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post #1 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 02:46 PM Thread Starter
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Does anyone here car show their CJ?

After putting this exhausting work into it and fending off the wife on my investment I feel that maybe I should start taking her to car shows to up the appreciation? I think it would be a blast to start taking my kiddos to car shows and playing around in Seige.



Does anyone here hit them up? Frequency? Pics?


Would love all of your input and I'm actually excited about the idea. (Just scared of the last beast I need to tackle... the engine compartment... NO, DON'T LOOK IN THERE!!!)


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post #2 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 03:01 PM
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I seem to get plenty of attention at gas stations, or parking lots, to satisfy my appreciation for my CJ.

But, a car show with the kiddos sounds like fun.

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post #3 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 03:15 PM
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I take my YJ to car cruises and car shows quite often during the summer. It always grabs people's attention and is always a hit with the kids. My engine compartment isn't all that interesting, so the hood stays closed. I just make sure it's reasonably clean. For the bigger shows I attend I have a small poster board and wooden box I drive up on to flex the suspension.

Once we get our '51 completed, it will hopefully be a regular on the local car cruise/show circuit as well! Our goal is to have the running chassis far enough along by June to get it to the annual car show in my home town for the "work in progress" category.
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post #4 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 03:34 PM
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I take ours 5 or 6 times a year--weather permitting to a local Cars and Coffee. I take a folding rocking chair and several of us sit under a shade tree to drink coffee and BS. I usually have the only Jeep there. That evening the Boss and I will attend our Jeep Club cruise in at a fast food restaurant. She was hesitant about going at first and when I did convince her to come with me she started making friends and I can't keep her away. We've had as many as 85 Jeeps of all kinds there and usually a quarter to a third are CJs. Our 74 is usually the oldest Jeep present unless another couple brings their 74 which was built two months before ours. Our club also has an ice cream social two to three Saturday afternoons in the summer. It is more family oriented with yard games and a DJ. She and I also go to local car shows because many of our friends have classic cars. Usually she'll know about them before I do.
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I took mine to one show. The local small town ACE hardware that I have bought a lot of stuff from building my CJ7 has an annual show. The guys that work there have got to know me pretty well said I should enter it. They never have any 4x4s at the show. Had a good time, met a few people I went to high school with.
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post #6 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 04:48 PM
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I hit about 3 a year and maybe throw in a coffee and cars. Local chamber car show, local moose also and then the midwest willys reunion in fulton mo. First pic is from the local chamber show with my '6, the 67 sweptline and my buddies m-37 that we had on loan. 2nd is from the willys reunion.
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post #7 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 05:21 PM
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KevinCJ7Jeep looks like a Jason Paule Jeep.

I certainly don't have the patience for shows, but there is a little Saturday morning meet and greet at the local hardware store. Drive up, park, walk around look and talk.
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post #8 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 05:59 PM
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Here in Portland, we have whats called Beaches Cruise-in every wednesday night through the entire summer. Its at a race track with drag races, events, live music, food, beer, and tons of cars. While I couldn't be any further from show quality, I frequently take my Jeep as do other Jeepers. My Jeep does attract a fair bit of attention as it's becoming more unusual to see one thats obviously just a daily driver.

Notice the Jeep grill on the rat rod just the other side of my Jeep. Poor Jeep got hacked up. The owner was nice even though I think he could see my disappointment in his decision making skills.
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post #9 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 06:09 PM Thread Starter
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All these responses are awesome. I'm a bit shy in that I don't want to be someone that shows up and gets the 'what the hell is that thing doing here' treatment. But also hope that what I've done is enough, people will enjoy and older jeep around, and it gives me and the fam to get out and play around.


There seems to be quite a few shows/drives up here in the Whatcom county area, so I may say screw it and do it.
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post #10 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 06:34 PM
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Thats the spirit, screw it and do it! Once you get out and do it, you'll wonder why you ever had apprehension. And bring back photos!
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I took my 87 YJ to the metro cruise in Grand Rapids this year. This is a pretty big cruise and Jeeps have a presence at it. It drew attention parked in a mall parking lot outside of the roped off area for "show cars". It drew a lot of attention while cruising 28th st

It is very original Arizona Jeep showing its desert patina. People really appreciated it.

I say go for it.
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post #12 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 07:10 PM
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I wonder what the power plant was in that “Rat Rod”? Was it something unique or another Lemming motor? Seems like an old Jeep would fit in nicely at the little, “small town” car show, like the ones pictured so far in this thread. I went to a big GoodGuys car show years ago in CA, and it seemed like it was nothing but FIBERGLASS body “32” Fords, they were nice but they were dime a dozen...it seemed like everybody had one.

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I usually do several Cars and Coffee's and various shows. It seems the kids really enjoy the jeep. One of the biggest compliments I got was a guy just walking by, looked under the hood and said "Oh *****" You can generally tell those who appreciate that you did all the work in your garage rather than just pay someone to do your work.

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I wonder what the power plant was in that “Rat Rod”? Was it something unique or another Lemming motor? Seems like an old Jeep would fit in nicely at the little, “small town” car show, like the ones pictured so far in this thread. I went to a big GoodGuys car show years ago in CA, and it seemed like it was nothing but FIBERGLASS body “32” Fords, they were nice but they were dime a dozen...it seemed like everybody had one.
I cant recall, other than it sounds quite mean. When the shows start back up this summer, I'm sure I'll see him again and try to remember to ask.
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post #15 of 33 Old 01-07-2020, 08:00 PM
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I’ll hit some C&Cs, my ADD keeps me from going to car shows. I’m bored after 10 minutes.


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