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The venue is absolutely beautiful. The cars lined up at the stations where speakers used to be, allowing plenty of room to open your doors and set up your tent or chairs; the big screen there in front adding to the nostalgia. It’s hard to believe the J/C CruiseIn Car Show at the Unadilla Drive-In is a “mom and pop” show. Cathy, Jack, and their son Tracy do all the work to make this event happen. The incredible
trophies they offer are larger than most “Best of Show” trophies at other shows thanks to the generosity of the many sponsors who support the show. In 2017, Cathy and Jack introduced the “Tina Marie Turner Memorial Trophy” in honor of their oldest daughter who they lost to breast cancer. In 2018, Jack wanted to do something special for the veterans who attend the show. His father served in WWII and his
brother served in Vietnam. Both were Purple Heart recipients. Jack designed the beautiful veteran’s trophy which is featured in this issue. Apex salutes Jack for offering a veteran’s trophy and it’s our hope that this idea will be adopted by other shows in our area. Apex is pleased that the J/C Cruise-In Car Show was one of the first car shows to be sanctioned by Apex Automotive Magazine.
Sanctioned by Apex Automotive Magazine The Apex Invitational at Fountain Elms held on July 1, 2018 was a resounding success. The decision to feature the Best of Show winners from judged shows was based on feedback from car enthusiasts who feel a point judging system affords car show entrants the fairest and most equitable way to compete. We agree. In support of this concept, Apex began identifying judged car shows. In the coming year we will begin Sanctioning judged car shows. In order to be an Apex Sanctioned show the organizers will have to provide the judging form they use, a list of their classes, and a few other details to Apex. If your show qualifies as an Apex Sanctioned show you will have a special listing in the car show section of the magazine. You will also be able to list your show as “Sanctioned by Apex Auto Magazine” so that potential entrants know it is a true point system judged show. Other benefits will apply including discounts for advertising, preferential show coverage, and having the Apex Booth at your show. We plan to begin this process on a limited basis for 2019. If you are interested in having your show sanctioned by Apex Auto Magazine in 2019, please contact our car show coordinator, Pete Maio at email@example.com or by phone at (315) 336-8868.
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