Mark Simpson

What to Bring to a Classic Car Show

Mark Simpson
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Attending a classic car show can often involve a lot of projects like getting your car cleaned, polished, detailed, and ready, but don’t overlook a few items that will help you enjoy your time at the event even more and eliminate some pesky annoyances.

Join Mark Simpson as he takes a look at what to bring to a classic car show before rolling up in our 1957 DeSoto to Midwest Mopars “Mopar’s in the Park.” Held just outside of St. Paul, MN, this gathering of Mopar’s brings out thousands of the Midwest’s best and celebrates all things Mopar, from the birth of Chrysler to today’s modern muscle cars and everything in between.

When deciding what to bring to a classic car show, the easy stuff to remember is to bring cleaning and detailing equipment for your car’s body, engine, and interior, but making the most of your time at the event often involves a few commonly forgotten details. Mark Simpson shares some of his common-sense simple items that are must-haves at most events.

Mark keeps a special ziplock bag of “Judged Show” supplies in the trunk of his car, as you may not need them at every car event; but when you do, you’re sure glad you have them. Items like Scotch/masking tape come in handy at events when you need to display a show registration card in the windshield. It is important to place this item where everyone can see it, but if you tuck it under the wiper blade it can be obscured or even blow away, making it impossible for anyone to vote for your car.

Unless it’s raining, placing your registration card inside on the dashboard is also a bad choice as they can still move around or become difficult to see. Using a few small pieces of tape will get your registration card mounted high and visible on the windshield and it won’t blow away.

This is just one of the great tips and ideas Mark shares in this video on what to bring to a classic car show that is certain to assist you in making the most of your next car show outing.

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