The 2nd annual Carolina Motor Madness Car show was held at
Charlotte Knights Baseball Stadium on Saturday March 29, 2008.
The weather wasn't exactly ideal, but the show turned out
great anyway! It was very entertaining to see the hundreds of
custom car and restored car owners, including myself,
scramble to get all of there supplies packed into their rides when it
started raining! However, after the rain passed, the show
cars were dried and looked better than ever when the judges finally
made their way around to finish judging all of the awesome rides.
For the most part the custom show cars at this show were from the
muscle car era with several tri-five Chevys, Novas, Impalas, and
Mustangs. However, there were also many custom cars from more
modern times. For instance, there were a lot of late model Chevrolet Corvettes,
a ton of new Ford
Mustangs, a few imports (but not
many), and of course my Custom
96 Impala SS. I saw a few Mini-Coopers and just
a sprinkling of custom mini-trucks.
One thing that made this car show even better was all of the special events that
were offered. The show featured a motor cycle
burn-out competition, dyno runs, a sound off, and even a Hydraulic
competition. The attending car show sponsors and
vendors (Miller Light, Coors Light, Sound-on-Wheels, and
Fort-Mill Ford to name a few) were giving away tons of swag (free
stuff) to the car show participants. The 50-50 drawing ended
up being very valuable to the winners. Even some Hooters girls showed up!
The awards began right on time at 3:00 and although it was cold wet and
windy, it was definitely worth it to wait for the awards. The
awards were not the usual fake gold plastic trophies, but instead the
Carolina Motor Madness show offered etched glass plaques and free
bottles of Maguire's Speed Shine. I was awarded a Best of Show
Award for my Impala SS which is a 10 pound bronzed eagle.
I was very happy to receive this special award!
If you couldn't make it to the show this year, you really missed out on
a lot of fun, but they will be back next year, and hopefully the
weather will be a little better. Please look through our show
pics below to see some
of the custom show cars and show trucks at Carolina Motor Madness.