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Old 24 May 2006, 12:19 pm
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Default My First Show

I will be taking my 05 to it's first show this weekend,a small local show,but I am hoping to at least get an honorable mention but I know frm attending other past shows that the host club has done in the past the competition will but stiff.
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Old 24 May 2006, 03:50 pm
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Please re-read your post before posting it as it doesn't make a lot of sence. What I get out of it is that it's your first show with your PT but you have been to other shows and the competion is stiff.

It's like that in all shows. All shows are different, but almost all of them look for a clean (inside & out) appearence. Even stock cars can come out first if it shows well. Take hints form other cars, ask questions on the products they use to make their cars stand out in a crowd.

I just picked up a double trophy out of 175 PT's at Saint Augustine for Best Engine and Moderate Class (number of modifications). I know there were a lot of great looking cruisers at the show, admittedly better than mine, but half the score in each catagory was based on cleanliness and I will admit that once I'm done and prepared for a judge, you could eat your lunch on every inch of my PT; outside, inside and in the engine compartment.

Learn from each show. Ask for the judging sheet at the end of the show and see where you lost points and make sure those areas will never let you down again. Good Luck.
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Old 24 May 2006, 08:04 pm
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enjoy the show and good luck !! let us know how you do
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Old 24 May 2006, 10:01 pm
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I have only taken the PT to two shows and they were PT outings. I have however taken my Marauder to many shows. I have one a few awards and also have had noses turn up because they felt my car was too new. Good luck and bring home the gold.
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Old 25 May 2006, 04:08 pm
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I want to apologize if I gave anyone the wrong opinion.
I have competed in shows before with my 1972 Firebird that I completely restored. What I meant to say is that this is the first time I will be showing my PT and from attending past shows I know that there will be alot of other cars there both new and classic and I am a little nervous for this reason because these cars are very nica and very clean and I hope that mine is good enough to compete with/against them and stand out enough to pull some votes.
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Old 25 May 2006, 09:11 pm
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I took my '06 to a car show that had 200+ cars, bikes etc. There were 8 PT's from our club there. 2 PT's from our club won "TOP 50" which was the only plaques given out. I happend to be one of the winners[^]. My PT was mostly stock, I was surprised needless to say.

It's just hard to say what turns the judges eye.
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Old 26 May 2006, 11:09 am
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Good luck at the show, and remember to enjoy it even if you don't win.
Enjoy the cruise.

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Old 27 May 2006, 09:42 am
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quote:Originally posted by bigslim

I have one a few awards and also have had noses turn up because they felt my car was too new.
That's why I don't go to shows around here.
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