Thursday, May 30, 2013

It just keeps getting better and better, car show wise that is.

In the days leading up to the car show the weather forecast started out great then got a little more worry some as the big day approached.  On the day of the show (May 19, 2013), the sky opened up and was absolutely awesome all day long.  Not too hot, not too cold.  The wind was not a problem and the sky was rain cloud free.  It was a perfect day for a car show!  It has now rained every day since the 19th.

The cruise the day before the show did not go off quite as planned.  The day was slightly cloudy with  only about six vehicles showing up .  We saw some wonderful scenery driving over the back roads from Yakima to Naches then back to Yakima.  Then we finished the day with an evening burger at the Stop and Go drive in on Fruitvale.  All in all, May 18th was a pleasent day.

Then came the day of the show.  We arrived at 7:30 AM to find that we were not the first ones at the park.  Vendors and car people were already stacking up.  We quickly set up and started registering cars.  The speakers were placed so that everyone could hear my special type of music I had collected for this show.  Usually, there is 50's, 60's, and 70's rock and roll music played at these car shows. We had some of that, but all the songs pertaining to cars, driving or the like.  Then I threw in some country (about cars) and included some old time car commercials.  We had such hits as "409", "Little GTO",  "Little Deuce Coupe", "Dead Man's Curve", "Hotrod Lincoln", "There Ain't Nothin Wrong With the Radio", "Seven Little Girls Sittin In the Back Seat", "Her Favorite Color is Chrome", the "Beep Beep" song and many more.  There was over 200 car songs in total.  I had songs that people have never heard before.

By the way, the show was the second most successful in history, with a total of 191 registered vehicles in the park.

We had 10 crafts vendors at the show this year for those who wanted more to look at then just cars, trucks and motorcycles.  Our food vendors offered a great selection with no duplicate food items and espresso returned this year!

In addition to the trophies for best of show, paint, etc. and the 22 classes, we gave out four long distance trophies.  The big winner was a couple from the Mt. Vernon, WA. area who came over just for our show.  They won a trophy and a free nights stay in a local motel for next year. 

Great day, great show and everyone had a good time.  We had dozens of give-a-way items and some pretty good raffle items too.    I am putting some pictures below so that you can get an idea of what the show actually looked like.  Maybe after reading this and seeing the pictures, you might decide to join us next year for our 14th Annual Open Show on May 18, 2014. (Click on a photo to enlarge it, then click your "back" button or arrow to return to this blog).

Just added.....I am currently working on a Facebook page for the American Reflections Car Club and need people to "like" the page so that I might build a population.  The page is set up for everyone that wants to display and talk about their cars, projects, clubs, car shows and whatever else.  I am posting pictures of various shows and cars on the page myself, as well as several videos about cars.  So, in addition to this site you now have a Facebook page to check out at https://www.facebook.com/pages/American-Reflections-Car-Club/521384051244220.  Be patient because at this point, I am still trying to get it to show up in their directory.