Here's a good topic for discussion. I'd like to hear your thoughts and ideas. This is not about the cars, but the car SHOWS. A good friend of mine hosts shows all over the region, as a full-time business. He started from the ground up -- as I did with my OWN business. No books or instructions on how to do it, just learn from the school of hard knocks. His shows are enjoyable, and I sponsor them. What bothers me is the fact that many, now out of habit, bring their cars to these shows and refuse to sign in. After all, registration fee is $10 for most, $20 for certain special shows. It has now gotten so bad that lately, 1/2 to 2/3 of the cars in attendance are not registered. Last night was the straw that broke the camel's back, at least for me. He hosted a benefit show. A local 4-H and FFA group of girls have been coming to recent shows and raising money for club expenses. They have been working HARD and TIRELESSLY! This has been so impressive that he has offered to help, for free, a show especially for THEM. This show was last night, at a local restaurant. Overall the show went well, the club was pleased, and so was the restaurant owner. BUT -- there were several cruisers who flat-out refused to sign in, and when it was announced that registration was mandatory, they came up to the trailer window and cussed out the ladies who were taking the registrations! They insisted that it's a public parking lot, and they have a legal right to keep their cars parked there! Excuse me? Sorry, but NOBODY has a legal "right" to park anywhere, except on their own property! If I come to your house and park my car in your driveway, you have a legal right to kick me out. That holds true whether you own the home outright, mortgage the home, or rent it. Every shopping center owner (or lessee, if agreed upon) has the right to tell cars not to park there, or to charge parking fees, and that includes municipal lots. Ever heard of parking meters? So it is perfectly legitimate for the restaurant owner to rope off part of his lot for collector vehicles only. Signs? Yes, we've done this, and these scoundrels have screamed bloody murder -- to the point where the proprietor has backed down. Some years ago a certain cruiser took photos of cars that didn't register and put them on his website, to expose the freeloaders. This also got nasty for awhile. The show host has decided to let it be, afraid of the consequences of trying to enforce this. The result? It's getting worse and worse! Anybody else out there hosted car shows, or known people who have? I'm curious to hear how others deal with this.