I had 4 different occasions I had to tell people to please not touch my car. I wasn’t pleased to say the least. I don’t even place my fingers on my own car!!!Great pics! Thanks for posting. So, someone was touching your car? That's definitely a breach of protocol! I had that problem from a young lady who wouldn't stop laying her hands all over my car 2 shows ago. Think I'm going to invest in a "Hands Off" sign.
Especially when those kids are 20-40 year olds!!!Young kids unrestrained are the worst.
Was all adults at the show today.. lucky to all still have ten fingers after today!! LolYoung kids unrestrained are the worst.
Great pics James... But yeah my pet peeve on touching my car also... Thanks for sharing though... 👍👍
Was a good day all together. No trophy but I’m just happy to have my challenger and able to get her out today. Definitely a super fun car to drive.
And got paid for today!! Keep the trophy lol paid day off looking at cars!!At least you were off work.
😂 I know that’s right! Luckily being a work related function on work property plus still having that work cell on your side, it’s a paid day👍Did you buy a lottery ticket?
Yeah they all had big attitudes today. Out of all the cars they seemed to be the ones all day that kept starting up their cars and reviving the engines.. lawn mowers!! I had to start a few times just to show what a shaker is!One guy I made friends with at the Plant City / Valrico Shows with a 1957 Chevy 210 , calls the Mustangs / Rustangs
Hope it does for you too! It held out here just long enough. I got a few drops on the way home, loved seeing the ceramic do it’s magic! By the time I got her in the garage and wiped down and covered, the bottom fell out here. Good luck tomorrow, you’ve got a beautiful amazing car!!Nice thanks for sharing... Hopefully tomorrow the Rain Holds out here for the Plant City Show.
Yes definitely gives you a bad taste. I think it was more of the type of drivers/owners. Seemed it was more of the European type cars, road rice racers that wanted to be hands on. I tried to not stay by my car and walk around looking but found myself watching from afar at my own car. Then seeing fresh finger prints and actually see several touch the rear window louver or the shaker.Glad to see your great photos James, but really was disappointed to hear that you encountered so many classless numbskulls. This was not the reward you deserved after working so hard cleaning and polishing up until the day of that show. It's also the reason I have only attended a total of 3 modern car shows...I like road trippin' and cruising with the wife much, much better.
Back when we had our show cars in the old days you'd get in some pretty deep crap for touching a guys pride and joy - car or gal. We'd go to 10-12 show or other similar events every summer and never had a worry other than getting a bad sunburn sitting in a lawn chair behind the back bumper all day.
People are just different in so many ways now...mostly with the 'no respect for others' attitudes. Like its the "keyboard warrior" thing going on in real life and in person sometimes. Give it another chance and keep attending shows...that car of yours is awesome and deserves to be seen. This was likely just the bad apple in the "apple basket" of shows!
Most seemed to do like you said, hands behind their back leaning in, just a few bad apples in the bunch!Geez...you sound like me - I'd rather stand back until the crowd thins out a bit and then check out a cars if I can with camera handy. People and cars go surprisingly well together at shows here around where my wife and I live. They're very respectful and I've noticed a few even lean closer to take look with hands behind them if you can believe that! Rural Midwest folks are the best people you'd ever meet.
Over the weekend we're going to the 21st – All Firebird & Trans Am Day at the Pontiac Oakland Automobile Museum in Pontiac, IL. You definitely would enjoy that if you were closer. I've been a "closet" Pontiac Motors Corp. lover since my teenage years, so I know I will lol!
Makes me cringe just reading that and I can hear that screeching sound of scratching!!Yes the majority of people are good, just few. I remember being at one show when a young mother was pushing her baby buggy between cars and put a big scratch on the side of one of the cars there.
That was a wrap. Yeah when it pulled in I thought that was indoor outdoor carpet!! That things called a goblin. Kit car that’s from a Chevy cobalt. Thanks for the compliment on my girl!!Nice pictures James! Totally agree with the touching, you really shouldn't have to tell them, they should have enough sense to know, but they don't.
Question, this first picture in post #4, what the heck is that car covered with, asphalt?
Is that a painted optical illusion, or a wrap, or is it what it looks like?
Never seen anything like that in any car show.
Your girls looking good, by the way! Ry