Ocean City, MD - Stop #2 on the Live-Wire-Media event schedule was an event that we have been attending for well over 10 years now, the OC Car Show. So far it's been a wild and fun ride working with B-Rad and the LiveWire crew. We love to see the variety that turns up for their events. Earlier this spring we traveled to Virginia for their first 2015 event, which was mainly hot rods and classic builds. The OC Car Show, however, was heavy in the import and exotic scenes - but there were still some impressive hot rods and classics in competition as well. The show was more than a variety of vehicles, there were several halls within the convention center with cars and insane mini trucks on display and entertainment on stages - and there was also an outdoor meet/show and shine going on all weekend. The Air Show was also happening over the boardwalk just a few blocks away so there was plenty to see and experience. We were lucky enough to have our eJudged branding flags flying above the main stage all weekend inside - while our Ford Transit Connect Mobile Command Center was on display outside blasting a WiFi signal across the showfield.
As an added bonus, we got the chance to be reunited with our close friends and fellow SEMA project builders, Aaron and his dad Carl Vaccar. The Vaccars host a nationwide extravaganza known as the Auto Life Tour. Their giant rig was posted up front and center outside, and they were generous enough to let us be a part of their booth - along with their Blood & Grease Clothing Ford Transit Connect. Two Transits that were picked up on the same day from Ford Headquarters and built over a few short weeks for the same SEMA show... back together again drawing attention from the spectators and enthusiasts at the show.
Landisville, PA – Earlier this spring we were contacted by Jason who puts on the annual Cops & Rodders car show in Lancaster County. He had learned about us from a good friend from our earlier “OG” car community days… Thanks Sajy! In its 5th year, Jason wanted to step things up and set the standard for other local events. So naturally he wanted to get his event on board with our eJudged iOS app. The Cops & Rodders event benefits the Power Packs Project, an organization that provides long-term solutions to end childhood hunger. Since the event was only a short drive for us, Jason invited us to come hang out for the day -and we decided to show our support in person, which gave the judges an opportunity to take advantage of our Ford Transit Connect Mobile Command Center and HotSpot on wheels. We’ve gotta say we’re glad we took the time to come and be a part of the fun! A couple hundred cool cars turned up, despite a little rain in the morning, the food was good, and the company was good as well – as there were plenty of area Police officers in attendance with their cars on display as well. Neat concept for a show, and we can’t wait to return again next year!
Aberdeen, MD - This past Sunday we took a nice little Sunday cruise down to Cal Ripken's Stadium, where Tuner Evolution and Los Goonies hosted The Panda Junction. We attended last year's meet, and we were overwhelmed with the growth of this event in just it's 2nd year of existence. There were a lot of cars in attendance. And to be honest, there were a lot of outstanding cars in attendance. We were thankful that Jay had asked us to bring our Transit Connect Mobile Command Center down for the event, and it gave us another opportunity to toss together a little voting competition.
At the end of the day, it was Quan Smalls that was the top vote getter and took home bragging rights of the "Interstate Sensation" competition. But much like the week prior at Fresh Meet, we really enjoy seeing dedicated enthusiasts be rewarded by their peers. Congrats to Quan and his crew for getting out there week after week.
Georgetown, TX – We were excited when the Georgetown Area Car Club reached out to us about using our app at their show in Texas. We can’t wait to see our app in use all over the country, and more. The event was a car show and charity benefit, and it seems to us that the turn out was huge. They had a little bit of everything – from antique to modern on display and in competition… but some of the street rods and cool old school builds certainly stole the show. We are looking forward to working with this event again.
Woodstown, NJ - Fresh Meet Events continue to impress with huge turnouts at their events. We just returned from their annual Spring Bash meet, and it was packed, as usual. We love to attend this event and show support for the Fresh Meet Fam because they're good guys with a vision - and they create a fun environment at all of their events.
This year, we were honored to be asked to put together our own little display area. We reached out to our partners-in-crime at LowLifeStyle.com and SqueakyClean and took over an entire hangar. It also seemed like a great time to release a new aspect to eJudged. We generally don't attend a ton of meets because we're so busy travelling and maintaining judged competition style car shows. But we love the relaxed, good time atmosphere of the meet style events. Turns out great minds think alike as we quickly collaborated with Rey and Mike from Fresh Meet to come up with the Freshest Of The Fresh award. 25 of the top cars from the event were chosen - and then anyone who attended the event could swing by our booth and cast their iPad vote for their favorite vehicle.