I wanted to add my .2. First off, this is an awesome event! I tell every automotive enthusiast I talk to that this is a must attend (at least once anyway) event. There is nothing else like it.
I have a 2002 Camaro SS that I show. It is no where near a $100K+ car or a best of show trophy winner. It does have some cosmetic customizations as well as performance upgrades, I have it clean and polished when attending, and I am proud of it. I do get people asking about it and liking it. Should I park somewhere else for some of the reasons given? I would probably stop attending if the answer is yes.
I do like seeing the exotics and highly modified cars but I also like seeing the unusual. Examples are the 60’s 8 door limo, that 70s van with the shag interior (too funny), the Yugo (the owners name is Mike and he’s a trip to talk to), etc. I also loved the 599 roadster that attended last month. I do understand asking a stock Civic or Accord to park outside of the main area. IMO, this event would lose some allure if too many restrictions were put into place.