Looking for more fun in the sun this summer? The car show scene is active in Montana this summer with various events happening around the state. There have already been a number of them in various parts of the state, but even if you didn’t make it to the Billings 2014 - Fiesta Car Show last weekend, there are still more exciting opportunities ahead. From the beauty of Bigfork MT to the rustic Virginia City setting, you can find car events all around the state. You can look online to find out if one is in an area near your town.
What is the first thing you notice at a car show? Whether you are eager for looking at classic muscle cars with the hoods up or cruising hot rods with the tops down, there are opportunities this summer around Montana. If you are a fan of fast and stylish sports cars, these may be great events for you to enjoy!
Feeling like getting out of the Valley this weekend and heading for West Yellowstone? From July 31 - August 2 at the Yellowstone Rod Run there are great times ahead while driving Canyon Street and Firehole Avenue as cars in the annual Rod Run form a parade as they make their way to the city park. If you are in or around Kalispell August 2nd, check out the/ Evergreen Show & Shine. If you are visiting Virginia City Montana, the Road Agent Rally, is a good option for a blast from the past, and is going on the 8th through 11th of August.
The 14th annual "Cruisin' On Main" Car Show is on August 17. With hundreds of vehicles driving through downtown Bozeman, it is one of the largest events of its kind in the state. If you are a car lover or just curious enthusiast, it would be worth attending. Bozeman is the premier event for cruising’ your rod down main. The car show will feature live music, food and fun during the day! There will also be over $5000 in prize drawings, a showcase display and a chance for everyone to vote for their favorite vehicles! If you have some free time check it out and if you are eager to get your car out and involved get in touch with us first for a detailing.
There is no fee for spectators to attend the show, but you can help the cancer support community through your donations at the event. It is an event the whole family can enjoy. If you are interested in finding out more info on what may be the best car show in the valley, contact Ellie Staley at 406-586-4008. If you need your ride looking ready to cruise, bring it in to the shop in Four corners and we will be happy to touch it up, or, hey!!-- go for the full treatment. If you want to look for a show in your area check online at http://www.cmyryd.com/events.html.
Where have the events of your summer taken you? Are you doing considerable
traveling? Chances are you will be in/ around your vehicle a great deal in
the next months.
Are you going to the county fair this week?
Remember that it is a fun, dusty indoor/outdoor event and there are plenty of ways your vehicle can get dirty very quickly--from animal barns, to the dust on those well-traveled paths, to the food vendors with cotton candy. The days can be warm and it may seem like a good idea to
think ahead for cooling your vehicles interior, but leaving windows open to
cool a vehicle while parked in a dusty environment may have larger
undesired consequences (a completely dusty car inside, especially if there
is a lot of traffic [i.e. the fair]).
It is amazing what your vehicle can go through in a summer. Picking the
proper places to protect and store and your vehicle, can be essential to
maintaining its good condition. How and where you apply water and wax are
best decided by the time of day. Remember to keep the vehicle in good shade
through the heat of the day. Keep garaged if possible, if not look for an
extra shady spot under some trees. When using trees for shade, check often
to see that they are not dropping sap on the paint. If so, washing
immediately should remove it. Waiting till it hardens will cause serious
issues. Bird droppings left on the paint are a sure way to damage the clear
coat, leaving undesired discoloration or pitting.
It's the time of year for hot summer days with seemingly unlimited ice
cream treats. During these hot summer days you will probably get the urge
to practice having a car wash, but knowing when and where can help avoid
extra work. Making sure you wash a vehicle in the shade to avoid the fast
drying of the sun can help prevent streaking and other less desirable
factors. The cool of mornings and evenings is the best time to avoid water
spots or light scratches resulting from toweling off hot paint. Wax
vehicles in a cool garage if possible. If not, the same above advice applies.
Keeping a fresh coat of wax on the vehicle will help protect from the sun's
damaging UV rays.
Sun visors are great for protecting the dash from the sun and helping to
keep the vehicle cool.
Even if it seems your bag of activities this summer is continually being
added to and adjusting, plan some time for a good, thorough vehicle
cleaning. We are eager to help you with it. Our help may take the added stress edge off
of your summer. Don’t forget to really relax and enjoy the beautiful but
brief summer we have.
On with the festivities! With the summer picnics, weddings and various events in full gear, it’s hard to imagine we are already into July. It is that point in the year when things can get fairly busy for some and vacation time for others. It is the start of summer and that brings some great opportunities to spend time with lots of people and celebrate the fourth of July. Around Bozeman the Independence Day experience may include traveling to one of many firework stands to select an assortment of pyrotechnic wonders. Some are more inclined to play with larger firepower, but remember to keep them away form vehicles and other potentially hazardous areas. We like to help with your cars exterior, but you may be looking for a body shop after trouble with a runaway artillery shell. For the less pyrotechnically inclined there are some great activities to keep the company busy whether games on the lawn or watermelon seed spitting. If it is a nice summer day most people are ready to get out and enjoy it.
For those firework show enthusiasts, depending on the part of the valley you’re in, you may enjoy fireworks of your own or going to find the perfect view of the County’s display at the fairgrounds.
Fourth of July is a tradition for many U.S. citizens. We remember those, who gave their lives for our freedom. It is amazing to remember the many ways that our country has been shaped by the courage and sacrifices of others. This special summer celebration is always a great opportunity for remembering the freedom our country offers, holding in honor the convictions of those that sacrificed so much. From the founding of the country, to the Declaration of Independence, until today, there is much history to remember and for which to be thankful. It is a fairly busy holiday with most gathering for bbq’s and fireworks. It is a nice holiday to bring together family and friends for a special remembrance which is one of the freedoms that we enjoy. It is a good thing to continue in the rich tradition of taking time to reflect on the country we live in today while enjoying these many blessings we share.