Saturday, October 25, 2014

Another Car Show Season Comes To An End

Everyone likes trophies and they are relatively low in cost.  I had several extra trophies on hand this last year so I decided to give them out to the youngsters for various reasons.  Bringing out a small car or bike, helping the parents show off their vehicle, and in one case, a youngster showed up with a model car. These were small (recycled) trophies and were given out to the kids during the show.  The kids were then encouraged to show them off with pride for the remainder of the show.  WHAT A HIT THEY WERE!!! In addition to that, all the regular trophies were given out to Best of Show, Participants Choice, Best Paint, Best Interior, Distance, etc., etc., as well as the regular 22 classes welcomed to the show. 

As far as trophies are concerned, this next year the club is looking at going to the plaques that everyone likes so well.  These plaques are more expensive than the usual plastic trophies.  We will be doing away with 1st, 2nd, and 3rd classes and just giving out one, two or three plaques for each class of car or truck.  After all, who are we to say that one car is better than any other.

We bill our show as "Possibly the best single day show in the Pacific Northwest".  There is a reason for that.  We have more trophies, more vendors, more cars, more give-a-way items, and better raffle items than any other show.  We also have a better facility with music and more fun.  We proved it this year by attending many of the local shows and found that they were all asking for $20 registration fee and giving little or nothing back to the participants for that money.  Our money goes to several charities and to help put on a better show next year. 

Now, lets talk about next years show.  The next show will be the American Reflections 15th Annual Open Car Show to be held on May 17th, at the park in the city of Moxee, WA.  The show will be from approximately 9AM to 3PM with no promises of good weather.  We have several new things planned for the show.  As I said above, we will have plaques in addition to some trophies.  Extra trophies for odd things and kids are always appreciated.  We may have a change in music and some vendors this next year.  As of this writing, it is still very early in the process.  I am going to try and concentrate in more involvement from some of our local businesses.  We are going to discontinue the cruise on the Saturday before the show.  Instead, we will be entering the Selah Parade on Saturday to advertise the show on Sunday.  I hope that that excites more people into coming out on Sunday.

Unlike some of the other shows that are just interested in the money, we want to put on the best show for all you classic car people.  We want to give you the biggest bang for your buck and we want you to talk about us and our show all season long.  We are now doing that.  Lets keep up the good work.  For those of you that have helped us with sponsorship in the past, we thank you so much and want to continue with your support.  The show could not have gone on without your help.  For those of you that  are interested in joining us as a sponsor by providing trophy money, give-a-way items, or raffle items, we are always open to letting you  help in that manner.  In turn we will include you and your business in the show and talk about you during the show.

Please look at the pre-ceding post for some exciting pictures of the 2014 show.

Tuesday, May 20, 2014

Great Show! Great Weather! Record Turnout !

A big "THANK YOU" goes out to all of you that attended the 14th annual American Reflections Open Car Show in Moxee this year (2014).  The weather was good and we had a record turnout of 217 vehicles! 

Many thanks go out to all of our internet sponsors who provided us with items to give-a-way and fill our goody bags.  Many thanks also go out to all the Yakima based sponsors that helped us put on the show by providing sponsorship for trophys, dash plaques, give-a-way items and raffle items.

Thank you to all the vendors that have made our show one of the most interesting of the season by providing us with a variety of food to eat and merchandise to look at and purchase while at the show.

This show is truly becoming one of the biggest single day shows in the Pacific Northwest. Our show is held in the Moxee park each year.  To give you an idea of the extreme size of the show and some of the beautiful cars that we show off , I offer the following pictures...Double click on an image to make it larger.