nick8086

How do you pick a car show to go to?

Recommended Posts

How do you pick a car show to go to?

 

I was looking for the off the road one.. maybe 2020 ??

 

BBQ w Bourbon / Car-Show 3rd Annual in Bourbon Mo ..

 

 

 

 

IMG_4237.JPG

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If I have the time, my car would 'fit in' with the other vehicles slated to be there and the drive isn't too horrible, I try to attend.

Problem for me, is that shows for stock 20's motorcars are getting harder to find.

  • Like 3

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

It can be complicated... I try to pick a show that will be entertaining to attend. I also try to pick the right car for a show.

080305-f-3927p-028.jpg

  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

I just want to show up at a car show - that will never see a kaiser darrin in their life time...

 

Edited by nick8086 (see edit history)
  • Haha 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

In Pennsylvania, where antique cars are numerous,

one could attend two or three different shows most week-ends.

One of our region members, with his wife, attends

50 to 60 shows every season.

 

I usually avoid shows that have street rods:  The presence

of street rods often means that they aren't serious shows

for antiques.  I'll choose shows that have a fairly large

number of cars, and a wide variety, so I can see some

different things.  The location is always important, since

it's more enjoyable to sit in a leafy green park or on the

quiet, narrow streets of a historic town, rather than in a hot and

featureless parking lot of a highway-interchange motel.

(Photo shows one of our members on just such a quiet street.)

 

Some community events have other activities too--

such as craft shows, book sales, an antique show--

that add to the fun.

2016 Gettysburg show Sept (14).JPG

Edited by John_S_in_Penna (see edit history)
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, nick8086 said:

I just want to show up at a car show - that will never see a kaiser darrin in their life time...

 

I know Kaiser didn't make all that many of that model,

but one year at Hershey, one of our local members

exhibited his Darrin--and right beside it was ANOTHER Darrin

in exactly the same color!

 

Hershey-1954 Kaiser Darrin 1.JPG

Edited by John_S_in_Penna (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

take a look at who is sponsoring the show, and possibly contact them in advance.  It's normally pretty obvious if it's going to be a "rods and used corvettes" show

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I typically pick the ones close to a good place to eat... working out well so far! 

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
9 hours ago, nick8086 said:

I just want to show up at a car show - that will never see a kaiser darrin in their life time...

 

 

Funny thing but don’t bet on it... I took my “new” car to a show thinking that very same thing, but 20 minutes after I arrived another Pierce pulled in and parked right next to mine! 80 to 90% of the show was post war cars, heavy on the 60’s and 70’s, and there were a few different people who commented that they had never heard of a Pierce-Arrow before and now here’s two of them... 

 

Of course, mine drew a bigger crowd... nothing like an unrestored car!

 

C2FE649C-C903-4DB3-B6AF-F672D5A20F71.jpeg

0B041C43-74EF-4DB6-955C-77ECC1944E6F.jpeg

16AEBB0E-891F-4560-9785-3D08C769D678.jpeg

Edited by Mark Wetherbee (see edit history)
  • Like 4

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)

So even a Kaiser Darrin or a PA owner can go to a show and see one's self.  Not sure if I would be annoyed or not? 🤔😉 Actually that is pretty cool!!

 

I look for prewar emphasis.  We have a 30 and 89 hobby car now.  Both in my mind are cool, but when I think show, I want running boards, cranks, side curtains and even wide whitewalls.  🙂

Edited by Steve_Mack_CT (see edit history)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
10 minutes ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

So even a Kaiser Darrin or a PA owner can go to a show and see one's self.  Not sure if I would be annoyed or not? 🤔😉 Actually that is pretty cool!!

 

I look for prewar emphasis.  We have a 30 and 89 hobby car now.  Both in my mind are cool, but when I think show, I want running boards, cranks, side curtains and even wide whitewalls.  🙂

 

 

I’m a dinosaur........I don’t think of any post war car as a hobby car. Anything post 1960 to me is simply a modern car. I’m getting old!

Edited by edinmass (see edit history)
  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Tsk Tsk Ed.    I'm has hard core  as you but I would like any of the following at some point:

 

0.  51 Dodge Wayfarer "Roadster"

1.  53 Skylark

2.  63 R2 4 speed Avanti

3.  66 TriPower GTO Convertible 4 speed.

4.  73 LS4 Chevelle 4 speed

5.  80 Z28 350 4 speed.

 

As for which show to go to.   I go to the ones that I have friends attending.  Which means I don' t go to a lot of shows.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
6 hours ago, bryankazmer said:

take a look at who is sponsoring the show, and possibly contact them in advance.  It's normally pretty obvious if it's going to be a "rods and used corvettes" show

 The problem that I have is at the local Corvette show is very few C1's and the rest are new Corvette's practically right off the show room floor.

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Let the record show alsancle and his dad drove 2+ hours to attend and support our smallish AACA meet here in CT a while back.  Fun! 🙂

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
4 hours ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Let the record show alsancle and his dad drove 2+ hours to attend and support our smallish AACA meet here in CT a while back.  Fun! 🙂

 

Steve,  see my comment on only going to shows where I know friends will be.  That year it was your show or Pebble,  I think we made the right choice.

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
7 hours ago, edinmass said:

 

 

I’m a dinosaur........I don’t think of any post war car as a hobby car. Anything post 1960 to me is simply a modern car. I’m getting old!

I spent the day at the local HCCA Fall Meet at age 10 back in 1961 cut off was 1942 produced vehicles. I knew what a Brass Era car was, CCCA Classic, and 1936-42 production car, my opinion hasn't changed in all these years. Post war sports cars up to 1965 are in a class of their own. In don't show any cars, but a swap meet that goes with the show is a must for me. Rhinebeck is this weekend! Bob 

Edited by 1937hd45 (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Proximity. Purpose. Route to get there and if I can get a group  to tour to the event.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
13 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

 

I know Kaiser didn't make all that many of that model,

but one year at Hershey, one of our local members

exhibited his Darrin--and right beside it was ANOTHER Darrin

in exactly the same color!

 

Hershey-1954 Kaiser Darrin 1.JPG

I'll take the 1966 Pontiac GTO in the background.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Posted (edited)
5 hours ago, Roger Walling said:

 The problem that I have is at the local Corvette show is very few C1's and the rest are new Corvette's practically right off the show room floor.

A couple of friends have early C'1s and they say the same thing. Don't know where you live, but that's the way it is in Prescott AZ. 

Forgot to mention 90+% of the guys that own those new Corvette's don't do any work on them-even simple oil changes!

Edited by Pfeil (see edit history)
  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Bob are you setting up at Rhinebeck?

 

AJ has it right, it is more about friends it seems every year....  🙂

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
11 hours ago, Steve_Mack_CT said:

Bob are you setting up at Rhinebeck?

 

AJ has it right, it is more about friends it seems every year....  🙂

 

I think when you boil any avocation down to its core it ends up being a social thing.   I've noticed when I have owned a car with a very limited following I don't get the same enjoyment because there aren't as many guy to commiserate with.   Although, you can usually find a good group of guys for any odd ball make.   I was surprised at the support group when I became a Reo Royale guy.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Pfeil said:

I'll take the 1966 Pontiac GTO in the background.

Different hubcaps, which are correct?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
37 minutes ago, Curti said:

Different hubcaps, which are correct?

 

I know nothing but I'm guessing the right.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Loading...