Just a couple of weeks ago, on September 19th, we held our 1st Annual Auto Show! This type of event had been a vision of Scott Fisher’s for quite a while. Client appreciation events are something TVAMP insists on doing regularly, and the more creative, the better!
Scott has always had a love for all things cars. Over the years, as he has formed stronger relationships with his clients, he noticed a number of them shared his passion! Around the same time we moved to our new location, we decided his vision for a TVAMP car show must come to life. Not to mention, this location has a perfect outdoor space for such an event! After a brainstorming session we finally came up with a title: “Autos and Advisors.”
The days leading up to the event had everyone feeling eager; the weather forecast was perfect, and we had about 20 cars pre-registered!
On the day of the event, from 8:00-9:00am, we registered and parked cars. Then, we welcomed more guests, shredded documents at the Shred-it truck, enjoyed Krispy Kreme doughnuts and coffee, passed out grab bags, and talked cars! Everyone that brought a car received an official event T-shirt. We played music and drew names for prizes every 30-45 minutes. Everything was free; however, donations were encouraged for the benefit of Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBS).
We ended up having a wide range of cars- from a 1930’s Ford Model A to brand new Model S Tesla! A handful of 60’s model Corvettes, a couple Mustangs, a few new Dodge Challengers, a bright yellow dune buggy, a custom Cobra, three classic Chevy pickup trucks, and a 1960’s Cadillac were in the show! The list continues!
The rest of the event was filled with more car talk, bean bag toss, voting, and donating to BBBS! It was a great event, even if cars aren’t your thing.
We dedicated the last 30 minutes to lunch and awards. We presented three: Best of Show, Best Return on Investment, and People’s Choice. The winners were People’s Choice- 1951 Chevy Truck, Best of Show- a classic Shelby Cobra, and Best Return on Investment- a late 80’s model Mustang McLaren.
Event Stats: We had about 50 people attend. There were 25 cars in the show. With the help of our attendees, we were able to raise almost $600 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee!
Most importantly, we felt blessed to spend a beautiful day with our clients, friends, and family! We appreciate everyone that brought their car, all the donations from local car stores (so we could give prizes), and our sponsors for helping us provide grab bags, the Shred-it truck, and food and drinks.