Finally my 1973 Maverick Grabber is in the Indoor Exhibit at Good-Guys Summer Get Together this weekend. Last year my Maverick was at Miracle Paint and Body during the Good-Guys June show because the decals were not put on correctly and had to be redone. Now that my car looks like new, it is finally in the Indoor Exhibit.
On Thursday I took it to the San Ramon Valley Car Wash and Detail Center at 1 pm. This used to be Sponges, but the new services are much improved. The place was very busy but they did a fantastic job.
I phoned Good-Guys to ask how to get to the indoor exhibit. Diane Walsh emailed me a list of instructions. Registration was on Friday afternoon between 1 and 5 pm. So I left at 1:30 pm this afternoon to drive down to Pleasanton. I printed a map so I would not get lost. If there is a way to get lost, I will find it.
I entered at Gate 12 and asked the person at the gate how to get to the indoor exhibit. The person said to follow the signs. One sign pointed to the Car Corral for cars for sale and the other pointed to the Swap Meet. I didn't want to sell my car, so I took the road to the Swap Meet, which of course turned out to be the wrong way.
There was a big line of big vehicles heading to the Swap Meet. I thought I'd get instructors to the Indoor Exhibit when I got to the front of the line, but I was told to turn around and go back where I came from. A man on a golf cart told me to follow him, and he guided me to the right building.
There are two indoor car shows this year ? Mustangs are in the Young California building in honor of the 50th anniversary of the Mustang. Everything else, mostly Chevys, are in the Hall of Commerce, building C.
The guys checking in cars at the Hall of Commerce seemed a little skeptical that I was supposed to be there. My confirmation is on a green paper but stamped INDOOR EXHIBIT. Indoor cars are supposed to be on a blue paper, but they let me in and directed me park near a '55 Chevy.
After my car was settled into the exhibit, I walked down to the Young California building to see the Mustangs. I was surprised by how many were in there. The building is full of Mustangs from every decade, even a Pinto-based Mustang 2 which still looks like a dressed-up Pinto.
Now with my Mav in the Indoor Exhibit, I don't have to wake up early to get to the Fair Grounds to find a good place to park. My car can sit there all weekend and I can come and go like a regular attendee.
My Maverick Grabber will be 41 years old on May 31st. If anyone reading this is planning to be at the Good-Guys this weekend, check it out in the Hall of Commerce. It is hobnobbing in high society now!