reps once you sign up for registration the small print on the form holds them for no liability whatsoever.

Back in 2004 the i-405 and 5 freeways were blocked off so you'd have to detour to get around. Motorcycles lined up out sound we rolled out during 2am. when the event ended at 12am. The cops would come up to you all dressed up like a casual attendee and say, "nice car you've got" and if your dumb enough to say thanks instantly they will inspect what you have in you car. It was totally screwed that night out of 500 cars 4 of my team mates cars got keyed because we we're parked in a crappy section near the stage and while they were throwing crap off the stage people were falling on our vehicles and a few people's spiked belt buckets gashed the candy paint jobs. Anyway during the end of the show we we're able to get a entire section to honk all our horns to piss off the police they finally opened the gates let us out 1 by 1 but once we were out they pulled over who ever they saw. If you got caught and you have any mods it will range from a fixer ticket, moving violation, impound.

So if anything happens during the show you're screwed be careful H.I.N. is the highly rigged car show ever. Same politics same winners. The little guy does not matter anymore.

In 2005 recently San Diego police screwed around with many events as well such as Hot Import Nights, Extreme Autofest, here at the Q and Coors Amphitheatre. I recommend you figure out a opposite route to take home if anything bad happens at the end. Citing people before, at, and after the show. My H.I.N experiences were horrible. I had a judge mark me down and gave the award to someone else because it was his friend which I found out later on. It totally screwed me over cost me over $300.00 including display setup, lighting, travel time, registration fees, etc.

Vehicle registration has gone up as well. If you plan to do a show car do it for a reason such as fulliling your sporsorships or marketing your vehicle for business purposes you have to cover all the categories listed in a show and be flawless. When I say flawless if has to be to the point your vehicle has never been driven. This has never made sense to me having a non functional car. I like to see cars driven in the show not trailered in. Even if you are flawless in all categories it will all depend on who's judging you, the event sponsors, and especially if your vehicle is a highly marketed ride, politics, politics, politics. Make friends who are up there in the scene it will definitely get you places. Sometimes it's all about who you know not how your car looks and what you know.

Those big shots in the top elite of these industries know the game. If you expect to win you never get it your way trust me. Good luck Saturday and have fun don't let it ruin your day. All I do is keep my ride low keep and stay humble to what you do. Even if you think a DVD will make a difference do it if you makes you happy.
 

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I aint reading all that sh1t....geez

There are no big shows around here, and none are indoors, and really, I'm more into entertaining the crowd, not the judges.

From what I've seen the same girl in the pink/black civic wins every saturday, I just like showing off what I've done to people. I could care less about the judges.

(J/k I read it all)
 
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