New Feature: Fan Highlights
Our first car show (that we entered) was at the fairgrounds in August 2004. We had been to a bunch of shows but never had a car to show. That day we had our six month old 2004 red corvette. I spotted the fairgrounds show on line and it sounded like fun. I didn't even know what spray detailer or microfiber towels were. What rookies we were. But we did win a top 40 or 50 trophy. My wife said she knew on the way home we were about to start seriously going to car shows. By the way, she enjoys the shows as much as I do. Amazing what a $10 trophy can instigate. Not sure if we did anymore shows that year but in 2005 we started for real. I learned how to prep the car and how to find the shows on line. Since then we probably average about 16 or so shows a year. We found great shows that we return to and not so good ones that we don't. We have traveled as far north as upstate New York and south to Petersburg, Virginia. We do about 6 shows in West Virginia each year. And yes there are plenty of shows close to home but we truly enjoy traveling, even spending nights at motels.
As far as Country Roads we have been to every show since August 2004 with the exception of three. We even went to two shows that didn't happen. One at Home Depot that was canceled because it was windy and one at the fairgrounds because the field was to wet. And yes we do drive about 95 miles to get to your shows. We live in Pasadena, MD which is just north of Annapolis on the Chesapeake Bay. So if we've been to 20 shows we're probably approaching 4,000 miles to and from your shows. We also did one of the poker runs last year and several cruise-ins. As far as awards at your shows we have won something most of the time. Top 50, 40, 25s. Best sports car a few years ago. They are all special. 0f course, the Top 25 at this years summit point show was really special because it was number 100.
In 2013 we traded in the 2004 corvette for a new 2013 which is what we show now.
The reason we keep coming back to CRCC shows is because of people in your club. Everyone has always been friendly and helpful. I'm sure you get complaints but I really have never had anything but great times at your shows. We've always been made to feel welcome. In fact we show so often in that area that every once in a while people are surprised when they here that we don't live there. I guess we've started to "fit in" which is a compliment.
I'll turn 70 this November and we plan on traveling to car shows as long as it's fun.
Bill and Anita Heygster