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April 23, 2013

Car Show a roaring success


With 45 more registrants than last year, Main Street Duncan’s sixth annual Cruisin’ the Chisholm Trail Car Show was deemed a success.
Tammy Johnson, MSD director, spent much of Monday going to the local hotels to get room reservation numbers from car show registrants. With a total of 212 registrants, there were several to count.
“The show was fantastic and I am so, so happy,” said Johnson.
“It benefits more than Main Street Duncan, like the gas stations, restaurants and hotels. Today, the Main Street office answering machine was full with people calling to say how much fun it was and how much they appreciated it. There were no complaints.”
In fact, a number of businesses were able to leave a good and lasting impression of themselves by how they treated the out of town visitors. One example was the way the Hampton Inn went above and beyond by providing each show registrant who stayed there with car washing buckets full of goodies.
“They had in there a bottle of water, car wash, a microfiber towel, M&Ms, and a sponge and they hooked up their water hoses to let any car owner wash their car before the show, which is just awesome,” said Johnson. “Richard Williams from Waco, Texas, said he will always stay at the Hampton Inn just because of how special he was treated there.”
Throughout the week, Johnson will be working on finding out where all of the cars came from and how their owners found out about the show. The two new categories from this year also did well.
“We have 14 register for the off-road categories,” Johnson said. “The kids car show was great and we’re going to continue that next year and call it ‘Tot Rods.’”
Already looking forward to next year’s show, Johnson said she already has several committed parties. In fact, Texas Motor Speedways, which brought a bathtub racer this year, told her they will be loyal only to this show.

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