Posted 15 October 2012 - 02:26 PM
As Tom stated , we attended the show as vendors . On the ride home , we totaled up the expenses and came up with a total of about $1000.00 . Did we even break even ? Nope !
With that being said , was it worth it ? The answer would have to be , yes , it was . It's a chance to show case the DVDs to the hobby suppliers and the general public . Even more important , an opportunity to engage former modelers and future modelers in conversation
about the hobby . We certainly opened some eyes as what we and the hobby have to offer , I can tell you that much !
My question is this ..... Where were the rest of you ? The model car vendors , you could have made a fortune ! Same can be said for the aftermarket dealers , photoetch , decals , resin , etc . Why was it left to us to answer a million and one questions about your products that I use on my builds . Why weren't you there to show case your products and raise the hobby and general public's awareness .
And don't think I'm going to let the rest of you off the hook either ! If you want change in the hobby , you have to show up and make yourself heard in person , it's much more effective ! When I was at the Pegasus booth pleading my case for them to produce Cragar 5 spoke mag sets , sure would have been nice to have had a few of my brethren standing there with me !
I planted a few seeds with some of the manufacturers , hopefully they take root , we'll have to see . Would have liked to have seen alot more entries in the model car contest too ! Just another way to show off our talents , raise interest in the hobby , both to the general public and the hobby manufacturers alike .
We had fun , saw a lot of cool stuff in other hobby aspects , made some new friends , and hopefully some new contacts for the business . Sure wish I'd have seen more of you there too ! But don't worry , The Old Man had you covered .