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Car Show Etiquette

Summer is one of the best times to head out to different type of car shows. If you’ve never taken your car to a show before it’s best to know car show etiquette before you arrive so you don’t make newbie mistakes. Before we get started on the Do’s and Don’ts of Car Shows lets go over the types of shows a person can attend. We have national shows that are huge, most if not all will require you to register a spot for your vehicle and a fee could be involved. If you attend a smaller regional or local Car Show you could just show up and park your car without registering or paying a fee. It’s always best is get all the information needed about the show before the date so you are prepared.

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Car Show Etiquette 

SHOW UP ON TIME – We all have days of running late but when you want to head out to a car show especially a large one; you want to be on time. Getting to the car show late will result in a lot of frustration when you don’t get a great spot and are sitting in the back.

TAKE ONE SPOT – Everyone wants room to move so people can easily view your amazing vehicle, but lets keep it to one spot. You could see some vehicles parked diagonally across a few spaces but they could be a sponsor who paid for the privilege.

LEAVING EARLY – If you know that you will need to leave the show early, don’t take a prime spot in the middle of show. Leaving early when it’s packed with spectators looks bad and could be dangerous because of children and pets running around. When you arrive speak to staff member and tell them your situation so they can position you near the exit to make it easier on everyone.

BE NICE TO THE STAFF – Most of the staff at car show events are volunteers who enjoy being around cars. As we all know things can get hectic and the volunteer may not know the answer to all your questions. It’s best to try and find the show director and hash out your problem before loosing it with a volunteer.

BE POLITE WHEN SOMEONE TOUCHES YOUR CAR – When you’ve spent hours waxing your car and making it look perfect we realize that you don’t want fingerprints all over it. Some spectators who attend a car show understand how seriously we take our vehicles. All you need to do is politely explain how much your car means to you and you would prefer them to ask before touching.

BE RESPECTFUL – Everyone has different tastes and budgets. Just because the vehicle next to you doesn’t have perfect paint or the style isn’t for you, just keep it to yourself. It’s best of offer real advice or help instead of putting down someone’s work.

NO RACING – Racing on the surrounding streets before, during or after a car show brings the wrong kind of attention to you, fellow attendees and the show organizers. It’s a quick way to get you a ticket or even kicked out of the show.

By far the most important thing for you to remember is that you are a guest of the car show and what you do at the venue ultimately ends up as a reflection on the coordinators. Just be you, patient, and most importantly respectful of others and everyone will have a great time.

Something to KEEP IN MIND – If you are traveling to a show and need to stay in a hotel for the weekend, you might be worried about keeping your car safe while parked. If the car has a T3 GPS Tracker and a thief tries to steal it, you will know within seconds after the car starts moving. You can easily have T3 connect you with 911 nearest your vehicle. Our device is perfect for those classic cars that don’t have a security system.

Now, you know the expectations when attending a car show with your vehicle and how you can keep your vehicle safe, but where are the shows? There are a zillion car shows throughout the country during those summer months, some better known than others. We’ve always liked the Good Guys shows which happen all over the country.  We are having a booth at the West Coast Nationals in August, hope to see you there!

 

 

 

 

 

 

Classic Car Clubs throughout the United States

When you own a classic car, most likely you are interested in preserving your vehicle and looking for advice on restoration from others that own other classic vehicles. Besides preserving and restoring your classic you can also head to events in your area to meet individuals that are interested in the same thing as you are. The best way to gain information, advice and meet people is by joining a car club. By joining a car club you are able to meet people with common interests,  find items for sale, participate in races, cruising and shows that you might not of known of, if you were not involved in a car club.

Now, all you need to do is find the right classic car club that would work for you. We’ve compiled a list of some of our favorites that are nestled throughout the United States.

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Classic Car Clubs throughout the United States

Veteran Motor Club of America – This organization has chapters throughout the United States and  it’s dedicated to the restoration and enjoyment of historic automobiles. Best known as the touring club. The Veteran Motor Club also publishes bi-monthly, award winning magazine, The Bulb Horn and has a Facebook group that is available for all to join. 

The American Classic Car Club – Formed during the 1970’s, so it’s been around forever.  It continues to be a strong club of like-minded people of all ages, like-minded in that all members have a passion for American Classic Cars. Club members are owners of a very wide range of American Classic Cars ranging from the 1930’s to the 1990’s. You can easily browse the website to get an idea of what the club is about but members get full advantage of getting first hand information on events and buying/selling options.

Antique Automotive Club of America – Started with just 14 enthusiasts from the Philadelphia area in 1935, it quickly grew and is now still going strong throughout the United States. The AACA recognizes that a person’s love for vintage cars can start at a young age. Therefore they not only have adult memberships but for juniors too. No need to own a antique, you just need to appreciate the space and have a love for antique vehicles.

Vintage Sports Club of America –  is the oldest club in America with an emphasis on rare and unusual sports and racing cars. This is a member club which everyone needs to apply and be recommended by two members of the club. If you don’t know a member, no problem. You can still attend events and get to know the members and the club.

Classic Car Club of Manhattan – Now if you are looking for luxury you’ve found it with this car club. Membership fees are steep but as a member you will have an opportunity to drive some of the most amazing classic cars in the world. Besides driving amazing cars as a member you will have an opportunity to network, go on road trips and attend other member only events.

Whether you are on the east coast or west coast you have many classic car clubs to choose from, we just picked a few of our favorites. Got a favorite car club that we didn’t mention? Share with us so we can add it to our list.

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