Philadelphia, PA - Stop #2 on our winter appearance tour took place in the City of Brotherly Love. We had our Ford Transit Connect Wagon "mobile command center" on display inside the Dub Show Live section of the annual Auto Show. The event lasted for nine days - and despite several snow storms it was packed from wall to wall each day. Show officials estimated close to 250,000 people attended the event. We were quite excited to get that sort of first hand exposure for our product and our partners. Special thanks to our friends at DUB Magazine for giving us the space to be a part of the showcase.
Spring is right around the corner and we are so ready for it to get here. We've got an exciting - and growing - list of events who will be using our eJudged iOS app. We'll also be hitting the road to set-up activations at a number of great events so stay tuned. You may even get a chance to judge for yourself first hand how our software works. Stay connected.
Vanderbijlpark, Gauteng, South Africa – We were honored and excited to take our eJudged iOS app global, as this past weekend the software was in use at Africa’s largest aftermarket VAG (VW/Audi) event. The original SA Vdub Festival is the annual event for enthusiasts of all things German. This pilgrimage attracts thousands of people who love modified cars, exceptional entertainment and the outdoor lifestyle. Vdub Camp Fest is a two day event that is a highlight on the social and motorsport calendar, and benchmark for other car shows in Africa. This year the event had grown so large that they had to take over an entire town – hosting the show across three venues (Abrahamsrust Resort, Riverside Sun and Emerald Casino). It was cool to see some unique VW’s in attendance… vehicles that would stand out here in the States at a huge event like H2Ointernational. The weekend seemed to be a huge success and we are excited to continue working with the Cum Laude VDubFestSA organizers in the future.
Harrisburg, PA - This past weekend our Ford Transit Connect Wagon project made its first appearance of 2014. While there were no competitions utilizing the app at the event, we had the car on display to spread the word about our brand, the Ford brand, and all of our build partners. The Pennsylvania Auto Show is organized by Motor Trend Auto Shows and we are grateful to have been given the space to share our unique vehicle with the people of Pennsylvania. We shared space with some cool Roush Mustangs and Police Interceptors - as Hoffman Ford showcased a host of Ford Specialty vehicles within their display.
In addition to the eJudged app being in action and gaining exposure at The SEMA Show thanks to the Mothers Shine Award competition, we also had the privilege of unveiling a project of our very own to the showfloor. We partnered with Ford Motor Company this year to create a mobile command center - and debuted the vehicle along with nine other customized Ford Transits as part of #FordSEMA's Vandemonium. Our seven passenger Ford Transit Connect Wagon has been turned into a mobile hotspot, and has been customized inside and out. This vehicle will be on display and in action at select events in 2014 - so stay tuned or get in touch with us for availability.
On Day 1 and 2, our Transit was on display front and center at the Las Vegas Convention Center - representing Ford Out Front, along with the Hoonigan Racing madness - just ahead of the big Gymkhana Six release.
By Day 3 and 4 however, we were living it up front and center inside Ford's massive booth within the Central Hall. Our vehicle was put on display right next to the cool custom t-shirt station where show-goers could design their very own custom Transit Connect and have it printed on a t-shirt. Spectators stood on line for hours waiting to create their shirt, which gave them plenty of time to get acquainted with our project.
SEMA 2013 was certainly a sign of some big things to come for eJudged. We're proud to have been a part of all the action and extremely thankful to those that gave us the opportunity. Stay tuned as things continue to keep moving forward - and expect to see more updates in the near future - from both events that use the eJudged app and appearances made by our eJudged Ford Transit Connect Wagon. Together this collaboration has sparked the tagline, #GetConnected. So if you've got an event that could use paperless iOS smartphone technology, then feel free to contact us and #GetConnected.
Las Vegas, NV – We’ve just touched down back home on the east coast after a very rewarding trip to the annual SEMA Show in Las Vegas. We celebrated our first year as SEMA members by not only attending the event, but also by meeting with potential clients, exhibiting a vehicle of our very own, and most importantly by getting involved behind the scenes in one of the event’s most elite award competitions. A few months ago, we received an email from a friend who wanted to bring eJudged to the table to the fine people at Mothers Polishes-Waxes-Cleaners. Each year at SEMA, they present the Mothers Shine Award. The competition recognizes SEMA’s best finishes. This year’s winners list read like a car builder’s Hall of Fame induction ceremony, as some truly legendary designers and fabricators were considered for the award – including this year’s Ridler Award winner.
When the dust settled, it was George Poteet’s 1969 Ford Talladega GPT Special built by Rad Rides by Troy, Inc. that came out victorious with the overall Best of Show bronze trophy famously depicting a car detailer’s towel. A well deserved win for an amazing vehicle.
The Mothers team reported that this was the fastest and most convenient judging and deliberation that they’ve ever experienced since they’ve been hosting this competition. With their feedback, together we will continue to streamline the process and hope to enjoy an even more successful partnership for the 2014 Mothers Shine Award.