Saturday, December 2, 2023

10 Things You Should Bring to a Car Show or Cruise-In

Here is a quick and dirty list of the “Stuff” you should make sure to bring when you bring your car to a car show or cruise-in. Some of these items are kind of obvious, some of these are a “must,” and some of the items are “optional.”

So what should you Bring?

  1. Money: It’s King and universally accepted for all purchases and registration fees
  2. Detailing Supplies: Maybe you drove through a quick rain or a puddle… or the bugs got a little thick on the way… Have a way to do a quick clean up…
  3. A Few Microfiber Towels: You are going to need them for Number  2 above.
  4. Bag Chairs: You will need to rest your feet especially if it’s a larger show
  5. Sun Block for your Skin and Sunglasses for your eyes: The sun can be brutal at some of these shows. Protect your skin and eyes from UV and maybe even wear a hat. Don’t forget your ears…ask me how I know…
  6. Contact information: You will meet new friends, maybe see parts you might want to buy later… have a way to give your contact info…
  7. Chips? Maybe even some Dips?: You might get hungry and maybe #1 will feed you from a vendor have a backup plan if you do not have enough of #1…
  8. Are You Thirsty? Bring Water… You can bring soda too But I suggest at least a few bottles of genuine cold water when in the heat and sun. 
  9. Pictures: You restored this beauty to its former glory. You documented this work. Bring those progress pictures with you.
  10. Towels and/or a Blanket?: Did you dump water on your head to cool off in the heat? Maybe other friends showed up, forgot their chairs. put a blanket on the grass have a picnic with stuff you bought from vendors with #1 or the stuff you brought in #7 and #8…

So there you have it the 10 things to bring to a Car Show… What else should you bring? 


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Joel Chappell

Joel Chappell or MrJoelieC (Pronounced: Mister-Joe-Lee-See) Is a guy passionate about "Car Shows" and the "Automotive Scene." For the last few years, he has been getting back into photography to share what he sees at the many Cars Shows he tries to attend. he has created a few websites, and because of his passion for cars and car shows he made this one – the one you are on now.

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