I joined hundreds of car enthusiasts on May 5th as the main sponsor of the Bearing Burners Auto Club’s 36th Annual GM Car Show & Swap Meet. Located on the grounds of the General Motors Technology Center in Warren, Michigan, we were treated to an eye-full of gorgeous hot rods, customs, trucks, and competition cars of every make and model!
The Bearing Burners Auto Club has quite a legacy in Michigan. The club was established in 1950 and within a year joined forces with the Michigan Hot Rod Association. By 1959 the club was large enough to join the National Hot Rod Association, and in 1961, incorporated in Michigan as a non-profit organization.
In addition to providing valuable support to Autorama events, the Bearing Burners Auto Club hosts and sponsors other auto events such as the Annual Ice Runs during the 1960’s, and popular Freedom Hill and Downtown Mt. Clemens car shows.
The event is unique in that it is both a car show and swap meet, where attendees can purchase specialty items and parts for their cars—and even purchase cars that are there for sale.
In conjunction with Wanda distributor PF3 Paint Supply, we had a large display showcasing Lingenfelter Performance Engineering vehicles complete with Wanda coatings—including the retro-styled C6 Z06 Corvette from Karl Kustoms and the Lingenfelter Camaro LTA 655 HP Convertible.
And boy did they get attention! Over 40 class awards are given at the daylong event, so every car lover has a chance to show off their vehicle and win one of the coveted Bearing Burner’s letterman’s jackets. For the second year in a row I served as one of the presenters in handing out special prizes during the awards ceremony, and also selected the winner of theWanda’s Choice Award.
I chose a gorgeous 1939 Packard painted in a cool metallic ivory. Congratulations to Ed Michael on winning the Wanda Choice Award!
Of course I also had the pleasure of meeting new fans at the Wanda booth, where I signed autographs and shared the many benefits of my Wanda brand’s simplicity, color, and value promise.
Show-goers were excited to learn about how easy the Wanda and Wanda Waterbase systems are to use, and how they can achieve terrific color accuracy and a “right-the-first-time” finish. It was a jam-packed day of fun and I’ll look forward to seeing everyone again next year!
In the meantime, I’m getting ready to head south to the North Florida Auto Body Association Golf Outing in Jacksonville, Florida, for a special golf tournament sponsored by our own AkzoNobel Distributor, LKQ Keystone Automotive. We’ll be onsite to meet and support LKQ Jacksonville and talk about the Wanda brand with their customers.