Showing posts with label Lebanon TN Car Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Lebanon TN Car Show. Show all posts

Sunday, August 19, 2012

19th Annual Wilson County Fair Car Show in Lebanon, TN - August 19, 2012

19th Annual Wilson County Fair Car Show 
Lebanon, TN 
August 19, 2012

by Tina Thompson

Show Summary

Participants: 258

Classes:  46

Awards: Trophies and Ribbons1st, 2nd, & 3rd for each class – only one winner for each

Specialty Awards: Trophies, Best of Show – Modified, Best of Show - Original 

Registration: 11 am – 2 pm/$15.00 for each car

Judging: Drive-Through Style at Registration, Concourse Style (Point System)

Dash Plaques:  1st 200 entries

Presented by:  MID-TN REGIONAL CAR CLUB in Lebanon, TN

Today was a great day for a car show.  The weatherman promised a day that would be mostly sunny with temps in the low to mid-80s, and he delivered.   Registration was scheduled from 11am – 2 pm. At 8:30 am Toby called to confirm the registration time and was told that six cars had already arrived.  We didn’t get as early a start as we had hoped, but finally our two-car caravan got underway and headed to Lebanon around 10:30 or so.  

On arrival, we realized that the attendees that decided to get an early start had the right idea.  The line was rather long.  Even though we had to wait, this proved to be a great advantage because we had time to wipe off some of the bugs that had decided to cross our paths on the way there.  This was especially important since this show was using drive-through judging.  The The Mid-TN Regional Car Club has a pretty good system for this.  As you are in line in your car, you are greeted by one of the Mid-TN Regional Car Club members with a clipboard and pen to fill out the paperwork.  Once you pull up to the registration area, you pop your hood and trunk.  While you are registering your car, the judging is done right then and there on the spot.  To make this process seamless and fast, the organizers set up three lanes for judging.  Below is a picture of the judging area a little later in the day when the bulk of the participants had already arrived.  True to the flyer, judging and registration lasted until 2 pm.

As expected with all Wilson Bank and Trust Car Shows, registration was a breeze.  We even made it in time to be one of the first 200 to receive a dash plaque.  Additionally, there was a bonus – a nice red, white, and blue participation ribbon for showing up.  This was a fun little reminder that we were at a fair, which was a far nicer reminder than the smell of farm animals that were housed next to the fairground fields.