What NOT To Do At A Car Show

What NOT To Do At A Car Show


– So, when we look at car
shows and things like that, there’s usually a lot of people, hold on. Alright, when you go to car shows, there’s a lot of people that
either get kind of antsy, upset, agitated, happy, excited. There’s a plethora of emotions that people have about car shows, when they’re at car shows, after they go to a car show, before they go to a car show. And a lot of it revolves
around car show etiquette. Whether people don’t know how to walk, people have their dogs
running all over the place, people have their kids
running all over the place, people have their boyfriends
running all over the place. I mean, it could be literally anything running all over the place. And you have a small heart attack on whether a drone is gonna
come flying out of the sky and hit your car. Whether you got six-year-old Timmy that’s throwing Hot Wheels at cars. Or you are really genuinely concerned on why somebody’s mad at
you for carrying around one of those 2001
metal-connection wallet chains. You guys remember that? With the wide pants, you remember that? Well, that was a thing, at one time. And I don’t think it’s a thing anymore. But there’s a lot of car show etiquette that really goes into, going to a car show. And if you don’t know it, sometimes you’re one of those guys that has that stupid look
on your face, or gal. There’s a stupid look on your face, when somebody is calling you out, for doing something silly. So, we thought, we’d
make a little short video that talk to you about a couple things that you need to know, when you’re going to
the car shows in 2019. And we’re going to dub it,
just, Car Show Etiquette. Now, don’t forget to drop a comment below, on what you think, the biggest car show
mannerism or etiquette that you could possibly have, when going to a car show. Because obviously, this is super important
as we go into the season. Don’t forget to subscribe. I’m Alex, from Fitment Industries. Let’s get into it by telling you that, if you’re looking for
wheels, tires, suspension, check-out fitmentindustries.com. Boom. First and foremost, and this seems to go
towards the older group, instead of the younger one is, don’t touch people’s cars. Don’t touch people’s stuff. Don’t touch people’s things. So, one of the biggest things that’s going around right now is, people have the tendency to go
super crazy with their build. You see it with the
HotBoi-style coming in, you see it with the Turbo fans, you see it with AeroDiscs, you see it with their
splitters and their Aero and all this sort of stuff. And it almost make you just
want to touch it, right? You just wanna know, what that little endplate is made out of. And you fee like, if
you just kinda touch it, you’ll figure it out. Don’t touch the God (bleep) car. Don’t touch anybody’s car. Don’t touch anybody’s stuff. Don’t ever even think about
touching other people’s stuff. And this should just go for
a life-hack, in general. Life-hack number one, don’t
touch other people’s (bleep). Because it’s just not appropriate. We see it a lot of times, actually, sometimes with the older crowd. ‘Cause they’re trying to figure out, how something works. Especially, with a younger person’s car. Just because there’s so much
stuff that’s happening on it. Now, if you ask and blah,
blah, blah, blah, blah, you’ll be absolutely fine. But we just usually have a tendency that, if it doesn’t say that you can touch it, then, don’t touch it. And that goes for the same
thing for pretty much anything. Don’t lean on it, don’t put your elbow on it, don’t do anything like that, don’t lean back on it. And we understand that,
sometimes we do this by accident. But there really is no excuse. Especially, if you’re at a car show. Somebody’s bringing
their car to a car show. You can expect that they care about the quality of their car. Another thing that we
would highly recommend is, just don’t go talk (bleep), when you’re at the car show. So, one of the biggest
things that we’ve noticed, especially, here in the local area is, sometimes, people have
a tendency to go around and critique cars, instead of enjoying them. The problem is, is that, when you’re walking
around as an 18-year-old with your little vaping mod, and you’re going and talking
smack about older cars. A lot of times, those people
are sitting in the cars. They’re at the car show, they’re there. They’re usually around the
car that they’re around. And we just recommend that you don’t. There’s no reason to. Now, you can obviously have your opinions and be all fun and dandy and stuff. And you can talk about it, maybe when you go home and have a good, old-fashioned Brewski, like a P-B-R, maybe a Leinenkugel’s. But really, if you’re at the
car show and you’re doing that, you’re kinda making yourself come off like a… Like a wiener, you know? Like, it’s just a wiener mannerism and I just wouldn’t do it. It’s not saying that you
can’t have an opinion, it’s just kinda, I’m really like, why would you do it in front of somebody? It’s just kinda mean. You know, it’s not the internet, there’s people there, they’ll fight you. Another thing that we have, especially for the younger community is, try not to smoke when
you’re at the car shows. And I mean, that seems
pretty fundamentally simple. But it seems like, a lot of times, there’s been people that
seem to kinda forget, what smoking is. And smoking does include vaping, it does include the little
JUULpod things, that are making– I don’t even get ’em. I don’t understand ’cause I don’t smoke. But they look like U-S-B ports. Don’t smoke around other people’s cars. Especially, if the windows
are open and it’s a nice day. A lot of times, that smoke will actually hold
within a lot of interiors. And if you’re smoking and
you’re checking things out, if you’re vaping and
you’re checking things out, a lot of times, people
just don’t like that. There’s no problem with vaping while you’re walking
around and doing stuff. Just try not to do it next to cars. Or when the cars have open windows. You never really know
what’s inside the cars. And of course, you never really know if that’s gonna be a problem for them. There’s a lot of people that actually don’t like smoking at all. Which I know, contrary to popular belief, people don’t like vaping either. So, you can have kind of a rough time, if you’re checking out a car and you’re vaping at the same time. Because then, they’re gonna be like, why are you doing that in my face. Like, right next to me, I’m right here. Another big thing is, try not to leave the show until it’s over. Sometimes, you’ve gotten
