I'm no insider but a long time fan of the FHS.So time will tell who manage the show Best…..Fred or Bart.
Btw the Best way to honor a father’s legacy is to keep his name which is Fred. No covid/pandemic issue can be use as a good excuse.
Outside of the last couple years I believe Bart has run the show for a looong time. Long enough that he wanted to step back from the direct day to day and contracted a company with a good reputation for running boat shows to do it. Their handprint is what you see the last couple years. I don't know what the specific issues were but enough that Bart regained control in court and that only settled out a few months ago.
While I'm a little nostalgic and would like to see the original name kept seems that for Bart to go fight in court to regain control when he saw that the show was not being run well IMO shows he has respect for the legacy.