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Never shown before and I have a few questions. I am already registered and I understand trailer parking is available across from the red field again. I have my fire extinguisher but don’t know much other than the car should be on the field by nine the latest and the show field is accessed by coming in the main entrance under the bridge. (Don’t remember the name of the road). So here is my list of questions so far and sorry for numbering them but it might make it easier for answers. Sorry, some questions might sound comical but I’m very green to judged shows. I will be showing my 32’ Olds DCR that Ive been posting it’s rest here on the forum. Thanks in advance.

Ted Brito

 

1. I’m arriving earlier Thursday morning or possibly late Wednesday, it the trailer parking available when I get there (during operation hours of course) or only on Saturday morning?

2. What items other than the extinguisher should I have with me?  Paperwork stating authenticity of restoration, etc.?

3. Do I get my windshield card once I get to the show gate?

4. I should stay with my vehicle until it’s judged I assume, are lawn chairs allowed for sitting by your car. 

5. What do I need to display other than my extinguisher or are any sort of displays not allowed. 

6. Is there anything else I need to know for this?

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Don't apologize for being better organized!  Numbering

the questions is a very good idea!

 

Here are a few answers.  Others can tell you more:

 

3.  Picking up your windshield card:  If you haven't picked it up

before Saturday's show day, you will get it when you first drive in

the show-vehicle entrance by the Giant Center.  There will be

one lane for those who picked it up earlier at the event, and

another lane for people who are just picking it up on Saturday.

The envelope will include a few other items, too, such as a

dash plaque, maybe a wooden nickel, a map of the show field

and a list of all registered cars.

 

4.  You should stay by your vehicle until the judges are finished.

Lawn chairs are allowed, and everyone will have 2 or more so

that you're comfortable throughout the day!

 

5.  Other information for display:  Some people bring documentation

for some unusual items whose authenticity a judge might question.

 

6.  Show cars MUST remain on the field until the show is over.

Sometimes this is announced over the loudspeaker in the afternoon.

(Leaving early ruins the show for people who came hundreds of

miles to see 1300 cars in 6 hours.)  You will see people start to

jump the gun, but their windshield cars are seized at the exit,

and they are then disqualified for any awards.

 

You'll enjoy the show, and after your car is judged you'll have

so many cars to look at that you may not see them all!

 

 

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John pretty well summed it up, Ted.

 

I might add:

 

--Important to open your hood and roll up all windows.  (If you would leave the hood down and walk away during judging you will not be judged.)

 

--Important:  After you are judged leave your hood up and windows up plus the windshield info card under a wiper blade.  The reason being the National Awards Judges will come by over the meet duration checking out vehicles to nominate for a coveted National Award with the winners being presented a beautiful trophy at the February Annual Meeting in Philadelphia.  

 

--I advise not to put tire changing tools, sales literature, photo books of any restoration steps, plastic trophies won at local shows,  and so on.  

 

--Of note do not become overcome with worry.  The judges are on your side to give you the most fair assessment and benefit of any doubt to win.  This is preached to them in judging school.  

 

Regards,

 

Peter J.

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8 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

Don't apologize for being better organized!  Numbering

the questions is a very good idea!

 

Here are a few answers.  Others can tell you more:

 

3.  Picking up your windshield card:  If you haven't picked it up

before Saturday's show day, you will get it when you first drive in

the show-vehicle entrance by the Giant Center.  There will be

one lane for those who picked it up earlier at the event, and

another lane for people who are just picking it up on Saturday.

The envelope will include a few other items, too, such as a

dash plaque, maybe a wooden nickel, a map of the show field

and a list of all registered cars.

 

4.  You should stay by your vehicle until the judges are finished.

Lawn chairs are allowed, and everyone will have 2 or more so

that you're comfortable throughout the day!

 

5.  Other information for display:  Some people bring documentation

for some unusual items whose authenticity a judge might question.

 

6.  Show cars MUST remain on the field until the show is over.

Sometimes this is announced over the loudspeaker in the afternoon.

(Leaving early ruins the show for people who came hundreds of

miles to see 1300 cars in 6 hours.)  You will see people start to

jump the gun, but their windshield cars are seized at the exit,

and they are then disqualified for any awards.

 

You'll enjoy the show, and after your car is judged you'll have

so many cars to look at that you may not see them all!

 

 

Thank you for taking the time to answer my questions, I appreciate very much

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I think you could drive your car in the show-car 

entrance, to get in line, as early as 7 a.m., and

find all the volunteers in place.

There's no need to get there very early, but it 

will give you more time to enjoy the show.

All cars must be on the show field by 10 a.m.,

I believe, but that's pretty late, as all other cars

will already be in their places.

 

Other show goers:  Are those times correct

according to your understanding?

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8 hours ago, John_S_in_Penna said:

I think you could drive your car in the show-car 

entrance, to get in line, as early as 7 a.m., and

find all the volunteers in place.

There's no need to get there very early, but it 

will give you more time to enjoy the show.

All cars must be on the show field by 10 a.m.,

I believe, but that's pretty late, as all other cars

will already be in their places.

 

Other show goers:  Are those times correct

according to your understanding?

 

When i have shown cars at Hershey, I plan to be getting on line near the Giant Center by 8:00.Like most, I have done many things in this hobby, but the most memorable and enjoyable experience was driving down the road to the show field at Hershey 

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  • 2 weeks later...

First timer here too.  Im interested in Ted’s question #1.  I’ve been asked to park my ‘34 Terraplane at our club space on the vendor field on Thursday and I will be on the show field Saturday.   Will I be able to park my trailer on Thursday morning and leave it until Saturday after the show?

 

todd harrington 

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On 9/4/2019 at 7:20 AM, Hudsonite said:

First timer here too.  Im interested in Ted’s question #1.  I’ve been asked to park my ‘34 Terraplane at our club space on the vendor field on Thursday and I will be on the show field Saturday.   Will I be able to park my trailer on Thursday morning and leave it until Saturday after the show?

 

todd harrington 

Can anyone answer this question for us!

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I think you can avoid the lines by getting there

at a non-peak entry time.  If you are in the lane

getting your packet at 7:00 or 7:30 a.m., you shouldn't

see much of a line.  Getting there later--say 9:15 or 9:30--

would probably work too, but since all cars need to

be on the show field by 10:00, and you might allow 10

minutes to get from the registration point to your place

on the show field, that might not be optimal.  I think

8:00 or 8:30 would be the peak line-waiting times.

 

I tend not to get there at peak hours, so I can't tell you

exactly what those times are, or how long the wait is.

Others can surely tell you more.

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Can anyone tell me how far it is from trailer parking area to the gate at the show field? I’m having a cooling issue that came up with my test drives. Not happy about it right now for sure. I’m good for about 5-6 miles then I have to let it cool down. It’s a problem I’ll adress after the show. Car runs great but I’m getting some blow by in #6 causing me to push out coolant. Car runs great as motor was all redone and I shouldn’t be having this problem.

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