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greg0303
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:04 PM
It was a Super Fun Saturday. The guys/ gals of Meguiar's really know how to host Car Crazy Events. Some cool rides joined the competition.

I took a ride to WalMart Secaucus with Shawn (aka Shawn T.) after quick wash & wax to our vehicles. Here's the first view of the scene:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_002.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_001.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_003.jpg

Between 9am and 10am some really nice rides started arriving:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_004.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_005.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_006.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_007.jpg

Shawn giving his car a quick detailer treatment (like that ride wasn't shiny enough):

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_008.jpg

Some more cars:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_009.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_010.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_011.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_012.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_013.jpg

Meguiar's Wraptivo car:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_014.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_015.jpg

Our favorite (Shawn's and mine) beautifully restored 1957 Chevy Bel Air:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_016.jpg

More classic rides:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_017.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_018.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_019.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_020.jpg

greg0303
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:09 PM
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_021.jpg

Beautiful 1928 Mercedes Gazelle:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_022.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_023.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_024.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_025.jpg

Tuck91
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:23 PM
Looks like it was a lot of fun Greg.

Some cool rides too.

greg0303
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:24 PM
http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_026.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_027.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_028.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_029.jpg

Mr. Meguiar interviewing one of the show car owners:

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_031.jpg

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_030.jpg



http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_033.jpg

And The Winner is ...

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_016.jpg

1957 Chevy Bel Air

http://meguiarsonline.com/forums/photopost/data/500/medium/WalMart_018.jpg

davey g-force
Jun 27th, 2011, 06:48 PM
Looks like an awesome event - thanks for sharing!

Did you get a prize?

Marc08EX
Jun 27th, 2011, 08:36 PM
Thanks for sharing the highlights and cars of the event Greg!! Looks like a very fun event!

wolphe
Jun 27th, 2011, 09:30 PM
Absolutely AWESOME! I wish Meguiar's would come out East and host an event like that here, say in Cortland New York. They could tie ir in with our annual "Rod Night."

STG
Jun 27th, 2011, 11:41 PM
How about a Meguiar's /Walmart Shine & Show in Cody, Wyoming?

Before you think, "What? Isn't the population of Cody, Wyoming 8,835?" here are a few facts:

Cody, Wyoming is Car Crazy.

We had a locally organized car show for years that stopped two years ago. It routinely drew 250 + entrants from at least 5 states. It included a run through the Shoshone National Forrest on the Chief Joseph Scenic Highway to the Beartooth Pass (elevation 10,900 ft.) to Red Lodge Montana.

We have a 24/7 Super Walmart with auto center and a huge parking lot.
It draws customers from three states and 250 mile + radius.

We have a regional airport severed by Delta and Continental so Barry can fly in while the rest of you guys bring products and displays in the big black truck.

We have upscale lodging for Mr. Meguiar.

We're 50 miles from Yellowstone's east gate.

Even Yellowstone National Park is Car Crazy. Here's one of their restored 1935 White tour buses in Cody

http://stg.home.bresnan.net/WHITE-2608-FRONT.jpg

We have loads of local muscle cars, hot rods, Harley Davidsons (Cody is a popular pre and post Stugis stop), Corvettes and various sports cars

One local guy has a bigger car collection than Jay Leno.

As far as I know, we have the highest population of 2003 2004 Mustang Mach 1s per capita: One for every 3,313 residents.

http://stg.home.bresnan.net/4-MACH1s-1509-600v2.jpg

I just don't know how we can compete with Secaucus scenery.

Two miles West of Cody and 2,000 ft up.

http://mach1.home.bresnan.net/Winter-Spirit-Mountain.jpg

Chief Joseph Scenic Highway. 45 minutes from Cody, WY.

http://stg.home.bresnan.net/2139.jpg

wifpd4
Jun 28th, 2011, 05:10 AM
Greg and Shawn,

Thanks for representing MOL so well. Your cars look great.

I'm sure many folks there got some advice from a couple of "visiting artists".

Nick Winn
Jun 28th, 2011, 06:09 AM
Thank you for sharing pictures from the show! The Pontiac looks great, nice job!

greg0303
Jun 28th, 2011, 06:44 AM
Thank You, Everybody.

