February and March appear to be “Car Show” months, at least here in the Northwest.
With the Salem Roadster Show in February and the 60th Annual Portland Roadster Show in March. The first one though was a little ways down the road in mid-February in Medford Oregon.
Rich Wilson of Central Point, Oregon is the promoter for the first time this year and it really turned out to be a great show. Even though this is Rich first Medford Roadster Show, I think he has done this before and folks he is good at it.
The show was spread out through three or four buildings at the Jackson County Expo Center with lots of vendors and separate displays of other than “show cars,” like Rat Rods and stock restorations. There were hot rods and street machines in the main building, which has two levels, the main floor and a mezzanine like level, which gives you an overview look at the mail floor. Different and it worked.
They advertised a $1000.00 Cash Prize for Best of Show and gave a percentage of the profits to Charity.
Rich did something that I’ve never seen before and what a great idea. If you’ve ever entered your car in a show before you know you get pretty tired what with the set up and polishing and dusting and in general just hanging around once all that work is done. Well Rich created a little “Participants Lounge” if you will that was equipped with easy chairs, sofas, tables and chairs etc. and it was stocked with food and beverage and volunteer help where one could go take a break and get a bite to eat, and it was all included. Yep no charge. The food was terrific too. Spaghetti for one meal. Coffee and donuts in the morning, enchiladas for another lunch. Like I said I’ve never seen that before but it was a great idea and much appreciated by all who participated.
Put the 2016 Medford Roadster Show on your list for next year, it’s a good show.