Parking At Shows


| August/September 2001



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It has been brought up with our club and some others about the parking of exhibitors vehicles at shows. I would like your opinion on whether or not we should be allowed to park next to our engines or have to park in the parking lot that is almost always all the way across the grounds from our displays. I personally think that it benefits us to have them close by, say in the event that you need a tool or a book or part that you wouldn't have just sitting on the ground or out in plain view. It has been brought up that this takes away from the antique spirit of the show and we should have to park elsewhere.

My sons and I like to keep our truck with our display, we can keep a tool box, gas can, planks and whatever in the truck, plus it gives you a place to sit, at a big show it can get kind of tight to get in and out sometimes.

At the shows I show at, they allow parking by the display (camping as well). I would not want to have my vehicle somewhere else, same reasons as you stated. Also, at night I wouldn't want to leave my engines unattended. My vote is with you!

At our show exhibitors are allowed to park next to their display. I wouldn't want my stuff left unattended either, even though we do hire night security (dusk to dawn). Seems no matter how safe you THINK you are, if someone wants to pull some stunt, they will find a way! Another valid reason for staying by your stuff is in the event of weather changes you don't have to run your butt off!