Just a quick update -- as of 7pm, we're at 293 registrations!
A quick break down of registrations thus far --
1st Generations: 16
2nd Generations: 15
3rd Generations: 39
4th Generations: 144
5th Generations: 77
1st Gen - Camaro: 10
1st Gen - Firebird: 6
2nd Gen - Camaro: 8
2nd Gen - Firebird: 7
3rd Gen - Camaro: 26
3rd Gen - Firebird: 14
4th Gen - Camaro: 81
4th Gen - Firebird: 62
5th Gen - Camaro: 77
If anyone has any friends or family in the Metro Detroit area who owns a 1st Generation or 2nd Generation Camaro or Firebird, please let them know about our show on Saturday! We'd love to balance out the generations a little bit! Please spread the word about our show - we have a 1969 Camaro COPO registered and all of our registrations can be viewed here: http://www.mifbody.com/MeetGreet/spring/registrations.php
I know the weather forecast today is a downer. There's a batch of rain coming through that is going to make most people's drive into the Meet & Greet wet and dirty. It sucks, I'm not denying that. But my car sat outside through the night during all the thunderstorms - it will be driven through the rain getting dirty - and it will be out in the open at the Meet & Greet all day today. And tomorrow I can simply wash the dirt off and it will be good as new. That's the great thing about our cars -- they're MEANT to be driven. They're MEANT to be enjoyed. And if a little bit of rain and washing your car is enough to turn you off from enjoying the ONLY all-FBody car show in Michigan, that's your loss. We have plenty of people who have committed to coming to the show - rain or shine - and we are NOT rescheduling. I know many of us have a "lot of time" invested in detailing our cars. Imagine all the time the event staff have invested in the show - the money we've invested on trophies, raffle prizes, advertising, etc. The weather forecast absolutely sucks to have ANY rain in it, but we're going to make the best of it today and we're going to rock it out - rain or shine.
That said -- as of 6:30am, like I said above there's a batch of rain coming through and then we're going to be free and clear until later in the afternoon. If the past week's weather is any indication, we won't have to worry about thunderstorms until after 2pm. That gives us a good amount of time to have a car show! And if a pop-up storm causes a torrential downpour for 15-20 minutes, we can all huddle around the bar at Bakers of Milford. I don't know about the rest of you guys, but I'm extremely happy our event is at such a great establishment like Bakers of Milford instead of being in the middle of a metro park with only the little pavilion to get out of the rain. We have a whole restaurant and bar! So for that -- we're going to make the best of it, we're going to let our cars dirty, and we're going to suck it up and have a good time.
Regardless of turnout - I have 20 trophies ready to go today. Best of Generation (1st, 2nd, 3rd place trophies), Best Camaro, Best Firebird, Best of Show, Douglas Warren Memorial Trophy, and Longest Hauler. These trophies are going home with someone TODAY - so if a bunch of people chicken out, your odds of winning increases. Secondly, we have a ton of raffle prizes and freebies to give out. If you're extremely worried about a little bit of water touching your paint then bring your DD and come hang out with us. Buy some raffle tickets, get some of the freebies, have lunch at Bakers, and see what our Meet & Greet is all about -- an informal car show to meet and mingle with fellow FBody enthusiasts. :thumbsup:
Hope it was a good show. At least it stayed dry, I think? My wife really wanted to go to the Midland Antique Show in Midland Saturday, so we went to that. It was a nice day in Midland, a little hot and humid.
We had a really great time -- no rain what-so-ever. Thank you to everyone who did come out - we had some amazing 1st and 2nd gen Camaros there including Mark Stielow's yellow, LS9-powered 1969 Camaro named "Jackass"