Archive for June, 2010

How to Plan Your Own Sock Hop at Your Summer Car Show

Thursday, June 24th, 2010

There are many fun things to see and do at a car show. One fun activity is to participate in a car hop. While it is important that the cars that are being shown are the main priority, a little fun helps things to go a long way.

In order to have a successful car hop you’ll need to do some basic planning first. Once this planning is done and assignments made things won’t seem so overwhelming. The following are some things that ideas to help your activities be a smashing hit.

Publicity is key. Make sure that your event is well know by those who will be attending the event. When people know in advance they are more likely to make sure to set aside time to attend.

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Car Hop Music

Wednesday, June 23rd, 2010

As stated before, summers are the best time to host a car hop at a car show. If you choose to follow our advice, you will need to plan ahead of time if you want to have a successful car hop. It is important to take time to make sure things run smoothly.

Music is a good place to start. Decide what type of music you would like to use. Since car hops were very popular in the 50s, you will want to look for music from that time period.

Music will reflect how the activity is going. Music creates the mood. This can make an enormous difference in your event.
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Look for music that you like. The 50s held a lot of different styles of music. Choose the style you like best and stick to that style.

For example, softer music started out in the earlier 1950s. Rock and Roll music hit in the middle years. Having a specific year in mind can make your search go smoother.

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Car Hop Safety Precautions

Tuesday, June 22nd, 2010

Car hops are so much better during the summer months. You don’t have to worry about roller skating around snow

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piles or slipping on wet pavement. If you are thinking of hosting a car hop, the summertime is the best time to do it.

When hosting a car hop be sure to remember safety. Safety is very important when you are hosting any type of event. Do your best to keep your employees and customers safe by planning ahead.

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Car Show Themes

Thursday, June 17th, 2010

Car shows are great activities to do during the summertime. The weather is perfect for an outdoor gathering. Draw in hundreds of people during the summer weekends this year.

Successful car hop shows are ones that are well planned out. Making plans ahead of time can go a long way in making your car show look well put together. A good idea is to have a theme with your car show. Here are a few ideas:

1.) Look to the past car shows for ideas. If recent car shows have been done in your area, do not repeat their theme. A theme, such as car hops, may be a good idea – but only if it has not been done for a while.
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2.) Think about specific vehicle-inspired themes. You can hold a car show featuring a specific vehicle or vehicle type. Some popular choices would be mustangs or corvettes.

3.) Classic Cars are a great theme. Restore cars from the 1950’s and bring in a car hop or sock hop theme. Car hops and other activities can bring in more customers and make the car show more fun.

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Car Show Events and Activity Ideas

Monday, June 14th, 2010

It can take a lot of work to plan a car show. If you want to have a good car show it is important to have a reason for guests to stay. Think of fun activities before hand that will keep your guests entertained.

When planning your car show the main focus should be your cars. Car shows are there to showcase the beautiful craftsmanship of the vehicles. Make that your priority with your show.

Other things that bring in business is to have other activities planned. Find one that works alongside cars that will appeal to family members who may not be interested solely in cars. Child-friendly activities can bring out the entire family to the show.

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One idea is to have prizes for the best car. Have people bring in their own car for a decent prize. Categories can include the brightest car, or the best overall car. Prizes are good incentives to get people involved in the show.

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Car Hops at Antique Car Shows

Wednesday, June 9th, 2010

Antique car shows are a great venue for car hops. It can be very simple to set up a drive-in style catering event to make the antique car show a lot more fun. Having a waiter or waitress bring food to people in their cars can be a great way to make a car show that much more exciting.

Make an antique car show fun by serving good food that deal with a fifties theme. A good choice of food would be hamburgers and fries. You can also serve ice cream sundaes and milkshakes.

A car hop can be a fun way to bring customer’s their food. Servers can bring the food out to people in their car in roller skates and poodle skirts. Have them wear car hop costumes and have fun with the drive-in-car hop theme.
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Car hop costumes include sock hop attire. Poodle skirts, white socks, and a ponytail for girls, and blue jeans and a white t-shirt with hair slicked back is a great choice for guys. Add roller skates and you have the perfect car hop costume.

If you are looking for inspiration for car hops you can look for car hop costume videos online or on YouTube. There are also other older television shows or movies that often used car hops. The most popular shows were Happy Days and American Graffiti.

While most television shows and movies showed that waiters and waitresses brought food to the cars mainly in roller skates, that is not always true. A lot of waiters and waitresses did not use roller skates. On the contrary, most car hops worked on foot.

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