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Old 06-20-2007, 03:03 PM
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Car show/cruise-in preparation?

Is anyone here going to go to this show? It's a very nice event that usually attracts about 1000 cars to Logan, Utah. The event goes from Thursday-Saturday and includes a poker run to Bear Lake, several driving events, and ends with sponsor choice awards and a Main Street parade. Pretty cool.

Anyway, I am taking the wagon and I am wondering what do you all do to prepare your car for a show? I realize that you wash it, but past that, any special tricks? Since the first day will include about 200 miles of driving, I don't think I'll spend too much time washing until the second day. Also, what do you think of a little book of photos?

I am taking an awning for some shade, some chairs, drinks, snacks, and tools. Any more must-have items?
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Old 06-20-2007, 09:10 PM
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I don't know what it's like in Utah, but here in Wisconsin road-bugs are about the biggest thing I have to contend with when prepping my car once I arrive at a show. I've found the best way to get them off the windshield, fenders, grill, top and hood is plain old Windex. And for the really bad ones on the windshield I carry a razor blade to scrape them away, then take off the residue with Windex.

Once I have the bugs cleaned off the car I remove any light dust or pollen with a California Duster or similar duster. Then I go over all the paint and chrome with a detailer, I happen to prefer Meguiars but there are other good ones. The other essential here in Wisconsin is a micro fiber towel, preferably 2 or 3. We get lots of quickie type rain storms and micro fiber towels are great for getting the water spots off you paint.

So, depending on your situation, you might want to consider adding a razor blade, windex, a duster and micro fiber towels to your list. And if you want to show off your paint, a good detailer wax.
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Sun-block. Magazines. Paper and pencil for taking down information from people that you meet. Camera.

A book of photos is good, especially if you are talking to someone interested in your restoration or something like that.
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The razor blade idae is what we do. We have love bugs down here and in just a 30 or 40 mile round trip you'll be covered in them. I would also recommend some sun screen. I have a friend that carries a small portable battery charger. He says it has saved him many times and has helped out other fellow rodders by having it along.As far as the photos?? I find those a necessity. I personally love to have it out for folks to look at as well as look at others at the show. great conversations get started while looking at them. If you are trying to explain how you did something sometimes a picture is worth a thousand words. Have fun!! post some pics of the event when you get back, when is it exactly?? Brian
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The event is July 5, 6, and 7. I'll put up some pics of the highlights when I get back.
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The event is July 5, 6, and 7. I'll put up some pics of the highlights when I get back.
http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos...1490434150.jpg I love your car. I think it's great when someone does something different, especially sticking with the straight 6. You never see these, and I love the photo of you in thinking man position. I don't know how many times I have just sat and stared going now what??????????? Hope you have fun on your show and cruise-in. Brian
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http://hotrodders.com/journal_photos...1490434150.jpg I love your car. I think it's great when someone does something different, especially sticking with the straight 6. You never see these, and I love the photo of you in thinking man position. I don't know how many times I have just sat and stared going now what??????????? Hope you have fun on your show and cruise-in. Brian
Thanks! One day, I decided I had to have a red and white 1st gen Nova Wagon so I went out and found one and made it happen. Now I am waiting for my next moment of inspiration. But really, thanks, it's always great to hear positive feedback.
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That's a great looking car! Good thing it's a wagon or you'd have to pull a trailer to haul all your stuff to the show. Have a good time, show us some pics when you get back. Dan
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Actually, I have been thinking of building a teardrop trailer to put behind the wagon. It'd be all '60's retro family recreation.

Anyone here built one of those?
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Actually, I have been thinking of building a teardrop trailer to put behind the wagon. It'd be all '60's retro family recreation.

Anyone here built one of those?
http://www.azteardrops.com/links.htm
http://www.campingearth.com/teardrop/
Found these and thought you might be interested. These things are neat. Brian
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