used to going to car shows and then, leaving an hour into it. Whether it’s because you’re bored or because you wanna go grab
food or something like that. But ultimately, what ends up happening is, they’ll fill up this entire lot, you leave an hour in. And then, half the event is full. Yet, people have been
parked in the spectator lot because there was no more space, at the initial launch of the event. Then what happens is, people come in because the
event is so-called full. They get mad at the hosts because there’s obviously space. That happens a lot of
times because of events that are hosted without a
cost or extremely low cost. And as a result, people
have a tendency to leave. Because they just don’t have any time to staying at the event, for the whole day. And that ultimately, results in a lot of traffic
and a lot of issues. We usually recommend that, if you’re gonna go to a show, go to the whole show, enjoy it. Ask some of the car owner, questions. Buy some food, hang out, check out the vendors
and things like that. And you’ll likely spend four
to five hours at that event, before you can even blink. Because a lot of times, you’re gonna be hanging out, having some food, taking some pictures. And of course, petting all the dogs. Which goes into the next thing that we would highly recommend. Which is, just simply keep an eye on your kiddos and your pups. Because a lot of times,
especially, up here in Wisconsin, we host car shows up here. We love having animals come. We love having puppies and dogs and cats and pretty much raccoons and this and that and
everything in between. But we also need to make sure that people are being
safe with their animals. Because if they’re not trained, they have a tendency to run around, slapping that big-old Labrador tail, like it’s a God (bleep)
whip, against cars. And that’s definitely not
something you want to have either. So, make sure that you’re keeping track of where little Johnny is. And that he’s not playing, race the red Hot Wheel car against the side of a Dodge Challenger. Because you don’t want that either. Ultimately, they don’t know
that they’re doing anything bad. And the same thing with dogs. ‘Cause they don’t have
that sort of tendency. So, make sure that you’re
keeping an eye on ’em. And then, you’re just training
them when you need to. Which goes into a bonus tip. Because this is something
that we deal with, up north. If it is hot outside and you’re
bringing dogs to a car show, make sure they have
the little bootsies on. Because it can get a 100
degrees on the asphalt. And then, it gets even hotter
because the asphalt is black. And then, you’re walking your dog on it. And you don’t notice anything ’cause you’re wearing
those weird Croc things. But they are definitely noticing it, but they can’t speak the English. So, they’re gonna have a
tough time expressing to you, that their paws hurt. Make sure, that if you’re
going out in warm weather, take care of your puppies. Because it’s not very nice
if they’re hot, you’re hot. Bring ’em inside, whatever it’s called. There’s a whole lingo for it. But I just, you know, we like dogs. And our final tip is that, car shows by definition, are opinionated. And they’re gonna be a
little bit subjective. Which I think, is the right word. Especially, when it comes down to judging. You have to remember that, judging, by definition, is gonna have, well, a
level of kind of bias in it. There is gonna be a certain
amount of people judging. They’re gonna try and use
some sort of unbiased system, such as a point system or
maybe a registration system, that includes all the modifications
listed to your vehicle, that they’ll have on-hand, when you actually enter into the show. They’ll have different sorts of, maybe it’s photos or maybe
it’s a digital system or maybe it’s a paper system. But at the end of the day, it’s not a computer that’s deciding, what car wins, it’s people. And a lot of times, those people have a bias, in what they decide is cool or not cool. It doesn’t mean that
their opinion is right, it doesn’t mean that
their opinion is wrong. But if you go to a Euro
show with a muscle car, your car could be extremely clean. But they’re probably still
not gonna take your car and make it best of show. Doesn’t mean you should get mad about. And that’s one of the biggest things is, sometimes, when you go to a car show, you have these super high expectations about winning a bunch of trophies, and you don’t. And a lot of times, it could have to do with
the bias that judges have. We’re not saying, don’t
get all feisty about it. Because it can be something
that’s a little bit agitating. But don’t be a sore loser about it. Because it’s really just a car show. You’re not gonna gain anything from it. Now, if there’s a $20,000
pod, I mean, go nuts. Because that’s super cool. But I have yet to go to one of those, before in my entire life. And also understand that, a lot of times, if you’re going to a show
that has a specific niche, and you’re not bringing that niche. A lot of times, you’re not gonna be entered
into a lot of that stuff. And then, people get feisty about it. And then, the judges
have to come in and say, hey, well, your car doesn’t match. This is what we’re looking for. Then, they get mad. Then, they go on Facebook. And then, they complain to everybody. Or you end up being one of those guys that complains that your car didn’t win, versus another car
winning at the same show. Yet, both cars were super cool. And it’s just like, it’s
unnecessary drama for a car show. Go to a car show, enjoy it, enjoy the food, enjoy
the dogs, enjoy the pets, enjoy the trophies, enjoy all the fun, enjoy the beautiful weather, enjoy your car. And most importantly, enjoy
the people that are around you. And just have a good time. And don’t make it anything
more than what it is. And those are our tips
for car show etiquette. You let us know what you think we missed, in the comment section below. Don’t forget to subscribe. And if you’re looking for
wheels, tires, suspension, check-out fitmentindustries.com. I’m Alex, don’t forget to subscribe. We will see you later, peace.