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Event Coverage Door prizes at cruise ins what do like?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by fastcar1953, Sep 29, 2019.

  1. Nostrebor
    Joined: Jun 25, 2014
    Posts: 752


    Attended a show in Ottawa, KS a few weeks ago where the drawing prizes were just huge. Suspension parts, welders, $5k in cash, an LS3... I don't know how they draw that level of sponsorship, but they certainly kept a crowd for the drawing.

    I'm not a door prize needer... just give us a decent place to hang out, keep the doowop music turned down real low, and make the event as laid back as possible.
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  2. Joe_dirt1
    Joined: May 28, 2019
    Posts: 50


    id be happy with just coffee and dounuts
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  3. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,470


    Always a box or two of Persians to be won at cruise night. Club also does a weekly 50/50 draw at cruise night. I won once, the only time I have ever won anything at cruise night. ONCE!!
    A Thunder Bay Persian
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  4. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 5,529

    Bandit Billy

  5. A local club use to host a cruise-in at the Texas Road House and they usually gave everyone that came a gift certificate for a appetizer and a couple of meals as door prizes. HRP
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  6. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,166

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Gift card to restaurants.
    Man you guys are slipping.

  7. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 9,796

    Atwater Mike

    There was a show in the S.F. Bay area back in the mid-'70s. I remember some short-haired tall guy with a thin beard winning a bundle of welding rod.
    He was looking around at everyone near, "What IS this?"
    My cool hot rod friends and I were chuckling, finally started a small auction...Gary bid $4, I bid $5...Got it up to $9, a customer of mine won. The guy was puzzled, but thanked us.
    The customer came in a coupla days later and gave me the welding rod. LOL
    I used it, too. (3/32" oxy-acet. Better than coat hanger!
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  8. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 1,832

    from NKy

    A hand job or a wax job ! I’m sorry I couldn’t resist . Something useable , sometimes it’s a pedicure ! WTH , I’m I goin to do with a pedicure ? !!!
  9. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 5,642


    Every year, there's a rodder in Louisville, Kentucky that holds a party on Friday night during the NSRA Street Rod Nationals. Boyd Coddington used to supply most of the door prizes with most being various items from the Coddington garage with the Grand Prize always being a set of Boyd wheels. After Boyd passed naturally that was the end of the Coddington prizes. The year after Boyd passed, guess who was the winner of the Grand Prize? Thats right it was Me. I'm still using that Grand Prize an LED drop light. Probably the best door prize I've ever won.
    Pretty much the story of my life. A day late and a dollar short.
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  10. Z06-LITE
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 153


    The best door prize I have ever won was a brand new electric Weed Wacker. Sounds kinda odd, but my wacker had just bit the dust.
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  11. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,370

    from California

    I don't need no stinking door prizes.
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  12. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,520

    rusty rocket

    I'm not with the others on gift certificates. I've traveled to out of town shows and won a gift certificate but cant use it because it's usually Sunday and I probably will not get back to that town anytime soon. The one gift certificate I did win that I thought was nice was a $25 fuel card, it filled the tank so I could head home. Just my two cents
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  13. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,037


    We all need this. It will get used.
  14. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,668

    scrap metal 48

    Nothing.. I wish I could go somewhere where hot rodders just come to mingle and talk.. All the other stuff is just bullshit..
  15. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,673


    Well i came up with some stuff. Three decent gifts. Cruise will last around 2 hours or so. I thought three drawings would be enough. I am planning a semi private party for my friends at a later date. Leaving the bs behind. I just hope to bring more new people to the group.
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  16. Door prize ideas for some of the above posters , Quaaludes, ear plugs and a Do Not Disturb Sign.;)
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  17. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 1,615

    ramblin dan

    I won a forty of Canadian Club and funny thing I suddenly became very popular and returned home after the show with an empty bottle. I Put it on the shelf with the rest of the trophies.
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  18. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 597


    I won this cool refrigerator as a door prize 2 weeks ago. It was the big prize. Also won a trophy. Anyone who won a trophy recieved a $50 bill also! It was a good day.
    The show cost $20 which all went to the local EMTs. 20190921_142700.jpeg

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    Last edited: Oct 1, 2019
  19. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 2,882


    Wicarnut, you just hit the nail on the head! I started a car show through our benevolent club benefiting a local charity here two years ago.I was chairman and my wife and I ended up doing all the work! Advertising, selling sponsorships, having the tee shirts made, having the trophy’s made, finding judges, arranging food and parking. Had special Tee shirts made up for workers and they got them free. On the day of the show, we were working our tails off, walked into the club, everyone at the air conditioned bar was wearing a “ workers” tee shirt!..... then after our show, of 45 cars and $2700 donated to our charity....... everybody talked about how successful “ our “ car show was! Next year I refused to be chairman...... no car show.
    Well, that’s my rant!

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  20. Well....... From past experience....... Something car related of course! BUT- hand's on, and given to the winner on the spot. Gift certs are ok , IF the donate'r stands up........= Just the case here= Won an oil change, and when I showed up, all was cool. When I said I had a gift cert= all changed, and they didn't have time.........
    Not everyone is local to any show. If they win something, it should be something to bring home on the spot, not have to go out and seek........just an OP.
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  21. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,090


    All I’d want is a ice cold beer and a good heartfelt handshake
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  22. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 1,769

    from illinois

    Ice cold beer = easy , heartfelt anything ,= not so much....
  23. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,599


    To bad it wasn't a bag of 10mm sockets
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  24. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 1,673


    that would be a good gag prize. most of us lose them when needed on our everyday beaters.
  25. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
    Posts: 874


  26. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,309


    Cash is king.
    Just saying...

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