Setting up a car show can seem easy at least on the surface. That’s because you don’t really need much to get the car show going. You need a bunch of cars and a few prizes to hand out. But this is just on the surface. Behind the scenes, organizing a car show can be a daunting experience especially if you don’t have the right plan of action.
There are a lot of moving parts and they all have to be moving in perfect harmony if the car show is going to be success. The following are just the basics of organizing a car show.
- Set the Date
The first component of organizing any successful event it choosing the right dates for the event. You want to be strategic when selecting the date for your event because you don’t want it coinciding with any other event. Take the time to make sure that there aren’t any other car shows being held on the dates you have chosen. You also want to set the date well in advance to give yourself and the participants you hope to attract, adequate time to prepare for the event.
- Choose the Location
The good news is there are a lot of suitable locations for a car show. They can include anywhere from golf courses to air fields and convention centers. It is however important to think of how you will manage the vehicles when choosing the location. Choosing the location wisely will be important for the smooth inflow and outflow of both the vehicles and people attending the event. You also want to ensure you have adequate space for tables, tents and even food stands if those are going to be a feature of your even. Equally as important is determining the cost of the venue and whether it fits into your budget.
- Get Permission
You might need permission from the venue owner and the local police before setting up the car show. When seeking this permission, it is important to also ask for a document that shows the proof of permission. It is a great idea to seek approval from the police before setting up the event since it will be much easier for them to respond in case of an emergency.
Now that you have everything you need to get your event up and running, you need to make sure people are actually going to show. The best way to do this is to advertise. There are a lot of avenues you can choose to use to advertise your car show although the best way would be through social media. Social media advertising allows you to only target people who are interested in what your car show has to offer and are therefore more likely to show up. It’s also worthwhile to mention here that sponsors are a great idea. Companies like GB Show Plates are renowned for sponsoring top car shows.
Begin by creating a website of Facebook page that contains all the information about the event and share it. You can also advertise your car show on local radio and newspapers.