Man, it's really wild hearing what people have to say about your car. I had my '68 fastback at the Fabulous Fords Forever show this year and while I met some super awesome people (VMF guys of course), I also encountered a few odd balls and jack asses. A few notes:
- Several people didn't believe I owned the car (might be why I overheard so many comments).
- Apparently there's an invisible for sale sign on my car.
- People lecturing me about my own car. Really? I didn't know that about MY car?
- "So you're just going to leave it like this? Aren't you going to beautify it?"
- "It doesn't have the original motor, that's not good for the value"
- "Why didn't you paint it?"
- I had several odd conversations with the owners of cars near me, it almost felt like they were trying to flex or one up me? When did this become a contest? (Insecure much?)
And the most annoying:
A LOT of people persistently asking how much I paid for it. I'm not sure why that's relevant or why it needs to be asked. It's annoying and no ones business. One person was particularly stubborn, I had a few choice words in response (GET LOST).
I think car show etiquette has a lot of unspoken rules, but some of this stuff is just common sense. None of this really bothers me because at the end of the day I'm the one driving my dream car home from the show
. I think it would be interesting to make a thread on car show etiquette