The following is Part 4 in a five-part series on the history of the HGMS Show.
Part 1: 1948–1968 Early Days (in May 2006 BBG)
Part 2: 1969–1977 Rise to Prominence (in June 2006 BBG)
Part 3: 1978–1989 On Top of the World (in July 2006 BBG)
Part 4: 1990–2000 Fall from Grace (in August 2006 BBG)
Part 5: 2001–Present The Phoenix (in August 2006 BG)
Note: My apologies for the length of this installment of the show history. The period covered includes 13 shows over 11 years, making for a huge amount of material.