Topic: Sacramento International Auto Show, Again
At Thunderhill I was asked by several people if we were going to represent in this show again, so I contact the organizers and it looks like we are. Details are still being worked out, but it looks like our to provide the antidote for the pretty Euro Sunday exhibit is going to happen.
The date of the event is Fri-Sun, October 16 - 18, about a month from now. It this goes like last year we'll bring the cars in early on Friday and will retrieve them on Sunday at around 5-6 PM. Last year they asked that we have minimal fuel in the cars, disconnect the batteries, and bring drip pans. I'll bring tools to help with the battery thing and extra drip pans.
As it stands now we can have the open and outdoor area that is in the middle of the buildings. It's a big space and will get a lot of traffic, but it is outdoors, so El Nino rain, etc, if that happens... Yea, our cars aren't exactly made of sugar, but between having open windows, our signs/posters, not being able to play video on laptops or projectors, and not really wanting to stand out in the rain/sun all day to greet people and tell our tall tales... not optimal. There is still a possibility that we can get an indoor space. The organizers are waiting for confirmation or something from another group. I vote that she just boot them in favor of a much more fun, reliable, and reputable lot, us.
As far as teams that have responded, it looks like we'll have the following:
Model T GT
Team Camel Toe, possibly displayed with the Limo tow vehicle
California Raisin (purple Mini, will need help with transport)
Rambler or Buick (Will need help with transport)
Also, possibly the Bricklin.
I can help with the above transport needs.
I'm hoping to get Balto and the Zombee, and I'd love to be able to contact the Del Camino guys to see if they'd bring their car(?). Maybe Jesse would want to bring his truck, and I'll contact the Devil Camaro guys that exhibited at the Moscone show last December.
One idea we've been kicking around is to not only show the cars but to stage them, add some little extras to set the scene better and give a little context, a little (oily) feel, to the exhibit. For example, my car has eaten about 8 transmissions, so I'd arrange a neat pile of them, like a wood pile, the dead ones along with our last good one. Others have suggested having a spare motor on a hoist, ready to go in the car, because that happens a lot during our races. Another possibility is the car, tools, parts, and a sleeping bag on the ground next to it all, because that is a typical scene at these races. Crazy Mike would return with his Vanagan towing a VW and will set up a small camp area. Cases of beer stacked next to fuel jugs would also make the right impression. I'm sure we could do all this without making a mess or creating hazards. We can also play in-car race videos on laptops or whatever we can find and possibly even some of the race recap videos the Lemons organizers create. Or we could just play the audio through a small PA system to set the mood for the room.
I made 11x17 posters for each car last year and will be happy to do that again this year, unless you want to make your own.
Pics from last year, including the posters - https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set … amp;type=3