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Old 04-29-2018, 11:11 AM
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Took the Lifeliner to the Old Towne Cruise night in Kissimmee last night. Not as large as it used to be. At 8:30 they line the cars up to do an actual cruise through their little downtown area. Small but the highlight of the night.

So let me get your thoughts on why I was kicked out and asked to NEVER return. The last time the ambulance was there I was asked to be the lead cruise car and make sure I had my lights and sirens on. This time things changed. As I registered no one mentioned anything about no lights/sirens. I turned them on while parking and occasionally upon requests from fans. When we lined up for the cruise I turned them on and proceeded to the line-up. I get lined up and were starting to go when one of them came over and said management said NO lights and sirens. I told him I came here just for this and drove 75 miles to get here and if I can't run hot then let me out of the line-up. Too late for that. So upon the crowds request I lit her up anyways. Crowd loved it. I now have several of them yelling at me to turn them off or I would be kicked out. I said, "Too late for that there is no way to get out of the line-up". So I ran hot through the cruise and left with them yelling for me to NEVER come back.

Is this something you would have done or should I have turned them off. Seems they had plenty of time to inform me I could not run hot prior to the incident. Anyways, the Lifeliner is no longer welcomed at Old Towne cruise in.
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Old 04-29-2018, 11:52 AM
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to me it lights and a bip or two now and then. you and everyone else is there to have fun and lets face it the Q wound up at 3 mph is not fun if your in front of it for 20 minuets. I have one of the 5 inch mechanical ones on the 72 under the hood it works nice for effect with out driving people away. I understand no siren but why no lights?

but I take it you didn't really want to go next year anyway
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Don't go back, since they clearly don't want you to attend. I abide by the wishes of the host, and if they say no lights or siren, then they stay off. I also don't go back the next year. I don't go where I am not welcome, nor do I stay where I am not comfortable. I also don't understand why you just couldn't have broken ranks, and drove off and gone home.
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Don't go back, since they clearly don't want you to attend. I abide by the wishes of the host, and if they say no lights or siren, then they stay off. I also don't go back the next year. I don't go where I am not welcome, nor do I stay where I am not comfortable. I also don't understand why you just couldn't have broken ranks, and drove off and gone home.
Couldn't break ranks since once in the line-up there are no escape routes. Rest assured I will not be back!
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Richard are you more mad they asked you not to run lights and sirens, or that they asked you not to come back?

If memory serves sirens are no longer allowed at PCS events anymore either.

How would people feel if someone ignored the rules at a PCS event?

Maybe people complained last year, not everyone appreciates multiple sirens winding up out of one vehicle in a slow moving parade of vehicles as much as we do. I know you said “crowd loved it”...did you take a poll?

And did you just tap it here and there, or wind them up? And how many sirens were running at a time?

Don’t get me wrong it’s too bad they ruined your fun, but I can see both sides.
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Don’t get me wrong it’s too bad they ruined your fun, but I can see both sides.
My frustration is with the poor communication.

So sirens are no longer allowed at PCS events, really?
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