If you’ve been spending the winter months locked away in your garage tinkering with your vintage car, don’t you think it’s time to show it off? Displaying your car in a vintage car show is an exciting thing to do and a great way to reward yourself for the hard work that you put into it.

How to Prepare Your Car for a Vintage Car Show

Before arriving at your first show, make sure you’re prepared by following the tips below:

  • It’s all in the details.  When going to a show, you’ll want to do more than just give the car a quick scrub and rinse. Thorough detailing is necessary, so be sure to prepare the engine, wheels, upholstery, and body of the car by steam cleaning them. You will also want to polish and seal the engine and wheels. If you aren’t experienced with detailing, don’t hesitate to visit a professional service. A specialist will be able to detail your car to perfection, grill to trunk.
  • Clean windows.  Don’t forget about the importance of sparkling windows. Purchase a quality window cleaning product and use a microfiber cloth to wipe down the windows, both inside and out. Take this time to also wipe down, polish, and shine the chrome trim that surrounds each window.

Preparing Your Vintage Car to Show After Storage

If you’ve been spending the winter months locked away in your garage tinkering with your vintage car, don’t you think it’s time to show it off? Displaying your car in a vintage car show is an exciting thing to do and a great way to reward yourself for the hard work that you put into it. Before arriving at your first show, make sure you’re prepared by following the tips below:

  • Perfectly Pumped Up Tires.  Before leaving for the show, check the air pressure of your tires and inflate them, if necessary. While it’s not always easy for the average citizen to notice when tires aren’t perfectly filled, chances are the aficionados coming to the car show will be able to see the slightest lean of your car. Don’t give them anything to notice but the magnificence of your car!
  • Pack Your Insurance Card.  Most shows are now requiring that entrants show proof of their insurance. Some shows are even demanding that exhibitors obtain public liability insurance coverage in case an event attendant injures themselves while looking at your car. Check with the show’s organizers for rules and make sure to follow them.
  • Arrive in Style.  To make sure that your car arrives looking as beautiful as it did in your garage, research car trailers and purchase one that meets your needs. Using a trailer to transport your car to a show is a great way to keep it safe and secure.
  • Have Fun.  Above all, it’s important to make sure that you’re enjoying yourself. Working on and showing off your vintage car should be fun and not be taken too seriously.

By following the above tips, you will be more than prepared to show your beauty off at your first car show.

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