It was a great Event indeed and absolutely worth to share. We didn't bring any Awards this year but we had a lot of fun meeting other Car Crazy people.

Shawn had many people asking him how he achieved such level of darkness and gloss on his paint. Of course he explained the whole process with details. His Honda has really good quality paint job and incredible metallic flakes.

STG - Cody, Wyoming sounds/ looks like a perfect place for next year's event to me. You're definitely Car Crazy there. :xyxthumbs

Michael Stoops
Jun 28th, 2011, 06:52 AM
We want to thank Greg for posting up these pix of the event, and extend a thank you to all who attended!

Greg is being a bit modest here though - that beautiful red Pontiac LeMans convertible that looks so good parked under the awning at our big rig is the car he prepped and brought down for the show. We were really excited to be able to offer him that spot in our display as he volunteered a lot of work to promote this event locally.

greg0303
Jun 28th, 2011, 10:54 AM
Thank you for giving me that Special Spot, Mike, even when so many great cars were available to choose from. Great feeling indeed.

Looking forward to do another Meguiar's Car Crazy event with a different ride.

MrCLRider
Jun 28th, 2011, 11:06 AM
Is there a list of dates and locations for other Meguiars/Wal-Mart car shows??

greg0303
Jun 28th, 2011, 11:22 AM
Is there a list of dates and locations for other Meguiars/Wal-Mart car shows??

It's an annual event. Whichever WalMart location records the highest Meguiar's product sales increase - it gets rewarded and hosts that show. Secaucus, NJ was the first one. So it's really up to sales results.

MrCLRider
Jun 28th, 2011, 11:56 AM
It's an annual event. Whichever WalMart location records the highest Meguiar's product sales increase - it gets rewarded and hosts that show. Secaucus, NJ was the first one. So it's really up to sales results.

Thank you for the information. It will never be in my town lol.

Andrew Wilson
Jun 28th, 2011, 02:23 PM
Thank you for sharing!

STG
Jun 28th, 2011, 05:50 PM
It's an annual event. Whichever WalMart location records the highest Meguiar's product sales increase - it gets rewarded and hosts that show. Secaucus, NJ was the first one. So it's really up to sales results.

Whoa! Huh? What?


The Meguiar's promo squad shows up AFTER a sales increase? And the reward for the local Walmart is a parking lot clogged with people sitting next to their cars and not shopping inside? I'd love to meet the Meguiar's marketing expert who thought this up. Seriously. It has to be a relative of the boss. No, he's got his own detailing products company. Maybe somebody's wife?

I thought Walmart was doing Meguiar's a favor!

Sadly, that's Obamanomics!

It's not like I have BBA and MBA or anything. What do I know?

Shawn T.
Jun 28th, 2011, 06:47 PM
Greg,

Didn't you win the best engine award? LOL LOL LOL

Thanks for posting these pics! I have my own but have been sooo busy with camp starting and a few details in the mix.

Maybe I'll post them tonight. I'll also include the shots of trying out the PE14!

wifpd4
Jun 28th, 2011, 07:13 PM
STG,

Can't tell by your tone if you are being sarcastic or not.

Looks like a win-win to me. WalMart gets a parking lot full of people who may or may not have visited the WalMart that day and that big shiny semi with the huge products on top may have attracted some other folks.

Meguiar's gets additional brand recognition, with the able bodied assistance from good folks like Greg and Shawn.

Actually a win-win-win as those folks probably spent money at local restaurants and other businesses that day/night.

But then again, what do I know. I don't have any alphabet soup after my name.
:D

Thanks again, Greg.

STG
Jun 28th, 2011, 10:13 PM
STG,

Can't tell by your tone if you are being sarcastic or not.

Looks like a win-win to me. WalMart gets a parking lot full of people who may or may not have visited the WalMart that day and that big shiny semi with the huge products on top may have attracted some other folks.

Meguiar's gets additional brand recognition, with the able bodied assistance from good folks like Greg and Shawn.

Actually a win-win-win as those folks probably spent money at local restaurants and other businesses that day/night.

But then again, what do I know. I don't have any alphabet soup after my name.
:D

Thanks again, Greg.

I forgot. I also have a Bf.d.

No, I'm not being sarcastic.

