Showing posts with label Wilson Bank Trust Car Show. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Wilson Bank Trust Car Show. Show all posts

Sunday, June 24, 2012

SummerFest and Antique Car Show Murfreesboro, TN June 24, 2012

Wilson Bank & Trust Murfreesboro Car Show review...............

Sunday was by far the hottest day on which I have attended a car show to date. With temps exceeding 100 degrees.....this turned into a day with great debate of packing it in and going home. However, I had my eye on the prize and couldn't bring myself to leave that little red trophy for someone else to win! We are definitely in the "Dog Days of Summer".

Registered cars were approximately 115

This was the 6th annual Car Show and the 4th installment of 8 that Wilson Bank and Trust are affiliated with this year. The show was hosted in the parking lot of the bank. Unlike other Wilson Bank and Trust shows this year, they did not have much property around the bank to utilize for participant parking. If in the future, anyone ever plans to attend this event...arrive early unless you want to run a chance of being thrown out in the middle of nowhere. I think they had pushed the limit with 115 cars, and they packed them in pretty tight.

One aspect that I always enjoy with Wilson Bank & Trust car shows with the help of the AACA...the registration is always simple. After registering for the event, you simply pull around and park. No one directed a specific spot for the class you're in and where they wanted you to park. I did try to double park and was later asked to move over and take up one space instead of two. No doubt this turned out to be a required request. They had the typical 48 classes with 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in each class. It is a point system, which gives the show an opportunity to have multiple 1st, 2nd, & 3rd place for each class (I actually figure a lot of this is based on how many classes do NOT have cars registered in other words....the amount of left over trophies they will have). At registration, I was asked to write down the color of my car in the corner of the registration sheet. I was told this was to insure they had all of the cars judged when they added up the points after judging. This was a first for me but my wife said she had always done it with her Camaro. Maybe I hadn't been paying attention in the past. I am convinced that judging sheets had been lost in the past. Especially given the results of a few car shows earlier in the year with some much deserved cars not placing in a class.

They had a live band playing on one side of the bank, but they also had typical "Sock Hop" music playing on our side of the bank. I honestly did not pay much attention to what venders were at the event. The only time I walked around to the vendor area was when I was going to buy more water or food. It was so hot that day, by the time I got around the bank to the "Food" booth, I already had tunnel vision from heat exhaustion. I do recall vendors selling assorted girly stuff inside the bank. You could also go inside and get free popsicles. They did have the typical "inflatable" slides for kids and a few other small games for kids with a "misting" tent. Also, they had a pink port-a-potty for women.

In other words..........IT WAS FREAKING HOT!

Classes of concern and results:

Class 25: Cars 1988-2001-all

Registered cars in class 25

1. 1999 Mustang GT (Me)
2. 1993 Camaro

Results of the above, I got 1st and the Camaro got 2nd. I have to admit, I figured I would get 2nd place in this one. For some reason, my driver side window stopped working on Sunday. So, instead of rolling both windows up half way, I rolled the passenger side up all the way while drivers side was all the way down. I was hoping this would balance out as I have no clue if the logic worked or I simply got more points in other areas...but I did get 1st.

Class 26: Cars 2002-Present-all

Registered cars in class 26

1. 2010 Camaro SS (my wife)
2. 2010 Challenger Black in color
3. 2007 GT500 (RootsBlownSVT)
4. 2012 Roush
5. 2010 Mustang GT
6. 2010 Challenger Silver in color
7. 2004 Impala SS
8. 2012 Challenger White in color

Results of the above, Tina pulled 1st place and RootsBolwnSVT for pulled 3rd. I don't recall what other cars placed, but it was not like the other shows we had been at. In the past, it was common to see Class 26 have 2 or 3 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place winners. The best I can recall.....I think class 26 only had a tie in 2nd or a tie in 3rd. Might of had a tie in both....they rattled them off pretty fast but it did not have 6 or 7 winners in class 26 like I had seen in the past shows this year. However, competition in class 26 was pretty stiff. They had some very clean and taken care of cars in that class.

SVTgarage milestone

It was a momentous occasion Sunday. The first official inaugural unveiling of the "SVTgarage banner." It is a very attractive clean design on the banner. I really like the fact that it does not have any "in your face" type of graphics on it. The banner has a large tachometer with "SVTgarage" swooshing off at 8000 rpms.

While the day was long and hot, gathering under the SVTgarage tent offered the required relief. During the earlier part of the day, I would clean a little and come to the tent to cool off between my cleaning regiment and the feeling of passing out. A few times I got worried with one of our garage members, Kim, looked a little white a few times. All of us did manage to make it though the day without having to make a trip to the hospital. Without Tim & Kim at the show, this would have been a blistering miserable day with regret of even going to the car show.

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Saturday, May 26, 2012

Granville,TN Heritage Day Car Show May 26, 2012

Car Show in Granville, TN on May 26, 2012

This is a part of the Granville Heritage Day & sponsored by Wilson County Bank. I took both my 1999 Mustang GT and our 2010 Camaro SS

Below are the classes that we entered the cars in and the competition.

Classification 26 (Cars 2002-present-all)

Cars that showed up.

2007 Charger SRT (Green)
2008 Challenger SRT (orange)
2009 Challenger SRT (Grey)----------Tie for 1st
2013 cts v coupe (Diamond)---------2nd place
2012 Camaro SS (Black)-------------Tie for 3rd place
2007 Corvette
2007 Corvette
2009 Corvette
2012 Corvette
2009 Corvette
2010 Corvette------------Tie for 3rd Place
2008 Corvette
2009 Corvette
2008 Corvette
2007 Corvette
2008 Corvette
2008 Shelby GT 350
2008 Roush 428 (Black)
2008? GT500 (same one from the "Kars for Kids" that's all decked out with a Kenny Bell blower and racing stickers)
2010 Camaro SS (Brand X)----------Tie for 1st place

Run down of the show

Last year they had 278 cars. They announced it was 247 cars this year. For the most part, its a pretty good show and I may go back again. It just seems to be one of those years....where its either going to rain out a show, or...its going to be 98 degrees. Yesterday was one of those days. It just kept getting hotter as the day went on.

Classification 25 (Cars 1988-2001-all)

1997 Pontiac Firebird (3rd)
2001 Prowler (1st)
1999 Mustang GT---me-------(2nd)
1997 Cobra

Apparently I missed something on mine. When I checked out the prowler...I didn't see anything that would have made me worry. That's the way it goes..........

Now in Brand "X"'s category. I was really sweating 3 of the Corvettes and one of the Challengers. Turns out, only one of the three Corvette's that I was worried about even placed and the Challenger that had me worried.....wasn't the one that tied for first.

If it wouldn't have been so hot. I would have walked to town where all of the good events were happening. Maybe next year (if I go again) I'll make it over to the downtown celebration.

As for the other cars at the show. I seen a few of the usual suspects that we all see. But, I seen a lot of cars that I had never seen at shows and a few cars that I had never heard of. This show had the most..."Older Classics" then any show I've attended. One car that comes to mind...was an old "Marlin". Maybe I've lived a sheltered life...but, I never knew any car had been put into production called a "Marlin". That's an example of some other cars at the show.

Here is our 2010 Camaro

Here is our 1999 Mustang GT

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