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    Re: entering my first car show....

    WHAAAAT?
    With the refection of the 512Detail.com in the hood, is this the "equivalent" of a Merlin-shot with a (Florida) palm tree reflected in the hood?? (I`m detecting a new trend here in vehicle picture posts)
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Truth...I`ve been to many cars shows. Wipe down when you get to the show then relax...Enjoy the peeps...Take a folding beach chair (or two).
    I`ve been known to take a cooler...mix up some jungle juice and bring a stack of Solo cups, pour a little and make friends. Relax and enjoy!
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    ...mix up some jungle juice and bring a stack of Solo cups,
    now that sounds like a good use of my time to prep for the show!

    If only I had an inflatable palm tree to bring with me


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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    If only I had an inflatable palm tree to bring with me
    https://www.amazon.com/Unique-95169-...able+palm+tree
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Quote Originally Posted by Merlin View Post
    Truth...I`ve been to many cars shows. Wipe down when you get to the show then relax...Enjoy the peeps...Take a folding beach chair (or two).
    I`ve been known to take a cooler...mix up some jungle juice and bring a stack of Solo cups, pour a little and make friends. Relax and enjoy!
    Best advice ever !!!!
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    I`ve done plenty of shows. If your not expecting anything makes it all the better if you do get something. Some people are trophy whores, get all bent out of shape if they don`t get something.
    They forget the show is for good cause to help raise $.
    Yep bring a chair and cooler, sit back, walk around talk to people plenty of car enthusiasts that love to chat.
    Might not be bad idea to make fliers or have business cards to hand out, we walk around dropping fliers in cars and talking to people promoting shows. That way you can pick an choose your customer an cars.
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    I think you hit the nail on the head about drumming up business. I hit all the local cruise nights and shows I can and it`s paid off big time! I`m doing more corrections and coatings then ever before. So much so that I am booked out until mid June!

    Anyway enough about that. Go and have fun. Don`t be afraid to talk with people and mention what you do during normal conversation. I keep a box of business cards under the hood and usually will get a few interesting people from that. I actually just booked a 900$ coating job on a Mercedes from a gentleman I met Saturday at show. Ya just never know! Good luck buddy!
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    <--- Trophy whore

    Do as I say, not as I do.....
    Formerly the "Best Detailer", now just Super Wax Waster Man. Not necessarily tactful, but normally right. It`s good to be da King !!!
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    I had butterflies the first show I entered. I knew I wouldn`t win any awards because my car wasn`t unique enough and the category for my 2012 Camaro is the 2000 and up. Pretty much all the shows around here the classes are manly based on year plus, they have a few special categories. I went knowing I wouldn`t win an award but went to have fun and look at other cars and to be a participant and not just a spectator. I have enter my car in a couple years now as I got tired of all the work to prep the car(black of course) to make it look presentable. I did win a few door prizes, that pays for part of the entry fee. I am not all that social but still manage to chat to other owners. My first show it was fun to sit back and listen to people chat about the cars when they look at them. Funniest was one kid said to his Dad "if I was going to buy a car like this I would buy the SS" I did all I could from laughing while the thoughts of "if only this kid knew what the value of a dollar was and wait until he is on his own and let us see if can actually afford the SS".

    Go to the show if you can and just enjoy the sights and the sounds. Just keep in mind you can`t eat a trophy nor does your car run on one!
    Dean.
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    You`re bringing a Mopar. You`re already ahead of the game before it even started
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    Re: entering my first car show....

    well I have a car that booked for tomorrow so unfortunately I have to make my first car show on another date


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    Re: entering my first car show....

    512Detail- Heh heh, I was about to apologize for being so late to this party, but now it`s called off anyhow At least you were motivated to get a good cleanup done.

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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Quote Originally Posted by 512detail View Post
    well I have a car that booked for tomorrow so unfortunately I have to make my first car show on another date
    Business before pleasure. I`m sure you`ll find some enjoyment detailing and making an existing customer happy or making a new customer a repeat customer.

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    Re: entering my first car show....




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    Re: entering my first car show....

    Brandt--Picked up a trophy on Saturday as a result of your work. We`ll share it cause you missed your show.
    THANKS
    Jay
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