Originally Posted by rmb427r
Most of all, have fun. It's nice to meet people and check out other rides. If you don't win a plastic trophy, don't be disappointed.
^^^ This. I have found that if you pay to be a member of a local car club, then attend one of their shows, you are darn near a "shoe in" to receive a plaque or trophy. Either a bronze, silver, or gold class, indicating how clean the car is.
Last show I went to, the "Mustangs and Mustangs" at an airstrip where they had 2 P51's that you could have your Mustang pose next too (awsome), they had the Mustangs driving through freshly cut grass to the show field. Many owners had a fit with having to remove tiny grass clipings from their tread! One guy even jacked his car up at all four corners to clean the tires. Another Mustang owner complained that someone next to him put up an awning to shade themselves from the Hot sun that day. he said the shade was not allowing his paint to "shine" as it should. While I had a good time, listening to all this silly bickering dampened the show for me.
Enjoy the cars, the weather, and especially the friendship of other members who attend the show. Thats what it's all supposed to be about.