I didn't write anything negative about any people who staffed or helped put the event together. I didn't write that the event was a bad idea. I wrote having the event at the store that doesn't need any help selling Meguiar's is truly Car Crazy.

From a marketing perspective, "rewarding" the highest volume Meguiar's location with a marketing event is......:dunno

1. The purpose of marketing is to increase sales.

2. The selected location already has the highest increased sales.

3. Meguiar's would do better going to the LOWEST volume Walmart to find NEW CUSTOMERS.


Nobody mentioned how many cars were at the Secaucus event. If 250 cars (the minimum number we've had at cars shows in the past) show up, and the average Walmart is 100,000 sq.ft.:

Five parking spaces per 1,000 sq.ft.building typical requirement.

100,000 sq.ft. Walmart has 500 parking spaces.

250 entrants plus big rig plus staff vehicles plus tent, etc. = 300 spaces used.

60% of Walmart parking occupied by event. And that's if entrants park 3 feet from each other in regular spaces.

How much additional parking for show attendees? 50? 100?

Traffic flow impact for normal Walmart customers? How many will see the crowds and shop somewhere else?

The average car show participant or attendee will not spend 15% of the average Walmart weekend customer.

25 or 50 exhibitors, no problem. If you want to have a real car show like we've had here in Cody, Wyoming - that's a different story. Then again, what's the point of bringing out the big rig for a 50 car show unless it's at the Pasadena Art Design College?

wifpd4
Jun 29th, 2011, 12:48 AM
STG,

Thanks for the clarification.

Michael Stoops
Jun 29th, 2011, 06:59 AM
Whoa! Huh? What?


The Meguiar's promo squad shows up AFTER a sales increase? And the reward for the local Walmart is a parking lot clogged with people sitting next to their cars and not shopping inside? I'd love to meet the Meguiar's marketing expert who thought this up. Seriously. It has to be a relative of the boss. No, he's got his own detailing products company. Maybe somebody's wife?

I thought Walmart was doing Meguiar's a favor!

Sadly, that's Obamanomics!

It's not like I have BBA and MBA or anything. What do I know?

Again with the condescending and insulting remarks?

Yes, this was the reward for a job well done during a promotion that involved a friendly competition among all WalMart stores. The folks in Secaucus, NJ just happened to take the prize. And generally the prize is given after the goal has been reached, isn't it?

And we have yet to meet a store manager who was upset because he gained recognition and praise for doing an outstanding job, or one who complains because, at no cost to him, an event is staged on his property that brings recognition, and people, to his store.

For you to even hint that anything we do here is rooted in nepotism is downright insulting. But insulting members of this forum seems to be your thing. Sadly, you won't get that opportunity any longer. Too bad your registered email address is no longer valid or you would have gotten our email regarding same.

To everyone else on the forum, our apologies for airing this publicly, but STG left us no choice. His email address is no longer valid and we had no other way of communicating this to him. We hope this ends this particular bit of the discussion.

davey g-force
Jun 29th, 2011, 12:44 PM
But insulting members of this forum seems to be your thing. Sadly, you won't get that opportunity any longer. Too bad your registered email address is no longer valid or you would have gotten our email regarding same.

:ban: Well done Mike. :spot

SVT Lightning
Jun 29th, 2011, 01:12 PM
Goodbye STG....saw your remarks with regards to the FaceBook thread. He really insulted Superior Shine. I SOOOOOOO wanted to say something but I wasn't about to stoop down to his level.....lower than a snails.

Michael Stoops
Jun 29th, 2011, 01:57 PM
:ban: Well done Mike. :spot


Goodbye STG....saw your remarks with regards to the FaceBook thread. He really insulted Superior Shine. I SOOOOOOO wanted to say something but I wasn't about to stoop down to his level.....lower than a snails.

The support is appreciated guys, but let's move on. We don't need to say anything negative about anyone - what's done is done and we have more important things to discuss.

DaGonz
Aug 7th, 2011, 02:44 AM
Dear Meguiars:

Please consider coming to Massachusetts to do a "time to shine" show... we are certifiably "car crazy", with cruise nights just about every day of the week from May until Labor Day and beyond!

There is a huge cruise night every Thursday (with over 400+ cars average!) at Patriot Place in Foxborough, home of the New England Patriots.