Saturday, June 2, 2012

Gallatin,TN Wilson Bank and Trust Car Show June 2, 2012

Summary of the show.............. 120 cars

This was the First Annual Car show in Gallatin, TN. Sponsored by Wilson Bank & Trust. Just like all the rest this year in way of classes and judging performed with assistance from the Antique Automobile club of America.

One exception to this event vs the others this year.............. The Sumner County "chapter", Sumner County Vintage Vehicle Club. Was the group that actually did the judging for this event. I also made the assumption that the show would be ran just like all the other "Wilson Bank and Trust" car shows had been.

A. Register your car
B. Directed to where to park
C. Clean up begins
D. Judging around noon
E. Awards around 3:00 p.m.

I was mistaken! This event was drive through judging. Process was as followed.

A. Pull in Register the car
B. Pull up and get judged
C. Directed where to park
D. Feeling lost because I no longer have any real justification to clean the road debris off of my car
E. Cleaning my car because I felt out of place not having anything to do...........
F. Waiting for awards
G. Waiting even longer for awards
H. Thinking about going home and taking a nap
I. Taking a nap in my chair
J. Waking up and realizing its only 10:00 a.m. with 5 more hours for awards
K. Walking around to see what the competition looks like
L. Getting frustrated because no one put the class sheet in the windshield of the cars...because they had already been judged.
M. Realized that I also did not put my classification sheet in my windshield...because I had already been judged
N. Looked at the time and made a mental note that its only 10:30 with 4 and a half hours to go.

O. Came to terms with the fact; My car show rituals had been knocked way out of whack and I needed to calm down...........enjoy the day.

It was actually a very nice relaxing day (After I was able to regroup my typical process and come to terms with having no process for this show). When we pulled through for the judging, they said they are not judging for cleanliness. Which makes sense for most concourse type judging....not so much for the classes at this show....well, not so much for the classes that 1988 and up cars have to be in. I plan on making a post of how car shows work and explain more on why judging a car that's not being picked apart for cleanliness makes sense. For now and with this post.........just go with it.

My class Cars 1988-2001- All. Was very light. I think I only had one other one in my class...maybe two. I did pull first place, but it still felt weird having someone judge my car when I hadn't cleaned it up.

Brand X's class 2002-Present-All had about 10-13 cars in it. (Its real easy to recognize newer model cars). In her class, we had one more Camaro. At least 7-8 Challengers and Chargers and a few Corvettes. Dodge ruled the show for late model cars showing up. Brand X pulled 2nd in this show (This was the 2nd time in 3 years, Approximately 13 car shows.............for her to not pull first).

They had the "game truck" there for the kids to play "PlayStation and Xbox" games. Also had the big inflatable slides. 3 different vendors for food and drinks. (I personally went across the street to McDonald's for my morning Coffee). They had a small petting zoo on site. It had some baby goats, one of those tiny horses. Also had a llama, some type of miniature cow and a minuter donkey. A few "tent vendors" selling all the important and useful stuff...such as Jewelery, pocket books and other, I mean other useful stuff.

Also, another event going on across the street. Was a fund raiser for a little girl that had a very rare bone disease . Its called Fibrodysplasia ossificans progressiva (FOP). sometimes referred to as Stone Man Syndrome, is an extremely rare disease of the connective tissue. A Mutation of the body's repair mechanism causes fibrous tissue muscle, tendon, and ligament to be ossified when damaged. In many cases, injuries can cause joints to become permanently frozen in place. Most of the time I will try and spend my money with the vendors that show up at a car show. Mainly because they typically have to spend money to be there. But, on this day....I felt compiled to donate my money for a good cause. They also had the best grilled burgers I have ever had at any event. Brand X also participated in a silent auction at the fund raiser and won a little desk clock that looks like an old phone.

Here is the original Car show Flyer.

Here is a list of Classes for the Show.

Here are some pictures of the car show. I tried to take a few "vantage Point" pictures to give an idea of the turn out. Couldn't really get any that I thought looked, what you see is what you get.

In way of Mustangs. Not too many showed up. I took pictures of the ones that did. Absolutely no late model Stangs showed up at this one (2005-up)

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