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PostSubject: Displays at Shows   Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:55 am

When you take your car to a show. Do you set up any kind of display?
I put out the original window sticker, the dealer brochure, past awards, and these 11"x14" posters I made.

One of these days I will put together a photo album of the restoration and history.
I like when people have pictures to look at.

What do you do?
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PostSubject: Re: Displays at Shows   Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:33 pm

I just pull up and unload my mini-trailer so I can set up my lawn chairs, my E-Z Up canopy, my small drink table, my cooler full of water and diet soda, my pizza from the local Little Caesars', and my 24-pack of donuts from Wal-Mart, and properly display my giant placard complete with dash plaques, faded photos, and narrative with a weak attempt at humor, my bashful baby doll leaning up against the front bumper, my carhop tray full of fake '50s food on the windowsill, (even if the car is the '93 Cobra) my huge collection of trophies surrounding the bashful baby, most of which weren't awarded for that car and a couple of which I found at Goodwill, my candy tray with a picture of a cartoon pig that I put on the core support which sports a sign that says, "Take one, but don't be too piggy!!!" my model car with mirrored wind up turntable that I put on the engine, and my mahogany box with a sign that says "Don't Open" and when someone does, a spring loaded cloth weasel pops out and makes the girls scream.

On the rare occasion that someone does ask me something about the car, I just sit back and say "Hey, I don't know anything about it, I bought it this way, but thanks for your interest and be sure to take a piece'o'candy!

If the show is near Christmas, I dress up like Santa, put Christmas lights everywhere, make the kids uneasy, put the bashful baby doll on the rear bumper, put one of those wire frame motorized "feeding deer" lawn thingies in front, and get into a big, loud argument with the show official about the extension cords.

I love car shows.

-Mike S.
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PostSubject: Re: Displays at Shows   Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:28 pm

i just stay in the car and when judges come by i crank up the motor and let em feel the ground shake
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PostSubject: Re: Displays at Shows   Wed Feb 04, 2009 3:06 am

Futurama wrote:
i just stay in the car and when judges come by i crank up the motor and let em feel the ground shake
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PostSubject: Re: Displays at Shows   Fri Feb 06, 2009 5:02 pm

I usually get there early so that I can unload all of the stuff that isn't secured, and put the race tires on (which I carry mostly in my trunk, except for one that has to go in the back seat). Then, after installing and torquing all tires, I report for tech inspection. After that, drivers' meeting, then usually a work assignment. During the break, I'll make sure that my tire pressures are correct (usually about 40 front, 30 rear). After that, report to grid. Then, drive like hell for about 60 seconds at a time, while trying to miss all the cones. Listen to people be all confused about how THAT car can do THAT. Then, go back to the paddock all frustrated because I hit a cone, and change back to the street tires while they figure out who gets trophies. Get trophy, then drive around all sideways and stuff, because the street tires are on. Clean up course, drive home, nap.

Oh, wait. That's not a car show. That's an autocross. I've never had my car to a car show.

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PostSubject: Re: Displays at Shows   Sat Feb 07, 2009 6:37 pm

sorry ! i don't do car shows. tomany crazy people hang out there affraid .

i have been with a local car club from 1982" to about 2007.
there alot of the crazy ones that think it has to be factory correct this and that! i love to ask those kind of people ,if the car got any overspray or orange peel on there car's. of course they say something like"no way are you stupid". with a nice smile. i reply, well that the factory correct!
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