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Hosting Car Shows‏

11 March 2011 One Comment

The other day I was approached by a buddy of mine. He asked me to help him planning on hosting a car show. He had no idea where to start and neither did I so I decided to do some research on this topic and this is what I came up with…

First things first…
You have to plan on where and when the show will take place, who you want to help you and what kind of entertainment you want at the show-especially if it’s an event for the whole family.

Types of cars…
First of all, you’ll have to decide what type of cars you want at the show. Some car shows welcome the general public to show their cars as well as certain car dealers. If it is a big event and it involves sponsors, there are an endless numbers of themes that you can have, including classic cars, modified cars and restored cars. The list goes on.

Venue…
You need a venue to hold your car show. Some venues have special rules or restrictions or permits that you might need to obtain and you should check with these venues to see if you need to fill out any paperwork. If it’s going to be a big event, you will also need to get permission from the City Council as well!! If the venue is small, you will probably need to limit the number of cars you can show. If this is the case, consider that parking spaces so you can measure the space to determine how many cars you can allow. In addition to the space for the cars you’re showing, you will need space for vendor tables and people to walk around, as well as access to power outlets, extension cords or speaker systems in order to run the show effectively. This is always a problem at many shows-cars standing to close to each other. You’ll also want to check with the venue to see if there will be bathrooms, garbage or other amenities available.

Advertising…
Once you’ve picked a type of car show, you need to advertise as much as possible. This is to get both the participants in the show and the general public to come and look at the cars you’re showing.

Rules for the day…
Work with the venue and the people involved in the show to establish rules for the day, such as how close people can get to the cars, whether there will be food and drinks allowed, how long the show will last, etc., and post the rules to both the showstoppers and the public.

The Judges…
Get someone neutral to do the judging, someone that knows about cars and NOT the owners. This can really make or break a show! Give each driver a list points on what the judges will judge on, preferably before the day of the event.

Personnel…
Lastly, hosting a car show is a very big job and you will need to recruit some First Aid personnel, security and volunteers to help you. Tasks that you might want to assign to volunteers the day of the show include site set up and clean up, checking in cars and making announcements.

Hope that this will help you with planning to host a car show in future!!!!

Until next time, God Bless….

 

JK


One Comment »

  • hamza said:

    nice cars

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