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

  1. jazz1
    Joined: Apr 30, 2011
    Posts: 1,479


    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
  2. Bandit Billy
    Joined: Sep 16, 2014
    Posts: 6,538

    Bandit Billy

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  3. 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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  4. Petejoe
    Joined: Nov 27, 2002
    Posts: 10,467

    from Zoar, Ohio

    Gift card to restaurants.
    Man you guys are slipping.

  5. Atwater Mike
    Joined: May 31, 2002
    Posts: 10,086

    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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  6. deathrowdave
    Joined: May 27, 2014
    Posts: 2,147

    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 ? !!!
  7. Gman0046
    Joined: Jul 24, 2005
    Posts: 6,227


    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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  8. Z06-LITE
    Joined: Nov 13, 2010
    Posts: 157


    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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  9. 49ratfink
    Joined: Feb 8, 2004
    Posts: 17,699

    from California

    I don't need no stinking door prizes.
  10. rusty rocket
    Joined: Oct 30, 2011
    Posts: 3,827

    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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  11. chevy57dude
    Joined: Dec 10, 2007
    Posts: 5,546


    We all need this. It will get used.
  12. scrap metal 48
    Joined: Sep 6, 2009
    Posts: 5,929

    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..
  13. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,131


    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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  14. Door prize ideas for some of the above posters , Quaaludes, ear plugs and a Do Not Disturb Sign.;)
  15. ramblin dan
    Joined: Apr 16, 2018
    Posts: 2,037

    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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  16. Bugguts
    Joined: Aug 13, 2011
    Posts: 642


    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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  17. Boneyard51
    Joined: Dec 10, 2017
    Posts: 4,018


    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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  18. 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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  19. 54BOMB
    Joined: Oct 23, 2004
    Posts: 2,101


    All I’d want is a ice cold beer and a good heartfelt handshake
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  20. 2OLD2FAST
    Joined: Feb 3, 2010
    Posts: 2,345

    from illinois

    Ice cold beer = easy , heartfelt anything ,= not so much....
  21. topher5150
    Joined: Feb 10, 2017
    Posts: 1,911


    To bad it wasn't a bag of 10mm sockets
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  22. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,131


    that would be a good gag prize. most of us lose them when needed on our everyday beaters.
  23. WB69
    Joined: Dec 7, 2008
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  24. raven
    Joined: Aug 19, 2002
    Posts: 4,619


    Cash is king.
    Just saying...

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  25. wicarnut
    Joined: Oct 29, 2009
    Posts: 3,638


    Rereading this thread this AM, I remembered at a NSRA show I won a gift certificate from Hot Rod Air for $500. I used this toward the AC unit I put in my 32. That's the best prize I've won at a show, NSRA had the best door prize drawings of any of the big shows IMO. The $100 cash recently won is second best, but for a local small town show it was an outstanding prize. Boneyard51 I feel your pain, as time goes on the local shows are going to diminish IMO as everyone in general wants to enjoy, but very few will put in the time effort involved. In my lifetime I have seen this in several different hobby organizations I've been involved in, one example comes to mind, I was a snowmobile enthusiast for many years, local club I was a section/trail boss, dealt with landowners, put trail in/out brushed as needed, etc. I would put up sign up sheet at meeting, get 3/5 helpers sign up and guess what, Myself/Wife/my Sons did it all as everyone/every year had something come up on that day, Didn't bother with sign up sheet after a few years. I did this for 15 years, finally gave it up, New trail boss for my section did it one year and talked the club into abandoning that section as it was too much work, whined he didn't get any help, one F-ing year and he was a younger man, it was a connecting section to get east and south, now you have to about 10 miles to get to a east/south connection, the laziness/stupidity of people always amazes me. Forest said it right, "You can't fix stupid".
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  26. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,459

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    Hell, I dont care. KKOA gives away old fashioned bottle openers and I always snag a couple of them when I go. Dont use them too often, but sure are handy.

    Dont really need any more ballcaps, but i have a few i wear in the shop to work and if they get ruined i dont fret. People that go for only prizes arent the people I want to hang out with
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  27. Gearhead Graphics
    Joined: Oct 4, 2008
    Posts: 3,459

    Gearhead Graphics
    from Denver Co

    SO RIGHT!!! We have a local bowling alley that does a friday night cruise. Every friday, show up in a hot rod and get a free burger or hot dog for everyone in your car. Had a really nice friday early in the season and the guy cooking was in his 70s and slow. People had the nerve to bitch to the owner that the FREE food was taking too long. If youre gonna bitch about free things STAY HOME

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  28. trollst
    Joined: Jan 27, 2012
    Posts: 1,726


    Interesting topic, I put on the local show, and there are two types of attendees, those who love your show and come, those who come for the prizes. For some of those who come for the freebies, anything you give isn't good enough and they find fault or will stand at the prize table and insist on trading for something that suits them. You can't win, if you refuse to trade, they leave bitching they'll not come back, while others beam with pride they won something and trade for others back on the street. Keep in mind that I buy all the prizes, my team is not paid and we volunteer hundreds of hours to make a good day for those who attend, and we appreciate you coming.
    For those of you that bitch about paying to attend and I get several of those in my show, remember, I pay for the venue rental, the insurance, the tee shirts, lunch for my staff, tables and chairs, music, odds and sods related to the show, and a donation to my first aid agency that attend all day. Thats why you pay me to get in, cause I'm not generous enough to soak up the cost myself. If I don't put on the show, there would be one less place to congregate and show off your pride and joy in like minded company. LeRoy.
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  29. gnichols
    Joined: Mar 6, 2008
    Posts: 10,718

    from Tampa, FL

    Why not reduce the cost, if any, of registration instead? Or pay the DJ more. I've no need for door prizes. Nor do I participate in gambling (50/50).
  30. fastcar1953
    Joined: Oct 23, 2009
    Posts: 2,131


    we did give away the mayors choice award. this homemade dragster. trophy.jpg
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